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Baltimore: Through a Glass Brightly


From creator Mimi Dietrich: "Mayor William Donald Schaefer of Baltimore sponsored a quilting contest in 1981. I was so excited and made this quilt specially for the contest. The design was inspired by a drawing in the Baltimore Sun. I also made it into a cross- stitch design. It was a challenge to find the solid colors for the quilt, and I had to dye some of the purple fabrics. It did not win a prize in the contest, but it did hang in the Rotunda of Baltimore City Hall. I never made another quilt for a competition. I decided to be a quilt teacher and share my knowledge of quilt-making, instead of competing"




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Hand-appliquéd and hand-quilted by Mimi Dietrich


58 x 74 inches

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Gift of Ms. Mimi Dietrich

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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