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Ryan’s Maryland Flag


From creator Mimi Dietrich: “There’s an old tradition that quilters make quilts for their sons when they come of age. We all make baby quilts, but we don’t always make quilts for teenagers (although now quilts made from T-shirts are very popular). This quilt was made for my son, Ryan, who was a senior at the University of Maryland when he turned 21. He asked me for a Maryland flag quilt. It was fun to use a real flag as the pattern for the center, then surround it with red, gold, black, and white fabrics printed with designs that reminded me of him. Can you find the square with the Maryland Terp?”





Contributor(s) Notes

Machine-pieced and hand-appliquéd by Mimi Dietrich; machine-quilted by Linda Newsom

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Collection of Ryan Dietrich.

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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