The Maltaville Album Quilt (also known as Mary Hill’s Album Quilt) was made in 1847 by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church of Maltaville, New York and was presented to Mrs. Mary B. Hill as an expression of esteem. Mary Hill was the wife of the pastor, the Reverend William Hill.
The quilt is an applique album quilt typical of its era, comprising sixty 11″ square blocks surrounding a large 22″ centre block. It is housed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
I have loved this quilt for many years and, after years of designing and producing my own original quilt patterns, in late 2010 I felt ready to take on the big project of drafting and reproducing it for my own satisfaction.
On my journey I discovered many other quilters also truly love this quilt and so the project has evolved in to a Block of the Month pattern.
- This is an on-line Block of the Month program, patterns are forwarded to confirmed subscribers by email to download and print.
- The program runs for sixteen months and payment is by four equal instalments spread over the sixteen months.
- Cost AU$20.00 per instalment, and the first mailout of four blocks is available now. The next four blocks will be sent in March, four more in April and so forth. The second instalment falls due four months after your first purchase then two more payments spaced four months apart.
- Every month subscribers will receive four block patterns. The 22″ x 22″ centre block is equal to four blocks.
- Subscribers will be invited to contribute comments and images of their own Maltaville Album Quilt on the specially created blog www.maltavillealbumquilt.wordpress.com