1969.0571 Quilt, view 1
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Quilt (Album quilt)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Old Otterbein Church (Artist)

  • Place of Origin:

    Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North America

  • Materials:

    Cotton; Silk; Ink

  • Techniques:

    Appliqued, Quilted

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Quilt (Album quilt)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Old Otterbein Church (Artist)
The church was named in honor of Philip William Otterbein (1726-1813), who came to Pennsylvania in 1752 as a German missionary, and is said to be the oldest church building in continuous use in Baltimore. Known for his radical pietism, Otterbein came to serve a church formed by a group who broke away from the First German Reformed Church of Baltimore in 1771 under the influence of Benedict Swope, a charismatic lay preacher who left Baltimore in that year for Kentucky. Otterbein became closely involved with the Methodists, taking part in the 1784 ordination of Francis Astbury as general superintendent of the Methodist church, centered in Baltimore. The offshoot of the German Reformed movement that Otterbein founded, known primarily as the Evangelical United Brethren, combined with the Methodists in 1968 to become the United Methodist Church, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Old Otterbein was one of the many German language churches in Baltimore, and only stopped holding services in that language when the United States declared war on Germany, and entered the First World War on April 6, 1917.

Place of Origin

Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North America


Cotton; Silk; Ink


Appliqued, Quilted

Dimensions (inches)

105.25 (L) , 102.25 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

267.335 (L) , 259.715 (W)

Measurement Notes

from Quilts in a Material World List

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Ames, Kenneth L. 1977 Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition.
Published: p. 37, plate III; p.106, cat.no. 3.
[Book] Peck, Amelia. 1990 American Quilts and Coverlets in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Similar object catalog # 16
[Book] Davis, Nancy E. 1999 The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition: Maryland Historical Society.
Similar objects cat 25, 26, 32; p 68 info on "designer II", similar Bible blocks p 82-89, 122-123
[Book] Bordes, Marilynn Johnson. 1974 12 Great Quilts from the American Wing.
Published: Cat 6 [note the note from Marilynn Bordes in the registrar's files]
[Book] 1971 The Great American Cover-Up: Counterpanes of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: The Baltimore Museum of Art.
Similar objects: cat 24 and 32
[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Published: Chapter 2, pp. 44-45
[Book] Weeks, Barbara Knoop & Goldsborough, Jennifer Faulds. 1994 Lavish Legacies : Baltimore Album and Related Quilts in the Collection of the Maryland Historical Society.
Published: pp 16-21. Similar bible blocks pp 60-61, 96-97, 110-111
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1995 Plain and Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850.
Published: p. 226, fig. 130
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1976 A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework.
Published: p. 94, pl. XIVa