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Like other classic quilt designs-from log cabins to wedding rings to redwork -- the Baltimore album quilt is a form that experienced quilters instantly recognize. First created in the mid-19th century, Baltimore album quilts are distinctive for their use of applique to form flowers, leaves, baskets, cornucopias and other symbols of goodwill and abundance.

A new, 32-page guidebook, "Ribbon Embroidery Motifs from Baltimore Album Quilts," features 23 small-scale ribbon embroidery applique designs inspired by these classic quilt motifs.

Designs range from lush florals like "Abundance," "Heart Wreath" and "Rose Medallion" to charming, tiny accents like "Blue Butterfly," "Peach Flower" and a classically-inspired lyre.

"Ribbon Embroidery Motifs from Baltimore Album Quilts," No. AN3414, is $10.95.

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