On this day in 1892, the “Baltimore Afro-American” newspaper was founded by former slave John H. Murphy, Jr. Two editions of the paper are still in circulation—one in Baltimore, and the other in Washington D.C.

Elizabeth Perry of Bethesda, Maryland machine pieced this sunny yellow and gold Pineapple Log Cabin quilt in 1932. Perry did not use a frame, but hand quilted it (12 stitches per inch) while sitting on the floor. The quilt was documented in 1985 during the North Carolina Quilt Project by the niece of the quiltmaker.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.



Amy Milne headshot

Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

Quilt Index partners