Baltimore Appliqué Society
Founded in Baltimore, MD, in 1993 to preserve antique quilts and promote the art of appliqué
Next BAS Meeting - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sue Reich will present "World War II Quilts."
From 1941-1945, most able-bodied women expended all of their energies employed in the defense industry, volunteering for the Red Cross, planting Victory Gardens, and keeping the "home fires burning." These were essential activities of women on the home front. During this stressful time of war, women were also making thousands of quilts. Sue will share her collection of World War II quilts and talk about her research into the various patterns and designs available during this period, as well as the connection these quilts had to the war. Note: If you have photos or Family memorabilia of the War, please bring them in! We will have a table set up to display these items.
Join us for the meeting at:Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
This October the Baltimore Appliqué Society (BAS) will auction small single block album quilts from original and antique quilt block patterns. For more information about the auction, and to see the quilts that have been submitted see Bits of Baltimore Auction. Check back often as we'll be adding new quilts as they are received. New Quilts added on August 7!
We're having a 50% off sale on the Margaret Potts, Lady of Victory and Isaiah Mercier Quilt pattern sets. All of the patterns were directly copied from antique quilts.
Click here to get more information, see more pictures of the blocks and order patterns. BAS accepts PayPal!
Lady of Victory Quilt
Isaiah Mercier Quilt