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Founded in Baltimore, MD, in 1993 to preserve antique quilts and promote the art of appliqué

Welcome to the BAS Website! The Announcements, Newsletters, Resources and Slideshows are only available to members, but please browse the rest of our site to learn about our group.

BAS Weather Policy

BAS meetings will not be held when the Howard County schools are closed due to inclement weather. We will make our best effort to post a notice on the BAS Facebook page, update the BAS website, and send out an e-mail if the meeting is cancelled. You can also tune your radio to WBAL (1090 AM). When in doubt, please check with a Board member before leaving home (the Board members' contact information is available in the Newsletter). The Board's decision on closings will be made by 3:00 pm on the date in question.

Next BAS Meeting - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - CANCELLED Due to Inclement Weather

Richard and Georgina Fries

Georgina and Richard Fries present "New Quilts from Old"

Bellwether Dry Goods was founded in 1981. Their "Making New From Old" lecture offers a trunk show with 25 antique quilts and 50 newly made quilts using antique fabrics. Bellwether Quilts have been featured in The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Maryland Life Magazine, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and many more publications. Richard & Georgina Fries also offer an expert hand quilting service. Many Baltimore Applique Society members have had their quilt tops marked, hand quilted and finished by Bellwether Dry Goods. You can also find additional information here or

Join us for the meeting at:

Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Latest News

BAS Pattern Sale

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!

Front cover of the Margaret Potts Quilt patterns Front cover of the Lady of Victory Quilt patterns Mercier Raffle Quilt
Margaret Potts
Now $25
Lady of Victory Quilt
Now $25
Isaiah Mercier Quilt
Now $13.