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

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Next BAS Meeting - November 15, 2017, 7pm

Pat and Arlan Christ

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming November 15, 2017 general meeting. Come and join us in welcoming our featured speakers, Pat and Arlan Christ who live in Berks County, PA. Over the years both of them enjoy traveling to quilt shows and museums which provide the opportunity to examine quilts. Retrieving knowledge to secure the heritage of antique quilts has become the prime objective of the Christ Collection.

The Christs have three publications representing quilts in their collection.The first catalogue was published May 2009 entitled "Pennsylvania Quilt Treasurers: The Art of the Needle." Their second catalog "America's Appliqued Quilts: A Treasure of Pennsylvania Tradition" was published June 2010. "American Pride: Eagles and Stars" was published in June 2014. They also published four appliqué patterns representing quilts in their collection including "Autumn Cutwork," "PA Pot of Flowers," "American Pride," and "Holiday Magic." The Christs want to preserve the legacy of quilts from past generations that surrounds the art of quilting. Their lecture and presentation this evening is sure to educate, entertain and inspire us all!

Dinner Before the General Meeting, November 15, 5-6:15 p.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our speakers, Pat and Arlan Christ, in person, as we gather with other BAS members for a delicious dinner prior to the General Meeting. ALL members are welcomed at Ranazul Bistro, 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, MD 20759. If you wish to attend, please call, text or email me, Nancy Raley at 703-405-7805 or

Sit and Sew

Margo Cramer will be doing the demo for November 15, 2017,"Round ruching for a five or six petal flower." This is a demo only. Handouts using this technique will be available. The monthly demonstrations take place in the Strawbridge room at the Methodist Conference Center in Maple Lawn. The demo starts at 5:45 the third Wednesday of each month before the BAS General meeting. You are welcome to bring a sandwich or your evening meal with you.

Join us for BAS meetings at:

United Methodist Conference Center
11711 East Market Place
Fulton, Maryland 20759
410 309 3400
A map to the meeting site is available under Member Resources. Please login to access it.

Guests are always welcome. The fee for guests is $5.

Bits of Baltimore and Beyond

There is still time to make a little quilt and have it included in all the exhibits throughout 2018. Donating a small quilt is a wonderful way to help support the quilt preservation work in museums while, at the same time, helping spread the word about BAS. I hope you will consider making a little quilt for this fundraiser. You can now sign up for the block you wish to make on our website, just click here for more information. You will receive an email confirming your selection.

7th Annual BAS Retreat--Cancelled

As a result of low registration numbers, we have cancelled our Fall retreat. For those who registered, you will receive a refund of any money already paid. Thank you for your understanding.

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
Margaret Potts
Now $25
Lady of Victory Quilt
Now $25