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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 - May, 17 2017, 7pm

Phyllis Hatcher This month we invite you to join us and offer a warm welcome our speaker and BAS member, Phyllis Hatcher. You may know Phyllis Hatcher as a certified quilt appraiser or as a program presenter at quilting events and guild meetings. Now we have a different side of Phyllis…she's Phyllis Down Under. When her young granddaughters moved to the outback in the center of Australia for a few years, Phyllis' bags were packed and ready for a "Red Centre" desert adventure featuring baby kangaroos and camel rides. Her fourth and final three-week visit will be this July.

The Alice Springs Quilting Club befriended Phyllis and she spent happy hours in the Aboriginal Fabric Shop getting to know the local Aboriginal artist-designed fabrics and the indigenous people behind them. Those fabrics were featured as 34 framed pieces in January-March in a 6-week art exhibit in the Woods Church gallery in Severna Park entitled "Aboriginal Dot Art in Fabric."

Sit and Sew: Come and learn Margo Cramer's own technique for making special ruched flowers. You will need to bring one strip of fabric 2 ¼ inches by the width of the fabric. Press it in half so that you have a folded strip 1 1/8 inches by the width of fabric. You will also need to bring 2 needles and strong thread. We will meet Strawbridge (lunch) Room at the UMCC at 5:30 pm, before the BAS General Meeting. Dinner before the General Meeting: This is an opportunity to meet the speaker of the evening and join other members for a delicious dinner prior to the General Meeting. ALL members are welcomed. Our next dinner will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17th, at Ranazul Bistro, 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, MD 20759. If you wish to attend, please call, text or email Nancy Raley at 703- 405-7805 or

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.

Fall Retreat, October 12-15, 2017 Registration Now Open

The seventh annual BAS fall retreat is scheduled for October 12-15, 2017 at the Roxbury Camp and Conference Center in Orrstown, PA, in the rolling hills near Chambersburg, PA (about 100 miles from Howard County, MD). The Byers Conference Center features hotel style rooms with private bathrooms, handicap facilities and elevator. All linens are included. Please note, we will not have food service provided by Roxbury, but instead will prepare our own food.

Two- and three-night packages are available; however space is limited. A $25 deposit will hold your place, with final payment due by September 20, 2017. The registration form is available here. For questions or more information, contact:

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