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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 - February 22, 2017, 7pm

Barbara Korengold

Join us at our General Meeting as we are very excited to welcome Barbara Korengold of Chevy Chase, Maryland, who is a nationally recognized hand quilter. Her quilts have garnered numerous awards at major quilt shows and most recently, the 2016 Best Hand Workmanship Award at the American Quilter's Society Quilt Week in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her 'Ben's Midnight Garden'.

In Barbara's own words, "I am a self-taught quilter. I've done different kinds of hand needlecraft all my life: knitting, needlepoint, etcetera, but I've become a dedicated quilter. I really enjoy hand work and find something very wonderful in having the needles and fibers in my fingers. I enjoy entering my quilts in shows because I really like getting the comments from judges, and then I have an excuse to travel to the shows that are in the drivable area. Judges have been very kind to my quilts in the last few years, which is very gratifying."

We are in for a treat as this amazingly talented lady shares her stories and a trunk show of her gorgeous quilts.

Sit and Sew: Linda Bobo and Janet Esch, two of our very own members, will present a demonstration: "Appliqué and Felting with Wool." Both have been part of the Wool Club at Spring Water Designs, Columbia, MD. Linda will provide a demonstration of how to make a decorative woolen "mug rug" using appliqué and embroidery techniques. She will display her wool creations. Janet will demonstrate the steps of felting an appliqué pattern and will display her work using patterns from Deborah Kochinsky and those of her own creation.

Supplies: Please bring your favorite scissors and appliqué needles. Other materials and a handout of embroidery stitches will be provided.

Join us in the Strawbridge (lunch) Room at the UMCC @5:30 pm, before the BAS General Meeting.

Dinner before the General Meeting: All members are welcome to join other members and the speaker of the evening at dinner prior to the general meeting. Our next dinner will be at 5 pm on Wednesday, February 22, at Ranazul Bistro, 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, MD 20759. If you wish to attend, please call or text, Nancy Raley, 703-405-7805, by Noon on the same day or email, so that we can reserve a large enough table.

Join us for BAS meetings at:

United Methodist Conference Center
11711 East Market Place
Fulton, Maryland 20759
410 309 3400
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Guests are always welcome. The fee for guests is $5.

BAS Weather Policy

BAS Meetings held at the United Methodist Conference Center will be governed by the weather policy of the Howard County Public Schools (see 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.

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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