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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, April 15, 2015

Nancy Kerns

Nancy Kerns presents “My Appliqué Evolution”

Nancy began sewing as a young girl, making doll clothes, and took a sewing class in summer school after freshman year in high school. Quilting caught her eye in college, and a biscuit quilt was the first effort. From then until now, you will see samples of Nancy's work over a forty-year period. She is best known for her Mary Simon rediscovered quilt, which won the Founders Award in Houston 2010 and the best Hand Workmanship Award in Lancaster AQS in 2011.

Nancy will be bringing suitcases full of her work and talking about her evolution from first quilt in 1977 to most recent. Samples of everything in between will be presented. Some topics covered are favorite designers, techniques preferred and materials used. Join us for a feast for the eyes! Cameras welcome.

Join us for the meeting at:

Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
410-313-ARTS

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.