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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, March 18, 2015

Karen Dever

Karen Dever presents “The Allure of Red and Green”

Our speaker for March is Karen Dever. We will travel to the 19th century and enjoy the red and green quilts that were so popular and why. Karen will share her collection of red and green quilts with a PowerPoint presentation.

Karen, an award winning quilter, has been involved with quilting for over 20 years and is a teacher, designer and an AQS Certified quilt appraiser. She has had several designs published in McCall's, For the Love of Quilting and Quilter's Newsletter. For many years she has been collecting antique and vintage textiles. Currently, she is a member of many guilds, professional quilt groups, and quilt study groups. Karen has a B.A. degree from Glassboro College (now known as Rowan University) in Glassboro, NJ and a Master's degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

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.