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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.

Join Us! Don’t live in Baltimore, Maryland? Neither do three quarters of our membership! What do they know that you don’t? Find out here

Next BAS Meeting - September 26, 2018, 7pm - NOTE this is the 4th Wednesday

Misty Cole Photo by Bonnie McCaffery

Misty Cole has been a quilter for 14 years, but she's always been a maker. She has a degree in fine art, and came to quilting as a painter. She is very comfortable mixing traditional hand techniques with machine techniques, hand applique with fusible, hand dyes with commercial fabrics and batiks. She caught the hand applique bug about five years ago. She loves the portability of hand sewing and will often choose to use handwork over machine work because she can get it done faster by taking it along everywhere.

Please join us for Misty's lecture, "Quilts Inspired by College Park Aviation Museum." Misty’s first solo show consisted of 32 art quilts inspired by displays at the College Park Aviation Museum in College Park, MD. This airport is known as "The Field of Firsts" and is the oldest continuously operating airport in the world. August 2018 marks 100 years of Air Mail, which began at the CPAM. Lecture includes the history of this fascinating airport and museum, and the process by which she came to have a solo show at this Smithsonian Affiliate museum.

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.

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