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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.

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Next BAS Meeting - February 28, 2018, 7pm - Please note the new date!

Debbie Cooney is a quilt historian, author, lecturer, and a collector of antique quilts. She recently gave quilt presentations at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC, and the Williamsburg Symposium in Williamsburg, Virginia. This month she is presenting new information on Baltimore Album quilts. Debbie is also a member of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, with articles published in Uncoverings, the journal for the Quilt Study Center.

Dinner Before the General Meeting, February 28, 5-6:15 p.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other members for a delicious dinner prior to the General Meeting. ALL members are welcomed at Ranazul Bistro, 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, MD 20759. If you wish to attend, please call, text or email me, Nancy Raley at 703-405-7805 or

Sit and Sew

Mimi Dietrich will present a demonstration on binding a scalloped-edge quilt at this month’s Sit and Sew. Attendees are welcomed to bring to class any quilt they are planning to do a scalloped-edge. Our monthly demonstrations take place in the Strawbridge room at the Methodist Conference Center in Maple Lawn. The demo will start at 5:45 pm, February 28th, before the BAS General Meeting. You are welcome to bring a sandwich or your evening meal with you.

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