Founded in Baltimore, MD, in 1993 to preserve antique quilts and promote the art of appliqué

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Next BAS Meeting - June 19, 2019, BAS 25th Anniversary Celebration!

BAS 25 Year Anniversary Block

Please, come join us on June 19th at the BWC Mission Center, 11711 E. Market Place, Fulton, MD, to celebrate the success and milestone in our organization’s journey. Remember to RSVP and help us plan food and seating accordingly. It’s been exciting to watch how the events planned for the evening are taking shape. Our evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with vending by two exceptional quilt shops: Charlotte’s Cottage Quilt Shop of Frederick, MD, & Huzzah Quilt Shoppe of Williamsburg, VA. A light buffet sit-down dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Hosts, Mimi Dietrich and Polly Mello will guide us through a fun evening. You can expect a slideshow and lots of door prizes. Oh, everyone, please bring your quilts, —a favorite quilt (can be pieced) and/or first appliqué and/or latest appliqué quilt to be a part of the "The Best Quilt Show & Tell…EVER!"

Let’s bid adieu to the end of the 25th and welcome the beginning of the next quarter century of Baltimore Applique Society. There is a bright future ahead of us.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Please RSVP by June 14th to Nancy K. Raley, BAS President
  • nancy.k.raley@gmail.com or (703) 405-7805

Join us for BAS meetings at:

Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church
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.

Baltimore Applique Society 25 Year Anniversary Block

BAS 25 Year Anniversary Block The Baltimore Appliqué Society, established in 1993, is currently celebrating its 25th year. Over the years BAS has raised money in a variety of ways, including making raffle quilts and creating patterns from museum quilts. BAS has provided financial support for organizations including the American Quilt Study Group, the Maryland Historical Society, the Marie Webster House, the Maryland State Fair, the Virginia Quilt Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

When Marylou McDonald was asked for possible ideas for a Baltimore Appliqué 25-year block pattern, she created this special pattern, "The BAS 25 Year Anniversary Block". The pattern is for a 20" x 20" block, and includes a flower from each quilt which BAS has produced. The 25 berries represent the 25 years of the BAS.

The price for the pattern is $15.00 + $1.50 shipping (MD residents will also be charged $0.90 state sales tax ). Proceeds from the pattern sales will go to the BAS.

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Baltimore Applique Society 25 Year Anniversary Charm Stamp

BAS 25 Year Anniversary Charm Stamp

Another Charmer is the 5.5” x 5.5" Custom Charm Stamp designed by Debra Gabel of Zebra Quilts. This is a wonderful block to experiment with. One can add it to a tote bag, pillow, t-shirt, or use it as a label, frame it, or add it to a quilt. The possibilities are endless! Proceeds will go directly to BAS. (The central patterned area is 4" x 4")

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