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

May 16 Workshop: “Woodland Romance,” with Gretchen Gibbons

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 16, 2019, at the Clarksville Fire Department Community Room

Registration is now open for this workshop on wool appliqué. In this workshop participants will make a delightful 26” square wall hanging in wool and cotton. Click here for the registration form and here for the supply list.

Next BAS Meeting - May 15, 2019, 7pm - Gretchen Gibbons: My Quilt Journey

Gretchn Gibbons

Please join us on May 15 as Gretchen Gibbons presents, "My Quilt Journey." In her presentation, she will share a few quilts that were made by her ancestors, long before she was born and a little quilt history related to quilting at that time in our past. She’ll then continue to show approximately fifty quilts that are some of those that she designed and made over the past 30 years and talk about her love of working with wool and appliqué.

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

Please come meet our speaker and other members for a delicious dinner prior to our general meeting, conveniently located at the Ranazul Bistro, 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, MD. If you wish to attend, you can call, text or email Kathy DeShong, at 240-462-1231 or

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.

Buy via PayPal: 

BAS Logo

Extra Content for
Members Only

Note: The password has changed as of 10/10/18. Please check your e-mail for the new password. Forgot?