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

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Fabric Painting Workshop with Linda M. Poole - Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, MD 20145 (just off Routes 29 and 108)

Linda M. Poole, our speaker for March, will teach a full day workshop, “Monarch Butterfly,” on her fabric painting techniques. You will learn to paint, blend and shade with Inktense ink pencils and pigments. Doodle designs get added to your butterfly to make it your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Learning from Linda, an experienced painter and quilt instructor, will be a class to remember. She promises that anyone can do this! BAS is sharing this workshop with Faithful Circle Quilters, so enrollment is limited to 10 spaces for each group. Click here for the registration form and supply list.

Field Trip to Stella Rubin's Studio - Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10am - Noon.

12801 Esworthy Road, North Potomac, MD

Click here for the registration form.

Next BAS Meeting - February 20, 2019, 7pm

Georgia Osterman

Let’s offer a very warm welcome to our very own BAS member Georgia Osterman who will present a program and trunk show on her Winding Road to BAS and Passion for Applique. After a long career working for the government, she decided it was time to play! A serious quilter for the last ten years, she has explored the many quilting "genres" and has delved into quilt study with the American Quilt Study Group and documentation at the Maryland Historical Society. She will illustrate her journey with her beautiful quilts.

Dinner Before the General Meeting, February 20, 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

Sit and Sew

Our monthly Sit and Sew starts at 5:30 P.M. in the Strawbridge Lunch Room at the BWC Mission Center prior to our general meeting. Please bring your favorite stitching project and snack to join others and enjoy meeting other BAS members. There is no planned presentation for this month, but or future Sit and Sews we love to invite any BAS member who has a technique, project, or book review they would like to share with this group. Inquire with any Board Member at our general meeting.

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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