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Next BAS ZOOM Meeting - October 21st, 2020

Lori Lee Triplett

Please join us on October 21, 2020 for our BAS Zoom General Membership Meeting. We open at 6:30 p.m., EDT, for a little social time. Our meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by our speaker for the evening, Lori Lee Triplett, who is Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections. Lori has successfully combined a variety of passions which include research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor, she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the presentations fun yet educational. She enjoys presenting at local quilt guilds, but also presents at national conferences and has made appearances internationally. She is an award-winning writer, and an art quilter who loves to work with hand dyed or hand painted fabrics to create. Her talk this evening will be “Exploring the Vevay Table Cover.”

Vevay Settlement Table Cover

Explore the 19th century Vevay Settlement Table Cover from the Poos Collection which is the only known American pictorial war textile. The table cover depicts 41 different scenes about the early days in the founding of New Switzerland in 1802, the first successful vineyard, and the War of 1812.A variety of techniques were used to create all the different images which occur prior to 1820. Learn about the research that revealed the origin of this amazing textile

Are you still not comfortable with Zoom? We can help. See the BAS 2020 October Announcements for step-by-step instructions on how to join us on Zoom. Just like last month, you will receive an e-mail the weekend before the meeting with an invite containing the information on how to access Zoom, and a reminder e-mail with the same information the day of the meeting.

Lori Lee Triplett Intarsia


Quaker Baltimore Album, Date 1850

Quaker Baltimore Album

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The pattern from this antique quilt was produced by members of the Baltimore Appliqué Society, compliments of Debby Cooney and Ronda H. McAllen whose research reflects that there were Quakers, who lived in Maryland and the Baltimore area from the late 17th century. Many Quaker women were dedicated quiltmakers, using silks in the somber hues of their dresses as well as colorful glazed chintz furnishing fabrics. This Baltimore Album quilt reflects names that show the Quakers participated in making some of the over 400 quilts completed between about 1844 and 1858 that are known today. The high-style blocks, ruched roses in baskets and bouquets, chintz appliqué, plus simple appliqués and piecework, are all nicely balanced to create a handsome gift or memento of friendship or kinship ties.

Quilt size 88” x 75”. Legible Names on the Quaker Baltimore Album quilt are Hannah S. Atkinson, Elizabeth Herica, Louisa Morgan, Thomas Morgan, Sarah Ann Atkinson, and initials CC or GG dated 1850.

The price for the pattern is $50.00 + $12.00 shipping (MD residents will also be charged 6% state sales tax). Proceeds from the pattern sales will go to the BAS.


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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