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 - March 20, 2019, 7pm

Linda Poole

Let’s give a warm welcome to our speaker for March, Linda M. Poole. When Linda was a little girl, she had an insatiable desire to make things. She came from a family that understood her all too well. Her roots were firmly planted by a talented, loving, generous European family that always put family first and strongly encouraged freedom of artistic expression. She inherited the good fortune of learning from generations of artists, silversmiths, sculptors, poets, weavers, stained-glass artisans, and writers.

Linda had her own needles, scissors, and threads before kindergarten and was taught to respect her tools. Her mother taught her to crotchet, knit, and embroider. Her father took her on adventures, always with her little Instamatic camera in tow. As an adult looking back, Linda is thankful for the thought and time her parents gave to nurturing her curiosity and love for art.

Linda Poole lives with her husband Ray Williams and Corgi pup Zoie near Milford, Pennsylvania, a beautiful region in the northeastern part of the state. Together they share the passion of discovering the gifts of nature while hiking trails that lead to creeks, brooks, rivers, and lakes. Ray can be found with his fishing pole in hand with Linda by his side clicking away with her camera.

Dinner Before the General Meeting, March 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

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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