From October 3 - November 26, 2018 Baltimore Applique Society(BAS) will auction off small single block album quilts from original and antique quilt block patterns.

One half of the proceeds from the Bits of Baltimore auctions will be donated to museums and historical societies for the conservation of their antique quilts. The other half will by used by BAS for quilt education on other activities.

Constructing an Applique Block

Creating an appliqué block is a time consuming, labor of love. One method used to estimate the time it takes to appliqué a block is to assign each appliquéd piece a time value of 15 minutes. Some pieces will take more time some less. This time value includes washing the fabric, sketching the placement of pieces on background fabric, making the templates, cutting out the pieces, basting and then using an appliqué stitch place them on the fabric. This does not include the quilting and binding time. The majority of the blocks in this auction have taken more than 100 hours to construct. We hope that you will cherish these reinterpreted "bits of the past " as much as we have enjoyed creating them.

Bidding and Payment Information

You must register for the auction in order to place a bid. To reset your bidder password, click here. Bidding will stop on Cyber Monday, November 26th at midnight EST. Payment must be received within seven days or the quilt will be offered to the next highest bidder. All payments will be processed through PayPal. If you are the winning bidder, you will be sent an e-mail with a link for payment.In addition to the bid price, the winning bidder will be charged $13.65 for shipping. Shipping will not be charged if the buyer chooses to pick up the quilt at the Dedember BAS meeting.

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To see a larger image of any of the quilts, simply click on its picture.

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Quilt: BoB 1
Allison W. Bachmann, Orchard Beach, MD
Trade Winds
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Quilt: BoB 2
Ann McIntosh Corbett, Dayton, MD
Angela's Nosegay
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Quilt: BoB 3
Brenda Devine, Providence, RI
The Best of Reverend Best
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Quilt: BoB 4
Brigitte B. Lund, Ellicott City, MD
Feathered Heart Wreath
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Quilt: BoB 5
Colleen Rooney Hughes, Columbia, MD
Rev. Peter Wilson and Me
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Quilt: BoB 6
Dorothy Moreland et al., Chambersburg, PA
Summer In Full Bloom
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Quilt: BoB 7
Delia P. Kane, Medford, NJ
Flight of the Swallowtail
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Quilt: BoB 8
Della L. LeConte, Ellicott City, MD
Lyre with Laurel Sprays I
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Quilt: BoB 9
Diane Gates, Philadelphia, PA
Feathered Heart Wreath with Doves
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Quilt: BoB 10
Frances M. Yoder, Lancaster, PA
Sophia's Basket
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Quilt: BoB 11
Joan Zelinka, Baltimore, MD
Urn of Flowers
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Quilt: BoB 12
Kathy DeShong, Silver Spring, MD
Simple Baltimore Blooms
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Quilt: BoB 13
Kesten Blake, Seattle, WA
Take 5
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Quilt: BoB 14
Linda Bobo, Ellicott City, MD
Basket of Paisley Flowers
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Quilt: BoB 15
Marcia Gratton, Columbia, MD
A Geisha Bouquet
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Quilt: BoB 16
Margo Cramer, Columbia, MD
Grapes of Wreath
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Quilt: BoB 17
Mary Pauley, Frederick, MD
My Heart
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Quilt: BoB 18
Maureen Craig, Silver City, NM
Crossed Laurel Sprays
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Quilt: Bob 19
Mavis Slawson, Columbia, MD
A Grapevine Wreath
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Quilt: BoB 20
Mildred Tahara, Honolulu, HI
Lyre with Wreath and Bird
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Quilt: BoB 21
Mimi Dietrich, Catonsville, MD
Mimi's Baltimore Block
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Quilt: BoB 22
Misty M. Cole, Bowie, MD
Tropical Pineapple
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Quilt: BoB 23
Maria Lage, Cumberland, RI
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Quilt: BoB 24
Nancy Doyle Williams, Drayden, MD
Potts Quartet Redux
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Quilt: BoB 25
Peggy Haser, Frederick, MD
City Springs Quilt Block
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Quilt: BoB 26
Sheila Bayley, Fair Oaks, CA
Parson Timothy's Tulips
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Quilt: BoB 27
Maria Lage, Cumberland, RI
Analogous Perfection
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Quilt: BoB 28
Maria Lage, Cumberland, RI
Burgundy and Wine
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Quilt: BoB 29
Maria Lage, Cumberland, RI
A Riot of Red
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Quilt: BoB 30
Susan Buckwalter Henyon, Oxford, MD
Hope's Heart
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Quilt: BoB 31
Terri Feehan, Huntersville, NC
Sailing South
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Quilt: BoB 32
Theresa Tiburzi, Columbia, MD
Baltimore: 1847 Revisited
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Quilt: BoB 33
Carol Brown, Dayton, MD
Sweet Sixteen
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Quilt: BoB 34
Nancy Brown Raley, Alexandria, VA
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Quilt: BoB 35
Barbara Laskowski, Columbia, MD
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Quilt: BoB 7
Delia P. Kane, Medford, NJ
Flight of the Swallowtail
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