Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baltimore Applique Society Donates Quilts to TQHF Auction!

The Baltimore Applique Society voted to make some 30+ one-block small finished quilts for our 2009 July 17 auction to raise funds for The Quilters Hall of Fame. They will be using Marie Webster’s patterns from Rosalind Webster Perry's books A Joy Forever and Marie Webster’s Garden of Quilts. The auction quilts will be on the Baltimore Applique Society website (click here) beginning May 6th along with bidding information before they are sent to TQHF.

Click on the following link. The Baltimore Applique Society has provided great support for TQHF in the past. Browse their website and see some of their many wonderful projects and contributions to the preservation of quilts.

BAS Special efforts in 2000

BAS made and donated 2 quilts in Marie’s "Wayside Roses" pattern in 2000. One quilt was donated as an opportunity quilt and raised over $5,000 for TQHF. The other became a part of the TQHF permanent collection and is often displayed in “Marie’s Studio” in the Webster House.

In 2007 and 2008, BAS donated $1,000 to help with our expenses. BAS members also had quilts on exhibit at TQHF from March-July 2008. We are excited and very grateful to the BAS members for their past support and for undertaking this latest project for us.

Special thanks to Marylou McDonald for initiating this one-block quilt fund-raiser. I hope many of you will be attendance at the auction in Marion, Indiana come July and bid. If you have ever seen the quality of applique work that BAS members produce, you will know why! You will want to own one of these Triple Anniversary mementos!

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