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

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Next BAS Meeting - Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 2015

Misty Cole

Special Guest Quilter - Misty Cole

Misty learned the basics of sewing as a child, being surrounded by a family full of women who demonstrated every handwork skill imaginable. She loves to crochet, knit, and sew. Her interest in quilting started when she saw an amazing show of art quilts at Louisiana State University as a student. The show demonstrated to her that quilting is truly an art form. She began quilting nine years ago, when her first son was born. She taught herself from library books and the internet for the first year, Misty says her skill set improved tremendously when she joined Southern Comforters.

Her educational background is in painting and drawing. Her favorite definition of creativity is combining familiar things in a new, interesting way. She tries to do this in her quilts, mixing contemporary images or concepts with traditional quilting and handwork techniques, like needle-turn applique, hand quilting, embroidery, and smocking. She enjoys exploring innovative techniques, like fabric painting, hand dyeing, and printmaking, on the traditional form of a quilt. Misty says she tries to express her sense of humor in her work, or comment on contemporary society or pop culture, or share the experience of her humanity. Her goal is to get the viewer to do a double take, and stop and think about what she is trying to communicate in her work.

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Latest News

BAS Pattern Sale

We're having a 50% off sale on the Margaret Potts, Lady of Victory and Isaiah Mercier Quilt pattern sets. All of the patterns were directly copied from antique quilts.

Click here to get more information, see more pictures of the blocks and order patterns. BAS accepts PayPal!

Front cover of the Margaret Potts Quilt patterns Front cover of the Lady of Victory Quilt patterns Mercier Raffle Quilt
Margaret Potts
Now $25
Lady of Victory Quilt
Now $25
Isaiah Mercier Quilt
Now $13.