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In the fall of 2014, the Baltimore Applique Society(BAS) auctioned 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 the Maryland Historical Society for the preservation of their quilt collection. In January 2012 the Baltimore Applique Society launched a project to document and prepare for storage the quilts in the Maryland Historical Society's Quilt Collection. Thus far, over one hundred quilts have been documented and stored. There's still work to do to complete this exciting and costly project.

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.

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


More InfoBoB 1-1
Quilt: BoB 1-1
Marylou McDonald, Dover, Delaware
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 2-1
Quilt: BoB 2-1
Joan Zelinka, Baltimore, Maryland
"Baltimore Flowers" Original Block
More InfoBoB 3-1
Quilt: BoB 3-1
Casey Cunningham, Baltimore, Maryland
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 4-1
Quilt: BoB 4-1
Nanette Chopin-Cook, La Vernia, Texas
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 5-1
Quilt: BoB 5-1
Kathleen Kellar, New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 6-1
Quilt: BoB 6-1
Delia Kane, Medford, New Jersey
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 7-1
Quilt: BoB 7-1
Brenda Devine, Providence, Rhode Island
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 8-1
Quilt: BoB 8-1
Marcia Gratton, Columbia, Maryland
Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 9-1
Quilt: BoB 9-1
Charli Thompson, Hollidays Burg, Pennsylvania
Margaret Potts c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 10-1
Quilt: BoB 10-1
Bridgette Lund, Ellicott City, Maryland
Margaret Potts c. 1851-1858 Four Blocks
More InfoBoB 11-1
Quilt: BoB 11-1
Janice Reece, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Margaret Potts c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 12-1
Quilt: BoB 12-1
Della LeConte, Ellicott City, Maryland
City Springs Commemorative Quilt
More InfoBoB 13-1
Quilt: BoB 13-1
Beverly and Kristin Schenning, Cockeysville, Maryland
Margaret Potts c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 14-1
Quilt: BoB 14-1
Mimi Dietrich, Baltmore, Maryland
Original Block Pattern
More InfoBoB 15-1
Quilt: BoB 15-1
Elaine Loughlin, Catonsville, Maryland
"Gracie's Garden" from The Susanna Culp Quilt c. 1848
More InfoBoB 16-1
Quilt: BoB 16-1
Carol Clanton, Germantown, Maryland
Star Spangled Banner Celebrates 200 Years
More InfoBoB 17-1
Quilt: BoB 17-1
Janette Golden, Grove City, Ohio
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 18-1
Quilt: BoB 18-1
Eileen Shrey, New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 19-1
Quilt: BoB 19-1
Kay Butler, Denton, Maryland
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 20-1
Quilt: BoB 20-1
Gilma Squire, Westminster, Maryland
Original Block Pattern
More InfoBoB 21-1
Quilt: BoB 21-1
Roberta Christie, Monrovia, Maryland
Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 22-1
Quilt: BoB 22-1
Vera Hall, Baltmore, Maryland
Mary Brown Block c. 1840
More InfoBoB 23-1
Quilt: BoB 23-1
Dawn Stewart, Jessup, Maryland
City Springs Commemorative Quilt
More InfoBoB 24-1
Quilt: BoB 24-1
Misty Cole (BAQ Block), Bowie, Maryland
Captain Aust c. 1852
More InfoBoB 25-1
Quilt: BoB 25-1
Loanne Hamje, St. Simmons Island, Georgia
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 26-1
Quilt: BoB 26-1
Linda Bobo, Ellicott City, Maryland
Margaret Potts c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 1-2
Quilt: BoB 1-2
Dorothy "Dottie" Moreland, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 2-2
Quilt: BoB 2-2
Maureen Gavaghan Craig, Silver City, New Mexico
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 3-2
Quilt: BoB 3-2
Janette Tarr, Ellicott City, Maryland
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 4-2
Quilt: BoB 4-2
Mildred Tahara, Honolulu , Hawaii
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 5-2
Quilt: BoB 5-2
Judy Shapiro, Annapolis, Maryland
Original Beaded Block
More InfoBoB 6-2
Quilt: BoB 6-2
Misty Cole (Time Flies), Bowie, Maryland
"Time Flies" Original Block Pattern
More InfoBoB 7-2
Quilt: BoB 7-2
Diane Gates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
City Springs Commemorative Quilt
More InfoBoB 8-2
Quilt: BoB 8-2
Jean Bergen, Marietta, Ohio
City Springs Commemorative Quilt
More InfoBoB 9-2
Quilt: BoB 9-2
Georgina "Jean" Fries, Lothian, Maryland
"Rose of Sharon" Original Block
More InfoBoB 10-2
Quilt: BoB 10-2
Polly Mello, Elkridge, Maryland
Inspiration from a Mary Brown c. 1840 Block
More InfoBoB 11-2
Quilt: BoB 11-2
Sandra Berger, Valley City, Ohio
Captain Aust c. 1852
More InfoBoB 12-2
Quilt: BoB 12-2
Trudy Wadsworth, Eldersburg, Maryland
Rose Tree
More InfoBoB 13-2
Quilt: BoB 13-2
Carol Brown, Dayton, Maryland
Margaret Potts c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 14-2
Quilt: BoB 14-2
Cynthia York, Forestville, Maryland
City Springs Commemorative Quilt
More InfoBoB 15-2
Quilt: BoB 15-2
Kay Twit, St. Petersburg, Florida
Captain Aust c. 1852
More InfoBoB 16-2
Quilt: BoB 16-2
Nancy Doyle Williams, Drayden, Maryland
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey c. 1851-1858
More InfoBoB 17-2
Quilt: BoB 17-2
Eleanor "Elly" Layman, Elkridge, Maryland
Lady of Victory c. 1846-1847
More InfoBoB 18-2
Quilt: BoB 18-2
Allison Bachmann, Orchard Beach, Maryland
Captain Aust c. 1852
More InfoBoB 19-2
Quilt: BoB 19-2
Colleen Hughes, Columbia, Maryland
Margaret Potts c. 1850
More InfoBoB 20-2
Quilt: BoB 20-2
Ann Corbett, Dayton , Maryland
City Springs Commemorative Quilt
More InfoBoB 21-2
Quilt: BoB 21-2
Cathy Marciano, Alexandria, Virginia
Captain Aust c. 1852
More InfoBoB 22-2
Quilt: BoB 22-2
Mercy Savage, Miami, Florida
Captain Aust c. 1852
More InfoBoB 23-2
Quilt: BoB 23-2
Ann Hoover, Elkridge, MD
City Springs Commemorate Quilt
More InfoBoB 24-2
Quilt: BoB 24-2
Sharla Babcock, Ardie, Alberta, Canada
Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey 1851-58
More InfoBoB 25-2
Quilt: BoB 25-2
Kathy Stackhouse, Elkridge, Maryland
Lady of Victory 1846-47
More InfoBoB 26-2
Quilt: BoB 26-2
Joyce Korvick, Silver Spring, Maryland
Captain Aust 1852