Then they set up the quilts to display...
I'm so excited that we get to keep them up on display for a while!
... it's like a Free Quilt Show right in our shop!
And starting in October, the Baltimore Applique Society will be holding two online auctions so you can purchase one of these little beauties for yourself ~ here is the info on them:
Baltimore Applique Society members are making 52 small album style applique quilts based on antique quilts and original patterns. Proceeds from the auctions will be split between supporting the Maryland Historical Society's storage of their antique quilt collection, and the Baltimore Applique Society's continuing efforts in preserving quilt textiles and their accompanying documentation in various museums and historical societies such as the DAR Museum, Quilter's Hall of Fame, and Baltimore Museum of Art.
First Auction - October 1 - 15
Second Auction - October 20 - November 3
The following antique quilts were used as inspiration for many of the single block auction quilts. The auctions also includes original block designs in the Baltimore Album quilt style.
- The Lady of Victory Quilt c.1846-47
- The Margaret Potts Quilt c. 1851-58
- The Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey Quilt c. 1848-50
- The Captain Aust Quilt top c. 1852
- The City Springs Commemorative Quilt
Visit the Baltimore Applique Society's webpage for all the auction information.
Enjoy the day!
PS ~ And when you stop by the shop to see these beauties this week, we also are having a Back to School Sale for you now through Saturday, August 30th ~ Lots of "Skinny Bolts" for $6.00 per yard! Plus, if you bring in a school supply to donate, you'll receive 10% off the purchase of any one regularly priced item or cut of fabric :)
All school supplies will be donated to a local Howard County Public School.