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Quilters Find a way to care

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ate: Tue, 29 May 2001 21:13:01 -0700

From: "Laurie Magee & Tom Blajeski" <woodman@vbe.com>

 

I have won a trip to San Francisco for American Library Assn, June 15-19.

I'm flying in from Wisconsin. What textile things should I not miss? I

will be staying at the Grand Hyatt downtown. Since my employer is not

paying for this I intend to take a little personal time to visit important

things. Laurie

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Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 06:56:49 -0700

From: Denise Clausen <nadyne@oregoncoast.com>

For further information, please see the Latimer Center's web site at

www.oregoncoast.com/LatimerTextile

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Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 19:26:37 EDT

From: Bunjorda@aol.com

Hello all,

If this announcement has already been posted, my apologies. But I thought it

was of interest and importance to those interested in quilt history and worth

the chance of duplication.

Jinny Beyer and Zheng Zhang,USA, Inc (maker of handicrafts in China for

resale in the USA) reached a settlement concerning the unauthorized

reproduction of her Ray of Light quilt. The Ray of Light (copyright, 1979)

was listed as one of the 20th century's one hundred best quilts. The company

agreed to cease production and sale of the pattern, recall any unsold

products involved, donate the 3860 pieces in inventory to Habitat for

Humanity, pay legal fees, and contribute $45,000 to quilt organizations whose

purpose is quilt history and preservation. These organizations are:

Alliance for the American Quilt, the New England Quilt Museum, the San Jose

Quilt Museum, The American Quilt Study Group, The Quilter's Hall of Fame,

and the Virginia Quilt Museum.

This is important both because of the example of a quilter confronting

those who would ignore copyright issues and also because of the generosity of

this qulter in donating the proceeds to help preserve quilt history. I

applaud Jinny Beyer for her unselfishness and her contribution to quilting

and quilt history.

Just thought you all would like to know.

Bunnie Jordan

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Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 19:30:40 -0500

From: Marilyn Woodin <woodin@kctc.net>

Hurrah for Jinny Beyer and her courage and belief in preservation of the

American quilts and donation of money to such worthy groups. Marilyn

Woodin Kalona, Iowa

Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 22:13:03 -0400

From: "Kalmia@innova.net" <kalmia@innova.net>

Laurie,

From downtown SF you can catch the commuter train (Caltran?) to San

Jose and walk to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The

train is fast, relatively inexpensive, and convenient, and downtown

San Jose is lovely. Contact them ahead of time to check on hours and

exhibits.

Laurel Horton

Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 11:09:24 -0400

From: "anne" <datkoa@erols.com>

If I were lucky enough to be in the SF area I would visit Kasuri Dyeworks.

This company imports the most wonderful Japanese textiles... The owners

visit only a few of the larger quilt shows each year, so an opportunity to

visit their shop would be a treat. One category of items they currently

have are Katagami, the rice paper stencils used to print yukata and silk

fabrics. These textile-related ephemera are museum-quality, wonderful for

framing or even for using as quilting patterns. I bought a couple of these,

but did it sight-unseen. I was very happy with the choice Debbie, the

co-owner, made for me, but how much more fun to see them in person! The

shop is in Berkeley, but easy to reach via BART. Their website shows

fabrics, gives directions. http://www.kasuridyeworks.com/main/kddirs.html.

There is also a quilt shop in Berkeley, New Pieces I think it is called, on

Solano Street.

AnneD

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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 17:16:17 EDT

From: DDBSTUFF@aol.com

Does anyone know of a good quilt restorer in Idaho?

Thanks,

Darwin at ddbstuff@aol.com

ate: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 22:44:43 EDT

From: MLEDevine@aol.com

 

Hi. My name is Marjorie Devine. I'm doing some research on women's needleart

as a means of self-expression. Speciffically, I am looking for leads on

information linking quilts to political movements from the 19th century to

the 20th. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any suggestions.

MLEDevine@aol.com

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Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 22:29:52 -0500

From: "quilt97" <quilt97@prodigy.net>

This isn't a historic topic, but if anyone has made placemats, would you

please email me to say what lining you have found to work the best?

Thanks!

EKarenbeth in hot and humid south TX

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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 08:50:09 -0600

From: Xenia Cord <xecord@netusa1.net>

There are several books featuring political and patriotic quilts and

related textiles. See, for instance:

Powell, G. Julie. The Fabric of Persuasion, Two Hundred Years of

Political Quilts. An exhibit catalog for September 9-November 19,

2000. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 2000.

Affleck, Diane L Fagan, and Paul Hudson. Celebration and Remembrance,

Commemorative Textiles in America 1790-1990. North Andover, MA: Museum

of American Textile History, 1990.

Benson, Jane, and Nancy Olsen; ed. Jan Rindfleisch. The Power of Cloth,

Political Quilts 1845-1986. Cupertino, CA: Board of Trustees of the

Foothill-De Anza Community College District, 1987.

Bishop, Robert, and Carter Houck. All Flags Flying, American patriotic

Quilts as Expressions of Liberty. New York: E. P. Dutton, in

association with the Museum of American Folk Art, 1986.

Xenia, in Indiana (with a bookshelf handy to the computer!)

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Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 11:18:00 -1000

From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodard@hawaii.edu>

If you're planning a trip to Hawai`i this month, you won't want to miss the

twenty-third annual Hawaiian quilt exhibit at Mission Houses Museum in

Honolulu, featuring "Quilts From The Margo Morgan Collection." Now in her

eighties, Margo has been quilting for over fifty years. Beginning in 1949,

it took her nearly seven years to complete her first quilt. She continued to

applique Hawaiian quilt tops as her children grew because the tops were

portable and she could stitch while waiting at music lessons, doctor's

offices, or under the ironwood trees on the north shore of `Oahu while her

sons and their friends went surfing. The last child left the nest on the eve

of America's second great quilt revival, and she was free to pursue her

passion for quilting. This interpretive exhibit explores Hawai`i's quilting

history as well Margo's place as a quilting master in the ongoing Hawaiian

quilt revival. Twenty-four quilts are on exhibit. For location, museum

hours, etc., visit the museum web site at http://www.lava.net/~mhm/.

Margo Morgan has gained both local and national recognition for her

traditional Hawaiian appliqué quilts. Her work has been featured in museum

collections and exhibits, in books and magazine articles, in national quilt

shows and on public television.

The local PBS TV station is running the 13-part "Hawaiian Quilting" series

beginning June 16th at noon. Produced by Richard Tibbetts and Elaine Zinn in

1993, the series is a Hawaiian quilting "how-to" staring nationally known

quilter and quilting teacher, Elizabeth A. Akana. The "how-to" segment is

available for sale on video cassette, but the part you don't want to miss

from the TV series, and which isn't on the tape, are the interviews with

Hawaiian quilters. Each episode begins with an interview with a contemporary

Hawaiian quilter. Margo is featured in episode five. If you can persuade

your local PBS station to run the series, the interviews with the quilters

are invaluable resource material.

--

Laurie Woodard

Guest Curator for the Margo Morgan exhibit

Hawaiian Quilt Research Project

http://openstudio.hawaii.edu/hqrp/default.html

 

Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 07:39:16 -0400

From: "Phyllis Twigg" <ptwigg@radix.net>

For those of you who happen to be visiting the Washington, D.C. area over

the July 4th time period, you may wish to note the quilt study program to be

given by Nancy Gibson at the DAR Museum on July 5 at 10:30 a.m. The

presentation is called "A Salute To American Textiles." Their web site at

www.dar.org/museum (click on "DAR Events Calendar") offers the following

information:

"The DAR Museum has amassed a fabulous collection of 18th and 19th century

flags, commemoratives, uniforms, quilts and other patriotic textiles. This

hour and a half program is held once a year. The fee is $20 per person and

reservations are required. A minimum of ten people are required to hold the

program."

Space is limited and you can reserve your seat by calling (202)879-3240.

Directions and additional information about the museum can be found on their

web site.

I have attended this event twice before and it is excellent. I hope to see

you there.

Phyllis Twigg

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Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 09:15:06 -0400

From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com>

To: QHL@cuenet.com

Subject: just a quick "heads up"

Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.0.20010609091300.01fbc620@pop.nycap.rr.com>

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed

I maintain a free quilt-books-for-sale page and a quilt-books-wanted

page. I just added a number of interesting quilt history books this

morning - it might be worth a field trip.

Kris

 

Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 07:41:13 -0700 (PDT)

From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com>

 

 

This is a press release I received - Cooperstown is not far from my

house and I am considering going. Haven't decided yet. But if

anyone wants a cheap place to stay (free!), you are welcome to come

for a visit.

Kris (List Mom)

TEXTILE HISTORY FORUM

COOPERSTOWN, NY

JULY 12-15, 2001

The Second Textile History Forum will take place July 12-15, 2001, at

the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY.The Forum, inaugurated in

2000, will again bring together textile historians, collectors, and

enthusiasts from around the country for a lively exchange of ideas

and information in the form of a scholarly open meeting. Patterned

after the very popular Dublin Seminars on New England Culture, the

Forum features juried papers by noted textile authorities and

scholars, a works-in-progress session, and two roundtable

discussions.

The two days of Forum presentations, on July 13-14, are supplemented

this year by pre- and post-conference workshops, tours, and other

events. The Forum, co-sponsored by the New York State Historical

Association (NYSHA) in Cooperstown, NY, is open to anyone interested

in textile studies. A Coverlet and Quilt Discovery Day on Sunday,

July 15, sponsored in part by the Farmer’s Museum and NYSHA, is open

to the general public.

This year’s speakers include Richard Candee, Boston University, who

will discuss the English domination of the cotton hosiery industry;

Celia Oliver,the Shelburne Museum, who will speak on the influence of

the Gothic Revival on American needlework; Virginia Gunn, University

of Akron, who will present a study of the Hartmans, a family of

coverlet weavers from Ohio; and Alexandra Kowalski, the Costume

Institute, Metropolitan Museum, who will look at the influence of the

1925 Paris Exhibition on American textile design. In addition,

Suzan Friedlander, independent curator, will consider the connections

between two Star of Bethlehem quilts in the NYSHA collection;

Jacqueline Atkins, New York University, will discuss the Japanese

influence on late nineteenth-century American textiles; and Liz

Cherry Jones, Monticello, will look at tow cloth and its historic use

in eighteenth-century Virginia.

Other presentations of special interest include a study by Camille

Breeze, Museum Textile Services, on the signature quilts of Harvard,

Massachusetts; a paper by Saundra Altman, Past Patterns, on the

evolution of the corded petticoat as seen through patent records; a

discussion by Rabbit Goody, Thistle Hill Weavers, on the hand-weaving

of cotton shirting in North Stonington, Connecticut, in the

nineteenth century; and research by Gayle Begnaud, weaver, on the

Acadian blankets of Louisiana.

The Forum will also feature a special computer work session,

presented

by Susan Greene, on the use of Filemaker database software and

digital images for storing and sharing information.

Two Roundtable discussions will focus on an administrator’s

responsibilities in management of textile collections, presented and

moderated by Michael Smith, American Museum of Textile History, and

responsible reuse of historic textiles, presented and moderated by

Wendy Christie, textile collector and dealer. Both topics are

expected to draw out lively audience participation and commentary.

A Works-in-Progress session will give researchers who have not yet

completed formal papers an opportunity to share their work with

participants. Last year’s works-in-progress session was a lively

highlight for registrants as they asked questions, gave input, and

met

with presenters for further discussion of the topics. Other informal

discussions will take place around "Show and Tell" tables and "What’s

this Treasure?" a new feature that will allow participants to show

items or post photos and descriptions of intriguing pieces they have

seen in collections or private hands.

On Thursday, July 12, Forum participants will have the opportunity to

visit the costume shop of the renowned Glimmerglass Opera and the

conservation studio of Susan Crozier Jones. There will also be

behind-the-scenes tours of the New York State Historical

Association’s collections of clothing, coverlets, quilts, and

textile technology. Objects from the collections of both the Fenimore

Art Museum and the Farmers’ Museum will be used to illustrate

presenters’ talks during the Forum.

A special half-day pre-conference workshop on "Identifying and Dating

Historic Textiles" will be conducted by S. Rabbit Goody on Thursday,

July 12th. The workshop will be held at the Thistle Hill Weaving

Mill in Cherry Valley, 20 miles east of Cooperstown.

On Sunday, July 15, there will be a meeting of the American Coverlet

Society and a Coverlet and Quilt Discovery Day. Both events are open

to the public and sponsored in part by the Farmers’ Museum and the

New York State Historical Association.

Registration for the four days is $225 and includes admittance to all

Textile History Forum sessions, visiting privileges to the Fenimore

Art Museum and the Farmers’ Museum, a copy of the Forum Proceedings

(to be available at the time of the conference), and participation in

the tours and visits scheduled for July 12th. A one-day registration

for Friday, July 13, or Saturday, July 14, is available for $110. A

$50 deposit is required to reserve a space for the Forum,

and participation is limited. An additional fee is required for

participation in the textile identification workshop. Full

registration and housing information can be found on the web at

www.rabbitgoody.com. Click on the Textile History Forum button on

the home page.

For further information, contact:

Rabbit Goody, Textile History Forum,

101 Chestnut Ridge Rd.

Cherry Valley, NY 13320.

Tel/fax: 518-284-2729.

Email: rabbitg@albany.net