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Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 21:17:58 -0700
From: "Penni Ryan" <penniquilts@home.com

Dear Friends,

One of the beautiful things about living in the United States of America is
that we have religious freedom. That doesn't mean that I agree with
everyone else and their opinions but I have a right to listen and agree and disagree. I don't think the new member meant harm. I think in her 
way she expressed herself. So far this week I've taken out my frustration 
on a oxygen delivery person and my husband. I decided their must be a 
better way. I've been sewing countless 1 inch strips of red, white and 
blue fabric together, cutting them in 10 lengths, folding them in a loop and  passing them out with a straight pin to everyone I know.

Sewing, Quilting and especially Praying
Cave Creek, Arizona
Penni Pitre


Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 10:10:10 -0400
From: Lesters <jeanlester@ntown.com

This is a little off subject but as historians and textile
historians, I'm sure some of you have some answers to some of my

What is a "flag"? Are flags those things that are meant to fly from
a pole? What do we call those fabrics that are printed with flags?
When is it correct etiquette to use these fabrics and when is it not
correct? How is it proper to use a quilt made like a flag? How
about clothing made with fabric that is "flag-like"?

These are questions that I have had for a long time and my mother 
I have had numerous "discussions" on the subject.

I do hate to sound ignorant but I have looked on the sites for Flag
etiquette and not found these particular answers. Maybe after this,
I will no longer be ignorant.



Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 11:55:09 EDT
From: SaraLMcN@aol.com

 I haven't posted to the list in a while, currently battling 
Leukemia I have been content to follow the postings. I am urged to comment though on the concerns about recent postings.
 Qhl is the quilting community of our list as a whole, for many 
of us you are our only contact with other quilters. I think that we have to 
allow ourselves to express appropriately our feelings and beliefs. If we 
cannot express these concerns to our community, we have lost part of the 
freedoms that we are now preparing to defend.
I don't feel like handing the terrorists any more American 
treasures, be they people or the freedom to express our beliefs.
 I want to extend my sympathies to all who have lost loved ones 
to this tragedy. To the many families that now worry about how this may 
impact you, I feel that I can safely say that all our prayers and good wishes go  out to you as we all gear up for the coming months.
 In Love and Freedom,
 Sara Lynn


Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:07:23 +1000
From: Lorraine Olsson <sven@pnc.com.au

Hello Jean and all
This was in my mail this morning (I am in Australia)

I think it answers lots of questions

Lorraine in Oz

Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 00:25:37 -0500
From: Jennifer Perkins <qltrstore@harlannet.com

Has anyone found a nice 2002 calendar with pix of antique quilts?? 
I saw
one from the Shelburne when I was in Vermont last year, but don't 
know if
they have one this year. Anyone??
Jennifer in Iowa


Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 06:54:00 -0700
From: "Penni Ryan" <penniquilts@home.com

Dear Quilters:

I thought I would pass this on to you. I'm already planning a quilt 

Quilting & Praying
in Cave Creek, Arizona
Penni Ryan-Pitre

----- Original Message -----
From: <KirkColl@aol.com
To: <penniquilts@home.com
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: American Spirit Quilts Project

  Please copy and send this on to lists you belong to.
  SEPTEMBER 12, 2001
  For more information contact:
  Jan Fry (402) 498-5785 or (800) 599-0094
  The Quilt Heritage Foundation
  P.O. Box 461147, Papillion, NE 68046
  The Quilt Heritage Foundation is calling on quilters around the 
country and throughout the world to create American Spirit Quilts "which show our hope and belief in tomorrow in the aftermath of the tragedies of 
September 11 .  The American Spirit will triumph over tragedy," says Nancy Kirk, President of the Foundation.
  "Quilters have always responded to times of crisis by making 
quilts to help the victims of disasters, to commemorate events that affect us and to bring comfort to survivors," said Kirk. "We are helping to organize these efforts   and encourage local quilt guilds and other non-profit organizations join the project."
  The American Spirit Quilt Project has two components -- making 
quilts to
  donate to local charities, and creating original design quilts to
  commemorate the American Spirit in response to this challenge.
  . "The Quilt Heritage Foundation will provide free patterns for 
who want to make quilts for charity. The other half of the project 
will be a quilt exhibit of original design quilts which will be selected to 
honor the American Spirit in the face of tragedy and the healing process 
that we have begun," said Jan Fry, one of the project coordinators.
  Quilters who would like to make American Spirit charity quilts 
can find free patterns at the project's website, www.americanspiritquilts.com.  
"We are asking people to make quilts and give them to children's 
charities in their   home communities. Our children now live in a world where terrorism is a fact of life. We want to give them both comfort and share our determination that the American Spirit will prevail." The Quilt Heritage Foundation will post lists of participating charities that can use children's quilts.
  Quilters are asked to send photos of the charity quilts,the quilt 
groups working on them and the stories behind them to the Project for 
posting on the website.
  Details of the national quilt exhibit will be announced on the 
website over the next few weeks. According to Ms. Fry, "Our plan is to select one representative quilt from each of the 50 states. These quilts 
will be featured on the website, in an exhibit catalog and in an exhibit 
honoring the victims of the September 11 attack on America.
  "We hope to exhibit photos of all the entered quilts on this 
website, and select one quilt from each state for a traveling or permanent 
exhibit. "We are looking for quilts which give voice to our American Spirit." Entries will be by photography and slides with an entry form available on  the project's website. These quilts must be completed by June 22, which is 9 months, 11 days from the date of the tragedy. The date was chosen because the 9/11 date will forever be seared into our collective consciousness as the date of the attacks on New York and Washington D. C. and the crash in Pennsylvania.
  Quilt shops, quilt guilds and national organizations that want to
  participate in the American Spirit Quilt Project can sign up on 
the web at www.americanspiritquilts.com.  They will receive a certificate of participation and a list of suggestions on how they and their 
customers can participate.
  The Quilt Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization 
dedicated to the promotion of the art of quilting and the study and appreciation of quilt making. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible under Section 501-c-3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
  For more information, contact Jan Fry, Project Coordinator, at
402-498-5785 or 800-599-0094 or by writing American Spirit Quilt Project, P. O. Box  461147, Papillion, NE 68046, or send an e-mail to 


Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 08:25:42 -1000
From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodard@hawaii.edu

Back on September 6th (QHL-Digest Digest Volume 01 : Issue 217) Barb 
called our attention to a "Sales Receipt" for sale on eBay which 
"Alhambra Quilt" and "Elmora Quilt." I don't know what the Elmora 
quilt is
but I can speak to Alhambra quilts about which I was curious after I 
saw a
ca. 1880-1890 advertisement by a Honolulu Dry Goods house offering 
quilts for sale. J.T. Waterhouse of Honolulu had in common with
Lesher=Warner Dry Goods Co. of Philadelphia(?) the fact that both 
importers. Alhambra quilts were made in England (don't know about 
the US).

The British Quilt Study Group's first published journal, "Quilt 
(Issue 1 1999), focused on Strippy Quilts and Turkey Red Cloth. 
Turkey red dyes were used in Alhambra quilts. These aren't actually 
but appear to be heavy woven damask-like blankets. There is a photo 
of a
1905 catalog page titled,"Colored (sic) Counterpanes and Honeycomb 
The first item listed (with photo) is "Item G 26 Inexpensive 
Alhambra Quilts
for Nursery and Maidservants' use. Turkey Red, Indigo blue or Red 
and Blue
in combination. Single Bed size, 2/11d; double bed size, 4/11d."

The author, Tina Fenwick Smith, defines Alhambra as "a fabric woven 
with a
coarse weft to produce a heavy foundation texture on which figuring 
developed by freely floating threads of a coloured warp."

Laurie Woodard
Hawaiian Quilt Research Project