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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:53:47 -0400
From: Newbie Richardson <pastcraftserols.com>

Dear all,
Back to history! See, you can't get this group down for too long!
Without cracking any books, I seem to remember that the modern
incarnation of flags lies in the heraldic traditions of midieval 
They probably elaborated on an idea from Bysantium who got the idea 
the Roman Legions who did carry carved emblems into battle.
Flags are a "community's" identification symbol. There were the
symbols the the early Christian Church which were woven into banners/ 
competing nations/ of guilds/ of families, etc. In this light the 
tartans of the highland Scots are also "flags".
Like all symbols, they represent ideals, ideas, traditions. It is
acceptible to wear/display these symbols if you share the ideals they
express. In the USA, the Supreme Court has even affirmed the right to
destroy the symbol as it is just that: a symbol, nothing more. 
it is appropriate to wear these symbols depends on your own 
of what is in good taste - or bad - what is good design - or kitsch!
Certainly women took liberties with the design of the flag for all
kinds of thematic quilts during the Civil War. Godey's Ladies Book 
published patterns. Women and men did so again - on a much more
commercial scale - for the Centenial in 1876 and again for the
Bi-centenial in 1976.
So, do not get bogged down in etiquette. Just remember that many of
the patriotic symbols and adaptations of the flag that women design 
generation will be analysed by our great grand daughters 100 years 
Newbie Richardson


Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 02:01:09 EDT
From: PatKoerneraol.com

Concerning the previous posting about making a give a way quilt for 
suffering a loss from 9/11 and Wrap Them In Love. I have made a 
quilt that I 
want to go to a grieving child and I would like to request a 
reference from 
any one that has personal experience with Wrap Them in Love. I did 
go to 
their web site and it seems a very credible effort but I would like 
to verify 
that. So if anyone out there has a response I would appreciate it. 
really felt good to go through the scraps and put together a little 
wish I had more time to do another. Maybe later. Cause you know 
when you 
stir up those scraps they tend to grow.
Jennifer asked about a calendar of Shelburne Quilts. I believe a 
called Pomegranite carries that calendar. I have the information on 
company at the shop but I am at home. They probably have a web site 
if you 
would like to check that out or email me privately and I'll get you 


Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 05:00:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com>

I understand the Clear Channel radio stations are doing a patriotic
medly today at 8:48, one week after the first plane hit.

To make this quilt related, I am still listing all the quilt related
charities/events, free quilt blocks and patterns, stores with special
sales, etc at http://www.yellow-ribbons.com. I added a place for you
to share your thoughts and feelings and there are quite a few moving
tributes there. Feel free to send me any updates, I really want this
to be a resource for quilters.



Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 06:36:36 -0700
From: "Laurette Carroll" <rj.carrollverizon.net>


This interesting Singer site has a history of the Singer 

It states that the first sewing machine for home use was designed in


Laurette Carroll
Southern California

Look to the Future with Hope


Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:24:31 -0000
From: "laurafisher" <laurafishernetlink1.net>

Penguin/ Putnam Publishers has decided not to publish ANY of its =
calendars, not just Cy Nelson's Quilt Engagement Calendar. Guess with 
palm pilots, computers, etc, Penguin and other publishers feel that 
no =
one needs/uses a desk calendar anymore.


Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 15:56:21 EDT
From: Trimble4aol.com

For those further interested in this (if it hasn't already been 
Suellen Meyer's article, "The Sewing Machine and Visible Machine 
Stitching on 
Nineteenth-Century Quilts," which I read in Quiltmaking in America: 
the Myths (AQSG, 1994) also covers this subject. I admired Edward 
marketing ideas, and the foresight of the women who "took the bait."

Lori in NE Massachusetts


Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 18:00:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com>

I can hear you all thinking - who woke her up? <G> But this is a
serious announcement. 

An attack on the Internet has apparently been launched. A worm worse
than the Red Worm virus is on the loose, spreading via email using
.dll and .exe file attachments although the attachments appear to the
end user as audio xwave mime type files. These should be blocked
until virus detection software can be updated and so far I haven't
seen any updates at Norton, McAffee or AVG. 

As part of the current attack on the internet, there appears to be a
secondary component. Vulnerable Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers
which visit an infected site will automatically execute readme.eml. 
This is probably the method for spreading this worm/denial of service

Right now about half my sites are down, including yellow-ribbons.com.
My ISP tells me as soon as he gets one server cleaned up, another is
infected. He was *really* upset - this is a nasty, nasty worm. 

I would recommend extreme care for a little while. Update your virus
protection software as soon as possible.


Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 23:42:06 -0400
From: "J. G. Row" <Judygrowrcn.com>

I just wanted to share with you the images on the site
below. They are very moving.

There were 4 pages when I last looked. There may be more by the time 

Judy in Ringoes, NJ


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 08:45:31 -0600
From: Xenia Cord <xecordnetusa1.net>

The American Quilter's Society in Paducah has issued the following
information, which I have abbreviated to just the pertinent facts.
There were also, as you might imagine, additional paragraphs of
sentiment about the events of September 11:


<We return to our foundational values in times of crisis - to the 
that sustains us.
From that basis an idea began to form. Perhaps we could use the 
we love to
declare that our anchor holds.

We're inviting every quilter to make one red, white and blue block 
will be a finished
9" size. Your block can be of any design, original or traditional. 
that one block (any
technique) be a positive statement of your anchor - your hope, and 
love you will not

Make sure your name, city, and state or country is written or 
permanently in a
small (2 1\2" x 1" or less) area of what will be the front of the
finished 9" block. Then
send your block to AQS before December 31, 2001. If you would like to 
so, please also
enclose a 25 word or less message of hope and faith. These messages 
finished quilts.

We are also asking guilds and other groups to volunteer to assemble 
blocks into quilt
tops and finish them early in 2002. If your group is willing, let us
know. AQS will donate
or auction the finished quilts and use the proceeds as donations for
needs related to the

Log onto www.AQSquilt.com, the AQS website, for details and updates, 
call AQS Member
Services at (270) 898-7903. Blocks should be shipped to: Anchor 
AQS, 5801
Kentucky Dam Rd., Paducah, KY 42003.>


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 08:57:25 -0500
From: "Kim Heger" <khegerhotmail.com>

Were kit quilts in the 1930's mostly applique? I was watching Simply 
this morning with kit quilts as the topic, and they only seemed to 
applique quilts as examples.



Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:18:51 CDT
From: jocelynmdelphi.com

On Sat, 08 Sep 2001 14:01:31 -0300 Barbara Robson wrote:

> Has anyone seen the 2002 Quilt Engagement Calendar..

I was in Borders Bookstore last week and I'm pretty sure they carried
them. They carried the big wall calendar...


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:51:49 -0600
From: Xenia Cord <xecordnetusa1.net>

I didn't see the Simply Quilts program in question, but I can say 
assurance that there were many more pieced quilt kits than appliqué
kits. For example, the Ladies Art Company in St. Louis advertised 
all of its more than 500 designs were available as paper patterns, as
pieced blocks, as quilt tops, and as finished quilts. I consider 
the blocks and tops are kits of a sort, as they represent commercial
fabric assemblies to be finished by the purchaser.

In addition, such companies as Wurzburg and outlets such as Marshall
Field sold packaged kits in pieced formats, tending to offer kits in
single template format, such as Trip Around the World or Flower 
or those with only a few templates, such as Grandmother's Fan or 
Chain. This simplicity made the manufacturing easier, as the shapes
could be stacked and die-cut. Both solids and coordinated mixed 
were used in these kits.

Pieced kit quilts are harder to identify than the appliqué; only Lone
Star in 3-4 coordinated solids is easily recognizable as a kit. 
we so readily recognize the appliqué formats, and because they are
usually "showy," the appliqué kits are more often featured in
publications, exhibits, and venues where visual impact is useful.

(If you want more information, see my "Marketing Kit Quilts in the 
and 1930s," in Uncoverings 1995 (Volume 16 of the Research Papers of 
American Quilt Study Group). 137-173, or "Identify kit Quilts" in
American Patchwork & Quilting, August 1998, 64-66.)


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 11:52:08 -0400
From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdocsover.net>

Is anyone in the Connecticut River Valley area driving to the AQSG 
conference? I am wavering in my thoughts about making airline 
and have two others with which to travel, one in NJ and one in DC. 
respond privately, and quickly.
Jan Drechsler in Vermont
Quilt Restoration; Quilting teacher


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 14:00:39 -0400
From: Newbie Richardson <pastcraftserols.com>

Dear all,
I forward this to the list in the hopes that someone more centrally
located in Virgina can be of help.
In Northern Virginia we have "Quilt and Stuff" in Alexandria on 
South. Madeline has a WONDERFUL selection fof contemporary and 
influenced fabrics. There is the "Quilt Patch" in Fairfax, Va: a
wonderful, full service quilt shop. G Street Fabrics in Chantilly, 
has a great quilt department - it carries the store! 
While in DC, proper, do not miss the DAR Museum, 1776 "D" Street. 
be sure to take the Metro as it is close to the White House and the
parking is even more of a nightmare than before last week - not to
mention the traffic! The Renwick is up the street on Pa. Ave. I do 
remember if there is anything quilt related at the momment. I do 
that they have a cool exhibit on contemporay woodworking.
Good Luck
Newbie Richardson



Are you aware of any quilt guilds in the so. western part of VA? 
While =
visiting Christiansburg (near Virginia Tech) and the surrounding area 
I =
was struck by the fact that the only fabric store I found was a Joann 
Fabrics store. Do you have any advice? We plan on visiting VA and =
Washington DC in October. Will visit Geo. Washington's home above 
the =
Potomac and be in that area. Any suggestions of quilt stores I 
should =


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 21:11:15 -0400
From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawleydmv.com>

I went to the Fort Washington show (near Philadelphia) on =
Friday. Phyllis Twigg curated an exhibit of antique quilts =
characterized by lavish quilting or dimension (padding, stuffed =
quilting, etc.). This is the first time that antique quilts have 
been =
featured at the show. Judging by the very positive response it won't 
be =
the last. I was thrilled that Phyllis included one of my quilts (a =
Colonial Ladies c. 1930 notable for its large size and super 
quilting). =
Others that I remember were: a Lone Star (c.1850) from the Eastern 
Shore =
(how could I not love that one) with stuffed appliqued roses between 
the =
points of the star and a super-sized swag border; a summer spread =
appliqued with a veritable rabble of stuffed flowers and 
leaves--nothing =
organized, everything wonderful (c. 1860); several pieced quilts with 
spectacular chintz borders. Phyllis, you should jump in here and 
give =
the details.
My other reason for making the trip was that a dear friend had =
entered her version of Betsy Totten's Rising Sun (see Smithsonian =
Treasury) in which she substituted stenciling for Betsy's applique. 
She =
won an honorable mention.
Sunday it was off to Northern Virginia for Hazel Carter and 
Bunnie =
Jordan's Fabric Dating Club. It is important for all of us to do the 
things we care about and make life work during this terrible time. 
It =
was good to be with friends and quilts on Sunday.
The subject of the day was "Quilts of the 1920s. Hazel gave us a 
brief review of the general characteristics; Bunnie had a suitcase 
full =
of examples. We did more arguing than usual at this session because 
it =
seemed almost impossible to pin anything down as being "typical." 
After =
a couple of hours of looking at everything from a blue and white =
Swastika, to a Red Cross nine-patch, bluework, crib-sized boudoir =
quilts, pieces we felt were pre-W.W.I and some that were probably 
post =
W.W.II and a lot of fascinating ephemera we concluded that the 1920s 
isn't a distinguishable period and that we should look at it as part 
of =
a larger "post-war" period. Next time quilts of the 1930s--much 
easier =
to deal with. =20
The above is not very clear. Sorry! I'm not at my best. I 
thought =
I was becoming hardened to the disturbing images until the New Yorker 
arrived in my mail box. The cover is black: no images or messages =
(other than the masthead) just black.=20
Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 17:59:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com>

Just a little more on this nasty worm. It's spread through websites,
so if you want to see if have it, you can go to
The patch is at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/nimda.asp.  Its
worth downloading the patch just to be safe. 



Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 21:14:58 -0400
From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawleydmv.com>

How many of us will be in Williamsburg in October? Shall we try to =
organize another breakfast get-together? I so enjoyed meeting all of 
you early Sunday morning last year in Lincoln. Let's get a head 
count =
and see if we can socialize at sunrise.
Cinda on the Eastern Shore

Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 22:24:31 -0400
From: "J. G. Row" <Judygrowrcn.com>

I'll be there. I just bought my airline tickets today. I expect I 
will =
get a call from United saying that I am cancelled 2 days before. I'm 
not sure how I'm going to get there, but I'll be there.

DH and I are flying to a trade show and to visit relatives in Atlanta 
this weekend. I know the relatives are there, but I just found out 
that =
my trade show has been cancelled. This is a huge trade show, biggest 
in =
the country for picture framing. One of my suppliers called me at 6 
Pm =
to tell me and begging to come and show me his new line. He bought 
well =
over $100,000 in inventory thinking he would take orders from new =
customers at this show, and now he's got to pay his suppliers. And I 
had to tell him that for the present I am going to try and sell down 
my =
current inventory before I order any new styles.

Folks, we are in a recession! I hope we don't lose too many quilt =

Judy in Ringoes, NJ


Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 09:51:19 EDT
From: RBCochranaol.com

Cinda wrote:
How many of us will be in Williamsburg in October? Shall we try to 
another breakfast get-together? I so enjoyed meeting all of you 
early Sunday 
morning last year in Lincoln. Let's get a head count and see if we 
socialize at sunrise.
Cinda on the Eastern Shore

Add me--and three friends--to the list.
--Rachel in NJ


Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 10:46:09 -0400
From: "anne" <datkoaerols.com>
The Virginia Quilt Consortium has a very nice website which lists Va 
guilds. http://www.vcq.org/guild.htm

Also, don't forget the Virginia Quilt Museum at Harrisonburg.



Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 10:28:47 -0500
From: Joanna Evans <jevansbluemarble.net>

I am planning to be at AQSG, assuming my flights are still on, etc., 
and I would love to join you and others for breakfast one morning.

Also, look at your New Yorker cover under a brighter light. It is a 
couple of shades of black, with an outline of the WTC towers. The 
painting is titled "9/11/01." It is one of the most powerful covers 
I've seen. My husband, a professor of journalism, took the cover to 
post on his bulletin board.

Joanna Evans
Bloomington, IN


Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 12:23:19 -0400
From: "Teddy Pruett" <Aprayzerhotmail.com>

I will be driving from Florida to Williamsburg to attend the AQSG =
conference. If anyone lives close to I-95 at anypoint from FL to VA, 
and is uncomfortable with flying, I can take on a passenger or two. 
I =
had thought about making the offer earlier, and decided against it, 
but =
in light of the current situation, I am more than glad to share my 
car. =

E-mail privately. Teddy Pruett (For those of you who dont know me I 
am =
a FEMALE Teddy! ) Perfect driving record and BIG car. =20


Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 12:04:14 CDT
From: jocelynmdelphi.com

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:10:59 -0400 Newbie Richardson wrote:

> The c 1890 quilt top that was quilted was probably already in a 
> of desication and fragility - albeit not to the naked eye. 
> As a professional textile conservator and historian, I beg you 
all NOT
> to quilt an old (before1950) quilt top!
Any quilting, even with cotton thread and batting?
Can anything be done about the desiccation of the fabric?



Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 18:10:35 -0400
From: "Pam Weeks Worthen" <pamworthenhotmail.com>

I'm headed from NH to Williamsburg on Wednesday, OCt 10 with friend 
Chase. We plan on meandering down and landing in VA on Wed night. 

What should we stop to see between the southern border of New England 
Williamsburg? (We figured we'd blast past anything we could do in a 

Looking forward to it.

Pam Weeks Worthen

What are you all wearing? just kidding, it's like going away to 

Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 23:02:44 EDT
From: Feedsackfanaticcs.com

Somebody on this list mentioned flying to Atlanta this weekend, but 
message came very jumbled to me. I think it was Judy in Ringoes. I 
I'd let you know there is a quilt show beginning Friday through 
Sunday, Sept. 
21-23, at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta. This is being put on by 
East Cobb Quilter's Guild and is held semiannual -- usually a great 
show with 
20 vendors.

Paula in Georgia


Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 17:59:20 -1000
From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodardhawaii.edu>

Hopefully, I'll be at the AQSG meeting in Williamsburg and would love 
meet for breakfast. Wish I didn't have to catch three planes to get 
Laurie Woodard
Hawaiian Quilt Research Project


Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 08:13:50 -0600
From: Xenia Cord <xecordnetusa1.net>

I am planning to drive to Williamsburg for AQSG, from central 
I would be able to take 2 additional riders who live either in the
Cincinnati area, the Louisville/Lexington area, or close to the 74 
64 corridor.

Please reply off-list, ASAP -



Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 08:34:33 -0500
From: Bettina Havig <bettinaqcsocket.net>

Aunt Martha's Studio in Kansas City, for one, was in business 
beginning in
1929 and made quilt kits for Lone Star and Broken Star quilts 
throughout the
30's and is still at it. There were others as well, I recently 
acquired a
kit for a Lone Star quilt labeled JULIA FISCHER FORCEand I am 
certain that it dates from the 30's.
Bettina Havig


Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:19:41 -0500
From: "Kim Heger" <khegerhotmail.com>

Thanks to everyonr who gave me info on kit quilts! It was much 


Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 15:50:25 
From: "Anne Copeland" <anneappraiserhotmail.com>

I am posting this again because my e-mail is not showing up on the 

I second what Xenia said about kit quilts. In the course of our 
research on 
the subject beginning around 1993, Beverly Dunivent and I noted that 
did indeed seem to be many more pieced kits than appliqued. I think 
the appliqued forms are better known because they are a little easier 
recognize as they often show the tell-tale blue or black lines, and 
that may 
be why people came to associate those with the kits more than the 

Beverly Dunivent and I (Anne Copeland) also have an article in 
1994, Vol. 15, "Kit Quilts in Perspective." We also wrote a book on 
subject at the time, and it is not published currently because 
have not wanted to tackle such a specialized topic. We believe there 
room for as many books on the topic as can be put together, because 
it is a 
huge subject, and there are many aspects of the significance of the 
industry, as Xenia has also pointed out. Consider the number of 
women-owned businesses designing, putting together kits, and selling 
as well as finished quilts or basted quilts for those who did not 
want to quilt. These kit industries were perhaps some of the most 
innovative because they survived and often had more than 100 people 
in the factories, and this at a time when women had barely gained the 
to vote, and during the heart of the depression. It is indeed an 
industry that helped keep the quilting arts alive, and it is not well 
documented except for the work that people like Xenia, and Cuesta 
and we have put together. If I have left out anyone's name, it is 
intentional. It is certainly a fascinating industry, and full of 
stories of the people who produced the kits.

You are all in my prayers and thoughts during this tragic time. I am 
praying that America will not only recover, but that the whole world 
put its weapons of war aside and come to its senses before it is too 
Peace and blessings always, Annie