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Quilters Find a way to care

 

Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 21:35:21 -0700
From: Gail Ingram <GIngramtcainternet.com>
To: 

Last week I saw part of a program on HGTV which highlighted "story 
quilts,"
perhaps made by a New Englander. I believe the feature was on homes 
or
decorating, but the part I caught focused on the homeowner's quilts 
(That's
what they say on HGTV---"homeowner," not "homemaker," but personally 
I think
this woman was a true homemaker as well as the owner of the home)

Now, I've mislaid the pad on which I noted the name of the program 
and of
the quiltmaker. 

If anyone else saw/recalls the program, I would appreciate its
name/host/quiltmaker.


Gail Ingram

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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 22:48:53 -0400
From: Lynne Humphries-Russ <lynnehrsimplegiftspress.org>
To: 

I read the recent posting by Cinda Cawley regarding the quilts at the
Allegheny County Historical Society in Cumberland. It sounds 
wonderful
and I can't wait to see it. I'm thrilled to know that there is such a
good collection of quilts that I can see nearby - and in a local
historical society! Thank you for the hard work.

Please allow me a moment of historical accuracy, however. The 
original
National Road STARTED in Cumberland, Maryland. The National Road's
TERMINUS was Vandalia, Illinois. Later it ran on to St. Louis. The 
road
that ran from Baltimore to Cumberland eventually was added as part of
that road but all of it was built by private or local funds, if it 
was
"built" at all. It was part of an old trail. The condition of the
"built" portions of the stretch from Baltimore to Cumberland was of
widely varying quality, depending on the builder. The federal 
government
didn't claim it until much later than the part of the National Road 
than
ran west from Cumberland over the mountains. While it WAS a super
highway for the day, the crushed stone that was its first surface 
would
be a bit difficult on cars today! Yes, Cumberland was of great
importance because of its place on the National Road but rather as 
its
start, not its finish.

Thanks for listening to my historical spoutings.
Lynne

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Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 07:17:13 -0500
From: "Ann G. Hubbard" <ahubbardcdoc.net>
To: 

Was it someone on this list who had asked about the quilt engagement 
calendar. Amazon has this listed for sale. #256 Quilt Engagement 2001 
Calendar by Cyril Nelson. It is $12.55.
Ann from Lake of the ozarks, MO 

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 14:51:17 CDT
From: jocelynmdelphi.com
To: 

I seem to remember that the modern
> incarnation of flags lies in the heraldic traditions of midieval 
Europe.

Which were a very practical matter! There was no such thing as a 
royal
army- the army the king led was made up of the soldiers supplied by 
his
noblemen, who led their own followers into battle. If the King 
assigned
the Duke of Whereever to lead the right wing of the army, the Duke 
was
there, with his flagbearer. When the flag moved, the footsoldiers 
could
tell which way to go; hearing new orders in the crash of battle was
impossible. It also made it possible for knights to see which of 
their
allies might need a little help, by watching for the flags and then
assessing the fighting going on around them. In theory, so long as 
the
nobleman or his lieutenant (place-taker, in French) was on the field, 
the 
flag stayed with him to be a focus for the troops.
Not to mention the use of flags to communicate between ships, in 
later times. 

Jocelyn

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Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:48:05 EDT
From: SSQuiltaol.com
To: 

Hello,

We are getting ready to begin stamping the old Wurzburg applique kit 
quilts 
again and in going through some of the old boxes I came across a 
record book 
that I'm hoping an expert on the list can help me figure out. The 
book lists 
who quilted all of the model quilts. The name Caden I of course 
recognize but 
there are many, many listings that say Frost. The addresses given for 
Frost 
show that letters and merchancise goes to Levi, KY. Wire messages to 
Booneville, KY and freight and espress to Beattyville, KY If this 
rings a 
bell with anyone I'd sure appreciate any information you can supply. 
In 
addition to some local entries the names "VanKuiken" and "Coba" (or 
Caba) 
appear but the majority were sent to Caden and Frost.

Thanks,
Gay Bomers
Sentimental Stitches



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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 00:31:19 +0100
From: "Sally Ward" <Sally.D.Wardbtinternet.com>
To: 

Has anyone encountered a problem like this, and do you have any 
advice?

TIA, Sally W in UK

<After a recent attempted break-in, my DGDs quilt was smothered in 
small
<splinters of glass. I've vaccuumed and shaken it and now wonder 
whether
<there is a foolproof way of ensuring that all the glass has been 
retrieved.
<What should I do?

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Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 21:14:04 -0400
From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawleydmv.com>
To: "

I may have inadvertently sent this message before it was 
finished. 
I'm sorry.
Peggy Armstrong, Barb Garrett, Phyllis Twigg and I (all Vintage 
Friends of Fran) spent Saturday at the History House in Cumberland, 
MD 
(home of the Allegany Co. Historical Society) at the request of 
Vintage 
Friend Suzanne Cawley who has undertaken a documentation of the 
Society's quilt collection with the help of members of the local 
quilt 
guilds. We were asked to comment on historical significance, dates, 

conservation, etc. and to suggest ways that quilts could be displayed 

during a special exhibit planned for March through Oct. of 2002. 
Peggy 
will be returning Tuesday with Fran who is going to advise on 
preserving 
the Crazy Quilts.
We had a wonderful time; in addition to the quilts, the Society 
gave 
us a delightful lunch in elegant surroundings and a fascinating tour 
of 
the Victorian mansion which is restored to the 1880s period. But, it 

was really all about the quilts and there are some beauties. "Best 
of 
Show" went hands down to an enormous Blazing Stars quilt (8 point 
stars 
composed of 45 degree diamonds) with stuffed motifs in the alternate 

plain blocks, initialed and dated 1817 with cording, a chintz border 

and, the icing on this glorious cake, a handknotted fringe on all 
four 
sides. The row of diamonds next to the point of each star is made of 

the background fabric so that the points float away giving the quilt 

particularly airy appearance. The quilt is very acidic; our 
recommendation was that it should be sent to a professional 
conservator 
for wet cleaning.
If you look on a map you will find Cumberland in the "waspwaist" 
of 
Maryland sandwiched between West Virginia and Pennsylvania. During 
the 
early 19th century the town was far more important than it is today. 
It 
was the terminus of the National Road, our first super highway, which 

ran from Baltimore to Cumberland. No doubt the ladies of Cumberland 
had 
access to the best of everything. We certainly found evidence of 
this 
in the quilt collection. There was an early silk mosaic (c. 1840) 
backed by a subtle dove colored plaid that said "Quaker," Although 
we 
have no proof, it certainly could have come from Philadelphia. A 
brilliant red wool wholecloth quilt with a linen back shouts New 
England. There is a lovely applique album quilt dated 1852. We may 
be 
looking at what brides from the big cities brought with them to the 
edge 
of civilization (G).
The Pennsylvania German influence (the National Road was heavily 

used by the PA Germans to take their crops to market in Baltimore) is 

represented by a quilt in a pattern that was new to all of us. It's 

very sadly worn four-block applique circa 1850 (definitely a Dead 
Quilt 
). The four large blocks are hearts composed of diamond shaped 
leaves 
decorated with small hearts in turkey red or cheddar scattered 
randomly. 
The border is a serpentine vine with tulips. This is not prissy 
Baltimore applique; this lady was doing what I always think of as PA 

country applique: simple, sturdy flowers sitting firmly on inch-wide 

stems. I know I'm forgetting some of the details. Perhaps "Cousin 
Suzanne" will correct me. Almost all the red has deteriorated, but 
the 
quilt still makes an impact. Suzanne and her committee have decided 
to 
recreate the quilt, not once, but twice. One copy (machine applique) 

will be a raffle quilt for the History House to use as a fundraiser; 
the 
other (done by hand) will be a recreation of the original to be a 
permanent part of the collection. They also hope to sell the 
patterns. 
I think the patterns would be a great success; the quilt is so 
unusual 
and the applique is fairly simple. Even I, who have no pretensions 
as 
an appliquer, would love to make a single big block as a baby quilt.
In the mid-twentieth century Cumberland had a factory that 
produced 
"Celanese" much of it used for parachutes during W.W. II. Naturally 
the 
quilters of the town made quilts of "Celanese." We saw enough of 
these 
to recommend a local history exhibit featuring the quilts and photos 

etc. relating to the industry. Most of these quilts were fairly 
pedestrian, but one Pineapple Log Cabin made of brightly colored 
ribbons 
was absolutely charming.
Of course, there are Crazy quilts; as I said, Fran is making a 
special trip to check them out. Naturally, there were exciting 
details 
on some of the Crazies: a James G. Blaine campain ribbon from 1876, a 

bandana from the election of 1888 with portraits of Benjamin Harrison 

and Levi Morton, a "Stevensgraph" ribbon (Barb Garrett will explain) 

celebrating Gerorge Washington. One quilt which can only be 
described 
as a "Novelty" might have been a banner from a local fraternal 
organization; it has a silk Confederate battle flag in each corner. 

Always so many more questions than answers!
Suzanne will surely keep us posted on the quilt exhibit at 
History 
House. They have an exciting lineup of quilt related events planned 
and 
the pattern project should be of interest to all of us.
Cinda from the Eastern Shore whose motto is since I wouldn't hesitate 
to 
go ten miles to see one antique quilt it makes perfect sense to go 
300 
miles if I can see thirty. The roundtrip to Cumberland from 
Salisbury 
was 560 miles--well worth the effort!


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Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 21:06:54 -0500
From: Marcia Kaylakie <marciarkev1.net>
To: 


Hi All,
I am off to NJ tomorrow with DH to do a check on his mom, who has 
Alzheimers disease. Since DH is the guardian, we travel quite 
frequently so 
I will let you know what goes through Austin, Houston and 
Philadelphia. I 
am taking no chances and just packing my quilting in the 
check-through. I 
did make my MIL a quilt for her birthday, which is going tomorrow. It 
is 
from the One Block Says It All book and came out quite nicely! A 
Desert 
Star in pinks and purples (her favorite colors) I was pleasantly 
surprised 
with the results of that book, we did make the top in just over 3 
hours 
from start to finish, and I quilted and bound it in 1 week! the quilt 
measures 60" x 60", and I am quite pleased with the result. I have 
decided 
to read on this trip and will probably nap as well. When I see how 
things 
go on the first part, I may decide to try quilting minus scissors on 
the 
way back. I have been enjoying the discussions on kit quilts as I 
own a 
few myself. TTYL, Marcia Kaylakie

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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 10:41:18 -0500
From: Laura Hobby Syler <texas_quilt.coairmail.net>
To:

Darwin,
Please go to 
www.quiltappraisers.org
for a complete listing of certified appraisers of Quilted Textiles
It is broken down by state.

Laura Hobby Syler
Richardson, Texas
Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles
Member of Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles
(PAAQT)


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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 01 12:30:30 -0600
From: woodford <haqgalenalink.net>
To: 

DaDaaaaah!
I put fresh lemon juice on the smuches, left in sun for few seconds, 
rinsed in clear water and voila! I had instead of black smuches, 
light 
smuches, which I consider much better and capable of being dealt 
with. 
However I am waiting to see if this treatment on silk causes 
deterioration so have a work in progress. Will report again later.
Thanks to Meg Mooney for her words and to quilt97.
Hurrah, skipping down the walk, Barbara

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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 14:34:10 -0400
From: "J. G. Row" <Judygrowrcn.com>
To: 

You don't need a scissors or even a nail clippers to cut your thread.
All you need is your tooth floss in its little white container.
The cutter is perfect.
AND......a bonus!
You can open those packages up when you have used up the floss and 
either
wind your sewing thread on the core, or even insert a bobbin, 
pre-wound with
your correct color. (Some narrow bobbins will fit some containers, 
but not
all.)

If you floss your teeth often and empty lots of those little white 
plastic
containers you could have a whole rainbow of threads to work with on 
your
trip, and wouldn't that get folks wondering! You could even store a 
needle
in each container. But -- don't open the containers too often -- 
the
little cutter thingie is not inserted permanently and will ultimately 
fall
out. Ask me how I know that!

Judy in Ringoes, NJ
judygrowrcn.com
Just back from flying Delta Philly to Atlanta and then back for a 
trade show
that was cancelled!
Guess who didn't know that? ARRRGGGHHH!
Now what terrorist would want to do away with 18,000 picture framers?

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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 17:24:15 -0400
From: "anne" <datkoaerols.com>
To: <QHLcuenet.com>
Subject: Lighting
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Has there been a discussion on the list re lighting for sewing rooms? 
I'm
hoping to get basement re-done for my quilting and the issue of how 
much
light and what kind has been puzzling me. Builder has just mentioned
halogen lights - of the appropriate 'temperature' (he said this 
refers to
similarity with natural light) - as being better than fluorescents 
since
they can be dimmed. Shopowners, those with studios have any 
experience they
could share? Many thanks. AnneD

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 22:33:19 -0400
From: "Suzanne Cawley" <ccawleyalleganyinternet.net>
To: 

Lynn Humphries-Russ wrote:
I read the recent posting by Cinda Cawley regarding the quilts at the
Allegheny County Historical Society in Cumberland. It sounds 
wonderful
and I can't wait to see it. I'm thrilled to know that there is such a
good collection of quilts that I can see nearby - and in a local
historical society! Thank you for the hard work.

Please allow me a moment of historical accuracy, however. The 
original
National Road STARTED in Cumberland, Maryland. The National Road's 
TERMINUS
was Vandalia, Illinois. Later it ran on to St. Louis. The road that 
ran from
Baltimore to Cumberland eventually was added as part of that road but 
all of
it was built by private or local funds.... Yes, Cumberland was of 
great
importance because of its place on the National Road but rather as 
its
start, not its finish.

From Suzanne:
In Cinda's defense, she had a lot of information to absorb on 
documentation
day and no time to take notes.....so her post was from memory two 
days
later. She was probably thinking "terminus" because we also 
discussed the
fact that the C&O Canal, which travels northwest from Washington, DC, 
has
its terminus in Cumberland. Travel on the C&O Canal as well as the 
National
Road brought a lot of traffic through Cumberland.....which probably 
accounts
for the fact that this Western Maryland community is the home of a 
great
collection of quilts from its glory days in the 19th century. I will
continue to post information (and questions) as this documentation 
work
continues....and hope that many of you will be able to travel to 
Cumberland
next year to see the collection in person.

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Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 20:55:28 -0700
From: "Anne Papworth" <papworthichips.intel.com>
To: 


Hello All,

> Kit houses were the intermediary stage between individual 
builders 
and
> developers. Can we then say that quilt kits were the intermediate 
step
> between "home made" and industry made? I do not remember that 
there
> many factory made quilts much before WWII - other than the machine
> quilted satin spreads of the 1930's and 40's. Just thinking out 
loud!
> Newbie

Newbie Richardson's posting got me thinking about when quilts were
first mass-manufactured. The earliest reference I can come up with 
is
an advertisement in the August 24, 1871 issue of "Sheldon's Weekly
Dry Goods Price List". The ad lists "Honey Comb, Fancy Jacquard
and Imperial Bleached Comfortables and Quilts". Has anyone ever
seen what one of these "quilts" looks like? I can find no reference 
to
mass-produced quilts prior to 1871, nor from 1872 to the 1930's.
Anyone else??

Anne Papworth


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Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 02:35:50 -0400
From: "J. G. Row" <Judygrowrcn.com>
To:

I posted my tip about the floss container cutter to another list and 
got the
following in reply.....

>My sister recently had her dental floss removed from her purse. She 
had put
>a piece in to floss her teeth after eating and they took it. Jane

So, is that a prank post? Or do you think someone actually removed 
her
dental floss as a potentially dangerous weapon? Will any of you who 
do
travel soon with a floss container let us know? I just can't 
believe it is
true!

Judy in Ringoes, NJ
judygrowrcn.com

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 08:03:14 -0400
From: "Glenn Hardy" <hardygoeaston.net>
To: 



I would like to hear whether the airlines are allowing you to fly 
with 
needles. When I made reservations on Southwest last week, I was told 

scissors would be taken away and so would needles. Have any of you 
tested this? I also wonder if they are taking brooches off the 
passengers because of the sharp object.

Julianne in cooler Maryland


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Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 08:32:05 EDT
From: Xroadclownaol.com
To: 

the bast thing to do is call and ask. they took a friends knitting 
needles 
away before the attack. Maybe we will just have to learn to talk to 
people 
again, or read a good book!

"Loves mansion is built in the places of excrement"

.......................................fromYeats' 

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Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 17:15:51 +0000
From: quiltsnbearsatt.net
To: 


I flew home Thursday (9/27)and believe me security is 
being very careful of what is allowed on a plane.My 
husband is diabetic and carries an emergency needle.At 
first they refused to let him retain the needle,but I 
stressed that this was a medical emergency device.After 
a bit of consultation it was decided that an agent would 
walk us through security with the needle in plain view. 
My husband was told to obtain an authorization from his 
doctor for our next trip on October 19th. 
We had left Orlando on 9/11 to fly to Dallas and then on 
to Seattle. We were diverted to Shreveport at 10:06 AM 
EDT and parked in a field since the 557 was too big for 
the airport. After two days in the Residence 
Inn,compliments of AA, we decided to drive the remaining 
2500 miles to WA.American Airlines and Marriott were 
wonderful.In the midst of their own suffering they took 
very good care of all of us.AA refunded the MCO-SEA 
portion of our ticket and Marriott refunded our paid in 
full Seattle reservation.
On our return the three airports we passed through were 
very quiet, the lines were slow and there was a real 
show of security personnel.Even the passengers were 
quiet.There was no joking and laughing.Considering that 
the flights into and out of Orlando are usually noisy 
and kid loaded it was all rather spooky!
Take a book,put the sewing in your checked luggage.
Roberta in FL

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Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 15:05:26 EDT
From: SadieRoseaol.com
To: 
Hello, 
We have a new quilt shop opening in town, and the owners asked if 
I knew 
of any e-mail lists for shopowners. I seem to remember one called 
Quilt Biz.
Can anyone tell me if this list is still going, and how to 
subscribe?? 
TIA, Karan from sunny Iowa 

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Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 18:35:31 -0400
From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdocsover.net>
To: 
Judy,
Probably there are already urban legends on the net regarding 
checkpoints.
Thanks for the dental floss container tip. My husband will wonder 
why I am
flossing 10 times a day in the next two weeks before the ASQG meeting 
but
that will just be our little secret.
Last night I found an unopened package of a Clover brand needle 
threader
with a miniscule cutter and I may have myself a new orange necklace. 
I am
planning to bring a small needle with me and if they take it at the 
gate, so
be it.
Keeping my hands busy when I am nervous about flying is very 
important to
me. And I have a few long waits.
And think how clean my teeth will soon be!! (Are you in cahoots 
with my
dentist who is always nagging me to floss)?

Jan Drechsler in Vermont
Quilt Restoration; Quilting teacher
www.sover.net/~bobmills

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Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 21:46:30 -0400
From: "pepper cory" <pepcorymail.clis.com>
To: 

Hello all-I'm a Travelocity subscriber and get their email 
newsletter. Go to
Travelocity's site and they have a link for Tips for Traveling With
Increased Security. It's worth reading and makes sense. What is 
evident is
that things that seem like potential weapons might alarm one security 
guard
while the next one may think that it's OK. In other words, there's 
latitude
and personal interpretations of the guidelines. They did specifically
mention manicure kits as vertbotin. The other info--how to pack, 
coming with
ID, having a copy of your E-ticket--make sense. Hope this is helpful.
Pepper Cory in coastal North Carolina