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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:53:22 -0400
From: Eileen Doughty <QuilterDoughtyDesigns.com>

I joined the Quilt Biz list a few months ago. you should be able to
sign up by going to this web site:

i believe the list owner will send you an email asking you about your
quilting background and professional status - are you a designer,
quiltmaker, appraiser, etc. I think the list does try to weed out 
casual quilter.

as lists go, there is not much 'chat' going on - i think everyone is 
busy running their business to go off-topic!

eileen doughty


Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:57:26 -0400
From: Eileen Doughty <QuilterDoughtyDesigns.com>
To: "

Since i'm posting something else today, i will introduce myself as a 
new member of this list. i live in northern Virginia. i've been a 
quilter for over 13 years, and for most of that have worked in landscapes,
taking commissions.

i joined the list because i recently started to help a friend do some
quilt restoration, and i know from time to time we may want some 
from those with more experience!

eileen doughty


Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 10:22:20 -0500
From: Laura Hobby Syler <texas_quilt.coairmail.net>

Up until a year or so ago, Quilt Biz was *the* site for shop owners,
designers, teachers, in other words, quilting professionals to chat,
share ideas, info and generally pick each others brains. It was 
really valuable for those of us that do not own or work in one specific shop 
to see what the trends and wants of shops all over the country were. 
Then FabShopNet, open to quilt shop owners only, came on the scene. 
Shop owners wanting to converse only with other shop owners jumped ship 
(and if I'm not mistaken, the original owners of QuiltBiz retired) and the
whole tone of the site changed. I decided not to renew my 
subscription for my business because the discussions were not of a nature that I 
felt were beneficial to me. That is not to say that QuiltBiz is not a 
worthy site...it's just changed dramatically from the original concept of 
the list. Your shop owner friend should check out the FabShopNet as well.
Sorry, since I'm no longer a shop owner, I don't have information on 
how to join. Maybe someone else will offer that.

Laura Hobby Syler
Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles
Quilt Restoration Specialist
Teacher, Lecturer, Author
Contributing Editor for Harris Publications, QUILT Mag, et al. 


Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 17:06:30 -0400
From: "pepper cory" <pepcorymail.clis.com>

Hello all-I've just purchased an unusual quilt in the Star of the 
West pattern. It is deep teal and brown...silk! The back is an almost 
iridescent rougher weave brown/blue silk and the fraying binding a Christmas 
green silk. The only quilts in these colors silk that I've seen were Quaker
quilts. I can't get a story on provenance out of the seller (they're 
being coy-). Anyone out there recommend reading (pictures would be lovely-) 
Quaker quilts?
Thanks for your time-
Pepper Cory


Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 14:53:37 -0700
From: "Julia D. Zgliniec" <rzglini1san.rr.com>

Dear Pepper and QHL,
I can recommend:
Of The Best Sort But Plain: Quaker Quilts From the Deleware Valley 
- 1890.Patricia J Keller, Brandywine River Museum. Chadds Ford, PA.

It is a well done survey with references and additional reading

Julia Zgliniec


Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:14:21 EDT
From: JQuiltaol.com

i've been a quaker for 40 years and i've never heard of a quaker 
only reference i've heard about fabric...is from an old 
quaker , from iowa...she told me that her mother wore mostly grey 
dresses...very plain and never anything decorative.....i'd be very 
in any history you find out about quaker quilts...


Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 20:12:15 -0400
From: "Martha Wroolie" <mwrooliemindspring.com>

Several months ago I downloaded an article from a website
(www.Findarticles.com) on Quaker quilts. It was published in The 
Antiques, August, 1999 and was by Patricia J. Keller. The article 
title is
Quaker Quilts from the Delaware River Valley, 1760 - 1890. Hope it 
is still
available there.
Martha Wroolie
Atlanta, GA


Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 17:18:10 -0700
From: chrisajetlink.net

Jean and Pepper,
there is an article in Antiques Magazine, August 1999, also by 
Patricia J.
Keller that was most interesting and informative. It is called 
Quilts from the Delaware River Valley, 1760-1890"

Keller discusses the quilts they made and as well as bought from
professional quilters and upholsterers in Phil. between those years. 
also discusses how their plain and simple doctrine can reconcile with 
owning or making of elaborate quilts. It is most interesting. They 
their quilts to fit both their religious framework and their 
or "conversation". This is a Quaker concept that described the way a 
used their religious beliefs in their everyday material life. This is 
a very
simple explanaination of a concept that I am unfamiliar with, so 
forgive any misrepresentation, and read the article yourself. She 
goes into
it for several paragraphs.

She says that silk quilts, pieced or whole cloth, were made by them 
in that
region in the 19th century. This set them apart from most others in 
England who were using cotton at the time. They used undyed wool 
rather than
cotton batting too. They also made silk pieced blocks in the 2nd and 
quarters of the 19th C. Sometimes the silk was brocaded.

Kimberly Wulfert
Ojai, CA