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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 20:08:41 EST
From: Chyral@aol.com

Howdy all,

I was looking through some files today, and turned up the photograph of this
quilt that appeared on the auctioneer's website prior to the sale. It's not
of the best quality (it's a little over compressed), but I think it is of
some interest nonetheless, especially in light of the controversy surrounding
the quilt in this and other on-line forums. If anyone is interested, please
contact me off-list (at chyral@aol.com), and I'll send the photo out by
e-mail. (It's a 66KB file, btw.)



Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:02:41 -0500
From: "Zendelle Bouchard" <zendelle@indri.mv.com>

I got my new issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine the other day and have
totally fallen in love with the 1870's Pineapple Medallion Quilt, which will
be one of the first patterns issued by the Quilt Preservation Society. For
$25 you will get a newsletter and four patterns a year for antique quilts.
According to the website (quiltpreservation.com), if you join by the end of
the year you will get a bonus fifth pattern. I heard from Nancy Kirk
yesterday that there will be color photos of the quilts on the website
showing some of the fabrics in the original quilts to help you match them.
The patterns will also be available in EQ4 format, which is great because I
want to make my Pineapple Medallion in a miniature version.
Zendelle in NH


Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 10:53:12 EST
From: LeahZieber@aol.com

I have a 1999 catalogue from the American Textile and History Museum
titled, "And So To Sleep - Jacquard Coverlets from the Hawthorne Collection"
It is filled with pictures of coverlets from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania
etc. I quickly scanned to see if one read "Peace and Plenty" but did not see
it. ATHM my have some record of it, though. Try them.

Happy hunting
Leah Zieber


Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 18:28:04 -0600
From: "Leigh Fellner" <hcquilts@peoplepc.com>
Bought a small lot of Puss-in-the-Corner quilt blocks today made with these
fabrics. I'd appreciate your folks' take on their age:

Here's a closeup of one to give you an idea of their texture. The actual piece is about 1.75" square:
(Click on the thumbnail.)

Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 20:07:21 +1100
From: "kate knight" <kateknight@optushome.com.au>
To: <hcquilts@peoplepc.com>

Lucky you !!
That blue looks to me like a Prussian Blue. Eileen Trestain 
describes it in
"Dating Fabrics" as a colour with a richness an depth that stand 
out in
quilts of this period (1830-1860). The blue was probably first 
produced in
America in the early 1830's, but was known in Europe previously. 
blue was often used to create those lovely fabrics that were graded 
light to dark and back again, known as rainbow or ombre prints. You 
find that this blue was often printed with a light tan figure, 
enhanced by a black or white edge..."
Refer page 62 and 63 for some of her pics.


Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 06:33:32 -0600
From: "Leigh Fellner" <hcquilts@peoplepc.com>

Thanks so much! That date range or thereabouts does seem to be the
consensus of QHL folks so far :) This has been great fun.


Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 16:46:38 -0500
From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley@dmv.com>
The best job in the Guild is program chair. I've been sharing 
position in Bayside Quilters with a friend for the last two years. 
to choose the speakers is great fun and our proximity to Washington 
Baltimore means that we have a great pool of teachers and speakers to 
On Wednesday we had Kathryn Berenson, author of Quilts of 
Provence and
Pique de Provence. I think it was one of the most successful 
meetings we've
ever had. If you've seen her books you know how beautifully they are
illustrated. The slides she used in her talk were of the same 
quality as
the gorgeous photos in the books. She also bought about 10 quilts 
from the early 18th to mid-19th century. The quilting on the 
quilts was so close it looked like machine work. The earliest quilt 
of all
had cutwork designs as well as cording. She even brought a 
petassoun, the
traditional small piece made to protect the mother's dress from 
messes on special occassions.
Pique de Provence is not available in English; I bought it anyway 
the pictures. If I can scout up my Larousse I'll try to revive my 
French. The French tradition is very different from ours 
which only adds to the interest.
Cinda on the Eastern Shore