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Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 15:09:07 +0100 From: Daniele Seyrig Baumgarten

Pique de Provence is the catalogue of an exhibition held last year at the Musee d'impression sur etoffes , where some of the boutis and quilted coverlets of Jean Andre Cabanel were on display and wich I wrote about at the time I think . There are several others wich contributed articles to the catalogue wich is very well made . I really like the way the quilts are documented .They study both the top and back fabric , the batting , the printing technique ,and the thread and quilting . I was lucky to see the exhibition twice and again part of it in Paris at the Musee de Jouy en Josas . I was really impressed by a first half of the 18th c pique de Marseilles wich was one of the finest work I saw . Boutis is now very much taught here and a lot of quilters are making marvelous piece of work . I always regret that obviously there is no interest in the US magazines for this very typical work wich would certainly appeal to a large number of quilters.But I was told that one of the very well known teachers was in Montreal for a workshop . There is hope ...... BTW Cinda , if you need any help with French words or want a few titles of how to books (some with wonderful patterns wich can also be used for quilting without stuffing ),email me I will try my best VBG Daniele in Paris


Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 12:52:01 -0800 From: "Catherine Kypta" <ckypta@home.com

 Hello all! A good friend recently brought me a crib quilt top, Mother Goose with 4 nursery rhyme scenes, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, The piper's Son, and a little boy fishing(?) to look at, and it looked like a kit to me, so I put it under the bright light and could barely make out - Bucilla, # 8470. I think that's the right number. Could anyone out there help on a date? I do wish the book on Kit Quilts was published, any news in that area? Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks so much! Catherine in foggy Sacramento 


Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 21:08:03 -0500 From: "J. G. Row" <judygrow@rcn.com

compass_on_bed.gif (133758 bytes)compass_closeup.gif (128912 bytes)This quilt top was made by J. G. Row.  It is a  reproduction of an antique quilt that sold at the Brick Auction in Crosswicks, NJ in October 2000 -- This antique quilt has a sister quilt which is on  the cover of "QUILTS AND COVERLETS from THE AMERICAN MUSEUM IN BRITAIN by Shiela Betterton republished in 1982. (ISBN:o950497142)  Click on the thumbnails to see these up close. 

This is the quilt I am making for my son and his fiancee as their wedding present. It is the compass quilt I've been talking about for over a year. No it isn't done yet -- I've got until June 2nd. I haven't started quilting it yet, and just took a photo of the top on his old bed. Kris was kind enough to put the photos on the quilt history site. Click on the thumbnails for bigger photos. I am so proud of it -- not one point is cut off! At least none that you can see in the photos! It is 100" square. Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@rcn.com  


Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 20:28:26 -0600 From: "Avalon" <malthaus@idcnet.com

I am enjoying watching the premier showing of "Century of Quilts", a show produced by Wisconsin PBS to be used during pledge drives on PBS throughout the country. It is a great show highlighting some of the 20th century's best quilts which were displayed at the Houston show last year. The show contains interesting interviews with contemporary quiltmakers and excellent close-ups of the quilts. Great documentation of the quilt artists thoughts re: their works. It is generating a LOT of phone calls during the pledge pauses. Be sure and check your programming guide during pledge drives in your area of the country. Mary in Wisconsin