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Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 11:01:39 -0500 From: "anne" <datkoa@erols.com> To: "Quilt 

Xenia, is there any information on buyer of this amazing quilt? Private collector or -hoping- a musem? AnneD


Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 11:29:55 EST From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com, QuiltersBee@cuenet.com, quiltopia@lyris.planetpatchwork.com, 

i plan on making a small adjustment to the december 24 - jan 2 calendar for 2003.. all of the days for those dates.. are going to be saturdays &sundays alternated... just 'cause that's the way i feel for those 2 weeks every year... when anyone asks me what day it is during that time...a glazed look comes into my eyes...and i have to tap the back of my head...to unscramble the day log...it takes a minute or 2,to respond and then i usually get the day wrong anyhow... anyone else want to sign my petition? i'm pretty sure tomorrow is really monday... jeanL


Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 21:33:49 EST From: Windquilt@aol.com To: Trishherr@aol.com CC: 

Trish wrote:

>>I have been given about 100 color photos ...I would like them to go to the proper place where they will mean something.

Hi Trish,

I cannot say that I know anything about the show you mention, but if all else fails, please consider the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, as a repository for the pictures. I can send you contact information if you are interested.


Nancy Blake south of Boston


Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 13:16:00 -0500 From: "pepper cory" <pepcory@mail.clis.com> To: 

Hello all from the sunny but windy Carolina coast-I'm straightening the office and came across the shelf with Quilt Engagement Calendars. I think Penguin stopped this series in 2001 so I'd love to fill two holes: I need the 1987 and the 1999 issues. I have an extra of the 1981 calendar. Anyone out there got an extra '87 or '99 and interested in swapping or selling? Please contact me off-list. Happy New Year. Pepper Cory

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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 13:43:06 -0500 From: "Neal and Julie Crossland" 

There was such a great response to the antique quilting bee photo that I have put all of the ones that I have left on ebay. We are having one last run done (50) and may put some of those up. The ebay number is 935929833. Previous post: The NH Quilt Documentation Project, Phase II gets underway with a series of Documentation Days beginning in January, 2003. To raise money, Glendora Hutson who is on our board of directors, has given permission for the limited reproduction of a wonderful photograph in her collection. We are making it available through eBAy. "Antique Reproduction Photo of Quilting Bee". All proceeds go to the project.


Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 10:38:17 -0800 From: "Laurette Carroll" <rl.carroll@verizon.net> 

Hello A while back we were discussing methods of marking quilting lines used on antique quilts. I mentioned that I have seen quilting lines marked with blue pencil on antique quilts, but that I thought that the quilt we were discussing had been marked with blue chalk/powder.

Last night I was looking through a book, "Pieced Work and Appliqué Quilts at Shelburne Museum", Lilian Carlisle, Shelburne Museum, 1957, (no ISBN). On pg. 55 there is a photo of a quilt named Foundation Rose and Pine Tree, dated third quarter 19th C, and in the description is written, "Quilting is in simple lines that cross at regular intervals which form squares. This quilt has never been washed and the quilting lines, drawn on with blue green pencil marks are still visible".

This is a great little book, there are many photos (b&w) of wonderful quilts, and the author describes them in detail and gives a little quilt history along the way.

Laurette Carroll Southern California

Look to the Future With Hope


Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 17:33:25 -0500 From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley@dmv.com> To: "QHL" <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: Quilt Engagement Calendar Message-ID: <004101c2b5d3$a2b6a180$02000003@z6x4o3>

Can I piggyback on Pepper's idea and ask if anybody has a copy of the very first calendar which I think was 1976? That's the one I need for a complete set. Thanks. Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 22:10:46 -0500 From: Eileen Doughty <ef.doughty@verizon.net> To: QHL@cuenet.com Subject: 

For those looking for the engagement calendars -

There is a rummage sale kind of list set up for quilters. they post once a month. it is not run commercially, the woman just does it out of the goodness of her heart. you could place an ad there.

you have to join it via yahoo now, because their server booted them off -- going out to too many people so it looked like spam.

here is what they say:

 *********** If you'd like to recommend QTN to a friend, the quickest way for them to join is to send an email to QTN-subscribe@yahoogroups.com .

Previous QTN newsletters from October, 2002 onward are available at the QTN website, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QTN . You'll have to create a Yahoo! username for yourself if you have not done so already.

If you have any problems or questions with your subscription or the website, feel free to email me directly at nakroshis@smart.net . *************

eileen doughty http://www.DoughtyDesigns.com


click on this thumbnail to see a close upclick on this thumbnail to see it close upDate: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 04:24:07 +0000 From: "Karen Bush" <karenbush11@hotmail.com> To: QHL@cuenet.com Subject: 

Hi All! And, Happy New year! :) I hope this is 'legal' to ask on the list, but, this quilt just STRUCK me, and wondered if anyone else had ever seen this design. It might be a self-designed, just thought I'd ask the Experts! :) kb http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewItem&item=934749145+

Click on the thumbnail of the picture to see it close up.



Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 23:27:59 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> To: QHL <QHL@cuenet.com> 

Trish, Woodstock, VT is an hour away and I have visited 6-7 times in the last few years. Last year, I sang in a group for a free performance for the historical society. I would be willing to call the society and if no success, try the local churches and see if they have any records of a quilt show. I wonder if any of these quilts have been documented?

The other possibility is the Vermont Quilt Documentation Project, although I don't know if there is a public storage/library access for this type of material.

Although I live in Vermont, I am a volunteer for the Massachusetts Quilt Doc. Project which is afilliated with the New England Quilt Museum. Guess I have a few of the bases covered and am happy to help out. As long as it can be put on the list of Quilt business and doesn't need to be done tomorrow!

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


Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 09:20:11 -0500 From: Palampore@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com (Quilt Heritage List) Subject: 

I just got my Costume Society of America's on-line newsletter. They mentioned a site that I thought you would be interested in. The site is: printersproofs.com. It tells about printers proofs that were used by the Werthan Bag Co. of Nashville, TN. Those of you who like feedbag fabric will love this site. There was also mention of a great quilt exhibit at the Whitney Museum. The national conference for the Costume Soc. will be in Charleston, SC in June. Great group of folks who often cross over interests with quilt folks. Several of us on this list are part of the group. Have a great New Year! Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC


Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 11:46:28 -0500 (EST) From: Teri Klassen <teresak@bloomington.in.us> To: <QHL@cuenet.com> 

I got the Mississippi state quilts book for Christmas and it is really nicely done. It has a good representation of quilts made by African-Americans, and also a lovely quilt reportedly made in Kokomo, Indiana. Teri Klassen (looking forward to our next Indiana/Illinois/Ohio quilt history meeting a week from Sunday)


Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 14:26:37 -0600 (Central Standard Time) From: Mary Persyn 

Click here to read an article on Gee's Bend and the quilts in the Chicago Tribune today in the Tempo section. It can also be found at

The title of the article is "home of Genius".

Mary in overcast Valparaiso,IN ----------------------------------------- 


Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 22:01:38 -0800 From: Anne Copeland <anneappraiser1@juno.com> To: QHL@cuenet.com Subject: Dresden Plate Quilt Message-ID: <20030107.224257.-436401.9.anneappraiser1@juno.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

I seriously doubt that this is a 1930s quilt. I looked at the fabrics, and they don't look right for 30s. Something else about it just doesn't look right either. peace and blessings, Annie Closest to Fancy Dresden, but with all the extra design elements added in makes it strange.


Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 19:49:54 -0800 From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex@starband.net> 

The Dresden Plate quilt Anne refers to is my listing on eBay: = tqc...Really GREAT 30s Dresden Plate QUILT! =20 934749145 =20

Not certain of what Anne meant, I went to look again at the quilt. Using = the fabrics as a guide, I believe that the quilt IS circa 1930s. There = may be some 40s prints, which would bring it into the 40s, but I see = nothing that looks newer. Anne, tell us what era you think it is, and = why, will you, so we can all learn something.


Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 00:09:58 -0500 From: "judygrow" <judygrow@rcn.com> To: "Quilt 

I'm not shy. I think this quilt is everything that Julie says it is. I think it the kind of quilt that we all hope to be able to produce ourselves -- a typical traditional pattern taken to heights of imagination and craftsmanship.

......"all the extra design elements added in makes it strange." You betcha! It's strange to see such a simple quilt that was put together with such incredible imagination.

It is a knock-your-socks-off quilt in my estimation.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@rcn.com





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