Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 08:29:40 -0300 From: "Pilar Donoso " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If I am not wrong, about a year ago the University of Nebraska was going to
give some courses over the Internet,
I am a History and Geography teacher, but I dedicate my life to
I donB4t have a primary source here in Chile to learn more about Quilt
History, so I appreciate this group and all the information that I receive.
If any courses are given over the Internet, please let me know. Any other
Web site that you think I shouldn't miss, please send me the address.
Thank you very much
Pilar Donoso I. The Quilt Shop Santiago, Chile email@example.com
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:45:35 -0800 From: Laura Robins-Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ami Simms has several specialities and many acitivites. Lately she's been
doing memory quilts and photo transfer. She's very nice and has a wonderful
sense of humor. Her web is www.amisimms.net.
DON'T try www.amisims.com which she used to have. It now belongs to someone
who uses it to redirect to other "for profit" sites. I'll include an
excerpt from her last newsletter. She also asks any concerned quilters to go to
her site and click away like crazy. She needs lots of action on the site to try
to regain her old name or at least get the new one listed in the better
Excerpt from Ami's newsletter. Long, but interesting about the ways of
... If that wasn't enough, on December 13th the nice folks that registered my
domain name (www.AmiSims.com) pulled the plug. No warning; they just deleted it.
Then they sent me an invoice on the 18th to renew it. Then they MAILED me an
invoice on the 21st to renew by January or they'd delete it by October 2000. So
because they're in a time warp, I'm up a creek. Needless-to-say, once they
delete it, they can't get it back. It goes into limbo for several days and then
onto the open market. No problem. Who would want MY name on THEIR page?
Apparently someone in Hong Kong. Go figure. www.AmiSims.com now takes you
(and everybody else) to a site linked to gambling, debt consolidation, and
Viagra, among other things. (If you want to see for yourself please do NOT use
MY domain name to get there, use <http://www.ultimatesearch.com>.
Misery loves company. I guess I'm not the only one. The Poetry Society went
overnight from verse to Viagra when Ultimate Search bought THEIR website. It's
happened to several others as well. Some ended happily, others did not.
On the bright side, people looking for me could have been sent to a porn
Here's what YOU can do: 1. Tell everybody you can think of that
www.AmiSims.com is now www.AmiSimms.net. This would include your entire address
book, your buddy lists, newsgroups, guild newsletter, the people at the grocery
store, your accountant, and your mother-in-law. Want to go the extra mile? Give
me the name of the person that writes about computers at your local newspaper.
2. Tell everybody you know NOT to use www.AmiSims.com until further notice.
(If Ultimate Search sees a lot of hits from MY domain name it will become more
and more valuable in their eyes and they will NEVER give it back.) They did
purchase it legitimately. If you really want to see what their site is all
about, enter it through <www.UltimateSearch.com>
3. VISIT www.AmiSimms.net or www.MalleryPress.com
. Get to my site through either of these domain names and CLICK LIKE CRAZY.
Doesn't matter where; just GO. The more traffic (hits) the site gets, the more
likely the search engines are to list me with a domain name that actually goes
to my site. It will probably take years to get where I was before this
happened....so CLICK! Please. ...
Me again, signing off. Laura in Seattle
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 12:04:58 -0500 From: "Candace Perry"
I was looking at an eighteenth century pocketbook in our collection just now
and realized that the clasp on it is made in the shape of the Prince of Wales
emblem. It's late 18th century, and the clasp is silver (actually unusual that
it has such a clasp). The pocket book is done in what is known as "queen's
stitch." Just a little FYI for any one who is interested! Candace Perry
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 18:13:40 EST From: KareQuilt@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com
I can't seem to keep this info straight in my head and get several of you and
your websites mixed up all the time. Who founded & runs Quilt History.com?
What other quilt history websites do you all check regularly, besides QHL and
QuiltHistory.com? Just curious. Thanks.
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 21:07:19 -0300 From: "Pilar Donoso " <email@example.com>
Dear all of You:
First, I want to thank you for your great support and information about
places where I could learn more about the History of Quiltmaking. I have a lot
of work to do now. Thanks God it is summer, and things slow down a lot at the
store, and I will have some time to check on these interesting places.
For a long time a had a "discussion" with a lady that teaches
trapunto at my store. She lived in France for a while and we cannot agreed if
Trapunto and Boutis is the same thing. Also, she keeps saying that the Boutis is originated in Provence, and according to my records, it is
Sicily. I checked in many places and they refer to Stuffed work to Boutis as a
French word and Trapunto as an American word . Any of you Historian Gurus can
help me? Pilar Donoso I. The Quilt Shop Santiago, Chile firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:55:17 -0800 (PST) From: Kris Driessen
QuiltHistory.com and the QHL list is "mine", so to speak. I pay for
the website and privately maintained list with generous donations from the
members and everyone who purchases a book through the QuiltHistory website.
However, in reality, it belongs to everyone who has contributed to the
discussions, offered an article for the website, or said nice things about us in
I strongly believe that we can all learn from each other. There are a lot of
people on the list who lurk for years, then suddenly learn something and can't
wait to tell everyone on the list. Or simply tell their neighbor! Who knows how
many textiles have been saved from the dump because of an alert member. I am
especially pleased with the increase in Quilt History study groups. Not everyone
can afford to go to the AQSG meetings, but that doesn't mean their interest is
less valid. We should all be exceedingly proud of ourselves.
OK, I will get off my soapbox now.
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 23:31:42 -0500
From: "Annette A." <email@example.com>
Not only am I a lurker, I am also one who cannot afford to
go to AQSG meetings, quilt shows, museums, etc. Through
your sharing your experience and knowledge, asking questions
and responding to the list, I have gained a wealth of
information and it stretches my desire to learn more.
Maybe one of these days, I will have the answer one of
you are looking for. :-) So thanks everyone.
Now, I have a question. A few months ago, there was a
website about dating wood thread spools that came across
this list. It was very detailed with photographs and organized
very well. I am looking for it and can't find it. Seems
like it was a website done by one of the QHL members. ???
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 20:53:26 -0800
From: "Laurette Carroll" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Annette, that sounds like Joan's chart for threads at
Look to the Future With Hope
> Now, I have a question. A few months ago, there was a
> website about dating wood thread spools that came across
> this list. It was very detailed with photographs and organized
> very well. I am looking for it and can't find it. Seems
> like it was a website done by one of the QHL members. ???
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 00:20:24 EST
This is in reference to the post about trapunto (listed below).
Anita Shackelford's book called Surface Textures has a section on the
of raised work. According to the book, "Early references to raised
generally used the term stuffed work or trapunto. ... The earliest
quilts in this style are attributed to Sicily c. 1395. ... One of
quilts in in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in
is in the Bargello in Florence and a third is in a private
She goes on to say that "many of the early corded and stuffed quilts
made their way into trade with Europe and the American colonies came
seaport town of Marseilles in the Provence region of France. By the
century, the popular style of work was being produced in great
quiltmakers in Marseilles, both for domestic use and for export.
cloth, corded, and stuffed quilts were commonly referred to by their
origin as broderie de Marseille." I have always enjoyed Anita's
has great photos of antique quilts with raised work. It also has
directions and photos that teach how to do padding, cording and
wells as textured applique.
According to Brackman's Clues in the Calico, there are a number of
"raised quilting." It has also been called "Italian
to say that "trapunto" is an Italian word that means
Italy and France, early examples were also found in Portugal, Germany
The book, Quilt Treasures of Great Britain refers to an early 17th
example of "stuffed quilting." This early quilt was from Cornwall,
It had a central rectangle with "a ship at sea bordered by a rim
pictures of hounds and four male heads set north, south, east and
west of th
ship." The remainder of the quilting displayed military and hunting
It was stuffed with cotton. The book said the oldest item of
clothing they found in their project was a petticoat dated 1720.
I have also heard raised work called Boutis. If I remember
is a French term and it only refers to corded work and does not
padding and stuffing. Stuffed work was not only done on quilts but
clothing, particularly on petticoats. An early example of Boutis
heard about had been done on a baby bonnet.
Whatever the work is called, it is always elegant ...
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 21:07:19 -0300
From: "Pilar Donoso " <email@example.com>
Dear all of You:
First, I want to thank you for your great support and
about places where I could learn more about the History of
I have a lot of work to do now. Thanks God it is summer, and
slow down a lot at the store, and I will have some time to check on
these interesting places.
For a long time a had a "discussion" with a lady that teaches
at my store. She lived in France for a while and we cannot agreed
Trapunto and Boutis is the same thing. Also, she keeps saying that
Boutis is originated in Provence, and according to my records, it is
from Sicily. I checked in many places and they refer to Stuffed
Boutis as a French word and Trapunto as an American word . Any of
Historian Gurus can help me?
Pilar Donoso I.
The Quilt Shop
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 00:50:25 EST
The only thing I'd add to this excellent summary is that quilted
goes back at least as far as the 14th century (there's an ivory
England that shows St. Joseph in a quilted tunic). Henry VIII's
inventory of 1547 mentions at least forty or fifty bed quilts, plus
The single best book for information on early quilting is still
Colby's Quilting (although I hope to finishing a pamphlet on
quilting sometime this spring). There's lots of stuff about
wholecloth, and quilted armor. I think the book was just
Hope this helps -
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:05:27 -0600
From: "Ronda McAllen" <QuiltDesign@msn.com>
I am searching for three antique Baltimore Album Quilts. As far as I
they are not in any museum but privately held. I was hoping that
you may have run across them some point.
The first was published in "A Maryland Album" on page 124. The
published in 1995 and the quilt was owned by Dr. and Mrs. Richard
have contacted the Maryland Association for Family and Community
but they are not able to help me. I have even called ALL the Richard
listed in the state of Maryland but to no avail.
The other two were first published in William Rush Dutton's book "Old
Quilts" on pages 171 & 172. They are a pair of album quilts owned by
Frederick Leiter. One of the quilts was published again in 1987 in
of Love" on page 71. It was owned at that time by Sam Herrup
has since been sold with no information available.
If any of you are familiar with these three quilts, please contact
Thank you for your help.
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 20:15:00 -0500
From: "Cathy Hooley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
That's terrible about Ami Simms' site being pirated. I've always
receive a renewal notice and never gave it much though. The website
at http://www.networksolutions.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois has domain
registration information including expiration dates.
Someone can back-order your domain name, and it can be stolen out
you if you don't renew on time. I don't know a lot about this, I
across the site after reading about Ami's experience & thought I
Goose Tracks Quilts
: Jane Hall <email@example.com>
Great discussion about stuffed work...it is too often all lumped as
"trapunto", which is incorrect. I do have some experience with
was and still is, found in Provence. It has no batting at all, and
cording not only outlines the motifs but fills the background as
French draw a design, cord it (bouti originally referred to a large
needle-type tool which carried the cording) and then cord the entire
background, one row at a time. The fabric is generally the same,
back, a thin muslin or even lawn-type white cotton. The weight of the
finished piece is unbelievable...all rigid lines of cording. It is
beautiful and about the most tedious task you can think of in
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 10:47:35 EST
Here's what Cathy is talking about:
"What is a domain name back-order? For one full year we watch the
second of the day so you don't have to.
The instant your name becomes available, we race to register it
Limited risk: if the current registrant renews, transfer your
subscription to a new name, free.
First-come, first-served: only one subscription is available per
Sounds great! Sign me up. Please fill out all fields below, so we can
your order and register your domain name. NOTE: Your credit card will
charged $69.00 immediately upon submitting your order. Transfers are
but refunds are not offered. Only one back-order is available per
In my continuing ed for real estate broker, our instructor told us
situation, which, as he discribed it, is rampant. There are
there just like the one Cathy described, who use software programs to
active websites. If the owner does not renew by the expiration date,
business immediately steps in and buys "pirates" the domain name.
specific one the instructor discussed, then contacts the site owner
offers to "lease" her the name back, on the condition that the
is her webmaster as well as owner of the site. This business is
mega-bucks doing this! They are getting the $69 for the monitoring
as web site maintenance $ and $ for the name leasing. If a site name
important to the original owner, many online companies and
go this route, so a s to keep their well-known site name. It's
awful...what a ripoff, but it is legal. Our insructor advised
renew their site for 5 years at a time and to be very careful to not
the time to lapse.
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 13:39:50 EST
Who ever thought that creating a website with a brown/black (or any
dark color) was the way to be creatively cool...should be made to read War
and Peace printed on brown paper with black text...
and when he/she got to page 3.. i'll bet second thoughts would start
there's a valid reason why magazines, newspapers and books are
black text on white/off white paper...it's eeeeezzzzzz to read...
as for me, a quilter...whose eyes have already been strained picking
out and unsewing all of those tiny stitch mistakes i've made...whenever i
open a site with dark backgrounds...i just quietly leave the site, and save
eyesight for birds, squirrels, snowpeople and quilts...
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 09:20:17 -0800
From: Anne Copeland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi folks, Please help this lady out. I have thought of several, but
would appreciate if some of you would point her to the correct museum
home for these quilts. Thanks a lot. Peace and blessings, Annie
I was supplied your name by the staff at QUILTING TODAY. They
that you had written an article about donating quilts. I am
in donating a portion of my collection now (with the remainder after
death). I live in Cleveland Ohio and have about 30-40 Victorian
Quilts and am looking for someplace which would put them to good use
also qualify as a tax deduction).
Any help you may give me would certainly be appreciated.
Thank you so very much,
Ms. Shawn Knieriem
3432 West 136th Street
Cleveland OH 44111-2424
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 15:32:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Kris Driessen <email@example.com>
Subject: Even new quilts have some value!
Did that subject like get your attention? <G>
Here's part of an article from the Houston Chronicle about the
vandalism at last years International Quilt Festival:
A Harris County grand jury indicted quilting machine manufacturer
Daniel G. Puckett on a felony charge of criminal mischief, accusing
him of damaging two quilts valued at more than $15,000 on Nov. 3,
authorities said this week.
The rest is at
I would be interested in seeing how this turns out.
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 18:28:11 -0600
From: Peggy Keirstead <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the way of coincidences, there is an article on boutis in the
(March 2003) issue of "Threads" magazine. The article is entitled
"Boutis Provencal," and gives a little history of the subject,
is an "art perfected in southern France in the 17th and 18th
and is sometimes called "boutis de Marseille."
The author, Marie Yolande, says "boutis is neither trapunto nor
quilting" because, unlike trapunto, the backing is not split to allow
for stuffing, and no additional backing fabric is added. A boutis
piece, apparently, looks very much the same on back or front. And,
unlike a quilt, a boutis piece does not have backing throughout;
stuffing and cording appear in isolated areas.
It is an excellent article, with detailed instructions accompanied by
color photographs. A modern vest and a top made with the boutis
technique are really pretty, and very wearable. Also shown are a
(modern, I think) pair of booties, which, since the word "boutis"
pronounced "bootee," should appeal to the language aficionados
Peggy Keirstead, in *snowy* north Texas