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Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 21:57:51 EST From: Kittencat3@aol.com To: qhl@cuenet.com 

An interesting aside on this one...I just checked out the Design-A-Quilt web site, and the home page is literally *covered* with Bible quotes, a somewhat cheesy lithograph of the Last Supper, and several testimonies and assertions by Daniel G. Puckett that it's never too late to repent and be born again.

I don't mean to question this gentleman's sincerity, but I can't help but wonder if this sudden religious fervor is due to the upcoming trial? Maybe he saw the error of his ways (or wants a jury to think he does) and is hoping to lessen any punishment he may receive if found guilty. I sure hope not, but the timing of this bothers me a bit.

Regardless...that stunning Elvis quilt is ruined. No amount of testimony or breastbeating will bring it back. And I think it's a shame that Arlene Blackburn's efforts were destroyed, and Amy Windsor's charming quilt was splashed.

*weary sigh*

Lisa Evans, Easthampton, MA


Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 23:19:52 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> To: 


I love it that you have read Henry VIII's 1547 inventory! Do you have notes regarding the exact words that the inventory used to differentiate bed quilts from quilted petticoats? Just curious since I have seen the distinction in 19th C. writing also.

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


Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 10:57:47 -0500 From: Lcumming@worldbank.org To: 

As a new member of QHL this year, I haven't seen a lot of discussion about conferences. Which conferences have you found most informative for quilt history? Are there particular events at the Univ. of Nebraska that you can recommend? I am a quilter and have attended the Williamsburg show for several years and Paducah twice, both for general interest in all aspects of quilting and for the AQS quilt appraisal courses. What else is good? I appreciate your advice.

Leighton Cumming Arlington VA


Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:15:04 -0500 From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley@dmv.com> To: 

If I could only attend one event all year (horrible thought) it would be the AQSG Semianr, wherever it was being held. Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:44:16 EST From: KareQuilt@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com CC: 

Hello Leighton. Welcome to QHL. I am very glad you asked this question for I would like to see a list of such quilt history venues come out of this discussion! I personally would vote the #1 quilt history conference to be AQSG. They will meeting next year in Dallas, TX and I believe Portland, OR, in 2004. I have been a member since 1981, but have managed to attend only 6 seminars. It is true that you can buy the published papers in book form, but what you miss by not attending is the Q&A discussion session following each paper, as well as the priceless opportunity to network and discuss quilting history with the most concentrated source of quilt history brain power in the country at these conferences! I can't speak for the large regional "how-to" quilt gatherings (Houston, Paducah, VT, CA, WA, etc) that may include the occasional history lecture because I haven't attended any of them. I tend to seek out the specialized history seminars myself. The Smithsonian had a great one in 1995 but hasn't done once since. MAQS also sponsored a wonderful symposium developed by Cuesta Benberry and Joyce Gross in June 1997 called "20th Century Quilts, 1900-1970: Women Make Their Mark." I am sure other Quilt Museums must offer similar fare from time to time. Can other QHL members speak to whether "annual" quilt history symposiums are offered by quilt museums in their region? In addition, there are a growing number of small personalized regional quilt history gatherings that some of the Fabric Dating Clubs (FDC's as I "loosely" refer to them) are beginning to offer. Here in Fairfax County, VA, we have the Antique Fabric & Quilt Dating Club founded by Hazel Carter and Bunnie Jordan in 1995, both members of AQSG. (To date we have not organized a weekend seminar.) About two hours from here in PA is another FDC lovingly called Fran's Vintage Friends by members of that group. They not only meet on a regular basis but held their first weekend seminar last spring. One other annual meeting that offers several lectures on quilt history each year in Marion, IN, is The Quilters Hall of Fame Celebration the 3rd week of July. They have offered a variety of wonderful weekend gatherings over the past 10 years featuring their Honorees (Michael James, Nancy Crow, Joyce Gross, Karey Bresenhan, Donna Wilder, Barbara Brackman, Yvonne Porcella, Cuesta Benberry), as well as lectures on other notable quilt history topics: AQSG founder Sally Garoutte; quilt designer and author Marie Webster; researcher, museum curator and author Sheila Betterton; collector and author Dr. Dunton of Baltimore Album Quilt fame; award winning quilter Berthe Stenge; quilt designer Ruby McKim; pattern designer and magazine editor Anne Orr; history of kit quilts; history of Redwork; "Boxes Under the Bed," just to name a few. (I am a Board member of this organization, just so you are aware that I do have some affiliation, and love to plug it. This year's Honoree is Georgia Bonesteel, perhaps best known for her 27 years of television programs, "Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel." You can contact us at www:quiltershalloffame.org )

Karen Alexander


Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 08:21:02 -1000 From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodard@hawaii.edu> 

Now that we're clicking through the new Ami Simms web site (at .net, NOT at .com!) I would like to ask for your help in getting the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project website up to speed by visiting the site and randomly clicking through it. It was taken off one server and put on another, and the link was broken. It's been down for awhile and I didn't know it. Now, instead of coming up in the first half dozen hits on a search engine list for Hawaiian quilts, we're on page three, which means few people reach our site. (No wonder our mailbox has been so quiet, lately <G>)

I do have new pages up on "Finding Quilts in Hawaii" with info and links to pages on where to find quilt exhibits, quilt shops, fabric stores, online shopping, and buying quilts. These are local businesses, museums, and individuals listed. There's also a "Select Bibliography" page.

If your web site has a link to the HQRP site, for which we thank you very much--please update the link for us to http://openstudio.hawaii.edu/hqrp/index.htm. Mahalo nui loa. -- Laurie Woodard Hawaiian Quilt Research Project http://openstudio.hawaii.edu/hqrp/index.htm


Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:17:35 -0600 From: cducey@unlnotes.unl.edu To: 

Hello, I noticed a few questions about classes and conferences at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska, so I'm posting our current offerings. Please email me if you have any question, or go to our website (listed below.) Carolyn

The International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska offers a number of different opportunities for those interested in learning more about quilting and it's history. UNL offers the only location in the world where an individual can earn a Master's degree in Textile History, with an emphasis in quilt history. The program is offered both as a conventional residential program in Lincoln and also as a distance delivery 'hybrid' program that requires only one semester of residency plus one-week summer seminars. The IQSC offers classes, both on campus and over the internet - they are available to students who want college credit or for interested individuals on a non-credit basis. Our summer institute classes typically run only 3 - 5 days, and are scheduled during the summer. The class descriptions are listed below, as is information about our first symposium, "Wild by Design" coming up at the end of February. More information is available at our web site: http://quiltstudy.unl.edu, click on Education.

"History of Quilts" A Distance Delivery Course with Dr. Patricia Crews May 20-July 10, 2003 Learn more about the fascinating history of quilts through this five-week course created for distance delivery. Videotaped lectures and a reading list will be mailed to students prior to the first class. Lectures about the history of quilts are given by renowned textile scholars including: Virginia Gunn (past president of the American Quilt Study Group); Jennifer Goldsborough (author of Lavish Legacies: Baltimore Album Quilts; Jonathan Holstein (author of Abstract Design in American Quilts); Merikay Waldvogel (curator and author of Soft Covers for Hard Times and Southern Quilts: Surviving Relics of the Civil War); Dorothy Osler (author of Traditional British Quilts); Janet Berlo (Susan B. Anthony Chair of Gender Studies and Professor of Art History at University of Rochester) and Margaret Ordonez (contributing author to the newly released Down by the Old Mill Stream).

"Repair and Stabilization of Quilts" Workshop/seminar June 23-27, 2003 Dr. Margaret Ordonez, Associate Professor of Textiles at the University of Rhode Island and co-author of Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island, will lead seminar participants through discussion, extensive readings, and examination of 19th-century quilts from the International Quilt Study Center's collections. Participants will learn appropriate conservation treatments for antique quilts including selecting, executing, and evaluating treatments for damaged areas of quilts, and preparing quilts for exhibition. Includes determining fiber composition, construction, and condition of quilts; analyzing and identifying damage such as degraded threads and fabrics, holes, and edge abrasion.

"Wild by Design" Symposium Febuary 27, 28, and March 1.

The "Wild by Design" symposium focuses on the innovative, creative and unique elements of quilts, both historic and contemporary. It will provide a unique forum for dialogue among a broad spectrum of individuals interested in quilt design, the social and cultural history of quiltmaking traditions and related textile traditions worldwide.


: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 13:06:38 CST From: jocelynm@delphiforums.com To: 

On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 13:39:50 EST Midnitelaptop@aol.com wrote:

> 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...

Not to mention the folks who think that blue on red is a great combination! There's been some research into learning disabilities, that shows that the combination of background and text colors makes a big difference in perception (for people with certain learning disabilities). I worked with a kid once who could read well if the material were printed on medium purple paper, but on white, he couldn't. Something about the high contrast overstimulating his visual perceptions. IIRC, purple wasn't the only color that solved the problem, but it was his favorite.



Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 13:12:34 CST From: jocelynm@delphiforums.com To: quiltpd@mi.cl 

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 21:08:59 -0300 "Pilar Donoso " wrote:

> I am sorry about writing Nebrasca instead of Nebraska

Pilar, Don't worry about it. A lot of the Native American place names have differing spelling, because the words they're from originally were in spoken, not written, languages. White men started writing them and spelling them according to their best guess. Some spellings caught on, and others died out. For example, the 'People of the South Wind' for whom my state is named are generally called the Kanza Indians...but the state is (the land of the) Kansas. The Kansa spelling for the tribe has pretty much disappeared, but no one's pushing to make the state into Kanzas. <G> Jocelyn


Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 13:21:32 CST From: jocelynm@delphiforums.com To: 

On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 23:19:52 -0500 "Jan Drechsler" wrote:

> Lisa, > > I love it that you have read Henry VIII's 1547 inventory! Do you > have notes > regarding the exact words that the inventory used to differentiate bed > quilts from quilted petticoats? I've been told that the main clue in Tudor inventories is where the item is listed. A 'quilt' that's listed with clothing is probably some form of quilted garment (doublet, petticoat, underskirt) rather than a bed quilt. The terminology itself leaves it up in the air; both garments and bedding are referred to by the exact same term, but they tended to keep the categories of items separate.



Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 16:01:40 -0600 (Central Standard Time) From: Mary Persyn 

For those of you interested in this year's "in" color, it's green.



Mary ----------------------------------------- Mary Persyn (219) 465-7830 Email: Mary.Persyn@valpo.edu Law Librarian School of Law Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN 46383 FAX: (219) 465-7917


Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 20:50:12 -0800 From: "Susan Silva" <woody@omnicast.net> To: 

Greetings QHL friends, I've been planning to make a quilt that is either chips & whetsones or Mariners Compass. While I've been looking at both of these patterns I'm kind of baffled as to what the difference is. Seems like they are similar except perhaps a circle in the center or the "star" in the center. Also I've seen several patterns and while I know the pieced one is more difficult I wonder if this pattern would be easier to do with foundation/paper piecing. I haven't seen any patterns for the 12"/16" compass and would appreciate it if anyone can refer me to a book or pattern. Thanks so much! Susan in Sunny Spokane Washington.....


Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 06:16:08 -0500 From: "Judy Kelius (judysue)" <judysue@ptd.net> 

The patterns are identical. Sometimes people refer to one where the outside rays seem to explode because of the color placement as Chips & Whetstones, but that name was used to describe blocks without this feature as well. These blocks are MUCH easier done with foundation piecing. Judy Mathieson's book on Mariner's Compass is wonderful, and even better is her CD - if you have that, you can print foundations for any size compass in any variation. Both are published by C & T.

At 11:50 PM 1/14/03, Susan Silva wrote: >Greetings QHL friends, >I've been planning to make a quilt that is either chips & whetsones or >Mariners Compass. While I've >been looking at both of these patterns I'm kind of baffled as to what >the difference is. Seems like they are similar except perhaps a circle >in the center or the "star" in the center. Also I've seen several >patterns and while I know the pieced one is more difficult I wonder if >this pattern would be easier to do >with foundation/paper piecing. I haven't seen any patterns for the >12"/16" compass and would appreciate it if anyone can refer me to a book >or pattern. Thanks so much! >Susan in Sunny Spokane Washington.....


Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 15:13:04 -0800 From: "Laurette Carroll" <rl.carroll@verizon.net> 

Hello, Over the years I have gathered several single patterned quilt blocks of various ages and sizes. Now I'm wondering if I should organize these some way or another. Does anyone on the list collect quilt blocks? Do you collect them for their fabrics or pattern names? Do you organize them in any way, such as keeping them in note books? Just curious what others are doing with their blocks. Laurette Carroll Southern California

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