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Quilters Find a way to care

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 22:17:51 EST From: KareQuilt@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com 

Got a tip from a friend who found it on line and wanted to run it buy this list. A little off the subject of quilting, but anyone ever heard of this? Does it have any validity? What would the long term consequences be?

<<To preserve a newspaper clipping, soak the paper for 20 minutes in a mixture of a large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, and let dry for 20 minutes. It'll last for years!>>

Karen Alexander

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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 01:35:06 -0500 From: "judygrow" <judygrow@rcn.com> To: "Quilt  

>To preserve a newspaper clipping, soak the paper for 20 > minutes in a mixture > of a large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, and let dry > for 20 minutes. It'll last for years!>>

Karen,

No rinsing out?

Does she mean it will last for years without changing color, or that it will not crumble into dust? There is a formulation called Wei To that we picture framers were led to believe would preserve lignin rich papers. It too involved wetting, or soaking, as I recall. I gave up on it many years ago. Newsprint is so fragile that any moisture will cause it to virtually dissolve.

When anyone comes into my store wanting to frame a newspaper clipping I tell them to go next door to the repro center and make a good color copy of the article (even if it is a "black and white") and frame that. Behind glass no one will ever know that it isn't the real thing.

Put the original away in a very dark place, well supported or encapsulated so that it never has to be handled. For information and display use the color copy!

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@rcn.com

----- Original Message ----- From: <KareQuilt@aol.com> To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 10:17 PM Subject: QHL: Preserving newspaper clippings

> Got a tip from a friend who found it on line and wanted to run it buy this > list. A little off the subject of quilting, but anyone ever heard of this? > Does it have any validity? What would the long term consequences be? > > <<To preserve a newspaper clipping, soak the paper for 20 minutes in a > mixture > of a large bottle of club soda and 1/2 cup of milk of magnesia, and let dry > for 20 minutes. It'll last for years!>> > > Karen Alexander >

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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 09:20:25 -1000 From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodard@hawaii.edu> To: 

I've been trying to send this for three days but it keeps being bounced back. However, I'm determined. <G>

Mission Houses Museum in Honolulu presented a quilt show featuring male quilters in 1997-- Na Kapa Kuiki Hawai'i Na Ka Lima Kane, Hawaiian Quilts by Men's Hands which was written up in the local Honolulu Advertiser newspaper. http://starbulletin.com/97/06/02/features/story1.html

A quilt by Lincoln Okita, Kilauea Iki, was shown at the Houston Festival last year (Traditional, applique, large). He also had quilts in a west-coast festival this year.

Quilts by Stan Yates on Kauai are featured in Robert Shaw's Hawaiian Quilt Masterpieces and quilts by a retired entomologist (can't think of his name right now), also of Kauai, combining insects with Hawaiian applique, appeared in American Quilters magazine. -- Laurie Woodard Hawaiian Quilt Research Project http://openstudio.hawaii.edu/hqrp/index.htm 

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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 19:56:05 EST From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com 

i would think that if you soaked newsprint in any liquid for 20 minutes...you would end up with paper pulp... jeanL

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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 18:13:05 +1100 From: "Mclean" <kmclean@bigpond.net.au> To: 

When I was at the Houston Qlt Festival - I met Ricky Tims - loved his = quilt. Also - there is Jonathan Shannon whom I met in Sydney many years = ago - I still have his autographed photo of his quilt " Amigos Muertos".

Kim McLean - Sydney 

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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 23:32:40 -0500 From: "Annette A." <nettie@mindspring.com> To: 

At 07:56 PM 1/25/2003 -0500, Midnitelaptop@aol.com wrote: >i would think that if you soaked newsprint in any liquid for 20 minutes...you >would end up with paper pulp... >jeanL

Any one for paper mache? OK, you got my curiosity up. With bottle of soda and milk of magnesia, I tried it. You don't even want to think about what it looked like after 20 minutes. <g>

Annette A.

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Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 09:26:10 -0500 From: "Sondra Biacchi" <quilt@epix.net> To: 

Good Morning All... Lest we should forget those gentlemen who have gone before and laid some pretty neat groundwork it seems for those that followed...I refer to Florence Peto's AMERICAN QUILTS AND COVERLETS whereupon she very much expounds on one elderly Charles Pratt of Philadelphia, in the mid 1800's, who made 33 biblical picture quilts, each of which was composed of over 30,000, 1/2" squares. The human figures in Mr. Pratt's work have perfect proportions and his fabulous mosaics, The Ninety and Nine and Ruth and Naomi, won many special prizes at exhibitions in the United States and Canada. He pieced his designs to ease a great loneliness after the death of his wife. Has anyone ever heard of these two quilts?....and what ever happened to the 33 biblical quilts he made? You would think that having been made in Philadelphia we would have seen or heard some mention of them. Peto also writes toward the close of the Civil War a wounded, discharged Union soldier decided to make a quilt to soothe his shattered nerves. There is a pic in the book of the quilt which has silhouette figures of armed soldiers on horseback and afoot marching around an intermediate border; in the central group foot soldiers surround women who it seems are offering refreshment on trays. Peto states in her book that women everywhere have always turned to needlecraft for relief from monotony and even sorrow. Men also. Interesting indeed... Sondie in NE Pennsylvania

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 00:15:19 +0800 From: "Roberta Geanangel" <ragcat@email.com> 

I have two books I'd like to sell, email me privately please.I hope this is ok.....

Ragamuffins are for loving! >^..^< Blessed Be! Roberta in Florida

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Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 10:17:48 -0800 From: "Marilyn Maddalena" 

To add to your list of male quilters, how about Don Linn of Redding, CA., affectionately known as Mr. Quilt? He's one of the best professional long-arm quilters, IMHO.

Marilyn Maddalena Professional Quilt Appraiser, Judge, Fabric Historian and Speaker Website: www.marilynquilts.com e-mail: quilting@marilynquilts.com

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Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 12:26:40 -0600 From: "Lisa Erlandson" <quilter@cooke.net> To: 

Hi everyone, I am desperately seeking Lori East, does anyone know if she is still here?? Lisa

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Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 14:23:35 -0800 From: "Susan Silva" <woody@omnicast.net> To: 

Greetings, I am making a quilt for a woman and she wants dachsund fabric or perhaps a foundation pieced pattern of a "doxie". I've looked on the web and I'm just not having any luck. Does anyone know of a pattern or some dog fabric that would have this type of dog on it (i could fussy cut it) Thanks Susan C.Silva

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Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 18:04:06 EST From: Bluecrookedtooth@aol.com To: 

--- Bluecrookedtooth@aol.com wrote: > I have heard if you spray starch (hair spray) > on newspaper that it would > preserve it better. becasue water destroys the > news papper. But the problem > is inthe ink. So if you could spray with water, > and damp off the excess with > a cotton ball and then spray the article once > it is dry, it will last a lot > longer. Because you cant soak newspaper becasue > it would deterorate with too > long a soaking. But what is important is > getting the certain elements of the > ink to release this certain chemical which is > acidic, and once that is > expelled the clipping can be easily preserved. > But its that acid part that > needs to be released. (I forget what it is, > that chemical aprt of the ink, > that neds to be drawn out yet able to stay the > carbon part of the ink to be > able to rpeserve the writing on the newsprint) > becasue newsprint is so pulpy > that water actually destroys the paper. (I had > a relative tell me this long > time ago, she worked in a newspaper place and I > ahd an aquaintance that used > to bring me newspapper leftovers with no ink on > it, and the paper holds up > pretty good even if wet , better than with the > ink. So I know its the ink > that needs a process for the paper to survive. > Becasue newspapper breaks down > becasue of moisture and the acid in the ink. So > if you sray lightly with a > water sprayer is better than soaking it. You > just have to release the acid > part from the ink, and then let dry. and to > preserve it even better, buy some > non acid paper (its like tissue papper) and > store the article in between that > non-acidic paper and put it in a airtight > baggie (ziploc) and that should > preserve it even better. but do make sure the > paper is completely DRY. susana >

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Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 18:36:00 -0500 From: "judygrow" <judygrow@rcn.com> To: "Quilt 

For information on the conservation and preservation of newspapers, go to the following hyperlink.

http://www.mnhs.org/about/publications/techtalk/TechTalkMarch1997.pdf 

De-acidifing newsprint is not something I do, (it can't be done for a permanent cure) but we do encapsulate newspaper articles between two pieces of mylar (which is polyester film). It is a relatively simple and inexpensive procedure and ustilizes only mylar cut an inch or two larger than the item, and double faced tape.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@rcn.com

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 06:30:51 -0600 From: "Lisa Erlandson" <quilter@cooke.net> To: 

Good morning everyone, I need some input from our knowledgeable QHLers - What is the life span of acid free tissue paper and is there also a life span for the acid free storage boxes? Thanks, Lisa

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 08:46:14 -0500 From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> CC: QHL 

Lisa -- most museum literature and professionals recommend every 2-3 years. Boxes do not need to be replaced; line them with new tissue or desized muslin being sure that contents are encased within lining. Boxes are too expensive to cast aside so the liner part is a perfect solution..

Lisa Erlandson wrote:

> Good morning everyone, > I need some input from our knowledgeable QHLers - What is the life span of > acid free tissue paper and is there also a life span for the acid free > storage boxes? > Thanks, > Lisa

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 09:15:20 -0500 From: "Candace Perry" 

Take it from someone who has had the unfortunate task of dealing with late 19th and 20th century newspaper collections...the best way to go is photocopy your clippings on acid free paper. Judy's suggestion is also good...deacidification spray is costly and I don't think it's very effective on newsprint. Newsprint basically "self destructs" so there are no perfect solutions for its preservation, although encapsulating will prolong its life. If you MUST keep the original that's the only way to go, IMHO. Candace Perry from the windswept shores of the Perkiomen Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:58:28 -0500 From: mreich@attglobal.net To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: QHL:A trip to quilt history heaven Message-ID: 

If you are making your summer vacation plans and want to visit quilt history heaven, then you have to come to New England. To date, there are three big events taking place all within close proximity of one another. Currently running through 2003 in Historic Deerfield is "Telltale Textiles: Quilts From The Historic Deerfield Collection" curated by Lynne Bassett. Presented as the first-ever exhibition of more than 40 quilts from the Historic Deerfield Collection. A booklet "Telltale Textiles" has been printed to accompany the exhibit. The web site is http://www.historic-deerfield.org/new/special.html 

Next put the Vermont Quilt Festival on your calendar for June 27, 28, 29. Richard Cleveland and Nancy Halpern are curating an exhibit of app. 40 wool quilts. Richard is quite excited about the choices of quilt for display. You can access the Vermont Quilt Festival on the web at www.vqf.org. Try the Inn at Montpelier in Montpelier, VT., the state capital for an excellent place to stay. 

And finally, beginning on May 17 to October 26, the Shelburne Museum is presenting "Art of the Needle:100 Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum." The web site www.shelburnemuseum.org states "Art of the Needle is grouped into 10 principal construction or design themes of eight to twelve quilts each: album, Amish, appliqué, chintz appliqué, comparisons, pieced, revival, Victorian (crazy and log cabin), white work, and wholecloth. 

Each category highlights a particular style of quilting, and taken together they embody an extraordinary range of artistic impulses..... There is also an accompanying book for this exhibit. Does that convince you that New England needs to be in your summer travel plans! Happy quilt travels. sue reich, Connecticut

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 17:55:42 -0500 From: mreich@attglobal.net To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: QHL:The world's best tape measure - a tape measure with a 

Quilters, appraisers, quilt documenters, seamtresses, pre/post-menopausal women, listen up! I just found the world's best tape measure. Maybe everyone in the quilt world knows about it but me, however, you need to hear about my new toy. It is called the Memo Tape. After you take a measurement, you press a button and record your measurement. After you have finished, you play the measurements recorded in your own voice and then push a button to reset the tape. It's the perfect measure for the pre/post-menopausal brain. Kris, I haven't been to your quilt booth for over a year if you have it already you should let us know, otherwise, I personally know a dozen women who would want one. sue reich, Connecticut

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Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 10:34:19 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> To: QHL <QHL@cuenet.com>, Xenia Cord <xenia@legacyquilts.net> Subject: NParagon Kit 

Hi Xenia, A wonderful kit quilt was just given to me to restore by someone at Judy's Study Group. We opened the package in front of the group and it is Paragon No. 1046 in Harvest gold, green, red and brown print calico. Made for a Wedding in the 1960's, although the group wondered if the kit were older.

It does have that Avocado green and gold kitchen color. With the quilt came a box of fabric that was leftover, three more unused printed applique squares, and unused panels meant for embroidery also No. 1046. The margin of these direct to embroider with 'Peri-Lusta.'

Each block is a Sunflower center surrounded by a circle of vining heart shaped leaves, a charming design. It could be very contemporary- made without the kitchen in mind!

Check Kris's website for photos and I would love any additional dates or info.

Regards, Jan -- Jan Drechsler in cold Vermont but the snow is beautiful Quilt Restoration; Quilting teacher www.sover.net/~bobmills

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 19:59:29 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> To: 

In order to see the paragon kit quilt, check the website for the quilts which we saw at Judy's on January 21st. The quilt is about the fourth from the top, just under the red and white quilt.

http://www.quilthistory.com/study/jan21.htm

The date was in question, since it was given to the bride by her mom as a wedding gift in the 1960's, we assume newly constructed. But we don't know if it was from an older kit. The date on the website of 1930's-40's should be removed.

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

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 21:53:38 -0600 From: Peggy Keirstead <pkeirstead@attbi.com> To: QHL postings <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: QHL--soaking newsprint Message-ID: 

I read about soaking newsprint in club soda and milk of magnesia years ago, and I have had success with it.

You have to lay the clipping flat, in one layer, then blot it gently in paper towels and leave it flat to dry. Then it can be ironed with a dry iron on a low setting.

I think what's happening is the milk of magnesia is absorbing the acid from the newsprint. My clippings have been white and non-brittle for about 12 years now.

However, I wouldn't do this with anything valuable. The photocopying idea is much better.

Peggy Keirstead

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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 22:38:40 -0800 From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com> To: QHL.QHL@cuenet.com Subject: All that quilt jazz Message-ID: 

This is to acknowledge the pleasure which QHL brings me and thank those who make it possible.

Sometime before Christmas, I stopped getting messages from the list. I assumed everybody was busy with the holidays, iced over, or perhaps quilting next to warm fires. This absence coincided with a daily avalanch of raunchy offers for Russian or teen brides, Canadian drugs, and sure-thing stock tips. Having had too many of the latter and wanting none of the former, I still had to delete them from my incoming emails. And that took time. I was also past deadline on an article I had promised an editor. So for a while, I bore up well enough without QHL postings.

In time, however, I could stand it no longer. I grew lonely for the old names and the interesting information that QHL brought into my life. My students even asked me what had happened to "your quilting group," for I often passed along news to them. I wrote another member of the list and asked if activity had ceased. She assured me things were lively as ever. That was when I wrote Kris and asked to be returned.

It felt so good to see QHL messages in my box that I took the time to hit the "unsubscribe" button on all those uninvited messages.

Cold in North Louisiana, Gaye

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Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 10:45:57 -0800 From: "Laurette Carroll" <rl.carroll@verizon.net> 

Judy and Kris, thanks so much for the description of the quilts from your meeting. The photos are great, and the quilts are beautiful.

Laurette Carroll Southern California

Look to the Future With Hope

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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:43:13 EST From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com To: QuiltersBee@cuenet.com, QHL@cuenet.com Subject: while trying to keep warm i got to 

i think if they floated we/us quilters out to sea on a chunk of ice...we'd somehow find a way to float a check, in a bottle, along with an order form to some quilt shop on the planet....don't you? jeanL

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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:50:50 EST From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com CC: mreich@attglobal.net Subject: Re: QHL:The world's best tape measure - a tape 

sounds like a wonnnnnnderful idea......could use one for the day, date,where i put my keys, remote, reading glasses and the names of old songs..<VBG> now what was the name of the tape,again?

jeanL

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Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:57:57 +0000 From: deedadik@att.net To: QHL@cuenet.com 

Hi all, Somehow I have not gotten the last 3 days of the digest! I was told that someone was looking for an appraiser near Pittsburg. Whover it is, please e-mail me. I do live in Columbus,Ohio but travel to Pittsburg regularly to visit family. Kris: can you get me back on line-I miss the digest. Thanks, Dee

-- Dee Dadik Amer. Quilter's Society Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles 5689 Concord Hill Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43213 614-861-0478

 

 

 

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