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Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 14:26:45 +0200 From: Cook Family <dmcook@netvision.net.il> To: QHL <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: Male quilters Message-id: 

In the 1880's Adolph Schermer made quilts while living in NYC. He had been trained as a tailor in Europe, worked at something else in the US. You can see one of his quilts in Plate 1 The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art, a catalogue of an exhibition in 1983 or 1984.

Miri Cook

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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:36:48 -0500 From: "Candace Perry" <candace@schwenkfelder.com> To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: RE: variegated 

Julie, I have a ca. 1890 quilt in the collection that has names embroidered in varigated thread, if that helps.

Candace Perry Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 12:31:56 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> To: 

Hi Judy, The nearest borders or B & N is about 65 miles south of here, so I can't run out and find a copy of Antiques magazine.

However, I believe I pinned the left side of the stenciled and fringed quilt flat in order for it to look good for photography. After trying to fan the fringe out as prettily on the left side as on the right and failing, I got off the ladder, stepped back and discovered that the fringe was constructed differently at the two top ends.

After looking at this beautiful quilt up close, I wanted to make a stenciled quilt.

Has anyone on the list done this? What paint did you use? The thorns on the stems of the above quilt were very fine. Did you make your own stencils and if so, what materials did you use to get fine details?

Regards, Jan

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

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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 15:23:00 -0500 From: "pepper cory" <pepcory@mail.clis.com> To: "Quilt 

Hi Jan and all QHL'ers-I make stenciled quilts and have had good luck using DecoArt dry-brush stencil paint (comes in a little see-through plastic 'pot.' ) It has the consistency of shoe polish and you can get fine effects after pouncing off excess paint. It goes on nice and smooth and you can't feel the difference on the fabric. You can then heat set it permanently. The main thing is to not ever use water-based paint for stenciled quilts. When stenciling with water-based paint, it tends to dry rather stiff on fabric and it's difficult to apply a strong or dark color as you use more and more paint and the layers build. And later, this thick paint is likely to flake off. Early stencilers used oil-based paints and they're still the best since they soak into the fibers and become part of the fabric. I teach classes in stenciled quilts and use a small Friendship Reel stencil of my own design (#PC102 by StenSource--on the web at the painting stencils section of www.stensource.com ) and alternate it with a 6-inch patchwork block in the classic Puss-in-the-Corner pattern. See page 39 in The Signature Quilt for a full-size quilt using stenciled blocks and pages 40 and 49 for details. If you get really excited about it, try the sampler mini-quilt stencil (PC#101). Although I adore patchwork, sometimes painting comes in real handy! Pepper Cory from the ever-windy North Carolina coast

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Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 23:06:55 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> To: 

Lynne Bassett did the drawings of the whole cloth quilting patterns to accompany the Deerfield, Mass. exhibit. She has just completed a fellowship at Winterthur to find sources and decorative arts cross-overs of whole cloth designs.

Pat, I mentioned to Lynne that you noticed the sketches as it made it easier to see the designs and she was pleased her efforts were noticed.

Now, if I could only get Lynne to join the Quilt History List!

Jan ___

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

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Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 10:14:03 -0500 From: rose525@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com 

I have a reply from Donna McDade in reference to male quilters. Any questions, write rose525@aol.com

Men Quilters a member of our quilt quilt forwarded a series of answers to names of men quilters.

My husband, Paul McDade, was one of the names on the email from Barb Garret. In the earlly 1980's Paul had started a book on men quilters. He may have names that aren't on your list. We are both NQA certified judges, judge, lecture, and teach nationally and have met many of the current men quilters and may be able to help you with your list.

What is the list for? Do you want deceased male quilteres names? Could you please send the list to us so we can check off th eones you already have? We will gladly send you any names that you don't have. Donna McDade

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Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 10:36:49 -0600 From: Xenia Cord <xenia@legacyquilts.net> To: 

If you are going to be in the Cincinnati area next week (Feb.6-8), you may want to visit Sew Near To My Heart, a quilt show in Sharonville (north suburb) at the Sharonville Convention Center that benefits the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research. This is the second year for the event, which offers classes, exhibits, competition, a full vendor mall, appraisals, and a wonderful (by reservation) preview Wednesday night, with some of the best desserts the area has to offer!

More information is available from their website: www.sewneartomyheart.com.

Xenia, who plans to be there

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From: Cml791@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com Subject: 40's crib quilt Message-ID: 

I'm looking for information about a pattern illustrator for the Omaha Herald Tribune in the early 1940's. A friend and I recently interviewed a 95-year-old woman here in North Texas who had begun making quilts in the 1930's. She had an exceptionally nice crib quilt that was made from patterns published in the Omaha newspaper, she had even saved the patterns she had used from the paper. She called the quilt a 'Storybook Quilt', appliqued and embroidered. The illustrator's name was LaVerne Bartos and I can't find any information about her in any of my books (just did a quick search through them). The quilt had won prizes in the Nebraska State Fair and the Woman's Day Quilt Contest.

Can anybody point me in the right direction.

Thanks, Carolyn

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From: "Charlotte Bull" <charlou@mo-net.com> To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: story 

Hi.. Brackman's Applique Encyclopedia shows a Story Book Quilt. Kittens = & mother cat? 3 little Kittens lost their mittens? # 75.13. But she says = by Marion Cheever Whiteside in McCalls! Could you contact the newspaper = in Omaha??? I believe it is still same paper. Or contact quilt center = in Lincoln, NE.

Many years ago I had communication with NE researcher on very similar = topic. I will try to dig up my correspondence in some file...not on my = computer! If I find it, I will write you again. Please give me a day or = two as I've got company coming. I do not know if the lady is still there = but I will try to compare info/names! Charlotte

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Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 09:37:51 EST From: Cassquilt@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com Subject: Is the batting the culprit? help? Message-ID: <42.349cd37d.2b727bbf@aol.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

I had a student last night ask me if it was possible that her batting had discolored her quilt top. It seems that she used Fairfield Cotton Classic, which is the one with a stiff outer layer and one that used to say it could be prewashed on the package. She didn't prewash the batting, and didn't wash the quilt after quilting it. It seems there was a yellowing or a splotchiness, possibly the resinous finish on the batting discoloring and coming through to the top. The quilt was made about 15-20 years ago.

She's going to bring the quilt along next week, so I'll get a look, but in the meantime I thought I'd ask if anyone had seen this happen. You can reply to me privately, as I'm on digest. (Kris, I don't want to be on digest, and I'm not sure how I got on it, can you please switch me back to individual emails?)

Thanks in advance, Cassandra Thoreson in NY

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Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 09:38:28 -0500 From: "Sondra Biacchi" <quilt@epix.net> To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: LaVerne Bartos Message-ID: <005601c2cd24$407632c0$dca725d8@default> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

LaVerne Bartos was a Navajo NTUA (Navajo Tribal Utility Authority) employee who was responsible for designing and illustrating a booklet to instruct customers in detail about the utility's procedures, purpose, and safety issues. The booklet advocates the benefits of electricity and appliances by depicting Navajo enjoying the iron, washing machine, refrigerator and sewing machine. She illustrated Kee Kilowatt who was a distinctly Navajo interpretation of the congenial, safety-conscious spark-plug much like I believe was Reddy Kilowatt known to us in the 50's. After the reservations were electrified the facilities allowed tribal women to take advantage of various electrical appliances such as sewing machines. Indian women probably had strong decision making powers when making decisions about purchasing appliances for the household upon the arrival of electricity. The demand for improved sewing supplies and better fabrics reflected some of this influence and women showed off their creations at the Tribal, Navajo County and Arizona State fairs. The Extension reports repeatedly praised the work of the agents on the reservation, namely one Laverne Bartos. Sondra from NE Pennsylvania

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Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 11:35:27 -0800 From: Newbie Richardson <pastcrafts@erols.com> 

Dear list, I have been to these auctions. They are well run, with a very knowledgable textile consultant, Karen Augusta, in charge. If you are in the neighborhood, it would be well worth the trip. (I have no affiliation - just a bad case of the "I wants".) Newbie

-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Press Release - Vintage Clothing Auction Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 12:29:49 -0500 From: "Karen A." <oldlace@sover.net> Reply-To: 

Charles A. Whitaker will host his Spring Vintage Clothing and Textile Auction on March 27th at his gallery at the New Hope Eagle Fire Company, New Hope, PA. Karen Augusta, textile & costume appraiser and owner of Antique Lace & Fashion (www.antique-fashion.com <outbind://313/www.antique-fashion.com>), is serving as consultant for this auction.

The sale includes an exciting grouping of beautiful estate linens and lace, vintage clothing, accessories, antique fabrics and textiles. These items come from several estates, private collections and deaccessioned holdings from Shippensburg (PA) College, the Walpole (NH) Historical Society and Ithaca (NY) College. Late additions from other consignors will be added throughout February.

A photo gallery and general auction information has just been posted at the auctioneer's website, www.whitakerauction.com <outbind://313/www.whitakerauction.com> . A complete catalog listing of the lots offered for sale will be posted prior to the auction date. Email Charles Whitaker (caw@whitakerauction.com <mailto:caw@whitakerauction.com>) or Karen Augusta (oldlace@sover.net <mailto:oldlace@sover.net>) with any questions about this sale or consignor inquiries.

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Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 12:03:27 -0800 From: Newbie Richardson <pastcrafts@erols.com> To: QHL@cuenet.com Subject: [Fwd: February Textile Auction] Message-ID: 

Dear list Here is another one. Grrr..It is not fair, all these great goodies and I can not get away! Newbie

Copake Auction, Inc. PO Box H, 266 Rt. 7A Copake, NY 12516 Phone 518-329-1142 Fax 518-329-3369 MIDWINTER TEXTILE AUCTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 12 NOON (Snow Date: Saturday, February 22 at 12noon) Previews: Thursday & Friday, February 13 & 14, 11am-5pm; Saturday, February 15, 10am-12 noon

FEATURING: over 200 quality Quilts in a variety of patterns and subjects including - Amish; Mennonite; (15) quality crazy quilts; Princess Feathers; World's Fair; religious; toile; whole cloths; Stars; Wedding Rings; 9 Patch; Streak of Lightning; Sampler; crib; Monkey Wrench; Patriotic; pairs; appliques; embroidered; floral; nursery rhyme; Joseph's Coat; Log Cabin; and many more.

Hook Rugs: over 25 quality examples including "Oakland Farms" sampler runner; locomotive rug; cat; dog; landscapes; abstracts; whale; umbrellas; and more.

Samplers: rare Townshend, VT; Horseheads, NY; Chester County, PA; Hancock County, ME; great English example.

Miscellaneous: large selection of embroidered and crocheted linens including bed and table spreads, napkins, tablecloth sets, etc.; lace including wedding dress; ethnic textiles including wall hangings; swatchbooks; vintage clothing; sewing machines; quilt racks; and more.

Auctioneers Note: Please visit our website for over 300 photos and listing. Copake, NY is located off Rt. 22 on Rt. 7A in Columbia County, easy access off the Taconic Parkway, NYS Thruway & Mass. Pike. Copake is about one hour south east of Albany, east of Hudson, one hour north east of Poughkeepsie. Shipping & storage available, absentee & phone bidding, catered. 12% buyer's premium (2% discount for payment of cash or check). *Please note: new buyers must have bank letter of credit to pay by check. VISA and Mastercard accepted. Seth Fallon Gen. Mgr.

Visit our website: www.copakeauction.com <http://www.copakeauction.com>

 

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