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Subject: Here's to a new beginning, and study group From: "judygrow" 

Congratulations to Kris for perservering and getting us a new and more reliable venue.

Just a reminder to all those in the tri-state Delaware Valley area and locations north and south.

Studio Quilt Study Group will have its fifth meeting this coming Tuesday, May 20th, at 10:00 AM. If you've been too shy to attend in the past, now is the time to put all reticence aside and join us for 5 or 6 hours in the study of old quilts and textiles.

We started meeting in September as strangers and through our mutual interests we've become a group of friends eager to share. Please join us if you can. Just e-mail me for more information.

Ringoes NJ is between Flemington and the Lambertvile/New Hope area, just off of route 202.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@patmedia.net

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: May 14, 2003 From: "Alan Kelchner" <Quiltfix@sbcglobal.net> Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 21:57:59 -0700 X-Message-Number: 6

Kris -

It's coming through for me also. Than you !

Alan

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Subject: Checking in & "Butternut & Blue" From: "Karan Flanscha" <SadieRose@cfu.net> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 00:06:56 -0500 X-Message-Number: 7

Wow, it is great to have QHL back, I was going into withdrawal!! Thanks to Kris for getting the move accomplished!! Has anyone seen Barbara Brackman's new book "Butternut & Blue"?? Wow, she just keeps the wonderful history & patterns coming at us!! I wonder if there will be a fabric line to compliment the book?? Happy Stitching...Karan from soggy Iowa

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Subject: Mongolian Quilt From: Joe Cunningham <joe@joethequilter.com> Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 22:46:33 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 8

Has anyone ever seen or talked to anyone who has seen the 2000 year old quilt in the Institute of Anthropology in St Petersburg, Russia? I have only seen the black and white photo that was published in a couple of books. But I would very much like to talk to anyone who has seen the real thing or knows how to see it. Joe Cunningham joe@joethequilter.com

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Subject: Re: QHL test message From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 21:08:56 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

Kris -- this came through fine for me. Liked your quilt on eboard..

Joan for those keeping score: Indian Head column vastly upgraded mostly 1950s-70s; 1961 ends IH cloth production http://www.fabrics.net/joan403.asp

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Subject: Mary Shafer From: "Laurette Carroll" <rl.carroll@verizon.net> Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 21:01:45 -0700 X-Message-Number: 5

Hello, I thought some of you might like to know that Michigan State U is auctioning off two of Mary Shafer's quilts. Laurette

click this thumbnailhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2531180963 

 

 

 

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Subject: Digest Listing From: "Rachel Greco" <grandmasattic@compuserve.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 07:28:28 -0700 X-Message-Number: 20

This is confirmation that I am receiving the QHL list on the lyris.quiltropolis.com list. I use Quiltropolis for my own website and newsletter and am completely happy with their excellent services.

Also, thanks very much to Kris for making QHL a reality. What a blessing to be able to network with other quilt historians and enthusiasts in this fashion. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

Rachel Greco Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium, Inc. Dallas, Oregon e-mail: GrandmasAttic@compuserve.com web: www.grandmasatticquilting.com

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Subject: Barb Garrett From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 07:35:05 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 21

Anyone catch Barb Garrett on Simply Quilts this morning? I came into the last 10 minutes of her explanation of how to make a Jacobs Ladder doll quilt. It was such a delight to see her doll quilt collection again! I first saw it many years ago when she gave a presentation at the feedsack convention in Lancaster PA on Amish and Mennonite quilts. She illustrated the talk using quilts from her own collection. Very informative, I learned a lot that day. If anyone in this group is on a program committee and looking for a speaker, I recommend her highly.

Barb, if you are listening, the topic of the Vintage Quilt Study Group (http://www.quilthistory.com/study/VQSG.htm) meeting this weekend is feedsacks. I know Maine is probably too far for you to drive so I will take lots of pictures. Rumor has it that new AQS appraiser Pam Weeks Worthen might be there:-))

From there I head to Ringoes, NJ where the Studio Quilt Study Group (http://www.quilthistory.com/study/SQSG.htm) meets on Tuesday the 20th. The topic is baskets and flowers - I have a pretty blue and white basket quilt I plan to bring. I could do without all the driving but the energy and information freely shared at the quilt study groups makes them well worth it.

Kris

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Subject: looking for Laura Fisher From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley@dmv.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 13:06:13 -0400 X-Message-Number: 26

Can soneone give me Laura Fisher's email address? Thanks. Cinda on the Eastern Shore

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Subject: Hudson River Valley From: "ChrisA" <chrisa@jetlink.net> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 10:43:40 -0700 X-Message-Number: 27

Hi-

This is a call for help about eastern NY quilt stops-

I would welcome any suggestions for must see quilts shop and quilt history places found in the Hudson River Valley area, mainly the north end to middle. Although, I'd go south if it was worth it :-) I am especially interested in the museums that show and tell about blue-resist textiles. I'll be there the end of June.

Thanks,

Kimberly Wulfert, PhD www.antiquequiltdating.com Email: quiltdating@jetlink.net

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Subject: Re: Checking in & "Butternut & Blue" From: jocelynm@delphiforums.com Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 11:50:41 CST X-Message-Number: 29

On Thu, 15 May 2003 00:06:56 -0500 "Karan Flanscha" wrote:

> Wow, > it is great to have QHL back, I was going into withdrawal!! > Thanks to Kris for getting the move accomplished!! > Has anyone seen Barbara Brackman's new book "Butternut & > Blue"?? Wow, she just keeps the wonderful history & patterns > coming at us!! I wonder if there will be a fabric line to > compliment the book?? > Karen, I believe there is a fabric line- I think someone showed a quilt at quilt guild using it. Jocelyn

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Subject: Re: Hudson River Valley From: "Barb D" <barbd@clarityconnect.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 14:10:30 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) X-Message-Number: 31

Kim,=0D Try the Putnam County Historical Society. I believe they are in Carme= l, NY. I've found them on the web in the past. If you have problems, I'll = do some of the searching for you if you wish.=0D The reason I suggest this, is that my personal quilts come from the area.= =2E.. I'm sure there is a collection somewhere, and these folks could help guid= e you I'm sure=0D Barb Durtche (Western NY dang it.....if I were closer I'd accompany you!)=

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Subject: Re: list From: "Celia Eddy" <celia.eddy@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 20:07:12 +0100 X-Message-Number: 32

Hello, everyone, from a slightly damp Summer on the Solway Coast in the far North of England!

I've been away fom QHL for ages and am very excited to be back on.

Now, I wonder if anyone can help me solve a mystery? A few years back I had a very friendly correspondence with the American quilt artist, Margit Echols, based on our shared love of geometrical Moorish patterns. Very sadly, Margit died and since then I've been trying to find anone who knew her and who might be able to put me in touch with members of her family. I know she was married to the musician, David Tofani, but have not had any success in getting contact details for him. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Best wishes and greetings to all, Celia

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Subject: Re: Barb Garrett From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <marciark@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 16:22:33 -0500 X-Message-Number: 34

Yes, I thought she did a wonderful job and I was so glad to see her! Way to go, Barb, if you are reading this! Marcia

Marcia Kaylakie, AQS Certified Appraiser Austin, Texas 512/502-0383 www.texasquiltappraiser.com

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Subject: planned Smithsonian exhibit From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 18:35:24 -0700 X-Message-Number: 35

Oh my, as one of the Three Little Pigs (I'm not sure which one) said: "Ah, home again, home again jiggity jig!" Good to see QHL posts again.

In the change of servers, I wonder if anyone has thought about the point made by Ms. Thresh in early May---namely, that contacting Smithsonian now, before the possibility of another UGRR affirmation, would permit positive input into that exhibit from quilt historians like many mentioned on this list and would be preferable to "decrying mistakes later."

It would be nice if someone interested in this issue would draft a letter outlining the questions the UGRR quilt stories raise, including a bibliography and names of reputable scholars who might present those questions articulately.

I am constantly surprised by the pervasiveness of HIPV point of view. Recently I was railing about the matter to my husband, a history prof and a person with a critical mindset. He stopped me and asked, "You mean there's no sound evidence to support that claim?" Turns out, during Black History Month a woman from a nearby historically black university had spoken in his department and passed it on as unquestionable and unquestioned fact. She herself was not an American historian, just found the story interesting and accepted it as factually based.

Gaye

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Subject: Re: Hudson River Valley From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 14:41:03 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 38

WEll, you are certainly welcome to stop and visit the QuiltBus! We hope to move in mid June, so you may walk around boxes, but I would enjoy showing off the quilts & stuff I have collected this past year.

I am sending this to the list because it is an open invitation to anyone who would like to visit. Just make sure we are not traveling (our schedule is at http://www.quiltbus.com/bustops.htm) and call first so I can put makeup on:-))

Kris Driessen 3256 State Rte 30 Esperance NY 12066 888-817-6577

--- ChrisA <chrisa@jetlink.net> wrote: > Hi- > > > This is a call for help about eastern NY quilt stops- > > I would welcome any suggestions for must see quilts shop and quilt > history > places found in the Hudson River Valley area, mainly the north end > to > middle. Although, I'd go south if it was worth it :-) I am > especially > interested in the museums that show and tell about blue-resist > textiles. > I'll be there the end of June. > > Thanks, > > Kimberly Wulfert, PhD > www.antiquequiltdating.com

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Subject: Russian quilt From: KareQuilt@aol.com Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 08:05:01 EDT X-Message-Number: 2

Joe, I contacted an acquaintance from the ArtQuilt List in Moscow about the 2,000 year old Russian quilt. She is agreeable to be contacted. Here is what she had to say. << I have not seen this quilt myself, but did some research this morning and assume he is talking about the Noin Ula quilt found in the 1920s in Mongolia, in burial sites of the Hun tribes. This site has a color photo of a detail of it: http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/millwarj/centralasiaimages.htm I haven't been able to verify what museum holds this piece, but I think it is either the Kunstkamera (Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences) or the Hermitage. It also may not be on display at the present time. If someone wanted to see it in person, it would be best to find a contact at these museums to verify where it is, and if it's on display. If it is not, it may well be possible to arrange to see it privately. If anyone is seriously interested, there is a tour guide in Moscow who specializes in quilt-related tours, and may be able to arrange something in Petersburg. They could contact me and I will track down her contact information. It would have to be soon though, as my computer will be packed up in six weeks for our move to Vienna. Karla Solomon, Moscow Russia hsolomon@online.ru>>

Karen Alexander karequilt@aol.com

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Subject: Here's to a new beginning, and study group From: "judygrow" <judygrow@patmedia.net> Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 00:45:03 -0400 X-Message-Number: 5

Congratulations to Kris for perservering and getting us a new and more reliable venue.

Just a reminder to all those in the tri-state Delaware Valley area and locations north and south.

Studio Quilt Study Group will have its fifth meeting this coming Tuesday, May 20th, at 10:00 AM. If you've been too shy to attend in the past, now is the time to put all reticence aside and join us for 5 or 6 hours in the study of old quilts and textiles.

We started meeting in September as strangers and through our mutual interests we've become a group of friends eager to share. Please join us if you can. Just e-mail me for more information.

Ringoes NJ is between Flemington and the Lambertvile/New Hope area, just off of route 202.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@patmedia.net

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Butternut and BlueSubject: Checking in & "Butternut & Blue" From: "Karan Flanscha" <SadieRose@cfu.net> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 00:06:56 -0500 X-Message-Number: 7

Wow, it is great to have QHL back, I was going into withdrawal!! Thanks to Kris for getting the move accomplished!! Has anyone seen Barbara Brackman's new book "Butternut & Blue"?? Wow, she just keeps the wonderful history & patterns coming at us!! I wonder if there will be a fabric line to compliment the book?? Happy Stitching...Karan from soggy Iowa  (Click here to order.)

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Subject: Mongolian Quilt From: Joe Cunningham <joe@joethequilter.com> Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 22:46:33 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 8

Has anyone ever seen or talked to anyone who has seen the 2000 year old quilt in the Institute of Anthropology in St Petersburg, Russia? I have only seen the black and white photo that was published in a couple of books. But I would very much like to talk to anyone who has seen the real thing or knows how to see it. Joe Cunningham joe@joethequilter.com

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Subject: Barb Garrett From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 07:35:05 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 21

Anyone catch Barb Garrett on Simply Quilts this morning? I came into the last 10 minutes of her explanation of how to make a Jacobs Ladder doll quilt. It was such a delight to see her doll quilt collection again! I first saw it many years ago when she gave a presentation at the feedsack convention in Lancaster PA on Amish and Mennonite quilts. She illustrated the talk using quilts from her own collection. Very informative, I learned a lot that day. If anyone in this group is on a program committee and looking for a speaker, I recommend her highly.

Barb, if you are listening, the topic of the Vintage Quilt Study Group (http://www.quilthistory.com/study/VQSG.htm) meeting this weekend is feedsacks. I know Maine is probably too far for you to drive so I will take lots of pictures. Rumor has it that new AQS appraiser Pam Weeks Worthen might be there:-))

From there I head to Ringoes, NJ where the Studio Quilt Study Group (http://www.quilthistory.com/study/SQSG.htm) meets on Tuesday the 20th. The topic is baskets and flowers - I have a pretty blue and white basket quilt I plan to bring. I could do without all the driving but the energy and information freely shared at the quilt study groups makes them well worth it.

Kris

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Subject: Hudson River Valley From: "ChrisA" <chrisa@jetlink.net> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 10:43:40 -0700 X-Message-Number: 27

Hi-

This is a call for help about eastern NY quilt stops-

I would welcome any suggestions for must see quilts shop and quilt history places found in the Hudson River Valley area, mainly the north end to middle. Although, I'd go south if it was worth it :-) I am especially interested in the museums that show and tell about blue-resist textiles. I'll be there the end of June.

Thanks,

Kimberly Wulfert, PhD www.antiquequiltdating.com Email: quiltdating@jetlink.net

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Subject: Re: Hudson River Valley From: "Barb D" <barbd@clarityconnect.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 14:10:30 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) X-Message-Number: 31

Kim,=0D Try the Putnam County Historical Society. I believe they are in Carme= l, NY. I've found them on the web in the past. If you have problems, I'll = do some of the searching for you if you wish.=0D The reason I suggest this, is that my personal quilts come from the area.= =2E.. I'm sure there is a collection somewhere, and these folks could help guid= e you I'm sure=0D Barb Durtche (Western NY dang it.....if I were closer I'd accompany you!)=

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Subject: Re: list From: "Celia Eddy" <celia.eddy@btinternet.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 20:07:12 +0100 X-Message-Number: 32

Hello, everyone, from a slightly damp Summer on the Solway Coast in the far North of England!

I've been away fom QHL for ages and am very excited to be back on.

Now, I wonder if anyone can help me solve a mystery? A few years back I had a very friendly correspondence with the American quilt artist, Margit Echols, based on our shared love of geometrical Moorish patterns. Very sadly, Margit died and since then I've been trying to find anone who knew her and who might be able to put me in touch with members of her family. I know she was married to the musician, David Tofani, but have not had any success in getting contact details for him. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Best wishes and greetings to all, Celia

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Subject: Re: Barb Garrett From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <marciark@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 16:22:33 -0500 X-Message-Number: 34

Yes, I thought she did a wonderful job and I was so glad to see her! Way to go, Barb, if you are reading this! Marcia

Marcia Kaylakie, AQS Certified Appraiser Austin, Texas 512/502-0383 www.texasquiltappraiser.com

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Subject: planned Smithsonian exhibit From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 18:35:24 -0700 X-Message-Number: 35

Oh my, as one of the Three Little Pigs (I'm not sure which one) said: "Ah, home again, home again jiggity jig!" Good to see QHL posts again.

In the change of servers, I wonder if anyone has thought about the point made by Ms. Thresh in early May---namely, that contacting Smithsonian now, before the possibility of another UGRR affirmation, would permit positive input into that exhibit from quilt historians like many mentioned on this list and would be preferable to "decrying mistakes later."

It would be nice if someone interested in this issue would draft a letter outlining the questions the UGRR quilt stories raise, including a bibliography and names of reputable scholars who might present those questions articulately.

I am constantly surprised by the pervasiveness of HIPV point of view. Recently I was railing about the matter to my husband, a history prof and a person with a critical mindset. He stopped me and asked, "You mean there's no sound evidence to support that claim?" Turns out, during Black History Month a woman from a nearby historically black university had spoken in his department and passed it on as unquestionable and unquestioned fact. She herself was not an American historian, just found the story interesting and accepted it as factually based.

Gaye

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Subject: Re: Hudson River Valley From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 14:41:03 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 38

WEll, you are certainly welcome to stop and visit the QuiltBus! We hope to move in mid June, so you may walk around boxes, but I would enjoy showing off the quilts & stuff I have collected this past year.

I am sending this to the list because it is an open invitation to anyone who would like to visit. Just make sure we are not traveling (our schedule is at http://www.quiltbus.com/bustops.htm) and call first so I can put makeup on:-))

Kris Driessen 3256 State Rte 30 Esperance NY 12066 888-817-6577

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Subject: Butternut and Blue From: The Dougherty Family <dttes@indy.net> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 08:21:27 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

Our Moda rep showed us a fabric line called Butternut and Blue by Barbara Brackman and Terry Clothier Thompson. I think it's supposed to be shipping in early fall. There are probably ads in the magazines already--sometimes they do that as soon as they have artwork, but the fabric is often not available until 1-3 months after the ads are out.

Teri Dougherty The Back Door 2503 Fairview Place, Suite W Greenwood, IN 46142 (317) 882-2120 mailto:dttes@indy.net http://www.backdoorquilts.com

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Subject: Books From: "Nancy Roberts" <aquilter@alltel.net> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 09:49:32 -0400 X-Message-Number: 6

I missed--the book "Plain and Fancy" is marked "no longer available" on the Hamilton website. They must have had a rush on orders after Audrey's post. Thanks for the notice though Audrey. They should offer you a commission! However, I did see that "Fabulous Feedsack Quilts" is available on that site at $5.95. I know I've seen several requests for that title on the "Seeking books" section of the QHL pages. The book features quilts from the Feedsack Club along with patterns. Have a good weekend all. Nancy Roberts

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Subject: Re: Planned Smithsonian exhibit From: "Christine Thresh" <christine@winnowing.com> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 10:30:39 -0700 X-Message-Number: 11

Gaye Ingram is one of the most articulate writers on our list. I hope she will volunteer to "draft a letter [to the Smithsonian] outlining the questions the UGRR quilt stories raise, including a bibliography and names of reputable scholars who might present those questions articulately."

I am only an observer, not a teacher, writer or historian. The planned Smithsonian exhibit certainly needs positive input from qualified historians. I do hope someone volunteers.

Thanks for bringing this subject up again.

Christine Thresh http://www.winnowing.com

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Subject: Butternut and Blue From: Jo Morton <jomorton@alltel.net> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 05:25:07 -0500 X-Message-Number: 14

Karan, Yes there is a fabric line to compliment the book 'Butternut & Blue', I saw it at Spring Market and 'heard' that it won't ship until September-ish. It is a wonderful line. Jo Morton - Prairie Hands Patterns Nebraska City, NE we're not soggy, but liking the much needed rain.

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Subject: photos on eboard From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 16:56:59 -0400 X-Message-Number: 16

I know some of you are interested in old quilt tape bindings. Several weeks ago there was a discussion on vintage fabrics about hand/tape looms and hand reel/niddy-noddies. Photos of each are now on eboard; both are 19thC. Thought you might be interested in seeing them. http://vintagepictures.eboard.com See general tab. Also, perhaps Xenia can be persuaded to post her charming niddy-noddy ditty. I thought I had saved it, but guess not.

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Subject: RE: Butternut and Blue From: "Karan Flanscha" <SadieRose@cfu.net> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 21:02:08 -0500 X-Message-Number: 17

Hi, Jo, Wow, we keep having more wonderful books & gorgeous lines of fabric coming out!! We won't run out of inspiration or material to work with :) My friend, Shelly, who also took the Double Handle basket class, and I, are in a small group together. We make birthday blocks for each other. Another friend in the group has a May birthday, so we each made her a Double Handle basket block in pastels (not 30s). They are SO cute... and she was very surprised and just loves them. She is talking about an appliqued vine with spring flowers for a border, sounds perfect :) We have had a busy month here, I have a new grandson, born on May 5th!! His name is Gage Scott Flanscha, and he looks just like his big sister Allison did when she was born :) For Mother's Day, they got me a cute pattern "Posie Patch" by Waltzing With Bears (what a cute name!!) This little quilt has a check fabric set on point between little applique flowers... your tan and blue check will be just perfect for it!! And I have fat quarters of couple of the Aunt Luci's Cottage line that are a perfect match for the tan/aqua blue colors in your check!! Thought it was fun that they matched so well!! Have you gotten any more Dear Jane blocks done?? Happy Spring!! Karan

 

 

 

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