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Subject: Quilts in the gallery From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 07:03:47 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 1

I have added two quilts to our gallery at http://vintagepictures.eboard.com

One is a baseball quilt top(?). I have never seen the pattern before and wondered if anyone else had. The other (under comments requested) is for a customer. She was told by an appraiser that it was an early 1800's quilt but something about it feels wrong. Is it just me? You can enlarge the picture two or three times on the E-board which is a nice way to see the fabrics.

Anyway, I would appreciate any comments on either quilt.

Kris

 

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Subject: Re: Quilts in the gallery From: "Dee Stark" <dee@deestark.com> Date: 

> requested) is for a customer. She was told by an appraiser that it > was an early 1800's quilt but something about it feels wrong. Is it > just me? You can enlarge the picture two or three times on the > E-board which is a nice way to see the fabrics.

I click on the picture and nothing happens.......

dee

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Subject: Re: Quilts in the gallery From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> 

Bummer! But the full size picture is at http://www1.eboard.com/eboard/boards/3/34/54/VintagePictures/att-701985/quilt.JPG

Kris

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Subject: Quilts in the gallery From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 12:17:05 -0400 X-Message-Number: 4

Kris and Dee - I had no problem accessing either photo.

Dee -- Eboard upgraded recently and they advise that browsers be at most recent upgrade and that all cookies are removed for best results. Don't know if that is cause of your situation but thought I'd mention it just in case.........

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Subject: Re: Quilts in the gallery From: Kittencat3@aol.com Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 

Some of those blues don't look like indigo blues - the color isn't quite right for an indigo medium. Could the quilt have been restored?

Lisa Evans

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Subject: Qris's quilt query From: "judygrow" <judygrow@patmedia.net> Date: Tue, 10 

I definitely see 2nd quarter 19th century in all the fabrics, especially the Prussian (not indigo) blue. The bright pink is correct for the time, and so is the medallion style. I've got an early quilt with a purpley brown so dark and rich it would show up almost black on photos. There is the chance that not all these fabrics are all cotton, which would also help to explain the very intense saturated color in some of them.

My vote is that it is possibly a 2nd quarter 19th century top quilted in the 2nd quarter 20th century -- which would help explain the feed sack backing. Stranger things have happened. I don't see any fabrics in the top that couldn't be first half of the 19th century.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@patmedia.net

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Subject: QHL: Wisconsin Quilts book From: "Kathleen Lashley" 

Hello All,

I am interested in discovering whether anyone involved in the assemblage of "Wisconsin Quilts: Stories in the Stitches" or the Wisconsin Quilt History Project are members on this list. I am interested in communicating with someone about one specific quilt in the book.

Please contact me if you are out there!

Thanks loads!

Kathleen Lashley Historic Foodways/Domestic Crafts Program Coordinator Old World Wisconsin Eagle, WI 262-594-6308

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Subject: Re: QHL: Wisconsin Quilts book From: "Barb D" <barbd@clarityconnect.com> 

Hello All,  I am interested in discovering whether anyone involved in the assemblage of "Wisconsin Quilts: Stories in the Stitches" or the Wisconsin Quilt History Project are members on this list. I am interested in communicating with someone about one specific quilt in the book.  Please contact me if you are out there!  Thanks loads!  Kathleen Lashley Historic Foodways/Domestic Crafts  Program Coordinator Old World Wisconsin Eagle, WI 262-594-6308   Kathleen, Could you email me privately please? I have a ton of questions about this project and don't know if our other members would want to hear all t= hem or not. Then again folks, if you do, GREAT Barb D barbd@clarityconnect.com 

 

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Subject: Re: QHL: Wisconsin Quilts book From: "The Motl's" <motl@jefnet.com> 

Hi, I might be able to help if I know which quilt you are interested in. Some of the quilts belong to members of my quilt guild in Fort Atkinson which is close to OWW. You can e-mail me at motl@jefnet.com. I also worked at a documentation day and have the name of the president of the Wisconsin Quilt History Project. Chris

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Subject: Re: QHL: Wisconsin Quilts book From: "Barb D" <barbd@clarityconnect.com> 

Is this book already published? Is this an ongoing project? I have a fantastic crazy quilt I would love to have as part of this. The= re is very, very little wear, the provenance can be documented. (my great grandmother created it) Also, several appliqued quilts from the same lad= y. Tell me more! Pretty please?????? Barb D --------------Boundary-00=_OYBDC5G3LVC000000000--

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Wisconsin QuiltsSubject: Re: QHL: Wisconsin Quilts book From: "The Motl's" <motl@jefnet.com> Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 14:15:19 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Yes the book is published but they are doing another documentation. Call Luella Doss at 262-377-9116 or write WQHP,Inc POBOx 562, Cedarburg, WI 53012.   Click here to order.  

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Subject: Re: Philadelphia U. From: "judygrow" <judygrow@patmedia.net> Date: Wed, 

Jan,

I think Linda was refering to what we used to know as the College of Textiles, where we went to that Pilgrim/Roy exhibition. I remember that it did change its name a few years ago .

Judy in Ringoes, NJ

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Subject: Re: Question for Appraisers From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley@dmv.com> 

I'm lost. The picture of the Rupp quilt? Quilt Masterpieces does not ring a bell. Who is the author? Thanks. Cinda on the Eastern Shore

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Subject: Re: Question for Appraisers From: sadierose@cfu.net Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 

Hi, Cinda on the Eastern Shore, Here is the book they were referring to: American Quilt Collections: Antique Quilt Masterpieces by Shelly Zegart Hope this helps... Karan from sunny NE Iowa

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Subject: Rupp quilt From: Crm793@aol.com Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 21:33:59 EDT 

Cinda,

I thought the reference was to 'Quilt Masterpieces' by Susanna Pfeffer, it is pictured on page 27 of that book. It has been spotted in several books.

Carolyn M.

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Subject: Penna. sampler quilts From: "judygrow" <judygrow@patmedia.net> Date: 

Along with the other answers today to your question, see also #45 in The Quilt Engagement Calendar for 1975 (October 19 - 25). This quilt has square blocks set on point, with a pink and green zig-zag inner border and a wide border of the same fabric as the sashing, which seems to be a red and yellow print (?) . This quilt has red corner blocks. Dated 1870.

In "Quilt Masterpieces" by Susanna Pfeffer this quilt is attributed to Salinda Rupp and has a very good full-page color photo. This is the quilt that Liz Lois has duplicated in her book, "Nearly Insane."

For another quilt in the same style, see #18 in the Quilt Engagement Calendar for 2000, April 9 - 15. This quilt has diamond shaped blocks, with what looks like grey/pink sashing and green corner blocks. This quilt has a white fringe on three sides, and I believe was shown at the DAR a couple of years ago. Also dated 1870. No maker named.

The quilt in the Zegart book, "American Quilt Collections, Antique Quilt Masterpieces" maker unknown, also has diamond shaped blocks, with blue sashing and yellow corner blocks. It is dated 20 years earlier, to 1850. No maker named.

See also page 157, figure 218 in Trisha Herr's "Quilting Traditions" for a quilt in the same tradition made circa 1880 by Barbara Bucher Snyder (later Stoner). This quilt has square blocks on point, with pink sashing, dark corner blocks, and a wide border like the "tree everlasing" pattern of those same two fabrics. The setting triangles in this quilt are a yellow print, and the judicious use of yellow here and scattered among the blocks makes the quilt really sing.

The very last quilt in Trisha's book is a quilt where the blocks are diamond shaped with pink sashing and green corner blocks. This quilt is dated 1860 and is attributed to Fanny Bucher, Barbara Bucher's mother.

There is at least one more quilt in this tradition, 72 different 7" blocks but without sashing. The square blocks are set right next to each other on point , higgeldy piggeldy, with no sashing. The setting triangles and the wide outer border are a madder paisley. There is a narrower inner border of a flower print with a white background, virtually the only white used in the quilt. This quilt has not been published.

It would be wonderful if the Heritage Museum in Lancaster could assemble all of these quilts so that they may be seen and studied together.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ

 
 

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