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Subject: Re: Victoria Mag From: Countrycupboard7@aol.com Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 

I LOVED the Victoria mag. I loved the photography, the literary references and deco ideas. Each to his own, I guess! lol I did pick up "Southern Lady" which is a little similar. Kind of a southern victorian feel. I think it's pretty anyway. trudy

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Subject: Double blues From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> Date: Tue, 05 

Lancaster blues, double blues, did we have another name also? Perhaps anyone who has a good fabric sample and could take a photo, could put it onto the e-board. I have one in a quilt which I purchased in a shop on the Delaware River, NJ, just opposite Bucks county.

If you go to the study groups page, the NJ January 21st session, you can see my sample. It is about the 11th photo from the top, a log cabin (with 1/2 sq. triangle.) Without even clicking to enlarge the photo the bright blue jumps out. The same fabric in the corner is darkened from the shadow.

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

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Subject: Re: Land O' Nod quilt magazine From: "Cinda Cawley" 

Somebody must know about Mrs. Danner. I remember reading an article about her in the lamented (at least in its early and wonderful Carter Houck incarnation) Ladies Circle Patchwork. Unfortunately, I can't remember what I read. Cinda on the muggy Eastern shore

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Subject: Re: Land O' Nod quilt magazine From: "Major Ma'am" 

Cinda, Here is a little something about Mrs. Danner. If you have the Quilters Newsletter Magazine you might have read the article in there. Issue 292 page 29 (If I read the index correctly)

http://www.qnm.com/qnmindex/1997index.pdf

Here are some Quilt History List [qhl] Postings from 2001

http://www.quilthistory.com/01059.htm

Hope this helps

Becky In the High Desert Of California MajorMaam@sbcglobal.net.

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Subject: Re: Land O' Nod quilt magazine From: "Major Ma'am" 

I just happened to have that particular issue and It is not an article about Mrs. Danner. It is an article about the Roots of American Appliqué and Mrs. Danner is mentioned in the article. Sorry I should have checked it out before I posted but I didn't actually know I had that particular issue. Becky, In the High Desert Of California MajorMaam@sbcglobal.net.

> Cinda, > Here is a little something about Mrs. Danner. If you have the Quilters > Newsletter Magazine you might have read the article in there. Issue 292 page > 29 (If I read the index correctly) > > http://www.qnm.com/qnmindex/1997index.pdf > > Here are some Quilt History List [qhl] Postings from 2001 > > http://www.quilthistory.com/01059.htm 

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Subject: Cinda! A possible fraktur quilt From: "Candace Perry" 

Cinda, I mistakenly deleted your email address so I'll get word to you this way...and to anybody else who may be interested... I saw a sign for an auction at the Sassamansville Fire House this Sat. -- and listed in the stuff was a "patchwork quilt with many local names". Now stupidly I walked away from the sign and didn't take down any pertinent info, but I will go back and check if anyone wants to know. The auctioneer is out of Gilbertsville. Sassamansville is a tiny place between Congo and Hoffmansville, I believe in New Hanover Twp. Montgomery County, not far from Boyertown/Gilbertsville. It's a turn off of 663. Perhaps Barb Garrett is familiar... I would go but I'm headed to the Textile History Forum this weekend. Let me know if you want more info Cinda -- or anybody else! Candace

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Subject: a very sad forward of interest From: Kris Driessen 

Bill Kirk, co-owner of The Kirk Collection died Sunday night after a two-year battle with colon cancer.

A memorial service to celebrate his life is planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, August 30 at Miller Park Presbyterian Church, 3020 Huntington, Omaha, NE 68111. There will be a celebration with food, songs and storytelling following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to support youth programs at the church.

Friends can write to Nancy and her family at 3516 Lincoln Blvd., Omaha, NE 68131 or via email at kirkcoll@aol.com. The obituary in today's Omaha World-Herald can be found at http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_np=0&u_pg=36&u_sid=816618.

Nancy is putting most business on hold until after Labor Day.

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Subject: Re: Australian quilt study group From: Annette Gero <A.Gero@unsw.edu.au> Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 12:55:33 +1000 X-Message-Number: 8

> Kris,

Would you like to put the Australian quilt study group on your list?? Thanks

Annette Gero in Australia (freezing here)

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The Quilt Study Group of Australia "Now And Then" Bi annual seminar is to be held at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney Australia on Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st September 2003.

As well as the seven exciting talks, there will be a dinner on Saturday night and a special exhibition the following day. A quilt auction (quilts related or not) will be held at the dinner - so please send me your unwanted items to auction together with their "provenance" just for fun. I hope to see you all at the Seminar in September. An event not to be missed. Annette Gero,, Convenor QSGA

When: Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st September, 2003 Where: Coles Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo Sydney & The Mecure Hotel Lawson 383-389 Bulwarra Rd, Ultimo Time: Saturday - 9.15 am to 5.30 pm. Dinner - 7 for 7.30 pm Sunday - 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

PROGRAMME Saturday, 20th September (at the Powerhouse) 9.15-9.45 Registration 9.45 Welcome by Convener 10.00 Guest speaker to open 'Now and Then' Seminar 10 15 Asian influences on Australian quilts - Wendy Lugg - 11.00 Morning tea 11.30 Toile de Jouy: The Development of an Art Form - Dianne Finnegan 12.20 Aunt Clara's Quilt - The Decorative Arts - Ann-Marie Bakewell Aunt Clara's Quilt - The Social History - Karen Fail 1.05 Lunch (Box lunch will be provided for all) 2.00 My Journey with Mary Mackillop - A Woman for all Seasons - Mary Hitchens 2.50 Army Quilts Made by Men - Annette Gero 3.15 Generations of Women and Two Quilts - Annette Rich 3.40 A Piece from Queen Victoria's Dress? - Jennifer Corkish 4.00 - 5.30 Afternoon tea at the Mercure Hotel Lawson 383-389 Bulwarra Rd, Ultimo (just two minutes walk from the Powerhouse Museum. Viewing of the quilts and other items from the Seminar talks

7.00 'Now and Then' Seminar Dinner with live auction at the Mecure for 7.30pm

Sunday, 21st September (at the Mecure Hotel Lawson) 10 - 12 Exhibition of 'Now and Then' quilts in the Conference Room. 10.30 Floor talk on 'Now and Then' textiles featured in antique and reproductions quilts in the exhibition.

........................................................ For all seminar enquiries e mail "Annette Gero" <A.Gero@unsw.edu.au> or write to QSG of Australia President, Annette Gero, PO Box 398, Neutral Bay 2089 Australia

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Subject: Bill Kirk From: "judygrow" <judygrow@patmedia.net> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 

I am so sorry to hear of Bill Kirk's death. I attended two quilt history conferences in Omaha that Nancy and Bill hosted, and came away impressed with their knowledge, committment to historical accuracy, their warmth, and their humor. What a wonderfully matched couple! What a pleasure it was to be in their company.

Bill was an accomplished man, in the theatre and in the world of quilts. He will be missed by many!

My warmest thoughts go to Nancy, Benjamin, Jessica and all those nearest to the Kirk family.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@patmedia.net

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Subject: Re: Australian quilt study group From: Annette Gero 

Here is abit more information about the talks at the Australian Quilt Study Group Seminar.

We also have regular meetings four times a year. where we invite someone to give a talk. Anyone on the list coming to Australia , dolet us know . We'd love you to give a talk to us!!

Annette Gero Convenor QSGA

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Wendy Lugg - Asian influences on Australian quilts In this lecture, Lugg explores the work of Australian quiltmakers, and the varied Asian traditions from which they draw many inspirations. It is easy to forget that the quiltmaking tradition exists in many different cultures, both Western and Eastern. When drawing inspiration from the long history of patchwork and quilting, those who choose to look beyond the US tradition are richly rewarded. Australia's proximity to Asia provides us with access to a wealth of diverse cultures steeped in textile tradition. India, Japan, Korea, the remote areas of Southern China and South East Asia are abundant sources of patchwork and quilting. As more Australians take the opportunity to explore these traditions, and the cultures from which they spring, we are seeing the emergence of much exciting new work.

Dianne Finnegan - Toile de Jouy, the development of an art form Developed in the eighteenth century and identified with provincial =46rance, their enormous popularity throughout Europe has spread to Australia. For the Bicentenary, Ascraft =46abrics commissioned Pamela Griffiths to design a montage of scenes from 1788 and printed these onto fine Australian cotton. Since then there have been several other commemorative toiles produced. . This lecture explores the development of the technique of printing from early European examples through to contemporary quilts and shows how the original artistry of the toile scenes is enhanced and transmuted by the art of the quilt maker.

Ann-Marie Bakewell - Aunt Clara's Quilt - the decorative arts Karen Fail - Aunt Clara's Quilt - social history One of Australia's most famous quilts embroidered in the style of crazy patchwork made from extended hexagons, Aunt Clara's quilt comes under the scrutiny of embroidery historian Ann-Marie Bakewell who will discuss the various techniques, stitches and threads incorporated in the quilt and perhaps throw light on the family legend that the quilt was actually a friendship quilt made by visitors to Clara's guesthouse in Ginkin, near Janolan Caves. Fail brings to light the history of the quilt.

Mary Hitchens - My Journey with Mary Mackillop - A Woman for All Seasons A piece of fabric bought by a friend for a friend - both lovers of patchwork - started an unexpected journey across three states for Hitchens as she hunted through many bookshops and museums with the help and advice of friends to make a quilt celebrating the life of Mary Mackillop. Sketches were made, done and redone. The quilt was made, undone and redone. The quilt was entered in a national competition and devastatingly rejected. Pride was picked up and journey was told in a book documenting the good, the bad and the ugly. The quilt now resides in what was always hoped would become its home - Mary Mackillop Place, Mount Street, Sydney. It hangs in pride of place overlooking the boardroom for the Sisters of St Joseph Provincial House. It recently hung in the Mary Mackillop Museum as part of the Collection of artworks depicting Mary Mackillop that are owned by the Sisters of St Joseph.

Annette Gero - Army Quilts made by Men There is growing evidence of many quilts made during wars by men. One extraordinary example was that made by Corporal Clifford Alexander Gatenby from Coffs Harbour c1942-1945 while he was a prisoner of war in a German Stalag camp. Another quilt, discovered recently, was made by Mr James Simpson while a R.A.A.F. prisoner of war at Muhlberg on Elbe. This quilt, like Gatenbys, features a map of Australia in coloured wools, and coats of arms, his name and R.A.A.F. number, with the compound name and date. Another quilt made during WWII is a wonderful colour patch quilt made by the regimental Tailor of the 2nd 5th Australian Armoured Regiment in 1945 in Queensland using an old army rug onto which was sewn many identical colour patches of the Regiment. Quilts were not only made by men in camps but often fabric from army dress uniforms were used by men to make quilts to celebrate military events. Gero will talk about one fine example of a quilt commemorating the Suez Canal agreement and its subsequent passage through the House of Commons. It is completely made from Victorian military and naval dress jackets with a central panel finely appliqu=E9d showing a gathering of military and naval statesmen beneath a portrait of Queen Victoria.

Annette Rich - Generations of Women and Two Quilts The Roebuck Quilt and its sister quilt are of great social and historical significance, not only for the amazing fabrics used, but for the story that has come to light of the lives of the ladies who made them. After approximately forty years, the quilts have been brought together by chance and now owned by a fifth generation descendant of Maggie and Lizzie Roebuck. Rich is a well-known Australian author. She has published two books 'Wildflower Embroidery' and 'Botanical Embroidery'. More recently she has been researching her family quilts.

Jennifer Corkish - A Piece from Queen Victoria's Dress? After agreeing to restore an antique crazy patchwork quilt, Corkish discovered that the quilt had originated in England, travelled to Denmark and finally to Sydney. It had been in the original owner's family for 50 years when finally sold to an antique dealer in 1986. The quilt was believed to have a small piece of one of Queen Victoria's dresses. Apparently she gave small pieces of her dresses to patchworkers to add to their quilts. This intriguing story about the quilt sent Corkish on a journey of discovery to find out more about the quilt and whether there is actually a piece of the good queen's dress in the quilt.

The Now and Then Exhibition On Sunday morning at the Mercure Hotel Lawson, there will be a cameo exhibition of antique quilts and their prize-winning reproductions of the quilts. Included in the exhibition are four English pieced quilts not previously exhibited featuring broderie perse and frames and several quilts from the collection of Annette Gero. Reproduction quilts on display by internationally acclaimed quiltmaker Judy Day include Moxley, Autumn Leaves, Dancing Dollies and Shellbourne Wreath. Prize winning quiltmaker Kim McLean will exhibit her interpretation of the Roebuck quilt which won the =46ounders Award at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2002 and the Sarah Evans quilt. Each quilt showcases a wide variety of textiles and this will be the focus of the floor talk at 11.00 am. Morning tea and biscuits are provided.

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Subject: RE: Cinda! A possible fraktur quilt From: "Candace Perry" 

Judy Schwender very kindly just pointed out that I did not say that the auction I mentioned here was occuring in southeastern PA...aargh! Anyway, if you are interested the auction is at 9:00 am at the firehouse in Sassamansville, PA, which is off 663 in Montgomery Co.. The auctioneeer is George Jacob III of Gilbertsville,PA and he also listed quilting material in the auction. My apologies for my goofiness! Candace Perry

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Subject: Quilt Odyssey From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley@dmv.com> Date: Wed, 6 

I always love to go to Gettysburg. Being a Civil War buff is part of it, but the annual quilt show makes it extra attractive, even in August. Fortunately, this year it was only in the 80s and the air conditioning kept up with the crowd. The highlight, of course, was the antique quilt exhibit curated by Fran Fitz. The theme was "Quilts from the Civil War Era 1860-1870." I like to see a number of quilts from the same period hanging together clearly illustrating the color and design choices of the time. Since I love signature quilts, my favorite was the quilt from New York State which includes lovely sentiments with the signatures, e.g. "Be kind to yourself, True to your country, and live to your God." It's clear from the inscriptions that the quilt was made for a soldier. Who he was and what happened to him we don't know. 

John and Peggy Armstrong created a wonderful period vignette from their incredible collection of "sewing items" and enhanced it using appropriate quotes from Barbara Backman's Civil War Women. You can't (at least I can't) go to Adams Co., PA without a stop in New Oxford--antique heaven! The various shops had so many quilts for sale it was dazzling, including many pristine PA German examples. We did a survey on the way up and bought on the way home. Bitter experience has taught me that if I'm still thinking about a quilt as I'm falling asleep, I probably should have bought it.

 This time I was lucky. My prize is a circa 1870 four-block Love Apple (machine applique), with an inner border of elements of the block-design and an outer border framed with half-square triangles. The quilt is double pink, chrome yellow and green on an off white print of small black flowers with yellow centers and trailing vines. The quilting is lavish and creative. I was able to afford this treasure because it had a big blue ink stain on the front. I can just hear mother, "I've told you and told you not to do your homework on the bed!" I washed it (I don't care what anybody says, it's mine and I can wash it if I want to! I am the one without a tax number; I'm going to keep it!)-G! Anyway, it looks much better; there's only a faint blue shadow left. 

Cinda on the Eastern Shore just putting a sleeve on my new grandson's "Upstate New York" baby quilt. The christening is Sunday and I'm ready!

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Subject: Re: Quilt Odyssey From: "Barb D" <barbd@clarityconnect.com> Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 11:10:35 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) X-Message-Number: 3

wonderful description of your treasure and trip! Thank you. I always fe= el like I learn so much reading missives such as this.=0D Now......pray tell=0D What will be "on" the Upstate NY quilt?????=0D inquiring minds you know.......lolol=0D Barb D 

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Subject: researching two quilts From: "Laura Fisher" <laurafisher@netlink1.net> 

I wonder if anyone out there in qhl-land has information they could = share with me about the origins of two different patterns.

One is a State Birds quilt in which the blocks are embroidered and set = on point. Each bird is perched on a banner embroidered with an = abbreviation of the state's name, and set against the embroidered state = flower.=20

I know that several different companies produced a variation of a state = birds block series, but I wonder if anyone has info as to which company = did this set, and when?

Also, I am trying to find out the origins of a Red Cross Quilt; this one = has a single great big red cross in the center, framed with a triple = border of red, white, and blue. It looks like it must have been a = published pattern, similar to the Army Air Corps Five Point Star, but I = have never seen another. Does anyone have information about this one?

Thanks so much.

You can email me privately if you prefer at laurafisher@netlink1.net

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Subject: Re: Quilt Odyssey From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley@dmv.com> Date: Wed, 

Barb asked for an explanation of the baby quilt. The "Upstate NY" baby quilt features two styles I associate with that part of the country: a pieced sampler and a border of weeping trees. The pieced sampler is a message spelled out in pieced letters (as opposed to the embroidered letters on a conventional sampler). The message, in five inch letters in a lovely turkey red print, says "A star danced on under that was I born". The trees are not sad and mournful, but jaunty paper cuts in many poison greens with a crome yellow here and there. There are stars scattered between the words and the quilting design is tracings of the hands of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins of James Dunifon Cawley who was two months old yesterday. He lives in Ithaca, NY. Cinda on the Eastern Shore

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Subject: Re: Quilt Odyssey From: "Barb D" <barbd@clarityconnect.com> Date: 

Your Upstate NY quilt sounds wonderful. Being from about 30 miles west o= f Ithaca, I just HAD to know!=0D Thank you=0D Barb

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Subject: Re: re framing quilts From: "judygrow" <judygrow@patmedia.net> Date: 

> Incredibly touched by your description of the treasure you are working on at > the moment, Judy, but it made me wonder... > At what point would you say that something cannot be restored/contained/put > into stasis ? Do you ever have to give clients really bad news? > Sally W

Sally,

I don't do any restoration. I often suggest someone who will do the work for them if the item needs it. So far I've not had to turn anyone away for reasons of condition.

At the moment we are framing two latchet hook kit rugs for a young woman. And we are building shadow boxes for them and putting them under glass. This was not our idea, but hers. They must mean an awful lot to her for her to spend so much money on them -- I would have tried to dissuade her from going to the expense and would have suggested something more simple. Perhaps the person who waited on her did and she nixed the idea. They will look great when they are done, for what they are, but I wouldn't want to have to look at them every day.

Last week we framed a gorgeous embroidery of silver metallic threads on black velvet of the 99 names of Allah. I am sure this was a workshop kind of embroidery, done by men and there are hundreds or thousands exactly the same around the world, but that takes nothing away from the superb design and fine materials. I would find pleasure in viewing that on a daily basis, even not knowing the meanings of all the calligraphy.

So, we often go from the sublime to the ridiculous. But no matter what it is, when it leaves our shop it looks better than when it came in.

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@patmedia.net

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Subject: Re: News of Nancy Kirk of the Kirk Collection From: Anne Copeland 

Nancy's husband, Bill, passed away last night from cancer. Nancy and Bill make some significant contributions to the quilt world. If you want to send her a card, her address is: Nancy's address is: 3516 Lincoln Blvd. Omaha, NE 68131. Peace and blessings, Annie

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Subject: RE: Bill Kirk passed away August 3 From: "Nancy Kirk" 

Bill Kirk, co-owner of The Kirk Collection with his wife Nancy, died at home on Sunday, August 3 after a two and a half year battle with colon cancer. A memorial service and celebration is planned for August 30 at 11 a.m. at Miller Park Presbyterian Church, 3020 Huntington Ave in Omaha.

A full obit from the Omaha World-Herald is available on-line at http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_np=0&u_pg=36&u_sid=816618

Additional information is at the Kirk Collection website www.kirkcollection.com.

We have so appreciated the prayers, good thoughts and kind words that so many of you have sent us over the past couple of years. To write to Nancy, use kirkcoll@aol.com. Some of you met her son Ben at various conferences the Kirks hosted in Omaha -- his direct email is lucrennin@hotmail.com. The mailing address is 3516 Lincoln Blvd., Omaha, NE 68131.

Yours,

The Kirk Family www.kirkcollection.com

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Subject: "Applique Anthology: Unique Artistry in Quilts" From: "Karan Flanscha" 

This is an invitation to all of you to visit Waterloo, IA (northeast corner of Iowa), for a fabulous exhibit of applique quilts at the Grout Museum of History & Science, 503 South St. Waterloo, Iowa, which is open from Aug. 5- Jan.4, 2004. The exhibit includes a number of quilts on loan from well known quilters, Mimi Dietrich, Carol Bryer Fallert, Charlotte Warr Anderson, Cathy Grafton, Suzanne Marshall, to name a few. There are also quilts by members of our local quilt guild, Keepsake Quilters, and antique quilts from the museum collection and on loan. 

A display case features samples of various methods of applique and preparation for applique. The quilt 'Vintage Memories' from Mimi Dietrich's book "Bed & Breakfast Quilts" is on display, and raffle tickets are being sold for the quilt. This quilt was made by 6 ladies of the Vintage Sisters group, for the book, and we chose to donate the quilt to the Museum to raffle when we got it back, after the publisher was done with it. Proceeds will go to purchase supplies for the care & conservation of the Grout quilt collection. Also on display are 5 "Mini Mimi's", since we weren't going to get the big quilt back, we chose to make our own small version adapted from the quilt in the book. Each maker made her own variations in colors, some appliqued the tiny 1/4" berries, some used buttons & some skipped them all together :) 

The quilts are grouped by methods or motifs (antiques, Hawaiian, Baltimore Album style, Patriotic, Celtic, 30's designs, folk art, etc). In conjunction with the exhibit, Mimi Dietrich will be offering 3 applique classes on Sept. 13 and 15, 2003, at the Grout Museum. For more information on that you can contact the museum at: 319-234-6357 Mimi will also be giving a lecture at the Grout location for Keepsake Quilters on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 pm. This will be open to the public, and the exhibit will be open that evening, also. Keepsake Quilters will be holding their bi-annual quilt show on Sept. 12-13 at the Waterloo Museum of Art, which is just a few blocks from the Grout Museum... so you could come those days & see both!! If anyone would like additional information, please e-mail me. We would love to have all of you come and enjoy this beautiful exhibit!! Karan from sunny Iowa

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Subject: redwork quilts From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: Thu, 07 Aug 

Judi Fibush has just posted 4 redwork quilts from her collection on the eboard. http://vintagepictures.eboard.com select quilt tab

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Subject: cotton batting stain From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: 

I received an inquiry from Sandra King (Linton43@aol.com) asking if anyone has come up with a stain remover to take away the stain left by cotton chaff in the batting. Have we?

Kris

 

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Subject: Re: quilt show in Alabama From: Pat Kyser <patkyser@hiwaay.net> Date: 

If you are traveling down South in the next four months, drop in to the Huntsville (Alabama) Museum of Art to see A STITCH IN TIME: ONE FAMILY'S LEGACY. A locally made 1887 crazy quilt in absolutely fabulous condition was bequeathed to the museum by a descendant of the maker, with an endowment to care for it and a collection of old family pictures. The museum has mounted a lovely exhibit with the quilt beautifully displayed in a plexiglas case that allows total viewing. A local historian has done an extensive genealogy of the quiltmaker which is displayed on a wall, complete with photos of ancestors. An accompanying board explains genealogy terms. Old tintypes and photos of family members are displayed with explanations of each type of print. Descriptive panels show the steps in making a crazy quilt, and there are over a dozen contemporary items that use the crazy quilt technique, including quilts, clothing, and teddy bears. Too, an old jacket and crib throw made in crazy quilt style are on display. The museum's website is www.hsvmuseum.org/ The exhibit will run through October 26, 2003. Huntsville is 100 miles south of Nashville and 100 miles north of Birmingham. It is 200 miles west of Atlanta and 200 miles east of Memphis.

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Subject: Re: quilt show in Alabama From: Gaye Ingram 

Dear Pat,

I will come see that exhibit if it is up over Labor Day or the next weekend. Is there a brochure?

And how would you like to be a charter member in a Deep South Quilt Study Group like those lucky women up east have?

I decided just to see what I could get together. Do you know Carla Rowley? She promptly responded to my query on qhl saying she was joining ASQG AND would come to Ruston, LA for meetings. An Arkansan, 2 Louisianians (south) also seem enthusiastic about the possibility. The Mississippian with whom I talked had to hit the road for that "Longest yard sale in U.S." (!) but said she was interested but thought we should have no dues (!!) and she will have several with her, folks who were interested in the Mississippi Documentation project.

I thought if we could get together sometime before or just after Xmas, we might make some realistic plans for next year.

Please consider it.

gi

 

 

 

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