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Subject: Re: Pre-worked embroideries From: "Dee Stark" <dee@deestark.com> Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 08:14:22 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Pat wrote:

> In reference to the 1877 Crazy Quilt currently being show at the > Huntsville, Alabama, Museum of Art:


> I've seen before. My question is: does anyone know if these borders > were purchased, were available from some commercial source?

Absolutely! There were adverts in the various ladies' magazines for scrap bags for crazy quilting, premade motifs to applique on, and fancy borders to put "the perfect finishing touch" on a crazy quilt. Along with the prequilted gold backing that is VERY commonly seen on these quilts.

Looking at the picture on the notecard, I couldn't spot any of the premade machine embroidery motifs, but that may just be because I couldn't see well enough from a picture. I wouldn't be surprised to see them,though.

What a magnificent example of the genre this quilt looks to be!

dee www.deestark.com Author of: A Spiderweb for Luck: Symbols & Motifs used in Crazy Quilting


Subject: Crockett's Cabin From: ThreadDog@aol.com Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:21:01 EDT X-Message-Number: 2

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While preparing for the annual celebration of Davy Crockett's birthday party at the East Tennessee Historical Society, I ran across a quilt block named Crockett's Cabin (1123a) in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia. Barbara cites her source as Martha Marshall, Quilts of Appalachia: The Mountain Woman and her Quilts, Tri-city Printing Co., Bluff City, TN, 1972.

ETHS is currently adding a wonderful addition, and there was some talk of using the pattern as a design element, but the question of the origins and history of this block comes up.

Any suggestions for us?

Linda Claussen threaddog@aol.com



Subject: Re: Stains on Quilts From: ARabara15@aol.com Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 21:40:36 EDT X-Message-Number: 3

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There is a product called Wink that can remove rust, also a product that I have posted about called Yellow Out made by Iron Out which also gets out rust. The cooking oil should be rinsed off with warm water and then a combination of a liquid laundry detergent and liquid Biz massaged in with fingers and then wash the quilt by hand should work. Good Luck.

Donald Brokate The Crazy Quilt Collector Trenton NJ


Subject: Re: Stains on Quilts From: "Velia Lauerman" <velialive@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:07:25 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1


>From: ARabara15@aol.com >Reply-To: "Quilt History List" <qhl@lyris.quiltropolis.com> >To: "Quilt History List" <qhl@lyris.quiltropolis.com> >Subject: [qhl] Re: Stains on Quilts >Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 21:40:36 EDT > >There is a product called Wink that can remove rust, also a product that I >have posted about called Yellow Out made by Iron Out which also gets out >rust. >The cooking oil should be rinsed off with warm water and then a combination >of >a liquid laundry detergent and liquid Biz massaged in with fingers and then >wash the quilt by hand should work. Good Luck. > >Donald Brokate >The Crazy Quilt Collector >Trenton NJ > > >--- >You are currently subscribed to qhl as: velialive@hotmail.com. >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >leave-qhl-1466444R@lyris.quiltropolis.com

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Subject: TEAL From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 15:34:43 -0700 X-Message-Number: 2

I've been refolding quilts at summer's end (for me, anyway) and wonder this: when did the teal color that was often used with orange or red and white first appear in American markets?

Or was it once some other color?

I believe every quilt I own or recall that uses this color prominently has been an applique, often of the sort popular during the red-and-green period.

For me, school is starting---and in a period of exceptional cool weather here in North Louisiana. I find myself going into my garden for every imaginable reason. Don't have to open the psych books on that one!



Subject: Heritage Center Museum Textile Seminar
From: Trishherr@aol.com
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 17:29:34 EDT
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I thought people might have an interest in this seminar to be held at
Heritage Center Museum in Lancaster, Pa.

Contact person: Sheila Rohrer
Public Programs Coordinator
(717) 299-6440

The Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County Hosts Fall Symposium:
Falling for Fabric: Textile Traditions of the Pennsylvania Germans

The Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County is hosting a fall
Falling for Fabric: Textile Traditions of the Pennsylvania Germans,
slated for
Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Jasper Yeates
House, 24
South Queen Street, downtown Lancaster.

Nationally recognized antiques experts and scholars will discuss
their latest
findings, discoveries and research on Pennsylvania German quilts,
and other textiles. Speakers will highlight their talks with slides
and the
presentation of actual artifacts. Scheduled lecturers and their
topics include:
Ann Lewis and Stella Rubin, Amish and Mennonite stuffed animals,
Nancy Roan,
quilts and fabrics, Steven Scott, Amish and Mennonite clothing, and
Keyser, early Pennsylvania German bedding. Cost is $30.00 per
person, for
non-members, and $25.00 per person, for members. A catered luncheon
will be served.

For fee information and to make reservations, contact Sheila Rohrer
at the
Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County at 717-299-6440 or e-mail

The Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County
13 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-299-6440, www.lancasterheritage.com

Trish Herr


Subject: Re: Heritage Center Museum Textile Seminar


How can any of us be in two places at once?

I've already sent in my hundreds of dollars for AQSG in Dallas,
October 10 - 12.

Please tell me you've made a mistake on the date of your conference!

Judy in Ringoes, NJ


Subject: looking for these historic quilts for our magazine
From: Debby Kratovil <kratovil@his.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 09:34:26 -0400
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Most of you know that I am an editor with Quilt Magazine and we
publish about 17 quilt titles a year. We have several issues where
antique quilts dominate. We also put out two issues of Applique
Quilts a year. According to Cuesta Benberry there were several Nancy
Page series patterns, designed by Florence La Ganke Harris. If anyone
has one or more quilts representing any of these series quilts (in
good condition), please contact me privately. We promise to take good
care of them for a quick photo shoot. Thanks! Debby

Alphabet Quilt (1929)
Brother and Sister Quilt (1933)
Calendar Quilt (1935)
Crossed Arrows (1934)
Falling Leaves (1936)
Festoon Quilt (1934)
French Bouquet (1933)
Garden Bouquet (1931)
Georgian Rose (1935)
Grandmother's Garden (1928)
Hearts and Flowers (1938)
Laurel Wreath (1934)
Leaf Quilt (1931)
Magic Vine (1930)
Mother Goose (1938)
Old Almanac (1932)
One two Buckle My Shoe (1937)
Quilt of Birds (1937)
Quilt of Many Stars (1934)
Ships at Sea (1936)
Snowflake Quilt (1932)
Star and Sprig (1934)
Summer Garlands (1936)
Wreath Series (1931)
Three other sets of designs were:
Garden Fruits (1935)
Kitchen Stencils (1929)
Noah's Ark Wall Hanging (1929)
Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil


Subject: Lancaster Seminar
From: "judygrow" <judygrow@patmedia.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 11:19:39 -0400
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It sounds like a wonderful seminar, and I know those of us in the
area who
are going to AQSG are disppointed we can't attend. I'll bet you are

I hope the Heritage Center will sponsor more seminars on quilts and
with such wonderful speakers .

Judy in Ringoes, NJ


Subject: Ruby McKim series
From: Debby Kratovil <kratovil@his.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 12:13:58 -0400
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One more request for series quilts I'm looking for! Thanks for your
indulgence. I am also interested in quilts (and maybe tops) that have
been made from Ruby Short McKim patterns that ran in the Kansas City
Star. (Did her patterns run in any other publication and NOT in the
Star?) The series I have a list of are as follows:

Patchwork Sampler Quilt - 26 designs - 1930
Bible History Quilt - 24 designs - 1927
Patchwork Parade of States - 48 designs - 1931
Mother Goose Quiltie - 20 designs - 1916
Flower Garden Quilt - 27 designs - 1930
Farm Life Quilt - 26 designs - 1930
Peter Pan Quilt - 20 designs - 1926
Roly-Poly Quilt - 20 designs - 1923
Bedtime Quilt - 20 designs - 1916
A Jolly Circus - 12 designs - 1921
Nursery Rhyme - 20 designs - 1922
Alice In Wonderland - 20 designs - 1924
Colonial History - 24 designs - 1927
Three Little Pigs - 14 designs - 1934
State Flowers Quilt - 48 designs - 1931
Bird Life Quilt - 24 designs - 1928
Toy Shop Window Quilt - 13 designs - 1933
Fruit Basket Quilt - 32 designs - 1932
Memory Bouquet - 20 designs - 1930

If you have a quilt, in good condition, that you would be willing to
allow Quilt Magazine to photograph, please let me know privately
(don't want to hog the bandwidth here on the QHL). Thanks a lot,
Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil


Subject: Hawaiian Quilt Exhibit in Honolulu
From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodard@hawaii.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 13:50:41 -1000
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If you've visited Hawaii, you know how difficult it is to find
quilts on exhibit. Lots of lovely wall and bed quilts made in the
Philippines and Thailand hanging in the stores and galleries, but
"authentic" made-in-Hawaii older quilts are rarely seen. Don't miss
annual (and probably last) Hawaiian quilt exhibit at Mission Houses
in Honolulu.=20

Endless Threads: The Art of Hawaiian Quilting Through Time
Mission Houses Museum=B9s 25th Annual Quilt Exhibition
Celebrating the rise of Hawaiian quilting as an art form and exploring its
significance as a means of preserving cultural identity, Endless
Threads is
the Museum=B9s 25th annual quilt exhibition. Endless Threads will
feature som=
twenty quilts made by Hawaiians or in Hawai`i, quilts from Tahiti and
Cook Islands, along with related historic photographs and objects. A
special display of traditional and contemporary kapa will also be included,
showcasing the skill of Hawaiian fabric artists. A wide range of
programming activities and events associated with the six-week exhibition
includes quilting and kapa making demonstrations, quilt pattern tracing,
storytelling, and presentations and lectures by scholars and
prominent quilters.

LOCATION The Gallery at the Chamberlain House, 1st Floor
Mission Houses Museum
553 S. King Street

DATES August 28 =AD October 9, 2003

HOURS Tuesday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. =AD 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays

ADMISSION Free admission for museum members
$8.00 General Admission
$4.00 with the purchase of a house tour
Laurie Woodard
Hawaiian Quilt Research Project


Subject: The Alliance for American Quilts raffle quilt designed by Yvonne Porcella From: ZegrtQuilt@aol.com Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 08:00:31 EDT X-Message-Number: 1

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The Alliance for American Quilts Offers the Chance to Win a Quilt Designed by Yvonne Porcella

Louisville, Kentucky, August 14, 2003 - The Alliance for American Quilts is offering people throughout the country a chance to own one of the magical designs of Yvonne Porcella, internationally known quilt artist, designer and teacher. Porcella donated the design for "The Voice of You and Me" in celebration of The Alliance for American Quilts 10th Anniversary.

The quilt's title, "The Voice of You and Me", pays tribute to the quiltmakers involved in the making of this special quilt, and also to the quiltmakers over time who have come together to create quilts and share their stories. "The collaboration on this quilt honors all quiltmakers and others who preserve quilt history," says Porcella. Quilt artist Karen Musgrave executed the original design in Porcella's bright signature colors. Rebecca Skvorc Latham provided the final quilting on the piece. Porcella incorporated imagery from The Alliance website and brochure, which were designed by graphic designer Suzanne Staud.

Quilt lovers have a chance to win "The Voice of You and Me" by purchasing tickets for $5.00 each. To find out how you can order tickets, visit www.centerforthequilt.org and click on the Raffle Quilt icon. The quilt will be displayed at venues across the nation through April 2004. You can also visit www.centerforthequilt.org to find out when the quilt will be coming to your area. The final drawing will be held in Kentucky on April 24, 2004. The quilt dimensions are 62" x 74".

"The work of The Alliance is so important," says Porcella, who has been a member of the board since the organization was founded in 1993. "The Alliance is working to extend the impact of quilts and quiltmakers well beyond the boundaries of the quilt world. We've brought together a powerful coalition to make that happen."

The Alliance for American Quilts is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing together quiltmakers, leaders from the quilt industry, scholars, teachers, and collectors in the cause of documenting, preserving and sharing our great American quilt heritage. With the creation of the Center for The Quilt Online at www.centerforthequilt.org, The Alliance is using the power of the Internet to make their work accessible to all who want to learn more about quilts and quilt heritage.

The Alliance for American Quilts launched their 10th Anniversary Campaign in San Francisco on August 7th. Shelly Zegart, President of The Alliance, announced an exciting lead gift of $50,000 from a single donor to launch the 10th Anniversary Celebration Campaign. Bookmark the website www.centerforthequilt.org to see what's new with the Alliance as the campaign continues.

Projects of The Alliance for American Quilts include:

" Quilt Treasures, a special oral history project to document the lives, work and influence of the leaders of the American quilt revival of the 1960's and 70's, has completed a mini-documentary featuring Bonnie Leman, founder of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. You can view Ms. Leman's interview at www.centerforthequilt.org/treasures.

" Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories, a national grassroots oral history project, has completed over 300 interviews with quiltmakers and more are planned across the nation. You can view these interviews online at www.centerforthequilt.org/qsos.

" The Alliance has forged relationships with three universities to create Regional Centers for the Quilt: the Center for American Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware; the Great Lakes Quilt Center at the Michigan State University Museum; and the Winedale Center for the Quilt at the Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

" The Quilt Index is completing its initial development and is poised to begin bringing over 20 public and private quilt collections online. You can visit the Quilt Index at www.centerforthequilt.org/quiltindex.

Yvonne Porcella has been teaching quilt techniques since the early 1970s. She is founder and past president of Studio Art Quilt Associates, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Quilt Study Center, as well as The Alliance for American Quilts. She is the author of nine books, a member of the Quilters Hall of Fame, and a Silver Star honoree of the International Quilt Association. Her art quilts have been acquired by major museums in the U.S. including The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution.

For more information, contact:

MJ Kinman, Executive Director The Alliance for American Quilts (502) 897-3819 (telephone and fax)




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