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Subject: crazy quilts  From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarlton@att.net  Date: Tue, 4 Nov 

 Thanks Marsha and several others who had info on  crazy quilts using =  fabric from high button shoes/linings. Is there a  way to see a photo of =  the one at MSU museum?=20  jean  ------=_NextPart_000_000D_01C3A32E.53B46420--    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: Workbasket blocks  From: Debby Kratovil <kratovil@his.com  Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 07:13:10 -0500  X-Message-Number: 2   Connie. I think the blocks you are seeking are those  done by Ruby  McKim. I have all of them in a photocopied  collection: Patchwork  Parade of States, 1931. I am redrafting them,  including the text so  that I can modernize them and produce them on CD.   The other set, which are embroidery, I am also  digitizing. I know  that Merikay Woldvogel (she's on the QH list) has a  picture of that  finished quilt in her book, Softcovers for Hard  Times (I think it's  that book). Again, that is a set done by Ruby McKim,  and I have those  patterns also. That series is called: State Flowers  Quilt, 1931.  --  Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil  http://www.quilterbydesign.com  http://www.ipriority.com    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: Quilt Roadshow Berwyn PA  From: "Candace Perry" 

 I received a lovely invite from a lovely group --  the Main Line Quilters  near Philadelphia. They are having a "Quilt  Roadshow" on Nov. 22 from 9:00  to 3:00 at Berwyn United Methodist, 140 Waterloo  Ave. in Berwyn PA.  They are having appraisals at $5.00 per quilt, and  will be having a  "mini-quilt show" and a special display of antique  doll quilts and buttons  (now that's something I haven't given much thought  to...buttons!).  If you're in or around the great city of  Philadelphia check it out!  Candace Perry  Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center  Pennsburg PA      ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: exhibit opening  From: "Sherry" <smassey@ok-history.mus.ok.us  Date: 

  QHL'ers,   Well, it's finally here! Our quilt exhibit will be  opening this Friday =  evening (Nov. 7) with a reception from 5-7:30. It  would be so great if =  any of you in the area could stop by. If you can't  make it for the =  reception, the exhibit will be up quite a while so  please stop by when =  you can. Once again, the museum address is:   Oklahoma Museum of History  2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.  Oklahoma City, OK 73105  405/522-5248   We are in the Wiley Post Building just east of the  Capitol building. =  The exhibit is on the third floor. There will also  be a new Oklahomans =  and Space exhibit opening on the first floor. =20   Hope to see you there,  Sherry Massey

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Subject: Re: Australian Quit exhibition  From: Annette Gero <A.Gero@unsw.edu.au  Date: 

For anyone visiting in Australia..   May Gibbs house is just wonderful   Australian Quilt Exhibition   Saturday 8th November to  Sunday 14th December 2003   At Nutcote the former harbour side home of  May Gibbs, creator of Children's books Snugglepot &  Cuddlepie.   A special six-week exhibition of Australian quilts  is being hosted at  Nutcote. Curated by Annette Gero, renowned quilt  historian and  authority on early Australian quilts, the exhibition  has a flora and  fauna theme. Dating from around the time of WWI to  the present time,  the visually stunning quilts and appliqu=E9 work  will provide a very  special display in historic Nutcote .In addition,  dress designer of  the 1940's, Eve Felstead's applique clothes will be  on display.   The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th November to  Sunday 14th  December. Nutcote is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am  to 3pm and is  situated at 5 Wallaringa Avenue, Neutral Bay,  Sydney. Nutcote is  easily accessible by ferry from No. 4 Wharf Circular  Quay (alight at  Hayes Street Wharf Neutral Bay - then 5 minute  walk).   Admission: Adults $7.00 Concessions $5.00  Children $3.00 Family  $17.00   Phone (02) 9953 4453    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: Re: qhl digest: November 04, 2003  From: Beth Donaldson 

Dear Jean,  I am currently putting many quilt images on line at  our website at  http://museum.msu.edu/glqc/index.html. This quilt is  next in line and  should be up late this week. You can also see this  quilt on the cover of  Great Lakes, Great Quilts and it is featured in  American Quilts from the  Michigan State University Museum and Michigan Quilts  150 Years of a Textile  Tradition. These books can be purchased at:  http://35.8.122.90/MTAPStore/category.asp?time=104029&category=QOT.  Beth  

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Subject: signature quilts  From: Palampore@aol.com  Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 20:13:33 -0500  X-Message-Number: 4   After talking with many people at the AQSG  Conference about how we could put together a file on  Signature Quilts, Nancy Hornbeck graciously offered  to be the collector of information until a better  solution/storage site could be found. Nancy does a  wonderful job with research, so it is wonderful that  she is willing to do this.  Many of us thought that it would be great to have a  central person who could collect information on  Signature Quilts that could then be used by  genealogists, other collectors of Signature Quilts,  etc. This information would probably be filed  primarily by states. The ultimate goal is for this  to end up on a quilt site available to whomever  wants to use it.  We see it as something that will be eventually  become part of a quilt organization---not our  personal property.  If you have a Signature Quilt that you would like to  register with Nancy please send her....  1) Name and address of present owner  2) Photograph (digital and hard copy if  possible---several shots--entire quilt, individual  blocks, style of signatures)  3) Names, dates, and sayings on quilt  4) Pattern name, and colors of quilt  5) Where quilt was purchased or acquired (ie:family)  6) Diagram of the quilt, if you think it is  necessary and tells more about the quilt  7)Any history you have on the quilt---names, name of  quilter, etc.  8) Describe the quilting  9) Give measurements of quilt, and of blocks  10) Additional information that is unique to your  quilt  Please put this information on a disc, and copy on  paper, and then send both to Nancy. For consistency  write all information in Microsoft Word.  If I left out anything please let me know, or just  post it to QHL and I will add it. If it seems to be  a popular idea we will devise a data sheet and make  it available.  Nancy Hornbeck, nancy96@earthlink.net  201 Circle Drive  Wichita, KS 67218  This will be a great reason now for me to do a  better job of the documentation that I have done on  my quilt collection. I hope others will follow suit.  Look forward to hearing from those who might be  interested in doing this.  Lynn Lancaster Gorges  Textile Conservator  Historic Textiles Studio  New Bern, NC  New Bern, NC  www.textilepreservation.com    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: Re: Strange unsubscribe message  From: "judygrow" 

Since I got your e-mail, Judy, I assume you haven't  been unsubscribed.   I get at least one of those e-mails every day from  my "good friends" in  Congo, or Zimbabwe. I've set my "Message Rules" to  delete them from my  server, using key words that seem to pop up in  sequence in all the messages,  and still they get through. I've got a great spam  blocker and don't get the  V____a or enlargement ads, but yet these scam  artists squeeze under the  fence. How do they do it?   Judy in Ringoes, NJ  j

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Subject: Newark Museum quilts on NJ Public  Television  From: "Cheryl Wolf" 

6   I apologize if this information has already been  posted to the list (life &  the things it insists on doling out have kept me  from reading list messages  as thoroughly as I'd like to, I'm afraid...), but a  friend has just alerted  me to the fact that New Jersey Network (public  television) has been  broadcasting a program on the current Newark Museum  quilt exhibition; it is  a segment in this month's edition of their arts  overview program, "State of  the Arts".   There is some information on the NJN site at  http://www.njn.net/artsculture/starts/season03-04/2202.html,  and it appears  that episodes are eventually archived and made  available online.   pax-  Cheryl    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: Re: signature quilts  From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com  Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 20:40:29 -0600  X-Message-Number: 7  

 Lynn, are quilts without significant provenance  desired, those we cannot  trace to origins?   gi   

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Subject: RE: signature quilts  From: <rowley35@comcast.net  Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 05:50:38 -0600  X-Message-Number: 2    Lynn,  I read with interest your post about the proposed  Signature Quilt file. Was  there any discussion regarding collecting  information on Signature Quilt  blocks which have not been set together into a  finished quilt top? I bought  a set of these several years ago at the Nashville  Flea Market and wish that  I knew something about the women who signed and  embroidered their names.   It sounds like a terrific project!  Carla Rowley    

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Subject: 19th century quilt poetry and prose (A  Veteran's Day memorial)  From:  X-Message-Number: 3   Our national holiday remembering the men and women  who have fought for our  country is next week. Here is an article about a  quilt found at Historic  Gettysburg. I hope to share some other  quilt/battlefield-related stories  with you in the next week. They are a little sad to  read, but it is also  very interesting to read about quilts, and soldiers  and war. As a military  mom, I think that we often forget the sacrifices  these men, women and  families have made throughout our country's history.  Unfortunately, in our  post 9-11 world, those sacrifices are still being  made. sue reich   Gettysburg Times  Gettysburg, PA  March 21, 1933   Quilt Found in Breastworks After Battle Is Shown  Here   More than seventy years ago an old quilt, soiled  so badly with blood and  dirt that its design could not be recognized, was  found in the breastworks  off Confederate avenue, near the Fairfield road, by  John H. Culp, father of  James W. Culp, battlefield guide. The quilt was  found shortly after the  Confederate troops departed south along the  Fairfield road after their  defeat at the hands of General George Gordan Meade  and his Union troops.  The quilt is still in the Culp family, in the  possession of James W. Culp,  who has never used the cover for the household  purposes but has always  retained it as a memento of the three days’ battle  here.  After the quilt was found Mrs. John H. Culp washed  and washed the cover,  finally bringing out its snowy whiteness and the  beautiful and colorful  patch-work design. Three blood stains are still  visible in the white  muslin, background for the patchwork it being  impossible to erase the stains  with all manner of washing.  The quilt is seven feet two inches wide and seven  feet seven inches long.  Its artistic and attractive design is unknown. The  patchwork is done in  quaint exactness, there being 81 separate sections  of 11 pieces each making  a total of 891 patch pieces in the quilt. All the  work has been done by  hand and the colors of the vari-colored patches are  as bright today as when  they were made into a quilt. One bright red section  shows one small patch  of a darker hue, the maker evidently running out of  the material before its  completion.  The quilt was carried by a Confederate soldier  during the invasion of the  north and evidently had been lost in battle or its  owned killed and the  quilt discarded in the breastworks.  The owners of the quilt planned but neglected to  enter the cover in the  recent quilt display at the Presbyterian church. 

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Subject: signature quilts  From: Palampore@aol.com  Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 21:31:05 -0500  X-Message-Number: 5   Yes, any signature quilt will be fine. I even have  a very unattractive knit quilt from the 1980's that  I hope to include. It has names and dates, but not a  location. Down the line it might get tossed, but I  will submit it, and let someone else be the judge  later.    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: signature quilts  From: Palampore@aol.com  Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 21:31:31 -0500  X-Message-Number: 6   Yes, any signature quilt will be fine. I even have  a very unattractive knit quilt from the 1980's that  I hope to include. It has names and dates, but not a  location. Down the line it might get tossed, but I  will submit it, and let someone else be the judge  later.  Lynn Lancaster Gorges  New Bern, NC  www.textilepreservation.com    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: Skinner's Auction Civil War Quilt  From: DDBSTUFF@aol.com  Date: Thu, 6 

  Here is the description and a link to the quilt:    Sale 2241 Lot 102   Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Civil War Memorial  Quilt, made by Mary Bell  Shawvan, c. 1863, composed of solid color and calico  printed cotton, depicting a  central spreadwing eagle with shield surrounded by  meandering flowering vines  and grapevines with perching birds; the leaves,  flowers, birds, and fruit,  stuffed for a three- dimensional effect, black silk  accenting the birds' wings and  tails, yellow-orange floral print ground, dark green  scalloped border quilted  in a scallop pattern, off-white muslin backing,  (minor imperfections), 84 x 81  1/2 in.   Provenance: By family descent.   Note: According to oral family history, the quilt  was made by Mary Bell, or  Polly as she was known to her friends. in 1854 she  married John Shawvan, then  began farming in Dodge county. By 1860 they had six  children and though John  had substantial family obligations, he enlisted, at  34 years of age, into the  Union army October 26, 1861 and was assigned to  Company B of the 1st Wisconsin.  He was later promoted to the rank of Sargeant and  was a flag bearer in many  battles. Mary assumed full responsibility for the  farm, managing the household  and caring for the children. During the time he was  away she created this quilt  for him to share when he returned home. But  unfortunately his company was  sent to Tennessee and into the bloody two-day battle  at Chickamauga. He was  wounded on the second day of fighting and died on  Sept. 22, 1863 from wounds he  received at the battle. Polly and the children were  left to rely on a Civil War  widow's pension. Included in the lot is a needlework  sampler stitched by "Polly  M. Bell" age 11," (Mary's nickname) with silk  threads on a linen ground; also  photocopies of a few signed affidavits regarding  Mary and John Shawvan,  probably helping to provide compensation to the  widow and children, including: John  Shawvan's Certificate of Service, a document signed  by the Justice of the  Peace verifying he married the couple July 14, 1844,  a document signed by Sally  Bell, the mother of Mary stating that the births and  birthdates of the couple's  children entered into the family bible are correct.  Also included are some  photocopied pages from the Military History of  Wisconsin, regarding the Battle  of Chickamauga. In it John Shawvan is listed as  dying of wounds received in the  battle.   Literature: This quilt and the family's story is  illustrated in the book  Wisconsin Quilts: Stories in the Stitches, by Ellen  Cort, Howell Press,  Charlottesville, Virginia, 2001, illustrated on the  cover and on pp. 42 and 44.  Estimate $50,000-75,000           --part1_105.390a8779.2cdc7303_boundary--    ----------------------------------------------------------------------  

Subject: Ladies Art Company,Quilt Pattern Book  From: "Velia Lauerman" <velialive@hotmail.com  Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:48:06 -0500  X-Message-Number: 9   So sorry about the caps in my mail. will try to keep  it short and sweet and  not shout it out. Went to a wonderful Quilt Show in  Berrien Springs, Mich.  Nov 1. The old magazines and patterns were sold in  see thru baggies. I  bought a few. The treasures are priceless. The old  tattered Ladies Art  Company, Quilt Pattern Book was inside but I'd like  another better copy .  Does anyone have a 1922 copy for sale.? There are so  many wonderful old  patterns which I find joy in collecting. Thanks a  bunch, velia  

 

 

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