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Subject: Patriotic cotton prints From: "Candace Perry" <candace@schwenkfelder.com> 

I'm specifically interested in prints that were made during the Civil War period. A note that was attached to a quilt we have says that the print used, which has a cannon, soldier, flag and cannon balls included in it, was sold during the war for $1.00 a yard. I'm curious as to whether CW atribution is good or if it actually might be a centennial piece. It's a good old Berk CO. PA quilt. Candace Perry Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

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Subject: Re: Patriotic cotton prints From: <chrisa@jetlink.net> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 

Hi Candace,

I have that fabric in a Mass. c. 1870 quilt, but it doesn't have the soldier, just the cannons, with stacked balls, and flags. Barbara Brackman shows the quilt and a close-up of the fabric in her first CW Quilts book. I bought it from a New England dealer who said it was a CW quilt with commemorative fabric in it and Barbara said the fabric was one of only a few made specifically to commemorate the CW. She dated the quilt circa 1870, but the fabric would likely date earlier.

There is a somewhat older book about a PA textile collection or exhibit, but I can't recall which one, which shows the fabric you are talking about, made into a little girl's dress. It is pictured in this book.

Wishing happy and safe holidays to all of you. May peace reign over all regions this season.

Kim Wulfert www.antiquequiltdating.com

I'm specifically interested in prints that were made during the Civil War period. A note that was attached to a quilt we have says that the print used, which has a cannon, soldier, flag and cannon balls included in it, was sold during the war for $1.00 a yard. I'm curious as to whether CW atribution is good or if it actually might be a centennial piece. It's a good old Berk CO. PA quilt. Candace Perry Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

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Subject: Re: Patriotic cotton prints From: "Candace Perry" 

Kim, thanks so much for your quick reply! It is a big help. Candace

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Subject: http://www.quilthistoryteachers.com From: Kris Driessen 

This came up on another list, so I thought I would remind all our members too.

I made web pages for any of our members who taught anything at all having to do with quilts or quilt history. You can see them at http://www.quilthistoryteachers.com

The blurb I wrote for it says, "The teachers and lecturers who are listed here have expertise in one or more areas dealing with quilts and quilt history. You will find those who are qualified to give lectures and/or workshops, including; authors, designers, historians, and more. Each with the love of quilts and quilting, and the desire to share their knowledge with others. Listings are submitted by the teachers themselves and are sorted into categories based on their general geographic area."

If you feel you would fit into one of these categories and would like me to add your listing, just send me the information. (You don't have to be a member of the Quilt History list, truthfully.) If you don't have a web page and would like one, I will do that too. There is NO CHARGE for this, I consider it a benefit to the quilting community. Besides, when people click on the Google Ads, I make money:-)) As long as I break even, I am happy.

Please don't be shy about sending me your information. Every little iota of information about you and your teaching abilities that is out there on the Internet can only be to your benefit.

Kris

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Subject: Upcoming Quilt Discovery Days From: macdowel@msu.edu Date: Tue, 16 Dec 

I am interested in knowing about dates of upcoming Quilt Discovery Days in order to document the event for a potential major newspaper article on this phenomena. I would appreciate information on dates in the next couple of months in any region of the US. Thanks so much, Marsha MacDowell

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Subject: NY quilt From: Judy Roche <jrocheq@pil.net> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 

Have you seen this one? Judy Roche

keep enlarging the quilt until you can see the pictures.

This is truly incredible! Please take a look.

When the quilt comes up, click on it to enlarge it, and then click again and again -- each time it gets larger. When you make it big, you will see the faces of people who died at the World Trade Center. Lois Jarvis of Madison, Wisconsin made this beautiful quilt. Imagine the amount of work and planning that had to go into this. It is a labor of great love.

http://www.gzquilt.com/About_the_Quilt/about_the_quilt.html

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Subject: the quilt project movement From: ZegrtQuilt@aol.com Date: Tue, 16 Dec 

I have been asked to write a retrospective article on the quilt project movement for an important magazine in 2004. The most recent and most complete list of all of the projects in the U.S. and abroad was compiled some time ago,to the best of my knowledge. I am seeking your help in putting together the most current list possible. Please let me know what information you have . There are probably some recent projects that we all need to know about . It is so exciting for us here in Kentucky to see all that has happened since the Ky Quilt Project launched the first of these efforts in 1981-2.Pretty amazing!!!!

Please email me at both :zegrtquilt@aol.com and jhawley@quiltalliance.org. I have been having some problems lately with my AOL account.

Many thanks in advance for your help

Shelly Zegart.

Shelly Zegart zegrtquilt@aol.com 502-897-7566 www.shellyquilts.com www.centerforthequilt.org

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Subject: Quilt Discovery Days From: macdowel@msu.edu Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 

I am looking for information on dates and locations of upcoming Quilt Discovery Days in order to document the event for a potential major newspaper article on this phenomena. I would appreciate information on dates in the next couple of months in any region of the US. Thanks so much, Marsha MacDowell

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Subject: more on that Patriotic print From: "ChrisA" <chrisa@jetlink.net> Date: Tue, 

Candace,

I remembered another source for a picture of the fabric with the soldiers et al. On page 176 of the great book "The Stars and the Stripes" by Boleslaw and Mastai. He dates the textile piece shown it 1862 and says it is from a neckerchief. He goes on to say "This Civil War pattern was until recently known only for a bay's christening dress in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, but lacked one element:the pyramid of cannonballs that so aptly punctuates it here."

The little girls dress I mentioned before, is probably this one he mentions. However, I do recall the book it is pictured in being from a PA exhibit. There, they dated the dress to the 1850s, which I had always questioned. Remember the book was written awhile ago, like in the early 1980s perhaps.

To bring this full circle, a couple years back Barbara B. made a Moda reproduction of the fabric print in my quilt. It would be fun to put in the display case with the original you have. I can send you a piece if you need it. Maybe you can show your piece to us when I bring my quilt history tour to Schwenkfelder in June?

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

Kim, thanks so much for your quick reply! It is a big help. Candace

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Subject: about Historic Deerfield's book From: "ChrisA" <chrisa@jetlink.net> Date: 

"Telltale Textiles", the exhibit catalogue for the quilt exhibit held at Historic Deerfield this summer ,was a pleasure to read and a great deal of quilt history is packed into 40 pages! What it lacks in large pictures of the quilts, is made up for by excellent close-up shots that show the quilting patterns and textile prints. This is particularly important, since many of the quilts were whole-cloth or whitework, where quilting makes the quilt! There are small photos of quilts in period rooms at HD, which is a nice touch.

But the text is the best part and reason to buy this booklet in my opinion. Lynn Bassett provides so much detail in a brief space, about the early quilt styles, fashions, and design influences, here and abroad. These worked hand in hand, and she points this out throughout and provides pictures of decorative arts and furnishings to supplement the text.

This will be a reference book for sure. And it won't take a ton of time to go through.  The chapters name the style of quilt discussed. The names are catchy and my favorite is "Woman Power to Water Power" which discusses what else, but the industrial revolution's impact on textile production. In fact, many of the quilts and topics discussed in the catalogue were topics on QHL this past year, such as:

what makes glazing on wool quilts

quilt history myths

costs of early calicos in America

Marseilles and whitework quilts defined

Is it a wool whole-cloth or calamanco

There were some great quotes and figures from 18th and 19th century records and diaries. I'll share one that that stood out for me as it's from 1843. In "The House Book", Eliza Leslie writes " Patch-work quilts of old calico are seen only in inferior chambers; but they are well worth making for servant's beds. The custom of buying new calico to cut into various ingenious figures, for what was called handsome patchwork, has become obsolete."

I didn't know patchwork became obsolete in 1843, and thank goodness there were other's who didn't read her book either! I wonder if it was this kind of thinking that contributed to appliqué quilts being especially popular from 1840-70.

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

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Subject: Re: NY quilt From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com> Date: Tue, 16 

> > > Have you seen this one? > Judy Roche > http://www.gzquilt.com/About_the_Quilt/about_the_quilt.html

This extraordinary quilt prompts a question which has been playing around in the back of my mind as I've thought about a commemorative crazy quilt: from the conservation point of view, what is the best way to transfer photographs to fabric? And how does one achieve a soft, pliable fabric (one with a good "hand") with such transfers?

Gaye

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: December 16, 2003 From: Pat Kyser <patkyser@hiwaay.net> 

Re: NY quilt and Gaye's question about transferring photos to fabric:

I do not know of any scientific research on this area, but I've done a crazy quilt with ancestor's photos on it and found the best copies were done at a local copy shop, using their marvelous expensive Canon color copier and their big T-shirt press. It gets really hot and has lots of pressure, and I am convinced these will last better than the ones I print on my own computer at home. I take them 200 count white cotton fabric and they make a transfer from my photo and press it on the fabric. However, the ones I print on my own computer ARE softer and more pliable. The professional ones are better than they were in earlier years, but they still have a slight hardness to their surface. Pat Kyser

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Subject: Re: about Historic Deerfield's book From: "Lynne Z. Bassett" 

Thank you, Kim! I appreciate your kind words about the "Telltale Quilts" catalogue!

Happy holidays to everyone on the Quilt History List!

Lynne

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Subject: Re: about Historic Deerfield's book From: "Lynne Z. Bassett" 

Hi again,

I received a private message asking me to post contact information for Historic Deerfield for those of you who would like to purchase the "Telltale Textiles" exhibit cataloguette (I still don't know what to call it!). The main phone number there is (413) 774-5581; you will get an operator and can ask for the gift shop. Their website is www.historic-deerfield.org, but I don't think "Telltale Textiles" is featured yet. Maybe if you all call the gift shop, they will finally get it out on the shelves and on the website! Unfortunately, against Edward's and my advice, they only printed 1,000 copies, so the price is going to be higher than we hoped it would be, but I still don't know what that is. Sorry I can only give you partial information at this point!

Now I am off into the freezing rain to do research for my Mark Twain costume exhibit. Blegh! I hate freezing rain....

Best, Lynne

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Subject: Re: NY quilt From: Marthapatches36@aol.com Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 

Gaye, I use BubbleJet to prepare my fabric and then print pictures from my computer. The fabric remains soft. First dip fabric in Bubble Jet hang to dry 24 hours . Press on to a backing like freezer paper or I use a sticky paper I buy which is for labels. Place it in printer one piece at a time. Allow ink to dry remove backing paper and press. Now I'm hoping to get a new printer from Santa with a scanner so I can copy photos, for a memory quilt.. I have been told I could scan fabric from an old quilt to use to repair it. Has any one tried that. Will be off line for a couple days, have to a cataract removed. But would like to know about repairing an old quilt with this method. Happy Holidays. Martha near Puget Sound

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Subject: Availability of Telltale Textiles catalogue- Historic Deerfield From: Patricia L 

A check with the museum store this morning regarding the availability of the "Telltale Textiles" exhibition catalogue reveals that copies are not yet available. Some people may have received advance copies from the curator. The price of the publication is still being discussed. As soon as it is available to buy as an individual copy, that information will be posted on the website for Historic Deerfield. Since Kim's apt description of the booklet, I'm sure that many of you are chomping at the bit to see it, as am I. All in due time....

Pat

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Subject: Re: NY quilt From: "ChrisA" <chrisa@jetlink.net> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 

Martha,

I concur with your Bubblejet suggestion. I have used it with success when printing fabric labels, but found the process laborious. (I made 15 for a block exchange the first time I used it- which may have something to do with it:) )Can you say more about the label sticky paper- like who makes it? Bubblejet leaves the fabric totally pliable, like it wasn't printed at all.

I have printed antique fabric which I scanned also, but it was pre- Bubblejet. This was about 3 years ago, I just used it in a quilt a few months ago. Although it looked good, I noticed a smudge resulted from the iron water drop and that means it isn't going to take washing. It's already pieced into the quilt, in 2" squares, so I'm out of luck I think, this time around. Fortunately it's wall hanging size and wasn't intended to be cuddled. What's most funny about this particular home-made reproduction is that it recently came out on the bolt from Baum!

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

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Subject: Re: NY quilt From: "Christine Thresh" <christine@winnowing.com> Date: 

Caryl Bryer Fallert has very good instructions about printing on fabric with Bubble Jet Set. Her page is: http://www.bryerpatch.com

Fabric IS washable after printing. I've used BJS following Fallert's directions. I've washed the final fabric and it is soft and nice.

Christine Thresh http://www.winnowing.com

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Subject: Help me with this potential exhibit concept... From: "Candace Perry" 

Greetings from the rain soaked Upper Perkiomen Valley... Due to my association with the fine folks on this list, I've become fascinated with 19th century cotton prints. I'm thinking about an exhibition that would focus on the wonderful variety of prints and their uses in clothing and household textiles among the Pennsylvania Germans. I'm thinking also about a possible symposium and maybe even a little catalog. The exhibit would be in 2005 at the very earliest. I know this is VERY vague but I'm really at square one. Any thoughts? Would something like this be of interest? Candace Perry Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

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Subject: Re: Help me with this potential exhibit concept... From: Kittencat3@aol.com 

I think that would be a splendid thing.

Lisa Evans Easthampton, MA

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Subject: Re: Help me with this potential exhibit concept... From: 

Hi, You don't say where you're located--what state that is. I'm always interested in area events re quilting and an exhibit about early fabrics would be quite informative since so many people seem to be gravitating to making quilts from old fabrics again. Also of interest in that time frame would be redwork--the patterns used and so on. If you can show old clothing using it, that would add interest too. Don't know why we're so fascinated with the old, especially since things I used as a kid are now getting to be considered almost "antique". Where has the time gone? Good luck with your project. It sounds like fun. Carol

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Subject: A present from Santa... or Donald From: "Pilar Donoso" <quiltpd@mi.cl> 

Dear Friends:

Last month I wrote to you because I was going to travel to the North of  my country to talk about Quilt History and I needed help. I asked you  about tips and received very good advise from many of you. When I came  back (12 Hours bus trip each way) I received many of your EMails asking  me how was the trip and the lecture. I finished my speech with Pat  Cummings letter, and 2/3 of my audience was crying after I finished.  But life it is full of surprises and today I received my Birthday (Dic  20th) and Christmas present together. Donald Beld, a great person and  member of this list, send me as a present, a Quilt made by him, to show  me and the rest of the Chileans, what is a Sanitary Commission Quilt.  The Quilt is hand pieced and beautiful and I am overwhelm by his  generosity. He has written many articles about the subject, and I hope  to pass this new information to the Chilean Quilters. This is the first  time I will be able to show something when I talk.

We are planning our First Chilean Quilting Congress on October 9 - 12  and I am very proud to know that I will be able to show something along  my talking.

Thank you to all of you, and special thanks to Don, who will be in my  thoughts this Christmas. Someone who does not know me gave me a great  present like this.... Life is full of surprises.

Merry Christmas to all of you, Pilar

Pilar Donoso I. quiltpd@mi.cl -

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Subject: Re: A present from Santa... or Donald From: Jccullencrew@aol.com Date: 

Hi, I must have missed some e-mails and I'm now curious to know what a Sanitary Commission Quilt is. Can you explain? Thanks so much and I'm happy for you receiving it. Carol

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Subject: Re: Help me with this potential exhibit concept... From: "Judy Grow" 

Would it be of any interest? Candace, you must be joking! I think you had better get the fire marshall to come out and give the Schenkfelder Museum a new occupancy rating, because you are going to be overloaded. I think people will travel great distances to see a show like that. Why, I think that without too much trouble I could even persuade Mizruz Gaye Ingram to travel all the way up North from Louisiana to see a show like you suggest you may put together.

I'm excited already and counting down the days to 2005!

Judy in Ringoes, NJ judygrow@patmedia.net

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Subject: Re: Help me with this potential exhibit concept... From: Gaye Ingram 

This is merely to say that Mizriz (It's "Mizriz," Judith, not "Mizruz": You simply must work at speaking and spelling Southern. You did very well with "Y'all." But it is time to move on.) Gaye Ingram is sitting snug in a sunny landscape, in a house redolent of gingerbread and springerle and lizzies, protected by a noble rat terrier named Thomas J. Jackson and a warm yaller cat named Poo and Mizriz Ingram is more or less immune to any aspersions of provincialism cast her way. And yes, Candace, Judith Kaman Grow is right: this is the sort of attraction that even we in the Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep South would attend. Go for it!

This addendum. Tonight my husband and I entertained 15 students in an honors program course in history he teaches. In the course of the evening a young woman retired to the ladies room and upon her return said, "Mrs. Ingram, I saw those beautiful Pennsylvania quilts on your bed. They are just gorgeous. Are there others?" I asked how she knew they were Pennsylvania quilts and she replied that "the lady" who had spoken at Tech in fall had taught her audience the hallmarks of Pennsylvania quilts. Thereupon, the entire group---male and female---fell into quilt talk. A boy remembered Judy's stunning red and green quilt and inquired whether she had found a source of the design, another boy said he had never known what a "hand-blocked print" was before October, a girl noted that she had told everyone---in that SIMPLY EVERYONE! tone---that America's first quilts were the products of affluence, not poverty, and that all were surprised. The first speaker said, "I noted the quilting on the quilt on your bed. It was not the Methodist fan pattern." "The lady" who taught them these things was Judy Grow, who did a terrific presentation when she was way down here in North Louisiana, and tonight proved beyond question that not merely young women are interested in the subject of quilts.

gaye

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Subject: QHL: Re: Deerfield catalogue From: seater@mindspring.com Date: Thu, 18 

How can we buy this catalogue? I didn't see it on Deerfield's website or Kris's.

Susan Seater, Raleigh NC

> "Telltale Textiles", the exhibit catalogue for the quilt > exhibit held at Historic Deerfield this summer ,was a > pleasure to read and a great deal of quilt history is > packed into 40 pages! ... Lynn Bassett provides so much > detail in a brief space

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

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Subject: U.S. Sanitary Commission Quilts From: Donald Beld <donbeld@pacbell.net> 

Needless to say, I am not "great"--I am just a guy who loves history, loves quilting, and loves the tradition of America's quilters giving of themselves to others.

The U.S. Sanitary Commission was America's first great volunteer charity organization. Founded in 1862, its stated purpose was to act as a watchdog agency to make sure that the Northern (and Southern, when possible) military hospitals were "sanitary". It was based upon the Royal Sanitary Commission of Great Britain, founded during the Crimea War in the 1850's which spawned the likes of Florence Nightingale. The U.S. Sanitary Commission lasting heir is, of course, Clara Barton and the Red Cross.

The Sanitary Commission quickly expanded and began collecting supplies, food, money, and most importantly to us, quilts for the Northern troops. The Women's Auxillary collected the quilts beginning in 1862 and ending in April 1865. Barbara Brackman estimates that records show they collected in that 2 and 1/2 year period over 125,000 quilts. Virginia Gunn in her definative article on the Sanitary Commission for the American Quilt Study Group estimates the figure at closer to 250,000 quilts.

It was requested that the quilts measure approximately 4 by 7 feet--50 by 84 inches, so that they would fit hospital cots and be easy for soldiers to carry in their backpacks. They were referred to as "long" quilts. Any size quilt was accepted, however. Most were quickly made (obviously) and frequently were signature quilts with the names of the makers on the blocks and messages of support.

Few are known to survive--five that I know of. Soldiers who died in the hospital were usually buried in their quilt and soldiers at the front wore them out. There are two in private hands, one in a museum in New England, one at the DAR museum in Washington, D.D., and one at the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, Ca. They all are stamped on the back with the words "U.S. Sanitary Commission" as were all their donated items. (The DAR has a Sanitary Commission Fair Raffle quilt, which is a different thing--much like our raffle quilts today it was intended to raise funds for the war cause and never meant to go to the front with the soldiers. It is a duplicate of a quilt made and presented to Pres. Lincoln). A U.S. Sanitary Commission raffle doll was recently shown on Antique Roadshow and appraised at $30,000; but, to me, the thrill that I had when I was able to actually touch the Lincoln Shrine's (it is on public display) quilt is worth more than any amount of money.

>From the donated quilts of the Sanitary Commission, America's quilters have continued to make and donate quilts to special causes, hospitals, homeless, fire and earthquake victems, etc. for 140 years. It thrills me to think about how many quilts have been made and given away. That is our heritage. That is the true spirit of humanity and good deeds. That is us, one quilt at a time, carrying and loving each other through times of need. It makes me very proud to be a quilter. Don Beld

P. S. if you would like to see photos of my reproduction quilts, including the one I send to Pilar in Chile, e-mail me privately and I will e-mail photos of them to you. Don

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Subject: Re: QHL: Re: Deerfield catalogue From: "Lynne Z. Bassett" 

Dear Susan,

Historic Deerfield has been very slow to make this catalogue available. It should show up on the website sooner or later--keep trying! Or call the museum at (413) 774-5581 and ask for the gift shop. (Boxes of the catalogues have been sitting in their storage room for over a week, so I would think that they'd like to get it out of their way and on their shelves.)

Thanks for your interest!

Best, Lynne

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Subject: printing fabric From: The Lesters <jeanlester@ntown.net> Date: Thu, 18 Dec 

I have tried the scanning and printing of fabric for repair of old quilts. The really hard part is getting the color the same as the original. What looks just like it on the computer, looks quite different after printing. So far I have had fairly good success with black and whites but nothing I could use with color.

Also, when you scan the actual quilt, you also scan the quilting lines and shadow. Now, if the color were right and the piece exactly the right size and placement correct.......in a perfect world.. ;-)

Jean

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Subject: Re: Help me with this potential exhibit concept... From: "Candace Perry" 

Thanks for your enthusiastic responses. I'd actually like to get together a consulting "team" to help with this as I am a novice -- in terms of the content. I plan on submitting a grant for funding, but I think I can pretty much plan to go ahead without major funding. now, a couple of questions/thoughts: 1) Does anybody have interest in being part of the team? (Barb Garrett...?) An expert team really adds integrity to the development of the exhibit. I'd entertain short essays being written for the exhibit text by folks other than me (here I am, trying to hand off my work to others). 2) Would it be best to solicit papers for the symposium, or simply hand pick some experts? 3) I would like to identify pieces in private and public collections that will help flesh out what we already have, or may acquire. Most likely it would be best to borrow from smaller institutions, the big boys may not want to lend to us. The objects should be PA German in provenance. I'd love suggestions on the best pieces you know from areas outside of Montgomery County, which I most likely have covered here. I am interested in printed cottons ONLY for this exhibit. I don't think I have any adult clothing, for example, but I have absolutely wonderful children's dresses.

The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is located in Pennsburg, PA, in the northern corner of Montgomery County, 30 minutes south of Allentown, an hour northwest of Philly, and 10 minutes from the Quakertown exit of the turnpike. I'm always remiss in noting location! Thanks, Candace Perry

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: December 17, 2003 From: "Cinda Cawley" 

Oh Candace! An early Christmas present: the thought of an exhibit, symposium, catalogue on the textiles of the PA Germans! Be still my heart. I'll practice patience till 2005, but it will be hard. Can you tell that I'm interested. Cinda on the Eastern Shore getting ready for 10 days in PA and NY

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Subject: PA museum From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> Date: Thu, 18 Dec 

Candace in Schwenkfelder wrote: Would something like this be of interest?

Or Judy and Gaye, in the expansive words of a Vermont Yankee, 'Ah-yup.'

Jan who would drive to PA to meet Ms. Gaye -- Jan Drechsler in Vermont Quilt Restoration; Quilting teacher www.sover.net/~bobmills

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Subject: Re: printing fabric From: "Alan R. Kelchner" <alan@alankelchner.com> Date: 

What processes are you using for this? I'm curious as to the type of printer you're using, what you may do to fix the imagery, and have you come across any problems with the stability of the image? I've been doing some imaging on my own stuff, but hadn't even considered the possibility of making fabric to fix quilts, and I have one that this would be perfect for.

Alan

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Subject: Re: NY quilt From: Marthapatches36@aol.com Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 

Kimberly, Available at office supply stores I use an Avery product called Create Large Labels. The product number is 8165 there are 25 sheets 8 1/2 x 11 On the back of the pack they give an e-mail address and 800# They are www.avery.com or 1-800-462-8379 they are apparently based in Brea,CA. There is 25, 81/x11 sheets in a pack. I usually cut a piece of fabric about 12inches by the width of the of the bolt. After treating the fabric with BubbleJet and letting it dry, I press it and place the label sheet on. Using my handy dandy olfa cutter I trim it to size. It's easy and you get enough fabric to do about five sheets that way. Good Luck , hope you can find the paper. Its easier than cutting freezer paper. Martha

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Subject: all-in-one office machines and oh yeah, airplanes... From: "Pepper Cory" 

Hello friends, After seeing postings I had to write--I have a Lexmark X83 and HATE it! Even after tinkering for hours under the tutledge of a Microsoft techie friend, we couldn't get the d- thing to work properly. The fax tried to take over the phone line! So, I've turned off the fax option, replugged my old fax in on another phone jack, and now get faxes the 'old fashion' way. Plus, it is so s-l-o-w when printing. It takes 2-3 minutes to get revved up, and finally spits out the page. I want a top of the line printer and scanner period! Unlikely I'll get one for Christmas since the clutch on my husband's car had to be replaced and the modem on the studio computer went fizz. By the way, we went to the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk NC and had a ball. I don't care if the replica plane didn't get off the ground! We had three days of spectacular airshows and I dragged around a pieced airplane signature quilt. Got Erik Lindbergh's signature plus all the engineers on the Wright Flyer project, one of the original Tuskeegee airman etc. For an airplane lover, it was Mecca in the mud. Monsoon rains on Wednesday--no wonder the fragile flyer ended its public run in a puddle! All for now from the Carolina coast- Pepper Cory

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Subject: Re: all-in-one office machines and oh yeah, airplanes... From: 

Congratulations on the quilt signatures! I work for the FAA & the celebration has been a big thing for our organization. I was home recovering from a bad lung infection that day & got to watch the plane try to fly on TV.

Let us know if you post pictures or get a magazine article for the quilt.

Janet Bronston

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Subject: Re: And in the "you learn something new every day" department... From: 

> Greeks.. even though we believe it originally came from an > acronym for Wise > Oriental gentleman and was there fore more appropriate for Asians.

Suzy, FWIW, the acronym is virtually unknown prior to the 20th century, and came from soldiers who applied the military's use of acronyms to other situations. Depending upon how old 'wog' is, it may have more accurately come from another source. I've heard 'wop' used as (somewhat derogatory) slang for 'Italian', and had a friend in college who did a comedy schtick about being insulted by a helicopter (which, of course, shouted 'wop wop wop' at him as it flew by.) <G>

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Subject: Wright flight From: Pat Kyser <patkyser@hiwaay.net> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 

Pepper, thanks for sharing. I loved that you were at Kitty Hawk. Your account brought back a precious memory of mine. For my husband's 50th birthday, he wanted to be standing at Kitty Hawk. He was an aeronautical engineer with a PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford. He'd wanted to build planes since before he knew words to express it. So it was a dream for him to be there on a beautiful fall day, high fog but comfortable temperature. He knew every detail, paced off where they lifted off, how far they flew. It was such a joy for me to watch. That same day I gave him a special quilt and poem I had designed and made for that special milestone, the one not four years later we used on the communion table at his funeral. Pat Kyser in Alabama

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Subject: Label paper and printers From: Alan Hamerstrom <hamer@toad.net> Date: 

Hello friends, I use the same Avery paper for applique patterns. If you're doing 100 leaves, it's nice to print out the pattern over and over. However, ink jet ink isn't permanent on the paper and may rub off on your cloth and will most certainly come off if you use an iron. I spray a light coat of Krylon spray varnish on each sheet before I use it. When you're mass producing many copies of the same pattern piece, this is definitely a time saver. The paper sticks right on the fabric. Besides, I can scan the pattern piece and if I want to put it on the wrong side of the fabric, my computer will reverse the pattern. Saves tracing time. For bubble jet fabric, I use the precut freezer paper sheets from Dharma Trading Co. (I think it's dharmatrading.com) They're cheaper than the label sheets and provide the same convenience.

As for printers, I always buy Hewlett Packard. In my opinion, they have the most reliable paper feed and generally work well. I have an HP all in one printer and I love it, but haven't played around with the fax yet, so I can't recommend that from personal experience. I suspect it will work as well in that function as it does in the others. Cheers, Helen Hamerstrom

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Subject: Re: Wright flight From: "Pepper Cory" <pepcory@mail.clis.com> Date: Sat, 

Dear Pat-Your email left me with a lump in my throat. As I stood, with 25,000 other folks, on that rainy hill December 17th, I felt those bygone pilots were there with us in spirit. Your husband was there, both my parents, and my grandfather, a flight instructor for the Canadian RAF in WWI. We were all there together, and if wishing could have lifted that fragile contraption of canvas and wood, it would be soaring still. God bless and have a peaceful Christmas. Pepper

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Subject: Unhappy news From: "Pepper Cory" <pepcory@mail.clis.com> Date: Sat, 20 

Hello friends-My good friend Lynn Gorges, known to most of you as  'Palampore,' is dealing with an unhappy event this Christmas. Her  mother-in-law, Avis Gorges, passed away December 15. Avis in her time  was a crackerjack quilter and two years ago, for Avis' birthday, Lynn  organized a show-and-tell exhibition of her mother-in-law's work. Avis  quilts were classic American scrap quilts and she had a fantastic  adventurous sense of color. She tackled any pattern and among the ones I  remember were a Wedding Ring, a Clamshell, and a bold String Star set on  orange with green sashing. When Avis' eyesight began to fail, she  continued to crochet by feel and produced wooly cotton rugs and mats in  a folk-art style. She was a lovely gentle lady. Please keep Lynn and her  husband Will in your prayers. Pepper Cory

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Subject: Re: Unhappy news From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessen@yahoo.com> Date: 

Cindy Bricks' mother in law passed away the same day! That is an eerie co-incidence.

Kris whose own mother in law is alive and cleaning...

--- Pepper Cory <pepcory@mail.clis.com> wrote: > Hello friends-My good friend Lynn Gorges, known to most of you as > 'Palampore,' is dealing with an unhappy event this Christmas. Her > mother-in-law, Avis Gorges, passed away December 15.

 

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Subject: Babies and quilts From: macdowel@msu.edu Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 

Dear QHL'ers:

Last week, in honor of the fact that Valerie Rake, one of my fellow editors of H-Quilt, had her first baby, I asked H-Quilt list members (some of whom are also on QHL) to share stories about traditions or unique instances of making, receiving, and using baby quilts. Wonderful stories are being shared and it has prompted me to ask if other QHLers also had stories to share.

-- Marsha MacDowell

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Subject: Re: Babies and quilts From: "Leah Zeiber" <leah.zieber@verizon.net> Date: 

In response to...

> Wonderful stories are being shared and it has prompted me to ask if > other QHLers also had stories to share. > > -- Marsha MacDowell >

This story is true... While volunteering at my daughters' school earlier this year I found myself standing in a hall reading some of the third grade writing papers that were posted on the walls. The children had written about their "Special Objects." One paper touched my quilt-making heart.

"My Special Object Is A Quilt - by Jacob

My mom gave me a quilt when I was little. I don't have it now because my dog ate it. It made me warm when I went to sleep. It is special because it reminds me of old memories."

These poignant words lifted my heart. Quilts are very special and they do remind us of old memories. I was delighted to find that even a child of only eight years can know these simple truths about a quilt.

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Subject: Baby quilt stories From: <mreich@attglobal.net> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 

My first grandchild, Owen Reich George was born 4 weeks ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Megan, my second child has been a Sex Education/Aids Educator in the Boston School System for the past four years. Owen's Auntie AnnMarie spent the past two years in Botswana conducting fetal transmission studies through the Botswana/Harvard Aids Partnership. Just as I was planning a quilt for my first grandchild, my dear friend, Pam Worthen, director of ABC Quilts showed me the new line of fabrics designed to raise monies for Aids babies and the project. It seemed fitting to make the baby's quilt from those fabrics to reflect our family's close ties with the pandemic Aids virus. I chose the six, shooting star fabrics in the brights, the fabrics with babies of all different nationalities floating in the sky sitting on the clouds. The block is an eight-point, variable star. Around the border, I appliquéd "A New Star Shines in the World!" I singed Owen's name and date of birth on one of the star blocks. The other blocks will some day have the names of subsequent grandchildren and great, grandchildren and the quilt will become a family heritage quilt. Just another baby quilt story to share. sue reich

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Subject: RE: Babies and quilts From: "Velia Lauerman" <velialive@hotmail.com> 

Candelaria Torres Gutierrez,my mother was born in 1903 and went to quilt heaven at the age of 95 in 1999. She began quilting with her mother and sister in san antonio texas. We are unable to even begin counting the baby quilts she gave to everyone she loved and then some. After her death her family of 3 sons and 8 daughters have kept up her tradition of quilting and sewing as gift giving. My grand niece had a baby shower this summer and what do you suppose were some of her gifts? of course, baby quilts. One from her grandfather Primitivo (a ladybug applique) One from her greataunt Gloria who has been sewing bridal for 40 years ( a white whole cloth machine ) and from me Velia Gutierrez Lauerman a hand quilted bunny applique. Kim Warren's grandmother is "Bunny" Sarah Leity Gutierrez. Prim and Bunny have 12 children and many greatgrand children. Sew, we continue to make baby quilts and many types of quilts, hand and machine, as most of Cande and Paulos family keep up with tradition. Cande would be so delighted to know her legacy will continue for some time. I could go on and on about what this creative lady gave us to charish. Cande did machine piecing but hand quilted and never tied or knoted her pieces. We call tied pieces Knot quilted . Cande said if you don't use your quilt give it to someone who will. Some are masterpieces and others utitilrian but each one unique. she left eight Lone star quilted given to each of her 8 children born in Texas. the Michiganders got other patterns . Most quilts exist and I am planning a show of her creations sometime in the future at the KayBeard building in Michigan where I presently teach quilting. Hope I did'nt get too lenghtly telling about my love for my mothers quilts. Velia

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Subject: talk about potential quilt stories......... From: Joan Kiplinger 

Perhaps some one on this list has the answer -- on all the newcasts showing Khadafi sitting with various persons in what appears to be his "meeting and greeting room", there is a cloth background which appears to be a quilt of triangles. Is it? and if so, what would the pattern be?

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Subject: FW: talk about potential quilt stories......... From: Gaye Ingram 

Joan, Here's where my Louisiana expertise comes in handy. Quilts I'm slow at making, but quilt names, I know about. It's Rats Flying North, a Libyan pattern acquired from experience with the French, your favs <g>

Okay, okay, okay: it's Christmas, and I've had too many cookies and eggnog and........I just could not restrain myself: pardon, s'il vous plait.

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Subject: Re: printing on fabric From: Vyvyan L Emery <vyquilter@juno.com> Date: 

Hello everyone,

I don't post often but I wanted to respond to the Lester's post about printing on fabric. I don't have much experience with the actual printing on fabric; however I do know that there are various pretreated fabrics for such a purpose. My interest is in how to get an accurate color. If you have Adobe PhotoShop or know someone who has it, therein may lie your answer. This program enables one to manipulate photos (scans) - you can remove those quilting stitches with the rubber stamp tool or tweak the color to any degree you want, including changing it completely. I have actually moved or removed people completely from group photographs and you wouldn't know they had been changed. Maybe if you make about 6 slightly different variations on the color and put it all on one page to print might yield one that is fairly correct. I realize that this is till trial and error, but once you get a match, then you could then delete the "wrong" ones and print as many of the right ones as you need. PhotoShop is a bit pricey, but if this is something you're doing often it might be worth the cost (and the learning curve!) Just a thought that I hope might help you.

Have a Merry Christmas All, Vyvyan Emery

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Subject: talk about potential quilt stories......... From: Joan Kiplinger 

Gaye -- in the immortal words of that favoritie suthren TV waitress Flo, "well, kiss my grits, you got something there!" I would have opted for Triangles at Half Mast but that pales beside your enriched eggnog-inspired label. Such creativity is what makes you so esteemed as editor/advisor of Southern Vices, er....Southern Voices. Glug, skoal and cheers to you. :-D

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Subject: re textile behind M. Khadafi From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com> 

Joan asked about the textile behind M. Khadafi in his press announcement. Knowing the Corsican French leader Napoleon is one of her fascinations and having French blood in my own veins, I joked about the possible name of that piece, which at the time I had seen only from a distance.

Yet only last week the mother of two of my Pakistani students told me of her own long quilting history, how she helped make patchwork quilts from earliest childhood, when all she could do was thread the needles for the women. (Sound familiar to anyone?) She described quilts that look very much like the attractive patchwork-appearing textile behind the Libyan leader. She specifically mentioned oversize pieces that would cover several children or on which several children could lie. I intend to ask her to take a look at that video.

gaye

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Subject: re textile behind M. Khadafi From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: 

Gaye -- I got a slightly better glimpse of the cloth in a newscast today; there were several long cloths which formed fencing; each was tied to a metal pole; appeared to be about 3 of them in the scene I saw. Unfortunately camera was moving too fast but the location is outdoors. Possibly this cloth fencing was to form a pavilion. Also in this newscast Khadafi was spelled Quaddifi; wish the media would make up its mind about which spelling it will use. I think the kh is anglicized form for qu. I hope your Pakistani can shed some light for us about the quilt or is it khilt?? ;-)

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Subject: Re: re textile behind M. Khadafi From: "ChrisA" <chrisa@jetlink.net> Date: 

"Possibly this cloth fencing was to form a pavilion" Joan- You may be right. There is an article in the 2003 Uncoverings about cloth tents made and used today in Egypt. They are huge, with many individual side panels covered in fabrics which are decorated with appliqué. They can be easily put up and taken down for the different occasions.

This article was written by Blaire O. Gagnon and is titled "Egyptian Appliques"

There is another book that comes to mind that may help you- it's called Ralli Quilts, and is about the type of textiles and quilts seen in the Middle East.

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

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Subject: Re: Baby Quilt Stories From: AndreaBlackhurst@aol.com Date: Mon, 22 Dec 

Five years ago my Mother was diagnosed with cancer, and within a short time needed full time care. My sisters & I shared the task of caring for her. I lived five hours away, so when I took my turn I would stay for a week at a time, every three weeks or so. One week I took a bag of pieces I cut to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, and Mom became interested in helping me to piece them. She had never pieced before, despite my sister & I trying to get her interested. We sat and made those flowers till I ran out of pieces and I said I'd bring some more next week. She took a turn for the worse, and from her hospital bed asked my sister to remind me to put some more pieces in the mail for her! As these things go, we never did work on those together again. I put it away for a while, then I decided to divide them up & make three small baby quilts out of them, as a gift from Mom & me for her three oldest grandchildren. Two have been given away, and the third grandchild (my son) will be getting married this spring. It will be ready when the time comes.

Andrea in Dayton

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Subject: golliwogs From: "Steve and Jean Loken" <sandjloken@worldnet.att.net> 

Hi all, I tuned in late to a radio show yesterday, but they were talking about the golliwog dolls on Studio 360 on National Public Radio. The host was speaking to Anne Rice at the time, but I don't know the connection. She went on to discuss her next book project, but the nature of the conversation about the wogs was that they were racist. I would think that an audio version of the show would be available on their website, www.npr.org, as most of them are through "real audio" downloads. I only have a dial-up connection, so listening to an hour-long radio show is quite an indulgence, plus an hour at this time of year is also indulgent for me with all the cookies to bake, etc. etc. If someone want to listen and summarize for us, we'll thank you profusely. Jean in MN

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Subject: textile behind M. Khadafi From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: 

Kim -- thanx for the information. Seems logical. I keep hoping for a closer view to determine if cloths are quilts or just cloth covers. They are colorful. And now there are more spellings to add to the list: Ghadafi and Qaddafi.

ChrisA wrote:

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Subject: golliwogs From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 

Jean -- Anne Rice is a noted doll collector and has been selling off some of her collection. This might have been the connection plus possibly a voodoo connotation attached to the golliwog. I vaguely remember my friend in New Orleans, also a doll collector, mentioning the voodoo aspect but that's been years ago.

Steve and Jean Loken wrote:

>Hi all, >I tuned in late to a radio show yesterday, but they were talking about the >golliwog dolls on Studio 360 on National Public Radio. The host was speaking >to Anne Rice at the time, but I don't know the connection. She went on to >discuss her next book project, but the nature of the conversation about the >wogs was that they were racist. I would think that an audio version of the >show would be available on their website, www.npr.org, as most of them are >through "real audio" downloads. I only have a dial-up connection, so >listening to an hour-long radio show is quite an indulgence, plus an hour at >this time of year is also indulgent for me with all the cookies to bake, >etc. etc. > > >

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Subject: Re: golliwogs From: "Christine Thresh" <christine@winnowing.com> Date: 

I did a search on eBay for "Golly" (not golliwogs) and many came up. So if you want to see a picture go there.

Christine Thresh http://www.winnowing.com

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Subject: Re: textile behind M. Khadafi From: "Sally Ward" 

> Kim -- thanx for the information. Seems logical. I keep > hoping for a closer view to determine if cloths are quilts or just > cloth covers. They are colorful.

These patchwork hangings are quite familiar to us, we've been seeing Gaddafi on our screens for some years - I think some of the British magazines have carried articles about them. Mr G was born in a Bedouin tent, and chooses to make a statement by receiving visitors in one, and (at least for public consumption) living in tents with his very large and extended family. I believe the hangings are the sort of weight you would find in the applique hangings made by the Cairo tentmakers and not quilted.

If you missed the news pictures you can see the tent lining at http://www.suntimes.co.za/1999/05/30/news/news13.htm

Sally W in UK

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Subject: : textile behind M. Khadafi From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: 

Sally -- yes, this is the same cloth and similar design only the scene on Fox was outdoors; not a tent. I will pass this url on to VF list as someone asked the same question. Thanx for sharing the environment of Mr K or G or Q.

Sally Ward wrote:

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Subject: khadafi quilt From: "Laura Fisher" <laurafisher@netlink1.net> Date: Mon, 22 

You would think Khadafi would have redecorated the tent already, what  with all the laundered money being channeled to the terrorists. Those  tent textiles have been hanging around him for decades.

Imagine the surprise when I first saw them -- what is he doing with a  Triangles or Flying Geese quilt on the walls? Then of course I realized  how many quilt-like, or patchwork and/or applique textiles exist in  other cultures than our own. In the Middle East there are lots of  textiles akin to patchwork or applique, and some get offered to me on a  regular basis by the same guys who bring by hooked rugs.

I don't think there's much of a re-sale market for them yet, but maybe  Khadafi's hangings will bring money, once he gets captured!!

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Subject: Re: Wright flight From: Hazelmacc@aol.com Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 

Pat and Pepper -- Your stories were most interesting to me as l married a small plane builder and pilot.

There was a documentary on Kenny Hyde's flight at an air strip west of here in No. Virginia. He did great research - built the plane and took it out to see if it would taxi ok. It did just that and to his surprise went airborne at the end of the runway. What is at the end of runways -- trees. He remembered one area where there were none and made it through there, attempted to turn back to the field, but a tree got them. Kenny was injured, they brought in a helicopter to take him to the hospital -- he said that he was not excited about his modern flight after his experience with the antique plane. The airplane was repaired in time for its trip to Kitty Hawk.

Hazel Carter, a quilter, whose husband just completed building a Banty ultra-light airplane, which last week-end was removed to this air strip in No. Va.

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Subject: Out of sight From: "Carol's Quilt Closet" <imaquilter2@msn.com> Date: 

OK, I confess, I have been lurking in the wings reading all this wonderful information. I am new to the list but that is no excuse for not jumping in and introducing myself. So here I am, listening from a little southeast of S.Reich. Thanks Sue for hooking me up.

I do not feel comfortable in contributing yet so give me a little chance to get settled in........

For now, may you all have a "Happy, Healthy Holiday".

Carol

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Subject: Re: Wright flight From: Kittencat3@aol.com Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 

My thought on the attempted re-enactment was that a) failure happens much more often than success when one engages in practical archaeology, b) re-enactments can get unbelievably muddy, and c) it was a great effort regardless of the outcome.

Then again, I belong to a group that stages a 12,000 person war every August and calls it fun, so what do I know :)?

Lisa Evans

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Subject: 19th century poetry and prose (A Christmas Eve poem from a new Grandma) 

This Christmas Eve poem about a grandma and a quilt was written over one hundred years ago but it could have been written yesterday. I have been saving it to share until I became a grandma. That blessed event of a little over a month ago gave me cause to share it with the rest of you, grandmas, out there. Merry Christmas, sue reich

Hamilton Daily Republican Hamilton, Ohio January 10, 1895

Grandma'™s Christmas Eve.

Bring out my old trundle bed, wipe off the dust, Find my little blue bed quilt, and laugh if you must. It used to hold two of us '“ three with a squeeze, I'™m sure there'™ll be room if I curl up my knees. I would like to forget that my hair is so white, And play I'm a 'œchild again, just for the night.' So I'll hang up my stockings and jump into bed, With visions of Santa Claus filling my head.

Let me dream of the things that the little ones prize, Of a dolly that opens and closes its eyes, With real curly hair and a dress with a trail, And a sweet little hat with a bit of a veil, Of A B C blocks and of ducks that will squeak, A fur tippet as soft as a 'œwee' babys cheek. Noah'™s ark full of animals, bright red and blue, Tiny sets of new dishes, and picture books too.

With the first peep of daylight I'™ll steal down the stairs, Forgetting my life'™s weary years and its cares, And, seizing my stocking. I'™ll sit on the floor, And tumble the goodies out just as of yore. Oh, if I could live over just one Christmas eve As I did in my childhood, I really believe I could take up my burden and sing all the way To that beautiful land which is all Christmas day ! Mrs. J.G. Maurer

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Subject: textile behind M. Khadafi From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 18:35:58 -0500 X-Message-Number: 14

Sally -- In reading the Khadafi report on website you gave, I noticed that the male reporter in describing what the the Brother Leader [as he now wants to be labeled] was wearing listed a chiffon robe. Do you really think a male would be that savvy about fabric name or did someone supply him with that information?? The rest of the clothing had no adjectives. It was an interesting story so thanx again for sharing it.

Sally Ward wrote:

If you missed the news pictures you can see the tent lining at http://www.suntimes.co.za/1999/05/30/news/news13.htm

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Subject: Gunboat Ladies From: Donald Beld <donbeld@pacbell.net> Date: Mon, 22 

Hi, thanks everyone for asking to see my Sanitary Commission Quilts. On that same note, women in the Confederacy also made quilts, but not as many of them, to raise funds for their war effort. They were called "Gunboat Ladies" because the funds from their raffle quilts were used to buy gunboats for the Confederate Navy. There were very few of them made, however, because of the shortage of finished cotton fabric in the South during the War. Finished cotton fabric was going for as much as $26.00 a yard (in their money) by the end of the War.

Because of that, these quilts were often raffled more than once--with the winner donating the quilt he/she won back to the cause.

WELLLLL. Last January I bought $20.00 worth of raffle tickets from North Cities quilt guild in Placentia, Ca--the quilt was a stunning Civil War repro fabric rendition of a design made--in all place--Australia. It consists of nine patch blocks, Feathered Stars, and Monkey Wrench blocks set in a Flying Geese sashing and have Tobacco leaf appliques on the outer border. It is beautifully quilted and done. Low and behold, I won the quilt in late October.

I would NEVER place it on my bed (I have two dogs who sleep with me); so rathe than have it sit in my cedar chest,I have made it a Gunboat Ladies quilt and am raffling it again to raise funds for North Cities homeless shelter and my guild's battered women's shelter. What fun!!!!

If you think about the number of quilts quilters have made and donated in the 140+ years since the founding of the Sanitary Commission it is staggering. Let's say there are 100 quilting guilds in each state (low figure), that would be 5000 guilds. Let say they donate 100 quilts (low figure) a year to charities, etc., that would be 500,000 quilts times 140 years equals 70,000,000 quilts!!!. What a tradition of giving!!! Do you think this qualifies as one of the "thousand points of light" the first President Bush talked about when he was President?

If you would like to see the quilt I am re-raffling in the Gunboat Ladies tradition, I of couse, would love to e-mail you a photo. Hope you all have joyous holidays. Don Beld

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Subject: Re: textile behind M. Khadafi From: Kris Driessen 

picture courtesy of the makerMany years ago, I remember reading about a quilter who watched an interview between Barbara Walters and (if my memory is correct) Saddam Hussein. She was struck by the textile on the wall, drafted it out and made the quilt. She sent a letter to Barbara Walters telling her the story and enclosing a picture of the quilt. She was amazed to receive a reply from Barbara Walters telling her that what she had reproduced was actually part of the wall, and it was amazingly accurate.

Does this ring any bells for anyone? I am wondering if my memory is incorrect, maybe it was actually Gaddafi AKA Khadafi that she interviewed.

Kris

Ed note - the picture above was sent later by the maker.  It was Gaddafi.  

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Subject: tulle and patches From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@tcainternet.com> Date: 

As we ponder this subject, I am struck by a recurring question: do you think the people at Lockerby or the parents of students from Syracuse U who would be parents themselves by now or any of those who loved people on that plane that went down in Scotland would care what the Libyan Brother Leader lives under? I understand the needs of international diplomacy sometimes, perhaps often, dictate that a nation must deal with barbarians. But it is well to remember that is what it is dealing with. Perhaps not a very Christmasy thought. but loving our neighbor does not include excusing his atrocities. I don't think there is enough pink chiffon in the Middle East to disguise Col Khadafi's crimes against humanity.

Gaye

 
 

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