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Quilters Find a way to care

Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 22:32:54 -0500

 I hope everybody has read Hazel Carter's article in the new
Blanket
 Statements about The Garden quilt. I've just had a great time
rounding up
 the illustrations of the quilts Hazel refers to which were inspired
by the
 1857 original. As a result, I've had a wonderful review of 20th
century
 quilts and a serious attack of regret over the demise of the Quilt
 Engagement Calendar. If you don't already belong to AQSG you should!
 Cinda on the Eastern Shore

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 Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 06:28:20 -0600
 From: Ann Hubbard <ahubbard001@charter.net

 What interesting historical information. Thank you very much. ann

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 Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 10:21:33 EST
 From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com

 don't forget to celebrate National quilting day..on saturday, mar
15......
 and if you live in the area or plan to visit...the weekend of march
22,23
is
 the bi- annual quilt show at amherst college in amherst mass.it's a
wonderful
 show...

 i bought some batting that is fusible on both sides, at joanns(it was
on
 sale) and it's great..made by june tailor of richfield
wisconsin...it's
very
 lightweight and repositionable...can be used for hand and machine
quilting...

 jeanL

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 Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:58:32 CST
 From: jocelynm@delphiforums.com

 
 Didn't Brackman say it was also called Kansas Sunflower? There are
quite
 a few towns in Kansas that are settled by Russian immigrants. The
name
 might have been used to differentiate the sort of sunflowers made by
the
 Russian immigrants from the sunflowers made by Kansans of other
ethnic
 backgrounds.
 Jocelyn

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 Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 16:31:57 -0500
 From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett@fast.net

 I will be at a conference in Boise Idaho from July 5 to July 9 at the
 University. My husband is willing to consider staying an extra day
if
 there are antique quilts for me to see -- at a museum, historical
 society, the University, or some such place. Does anybody live in
 Boise and can help me? He wants to make the plane reservations
soon.
 I'd love to be able to see vintage western quilts if that's feasible.
 Thanks very much for any help.

 Barb in southeastern PA
 bgarrett@fast.net

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 Laurie Woodard <lwoodard@hawaii.edu To: QHL-DIGEST <QHL@cuenet.com Subject: 

If you're not familiar with the Queen's Quilt, also referred to as the Imprisonment Quilt, there's a photo of it in a recent Honolulu Star-Bulletin article online at http://starbulletin.com/2003/03/10/features/index1.html 

art

 

This is the crazy quilt attributed to Hawaii's last Queen, Liliuokalani, and her Ladies-in-waiting. The details of the article are accurate (mostly), from my point of view at least. I hope the Palace is successful in raising the balance of the money to publish the booklet which will have close-up views of each of the nine blocks. The embroidery is exquisite and the multiple messages it communicates is fascinating. -- Laurie Woodard Hawaiian Quilt Research Project http://openstudio.hawaii.edu/hqrp/index.htm

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Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 17:35:41 -1000 From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodard@hawaii.edu 

Mary Haunani Cesar, a local Hawaiian quilter and quilting teacher has organized a ten-day tour from Hawaii to Osaka, Japan to coincide with the opening of a Hawaiian quilt exhibit at Matsuzakaya department store. The exhibit, organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts for Kokusai Art, Japan, will include fifty-some Hawaiian quilts. There will be 22 "historic" quilts from Bishop Museum, the Academy, and Mission Houses Museum (which Mary doesn't mention on her web site). The contemporary quiltmakers, whose work makes up the balance, include: traditionalists Gussie Bento, and Margo Morgan. "Cross-over" quilters are Mary Cesar, Patricia Lei Murray, and Lincoln Okita. Kathy Nakajima, Maui born, Japan raised, also is included.

There also will be a catalog. Anyway, if you're interested visiting Japan to see Hawaiian quilts <G, and to see Patricia dance the hula, check out Mary's web site at: http://www.marystreasures.com/japan_2003.htm -- Laurie Woodard Hawaiian Quilt Research Project http://openstudio.hawaii.edu/hqrp/index.htm

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 23:22:59 +1100 From: "Ruth in the Blue Mtns" 

Hi all,

I was asked the other day about when the first thirties reproduction fabrics appeared - the lines we call twenties/thirties and that are still in shops. My best off-the-cuff guess was about ten years, since the Aunt Grace line is celebrating its tenth anniversary and I think it was among the earliest ranges. I'd be glad to have any additional information to pass on, if you have more/more detailed info. I remember an article about the Butterfly Hope line that was in the RJR update several years ago, but while the RJR website shows archives for the update, they don't go back very far as yet.

TIA

Cheers Ruth

Ruth in the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia ***---***---*** Quilt Writer & Designer Moderator/Owner of Yearquiltscq est. 2000

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 08:29:20 EST From: VILLAGMERC@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com 

Has anyone had the experience of opening a piece of leftover batting that had been put aside from a project, only to find holes all over it? What does moth residue look like? We're trying to figure out if this is what has happened to a customer's batt. She is afraid to use wool batting now, but the Hobbs package says that after quilting between cotton layers that it is resistant to moths. Experience please!

Betty The Village Mercantile 123 S. 2nd St. Boonville, IN 47601 812-897-5687 Tues, Wed, Fri 10-5 Thurs 10-8 Sat 10-4

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 06:54:50 -0800 From: Judi Fibush <judi@fibush.net To: 

Depending upon where you live and it is winter, those holes maybe silverfish insects which actually cause more damage than moths. I'd chuck the batt at this point especially if it is silverfish as they are almost impossible to catch.

Judi Fibush

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 11:36:34 CST From: jocelynm@delphiforums.com To: 

On Thu, 13 Mar 2003 08:29:20 EST VILLAGMERC@aol.com wrote:

 Has anyone had the experience of opening a piece of leftover batting  that had  been put aside from a project, only to find holes all over it? What does  moth residue look like?

On wool, moths leave a 'moth-eaten' appearance- if you're familiar with the idiom, you know what I mean; if not, it looks as if little mouths have gnawed away at the fabric, not necessarily gnawing all the way through, but enough to create a two-layer effect.

Mice, OTOH, do tend to cut holes all the way through. The holes look exactly like the sort of holes you'd expect to have been made by sharp, pointy teeth. There's also a good likelihood that you'll find mouse droppings nearby.

Jocelyn

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 16:02:34 -0500 (EST) From: Teri Klassen 

My quilting grandmother was a Russian Mennonite whose family had migrated to South Dakota in 1874. Then she married and went to live in Kansas in 1911, and my aunt tells me she hated sunflowers. I guess they grew like weeds, tall and rough, and made it hard to keep order in a civilized farm yard. My aunt told me she would arm herself and the children with sickles and go out on missions to destroy them, where they grew around the farm. I don't know if these were Russian sunflowers. I doubt she would have made a quilt honoring them though (-: . Teri

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 16:05:03 -0800 From: "Laurette Carroll" <rl.carroll@verizon.net 

What do antique quilt collectors think about how an old crazy quilt should be finished or preserved?

If the crazy quilt is made with silk fabrics, chances are the fabrics are very fragile. Care should be taken to handle them as little as possible. I think it strengthens a fragile top to have a backing of some kind, and to have the edges finished.

Most crazy quilts of the 19th C were not quilted, but tacked. (no ties showing) This can be done using thread, in a color that blends with the back, and working from the back, just catching the seams of the front, to hold it together. Batting was very seldom used, and that would be when the crazy quilt was quilted. Occasionally the cotton crazies were quilted.

Any fabrics added for borders, bindings, backing, should be similar to the ones in the quilt top. Silk satins and velvets used with a silk satin and velvet top for instance. Some crazy quilts have bindings, some just have the front and back meet in a knife edge. Sometimes the back is brought around to the front or vice versa. Sometimes a ribbon or braid was used for the binding edge.

HTHs, Laurette

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Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 10:02:41 -0000 From: "Sally Ward" <sallytatters@ntlworld.com 

There is an exhibition opening in London on 17th March of 'Artists Textiles in Britain, 1945 - 1970' and scanning through the online catalogue I have been struck in several cases by resonances from early British and American quilt design. What goes around comes around......<G

http://www.faslondon.com/pages/information/catalogue/22.html

Sally Ward Yorkshire, UK

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Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 14:24:51 -0600 From: "Lisa Erlandson" <quilter@cooke.net To: 

I am looking for some info about Ruby Short McKim's Bible History Quilt series. I know that it was published in the 1930's, but I would love to know how many blocks were in the series, etc. Thanks for any help, Lisa

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Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 13:08:18 -0800 From: Judi Fibush <judi@fibush.net To: Lisa 

Contact Jill Sutton Filo who is repoducing all of Ruby's patterns in booket form. She will probably have the answer. You can reach her at 330-666-4563 (Ohio) or email at CharPress@aol.com

Judi

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Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 16:47:35 EST From: Hazelmacc@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com 

McKim's granddaughter would be happy to hear from you regarding the McKim patterns. Her name is Chris Jones and her e-mail is Chj29er@aol.com.

Hazel Carter

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 00:53:28 EST From: WileneSmth@aol.com To: QHL@cuenet.com 

There is the most GORGEOUS Memory Bouquet quilt on eBay right now -- the No. 1 or No. 2 best example I've seen of Eveline Foland's series that ran in the KCStar in 1930 in the nearly 25 years I've been involved with old quilts in the midwest. I keep going back to the pictures and browsing through them again and again. Just gorgeous! --Wilene

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 07:07:24 -0500 From: Debby Kratovil <kratovil@his.com To: 

I have the photocopied versions of these patterns as they were compiled by Harold and DorothyMae Groves. There are 24 patterns in the series and were published in 1927 (according to my records). Evidentally, the Kansas City Star believes they have precedence over the McKim family for republication of these patterns, tho I surely am grateful for the email address of Ruby's granddaughter. I have been redrafting these and hundreds of other patterns - applique, pieced, redwork-type - by computer - and I want to make sure that credit where credit is due is given. -- Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil http://www.quilterbydesign.com

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 04:30:43 -0800 From: Judi Fibush <judi@fibush.net To: 

That is wonderful. The seller is Julie Silber who is a top notch quilt authority and only sells the best. the top bidder is g-best-Donna from the East Coast

WileneSmth@aol.com wrote:

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 13:03:01 -0500 From: "pepper cory" <pepcory@mail.clis.com 

Hello friends-Recently there've been some posts regarding pricing of out-of-print quilt books. Fact is, our craft now has enough years of written history that some out-of-print books, particularly those on specialized subjects, command a high price. They have entered the realm of 'collectible' rather than the practical world of the how-to text. Recently in skimming ebay, I came upon a "vintage quilt book-Quilting Designs from the Amish written by Pepper Cory." Vintage indeed! The auction actually ended with the book going for about $50 but the seller must have been disappointed because she cited that Amazon.com quoted this 'rare' book as being worth $750! I have no idea where or how Amazon prices its out-of-print titles but this pricing resource may be creating a false sense of value regarding these books. or maybe I'm just grouchy because I no longer have the book myself and wish I had some stashed to put up on Amazon.com myself! Word to writers--stash a couple of cases and bring them out in about 20 years! Pepper Cory

 

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