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Quilters Find a way to care

Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 23:12:56 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> 

Debby and Judy,

We will look for a photo of your finished quilts. I'm patient, but not as patient as your husband, Debby.

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

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Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 08:51:36 -0700 From: Denise Clausen 

Its been a long time since I have participated in the QHL discussion group. Much has happened in that time, like completing a Bachelors degree from Linfield College, Oregon, starting a pattern design and calligraphy business and being given a teaching assignment at the International Quilt Show in Houston.

In my spare time... I am still researching quilts of various subjects and wish to rejoin the group to expand my knowledge in the quilt and to reestablish conntections with quilter friends.

All my quilting best Denise Clausen Former Director of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center

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Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 16:23:53 -0400 From: "Neal and Julie Crossland" 

I too bought the beautiful African Indigos from a Quilt Show Vendor. I followed the instructions carefully and sewed the sides with my serger. I then washed several times with orvus and did extra rinses. I starched and press them and then after several months, I cut into them for a quilt. As I was pressing the piecing, I could smell a waxy odor. The color was transferring to my light ground pieces and also to my ironing surface. I have the quilt finished and there are visible places where the color migrated during pressing. I am going to wash it with synthropol and dye magnet when it is quilted but am not holding my breath. I think my water was not hot enough to remove the wax. If I had a fresh piece, I would probably put them in boiling water to remove the wax before washing. My washing machine doesn't have the setting of Hot wash, only warm. You may not want the wax going through your pipes though. Just thought I'd share my experience as the fabric may be cheap in South Africa, but it's not cheap from the quilt vendors in the US. Julie from NH.

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Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 16:55:13 EDT From: Litwinow@aol.com To: 

WIth 5-7 inches of snow predicted thoughts of spring are difficult. Seeing the fabulous 20's to 40's quilts at the Kalona, IA (20 miles south of I-80, and home to Sara Miller-AMish crib quilts), at the Kalona Quilts and Textiles Museum. 3 Dr. Jeannette Throckmorton quilts, one the "Sunflowers" ( 1 of the century's 100 best quilts) plus Marie Webster quilts and Kit Quilts and pastel quilts of all kinds. Also, for those not going to AQS, the annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale is April 25 & 26. Cathy in Iowa

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Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 23:12:56 -0500 From: "Jan Drechsler" <quiltdoc@sover.net> 

Debby and Judy,

We will look for a photo of your finished quilts. I'm patient, but not as patient as your husband, Debby.

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

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Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2003 08:51:36 -0700 From: Denise Clausen 

Its been a long time since I have participated in the QHL discussion group. Much has happened in that time, like completing a Bachelors degree from Linfield College, Oregon, starting a pattern design and calligraphy business and being given a teaching assignment at the International Quilt Show in Houston.

In my spare time... I am still researching quilts of various subjects and wish to rejoin the group to expand my knowledge in the quilt and to reestablish conntections with quilter friends.

All my quilting best Denise Clausen Former Director of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center

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Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 16:23:53 -0400 From: "Neal and Julie Crossland" 

I too bought the beautiful African Indigos from a Quilt Show Vendor. I followed the instructions carefully and sewed the sides with my serger. I then washed several times with orvus and did extra rinses. I starched and press them and then after several months, I cut into them for a quilt. As I was pressing the piecing, I could smell a waxy odor. The color was transferring to my light ground pieces and also to my ironing surface. I have the quilt finished and there are visible places where the color migrated during pressing. I am going to wash it with synthropol and dye magnet when it is quilted but am not holding my breath. I think my water was not hot enough to remove the wax. If I had a fresh piece, I would probably put them in boiling water to remove the wax before washing. My washing machine doesn't have the setting of Hot wash, only warm. You may not want the wax going through your pipes though. Just thought I'd share my experience as the fabric may be cheap in South Africa, but it's not cheap from the quilt vendors in the US. Julie from NH.

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Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 16:55:13 EDT From: Litwinow@aol.com To: 

WIth 5-7 inches of snow predicted thoughts of spring are difficult. Seeing the fabulous 20's to 40's quilts at the Kalona, IA (20 miles south of I-80, and home to Sara Miller-AMish crib quilts), at the Kalona Quilts and Textiles Museum. 3 Dr. Jeannette Throckmorton quilts, one the "Sunflowers" ( 1 of the century's 100 best quilts) plus Marie Webster quilts and Kit Quilts and pastel quilts of all kinds. Also, for those not going to AQS, the annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale is April 25 & 26. Cathy in Iowa

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Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 09:55:23 -0500 From: "Jeff 'n Sheri Lesh" 

Since you all were such good help regarding the indigo. I have a question about some bark cloth I was given. I have enough to make a jacket out of it, so I was wondering about washing that first before I cut into it. Should I do that or not?

BTW, this is a vintage piece, I would guess from the 1950's. It has a light yellow background and then quite large red/pink foxgloves, a white/pink day lily, green foliage and blue/white mum type flowers.

I was going to do the Spring Jacket by P3 Designs, if anyone has seen it. I had seen it made up in vintage type fabric, very cute.

Sheri in the middle of a snowstorm in Iowa :(

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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 11:21:29 -0400 From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip@ncweb.com> 

Sheri -- If this fabric is all cotton, you would be wise to wash/shrink before using, not dryclean. If selvage contains information such as Sanforzied or pre-shrunk, you can expect up to 1% shrinkage. If there is no information, you can expect at least 3% shrinkage. In addition, consider if barkcloth is cretonne or sateen; inexpensive cretonne was usually heavily sized. Also many barkcloths in latter 40s and 50s were blended with rayon. Plus consider all the invisible dirt which has penetrated fabric in 50 years or so. See below for more on barkcloth which may be of help to you.

Joan Osnaburg Part 2 http://www.fabrics.net/joan1202.asp

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Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 11:32:18 -0500 From: gingram@tcainternet.com To: H-Net 

> > Subject: Re: A Question about Quilt in Kretsinger's "Romance..." > > Hi, Denise - > > Are you a member of the American Quilt Study Group? If so, see my > article on the Emma Ann Covert quilt in UNCOVERINGS, Fall 1994: "Will > the Real Emma Ann Covert Please Stand Up? > > Ricky Clark > rickyclark@OBERLIN.NET > I don't have that issue of UNCOVERINGS, Ricky, though now I will order it. Meanwhile, would you mind summarizing its substance for us, now that you've aroused our curiosity?

From the owner's name, I always assumed it was owned by a relative of Hall and thus might be in the collection of the Spencer Museum, Kansas University.

thanks, Gaye

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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 13:20:51 -0400 From: Eileen Doughty 

click on this image to see it close upA friend of mine, who does repair and restoration, showed me a very interesting quilt that came to her recently. I posted some images on my website at http://www.DoughtyDesigns.com/BFD.html .

It apparently was made in honor of the Brooklyn Fire Department and is dated 1895. I assume it is Brooklyn, New York. There is some Irish influence evident in the quilt also, such as an Irish harp block. It is mostly log cabins, with some very unique hand-painted blocks.

I am mostly curious about the blocks with the eagle and the American flag-motif shield. Has anyone ever seen anything similar? Are there any books with similar designs pictured or described?

Unfortunately the owner has no provenance for the quilt <gnashing of teeth>. He bought it from a dealer, it was not passed down through his family. And no, it isn't for sale! Just wanted to share an unusual and beautiful quilt with all of you.

Eileen Doughty

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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 10:33:46 -0700 From: Judi Fibush <judi@fibush.net> To: 

Eileen,

What a treat. How sad not to know the maker's name as such a lovely piece of work it was and is. Thank you for letting us see it

Judi Fibush

Eileen Doughty wrote:

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Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 23:34:36 +0100 From: "Sally Ward" 

Forgive me if you all know this site well, but I just discovered it through a small article in Mar/April 2003 Fibrearts magazine and had to share <G>. Of particular delight are the Costume Institute and the 'Antonion Ratti Textile Collection'.

http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/index.asp

Sally W Yorkshire, UK

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Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 09:56:56 -0400 From: "Candace Perry" <candace@schwenkfelder.com> To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Subject: RE: Brooklyn Fire 

I think that sort of shield/eagle device is pretty common in the 19th century...it shows up in all manner of decoration, on letterheads, etc. The NYC Fire Museum would be THRILLED to see those images. The curator there is Peter Rothenberg or Rothenberger...these sort of folky representations are just wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Candace Perry Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

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Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 15:30:18 -0400 From: Palampore@aol.com To: 

I am trying to obtain information about fairs/expos in the South during the last quarter of the 1800's. I got my initial information from a Smithsonian site about fairs/expos. If any of you have any info. I would be most appreciative. I know that there was an event such as this in Charleston, Raleigh, Memphis, and Atlanta. It was an effort to improve the economy and to help the cotton industy. I am trying to find out what exactly they did at these events. Did they exhibit or sell quilts????? Cinda, please email me. I can't get through to your system for some reason. Will it ever stop raining? The Ark might be in our near future! Pepper and I began doing digital shots of teal/brown/orange quilts on Monday. I hope to shot my quilts Friday, and then we will post them on my site. Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC

 

 
 

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