Subject: folk art quilt From: "ginghamfrontiernet.net" <ginghamfrontiernet.net> Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 06:58:29 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

Debby (and others looking for a good quilt book),

The Quilt Engagement Calendar Treasury book (Nelson & Houck) showcases  200 of the most interesting quilts from the engagement calendars of  1975 through 1982 and the Pot of Flowers quilt is included. It is on  page 61. A quick search shows there are several available on ebay  now from $7.00 to $12.60.

Their is another edition titled Treasury of American Quilts with the  same quilts and the quilt is on same page. Both of the books I have  show a red & green flower pot applique quilt on the cover. I have  seen another Treasury of American Quilts with a different cover on  ebay but I don't know if it is also the same (I haven't wanted to buy  it for the 3rd time).

There are some great quilts in the book. In fact I recently purchased  the funky lily quilt on page 118 from Pook & Pook.

BTW, I'm still looking for Down by the stream, Rhode Island Quilts.

Sandra Starley professional quilt appraiser Moab, Utah http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com


Subject: For Kris From: "Catherine Litwinow" <litwinow62msn.com> Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 12:18:14 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

Dear Kris, The committee of the Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group met yesterday. Our = organization has had some changes. (Susan Wildemuth's mother has come = first in her life right now.) We have several questions. Will it be possible to make some changes on the = www.quilthistory<http://www.quilthistory/> web site? A. If so, April 5, 2008: study topic Applique Through the Years. August 2, 2008: study topic: Log Cabins

B. IIQSG contacts: Catherine Litwinow = litwinow62msn.com<mailto:litwinow62msn.com> Marilyn Woodin = woodinkctc.net<mailto:woodinkctc.net> C. "Pieces of Time" A Quilt and textile History Magazine, subscriptions and submissions =  Andi Reynolds = andi0613iowatelecom.net<mailto:andi0613iowatelecom.net>

D. How and where can other join QHL?

Thank you so much! QHL is the first thing I check in the mornings.

Catherine Litwinow: 2585 Hunter Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722 (563) 332-8588 ------=_NextPart_000_004E_01C8665E.D9902280--


Subject: Re: smoke smell From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net> Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 21:59:29 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

> Sounds like an insurance issue, so she might also get help from a fire > restoration company. But?often they throw things in a big washer without > much consideration for the piece. Proceed with care and lots of questions if > using their services. > I'm going to put in a plug for Serv-Pro. Several years ago a toilet purchased because it physically was unable to overflow overflowed. While I was sleeping. Pure water from the tank which is physically unable to overflow.

The floors throughout my home are wood. I immediate went about sopping up the water, as did the oriental carpets throughout the areas hardest hit. Only later did someone suggest I call my insurer, who had Serve-Pro here within 45 minutes (and they are located 30 miles away). I had no quilts that were damaged, but there were hooked and handwoven rugs galore and there were the floors and curtains and walls and more than I imagined possible. They even had someone assess damage to books on shelves above the water.

These folks were thoroughly professional and had subcontractors who worked with fine carpets. But seeing quilts everywhere, the franchise owner immediately gave me the name of Louisiana and Texas textile restoration people (most on this list) and warned me not to undertake care of the quilts myself. He simply assumed I had some lying around to get wet.

I was shocked at what they were able to do to preclude permanent damage and at the respect they accorded my furniture and other belongings. So the really good companies send out what they are not equipped to deal with.



Subject: Research for book From: "ginghamfrontiernet.net" <ginghamfrontiernet.net> Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 22:35:43 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

I'm forwarding this request (sent to quiltart) for information for a  book focusing on quilting in the 1960's and 1970's. It sounds like a  book I'd be interested in and I thought this group would be able to  help out Sandra. Please contact her directly, don't contact me or QHL  (unless you want to pass along interesting stories about quilting  during that time).

Sandra Starley professional quilt appraiser http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com


Dear colleagues,

I am in the final stages of writing a book titled CONTEMPORARY  AMERICAN QUILT ART: SOURCES AND SYNERGY that will be submitted to the University of  Nebraska Press. My study focuses on the 1960s and 1970s. If I have not yet contacted you, and  if you were influenced in any way during this time to begin working in the quilt  medium, or to change what you were doing with quilts, please contact me before March. I  would very much appreciate any anecdotes about politics, surface design processes,  classes, workshops, travel, exhibitions, and publications between 1960 and 1980 that were  influential on your quilt art. Please be sure to include your full name, mailing address,  and phone number in the email message, as well as the URL for your web site if you have  one. Your subject heading for the email should be "CAQA." Please note that "American"  in the title is defined as quilts being created in the United States, regardless of  whether the artist is a citizen of the U.S. (Do not send any images at this time.)

With my thanks, Sandra Sider sandrasidermac.com


Subject: AQS Appraisal Form From: "Sharron K. Evans" <quiltnsharroncharter.net> Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 10:46:06 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

I need clarification, please. I've noticed on the AQS Appraisal Form there is a line for "Resources". I have copies of appraisals done by appraisers over the years and I noticed that different appraisers have put different information on this line.

Does "Resources" mean the information I used to come to my decision on date and price, i.e. the books I used, etc.? ........OR...... Does it mean how the quilt owner can find, for example, a like and kind quilt, i.e. auctions, antique shops, etc.?

Thank you for your help.

Best regards, Sharron............ ........in Spring, TX where it's sunny and 71 deg. I can live with this!!!


Subject: RE: AQS Appraisal Form From: "Newbie Richardson" <pastcraftsverizon.net> Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 13:18:42 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Sharon, For ASA appraisal reports, we do both a bibliography and list, in the narrative, all relevant comps and where they came from (lot number, auction house, date, etc.)Under Terms and Conditions, I indicate that other comps and research can be found in my files - should the appraisal be called into question.

Over the years I have compiled Bibliographies for various types of properties: 18th century clothing, 20th century couture, 19th century samplers - for examples. I do not redo the bibliogphy each time, but do tweek it for each report. Newbie Richardson



Subject: A Quilt Exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT. From: <suereichcharter.net> Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 16:44:28 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

"Quilts and Bed Coverings from Regional Collections" at the Mattatuck Museum will be on exhibit until March 23, 2008. The quilts chronicle a period of 100 years of Connecticut quilt history. Upon entering the exhibit, you experience the WOW! quality that is intensified as you view the quilts up close. Here, you will find Connecticut quilts with strong provenance. Reading the stories of the quiltmakers only serves to further enhance the satisfaction of the whole experience. With the exception of about four quilts, the rest were documented by the Connecticut Quilt Search Project and appear in "Quilts and Quiltmaking Covering Connecticut." The earliest items on display are a dated bed-rugg, c. 1770, and woven bed sheets, c. 1800. Quilts from the book include: Asenath Rising's glazed wool quilt, Connecticut Historical Society, pg. 16. The Jerusha Clark quilt, Litchfield Historical Society, pg. 23 The Content Newton quilt, Durham, CT., pg. 41. Lois Hotchkiss, One-Patch Chintz, with homespun backing, spinning wheel, and account book. c. 1830, pg. 81 Henrietta Edwards Whitney, (Mrs. Eli Whitney) Two-Patch, c. 1849, New Haven Colony Historical Society, pg. 43. Gertrude Fyler Hotchkiss, Basket of Tulips, a luxurious pieced, silk, red and green quilt, Torrington Historical Society, pg. 94 Eliza Allen Green, Lone Star, c. 1865, Granby, CT., pg. 92 Susan Hill Buck Quilt, Nine Patch with Swag Border, c. 1865, pg. 110 Mary Ann Hoadley Tomlinson Quilt, Mosaic Signature, c. 1870, Plymouth Historical Society, pg. 89. Flora and Dora Morgan Crazy Quilt, Bethel, CT. pg. 115. Hat Trimmers of the Soft Department of Beckerle Hat Company, Danbury, CT, 1885, Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society, pg. 99. Celina Gagnon LaBonne Crazy Quilt, Waterbury, pg. 119. Cornelia Ball Jenks, Silk and Velvet Log Cabin, Torrington, CT., 1901, pg. 126 Other quilts include: Emmeline D. Warner Star of Bethlehem quilt, Mattatuck Museum. Ellen Stone Smith Landon, Album Friendship Quilt, c. 1861, Mattatuck Museum, documented by CQSP. Silk Log Cabin, Mattatuck Museum. The Mattatuck Museum is minutes off I-84 in Connecticut. This is a rare opportunity to see some of the best quilts of the western part of our state. Also, do not miss the button collection of the third floor. Waterbury is also known as Brass City. Historically, dozens of companies produced thousands of buttons right here for centuries. They are very nicely organized and displayed for your viewing. Thanks for your interest. sue reich


Subject: Re: folk art quilt From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 18:50:51 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

Well, I can send you a scan Debby as I have that Engagement calendar - but it is not the same quilt - only similar in that the block is large, has 3 flowers in a pot and the leaves droop about the same on the sides. The pot is different as are many details in the flower not to mention the border. Let me know if you want a scan. jean


Subject: travel request From: "Steve & Jean Loken" <sandjlokenatt.net> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 10:07:45 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

Does anyone know of quilt related exhibits in the areas of Central Illinois, Nashville, or Birmingham and Montgomery AL? I'll be traveling that way on the coming weekend, and would love to see old quilts, or even new ones. Thanks in advance, Jean in MN, getting away from snow for a month


Subject: Southern Quilt Conference From: "Kathy Moore" <kathymooreneb.rr.com> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:19:47 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

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Good morning to all.

Because it is shaping up to be a very unique and rewarding event, I want = to appraise you all of the upcoming Southern Quilt Conference in = Huntsville, Alabama. There's going to be an interesting range of = presenters and activities to inform and delight anyone interested in = quilt history. Attendees will hear presentations from Bets Ramsey, = Laurel Horton, Marikay Waldvogel, Lynn Lancaster Gorges, Gaye Ingram, = Sue Reich, and Vista Mahan, among others. Also, I understand that = Barbara Brackman, Flavin Glover and Candace Adelson, who is a textile = curator at the Tennessee State Museum are among some of the = knowledgeable quilt historians planning to attend. Clearly, you can = expect a lively exchange of ideas and opinions at this meeting.

Registrations are being taken now and time is growing short. This event = will be held at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Huntsville, Alabama. A special = overnight rate at the Holiday Inn has been arranged for attendees. The = registration fee is $130 to cover the cost of meeting rooms and food. = Registration information and a registration form are easily accessible = at the conference registration site:


You can send a registration form and check to Pat Kyser, 1001 Tennessee = Street, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Don't delay, time is growing short to register for this really special = event.

Please email me off list if you have questions or if you would like a = more complete schedule of events.

Kathy Moore Lincoln, NE kathymooreneb.rr.com



Subject: The Wilcox Quilts in Hawaii From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <phahnerols.com> Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 13:45:17 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

I have just come across a copy of a small book, "The Wilcox Quilts in

Hawaii," an account of a collection of antique quilts, both Hawaiian and from the mainland. They were accumulated by the Wilcox family, who were originally missionaries to Hawaii in the mid-1800s. This book tells the fascinating story of the family, their quilt collection and a 1983 exhibit of the quilts at the Kauai Museum in Hawaii. Does anyone know if this is still a viable collection available for the public to see? I have not previously heard of this collection of quilts, but, I continue to learn something new every day!

Nancy Hahn


Subject: Southern Quilt Conference Update! From: "Kathy Moore" <kathymooreneb.rr.com> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 13:42:02 -0600 X-Message-Number: 6

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So sorry, folks. I forgot to mention the date of the Southern Quilt = Conference.

It is March 14-15, 2008. You can see why I was anxious to get a notice = out to you all.

Also, it seems that I may not have had the most up-to-date information = on one of the speakers I listed. Sue Reich is apparently unable to = attend the conference.

My apologies.

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Subject: The Wilcox Quilts in Hawaii From: Julia Zgliniec <rzglini1san.rr.com> Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 16:23:43 -0800 X-Message-Number: 7

Hi Nancy and All, I am happy to tell you that the collection still lives at Grove Farm, on Kauai, home of the Wilcox family. I was fortunate enough to visit this collection several years ago and have a private tour by the curator. I wrote ahead for an appointment and was delighted when I was able to see the quilts. I also took pictures of the cleaning set up and posted them to the e board during one of the discussions on cleaning quilts. That

discussion may still be in the archives. The quilts are not generally

open to the public but there are some on the beds of the plantation home - which is open for tours.

The Kauai Museum is another gem and a must see for visitors who would

like to get a real sense of Kauai beyond the beaches, hikes, beautiful views and of course the world's best coconut shrimp at the Shrimp Station on the road to the Grand Canyon of the Pacific (Waimea Canyon).

Aloha, Julia Zgliniec


Subject: Update on the Quilt Studio From: "Pepper Cory" <pepcorymail.clis.com> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:34:38 -0500 X-Message-Number: 8

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Hello all, I have rarely worked at home, but rather rented a studio space someplace else. It was self-defense against my own impulses. Being very much a Cancer, when I worked at home, I found myself distracted by baking bread, weeding the garden, and anything, anything else besides my quilt work! Maybe now, more experienced and focused, it might be OK to work at home. That said, the Quilt Studio, a quirky trio of connected rooms in downtown Morehead City NC, is rocking along. I have three hot-to-trot beginners in one class and a singleton in the other. All will likely produce a completed quilt top in four weeks. I fit the Studio classes around on-the-road teaching commitments. Other classes scheduled: two half-days of Crazy Quilting on Presidents' Day, two all-day Drunkard's Path classes, and another four week class in hand quilting. What matters now is starting to get the Studio off the ground and I've decided not to cancel a class but rather go with lower numbers until my reputation grows and I'm turning them away. Have found my space is more limited than I first thought and the eight student per class limit has shrunk to five. Having classes on my turf forces me to pick up more, vacuum more, and empty the trash occasionally. I use my blog http://peppercory.blogspot.com to advertise classes. Unlike a website, if I phrase the content right, the blog's not considered a business and thus I don't have to pay. I do however print up tri-fold brochures and press them on everyone I meet. I have no pride. You might ask, "Please pass the gravy-" at my house and you'd end up with a brochure in hand. The blog is also used to praise good students and they're thrilled to see themselves, in flattering terms, on the internet. Have just started another blog http://quiltflapper.blogspot.com to start publicizing an upcoming meeting of minds and quilts this summer. Nuff from me- Pepper

-- Pepper Cory www.peppercory.com peppercory.blogspot.com Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker


Subject: new Southern Quilt Confernce information From: "Kathy Moore" <kathymooreneb.rr.com> 

It seems a few people have had trouble getting to the website I gave for = registering for the Southern Quilt Conference, which is March 14-15.

If you are having trouble, try emailing our on-site coordinator, Pat = Kyser at patkyserhiwaay.net.

Also, it turns out that Barbara Brackman will not be able to attend = after all.

Sorry for passing on the wrong information. I do hope you will be able = to contact Pat Kyser at the above email addy and get the information you = need.

If you would like a conference program, please email me off line.

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Subject: In a flap over old quilts- From: "Pepper Cory" <pepcorymail.clis.com> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 12:03:18 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Hello friends-Seeing the posts about a southern quilt conference have made me turn green with envy! My teaching schedule and having to earn money continues to interfere with having fun. But all is not lost: Lynn Gorges, Jan Willis, and myself are cranking up for the Great North Carolina Quilt Flap later this year. Right now the date for this brand-new event is June 21, the longest day of the year, chosen because we wanted as much daylight as possible to do a bang-up show-n-tell of antique quilts. The meeting location is the large auditorium of The History Place, our local museum in downtown Morehead City NC. If you're interested in seeing/learning more about this event, email me off-list at pepcorygmail.com and include your snail mail and phone #. I will start a list of interested possible attendees and keep y'all in the loop. Meantime I've started a blog devoted to-you guessed it-antique quilts! Go to http://quiltflapper.blogspot.com to see the first installation of Quilt Flap. We're guessing our territory is everything east of Raleigh but of course, if you're in the neighborhood, you can come too! More about the programs, such as they are besides looking at quilts and eating, will follow in a little while. Cheerio from here, where it's hitting 70 degrees today and will probably wait to thunderstorm till tonight. Remember the line from Camelot,? "*The rain must never fall till after sundown...by 8 pm the moonlight must appear*-" That's how we are today on the coast. Pepper www.peppercory.com peppercory.blogspot.com Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker 203 First Street Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 726-4117


Subject: exhibition in Australia From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 09:30:08 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

The exhibition SIMPLICITY IN AMERICAN ART at the United States Embassy in Canberra, Australia includes several early whitework quilts and rugs from my collection, including one that is featured on the catalog cover.

It has just opened down there. The Embasssy welcomes visits, so if you want to go alone or with a group, contact the Ambassador's wife Mimi McCallum and say I suggested you get in touch: mrwmccmindspring.com.

Laura Fisher


Subject: RE: exhibition in Australia From: "Janet O'Dell" <janettechinfo.com.au> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:12:10 +1100 X-Message-Number: 5

Thank you for the information. Do you know how long the exhibition will be on display? I will be not far from Canberra early March and I could easily make a visit. Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia


Subject: RE: qhl digest: February 04, 2008 From: "Sharron" <quiltnsharroncharter.net> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 09:49:13 -0600 X-Message-Number: 6

Thanks for responding, Bobbie. I know you're busy (bless your heart) :)! I'll see you in April at the 2day insurance class. Best regards, Sharron


Subject: Hanging Quitls From: Judy Knorr <jknorroptonline.net> Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 15:49:08 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

My husband is going to make me a more decorative quilt hanger than the curtain rod I now use in my dining room. I am wondering what we should use for the pole to hang the quilts. Do you recommend painting or varnishing wood? Keep in mind that the quilts I am hanging here are mine (I don't hang my old quilts) and are rotated every 4 to 6 weeks to correspond with the season. Even though these quilts are modern I don't want to use something that might damage the fabric. Figured someone in this group would have a suggestion for me! Thanks, Judy Knorr


Subject: RE: Hanging Quitls From: "Newbie Richardson" <pastcraftsverizon.net> Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 18:20:02 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Judy, You can retrofit a wooden pole with aluminum foil, or several coats of water based polyurethane sealer. Or you can use a long piece of metal pipe, generally found in plumbing suppliers. Ihad touse one for a tapestry I was working on - but the piece was very heavy and needed the rod not to bend in the center from the weight. Don't use PVC pipe from the big box builder suppliers - that stuff off gasses.

Newbie Richardson


Subject: ? From: Donna Stickovich <donna.stickovichyahoo.com> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 

With all of your quilters out there I was wondering if anyone knows of a source that can make personalized name stencils for marking your signature. Such as those used in the victorian era. Thanks for your help!Donna


Subject: question about a Nancy Hanks quilt From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> 

Hi all, I received this question, and wonder if anyone knows what she is looking for. Thanks! Judy Schwender

I am interested in a quilt pieced in 1809 by Abraham Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks. The large blocks are dominated by a checkerboard set on point with 8 point stars in the corners. I am wondering where the original is AND what color(s) it is.


Subject: Southern Quilt Conference '08 From: Pat Kyser <patkyserhiwaay.net> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 17:17:34 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

A reminder: if you are planning to attend the Southern Quilt Conference '08 in Huntsville, AL March 14-15, it is time to reserve your room at the Holiday Inn and to mail your registration check to Pat Kyser, 1001 Tennessee Street, Huntsville, AL 35801. The hotel will quit holding rooms for us on Feb. 15. After that date, rooms will be

"as available." This promises to be an excellent meeting and we look forward to sharing with any and all of you who can attend. Email me privately with any questions. Pat Kyser


Subject: Wool and cotton quilt repair & inkjet printed fabric From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com> Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 22:04:50 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

I have 2 quilt repair questions. One concerns a 19th century heavy, pieced of woven wools, comforter that is tied every two inches all over. It has a 3" square hole towards a bottom edge. It is intended

for hanging so I'm concerned about the hole distorting over time. Would printing a photo of the missing fabric and piecing it into the hole help alleviate distortion as it hangs (because there would be more substance to the 'patch' than say crepeline)? It wouldn't be printed on wool but would be exact or very close in color and print. The second is a 30's applique that uses printed floral cottons. I have looked high and low for the right weight, similar pattern and color to cover two pieces that have some very thin and holey fabric. I have considered trying computer printed-fabric in this case too. Are there different weights of fabric on which to print?

However, my biggest concern is what the long term problems from the ink could be, or, would there likely be very short-term problems? I don't know the chemical composition of printer inks so I don't want to create a bigger problem for the future. Any suggestions or comments? I'd

really like to hear any experiences you've had with printing on fabric for repairs. Thanks.



Subject: Sara Dillow From: "Andi Reynolds" <andi0613iowatelecom.net> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 

A great friend of the quilt world, Sara Dillow, of Fremont, Nebraska, passed away Friday, February 8. Many others on this list knew Sara better than I and can speak to her gifts to quilt history. I met her through AQSG in the mid 1990s while she was president. Her ability to appreciate quilt history and be a quilter and collector surely influenced me in my own quilt-related pursuits. She was a wonderful encourager.

Andi in Keota, Iowa


Subject: Nancy Hanks Lincoln quilt From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 

I, too, would like to know if the quilt still exists and where. However, it is my understanding that the so/called Lincoln quilt was a GIFT to Nancy Hanks Lincoln; that she did not actually make it. And my readings said that the original was blue and white. I have been making my version of the quilt for YEARS, with little 3/4 inches pieces--all by hand, of course. It is my great Unfinished Object (UFO). Best, Don --0-1108399676-1202570579=:17532--


Subject: Material Choices: Bast and Leaf Fiber Textiles in Asia & the Pacific From: Loretta 

No quilts but there is a special textile exhibit at the East-West Center on the University of Hawaii campus in Honolulu, opening February 10th and running through March 30, 2008.

"A new exhibit at the East-West Center Gallery, titled "Material Choices: Bast and Leaf Fiber Textiles in Asia and the Pacific," provides a showcase for 25 rare pieces from the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga and Hawai'i."

See http://arts.eastwestcenter.org/ for the details. --Apple-Mail-1-936017567--


Subject: Re: Material Choices: Bast and Leaf Fiber Textiles in Asia & the Pacific From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 13:36:33 -0600 X-Message-Number: 5

Anyone interested in Hawaiian textiles & history would IMHO also enjoy Pacific Tapa by Roger Neich and Mick Pendergrast. University of Hawai'i Press.

I found this book in Hilo last year while looking for Hawaiian Quilt Masterpieces and the Wilcox collection book. All three are wonderful books.

Stephanie Higgins


Subject: Re: Sara Dillow From: "Lynne Z. Bassett" <lzbassettcomcast.net> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 


Thanks for letting us know about the passing of Sara Dillow. I'm very sorry to hear about this--although I've only ever talked to Sara on the phone, I remember how very pleasant and supportive she was.

Best, Lynne


Subject: Re: question about a Nancy Hanks quilt From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 18:39:02 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

I offered to send a copy of a pattern for making this quilt to someone else on the loop when I first joined. Sadly, I can't find the book it's published in but I remember it clearly. The quilt in the book was pink and white---a reproduction. I

When this came up again I just now went through my quilt book library

hunting and I can't find it. But I didn't dream it, folks. It really HAS been published. I can "see" the two pages in my head. I just can't find them in the real world.

My memory has this published in a hard-back book about the size of the Kiracofe book. The cover was predominantly white. And I still think it was a Better Homes and Garden publication. If I can get over to the library here in Lincoln in the near future I will try to access the quilt book section and see if I can find it.

Stephanie Higgins


Subject: Re: qhl digest: February 10, 2008 From: KennaleeMaol.com Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 

Stephanie: The book is Creative American Quilting (BH&G) and the quilt is on page 148. Kennalee

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Subject: Re: question about a Nancy Hanks quilt From: adamroni <adamroninetvision.net.il> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 08:59:39 +0200 X-Message-Number: 2

But I didn't dream it, folks. It really HAS been published. I can "see" the two pages in my head.

You're absolutely right. It's in Better Homes and Gardens "Creative American Quilting", pp. 148-9, 158-160. Ady in Israel


Subject: Re: question about a Nancy Hanks quilt From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> 

Hello Ady, I searched the Better Homes and Garden website for "Nancy Hanks" and got zero results. Apparently "Creative American Quilting" is published often (yearly?). Do you have the year of the issue, please? Thanks! Judy Schwender


Subject: neat little book found From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <marciarkearthlink.net> Date: Mon, 11 

I was working at a quilt how Saturday and took a moment to go over to = the guild's "boutique". there I found a neat little (and I do mean = little) book called Kentucky Quilts and their Makers, by Mary Washington = Clarke. Dated 1979, done for the Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf with = tons of grant money. Has anyone heard of or own this book? I am curious = about it. Got it for $2! marcia Marcia Kaylakie AQS Certified Appraiser Austin, TX www.texasquiltappraiser.com 


Subject: Re: question about a Nancy Hanks quilt From: JLHfwaol.com Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 

Dear Judy, They may be referring to the book rather than one of the annual magazines. Bookfinder has it listed as published in 1991, ISBN0696018004. Regards, Janet Henderson in Fort Worth


Subject: Lincoln - not exactly quilt related From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:00:43 -0600 X-Message-Number: 6

but tomorrow is Lincoln's birthday.

I found this article from the New York Times about visiting the Lincoln Boyhood sites very interesting. And it does mention a quilt.




Subject: US Embassy Australia exhibit From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: 

Oooops. I made a mistake. The exhibition SIMPLICITY IN AMERICAN ART is hanging at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, but you can't see it!! I was under the mistaken impression that they mount these exhibitions, full of borrowed art from all kinds of sources, as a way to make nice with the folks of the country they are in, sort of like a mini museum of American stuff. One cannot gain entry to an Embassy unless one is on the guest list, invited, and pre screened. The lovely wife of the Ambassador, who I know, emailed me with elaborate rules about who can have access to the premises, and it ain't just a person. If one wanted to bring a group, or even make a personal visit, it seems like that in not possible unless there is some elaborate pre-arrangement, beyond no knitting needles or sewing scissors. So, sorry. One could try contacting the Embassy, but it is not as fluid or accessible as I thought.

Laura Fisher



Subject: Re: Lincoln - not exactly quilt related From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> 

Hi all, I called the Lincoln Homestead State Park and asked about the quilt pictured on the bed that you can see on the photos page: http://parks.ky.gov/findparks/recparks/lh/gallery/ Click on the image of the interior of the cabin. Apparently that quilt is not an original to the site, it was brought in to "look authentic". It is old, but the lady I spoke to did not have any idea how old. She referred me to another contact who is in Peru right now. So further investigation is on hold.

Don Beld, does this quilt look like the one you remember?

Judy Schwender


Subject: Re: Lincoln - not exactly quilt related From: "Christine Thresh" <christinewinnowing.com> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:31:43 -0800 X-Message-Number: 9

The spinning wheel is not "old" or authentic either.

the quilt pictured on the bed that you can see on the photos page: > http://parks.ky.gov/findparks/recparks/lh/gallery/ > Click on the image of the interior of the cabin.

Christine Thresh


Subject: Re: neat little book found From: "Lucinda Cawley" <lrcawleycomcast.net> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:49:30 -0500 X-Message-Number: 10

Hi Marcia, I have a copy of the "little book" on Kentucky quiltmakers. I got it years ago when Dover Street Booksellers did mail-order. It's made me

realize how much I owe to Nan Scholley (founder of Dover Street and now a dear friend and fellow resident of the Eastern Shore) for the foundations of my quilt history library. Congratulations on your find. Your "big" book on Texas quilts is gorgeous. I remember the wonderful afternoon I spent with you at the Witte Musuem. I just love this quilting network. Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: Re: neat little book found From: Mitzioakesaol.com Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:13:05 

Lucky me, I found the little Kentucky book on Alibris today, not for $2 but heck $14 is ok with me. I am really getting quite a library of quilt books (history mostly) thanks to the GHL. I love the site, and am awaiting my recent purchases of books. Mitzi from COLD and windy Vermont


Subject: Valentines Day at the Dating Club From: "Lucinda Cawley" <lrcawleycomcast.net> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 15:29:31 -0500 X-Message-Number: 12

The theme for yesterday's meeting in Northern VA was "Red for Valentine's Day." It was a real treat for all of us. Our special celebrity guest was Laurel Horton who is a research fellow at Winterthur this month. Bunnie started us off with some delightful chintzes featuring red and an early block printed French quilt (a simple red lower on white) with a heavy batt. Her 4-block Eagles have cock's combs, protruding tongues and long, sharp claws (think an eagle/dragon mix)--from PA, of course. As a Pennsylvanian transplanted to Maryland I am charmed by the contrast between the wacky exuberance of so many PA quilts and the cool elegance often found in MD examples. A beautiful (1840-50) Crossed Laurel Leaves from the Eastern Shore was the perfect counterpoint to the Eagles. An appliqué quilt made in Lexington, KY in 1844 was composed of 9 large wreaths, either roses or grapes, with either tulips or carnations in the center. We don't want to say "original design" but none of us had ever seen one like it. Laurel brought a red and white signature fundraising quilt she'd bought in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dated 1894 the alternating red and white squares have embroidered names and mottos. There is no batt and it's

machine quilted. A turkey red fleur de lis top like many found on the upper Eastern Shore was followed by two (count them) nearly identical 1870 cutwork red wool appliqués on white cotton. One is a top, the other is heavily quilted. They came to the owner separately (both from PA) but are so similar it's hard to believe they didn't have some connection. A southeastern PA 1840s Framed Center with lots of earlier fabrics had big chunks (that's a technical term) of gorgeous textiles to ogle. An 1850 red on white four-blade Prince's Feather from Johnstown, PA is a quilting sampler. Viewed from the back it's a fabulous white on white. Mosaic Diamonds from York Co., Pa (1850 with earlier fabrics) is whip stitched. Go to page 21 of the York Co. book Quilts: The Fabric of Friendship to see Lydia Montgomery's 1856 tribute to her husband and daughters. An 1890 Lancaster Co., Ocean Waves on a bright red background has a red and green double sawtooth border. A striking, scrappy 1850 Lemoyne Star (6" blocks) has a triple border border. The 20th century was represented by red Sunbonnet Sues (orange embroidered details) with red sashes and orange cornerstones. Poppies turned up in several versions: all red and a multicolored version which Merikay Waldvogel has identified as "Miss Wildflower" circa 1970. It had some poly cottons and probably a poly batt. A stunning crisscross Flying Geese with stars at the intersection we dated around 1900. We saw a red and green Double Irish Chain with swag and dogtooth border, c. 1840, from the Shenandoah Valley and an 1890 red and white Pine Tree. The perfect caveat against calling any quilt unique was a 9 block wealth of leaves crossed by what we had been describing all day as chicken feet (poor drawn fleur de lis). None of us had ever seen one like it, but Barb Garrett (one of our resident PA mavens) went right to the York Co. book, p. 143 which pictures 2 quilts like the one we were looking at. The caption reds "These quilts demonstrate why we use the term 'original design' with caution. When the first quilt came to be documented we believed we had found an original patter. When the second quilt appeared--with the same design in a different orientation--we learned to use the term 'original' very carefully. I am so grateful for all I learn from my quilt friends. I realize that I jump from past to present tense and back again in these posts. You'll just have to put up with it and know that I could do better if I took the time, but you probably wouldn't get to hear much about the great stuff I see. Cinda on the Eastern Shore excited that my vote in tomorrow's primary will actually matter


Subject: Re: Lincoln - not exactly quilt related From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:30:59 -0600 X-Message-Number: 13

I often feel like a troublemaker at historical sites because when quilts on beds have been chosen because they are OLD and with no eye whatsoever to whether it's "right" or not, it drives me NUTS. And I try to speak up. I would rather see an accurate reproduction quilt in the right fabrics than an old quilt that's obviously wrong. Sometimes I wonder if the furniture is all wrong, too, and I just don't know enough about furniture to recognize the mistakes :-).

Haven't been to Lincoln's site at Springfield in years but I remember seeing textiles that were clearly wrong there way back when. And at Civil War sites in Virginia. And at Homestead National Monument in Nebraska.

Yesterday I spoke at a church and did a talk I illustrate with quilts. At the table someone was talking about the wonderful lecture they had heard somewhere about how quilts were used on the Underground Railroad. ARRRRRGHHHH. Does anyone care to share how they gently speak up when this topic arises from well-meaning people?

Stephanie Higgins >


Subject: Re: Lincoln - not exactly quilt related From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:28:21 -0500 X-Message-Number: 14

On behalf of historic sites -- I should say that many sites are furnished when there's money to be had, and that doesn't mean there was scholarship to be had concurrently. And perhaps even if they know better now, there's no way of fixing the problems until there's more money. Take for example, a house that may have been furnished in the 1970s with the best your money would buy in 18th century antiques, but 20 years later, it is determined that it's really mostly wrong -- it's not the right style for the house. Now even though you've got a collection of 18th century antiques the prices have skyrocketed for what you should have, and you can't replace. And you might not be permitted to replace. (some kind collectors could step forward with the "right" objects...) Candace Perry


Subject: RE: US Embassy Australia exhibit From: "Janet O'Dell" <janettechinfo.com.au> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:22:57 +1100 X-Message-Number: 15

Thank you for checking for me; no visit to Canberra for me on this occasion. I am sitting here, idly wondering; what would one have to be, or do, to be on an Embassy guest list? I am thinking of some of the episodes of the UK TV series 'Yes, Prime Minister' that featured hilarious Embassy parties.

Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia


Subject: P.S. From: "Lucinda Cawley" <lrcawleycomcast.net> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:07:18 -0500 X-Message-Number: 16

Still on the subject of red for Valentine's Day the Dating Club saw Nancy Hahn's collection of mid-19th century French bandana prints and the fabulous Reel blocks she showed us at FVF, an array of mid-century reds and some gouache mockups of textile designs. Stars are always a big favorite. A charming late 19th century Feathered Star was particularly nice when we considered the small size of the blocks (about 9"--a real piecing challenge). A spectacular 1840s top was a complex arrangement of Stars in a framed center design. We saw two new quilts. Hazel's plaid "work in progress." She was deluged with offers of more plaids from those desperate to reduce the

stash--all of which she rebuffed. Obviously she's into stash-reducing herself. Jean Fries, whose work you've seen in Quilters' Newsletter, has finished "Crazy Jane", six inch sampler blocks based on the Salina Rupp quilt--PA's answer to Dear Jane. I think that might go on my to-do list. A Red Cross variation with all sorts of shirtings as background and a neat 4-Patch with lots of conversation prints were fun. Bits and pieces are every bit as fascinating as finished quilts. We saw a great collection of 1840s blocks and two glorious bits of mosaic patchwork: a tiny Star with my favorite pistachio green and a larger unorganized mosaic with an amazing variety of fabrics that might have come straight from the 1820 sample books we saw at Sturbridge. Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: Re: Lincoln - not exactly quilt related From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:03:18 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 17


I have been making it a point to throw in comments about how quilt blocks got their names in all the lectures that I do. I usually use the premise of why the same block has different names in different parts of the country. About half the time, someone will make the connection and say out loud, "But that means quilts couldn't have been used on the Underground Railroad!" and that gives me the chance to do my little song and dance.

It *is* discouraging, especially when you have people who know about the controversy but still perpetuate the myth. There are plenty of black heroes out there - why aren't we celebrating THEIR accomplishments? Why trot out this widely disproven myth again and again?

Kranky Kris


Subject: Looking for examples of this pattern From: swaddellhvc.rr.com Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 18:17:01 -0500 X-Message-Number: 18


I'm looking for examples of an applique pattern that I am trying to research. I've posted an example of the block on the e-board (listed as "mystery block"). If you have seen this pattern or know of a name associated to this block please let me know. I'd appreciate any help.

The block is listed as #19.24 in Brackman's Encyclopedia of Applique Patterns where it references a published quilt in a 1966 catalog from the Art Institue of Chicago. Other published examples are found in Hearts and Hands, Amercian Quilts and Coverlets from the Met, and the Treasury of American Quilts.

I've located 8 quilts with this block (or similar) and hope to find more. All date between 1840-1860; all but one of the quilts have trees in the border and may originate from upstate NY.

Thanks for your help!

Sharon Waddell