Subject: RE: someone to teach quilting near Detroit?
From: Velia Lauerman <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 07:55:46 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Where in the Detroit area? Our 70 strong guild is near Metro Airport
ville, Mi.) I teach piano but live in Hudson, Mi. near the Ohio
border Does
the young lady have a piano? There are 500 members in the Greater
Ann Arbo
r guild. Sure we can find one who teaches piano too. What a beautiful
ct Julie. Thanks, Velia 517 448 2323

Subject: RE: someone to teach quilting near Detroit?
From: "Sharron" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 07:36:53 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

Once someone is found in the Detroit area, I would love to help with
supplies, material, etc.

It's rodeo time in Houston. I'll be spending the day with two
looking at quilts, cows and pigs. Can't get any better than that.

Best regards,
Sharron.............. Spring, TX where the day is starting out sunny and cold
supposed to rain......yuk!


Subject: Girl in Detroit
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 09:14:52 EST

Julie: If someone volunteers to teach, then I will send a box of
for the teacher to use. Need to make contact for supply list.

Holice Turnbow


Subject: AQSG Mtg in Lowell
From: "Louise" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 14:58:19 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Hello all, I was wondering who made all the lovely little tote bags
we got
at the meeting at registration. Could you please contact me?

Subject: RE: AQSG Mtg in Lowell
From: "Vivien Sayre" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 15:30:15 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

Hi Louise,

That was the inspiration of our Hospitality Chair, Rhonda Galpern.
put together a group from the AQSG '07 Committee and additional
volunteers to make the bags. A few people even took batches of the
home to make. In addition to the donated time and effort, all the
was donated by this group and The Cranston Printworks.

You can reach Rhonda at the New England Quilt Museum. She is the
Outreach Program Manager. Her email address
is:<>, or contact her at the Museum at
452-4207 ex 17.

Vivien Sayre
Co-Chair AQSG '07 Lowell


Subject: girl in detroit
From: "Julie Silber" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 21:27:49 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear Wonderful Quilting Friends,

What a great response to my request for someone to teach quilt making
to my
young friend in Detroit... Thank you!

13 year old Kai lives in the City of Detroit -- on Chicago Blvd. But
Mom, Tina, is an Angel who helps take care of my elderly parents
(every day)
in Southfield, a northern suburb of Detroit. Tina will work hard to
get her
daughter together with someone who will teach Kai to make quilts.

Thanks again,
Julie Silber


Subject: quilting aid
From: Joan Kiplinger <>

In reading through some Threads from the 1990s, I saw a tip from one
quilter, and wondered if any of you have tried it and your opinion.

This persons uses a 2" front-door peephole which has a fish-eye lens.
gives her fresh perspective when viewing fabric at stores --
prints to their predominant colors and helps make combinations easy
evaluate. Also useful for fine-tuning fabric choices in a color
gradient. Peephole costs under $5 and can be carried in a purse.

Would like any comments pro or con if you have used this gizmo.



Subject: RE: quilting aid
From: "Greta VanDenBerg-Nestle" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 13:50:56 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

I have used it for viewing fabrics but I find it much more helpful
when I
need to get a view of my work on the design wall from a greater
than the space in my studio allows. I like it better than using a
hand held

Subject: Re: quilting aid--peephole
From: Barbara Burnham <>

Yes, I have used one to audition block placement and/or fabric
contrast; to evaluate /audition as if from a distance and get an overall
view. You can also use binoculars backwards.
Nowadays, I use digital pics, and reduce them on the monitor. That
way, I can look at various combinations, as if from a distance, and
compare them at the same time.
It sounds like a good tool for shopping, too, because you can
evaluate contrast and colors (especially prints) much better from a
distance, and that's the perspective you get with the peephole.
Barbara Burnham


Subject: Re: quilting aid--peephole
From: Sally Ward <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 19:35:32 +0000
X-Message-Number: 5

Yep, me to. I find it a very good aid and it enabled me to give up
perching on the back of the sofa with reversed binoculars <G>. In
fact, it was so good I lost two to class members over the years. When

I gave up teaching I treated myself to a nice brass one for my

Sally Ward


Subject: quilting aid--peephole
From: Joan Kiplinger <>

Thank you all. Not being a quilter, that kind of perspective hasn't
a necessity although...........I make drapes and curtains for the
and as is the case with large prints and florals it's a guessing game
best some times, so this little gadget will find a purpose with me.

Enjoyed your comments as to how you use peepholes. Learn something
every day.


Subject: New UK Museum
From: Sally Ward <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 22:49:00 +0000
X-Message-Number: 7

There is now a website dedicated to the soon-to-open Quilt Museum in

the UK. I've not had time to do more than skim the site, but it
pretty good and informative, with some good pictures.

Sally Ward


Subject: New England Regional Quilt Day #4 From: <> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 10:32:02 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

On March 1, 2008, twenty-six, brave AQSG members faced down a Yankee Clipper to view quilts and textiles in the collection the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island. Hosted by AQSG members Dr. Linda Welters, Dr. Margaret Ordonez and New England AQSG Area Reps, the event was held to promote the American Quilt Study Group throughout New England and to raise monies to benefit the organization. AQSG members traveled from throughout New England and New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado to enjoy a most informative day. The day began with a PP presentation by Linda and Margaret of nineteenth-century textiles from mills across New England. The group was then divided in half to view the flat storage area, the costume collection, the conservation lab, and about a dozen early quilts from the collection. After lunch, we had a Textile Roadshow. Attendees shared one or two quilt-related items and posed a specific question about the textiles. Between the expertise and knowledge of Linda and Margaret, and input from the group-at-large, everyone went home with a bit more knowledge about their gems. Sue Reich, Connecticut Area Rep


Subject: Presidential Fabric From: Kris Driessen <> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 11:51:50 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

The Presidential fabric y'all were talking about - is it this one by Windham? I *think* I can order this.



Subject: calling Sandra Starley From: "Andi Reynolds" <> Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:06:57 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

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Sandra in Utah, please contact me off list. Thanks.

Andi Reynolds (Andi in Keota, Iowa)


Subject: Quilts in MN Art Gallery From: "Jean Carlton" <> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 14:57:58 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

Hi all, I wanted to let you know of brand new quilt exhibit at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Wayzata, Minnesota. (Twin Cities area) It is curated by Gail Bakkom of the Minnesota Quilt Project and runs through April 10. "A Quilt Dialogue: Antique to Modern" features about 30 vintage and newly made quilts and compares them over time. Styles include whole cloth, lone star, applique, embroidered, medallion, nine patch, crib, pictorial, log cabin, crazy and signature or friendship with accompanying text drawing comparisons and differences of the styles over time. It's a beautiful exhibit. Vintage and antique quilts from the Hennepin History Museum and the collections of local quilt lovers as well as new quilts by area quiltmakers make for an eclectic and fascinating mix. If you should happen to be in Minnesota during this time you WILL be looking for indoor activities and this would not disappoint. Seriously, it's warming up - or at least it's supposed to. We're nearly done with sub zero - I'm just sure of it.




Subject: Subject: Presidential Fabric source
From: "Kimberly Wulfert, PhD" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 22:33:22 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

The Presidential fabric y'all were talking about - is it this one by

Aren't those cigarette silks being reproduced on the cotton? I have
that look like it, same handwriting and portrait style, but they have
yellow-gold coloring.

I hope you can get it Kris1


Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
New Pathways into Quilt History


Subject: Ebay dealer
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 10:44:08 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

Has anyone had any experience with this seller? She has something
interests me but the textile descriptions and dates concern me. A
to her about an item returned with a short and curt 5 words.


Subject: Re: Ebay dealer
From: "Shari Spires" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 15:43:38 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

I don't know if I have dealt with her or not,but I looked at her
and she obviously doesn't know squat about quilts. I have found this
true with many antique dealers. She has a flying geese listed as a
quilt and hearts and gizzard as a pinwheel. She probably was curt
she know how to answer you.
Shari in NC
Has anyone had any experience with this seller? She has something
> interests me but the textile descriptions and dates concern me. A
> to her about an item returned with a short and curt 5 words.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Ebay dealer
From: "Sharron" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 15:38:54 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that feels this seller doesn't
squat. As I am still in the learning process, imagine how confused I
can get. One star quilt she called a snowball quilt????? I rarely look
quilts on line and I think I'll go back to not looking!
Best regards,
.....Spring, TX where it's a beautiful 66 deg. day!


Subject: orchids and quilts
This was a note sent to me by a DC friend. Thought I would
"Just want to recommend the gorgeous quilt exhibit at the US Botanic
Garden, and the amazing orchid display in the center
conservatory!??If you like orchids and/or quilts, these exhibits are a treat.??Here's
a link to learn more, including dates for the exhibits:?"

Lynn Lancaster Gorges
Historic Textiles Studio
The Creative Caregiver
New Bern, NC


Subject: Re: orchids and quilts
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 18:16:43 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Thanks for sharing that. I've just forwarded the news to 3
quilt-lovers I
know in the DC area. Wish I could fly out there and take them mysefl!
Stephanie Whitson Higgins

Subject: Re: Ebay dealer
From: "Shari Spires" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 22:10:37 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7

Well, Sharon, there is a good side to that sometimes in that since
don't know what they have you can sometimes get a pretty good
Shari in NC

Subject: Ohh!Ooh! I get to be Cinda for once!!!
From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <>

And I get to tell all about the fabulous symposium at Winedale
that I was priveleged to attend yesterday! Now I know I will not do
well in the description department but here goes............
Picture a glorious day in Texas, crisp, chilll AM as we all arrived
a wonderful day at Winedale, which is the restored farm tha Miss Ima

Hogg eventually gave to the University of Texas. The symposium was
called Tracing the Threads and we were so fortunate to have wonderful

speakers for the day: Jan Wass, who presented her program on the
Illinois Amish quilts. Wonderful information and excellent visuals of

the Amish life in Illinois and the quilts from there.Interesting to
that there is less black in Illinois Amish quilts than in some other

states and communities. Next came Linda Pumphrey, also with
visuals and information on the early batting companies and how
they were in early quilt making. Since Mountain Mist batting and
patterns are near and dear to my heart, I was especially spellbound.

Linda says the sheer volume of material and archives are causing her

basement to sink! Lots of new info there on the other companies that

produced batting and wadding and how they fared against the major
companies in the US.
Lunchtime brought a lovely spinach salad with chicken (grilled) and
great slection of salad dressings, and add-ons. By this time the day
warmed considerably and several strolled around the grounds of
but almost everyone chose to go to the quilt turning of a selection
Miss Ima Hogg's quilts: fabulous, fabulous and it included some from
Kathleen McCrady collection as well: a tobacco sack puff quilt with
tobacco sacks stuffed with cotton and sewn together, hand dyed with
dyes in wonderful colors of saffron gold, robin's egg blues and
beautiful early, early quilts with dates, stuffwork, cut chintzwork,
others. One wonderful quilt that survived being in the ocean off the

coast of Texas after a shipwreck!
Then back for the afternoon sessions, starting with Merikay Waldvogel

and a fabulous update on the quilts from the 1933 Chicago World's
Merikay has found some more of the entrants and winners and had their

stories for us as well as photos of the quilts and the quiltmakers.
information the exhibition in 1934 that featured the thematic quilts

from the contest that did not make the final three and even more
information on the prize winning quilt and the 2nd place quilt as
What a fun mystery that is and the mystery continues! The end of the

afternoon brought Karey Bresenham and Nancy O'Bryant, our famous
Inc. founders with hilarious stories of quilt shows and expos in
and an even more fabulous show and tell of part of their quilt
collection and why they collected them. Their collection is truly
eclectic and visually stunning, from very early chintz, red and green

beauties from mid 19th century right up to modern pieces from the
shows. Since Karey and Nancy tell their stories in tandem, the result
a fantastic give and take (with some small disagreements at times)
just side-splitting stuff. If the ladies ever need another career,
stand up mike shouldn't be too far away!! Wonderful, wonderful!! The

afternoon ended with a delightful wine and cheese reception and
agreeing that this should happen every single year without fail!!! I
take photos of Karey and Nancy's quilts but would not post them
specific permission from the ladies themselves.
I do want to mention that the board from the Alliance for the
Quilt was there and also that the staff of the center at Winedale was
wonderful, gracious, helpful and friendly for just anything that
be needed. Kudos to Mary Evelyn Sorrell, Kate Adams, Beth Stewart and

several others whose names I should recall but don't: Amy? and, of
course, the announcement that the UT Center for American History is
recipient of the Joyce Gross collection and all of that will be
researched and then transmitted online through the Quilt Index, wow
an opportunity!
Please forgive me if I got a name wrong or misspelled, the fault is
alone, but the day was so great!

Marcia Kaylakie
AQS Certified Appraiser
Austin, TX


Subject: Re: Ebay dealer
From: Gloria hanrahan <>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 17:40:56 -0800
X-Message-Number: 10

I have no experience with this dealer, but my personal philosophy is
to pay
no attention to seller descriptions. I just don't worry about it,
there isn't any point in telling people they are wrong or even
why they describe something a certain way. I have found where I
anything made with scraps is a "crazy quilt." Dosen't matter that
obviously a 4-patch and the pattern is noticable. Doesn't matter
what age,
it's a "crazy quilt."

Gloria Hanrahan


Subject: RE: Ohh!Ooh! I get to be Cinda for once!!!
From: "Sharron" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 22:26:26 -0500
X-Message-Number: 11

What a great day! The weather was fabulous for such an outing. Wish
I had
known about it.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Sharron.............. Spring, TX



Subject: Lancaster County PA Quilt Exhibit From: Barb Garrett <> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 07:05:47 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Good Morning Everyone -

Marcia's enticing account of the Texas quilt activity reminded me that one of the purposes of this list is to alert people of upcoming quilting opportunities so they can plan to attend. In that light -- this is an announcement about an exhibit in Eastern Lancaster County that is taking place during the week of the Quilters Heritage Celebration in Lancaster. If you are heading for the show (and accompanying shopping opportunities) please consider stopping at the exhibit. You drive past it as you go from Hayloft Fabrics to Zooks.

The press release --

Eastern Lancaster County's Historic Poole Forge will present "Quilts in the Mansion" on March 24-30, 2008. This unique display will feature

over 35 quilts from Lancaster County, dating from the mid 1800s to the 1950s, on two floors of the old Iron Master's Mansion. Many of these quilts are still in the families of the original quiltmaker, and their wonderful stories have been passed down with the quilts.

Historic Poole Forge is in the village of Churchtown, 3 miles east of

Blue Ball, home of Shady Maple, on Rt 23, and 4 miles west of Hayloft

Fabrics in Morgantown. The property dates back to the 1700s and includes an 1849 covered bridge. It is a picturesque park setting along the Conestoga River.

The show runs March 24-30, 2008, Mon-Sat 10 am - 4 pm, and Sun 1-4 pm. The $5 admission goes directly towards the restoration of this very special treasure of Lancaster County. For questions concerning the show please contact Barbara Garrett at or visit the website at

This is the first time they are having a quilt exhibit and it is shaping up very nicely. I won't be there, but I hope you can visit.

Barb in southeastern PA


Subject: Re: Lancaster County PA Quilt Exhibit From: "Shari Spires" <> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:39:35 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

Barb, My friend Sherrie and I are going to this event as part of the QHC. Yes Shari and Sherrie from NC will be on the loose in PA. Scary thought. Hope I can meet up with some equilters. Shari in NC >


Subject: Marcia's description From: Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:14:24 +0000 X-Message-Number: 3


Hi all, Those of you that are interested in the topics that Jan, Linda and Merikay did in Texas, you will have another opportunity to hear them. These three are part of our expanded study center presentations for AQSG in Columbus, Ohio in October. We will also have more round tables, lots of tours, and 9 exhibits of different types and styles of quilts. Plan to attend! Dee and Molly -- Dee Dadik Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles 5689 Concord Hill Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43213 614-861-0478 Web site: --


Subject: RE: Ohh!Ooh! I get to be Cinda for once!!! From: "Sharron" <> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 11:23:03 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

If I'm not being too nosy, how did you know about the Winedale symposium? Best regards, Sharron


Subject: Contact Help ASAP Please! From: "Andi Reynolds" Hi all,

Almost two years ago I worked with many of you in the development of an article on the rise of small and regional quilt study groups. Quilters Newsletter purchased the rights and is just now planning to use the piece in this coming July/August issue.

They are checking the reliability of the email addresses I listed in a sidebar so that interested readers could contact study groups. QN editor Irene Berry has not heard from or cannot confirm the accuracy of the following study groups. Please send me ( a message as soon as possible if you are certain of the accuracy/viability of:

Arizona Historical QSG; Deep South QSG; Eastern Shore QSG; Florida QSG; Fran's Vintage Friends; Midwest QHG; Southern California QSG; Utah Idaho QSG;

Many thanks for your help. As always, this group is wonderful.

Andi in Keota, Iow


Subject: FL quilt study group
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:04:32 EDT

Hi Andi, If you would email Teddy Pruett, _aprayzerhotmail.com_
( , she will have the email of the
contact person for the FL
quilt study group. Her name is Mary Ann and she lives near
Gainesville, FL. I
have her email but am not sure which one it is. I think it might be
_sewmuch63hotmail.com_ (

Nan in FL


Subject: thanks for contact updates

From: "Andi Reynolds" <>
As always, this list is great for quick responses and going the extra
to help locate others.

Many thanks,

Andi in Keota, Iowa


Subject: need help finding a quilt pattern
From: Cindy Claycamp <>

Hi All, I have parts of a quilt pattern from the Detroit Free Press
dated O
ct and Nov 1924. It is for a circus quilt,but not the usual Ruby
McKim vers
ion. It features a large elephant in the center block,he is standing
in fro
nt of the circus tent. All around the center block are other animals.
The d
irection say to embroider the animals in red floss and to use red for
the s
ashings. I have 8 of the 14 animals and all of the center pattern,but
of them have enough information to determine the designer of the
quilt. Has
anyone seen this quilt or pattern? I have already contacted
RoseAlboum and
the Free Press. I may be able to hire someone to search the paper's
es,but am hoping for your help first. Thanks Cindy

Subject: Check your prescription--it's fuzzy!
From: "Pepper Cory" <>

Check out this absolutely in-your-eye Wedding Ring quilt top. I found
it at
an Ottumwa Iowa flea market and brought it back to the guild I was
for so they could celebrate with me. One woman expressed most of the
sentiment when she said, "Don't tell 'em you found it in Ottumwa!"
It's been
years and I hope open-minded Ottumwans won't mind that I proudly put
it up
on my blog!
Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker

203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117


Subject: Re: Check your prescription--it's fuzzy!
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:38:25 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

Pepper; I LOVE it, what a scream. Could we put this is Julie Silber's

category of "Maverick"?

> > Jan


Subject: Re: Check your prescription--it's fuzzy!
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:10:43 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

LOVE the dots! Thanks for pointing us to that Wedding Ring.
Stephanie Higgins (who wishes she could "quilt flap" this year.
Sounds like
so much fun.


Subject: Major Quilt History Acquisition Announced by Center for
History | News from The University of Texas at Austin
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:26:24 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

Received this from my alerts and thought you'd be interested. Jan


Subject: Heritage Elementary kids bring their heroes to life-
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 05:35:06 -0600
X-Message-Number: 3

What an innovative way to teach history. These kids will remember
the rest of their lives. The difficult part for me is that a 6th
is teaching the 3rd graders to do power point presentations. I
if she's available for hire?


Subject: Re: Heritage Elementary kids bring their heroes to life-
From: "Linda Heminway" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:28:32 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

The difficult part for me is that a 6th grader
> is teaching the 3rd graders to do power point presentations. I
wonder if
> she's available for hire?
> Jan

Jan, maybe I need to hire a 6th grader to teach me now to make power
presentations? I'm unable to grasp all this technology at age
: ) Heck, I still do lots of my quilting with old-fashioned Amish

techniques. Though, in this day of 3rd graders doing power point
stuff, I
find that reverting to the old ways is, somehow, a comfort. Holding
needle and working almost mesmerizes me, if that makes sense. I am
I sure hope our ever-challenged technological marvels, known as
can have something in their lives to feel that same sense of calm?

Great information, though, thanks for sharing.

While I am posting. I am heading down on a whirlwind 3 day trip to
Carolina, leaving very early on Friday and coming back on Sunday
I'll be in Pittsboro, which is an hour from Greensboro (where I'll be

The main objective for this trip is to visit our best friends who
transferred from NH ro NC about three years ago and it has little to
do with
quilting, but I can't help but ask if there is a "must see" quilting
of some sort around Pittsboro? Would there, perhaps, be a quilt show
in the
area? (Way too much to hope for and it could be an imposition to
ask my

I won't have a car and would have to "beg" a trip from my generous
but if there was a place that I "need" to visit that is quilting
how could I not go? : )

Linda Heminway, NH


Subject: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 08:47:09 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

The creeping crud is alive and not well in Colorado Springs. Half of

everyone I've spoken to lately, including me (I speak to myself
regularly), has whatever it is that is going around and it isn't
pleasant. Possibly that has helped color my opinion that this
aka - art critic, is a little full of herself. Enough on that! Look
the quilt her "little momma" is holding. I have seen this pattern
before. Was this a printed design or a kit that anyone recognizes?


Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 11, 2008
From: "Linda Frihart" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:30:43 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Pepper, please tell us the block size of your wonderful in-your-eye
Ring quilt top. Hope everyone goes to your blog knowing they will be
it through fuzzy eyes. Then, you will wonder how you could quilt
with fuzzy
eyes while still wanting to possess that quilt. It is mesmerizing.

Linda Frihart
Pittsburg, KS

Subject: Re: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt
From: "Lynne Z. Bassett" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 11:08:45 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7

Hi Jan,

I'm home with the "creeping crud" myself. Boy, that blogger sure has
when it comes to understanding quilting as an art. I agree with you
she's "a little full of herself" and her opinion.

Get well soon! And thanks for the distraction this morning.

All best,

> Possibly that has helped color my opinion that this blogger, aka -
> critic, is a little full of herself. >


Subject: Re: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt
From: Judy Kelius <>

Hi Jan - that is the Mountain Mist Bowl of Tulips pattern. - Judy

At 10:47 AM 3/12/2008, you wrote:
>I have seen this pattern before. Was this a printed design or a kit

>that anyone recognizes? Jan


Subject: Re: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 10:01:13 -0600
X-Message-Number: 9

Thanks Judy. And Lynne; I'm hoping the 'crud' creeps away soon.
care of yourself.



Subject: Re: need help finding a quilt pattern
From: Judy Schwender <>

Hi all,
Stella Rubin has a quilt called "How the Elephant Got His Trunk".
You can see it at
Judy Schwender


Subject: How the Elephant....
From: Stephen Schreurs <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:16:08 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 11

"How the Elephant Got His Trunk" is a wonderful

I have happy memories of a recording of the Kipling
"Just So Stories" done by a man with kind of a squeaky
voice - my boys loved it! Poor curious elephant baby,
going on his adventure down by the great grey green
greasy Limpopo river....

Thanks for sharing! Susan


Subject: Re: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt

She sounds like a very snobby fine arts major who has not the
slightest idea
of what is involved in making a quilt. And the idea of calling one's
little! My mother was shorter and much slimmer than I am, and I
never would
have dared!

Lisa Evans-


Subject: Re: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt
From: Gloria hanrahan <>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:27:29 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

"And the idea of calling one's MOTHER
little! "

That's a problem, really? "My little momma." is how my own mother
refers to her mom, who has been gone for thirty years. It's a term
endearment in my family.

Gloria Hanrahan


Subject: Coverlets reproduction fabric
From: Debby Kratovil <>

I am a pattern/project designer for a few fabric
companies (it pays the mortgage!) and I currently
am working with the magnificent coverlet
collection (Coverlets II) from Windham Fabrics
(Baum Textiles). They released their first
collection last year and it sold out almost
before it got to the stores! You can see swatches
of the collection at the National Museum of the
American Coverlet here:
(click on the swatches image for a larger view)

Besides the two designs I'm working on, here is
my question to the group of illustrious
historians on this list - and I really do value
your opinion. I've already asked a few of you
off-list and figured I'd throw my question out to
you all: Coverlets are basically WHOLE CLOTH,
woven spreads of a unified design (my
definition). Reproduction fabrics are made
available to the quilting world so we can
purchase them, cut them up and sew them together
- like cutting up whole coverlets and then
swapping the pieces to make patched coverlets.
Does that make sense? Anyway, have any of you on
this list purchased AND sewn any quilts from the
first coverlet collection and what did you make?
If you didn't, but have ideas of the sorts of
designs you'd create with these unique fabrics,
what do you envision?

I don't know why this sort of puzzles me - to cut
up a whole cloth design and then sew bits and
pieces together. But I have had fun flipping
through my quilt books dedicated to old quilts,
old issues of Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts,
etc. I love quilt history, not so much talking
about quilts as in using them to inspire me to
SEW new quilts. I am a piecer/appliquE9r at heart
and am my happiest at my sewing machine.

BTW - you can visit the Windham website to see a
lot of quilts made using their reproduction
fabrics (free pattens; I'm not selling anything).
I am most proud of the Princess Feather quilt I
made last year using the Regency Dandy line
designed by Gerald Roy. You can scroll down the
and see it. It is a mid 19th century pattern that
I redesigned for a 30" block. I loved it so much
that I made two more quilts!

Thanks in advance for any insights.
Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil
Programs & Workshops


Subject: RE: How the Elephant
From: adamroni <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:11:10 +0200
X-Message-Number: 3


Hi all,
Stella Rubin has a quilt called "How the Elephant Got His Trunk".
see it at
Judy Schwender

This one is called "The Elephant's Child", and another copy (alspo
Stella Rubin but slightly different) was published in Woodard and
Greenstein's 20th Century Quilts, p.131. I'm quoting:

"The Elephant's Child". Ca. 1934. This is a delightful example of the

art of
telling stories for children with textiles. The story is "How the
Got Its Trunk" from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. The designer
quilt kit #2895 was E. Buckner Kirk, and the kit, which was offered
$5.00 by Woman's Home Companion in February 1934, contained stamped
calico appliquE9 pieces, embroidery floss and directions. The calico

were treated with a special process so that they would not require
under and yet would not fray."

I seem to remember another example of this pattern, made by a farm
could not afford the pattern or the kit, and had to deign it from
Possibly in one of the state quilt project books, or maybe Women and

Hope this helps
Ady in Israel (who's still reading Just So stories to her youngest,


Subject: Re: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt
From: "Lisa Evans" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 06:43:08 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

Really? My mother would have been furious, and her mother before
Maybe it's a regional thing - we're all from Pennsylvania?

Lisa Evans



Subject: Re: Life of a Mad Painter: The Art of the Quilt
From: "Force Majeure Quilt Restoration" <>

I took a look at the rest of her short blog ...maybe not so much full
herself as just very young. She talks in her other art posts about
recognizing pattern repetition in nature and learning to see the
details -- the very things she dismisses in the quilts. She'll
eventually. She does hit on one of the debates in the quilt world,
how to define the difference between "art" versus "craft." I strongly

suspect she got that idea from an exhibit brochure.

I didn't know the exhibit was in St. Louis. I'll have to hie myself
there and take a look for myself.

Kim Nettles
Force Majeure Quilt Restoration.


Subject: The Elephant's Child
From: Beth Donaldson <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:38:35 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7

How the Elephant Got His Trunk appeared in the magazine "Woman's Home
Companion". We only have the magazine page, so there is no date
attached. The page on the flip side shows a man and woman gardening
and there is a NRA symbol on the page. Judging by the gardeners'
clothes, I'm guessing a late 1930s date. The quilt is called "The
Elephant's Child." The color photograph of the quilt takes up almost
the entire 12 1/4" x 9 1/4" page. The text below the picture reads:
"From Rudyard Kipling's beloved Just-So story, The Elephant's Child,
this delightful quilt has been designed by E. Buckner Kirk. A young
listener will never tire of tracing the amusing episodes as the
familiar tale is read to him by his mother, his sister or his aunt.
Although the quilt is large, the work involved is much reduced by the
fact that the edges of the applique pieces need not be turned under.
They have been treated by a special process so that they will not
2895 - Elephant's Child quilt, 80 x 56 inches, stamped on unbleached
muslin (12 blocks, center panel and border), with calico applique
pieces, floss and directions $5.00.
Order from Woman's Home Companion, Service Bureau, 250 Park Avenue,
New York."


Subject: Re: The Elephant's Child
From: xenia cord <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:45:47 -0400
X-Message-Number: 8

The National Recovery Act (NRA) was enacted in June of 1933 and
declared invalid in May 1935, so that should narrow the date of any
item or publication bearing the NRA eagle emblem.



Subject: Re: The Elephant's Child
From: Joan Kiplinger <>

Beth -- The NRA symbol was in effect from 1933 to 1935, then the
was revoked when Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. So that
would narrow your dating range.

Beth Donaldson wrote:

How the Elephant Got His Trunk appeared in the magazine "Woman's Home
Companion". We only have the magazine page, so there is no date
attached. The page on the flip side shows a man and woman gardening
and there is a NRA symbol on the page. Judging by the gardeners'
clothes, I'm guessing a late 1930s date.


Subject: Re: The Elephant's Child
From: xenia cord <>

Does anyone know who E. Buckner Kirk is? A Google search turns up an

E. Buckner Kirk Hollingsworth, whose papers are archived at Harvard,

in the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of
Women in America. She was born in 1892, and apparently died in
1964; her papers cover the period from 1911-1964.She was the author
of 2 books (Flower Chronicles, and Her Garden Was Her Delight) and
many articles on horticulture, served with the Red Cross in Europe
during WW I, and had an extensive journalistic career. The archives

categories are not specific enough to mention any involvement with
quilts or quilt kit design.



Subject: Coverlet Repro Fabric
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:37:31 -0600
X-Message-Number: 11


To my horror, I missed the release of the first collection and
discovered it too late to find any. I am currently in therapy to get

over that. I don't quilt, or weave for that matter, but passionately

love both, old or new [and shoes, reticules, clothing, tablecloths,
lace, paisleys...Maybe I need to stay in therapy longer :)]

I remember this wonderful quote that I think was attributed to the
husband of a 19th century quilter which I am paraphrasing here. "I
don't understand why someone would take a perfectly good piece of
fabric, cut it all up and then sew it back together to make a piece
fabric". Well, I understand it and, in my opinion, is the very
of quilting: re-interpreting someone else's designs - in your own
way -
into a new and unique form, whether for purpose or for pleasure. I
bought part of a "woven coverlet-quilt" several years ago. I think
may have been weaving ends of different patterns that someone cut and

patched back together. It was being used as a cutter so I bought
was left. It is a great teaching tool.

Both of my sisters are natural artists. (They also got all the boobs

allotted to my mother's children. My mom explains that since I was
first, she had to save some for the rest. But, mom, did you have to
that stingy? Following that thought, I think plastic surgeons are
frustrated quilters.) I can't draw a straight line but I used to
collect wallpaper samples, cut up the designs and re-form them into
pleased my eye, then cut my own stencils and have my way with paint
the wall. To my husband's dismay, my walls are still a canvas for
experimentation with paint on and way beyond what I knew in the
In fact, I feel a new idea emerging right now...Cockfaire Mills
corner block

For what its worth, I just want you to design it. I'll buy it. I'll
start a collection of corner block repros, the pine tree borders, any

miniaturized medallion prints and eagles. There is a wonderful soft
green and off-white true beiderwand in the Colorado Springs Pioneers
Museum so have your way with those glorious colors; there is nothing
quite so beautiful as the patina of early natural dyes. I'm looking
a madder and indigo small diamond and a twill right now that would be

perfect in a quilt. In short: "Get thee to thy coverlets" and
DH doesn't have to wine and dine me for a 'fun' night; he just whips
a coverlet and I'm his.

Gee, I'd better stop now before this gets too graphic. Good thing
him I'm spending the day with a coverlet collection.

I sent this link to qhl a few weeks ago as an example of my dream
exhibit: woven coverlets recreated as quilts. Look at this and tell
that wouldn't make a great challenge for Windham. I'm a
but just think what exciting things art quilters could do - for some
reason I'm picturing a Picasso right now.

Bless you, Lois Ide! Sorry, I've lost the link to make this a tiny
and forgive me for this passionate response to a quilt question. I
everyone says you can't really understand quilts if you don't quilt
I respectfully disagree. I see a needle to fabric like a brush to
canvas or a loom to weaving and it all calms my heart, renews my
and brightens my life (and that includes Teddy's quilts!).



Subject: stats on Double Wedding Ring
From: "Pepper Cory" <>

Hello all-To answer questions: I'm pretty sure the Iowa quilter was
following the Mountain Mist pattern (I think 1931?) since it has that
'squashed circle' look and where the rings overlap the pieces in the
Patch are true squares. In my MM book, the Wedding Ring is pattern
Measuring the rings in an old never-quilted top is another matter! I
it's about 18".
I have pieced 2 or 3 Double Wedding Rings (and quilted many more)
back when
I made quilts for customers, and this pattern was the easiest to do.
My dear
friend Marie Moore, who lived most of her life in Lansing, Michigan
and then
moved to Colorado (and became Nancy Crow's personal quilter) loved
pattern and convinced me to try it.
I just think this scrappy Wedding Ring is a joyful piece-glad you
liked it.

Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker

203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117


Subject: Mother? Little Mama?
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 14:09:48 -0500
X-Message-Number: 13

I think it's definitely regional, but also familial. My mother grew
up in
Southern Illinois (which was surprisingly southern in the 1920's, at
for her poor dirt farmer family). She demanded (and I do mean
her four children call her Mother. Anything else to her was
Her children's spouses could call her Mom, but if her kids did that?

I don't know of anyone else in our social circle who did this. My
children call me "Mom" (both sons) "Mama" (youngest daughter) and
(oldest daughter).

Stephanie Higgins


Subject: RE: Mother? Little Mama?
From: "Margaret Geiss-Mooney" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:15:45 -0700
X-Message-Number: 14

Good afternoon, QHLers - And here I am in northern California with no
Hispanic background other than taking Spanish in school and my oldest
daughter (now 21) calls me "mamacita". Well, she is 6' 3" to my 5'
10". <g>
My other children each call me something different ("momma" and


Subject: Re: Coverlets reproduction fabric
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 14:23:33 -0500
X-Message-Number: 15

Debby asked what I would make with the coverlet repro. Fabric?

I would make the quilt on the cover of the book titled Le Rouvray
with these
fabrics (framed hexagons) so that I could showcase all of my favorite

elements. Someday I'm going to do that with my French toiles. Really.

Honest. I am. At least I want to.Oh, all right. . . I may never get
to it. But I do have the plan in my head. :-)

The entire process of quiltmaking makes no sense when you think about
it as
a function of keeping people warm. If quilts were solely about
people warm women (who are not stupid) would have simply opened out a
of fabric and made a tied comforter. Presto. Warmth. More time for
and spinning and cleaning and making butter and and and.

So I don't see any difference between cutting up the coverlet
fabric to re-assemble it and making a quilt from doing same with any
gorgeous fabric. To me the artistic process at work in the brain is
same. Taking something beautiful and making it your own as an
expression of
your own artistry/craft/talent/pleasure.

Stephanie Higgins


Subject: RE: Mother? Little Mama?
From: "Candace Perry" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:29:19 -0400
X-Message-Number: 16

My ex, who is southern African American, called his Great Grandmother
Candace Perry


Subject: Crazy quilt segues into "ANTIQUE AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRTUAL
From: Jackie Joy <>

I noticed Item #260218082663 on Ebay yesterday. I thought the
description warranted investigation. I wrote to vendor: "Please explain
the attribution of African American."

This is the response I received today:

"A African American quilt is stitched frome the soul not a pattern,
they were started many years ago as slave quits with scraps of
material brought down to the slaves quarters for the making of quilts. The
quilts were pieced together by hand and the highly skilled put the
cross stitches on the top as you can see on this quilt in the
pictures. Few have survived to be studied today. This is truly a African
American quilt and with the spiturial motifs i feel safe in saying it was
made for a Priest or a person of higher spirituality. Look up
African american quilts on the internet, it is very interesting. Thank you,

Am I wrong in agreeing with P. T. Barnum?

Jackie Joy


Subject: Re: Crazy quilt segues into "ANTIQUE AFRICAN AMERICAN
From: "Lisa Evans" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 07:02:17 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

That looks like a crazy quilt, which means it was almost certainly
10-20 years after the Civil War. Huh?

Lisa Evans


Subject: RE: Crazy quilt segues into "ANTIQUE AFRICAN AMERICAN
From: "Sharron" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 05:40:40 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Are you kidding me? A "Masonic Temple Reception" fabric on an 1800
quilt???? "Spiritual motifs"?? "Priest"???? I wonder if she would
gotten more if she had just advertised it as a crazy quilt. It's not
a bad
crazy - not 1800's - all in all. Well at least she only got $52.99
for her
embellished "truth".

P.T. Barnum would be proud.

Best regards,
Sharron............. Spring, TX where I don't care what the weather will be
'cause I'll be in Dallas at their quilt show!


Subject: Re: Coverlets reproduction fabric

Anyway, have any of you on this list purchased AND sewn any quilts
from the
first coverlet collection and what did you make? If you didn't, but
ideas of the sorts of designs you'd create with these unique fabrics,
what do you
Thanks in advance for any insights.
Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil

Debby, I'm a longarm quilter in southeastern PA. One of our local
shops sells
a ton of repro fabrics, and I see a lot of quilts made with those

I quilted several for clients in the last year that were made with
some of
the Coverlets collection. Most of the fabs were the basics of the
vines and flowers on red or blue. One woman used pieces of one of the
designs as a border. Another used them in a kaleidoscope or stack and
whack. I
can't remember.

I do remember another lady who was looking for fabric from Windham
looked like an overshot woven coverlet. It was tobacco brown and
light cream, and I
think it was called Harpers Ferry. She had seen an ad or something
was pining
for it! I referred her to our local shop to ask if they could get it.
turns out she called Windham and discovered it's not available till
this summer.

I think some of the coverlet fabrics might be interesting used as a
backing. You would be able to get the full bauty of the designs
there. Similarly,
I used the tumbling blocks cheater cloth that Judie Rothermel did as
a quilt
backing. I had seen fabric very like her repro used as a backing in
an antique
quilt in the Smithsonian. Yummy.

Best of luck with your new endeavor. Bright blessings!

~Donna Laing
Bucks County PA



Subject: Museum features quilts as 'fabric documents'
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 08:39:22 -0600
X-Message-Number: 4

I'd love to see these in person. The one with the horses (the
are perfect) actually looks like it is done on scraped leather in the

photograph and I'll admit to a fascination with petroglyphs. Is
on the list going to attend this show? If pics are allowed, I'd be
grateful to have scans.

An aside: The podcast at the top of the article is an interesting
feature. Not only useful for those with little or no eyesight but I
suppose you could listen to the news while walking to work. Is that
regular feature of metropolitan papers now? and is my ignorance of
constantly changing technology showing here? Does anyone have a
teenager I could hire to live with me so I can keep up with it all
Lorie Stubbs turned me down on the semi-permanent loan of her
son Mitch? :) Jan


Subject: RE: Crazy quilt segues into "ANTIQUE AFRICAN AMERICAN
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 10:49:47 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

Ah, yes. Seller only got $53. But think of the illustrated children's
to follow from a savvy buyer. The Young Adult Novel for American
Month. The coffee mugs, the T-shirts. This quilt could come back to
the quilt world because of a creative mind. It's happening all around

I have a wool embroidered crazy quilt that has the three rings of the

Illuminati on it. Nicholas Cage bought it. They're using it in the
National Treasure Movie. Cage discovers that the initials on the
quilt are
actually the initials of the names of the original triumverate who
it with them to America to use in their secret rituals. The red
strips have
been proven to have been dyed in the actual blood of a hybrid
Etruscan bull.
Scientists have extracted the bull's DNA and will show how all cattle
descended from that one bull, who was the priest of this very

Stephanie Higgins (only kidding, in case you wonder)


Subject: Faith Ringgold
From: <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:56:52 -0700
X-Message-Number: 6

Xenia's post reminded me Saturday is National Quilting Day and March
is Women's History Month. I noticed Faith Ringgold (quilter/author)
was named one of the 2008 Women's History Month Honorees.

O'Fallon, IL


Subject: Re: Coverlet Repro Fabric
From: "Barbara Obaker" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 22:13:50 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7

Anyway, have any of you on this list purchased AND sewn any quilts
from the
first coverlet collection and what did you make?
If you didn't, but have ideas of the sorts of
designs you'd create with these unique fabrics,
what do you envision?

Dear Debby,
I am not a proficient quilt historian like the others on this List,
but I am
a quilter and I love history and I prefer thequilts. I visited the
Museum in Bedford last summer and found it to be extraordinarily
I would like to go back
again this summer. I bought quite a bit of the fabric from the
Collection and would have bought more if I had more money. I have
projects that I plan to make: first, I bought the kit from Hancock's
Paducah to make a flag quilt I liked that kit

because it uses many of the fabrics in the collection.

Second, Martingale & Company has published a book of patterns called
Tree Quilts Houses
and in it is a pattern for a school house quilt with a large center
surrounded by traditional schoolhouse blocks. I plan to use the
red-white-blue stripe fabric 26761-1 as the center panel and then
make the
surrounding schoolhouses in a variety of reds.

Third, I bought yardage of the red-white-blue fabric with large blue
and red accents 26763-5 to use as backing for another quilt.

For whatever reason, I find coverlets exceedingly beautiful. The
Windham Coverlet collection of fabric sings to me and I really cannot
until Collection II comes out. I wish they would run another
printing of
the first collection. I would buy more.

If I were going to be so bold as to suggest ideas for quilt patterns
use the Coverlet fabric, I would suggest patterns that were in use
during or
around the time period the fabric is representing. I would also like
to see
another fabric similar to the stripe fabric mentioned above so that
it could
be used as a center panel surrounded by other blocks in a variety of
from the collection.

I hope this helps you a little. Yes, we quilters like to cut fabric
up and
sew it back together again. Go figure!

Barbara Obaker
Pittsburgh, PA


Subject: RE: Crazy quilt segues into "ANTIQUE AFRICAN AMERICAN
From: Alan <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 10:39:51 -0700
X-Message-Number: 8

Has anyone corrected this seller? I don;t think it'd do a lot of
good, but . . . .



Subject: Big Mama
From: "Andi Reynolds" <>

In the North Carolina mountains of my home, when I was born, my
mother wanted to be called "Big Mama" instead of Grandmother, Granny,
The best I could say was "Bombo," and "Bombo" she became to everyone
anyone for the rest of her life, even though her name was beautiful -

Andi in Keota, Iowa


Subject: RE: Crazy quilt segues into "ANTIQUE AFRICAN AMERICAN

I tried to tell her who Harrison and Morton were, as that is
American history...
Candace Perry


Subject: Mid Atlantic Quilt Study Group Meeting
From: "Judy Grow" <>

We used to be called the Studio Quilt Study Group but have recently
changed our name to better reflect the home states of many of our
members. MAQSG! Our regular attendees come from NJ, PA, CT, NY, and

sometimes DE, MD and even VA!

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group's next meeting is at my house in
Flemington NJ on Tuesday, March 18th. We meet from 10 to 3 with an
break for lunch.

With spring approaching -- I swear I saw some forsythia in bloom last

week -- we'll be looking at quilts with flowers, in the pattern or
fabric. But we also are eager to see whatever you think is
or new to your collection, or about which you have questions.

Get in touch with me for further information.

Judy Grow
Flemington NJ


Subject: 1820 aesthetics (NQR)
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:15:27 -0400
X-Message-Number: 12

Baltimore's original cathedral started by Bishop John Carroll in
and finished in 1821 (the slight unpleasantness with the former
country delayed completion) has been restored to its 1821 glory. The

glorious interior is mostly a buttery cream color with coffering (one
of the
few architectural terms I picked up before bagging the guided tour to
the church on my own) of pale pink and robin's egg blue rosettes.
windows are clear glass, including the sky lights surrounding the 85'
dome. The light reflects off the highly polished white marble
floors. It's
like being inside a giant meringue.
Why am I posting this to QHL? Because it reminded me of the
colors in the 1828 sample book we saw at Sturbridge Village after
Seminar 2006, because I was delighted by the absence of ornamentation
few statues or paintings) and simply because the Basilica of the
(as it is now called) is so beautiful that I wanted to tell you about
after all, you may find yourselves at loose ends in Baltimore
Cinda on the Eastern Shore.


Subject: Teddy's flag book
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:24:41 -0400
X-Message-Number: 13

Trying to keep up with all the stuff you people know just about
wears me
out. My desk is littered with lists. I'm reading The Stars and The
about the Mastai flag collection which Teddy mentioned. It's
Early on they talk about the Know Nothings and refer to "George
famous order "Put none but natives on watch tonight."
It may be a famous order, but I've never heard of it. Does
anyone know
where and when it was given?
Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: RE: Crazy quilt segues into "ANTIQUE AFRICAN AMERICAN

I'm sorry for interrupting here, but I didn't get the original post
about this quilt but the last few posts sent me on an ebay chase and
didn't find this quilt. I haven't had the time the last few months
peruse Ebay for whatever quilt knowledge is there and some of it is
good. Are you referring to the hoodoo block item 220211793631? I
what hoodoo is and I need to write for any provenance of that but I
to say this. If I were an African American quilt maker, I'd so
that the world thinks the only kind of quilts those who came before
could 'create' were naively pieced, with large quilt stitches that
_to have symbols of every kind in them. I give this amazingly
group of people much more credit than that. My art instructor was
Davis; never was there a more sensitive, creative man who doesn't
to show naivety to express himself and seeing Carolyn Mazloomi's
just make me want to cry. I'm offended for them both. It kills me
people make money by using such false advertising to make a buck.
Reality of the world, I guess.


Candace Perry wrote:
> I tried to tell her who Harrison and Morton were, as that is
> American history...
> Candace Perry


Subject: The Lincoln Quilt
From: "Kimberly Wulfert, PhD" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:23:48 -0700
X-Message-Number: 15


I don't know if this came up when the Lincoln quilt pattern was
discussed on the list so I offer this to those who might still be
interested. There is a pattern in the Lockport Quilting Pattern
this name, in group 5. There are 4 eight pointed stars on each side
checkerboard at the halfway point and a few of the checkerboard sqs.
deleted where the star points are. The border is long scallops with
inside; a long stem with a half 8-pointed star as the flower top and

at the base emanate from the connecting points of each swag as they
around. This batting catalogue shows one quarter or less of each
There is no pattern for it or a date.


Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
New Pathways into Quilt History


Subject: quilting on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood
From: Judy Schwender <>

The CBS News Sunday Morning program with Charles Osgood will be
featuring a segment on quilting. It is scheduled to air this Sunday, March
16, 2008. Be sure to check your local listings for exact times. As
it is a news show, there is always the possibility of big news bumping
it. However, as of today, March 12, the producers have said, "It is
on the schedule for this week!"
CBS News Sunday Morning features beautifully produced, personal
human interest profiles. A portion of the program will feature the
International Quilt Festival in Houston and a portion of the story will
focus on Ricky Tims, his quilting and his music. All quilters and quilt
industry professionals are urged to immediately notify friends,
family, and quilters they know. Forward this message and use any other
means possible to spread the word.
This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for quilters. It will put
quilting on the national stage (U.S) for the first time in years.
We also understand that the CBS news website will feature the
profile on their website after the show airs so international people will
have the opportunity to see it too.
Here is the link for the upcoming CBS News Sunday Morning:


Subject: Waynesboro Pa ?ISO-8859-1?Q?BB_Threads_of_History_Lect?
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 06:05:45 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

Can't go to this one either but thought those nearby would be
interested. I don't know the speaker but the program sounds great.

I'm having a running debate with a local historian who just doesn't
how important the production of textiles and all their related items
been to the history of the man. His opinion is that they take so
time, money, space and effort to care for that they're not worth or
rather they not be worth keeping so they sit in boxes in the
and yes, he does have volunteers. How could a museum survive without

them? (Hates quilts in particular) His museum's focus is one of the
area's history, involving an important family and their home (I just
know they wore clothing and slept under a cover and had tablecloths!)

What are your favorite books that deal with textiles as material
- fabric documents?



From: xenia cord <>

Jan - have your textile-hating local historian (his title's a joke,
right<g>?) read Stephen Yafa's Big Cotton, subtitled How a Humble
Fiber Created Fortune, Wrecked Civilizations, and Put America on the

Map (Viking/Penguin Group, 2005). It's a sweeping and very readable

look at the effect of cotton on the major economies of the world,
with emphasis on the US. I found it a fast and fun read, and very



Subject: Threads of History Lecture Series at Renfrew & Material
From: Joan Kiplinger <>

I agree with Xenia. This is a book everyone should read; the ending
which deals with GPS fertilizing and crop maintenance is a study in
itself about technology.

Every so often The History Channel airs the story of cotton, based on

Yafa's book; available in DVD or VHS also. Yafa is from a mill town
the subject is dear to his heart.

xenia cord wrote:

Jan - have your textile-hating local historian (his title's a joke,
right<g>?) read Stephen Yafa's Big Cotton, subtitled How a Humble
Created Fortune, Wrecked Civilizations, and Put America on the Map
(Viking/Penguin Group, 2005). It's a sweeping and very readable look
the effect of cotton on the major economies of the world, with
on the US. I found it a fast and fun read, and very informative.



Subject: restoration question

Hi all,

I am grateful for the great information we receive on this list
though I do
not contribute. However, I have been approached by a client with a
problem and want to ask for your help.

This client has a 1901 wedding dress that desperately needs cleaning.
It is
in wonderful condition otherwise. Do you have recommendations for

You can respond to me either privately or to the list and I will pass
all information to her.

Thank you for your help,

Edie Idleman
AQS Quilt Appraiser
Bella Vista, AR


Subject: RE: restoration question
From: "Margaret Geiss-Mooney" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 14:37:19 -0700
X-Message-Number: 5

Good afternoon, QHLers - The free referral service to conservators of
sorts available online:

Not only can you request specific kinds of conservators but by
location as
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