Subject: Vintage block From: "Avalon" <malthausidcnet.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 10:45:35 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1 A friend was given a set of vintage blocks and is wondering if anyone knows the name of the pattern. I posted a photo under general on eboard. Mary

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Subject: RE: Vintage block From: "Sharron" <quiltnsharroncharter.net> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:58:36 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2 Neat block. Let us know what it is when you find out. Best regards, Sharron............... ...........in Spring, TX where it's a sunny 76 deg and beautiful but humid today - yuk! -----

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Subject: The riding costume? From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:06:20 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3 There would be no wear from a pommel if a lady rode sidesaddle. Stephanie Higgins

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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: RE: E-Board Costume Picture From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:00:08 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5 Women prospecters sometimes wore shorter skirts with pants beneath. The only description of a riding costume I've read recently included a LONG skirt to "cover the ankles" and a weighted hem to make sure the skirt didn't blow up. Sorry I wasn't able to access the photo but thought I'd mention the prospector reference. Stephanie Higgins

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Subject: Re: The riding costume? From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:08:25 -0600 X-Message-Number: 6 Stephanie; There are actually 2 pommels on every sidesaddle I've seen although I don't recall ever seeing a 19th century sidesaddle. However many times one rode, there would have to be wear on whatever part of the outfit hooked over the top pommel and fit under the bottom pommel or touched any part of the horse or saddle for that matter. The simple motion of the horse would create friction that wears fiber away; especially silk or cotton. Isn't that why a lot of riding clothes are made of leathers? I've only ridden astride so am I missing something here?

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ubject: Outfit at Pioneer museum From: "Newbie Richardson" <

Ladies, Your outfit is most probably a version of "American Dress". However, the bonnet is about 10 years earlier - c1862, a "spoon" bonnet. The skirt on a riding habit was a very complicated garment. When you lay it out flat it looks a bit like an "L" on a waistband with LOTS of fabric. The idea was to have it fit to the knee that was on top and then drape gracefully down over the side of the horse. Many women did wear leather breeches underneath. Later in the 19th c the skirts began to be biforcated and had an even more complicated tailoring component where they would button the excess fabric around to "hide': the trouser back of the skirt while getting to the hose or walking away from it. It was considered unseemly to show one's derriere. (Some of us still feel that way...) It was a safety issue though as many women were dragged if/when they fell off, as the skirt would get caught on the pommel or the back of the saddle with no quick way to zip it off. There were lots of innovations in the 1880's. Remember, that women did various interpretations of reform dress - from total rejection of fashion - to a more practical modification of current fashion, some just did not tight lace or wear lots of petticoats. I did not see evidence of boning in the bodice - so that is a clue there. However, it is obvious that she wore some kind of small bustle based on the cut of the skirt and the jacket. Also, the area of New York that your family is from was hot bed of Women's rights/dress reform activity. You need to read Trish Cunninghams book. However, the dates of your ladies do not mesh - was there an aunt or younger sister? If the daughter was 18 - 23 in 1871 then it could well have been hers. best Newbie Richardson _____

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From: Katie Gardner [mailto:KGardnerspringsgov.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 4:29 PM To: Newbie Richardson Subject: RE: Eboard costume This is interesting too! I'm glad to hear her date-it is exactly as we said-pretty much right on the money as far as our date estimate went! You know, it's interesting when you can come up with a theory about an artifact based on a wide variety of observations and past experience about ALL of material culture, and not just because it's the "only" thing you've ever worked with. I'm pleased that after having read only a few things about dress reform that it seems like I am on the right track-with much guidance from you, of course! :-) Katie -----

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Subject: re: Vintage Block From: rgnixonoct.net Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 01:09:23 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1 Hi Mary, The pattern appears to be Whirlwind or Pinwheel, both Ruby McKim patterns or Modern Envelope, a KC Star pattern from 1945. #1266d in the Brackman Encyclopedia. These are the names given when two prints are used per block. I'm not sure the completed blocks are arranged correctly, but if you stand back from the screen, you can see most of the light colored pinwheels. I bet there are other names, too, and maybe if the blocks are changed around, it might have a completely different name? Gloria

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Subject: Re: Vintage block From: "Nancy Smith" <nancykunstsmithcharter.net> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 06:22:21 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2 Mary, Have you tried moving the blocks so all were facing the same way? It almost looks as if you put the blocks in the first row the same direction as the first block and the second row in maybe the same way or 180, you might have a pattern. I love puzzles. Let us know. :) Nancy Kunst Smith nancykunstsmithcharter.net

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Subject: Re: E-Board Outfit From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:15:16 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3 Thanks Newbie. We caught that the bonnet looked earlier than the outfit but thanks for confirming that. I'll be in with Katie on Monday for the last time in a while since I'm heading for OH. I'll have time to get the other photos and will try to get a form to put them on for a better pic. The family's history is very well documented so I'll get into more research when I return. Descendants are all over CO so I'll try some interviews. I'll bet there are some in NY as well. Lots to do on this. Jan

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Subject: Treasures of Childhood From: Lloyd E Miller <lemillernycap.rr.com> Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:12:47 -0400 X-Message-Number: 4 I had pre-ordered Merikay Waldvogel's book Treasures of Childhood quite a while ago. Several days ago they cancelled the order, said it wasn't available and wouldn't be. Checking just now, Amazon says they have 1 copy, the price of $24.95 is crossed out and it is now $55. Does anyone know what the status of this book is? Is it available anywhere? What is the going price? Is it even released yet? Thanks for any help. Linda Miller

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Subject: RE: Treasures of Childhood From: "Greta VanDenBerg-Nestle" <maquilterepix.net> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:18:37 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1 Linda, I just saw the book "Childhood Treasures: Quilts by and for Children" by Merikay Waldvogel at Quilt Books Unlimited while I was at the Quilter's Heritage Celebration in Lancaster, PA yesterday. There were two or three copies there but I cannot locate the book on the website. I don't pre-order but I have been waiting for the book to be available on Amazon. I wonder what happened. Now I am wishing I had purchased the book at the show. Greta VanDenBerg-Nestle

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Subject: RE: Childhood Treasures (Waldvogel) From: "Greta VanDenBerg-Nestle" <maquilterepix.net> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:23:10 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2 PS - Barnes & Nobel has it available online. Greta

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Subject: RE: Treasures of Childhood From: JLHfwaol.com Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:29:17 EDT X-Message-Number: 3 -------------------------------1206797357 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Dear Greta, I preordered the book and have yet to receive it from Amazon. They show an estimated shipping date of April 7. I hope to receive it soon. Regards, Janet Henderson in Fort Worth

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Subject: Fort Lauderdale From: JLHfwaol.com Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008

I will be in Fort Lauderdale next weekend for a family wedding. Are there any museums, exhibits, shops that might be of interest? Janet Henderson in Fort Worth

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Subject: Treasures of Childhood From: Barb Robson <robsonbheastlink.ca> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 12:50:06 -0300 X-Message-Number: 5 I have my copy of "Childhood Treasures" ordered from Amazon.ca (Canada) and just got an email from them saying they will ship it "when it is available", it was part of another order. The price I have is $17.76 but they say that if the price decreases by the time it is shipped I will be billed the lower price. It is now listed on their website in Canada at $16.09. Someone recommended the quilt show of botanical quilts at the US Botanical Gardens in Washington DC. Thank you, I am on my way next week and can't wait to see it and the orchids. I am sorry to be a week late for QHC, does anyone know if any of the quilt shows are still up after the 30th? We hope to be in the area April 5-8. Thanks Barbara Robson from snowy Nova Scotia!

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Subject: Treasures of Childhood Book From: Judy Knorr <jknorroptonline.net> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 13:46:52 -0400 X-Message-Number: 6 This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --Boundary_(ID_eBHK2A6M/kYUWfcFMMYzWg) Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-transfer-encoding: 7BIT I just returned this afternoon from the Quilter's Heritage Show in Lancaster, PA. I was at The Old Country Store in Intercourse on Wed. and saw a stack of copies of this book, So, I'm sure it must be out now. Looked very interesting and I'm thinking it should be on my list of books to acquire. Also spent some time Wed. morning at Poole's Forge to see the quilts on display there. Barb Garrett's work on this display was great. I loved the quilts I saw and am still remembering all the details. Do try to visit the display if you are anywhere in the area. Judy Knorr --Boundary_

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Subject: RE: Poole Forge From: Stephen Schreurs <schreurs_ssyahoo.com> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 12:17:07 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 7 I second that! I went on Wednesday, and enjoyed the visit. The entire park site is beautiful - good on the community for keeping it in use! I was happy to support such an effort. Susan

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Subject: Re: Treasures of Childhood Book From: "Barb Vedder"

Content-Disposition: inline I also went to Poole's Forge on the way to the quilt show yesterday and I was very glad that we went. The doll quilts were especially choice! I hope someone will review "Childhood Treasures" book. I had pre-ordered it also, but canceled when it delayed so long. I was in the QBU booth at the show but I didn't see it - darn! I have a special interest in doll quilts and would love to hear about this book. I've made a photo web album of the Poole's Forge quilts and several from the Heritage Quilt Show. Here is the link for anyone interested: http://picasaweb.google.com/barb.vedder/LancasterShow2008?authkey=FptDeXBaFCQ Barb Vedder New Jersey ------

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Subject: Message from Merikay From: Alice Kinsler <alicekinslercomcast.net> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 20:23:55 -0700 X-Message-Number: 9 --Apple-Mail-108-906969126 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Dear All, I wrote to Merikay to get it from the source about her new book. Here's what she said to report to everyone: Childhood Treasures: Doll Quilts By and For Children has just been published by Good Books. The author Merikay Waldvogel says she got her copies on Friday. You may order the books online by going to goodbooks.com and link to Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Merikay is not sure why Amazon.com says they do not have copies. Try again next week. She has already reported the problem to the publisher. Alice in Carmel Valley CA, where Spring can't decide what it's going to be...rain this morning! -