Subject: Sanitary Commission Soldiers Quilt From: Donald Beld

Thanks for all the info, Linda. The Rally Round the Flag Boys Soldiers Q uilt is indeed one of the existing Sanitary Commission Quilt that is privat ely owned and can be seen in Virginia Gunn's article in Uncoverings about t he Sanitary Commission--as can be seen the 9 patch quilt also privately own ed.  I had forgotten, as I do not have a close up of the quilt, that it is the o ne with the verse from the Star Spangled Banner; so I may be mistaken and t here are not six known surviving quilts, but only five.  However, I do think I remember seeing a number of years ago--10? (it's hell getting old and senile), a Sanitary Commission soldiers quilt with an Eagl e and the words Union Forever as a medallion piece surrounded by pieced blo cks. It is possible that I have this confused with a Sanitary Raffle qui lt, like the one at the Smithsonian that has a large Eagle on it and was la ter presented to President Lincoln.  I am sure there are more Soldiers quilts out there just waiting to be ident ified. The one I found a few months ago and that has been authenticated  by one of our leading quilt museums, is still in the owners hand, as they w ant to sell it for big, big bucks.  Also, the quilt shown on Terry Thompson's website that she made that is jus t above her Rally Round the Flag quilt, is, I believe, a design by her and  not based upon an actual surviving quilt. Best, Don --0-254257136-1222230707:1939--


Subject: antique shops along 70 From: Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:22:45 +0000 X-Message-Number: 2

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Hi all, Seven days and counting! The antique shops around Columbus are on 70 west of Columbus about 45 min. They are at the Springfield exits. There are two in Columbus, The Grandview Mercantile Exchange, N. High St., Columbus and the Heritage Square Antique Mall, Brice Road, Columbus. Dee -- Dee Dadik Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles 5689 Concord Hill Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43213 614-861-0478 Web site:

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Subject: Houston phone service? From: "Judy Grow" <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 12:32:55 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

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I've been trying to phone and fax to the phone number I've been given  for the International Quilt Festival in Houston for 2 days now. I  either get a continuous busy signal or an error message. Does anyone  have any information on their phone service? Is it still out after Ike?

I am calling the phone numbers given to me by the "Patchwork Politics"  exhibit paperwork. They don't answer e-mails either.

Judy Grow



Subject: RE: Crappy crabby customers From: Teddy Pruett <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:51:14 -0400 X-Message-Number: 4

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Not exactly quilt related2C but the skills of working with disgruntled cus tomers are applicable to any industry. In one of my former lives2C I was  in hotel management. The FIRST rule of dealing with red faced customers is to SHUT UP. That's right - just keep your mouth shut. They won't listen  to anything you say2C and they will become even more annoyed. Let them ra nt and rave til they run out of steam. Then2C and only then2C can you ma ke suggestions to rectify a situation. Good words to live by. Teddy Pruet t2C on the verge of a nervous breakdown because our homebuyers only have t wo more days to fulfill the _________________________________________________________________ Stay up to date on your PC2C the Web2C and your mobile phone with Windows Live.



Subject: RE: Crappy crabby customers From: Judy Schwender <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:34:06 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 5

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Oh Teddy, so true, so true. In another life I managed and supervised Hickory Farms stores. The second esson my supervisor told me was that you can't reason with an unreasonable person. The first lesson was the customer is always right but the customer doesn't make the rules. I know someone who always rants and raves when dealing with service problems; he gets little cooperation. I am always calm, smile (even on the phone), thorough, and don't back down. Guess who gets results? If you always kill them with kindness they become perplexed. The next time they come in the store they will likely behave better. The die-hards who are a pain in the patootie each and every time? Soooooooo in the minority. Might as well smile at them too. Otherwise their blood pressure won't change but yours will.

Judy Schwender

Teddy Pruett <> wrote: They won't listen to anything you say, and they will become even more annoyed. Let them rant and rave til they run out of steam. Then, and only then, can you make suggestions to rectify a situation.



Subject: RE: Crappy crabby customers From: Kay Sorensen <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:38:56 -0700 X-Message-Number: 7

If you decide to have the nervous breakdown, don't go for therapy! We're here for you. Quiltingly, Kay Sorensen My blog:


Subject: RE: Crappy crabby customers From: "Linda Heminway" <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:22:52 -0400 X-Message-Number: 8

Teddy, wise words indeed.

It is so hard not to talk back, especially if a customer is NOT right. But, most companies say that "the customer is always right" so your comment about shutting up is so correct. You could get yourself in lots of trouble by getting in a shouting match with a customer.

My son works for Brookstone and for some reason people a few have seemed to think that used pillows should be returnable (though they are told when they buy them and it says right on their saleslip that there are no refunds or exchanges on pillows). He's had a few people actually screaming at him over this.

He keeps refering to sanitary conditions and how someone wouldn't want to buy a used pillow in a calm manner and people just don't seem to accept it, even if the sales slip says right on it they are not able to return these things. It's company policy to tell everyone who buys a pillow about this policy as well.

How absurd to even think that one should bring back a pillow after sleeping on it for a period of time. I do understand that a person might not like the pillow, but at the prices the Temperpaedic pillows are, one should be quite sure it is what one wants when a purchase decision is made. By the way, these pillows are wonderful. Amazing to think he has been yelled at and one woman said to him, "But you can put it right back on the self". At home, at the dinner table, we were cringing at such a thought - these pillows have special covers and you don't use a pillowcase with them as they have to breath, imagine buying something you thought was NEW and maybe finding a hair on it, or even worse evidence it was drooled on. How awful would that be?

Hooray for sanitary conditions and a store that upholds it's policy for cleanliness!

Linda Heminway Plaistow NH


Subject: Re: Houston phone service? From: "Sarah Hough" <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:27:39 -0500 X-Message-Number: 9

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> Just got an email from my brother in Houston. They just got their power > back > this morning. Haven't talked to him yet but other than tree and yard > damage, > it seems like they came through unscathed. > > Sarah >



Subject: Re: antique shops along 70 and whining From: Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:31:17 -0400 X-Message-Number: 10 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset"us-ascii"

Hi all.? Sorry to have missed your e-mails but my cable has been out since my last post on Monday when my power had been restored.? I really need a glass of &lt;whine&gt; right now! but I think everything is finally OK! ? Dee, your e-mail was blank here in Springboro.

FYI: For the last 40 or so years, the Warren County Historical Society in Lebanon, OH has held two good antique shows each year featuring dealers from several states.? The fall show date has changed and will be held this week on Fri., Sat and Sun.? Since I have been in CO for the last sex years, I can't vouch for the quality of merch lately but it used to be a pretty good show.? The Fabric Shack is nearby too.

The museum is right off I-75 between Cincy and Dayton and their website should have info about the show. Their 1840s Greek Revival Mansion, Glendower, might be open during the show.? Nice chance to stay at the Golden Lamb while in Lebanon or with me just north of there although I could still be in cry baby mode then if I haven't gotten that glass of whine..



Subject: Re: Houston phone service? From: "Deborah Russell" <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:12:32 -0500 X-Message-Number: 11

I just talked to a friend who lives north of I10 in Houston and she is still with out power as is her mother in law who lives in another part of Houston. Odd thing is her neighbor across the street has power but they are on a different line. It may still be a few more days with out power for her. It could be that their office is in the same situation and who knows about the phone lines. I called my friend on her cell phone. Debbie Hill-Russell -


Subject: RE: Houston phone service? From: "Susan Bleimehl" <> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:14:59 -0500 X-Message-Number: 13

American Sewing Guild Headquarters are in Houston that they just got back their service in the last day or so.



Subject: Re: qhl digest: September 21, 2008 Sully Show and Columbus & Crabby Customers F

HI all,, Just reading Polly's description of the Sully Show,,, it is a great show and so colorful with quilts displayed outside along with the tents full of items. We vended there for years, but due to conflict of shows miss it now. We hope to see many friends at AQSG this year , our first. Regarding the Crappy Crabby customers, we meet lots of customers at the shows,, and from an antique dealers point of view the true majority are great, but I'm sure we all have our stories. Shall we start a journal?? And the mention of quilts with prairie points , we have bought quite a few of them in Illinois/Indiana/ Ohio(midwest), but esp Illinois. Wondered if the patterns /style were marketed more in those areas. Cindy Rennels

Cindy's Antique Quilts _http://www.cindysantiquequilts.com_


Subject: Gettysburg From: "pines" <> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 06:06:15 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

I am going to Gettysburg on Friday. Is there anything in particular, or place, anyone knows about that covers quilts from the civil war area? Thanks in advance elaine


Subject: Re: Gettysburg From: "Linda Heminway" <> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 06:48:43 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

Elaine: I have a friend who is very interested in Civil War Era quilts that is leaving the week after next for a trip there, as well. I do hope someone has some great answers that I can relay to her. She is the Rhode Island Home of the Brave Quilt Coordinator. Linda Heminway Plaistow, NH ----- Original Message ----- From: "pines" <> Subject: [qhl] Gettysburg

..... place, anyone knows about that covers quilts from the civil war area?


Subject: RE: Houston phone service From: "Barbara Vlack" <> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 06:30:42 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

Kim DeCoste from Quilts, Inc. has emailed the faculty for Festival and let us know that they have just now been able to get back into their offices. They have power first. Phone service was yet to be restored as of yesterday morning (Wednesday). They were not able to receive email, phone messages, or faxes for two weeks, so they will have a backlog once those services are restored. Please be patient.

Every one of us has last minute details to address for Houston, but perhaps you can imagine what THEY have on their hands to get in order in short time.

We have been assured that quilts, etc., that were sent prior to Ike were protected and are safe and dry. Last week they were even moved up to Karey's ranch to be in better climate controlled conditions.

Their enrollment service is not based in Houston, so class enrollment is intact. However, they have extended the deadline for enrolling by one week.

Kim offered that any phone messages since September 11 will not be in the system. Please call again. Faxes sent since September 11th should be resent. Email is OK, but they have a lot to sort through. They are getting their mail.

Barb Vlack I have made a $1000 fund raising promise for Alzheimer's research. Cheer me on at:


Subject: Houston Quilt show contact From: Judy Knorr <> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:08:46 -0400 X-Message-Number: 5

Judy, I believe that the Houston show phones are working again now. I have a quilt that will be in the Country Living Classics special exhibit. It was to be shipped last Thursday, but I didn't want to ship it until I was sure it would be delivered directly to the address. I couldn't get through by either email or phone so I finally contacted Country Living magazine here in NYC and they were able to contact someone in Houston. I received a message Tuesday morning that it was safe to ship the quilt and it went out on Tuesday afternoon. If you still can't get through email me and I will give you my email contact. Judy Knorr


Subject: Houston phone service From: Jo Morton <> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 08:18:14 -0500 X-Message-Number: 6

I received an email message yesterday from another Market exhibitor that Quilts Inc offices are still without electricity or phone, so they are not in their office.

Some questions are answered on the Quilts Inc website.

As a Market exhibitor I was able to get my booth number on the Quilts Inc website, then there was a link to the convention center services (AES) and I was able to print out forms to order carpet, steel, electrical for lights etc for my booth.

I'm sure there is quilt exhibit info on the website too. Has to be frustrating for them to be out of touch. Hope this helps. Jo in Nebraska

Jo Morton Andover Fabrics Designer


Subject: re Adding information to the Quilt Index (was: Hundreds of Quilts Added to the Online Quilt Index) From: Patricia Keller <berrettUDel.Edu> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:55:38 -0400 X-Message-Number: 7

Good morning,

I saw Connie Chunn's recent query --"what to do when I have some pattern information on quilts that have been uploaded to the Quilt Index" -- and wanted to offer a reply.

I inquired and learned that

If someone has "specific information about a particular quilt (family history, research, etc), the Quilt Index staff work with the contributor to update that record.

Broader kinds of information, such as pattern sources or background information, is a bit more complicated, because the Quilt Index record for each quilt is based on the information gathered by the image/info's original contributor. Some contributors (documentation projects, or museums)gathered and/or recorded more or different kinds of information than others.

The Quilt Index folks are working right now on an ephemera project which will increase the reference materials (such as pattern sources) within the QI. They said that they "absolutely welcome information or suggestions about what would be most useful" as they still are in the planning phase of this phase of work.

The email address for information / contacts is

Patricia Keller member, Quilt Index task force The Alliance for American Quilts


Subject: Re: Comments from this list re:cranky customers, bad service etc. From: "lonnie" <> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:54:13 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Pepper, So far I have been very lucky...All my customers think I am absolutely brilliant!!heehee Bless their hearts, most don't know which end of the needle to thread.

I'm not looking forward to the first one that I disappoint. I'll try to make your lecture at Mkt.

Lonnie Schlough (qlt restoration) Woodlands, Tx, just north of Houston. Lot's a trees down during IKE but nothing to complain about. Power back on last Sunday


Subject: Williamsburg symposium From: "Lucinda Cawley" <> Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 12:10:37 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Details and registration are availble for the Colonial Williamsburg symposium "Quilted Fashions: 400 Years of Quilting," Feb. 22-25. Speakers include Marianne Fons, Linda Baumgarten, Lynne Bassett, Trish Herr, Elly Sienkiewicz, Alden O'Brien, Barbara Brackman, Linda Eaton and Kimberly Ivey. Check it out on the website or call 1-800-603-0948. Cinda on the Eastern Shore where the surf is up on Assateague Island


Subject: weather for AQSG From: Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 17:05:06 +0000 X-Message-Number: 2

Hi all, Just a few days till you leave! Thought you might like some weather information before you pack your suitcases this weekend - high in the low sixties and low in the mid 40's. Fall weather. See you in a week. Dee -- Dee Dadik Certified Appraiser of Quilted


Subject: quilt block From: "Lucinda Cawley" <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:28:39 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

If you were going to make a wall quilt as a gift for an economist what block/blocks would you use? Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: Economist block From: <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:34:37 -0700 X-Message-Number: 2

How about a redo of your favroite quilt, Cinda! " Prosperity is just around the Corner." sue

Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Re: Economist block From: "Lucinda Cawley" <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:17:16 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

This is going to involve a lot more pondering (brainstorming maybe) than I anticipated. Teddy's got me thinking about fracturing a house block, or maybe just appliquéing a "Foreclosed" sign. By the way, the economist in question thinks the bailout is a terrible idea. Cinda looking forward to seeing all of you very soon


Subject: Re: Economist block From: Mitzioakes <>

Oops! How about 'Rob Peter to Pay Paul' block (I can't tell you where to fi nd this block, but I have heard it mentioned a lot when it comes to antiques quilts..... Mitzi again


Subject: Re: quilt block From: Mitzioakes <> Date:

Knowing some 'economists', I'd probably make a Drunkard's Path, or maybe Trip Around the World. Or maybe better yet a Crazy Quilt. I know I am being funny, but I have family members that are 'economists' and these are the ones that came first to my head. Mitzi from wonderful, beautiful colorful Vermont (If only everyone could share our Fall colors this year - unbelievable!)


Subject: Re: Economist block From: Sally Ward <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:23:31 +0100 X-Message-Number: 6

> > By the way, the economist in question thinks the bailout is a > terrible idea.

Hmm.. 'bailout' made me think of Storm At Sea.

Sally Ward


Subject: Re: Economist block From: Date: Mon,

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Subject: The quilt block From: <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:22:03 -0700 X-Message-Number: 8

I am thinking of Flying geese going north, south, east and west to represent the behavior of our Congressmen and Senators, much like wild geese. I really hope that we do make some quilts. It will be great fine to begin to design the quilts at the AQSG Seminar this week. I am bringing a lap top with EQ6. So we can get started. Who would like to call Oprah! sue reich -- Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Re: The quilt block From: Kris Driessen <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:01:33 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 9

Count me in! The Economy Block ( is actually a very simple one.

I won't at AQSG next week - it's Show Season for us lowly shop owners - but please save me a seat on this quilt:-))



Subject: Re: quilt block From: Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008

one very small one

In a message dated 9/29/2008 2:32:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

If you were going to make a wall quilt as a gift for an economist what block/blocks would you use? Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: Re: quilt block From: "Lucinda Cawley" <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 19:39:16 -0400 X-Message-Number: 11

Mitzi, There's a reason they call economics the "dismal science." Cinda


Subject: Re: The quilt block From: "Lucinda Cawley" <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 19:55:40 -0400 X-Message-Number: 12

Sue, I agree we could have lots of fun responding to trouble with quilts. Job's Tears perhaps? Cinda soon leaving the Eastern Shore for Columbus


Subject: Re: Economist block From: "Stephanie Whitson" <> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:08:32 -0500 X-Message-Number: 13

I'd spend some time scanning Brackman's index for names. . . and try to keep my sense of humor when I read the names. . . so the recipient would smile at the "inside jokes."

Stephanie Higgins (who also thinks the bailout is a terrible idea unless there's a check coming to Stephanie G. Higgins in the amount of my credit card bill. I could use some bailing out, too.)


Subject: Re: qhl digest: September 29, 2008 From: Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:27:00 EDT X-Message-Number: 1

> Knowing some 'economists', I'd probably make a Drunkard's Path, or maybe > Trip Around the World.

I agree. I am not an economist- but I am a numbers guy working in the finance world, so on the same page. Geometric patterns are of special appeal- and they fit well into the mentality of guys like us.

DP is a great call- and so is anything with lots of straight lines and secondary patterns. Every time I find and buy a Drunkard's Path- I spend all kinds of time staring at it to see if the pattern is consistent in every block, and in complex geometric-patterned quilts I spend just as much time seeking out any secondary patterns I can detect.

This is how we math-geeks think, and any worthwhile economist would love a quilt that would provide a structured mathematical framework with subtle secondary patterns.



Subject: QHL Re: Economist block From: Susan Seater <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 03:31:48 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

> > By the way, the economist in question thinks the bailout is a > > terrible idea.

So do the university economists and former Federal Reserve economists I know. They haven't much respect for politicians, and less for the press. And they think the "crisis" description is an overstatement which can become self-fulfilling.

Perhaps Economy block breaking up in a Storm at Sea.



Subject: Quilt block for an economist From: "Linda Heminway" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 06:09:36 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

I'd pick "Bright Hopes" one of the first quilt blocks I was ever taught to make. If you look at this block:

This block shows how everything surrounds an inner square. Our economy could be represented with the center square (green for money?) and the colors that surround it going from cold to hot could represent how economic times are cyclical and unceasing. There have been bad economic times in the past, and then things improve and then bad times will come again. Very cyclical, indeed, and this block is a perfect example. Linda


Subject: quilt block From: "Nancy Roberts" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:40:41 -0400 X-Message-Number: 4

> By the way, the economist in question thinks the bailout is a > terrible idea.

Then how about Patience Corners until the marketplace self-corrects? Nancy Roberts


Subject: Re: QHL Re: Economist block From: "Stephanie Whitson" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 10:05:05 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

Apparently the PERCENT of the entire market in regards to the 700 point drop was much less than either the great depression or the 1980's "event". . . both of those did more damage because the # of shares being traded was smaller, so the percent of loss was higher even though there was a lower drop in the # of points down.

At least that's how someone tried to explain it to me when they were saying "it's not that bad."

Stephanie Higgins (finance and math impaired)


Subject: The Economist Block From: <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 8:16:13 -0700 X-Message-Number: 6

Regarding what Stephanie heard about it not being so bad: I have heard the same spin. Ah-h-h! SPIN!!!!! We need a block in our quilt to represent S - P - I - N. Maybe some kind of intricate and convoluted Pinwheel design or the famous "Spinning Wheels" patterns of the South. Keep the ideas coming. sue reich

-- Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Re: The Economist Block From: Sally Ward <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 16:39:35 +0100 X-Message-Number: 7

Can I update my suggestion from Storm at Sea to Lost Ships? Some of our long established, sensibly shod, solidly founded, Yorkshire Mutual Building Societies couldn't resist turning into Banks and Playing the Game and have now been lost to takeovers, government bailout, nationalisation, whatever you like to call it. Iconic names, like those on many famous ships, now lost forever.

Sally Ward


Subject: Economist From: "Lucinda Cawley" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:10:03 -0400 X-Message-Number: 8

So many good ideas; keep them coming. This is actually fun, not a word I often associate with economics. Thanks everyone. Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: RE: Economy blocks From: Stephen Schreurs <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:19:36 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 9


I am sure there must be more. Back to work! Susan


Subject: Southern California quilt study group From: "Carroll" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:39:17 -0700 X-Message-Number: 10

Hello, If you live in the Southern California area you may be interested in attending our Repiecers quilt study group. We have been meeting for about 13 years to study antique quilts, fabrics and other quilt related items.

Starting in October we are going to be meeting at two different shops on alternate months.

Our next meeting is October 15, at Material Possessions quilt shop in Lake Forest. This is a new location for us, and we are looking forward to meeting in this beautiful quilt shop.

On November 11th. we will be meeting at Quilter's Paradise in Escondido, where we have been meeting for about a year now.

For future meeting dates, locations, maps, and other information about our group see our website at

Best Wishes, Laurette


Subject: RE: Economy blocks From: "Shari Spires" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:45:50 -0400 X-Message-Number: 11

Well ,Susan, that was my first LOL of the day. What a great list. I might just snag it -with your permission -and use it in my poetry group today. We are supposed to have a list type poem ready. Just a little writing and you have done the rest for me. I know everyone will get a giggle. Shari in NC


Subject: RE: Economy blocks From: "Shari Spires" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:48:45 -0400 X-Message-Number: 12

By the way, I don't think I saw anyone mention BORROW FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL. Seems apt. Shari in NC


Subject: change of hours at Ohio Historical Society From: Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:41:13 +0000 X-Message-Number: 13

Hi all, There is a change in hours of the exhibit at the Ohio Historical Society. They are closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Budget crunches for the State of Ohio is the cause. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. See you this week. Dee -- Dee Dadik Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles 5689 Concord Hill Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43213 614-861-0478 Web site:


Subject: conference friday From: Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:50:57 -0400 X-Message-Number: 14

Hi, I am going to arrive in Columbus around 9 or 10 AM Friday. Anyone up for going to museums, antique shops, etc. from that time until late afternoon? I have a car and a GPS, named Suzie, who is most helpful for exploring. Please drop me an email ( call my cell (252-514-9243) as of Thurs. I will be staying in Athens, Ohio on Thurs. night. Anxious to see lots of you! Lynn

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


Subject: Sage Publishing From: Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:58:47 -0400 X-Message-Number: 15

FYI - Sage Publishing is extending a free offer to copy and print material until Oct 31.? You will have to register first.



Subject: Re: qhl digest: September 29, 2008 Economy block From: Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 18:37:44 EDT X-Message-N

Sure Polly,, the economy block is a simple block( I think I have one to show). Over the weekend I was showing a tinsy winsy quilt block made with such small tiny pieces from the 30's,, everyone awes at it,, but I mentioned to the admirers , maybe the people in those days were more thrifty and "economized " in their times and used what they had , not to waste material or scraps of any kind. Our world as we know it may need to take some lessons from history. Don't you know there will be some quilts made today to recall the times we are having with markets and all. I can just see a quilt with a barometer with it showing Dow drops 778 on Sept 29th , 2008 up 488 next day.. Hope to see you in Columbus. Looking forward to it. Cindy Rennels

Cindy's Antique Quilts _http://www.cindysantiquequilts.com_ ( Cindy Rennels PO Box 1212 Clinton, Ok. 73601 Phone 580-323-1174


Subject: RE: Economy blocks From: Mitzioakes <>

Oops! I mentioned that block almost immediately, only I call it ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL. What's in a name anyway. This has been fun - I've seen more block names in 2 days than I have in2 years. Mitzt from vibrant Vermont - the changing leaves are unbelievable this year.


Subject: RE: Economy blocks From: "Christine Thresh" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:56:30 -0700 X-Message-Number: 18

Perhaps it should be Robbing Peter to pay PAULSON.


Subject: RE: Economy blocks From: "Shari Spires" <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:11:51 -0400 X-Message-Number: 19

I call it Robbing Peter too, just wasn't thinking properly. I have been working on the poem for tomorrow. Should be a hit. Shari in NC

> Perhaps it should be Robbing Peter to pay PAULSON.


Subject: Economist block quilts From: Sandra Starley <> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 23:11:41 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

Re making quilts to show the current economic difficulties --- okay, I can't resist, who's up for the 'Economic Challenge'?

Think about it and talk amongst yourselves. I'm starting my trek to Ohio later today (eek) and won't be in email contact for about 10 days but I'd love to discuss doing an actual challenge when I get back.

Sandra Starley AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser Moab, Utah my antique and vintage quilts

my art quilts


Subject: RE: Economy blocks From: Mitzioakes <>

That's it! Good thinking on that one! If only it wasn't that scary a thought Mitzi in rainy VT

In a message dated 09/30/08 21:01:11 Eastern Daylight Time, writes: Perhaps it should be Robbing Peter to pay PAULSON.


Subject: Poetry from Susan's list From: "Shari Spires"

This is the poem Susan's list inspired:


Someday when I am mere dust,

I hope a historian finds the quilt

I began today.

I am thinking scholars will be stumped.

A flurry of research will ensue

And not stop until each quilt block

Is documented,




And published.

What, they will wonder, is the significance

Of this piece?

These are the blocks they will find:

Flight of Fancy

Dreamers Lament

Double or Nothing

Debtor's Prison


Wheel of Fortune

Spit into the Wind

Drop in the Bucket

Bootstraps N Spurs

Stopped On a Dime

Rob Peter to Pay Paul


Card Tricks

Razzle Dazzle

Tumbling Blocks

Free Trade

Federal Chain

Buzzard's Roost

Depression Block

Double Cross

Hard Times

Borrow and Lend

Washington's Puzzle

Can you guess

The name of my quilt?

Bail Out 2008

Shari Spires


Inspired by a posting by Susan Schreurs on Quilt History



Subject: Re: qhl digest: September 27, 2008

Thank you Dee. You have been so great about keeping us all up on what is
going on at seminar. Sincerely, Trish


Subject: Quilt Market hotels
From: Debby Kratovil <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 15:09:34 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

If anyone on this list is going to Quilt Market and would like my 2
night reservation (or just the Friday night - October 25) at the Four
Seasons Hotel (right across the parking lot from the George Brown
Center), please email me off list. I have decided not to go to
Market and have this lovely room available (can sleep up to 4 people).

Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil
Quilt Workshops & Programs


Subject: Whole cloth quilt Copake Auction
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:41:04 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Open the on-line catalogue and then click on <Refine Your Search> on the
right side of the page and then enter the word <quilt>.

Karen Alexander


Subject: Burlington Bliss CD
From: "Judy Grow" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:12:32 -0400

Cinda's review of the Mid Atlantic Quilt Study Group's Regional Quilt
Study Day at the Burlington County Historical Society last Saturday, the
20th was as brilliant as only Cinda can write it.

Since last Saturday I've been working over the photographs we took the
day before while setting up.
I've personally handled every one of the 581 images that wound up on the
CD from our day of quilt bliss in Burlington I cropped some, tried to
correct color from flourescent lighting on others, and put the copyright
(A9 MAQSG) on each and every one. I've burned enought CD's for
everyone who bought one on the day, and all those who get one with our
compliments . Tomorrow I'll take them to the PO.

I'm still burning CDs though, and will take a bunch with me to AQSG in

Besides photos of the quilts shown by Polly Mello, Debby Cooney, Judy
Kelius, Trudy Frey, Sue Reich, and our Show and Tell, I included
photos I took a few years ago of the Burlington County Historical
Society quilts that are on display, with lots and lots of closeups of
the Burtis quilt, the Hayes quilt and the Baptist Church quilt --
Broderie Perse, shiny chintz, gorgeous calligraphy signatures, and
pre-1850 fabrics galore.

Cost for the CD is $15.00 for those who didn't attend the study day. If
you would like one, catch me at AQSG in Columbus. I'll be handing out
CDs to those who hand me money until the CDs run out. Then I'll take
orders, pre-paid as well. Or, if you won't be in Columbus, send me a
check for $15.00 and I'll burn your CD when I return from Seminar. All
the money from the CD's and from our Regional Quilt Study Days goes into
the MAQSG's fund for (we hope) Seminar 2011 in New Jersey!

On 9/19/09 we'll have another Regional Quilt Study Day at the Burlington
County Historical Society!
Save the date.


Judy Grow


Subject: Prince of Wales
From: Teddy Pruett <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:24:33 -0400

Hi all - First let me apologize for the fact that my text transfers into ju
nk when writing to QHL. I've checked all settings2C but can't seem to fix

Saw an interesting thing yesterday while appraising quilts. This was on a
Broderie Perse2C but had nothing to do with the design of the quilt2C it
was simply in the white fabric. It was a small - less than 2" - stamp of t
he crest of the Prince of Wales. Underneath it2C inked by hand2C were th
e letters AL2C a line under that2C and the letters SM. As it had nothing
to do with the quilt per se2C I am supposing it was a stamp that referenc
ed the origin of the formerly white (now very dark brown2C unfortunately)

Have any of you seen this stamp before? What might it signify?Teddy Pruett

Subject: Re: Prince of Wales
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:31:14 EDT
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Huh. Interesting. About how old was the quilt?

Lisa Evans


Subject: Whoops. About the CD
From: "Judy Grow" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:44:39 -0400
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I won't be able to take orders for the Burlington Bliss CD at Seminar,
or sell them there.

It would be best for anyone who wants one to write directly to me with
an order and I will send it out USPS as soon as I return home.

I will distribute the CD at seminar to folks who already ordered and
paid for their CD on 9/20/08.

Judy Grow

Flemington NJ

----------------------------------------------------------------------Subject: Re: Economist block From: "Virginia Berger" <> Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 08:32:19 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

I have an advanced degree in economics and have really enjoyed this discussion!

Do you know why God created economists? To make weathermen look good.

Brackman lists 3 blocks called "Depression" and one called "Prosperity" but I like "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul"!

Virginia Berger


Subject: RE: Economist block quilts From: Kay Sorensen <> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 07:33:07 -0700 X-Message-Number: 5

Where in Ohio are you trekking to? I'm leaving Saturday for 2 weeks at Nancy Crow's barn outside of Columbus. Kay Sorensen

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