Subject: New TQHF President elected
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>

Quilters Hall of Fame Elects New President
What: The Quilters Hall of Fame Elects New President
Effective Date: Immediately
Place: The Quilters Hall of Fame located in Marion, IN
Contacts: Deb Jenks
E-MAIL: quiltershalloffame@sbcglobal.net
Office: 765-664-9333
Website: www.quiltershalloffame.org


The Board of The Quilters Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the election
of Joyce Hostetler as its third president since officially opening its doors
in the restored Marie Webster House in July 2004. Hostetler, formerly
Executive Director of the YWCA and active Grant community volunteer, becomes
President effective December 15, replacing quilt historian Karen B.
Alexander of Lopez Island, Washington. Alexander will continue to handle
Public Relations and serve as Co-Chairman of the 2009 Induction of Merikay
Waldvogel, TQHF's 39th Honoree.

Hostetler, retired after 28-years as a federal employee at the VA Northern
Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus, has been deeply involved with the
TQHF project for many years, and has served twice as president of the local
museum support group, The Friends of The Quilters Hall of Fame. Most
recently she served as TQHF's first Executive Director from July 2007 to
July 2008.

Out-going president Karen Alexander, who has served 8 years on the Board,
stated, TQHF looks forward to continued expansion of its educational
outreach under the leadership of Joyce Hostetler and the new Board to help
make the larger quilting community aware of the heritage its Honorees have
contributed to quilt history.

Founded in 1979 in Arlington, Virginia, by quilt historian Hazel Carter,
TQHF moved its office to Marion in 1992 as it began restoration work on the
Marie Webster House. Carter, its founding president, continued to serve in
that capacity until July 2005, at which time she was voted a life-time
Honorary Member of the Board of TQHF, along with Rosalind Webster Perry,
granddaughter of Marie Webster.

For further information about the 2009 Triple Anniversary Quilt Challenge,
classes, exhibits or Celebration events, visit our website at
www.quiltershalloffame.net.


Karen Alexander
Public Relations
The Quilters Hall of Fame




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Subject: Florence Peto Exhibit at Shelburne in 2009
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>


http://www.shelburnemuseum.org/about_us/press_detail.php?id=73

Florence Peto was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in 1980.

Karen Alexander




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Subject: Re: Eye of a needle
From: "Patricia Cummings" <quiltersmusegmail.com>

Thanks, Karen. What an amazing story! I have watched it twice! Merry
Christmas!

Patricia Cummings, http://www.quiltersmuse.com
http://quiltersmuse.com/blog/2008/12/24/imagining-an-1892-christmas/

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Subject: Eliza's Rail Tales
From: "Patricia Cummings" <quiltersmusegmail.com>

This morning, I posted a review of Eliza's Rail Tales at amazon.com. Has
anyone else actually seen the book?

--
Patricia Lynne Grace Cummings
http://www.quiltersmuse.com

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Subject: Good quilt news in the newspaper
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 09:52:18 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

My 'alert' sent several quilt items today but I thought this one
especially nice and I thought
of y'all. I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.

http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1488884.html

Jan



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Subject: Mikado Crazy Quilt
From: "Patricia Cummings" <quiltersmusegmail.com>

I have just posted my research about the Mikado Crazy Quilt in my
collection. The file is accessible from the main link below. I hope you
enjoy the article. Happy New Year!

--
Patricia Lynne Grace Cummings
http://www.quiltersmuse.com

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Subject: quilt winner in Marshall, MO
From: louise-b <vlbequetMCMSYS.COM>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 23:14:35 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

The really funny thing about this story is that the winner makes
wonderful intricate quilt pictures that are full-sized and belongs to
the Marshall guild and comes to the Art Group in Columbia. Think at
least one has been to AQS.

Louise - in mid-Missouri


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Subject: Insurance
From: "The Motls" <motljefnet.com>


Does anyone on the list have any experience or comments regarding =
Collectibles Insurance Services, LLC? I am considering a policy from =
them to cover my quilts and vintage fabric. I believe they were =
recommended by the Kovals. I'd appreciate any information.
thanks, Chris


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Subject: Spotted this quilt in a movie. :)
From: "Judy Anne" <anne_jworldnet.att.net>

We are watching a 1936 movie called "The Gorgeous Hussy" in part about
President Andrew Jackson. The movie just showed women around a quilt frame
quilting a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

Judy Breneman



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Subject: NYPL Digital Gallery | Results - Weaving -- Patterns
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>

FYI, weaving lovers; the trusty 'alert' picked this little gem up
today. These photos are good because of the pattern name documentation
and locations. I think they're pretty yummy myself. Ignore the c1912
cause that has to be the date they were accessioned. I want to see the
other end of the masonic one!

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?

Jan

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Subject: Re:quilts on TV
From: MMiller138aol.com

Has anyone seen the quilt which is hanging on the wall in the house (Reva and
Jeffrey"s) on Guiding Light? While I don't normally watch soaps...I caught
this about 2 weeks ago...so now I look to check out the pattern and if it is a
quilt or painted on wall! Interesting decor!

Mary in Ohio
**************
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Subject: Coverlets
From: "FRANK W BOBNAR JR" <gcbfwb1verizon.net>

This is in responce to your post regarding coverlets. I viewed all the
coverlet photos and was surprised to see a coverlet for Mary Simons. The
Mary Simons I have read about in the past, was her possible connection with
Baltimore Album Applique quilts. Any more info on Mary Simons and coverlets?

Gerri from Southwestern Pa. where the winds are bringing colder weather




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Subject: RE: qhl digest: December 29, 2008
From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com>

<<We are watching a 1936 movie called "The Gorgeous Hussy" in part about Pr=
esident Andrew Jackson. The movie just showed women around a quilt frame qu=
ilting a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.>>

Judy's observation prompted me to write. I've been thinking of reporting m=
y thoughts on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" so this seems the perfe=
ct time. I am not a Brad Pitt fan - I'm sooOOOoooOOOO bored with being for=
ced to see his face and that of his galpal every time I open my eyes. And =
I was very dubious of a sci-fi story line in which this guy is born old and=
lives his life becoming younger. I don't know how it was possible to turn=
that into a fairly credible love story but it worked.

The story spans the time period from WWI through Hurricane Katrina so th=
ere are scads of historical elements - clothing jewelry hairstyles=
architecture and yes - TEXTILES!! I was so pleased that all seemed to =
be well researched and plausible. There was one shot of a bed upon which s=
at a pillow covered in the mass-produced-in-China crochet medallions but=
it would certainly have been possible for a hand crocheted cover much like=
it to be available so they didn't get an "F" for that. Some of the hig=
hly astute costume experts on the list such as Newbie may be able to =
find a hemline or the set of a shoulder seam to be incorrect but it look=
ed wonderful to me.

The cinematograpy was wondrous in parts - particular shots of water even=
ing sunsets backlit activity and candlelight were especially well =
done almost arty. We don't get to many movies but we were very pleas=
ed with our decision to spend THREE hours watching this one. And I was hap=
py that textile inaccuracies didn't spoil the credibility of the film. Tedd=
y Pruett www.teddypruett.com"All God's Children got the Blues"XM Satellite =
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Subject: Re: Coverlets
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:05:04 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

Gerri; If you click "Image Details" below the pics, you'll see that all
but the 1884 illustration are from an early 20th century book on
coverlets written by Eliza Calvert Hall. I have a reprint which
includes 'most' of what was in the original and all I can add is what is
written below Plate P, pg 22 of the 1988 Dover copy: The Mary Simmons
Coverlet. Woven in Warren County, Ky. Owned by Mrs. Mary C. Simmons,
Bowling Green, Ky. Buyer beware: While a valuable resource, the book
must be read with a critical eye.

Jan

FRANK W BOBNAR JR wrote:
> This is in responce to your post regarding coverlets. I viewed all
> the coverlet photos and was surprised to see a coverlet for Mary
> Simons. The Mary Simons I have read about in the past, was her
> possible connection with Baltimore Album Applique quilts. Any more
> info on Mary Simons and coverlets?



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Subject: Treasures of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection Palampore
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:46:54 -0700
X-Message-Number: 5

Fun sight but this one takes you to a palampore. While you're scrolling
down to that gem,
stop on the way to look at the Worth gown.

http://char.txa.cornell.edu/treasures/treasures.html#pal

Jan



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Subject: Re: Treasures of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection Palampore
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:07:04 -0600
X-Message-Number: 6

As a historical fiction author I'd appreciate the list's wisdom on any other
links to textile collections that would help me dress my characters.

This Cornell site is fabulous. Thank you.
Stephanie Higgins




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Subject: RE: qhl digest: December 29, 2008
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:50:40 -0600
X-Message-Number: 7

The recent W fashion magazine has a designer dress made of yo-yos. Connected
with Swarovski crystals.
If anyone is doing research or just enjoys collecting garments inspired by
quilts, it's a gem.

Stephanie Higgins




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Subject: Re: Treasures of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection
Palampore
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:25:40 -0700
X-Message-Number: 8


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You're welcome Stephanie. One site _not_ to miss is Kent State.
http://dept.kent.edu/museum/exhibit/kids/1750.htm
&
http://dept.kent.edu/museum/costume/bonc/3timesearch/tseighteenth/1700-1799.html

Jan



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Subject: Re: Treasures of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection Palampore
From: Kittencat3aol.com


What time period, Stephanie? You might want to try the Costumer's Manifesto
for links to multiple time periods.

Lisa Evans

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Subject: Obama Kanga Fabrics
From: kyra hicks <kyra262yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 04:06:58 -0800 (PST)
Hello -

For those who collect fabrics (big smile!), you might be interested in a US=
source for East African kanga fabrics.=A0 There's a website that is curren=
tly offering designs featuring the President-elect.=A0 See www.BlackThreads=
.blogspot.com

Has anyone located an American fabric manufacturer of Presidential fabrics?

Thank you,

Kyra Hicks
Arlington, VA

--0-1479394229-1230725218=:56981--


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Subject: RE: Obama Kanga Fabrics
From: Kay Sorensen <kaykaysorensen.com>
Thanks for sharing this Kyra.
These are amazing as well as their other fabrics and things.
Hard to decide what color I like best.

Quiltingly,
Kay Sorensen
kaykaysorensen.com
My blog: http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com


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Subject: Advice on Website design
From: linda laird <clproductsgmail.com>

I'm going to create my own website on my MacBook. I've researched mac
friendly wysiwyg programs and have concluded that I may be able to
handle a program called freeway pro 5 and use Mal's E-commerce for my
shopping cart. It will be hosted by GoDaddy. Has anyone used these
tools which all seem to mainly use the english language instead of
computerese and all have good response time to questions when I've
asked? Any advice? got something easier?

Linda Laird
Basking in sunny AZ and loving the mountains. My flowers are still
blooming.


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Subject: Re: Cornell Costume and Textile Collection
From: Trishherraol.com

Of course the Cornell Costume and Textile Site is wonderful.
Cornell University is a wonderful place. Visit the collection in
person--make arrangements ahead--even better than online.

A somewhat biased Cornellian!
Trish Herr
The Herrs Antiques
_www.theherrsantiques.com_ (http://www.theherrsantiques.com/)
2363 Henbird Lane
Lancaster, PA 17601
717.569.2268
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In a message dated 12/31/2008 12:13:49 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
qhllyris.quiltropolis.com writes:

Subject: Treasures of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection Palampore
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:46:54 -0700
X-Message-Number: 5

Fun sight but this one takes you to a palampore. While you're scrolling
down to that gem,
stop on the way to look at the Worth gown.

http://char.txa.cornell.edu/treasures/treasures.html#pal

Jan


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Subject: Re: Cornell Costume and Textile Collection
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <lrcawleycomcast.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 15:22:24 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

I second Trish's praise of Cornell. Not only does it have outstanding
alums like Trish it has great faculty like my son and daughter-in-law!
Cinda a Hoya on the Eastern Shore



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Subject: Re: Obama Kanga Fabrics
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <lrcawleycomcast.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 15:33:55 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Kyra,
What a way to start 2009, waiting for my Barack Obama fabric! Thanks for
the info. I only hope that Bush comes back in stock. I've been looking for
that ever since I saw the photo in Newsweek.
Cinda



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Subject: holiday treats
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <lrcawleycomcast.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:07:05 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg has an
exhibit of Star quilts in the textile gallery. A Stars and Stripes quilt
made during the Civil War is based on a pattern published in Petersen's
Magazine, July 1861. There are 34 (the number of states in the Union at the
time) white Evening Stars in the center on a blue on blue polka dot
background. The 24" borders are red and white strips on the sides with
perfectly mitered blue and white strips at the corners.
A star is quilted in the center of a wholecloth blue wool quilt with a
gold linen back. Ada Chew's whitework quilt, circa 1825, has her name
quilted inside a center star. The background of the quilt is so heavily
stippled around pineapples and feathers that it looks like a Marseilles
quilt.
A huge Lone Star possibly made in Alexandria, VA contains an enormous
variety of fabrics and has Blazing Stars between the points. Another VA
quilt from the same period (c. 1850) is made of Blazing Stars with Lemoyne
Stars between the points (all very scrappy) with a lovely indigo and beige
print of bell flowers for the sashing and borders. A Lemoyne Star made by
Catherine Walk in Franklin Co., PA, circa 1830, has dainty clamshells
quilted across the 6" stars and chintz borders.
I think my favorite has to be 3" Evening Stars (red, green and yellow)
set as 9-Patches with appliqu├ęd borders including the alphabet, the name
Sara Kepler the date 1851, trees, birds (one eating a worm) and flowers.
The quilt has a scalloped edge.
You'll get to see these delightful quilts if you are going to the
symposium in February. I had the good luck to be at the Museum on a
Wednesday p.m. when the drawers in the textile gallery at the DeWitt Wallace
were open. What fun to get up close with 18th century clothing and a wide
range of samplers. I'm not sure if this happens every Wed.
On our way home from Christmas in Central NY I stopped at the
Schwenkfelder. Candace has put together a delightful small exhibit on the
theme red and green. Seven quilts are complimented by glass, china and
painted boxes. All the quilts are from SEPA. My favorites were the two
really Dutchy ones: a Reel variation, 9 large blocks in orange, green and
yellow from the late 19th century and a Courthouse Steps, c. 1870, with
pink, red, yellow and green logs.
Cinda on the very windy (gusts to 60 mph) Eastern Shore



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