Subject: state quilt blocks
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplexhughes.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 21:20:41 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1


Hello Friends,

I have received the following question via e-mail.

I'M PART OF A LOCAL QUILTING CLASS THAT IS PIECING STATE BLOCKS,
I.E. "KANSAS TROUBLES." IS THERE A BOOK OR RESOURCE THAT COULD
TELL ME THE HISTORY OF THE BLOCKS -- AND IF THE NAMES OF THE
STATE BLOCKS ARE STANDARDIZED?

I don't know the answer. Do any of you? Bet you do!

Thanks!

Julie Silber
www.thequiltcomplex.com
quiltcomplexhughes.net






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Subject: Quilt Exhibit: Chester County Historical Society, PA
From: Patricia Keller <berrettUDel.Edu>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 08:05:04 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear friends,

I have some additional information to share abut the "Layers" quilt
exhibit at the Chester County Historical Society.
The staff there is working valiantly to keep programming and exhibit
schedules in the face of reduced funding and staffing.
Under the current financial situation facing nonprofits, CCHS staffing
is reduced to 4 days/week;
it's my understanding CCHS no longer has a staff member to handle press
releases etc. Hence my volunteering to send this to QHL.

Kris - I've tried to put this into Rich Text, and hope that I've been
successful.

If list members wish to forward this information along to other lists
and persons, I feel certain CCHS would be grateful.

Patricia Keller
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Exhibit and Publication Information
"Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts"

The Chester County Historical Society of West Chester, PA is pleased to
present "Layers: Unfolding the Stories of
Chester County Quilts," an exhibition of Chester County quilts. Along
with the companion publication it features
quilts that were part of the Chester County Documentation Project that
started in 2002.

This installation is the first of 3 rotations of approximately 50 quilts
each that represent the breadth of
local quilting heritage in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The
exhibition and publication center on
the question, “Why do quilts matter?”

The installation schedule for the Chester County quilt exhibit "Layers"
is as follows:

Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts
Rotation #1
February 28 – August 1, 2009

Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts
Rotation #2
August 25, 2009 – February 6, 2010

Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts
Rotation #3
February 26– September 22, 2010

There also will be public educational programming allied with this
exhibit. For more information contact
For more information, contact the Chester County Historical Society at
225 N. High Street,
West Chester, PA 19380 • 610-692-4800

Curator Ellen Endslow writes of the "Layers" exhibit and publication:

"Dozens of community quilt enthusiasts have participated in this effort.
They donated hundreds of hours
to make the project a success, and with the help of graduate and
undergraduate students they also provided the
legwork necessary to make that information accessible to other scholars
and quiltmakers.
CCHS is grateful for the support and continued motivation.

"Quilts matter a great deal to many people in the community, whether
they are makers or owners.
More than 80 community volunteers worked with CCHS staff to conduct 14
documentation days throughout the county,
leading to an archive of information of more than 900 quilts. The
parameters set forth in the initial planning
phase were that quilts should be made in Chester County by quilters born
before 1930.
The majority of quilts were made in the 1800s. Those that are more
contemporary allowed the opportunity
for older quilters to share their stories of quilting over more recent
decades.

"A portion of these discoveries are captured in the 160-page, full-color
publication, similarly entitled,
"Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts."

"The publication's writers include quilt owners, quilters, school
students (selected among over 1,000 who were visited)
and scholars Bernard Herman, George B. Tindall Professor of American
Studies at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill; Karin E. Gedge, Associate Professor of History at West
Chester University; Patricia J. Keller, lecturer,
Department of History, Millersville University, and independent curator
and consultant for museums;
Adrienne D. Hood, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of
History at the University of Toronto;
and Dawn Heefner, certified quilt appraiser. The community writers
contributed personal stories and creative writings
about quilts, much of which appears in the exhibition's multi-voiced
labels.

In the book’s essays Dr. Bernard Herman analyzes the virtuosity of the
community’s quilts and focuses on a quilt
long cared for by the Historical Society. It took on monumental
proportions and raised promises for
more in-depth research for other quilts in the Historical Society’s
collection.

Embedded within the rich stories of quilts willingly shared by quilt
owners and older quilters is the on-going debate
between myth and reality that Dr. Karin Gedge revisited in her essay.
Our differing perceptions of why and how people
in both the past and the present make quilts is a question that invites
continuing study.

Dr.Patricia Keller scrutinized estate records to discover when and where
quiltmaking emerged as a womanly craft in Chester County,
and her results suggest that the longstanding assumptions underpinning
previous studies may well be in error.

Dr. Adrienne Hood touched on just a fraction of textile manufacture in
Chester County. Manuscripts in numerous regional
collections, some of which are published here for the first time, reveal
an important part of local history yet
to be fully uncovered.

Dawn Heefner’s essay brings us full circle, back to the community. A
self-described
“serial quilt documenter,” her analysis is in part a firsthand view of
the extraordinary grassroots movement
of quilt documentations. She sums up what the Chester County Quilt
Documentation Project attempted to accomplish;
this project (CCQDP) represents one step in an ongoing process of
learning and discovery.

For more information, contact the Chester County Historical Society at
225 N. High Street,
West Chester, PA 19380 • 610-692-4800



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Subject: Re: Fringe on quilts
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 13:52:25 -0600
X-Message-Number: 3

We were told that machine-made fringe was available by the yard as early as
1830. That was part of the docent education for the chintz exhibit at the
International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln. Several of the quilts
have fringe on them, although the "machine vs. hand" made wasn't indicated.

Stephanie Whitson Higgins




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Subject: Mass. Quilts book discussion
From: "Kimberly Wulfert, PhD" <quiltdatingjetlink.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 14:24:55 -0800
X-Message-Number: 4

Hi All,

I would like to invite you to a book discussion by phone with the
"Massachusetts Quilts: Our Common Wealth" editor Lynne Bassett. Two weeks
from this evening, March 16th, Lynne will be my guest on Women On Quilts.
The lines will be open for a rousing discussion and behind-the -scenes is
not off limits she tells me. Which quilt do you want to know more about?

I hope the other women who are also responsible for writing this great book,
and involved in the project will join us and help Lynne out. :)

It's free and fun- join us and join in. (If you prefer, you can email
questions to me in advance.) See my blog before for more. Beware, our recent
calls have lasted longer than an hour.

Kim

Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
Women On Quilts
www.womenonquilts.blogspot.com
www.quiltersspirit.blogspot.com
www.antiquequiltdating.com



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Subject: Re: Palampore Blog Article
From: Patricia Cummings <quiltersmusegmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 21:40:43 -0500
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Thanks, Jan. The photos are wonderful!

Pat

http://pierrefrey.blogspot.com/2009/03/letter-from-archives-departement-focus.html
>

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Subject: state quilt blocks
From: "munseyjuno.com" <munseyjuno.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 15:17:52 GMT
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Hi Julie:
There are two books by Barbara Bannister and Edna Paris Ford of quilt pa=
tterns from "Hearth and Home Magazine" printed long ago by Dover. "Stat=
e Capitals Quilt Blocks", Dover Publications, 1977, ISBN 0-486-23557-2 a=
nd "The United States Patchwork Pattern Book", Dover Publications, 1976,=
ISBN 0-486-23243-3. "Hearth and Home" originally published the pattern=
s between 1907-1912. =

I have no idea if these books are still in print, but a quickie look on =
Amazon.com listed them still. They are among the first books that I pur=
chased when I became a quilter - when the choice of quilt books was spar=
se indeed. Barbara Bannister numbers among the early quilt pattern hist=
orians and collectors whose name has slipped a bit below the radar in re=
cent years. =

Sandra on a sunny but snow-covered Cape Cod

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Subject: Fwd: Fw: History of Quilts East to West
From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 07:21:15 -0800 (PST)
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Hello all,
Has anyone seen this lecture before?
Thank you.
Judy Schwender























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Subject: Dating Club
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <lrcawleycomcast.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:00:16 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Well Teddy, the chickens came home to roost on Sunday. I went to the
Dating Club in spite of the predicted mega-storm figuring I could get home
before the snow started. It didn't quite work out that way I white knuckled
the last fifty miles at 20 mph, assuring myself that anyone who grew up in
Northeast PA could handle a little bitty Maryland snowstorm. It was all
worthwhile.
We were happy to have Susan Foley from MA and Lorie Stubbs from CO visit
us. Since Lorie is the queen of the chintz quilt repros we tried to bring
out the early stuff. The theme of the day was "borrow and blue." How
excited do you think we were when the first borrowed quilt turned out to be
an Album, on of the kind I (inaccurately) refer to as a suburban Album, ie.
one not made in Baltimore City. This one is thought to have VA roots. It
is dated 1848 in cross stitch. The floral blocks are very dense with
baskets, vases and birds. The border is a double sway (red and yellow) with
various flowers at the peaks of the swags. The owner has made an exact
reproduction of this beauty which unfortunately didn't come along with its
mother.
A scrappy pieced Lily variation from NY (circa 1880) had red sashing,
white corner stones and no border. A 1970s baby quilt had big birds and
flowers on a pink background. There was a colonial revival whitework and a
pair of twin Pots of Flowers, the appliqué outlined in black buttonhole
stitch, with lavender and green borders. A very delicate, Art Deco-looking
medallion had pink tulips and acanthus leaves all with matching buttonhole
stitching. The fabulous Zodiac quilt which we had seen at the Eastern Shore
study group made an appearance. Made by Anna de la Raussille, in 1933 in
Red Bank, NJ, from patterns which appeared in the Detroit News quilt column
in 1932-33, it is endlessly fascinating.
Moving on to blue we saw a "mercy buy," one of those quilts I think of
as "beautiful ghosts. You have to save them from becoming a dog bed or a
moving pad. This was a huge Medallion with stuffed quilting, lost chintz
motifs, surrounded by 3 borders of blue and white polka dots. The
outermost border is a dogtooth. The medallion consists of chintz appliqués
inside dogtooth circles cut from the polka dot fabric. It is painful to
think of how gorgeous this must have been originally. We think that a blue
block print chintz Strippy from the 1st quarter 19th century may have been
cut in half. An Ohio Star alternating with the bird chintz in blue had no
borders. I loved the Album block in many 1840s scraps because the printed
fabrics were the background; the sashing was a fondue blue stripe. The
heavenly blue and white Delectable Mountains from Harrisonburg, VA combines
a variety of discharge prints in a medallion set. The 1" grid is double
rodded!
Polly showed her One-Patch Strippy with the blue bird chintz border and
I whipped out my interpretation which strayed far from the original when my
DIL (the intended recipient) told me she's not crazy about blue. The
borders of the repro quilt are a bird of paradise print in black and cream.
Pretty spiffy, if I do say so myself. I'd also like to go on record that
people with king size beds are not thinking of the quiltmakers who love
them.
There was another scrap Album with intense blue setting blocks and a
green and blue floral stripe border. I brought two of my fraktur inscribed
quilts. Each contains an unusual blue with the bonus of a date in the early
1850s. I had my "teppich in progress" my very own Rolling Stone inscribed
by the artist who has done Geburts und Taufschine (birth and baptismal
certificates) for my grandchildren. I realized recently that since I
completed the top in 2004 we had three new grandchildren so I have to
reconfigure the top to include the new additions. The center square in each
block includes a name and a different fraktur motif. It's made in all the
dutchy colors with double blue borders and sashing. The group was amazed
that I had found the perfect PA double blue. It's from Pepper Cory repros
of some years ago. I bought a ton of it and I treasure every scrap. I have
enough to accommodate the larger quilt that our expanded family
necessitates.
We saw a blue and white reverse appliqué papercut design. Checkout p.
125 of "New York Beauties" to see a similar quilt. The caption says "the
dramatic use of blue and white in a bold repetitive cut-out patter is common
to many quilts found from the Hudson Valley west to the Catskills." There
were blue bunnies, a tied blue and white Log Cabin and a cadet blue
Delectable Mountains medallion circa 1900. It was a wonderful afternoon and
if we hadn't stopped for dinner (food and quilts do go together) the end of
the day would have been far less dramatic.
Cinda on the Eastern Shore but only till Friday



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Subject: Re: Dating Club
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 13:03:12 -0600
X-Message-Number: 4

Cinda wrote: "we saw a 'mercy buy,; one of those quilts I think of as
'beautiful ghosts.' You have to save them from becoming a dog bed or a
moving pad.

Whoever out there might want this idea. . . why not a book titled "Beautiful
Ghosts" showing really "gone" quilts like this one that were once gorgeous.
. . and providing patterns for recreating them. It might be a new twist for
those who love reproduction projects.

I have a blue and white applique quilt that I treasure that is so far gone
the antique dealer I bought it from clearly though I was insane (she was
using it to cover her table--she wasn't even trying to sell it anymore). But
it was a stunner when "she" made it. And someday I'm going to make. . . .
you know that rest of THAT story, I bet!

Stephanie Whitson Higgins




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Subject: Leave it to Ami...
From: Pepper Cory <pepcorymail.clis.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:05:22 -0500
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Although this in not antique quilt-related, I know there are knowledgeable
folks on this list who would be interested in the following. Ami Simms, one
of the most original and creative people I know, has just made it easy for
quilt groups and shops to find and hire teachers. Drum roll
please.....introducing http://www.findaquiltteacher.com . The teacher
subscribes for $15/year and fills out information sheets so people can find
and contact her/him and learn about their classes. Then, on the other side
of the equation, quilt guilds, groups, and shops, for $15 a year, can also
subscribe and have access to all that information and download it. Very,
very cool. if you're in a guild, tell the program chairperson and do this!
if you're associated with a shop, do the same--you might be surprised who's
going to be in your neck of the woods. No more Googling quilt teachers'
names until the wee hours--it's all here!
FYI: I asked Ami if i could publicize this and she didn't pay me a thing!
Pepper

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Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker
203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117

Website: www.peppercory.com and look me up on www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com

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Subject: Ami Simms Quilt teacher directory
From: Kay Sorensen <kaykaysorensen.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 11:24:51 -0800
X-Message-Number: 6

It's amazing no one thought of this before.
Although I am no longer teaching much nor hiring people for a guild, this i=
s the next best thing to sliced bread.
I hope teachers and guilds realize the value of this and it becomes VERY su=
ccessful.
I see this as a service Ami is providing and not a way for her to get rich.
K

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

quilt groups and shops to find and hire teachers. Drum roll
please.....introducing http://www.findaquiltteacher.com . The teacher
subscribes for $15/year and fills out information sheets so people can find
and contact her/him and learn about their classes. Then, on the other side
of the equation, quilt guilds, groups, and shops, for $15 a year, can also
subscribe and have access to all that information and download it. Very,
very cool. if you're in a guild, tell the program chairpe
Pepper




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Subject: looking for web site "name" advice
From: "Sharon Pinka" <sharonpinkayahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 09:10:41 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Hello everyone - I am considering creating my own website and need some
input for the "name". I notice some of you have your own websites, some
have blogs, some other means of posting and communication.

For those of you with websites, do you recommend using just the person's
name? www.susiecheerleader.com

or should the person's interest also be included?
www.susiecheerleaderquilts.com

Do you recommend no personal name at all?
www.shesharesquilts.com

If not, why not?

For you bloggers, what are the advantages of blogs over personal websites?

Inquiring minds (mine!) want to know! Thanks in advance for your input!
Sharon Pinka
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Subject: Montana book
From: "audrey cameron" <audreycameronmadasafish.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 17:08:33 -0000
X-Message-Number: 8

Dear all,

Does anyone know if this book is out or still coming:

Border to Border:Quilts & Quiltmakers of Montana?

Thanks,
Audrey Cameron
audreycameronmadasafish.com


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Subject: RE: looking for web site "name" advice
From: "Sharron" <quiltnsharroncharter.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:23:46 -0600
X-Message-Number: 9

Hi Sharon. I would avoid any name that will get you unwanted hits (like
susiecheerleader) and I would definitely include the person's interest. My
website is www.treetopquilting.com just because my work area is on the
second floor and I have a great view of the treetops. My personal
preference is not to put my name because I'm getting paranoid in my old age.
I don't mind sharing any information about myself to quilters but there are
strange (stranger than us) people out there surfing the web and I don't want
to be contacted by them (unless they can talk quilts, of course). The lady
that cares for my website keeps trying to get me to add a blog. She says
it's so simple I could update it myself regularly. Well, we know that won't
happen no matter how easy it is. I'd like to hear from some bloggers about
the security of blogs?

Good luck and best regards,
Sharron...................
...........in 62 deg. Spring, TX.......................


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Subject: RE: Leave it to Ami...
From: "Sharron" <quiltnsharroncharter.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:07:09 -0600
X-Message-Number: 10

This is great news and I will pass it on to my guild. I have been =
keeping a record of local (Texas) teachers for a group I belong to that =
doesn't have the funds to bring in national speakers. Thanks for the =
info.

Best regards,
Sharron..............................
.............on a Chamber of Commerce day in Spring, =
TX........................


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Subject: Re: Montana book
From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 12:30:51 -0800 (PST)

I see that this book is listed as a forthcoming book by the Montana Histori=
cal Society Press:
http://mhs.mt.gov/pub/press/forthcoming.asp




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Subject: Re: Ami Simms Quilt teacher directory
From: QUILTMOOREaol.com
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:31:39 EST
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They were talking about this on another list I am on. Ami apparently forgot
to include herself. Also she will dye your underwear for you.

Nan in FL
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Subject: Iowa readers heads up
From: Pepper Cory <pepcorymail.clis.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:38:38 -0500

Hello all-The folks at Fons & Porter are looking for props. so I have
cut-n-pasted part of the email I got. Please read below and contact Cindy
directly if you have an antique Drunkard's Path quilt you wouldn't mind
lending (renting?) them. Cheers-Pepper

In April we will be taping our 1400 Series programs and one of the programs
is on a different technique for doing the Drunkards Path. I was w=
ondering
if you would be able to direct me to someone who might have an antique
Drunkards Path quilt that we could borrow for the show.

*Cindy Hathaway*
*Editorial Sewing Specialist/TV Floor Director* *(515)462-5411* *
cindyfonsandporter.com* * *

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Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker
203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117

Website: www.peppercory.com and look me up on www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com

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Subject: Iowa readers heads up
From: Pepper Cory <pepcorymail.clis.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 16:39:03 -0500
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Hello all-The folks at Fons & Porter are looking for props. so I have
cut-n-pasted part of the email I got. Please read below and contact Cindy
directly if you have an antique Drunkard's Path quilt you wouldn't mind
lending (renting?) them. Cheers-Pepper

In April we will be taping our 1400 Series programs and one of the programs
is on a different technique for doing the Drunkards Path. I was w=
ondering
if you would be able to direct me to someone who might have an antique
Drunkards Path quilt that we could borrow for the show.

*Cindy Hathaway*
*Editorial Sewing Specialist/TV Floor Director* *(515)462-5411* *
cindyfonsandporter.com* * *

--
Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker
203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117

Website: www.peppercory.com and look me up on www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com

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Subject: Re: Dating Club
From: pollymellocomcast.net
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 23:44:03 +0000 (UTC)
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I forgot to mention that Cinda and I have taken our two person show on the quilt study road this past month. She recreated one of my quilts and we have taken my early chintz strippy quilt and her recreation to all of our study groups this past month. I guess cinda and I are already on the road for that book.

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Subject: Re: Beautiful Ghosts
From: Mary Anne R <sewmuch63yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 18:04:36 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 17


I keep rescuing these 'beautiful ghosts.' One is a faded four-block with only a hint of it's former glory. I thought it an original design until I stumbled across a picture of the same pattern in perfect condition which will really help in reproducing it. If you have Laurene Sinema's Applique! book it is on pg 99. The original is in the Ardis & Robert James Collection, IQSC record #1997.007.0378 and called Flowers and Grapes. My quilter used a red zigzag sashing around her blocks to make it her own. Only the red remains. The green is faded to tan with only green thread to hint of it's original color.

I have a 1920s once-blue-and-white, but now-almost-all-white, pieced quilt that I use in talks to my guild as an object lesson on what NOT to do to a quilt. It's very effective in getting the point across.

Mary Anne
(in cold north FL)

> Cinda wrote: "we saw a 'mercy buy,; one of those
> quilts I think of as 'beautiful ghosts.' You have
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Subject: website names
From: "Rose Werner" <rwernerdeskmedia.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 21:35:09 -0600
X-Message-Number: 18

Here's a related question about website names. Is there a source to go to to
see if the name you have chosen is already taken?
Rosie

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Subject: Re: looking for web site "name" advice
From: michele mclaughlin <mickiemclaug58yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 05:03:30 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 1


Blogs are free :)
Okay besides that, most people do a blog with their business website anymore (at least a lot of them that use Etsy). You can update a blog easily and it keeps your customers (especially the blogging ones) updated on what your business is doing. It maintains interest in your product.

Blogging is a whole community unto itself but if I were in business, I would consider it a community of potential customers. I keep a blog for my husband (who travels a lot). Every morning I read the news, my emails and then my blog. On most blogs there is a list of "favorite blogs" and I can tell if any of the favs have made a new post. I would simply consider it an additional marketing tool. A great example of this is Sharon and Bill's rickrack website and coordinating blog.

My kids will tell you that I am the least technical person they know. I don't even know how to clean the computer or do that defragging thing. But I know how to blog, it was very easy and does all the work for you.
Hope this helps,
Michele McLaughlin
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Subject: Re: website names, blogging, and technical questions
From: "Force Majeure Quilt Restoration" <fmquiltsfrontiernet.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 07:31:14 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi all,
I am a consultant on business applications for social software and have set
up several websites and blogs. In response to the flurry of questions:

1. Website names and website addresses (what comes after the "http://" in
your browser bar) aren't necessarily the same, but it helps if they are
related. For example, your website name "Susie Cheerleader Quilts and Car
Repair" is what goes in the banner across the top of the web page, but might
have an address of www.susie.com just for simplicity's sake. Pick something
that is not easily misspelled.

2. To obtain a website address (called a domain name) you must use a
registry service. I use DirectNic.com. The first thing it will prompt you
to do is to enter the domain name that you want. It will do a search of the
entire internet registry, tell you whether the name is available, and
suggest alternatives.

3. Website vs weblog: A weblog is a website. So is your (or your
teenager's) Facebook page. Weblog software and formatting is designed to
make it easy for average users to upload text, video, and images to a
pre-formatted template and to permit some control over design and the
location of content. This has led to the rise of "widgets," "gadgets," and
"flakes" -- all are pre-formatted bits of software code that permit users to
upload all those little extras -- weather, news, bookmarks, followers,
comments, etc.

4. A weblog can be designed to act like a traditional web page, but in such
a way that it is easier to load fresh material. In a traditional web page,
uploading new content can require considerably more time than to load it as
a separate post on a weblog. You can also have your webmaster set up a
weblog so that it exports automatically into your own webpage. I took this
approach for building the website for the local museum, using a Wordpress
account. (This is a site that will host your blog for free.) The address
is http://kibbe.wordpress.com/ The blog content is on the front page, but
there are separate pages for permanent information such as museum hours.
Eventually, I'd like to set up additional pages to host online exhibits.
Note the the page name is "Treasures of the Kibbe Museum" but that the
address is simply "kibbe.wordpress.com. Eventually, we will set up a
Kibbe.org page and use the wordpress software to create the content.

5. Blog security vs web site security: As I said earlier, a blog is really
just one kind of website. Security for either requires some forethought and
attention to the details when setting up accounts. Both websites and blogs
can be registered anonymously. However, it is possible for someone with
enough knowledge and curiousity can find out quite a bit about you,
especially if you are ever -- just one time -- careless about linking an
online persona with your real identity. For most people, this will never be
an issue. Others may wish to avoid the risk. Whole books can be, and are,
written about the privacy issues associated with social media.

Hope this helps.
Best Regards,
Kim Nettles



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Subject: Re: Beautiful Ghosts
From: Mitzioakes <mitzioakesaol.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 09:19:46 -0500
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Ghosts - I inherited an old quilt from my husband's grandmother - it was just pieced blocks tied, really not much of anything. But I kept it around and one day when I was moving it in the closet I realized the top was tied, but the backing (probably hut dyed for color) had quilting stitches. HUH! So I carefully opened up a corner of the quilt and there was a beautiful, but worn, hand pieced log cabin quilt!. I use it now to show when asked. Of all my quilts that this same lady left us, this one is my favorite but always wish I knew more about it.
Mitzi from darn cold Vermont


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Subject: Re: website names, blogging, and technical questions
From: "Sharron" <quiltnsharroncharter.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:03:37 -0600
X-Message-Number: 4

WOW! I'm breathless just reading all your information. I understand it
better but I still am keeping my webmistress. She's worth her weight in
gold! For me, the point of my website is simply to let clients go somewhere
to see what I do. It's not necessary to update all that often. I think
I've made the right choice of website instead of blog. Thanks for all the
information.

Best regards,
Sharron............................
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Subject: anything in Hawaii?
From: "Kathy Moore" <kathymooreneb.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 11:22:08 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

Good morning, ladies. I'm in need of your help finding quilt-related events
and locations in Hawaii. I'll be on Maui next week and hope to get over to
see Pearl Harbor, etc. Tell me what's happening related to quilts and where
it's happening.

Aloha...

Kathy Moore
Lincoln, NE



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Subject: Anyone seen these Quilt tops on eBay?
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 16:02:57 -0800
X-Message-Number: 6

Where are all these quilt tops coming from? Is someone importing these? Are
Amish or Mennonite or Hmong ladies being hired to make them? They are
incredibly inexpensive for the time involved in the making of them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280316998922

http://cgi.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270350387391

http://cgi.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270339290297

http://cgi.ebay.com/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280317135202

This one rings a bell. Mariner's Compass
http://cgi.ebay.com/Compass-Twin-Size-quilt_W0QQitemZ270350472545QQihZ017QQc
ategoryZ947QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

No affiliation.

Karen in the Islands




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Subject: Re: Anyone seen these Quilt tops on eBay?
From: Jeanne Jabs <jeanne53507yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 18:54:14 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 7


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I like this one. :) I haven't noticed these before but apparently she has b=
een around a while.

Waiting to see how high this one goes, I might bid on it. :) Thanks for poi=
nting them out.


http://cgi.ebay.com/American-Patchwork-AppliqueQuilts-top-P-41-10_W0QQitemZ=
270350954212QQihZ017QQcategoryZ19162QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem


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Subject: Re: Anyone seen these Quilt tops on eBay?
From: "Shari Spires" <skspiresbellsouth.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 22:08:57 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

I think that Mariner's compass was on a magazine cover way back when.
Aunt Bea must have a sweat shop somewhere.
Shari in NC

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Subject: compass quilt on e-bay
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:57:16 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1


Karen,

Take a long look at the fabrics in this quilt. They don't look like any =

fabrics I've ever seen. Like many of the imports, the fabrics are =
close,
but not close enough. The quilting is gross.
The design is a simpler copy of ---- had flying geese -- can't =
remember who, but one of the great award winners in quilt design 20 or =
so years ago. Help me out here.....

Bottom line, I think these are Chinese imports.

Judy Grow

>
> This one rings a bell. Mariner's Compass
> =
http://cgi.ebay.com/Compass-Twin-Size-quilt_W0QQitemZ270350472545QQihZ017=
QQc
> ategoryZ947QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem


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Subject: compass quilt on e-bay
From: Barbara Burnham <barbaraburnhamyahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 03:24:20 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 2


Judy Mathieson wrote 3 books on Mariner's Compass, 1987, 1995, 2005

--- On Thu, 3/5/09, Judy Grow wrote: The design is a simpler copy of ---- had flying geese -- can't remember who, but one of the great award winners in quilt design 20 or so years ago. Help me out here.....





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Subject: Mariners Compass quilt on e-Bay
From: Pam Weeks <pamela.weeksgmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 07:49:28 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

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Karen,
This quilt reminds me of the background of the airplane quilt that one first
prize at the AQS Paducah show several years ago, I'm remembering male
quilter, pieced background, several airplanes appliqued on the surface,
fabulous craftsmanship. Does this make the bell ring louder?

--
Pam Weeks

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Subject: ebay mariner's compass another version
From: QUILTMOOREaol.com
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 09:05:21 EST
X-Message-Number: 4


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_http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=2
60370005688_
(http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=260370005688)

Sold for $222.50 (No comment about how much she purchases these quilts for
and her profit margin-she claims they are part of her "collection" and she
needs the $ to feed her horses. Maybe I'm in the wrong line of quilting business
as I also need the $ to feed my horses.)
You can usually tell "imports" by the fabrics, patterns/designs, and the
stitching. However, they may not be Chinese imports, and they may not even be
imported. I read an article about the Amish employing Hmong stitchers to
"manufacture" their quilts which they sell as Amish made. Aren't future quilt
historians going to have a blast figuring all this out?

Nan in FL
_www.mooreandmoorequilts.com_ (http://www.mooreandmoorequilts.com)
**************Need a job? Find employment help in your area.
(http://yellowpages.aol.com/search?query=employment_agencies&ncid=emlcntusyelp00000005)

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Subject: ebay mariner's compass another version
From: Joan Kiplinger <jkipncweb.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 09:17:11 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

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If anyone saw Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood, did you notice the
quilted Hmong wall hangings and other needlework?? And could anyone
enlighten me about their quilting as that was my first look at Hmong
handwork.


QUILTMOOREaol.com wrote:

Sold for $222.50 (No comment about how much she purchases these quilts for
and her profit margin-she claims they are part of her "collection" and she
needs the $ to feed her horses. Maybe I'm in the wrong line of quilting business
as I also need the $ to feed my horses.)
You can usually tell "imports" by the fabrics, patterns/designs, and the
stitching. However, they may not be Chinese imports, and they may not even be
imported. I read an article about the Amish employing Hmong stitchers to
"manufacture" their quilts which they sell as Amish made. Aren't future quilt
historians going to have a blast figuring all this out?

Nan in FL



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Subject: Re: ebay mariner's compass another version
From: Patricia Cummings <quiltersmusegmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:59:43 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

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I have a Hmong file that features a potpourri of Hmong items and
information, on my website.

Patricia Cummings
http://www.quiltersmuse.com/hmong_textile_art.htm

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Joan Kiplinger <jkipncweb.com> wrote:

> If anyone saw Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood, did you notice the quilted
> Hmong wall hangings and other needlework?? And could anyone enlighten me
> about their quilting as that was my first look at Hmong handwork.
> <QUILTMOOREaol.com>

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Subject: Re: beautiful ghosts
From: "Kimberly Wulfert, PhD" <quiltdatingjetlink.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 09:43:30 -0800
X-Message-Number: 7


I really like this term you are using, ghost quilts. I haven't heard it
before, instead the terms orphans or cutter quilts -it hurts to even =
type
that word, but they are still beautiful.

I have one my mom gave me that is an appliqu=E9 ghost. It's a 19th c. =
red
and green appliqu=E9, and the green is very acid colored and the Turkey =
red is
missing except for where the stitches are holding the still dark red
remnants in place. I can't recall the pattern at the moment and it's =
tucked
far away, but I think it is pots and flowers, but very tiny pots and =
simple
flowered stems and leaves, set on point with alternate blocks. There is =
a
great deal of white space, especially since the red is missing :), and
lovely quilting fills it. The previous owner replaced the binding and =
used a
bright yellow pin dot- and it makes the quilt sing, honestly, it's =
perfect
and makes it contemporary looking, not antique anymore. You don't even
notice the missing red as much, and see the green and yellow and white, =
with
red designs.

That said, I hope some day to reapplique the red, but am considering =
using a
variety of Turkey red reproduction fabrics instead of plain red, as I =
think
that would keep the quilt happy and contemporary looking. Mostly, it =
would
make it more fun for me to use prints since there are allot of ghost =
flower
heads to replace.

Piece,
Kim


Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
Women On Quilts
www.womenonquilts.blogspot.com
www.quiltersspirit.blogspot.com



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Subject: Anyone seen these Quilt tops on eBay?
From: "munseyjuno.com" <munseyjuno.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 01:09:39 GMT
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One of Aunt Bea's quilts pictured is listed as being from L L Bean. Bea=
n's quilts are from off shore, can't remember which Asian country. I am=
betting that the tops are from off shore, too.
Sandra on Cape Cod =

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Subject: H mong
From: Joan Kiplinger <jkipncweb.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 21:33:15 -0500
X-Message-Number: 9

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Thanx Pat. An informative article.


Patricia Cummings wrote:

I have a Hmong file that features a potpourri of Hmong items and
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Subject: Hmong textile exhibition
From: "Susan Bleimehl" <bleimehltds.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 19:55:59 -0600
X-Message-Number: 10

For those in the Midwest, The Chazen museum on the University of
Wisconsin-Madison campus has mounted an exhibition of around 500 items of
Hmong textiles. You can follow this link to learn more about the exhibit,
Writing with Threads. http://www.chazen.wisc.edu/Exhibitions/index.asp. It
runs through April 12, 2009 and then goes to Santa Fe.

I am auditing a class based around this exhibit and its been a wonderful
experience to learn about these fabulous textiles. There is an article on
this exhibit in Ornament Magazine Volume 32:1 2008 if you'd like to read
more about it. At the end of the article there are references is you'd like
to do more reading on the topic.

Susan

-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Cummings [mailto:quiltersmusegmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 11:00 AM
To: Quilt History List
Subject: [qhl] Re: ebay mariner's compass another version

I have a Hmong file that features a potpourri of Hmong items and
information, on my website.

Patricia Cummings



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Subject: Attn: Texans and those who live near the Panhandle
From: <suereichcharter.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 2:49:04 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Have any of you seen this quilt from WWII?

The women of the Hale Center in Amarillo, Texas presented a Mr. Lamb and his newspaper with the following quilt around May 19, 1943.
"a friendship quilt in which the names of more than 250 Hale Center boys in the service were embroidered. It was a huge thing, 108 inches by 108 inches, and was in red, white and blue with the names of the boys in blue, except for seven reported missing in action and they were quilted in silver."

It is hard to believe that something so grand could just disappear. It's got to be smewhere out there. Many thanks, sue reich


--
Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
www.suereichquilts.com


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Subject: Re: Mariners Compass quilt on e-Bay
From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 07:39:19 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 2


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Hello all,
Judy Mathieson's "New Directions" is in the collection of the National Q=
uilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky:
http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?pbd=3DMAQS-a0a0a4-a
Jonathan Shannon's "Air Show" is also in our collection:
http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?pbd=3DMAQS-a0a0m2-a

Air Show has been ripped off by an outfit that produces quilts in Asia. =
Patch Magic has been selling the quilt for at least the past three years,=
(http://www.patchmagic.com/customer/detail.asp) andJonathan would hav=
e to go to court to get them to stop. We have tried and tried to get the=
m to stop, and it's like spitting into the wind. Patch Magic also sells =
to other online retailers, like House of Quilts (http://www.houseofquilts.c=
om/search.php?mode=3Dsearch).

We have had the same problem with Elsie Campbell's Starflower http://www.qu=
iltindex.org/search_results.php?keywords=3DElsie+Campbell
and Charlotte Warr Andersen's Three for the Crown
http://www.quiltindex.org/search_results.php?keywords=3DCharlotte+Warr

As you can see, our collection is on the Quilt Index!

Judy Schwender
Curator of Collections / Registrar
National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Kentucky


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Subject: Compass quilt on e-bay
From: Sandra Starley <ginghamfrontiernet.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 17:33:10 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 3

I was recently looking at QVC quilts as part of current import research and found the EXACT same quilt as the one being sold by quiltingqwomen/ aunt bea.

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.H02424.desc.Lovely-Spectrum-Handcrafted-Twin-Quilt

(if you have problems with the link go to qvc and type in compass quilt in the search box)

I did a split screen between both of them and they have the same fabrics in the same position and has the same quilting. The big difference is QVC's price is $33.00 and is clearly marked made in China.

She's selling another one for $119.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/Twin-size-hand-made-Complete-Compass-quilt_W0QQitemZ280313404169QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH

She also is selling the same design (slightly different) as a top and on that listing says
'Wholesalers and Retailers are Welcome. Please contact me for large quantity orders' so it looks like she is probably importing them.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pre-Washed-Queen-King-size-Compass-quilt-top-459_W0QQitemZ280317108145QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH


Judy-you are thinking of Judy Mathieson's Nautical Stars quilt of 1986 (pg. 65 of Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts -100 best quilts). Both of the ebay compass quilts are knock off's of her quilt. I believe JM has successfully sued makers of these quilts but I think it is hard to keep up with all the different factories in China.

Pam-you are thinking of Jonathan Shannon's 1992 Air Show (pg. 9 of Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts).

I'm pretty sure the second ebay mariner's compass quilt that sold for $225 is also from China. Looks like we are in the wrong part of the business, as she's got a pretty good markup even if she paid the retail price of $30 to $50. Wouldn't it be fun to have to tell someone who paid $225 that the quilt is really worth $50?

Sandra Starley
AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
Moab, Utah
my antique and vintage quilts
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com

my art quilts
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com


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Subject: MARINER'S COMPASS ON E-BAY
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 14:33:14 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

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I WROTE TO THE LADY WITH THE MARINER'S COMPASS QUILT EXPLAINING THAT I =
THOUGHT WHAT SHE WAS SELLING WAS AN IMPORT AND ASKED HOW SHE KNEW IT =
WAS FROM A SMOKE FREE HOME?

FOLLOWING IS THE ANSWER I GOT.

( SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO RE-TYPE)

JUDY GROW

Hello, Well I thank you for your misinformed email. The facts are =
these are made here in the USA. In 16 different homes 5 different areas =
of the country. We are 16 women , 13 related plus 3 best girlfriends. I =
am quite aware that many similar designs are available from other areas =
of the world. Our designs are garnered over many years of quilt shows =
and estate sales, not to mention antique shops. We see something we like =
and we design our version. I would welcome you to spend 1 day with me =
working on a quilt or quilt tops. If you accept my offer please be =
prepared to work 15 - 16 hours in my smoke free home. Sincerely, Brenda


- quiltingqwomen

Twin size hand made Complete Compass quilt
Item Id: 280313404169
End time: Mar-16-09 15:38:28 PDT
Seller:
quiltingqwomen (4102)



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Subject: RE: MARINER'S COMPASS ON E-BAY
From: "Janet O'Dell" <janettechinfo.com.au>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 08:15:36 +1100
X-Message-Number: 5

IMHO working 15-16 hours per day sewing for profit in a private home sounds
like an illegal rag trade 'sweat shop'.

Janet O'Dell
Melbourne Australia




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Subject: RE: MARINER'S COMPASS ON E-BAY
From: Kay Sorensen <kaykaysorensen.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 13:33:34 -0800
X-Message-Number: 6

Maybe we should ALL volunteer to come and help!!!!!!!
Thank she will give us her address?!?!?


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


IMHO working 15-16 hours per day sewing for profit in a private home sounds
like an illegal rag trade 'sweat shop'.

Janet O'Dell
Melbourne Australia