Subject: call for stories
From: tracy jamar <tjamaroptonline.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:09:57 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi All,

Below is a link to Kim Wulfert's blog where she has announced a call
for creative fictional stories as a fund raiser for The Quilters Hall
of Fame in honor of Women's History Month.

http://womenonquilts.blogspot.com/2009/03/call-for-fictional-stories-
as.html

Sounds like fun and who doesn't have a story imagined about some
textile they have come across?! Write it up and send it in.
Why not even take a real story, toss a few embellishments on it,
dress it up, dress it down and send that in!

This is a great time to put your musings and ponderings to a good cause.

Hoping she gets lots and lots of entries.

Best, Tracy Jamar, NYC


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Subject: Inquiry
From: "Carol Butzke" <carolbutzkegmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:30:29 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

BlankHello to all but will Lynn Georges please contact me?

Carol Butzke
AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles
NQA Certified Quilt Judge
Teacher, Lecturer, Writer, Quiltmaker


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Subject: Is Marcia Kaylakie here?
From: "Gloria Nixon" <rgnixonoct.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:03:01 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3


Is Marcia Kaylakie here? I have a question about a photo in your divinely
luscious Texas Quilts and Quilters book. Your answer may help me avoid a
manuscript goof.

Kindly contact me offlist. HELP!

Gloria Nixon
rgnixonoct.net
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Subject: Writer's Challenge to benefit TQHF and QSOS
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:14:42 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

Call for Fictional Stories as Fundraiser for TQHF & Salute to Women's
History Month. As a fundraiser for The Quilters Hall of Fame=B9s July 2009
induction of Merikay Waldvogel, Kim Wulfert, creator of Women On Quilts, is
sponsoring an invitation to women to write a creative story about growing u=
p
as a female, between 1902 and 1942, the years that Marie Webster lived in
the historic house that has now become the headquarters of The Quilters Hal=
l
of Fame. The story behind the Writer's Challenge is here:
http://womenonquilts.blogspot.com/2009/03/call-for-fictional-stories-as.htm=
.
To go directly to the rules of the Challenge, click here
http://www.antiquequiltdating.com/WOQ_Story_Fundraiser.html. A panel of
three independent jurors, all published writers and needle workers in
quilting and other creative arts, will select all the final stories which
will be bound into an eBook, including photos and drawings that you might
want to include with your story. Check it out!

Karen Alexander
The Quilters Hall of Fame
Public Relations




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Subject: question about museums you've visited
From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:34:27 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 5


Hi all,
I know many of you are ardent museum goers. If you have visited a museum=
thatincorporated an individual audio tour for either an exhibit or thei=
r collection, would you please email me off list?
Thank you.
Judy Schwender=0A=0A=0A
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Subject: Writer's Challenge correction
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:02:08 -0700
X-Message-Number: 6

Sorry folks, I left out the last... l...on the first website address.

The story behind the Writer's Challenge is here:
http://womenonquilts.blogspot.com/2009/03/call-for-fictional-stories-as.html

To go directly to the rules of the Challenge, click here
http://www.antiquequiltdating.com/WOQ_Story_Fundraiser.html




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Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?When_did_quilters_start_using_a_standard_=BC_inch_seam_all?=
=?iso-8859-1?Q?owance=3F?=
From: "Judy Anne" <anne_jworldnet.att.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 19:03:37 -0700
X-Message-Number: 7

I just got an email with this question.

"When did quilters start using a standard ΒΌ inch seam allowance?"

I would guess it started when patterns began to be published but I really
don't know. Does anyone have an answer?

Judy Anne

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Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?RE:_=5Bqhl=5D_When_did_quilters_start_using_a_standard_=BC?=
=?iso-8859-1?Q?_inch_seam_allowance=3F?=
From: "Kim Baird" <kbairdcableone.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:12:30 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

I have seen lots of quilts from 1890-1940 that were made with 1/8" seam
allowances. I always got the impression they were trying to use less =
fabric.
Beth Gutcheon's book The Perfect Patrchwork Primer from 1974 advocated =
a
3/8" seam allowance, but that never caught on.

Kim
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Subject: Signature Quilt for Sale
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 07:57:48 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

No affiliation...Contact at second link
http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=14907

http://www.fauntleroyucc.org/ministries/Education/LPS/Info.htm


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Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?RE:_=5Bqhl=5D_When_did_quilters_start_using_a_standard_=BC?=
=?iso-8859-1?Q?_inch_seam_allowance=3F?=
From: "Dale Drake" <ddrakeccrtc.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:17:45 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

All:

Not only were they saving fabric, but it was/is easier to hand piece curves
and Y seams with smaller seam allowances. I remember that point was made in
the Talula Bottoms pattern book (Nancilu Butler Burdick's Family Ties) -
that Talula always had small seam allowances, making piecing of those
difficult blocks easier.

I always cut mine something less than 1/4".

Dale Drake, hand piecing in Indiana

Kim said:
I have seen lots of quilts from 1890-1940 that were made with 1/8" seam
allowances. I always got the impression they were trying to use less fabric.



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Subject: using menswear to make quilts
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:59:47 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 4


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Hi all you experts who know every pattern publishing company, every periodi=
cal, every catalog, every designer,every company connected with quitmaki=
ng---

I am searching for answers to these questions about quiltmaking practices o=
ver the century from about 1850 to 1950:

Was it ever suggested in print (articles/columns/catalogues, etc.)to use=
menswear fabrics specifically to make quilts with
(suiting/shirting/neckties/intimate haberdashery)

Did a quilt made with such menswear ever win any large competition?

Were there ever competitions for quiltsthat used onlyatypical fabrics=

like long john woolens, ties, socks, labels, ribbons, etc.

Thanks in advance. I know you all will have the answers!!

And thanks to those who sent me photos of possible quilts to use in my exhi=
bition. Will contact you individually to apprise you of progress.

Laura Fisher


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Subject: hmong quilt on ebay
From: QUILTMOOREaol.com
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:10:10 EDT
X-Message-Number: 1


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_http://tinyurl.com/ctb6wg_ (http://tinyurl.com/ctb6wg)

Sold by same seller I noted earlier with compass quilt who is selling off
her quilt collection because needs $ to feed her horses.

Nan in FL
_www.mooreandmoorequilts.com_ (http://www.mooreandmoorequilts.com)
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Subject: hmong quilt on ebay
From: Joan Kiplinger <jkipncweb.com>


OK, hmong you quilters, educate me with your expertise sorry for the bad
pun].

Is this quilt as claimed, and if so, why such a low price?? Workmanship
looks precise and time consuming but then I am not a needlewoman so the
finer points probably elude me. Always like to learn from this group
whether it's Teddy's fast times at Florida high or Gaye's dissertations
on southern exposures :-)

Thanx Nan for posting this.


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Subject: Free to the first taker
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:24:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

I have A folder from Better Homes and Gardens titled "Full-Size Quilting
Patterns from Creative American Quilting." IT contains two folded sheets of
white paper, 11 x 17 or so, with feathers and star patterns drawn on it for
tracing I presume. There's an ISBN # 0-696-02281-8. and a date of 1989 on
the copyright.

If you want it, Provide shipping address and I'll get it in the mail on
Monday.

Stephanie Whitson Higgins




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Subject: Re: hmong quilt on ebay
From: Patricia Cummings <quiltersmusegmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 17:25:03 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

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No where does this auction use the word "Hmong." It appears to be a quilt
made in the style of the Hmong people, without being an authentically-made
Hmong piece. Yet, the auction is currently up to $75. with three hours + to
go. Perhaps it matters not. Better to feed the horses. Life is in the
details.

Pat

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Subject: I'm a Guest Blogger
From: Sandra Starley <ginghamfrontiernet.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 04:05:54 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 5

I'm a guest blogger this week on Quilting Gallery

http://quiltinggallery.com/2009/03/12/quilt-appraiser-sandra-starley/


I hope that a lot of my Quilt History friends will come read my posting about quilting appraising and quilt art and me. There a picture of me and some antique quilts and 2 of my miniature quilts (shown almost life size).

There is also a give away--2 lucky commentors will win one of my patterns. Please come read and comment.

And once you've read my article, you can also read the posts of several other QHL'ers: Kim Wulfert, Kay Sorensen, Judy Anne Breneman and Meg Cox. Just type their name in the search box. Hope I haven't missed anyone.

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: computer program
From: JKusnitzaol.com

Does anyone know of a program specifically for quilts that can organize your
quilt inventory? For example, if you wanted to list it by style, where
purchased, who made it, etc?

thanks,
Helene Kusnitz

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Subject: RE: I'm a Guest Blogger
From: "Sharron" <quiltnsharroncharter.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 11:56:07 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Hey Sandra! It was good to see you and get caught up with you. =
Congratulations on all your accomplishments.

Best regards,
Sharron........
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Subject: qhl: Illinois History
From: "Susan Wildemuth" <ksandbcwgeneseo.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:33:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to share a couple of things I recently
added to my web site.

Researchers take notice of this first one:

#1 Cook County Illinois Clerk's Office - Genealogy Online

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
Online Search Engine

http://www.illinoisquilthistory.com/rcillinois.html

This is new and it is wonderful for those people trying to do research in or
near Chicago, Illinois.

#2 Fort Dearborn Quilt Top

http://www.illinoisquilthistory.com/qhsworldsfair.html

You have seen this quilt kit, though you might or might not know this is a
quilt kit. Read Story 3 about the Fort Dearborn Quilt Top and then please
share if you recognize the manufacturer of this quilt kit.

Happy St. Pat's Day to all -- March 17, 2009
Sue in Illinois

****
Susan Wildemuth
www.illinoisquilthistory.com


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Subject: Knock off quilts
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 17:07:03 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

Interesting what pops up when you search for <knock off quilts>.

Here are some links.

http://hartcottagequilts.com/archquilts

http://hartcottagequilts.com/quiltscams

http://hartcottagequilts.com/vintage

http://www.whtm.com/news/stories/0908/550651.html

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/bedding-blankets/gees-bend-quilt-replicas
-018183



We take pride in our quality hand printed fabric we print one at a time. The
conundrum we face with using higher resolution graphics is two-fold: slower
loading pages which are a hardship for our customers without broadband
internet service and, regrettably, thwarting those without scruples who
knock-off our designs. ~Jeanne
http://www.blockpartystudios.com/newsletter.html


http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fsb/fsb_archive/2002/04/01/321018/index.htm



No affiliation, etc.

Karen




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Subject: mystery quilt .. another one...
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplexhughes.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:27:02 -0700
X-Message-Number: 5

Isn't it great how UNUSUAL quilts keep showing up?? I continue
to be amazed at what is out there...

Maybe one of you recognizes this quilt which I have posted on the
e-Board (QUILTS)...

It is wools, HEAVY, looks maybe like the fabrics might have been
uniforms. The embroidery -- which contributes to the complex
medallion -- appears to be hand done -- and is quite elaborate!

Xenia saw some photos and had an interesting "take" on it -- she
wondered if the embroidery could have been done with an early
Singer machine, right, X?

What is this??? I'd like to know more about it before I list it
for sale on our web site.

Thanks,

Julie Silber
www.thequiltcomplex.com
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Subject: Looking to buy a GOOD antique Wedding Ring quilt
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplexhughes.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:02:27 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi All,

I have had a call from someone who wants to buy a VERY GOOD old
(1920s - 1940s) Double Wedding Ring quilt as a gift, and she
needs VERY SOON.

It must be in EXCELLENT CONDITION.

Anyone have one for sale?

Thanks,
Julie


Julie Silber
quiltcomplexhughes.net
707-937-0739



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Subject: Re: hmong quilt on ebay
From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:39:37 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

This has nothing to do with quilts but with Hmong...I saw Gran Torino the
other day and though it is not for the faint of heart, it is INCREDIBLE. It
focuses on an old white man's (Clint E.)relationship with his Hmong
neighbors in a transitional neighborhood.
I highly recommend it but there is violence and frequent droppings of
f-bombs and racial slurs.
Candace Perry


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Subject: mystery quilt
From: "Steve & Jean Loken" <bravosjloken.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:54:37 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

I have no knowledgeable input, but that's one BEAUTIFUL quilt.
Jean L. in MN


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Subject: Am I not a man quilt
From: litwinow62msn.com
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:13:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4


I'm preparing the mini lesson for the IA/IL Quilt Study Group's meeting
April 4, 2009, at the Kalona, IA Quilt and Textile Museums. Study topic
is Civil War. I am trying to find a picture of the triangle quilt that
has the chained slave asking "Am I not a man and a brother?" I remember
reading that it was cut in half and then found and put back together.
Thank you. Catherine Noll Litwinow
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Subject: Gees Bend Quilts
From: Debby Kratovil <kratovilhis.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:16:53 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

Just curious; how do you historians feel about LICENSED replicas of
the Gees Bend Quilts? If a fabric or pattern company in the American
quilt industry gets a license to interpret some of them, that doesn't
make them a knock off, does it? If they are interpretive (rather than
exactly tracing the shape of each crooked patch)? While I was never
attracted to them (I saw them as utility quilts), I know that those
who are NOT quilters love their rugged beauty, color sense and art
form. Especially the younger crowd. What say you? My reasons for
asking are connected to a licensing company, so yes, it is personal.
Thanks for all honest feedback.

Debby (with a "y" and not "ie" Kratovil
Quilting Programs & Workshops
www.quilterbydesign.com



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Subject: Re: question about museums you've visited
From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:52:40 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 6

Thank you to all who replied to my question about audio in museums.=A0 We w=
ill definitely be able to use this information.
Best regards,
Judy Schwender
National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Kentucky=

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Subject: Re: Gees Bend Quilts
From: QUILTMOOREaol.com
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:05:24 EDT
X-Message-Number: 7


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There's also this one--a "tribute" to Gee's Bend. _http://tinyurl.com/cf3mmx_
(http://tinyurl.com/cf3mmx)

Nan in FL


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Subject: Re: Gees Bend Quilts
From: QUILTMOOREaol.com
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:01:27 EDT
X-Message-Number: 8



Apparently they have already been licensed. _http://tinyurl.com/dednkn_
(http://tinyurl.com/dednkn)

Nan in FL
www.mooreandmoorequilts.com


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Subject: Re: hmong quilt on ebay
From: QUILTMOOREaol.com
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:10:51 EDT
X-Message-Number: 9

I also discovered "real" Hmong quilts on ebay, direct from Thailand, for
very low prices.

_http://tinyurl.com/c8ghlx_ (http://tinyurl.com/c8ghlx)

Nan in FL
www.mooreandmoorequilts.com

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Subject: Re: Gees Bend Quilts
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:09:28 -0500
X-Message-Number: 10

I think it is the right of the creators of the original quilts to license
them if that is their desire. Licensed reproductions would presumably be
clearly labeled as such. I guess I don't see anything wrong with that. To me
its the same issue as my having an excellent quality reproduction of a
favorite Van Gogh or a Renoir hanging in my home. As long as everything is
done "above board" and everyone knows exactly what they are getting, I see
it as a way for quilt enthusiasts who can't afford "the real thing" to enjoy
quilts. And a way for quilt designers to have another level of income.

Where the problems lies for me personally is when reproductions pop up in
antique malls or when the manufacturers seems to willfully mislead an
uninformed buying public about the value of what they are getting.

And when manufacturers take advantage of either the original artist or the
workers they hire to make the reproductions.

I will be interested to see what others think.
Stephanie Whitson Higgins