Subject: RE: Fw: request for quilt information
From: Sandra Starley <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:19:02 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 1

The item number must be 310125159386

The pattern is 'Trees and Garland' Brackman applique #57.4; Paragon kit.

I'm sure someone will be able to give you more detail on this particular pattern/kit. It has interesting edge finish.

The quilts are being offered by Mark French who is a reputable dealer and your friend should feel free to ask him any questions.

Yes, there are a lot of us collectors out here, and I think several of us have purchased quilts from Mark.

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

my art quilts

guest blogging at


Subject: Fw: request for quilt information
From: "mary voss" <>
Subject: request for information on E-Bay quilt

A friend is very much interested in a pair of quilts for sale on E-Bay,
number 319125159386. He particularly wants to know the approx date and the
designer if known. They are very unique. Thanks for any help you can
give. He is also a fan of the Ann Orr designed quilts and recently
purchased two of them. Any other collecters out there? Mary from
Holland, MI. Home of the annual Tulip Festival in May


Subject: question on travelling speaker?
From: "Linda Heminway" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:11:12 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

A few weeks ago our librarian wandered into our group quilt meeting and had
a chat with us. As we meet regularly at the library, she wanted to tell us
about an upcoming program and ask for opinions as to what day/time would
work well for it.
By chance, is a member of this group a person who goes around to libraries
and gives lectures on quilt history, and in particular has American Indian
quilts of some kind to display and have as part of their lecture? I was
curious as it sounds like something someone here might be doing. Or, would
you know who is doing it?
When I get more details, I will post about it here so that if someone is in
the area they might be able to come.
Linda Heminway
Plaistow NH


Subject: Trees and Garlands kit
From: "Rose Werner" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:40:05 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

What a gorgeous version of this kit! You can see it in another color in
Cyril Nelson's and Carter Houck's book - Treasury of American Quilts. This
kit was known by 3 different names; Trees and Garlands, Trees and Flowers,
and Marilla's Garden.
Rosie Werner


Subject: trees and garlands 2
From: "Rose Werner" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:41:50 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Forgot to add this: I second the opinion on Mark French as a reputable


Subject: 100 year old Quilter
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 09:47:52 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

Thought you'd like this story. Someone needs to interview her.


Subject: Anne Orr quilt and ebay help
From: "Julie Silber" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 01:43:43 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi Mary,

Saw your post on QHL. I would like to help him if I can, but I can't get
those numbers when I search eBay. Are you sure you copied them exactly?

On the Anne Orr quilts, we have one for sale on our web site and I have
understood it is quite rare. Do you or your friend (or other QHL-ers) know
how unusual it is? I believe it is called "star Flower" -- it can be seen


Julie Silber


Subject: Felt applique on crazy quilt
From: Peggy Derrick <>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:36:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Greetings QHLers,

After lurking and learning for several years, I have a question for
those of you who have seen a lot of crazy quilts. I'd like to know
more about the applique figures on a crazy quilt I examined at the La
Crosse Historical Society, in La Crosse WI, last week. I've posted an
image on the eboard. They appear to be two little girls, in coats,
hats and muffs--very cute. It looks like mostly wool pieces,
carefully appliqued, and with details done in embroidery, including
french knots for their curls. There is a bit of other wool applique
on the quilt, including the yellow daisy on the right in the image,
but the pair of figures is the largest example.

Thank you for your help!

Peggy Derrick


Subject: ] Felt applique on crazy quilt
From: Joan Kiplinger <>

They remind me of Kate Greenaway figures.


Subject: seeking exhibit book
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:04:43 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

I have been unable to locate a copy of "Material Hisories, Continuous Threads," the exhibit brochure from an exhibition organized by the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum in Staunton, Va.

It displayed atebellum quilts from the upper Shenandoah Valley (1840-1860).

If anyone knows where I might obtain a copy, please let me know privately.

Gaye Ingram


Subject: Twill tape
From: Jean Lester <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:32:46 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

I am working on a quilt top to be donated to a museum. I decided that
the best thing to use for the edges was twill tape, but the white
polyester stuff at JoAnn's wasn't quite it. I contacted Wayne Mills
in Philadelphia, PA and they donated some organic twill tape. They
usually sell in large quantities, but since I probably won't use much,
they just donated. I just received it and it just right--color and

No affiliation, just grateful and wanted to pass along a great product.



Subject: Felt Girls on Crazy Quilt
From: "Louise" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 08:40:00 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

The little girls are Kate Greenaway in style. They look similar to the
images on a calandar she did in 1884. Briggs & Co. offered hot iron
transfers of her designs as early as 1882. Other companies (J.F. Ingalls,
T.E. Parker, etc.) offered perforated patterns of the Greenaway girls.
The also offered pre-stamped felt 'tidies' to embroider. These little
girls appear to be pre-stamped or hot iron transfered onto the felt, since
the lines art continous. If a perforated pattern was used, you would see
little dots for the lines.

There is more info about the companies on my blog:

Best regards, Louise

Subject: and so to bed.........BMFA

Have any of you seen the exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts----- "AND SO TO BED"? It is an exhibit of 2 sets of bed hangings from India. One is embroidered and the other is hand painted chintz. It sounds fascinating. It will be up?until June 21. I wonder if there is a catalog with this show.
Wonder if this is part of the exhibit? Couldn't find any other complete set examples in their collections.
I look forward to hearing from our New Englanders.
Thanks, Lynn
Lynn Lancaster Gorges
Historic Textiles Studio
3910 Hwy 70 E
New Bern, NC 28560


Subject: A treat on a gloomy afternoon
From: "Candace Perry" <>

And this isn't the only one! Check out the others coming to auction at Pook
and Pook, Downingtown PA on 4/24-4/25:

Candace Perry


Subject: Good news for impatient quilters!
From: Pepper Cory <>

Hello all-Check out my blog today--
<>. Many happy returns!

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


Subject: children's books
From: "Brenda & Roger Applegate" <>

I have been invited to a baby shower and it was requested that we bring =
a book signed instead of a card to the shower. We were encouraged to =
personalize the book that we have chosen. I thought about giving a =
quilt book. Does anyone know of any young children's quilt books? I am =
familiar with The Patchwork Cat, The Bernestain Bears and Mama's New =
Job and the Cemetery Quilt. I looked on Amazon for the Patchwork =
Cat book and it was $25.00. I intend to look on other sites as well, =
but thought there might be some other books that would be recommended. =
Or even a book related to sewing.

Seems like a neat idea.

Brenda Applegate


Subject: RE: children's books
From: "Donna" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 21:51:05 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

My favorite is

The Quiltmaker's Gift (Hardcover) by Jeff Brumbeau
(Author), Gail De Marcken (Illustrator) "There was once a quiltmaker who
kept a house in the blue misty mountains up high..."

And this one has been in my autographed library long before I started

The Keeping Quilt (Aladdin Picture Books) by
Patricia Polacco



Subject: Re: children's books
From: "Christine Thresh" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 19:52:35 -0700
X-Message-Number: 5

Here is a wonderful child's book:

Christine Thresh
on an island in the California Delta <-- my blog
and <-- website


Subject: Jennifer Regan
From: Pam Weeks <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 23:05:50 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

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Hi to all from rainy NH. What a shock to come back to wet, cold spring after
2 weeks in sunny California.
I seek information about author Jennifer Regan who wrote "American Quilts, A

Can anyone help me?


Pam Weeks

Quilt Historian, Teacher, Lecturer
Durham, NH USA



Subject: RE: children's books
From: "Kim Baird" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:44:59 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

This is a beautiful book:

Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale
by Sibylle von Olfers (Author), Sieglinde Schoen-Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 978-1933308180
$12.21 at Amazon,com
It's translated from German, with wonderful new fabric illustrations

I notice a companion book that might be better for young children
Mother Earth's ABC: A Quilter's Alphabet and Story Book
by Sieglinde Schoen Smith
ISBN-13: 978-1933308203
$10.85 at Amazon

Another old favorite with great illustrations:
Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt (Paperback)
by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Author, Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 978-0688115050
$6.99 at Amazon

Sally Mavor has illutrated some children's stories with lovely stumpwork.
Wee Willie Winkie, Jack & Jill, and others

My daughter and I really enjoyed all of Jan Brett's books. Quite a few of
them feature knitting and other needlework in the illustrations.



Subject: Pook Auction - Political hankerchief - Jackson
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 22:59:57 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

This handkerchief is of the same design as the fabric in the quilt on page 9
of The Fabric of Persuasion Two Hundred Years of Political Quilts, the
catalogue (Spt 9-Nov 19, 2000) for the exhibit by G. Julie Powell.

Illustrated Auction Catalog for April 24th & 25th 2009

Lot # 461 -Copper engraved handkerchief commemorating the military and
presidential service of Andrew Jackson, 23 1/2" x 24 1/2"

No affiliation.

Karen in the Islands


Subject: Re: children's books
From: xenia cord <>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 07:12:10 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

Elmer the Elephant is a patchwork character, and there are several
inexpensive books with him as the main character.



Subject: spider children's quilt book
From: "Judy Grow" <>

Dana -- help me here. I remember buying a children's book about a =
named Sophie who made a quilt -- you bought it for your daughter Sophia, =
bought it for my granddaughter Sophia. I can't remember the title, and
can't find it on Amazon.

It was such a lovely story, with beautiful illustrations.

Judy Grow


Subject: Re: spider children's quilt book
From: Kathy <>

Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale , written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Jane Dyer

Kathy in NH
Families are like quilts, lives pieced together,stitched with smiles and tears, colored with memories, bound with LOVE.
Check out Amoskeag Quilters Guild website


Subject: bed ruggs
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:27:37 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

I want to know about bed ruggs. I thought they were primarily a New
England phenomenon, but I am finding lots of references in 17th and 18th
century inventories in MD and VA. Help please.
Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: felt girls
From: Peggy Derrick <>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 23:56:36 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Thank you Louise, and others who wrote with information about the
felt applique figures on Crazies. I had figured them for Kate
Greenaway or Greenaway knock-offs, but I had wondered how they were
done; if it was a commercial enterprise; and how common they were.
Sounds like many of you have seen them before and I should pay more

Peggy Derrick


Subject: Red Cross quilts- with a difference.
From: xenia cord <>

This message appeared on another list, and I am forwarding it here in
hopes that someone with contacts in Albany, NY, may have an answer:

Subject: Red Cross quilts- with a difference.

I've been trawling through early copies of "Embroidery", the
Embroiderers Guild mag, to see if I could find items for the timeline.

[Found in Embroidery, the Embroiderers Guild magazine in UK] is an
interesting article, titled "British Red Cross Society", in the
Summer 1952 edition.

It describes how, in 1938, the Junior section of the Albany Chapter,
New York, enlisted the help of sister chapters to make a "world
friendship quilt" from embroidered squares from their respective
countries. The squares of fabric were provided by the Albany Chapter
along with instructions and 40 Junior sections joined in. In 1952
the quilt was still available for 'exhibition purposes'.

The Albany Chapter were also wanting to make the quilt more complete
and a square of material ( not "fabric"!) had been sent to England
and forwarded to Cornmall where the Cadet Branch at Truro school had
submitted designs." A 15 yr old girl was selected and has spent most
of her spare time completing the work.

The article then has a photo of a fan appliqued "counterpane" made by
Junior Red Cross members of the Hatfield School Link, Southern
Rhodesia, for presentation to the Palace School for Crippled
Children, Ely, Cambs. which was administered by the R.C. Hardly a
P.C. name nowadays. I wonder what happened to it? And to the previous

(Forwarded by Xenia)


Subject: RE: bed ruggs
From: "Newbie Richardson" <>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 18:36:11 -0400
X-Message-Number: 9

The entire September, 2004 Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts is
devoted to Gloria Seeman Allen's article: Rugs: the Colonial Chesapeake
Consumer's Bed Covering of Choice.

In England they were popular and high end in the 16th and 17th centuries;
then they progressed down the social scale so that by the 18th c (in
England) they were "lower class". Seems not to have been the case in the US
- primarily because our winters were so bitterly cold.

Stafford and Bishop have a very good chapter on Bed Ruggs in their quilt
history book - more about New England, but they lasted longer in fashion
there due to the winters, I think.

When you are next at the DAR in DC, Alden has several referrence books in
the library. She put theirs on display in her exhibit: And So to Bed last



Subject: bed rug in VA
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 08:14:49 -0400

This is a small portion of Robert Lancaster's will from when he died in 1720 in Isle of Wight County, VA --- NOTE: RUG
"I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Unity Lanquishear my next best feather bed, rug, and blanket, sheets belonging to it... Item, I do give and bequeath to my grandson Samuel Lanquishear one large iron pot with the hooks and hinges belonging... Item, I give to my grandson William Lanquishear ye plantation at Blackwater after my wife's decease to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his own body."
If you care to read the entire will.................,s,Rebellion::lancaster::3404.html
This Robert Lancaster is the key to thousands of people. Genealogy is amazing.............

My husband is doing genealogy and so I am throwing some of my things in. He and I did extensive genealogy work on our families in the early 1980's and then put it aside. We would go back to it over the years, but now he is becoming INTENSE with it.
Read this will this morning and thought it was very appropriate to add to the list.

Lynn Lancaster Gorges
Historic Textiles Studio
New Bern, NC


Subject: bargain
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 10:39:07 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I was just on the website of the Museum of Early Southern
DecorativeArts. "Quilts Coverlets & Counterpanes: Bedcovering from the
MESDA and Old Salem Collections" is listed in the publications catalogue for
$9.50 (originally $18.95). It's a beautiful book, 72 pages, lots of color,
mostly southern quilts. It was published in conjunction with an exhibit
1997-98, one I did not get to, but I did buy the book. Check it out.
Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: Virginia Quilt Study Group
From: Neva Hart <>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:35:52 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

Everyone is invited!

A Virginia Quilt Study Group is being formed and will have its first
meeting on Sat., May 16, 2009 at the Virginia Quilt Museum in
Harrisonburg, VA. The first meeting topic is applique using quilts
from the museum's collection, and contemporary applique quilts made by
the Old Dominion Applique Society which are currently on exhibit.
Also, antique sewing tools will be discussed and demonstrated.

The group plans to meet quarterly at the museum. There is a fee for
non-members of the museum. Of course, please bring applique quilts of
your own to discuss. This study group will focus on Virginia and MId-
Atlantic regional quilts. (Great way to fondle museum examples and
discuss regional characteristics!)

Meeting starts at 1 pm, and will end between 3 pm and 4 pm. Call the
museum for details and reserve space: 540-433-3818.

Neva Hart, AQS Appraiser in Virginia
Va. Quilt Museum Board of Directors


Subject: Sage Journals Free Access
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 13:08:25 -0600
X-Message-Number: 4

FYI - Sage has free access until April 30. Search away! Jan


Subject: TQHF could benefit from Cruise Rates drop
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 07:43:05 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear QHLers,

If you have never been to the big international quilt show in Birmingham,
England, here is your chance.

On March 31, Princess Cruise Line announced REDUCED FARES on many cruises,
including the one planned for this summer in the British Isles that will

Join Marianne Fons, Pam Holland, Kathy Kansier, Sandi Lush and Yvonne
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12 Day Cruise only, begins at $1,698.

Now, for an incredible price, one can spend 15 days exploring the British
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be a quilter to enjoy this cruise. There are 100s of activities onboard the
Crown Princess to delight any interest.

Dates: August 21-September 5, 2009. For the cruise only, the embarkation
date is August 24. For more information and complete itinerary with
inclusions list, visit

Karen Alexander
Public Relations
The Quilters Hall of Fame


Subject: Washington, DC quilt exhibit
From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <>
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 13:51:22 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 2

While reading the Washington Post (one of the things I miss the most when spending time in SC), I just noticed the following announcement of an exhibit opening at the Textile Museum, which doesn't often feature quilts:

"Constructed Color: Amish Quilts" an exhibition on loan from the International Quilt Study Center of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, of 25 quilt varieties representing 3 Amish communities. April 4-Sept. 6. Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC. Website: Suggested donation, $5.

Nancy Hahn, finally back in Maryland for awhile...


Subject: Re: bargain
From: Patricia Cummings <>

I tried to find what you mentioned, but couldn't. Call me blind in one eye,
can't see out of the other.