Subject: feedsack & quilt SOS
From: Joan Kiplinger <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:20:18 -0400

A friend has asked me for help regarding any information about an Albion
feedsack and an age range for a crazy quilt. Feedsack was used as a
backing to stabilize crazy quilt.

See eboard under feedsack for photos.



Subject: The Ladies' Wreath and Parlor Annual
From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <>

I was home at my parents' house this past weekend when I made an 
interesting discovery in an old Bible that was in what used to be my old 
bedroom. It is the cover to something called The Ladies' Wreath and 
parlor Annual, published in New York by Burdick, Reed and Co. dated 
February 1854! The bible was one that was found in my grandparents' 
home, the Beesley Mansion, in Beesley Point, NJ. but I must stress that 
this is not my family's Bible, but someone else's that apparently was 
left behind before my grandparents owned the house. The Bible is dated 
1868 and there is family info in it.
At present, I am only interested in this publication as a possible 
nationally circulated ladies' magazine and the potential that it might 
have contained quilt patterns. It measures 5" x 8" in size.
At last, at last! A possible treasure from my parents' house. All of you 
who find things in attics, it will never happen to me. My parents are 
inveterate thrower-awayers! The attic is so empty, you could have 
bowling tournaments in it. They even threw away my signed Beatles poster 
(but won't admit it!)
So... does anyone know anything about this publication? Inquiring minds 
want to know....(and I believe the Philadelphia Inquirer went the way of 
so many newspapers just recently)
Recovering from a whirlwind trip, Marcia

Marcia Kaylakie
AQS Certified Appraiser
Austin, TX


Subject: Re: The Ladies' Wreath and Parlor Annual
From: Mary Persyn <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:21:45 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

It is listed in Worldcat ( but without much
information. If you search the title in there is a
little more information.


Subject: Re: qhl digest: April 27, 2009
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 06:16:50 EDT
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So... does anyone know anything about this publication? Inquiring minds 
want to know....(and I believe the Philadelphia Inquirer went the way of 
so many newspapers just recently)
Recovering from a whirlwind trip, Marcia

Marcia, I am so interested in that publication. Never heard of it!

The Inquirer is still publishing daily and Sunday, but talking bankruptcy
and restructing, as are so many newsppers these days. Bright blessings!

~Donna Laing
Sweltering in Bucks County PA
(third day of heatwave here)


Subject: Re: The Ladies' Wreath and Parlor Annual
From: Barb Garrett <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:12:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi Marcia -

I know nothing about the magazine, but decided to google it, and got
some "hits" --

Ebay auction number 200331314666 has some pictures and more information

Columbia University Library appears to have several years

Thanks for asking about the magazine, and let us know if you learn
anything more.

Barb in very hot southeastern PA


Subject: Tasha Tudor Auction
From: Tracy Jamar <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:39:47 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

This message was rejected the first time, so I'm trying it again.

This link will take you to the Spring  

Vintage Fashion and Textile Auction. Thanks Newbie for the heads up 
on it, I'm going to the preview today.

If you click on the Tasha Tudor Auction tab on the left side you will  

be able to see the items from her auction in 2007. What a treat to 
linger over so many wonderful fabrics in clothing form.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I am,

Tracy Jamar
NYC where it's supposed to get to 90 FB! In April! Ugh!


Subject: Hawaii Quilt Guild Show
From: Loretta Woodard <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:19:55 -1000
X-Message-Number: 4

There's a short article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin online newspaper
which includes eight large photos of quilts featured in the Hawaii
Quilt Guild annual exhibit (click on the link "View more photos" that
appears in the small photo caption). The exhibit is open through May
3, 2009.


Subject: Quilt Study Group Meeting
From: Joy Neal <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:35:36 -0700 (PDT)

 0AThe next meeting of the Western Washington Quilt Study Group will be 0AS
at. May 30th, 10 a.m. at the Quilt Museum in La Conner. Address is 703 S 2n
d Street, La Conner, WA 98257 

The 0Amain floor has an exhibit of a La Conner woman named Siddy Knopf who
 0Apassed away in 1999.  She hand pieced and hand quilted her quilts.  
She 0Aalso kept a Quilt Journal so we know how many pieces and how long eac
h 0Aquilt took her to make.  Most were made in the 80s/90s and due to her
 0Aillness, several remain just tops.  Her husband, Ken, will join us to
 0Atalk about Siddy and her quilts.

After the meeting, which is 0Abefore the museum opens, you will want to vis
it the 2nd and 3rd floor 0Aexhibits. The quilts by Karin Franzen on the 3rd
floor are 0Aunbelievable--no photo can capture them.  She uses several l
ayers of 0Amostly silk which are hand-dyed and discharged. The layers hang 
loose 0Acreating several levels of a very subtle background behind the top
 0Alayer on which the birds and plants are appliqued. A very different way
 0Aof creating textile art.

Please RSVP so we know how many chairs to set up in the parlor.  Thanks.

Joy Neal
La Conner, Mt. Vernon 0A 0A 0A
--0-1221580705-1240950936 :66949--


Subject: Bets Ramsey Honored
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:17:01 -0700
X-Message-Number: 6

The Quilters Hall of Fame 2005 Honoree Bets Ramsey of Tennessee receives
Governors award. Bets is a long-time member of AQSG as well.


Subject: Quilt Show this weekend
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:59:05 +0000 (UTC)

My quilt guild, The Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild that meets in Hudson NH is ha
ving a show Friday afternoon 2 - 6 and Saturday 10 - 4 in Hudson NH at the 
Hudson Community Center. C2  160 quilt, a judged show and several great v

Just thought I would post.

If you would like more information, please feel free to email me privately.

Linda Heminway


Subject: Susan Hinzman

Just wanted you to know that one of our QHLers is in the hospital in Greenville, NC. Please say a prayer for her. Last June at the Quilt Flap in Morehead City Susan was taking photos and having a grand time. Afterwards she told me that she had gotten some test results back that didn't look good. Well since then she has dealt with chemo, surgeries, etc. She just had more surgery and is doing well.
During all of this she has continued to quilt (She has quilts ready for a show in Morehead City the last of this month.).?She has also?photographed every thing outside her windows. I have gotten some wonderful shots of birds as have all of her friends. She even won a photography contest --- 3rd place --- in connection with the Seafood Festival. She hasn't let any moss grow under her feet while dealing with all of this!
Thought you as a caring sisterhood/brotherhood of quilters would want to send her some "good vibs" by just taking a moment today and saying a prayer for a quick recovery.
Hugs to all,
Lynn in New Bern, NC (


Subject: Apologies to all
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:13:05 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

I note in my "sent" folder that a email intended for Lynn Gorges (Palampore) was copied to the list.

This blessing too comes free of cost from Suddenlink webmail, which every now and again ignores the deletions and address changes made when replying to posts. No way to predict or preclude ---at least that I've discovered. You've never lived until you have dealt with this service. It long ago ceased to be amusing. The company slogan is "Suddenly, you're connected." Only problem is this: to whom? how many?

Oh, btw, Jackson is my rat terrier friend.

Apologies to all.

Gaye Ingram


Subject: Quilt exhibit catalogues still available
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 08:55:37 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Two exhibit catalogues still available:

Quilt Mania (Dallas)


$30 including shipping
Please make check payable to-
Friends of the Farmers Branch Historical Park

Please mail to -
Farmers Branch Historical Park
Kim Jolly Chapman
PO Box 819010
Farmers Branch, TX 75381

THE SECOND ONE: check out their website for a couple of photos.


From: BellevueArtsMuseumStore <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:22:40 -0700
To: karen alexander <>
Subject: Quilt catalog


Yes, we have the American Quilt catalogue from our current exhibit. The cost
is $22 plus $5 for shipping/handling plus tax. We do not accept checks but
if you would like to call or e-mail us a credit card number we would be
happy to mail you out a copy.

Lyn Ziskind

Bellevue Arts Museum Store
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
P: 425.519.0722
F: 425.637.1799 <> <>


Subject: garment manufacturers selling scraps, paper piecing

A repeat of a request for information on manufacturers selling bags of scraps:
Does the information extant concern only the sale of cotton or silk scrap
s by the pound or bag, not woolens or cotton uniform fabrics? Did any place
offer wools, uniforms, Inecktie scraps?
Has anyone found ads or other information offering scraps from men's clot
hing manufacturers?
Did the manufacturers  assume quilters would be interested only in co
tton or silk?
Do you think tailors made scrap bags available to quilters?
We have been going through old quilt pattern brochures and some newspaper
 quilt columns looking to see if any pattern publisher/designer/oracle 
suggested using menswear materials rather than traditional cotton, or even 
silk. So far, nothing/nada/zip. Is there anyone who I can contact weho migh
t have anaylzed old pattern producers from this point of view?
There is tons of information about the manufacture of menswear textiles her
e and abroad, and plenty about the change in mens costume over the centurie
s, but links of menswear to quiltmaking are non-existant it seems! Any info
rmation would be gratefully received!
Laura Fisher


Subject: Apology for Apology
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 13:06:56 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

Dear List Members,

Earlier I apologized for sending to the entire list a message intended only for Lynn Gorges. It was a "reply" to a message Lynn had sent to the list. It had shown up in my "sent" box as having been dispersed to the QHL list, although I had specifically deleted the "qhl" and typed Lynn's address in the address box when composing it. I had attributed the problem to the whimsical tricks played on those of us in this area who sometimes use the webmail provided by our cable carrier.

(You know those reminders to keep the mind alert by working puzzles and such? Well, if you are in an area served by this company, you do not need them. The puzzles come free with the monthly service.)

THIS message, the one you are reading right now, is an apology for that apology. Opening my email just now, I see that some---all, I hope---did not receive the original message, the one for which I apologized (Are you still with me?). It remains in my "sent" box as having been sent out to the list. But I must assume that conundrum is just another and still cleverer little puzzler provided by the cable service. Stay alert: it might arrive yet. Or it might not. I no longer try to predict.

I would not have apologized had it not been for my telling Lynn in that note that I had "pulled Jackson into bed" with me. Lynn knows Jackson, but those who do not, I feared, might think I had become a hussy, and an aggressive, brazen one at that. After all, lots of people name their dog Spot or Rowdy or Fluffy, not after some Confederate general.

I know that the choice to become a hussy, brazen or otherwise, is purely personal, and I do not wish to impugn the motives of those who choose differently from me. Nor, however, did I wish to thrust upon innocent quilters information that might appear to be more than they wished to know. I understand about "boundaries."

So, should the message appear in your box, I apologize for it. If it does not, I apologize for the apology.

And if you understand this, you do not need to do your puzzles for the day.

Puzzled in Louisiana,
Gaye Ingram


Subject: Re: garment manufacturers selling scraps, paper piecing
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:43:52 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

One thing to consider is scraps could have come home with persons who

worked in menswear stores. The trousers on men's suits come unhemmed.
When the pants are hemmed to suit, rectangular pieces of fabric are
left which could be incorporated into quilts. The price of men's suits
generally includes hemming the trousers and other alterations.

Heather who offers a supposition.


Subject: Re: garment manufacturers selling scraps, paper piecing
From: "Kim Baird" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:31:46 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7


I know of 2 sources for the wool suiting used in these quilts:

1 -general store swatch books
Stores had rectangular samples of various suitings. Their customers
could choose the fabric and order a suit in their size. This way, small 
stores did not keep a large inventory of suits, but the customer could 
get what he wanted. When a new swatch book came out, some lucky woman 
the old one to use for quilts. I don 92t know if they were given away to
family, or sold, perhaps both.

2 - One older woman told me that her father and brothers always bought
3-piece suits, because that was they way they came, but they never wore 
vests. So her mother used the vest fabric to make quilts. She was 
to the period 1930-1940.

Both of the above cases apply to rural North Dakota.



Subject: A quilt show
From: xenia cord <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:25:35 -0400
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From May 1 through August 30, the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo
(Indiana), home of the Howard Co. Historical Society, will present a
quilt show of antique quilts from its collection. Ranging from the
1940s to the Bicentennial, the quilts are a selection from the area's
quilt history. Notable among them are two signature quilts, one an
outstanding silk quilt in modified crazy style, believed to have been
made to support a local orphanage, and the other an exact copy of the
format offered in Modern Priscilla magazine, supporting the Red Cross
during World War I.

Those who will be in Marion at the Quilters' Hall of Fame celebration
and the induction of Merikay Waldvogel in July are invited to view
the quilts during special early hours on Sunday, July 19, starting at
11:30 (regular Sunday hours are 1-4). Otherwise, the exhibit is open
Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4pm; there is a $4 admission fee, and $1 for
children under 12. The mansion is located at 1200 West Sycamore, the
main east/west street through downtown Kokomo; Google can map it for
you. And the mansion itself is a showpiece, a late Victorian
structure built with attention to lavish detail by Monroe Seiberling
of Seiberling (later Akron) Tire & Rubber fame, who also owned
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.



Subject: Re: Susan Hinzman
From: Hiranya Anderson <>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 12:08:15 +1000
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Lynn, I know I am in Oz and don't know her personally, but please let Susan
know that she has Aussie prayers flying over the seas, enveloping love and
healing over her ok.

Love and hugs, Hiranya : >


Subject: Gaye's apology
From: "Linda Heminway" <>

Gaye said:

"I would not have apologized had it not been for my telling Lynn in that 
note that I had "pulled Jackson into bed" with me. Lynn knows Jackson, 
but those who do not, I feared, might think I had become a hussy, and an 
aggressive, brazen one at that. After all, lots of people name their dog 
Spot or Rowdy or Fluffy, not after some Confederate general."

Thanks, Gaye, for making me laugh this morning. I was just minding my 
own business reading along my email. I had not read the previous post 
from you that had been sent in error as I've been away for a few days 
and deleted a bunch of stuff that I knew I wouldn't have time to read. 
I wish I had seen the original "error" message and your reference to 
pulling Jackson into bed with you. I'd have been having all sorts of 
"visions" about that one for sure. ; )
At any rate, I had a good laugh and it was fun to have that vision and 
then think of your sweet and cute comforting dog as well. You 
aggressive, brazen hussy you! : )
Thanks for the laugh!
Linda Heminway
Off to hang quilts this morning for the Hannah Dustin quilt show and 
excited! Hanging quilts is the best job, ever, as you get to see 
everything up close and person.
------ _NextPart_000_003A_01C9CA1D.FDA681E0--


Subject: Re: Apology for apology for if you got it
From: "Janice" <>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 07:24:03 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

You just started what is going to be a long stressful day with a big


Marion, IN
Home of Quilters Hall of Fame
Annual Celebration July 16-19,2009


Subject: Two stories - NQR - long
From: Teddy Pruett <>

Those of you who are adamant about this being a history forum ONLY click of
f right now. The only thing that makes the stories even nearly quilt relat
ed are that both happened on the way home from quilt shows or lectures.


First story: The Case of the Piddling Purse.


After leaving Paducah I stayed overnight in mid-Alabama. I detest eating m
eals alone and seldom enter a sit down restaurant when I travel  but I lo
ve Waffle House breakfasts. I had a very satisfying meal  and when I wen
t to pay my bill there was a line  so I decided to go to the Ladies Room.
(OH NO!! Yet another restroom story........actually I have one more  i
t happened a few years back at UNL.....but I digress.....) There was no ho
ok for my purse  so I inspected the sink and it appeared to be dry  so 
I sat my purse in the sink. When I moved it to wash my hands  it was dam
p on the bottom  but I paid it little heed. But when I picked it up to l
eave the restroom  it was verrrry heavy - and LEAKING!!! Lawd have merc
y - the sink had a motion sensor faucet  and the entire time I was - um -
"un-filling" myself  the purse was being filled with water!


I tipped it over  but nothing much came out  so I walked down the cente
r of the restaurant to pay my bill  leaving a trail of water behind me. 
I explained to the waitress what had happened  and warned her to get some
towels - by the time I'd paid my bill  the water on the counters was run
ning over onto the floor. I piddled my way out to my car  sat on the car
seat  and literally dumped the bucket disguised as a purse out onto the 
parking lot. The purse was a very fine Fossil leather organizer - but it w
asn't very well organized at the time. One by one  I picked up the items
and dried them off  laughing the entire time at the absurdity of it all.
I prefer not to use credit cards when I travel  so I had a lot of cash 
with me - each bill had to be separated and laid out on top of the suitcase
s in the back to dry out. I opened my little box of aspirin/tylenol/aleve 
and other things and they'd turned into play-dough. I didnt laugh when I h
ad to remove the memory card card from my Nikon Digital camera and water po
ured from the slot. Yep. The camera is yella dog dead. Oh well. 


I stopped at a flea market a few miles down the road and bought a great lit
tle woven leather bag for two bucks  and as things dried I tossed them in
. And bought a shoebox full of old buttons!


Next story: The Trail of Turkey Red


I was home from Paducah a mere two days when I headed back up to the Atlant
a area to do a lecture and appraisals. On my way home  I spied a really 
junky church thrift shop - ooh ooh ooh - my favorite kind!!! I had to stop
. I wandered around  not finding any treasures to use in future quilts (
see - it is slightly quilt related) and was on my way out empty handed when
I saw a sign in the back room that said "crafts." There was nothing worth
y in that area  either  but I spied a bit of red under a pile of ratty 
suitcases. Not just any red  but a repro of 1840's Turkey Red print!! I
uncovered a beautiful barrel sized duffle bag and lifted it to the counter
to check the zipper. As I opened it  I thought to myself  "little bag
  you look suspiciously like a Vera Bradley..." and there was the label t
o verify the suspicion. There was something else inside the bag  but I d
idn't bother to check it out - I headed straight for the counter to pay up.


After I got home  I took the duffle bag out  unzipped it  and pulled 
out a smaller duffle bag  a backpack purse  and a garment bag - all mat
ching pieces in that beautiful Turkey Red print with border trims. Ya thin
k I was tickled?? On the downside  I must admit that there is an ink sta
in on the bottom of the largest bag.


I am not a Vera Bradley fan. I've always said I would not pay five bucks f
or a purse that I could make myself out of WalMart fabric. I would  howe
ver  pay that same five bucks for an entire set of matched luggage.......

Teddy Pruett
Trying to live life from one "A-Ha!"
moment to the next.

Rediscover Hotmail AE: Get e-mail storage that grows with you. 3DTXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_Rediscover_



Subject: ESQSG (long)
From: "Lucinda Cawley" <>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 11:51:17 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

The Eastern Shore Quilt Study Group met on Wednesday at the Caroline
County Public Library. I left a whole lot smarter than I was when I arrived
thanks to a great presentation by Fran Mayhew on fiber identification. I
figured out a long time ago that I don't need to know everything I just have
to know the people who do. Fran has taught textile science at the
University of Delaware for 27 years and has been a member of ESQSG almost
from the start. I suspect there was a whole lot of burning going on when
everybody got home. Since we meet in the library we couldn't do burn tests
on the spot, but Fran gave each of us a packet of samples. She presented an
amazing amount of information in an hour and gave us beautifully organized
handouts that will make remembering and applying what we learned much
Nancy Hahn brought antique optical tools (linen testers, etc..), things
of beauty in themselves.
Of course, we made time for Show and Tell. I brought my Keystone
Friendship Quilt from Punxsutawney, PA. It's the prettiest church fund
raiser quilt ever: green appliquéd keystones, embroidered bunches of golden
rod and 250 names embroidered in purple. It was this quilt that started my
love affair with signature quilts and introduced me to the excitement of
researching them.
We saw a 1790s English framed center linen quilt with no batting and
penciled indo details in some fabrics. Since we love all textiles we were
thrilled to see two paisley shawls. A friendship quilt of complex and
possibly original pieced blocks which we thought was probably Chester Co.,
PA turns out to have been made on Cape Cod. A contemporary album quilt with
designs adapted from various sources is in the process of being hand
quilted. I bet we'll be seeing it on the cover of a magazine. One of our
new members brought a rescued Carolina Lily, late 19th century. It was
thrown on the ground for a picnic and when the new owner protested her
hostess gave it to her. It's in great shape except that the green has faded
almost to white, very nice quilting.
A lovely, circa 1830, Delectable Mountains in two elegant fabrics (pink
and brown prints) had a paper cut star in the center. It came from the Mary
Baldwin estate in Middletown, CT. Our killer researcher Andrea is going to
find out more.
Ginseng and Roses came from Wisconsin, circa 1860. Several examples of
"botanicals" like this were made in WI during the Civil War and finished, as
is this one, as summer spreads. There's a paper here for AQSG.
Polly brought her two Texas college quilts: one made from A&M uniforms
in 1928, the other made in 1936 features crayon scenes taken from true
romance-type magazines made for a girl headed to East TX State. There was a
spirited discussion about whether a very worn but still lovely 1850 appliqué
was a Pineapple, a Strawberry or an Artichoke. whatever, it has a triple
swag (watermelon) border and a scalloped edge (how common was that
The prize for best story goes to Madge Ziegler. She has one quarter of
a 4-block quilt made in Gap, PA in the early 20th century which has two old
and very angular ladies sitting in orange chairs. Remember a pattern of a
few years ago called "The Gossips"? The story is that the maker Catharine
Kauffman was engaged to a man who was going to send for her when he bought a
farm. The message never came. In the 1950s they tore down the post office
in Gap and found the letter which was delivered to Catharine. No word about
the fate of the fiancé.
There was a 9-Patch from the Eastern Shore of VA which looked very PA
with double blues and double pinks and a Pinwheel from Milford, DE (we are
the Eastern Shore Quilt Study Group after all). A stunning Princess Feather,
red, green and yellow, came from PA. A doll quilt cut from a very early
(1st quarter 19th century) came with a canopy bed dressed in similar
fabrics. A fascinating Medallion from Ohio, circa 1900, had a wide range of
fabrics in a series of complex pieced frames--a real beauty.
We saw a warrant dated 1782 for the arrest of a woman who had stolen a
quilted petticoat and three petticoats spanning a good part of the 19th
century. A pair of twin size Pots of Tulips in peach and blue gave us
something pretty to think about on the drive home.
Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: Thousands of eyes
From: Teddy Pruett <>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 15:12:03 -0400
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Strange subject line  isn't it? Just a take on the old adage of two head
s being better than one. Thousands of eyes are better than my puny two. 


Subject quilt pattern: Brackman  46.46 A quilt of this pattern is in th
e 1978 Quilt Engagement Calendar  image # 56.


Does anyone know anything about that quilt? WHere it ended up? Has anyone
seen another one like it? IQSC has one that is a slight variation (1997.0


If any of you have seen one of these  PLEASE let me know!!!

Teddy Pruett
Trying to live life from one "A-Ha!"
moment to the next.

Hotmail AE goes with you. 3DTXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_Tutor



Subject: RE: Quilt exhibit catalogues still available
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 16:52:50 -0700
X-Message-Number: 6

I just got my copy of the Catalogue of the exhibit in Seattle. There are
about 40-42 different quilts featured. It's cover is a predominantly red,
beige, black and purple Log Cabin quilt. It's called American Quilt
Classics: 1800 - 1980 - The Bresler Collection. Just thought I would alert
you to the fact that this has a copyright date of 2003 and was first
published for an exhibit of the same title by the Mint Museum of Design &
Craft in Charlotte, NC. I thought it was a brand new catalogue so didn't
check my library before ordering. Anybody else ever do that ... buy
duplicate books because you can't remember what you have? <grin> I now I
have two copies. Not a problem. I take any extra book copies with me when I
give lectures and sell them. Or I can list them on my new blog once I have
gone thru all my books again.

Karen in the Islands


Subject: RE: Quilt exhibit catalogues still available
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 16:57:07 -0700
X-Message-Number: 7

One other good plus for this particular catalogue that I meant to mention.
Most of the copy is written by Merikay Waldvogel!!



Subject: Article on Bresler Collection
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 17:08:35 -0700
X-Message-Number: 8

Be sure to review the list of links at the bottom of this article. The only
one I have had time to look at yet is the Calendar of Museum events Never knew about this resource before. Off
for dinner and jazz with my jazzman! Anyone living in the New Orleans area
in the 80s would have heard him on WWOZ as SaxManAlex.

Karen in the Islands


Subject: Question about Betty Flack's Little 'n Big
From: "Gloria Nixon" <>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 21:37:19 -0400
X-Message-Number: 9

I have a question and bet one of you can answer it. It's about the Little
'n Big newsletter/magazine by Betty Flack which was published in the
mid-1960s. I'm polishing an article about her and double checking all the
facts. The thought of making a mistake in it gives me chills.

Does anyone have an issue of L&B dated after March of 1966 or knowledge of
such issue??? In the reference section of Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt
Patterns, Barbara Brackman states that was the date for the last one.
Merikay Waldvogel says the same thing in her article from the 1994
Uncoverings. It's the last one I have in my own collection, too. In
reading it, there is zero indication it ended the run. In fact she speaks
of the next issue. I realize that doesn't mean a lot. Circumstances
change rapidly and our best intentions can fall apart. Perhaps that is
what happened to dear Betty.

I consulted our resident Pattern Queen, Rose Lea Alboum, but, alas, she
doesn't collect the L&B's. She is a true connoisseur of original
patterns. Rose reminded me to trot on over here and get this posted.

If anyone has information to the contrary, kindly give me a big yell.
Otherwise, March 1966 it is.

My sincere thanks,