Subject: Joan and Indian Head Fabric
From: "Susan Wildemuth" <ksandbcw@geneseo.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:25:34 -0500
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Joan Kiplinger has compiled a great deal of research on Indian Head fabric -
complete with illustrations, extensive documentation, etc. It is my
understanding that the project is done.

She wanted to publish it - to share her research with others. I hope those
close to her know how much that research means to her and that is one of her
dreams.

A while back she sent me some swatches of Indian Head fabric with some
wonderful descriptions so that I could see the differences in Indian Head
fabric. We also exchanged catalogs. She knows about copyright. She knows
about scanners. She knows about fabric and thread. She knows about making
costumes for dolls. She knows about being a good neighbor to us. She is a
library of information.

I think I can speak for everyone who knows you through this list, through
private e-mails, or through AQSG - we love you Joan -- we most certainly do.

Sue in Illinois


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Susan Wildemuth
www.illinoisquilthistory.com





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Subject: Re: Joan and Indian Head Fabric
From: Jeanne Jabs <jeanne53507@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 06:49:23 -0700 (PDT)
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I have alot of Indian Head fabric, Thanks to Joan. We bought and swapped al
l the time. :) I also sent her swatches of vintage fabric I bought at aucti
ons, she sent them back with authenticity sheets and if she wanted swatches
for her collection, I sent them to her. I have a WONDERFUL FRIEND in Joan,
we share alot of common interests. :) and I feel privledged to share those
interests with someone as talented as Joan, also she is a WEALTH OF KNOWLE
DGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeanne

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From: Susan Wildemuth <ksandbcw@geneseo.net>
Subject: [qhl] Joan and Indian Head Fabric
To: "Quilt History List" <qhl@lyris.quiltropolis.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 8:25 AM


Joan Kiplinger has compiled a great deal of research on Indian Head fabric
- complete with illustrations, extensive documentation, etc. It is my un
derstanding that the project is done.

She wanted to publish it - to share her research with others. I hope tho
se close to her know how much that research means to her and that is one of
her dreams.

A while back she sent me some swatches of Indian Head fabric with some wond
erful descriptions so that I could see the differences in Indian Head fabri
c. We also exchanged catalogs. She knows about copyright. She knows a
bout scanners. She knows about fabric and thread. She knows about mak
ing costumes for dolls. She knows about being a good neighbor to us. She
is a library of information.

I think I can speak for everyone who knows you through this list, through p
rivate e-mails, or through AQSG - we love you Joan -- we most certainly do.

Sue in Illinois


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Susan Wildemuth
www.illinoisquilthistory.com




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Subject: appraisers
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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:33:03 +0000
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Hi all, I would like to clarify how a certified appraiser completes an appraisal. First, the question is asked as to the purpose of the appraisal - do you want to know insurance value to replace it if it were lost, stolen, etc.? Do you want to sell it? Do you want to donate it? Each circumstance involves specific research as to the value. Values are not in my mind "educated guesses". The type, date, conditions, and construction are considered in finding values. Actual selling values are RESEARCHED in an appropriate market (depending on the purpose of the appraisal). These values are studied to eliminate any that are out of line by circumstances (bidding wars at auctions, for example) or any that are not in an ordinary range of values for the particular type of quilt in question.

Appraising is a profession that benefits from certification and continuing education on history, styles and particularly current market values. It takes time for research to evaluate a quilt properly. Appraisals are legal documents and are written by an appraiser who follows a code of ethics. Serious business for someone who has a passionate love of quilts. Dee
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Subject: RE: appraisers
From: "Kim Baird" <kbaird@cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:03:53 -0500
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Being the one who mentioned educated guesses in the first place, I thought
I'd respond.

Dee is absolutely right.

However--even the best appraiser can't tell you what price a quilt will
bring. That is where the educated guessing comes in.

Kim

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Subject: back to school and pollution
From: Tracy Jamar <tjamar@optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:47:48 -0400
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I'm catching up with postings. I was away attending my own graduation
from Goddard College in VT this past weekend and can fully appreciate
Stephanie's situation (I'm 58). Gaye's comment is right on;
experience will give you insights you couldn't have had before. I
found the "dots" of information filled into a more fully rounded
image rather than just a single plane or linear line as it would have
done decades earlier.

With regard to Linda's comment about dyes and factory pollution I
referred back to 2 sites I found interesting:

http://www.colorantshistory.org/HistoryInternationalDyeIndustry.html

http://books.google.com/books?
idhwsAAAAAMAAJ&pgPA260&lpgPA260&dqalkali+act+of
+1863&sourceweb&otszX3OBwUU_m&sigQwz6N7z7Bp1G3rOTnLoCR3fMgBM#vonepag
e&qalkali%20act%20of%201863&ffalse

It wasn't just the water that was polluted, the foliage within miles
of any factory turned brown from the wind blown pollutants of
hydrochloric acid emissions. That is if any trees were left, as it
took massive quantities of trees to acquire the potash that resulted
in the acid emissions. The first source I give mentions that in South
Lancashire, England in 1861 is was figured that up to 800 tons of dye-
woods were consumed each week in that district alone!

OK, now what do I do with all my free time?!

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Subject: Re: quilt quote -- Stephanie
From: "Marilyn Withrow" <mmw@marilynquilts.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:07:48 -0500
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I believe the quote you mentioned is from "Quilters: Women and Domestic
Art." I have one of the original books and one of the reprints, plus the
script from the play titled "Quilters" which was based on that book. The
book was written from interviews with pioneer women. Your wording may not
be exactly correct, but it's close. I've directed that play twice, been in
it once, and it still makes my heart sing when I think about it or hear
about it.
Marilyn Maddalena Withrow
"The Quilt Psychic"
Professional Quilt Appraiser, Judge,
Historian, Designer and Speaker
www.marilynquilts.com
mmw@marilynquilts.com
Look me up on www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com
"The Quilted Rooster" Quilt Studio
now at Whispering Winds Ranch in Checotah, OK
"The woods would be very silent if only those birds sang who sing the best."
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Subject: What to do
From: Stephen Schreurs <schreurs_ss@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 07:53:11 -0700 (PDT)
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Tracy, first of all, you can enjoy the congratulations from others on
the list who value the effort and enterprise of education!!

I suppose moving out of the dorm and getting a job has been taken care of.. ;-)

Susan


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Subject: V&A, London 2010. The Tristan Bed covering
From: Sally Ward <sallytatters@ntlworld.com>

It is now confirmed that the wonderful 14th Century 'Tristan' bed
cover will be on display at the same time as the Quilt Exhibition in
2010. It will be in the V&A's Mediaeval Renaissance Galleries when
the open, in late November 2009.

The brief details from the V&A catalogue are here

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/objectid/O98183

Sally Ward


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Subject: appraisals
From: carylschuetz@comcast.net


Dee, Thank you for explaining this so well. We all learn so much on this list.
Caryl

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Subject: Re: quilt quote -- Stephanie
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephanie@stephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:49:22 -0500
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Thank you. I'll check into that at the library and read the play. I made one
of the quilt blocks used on stage in a production years ago, but didn't
think of that as a possible source. Appreciate your taking time to help.

Steph Whitson
www.stephaniegracewhitson.com



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Subject: Re: back to school and pollution
From: Gaye Ingram <gingram@suddenlink.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:13:31 -0500
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Tracy, congratulations on your graduation! You learned more than the materials in the curriculum guides, didn't you---something good about yourself? Good for you!

Re what you can do: research.

I think the world of quilt study is entering a second---or maybe third---stage of expanding knowledge. Be part of that wave.

Document undocumented quilts. Answer a quilt question with your now certified skills.

What was your major field of study?

Gaye


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Subject: Jack and Jill pieced quilt
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com>

Hi pattern historians--anyone know which company published the pattern for
a quilt pair with all pieced with lettering that says on one: "Jack and Jil
l went up the hill,"and on the other says "to Fetch a pail of water". They
are about 58" across. Very charming, with staccato like pieced border, all
inch plus squares including the white background. Thanks in advance

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Subject: Jack and Jill
From: "Susan Wildemuth" <ksandbcw@geneseo.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 22:34:10 -0500
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Hi Laura,

Do you have the Illinois quilt history book? Is your quilt the same quilt
as page 175? If it is it is a Mountain Mist pattern. It was also featured
in their 1938 catalog. Very Anne Orr looking with green trees?

Sue in Illinois
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Susan Wildemuth
www.illinoisquilthistory.com
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Subject: Brazieres For A Cure
From: "Louise" <ltiemann@stny.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:41:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Sort of quilt related - as many quilters participated in this breast
cancer awareness project. Common Threads Quilter's Guild of Vestal, NY (I
am the current president) is hosting this event. Maidenform donated the
bras, and guild members, quilters and artists throughout southern New York
(and into PA and a few other states) embellished them. We have 82 entries
that will tour (sept 4 - nov 6) - check out the blog for the exhibition
schedule. They will be on display from Copperstown to Corning and points
between. On Spetember 16, they will be on display at the Quilter's
Consortium of New York State membership meeting, to be held in Binghamton.
Hopefully some of you will get a chance to see them in person. Cheers,
Louise

http://Brazieres4aCure.blogspot.com
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Subject: Re: Jack and Jill pieced quilt
From: KJB139@aol.com


If you go to a Mountain Mist booklet that is on etsy for sale, you can see
a photo of their Jack and Jill quilt. Here is a link. Click on the
third photo to the right of the larger book photo.

_http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id24078606_
(http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id24078606)

Kathy

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Subject: jack and jill modification
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:14:27 -0700 (PDT)
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Thank you all for the info about Mountain Mist issuing the Jack and Jill pa
ttern,

I goofed, the two quilts, each abourt 58" wide, say Jack and Jill went up t
he hill, etc. etc........and the second one says Jack Fell Down and Broke h
is crown etc. etc.; that's how they are divided.

They do look very Ann Orr with everything pieced in squares, not curvy; did
other designers copy her concept, were these pixilated patterns a brief tr
end.

There's a pair of foral Ann Orr looking quilts on ebay now, sorry I didn't
write down the number.

Laura Fisher

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Subject: Newbie's mother From: palampore@aol.com Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:32:04 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

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Don't think this has been on the list...............Newbie's mother, Anne Waln Taylor Richardson,?passed away last weekend in Alexandria,VA.

She has been on the decline, but this came about rather suddenly.?However Newbie said she went as she wanted to -------- quickly and at home with family. She was a wonderfully talented needle person who was a delight to be with. Newbie inherited a great many of her mother's traits ------ smart, outgoing, talented with a needle and a community leader. The last time?I was with Newbie and her mother was at the beach. Newbie was working on her doll clothes patterns and her mother was sort of putzing around her and being oh so proud of what Newbie was doing.

I was sure that?many QHL'ers would want to know about this so you could wrap Newbie in "virtual hugs".

(The memorial service will be Sept. 12. The obit was in the Washington Post.)

Have a special day.

Lynn Lancaster Gorges

New Bern, NC

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Subject: school, longish From: tracy jamar <tjamar@optonline.net> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:18:54 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

Thanks. I'm on digest so my responses lag a bit.

Gaye asked "What was your major field of study?"

First I feel I need to explain a bit of how Goddard works. Goddard College, started in 1863, is not your usual college. It has an innovative and progressive way of "teaching"; the student directs and designs their own area and content of study. It is an independent and individualized program, each student works/studies in their own field of interest with an advisor and a group of other students.

It is low residency so you are only on the campus for an intensive week at the start of each semester setting up your study plan, attending workshops and advising groups. Then you go home and begin your studies and report back and forth with your advisor on a schedule with what you are doing. That reporting is in the form of written works, creative works and whatever else you feel has contributed to your study. I wrote about the AQSG seminar in Farmington and how it related to my area of interest. (That was only 1 piece in 1 segment of the 5 segments the semester is divided into).

That said, my main focus was on women's history through handmade textiles and how my work (I've been doing textile restoration for 30 years) related to it. I also wanted to explore my own creative side. I made quite a few fiber pieces using several textile techniques (embroidery, knitting, quilt techniques, rug hooking, beading, basketry etc), which was very fulfilling. In so doing I place myself in the continuum of women who document themselves and their times with what they make.

I covered a lot of territory, some unrelated directly to women and textiles but still fascinating (at least I found it so), as in the craft vs. art tail chase, color theory, animal behavior etc. I had quite a bit of hands on knowledge from restoration but filling in areas of women's history and art made me feel much more connected to the context of what I was working on, not just the antique textiles, but with my own creative works.

I had been quite lost in the big universities I had gone to (U of Colorado and U of Minnesota), Goddard provided a very nurturing and supportive place for me to learn what I wanted and in the manner that suited me best.

Susan S. commented on moving out of a dorm and getting a job. As most of my time was at home I found I rather enjoyed the week of dorm life every semester. I met some wonderful "young" people (most of the students are in their mid 20s to mid 40s, what an amazing group of interesting and highly motivated people!). Waiting my turn for the shower and standing in line at the cafeteria was like a mini vacation at camp; I was so removed from my regular daily life.

As for a job... being self-employed I feel I'm never without a job, having business is another issue (smiling). As most of my time was claimed by study I had to redirect some business. Now that I've found such satisfaction in creating, I'm going to do a lot more of that and see where it leads.

Bottom line, it was one of the hardest things I've ever done (regressing to age 19 in your mid 50s is not a pleasant feeling or pretty sight) but I came through a much more confident person. I highly recommend a return to school for anyone wishing they had done more, it isn't too late. One of the graduates several semesters ago was a 72 year old man!!!

Well, I've gone on a bit, but I'm still buzzing from the emotion of it all.

Thanks, Tracy

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Subject: School life From: Stephen Schreurs <schreurs_ss@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 07:01:04 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 3

Tracy, you were one of the very first people I met in Connecticut, my first AQSG seminar...my tongue was firmly in my cheek about moving out of the dorm and getting a job. One of the great advantages of being in school as an adult is that you have already "been there, done that" to an extent...at least to have been more self reliant than the average 21 year old. I'm glad, though that you enjoyed your "camp" experience. I am finding that I, too really enjoy and value the freshness and enthusiasm of the young people I encounter, especially in my chorus. Though very adept at texting and technology, they also seem to enjoy getting to know us more senior people, at least for a few hours a week.

I'm very happy for you and your achievement. Congratulations, again!

Susan

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Subject: quilts separated at birth
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 20:19:38 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi all - would love to know if anyone out there knows about this exciting d
iscovery.

While Iwasgathering examples for my Houston exhibition TEXT ON TEXTIL
ES: Words as Design in Antique Quilts, Idiscovered two nearly identical
quilts half a country apart that must have been made by the same person, th
e same church group, ormade from published instructions, but don't know
where to begin looking. Both will be on view at Houston Quilt Festival, so
similar its uncanny (and exciting)

They are redwork quilts with42 squares (6 x 7) each with a distinctly
different star- like outlined design. Along all the embroidered red lines
of the "stars" and within open spaces, contributors signednames, or thei
r church group affiliation, or their business' name and even sales pitch an
d list of what they sold!

Thesquares on mine werejoined with redbriar stitching along each s
eam on the quilt surface. I don't recall the backing on mine, butI recal
lit is weighty so must haveeven a batting (I'm home, I have to loo
k at it in the shop, I think it it's not like a potholder quilt (Hi, Pam-se
e, we don't need Facebook)) His quilt has all the redwork star outlines
visible on the back; Ihave seen only photos; perhaps his is a summer spr
ead.or a potholder type.

Each separate square was probably afundraising vehicle rather than a fri
endship piece, signed profuselyin both our quilts with lots of info and
names and business identities.

His issigned Ft. Scott, Kansas, mine includesEast Liverpool and Wellv
ille Ohio, Allegheny and Pittsburgh Pa, and Chicago.The other (remote) poss
ibility is that the quilt makermade one while living east, then moved to
Kansas and made another.

I will try to post my photo and hison eboard, butyou know I don't hav
e luck with that! If I can't I'll poston my website Monday.

Anyhoo, mine has church group affiliations buthis doesn't - M.E,which
is Methodist Episcopal Church, right?Has anyone done research on what I
am sensing was thischurch's propensity topromote quilt making?! I ha
ve a great all redandwhite sampler quilt that says Ladies M.E. Church
, probably New Jersey, on my site now.

Would ithave been logical that from M.E. church headquarters, instructio
ns were distributed forredwork quilts of these patterns tobe madef
or fund-raising purposes?

Some of the 'stars' on ours are Maltese-Cross type blocks. I don't have pat
tern books at home, but some of the otherblocks look like Job's Tears, s
everal different four-arm cruciform variations, FourPoints, various Eigh
t Point Starsbut noStar of Bethlehem. As I examine these quilts, I am
intuiting thatall these stars may have religious names or symbolism wit
h which I am not familiar but perhaps someone on the list is.

Has anyone doneresearch onthis, or seenothers! I have seen embroid
ered advertising quilts in bluework,but don't recall these star-like out
lines on others.

Thanks

Laura Fisher

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: August 29, 2009
From: JAN MASENTHIN <quiltsrme@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 23:50:08 -0700 (PDT)
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As a Kansan who is researching a redwork fundraising quilt, this really int
erests me. I'm going toPittsburg, KS next weekend, which is near Fort
Scott. Linda Frihart, a quilt historian and AQSG member, is from Pittsb
urg. Maybe between the two of us, we can help you shed some light ont
he Kansas quilt. Can't wait to see the picture.

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Subject: Redwork ME church fundraising quilt
From: Andi <areynolds220@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 02:06:40 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Laura and all,

The following link goes to close-up photo and an article about the type
of Redwork fundraising quilt Laura will have on exhibit in Houston. I
found this quilt and two others in the basement of the Wilson Memorial
Library in Keota, Iowa in 2002. In the same basement was a copy of every
issue ever printed of the town's newspaper, the Keota Eagle, so we know
when and why this quilt was started from an article that mentions its
origin. We don't know more except what can be gleaned from the business
and individual names embroidered on it. This quilt, too, is very heavy;
it's two layers of linen, no batting. Almost feels like canvas. The
other two quilts were also fundraisers -- one for a Presbyterian church
in bluework, and the other for the local area Rebekah lodge. All three
quilts are on occasional display in the library in Keota.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD1140&dept_id151348&newsid15011774&PAG461&rfi9

As to whether there was some national level entity encouraging similar
design, I can't say, but offer what we know: Keota is in rural Southeast
Iowa, which speaks to the geographic dispersal of this type of quilt and
Redwork design; and the drawer of the artwork on the Keota quilt was a
16-year old boy from the neighboring town of Harper. He went on to
become the newspaper editor a few years later.

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Subject: The ME Church quilt connection
From: <suereich@charter.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 0:13:28 -0700
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Has anyone done research on what I am sensing
was this (ME) church's propensity to promote quiltmaking?!

Laura, you are right about the ME church and prolific quiltmaking.
I have come across dozens of articles in late 19th century newspapers about quiltmaking by the ME church. Most of the articles report on quiltmaking for fundraising purposes.
Also, don't forget about the church-related summer camp meetings that used to occur all over the U.S. (ex. Oak Bluffs, MA and Ocean Grove, NJ). It is more likely that many of these quilts were made and quilt patterns were shared at those annual events. People spent their entire summers at camp meetings and had plenty of time for quiltmaking. I have a number of redwork quilts with hundreds of signatures. Searching the names in the census records, I find the signers are from all over the U.S. One of my quilts for sure is signed by ME church members. I have a strong suspicion that it was made during one of those summer gatherings.
Sue Reich

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
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Subject: Re: qhl digest: NQR
From: Pat Kyser <patkyser@hiwaay.net>

I think I am correct in remembering at some earlier date this list
discussing Melungeons . If you are interested, Dick Eastman, in his On-
line Genealogy Newsletter of 29 Aug 2009 has an article about their
origins as is presently being defined through DNA testing.
Go to http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2009/08/the-origins-of-the-melungeons.html
Nothing about quilts.
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Subject: getting on eBoard
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com>



I just got an automatic reply to my atttempt to post photos to eBoard sayin
g my email is not in the system, check my passwork, etc. I use the qhl emai
l that I have had forever, I thought that automatically qualifies us, evide
ntly not. So, how do I get to be able to post to eBoard??????!

Thanks, Laura Fisher

p.s. concerning the Methodist Episcopal quilts connection, maybe this would
be an interesting subject for study, if someone has not already done so---
-fundraising through quilt making from different churches, bet the records
on this would be more available than about most other stuff.

Someone suggested a Masonic Eastern Star connection to these two quilts bec
ause of the stars, but I thought Eastern Star was a five pointer -- there's
a great one in International Quilty Study Center with five arms embroidere
d with thousands of names, and I've seen them with each arm a different col
or.

In these most of the star shapes are cruciform or unusual more narrow armed
stars, not full and symmetrical like many pieced patterns.

Laura
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Subject: Keota Quilt
From: Judy White <whitey06029@sbcglobal.net>

This same red work quilt appeared in an article by Andi Milam Reynolds i
n "Piecework" magazine dated September/October 2006. There is a picture
of the whole quilt and an article about the author's research. It's very
interesting. The makers are unknown but the article states that the qui
lt was made to raise money. There are 42 blocks in the quilt. Keota,
Iowa has a quilt history index that can accessed online at www.iowa-history
.com/quiltindix.html.

That whole issue of "Piecework" has several articles about quilts, quilting
and quilted clothing.

Judy White

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Subject: RE: quilts separated at birth
From: "Kim Baird" <kbaird@cableone.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 11:42:37 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Laura--

I knew I had seen something similar. I found 3 quilts in the IQSC
database
that might interest you:

Beatrice Quilt, IQSC# 1997.007.0678
one from PA: 1997.007.0880
One with only stars and names: 2006.012.0001

Kim


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Subject: Sanitary Commission quilts
From: Donald Beld <donbeld@pacbell.net>

Hi everyone, I have been looking for more Sanitary Commission Soldiers' qui
lts (as opposed to Sanitary Fair quilts) and have found two interesting "al
most" Sanitary Commission Soldiers quilts.

One is in the New England Quilt Museum and is called the "Andersonville Qui
lt"--a reference to the fact that it was given to a wounded soldier upon hi
s return to Mass from the infamous Andersonville Prison in early 1865 and t
herefore was never given to the Sanitary Commission and does not have its s
tamp. However, due to the connection to Andersonville, it certainly is a
s important, if not more important the the existing five Sanitary Commissio
n Soldiers quilt. It is also interesting in that the center blocks were
machine sewn.

The other quilt is at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History a
nd is called the Susannah Pullen's Civil War Quilt. It is from Maine and
is an Ohio Star design; potholder quilt. It measures, as requested by t
he SC, approximately 84 by 48 and contains 15 blocks. According to lette
rs with the quilt, it was used at the Carver and Amory Square Hospitals in
Washington, D.C.. The Smithsonian info does not call it a Sanitary Comms
sion Quilt; nor does it say that it is stamped. However, there is little
doubt that it is. Not all Sanitary Commission donations were stamped.

If anyone has seen the Smithsonian quilt or can access information on it; I
WOULD LIKE CLARIFICATION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT IT IS STAMP.

These two, plus the five stamped quilts that I know of, and one in the remo
te back of my mind that I can't locate again, represent the beginning of th
e tremendouse women's movement started by the Sanitary Commission and the h
uge Community Service efforts by quilts that continue till today.

best, Don
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Subject: Re: The ME Church quilt connection
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephanie@stephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:19:22 -0500
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If there is a central repository for the historical records of the ME
church, this might be worth a visit to see if some centralized
organizational efforts regarding fundraising quilts might have been made.
Was there a denominational newsletter sent to pastors perhaps? Were there
annual national conventions? Perhaps minutes of those convention meetings
(or a comparative national women's organization) would yield clues.

Just some ideas.
Steph Whitson
www.stephaniegracewhitson.com

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Subject: question answered, in spades
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 22:21:56 -0700 (PDT)
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Thank you all! Would thatany question one had about anything in life cou
ld get answered so swiftly, so comprehensively, so thoughtfully.

All I can say, in addition to profuse profuse thanks, is bravo to all of yo
u. HOW do you do it? I have sort-of info files, but the precision of the in
formation you all uncovered is awesome. The title Quilt History List is abs
olutely merited, for sure.

Now if only someone could teach me about time management and information re
trieval!

I was just about to shut this little machine down when I saw the QHL digest
listing pop up, and I'm glad I did, I will sleep contentedly.

Laura Fisher

p.s. I have seen the summer camp sites in Oak Bluffs MAand Ocean City NJ. I
n NJ, familieshand downtheir century old tent homes toheirs, and t
hey have Methodist services on the beach, and an incredible community hall.
Do we think they still make quilts? All the photos appear to be around the
same late 19th century moment, would be interesting to see how long that
format and concept continued.
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Subject: Re: quilts separated at birth
From: KJB139@aol.com
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:44:02 EDT
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Is there a photo of this or this type of quilt anywhere?

Kathy in Massachusetts

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Subject: ME Church quilt Connection
From: Judy Knorr <jknorr@optonline.net>


I wonder if the Lovely Lane Methodist Church in Baltimore which houses some Baltimore album quilts made for Methodist ministers, might have information on the church's involvement with quilting??
Judy Knorr



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Subject: RE: quilts separated at birth
From: "Candace Perry" <candace@schwenkfelder.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:08:43 -0400
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Laura -- I have two quilts in the Schwenkfelder collection that did not
go
too far afield from each other, but definitely seem to reflect what
you're
talking about.
They are two ca. 1900 sampler pieced quilts -- the "original" example
was in
our collection with no provenance (waaa) but it seemed dutchy and local.
The other popped up in a private collection in Lancaster County, had
signatures and some locations, and lo and behold, even some
Schwenkfelder
names. We were able so purchase the sister when she came up for auction
about three-four years ago. It was thrilling to put ours in context and
have two of the same -- but different -- quilts. The two are definitely
not
identical but use the same block designs.
I know this is a bit different form what you are getting at, but I did
want
you to know about it.
Candace Perry
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center


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Subject: Re: Quilt Show Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NCSU, Raleigh NC
From: Ilene <ilene3@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:56:49 -1200 (GMT-12:00)
X-Message-Number: 5

Hi to all,
I went today to see this quilt show at Gregg Museum. Thank you, Kathlyn, for mentioning this. I would not have known about it. I really enjoyed the quilts and they have other exhibits that I viewed while I was there. I enjoyed the Nighty Nights lingerie exhibit, also. If any of you are in the Raleigh area thru Oct. 4th, stop and look at these exhibits. Besides quilts they have vintage clothing and sewing notions on display.
Ilene