Subject: RE: Facebook
From: " Barb Vlack" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 05:16:06 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

I am still working with the mysteries of Facebook and how all that Facebook
presents can work for me. I am cautious that I can click somewhere on the
Facebook page and end up exposing everyone on my address book to whatever I
might do on Facebook. I clicked once on something that offered that I could
find classmates and got connected with, which I didn't want,
especially since there is a fee involved there. So I ignore/delete stuff
from there. And I ignore Tagged and Linkedin. I think I inadvertently got on
their address list, but Delete is a good tool.

Thanks, Kris, for the tip about the business page and fans. That may solve
my dilemma.

I get frequent requests to be a friend and have decided to reject requests
of people whose names I don't know unless I'm confident about the friends we
have in common. That may change if I get set up to accept fans. Then I can
keep a "wall" between my personal ramblings (which I haven't done, but might
someday) and professional posts. I don't have a blog, so this Facebook
business page could possibly be a second choice until I do work on a blog.

My other reaction is that I just don't have (and that doesn't include
"make") the time to browse everything that is out there! I wouldn't have a
life away from the computer if I visited the Facebook pages of all my
"friends," read every blog I could find, visited everyone's website, watched
every video, and on and on. It's very interesting and fun when I do set
aside a time for some exploring, but at this time I'm kind of saturated. I
have an interest in knitting that competes with my quilting time as well,
and there are plenty of web sites to visit for both.

I'm off now to find two friends on Facebook -- one a personal friend and the
other my brother -- to wish them happy birthday on a very golden day:
09-09-09! Happens once in a lifetime. Maybe they'll read it at 9:09.09 to
make it really complete.

Barb Vlack


Subject: RE: Facebook
From: "deb" <>

I have a page for the shop & a personal page. They are not connected in any
way. Like Kris, my shop page accepts fans but my personal one is closed
unless I "accept" the friend. I'm determined to keep the two separate so
that my customers don't read the ramblings of my sister-in-law for example.

I did connect the shop facebook page & it's Twitter page. Now I only have
to update Facebook & it shows up on Twitter. No need to keep typing the
same information!

Both facebook & twitter can be strong marketing tools but they can also be a
potential PR nightmare if not used carefully.

Quilting Possibilities
Forked River, NJ


Subject: Re:anti-glare computer screens

I really need to make sure I have my coffee before I reply to the list. I
just muddied the non-glare and anti-glare situation yesterday. I was TRYING
to clear it up. This is what I SHOULD HAVE written:

Most stores that sell computers will also sell anti-glare screens-- Best
Buy, Staples, Office Depot. Non-glare is usually the description for the
monitor that comes with the computer, and anti-glare is the usual description
of the film or clip-on shield that goes over a monitor screen to cut down
on glare.3M makes anti-glare film in many sizes and Staples carries most of
them, from Palm sized to huge.

I love having my coffee out here on the terrace with you lovely people. I
have the canopy overhead so I don't need the anti-glare screen on the
laptop. Mmmmmmmm, the coffee is delicious in this crisp morning breeze.

Bright blessings!
~Donna Laing


Subject: Re: Paris

Can I also recommend Musee de la Toile de Joy for a brilliant collection
of toile and the history of the Oberkamf family. It is an easy train ride
from the centre of Paris and well worth the effort.
Also the bookshop in the Decorative Arts section of the Louvre has an
excellent selection of textile books.

Brigid Ockelton, Whitby



Subject: restoring color in quilt

Hello everyone,

Someone sent me this email below and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.


Helene Kusnitz

I was trying to unlock a small scorch stain on a quilt that I made 10 year
s ago. I was doing it in preparation for the "Made in New York" quil
t show soon to be held here in Manhattan. Well, I applied ice to the
area (while the quilt was still rolled in a scroll) and the, yes, unwashe
d cotton bled mercilessly. Some of the sections are white and may be
more easily fixed (mild peroxide solution) while taping down other neighb
oring peices. But there are large sections of what waslight bl
ue that are messed up throughout with the bleeding of the navy fabric.

I pulled out of the exhibit and just want to rescue the quilt so I can han
g it again in my living room without gagging when I look at what I've done
. Is there anything you can do to get the colors somewhat acceptable
? The design and actual quilting are good and represent 2 1/2 years
of work on my one and only hand quilt.


Subject: 2008 Quilt Study - Mid-19th Century Red & Green Quilts
From: "Greta VanDenBerg" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 12:40:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7

For those making autumn travel plans, I hope you will consider the

The travelling exhibit of the 2008 AQSG Quilt Study of Mid-19th Century Red
& Green quilts will be at the San Diego Quilt Show from Thursday, September
17 through Saturday September 19, 2009. This show is held at the San Diego
Convention Center located at 111 West Harbor Drive, Hall A. So, if you're
finding your way to San Jose - San Diego would be a nice stop along the way!
<g> As a native San Diegan I can assure you it's a beautiful place to visit.
For additional information about the San Diego Quilt Show visit

And to entice you to visit the central section of these United States the
Sheerar Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma will host the 2008 AQSG Quilt Study
of Mid-19th Century Red & Green quilts from October 1 through November 22,
2009. Additional information about the museum's exhibits and collections
can be found at If the quilts aren't
enticement enough, you can also check out their large collection of unusual
buttons dating from the 1740s through the 1930s, which is also on exhibit.

I hope to see you in San Jose!

Greta VanDenBerg-Nestle


Subject: Re: restoring color in quilt
From: "Rose Marie Werner" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 12:43:28 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

I recommend Synthropol - available in many quilt stores and in catalogs. It
will remove excess dye from the surface and keep it in suspension so it
cannot deposit back on the fabric. You may need to wash it more than once to
get it all out. I had a similar experience - blocking a quilt I wanted to
exhibit. After three washes, you could hardly tell there was any bleeding.
The dye magnets available in the laundry aisle of the grocery store may also
work. I have less experience with using them.
Rosie Werner


Subject: Re: restoring color in quilt
From: Jeanne Jabs <>

SHOUT COLOR CATCHERS!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THEM, wouldn't be without them. I had an antique quilt that had some stains on it, (RED/WHITE QUILT) so I soaked it in the bathtub with oxi clean, dawn dish washing soap and a shout color catcher, stains came out, red didn't bleed into white and it looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!



Subject: Re: restoring color in quilt
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 15:16:34 EDT


I have a great friend who is a quilt historian and restorer.......I have a
quilt on which I have the same problem she told me to use "Mane & Tail"
shampoo. She says it works wonders and uses it a lot on soiled older quilts.
The trick is to be sure the quilt is wet when you start with cool water. It
may take more then one cleaning. I got mine at the grocery store but you
can find it at any farm store.

Hope it works, Lori

Lori Hudlow
Antietam Controls, Inc.
5404 Porterstown Road
Keedysville, MD 21756
301.432.3931 fax


Subject: Re: restoring color in quilt
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 14:40:47 -0500
X-Message-Number: 11

I've heard that the product Synthrapol can be of some use in this, but I
defer to experts who know more than I. I used Synthrapol on a red and white
quilt that ran on me and it did help.

Steph Whitson


Subject: Miracle on the Hudson quilt
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 20:41:43 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Nice piece of history....once again captured by a quilt.

Has anyone seen this quilt in person?

Karen in the Islands


Subject: restoring color to quilt

Thank you to everyone who responded to me. Those were the ideas that I told the woman. I guess I was just confirming that there were no new products out there.

Helene Kusnitz


Subject: Miracle on the Hudson quilt
From: <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:59:51 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

The drawing used on the quilt came out shortly after the plane landed safely on the Hudson. My sister had bookmarks made with the illustration and presented it to everyone in our family. You see, my 31 year old nephew was on that plane headed back to Charlotte. He was one of the five Bank of America executives going home for the weekend. Just thinking about that day brings tears. I am not sure just how our family could have managed another tragic loss. I'll forward the quilt article to the rest of my clan.
The ironies don't stop there. On that fateful day, many ferry and tug boats helped to rescue passengers. If you recall, there was of small tug nestled in the bend of the wing stabilizing the plane to prevent it from floating down stream. The tug was owned by a retired Coast Guardsman. A few weeks after the crash, my son-in-law, a Coast Guard officer, told us the tug boat owner was awarded the Coast Guard's high meritorious award given to a civilian. The name of his tug is "The Lt. Michael Murphy." For those of you who are not military, Lt. Michael Murphy was one of the four Navy seals my son's Special Forces team was sent to rescue off a mountain in Afghanistan in 2005.
A mere coincidence! Maybe, but now, you can really understand the importance of the image to our family.
Thank you, Karen.
sue reich

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: questions for the experts
From: "Kathy Moore" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 21:00:53 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

BlankSince joining the list I've read many questions and responses. I've
learned much from you all. Now I have a couple of questions I think y'all
can help me with.

Question 1: does anyone know if there are specific requirements that define
a doll quilt? Any sources I can turn to for this information? I've looked in
Waldvogel and Ghormley's book, Childhood Treasures. They don't precisely
address this issue as near as I can tell.

Question 2: Does anyone know the earliest date for the Lone Star/Bethlehem

Thank you for being their for inquiring minds!

Kathy Moore
Lincoln, NE


Subject: Re: questions for the experts
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:04:45 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

No expert, but re Question #1, Doll Quilt sizes.

I grew up around folks who made doll quilts for their children and whose children sometimes made quilts for their dolls. They were not all the same size. It depended on the doll bed or doll buggy/carriage size as well as on the doll's size as well as whether you intended to wrap your doll up in the blanket or just cover her with it.

I never really played with my dolls, but I did like to see them nicely dressed and properly covered. When I came to make a doll quilt at age 7 or 8, my own decisions had been eased greatly by my sister, who had taken the hammer to her peg board set and knocked the back of the heads in on five baby dolls (those holdable ones with the cloth bodies). But I remember my mother using a tape measure on my tiny black baby to establish the size of the quilt I would make. I think she chose her because she was smallest. She was a china doll.

Of course, we lived in Louisiana, and maybe the Code Napoleon had skipped the rule about doll quilt size.

But I recall seeing a lovely exhibition of the Ghormley doll quilts in Omaha, and my memory is that they were different in size. What a happy exhibit.



Subject: Doll Quilt Size
From: Judy Knorr <>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:34:32 -0400

I have seen several collections of doll quilts and the quilts are various sizes. I believe that Gaye is right about sizing the quilt to fit the doll or the bed/cradle where it was used. My mother made my younger sister a doll quilt for Christmas one year. She made it to fit the doll bed that we all used which happened to be my mother's brass doll bed she had as a child. I have the doll bed and the quilt my mother made which fits the bed perfectly! Many years ago a man from my church made several wood doll cradles for us to sell at our church fair. I made a doll quilt to go with each cradle sized appropriately.
Certainly supports Gaye's theory.
Judy Knorr


Subject: Re: questions for the experts
From: "Robins-Morris, Laura A" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 08:24:22 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

My initial reaction was, oh my goodness what a horrific sociopathic act,
and how did you escape her wrath. Then I realized you meant a younger
sister? Please tell us she was quite young! <g>

>Gaye wrote: When I came to make a doll quilt at age 7 or 8, my own
decisions >had been eased greatly by my sister, who had taken the hammer
to her peg board >set and knocked the back of the heads in on five baby


Subject: Re: Doll Quilt Size
From: "Jean Carlton" <>

I'm afraid there is no satisfactory definition of a doll quilt. I think
we can only say a doll quilt is one which was made for a doll - and we
can't really be sure of the intent seeing a piece many years later.
Sizes vary/dolls vary- clues might be in the workmanship (some little
girls - and probably boys, too - made them as first quilts so
construction may be poor overall but even that is not a sure thing.
Great g'ma may have made one too when her eyesight was failing and the
construction could also be poor. Scale can be another clue - but then
again many were made from leftover blocks or portions of larger quilts
leaving that theory unreliable.

Today, I love making doll-sized quilts. They end up being many sizes. I
don't have grandkids yet to give them to so as of now they are just cute
and fun to do....they can be used on the wall, table or stacked in a
little cradle waiting.....

Same dilema can be pointed out with crib vs. wall quilts - table toppers
of today etc. Maybe the fabric used or theme will give a clue in the
future on some of them. Quilts of smaller size from the 19th century
were no doubt for the baby or child since wall quilts - made for
display/decoration were not typical until - I'd say the 1960's - maybe
later ? Historians....Any evidence of wall quilts before 1950?



Subject: Re: questions for the experts
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:34:43 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

---- "Robins-Morris wrote:
> My initial reaction was, oh my goodness what a horrific sociopathic act,
> and how did you escape her wrath. Then I realized you meant a younger
> sister? Please tell us she was quite young! <g>


Yes, Laura, my sister was a toddler, left loose with a pegboard hammer and looking for things to hammer. A second child. Bad combination.

And she got the only dolls with which I had ever really played much or to which I had deep attachments.

I just reread the second paragraph of that post and laughed at the problems caused by vague and unclear pronoun reference.

But, as a first child, I can tell you that while I would not go so far as "sociopathic," that child was spoiled. She did no penance for the murderous act. Our mother just confiscated the hammer, no doubt fearing for windows and china and furniture.



Subject: 30,000 year old threads
From: "Brenda Groelz" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:46:51 -0700
X-Message-Number: 5

Thought some of you might find this article about the discovery of 30,000
year old DYED threads to be interesting.


Subject: Old recipes for dying fabric
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>

I just found this in a book I have on my research shelf, but thought QHL
people who are interested in dye histories would enjoy it. And you don't
even have to pay for the book copyrighted in 1866 like I did :-).
It's available in its entirety on Google Books. Dr. Chase's Recipes or
Information for Everybody has a section called "Coloring Department"
that begins on page 343 and has several pages of recipes for dying
woolens, cottons, and silks a veritable rainbow of colors.

A sampling: WINE COLOR (wool) For 5 lbs. goods--camwood 2 lbs; boil 15
minutes and dip the goods 1/2 hour; boil again and dip 1/2 hour; then
darken with blue vitrio 1 1/2 oz.; if not dark enough, add copperas 1/2

Fascinating. On the inside cover of my books there's an ad that reads
SEWING MACHINES! A Good Sewing Machine is a Household Treasure. Time and
Use is the Best test. WHEELER & WILSON HAVE BOTH. 600,000 of them are in
use, 550 Manufactured Daily. EXAMINE THEM. Office 329 Chapel St. Lewis
Dinger, Agent.

Of particular interest to me is the art work which features of course
the woman seated at the machine, but a shield with the W&W insignia. The
shield reminds me of a couple of appliqued shields I've seen on Sanitary
Commission potholder quilts. HHHHMMMMM.......

Stephanie Whitson


Subject: Sully Plantation Antique Quilt show and Sale
From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 03:38:29 +0000 (UTC)

This Sunday, September 13, will be the Historic Sully Plantation Antique Qu
ilt Show and Sale. On the grounds of the Historic Sully Plantation, R
t. 28, Chantilly, VA, the annual show is held outdoors on the house grounds
, under tents. Approximately 40 vendors of quilts, fabrics, books and
related needlework antiques will be set up, along with house tours, demons
trations and food conce ssions. Show hours are 10 am-4:30pm.
 Admission is $9.

If the weather is on our side, the antique quilts hanging from numerous rac
ks and clothes lines across the lawn is a sight to see. The vendor li
st shows that a number of QHL people will be there. Please stop by if
in the Washington, DC area on Sunday.

Nancy Hahn

Subject: Re: Old recipes for dying fabric

Here's the translation of that recipe into less technical terms:

To dye five pounds of wool a dark red, take two pounds of sandalwood
(crushed or powdered). Place the sandalwood in enough distilled or ph neutral
water to cover the wool and boil for fifteen minutes. You will probably
wish to strain out the undissolved bits of sandalwood to avoid blotching the
wool. The wool itself should be scoured (washed) in something like
Synthropol to remove lanolin and dirt.

Thoroughly wet down the wool and add to the hot dye liquor, stirring from
time to time to ensure even color. I'm not sure if you're supposed to
remove the wool from the dye bath and rinse, or just boil a second time, but
probably the latter. At the end of the second dip, stir in 1.5 ounces
powdered copper sulfate to mordant the goods and work it into the goods. If the
wool is not dark enough, add half an ounce of powdered iron sulfate.

In short, you're supposed to mordant the wool with copper and iron, which
will produce dark, "sad" colors. Personally I would mordant the goods with
the blue vitriol before the first dip in the sandalwood, but I've heard of
post-dye mordanting as well. Do not use this recipe on silk because
copper (blue vitriol) makes the silk brittle and will shatter it sooner rather
than later.

You'll get a pretty burgundy color. Your house will also likely smell of
sandalwood for a while, which is not a bad thing...:)

Lisa Evans


Subject: First Wimington,NC Study Group

Hope that those of you in eastern NC and eastern SC take note. We will have our?1st Wilmington Quilt Study Group on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Fran's Sewing Circle, 5751 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC at 1PM. Bring an old/antique quilt and lots of enthusiasm.

Joyce DeLucia or Lynn Gorges can be contacted with any questions.

This will be our organizational meeting, but we will be discussing NC quilts as well.Just scratching the surface.

Hope to see you then!


Lynn Lancaster Gorges

Historic Textiles Studio

3910 Hwy 70 E

New Bern, NC 28560



Subject: Betty Flack - Illinois Quilt Pattern Historian - Little 'n Big
From: Sue Wildemuth <>

Quilt history researcher and writer Gloria Nixonwrote a piece about Bett
y Flack of Shumway, Illinoisfor PIECES OF TIME (The Iowa Illinoisquil
t history magazine) and has graciously allowed me to repint the article and
photographsabout this Illinois Quilt Pattern Historian on my web site.
 Mrs. Flack was the publisher of Little 'n Big in the 1960s. Thanks G
loria for saving another Illinois quilt story.

Here is the link:


Subject: Re: Doll Quilt Size
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:08:43 EDT

About the doll quilts...I only have 3 but love them and have seen many for
sale with the antique dolls and beds. I usually pass these up due to the
high price of the sets, some are worth the price set and some are not.
Anyway, I have one that is ca. 1900; one ca.1920 and one that was made in the
1950's. In the case of my 3 they got larger with the advancement of time. I
think the doll bed size is the measurement used to reach a quilt size. I know
that the doll bed I had in the late 1950's was much larger than the one an
older friend had in the 1930's. The antique beds I've seen in shops from
late 1800's are various sizes but smaller than our doll beds today. The
dolls were in various sizes too. I always thought I'd come across a real good
deal on these when I was an antique dealer and going to every estate
sale/yard sale/and antique mall I could but no such luck. The 3 doll quilts have
been found in antique stores in the last 2 yrs. and reasonably priced.
I make a point of checking out at least 3 shops per week.

Alma Moates
AQS Certified Appraiser-Quilted Textiles
Pensacola, Florida



Subject: Re: Doll Quilt Size
From: "Deborah Russell" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:31:07 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

I have a doll that was mine as a little girl. In fact it was bought in 1951
when I was born. Also my dad built a bed for her and I still have that too.
What size was the doll quilt you found that was 1950? It would be
interesting to see how it measures up to mine doll bed. I need to make a
quilt for the bed. I have been quilting for over 30 years you would think I
had one by now. What was the pattern on that quilt? Thanks for the info.
Debbie Hill-Russell


Subject: women and pre-history
From: "Newbie Richardson" <>

To follow up on the NPR story of 30,000 year old linen thread, I highly
recommend the book: "The Invisible Sex: Uncovering the True Roles of Women
in Pre-history" by J.M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer, and Jake Page. I heard Dr.
Adovasio speak at a conference last spring, and he was fascinating!

Also, for those who have not read it: Women's Work, The First 20,000 years
by Elizabeth Barber.

Newbie Richardson


Subject: Re: women and pre-history
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 06:38:48 EDT
X-Message-Number: 1

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I think they may have spoken to Elizabeth Barber during the NPR

Lisa Evans


Subject: Re: restoring color in quilt
From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:01:49 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Plese do not getthe one with conditioner in it!! There are 2 types of Mane
and Tail.


Subject: Re: women and pre-history
From: "Jean Carlton" <>

I was listening to NPR when that story was broadcast. I think they
talked about finding flax fiber - don't think they used the word
thread. The fiber could be twisted and useful for wrapping things to
carry etc.
They did mention that flax is what is used to make linen so the
possibility could be considered but there was no evidence of it being
woven into a cloth. You can go to the NPR site to listen to any program
again though if anyone wants to try that. It was in the morning but I
dont' recall which show.


Subject: Stolen Quilt
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:03:00 -0400

Athens, GA......I loved Red Skelton.? Hope they catch whoever took it.


Subject: Subject: Re: Old recipes for dying fabric
From: "Martha Spark" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:53:42 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

In a message dated 9/11/2009 8:17:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I just found this in a book I have on my research shelf, but thought QHL
people who are interested in dye histories would enjoy it. And you don't
even have to pay for the book copyrighted in 1866 like I did :-).
It's available in its entirety on Google Books. Dr. Chase's Recipes or
Information for Everybody has a section called "Coloring Department" that
begins on page 343 and has several pages of recipes for dying woolens,
and silks a veritable rainbow of colors.


I was fascinated by all the dye recipes in this publication and how they
seemed so “matter of fact” for knowledgeable domestic life at the time. I
wonder if anyone on this list has done considerable experimentation with
these recipes from this era – and produced dyed fabric samples from these
recipes?? Lisa Evans – I know you have done some – what about others?

I still have my dye notebooks from college where we used all ‘natural’
dyes on wools (spun ourselves, doncha know…) and am amazed that even back
then we knew the hazards of the mordants we had to use on the wools before
they went into the dye baths, like chrome, lead, tin (!). Fortunately, and
probably due to school liability issues, our instructor had all the wools
mordanted before we received them for use in our own dye recipes – done at
home on the stove top. We had to produce dyed samples of all the mordanted
wools for the one dye we chose. Each class member chose a different dye,
and at the end of the term each gave a report on their results and gave
samples to all other classmates. It was such a great learning experience.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a group of QHLers across the country who have
actually made up these dye recipes from original publications listed on
this list, and be able to share the results at every AQSG conference?? We
could have quite a display of sample fabrics, along with the recipe used,
fabric used, etc., and also have extant fabrics from the same period for

At first blush I realize that some, if not many, of the ingredients listed
in these original publications may not be available at the present time.
But many possibly would be. That, to me, would be the fun part of this
whole learning experience – to see what actually could be recreated. Yes,
there are certainly the health hazards to consider, and those that have
dyed current fabrics with current dyes will certainly understand the
aspects of safety in practice. This task would definitely not be for the
“home dyer” today (as it was for the home dyer in the era of publication).
I imagine only those who have access to a ‘wet studio’ today would be
interested in this type of project.

Nonetheless, it is still remains a fascinating subject with so much
information still to be uncovered. Thanks again, Stephanie and Lisa, for
bringing this to our attention.

Martha Spark
Columbia-Willamette Quilt Study Group- facilitator
Quilt Restoration Services & Consulting
Roseburg, OR

Subject: Re: Subject: Re: Old recipes for dying fabric
From: Jeanne Jabs <>

PRETTY COOL STUFF. Thanks for the link.

Subject: Re: Subject: Re: Old recipes for dying fabric
From: "Christine Thresh" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:15:40 -0700
X-Message-Number: 7

Onion skins, madder, cochineal, marigolds, mustard flowers, walnut hulls,
oak galls, etc. All available. Some can be gathered at the grocery store
(onion skins), some gathered on walks, and some are sold by Dharma.


Martha Spark said, "I realize that some, if not many, of the ingredients
in these original publications may not be available at the present time."

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


Subject: Re: restoring color in quilt
From: ag32040 <>

From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <>
Subject: [qhl] Re: restoring color in quilt
Date: September 14, 2009 10:01:49 AM EDT
To: "Quilt History List" <>
Plese do not getthe one with conditioner in it!! There are 2 types of Mane

and Tail.


Subject: Cape Fear Quilt Study Group

We had the first meeting of the Cape Fear Quilt Study Group yesterday in Wilmington, NC at Fran's Sewing Circle. We had 10 in attendance. Much of our meeting was spent "establishing" our goals and introducing ourselves. We plan to meet in September, January and May in Wilmington.?As we come up with field trips we will meet other times as well. We made a list of several interesting prospects for trips!!

We had a short "show and tell" that was great fun. We saw a silk log cabin, a wool fan quilt, an early (1850's or earlier) 4 patch with triple line quilting, a quilt made with lots of tiny triangles that needed restoring so we talked in depth about when to and how to restore, an 1880's madder, an 1851 turkey red signature quilt, 1850ish star, NC teal/oxblood tulip (?).?We could have spent much more time on that part, but we ran out of time. Imagine that!! We had a nice beginning with a smathering of years covered.

It was a great group and we are looking forward to it growing and growing. Hope others on the list will join us in the future. ?If you?are from eastern NC or SC and want to add your?email address?to our group list please email me at .

Lynn Lancaster Gorges

Historic Textiles Studio

New Bern, NC



Subject: A lost 9-11 commemorative quilt story from 2005
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:39:43 -0700
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What a shame this quilt at got lost. Anyone ever heard if this quilt was

Karen in the Islands


Subject: Quilt Orphanage
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:06:11 -0700
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Is anyone familiar with this organization or ever donated to it?

What do most of you do with your UFO's?

Karen in the Islands


Subject: Quilt exhibit in Marietta Ohio
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 20:17:22 -0700
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Guest Columns: Special quilt display opened season at the Henry Fearing

by Gretchen Otto
September 16, 2009
The Henry Fearing House, 131 Gilman Avenue, in Harmar Village. Visitors are
welcome to tour from 1-4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Fearing House is owned by, and special exhibits are sponsored by, the
Washington County Historical Society. There is no fee to tour the residence
museum this season. Instead, free-will donations are accepted. (The WCHS
Archives is located at 346 Muskingum Drive in Marietta (740) 373-1788 and is
also open to visitors and historical researchers without charge.)

This season opened with a special exhibit of Quilts, presently displayed in
each room of the museum and will remain exhibited through Oct. 23. This
particular exhibit is available to be viewed both Fridays and Saturdays from
1-4 p.m. WCHS member Glen Wolfe, local research historian and
preservationist, coordinated the Quilt Exhibit, assisted by Mary Jo
Hutchinson and Judy Hill, also local historians. The Sitting Room features
only quilts that belonged to the Fearing family. Other rooms exhibit crazy
quilts, name quilts, and special symbol quilts and small embroidered pieces.
Quilting racks are displayed and on Fridays Glen Wolfe is available to
explain precisely how such a stitching rack was used during quilting bees.

Two Washington County one-room schools are being recalled to mind by this
display of quilts. The names, ages, and grades of students at Union School
in 1937 and 1938 as well as the names of teachers Lela Henniger and Olive
Griffin are embroidered on a sailboat pattern quilt.....To read more about
this exhibit, click here.

Karen in the Islands
(I'm kind of soft on Ohio quilt-related events. Or maybe I'm just soft on
quilt exhibits period! Take advantage of what you are surrounded with or you
may move to an island one day where there are very few old quilts!!)


Subject: Re: Doll Quilt Size
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 23:23:11 EDT


The 1950's doll quilt is 12in.x18in., and is made using the Six-Pointed
Star pattern, with 1/4" applied front to back binding. Each star is a
different fabric and it has a one inch border. The stars measure 4ins..

Alma Moates
Pensacola, Fl.


Subject: Re: Doll Quilt Size
From: "Deborah Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 22:51:21 -0500
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Thank you for the info on the doll quilt.
Debbie Hill-Russell


Subject: Re: Doll Quilt Size

You are very welcome. Did the size match your doll bed?

Alma Moates