Subject: Re: ARS quilt
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 02:15:43 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

The quilt is part of this museum's collection. Jan

http://slaverelics.org/press7.html:
>
> "Slave Quilt"
>
> Barbara Woodford




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Subject: Re: ARS quilt
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 02:50:06 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Oh, excuse me! That was a direct link and Wayback has it archived. For
whatever reason this sends you to
a missing page now so let's try this link.
http://slaverelics.org/
Look through the links at the top of the page and there are several
notes on this quilt.
Jan
Jan Thomas wrote:
> The quilt is part of this museum's collection. Jan
> http://slaverelics.org/press7.html:
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Subject: color fastness
From: "cjsp70" <cjsp70insightbb.com>


This is not a history question but if anyone can help me it should be
the experts on the list. We are making a friendship quilt for one of our
co-workers who had a severe skiing accident in the spring. She has not
been able to return to work. Although I printed out strict instructions,
some of the blocks have been returned to me with Sharpie permanent
marker drawings and one has some felt appliques. I need to know if there
is anything I can treat these with to keep them from bleeding or fading.
I know this quilt will be washed. Nurses just can't help themselves.
They wash everything. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks, Pat
Sauer


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Subject: ?utf-8?Q?"A_Stitch_in_Time:_Quilts_from_the_Collection_of_?
?utf-8?Q?"The_Historical_Society_of_the_Town_of_Greenwich?
From: <suereichcharter.net>
 

COS COB, CT, October 14, 2009 93 An upcoming exhibition  S
titch in Time: Quilts from the Collection of The Historical Society of the
Town of Greenwich has received a $24,000 grant from The Coby Found
ation, Ltd. Located in New York City, The Coby Foundation, Ltd. Funds projects in the textile and needle arts fields to non-profit organizations in t
he Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The majority of Foundation's support goes to exhibitions and education programs that combine excellent schola
rship and effective interpretation. The Historical Society99s award
will go towards the direct expenses of mounting this ambitious and important project and support the conservation of two quilts that will be on display. The Coby Foundation grant will also help support family and adult programs including a Quilt Discovery Day, lectures and a symposium on March 27, f
rom 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring nationally known curators and quilt historians. Interpreter-led group tours for  Stitch in Time
will also be available with advance reservations.

 Stitch in Time: Quilts from the Collection of The Historical Soc
iety of the Town of Greenwich, will run from March 2, 2010 to June
13, 2010 and will appear in both the museum gallery and Bush-Holley House.
It offers a rare look at over 25 distinctive and colorful quilts made between the early and late 1800s. The selection of quilts is rich in the history of the people and the town of Greenwich and illustrates the historical an
d technical aspects of traditional patterns and quilting. A Mariner
99s Compass Album quilt, made between 1845 and 1860, is particularly significant and will be restored using funds from The Coby Foundation grant. Identified as a priority for conservation, the Textile Conservation Workshop in South Salem, NY, found it 9Cwholly intact as an amazingly beautiful assemblage of historical fabrics. It is a rare example and in such a pristine state that it represents a profound historical value.

 Stitch in Time is the first showing of The Historical S
ociety99s quilt collection with patterns that range in style from traditional, whole-cloth and white-work quilts, to appliqu and signature quilts. Greenwich women, several of whom were descendants of the town
99s founding families, made many of the quilts on display. Of these qui
lts, some were made and given for special occasions that linked families together and others for charitable causes or moves to western territories where quilts brought a sense of history to a new location and made a new dwell
ing home.

Four of The Historical Society99s quilts that will be exhibited are
considered among the most outstanding made by Connecticut women. They are f
eatured in Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut (2000), a book documenting the Connecticut Quilt Search Project, headed by exhibition co-curator Sue Reich, a quilt historian from Washington Depot, CT.

The Greenwich Historical Society museum gallery and Bush-Holley House are o
pen Wednesday through Sunday from 12-4 p.m., with guided tours at 1, 2, and
3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and free
for Historical Society members and children 6 and under. For information on
Group Reservations on non-public days, please call 203-869-6899, ext 18. T
he Historical Society library and archives are open Wednesdays and Thursday
s from 10 a.m-4 p.m. or by appointment with free access to Historical Society members; research and reproduction services and provided for a fee.

The Greenwich Historical Society is located at 39 Strickland Road in Cos Co
b, CT and features the circa 1730 National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley Ho
use, home of Connecticut99s first art colony. Guided tours of the Ho
use feature an American Impressionist art collection and historic interiors
. The museum gallery presents historically and artistically significant exhibits that focus on the art and artists of the Cos Cob art colony, museum c
ollections and aspects of Greenwich history. Take I95, exit 4. For more information about the Greenwich Historical Society and Bush-Holley House, visit www.bush-holley.org.



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Subject: Openings for 11/21 study day in Flemington NJ
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>


The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group is planning a day with the quilts of
the Hunterdon County Historic Society in Flemington NJ on Saturday,
November 21st. Although space is limited, because of the impending
holiday (this is scheduled for the Saturday before Thanksgiving) there
are a couple of openings left.

If you would like to join us please let me know ASAP.

Cost for the day is $30.00, and includes a very nice lunch. We are
running this as a fundraiser for the HCHS to help them buy archival
boxes and tissue for storage of the collection.
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2009/06/what_will_h
unterdon_county_arc.html

We will be starting with a short tour of the historic Doric House at
114 Main Street in Flemington -- It is the only bright yellow building
in the center of town! You can't miss it. Parking is directly cross
Main Sreet in a municipal lot.

http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/c&h/huntmuseums.htm#dorichouse

Then we will car-pool the 5 or 6 minute drive across town to the brand
new Archives building. The parking lot at the Archives building can't
accomodate as many cars as we will have, so we will to climb in together
to just a few cars. Here's the contact info for the HCHS:

Terry A. McNealy, Librarian
Hunterdon County Historical Society
114 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-1091

Because no food or drink is allowed in the archives building, and we
can't count on the glorious weather we had in Burlington for a picnic
lunch outside, we will travel back into Flemington to the Blue Fish
Grill for lunch.
http://thebluefishgrill.com/

After lunch we'll travel back to the archives for more quilts.

Please RSVP as soon as you read this. There is limited space at the
archives and If you can't come there are others who would fill your
chair.

Judy Grow
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group
76 Old Clinton Road
Flemington NJ 08822
908-782-0597

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Subject: book on quilt restoration
From: <StephanieStephanieWhitson.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 11:29:17 -0600

I've been asked to recommend a book on the topic. I don't know of an entire
book on the subject.

Any suggestions?

Stephanie Whitson


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Subject: England and V&A tours
From: QuiltEvalsaol.com
 

Ah Monday, don't you just love them? (or loathe them, whatever the case may
be)

I am overwhelmed by the response to the tours I am offering next year to
England and the V&A exhibition. One would think that all of the quilts will
be at the V&A, but not so, for those that have not seen either itinerary,
we will be quilt watching throughout our journey.

I wanted to let you know that for the June tour, which will be in London at
the same time as the Symposium, I have only 2 places left on Module A,
which travels from Manchester to London through Wales.

On the April tour, which will be led by Lisa Portwood, I still have several
openings but space is limited. This tour is April 7-16 and is priced at
$1995. More information can be found at the website:
_http://worldofquilthttp://worl_ (http://worldofquiltstravel.com/)

It is my pleasure to donate a portion of the proceeds from each of the
above tours to organizations which support quilt history, the choice will be
your's as indicated on the registration form.

Have a great week,
Deb Roberts


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Subject: Re: book on quilt restoration
From: Judy Kelius <quiltsptd.net>
 

At 12:29 PM 11/9/2009, you wrote:
>I've been asked to recommend a book on the topic. I don't know of an entire
>book on the subject.
>
>Any suggestions?
>
>Stephanie Whitson

Quilt Restoration by Camille Cognac, 1994 - but out of print and very
pricey. Nancy Kirk had published some DVDs on this a few years ago
but they are also out of production and hard to find.

--_33031687.ALT--


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Subject: books on quilt restoration
From: Judy White <whitey06029sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:39:41 -0800 (PST)

Stephanie, two books that I refer to quite a bit are, "Quilt Restoration; A
Practical Guide" by Camille Dalphond Cognac published by EPM and "Time-Spa
n Quilts" by Becky Herdle published by AQS.A0 These two books have helped
me many times.A0 The latter is still published by the American Quilt Socie
ty but I don't know if the former is still in publication.A0 It is really
informative, and if someone is looking for a how-to book, that would be the
one to buy.

Judy White in Connecticut
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Subject: Time Span Quilts
From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 03:27:44 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

I will check when I get to work today, but I believe Becky Herdle's book
is out of print and no longer available from AQS. Copies are available
on Amazon.

Andi in Paducah, KY


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Subject: quilt restoration
From: Bettina Havig <bettinaqcsocket.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 07:50:45 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

Beware of some of the information or suggestions in Quilt Restoration
by Camille Cognac, 1994. And be aware that she often suggests things
for restoration that are far from consistent with good conservation.
Bettina Havig


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Subject: Re: quilt restoration
From: Barbara Burnham <barbaraburnhamyahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 07:38:45 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 3

... suggestions in Quilt Restoration by Camille Cognac, 1994. And be aware that she often suggests things for restoration that are far from consistent with good conservation.
Bettina Havig

Thanks for the heads-up Bettina. Can you be more specific?

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Subject: Betweens
From: Sally Ward <sallytattersntlworld.com>

Did you ever get an answer to your question Don? I contacted the
curator at the Forge Mill Needle Museum here in the UK (http://www.forgemill.org.uk/forgemill.htm
) and just got a reply today. It seems the answer is the obvious
one, they were between sizes. She sent me a scan from a typewritten
book of needle definitions, but no reference so I don't know when it
dates from. The quote from it is:

<<Betweens

These needles are similar to but shorter than Sharps, and are widely
used for tailoring, where their shortness and strength enables fine
stitching to be carried out in heavy materials. Some experienced
needlewomen also use them in the finer sizes, 8 - 12, for delicate
domestic sewing, and in the middle sizes, 5-7, for quilting, for which
reason they are sometimes called Quilting needles. Betweens usually
have a Bevel Eye, but are sometimes asked for with Guttered Eyes. The
German name for Betweens is "Halbelange".
>>


My eye was caught by the next entry on the page, needles called
'Blunts', which I've never heard of. They are cited as ' even
shorter than Betweens and are used only by tailors. In other respects
they are exactly the same as Betweens, being made in sizes 1-9 only.
The German is "Kurz" '

I don't know why they are so keen on the German translation..... and
although mildly interesting it still doesn't answer your question I'm
afraid.


Sally Ward
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Subject: Re: quilt restoration
From: "Lonnie" <lonnie8comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:22:56 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

Hi,Bettina,
Camille's book is one of my favorites. I have also taken classes from other
conservators/restorers and have read many books and articles on the subject.
Since her book was written so long ago, 1994, I'm sure some things could be
updated.

To me, Camille's book is for restoring the family quilt that would otherwise
be thrown out, not the museum piece that should be 'conserved'. That is why
she named it "Quilt Restoration, A Practical Guide."

In the first chapter of the book she makes the difference between the two
very clear.

A Fan...
Lonnie Schlough
www.fixquilts.com

from just north of Houston...after beautiful weather, it's getting humid
again.


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Subject: Next Meeting - OR Quilt Study Group
From: "Martha Spark" <msparkfrii.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 14:15:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Hi All,

The next meeting of the Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group will be this
Friday, November 14th, in Portland, OR. Our featured topic this month
will be Signature Quilts. The morning session will be devoted to member
Show & Tell of themed quilts. The afternoon session will be a very special
viewing of a heretofore undocumented Baltimore Album Quilt, dated 1853
with solid provenance, that Mary Bywater Cross and the quilt owners will
be discussing. This is a rare NW opportunity to view an historic quilt in
such an intimate setting.

This meeting is now full, but if you are interested in getting on the
waiting list, please email me off list.

A full documentation of this BAQ will be performed at the meeting,
according to the standards set forth in the Quilt Index.

The CWQSG meets 4 times a year, in different parts of the state. Our first
scheduled meeting of 2010 will be in February at the Benton County
Historical Museum in Philomath, OR. We'll be viewing select quilts from
the Susan Cockrell collection, as well as other collection quilts. If you
are interested in receiving our next flyer of this meeting, please contact
me off list.

Martha Spark, facilitator
Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group
serving Oregon and SW Washington
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Subject: Re: quilt restoration
From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net>

Camille's book is a favorite of mine too. It is out of print and
unavailable as far as I know but our county library has a copy as does
our textile center here in Mn. You may want to check out those type of
sources; if you can't find one to buy you can at least read it. I am
surprised no one else has written a book on this topic - there must be
someone out there looking for a project!

jean

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Subject: Re: books on quilt restoration
From: Alan <artalanrkelchner.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:22:43 -0800
X-Message-Number: 8

Lets se if this gets through.

Camille's book is fantastic, but I heard that it's out of print and copies
of the book are now pricey. This book has saved me several times in
technique and identification. Becky's book I've seen, but I don't remember
much about it.

Alan

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Subject: Re: books on quilt restoration
From: Laura Syler <texasquiltcoairmail.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:38:54 -0600
X-Message-Number: 9

I agree with Alan.
As we are both former members of the long time defunct Quilt
Restoration Society I can say that at the time, Camille's book was
"the Bible of quilt restoration"... then the Orlofsky's book was once
considered the Bible of Quilt History.
Unless you are doing restoration/repairs on your own quilts, the best
thing to remember is "If it can't be undone...then don't." (kind of
like Xenia's theory on washing quilts! ;0)
Nancy Kirk (also a founding member of QRS) has an excellent set of
videos and does workshops and conferences. Alan, Nancy and I have all
learned through many years of trial and error. If you can attend one
of Nancy's workshops it is well worth it!!

Laura Syler
AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles '98
Quilt Restoration Specialist
Teacher, Lecturer, Writer
Richardson, TX
*******************************
Alan said:

Lets see if this gets through.

Camille's book is fantastic, but I heard that it's out of print and
copies
of the book are now pricey. This book has saved me several times in
technique and identification. Becky's book I've seen, but I don't
remember
much about it.

Alan




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Subject: Re: books on quilt restoration
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:19:25 -0600
X-Message-Number: 10

Thanks everyone for your help. The question was asked me by a fellow
novelist who has been contracted to write one book in a series of books
being published by Guideposts. All I know about them is that "restoring an
old quilt" is the "hook" for the series. I think they are calling it the
"quilt restoration series." One of the authors contacted me because (sigh)
she doesn't really know that much about quilts. I offered to help her with
technical details insofar as I know and have sent her information on all the
resources you have all recommended. Thank you.

It seems to me there is a need for a new book reflecting new scholarship. It
also seems to me the philosophy of quilt restoration is a can of worms :-).

Stephanie Whitson

P.S. I suppose if a man who admits to not knowing very much about cars can
run GM, then perhaps an author can learn enough to write a decent book where
the restoration of an old quilt is the "hook." I do know this particular
novelist is very much "into" history and will want to "get it right." At
least that's a good start!

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Subject: Booklet on Quilt Care
From: OzarkQuiltmakeraol.com
 

Hi:

I'm not sure if I can post this on the list but hopefully because we are
on the subject, it will be OK. I have a 36 page booklet that I wrote and
self-published called Protecting Tomorrow's Treasures Today. I wrote it for my
appraisal clients who often ask questions about taking care of their
quilts. It includes information about dating quilts, appraisals, buying and
selling quilts, cleaning, storing, displaying and repairing quilts. If anyone
is interested in getting it, you can send me a check. The cost is $5 plus $2
for shipping. It's been a year since I've updated it so if you get it and
see something that needs changing, please let me know so I can fix it with
the next printing.

Kathy Kansier
Teacher, Judge & AQS Certified Appraiser

310 Parsley Road
Ozark, Missouri 65721
Home: 417-725-6502
Cell: 417-459-3298
Web Site: _www.kathykansier.com_ (http://www.kathykansier.com/)


Recipient of the IQA 2008 Jewel Pearce Patterson
Award for Quilt Teachers


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Subject: Friday or Saturday? Re: Next Meeting - OR Quilt Study Group
From: Arden Shelton <junkoramacomcast.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:42:04 -0800 (PST)
 


I'm just making sure....Is it really Friday, or Saturday; 14th, or 15th???? Thanks, arden


(Ms) Arden Shelton
Portland, OR




________________________________
From: Martha Spark <msparkfrii.com>
To: Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com>
Sent: Tue, November 10, 2009 11:15:18 AM
Subject: [qhl] Next Meeting - OR Quilt Study Group

Hi All,

The next meeting of the Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group will be this
Friday, November 14th, in Portland, OR. Our featured topic this month
will be Signature Quilts. The morning session will be devoted to member
Show & Tell of themed quilts. The afternoon session will be a very special
viewing of a heretofore undocumented Baltimore Album Quilt, dated 1853
with solid provenance, that Mary Bywater Cross and the quilt owners will
be discussing. This is a rare NW opportunity to view an historic quilt in
such an intimate setting.

This meeting is now full, but if you are interested in getting on the
waiting list, please email me off list.

A full documentation of this BAQ will be performed at the meeting,
according to the standards set forth in the Quilt Index.

The CWQSG meets 4 times a year, in different parts of the state. Our first
scheduled meeting of 2010 will be in February at the Benton County
Historical Museum in Philomath, OR. We'll be viewing select quilts from
the Susan Cockrell collection, as well as other collection quilts. If you
are interested in receiving our next flyer of this meeting, please contact
me off list.

Martha Spark, facilitator
Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group
serving Oregon and SW Washington
---

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Subject: Re: Time Span Quilts
From: jkusnitzaol.com
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 09:17:52 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3


Speaking of this book, I've had it listed for sale on Kris's used book list. I've sold quite a few of my books on the list. If you're interested, please email me off list.


Helene Kusnitz


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Subject: betweens
From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>
 



Hi Sally, thanks for the info.A0 I knew that betweens were "between"; but
no one has come up with an answer as to when they were invented.A0 Sounds
like maybe a long time ago.
I found your source's definition that "needlewomen" quilters use #5-7 betwe
ens interesting as all good hand quilters that I know of use #10-12.A0 The
smaller the needles, the smaller the stitches are automatically.A0 I use
a #11 on my best work, piece with #10 and also use #10's for quick (relativ
ely speaking) quilting.
best, Don


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Subject: Re: Time Span Quilts
From: "Bethany Garner" <garnerkingston.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:25:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Hi Helene...

Please send me the details if the book is still available - Thanks so much.
Can you tell me how to access the list of books you have for sale. Through
Quilt History List website??

Bethany Garner
Restoration Specialist, Collector,
Heritage Quiltworks CANADA
garnerkingston.net
 


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Subject: Time Span Quilts
From: jkusnitzaol.com

Thanks to those that responded. The book is already spoken for.


Helene Kusnitz



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Subject: Quilt Adventure in San Francisco
From: Joe Cunningham <Joejoethequilter.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:45:01 -0800
X-Message-Number: 8

Julie Silber and I are VERY excited about our first "QUILT ADVENTURE,"
A FULL day of rare, fun and informative events.

Sunday, December 6, 9:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in San Francisco.
Here is the complete info:
http://docs.google.com/present/edit?id0AUD5KaL7DgnOZGYzZnB4bm1fMTg4Y3Bmc3g4Zzg&hlen

Here are a few teasers:

Guided Tour of Amish Quilt Exhibition at the de Young Museum
Rare Guided Tour of Jonathan Shannon's fabulous house ~ and quilts
(including "Amigos Muertos")
Janneken Smucker's presentation ~ a new look at the Esprit Quilt
Collection (includes live examples)
Robert "Bob" Shaw on "A History of the Art Quilt" ~ Who Knows MORE???
Julie and Joe's Dog-n-Pony show on "Maverick Quilts" and the nature of
improvisation.

Lunch and museum admission are included. Space is limited.

Details from Joe: joejoethequilter.com or Julie: quiltcomplexhughes.net

Thanks,

Joe Cunningham




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Subject: 1920 Quilt honoring WWI vets
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:05:11 -0800
X-Message-Number: 9

http://www.brushnewstribune.com/ci_13755789

For those doing research on quilts from WWI, this one was apparently
documented by the Colorado Quilting Council.

Karen Alexander


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Subject: Re: Friday or Saturday? Re: Next Meeting - OR Quilt Study Group
From: "Martha Spark" <msparkfrii.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 23:56:46 -0500
X-Message-Number: 10

Hi Arden,

Oops -- thanks for the notification and oversight. The meeting will take
place on November 14th, Saturday, in Portland, OR.

Martha Spark, facilitator
Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group
serving Oregon and SW Washington