Subject: First State Documentation project
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 23:43:53 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

You can read about the KY Quilt Documentation Project here on the Quilt

Karen Alexander


Subject: RE: First State Documentation project
From: "Candace Perry" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:32:26 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

It's funny -- I spent 8 years in KY -- I should know this!


Subject: RE: The Kentucky Quilt Project was the first of the state documentation projects
From: "Candace Perry" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:24:59 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Thank you Shelly. I agree wholeheartedly. I need the information for a
so-called scholarly article (as scholarly as I can be) and when I googled,
the top general information was from the quilt index. It was fine, but
since I didn't know what I was looking for, it didn't lead me immediately to
And perhaps someone can help me with this -- the date on the Union County,
PA documentation (on the quilt index) says it was done in 1973, which struck
me as terribly early. Does anyone know anything about this?
Candace Perry

Subject: Quilt History -- expand the subject & market
From: "Munsey" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:24:13 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Gaye Ingram said:

"Maybe we need not only to document quilts today, but also to spend more
time using them to interpret women's lives and times. More history, maybe.
Historians get all excited when someone locates and demonstrates the value
of another research tool, such as church records or land records, that show
women being women in the antebellum period. Many times quilts tell as much."

Amen to that.

Sandra on Cape Cod


Subject: Re: question about quilt documentation projects
From: Mary Worrall <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 09:14:37 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

Dear Jan and QHL,

The Quilt Index is very interested in continuing to expand and would
love to have more of the documentation projects apply to become a
part of the Quilt Index. Applications and information on our current
contributors can be found at .

Mary Worrall
The Quilt Index
Assistant Curator
Michigan State University Museum

Subject: Re: question about quilt documentation projects
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:01:15 -0700
X-Message-Number: 17

I was just thinking about the documentation programs yesterday. Would it be
unreasonable to think that the information from the various repositories
become part of the Quilt Index someday?



Subject: Re: E Books
From: "Lonnie" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:08:15 -0600
X-Message-Number: 6

I just received Patricia Cummings updated e-book 'Straight Talk About Quilt
Care, II'.
I loaded it on my computer, quickly printed it out, put it in a 3-ring
binder and lug it around with me.

I love that I can highlight parts of the book that I may need to come back
to, write notes in the margin, etc. but never damage the original. In this
form it will be filed with my other reference books.

I didn't get a chance to read Part I of this book but II is very good.

When Kindles drop in price I will consider it for casual reading, which I
have less and less time for lately...(what happened to my retirement??) but
I would rather have the opportunity to print a reference/history book and
make notes in it.

yes, I still love the feel of the page in my hands.

Lonnie Schlough
In cold Woodlands, Tx........


Subject: question about quilt documentation projects
From: Laurel Horton <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:02:53 -0500


Certainly, Kentucky was the first *state* quilt documentation project, and
this is, of course, the one that really started it all. However, as graduate
students in Folklore at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill in
1976, Joyce Newman and I designed a project to survey quilts in three areas
of North Carolina, which was funded by the Youthgrant program of the
National Endowment for the Humanities. We selected areas populated by
descendants of different ethnic groups. The project resulted in an
exhibition, "North Carolina County Quilts," at the Ackland Art Museum and an
accompanying catalog in 1978-79. McKissick Museum requested information
about this project from NEH, and, together with the influence of the
Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc, this formed the basis for the South Carolina
Quilt Project.

Laurel Horton


Subject: RE: question about quilt documentation projects
From: "Candace Perry" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:14:11 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

Laurel, thank you for this excellent information. May I ask why quilts?
What was your motivation at that time? It's more my curiosity than anything
Thanks again, Candace

Subject: RE: question about quilt documentation projects
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:48:45 -0600
X-Message-Number: 9

It seems to me someone needs to gather up this information and present a
paper at AQSG or publishe somewhere on the state quilt documentation
projects. To document the documentation, if you will. . . .

If that's already been done, forgive my ignorance.
Stephanie Whitson


Subject: Re: History in Novels
From: Mitzioakes <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:17:03 -0500

I hope you get this one - if it comes out blank (as usual) I will go to a different site to talk to you!
So what is that Soap you watch????? Gotta see if it is the one I have been watching for over 30 years......and I won't tell you until you tell me what you watch .
Won't get into novels vs. history readings - I do both.
A question - what do you think of these NEW kits of Gee's Bends Patterns????? I have some strong feelings, but you already probably know mine......
Mitzi from snowy Vermont


Subject: Cape Fear Quilt History Study Group meeting - January

The Cape Fear Region Quilt History Study Group will have it's 2nd meeting
on January 19 at 1 PM. We will be meeting at Fran's Sewing Circle at 5751
-5 Oleander Drive (Phillip's Azalea Plaza) across from Bert's Surf Shop.
The topic for the day will be how to conduct a "Quilt Documentation Day".
We will talk about some potential sites in the area. This meeting will al
so be a continuation of the first to establish our future missions and int
You are encouraged to bring a couple of quilts for "show and tell".
Please get in touch with Joyce DeLucia or Lynn Gorges if you plan to atten
d so that we can determine if we need to meet in a larger place. If you do
n't let us know you are coming we will STILL welcome you!!!
This is a regional group, but of course anyone is invited to join us.

Lynn Lancaster Gorges


Subject: query
From: Andi <>

AQS received a question today for more information about the Flowering
Love Apple quilt shown on page 4 of /Gallery of American Quilts
1849-1988/ (AQS 1988). The quilts in the book were offered for sale by
members of AQS in 1987 and early 1988. The text says, "Approximately 75%
of these quilts were sold. The unsold quilts were returned to the members."

Judy Schwender may have more information about this pattern (which I did
not find in /Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Applique /(C&T 2009)) or
quilt and I apologize for asking her on list, but I ran out of day today
to call and ask during office hours.

Meanwhile, maybe someone on the list could help the questioner. I'l pass
on any information.

Many thanks,

Andi in Paducah, KY

Subject: New "charity" formed by commercial quilt biz
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 23:53:44 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Has anyone heard about this new "charity" effort. I wonder who is actually
making these quilts they are selling? They definitely strike me as imports.

They even want you to send them a photo and story about the quilt you buy
and use in your home which they will post to their website.

To quote from Press Release (link above)

NEW YORK, NY, December 11, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Blanket America is a
newly formed charity which has joined hands with Gifts in Kind Internationa
to help more than 1 million needy Americans throughout the next year. They
are off to a great start, with big name companies like and JC
Penney showing their support. Blanket America even has a newly formed
Facebook page where supporters of the movement can join together to tell
stories, show support and more. Now Blanket USA has opened their hearts to
great cause.

The Patchwork Heritage Quilt is a statement quilt unlike any other seen
before. Though making a statement through quilting is an old American
tradition, America has very seldom heard the message of charitable giving i
the name of American unity so clearly.....

From their website:

Piecing Together an American Tradition

From sackcloth quilts born of Depression-era necessity to the code quilts o
the Underground Railroad, from World War I Red Cross quilts to those
commemorating personal milestones of weddings and births, quilts have long
been a part of our national conversation.

By purchasing the Patchwork Heritage Quilt, you are providing a warm blanke
to an American in need, bringing us closer to our goal of providing
1,000,000 blankets to our countryB9s neediest citizens this year.

One of the quilts has Obama's Inaugural address printed on it. Watch these
quilts hit the antique stores eventually just like the other imported quilt
of the early 90s eventually began to appear there.

Karen in the Islands (Benberry Exhibit at MSU)


Subject: Researching signed quilts
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:01:04 -0800
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear QHL members,

I'm sure many of you study the quilts you see on the Internet just to learn
more about fabrics. When you find a dated one it really gets exciting. I
just saw a wonderful Album quilt on Julie Silber's website with a piece of
paper attached that says Rebecca Hendricks Davis age 9 and another place on
the quilt that says Cayuga, NY.

No affiliation. I just LOVED the fabrics and have a similar Album quilt in
my own collection though, unfortunately, it does not have a date on it. I a
guessing ca 1875 for my quilt. You can see my quilt on my blog.

I couldn't resist so I did a little sleuthing on the Internet on Julie's
quilt and this is what I came up with. The fabrics in this quilt are

Father: Malachi (Malcolm) Davis (01/09/1811 - 03/04/1899

Mother: Rachel Jane Freer (05/07/1817 - 02/05/1912)

Their Children:

Elizabeth Freer Davis (05/24/1837 - 09/03/1911)
Rebecca Hendricks Davis (06/29/1839 - 05/08/1916)
John R. Davis (00/00/1841 - 00/00/1924)
Isaac Freer Davis (06/22/1843 - 05/13/1922)
Cyrus Davis (09/19/1846 - 01/18/1886)
George Davis (05/11/1851 - 05/10/1914)

Rebecca Hendricks Davis
Born: 06/29/1839
Died: 05/08/1916

Married: Silas Lee on 03/10/1861 at Farmers Mills, NY

RebeccaB9s older sister Elizabeth Freer Davis was born 05/24/1837 at Cayuga,
NY but it doesnB9t state where Rebecca was born.

Wish all research gave good results so quickly!!

Karen in the Islands


Subject: Publishing quilt history
From: kyra hicks <>

Good Morning!

Just catching up on emails and reading the various thought-provoking posts
on publishing quilt history. My book "Black Threads" on African American
quilting was traditionally published. I self-published my other two quilt
history books (a children's picture book and one on Harriet Powers' quilts)

There is room for all the various ways one can print and/or publish quilt h
istory. I've been asked privately by quilters about using print-on-demand.
The one book I strongly recommend is "Aiming at Amazon" by Aaron Shephard t
o learn more. He essentially shares how to publish using Lightning Sourc
e, a print on demand printer. With LS, one can have one's book available no
t just in the US, but also the UK and other selected countries. This compan
y is owned by Ingram, one of the largest book distributors.

I'm excited to read about individual quilters and guilds from their color c
atalogs published on sites such as or Sometimes the pri
ces are higher because the authors didn't quite balance page count to keep
the book under more acceptable price points, but the courage to publish and
put the work out there is fantastic. And, the history gets captured.
If you haven't seen the quilt books on Blurb or Lulu - just do a search th
ere on the keyword "quilt".

Best, Kyra Hicks


Subject: Amish quilts
From: "Candace Perry" <>

I am interested in hearing opinions and discussion on the ongoing interest
in Amish quilt as art object. There is a new exhibition in San Fran that
has been mentioned here, I believe, and I'd like to hear more about the
interpretation of these quilts from the aesthetic standpoint as it is almost
30 years after the Whitney exhibition.

I know there are some new books-and lots of books in general, but I can't
purchase them, particularly because I can't be sure if they'd answer the
questions I need answered. Frankly, I am unsure what I need answered; I'm
just interested in hearing comments from people who know far more than I
ever will!

Thanks so much,

Candace Perry


Subject: RE: Amish quilts (correction)
From: "Candace Perry" <>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 14:33:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

Let me fix that, please, before I hear that I had the wrong date -- I meant
to say 40 YEARS after the Whitney exhibition.
Sorry bout that,
Candace Perry


Subject: Re: ***SPAM*** Publishing quilt history
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 12:49:40 -0600
X-Message-Number: 6

I have a writing friend who has published several books with lulu and
speaks highly of them.

Anyone interested in going this route should check a web site called
"Predators and Editors," as the business is a hotbed of unethical people who
will take the unsuspecting for a very expensive and disappointing ride.

But there are also good, solid companies out there. It's like anything else.
. . we have to do our research. No pun intended.

Marketing is the tricky part with POD or self-publishing.

Stephanie Whitson


Subject: RE: North Carolina Quilt Documentation and Publishing
From: "Maureen" <>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 12:06:07 -0800
X-Message-Number: 7

Hi all, I knew of the 1978 quilt exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum, but
hadn't taken time to research it until now - thanks Laurel for reminding
Here's a nice link that describes this early work, leading to the
book, North Carolina Quilts edited by Ruth Haislip Roberson (the subject
the article in the ECU article above), and published by The University
North Carolina Press in 1988.

University presses (those that are still around) seem to have potential
publishing works on state quilt documentation projects. The University
Georgia Press published Georgia Quilts in 2006, University Press of New
England published Massachusetts Quilts in 2009 and I think that the
University of Mississippi Press is publishing the Alabama book, though
others would be better placed to confirm. And the Montana State
Society published From Border to Border in 2009.

Best regards,

Maureen in Ashland
Where it is chilly and icy in the valley, and deep snow in the mountains


Subject: question about quilt documentation projects
From: Laurel Horton <>


Certainly, Kentucky was the first *state* quilt documentation project,
this is, of course, the one that really started it all. However, as
students in Folklore at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill in
1976, Joyce Newman and I designed a project to survey quilts in three
of North Carolina, which was funded by the Youthgrant program of the
National Endowment for the Humanities. We selected areas populated by
descendants of different ethnic groups. The project resulted in an
exhibition, "North Carolina County Quilts," at the Ackland Art Museum
and an
accompanying catalog in 1978-79. McKissick Museum requested information
about this project from NEH, and, together with the influence of the
Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc, this formed the basis for the South
Quilt Project.

Laurel Horton



Subject: state projects
From: Laura Fisher <>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 13:20:28 -0800 (PST)

Hi all - as an aside let me say from the perspective of freezing temps and
winds galore on W. 96th in Manhattan, Oleander Drive, Azalea Plaza, Bill's
Surf Shop and even Cape Fear (not in a hurricane) sounded mighty appealing.

Re state quilt projects, has a quilt inventory/survey been done for every s
tate? And besides in Pennsylvania, are there other counties and locales tha
t published their own very regional studies? These should be included in th
e Index too, don't you think? I love seeing regional patterns analyzed, it'
s great for localizing something when no provenance comes with it. That's t
hething I have always wanted to see more of, not simply what was found o
r migrated to a state that has been preserved,but what was really made i
n that state, to identify sharedaesthetics.


Laura Fisher at
305 East 61st Street,5th floor
New York, NY 10065


Subject: Re: ***SPAM*** Publishing quilt history

Another good source to add to Stephanie's: the Science Fiction Writers of
America (SFWA) has an excellent section its web site called "Writer
Beware." It gives an extensive list of common scams aimed at writers, plus names
crooked agents and publishers. SFWA is one of the most aggressive
writers' organizations and has exposed a lot of unscrupulous people who prey on

_www.sfwa.org_ ( is the web site. I'd strongly
recommend it for anyone who hasn't gotten something published yet but is
interested in doing so.

Lisa Evans

P.S. Happy Chanukkah to those who celebrate!



Subject: Re: Publishing quilt history

These are good suggestions - thanks, Kyra!

Lisa Evans


Subject: clarification
From: Andi <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 04:20:21 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

Please let me clarify that my comment about a small market existing for
Kyra Hicks' recent book on Harriet Tubman, This I Believe, was intended
as an example of the small demand in general for quilt history, not as a
critique of her work or topic. My apologies for any unintended meanings.

Andi in Paducah, KY


Subject: Amish quilt aesthetics
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 01:22:36 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

In response to the question from Candace Perry about the aesthetics of
Amish quilts: There were only two or three Amish quilts in the Whitney exhibition, because we had collected only a few by the time it happened in 1971. By 1972 and after that we had enough to include many more in the exhibitions that followed here and abroad. My first book, THE PIECED QUILT, showed Amish quilts for the first time. Both the front and back covers had Lancaster Amish Center Diamond quilts, and there was a special section in the book that pictured and discussed both Lancaster and Midwestern Amish quilts. The first books devoted entirely to Amish quilts were Phyllis Hader's SUNSHINE AND SHADOW and Robert Bishop and Elizabeth Safanda's A GALLERY OF AMISH QUILTS: DIVERSITY FROM A PLAIN PEOPLE,though neither of those were particularly devoted to the aesthetics of the quilts. Eve Granick's THE AMISH QUILT (1989) is a particularly good study of Amish quilts in general. Art critic Robert Hughes discusses their aesthetics in THE ART OF THE QUILT (1990). THE QUIET SPIRIT (1996) is a good overview of the subject, with an article on Amish society by sociologist Donald Kraybill, one by Patricia Herr on quilts in Amish life, and one on
the aesthetics of Amish quilts by me. There have of course been a
number of other books about American quilts in general that discuss
Amish quilts, including those by Robert Shaw and others. Respectfully
submitted by Jonathan Holstein


Subject: ...information about where the quilts would go in the future?
From: <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 5:30:22 -0800
X-Message-Number: 3

There was a line item on the Connecticut form asking that information. I think it said something like "Who would be the next recipient of the quilt?"
Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Hawaiian applique quilt circa early 1970's
From: "Force Majeure Quilt Restoration" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:52:53 -0600
X-Message-Number: 4

A regional museum is putting together an exhibit of quilts and has asked me
to assist with portions of the project. Several of the quilts in the
exhibit will come from one family that has been here in Illinois since the
early 1800's. The women of the family were prolific quilters and this
tradition continued through the generations even during the "dry" years
between WWII and the Bicentennial. Each quilt is documented as fully as
possible: name and photograph of the creator, who and why it was made, and a
rough date of construction. The sheer organization of the woman who is the
"keeper of the quilts" makes me want to weep.

One of the quilts is composed of Hawaiian applique blocks (single design).
The quilter died in 1979 at age 83; the quilt notes say that she made this
quilt but never used it, keeping it in storage for "many" years before she
died. This woman lived in Denver, CO during her adult working life and then
returned to Illinois after retirement. The family believes, but cannot
prove, that the quilt was made during the early 1970's or late 1960's.

I know next to nothing about Hawaiian applique. I know that the technique
dates back quite far, but was under the impression that the patterns did not
become popular on the mainland until sometime in the 1980's or even later.
I've poked about a bit online and can't find any discussion about the spread
of these patterns outside the islands or at what point they reached a
tipping point in popularity. Judging by the list of books on the World
Catalog, Hawaiian applique pattern books first started showing up in the
early 1980's.

Assuming this is true, I'm guessing that, while living in Denver, the
quilter likely encountered military spouses who had been stationed on the
Islands and seen these patterns.

Any thoughts?


Subject: ?iso-8859-1?Q?RE:_5Bqhl5D_Hawaiian_appliqu_quilt_circa_early_1970's?
From: Karan Flanscha <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 09:23:09 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

Quilter's Newsletter Magazine ran a series from issue 99-108 called the
"Hawaiian Sampler Quilt". The quilt was designed by Helen Squire,
1977. There were 9 different block patterns and an Hawaiian style
border. Issue 99 is dated February 1978. There is a list of quilters
pg. 29, who made blocks or helped with the quilting of the model quilt.
same issue featured an instructional article by Bonnie Leman on
with this issue showing "Making Your Appliqu Designs" with "Folding
Cutting Paper to Make the Pattern" illustrated with a Hawaiian pineapple
block. Quilts and Other Comforts (shop and mail order) also sold
for single block Hawaiian style wall quilts or pillows, at about this
time. I have one I ordered from them called "Fantasy - How To Make
Hawaiian-Style Appliqu" which is copyrighted 1978. If the maker
lived in
the Denver area, she might have had access to the Quilts and Other
shop, which was in Wheat Ridge, CO.
Dover Publications printed Elizabeth Root's book "Hawaiian Quilting -
Instructions and Full-Size Patterns for 20 Blocks" in 1989, but that
be too late for your quiltmaker's quilt.
Hope that helps!
Karan from chilly Iowa


Subject: RE: Hawaiian applique quilt circa early 1970's
From: "Kim Baird" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 09:17:51 -0600
X-Message-Number: 6

If you are referring to BLOCKS, rather than a single design that covers the
whole quilt, I suspect it's NOT Hawaiian. Look for some PA Dutch applique
quilts. I have seen them with fold and cut designs, like a Hawaiian quilt,
appliqued to blocks.



Subject: Hawaiian designs before 1971
From: "Rose Marie Werner" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 12:57:11 -0600
X-Message-Number: 7

Mountain Mist had several Hawaiian patterns, some copyrighted as early as
1936. Some of these are blocks, some are whole quilt designs. There's #HQ -
Hala Tree, #W - The Wind that Stole My Love (a retired pattern), #59 -
Friendship Plume (blocks), #117 - Kowhai Blossoms (flower from New Zealand,
design is very Polynisian). Some of the kit quilt companies also offered
Hawaiian type designs before 1975.
Rosie Werner


Subject: Hawaiian Quilts -technique?
From: "Newbie Richardson" <>

I adore these quilts and hope to make one one day - but aren't true Hawaiin
quilts reverse applique? Or am I showing my ignornace here on the east
coast? I don't think I have seen one up close and personal, just photos.




Subject: Re: Researching signed quilts
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 10:42:51 -0800 (PST)

I have a wonderful signature quilt at home. It's the same pattern as the one Karen brought up. When i first saw it across a aisle in a antique mall I thought it was a depression-era quilt. I walked one side of the aisle and then the other. I came up to the booth and of course had to look at it. It's pinks and yellows and such, the colors read depression. It's in excellent conditionAs I started to look at it I saw a stain. I thought that it was such a shame that the stain was on the quilt. I looked at the stain wondering whether I could get it out when I realized it wasn't a stain, but actually a signature. The signature was a female name. I looked closer and there was also a male name at the opposite end of the quilt. The quilt has the date of 1850. The woman's last name is Marion. I'm at the coffee shop and cannot bring the full names to mind. I took it visit Teddy at a quilt show and she postulated that the woman might be related somehow to General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. I was amazed that the dealer hadn't even bothered to actually look at the quilt. The signatures and dates were in plain view. He had it listed and priced as a depression quilt. I bought it for $150 and left the mall certain someone would run up behind me yelling "cheat!.I have yet to get this quilt researched and find out if there really is a connection. I'll do my best to get it photographed and posted on the e-board. This is the second quilt I have that is dated to the 1850's and the second needs to be restored. My mother bought for my birthday. We were in a shop and the dealer was offering it as a cutter for $50. That just makes me sick to my stomach

Subject: Re: Hawaiian Quilts -technique?
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 14:45:39 -0600
X-Message-Number: 10

The ones I've seen and the patterns I've collected are all traditional
applique. The one my friend made while in Tahiti (the technique is the same
apparently) was traditional applique as well.
Stephanie Whitson


Subject: Hawaiian and Tahitian quilts
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:05:22 EST
X-Message-Number: 11

Content-Type: text/plain; charset"US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Take a look at this article. There are some big differences between the
two styles.





Subject: Montgomery Textile book help
From: Sandra Starley <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:52:07 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 12

I need help sorting out the several titles and editions of textile books authored by Florence Montgomery. I understand that one of the books is full of wonderful photos and a very useful reference for identifying antique fabrics and worthy of the high prices collectors pay for it, but which book is it???

I have the recent reprint/reissue of the dictionary 'Textiles in America, 1650-1870' from 2007 and while it is fine, it is not the one about which people have raved. Is there a significant difference between it and the original of 1984?

Then there is:
Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850 (A Winterthur Book) by Florence Montgomery (Hardcover - Sep 16, 1970) and another edition from 197). Is this the great one?

Thanks for any assistance, I'd rather not just start purchasing and then trying to return books.

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

my art quilts


Subject: Re: [SPAM] Montgomery Textile book help
From: xenia cord <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 20:11:22 -0500
X-Message-Number: 13

Printed Textiles is the book you want for pictures and textile
history. The other, recently reprintedTextiles in America, is a
useful dictionary of textile names and terms. it would be wonderful
if someone - Winterthur, most likely - would reprint Printed Textiles.



Subject: Re: Hawaiian and Tahitian quilts
From: Patricia Cummings <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 22:50:54 -0500

I briefly scanned this linked file. Whoever wrote the article may not
realize that "Baltimore" is not located in New England. Baltimore-Album
quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland, on the eastern seaboard, to be

New England consists of six states:

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Just saying ...



Subject: RE: [qhl]Montgomery textile reprint
From: "Newbie Richardson" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:23:03 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Linda Eaton is redoing Printed Textiles - with up dates and corrections (
some atrributions were wrong - scholarship has come forward in the past 40
Linda is fighting the good fight with publishers vis a vis budget,etc - We
all know that story. Not sure the time line yet - but maybe by 2011.

Newbie Richardson


Subject: Mountain Mist "Hawaiian" blocks
From: Debby Kratovil <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:54:51 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

I am currently working up a 4 block quilt using a redrafted version of
the Friendship Plume block by Mountain Mist. I have already made a
single 16" block which I put into a large, flanged pillow. But the
block is so beautiful that I want to make a quilt. Again, this is my
desire to revisit all the historic patterns that "call to me". Since I
inherited none of them, I'm just happy to sew up what I can in my

I would call this Hawaiian applique, but again, it is just a 14" block
and not one of the VERY LARGE quilts created with one intricate cut
applique. Of course, I am using today's methods: raw edge applique, by
machine, using a zigzag stitch, but NO wonder-under - thank God! just
fusible interfacing. Anyway, the Mountain Mist blocks are a lovely way
for me to dip my inexperienced toe into the Hawaiian waters without
devoting my life to a year's worth of reverse applique by hand.

I'd be happy to send anyone a pic of this pillow (made with Benartex
fossil ferns, btw). It just glows!


> Mountain Mist had several Hawaiian patterns, some copyrighted as
> early as
> 1936. Some of these are blocks, some are whole quilt designs.
> There's #59 -
> Friendship Plume (blocks),
> Rosie Werner

Debby (with a "y" and not "ie" Kratovil
Quilting Programs & Workshops


Subject: Hawaiian applique quilts circa early 1970's
From: "Munsey" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:23:05 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

In my collection of Hawaiian quilt materials, there are two early
publications that were readily available to tourists in the Hawaiian
Islands: "How-to-Make-It: Your Hawaiian Quilt" copyright 1957 by the Hawaii
Home Demonstration Council is exactly that - a detailed pictorial how-to
booklet; and "Hawaiian Quilts" by Stella M. Jones a catalog of an exhibit
and published jointly by the Daughters of Hawaii and Honolulu Academy of
Arts, and Mission Houses Museum in 1973 has many black and white

Patterns for cushions (large pillows) and full size quilts "Design by
Poakalani" were copyrighted in 1972. I have several that I purchased from a
full service fabric store in suburban Boston, Ma during the 70s. I
actually used one. Poakalani was among the first to share patterns by
publishing them for sale.

"Family Circle" magazine featured an article in the June 5, 1979 written by
Deborah Harding with color photos, a little history, and patterns. "Quilt"
magazine did so the following year.

Rose Wilder Lane's "The Story of American Needlework" was first published in
"Woman's Day" magazine beginning with the March 1961 issue and "#1: Crewel"
and closing with unnumbered "Hawaiian Quilts" (unnumbered because it was
actually the 13th?), published in the May 1963 issue. And, yes, I have
every page from each issue carefully punched and filed in a notebook - as
well as owning the eventual book.

Some New England album quilts made in the mid 1800s featured blocks
containing designs that are similar to Hawaiian designs. Many missionaries
who went to the Pacific islands came from New England and taught sewing.
Cutting "snowflake" designs from paper was a common teaching tool in the
'ancient days' of the 19th and 20 centuries. Exposure to Hawaiian quilt
design on the US mainland (and vice versa) prior to the 1970s was possible,
available, and likely attractive to textile fanatics of all sorts. The
1950s and 60s were a boom time for interest in many kinds of needlework,
including Hawaiian quilting. The book surge came later.

Sandra on Cape Cod


Subject: Ft. Hood Memorial Quilt
From: Donald Beld <>

Hi everyone, as many of you know, I am the Founder of the Home of the Brave
Quilt Project, a grassroots movement Honoring America's Fallen Heroes.

On November 6, I decided that I would personally make--entirely hand pieced
and hand quilted--our memorial quilt to honor the fatalities at Ft. Hood f
rom that sad and terrible event of November 5, 2009. It took me about 25
0 hours in 33 days of quilting to finish the quilt.

We will be make arrangements later this year to present the quilt to the fo
rt; but I though many of you might like to see it before then. I have po
sted photos in our gallery website for you to see.

This continues quilting's long history of honoring those we admire, respect
, and miss with quilts.

Best, Don


Subject: RE: Ft. Hood Memorial Quilt
From: "Sharron" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:10:07 -0600
X-Message-Number: 6

Absolutely gorgeous quilt, Don!

Best regards,
Sharron..................... foggy Spring, TX..............


Subject: RE: Ft. Hood Memorial Quilt/Don

In a message dated 12/14/2009 9:19:05 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

solutely gorgeous quilt, Don!

Hi, the web address didn't come through in my e-mail. Can you please
print it here? Thanks.


Subject: Hawaiian and Tahitian quilts -- thank you, one and all!
From: "Force Majeure Quilt Restoration" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:13:42 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

A big thank you to all who replied to my question about Hawaiian applique!
I am so glad that I went the list for information rather than just assuming.
I'll pass along the information to the family.



Subject: Ft Hood Memorial Quilt
From: Donald Beld <>
Thanks to you all for the kind comments.

I guess I didn't make it clear where I posted. It is at the QHL photo gallery. I get there by going to Quilt History List home page and clicking on gallery on the left hand side.

best, Don


Subject: RE: Ft. Hood Memorial Quilt
From: "Robins-Morris, Laura A" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:42:07 -0800
X-Message-Number: 3

Do the colored bars at the top have special significance? They look like
the military ribbons on some uniforms, but do the ones you chose
designate something specific?
Laura RM


Subject: RE: Hawaiian and Tahitian quilts, and geography
From: "Robins-Morris, Laura A" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 08:03:10 -0800
X-Message-Number: 4

We just have to chuckle about the many geographically challenged people
in this big country of ours. Like my west-coast-native co-worker who
called Detroit "the East Coast". Or the Ohio resident who was coming to
Seattle and wanted to rent a car to drive to San Francisco "just for the
afternoon". (It is an 18 hour drive one way).
Or some of my fellow students at Indiana University who thought
Switzerland and Sweden were the same country. And if I mentioned Geneva
(where my family was living), it never even occurred to them that it was
something other than a small town in Indiana or Illinois, or a lake in
And I understand that there was recently an official state map of
Michigan that completely left off the Upper Penninsula.
At least Baltimore is closer to New England than Seattle is to San
Francisco - they got the correct quadrant of the country! <g>
Laura, in Seattle and hopeful that Santa can find us

>Whoever wrote the article may not realize that "Baltimore" is not
located in New England.


Subject: no of attendees

In Columbus in 2008 we had approximately 260. I think the past several years have been between 240 and 255. Not sure about this year. Dee
Dee Dadik
Certified Appraiser of Quilted
5689 Concord Hill Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Web site:


Subject: RE: no of attendees
From: "Vivien Sayre" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:14:08 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

In Lowell in 2007 we had approximately 260 as well.



Subject: Re: Hawaiian designs book offer
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:01:49 EST
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Hi, I've read with interest the comments on Hawaiian quilts. I've been
cleaning out my bookcase and came across a Dover Needlework series soft cover
book on Hawaiian Quilting by Elizabeth Root (1989). It has instructions
and full-size patterns for 20 blocks including calla lily, orchid, angel's
trumpet, iris wood rose, trumpet vine and so on. If anyone is interested in
having this book, please contact me off list. Thanks. Carol Grace