Subject: Lancaster County, PA, quilt events -- March 22 through 27 - long
From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:33:15 -0500
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Hello All -

When you get 2 major snowstorms (each depositing about 25 inches of
snow) in less than a week, you have to have something to look forward to
-- especially when 3 quilt activities are canceled by the snowstorms.
For me, it's quilt week -- the place to be March 22 through 27 is
Lancaster County (and Chester County), PA. Here's the line-up --

1. Quilts In The Mansion II at Historic Poole Forge in Churchtown, PA.
Located on route 23, just down the road from Hayloft Fabrics in
Morgantown, this exhibit will feature 50 to 55 antique quilts from
private collections in and around Lancaster County. They will be all
different quilts than were shown at their first show in 2008. Monday
to Saturday 10-5, admission $5. Click on "quilt show learn more" at
their website --
http://www.historicpooleforge.org/

2. Privy bag exhibit by the Historical Society of Cocalico Valley. at
their museum at 237 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA (which is route 322 on
the west end of town). Wednesday to Saturday 10-4, admission is by
donation. Usually open only on Saturday, I've spoken with the
volunteer coordinator and she confirmed that for the week of March
22-27, they are open Wed, Thurs and Fri also. They do have a catalog
($12.95) with excellent pictures. There website is "under
construction", but if anyone is interested in a catalog, I will gladly
purchase and send one to you as I travel to Ephrata extensively for
volunteer work. Contact me privately.

3. I've just learned of this combination --

Display of antique quilts at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society,
2215 Millstream Rd (just off route 30), Lancaster, PA and display of
antique coverlets at the 1719 Hans Herr House, 1849 Hans Herr Drive,
Willow Street, PA (south of Lancaster). Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm. $5
admission to one exhibit, $8 for both. Friday evening, free open house
at Society, 5-9pm. Websites --
www.lmhs.org
www.hansherr.org

4. Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum reopens for their 2010 season on
Monday March 22. In addition to the 30 antique Lancaster County Amish
quilts that are always on display in this classic 1912 bank building,
there will be a special exhibit in their "special exhibits" rooms. I
believe this exhibit, "Family and Friends: Quilts and Their
Connections", is being curated by 2 well known Lancaster County
historians and promises to be wonderful. Located a block from the
square in downtown Lancaster, at 37 N. Market St. Open Monday through
Saturday 9-5, admission $6. Special reception Friday evening, hosted
by Patricia Herr, 7 to 8:30.

5. While not in Lancaster County, but very close, the third and final
installment of Layers, Quilts from the Chester County Documentation
Project, will be available at the Chester County Historical Society, 225
N. High St, West Chester, PA. Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10-5.
Parking hint -- the 300 block of N. High St does not have meters and
usually has street parking available. Website --
http://www.chestercohistorical.org/

6. AQS Show in downtown Lancaster, at the new convention center on the
square. For the last 22 or so years, many of us have referred to the
old Quilter's Heritage Show as "the Lancaster Show". And I've heard
this "new" show referred to in the same way. This is a totally
different show, run by totally different people. Many of us will miss
"our" Lancaster Quilt Show, but hope that this will become a successful
"new Lancaster Quilt Show." Wednesday through Saturday. Check
their website for extensive details --
http://www.americanquilter.com/shows_contests/lancaster/2010/general_info/

Just typing what I have to look forward to has helped my "snowed in
cabin fever". I hope some are able to visit several or all of the
above events. I have my week planned out -- so hopefully all our snows
will be in February. If you have any questions about locations, best
routes, catalogs, whatever, please feel free to email me. I love to
share my wonderful quilting opportunities.

Barb in snowy southeastern PA
A great quilty place to live
bgarrett421comcast.net


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Subject: Bend in the River
From: bravosjloken.com
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:56:35 -0600

Joe,
Love the quilt and particularly the quilting on it. Fans have been my favorite pattern to hand quilt for a long time. Easy to do and easy to =
mark, though maybe you skipped that latter part? It's so free-form,
matching the top design.

Jean Loken, temporarily removed from MN to AZ at a bend in the Colorado River.



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Subject: Snow on the Bayous: a report from the South very OT
From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:51:27 -0600
X-Message-Number: 3

When the noted accountant and cross-country driver Ms. L. Stubbs of Colorado reported to me that Louisiana, where I live, had been determined to have the Happiest people in the nation, I was surprised. I had never noted a distinct decline in spirits when I crossed state lines, for instance, nor a notable elevation when coming back into Louisiana from elsewhere. The more I've thought of it, however, the more I've come to understand how we won in Happy.

Take today, for instance.

The entire state has been on a Louisiana High because the Saints won the Superbowl. Normally sedate bank tellers are looking customers in the eye and saying, "Who dat?" People who are only now rebuilding Katrina- or Ivan-destroyed homes on poles so high off the ground that a gravel truck fits nicely beneath their bedrooms are seen on state television announcing that now that the Saints have won a Superbowl, the state is "passed" Katrina. The state's Treasurer has so far failed to share their optimism, but clearly he is out of sync with the general sense of things. Schools, banks, and parish offices closed this week so the populace could go to New Orleans to express their gratitude to Drew Breez & Company. King's Cakes are stacking up in grocery stores, while people buy cakes emblazoned with "Who Dat?" Pure Happy everywhere.

And just when we thought we could get no Happier, that our hearts could expand no more, weather reporters said we were going to have snow. Not that we might have snow, but that we were going to have snow. Folks started switching from cable news channels to local stations in order to catch the weather forecasts. The dullest of souls would have detected a steep incline in Happy.

And today---today we had our first flakes. Not a lot so far, but nice white dusting on pines and shrubbery and cars. If any of you in areas shut down by snow run out of things to do, see if Shreveport's station KSLA online has videos of its evening weather news report. Reporters stationed in lawns barely dusted with snow reported the beauty of the event. Someone had obviously gathered up snow from a car and tossed it around one reporter's feet. People had sent in home photographs of scenes that will look to anyone in Iowa like mid-spring---many, many photographs. An entire program full. And the talking heads oohed and ahhed over each. First the Superbowl and now Snow: could anyone be so lucky?

Then, I got an inkling of how we won The Happiest of them All. One on-site announcer standing in a snow-dusted Marshall Texas, just across the state line, reported that East Texas schools would open late, at 10 AM, tomorrow. He added that Louisiana school officials had already announced Louisiana schools would be closed. ALL Louisiana schools, even those along the Gulf and bayous of South Louisiana, where no snow is predicted. An official holiday----for all of us, really. While Texans labor away learning fractions and pronouns and the latitude of London, ten miles east of them Louisiana children will sleep late, play the day away.

The Superbowl. Snow. Mardi Gras. Even the grumpiest among us feel Happy. Our cups runneth over.

Standing on my front porch just now, I could not help laughing at all of us here. We require so little for happiness. All of those pictures of non-snow that people with discernible IQs had emailed to television stations---they proved it. Look at me, I thought: I am still happy, even though my terrier friend Jackson refuses to sit in the patch of snow for a picture. If I move to the right place, I thought, I can still get a good shot of his fine white and black body beside the almost snow-covered liriope and azaleas. It needn't be perfect. I would sent it to my Iowa friend whose little dog thinks nothing of snow. Maybe that's the secret to Happy---not expecting too much.

Laughing in Louisiana
Gaye


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Subject: Re: Snow on the Bayous: a report from the South very OT
From: "Lorraine Olsson" <svenpnc.com.au>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:32:22 +1100
X-Message-Number: 4

I sit and read all the snow reports........ I do not envy you all.
Here in the blue mountains of Australia it is summer, and we had last week
16 inches of rain.
Now we are swealtering in 99% humidity.
Seems we all have our crosses to bear.

Cheers to you all

Lorraine in Oz



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Subject: Free Quilt Calendar from Turkey Hill Ice Cream
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:10:19 -0500
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https://www.turkeyhill.com/general/contact-us.aspx

You could sign up at the above website and request the calendar in the =
comments section. Every now and then you'll get an e-mail from Turkey =
Hill about flavors, but once on their list I have been assured that you =
will automatically get a calendar every year. A very nice wall =
calendar!

crelaturkeyhill.com
I couldn't find it on the website either. Try writing to Bethany Herr =
at Consumer Relations at the above e-mail address.

Judy Grow



From: Audrey Waite
To: judy.growcomcast.net
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 09:45 PM
Subject: Free Calendar


Hi Judy:

I went to the Turkey Hill website and couldn't find any free calendar. =
I can call tomorrow but was just wondering why it's not there.

I went to the local quilt store for a 2010 calendar and they didn't =
have any this year. So I'm using a dinky little thing from the barber =
shop. So I'd love to have a calendar with quilts on it!

Audrey Waite, Co-Director
Quilt Camp in the Pines
Quilting in the Desert
www.quiltcamp.com

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Subject: Several things
From: Judy Knorr <jknorroptonline.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:19:31 -0500
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Gaye,
After just shoveling another 12" of snow here on Long Island I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. Then I read your treatise about snow in Louisana and ended up smiling. We make our own happiness and it's often the little things that mean the most to us. Guess that's partly why we are quilters (and football fans). Thanks for brightening my outlook!

Then, to bring everything into perspective I read Barb's list of things to do in Lancaster during Quit Week. I just finished booking a hotel and buying my ticket to the "new" Lancaster Show with my fingers crossed for no snow that week! Thanks, Barb, for sharing all those activities. Was going to ask you about the show at Poole Forge and you were way ahead of me!

Judy Knorr

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Subject: Re: Snow on the Bayous: a report from the South very OT
From: Mitzioakes <mitzioakesaol.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:05:29 -0500
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Glad you are happy - so is our daughter who lives in NO and today she could wear her 'white coat from Vermont winters' to work (something she can only do a few times a year and everyone loves her coat and it is so warm).
So glad that LA is happy - we in VT are happy to be able to say 'Who Dat' in honor of the Saints etc....
Mitzi from snowless VT (where the gold finches have started to get their gold feathers - at least a month early).



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Subject: Symposium, V&A London, June 2010
From: Sally Ward <sallytattersntlworld.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:57:43 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

The V&A is now apparently accepting online bookings for individual
places on the symposium. I'm sorry I couldn't find the right link just
now, but I'm sure if you persevere with the website you'll get there
eventually <G>

Regards

Sally Ward


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Subject: The V&A Symposium
From: <suereichcharter.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 16:18:32 -0800
X-Message-Number: 4

Sally,
You can't get there from there. I couldn't find the pathway on the V&A site either. If anyone has any luck and can send the web link, I would be grateful. sue
--
Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
www.suereichquilts.com
http://coveringquilthistory.shutterfly.com/


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Subject: Re: The V&A Symposium
From: Sally Ward <sallytattersntlworld.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 00:31:22 +0000
X-Message-Number: 5

I've requested that info from the friend who told me she had just
booked online, hope to pass it on soon.

Sally Ward
>
> send the web link, I


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Subject: Re: The V&A Symposium
From: textiqueaol.com
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:03:50 -0500
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Sue,

Your shutterfly site looks good.

Jan




Sue Reich
ashington Depot, Connecticut

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Subject: AQS show in Lancaster
From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 07:08:07 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

Judy Knorr wrote:

Then, to bring everything into perspective I read Barb's list of things to do in Lancaster during Quit Week. I just finished booking a hotel and buying my ticket to the "new" Lancaster Show with my fingers crossed for no snow that week! Thanks, Barb, for sharing all those activities. Was going to ask you about the show at Poole Forge and you were way ahead of me!

Judy Knorr


Judy's comment inspires me to offer my office space at the Lancaster
Convention Center as an impromptu meeting/gathering place for anyone on
the list attending the show who has time to chat while seeing all of
these great quilt exhibits in the area or needs a quiet place to rest.
This is the Susquehanna Boardroom on Level 4. I would love to put faces
to names, so please, drop by. At our shows I move around a lot and don't
necessarily stay in the office for predictable periods of time. If this
is managed as other office spaces in other convention centers, the door
may lock if firmly closed, so please don't do that, in the event I'm not
around to keep the door propped open. Please feel free to be there
without me, but leave me a note that you came by!

Andi in Paducah

PS - I passed along Barb's list of quilt events to our show chair. Seems
we can't advertise exhibits and events not sanctioned by us because the
calls for free advertising would never end (in case you're wondering why
these opportunities aren't listed on the AQS web site). In the future,
these places could contact AQS well beforehand to become "official"
related events to better get the word out.



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Subject: Re: AQS show in Lancaster
From: lrcawleycomcast.net
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 14:49:52 +0000 (UTC)
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=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Thank you Andi for the offer of a gathering place in Lanc=
aster.=C2=A0 I'll see you there.

Cinda
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Subject: Hiranya Loder
From: "Rachel Greco" <grandmasatticcompuserve.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:30:44 -0800
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I am trying to contact Hiranya Loder of Australia and have misplaced her
e-mail address. Can someone either contact Hiranya and ask her to contact
me, or give me her new address. I corresponded with her some time back
regarding redwork.



Rachel Greco

Grandma's Attic

e-mail: GrandmasAtticcompuserve.com




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Subject: Cape Fear Study Group (NC)
From: palamporeaol.com
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 18:10:28 -0500
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Pam...........you might have to drive from California to see this! I can't=
wait! Lynn


Hi Girls=E2=80=A6Just a reminder of the upcoming meeting. I am excited=
to see you all. I found a white potholder quilt on my trip to Vermont an=
d can=E2=80=99t wait to show it to you all.

The meeting is at Fran=E2=80=99s Sewing Circle at 5751-5 Oleander Drive (P=
hillips Azalea Plaza), Wilmington, NC at 1:00 PM

The topic of the day will be how to conduct a Quilt Documentation Day. We=
will also talk about some potential sites in the area. This meeting will=
also be a continuation of the first to establish our future interests.

You are encouraged to bring a couple of quilts for =E2=80=9Cshow and tell=
=E2=80=9D /

Please rsvp to Joyce DeLucia jdeluciaatmc.net or Lynn Lancaster Gorges=
palamporeaol.com

This is a regional group but of course anyone is invited to join. Please=
tell your interested friends about the meeting.

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Subject: Booking for V&A Symposium
From: Sally Ward <sallytattersntlworld.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:56:59 +0000
X-Message-Number: 1

I *think* I have a link that works for individual bookings. After
advice from a friend, I found it by searching by date in the events
ticketing area.

Go to

https://transactions.vam.ac.uk/peo/daily_events_list.asp

On the calendar at the top of the page go forward to June 11 2010

Scroll down to 10.30 'Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold
Stories'. Make sure you get the right 10.30 event, and don't book just

for the exhibition tour (=A310). If you're on the right one you'll see

the day prices (=A347 standard) appear. You will have to book the two

days separately. Go back to the calendar at the top of the page and
select 12 June to repeat the process.

I am not booking for myself, so have not gone far enough in the
process to find out whether you can book from overseas, but I'd be
very surprised and not a little peeved if you can't.

Good luck

Sally Ward=


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Subject: question about Pomegrante pattern
From: "Kathy Moore" <kathymooreneb.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:55:34 -0600
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BlankGood morning to all. It's Sunday, it's been snowing and the wind is =
really blowing, the wind chill temp is minus 10 and we're ready from =
Spring in Nebraska.

I have a couple of questions for all of you. Can you tell me what books =
you are aware of that feature the pomegranate quilt pattern? Are there =
any books that focus exclusively on pomegranate quilts? Does anyone know =
how old this pattern is for pieced and/or appliqu=E9d quilts?

Inquiring minds want to know before hypothermia sets in!

Hopefully,

Kathy Moore
Lincoln, NE


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Subject: Re: question about Pomegrante pattern
From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:59:01 -0600
X-Message-Number: 3

Kathy, I will check some materials I have and get back with you. It's a ver=
y popular applique pattern in South and sometimes is called Love Apple. A p=
opular magazine (perhaps Southern Living; I will let you know) included a p=
attern for this in eighties, and I've seen it in quilt magazines. I have an=
example made in North Alabama in eighties from the above pattern, I'm pret=
ty sure.

We've discussed this before on qhl, so check the archives. I remember Karey=
Bresenhan mentioning the many pomegranate trees that grew in South Texas. =
We discussed symbolism, history, etc.

I've taken notes on this pattern and will get back with you.

I hope your bones warm up. They are talking to you, telling you, "Go back h=
ome to Texas."

Gaye


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I have a couple of questions for all of you. Can you tell me what books you=
are aware of that feature the pomegranate quilt pattern? Are there any boo=
ks that focus exclusively on pomegranate quilts? Does anyone know how old t=
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Subject: Another question for the list
From: "Kathy Moore" <kathymooreneb.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:16:14 -0600
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BlankI'm wondering if anyone on the list knows anything about quilt =
history in Nova Scotia. I have access to a quilt I strongly suspect was =
begun, if not completed, in Nova Scotia before coming to Nebraska in the =
last quarter of the 19th century. It's an odd-looking piece...the =
pattern isn't even documented as near as I can ascertain...looks like =
four truncated fan blades on an octagonal center. I'd sure appreciate =
some suggestions as to resources for information on quilting in Nova =
Scotia and the 19th century.

Thanks again,

Kathy Moore
Lincoln, NE


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Subject: Snowon the Bayous
From: <hoffman3scican.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 01:27:22 -0500 (EST)
X-Message-Number: 5

I have been reading Gaye's thoughts on the Super Bowl and SNOW and have really enjoyed what she had to say. I must admit that I too am a Hoosier, like my friend Dale, and was for the Colts winning, but of course that was not to be. I couldn't think of a team that I would have been happer to lose to than the Saints. Anyway, I don't have a porch, nor a spare couch to toss off it. MAYBE, just maybe THAT is why the Colts lost. :) Janis


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Subject: Fashion Week Seventh on Sixth
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 18:13:09 -0800 (PST)
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Hi QHL- I had errands to do Sunday in midtown NYC, it was crisp and sunny, =
so afterwards I=A0walked uptown=A0stopping by=A0the Bryant Park tents=A0to =
see what=A0the 'Seventh on Sixth'=A0final-time-at-that-location=A0fashion=
=A0event looks like up close.
=A0
Wish I describe what I saw=A0like Cinda does=A0to personalize what you all =
might just glimpse on TV or on=A0the web. First, there were=A0outrageous ou=
tfits on MEN,=A0I can't imagine them=A0worn anywhere in the US other than t=
he=A0NYC garment district or the wearer would be pummeled on sight.
=A0
There were some incredibly worked fur coats, and no one from PETA in sight.=

=A0
There were skirt and top and tights and layers=A0combinations beyond imagin=
ation. And a collosal number of 'glamour don't's' including too short minis=
=A0with husky=A0bare legs and peep toes on=A0everything, even Keds.
=A0
And yes, girls and otherwise intelligent-looking women actually do walk in =
those frighteningly weird $1,000 shoes if you can call them that with platf=
orms, laces, ankle wraps, etc.=A0 without holding on to anyone for balance,=
=A0and without tripping down the Bryant Park steps yet, all the=A0while loo=
king at their phones to text.
=A0
A show had just just ended when I arrived, so every fashion celeb you might=
recognize=A0emerged from the tents to get on a gigantic private bus to be =
whisked somewhere fabulous, from Anna Wintour (who hasn't altered her hair =
style in 30 years except to now color it blond, yet expects her Vogue reade=
rs to change looks=A0every season) to international fashion royalty, to--su=
rprise--even Salman Rushdie (maybe his next book will be about fashion)
=A0
How does=A0this relate to quilts, you wonder?!! Well, according=A0to the Ti=
mes/LA magazine, the look to=A0watch for is..........patchwork!
=A0
Laura=A0



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

212/838-2596
www.laurafisherquilts.com
fisherheritageyahoo.com
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Subject: Rebecca Simon - Mrs. Leopold Simon
From: Sue Wildemuth <quiltingbee73yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:31:34 -0800 (PST)
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I had written an article about Rebecca Simon (Mrs. Leopold Simon) of Davenp=
ort, Iowa that was featured in Pieces of Time (the Iowa Illinois Quilt Hist=
ory Group Magazine) and I also put it on my web site.=A0 I had hopes that I=
might be able to locate one of her quilts featured in an article written b=
y Mrs. Simon for an August 1908=A0issue of=A0Ladies Home Journal - I had no=
clues and all of her family had=A0scattered to the wind.=A0 I posted the a=
rticle on my web site and asked that anyone with additional information to =
contact me.Great Caesar's Ghost -- someone=A0emailed me=A0-- a relati=
ve of Mrs. Simon contacted me before Christmas and said he was doing geneal=
ogy work on the family=A0when=A0he found=A0my article about his Great Great=
Great relative on=A0my web site=A0-- he said he would talk with the rest o=
f the family during the Hanukkah holiday season=A0to see if they could loca=
te one of the quilts featured in the article.=A0 I just got a series =
of scans of photos=A0and two of the quilts in that article are still in the=
family -- though they did not know they were featured in the LHJ article o=
r if Mrs Simon or her daughter had made them.=A0 I sent them a scan of the =
article and they sent me a scan of the two quilts and they matched right do=
wn to the contruction and colors and patterns.=A0 Mrs. Simon had given two =
of the LHJ quilts to her daughter who had passed them down through her fami=
ly and those quilts kept getting passed down in the family to their present=
owner whose name also happens to be Rebecca too.=A0 Stories like thi=
s are why we do what we do - research is very rewarding.=A0=A0=A0Happ=
y Valentine's Day!=A0Suehttp:///www.illinoisquilthistory.comhtt=
p://sew-eyeoftheneedlequilthistory.blogspot.com/ http://lifelessonsfromm=
oviesandliterature.blogspot.com/=A0(non-quilting blog)
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Subject: RE: Another question for the list
From: Ady Hirsch <adamroninetvision.net.il>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:40:30 +0200
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See Scott Robson and Sharon MacDonald, "Old Nova Scotian Quilts":

http://www.amazon.com/Nova-Scotian-Quilts-Scott-Robson/dp/1551091186/ref=sr_
1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266219761&sr=8-1

Ady


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I'm wondering if anyone on the list knows anything about quilt =
history in Nova Scotia. I have access to a quilt I strongly suspect was =
begun, if not completed, in Nova Scotia before coming to Nebraska in the =
last quarter of the 19th century. It's an odd-looking piece...the =
pattern isn't even documented as near as I can ascertain...looks like =
four truncated fan blades on an octagonal center. I'd sure appreciate =
some suggestions as to resources for information on quilting in Nova =
Scotia and the 19th century.

Thanks again,

Kathy Moore
Lincoln, NE


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Subject: AQS Lancaster Show
From: "Greta VanDenBerg" <maquilterepix.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:45:41 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Andi posted:
PS - I passed along Barb's list of quilt events to our show chair. Seems we
can't advertise exhibits and events not sanctioned by us because the calls
for free advertising would never end (in case you're wondering why these
opportunities aren't listed on the AQS web site). In the future, these
places could contact AQS well beforehand to become "official" related events
to better get the word out.

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I just want to point say that most of the organizations hosting the
opportunities Barb mentioned are local historical societies and non-profit
organizations. I'm not speaking for them, and perhaps I'm speaking out of
turn here, but it's possible these local community based organizations don't
have a budget to pay advertising fees to a large promotional organization
that will guest host an event in this community for only a few days each
year.

So thank you, Barb, for getting the word out for these local events!

Those of us who live in the area are very fortunate to be surrounded by
wonderful organizations willing to offer a plethora of opportunities to see
quilts and other goodies. These organizations deserve all the publicity
they can get so that we may continue to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
<g>

As a resident fortunate to have a DH that insisted we move here, I hope
everyone will come visit ALL that this area has to offer!

Greta VanDenBerg-Nestle
In snow filled (literally) Lancaster County, PA





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Subject: Unusually shaped pieced border
From: "Candy St. Lawrence" <castle99wildblue.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:24:12 -0500
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I have just posted two pictures in the quilt section of the board. They
show a border that appeared on three different quilts from the second
quarter of the 20th century. The quilts were shown in an exhibit of antique
quilts of Greene County at the Nathanael Greene Museum of Greeneville,
Tennessee. Randi Nott, the curator, mentioned that Merikay Waldvogel
thought that the border might be peculiar to the area (Greene County is in
East Tennessee and considered by some to be in Appalachia). I am helping
Randi with a similar exhibit to be shown at AQS in Knoxville in July. We
were hoping that the experienced eyes of the QHL readers would let us know
if we do have another special something to note about our region that
exhibit goers might enjoy. Will you please have a look and let us know?
Thanks!

Candy St. Lawrence
castle99wildblue.net

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Subject: RE: Another question for the list
From: "Dale Drake" <ddrakeccrtc.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:20:47 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Thanks, Ady! This one is available on Abebooks for roughly $30 including
shipping. I've just added it to my collection, but there are still a couple
more copies left. :-)

Dale in snowy Indiana

Ady said:


> See Scott Robson and Sharon MacDonald, "Old Nova Scotian Quilts":



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Subject: another quilt history outlet
From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:04:56 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

This month marks the launch of a new magazine published by AQS -- The
Quilt Life with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. The submission guidelines
were penned by Jan Magee, TQL editor-in-chief, formerly of Quilters
Newsletter, and, briefly, Quilter's Home. I am delighted to report the
following for quilt history buffs:

"We welcome the submission of articles that are quilt-centric...in-depth
features about...quilt/er history, collecting, preserving and
researching quilts; and related events."

For the full set of guidelines, contact infothequiltlife.com.

Andi in Paducah


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Subject: Ady
From: Sue Wildemuth <quiltingbee73yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:00:01 -0800 (PST)
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e a question for you.=A0Thanks --Sue Wildemuth
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Subject: Pomegrante Quilt Pattern
From: jdeluciaatmc.net
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:53:11 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Kathy,

There is a lovely appliqud pattern on pages 150-156 of the book The Quilt
That Walked to Golden=94 by Sandra Dallas. It is referred to a Pomegrante or
Love Apple and dated 1860-1865 and made by Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Buckner,
Madison County, Va. Hope you can find a copy of this book to see it.

Piecefully yours,

Joyce DeLucia

www.piecewithjoyce.com

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Subject: Re: Booking for V&A Symposium
From: CELIA EDDY <celia.eddybtinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:22:07 +0000 (GMT)
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Thank you, Sally. They don't make it easy, do they? I searched all over tha=
t site but failed to find out how to book so well done!
=A0
Also, although I wanted to book for both the days of the Conference, and (I=
thought) paid for that, the confirmation only mentions one day. I'll wait =
until the ticket arrives to see what's going on.

Celia

Celia Eddy
The Brown House
Fleming Place
Maryport
Cumbria CA15 6ES
Tel: 01900 814959

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Subject: That ubiquitous symbol
From: Sally Ward <sallytattersntlworld.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:27:34 +0000
X-Message-Number: 2

Just watching a DVD on Costumes of Ethnic Minority Groups in China I
spotted the swastika symbol on the hem of long Mongolian robes. The
bottom 12-18" of the hem seems to be of animal skin/fur which has been
fashioned into the symbol, writ large.

Just another place where it lives innocently but really jumps out at
the Western eye.

Sally Ward


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Subject: Thanks to the ladies on the BQHL and to our list mom.
From: <suereichcharter.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 4:53:10 -0800
X-Message-Number: 3

Many members of the BQHL and QHL crossover. I would like to thank the list moms of both lists for your diligence and hard work. These two lists have brought strangers across the world together in the quest for good information about quilt history.

Thanks to the ladies on the BQHL list, I have accumulated a nice file on textile
sites across Great Britain. My retirement is only a few years away before I can
see these places for myself. Much obliged.

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
www.suereichquilts.com
http://coveringquilthistory.shutterfly.com/


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Subject: Re: Nova Scotia Quilts
From: "Munsey" <sgmunseycomcast.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:07:20 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Kathy:

The Nova Scotia Museum in Halifax (and in multiple other locations around
the Province) has been collecting and studying Nova Scotian needlecrafts for
many years. The museum system also has genealogical information relating
particularly to the emigration from Scotland to Nova Scotia 18th and 19th
centuries. I found a 1976 museum publication in my book collection entitled
"A Nova Scotia Work Basket" purchased on a visit (can it have been that long
ago!). It covers quilting, knitting, crochet, weaving, rugs and embroidery.
They must have newer publications by now, in addition to the Robeson and
MacDonald book.

The Nova Scotia Center for Craft and Design and the Ministry of Tourism and
Culture designated 2000 as "The Year of the Quilt". Thanks to my rug
hooking sister, I have a promotional booklet from that year that includes a
reference to the Mayflower Quilters Guild in Halifax which is "a member of
the Canadian Quilters Association". By now, all of those groups probably
have websites. Contact me directly for more detailed info from 2000.

Good luck in your search.

Sandra on Cape Cod



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Subject: Re: Snow on the Bayous: a report from the South very OT
From: Quiltsappraisedaol.com
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:27:23 EST
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Gaye,

I found your email on the happiest people being in La. very enjoyable. I am
a Florida native and have spent all but 5 yrs. in this wonderful state. I
consider myself a happy person and believe most who know me will bare
witness to this fact. But I must say, if ever I am down in the dumps, all I have
to do is take a trip west and when reaching La. I have no desires to go
further. After enjoying the wonderful seafood, the friendly people, and the
antique and quilt shops, who could remain down! It's the best pick-me-up
ever.

I have never been one to watch football BUT I checked in on the game
between the Saints and the Colts every few minutes and about a third way in I
started watching the game. I'm so glad I did. I noticed somebody screaming her
head off when that long run for a touchdown occurred and realized it was
me! I was so happy the Saints won! Who knows, I may start watching football
after all...or maybe just when the Saints play!

I loved seeing it snow for the 30 mins. it did here too. I DO NOT miss
shoveling the stuff or driving in it like I did for 5 years in Maryland though!

Happy in Florida,
Alma Moates
AQS Certified Appraiser-Quilted Textiles
Quilt Historian, Collector and Lecturer
Pensacola, Florida

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Subject: Other quilt places in Lancaster, PA
From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <pnhahn01comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:13:14 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 6

To follow up on the thread by Barb Garrett, Cindy Clampcamp and Greta Van Den Berg-Nestle on all the quilt happenings in Lancaster, PA, I would also suggest a visit to Paradise Village Antiques on Rt 30 East, just 3 miles or so from the Spring Quilt Blossom Festival. Many of the antique dealers there usually have antique quilt and textile treasures, yardage of antique chintz, cheater cloth and centennial fabric, antique needlework tools, related ephemera and books, vintage clothing and Singer Featherweight sewing machines. The management encourages the in-house dealers to fill their display spaces with items quilters would enjoy during the quilt festivities in the town.

Nancy Hahn


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Subject: Big bag of quilt tops
From: "Nancy Roberts" <aquilterwindstream.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:48:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

A friend recently was given a large plastic garbage bag filled with old
quilt tops Imagine.. what a gift! I show a couple of them on my blog if
you'd like to see them. Adn I'll share more later. Regards, Nancy
http://www.quiltnans.blogspot.com/




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Subject: Re: Big bag of quilt tops
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 15:31:20 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

So gorgeous. . . what a wonderful gift. . . you lucky
dog!
Stephanie Whitson


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Subject: new book
From: "Steve & Jean Loken" <bravosjloken.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:39:06 -0600
X-Message-Number: 2

I was reading in USA Today of the death of Hystercine Rankin of MS, master
quilter, and found that there's a book of quilts of Claiborne County, MS,
published by the Mississippi Cultural Crossroads. I haven't learned to make
a tiny URL, and the website URL is endless:
http://www.win.net/kudzu/quilt02.gif

But I found it by Googling her name and clicking on "images" and clicking on
the 12 block pictorial appliqué among the results. Somewhat Byzantine, but I
don't think my embedded link will serve you well. They sell the book at the
cultural center, and you can print a PDF order form from the site.
Jean Loken in MN with a deep interest in Southern quilts