Subject: Quilt Exhibit at the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
and "Lincoln, Life-Size" at the Bruce Museum.
From: <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 6:46:44 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

After nearly 18 months, the quilt exhibit at the Bush-Holley House/Greenwich Historical Society will open today. "A Stitch in Time" features nearly 30 quilts, fragments, and doll quilts all with strong provenance to Greenwich.
The large number of signature quilts and signed quilts made by the women of Greenwich makes this exhibit unique. They spam a one hundred year period from 1800 - 1900 with the majority of the quilts dating prior to 1860. Documentation in the form of Benevolent Society minutes and accounts of purchase further anchor these quilts historically. I have been fortunate enough to be involved in every step of this production. Many events are to follow throughout the exhibit which ends in June. A one-day Symposium with state, regional and nationally recognized names in the quilt history world will be presenting. See link.
If you are coming to Greenwich, please be aware of another amazing exhibit in that town. An exhibit called "Lincoln, Life-Size" will run at the Bruce Museum until June. The photography is drawn from the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, the country's premiere collection of Lincoln imagery. It is so exciting to have these two exhibits in Connecticut and on the I-95 corridor to make them easily accessible for all. Hope you all can see them.

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Prudence Crandall lecture in Hartford, CT
From: <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 7:02:45 -0800
X-Message-Number: 2

Tomorrow from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m., there will be a lunchtime lecture at Connecticut's Old State House about Prudence Crandall. Prudence was the head mistress of a female academy in Canterbury in the eastern part of the state. The lecture is called "To All on Equal Terms: the Story of Prudence Crandall." During her time in the 1830s, women had no voice in the public arena. At town meetings, they were required to pass their questions and comments on to males to be expressed.
Prudence was a business woman in Canterbury, and the founder of the first female academy to admit African-American girls in 1833. Her school is a National Historic Landmark. In the first half of the 19th century, there were female academies in many towns in Connecticut. Their graduates later immigrated across the country as teachers, and the wives of statesmen, ministers and settlers of America.

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Quilting News - Maryland Calico
From: <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 7:22:21 -0800
X-Message-Number: 3

In the course of preparing the interpretations for "A Stitch In Time" at the Greenwich Historical Society, the curator frequently wanted to use the word "calico" in reference to an amazing, early Mariner's Compass quilts with hundreds of mint-condition, chintz prints and the later nineteenth century scrap quilts made by the women of Greenwich. This lead to a discussion of the way "calico" was used historically. The discussion sent me on a search of early newspapers for a better grasp of "calico" and its use from 1830 to 1890. Over the next few weeks, I'll share those discoveries. Here is the first!

Republican Compiler
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
July 28, 1824
Page 1
Baltimore, July 15
Maryland Calico.--It is under this
title that a most important item of
the internal resources of the city of
Baltimore will be hereafter known.
The interest we have always felt in
everything relating to the prosperity
and resources of our city, induced us
yesterday to examine a sale of "Ma-
ryland Calicoes," which had just been
finished at the Warren Factory, in
the vicinity of the city, and transmit-
ted to the warehouse in Hanover
street for the inspection of the ??
and dealers. These calicoes are of
the description generally known as
indigo blues, and are of various pat-
terns. They are offered as the first
attempt at manufacturing calicoes at
the Warren Factory, where prepa-
rations have been for some time ma-
king to carry on this branch of domes-
tic manufacturers on an extended scale.
The specimens now exhibited, al-
though the cloth is of a coarser tex-
ture than that hereafter intended to
be used, have met the decided appro-
bation of the dealers and judges, and af-
ford the best proof of the complete
success which will attend the future
operations of the Factory. One fact,
worthy of particular mention, is, that
these goods, from the progress of the
raw materials through the various and
distinct operations of spinning, wea-
ving, bleaching, dying and printing,
have been completed at the Warren
Factory, and we believe are the first
American Calicoes which have thus
been finished, from first to last, at one
establishment. It is a circumstance
known to every one that the excellent
quality and low price of the grey and
bleached American cotton goods have
caused them to be preferred, where-
ver they are known, over similar
goods of any other country--and if
like causes will produce like effects,
we hazard nothing in declaring the
opinion that in due time the calicoes
of our own manufacture will have the
same preference over foreign manu-
factures of the same description.
Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 01, 2010
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:35:42 EST
X-Message-Number: 4

Can anyone recommend any reading on the art of the candlewick type of



"To the world you are nothing; to a rescued dog or cat, you are the world"


Subject: Searching for a Capper's Weekly pattern
From: "Judy Anne" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:09:36 -0700

Below is a note from a woman who needs our help. Hopefully somone here can give her an answer or tell her where to look.

Judy Breneman

"In 1930 Capper's Weekly in Emporia, Kansas, published a set of
center circles for a Dresden Plate type of quilt pattern. The centers were
of the initial of the person giving the quilt maker the material and flower
pattern beginning with the same initial, all embroidered. I have some of
the ones my mother had saved, but I'm missing some. The Cappers Weekly
office burned years ago and the records were lost."

Carol Cable


Subject: Portland Oregon downtown spots not to be missed?
From: Cassie Kilroy Thompson <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:22:23 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Next week, I will be giving a presentation at the National Council for
Public History annual meeting, in Portland, OR. I am not renting a
car, as I am staying in the Hilton downtown where the meetings are
being held, but I want to ask our list members if there are "must-see"
quilt sites (which could include quilt fabric stores!) within walking
(or subway or bus) distance of 921 SW Sixth Ave in Portland. On
Sunday, 3/14, a friend from Olympia Washington is driving down to
visit so that day I would be able to go a little further away from
center of the city. Any ideas?
Cassie Kilroy Thompson
Clarksville, MD
(member, Catonsville Village Quilters)


Subject: Re: Searching for a Capper's Weekly pattern
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:51:57 -0600
X-Message-Number: 7

I'd check with the Kansas State Historical Society. I bet they have copies.
Stephanie Whitson


Subject: RE: Quilting News - Maryland Calico
From: "Janet O'Dell" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 11:03:00 +1100
X-Message-Number: 8

Thank you Sue for this series of snippets.

There is a difference in the meaning of the term calico on either side of
the Atlantic.
The UK (and this also applies to Australia) definition is:
Calico is a fabric made from unbleached, and often not fully processed,
cotton. It may contain unseparated husk parts, for example. The fabric is
less coarse and thick than canvas or denim, but owing to its unfinished and
undyed appearance, it is still very cheap.

Websters dictionary (1913) gives this definition:
Calico \Cal"i*co\, n.; pl. Calicoes. [So called because first imported from
Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.]

1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names
according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes,
unbleached calicoes, etc. [Eng.]
[1913 Webster]

The importation of printed or stained colicoes appears to have been coeval
with the establishment of the East India Company. --Beck (Draper's Dict. ).
[1913 Webster]

2. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the United States the term calico is applied only to the printed
fabric. [1913 Webster]
Calico printing, the art or process of impressing the figured patterns on
calico. [1913 Webster]

If I ask for calico here in Australia it is still plain unbleached cotton
with husk parts, it is still cheap and the quality varies widely;
pre-washing recommended!

Janet O'Dell
Melbourne Australia


Subject: Re: Searching for a Capper's Weekly pattern
From: "Gloria Nixon" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 00:40:13 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi Judy,

Capper's Weekly ran the Flower Initial Series beginning in August of 1930.
They were designed by Ruby McKim. Please ask her to visit the McKim
Studios website to see samples of flowers and initials. I have a hunch
these are what she needs:

I'm anxious to hear her answer.

Gloria Nixon


Subject: Quilting News - More on Calico Printing
From: <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 9:41:32 -0800
X-Message-Number: 2

The Ohio Repository
Canton, Ohio
March 4, 1825
Page 2
Rhode Island Cravats.-- A beautiful
article, manufactured at the Mill of the
Phoenix Company and printed by the
Hopefield Bleaching and Calico Printing
Company in Pawtucket, is mentioned in
the Rhode Island newspapers.--"The im-
pression is uncommonly fine, the colours
fast and brilliant, and unless closely exam-
ined a person could scarcely distinguish the
difference between these handkerchiefs, and
the imported silks of a similar figure."
Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Re: SCQHG (Repiecers) Meeting reminder

Thanks for the invite and keep me on your list. Presently swamped with
appraisal reports to do.

Violet Vaughnes,
AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
San Bernardino


Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 01, 2010

American Needlework by Georgiana Brown Harbeson
has a section about candlewicks

Polly Mello

Still cold in Elkridge, Maryland


Subject: Thank you friends for helping find the Cappers Weekly patterns
From: "Judy Anne" <>

This list is just amazing. The pattern was indeed the Flower Initial Series by Ruby McKim and the lady looking for them has already ordered them from the site. .She thanks you and is delighted that she has found them.

Judy Breneman



Subject: Quilt Study Group meeting March 6th
From: "Martha Spark" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 12:05:56 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi All,

The Columbia Willamette Quilt Study Group will be having their first
meeting of 2010 on March 6th in Philomath, OR. We will be given a special,
behind-the-scenes viewing of the historic Susan Cockrell Quilt collection.
Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, one of the original documentation team members,
will be giving an informal talk about the quilts during the morning

This meeting is now completely full. We will have morning and afternoon
quilt viewing sessions, with a catered gourmet lunch right at the museum.
Proceeds from our group will be donated to the museum for their
collections care program.

Those who live far away can still see these quilts online. PLease go the
museum's website and click on "The Horner Collection", then go to Cockrell
quilt collection:

If anyone would like to be on our email list to receive information on
future meetings, please email me privately.

Also, if you have not heard yet, we will be starting the Oregon Quilt
Project this spring, a multi-year, state-wide project to survey and
collect data on the quilts and quiltmakers of Oregon, past and present.
For more information, please visit our web site:

Martha Spark
facilitator, CWQSG 2010


Subject: Quilting News - The Manchester, England calico mills
From: <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 22:33:14 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Torch Light & Public Advertiser
Hagers-town, Maryland
January 10, 1826
From the New-York Statesman
Manchester, 26th July, 1825
On Monday morning--the first opportunity that afforded--a letter from a f riend at Liverpool was delivered to a resident at this place, which insured to us his hospitality and kindness, and enabled us to accomplish the great object we had in view, in our visit to Manchester--an examination of its c otton manufactories. At ten o'clock this morning, he conducted us to an es tablishment for carding, spinning, sizing and weaving cotton. All these pr ocesses were carefully examined; and I am fully of the opinion, that both i n point of machinery and skill in operation, the factory is far inferior to some of those of the same kind in our own country. The one we saw however , might not be as extensive or as perfect as some others. Manufacturers ar e in some instances so wise, as to determine to keep the rest of the world in ignorance of the "hidden mysterious" particularly the Yankees, who it is feared will pilfer, or what is worse, improve upon their inventions. This spirit is illiberal and unfair. The Americans have contributed their full share to the mechanical improvements of the age, in the Benefits of which England has freely and fully participated. Her navigable waters exhibit th e triumphs of Fulton's genius, and the machinery in her manufactories evinc es the ingenuity of our countrymen....
Through the influence of the gentleman, into whose hands it was our good fortune to fall, and as our object was known to be nothing beyond gratifica tion of curiosity we experienced none of the illiberality of which others h ave so much complained. Having examined the process of spinning and weavin g cotton, we next proceeded to the engraver's, where rollers for printing c alico are prepared. Free admission was granted to every branch of the busi ness, and the several stages of it were politely pointed out. Different fi gures are made to order, as fashions change or the interests of the individ ual dictate. The shop is filled with thousands of patterns. It requires s ome fancy to produce a new combination at present. The figure is first eng raved upon steel stamps, and thence transferred to rollers of copper, about four feet in length. Some of the work is extremely delicate, requiring th e use of the microscope.
From the engraver's, we followed the stamps to the printing establishment , and saw the machinery in operation. The process is simple and expeditiou s. Thousands of yards are printed a day, with very little manual labor. Th e cloth passes through the rollers, which are moved by steam and which feed themselves, taking the coloring matter from a trough beneath. A boy is su fficient to attend on a machine, and keep the cloth in order. Two colors o nly can be impressed by rollers. The process of putting on a variety of co lors is more complicated and difficult, being entirely by hand. It require s two persons to make the impression, one to replenish the sieve containing the coloring matter, and the other to use the stamp, which sometimes assum es the oddest shapes, resembling spiders, frogs and other reptiles. In com plex figures, the cloth passes through a dozen hands, before it receives th e finishing touch. It appeared to me that there is much room for invention and improvement in this department, which would certainly be desirable, as hundred of persons of both sexes are found in one of these manufactories, breathing as atmosphere at the temperature of 100 degrees, and inhaling the effluvia of different dies. Their countenances wear a sallow and sickly ap pearance.
In these work shops for calico printing is to be found one of the great s ources of wealth to Great Britain. Hence, in part, her ships are laden, an d despatched to every quarter of the globe. The cottons we saw to day in t he hands of the manufacturer, will perhaps tomorrow be on their way to Indi a, to the Baltic, or to America. The commerce of Manchester consists of li ttle else than in vending these articles, and in supplying the raw material . As neatly as could be ascertained, the profits of the merchants and agen ts are about 10 per cent. They pass through several hands before reaching the consumer, & each change enhances the price.

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 01, 2010
From: Arden Shelton <>

Lane, Rose Wilder
Woman's Day book of American needlework
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963

has a chapter on candlewicking including how-to-do-it.

Arden Shelton
Portland, OR

(Ms) Arden Shelton
Portland, OR

From: "" <>
To: Quilt History List <>
Sent: Tue, March 2, 2010 9:35:42 AM
Subject: [qhl] Re: qhl digest: March 01, 2010

Can anyone recommend any reading on the art of the candlewick type of



"To the world you are nothing; to a rescued dog or cat, you are the world"


Subject: Contact Information

Does anyone have the current contact information for Ellice Ronsheim?

Thanks in advance.



Subject: Quilting News - More on British Calico
From: <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 23:24:09 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

The Ohio Repository
Canton, Ohio
March 22, 1827
Page 2
Congress of the U States
The proceedings of the last Session of the Congress, which closed its ter m on Saturday, and especially the Senate, will receive serious consideratio n of the people of the United States.....
Manufactures.--The recent discussion in Congress of the bill for the incr ease of duty on imported woollens, are yet fresh in the memory of our reade rs. To such of them as have reflected upon the subject, the following para graph will not be unwelcome. It shows that a keen eyed jealousy of our ris ing manufactures, exists out of the United States; that those whose interes t it is that they should not be suffered to increase are watching with an i ntense anxiety their progress in this country. Their object is to "compel the manufacturer of the United States to give up hope of competing with Bri tish goods;" and they will rejoice to learn that, in this country they are assisted in their contest with the American manufacturer.
(From the Liverpool Commerce Chronicle.)
From the Message of the President, it appears that the Manufacturers of C otton and Woollen goods in the United states are becoming very extensive in their operations. Mr Adams states as one cause of the deficiency in the r evenue of the United States for the current year, that the Home Manufacture rs have lessened the demand for foreign Goods and thus the duties on import s have decreased Unquestionably, it is most dreadful policy in this country to continue the execrable Corn Laws, and so prevent that interchange of co mmodities with other nations, which would leave our manufacturing greatness unimpaired. The Americans are on the right plan now; unless we take Ameri can flour, she will, by duties, restrict the consumption of the produce of our looms, and will carefully encourage her own. It is to be feared that A merica will feel it necessary to continue the protecting duties in favor of her manufactures even if we relax some what the rigor of our system. It w ill be a long time before the manufactures of America will be enabled succe ssfully to meet us in foreign markets. We are aware that very large quanti ties of Calico, of the manufacture of the United States, have been sent to South America, and have, in some places, affected the sale of British manuf actures; the appearance and character of the American article being new and different from our own.-- A week or two since, a merchant in this town rec eived a pattern of goods; they were sent to Manchester and in a few days a supply, similar in appearance, but better in quality, was sent off to South America, to be sold at a price (yielding due profits to all concerned) whi ch would compel the manufacturer of the U. States to give up the hope of co mpeting with British goods. If the people of England had fair play, if the industry of the labourer, and the merchants, enterprise, were not in a gre at measure absorbed by an intolerable taxation, rendered still more oppress ively by the unsettled state of our financial system, we should become trul y the "envy of surrounding nations, and the admiration of the world."

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Re: Quilting News - The Manchester, England calico mills
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <>

Zounds! What a find! Thank you for sharing that.

Just last evening I attended a lecture by author of The Hemingses of Monticello. She mentioned the 17 THOUSAND letters in Jefferson's collection in VA and mentioned "needled in haystack" searching. I could relate because I've spent hours reading Nebraska women's archival records looking for textile references (in retrospect, I wish I'd kept track of just how many hours)..
And to have found THIS letter when one is interested in textile history. . . .amazing. There IS joy in the journey.

Stephanie Whitson


Subject: Quilting News - Calico printers at Dover, NH
From: <>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 5:41:26 -0800
X-Message-Number: 1

Wilmington Delaware Advertiser
Wilimington, Delaware
March 29, 1827
Page 3
The Boston Traveller of the 14th, states,
that in the ship Majestic, arrived at Boston,
last week, from Liverpool, came passengers
six calico printers, one of them accompanied
by wife and five chidren. They are to
be settled at Dover, N. H. and to be employ-
ed in the Factory in that place.
Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Mid Atlantic Quilt Study Group March 16th
From: "Judy Grow" <>

Hi friends. I am so pleased to be able to tell you that I am well enough to once again host our bi-monthly meetings, and I hope you will be able to come on the 16th.
Our theme will be "I'm not a square." This would be non-square blocks -- quilts that can't be put together with long straight seams at right angles. Triangular and Hexagonal shapes, Clam shells, Puzzle tiles, and yes, Double Wedding Ring types. Even the old-style feathered star, which defies the block style. I don't think we've ever done this.

We continue to help the Hunterdon County Historic Society with their textile collection. The work goes on, a couple of hours a week, and we're looking forward to being able to do another quilt turning as a fund raiser, but later in the Spring. As they clean out the historic Doric House in town they've been coming across more textiles for our care. In the past 2 weeks they "discovered" at least three more quilts and tops and brought them to the Archives building for us to put through the photo, documentation, freeze-thaw-freeze, vacuum and then storage process that we are giving to the entire textile collection.

We've made an enchanting discovery among their quilt collection -- the mate to one of the quilts that our group was able to bring to the Burlington County Historic Society in 2007 as part of the Edman family collection, gift of Ilona English. Both quilts use the same blocks and the same fabrics in the same layout with the same signatures. Only the location of the fabrics changes from quilt to quilt. From my old photos I've been able to verify about 10 duplicate names, quilt to quilt, but I don't have photos of all the blocks in the BCHS quilt yet and will be going back this week to study it. The HCHS quilt is signed and dated Eugenia Coryell, Lambertville NJ June 5th 1843. Hoping to find a date and signature on the BCHS quilt! Sue Reich has done some geneology on the full names we've found on the HCHS quilt which we hope can also be used on the BCHS quilt. We are looking forward to exhibiting the two quilts together at some point. This is an exciting discovery and would have remained unknown but for our group!

For lunch we'll order sandwiches out, and I'll provide the tableware, beverages, and some chocolate brownies. If anyone would like to provide any other edibles, let me know.
We meet from 10 AM to about 3PM.

Let me know if you'd like to join us and I'll send all contact information and directions.

Looking forward to seeing you

Judy Grow
Flemington NJ


Subject: Quilt Fest of New Jersey VI
From: "Judy Grow" <>

I spent 4 hours yesterday walking the New Jersey Quilt Fest VI show --
I've posted the photos I took on Shutterfly and invite you to see them if you
couldn't get to the show.

I was disappointed in the show -- I've been disappointed in the quilts I've seen at shows for a number of years.

A couple of the top prize winners took my breath away -- notably Pat Holly's quilt --
but for the rest -- I'd not even be able to say that most were mediocre.

I think too many people are quilting these days, and not enough are stepping back to look at what they are putting out to the public. There weren't even many quilts
that I'd be able to say came out of a good guild or shop class with professional guidance, or from a book. Just bad design and garish colors put together without much regard for the rules of good art. You won't see them in my photos, although now I think I should have taken a few of the worst just for contrast.

But the Pat Holly quilt -- ohmygod! Design, technique -- it has it all.
She is my idol. I love her inspirations as well.

Judy Grow
Flemington NJ

Site Name: Judy's quilt images
Site URL:
Site Email Address:


Subject: Jaguar Coverlet Quilt

Hello List,

=C2Does anyone know where I can find a picture of the quilt that was mad e to look like a coverlet that had=C2jaguars and monkeys. I think that i t is in a museum in Ohio. I think that it was published in a magazine or bo ok.


Polly Mello=C2


Subject: Re: Jaguar Coverlet Quilt
From: Jan Thomas <>

This should take you right to it. The Lois Ide Monkey and the Leopard
Quilt in the Ohio Memory Collection Online #1 of the set of 4 pics is:




Subject: Re: Jaguar Coverlet Quilt
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 23:03:46 +0000 (UTC)

Thank you so much Jan.

This is such a great quilt and also a great coverlet.

I have tried on my own to find a picture with out any luck. I love this=C2 list!=C2

I find the quilts that look like coverlets and coverlets that look like qui lts very interesting.


Polly Mello



Subject: Re: Jaguar Coverlet Quilt
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 18:05:16 -0700
X-Message-Number: 9

You're very welcome Polly, from a coverlet collector (partial to the
Indiana weavers!) who loves quilts that look like coverlets and
coverlets that look like quilts.


From a coverlet
> I find the quilts that look like coverlets and coverlets that look like quilts very interesting.


Subject: home of the brave quilts

Don, a friend of mine from "growing up" lost a son, Josiah Crumpler, last week in Afganistan. I would like to know if MY quilt guild could some how request that one of our Home of the Brave Quilts goes to Josiah's family? Or is it too difficult to do that? My friend and his family live in Hills borough, NC and we are in New Bern, NC. I am posting this on QHL in case others face this.:Y'all do a great job!!
Please say prayers for Josiah's family.
Thanks, Lynn Gorges, New Bern, NC


Subject: re jaguar coverlet
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 23:10:36 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

Jan, thanks for the reference to the Ohio Historical Assn. site. Sometimes I think EVERYTHING either is or has been in Ohio!

Is the coverlet from which the quilt was made extant? in public collection?

What a fabulous quilt. And what implications it has for sources of patterns, particularly among those groups that were weavers, not quiltmakers.

Polly, is/are there book(s) on this use of coverlets as design sources for quilts?

Thanks again to both of you,


Subject: Re: re jaguar coverlet

There is no book that I am aware of, but is there a paper or an article?=C2  There may be something out there that I have missed or forgotten.

We have discussed the subject on this list, usually as items appear that fi t this group. I would like to find more both quilts and coverlets with this theme.

I have seem coverlet designs that would be great for quilts.

Polly Mello

"Polly, is/are there book(s) on this use of coverlets as design sources for quilts?"


Subject: OMG-on the doorstep this morning!
From: Pepper Cory <>

Before 9 AM there was a thunderous pounding on the side screen door. Earl
Grey went into full attack cat mode--tail fluffed, nose pointed at the
noise, low was the postman! He asked me to sign a postcard and
then handed me the package from London---it was the catalog/book from the
just-opened V&A exhibit! My Aunt Jane has a flat in London and she and my
cousins are there right now--I told her about the exhibit and voila! She
Global Priority'd the wonderful book to me! Don't email, don't call, don't
stop nose is in THE book. Thank you, thank you Aunt Jane
from Pepper who's dreaming of silk quilts...
Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker
203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117

Website: and look me up on


Subject: Re: OMG-on the doorstep this morning!
From: "Judy Grow" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:48:47 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

thanks Pepper -- now maybe Amazon will stop sending me the notes about my
order NOT being shipped and will actually ship the book to me!


! He asked me to sign a postcard and
> then handed me the package from London---it was the catalog/book from the
> just-opened V&A exhibit!


Subject: V & A book title?
From: "Peg Bingham" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:03:20 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

Please!! What is the title so I can order it, too? Thanks! Peg


Subject: Home of the Brave Quilts
From: Donald Beld <>

Thanks for the request, Lynn. North Carolina has one of the most acti ve chapters of the Home of the Brave Quilts under the leadership of Carol S mith and her guild. They are so active they are also doing several surro unding states.

So you can contact her directly at the above e-mail address carolsquilts
I won't guarantee this is a current e-mail as I haven't written directly to Carol in some time (we have a national chat line for the coordinators) If it isn't, please recontact me and I will get it for you.

I know she will be happy to have your guild make this quilt. You also ca n get info by going to our website

For your information and everyone else's, HOTB is about to start a new nati onal project that I will be overseeing that I think will be very special--w e plan to make a National HOTBQP Memorial War Quilt that will be comprised of 7.5 inch Potholder blocks made to honor a fallen hero. These blocks w ill have the name, rank, branch, home town/state on the front of the block; and a short note telling why the blockmaker chose this name on the back.  We will be assembling the blocks into Sanitary Commission style Pothold er quilts as well as placing them on a special tab on our website showing e ach block, front and back, so that folks can see these tributes. I am re ally excited about this project and hope many of you will decide to contrib ute a block. If you want more detailed info, contact me at donbeldpacbe best, Don


Subject: Re: V & A book title?
From: "Judy Grow" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:19:54 -0500
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Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories (Hardcover)
~ Sue Prichard (Author)

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Subject: Re: V & A book title?
From: "Peg Bingham" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:34:44 -0500
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Thanks! And Duh. I do have it on order, waiting as you are. I just didn't put two & two together. Peg


Subject: Re: V & A book
From: Sally Ward <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 17:16:50 +0000
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Although the V&A already have the book available, it is not
'published' until 20 March, so no other supplier will have it until
then. Very frustrating for some of us who pre-ordered elsewhere, but

the trade-off of course is we are buying cheaper. You can't have it
both ways.

I have pre-ordered from this site

They have the hardback at =A325.99 (approx $39) with free shipping
worldwide. As I wanted copies for friends I checked with them that the

free shipping is air mail. The V&A hardback is =A335 plus postage.
Since I needed three copies I'm prepared to be patient <G>

I haven't used the site before, have no affiliation, but no reason to

doubt them. The problem with going to them is the sight of all the
other discounted books....

Sally Ward


Subject: Final Reminder
From: "Leah Zieber" <>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 08:43:31 -0800
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Hi Ladies -

This is my final reminder that our meeting is a go for Wednesday, March 10th
at Quilt In A Day in San Marcos California. 9:30-2:ish

I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.

Visitors and guests are always encouraged to attend.


Leah Zieber


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Subject: The Monkey and the Leopard
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 12:10:28 -0700
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I posted a picture of the quilt and what is left of the very rare
coverlet that inspired it on the e-board. The script is from one of my
points which just happened to have these images in it and was geared to
weavers. See the link below for information about Jean de La
Fontaine. All the fables before the correct one describe my husband's
relatives so ignore those and head straight to page 13. This quilt
would be part of my dream exhibit "Quilts Inspired by Coverlets". Of
course, there is that other dream exhibit of all Blosser quilts. Too
many dreams.

A fable by Jean de La Fontaine

*The Monkey and the Leopard.*

A monkey and a leopard were
The rivals at a country fair.
Each advertised his own attractions.
Said one, "Good sirs, the highest place
My merit knows; for, of his grace,
The king hath seen me face to face;
And, judging by his looks and actions,
I gave the best of satisfactions.
When I am dead, 'tis plain enough,
My skin will make his royal muff.
So richly is it streak'd and spotted,
So delicately waved and dotted,
Its various beauty cannot fail to please."
And, thus invited, everybody sees;
But soon they see, and soon depart.
The monkey's show-bill to the mart
His merits thus sets forth the while,
All in his own peculiar style:--
"Come, gentlemen, I pray you, come;
In magic arts I am at home.
The whole variety in which
My neighbour boasts himself so rich,
Is to his simple skin confined,
While mine is living in the mind.
For I can speak, you understand;
Can dance, and practise sleight-of-hand;
Can jump through hoops, and balance sticks;
In short, can do a thousand tricks;
One penny is my charge to you,
And, if you think the price won't do,
When you have seen, then I'll restore
Each man his money at the door."

_The ape was not to reason blind;_
_For who in wealth of dress can find_
_Such charms as dwell in wealth of mind?_
_One meets our ever-new desires,_
_The other in a moment tires._
_Alas! how many lords there are,_
_Of mighty sway and lofty mien,_
_Who, like this leopard at the fair,_
_Show all their talents on the skin!_



Subject: Quilting News - Calico printing in Providence, RI
From: <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 12:52:49 -0800
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Republican Compiler
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
June 27, 1827
Page 4
Providence, June 6.
We a few days since saw, at the
manufacturing establishment of the
Providence Dyeing, Bleaching and
Calendering Company, a spectacle
which we would not have believed,
had it been most solemnly sworn to.
It was the operation of singeing, one
of the most extraordinary, yet simple
operations we ever heard of. The
process is carried into execution to
prepare a certain description of do-
mestic fabrics for the calico stamping
business, and is simply this: Two or
three pieces of cotton cloth are wound
on a cylinder of wood, from which
they are again taken, and run over
the surface of a "red hot" iron cylin-
der, without injuring them in the
least. The Iron cylinder is placed
on the top of a "fiery furnace," which
is kept as hot as possible, and yet no
damage is done to the cloth as it pas-
ses through the ordeal! This ope-
ration, we are told, is common in

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


Subject: Great combo of rick-rack and yo-yos in a quilt
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 17:09:40 -0800
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No affiliation.


Karen Alexander
Lopez Island, WA


Subject: V&A book released
From: Sally Ward <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:54:24 +0000
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AHA! I got an email this morning from the Book Depository saying that
the book has been released and they will be despatching in the next
few days. Which means I should get it before the exhibition opens on
the 20th.

Sally Ward


Subject: V&A Book released into the wild...
From: Sally Ward <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:26:08 +0000
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AHA! I got an email this morning from the Book Depository saying that
the book 'has been released' and they will be despatching in the next
few days. Which means I should get it before the exhibition opens on
the 20th.

Sally Ward


Subject: V&A book
From: Sally Ward <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 19:50:19 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

For some reason Lyris keeps rejecting my messages today, this is a
third attempt to tell you that I have had an email from the Book
Depository saying that the V&A book has been 'released' today, so you
should be able to order from any source now and expect it to come
straight away. The exhibition opens on the 20th, so we should just
have time to read up on it.

Sally Ward


Subject: Quilting News - Textile workers from Scotland.
From: <>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:49:39 -0800
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Torch Light & Public Advertiser
Hagers-town, Maryland
September 20, 1827
Page 4
The Glasgow Chronicle, in speaking of the sailing of the ship Camilius from Greenock for New York with 138 passengers says--"A vast number of passengers
offered themselves that could not be taken. Many of the passengers by the Camilius have been sent for the express purpose of being engaged in the rising manufactures of the United States. We learn that great exertions have been made in new York and its vicinity, to establish what is termed the Paisley line of manufacture--viz: shawls and trimmings, and scarcely a vessel has left the Clyde for New York these some months by-past, but has either carried out people or material for this branch of weaving; and we understand that some of the passengers gone out in the Camilius are engaged to assist in this manufacture. materials for making several harnesses have been sent out in her. We also learn, that men conversant in calico printing have also gone out in this vessel, to assist Jonathan in this branch of business. Very few passengers are going to Canada by the fall vessels: in fact, the tide of emigration seems to be fairly set in for the United States.
There cannot be a doubt on the mind of any one, that we shall before long successfully compete with Great Britain in the manufacture of the finer kinds of Cotton Goods--Our exertions heretofore have been almost exclusively confined to the making of the coarser fabrics, and the result has proved our capability of eclipsing our rival, both in the quality and price of the articles manufactured--as it regards the fine Cotton Goods, our principal deficiencies may be attributed to the want of experienced workmen, and the above paragraph, is about being removed of the others must depend upon the will of the Congress.--Baltimore Gaz.

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut