Subject: Re: qhl digest: June 08, 2010
From: Pat Kyser <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 06:18:07 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Gaye, as a sixth generation Texan, I must put in my two cents. Yes,
Texas was a Republic for a full decade, If you are in Alabama you
most assuredly would be invited to my annual Texas Independence Day
Luncheon on March 2.

School children in Texas, back in my day, had a full course of study
on Texas History at least three times during their twelve years of
school. We all can sing multiple verses of "Texas, Our Texas," which
is the State Song and not the often mistaken "Eyes of Texas" which
belongs to The University of Texas.

By the way, I enjoyed your data on Memphis, TX. I've driven through it
while visiting my sister on her husband's Panhandle family ranch,
which was carved from part of the aforementioned J.A. Ranch.

'Tis grand to be a Texan, and when you couple it with being Irish,
too, I know I'm a sublimely blessed individual!

Pat Flynn Kyser

PS - Laura Fisher. I LOVED your story!!


Subject: Re: qhl digest: June 08, 2010 TEXAS
From: "Jeanne Henry" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 06:59:45 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Pat and Gaye -

On the subject of proud Texans, I am the education coordinator of a new TX
history museum in Austin called the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig

We call it the Dickinson Museum for short - after Susanna Dickinson, who was
a survivor of the Alamo battle and called the "Messenger of the Alamo" for
delivering the letter from Santa Anna to Sam Houston about the fall of the
Alamo. She was a woman who reinvented herself many times in her life. Her
home is Austin is 140 years old, and was restored and opened on TX
Independence Day (March 2nd) of this year.

We have a Pioneer Quilting Bee every Thursday afternoon (free - open to
anyone) where we teach people how to hand piece and hand quilt like our
ancestors did in the 1800s. The Austin Area Quilt Guild gave us a $500
grant to begin the quilting bee, and we have had some great advice and help
from historians Marcia Kaylakie, and Kathleen McCrady's quilting bee came to
help us piece the quilt top. Our first project is an Alamo Descendents
Signature Quilt. We are making a quilt pattern from 1870 and including
signatures from any Alamo descendent who visits our museum. So far we have
22 signatures in just 3 months since opening.

If you are in Austin, please come see us at 411 East Fifth Street
(downtown). If you are an Alamo descendent, you must sign our quilt and
become a part of the museums history!

Jeanne Henry
Dickinson Museum


Subject: Memphis, TX

Pepper and all,

My sister and her husband lived in Memphis for about 5 years when he was
the school Superintendent there. He retired and they moved back to Grayson
County. But alas he went back to work with the school system and my sister
opened her quilt shop about 10 years ago. They still have good friends in
Memphis who are cotton farmers. I remember a bunch of them would drive the
90 or so miles into Amarillo just to eat supper!

When driving around in Memphis I noticed a few houses with the Good Luck
(Swastika) symbol in the brickwork. I wondered about the age of the houses.

I mailed in my seminar registration yesterday, hope it arrives in time for
the lottery system.

Carolyn Miller


Subject: Amish Exhibit
From: deedadik <>

Hi all, The hours and days of the exhibit are found on The Dairy Barn Ar ts Center website: Therewill bea catalog that is available at their gift shop very soon. Dee and Molly

Dee Dadik
Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles
5689 Concord Hill Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43213



Subject: Quilt Digest books
From: Debby Kratovil <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:35:01 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi. I have 3 "The Quilt Digest" books that I want to sell. I went to
Amazon and two of them (1983, 1985) fetch a modest price. But the 1984
version is selling for $51! Is that true? Is this really rare? If
anyone is interested in this grouping of 3 books in excellent
condition (no marks, no names and only one tiny dog ear in the 1983
copy), contact me off list with the best offer. I just moved for the
2nd time in two years and I've got to pare down my incredible stash of
books and fabric. My copies are 1983, 1984, 1985.


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


Subject: Dickinson Museum
From: Pat Kyser <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:48:02 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

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Thank you, Jeanne, for telling us on QHL about your museum.It sounds
like a little jewel. I had no idea it was there and am delighted to
read about it, will put it on my "list" next time I get to Austin.
I also will forward info on it to a friend who thinks she is related
to Susanna Dickinson.
Your Alamo Survivor quilt will be a real heirloom one day, and I'd
love to participate in your quilting bees. (Got to keep this quilt-
I am such an enthusiastic Texan that I asked the doctor who was
planning to deliver my last child by C-section if he'd delay the event
three days so Diana could be born on San Jacinto Day. In his
amazement since NO ONE had ever asked to delay a delivery, he
accommodated me. Had she been a male, she might have been Sam Houston
Kyser. My husband would not agree to call her Jacinto, though I have
several cousins who bear that name.
Pat Kyser



Subject: Re: Quilt Digest books

I found the 1984 on eBay for $9.99.
_THE QUILT DIGEST 1984 - eBay (item 370391033353 end time Jul-03-10
07:20:41 PDT)_ (

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Subject: Dickinson Museum, Texans, pride of place
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 8:20:26 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Jeanne, my mother had special praise for such woman as Ms. Dickinson and th ose who develop museums in her name: "I glory in her spunk!" She meant it, too. Because she was female, she could teach in Louisiana, her home state, in the late thirties only after all male applicants had been placed in sch ools. Forget Summa cum laude. Forget that she had a degree, while most of t he men had a two-year certificates. Forget family influence. It was a "rule ." So, she and my father announced their marriage that had been secret so t hat she could teach, and then she really was ineligible because she was al so married and to a man who was profitably employed! The lesson stuck, and I don't think she ever voted for a male candidate for any office if a femal e was also on the ballot. All her pride of gender was bound up in that "I g lory in her spunk!" Her supreme compliment. I say that of your efforts.

Pat, how could I have forgotten that you were a native of Texas! I have no Texas blood in my veins or I would plead an invitation to your annual parti es. Boo Hiss that your husband would not let you name your daughter Jacinto .

I've always held a party for Louisianans only to celebrate the Battle of Ne w Orleans, which led to our statehood, though I include Tennesseans since t hey were largely the folks who did the job. Never mind that the Treaty of G hent had been signed 3 days earlier in Europe, thus rendering the battle po intless except for what it showed about the U.S determination to keep the p ort of New Orleans open to U.S. trade west of the Appalachians. The earlier affair of the Louisiana Purchase also gets a party. It was so Louisiana: t he U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon who had reinstitute d slavery in Santo Domingo and planned to make New Orleans the trading plac e for the valuable sugar commodity. When the Santo Domingan had other ideas , New Orleans became a luxury Nappy couldn't afford and he was happy to fin d a buyer in the U.S. But of course, France didn't have legal title to the place yet. Technically, it still belonged to Spain. For everything to look right, the Spanish, French, and American legations had to meet in N.O., whe re Spain lowered its flag, France raised its flag and then lowered it, and then the U.S. flag was raised. Something like that is worth a party too, I always think. And of course, I celebrate being a Southerner in general by h osting a dinner for Southerners only in January, honoring Lee and Jackson. I do try to do my part to preserve our history and unity in this part of th e nation. And if things are slow in April, I toss in Jefferson's birthday.

More seriously, the name "Dickinson" reminds me of all those Tennessee-Texa s links. Are those recognized in any official way over there? Would y'all a nnex TN if they asked :)? The great Texas writer Katherine Ann Porter alway s told reporters and biographers she was a g-g-g-g grandaughter of Daniel B oone. That was published as solemn fact. After her death, her biographer re vealed that Porter had simply made the connection up, probably as a way of "keeping up" with a group of Tennessee writers. While it saddened me that s he had not been satisfied with her real roots, I thought at least she knew Texas history.

Yours, Carolyn's, and Pat's responses speak to something that I think is im portant in grounding a person---ties to a place, a home place. I've always admired that in Texans, though you must realize that the great unwashed fin d it puzzling and perhaps, uh..., well, just a tad vain or excessive. I thi nk such ties and such pride are essential to a a nation's sense of purpose and identity, and I worry a lot these days when I talk to folks who see on ly our flaws as a people. I always wonder if they have a homeplace to retur n to or to remember with love. For it is in the concrete places and people- --the Dickinsons---that we see who we really are. I think.

Jeanne, I love that you are teaching quiltmaking in the museum. I love that the museum exists. And I hope Texas children and Louisiana children and Co nnecticut childed study their state's history still.

From your oily next-door neighbor,


Subject: Quilt Digest books & amazon
From: Barbara Burnham <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:27:25 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 5

Debby wrote: ... I went to Amazon and two of them (1983, 1985) fetch a modest price. But the 1984 version is selling for $51! Is that true? Is this really rare?

Debby, do not let prices mislead you. Some books are indeed rare and precious. However, anyone can list any book at ANY price, at no cost to the seller unless and until a sale occurs; that's what amazon advertises. Only then does the seller pay a percentage. This drives some prices up artificially, especially for used and out of print books.


Subject: looking for Ellen Kort
From: "Lynne Z. Bassett" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:39:00 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Dear QHL,

You were wonderful to put me in immediate contact with Jonathan Holstein
when I asked recently. Thank you! Now I am hoping someone can provide the
email address of Ellen Kort, author of Wisconsin Quilts, or anyone
associated with that book.

I am busy tracking down Civil War quilts for the exhibition and book that I
told you I was working on about a year ago. We received a $70,000 planning
grant from the Coby Foundation this year, and now we're going after an
implementation grant from the NEH. The first exhibition will open at the
American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Mass., in late March 2012. From
there, it will travel (if all goes according to plan) to Kentucky, Delaware,
and Georgia, with two rotations of objects, through 2014. The book is to be
published by the University Press of New England. We are going to be
talking about Civil War textiles of all sorts, but each section of the
exhibition and book is hinged on a quilt.

Thank you very much for your help!

All best,


Subject: Thanks so much - NQR personal
From: Teddy Pruett <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:28:44 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

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Dearest friends I've spent the past six months much like a turtle sti cking my head out of my shell only when forced. For six months I've known that I need to address the amazing kindness of the QHL list members but the words don't come easily so I keep pushing it aside. Eloquence is s omething for which I strive but rarely achieve. It appears that my best wri ting is humorous and this has not been a time for humor so I'm at a l oss for words.

I don't know how to tell you what I feel. I can share with you what I tell myself when my words are simple and don't have to impress anyone or meet any standards. I tell myself that losing my daughter Laira is still not wholly real to me. I sometimes stop what I am doing and just ask out loud "Where ARE you??" I am often stopped dead in my tracks with that hor rible kicked-in-the-gut-can't -breathe moment when some thought of Laira cr osses my mind and the ugly reality of her loss becomes real for a moment. I cry a lot. A whole lot. I dont sleep much. I was holding her hand when she died and I am so glad I could be there for her. But that also mean s that the moment is seared into my brain and it is an image that return s unbidden often during the day and always at night when I try to sleep.

The thoughts prayers kindnesses cards e-mails that you all have sent truly do help. I received so many cards my family was astounded a t the sheer number and the geographical scope. I've kept them all in a big basket and my granddaughter will occasionally put the basket in her lap an d read each card again. Some were from very close friends some were fro m people I honestly don't even know. Many were from QHL members that I've not met but who have read my posts. Each touch is special each touch is appreciated and each touch will be remembered for a long long tim e. Some of you made donations to Hospice and again words fail to expres s my appreciation. I could never have made it through the nightmare withou t the amazing care and gentle guidance of the local hospice.

I would like to say that things get better every day but they don't n ot yet. The drama has come in waves that dont seem to stop - we moved in N ovember and have not yet settled in. I am so sick of boxes and stacked furniture and paint cans and ladders and mess. I don't care to live in cha os and I hate my new house. I love Laira's kids with every fiber of my being and I would give my life for them in a second but I am sooooooo ti red of teenagers - we've had them in one form or another for the past 30 ye ars and I'm ready to be old and alone with my hubby. I'm sick of young'uns .

My mom at 87 is getting frail has heart problems and is not doing wel l. I panic every time the phone rings so frightened that I will lose he r. She's just returned home from a week in a cardiac unit where she inf ormed the doctors that she couldnt understand why she was in the hospital  that she "Was feeling just fine. I washed my car and my truck and chan ged a tire on my tractor just yesterday." Well duh. This babe is 90 po unds fully clothed with earrings on. She is the light of my life and I know her days are numbered. I can't bear the thought.

My 93 year old father is moving back to FL. HIs gal-pal in NC has kicked h im off her land along with his 4 yes four motorhomes two trucks  and three cars. ANd assorted junk. All to be hauled/driven/towed back to FL. A one man wagon train. He hadnt aged in the last 30 years - neve r changed a bit. But on his 93rd birthday this spring he seemd to age o vernight. Now he is truly finally old. ANd I have to worry about him t oo and keep my eye out for the jealous husband that's gonna shoot him.

Life in all it's unhappy reality. I've turned into a sullen negative sh rew and as much as I miss seeing many of you I'm just as glad you don't have to deal with me right now. To top it all off I've not sewed in nea rly three years when I made the crazy quilt of 1950's icons. I need to fee l that fabric hear the smooth crunch of the scissor feel the hum of t he machine. Soon soon I tell myself.

Yall are the best. Thank you.

Teddy Pruett


Subject: Re: Thanks so much - NQR personal
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:49:13 EDT

Teddy - I am not sure if I know your whole story, but I can relate- we
lost a son in 2002 at the age of 42. I could not be there when he died even
tho he called for me. It hurts like Hell and some days I wonder why this
happened to us. But, hang in there - remember the good times. We have also
lost our three grandchildren to our son's former inlaws who are raising
them in a religious cult of some kind and have been told we are
devils....Luckily I know that is not true and maybe someday those children will know who
we are in reality.
Please get back to fabric - I know it helped me deal with sorrow and tears
(tho they still come - even as I type this to you).....from your email it
sounds like you lost your daughter to illness - we lost our son to
addiction and that is something that we will never understand....
Keep the faith and return to your sewing machine - and remember you are
not alone in this and thoughts Mitzi from Vermont


Subject: Re: Teddy & Mitzi
From: Pat Kyser <>

Oh, Teddy. You sell yourself short, for the note you put on QHL is so
eloquent, so profound, so wrenched from your soul. Thank you for
sharing the depths of your grief with us, so that we at the very least
can envelope you in loving thoughts and prayers.

You expressed so well many of my own feelings when I lost my beloved
husband at age 53, before he got to see his children grown or know any
of the grand children. that would come later.

I understand about sewing ... concentration is totally gone. It took
me about eight months to read Lonesome Dove after Jim died, and I
really didn't have a clue what it was about until I saw the movie.
Later I cut up his shirts and made baby quilts for each grandchild as
it arrived and that helped me to heal. The first one was made from the
sleeves, a substitute for the arms that might have held that baby. It
will help you to create again one day and that day will come as
suddenly as the tears do now. You will lose yourself in a frenzy of
cutting, sewing, making, existing and maybe even living again.

And it IS SO LONG before anything "gets better." And in a way it
never gets better, it's just that you finally build up a bank of
different experiences between THEN and NOW that somehow enable you to
breathe a little again, not to cry quite so often, and finally to
notice your surroundings and that life is continuing around you.
God bless and keep you in the palm of His Hand, Teddy. You are a
lovely person who has meant so much to so many people. And we are
loving you and holding you close in our hearts asyou grope toward
redefining "normal" in your life.

And Mitzi, thank you for sharing your story. We read these posts and
have mental pictures of professional, successful, creative women (and
a few men) and forget that everyone of us carries deep scars on our
souls. Thank you for opening yourself to us. We all are richer for
having been able to touch a tiny bit of Teddy's and your pains. And
you've given us the opportunity to pray for you, too.

Pat Kyser

Subject: Oldest Known Quilt in the Western World on Ebay - Back Again
From: Jan Thomas <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 21:35:55 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

It has been listed at least twice since the 3 million asking price but
the price is
dropping like a rock. Jan


Subject: Re: Oldest Known Quilt in the Western World on Ebay - Back Again

In a message dated 6/13/2010 11:43:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

It has been listed at least twice since the 3 million asking price but
the price is
dropping like a rock. Jan

Barbara Brackman wrote a post about it yesterday that I found intersting.




Subject: Re: Oldest Known Quilt in the Western World on Ebay - Back Again
From: Kris Driessen <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 05:49:22 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 2

I'd like to know what documentation he has. He says "Amazing family history recorded with the quilt" but if it was written by this generation, or even the previous one, I would suspect a certain amount of romantic embellishment.

Anyone in the know at the Smithsonian who can check his claim that "HISTORY AND RECORDED INFORMATION NOW ON FILE AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON, DC"? Do they record anything that anyone brings them or do they authenticate it first?



Subject: Re: qhl digest: June 13, 2010
From: "Lisa Evans" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 06:53:10 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

Oh man....

Lisa Evans


Subject: Excavating an old quilt
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 08:31:15 -0700
X-Message-Number: 4

Since I so seldom actually make a quilt, my new motto is.... Blogs are
patchwork made of words....

I have been posting a lot of old fabrics on my blog recently as I slowly
photograph all the different fabrics in an antique quilt I recently bought.
The quilt has the name Mary and the date 1909 written in ink on one corner
on the back of the quilt. However, aside from the border and sashing, the
fabrics in the blocks are much older than 1909. I am guessing most predate
1880. My next step is to slowly take the top layer off to see the other
quilt underneath. I have grown impatient once my camera died and tried to
scan some of the fabric in the <inner> quilt but that isn't easy to
do.....ever try to lay a whole quilt on top of a scanner and still find the
right button!!

I can't wait to get the whole top off! But I am determined to document the
process step by step as I go. I will start photographing the older fabrics
as soon as my new camera arrives Wednesday and I learn the basics of working

Come follow the adventure with me! Opinions and comments about the fabrics
and the process are WELCOME!!

~Karen Alexander in the Islands of the Pacific Northwest

"You honor the life that has been given you by remembering
and telling your stories."

from Robin Moore's Awakening the Hidden Storyteller



Subject: Re: ***SPAM*** Re: Oldest Known Quilt in the Western World on Ebay - Back Again
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:26:30 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

The wording about what's on file at the Smithsonian is interesting. I would
imagine it's a given that the Smithsonian has lots of family history on file
that would go "with the quilt" (if the quilt provenance is accurate) about
early Americans, especially the founders of Yale, Harvard, & etc. Note that
it does NOT say that the Smithsonian has any records about the quilt per se.
The syntax is odd to me is what I'm saying. Invoking the Smithsonian may
just be more hype.

And as others have noted, isn't Europe part of the "western world"? And what
about the Tristan quilt(s)?

Steph Whitson


Subject: Progress No. 1375
From: Andi <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:20:06 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

A lady has sent a note to AQS asking if we could help her locate the
instructions and applique patterns for Progress Quilt No. 1375, "Tulip
Time." She has only the top page from the package. I have her name,
address and phone number. If you can help her please contact me off
list. Thanks in advance.

Andi in Paducah


Subject: technical question, fabric repeat
From: ikwlt <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:28:03 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 8

i've spent the last few hours online and on the phone trying to get a question answered. altho this isn't quite "history" i'm sure some of you are fabric specialized so that you might be able to answer it.

i understand that fabric is printed in repeats because the design is on "rollers" that apply the color to greige goods. and i'm pretty sure that i've heard that these rollers come in some standard sizes. i even think that i learned at some point that a 12" repeat is one of the common sizes. so my question is... what are the "standard" lengths that fabric repeats would currently come in?

i sure hope i've been able to describe and ask this question accurately.



Subject: Re: technical question, fabric repeat
From: "Marcia's Mail" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:42:21 -0500
X-Message-Number: 9

It might be worth your while to ask someone from a fabric producing company
like Andover Fabrics in NYC. they might be able to supply the answer.
Marcia Kaylakie, Austin, TX


Subject: Thanks on Progress 1375
From: Andi <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:46:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 10

Thanks to everyone; we have a winner. Karen O. has offered a copy of the
working instructions to the lady who contacted AQS. This list is the best.

Andi in Paducah


Subject: Ginny Gunn
From: "Judy Grow" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:46:54 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I love the photo that accompanies the article on Ginny. How can you not
love someone who is photographed with not one wall of books, but two -- and
an antique quilt besides. And those are tall books on her shelves -- so you
know they have lots of photos of quilts.

Judy Grow


Subject: Indigo article in Early American Life
From: "Candace Perry" <>

Greetings - When you have a chance pick up the Early American Life magazine
for Aug 2010 - there is a beautifully illustrated article titled "Indigo:
The Devil's Dye." I received an advance copy so I am unsure when it is
available on newsstands, but keep an eye out!

Candace Perry


Subject: Fw: Are you ready for a QUILT SHOW???
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:26:17 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

We're going to have a great time and we want you to join us

Are You Ready for A Quilt Show? We're going to have a great time and we want you to join us! And please forward this invitation to everyone you can think of, near or far

Common Threads Quilt Show, presented by Prairie Quilt Guild in Wichita, Kansas.
June 25-27, 2010 Century II Expo Hall Tickets $10 (3-day pass $15)

Over 900 quilts and quilted items, AQSG Mid-19th Century Red & Green travelling exhibit, special exhibits, more than seventy vendors from all over the United States and numerous classes and lectures will be available for your enjoyment.

Join us from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday night for the Quilt Sampler and Teachers' Reception. Our nationally-known teachers are Barb Gardner, Lynne Hagmeier, Toby Lischko, Cleo Mounday, Judy Phelps, and Anita Shackelford.

The Miniature Quilt Auction, which will be held at noon on Saturday, is a great chance to own a beautiful work of art and at the same time, help fund the Educational Grant program.

The winning raffle ticket for our Opportunity Quilt, which has been appraised at $3600, will be drawn on Sunday. You don't have to be present to win. I've left the picture VERY large so you can see the outstanding quilting, done by national-award-winner Jan Hutchison.

For the safety of our guests, we will not admit any strollers or children under the age of six.

Need more details? Check or email me at mkirby5cox. But I won't be able to answer email after June 23!

Hope to see you there!

Marilyn Kirby

Publicity Chair

2010 Common Threads Quilt Show


Subject: speaking of indigo
From: "Linda Heminway" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:20:47 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

If you were to use reproduction indigo fabric and were worried about it
running. What process would you use to make sure that it did not happen?
I've used synthripol (sp?) and white vinegar and crocked it. But, I have
always hoped that the quilt I have in progress would be OK afterwards.
Would there be anything else one might recommend?
Would you dare wash (cold water) the quilt or would you worry?
Linda Heminway
Plaistow NH


Subject: 1940s crib quilt -- KIT?
From: "Julie Silber" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:58:19 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Hi All,

I have posted, on the eBoard, a couple of photos of a WONDERFUL, charming
crib quilt made circa 1930s, 1940s.

I have not seen it before, but suspect it is a kit or published pattern.

Anyone know??

Julie Silber


Subject: Fwd: technical question, fabric repeat
From: Judy Roche <>

Patti asked about repeats....I asked the woman I work with at Henry

Begin forwarded message:
> HI Judy,
> In answer to the repeat question, repeat size depends on the country
> that is doing the printing, either 24=94 or 25 =BC =93. Or what is
> divisible by 6=94. So for the 24=94 it can be and 6 =93, or 12=94. Not
> sure on the fractions for the 25 =BC. Most plants that we work with
> use, 24=94. We print primarily in Korea. Some in China and some in
> Pakistan.
> judy roche



Subject: Re: speaking of indigo

When I use indigo for dyeing, I rinse in the coldest water possible until
the water runs clear. Indigo will crock no matter what you do, but this is
the best way to keep your hands from turning blue :)

Lisa Evans



Subject: Re: 1940s crib quilt -- KIT?
From: "Jean Carlton" <>

Well, we sure get lots of inquiries and interest in kit quilts on this list and others...and I picture us all at the starting gate waiting for the signal that Rosie Werner's amazing multi-year project, to be found at is ready for us to sign up.... and she posted recently that it would be in a couple of weeks.
I've had a sneak peak and you just won't believe the amount of information she has gathered -- this format will allow it to be updated as new data is found....I'm really excited about it.

We'll be off and running as soon as you give the word, Rosie!



Subject: Alliance for American Quilts New from Old Quilt contest- please
From: Sandra Starley <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:12:48 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 1

To members of the Alliance (and potential new members), if you haven't voted yet, I'd love to have you consider voting for my quilt,#76 I've Got the Blues ...But Things are Looking up (Sandra Starley)

Please take a look at the quilts

The Alliance does such good work in preserving quilt history-the Quilt Index is one of my favorite resources. By the way, it is not too late to join AND be able to vote for your favorite quilt this week -- you can join online and then vote. The voting goes through June 20th.

All the quilts will auctioned off on eBay this fall to raise funds for the Alliance. If you are going to Columbus, Ohio for the NQA show, don't forget to check out our quilts in person.

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

my art quilts (see my 2010 Alliance Quilt)


Subject: Found new alphabet quilt honoring Armed Services
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:57:34 -0700
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Found a new alphabet quilt that has to be pretty unusual. 1000markets

Karen in the Islands


Subject: quilts at Cornell
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Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 20:54:12 -0400
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The Johnson Museum at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY will have a quilt exhibit from June 26 to August 8. If you're anywhere near the Finger Lakes check it out. You'll love Ithaca! On Sunday June 27 from 1 to 4 there will be a quilt afternoon sponsored by the Museum and the Tompkins County Quilt Guild. People are encouraged to bring in quilts to learn more about them. At 4 p.m. Laura Fisher will give a lecture.

Cinda in Central NY