Subject: RE: if I had a blog, would I put this on it?
From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 09:33:35 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Oh Laura -- I love Liza, in no matter what incarnation...though I agree she
has had a bit too much work done. What fun to see her...
Candace Perry


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Subject: Making and Selling Pattern from a Museum Quilt
From: "Mary Persyn" <Mary.Persynvalpo.edu>

My local county museum has a applique quilt that has a unique design on =
it. My local guild has talked about making and selling copies of the =
pattern as a fund-raiser for the museum.

I know that I have seen patterns for sale that are based on quilts from =
small museums, but I can't remember what museums.

Have any of you been involved in producing such a pattern? If so, would =
you be willing to correspond with me off list about the pros and cons and =
the process you used? Was it worth it?

Thanks,

Mary


Mary G. Persyn
Associate Dean for Library Services
School of Law
Valparaiso University
656 S. Greenwich St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 465-7830
FAX (219) 465-7917
mary.persynvalpo.edu

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Subject: Re: Making and Selling Pattern from a Museum Quilt
From: Barbara Burnham <barbaraburnhamyahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:55:56 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 4

Mary,
Baltimore Applique Society has worked closely with several museums and hist=
orical societies and under various arrangements to suit each situation; som=
etimes patterns, sometimres raffle quilts, or both.
For examples, click Past Activities on their website here:
http://www.baltimoreapplique.com/
Every situation is different. Make sure all is in writing in advance to sui=
t all parties, most importantly copyright and expenses.
I will send you some contacts off-list.
Barbara Burnham

From: Mary Persyn ... My local county museum has a applique quilt that has =
a unique design on it.I know that I have seen patterns for sale that are=
based on quilts from small museums, but I can't remember what museums.

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Subject: Virginia Forum re-send
From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 23:55:18 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Apologies for the blank mailing/gi
--------------------------------------------

Call for Papers

Virginia Forum - March 25/26, 2011

"Different Virginias"

The 2011 Virginia Forum will be held on the campuses of Virginia
Military Institute and Washington and Lee University in Lexington,
Virginia. The Virginia Forum is interdisciplinary and welcomes
proposals from scholars, teachers, and historical professionals in all
fields. The theme, "Different Virginias," is comparative and invites
scholars to submit papers about all aspects of Virginia life, history,
and culture. We also plan to offer sessions or workshops on teaching
Virginia history, digital history, museums, and libraries.

We invite proposals from fields including all the arts and sciences:
economics, politics, geography, law, literature, history, archaeology
and anthropology, environmental history, museum and library studies,
preservation, and others. One-page paper proposals and one-page
curriculum vitae should be submitted to ashworthjwlu.edu by 15
September 2010. Proposals for complete panel sessions, workshops, etc.
should include a one-page description of the overall session, as well as
a separate, one-page description for each individual presentation in the
session. Additional information is available online at
www.virginiaforum.org.

Direct further inquiries to Theodore C. DeLaney, program chair:
delaneytwlu.edu


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Subject: old ledger - fabric
From: palamporeaol.com

In cleaning out my sewing room I came across some interesting spelling of=
fabric purchases from a store's 1856 ledger in Lowland, NC (Pamlico Count=
y). It is also an interesting look at what was being sold to women during=
this time period in an extremely rural area. However, I do know that a sh=
ipping family from Connecticut moved to this county in the 1820's. They we=
re shipping back and forth up and down the Atlantic coast on a regular bas=
is. An advertisement in a newspaper in New Bern, NC said that weekly shipm=
ents came in from NYC. New Bern is about 20 miles from Lowlands.
Here is a list of fabrics and notions seen in the ledger..................=
..
4 yards of flanel, 2 3/4 yardes of Jenes, 4 yards of bleechen , 1 bun?ish=
of thread , 5 yards cambrik , 4 3/4 yards of casmon , three batens, 1 pap=
er of nedels, 3 yards of satenete, 3 1/2 yards cambric, 7 yardes of stripe=
shintin, 4 yards of blue driling, 2 hunches of threde, 2 1/2 yards of cal=
ico (35 cents), 3 1/2 yard of twilde coten, 8 yards of printes, 1 yard hom=
spun,
10 yards of yaler coten, 1 yard of twilde homspun, 9 yards of delaine, 1=
yard lining, 1 ooce of indig, 5 yards of prints, 1 spole of cotten, 6 3/4=
yards of frocken homspun, 5 1/2 yards of denese

What is bleechen? Bleached muslin? What is casmon? I assume baten is batti=
ng for a quilt? What would dense be?
I think that "10 yards of yaler coten" is my favorite! It made me remember=
when people would say when I was growing up........... "She runs around=
as bad as a yaler cat!" Not a compliment.

The sewing room is better.........not great, but better. Had to switch gea=
rs and work on furniture and other supplies for my daughter's first apartm=
ent. Busy week!
Temps are much better today. Comfortable summer weather of low 90's!
Later, Lynn in New Bern, NC


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Subject: Visiting Indiana and Ohio
From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:08:28 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

Good Morning All -

On August 10, 11, 12 and 13, my husband and I will be taking the "not
direct" route home from Chicago to eventually PA, and I need suggestions
of things to do -- specifically places to see quilts or learn about
history in general.

Tentative plans are to spend time in Shipshewanna area (need specifics
help, please), then drive to Brookville, Ohio (off I70 west of Columbus)
Then down to Athens to see the 66 Amish quilts
Then up to Cleveland to see the Western Reserve Museum quilt exhibit
Ending in Mansfield, OH, on Friday

I would like to thank the people who posted (quite a while ago) about
the Dairy Barn exhibit and the Western Reserve exhibit -- I saved your
emails "just in case" and then when timing worked out so well -- I had
the information. Without the benefit of this list, I would not know
what was happening in Ohio, so I'm grateful whenever a quilt exhibit is
posted -- even if I have no hope of visiting -- I know others can.
And you never know when you will get to visit an out of state location.

Thanks for suggestions along my route.

Barb in southeastern PA
Local exhibits include --
Allentown Art Museum
Chester County Historical Society
Schwenkfelder Museum
Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum


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Subject: Re: [SPAM] Visiting Indiana and Ohio
From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net>

Shipshewana is a very small place, like Bird in Hand or
Intercourse. You can walk from one end to the other in 15 minutes.
Best hotel is the Farmstead Inn (on the internet), antique shop next
door, livestock and antiques auctions across the road. Most famous
restaurant is the Blue Gate - a tourist place for sure, family-style
dining. See Rebecca Haarer's antique shop, go to Lolly's Fabrics,
just wander around. And there are several places that sell everything
from soup to nuts to fabric - all close.

Xenia


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Subject: Message to Barb Garrett
From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 10:51:34 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

...was supposed to go just to her. I have too much on my laptop at
the moment - sorry!

Xenia


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Subject: RE: Message to Barb Garrett
From: "Miller, Maretta K" <millermkuww.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:56:53 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

But I loved it! Made me check my calendar for the possibility of making th=
e trip for those presentations!
Maretta

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Subject: Barb: places to see
From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:43:38 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Barb, I can't recall whether you've been to Fallingwater and the old National Road area. If not, I recommend it. I think Fallingwater is the most American house I know. No photograph I've ever seen---and I've seen lots---captures its intimacy and its integrity with the landscape.

Should you end up in southern Indiana, I recommend Columbus, Indiana, which is literally a living sampler of the work of the best known 20th-century architects.

Gaye


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Subject: Re: old ledger - fabric
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:23:06 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

"10 yards of yaler coten" reminds me of a letter a pioneer woman from
Nebraska wrote dated 1873. "The box" from home had arrived.

"just after I finished washing and got dinner over and fussed around a
little Doc & Morgan come with the box. . . The first thing I recognized was
my old Yaller dress I guess it is bound to stick to me I seen it before the
boys had the lid entirely off. . ."

Stephanie Whitson Higgins

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Subject: Eleanor beard and Vera Neumann
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:45:11 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Stumbled across some interesting things today.

See a short history of Eleanor Beard's "cottage industry" here
http://tinyurl.com/26st368 and Vera Neumann designs here
http://tinyurl.com/2uyl5e9

What do you think, did Vera Neumann's designs influence quilting?

She certainly seems to have borrowed some from quilting designs for her
fabrics adding a very "modern" touch. There's more on my blog.

Karen in the Islands
http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/




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Subject: Midwest Fabric Study Day
From: deedadik <deedadikatt.net>


This day is not in Lancaster, OHio but near Mansfield, OH. Dee

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

614-861-0478

Web site: thequiltappraiser.com
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Subject: A true story from the Vermont Quilt Festival, 2010
From: <suereichcharter.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:40:14 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

The WWII quilts were on display at the Vermont Quilt Festival in June. I requested some volunteer assistance to man my book sales table during the Friday presentation. My helper was Ann Sears, of Falmouth, MA. She traveled the nearly 300 miles to attend the Festival and decided to offer her volunteer services for the morning. It turns out that Ann and I are both natives of Pennsylvania. Ann was from the Hazleton, and I grew up on the other end of the state in Pittsburgh. It just so happened that the quilt hanging directly behind the sales table was a Hazleton, PA Fund Raising Quilt with hundreds of signatures. Ann informed me that her own Mom was a quilter and perhaps she knew some of the signers on the quilt. During my presentation, Ann found her own Mom's name, Louisa Jacobs, inscribed on the lower left-hand side of the quilt.
The entire trip took on a special meeting for Ann. It was a true goose-bump moment for me.
Please read the following article that appeared in a Cape Cod newspaper about the reunion.
http://www.patriotledger.com/lifestyle/50_plus/x227289624/A-GOOD-AGE-Vermont-Quilt-Festival-brings-World-War-II-surprise
--
Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
www.suereichquilts.com
http://coveringquilthistory.shutterfly.com/
http://www.majorreichaward.com/


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Subject: Antique Quilts of the Fairbanks House
From: "Beverly Birkmire" <bevnedjrverizon.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:23:06 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

I recently came into possession of a book called "Antique Quilts of the
Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts." (Those who know my husband know
that he visits the local thrift shops weekly!) It was compiled and edited
by Toni Guzzo in 1980-81 and contains black and white hand-drafted
patterns for a circa 1860 applique quilt drafted by Barbara Kelly and a
circa 1885 pieced album quilt drafted by Toni Guzzo. If you would like to
have this book, please contact me offline - bevnedjrverizon.net.

Beverly Birkmire
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Subject: Antique Quilts of the Fairbanks House
From: "Beverly Birkmire" <bevnedjrverizon.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 19:55:09 -0400


Thanks for your interest - the book has now found a home.

Beverly
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Subject: Re: Elanor Beard
From: Lisa Portwood <acornqltsyahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 06:08:21 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 1

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I'm glad to see Jane Scott has finally put some of the Eleanor Beard histor=
y up on her website!

In 2008, I contacted Jane Scott during my research for my AQSG study center=
on Eleanor Beard. At that time she told me she wanted to write the hist=
ory someday. She has a wealth of information on the subject. I'm glad=
to see it out there now.

Thanks, Karen for passing this along.

All Best,
Lisa Portwood
Oxford, OH

Subject: Eleanor beard and Vera Neumann
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:45:11 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Stumbled across some interesting things today.

See a short history of Eleanor Beard's "cottage industry" here
http://tinyurl.com/26st368 and Vera Neumann designs here
http://tinyurl.com/2uyl5e9

What do you think, did Vera Neumann's designs influence quilting?

She certainly seems to have borrowed some from quilting designs for her
fabrics adding a very "modern" touch. There's more on my blog.

Karen in the Islands
http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/


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Subject: AQSG online auction begins Aug 1!
From: "Virginia Berger" <cifbanetins.net>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:56:56 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Join the fun and bid in AQSG's FIRST Pre-Seminar Online
Auction, August 1st through September 20th!!

Here is your opportunity to purchase a wonderful quilt
history item and support the American Quilt Study Group at
the same time! You don’t need to be a AQSG member or
planning on attending the 2010 Seminar to bid—just go
online to:
www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/sem10auction.asp and bid
now! Thanks to generous donors, we have 18 wonderful
auction lots for you to choose from including
books, fabric, and quilts from early 1800s to mid-1900s.
Items not reaching their Buy-It-Now price in the online
auction will continue into the Live Auction at the
Seminar in October. All funds will directly support the
American Quilt Study Group in their mission to establish,
sustain and promote quilt-related studies.

For questions about the auction or AQSG, please contact me
off list.

Virginia Berger
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Subject: seeking a quilt
From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 08:00:55 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 1

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Hello all,A caller is trying to locate a quilt called Old Soldier's Rose=
. It apparently was reproduced and the original is in a museum somewh=
ere. It has a "Spanish gold silk background".Does anyone know w=
here the original of this quilt is?Thank you in advance.Judy Schwende=
rThe National Quilt MuseumPaducah, Kentucky
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Subject: Patchwork coat
From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 22:12:58 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

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Jimi Hendrix once wore a full length leather coat - a PATCHWORK leather coa=
t of elongated colored hexagons. So kewl.
What an amazing person he was. I hope you can see the coat from this link.=
Just some silly FYI.

http://newsdesk.si.edu/sites/default/files/photos/20100511_01a_kjf_ps_001.j=
pg

Teddy Pruett

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Subject: books for sale
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplexhughes.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:36:11 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Hi,

I am still weeding out books, making room on the shelf. A list below.
E-mail me directly for details: quiltcomplexhughes.net

FOR SALE:

SUNSHINE and SHADOW: The Amish and Their Quilts, softcover $9

QUILTS FROM NEBRASKA COLLECTIONS, softcover $24

NO TIME ON MY HANDS, hardcover, signed by author, Grace Snyder $23

A COMMUNION OF THE SPRITS, hardcover, signed by the author, Roland Freeman
$28

OLD PATCHWORK QUILTS, hardcover, FIRST EDITION with dust jacket, by Ruth E,
Finley $58

PLAIN AND FANCY (Vermont Quilts), soft cover (NEW) $26

QUILT DIGEST(S), All 5 Issues (1983-87) $20 - $30 each

HEARTS AND HANDS, softcover (NEW), signed by two authors, Silber and Ferrero
$20

CRIB QUILT and OTHER SMALL WONDERS, softcover, Woodard and Greenstein $14

AMERICAN QUILTS: A HANDMADE LEGACY (scarce 1981 Oakland Museum show
catalog), softcover, signed by editor (Frye) and one author (Silber) $28



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Subject: Re: Patchwork coat
From: Kittencat3aol.com
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That is so incredibly cool, and so incredibly 60's. Where did you find
this, Teddy? Now I want one!

Lisa Evans


In a message dated 8/2/2010 10:15:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
aprayzerhotmail.com writes:

http://newsdesk.si.edu/sites/default/files/photos/20100511_01a_kjf_ps_001.jpg

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Subject: AQSG auction
From: "Virginia Berger" <cifbanetins.net>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 06:33:15 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Wow! We had a great opening day for the first ever AQSG
auction--three of the items are already gone! I hope you
will all take the time to go look at the treasures we have
left at
http://www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/sem10auction.asp

Thanks to all those who have already bid.

Virginia Berger


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Subject: Re: Old soldier's rose
From: Mary Anne R <sewmuch63yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 11:46:28 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 4

One is shown here: http://members.iimetro.com.au/~mioquilt/page9.htmand also here in a museum: http://museumcollections.in.gov/detail.php?tobjects&typeall&f&squilt&record447Neither has a gol=
d background though...Mary Anne

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Subject: Re: Old soldier's rose
From: "Dale Drake" <ddrakeccrtc.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 15:40:54 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

Judy and Mary Anne:

The second quilt is at the Indiana State Museum, and the description
discusses an original version made with a background of gold silk:

snip =====>
There are photographs of the quilt in the donor file that came from the
donor. On the back of one of the photographs someone has written, in part,
"Made by Jean Funderburgh of Santa Clara, CA. May 1976." There is a document
in the donor file (origin unknown) that reads, in part: "The original of
this Quilt can still be seen in one of the Museums. It is folded and almost
to pieces. It was made of Spanish Gold Silk and the center was rust color,
with leaves of forest green." It is not clear from any of the additional
information found in the donor file what Museum to which this document
refers. The quilt was entered into the Santa Clara County Fair, San Jose,
California, and in local Santa Clara County quilt shows. "She generously
decided to donate the quilt to an Old Solder's Home where it could be seen
and appreciated by many Military connected people." There is a handwritten
note in the donor file that reads: "This quilt has been donated to the
Col's. mansion when it becomes an open museum."
<===snip

http://museumcollections.in.gov/detail.php?t=objects&type=all&f=&s=quilt&record=447

Dale Drake, wondering if Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacher can add more to this
discussion




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Subject: Crazy Quilts
From: Mitzioakesaol.com

As a volunteer at the Shelburne Museum (VT), I was asked a question today
on crazy quilts (which is the special display this year at the Museum) I
was asked what a spider web meant on crazy quilts and what the three
interlocking circles meant (looks like the Olympic logo of games past). Can
anyone help me out? I would love to feel I know things when asked........
Mitzi from Vermont
_mitzioakesaol.com_ (mailto:mitzioakesaol.com)


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Subject: Quilt list phishing?
From: Stephen Schreurs <schreurs_ssyahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:00:05 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 8

I received an email sorted to my qhl list today from an Anita Wolff, and the salutation was to "Hi, Quilt"!!!

It stated she wanted to "friend me" on Facebook. I don't recognize this name, and it had all the makings of a spam/phishing message - so I have deleted it. Am thinking others might get similar, and might wish to take similar action unless qhl is suddenly on facebook. Susan


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Subject: Re: Patchwork coat
From: "Christine Thresh" <christinewinnowing.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:00:10 -0700
X-Message-Number: 11

It's not Jimi Hendrix, but I love my patchwork leather purse. I put a
picture on my blog when I bought it. See:
http://winnowings.blogspot.com/2008/10/consolation-prize.html

Christine Thresh
on an island in the California Delta
http://winnowings.blogspot.com <-- my blog
and
http://www.winnowing.com <-- website

From: "Teddy Pruett" <aprayzerhotmail.com>
Subject: [qhl] Patchwork coat
Jimi Hendrix once wore a full length leather coat - a PATCHWORK leather coat
of elongated, colored hexagons. So kewl.
http://newsdesk.si.edu/sites/default/files/photos/20100511_01a_kjf_ps_001.jpg

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Subject: 'Barn Quilt Quilt'
From: Jan Thomas <textiqueaol.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 19:03:04 -0600
X-Message-Number: 1

This story comes from Iowa and the quilt is lovely. Great price! Jan

http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1653953.html


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Subject: Re: Crazy Quilts
From: Quilltraol.com
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 21:09:36 EDT
X-Message-Number: 2

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Mitzi,
According to Dee Stark's A Spiderweb for Luck, by the late 1800's almost
every crazy quilt had a spiderweb, and it came to be a symbol of good luck.
She says that after examining thousands of crazy quilts, that is the
interpretation that is best supported.

She says linked circles occur on crazy quilts more often than any other
symbol. A Godey's Lady's Book article say two or three circles, linked
together like links in a chain, symbolize the highest form of friendship. Dee
says that on quilts she has seen where rings and initials or names are both
present, that the number of rings and names always matched, and she feels
confident that the rings symbolize family relationship more than any other
meaning.

Lisa
_http://quilltr.blogspot.com/_ (http://quilltr.blogspot.com/)
_http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisa-kays/_
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisa-kays/)

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Subject: Re: Crazy Quilts
From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:03:50 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

The circles are also a fraternal symbol -- someone help here -- I think
maybe Oddfellows. We sometimes forget how prevalent those groups were, and
that everyone's husband or dad or brother may have participated.
Candace Perry
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Subject: Re: Crazy Quilts
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 22:04:38 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

You see three circles linked--more like a chain link--on many tombstones. It
was the symbol for the Oddfellows. I could see how chain links could become
circles in translation. The Oddfellows were huge at one time. You will also
see the three links on buildings in old towns where the group used to meet.

Stephanie Whitson
www.stephaniegracewhitson.com
www.footnotesfromhistory.blogspot.com



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Subject: Re: A true story from the Vermont Quilt Festival, 2010
From: Quiltsappraisedaol.com
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 23:30:27 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 7

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Thanks for sharing this with the group. I love hearing of stories like
this.

Alma Moates
Pensacola, Fl.

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Subject: Oddfellows and Rebekahs
From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 03:47:48 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

One of the three Keota, Iowa quilts was made by one or more chapters of
Rebekahs, a sister organization to the Oddfellows, whose headquarters
are in my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The staff there
were most helpful when I was trying to figure out who made that pink and
green signature quilt. Pink and green are the Rebekah colors.I was led
to the Rebekahs via a chapter name embroidered on the quilt. Here is a
link to read more about all three quilts. Rachel Klein, the librarian I
worked with, has posted photos, too:

http://keotalib.blogspot.com/

I have encouraged Rachel to list these quilts in the Quilt Index; no
word on if she's done that. I've been gone from Keota now 2 years and
three months.

Andi in Paducah


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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: "Paula Pahl" <paulapahlq.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 11:33:11 -0600
X-Message-Number: 3

I was recently on a weeklong bicycle ride across Iowa (another story
entirely!) and got to see several of the actual barn quilts. They are very
charming--generally just one giant block on the side of a barn. I would have
loved to see the auctioned quilt!
As an aside, LeMars, Iowa is the self-proclaimed ice cream capitol of the
world, home of Blue Bunny ice cream.
--Paula




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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: Mitzioakesaol.com
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 15:57:30 EDT


Paula - Barn Quilts I accept, but LeMars, Iowa, ICE CREAM CAPITOL OF THE
WORLD???? I beg to differ - that has to be Vermont's own BEN & JERRY'S ICE
CREAM......
Only kidding, really, but B&J's is pretty darn good - just think two
Jewish boys from the outskirts of NYC come to little Vermont and make ice
cream!!!! (I am a bit biased on them cause our company (refrigeration) kept
their first freezers running for a while........)
But, maybe someday I will get out your way and taste your ice cream.,
Mitzi from muggy Vermont
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Subject: Re: Oddfellows and Rebekahs
From: Mitzioakesaol.com
I just have to say THANK YOU to all those who helped with my question
about spider webs and 3 interlocking circles on crazy quilts. I now feel I can
talk with some knowledge on these two items when asked next week at the
Shelburne Museum......I just know the QHL would help me out.
Thanks to everyone - the history and stories are wonderful.
Mitzi from hot and muggy Vermont......

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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 21:53:54 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Eastern Nebraska has a barn quilts tour as well.

Stephanie Whitson
www.stephaniegracewhitson.com
www.footnotesfromhistory.blogspot.com


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Subject: Question about quilt name
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 22:00:47 -0500

Are any of the QHL folks aware of the term "union quilt" being used in =
the 19th century to describe a quilt made for a couple before their =
wedding? ?

Stephanie Whitson
www.stephaniegracewhitson.com
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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 0:23:29 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Ladies, Ladies: Blue Bunny? Ben & Jerry's?

You simply must dip your silver ice cream spoons into some real ice cream, that made from the milk of some happy Texas cows down in the hill country around Brenham, Texas, in blue bonnet and Indian paint brush country. Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla is without parallel in the known world. If I could describe its delicate flavor, I'd get the Pulitzer Prize.

I'm unbiased, being a Louisianian. The first time I was in Vermont post Ben & Jerry, I could hardly wait to taste Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream in its home terrain. What, I sadly asked, is all the fuss about? I still don't know. At that time the best commercial ice cream around here was Borden's or Bryers or Hagendaz, preferably the former. But none of them came close to homemade ice cream.

In time word began to filter across the Sabine River that there was an ice cream made in Texas that approached that celestial standard. Then, those of us who found ourselves in Houston or the hill country tasted it and went out and purchased small freezers so we could bring some home with us. We yearned for the day when the Blue Bell girl would lead her cow east across the state line and share the delicacy with us. We talked to our grocers and implored them to stock this ice cream.

Finally, it reached us, sold in the stores owned by another Texas company, Brookshires. We were humbled before it. It is as close as one can come to homemade without getting out the freezer and ice and cream and sugar and eggs. Sweeter, more complex, and "riper" than Ben and Jerry's. Richer and smoother than any other commercial ice cream I've tasted. If one serves it as part of dessert, guests lap their lips over it and say, "Ohhhhh, BLUE BELL! Ahhhhh." Remember that famous scene in the restaurant in "When Harry Met Sally"? Well, that is roughly how we rhapsodize over Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream. Maybe more.

The interesting thing is that while Texans often boast about this or that about their state, I've never heard one really boast of Blue Bell. I've heard many speak of it with humility and gratitude and fall incoherent before it. I know one woman in North Louisiana who goes on an emergency apple or egg diet when the local Brookshires runs a special on the half-gallon size. For two days, she only eats apples or eggs. When she has lost 3 pounds, she purchases two containers of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, one for herself and one for her family. She has been known to put on a good movie, take a silver teaspoon and her half-gallon container wrapped in a kitchen towel to the sofa before the television screen, and luxuriate in the experience all alone. She understands the psychology but doesn't care. She has made friends promise to serve Blue Bell at her funeral wake.

This ice cream is so potent that I would not dare eat it while looking at tempting quilts online. It lowers one resistance to beauty, infuses the being with an awareness of the glories of this world, leads us to thank the Creator for cream and sugar and good vanilla and cows and freezers.

Amen,
Gaye


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Subject: Ice cream?
From: Sally Ward <sallytattersfastmail.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 08:24:27 +0100
X-Message-Number: 2


Ice cream? Sorry, but don't know you've tasted it until you've tried =
Brymor ice cream made in Wensleydale using only milk from pedigree =
Guernsey cows fed on lush Yorkshire pastures. And the only way you can =
try it is to come visit....

Sally Ward=


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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: Laura Syler <texasquiltcoairmail.net>


Dear Gaye,
We native Texans hold Blue Bell in quiet reverence just like we do
the Battle of San Jacinto and the Bluebonnets along the roadsides in
April. A wondrous thing of beauty does not need to be shouted about
(especially when you want the whole gallon to yourself!!) At one
point, you couldn't find anywhere but central Texas. But, alas, just
like Dr. Pepper, someone decided we should share our bounties with
the rest of the Union. Now try a Dr. Pepper float made with Blue Bell
Homemade Vanilla....true joy in a frosted mug!!

Laura Syler
In HOT N. Texas where one station is calling for a high of 108 today!!!


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Subject: Re: Ice cream?
From: Mitzioakesaol.com


I think I am about ready to tour the country eating ice cream......
Love the QHL - thank you all for your help and your ice cream favorites.
But, I think I'll just stick to Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia for now.
Luvtoyouall.
Mitzi

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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: Mitzioakesaol.com

Hey - I am off to get some Dr. Pepper and B&J's vanilla ice cream and
make me one Hellofa big float - what more does one need on a Friday in Vermont!
Cheers.....Mitzi (again)

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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: "Mary Waller" <mwallervyn.midco.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:12:48 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Southeastern South Dakota is getting a few barn quilts, too. Pender,
Nebraska, (northeastern Nebraska) recently celebrated its 125th anniversary,
and promoted 300 barn quilts in and around Pender. Info was on their
website, including a map and short description of each quilt. Nebraska City
(south of Omaha & Lincoln) has them, too.

Eleanor Burns recently released a how-to book on barn quilts.

Barn quilts might be a good topic for a quilt scholar to pursue.

Mary Waller
Vermillion, South Dakota, USA


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Subject: RE: barn quilts--The Hardest Year
From: "Karen Musgrave" <KarenMusgravesbcglobal.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:19:03 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

If you would like to see a moving piece on Donna Sue Groves, the woman who
started the quilt barn project, check out The Hardest Year
(www.thehardestyear.com) and look for "A Patchwork of Hope." I understand
that Julie is now working on a film about the quilt barn trail.

All the best,
Karen Musgrave



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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:24:08 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

Laura Syler, Texan, wrote:

We native Texans hold Blue Bell in quiet reverence just like we do
the Battle of San Jacinto and the Bluebonnets along the roadsides in
April. A wondrous thing of beauty does not need to be shouted about
(especially when you want the whole gallon to yourself!!) At one
point, you couldn't find anywhere but central Texas. But, alas, just
like Dr. Pepper, someone decided we should share our bounties with the rest of the Union.

--------

Now, now, Laura, just when a trans-Sabine foreigner had found and noted humility in Texans, you go and say "alas" about sharing. Sharing is a good thing. It makes possible more Blue Bell cows, keeps that little girl who leads them home in sweet frocks, and maintains a steady market for places like Curves and Weight Watchers.

Salley, about your Guernseys, anything is possible, of course, but as you note, one would have to compare your beloved ice cream with Blue Bell. Send us a ship load, please, and we'll get back with you. Regional tastes differ, but it might well be that we would have to organize a quilt trip and ice cream romp. We are not averse to such a move, please know.

I'm sure the folks at Blue Bell would share with you folks as well, but to pack up a ship's freezer compartments with Blue Bell would be pointless. It would be eaten before the ship landed.

From Louisiana, where we are having huge rains storms (merci dieux) after drought and above 100F temps,
Gaye


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Subject: Re: Ice cream?
From: Jeanne 2 <woofstockaustin.rr.com>


I have requested, upon my death, that I be cremated and someone take
my ashes up on a crop duster and spread them across the Brenham, TX
pastures where the Blue Bell cows graze. They have given me so much
pleasure in my lifetime, and I want to return the favor by nourishing
the grasses that feed those beautiful cows.

Jeanne Henry
Blue Bell Triple Chocolate Addict
Austin, TX

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Subject: Re: Ice cream?
From: Mitzioakesaol.com
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 13:33:55 EDT

I like your request......maybe I will have to think about that way to go
too!
From the Mother of a Chocolate Addict (B&J's of course!).
Mitzi once again (for the last time today!) from VT (off to a weekend on
the Lake!


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Subject: Uh Oh! Blue Bell didn't fare well
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:53:49 -0400
X-Message-Number: 11

In a taste test at cooksillustrated.com. Ben and Jerry's came out on top,
HD next, Blue Bell way down the list below Blue Bunny, and only "Recommended
with Reservations."

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/tastetests/results.asp?docid=23742

So sorry for your pain.
Now find me some Arctic Ice Cream "Chocolate Thunder!"

Judy Grow



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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: <lrcawleytwcny.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 17:15:28 -0400
X-Message-Number: 12

There's a Barn Quilt Trail in Western NY too.
Cinda in Central NY



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Subject: Re: Uh Oh! Blue Bell didn't fare well
From: <quiltnsharroncharter.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 15:27:23 -0700
X-Message-Number: 13

Obviously a taste test run by people with no taste :) !!!!

Best regards,
Sharron Evans...........................................
in miserably hot Spring, TX..........................................

---- Judy Grow <judy.growcomcast.net> wrote:

=============
In a taste test at cooksillustrated.com. Ben and Jerry's came out on top,
HD next, Blue Bell way down the list below Blue Bunny, and only "Recommended
with Reservations."

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/tastetests/results.asp?docid=23742

So sorry for your pain.
Now find me some Arctic Ice Cream "Chocolate Thunder!"

Judy Grow


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Subject: Cook's Illustrated
From: Stephen Schreurs <schreurs_ssyahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:03:58 -0700 (PDT)
As much as I enjoy Chris Kimball's magazine and "Letters from Vermont", =
I think we must acknowledge there might be a local bias. Perhaps the sam=
ples of Blue Bell suffered from the trip to the Northeast?? Susan

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Subject: Re: Uh Oh! Blue Bell didn't fare well
From: Mitzioakesaol.com

Oh, I will settle for B&J's and Blue Bell too - really any ice cream is
great - I had a hot fudge sundae today, made with soft ice cream, but full
of fudge and whipped cream and nuts and even a cherry! Have not had one in
20 yrs. but it was a peace gift from my DH who just had to pay close to
$1000 to get his boat fixed!!!!!!
Mitzi from nice and cool Vermont - finally -
Great having these fun sessions.



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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: Quiltsappraisedaol.com
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 19:29:35 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks Gaye! You took the words right out of my mouth...if I could only
word things like you! I LOVE Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream. It is the
best. My Granny made some very good homemade vanilla and Blue Bell is the
only one to come near to hers!

Everyone should treat themselves to this bit of heaven on earth!

Take care,
Alma Moates
AQS Certified Appraiser-Quilted Textiles
Pensacola, Fl.



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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: "Shari Spires" <skspiresbellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 23:12:52 -0400
X-Message-Number: 17

And there's one in western north carolina.
Shari in NC

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Subject: Re: Cook's Illustrated
From: Jeanne 2 <woofstockaustin.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 07:24:01 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

These were obviously not Texans running the ice cream taste tests.
Didn't they know to clear their palets w/ a bite of jalapeno in
between tastes? Geez...

Jeanne Henry
Austin



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Subject: Shelburne Museum - Vermont Trip
From: "Louise" <ltiemannstny.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 08:32:01 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Hello, I am thinking about going up to Vermont next week with my son (12
year old) to see the Shelburne Museum and what ever else is in the area.
I teach hand embroidery and crazy quilts so am intested in the crazy quilt
exhibit.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me about places to stay (reasonable)
and other activities in the area. Ben & Jerry's - are they near by?

Any info you could send would be helpful, Cheers, Louise
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Subject: Barn Quilts
From: Judy Knorr <jknorroptonline.net>

Back in 2003 when Ohio celebrated 200 years of statehood a barn quilt display was begun with barns in each county joining the fun. It was a delight to visit my home state and see a quilt on the barn belonging to my former high school math teacher in Washington County!
And, please send samples of all noted ice cream brands, preferably chocolate, to me. As a retired Home Economics Teacher I will be happy to taste test all of them!
Judy Knorr

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Subject: Re: Shelburne Museum - Vermont Trip
From: Kittencat3aol.com


Burlington is a great little town - check out Crow Books and the original
location of Ben & Jerry's. The ice cream factory is in Waterbury, which
isn't all that far. There are some nice restaurants and boutiques in town as
well - lots of fun!

Lisa Evans


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Subject: (no subject)
From: Quiltsappraisedaol.com


Obviously a taste test run by people with no taste :) !!!!

Best regards,
Sharron Evans...........................................
in miserably hot Spring, TX..........................................


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Subject: RE: barn quilts
From: Quiltsappraisedaol.com
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 18:12:52 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 6

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Gaye,

I hope to meet you before I fly off the planet! How do you feel about
Coconut cake, Banana pudding, fresh tomato sandwiches and bread pudding??? I
already know you love quilts. I assume you love seafood. Nothing like a low
country shrimp boil with lots of sweet ice tea, followed by water melon and
ice cream (if not homemade, Blue Bell)!

I have enjoyed this thread of discussion by the group, maybe because it's
so darn hot! I've had more ice cream this year than in many years combined
and my waistline is a bit larger because of it.

Take care,
Alma
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Subject: Soon To Be Released Barn Quilts Books & Gaye's Gold Crown
From: "Gloria Nixon" <rgnixonoct.net>
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 23:25:44 -0400
X-Message-Number: 7


In case this hasn't been mentioned:

Kansas City Star Quilts will release a "new quilting book honoring barn
quilts" this September. Look for details on the Pickledish website:

http://pickledish.kcstar.com/?q=node/1155

Scroll to the comments at the bottom of the pickledish page to learn about
another title, Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail, "published by
Ohio University Press early in 2011."

Read more here:

http://americanquilttrail.blogspot.com/

On a side note, Gaye, my dear, you deserve a gold crown for the delicate
description of the Blue Bell Rhapsodies. I can never look at ice cream
the same again and wonder how many months will pass before I dare enjoy it
in public.


Gloria Nixon

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Subject: Shelburne Museum From: OzarkQuiltmakeraol.com Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 07:13:08 EDT X-Message-Number: 1

Louise:

The Shelburne Museum is a wonderful place to visit. The Alzheimers' Art Quilt Exhibit is currently there and on display in the Round Barn. I have a quilt in that exhibit. My quilt is called Dear Diary. This exhibit was currated by Ami Simms and has been traveling for over 3 years. The Shelburne is the last place the quilts will be on display. They will be returned to their makers in October. The exhibit, the book about the exhibit and the sale of small quilts on the Internet have helped to raise nearly $400,000 for research. _http://www.alzquilts.org/_ (http://www.alzquilts.org/) There is an article in the Aug/Sept issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine about this project.

Kathy Kansier Teacher, Judge & AQS Appraiser Ozark, Missouri

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: August 07, 2010 From: Trishherraol.com Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 08:35:35 EDT X-Message-Number: 2

Louise,

If you are into antiques this coming week August 9-15 is Antiques Week in NH, centered around the shows in Manchester _http://www.nhada.org/show.cfm_ (http://www.nhada.org/show.cfm) and surrounding shows like _http://www.barnstar.com/_ (http://www.barnstar.com/) and others Maybe a bit much for your daughter to do it all, but there are some good shows to be enjoyed and not that far away. Trish

The Herrs 2363 Henbird Lane Lancaster, PA 17601 717.569.2268

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Subject: Re: Shelburne Museum From: Mitzioakesaol.com Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 11:46:42 EDT X-Message-Number: 3

Louise:

The Shelburne Museum is a wonderful place to visit. The Alzheimers' Art Quilt Exhibit is currently there and on display in the Round Barn. I have a quilt in that exhibit. My quilt is called Dear Diary. This exhibit was currated by Ami Simms and has been traveling for over 3 years. The Shelburne is the last place the quilts will be on display. They will be returned to their makers in October. The exhibit, the book about the exhibit and the sale of small quilts on the Internet have helped to raise nearly $400,000 for research. _http://www.alzquilts.org/_ (http://www.alzquilts.org/) There is an article in the Aug/Sept issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine about this project.

Kathy Kansier Teacher, Judge & AQS Appraiser Ozark, Missouri

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Subject: Re: Shelburne Museum From: Mitzioakesaol.com Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 11:50:52 EDT X-Message-Number: 4

Kathy - as a volunteer at the Shelburne I may add that the Alzheimers Exhibit has been one the most talked about exhibits this year - some loved it and some just were broken up by it as they have(had) someone with this awful thing (including myself whose husband of 55 years is showing signs of this and it is horrible - to him and to me, but always the 'glass full' pair we are making the best of it with a lot of silly laughs and jokes for as long as possible.) I thank everyone who did a quilt for this exhibit (which I have seen several times already and always come again in tears.)..... Pray that someday some one(s) will understand this thing and find a way to stop it. Mitzi from Vermont (where it is finally cooler).

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Subject: Re: Shelburne Museum - Vermont Trip From: Mitzioakesaol.com Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 12:02:23 EDT X-Message-Number: 5

Sorry in just getting back to you but have been at our summer cottage on the Lake and when there we are computerless..... Hope you get to the Shelburne (Tuesday's is my day there 10-3) as the crazy quilt exhibit is just wonderful. They also have some of their permanent quilts on display. I think your son would enjoy a lot of things there (woodworking and blacksmithing the old way, a great display of outdoor stuffed animals (if one likes hunting and fishing), plus every house has something to offer. Places to stay are many along Rt 7 and all are within the ballpark of each other - if you want expensive the closer you come to downtown Burlington, the higher the prices. Just prior to the Shelburne is the VT Teddy Bear Factory - a fun place to visit and see the bears made (they might even be starting some of their Xmas bears). B&J's is roughly 27 miles east of the Museum, an easy trip via the Interstate) and of course who can not like ice cream? The waterfront in Burlington has a wonderful on going exhibit at ECHO which is worth while to see plus the waterfront is just beautiful in its own right. Oh, the Shelburne's entry fee is good for two days also which helps as there is so much to see. Hope I helped a little bit and hope you can get to VT - it now much cooler and just as green as they say thanks to a wonderful summer of rain and sun - even my flower garden has been beautiful and my green thumb died decades ago........ Mitzi

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Subject: Sister Quilts and Flying Eagles and the International Quilt Center and Museum From: Sue Wildemuth <quiltingbee73yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 09:51:18 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 6

Have you guys seen the Reproduction Quilt Kits of quilts from The International Quilt Center and Museum Collection in Fons and Porter Love of Quilting Magazineand on Fons and Porter web site?I saw the pattern Flying Eagles featured in the July/August 2010 issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting - page 70 that was inspired by a quilt from the International Quilt Centerand Museum. If you are interested and don't have that issue of the magazine, Google Search: Flying Eagle quilt Fons and Porter and you can see the quilt kit I am talking about. I did a doubletake when I saw itbecause Iown an antique eagle quilt that looks almost exactly like it.I went to the International Quilt Center and Museum web siteand looked up the quilt in their collection -- there was the antique eagle quilt dated between 1876 and 1900 which they felt was possibly from Cherrytree Township, VenangoCounty,PA which is in the northwest corner of the state.InternationalQuilt CenterObject Number: 1997.007.0126About three to fourmonths ago I purchased an antique quilt from Bucks County,PA that was in fair condition=9D and I thought thisquilt was REALLY UNIQUE because I had not seen the pattern before, but surprise, surprise when I saw the International Quilt Center and Museum quilt. My quiltcould be thesister of the InternationalQuilt Center and Museum quilt -- except for some slight differences.Looking at my PA map, Venango County is in the northwestern cornerof PAand Buck Countyis in the Southeastern Corner of PA. Really this many years later it is hard to say without solid provenancewhat journey each of these quilts took to get to their respective spots in PA where they were "discovered." It is just interesting because they are SO SIMILAR -- you get that in the four corner or mirror eagles sometimes, but I truly thought this was a one of akind pattern. There are some differences between the IQCM quilt and mine:In the International Quilt Center and Museum Flying Eagle quilt fromVenango County, PA- the 9 large eagles are flying in formation northwest and there are 24 small eagles in the border and they are flying towards the northwest too -- all the eagles in this quilt(large and small) are flying in the same direction. The quilting is detailed and elaborate.In my Flying Eagle quilt from Bucks County, PA - the 9 large eagles are flying in formation northwest too, but alas my 32 small eagles are flying around the 9 larger eagles in a circular fashion and inthe opposite direction of the larger eagles-- looks like those smallerbirdiesdrank from the wrong dish of water. The quilting in this piece is beautiful too, but not as detailed or elaborate.The colors in both quilts are very similar though mine is more faded than the one in the International Quilt Center and Museum quilt. My quilt is also only in fair condition andappears to have had atougher row to hoe than the IQCM quilt.My quilt is from the same time period as the IQCM quilt. They look like sister quilts and by this I mean two quilts with the same unqiuepattern -- I do wish I hadmore answers and more information to share.Side Note:I sent this to the list in Plain Text as I know the Digestfolks get a lot of extra junkif I don't -I hope there were no extraswith message so it is readable.Sue in Illinois

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Subject: Re: Ice cream? From: "Lonnie" <lonnie8comcast.net> Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 14:23:37 -0500 X-Message-Number: 7

Me Too!!! Blue Bell is the best!! Lonnie from the Woodlands, Texas, just south of Brenham.

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Subject: Robin Williams - CLEAN, funny & thought provoking From: Sarah Hough <dougandsarah1gmail.com> Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 19:50:27 -0500 X-Message-Number: 8

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We have had lots to say about flags but I received this today and send this along without further comment.

Sarah Hough

Who, but Robin Williams, could pull this off? Absolutely a great performance!!! Worth the time to watch. Robin Williams has truly outdone himself.

Click here: The Coolest One - Robin Williams as the American Flag<http://www.coolestone.com/media/292/Robin_Williams_as_the_American_Flag/

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Subject: Blue Bell Ice Cream From: "Kathy Moore" <kathymooreneb.rr.com> Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 20:33:15 -0500 X-Message-Number: 9

BlankThe ice cream discussion has really been interesting. I am lactose intolerant and have been for several years. It grieves me that I have to miss out on the very B-E-S-T vanilla ice cream I have ever eaten. Believe me, before my diagnosis, I had more than a fair share of good ice creams, but that Blue Bell is the most delicious of any I ever tasted.

If y'all want to trust those cooks on that show, knock yourselves out! But their ice cream decision isn't the first time I have had reason to doubt their tastes.

Try Blue Bell if you ever get a chance. You won't be sorry.

'Nuff said!

Best to all,

Kathy Moore Lincoln, NE

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Subject: on the road to learning more about the New Hampshire Mystery Quilt From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 18:42:49 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 10

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Whoooppee! Just when I was getting disheartened that I had not heard from anyone regarding the 1903 New Hampshire "mystery quilt", look at the correspondence I just received. I have been seeking information about it via my (gulp - yes, it's true) Facebook page Laura Fisher Quilts, and sent notices about the quest to local New Hampshire newspapers, This is the sole reponseI got -- bullseye!

From:"Audrey Ericson" <hapericsonlocalnet.com>

To: laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com

A friend brought me the article that appeared in the NH Sunday News today, realizing that, as the title of the article reads, "Someone in NH may hold the answer to mystery quilt", we do have the answer

I am Audrey C. Ericson, Vice President of the Chesterfield Historical Society and am very excited that this would be our quilt. Our being West Chesterfield, NH, a village in the Town of Chesterfield in the southwest corner of NH. We recognize the names Harold E. Randall, Augusta Cobleigh, Mary Cobleigh, and Larkin D. would be Larkin D. Farr, all familiar names to us and who would have been residents of the town in 1903.

Understandably we are VERY excited and are anxious for more information andmore photos. We will be anxious to hear from you. On our part, we will beresearching what we can of the other names and information and share what we gather with you.

Please contact us at hapericsonlocalnet.com at your earliest convenience. Thanks. Audrey C. Ericson Phone: 603-363-8856 

Would that this might happen for all our mystery quilts. I will keep youposted on what develops!

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

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Subject: Re: Uh Oh! Blue Bell didn't fare well From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net> Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 21:42:09 -0500 X-Message-Number: 11

I mean...below Blue Bunny?????????

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Subject: Re: Uh Oh! Blue Bell didn't fare well From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net> Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 21:47:52 -0500 X-Message-Number: 12

No MarciaK. Blue Bunny was way below both the other two. (Are we surprised?)

Don't get too excited. And it was a VT firm doing the ranking.

I think Southerners are accustomed to 1) cream from Jersey cows: high butterfat, 2)more cream as ingredient, 3) More sugar, 4) More eggs and from high-flying chickens.------well, I had started out to be "nice," but it looks like we are just accustomed to more of everything that makes ice cream good. Oh well, I meant well.

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Subject: Quilt Barns From: TOTOCOaol.com Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 23:26:22 EDT X-Message-Number: 13

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The barn quilt "clothesline of quilts" was started by Donna Sue Groves in Adams County, Ohio.

There is an interview with Donna Sue and one with her mother Nina Maxine Groves, conducted by Karen Musgrave in 2008, on the QSOS site under the Ohio Quilts project.

Here's a link to an interview with Donna Sue conducted by Alex Anderson - podcast 101. It's 14 MB if you download it. Great background about the origins of barn quilts and the delightful personality behind it all. http://alexandersonquilts.com/podcast

janet white