Subject: hanging system
From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 05:20:29 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

AQS now uses a pulley system from the Hang Ups company at our shows
(hangupscompany.com). (No affiliation other than use.) Each rope is
adjusted individually with a toggle. Gone are the days of fiddling with
fishing line - thank goodness.

Andi, usually in Paducah but this week in Des Moines at our show


Subject: rusty stuff from iron
From: mopalka <mopalkaalaska.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 08:49:35 -0800
X-Message-Number: 2

Hello QHL,

I just received this note from a fellow quilter. Any suggestions?

Thank you,

Susan(in Alaska where Fall was in the air and is now on the ground!)
Hi Susan,

I am working on a quilt of light colors..My iron just spit out brown
rusty stuff on a very light colored block!

What should I do??Kate


Subject: Re: rusty stuff from iron
From: <quiltnsharroncharter.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 11:55:16 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Susan, I hope you'll share with us the responses you get. This has happened to me before and I'd love to hear what I should have done.

Best regards,
Sharron Evans
Spring, TX

Subject: Re: [SPAM] rusty stuff from iron
From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:01:40 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

It's possible that the "rusty brown stuff" is not rust, but rather
lint that has accumulated in the steam holes of your iron, and
darkened with heat. Can you replicate the problem by expressing steam
onto a clean white (or light-colored)piece of fabric? My iron has a
graduated steam setting, but just above the highest steam level is a
place where the iron expresses a lot of steam, meant to self-clean. I
have on occasion nudged the lever into that setting by accident, and
had dark brown "stuff" come out of the iron.

I have also steamed that "stuff" onto a white cloth in attempt to see
when it might be all removed so that I could safely iron again. If
you can do this, or in some way use the iron's steam capabilities to
flush out the "stuff" - maybe you can experiment on methods of
removing it from the cloth...before attempting to work on and spots on
quilt fabric.

Just a thought...



Subject: Re: rusty stuff from iron
From: jeancarltoncomcast.net
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:17:49 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

You can still do it, Sharron - toss that iron!
I bought that Rowenta big thing with a separate water tank....I LOVE it. But you still have to deal with what happened....
Xenia is probably right - it's probablynot rust and may wash out. If it's just one block just experiment with it....soak it carefully in something flat like a jelly roll or cake pan with a bit of diluted Orvus....if it won't budge just make another one...the problem is it will happen again for sure.


Subject: Re: block history
From: Laura Syler <texasquiltcoairmail.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 18:20:32 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Unless she has reprinted it, this book originally came out in the
early 1980s....
I found it better for drafting instructions than identification.

> Jinny Beyer has a fairly recent book called The Quilter's Album of
> Patchwork Patterns. It is a beautiful book and it may be what you
> are looking for.


Subject: Re: rusty stuff from iron
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 18:36:30 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7

Wink ... or is it Whink.
takes out only rust.
Available in th elaundry deterget section.
I have no idea what it does 50 years from now, but in a case like this I
would take my chances and use it.
I've used it in the past, but only have 15 years of experience to say it
didn't do anything bad and it removed the rust.


Subject: Wonders never cease: Too Bad.
From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 19:49:27 -0500
X-Message-Number: 8

Last week I came across a couple of things that I thought might interest the list members.

First, when I finally purchased the Maryland quilt documentation book on Amazon, I received the usual, "You might also be interested in" list of recommendations.

Among them was a video described as being from a 2007 "Antique Quilt Exhibition" in McMinn County, TN. Since McMinn County interests me because of a Whigs Defeat quilt path I've followed, I thought barely twice before I purchased a view. Oldest quilts were generally from the Depression era. It was more a guild show, I think.

Yet, it yielded two things of note. One was the usual UGRR story. The speaker remarked that "some people" rejected the tale of the quilt codes, but noted "we don't." She pointed out a quilt that was a two-color, dark and light, design. She interpreted it thus, "You see, this meant 'Travel at night. Don't travel by day.'" I'm still trying to figure out when the traveler was supposed to SEE this rare piece of advice.

I do not wish to start a fuss about this old subject, but it occurs to me that this whole quilt code business is a terrible insult to the intelligence of African-American slaves. It puts their fates entirely in the hands of white people and ascribes to them a credulity about white people that an intelligent person would have known was unjustified. It emphasizes their dependence, not their independence.

I must believe that independence and intelligence would have been what motivated any slave to flee captivity. The docile and slow tend to stay put, both among free peoples and enslaved. Imagination is required to envision a different way of life. While I know in some sections of the nation, certain groups of white people (e.g., Quakers) were sufficiently known for their anti-slavery efforts to have earned the trust of some slaves, in general, everything I've learned from life in the Deep South suggests that the escaping slave would have placed his faith mainly in people of his own skin color. This whole codes story demeans slaves.

It's the Uncle Remus tales told by an elderly African-American to Joel Chandler Harris, then with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that suggest the real qualities any enslaved people or any underclass would require for psychic and physical survival. Brother Rabbit epitomizes those. Not as strong as Br'er Bear and his pals, Br'er Rabbit was intelligent, sly, flexible, and always thinking on his own 2-4 feet. His encounters with the power of Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox taught him to trust himself. He lived by his own wits, his intelligence. This rendition of the ancient stories of The Trickster does credit to the teller.

But why tarry over the rational? Another gem from the video above was the mention of "reproductive fabrics." I passed that along to a friend who is always battling the clutter in her sewing closet. Her vision of the possible goings-on among her reproductive fabrics confirmed my suspicion that her fabrics had been multiplying in her absence. I've not had nerve to open my stash closet since seeing the video. But I'm certainly going to knock before opening the door.

Last and certainly not least is a new (to me, anyway) off-shoot of quilt codes----a map, originating in Wilcox County,AL, no less, that directs escaping slaves into Mississippi on their ways "to cross" the Ohio River.

Actually, it is in a "bed rug"---made from "yarn" (high synthetic count, I'm willing to bet), not wool strips.

A bed rug from Wilcox County, Alabama. If you check the geographic parallel of Wilcox County and note the high, low, and average temperatures there, and you will immediately discern a bed rug's usefulness in the Deep South. Having hooked rugs in the summer months, I can personally attest to the congeniality of the southern climate to such rugs. Yes, I know that a quilt would have been quicker to make and no doubt would have made finding salvage material simpler. But why quibble? It was a bed rug. Made from yarns that were, no doubt, purchased at the local five-and-dime store over in Selma or Demopolis, AL.

This item may be seen on Leigh Fellner's excellent site, "Hart Cottage Quilts" in the "Fakelore" section. < http://ugrrquilt.hartcottagequilts.com/rr9.htm#fakelore  >.

Seeing is believing.

Finally, I am happy to report that I myself am the owner of a small quilt from Ms. Fellner that has already proven to have several maps on it. Quilting friend Ms. Lorie Stubbs picked it up for me on her way from Florida this past week.

At first, neither Ms. Stubbs nor I recognized the hidden code in the little piece, made mainly from sundry brown and cream solids and blue/brown and white checks. Which shows just how ignorant and unmindful people can be.

Then, while we were trying to decide whether to bestir ourselves to have a second bowl of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice cream, Ms. Stubbs' keen eyes fell on that that quilt. And in that moment of need, she saw the answer to our question: there it was----a (sort of) arrow of dark blue check pointing to a large cream-colored solid piece of fabric that was framed by blue-check blocks. The translation was clear: "go eat blue bell vanilla ice cream." We did not quibble.

Examining the piece more closely, we found clear directions about when to eat chocolate bars, caramel, and related foodstuffs. It is a treasure trove of directions. And we almost thought it was only a scrap quiltlet!

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?

Lost in a gorgeous Louisiana fall,
Gaye Ingram


Subject: RE: block history
From: " Barb Vlack" <cptvdeosbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 06:44:16 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Laura made a comment about Jinny Beyer's latest book, The Quilter's Album of
Patchwork Patterns:
<< Unless she has reprinted it, this book originally came out in the early
1980s....I found it better for drafting instructions than identification.>>

When I first started learning to identify various pieced blocks, it was
Jinny's identification =94system=94 that I learned, and it's that system that is
easier for me to use than Brackman's, try as I do. For me, analyzing the
grid is much easier than going through the process of grid --> =94Like ..."
that Brackman uses, but I may combine the two processes when necessary.

Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns had many more patterns than
Jinny's book from the 80s. But they were roughly hand-drawn and sometimes
difficult to interpret. Then came the Electric Quilt product, BlockBase. The
updated version of that program (BlockBase 2), being Windows based, is my
standard for block identification and some history notations about
first-published dates and sources.

Jinny's newest book, The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced
Blocks for Quilters, offers a lot of what Brackman did as far as
identification and historical resources, but does it in color --- each block
is colored in the way Jinny does so well, and with professionally drawn
block illustrations. The blocks are categorized in the way I find more
successful to use.

There are drafting instructions, as Jinny's earlier book offered, plus a lot
more. In addition to the collection of traditional blocks, there are 500 (if
memory serves me correctly) Jinny Beyer original blocks from her Hilton Head
seminars in this book. They are mostly variations of 8-point
stars/kaleidoscopes or Mariner's Compasses and are lovely.

For me, I choose to consult BlockBase 2 over Brackman's hardcopy book, and
Jinny's new book adds to my resources, especially for her original blocks,
which I don't think are published otherwise. Further, there's Maggie
Malone's book of 5500 blocks. But there are still some illusive blocks that
we struggle to identify!


Barb Vlack
I have fulfilled a $1000 fund raising promise for Alzheimer's research and
am working on a second $1000 pledge. Cheer me on at: www.AlzQuilts.org
For lectures and workshops, see www.findaquiltteacher.com/vlackb.html


Subject: Request: The Chalice Quilt at Amer Mus ib Brit
From: kyra <kyra262yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:42:37 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Hello! I am trying to learn more about "The Chalice Quilt" at the American M useum in Britain. This is the red and white quilt made for a visiting bishop circa 1860 to a plantation in Marshall, Texas.

Specifically, I am trying to find any articles or catalogs that may include t he quilt. For example, did Shiela Betterton include the quilt in any of her b ooks about quilts in Britain? Or have there been US quilt magazines to featu re the quilt?

I have the recent Classic Quilts catalog about quilts at the American Museu m in Britain.

Thank you very much!

Sent from my iPhone


Subject: Block names
From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com>

What a fantasy to have more written documentation of what women actually called their quilts. I spend a lot of time explaining to clients that mos t of the quilt names we know were 20th century tags that most likely have n othing at all to do with what the actual maker knew. A wonderful example i s Tallulah Gilbert Bottoms name for what we call WHig's Defeat. She called it "The Lifeboat." I know I'm preaching to the choir here.

I had the fun experience recently of appraising a very southern LeMoyne Sta r from central Georgia. The maker had called it "Deer's Tongue."

There. A gift for yall.

Teddy Pruett


Subject: Re: Book
From: Senoperaaol.com

One more possibility is Yvonne Khin's book "The Collector's Dictionary of
Quilt Names and Patterns".

It gives 2400 patterns by category and name with good references listed
under each for further information.

It's from 1989, so probably out of print, but I do see it occasionally at
book sales.



Subject: Re: qhl digest: October 06, 2010
From: gjbakkomearthlink.net
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 06:08:48 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
X-Message-Number: 2


The Chalice Quilt is on page 80 of Betterton's "More Quilts and Coverlets" Hope that helps

Gail Bakkom


Subject: Re: rusty stuff from iron
From: "Lonnie" <lonnie8comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:46:59 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

...another reason I never put water in my irons!
The first reason is fabric stretching......I would rather spritz lightly
with water or light starch in a spray bottle. (I wash the quilt after it is
Lonnie Schlough
The Woodlands, Tx


Subject: Yvonne Khin's "The Collector's Dictionary of Quilt Names and Patterns
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 12:03:54 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

If anyone would like a copy of this book, 1980, soft cover, Acropolis Books,
the original edition, please contact me privately.

Judy Grow


Subject: Re: Block names
From: Quilltraol.com

I recently had the privilege of seeing several quilts at the Orange Johnson
House in Worthington, Ohio. They had a beautiful Prince's Feather with a
large elaborate crest in the center with the maker's initials and
"Prince's Feather, Cambridge, Ohio" in trapunto in the middle. I said if only all
quiltmakers were that considerate.

_http://quilltr.blogspot.com/_ (http://quilltr.blogspot.com/)



Subject: Ahhhhh! Cutter alert
From: Pepper Cory <pepcorymail.clis.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 19:38:13 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

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will likely burn in you-know-where.


Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker
203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117

Website: www.peppercory.com and look me up on www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com



Subject: Re: Ahhhhh! Cutter alert
From: <quiltnsharroncharter.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 16:53:18 -0700
X-Message-Number: 7

I knew a lady that made wonderful jackets from "handmade" quilts that came from China. She bought the quilts - any size - for $19.99 at Garden Ridge. Perhaps Ralph got his heirloom antique quilts from China also. We can only hope.

Warm regards,
Sharron Evans................in Spring, TX where the weather is beautiful...........and who's heading out to a quilt retreat for the weekend...............woo hoo, life's grand!!!!!


Subject: Re: Ahhhhh! Cutter alert
From: JLHfwaol.com

In a message dated 10/7/2010 6:39:03 PM Central Daylight Time,
pepcorymail.clis.com writes:


Indeed, I hope Ralph is feeling uncomfortable warm. Janet H in Fort worth


Subject: Re: Book
From: "pines" <pinesearthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 05:18:46 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Thanks for the information I ordered a copy. Amazon.com has several used
copies available with prices from $11.97 and up.

Subject: Re: qhl digest: October 07, 2010
From: Jane Hall <jqhallearthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 07:20:47 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

No, I don't think Ralph Lauren got his cutter quilts from China. I well
remember about 25 years ago when he was cutting up antique quilts with
somewhat wild abandon...skirts, jackets, etc. I refused to buy his t-shirts
for my teenaged girls, much to their chagrin. I'm sure it really affected
him, but I felt better. Jane Hall


Subject: Folk Art Museum's Year of the Quilt Opens
From: MegMaxCaol.com

Dear QHL List:
I went to the press opening this week of the first exhibition in the American Folk Art Museum's "Year of the Quilt" and I wanted to share some impressions.
The first exhibition at the main museum, on 53rd Street next to MOMA, includes 35 major pieces from the museum's collection of 500-some quilts. The exhibition came together largely because AFAM was contacted by publisher Rizzoli about doing an updated full-color book about the museum's most significant quilts. There are some 200 in the recently published book-- QUILTS: Masterworks From the American Folk Art Museum ($75), which is gor geous, with lots of high-quality, full-page photos. I'm a word person as much as a picture person, and I would have liked more background and cont ext about the quilts, but for a "look-book," this is spectacular.
All the quilts in the exhibition were selected by guest curator Elizabeth V. Warren, who also did the book for Rizzoli.
The quilts, on three floors of the museum, are arranged chronologically and grouped into the same categories as the book, such as whole cloth qu ilts, chintz quilts, pieced quilts, applique quilts, show quilts and so forth. There are many simply stunning and historically significant quilts. The "Tree of Life Whitework Quilt" dated 1796 is an amazing piece in top condition, with tons of trapunto work.
But my favorite space was the third floor gallery, which is simply packed with quilts that are rich in both craftsmanship and individual story. Including the "Bird of Paradise" appliqued quilt top from the 1860s that is chock full of the usual fruits, flowers and animals but also has a mys tery behind it. The quilt top was found with the paper template of a man and a woman, but only the woman was cut out of fabric and stitched on the quilt. There are guesses about why this happened: perhaps the groom-to-be perished in the war? But it brings a whole emotional appreciation to the viewing experience, wondering about the maker's life and feelings.
I'd seen many of these quilts up close and personal recently, because I spent time with the curator at the museum's storage facility a couple of months ago while reporting for a profile of Liz Warren. (Look for the
Feb. 2011 issue of The Quilt Life). But it was a much more powerful encounter with all these quilts to see them in the gallery, beautifully display ed and lit and commenting on one another. I know I will make many trips back to the museum to see these beauties again.
These quilts will be on exhibit until April 24, then the space will re-open on May 10 with a second batch of noteworthy quilts from the museum's vaults. That second group will be up until next October. I was told by Liz Warren and curator Stacy Hollander that these will be organized into the same categories.
In addition, Stacy Hollander has selected a grouping of 20 star quilts from the Folk Art Museum's collection, and they will occupy the museum's Lincoln Center branch starting next month.
But there was also big news at the Tuesday press opening: the museum's Year of the Quilt is so gargantuan, it will burst right out of AFAM's own buildings. The museum announced a special presentation of 650 quilts at the Park Avenue Armory, from March 25-30. The exhibition is titled "Infin ite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts." All the red and white quilts belong to collector Joanna Rose, who has decreed the show be fre e to the public. She has also promised 50 of the quilts to AFAM. The museum says there will be a bookstore and cafe during the 6 days of this specia l event, which they say will be the largest exhibition of textiles ever in Manhattan.
Be sure to check in with the museum's website: they are still working on their list of lectures and workshops for the Year of the Quilt and will keep posting new information. www.folkartmuseum.org
I urge you to come to NYC and see this exhibition, if you are able.
Meg Cox


Subject: missing quilt alert
From: "Rose Marie Werner" <rwernerdeskmedia.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 17:16:42 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

I have posted a picture on the eboard of a quilt that has gone missing from
St. Dominic Church in Northfield MN. The quilt is owned by the church, but
was made by me. It was made with a Spanish style novelty print called
Navidad. That is also the name of the quilt. The center is pieced and the
border is applique. The piece is about 3 ft x 4 ft and is embellished with
crystals and beads. I printed my name unobtrusively in the lower right
corner of the piecing. (something I do with all the quilts I make). The
quilt was displayed in the Church's social hall and was taken down while
some renovation was taking place. When I asked what happened to it, it could
not be found. I'm sad that it is gone and I can't see it anymore. But I'm
also a bit angry that they were so careless with it.
Rosie Werner


Subject: Ralph Lauren and quilts
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>

The Ralph Lauren quilt saga is one of the first major anecdotal experiences in my life as an antiques dealer, so I will share it with you (instead of changing the living room rugs from rag carpet for summer to hooked runners for winter)

A very stylishly dressed western sort of gal came in one day - plaid buggy shawl wrapped around like a sarong, huge Navajo concha belt to hold it up -  and asked to see quilts of mine in late 19th century browns and blues, small pieces, good prints, geometric patterns. I showed her, she bought sev eral. She came in the following week and the following, and bought. She nev er revealed her company connnection or why she was buying them, just gave m e my first standing order ever for quilts with a certain look, age and colo ration. What a thrill to find materials for a client who responds and actua lly buys, I thought, so this is what this business can be like. I contacted all my pickers with descriptions of what I wanted, thanks to her guidance. And people brought in or shipped me quilts for this client project.

As I was in an antiques center, the neighbors saw this steady business happ ening in my shop, and were dying to know who she was and why she wasn't com ing in to their shops. It irked particularly the guy across the hall, whose eccentric inventory was becoming increasingly visibly Americana (including quilts hanging in his windows) thanks to his proximity to my shop.

One day, I opened the Sunday NYTimes Magazine to see an article about this line and a model wearing a skirt fashioned from.........one of my quilts!  So that's who Tasha was buying for, and OMG look what Ralph was doing w ith them.

But, by then I was hooked -- steady repeat business every week, in volume a nd rationalized that since they were made from cut up cloth and scraps, to cut them up again seemed like simply a continuation of the process. (I did hold back some special graphic ones I could not bear to see cut up, but a n ine patch or log cabin or economy patch.....)

Once this became public, everyone rushed to supply Ralph with quilts, no he sitation there. Tasha told me they were overwhelmed with stuff, not all of it the right look of course. My sources immediately dried up as they began to contact Ralph Lauren directly, rather than go through me. One time, Tash a's assistant had come in on a Monday to see what I had obtained; as I didn 't have much, she went in to the now-competitor across the aisle, disclosed her employer and needl he then told our mutual friend who was a quilt sour ce of mine (and turns out his, unbeknownst to me) and that was that for me and David. This ended our long term relationship. I was unaware he was sell ing them directly, then would encourage me to buy their rejects (even thoug h I didn't think they were quite right, but I was eager to please Ralph) wi thout telling me they had already been shown them. The knife wound in the b ack still twinges occasionally.

The link to the image of the Ralph Lauren quilt won't open for me. I was cu rious to see if I might recognize it. Ralph Lauren sold the quilt clothing as limited edition and collectible, with hang tags waxing poetic to promote their historic connection.

Interestingly I sometimes see Ralph Lauren knit sweaters from the same era and collection, with sampler and other Americana motifs, offered for hundre ds of dollars on eBay. Don't know if they sell. I was surprised to see such low prices on these quilted pieces.


(p.s. there was a time I tried to emulate Tasha's appearance by wrapping a buggy shawl around with a Navajo belt and cowboy boots, but somehow I never got the hang of it and my Pennsylvania sarong would eventually fall down! Those were the days.,,.it was a good look)

Laura Fisher at


Subject: missing quilt foundt
From: "Rose Marie Werner" <rwernerdeskmedia.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 10:30:24 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

The missing quilt has been found. At Church this morning, I asked two
friends, who are on our church's liturgy committee, if they knew the quilt
was missing. They assured me that it was never lost. They had picked it up
from the floor in the construction zone and had stored it with the
liturgical decorations. It was just a matter of asking the right people. I
will be cleaning it so it is now in my hands. Big sigh of relief!!!
Rosie Werner


Subject: Prince's Feather
From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 13:27:32 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Considerate re the pattern name, but we are never happy, because we also
would want to know the inspiration for the design and the history of its
evolution :-). Oh --- and where did she get the pattern?

questions never end ....

stephanie Whitson


Subject: RE: FW: Photo transfer
From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 23:42:03 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Belated thanks, Debby, for that information.......


Subject: Hawaiian Quilt Book-Cheap!
From: Laurie Woodard <lwoodardhawaii.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:36:59 -1000
X-Message-Number: 1

I just noticed that the University of Hawaii Press is now offering new
$8.99. The descriptive blurb states:

"Recognized the world over for their bright colors and bold graphic
designs, Hawaiian appliqu=E9 quilts reflect the lush subtropical flora
of the islands where they were born. The book provides an extensive
overview of Hawaiian quilting from its beginning as an art form in the
1870s to the present day."

There are some excellent interviews with five contemporary island-born
quilters, including three Hawaiians, one haole (caucasian), and one
Japanese-American male.

If you have only one book in your library to acquaint you with
Hawaiian quilts, then and now, I'd suggest you consider this one--at
the price!

Disclaimer: as one of the authors, I receive no royalties, etc. The
Honolulu Academy of Arts and UH Press are the beneficiaries.


Search title: "quilt" will bring it up and also bring up another
excellent book on Cook Island quilts but that one's still $32. <G>


Subject: Questions and more questions
From: Sue Wildemuth <quiltingbee73yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 06:09:38 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 1

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Will someone share about Minnesota? I am interested in hearing either on or off the list about it and especially aboutthe "All About Eagle s" roundtable as I am an eagle quilt junkie.I also want to share a new web site Ifound created by anOhio art quilter named Jennifer Myers - Art quilts by Jen http://artquiltsbyjen.com/-- check out her web site - she is a 1998 graduate of Ohio State - she does commission work and will do reproduction pieces. Alsore-visit Teddy Pruett's site - I spend Sunday mornings at both of these places with my first cup of c offee to see what is new. Anyone else have some interesting blogs or web sites to share that you like to visit? You can e-mail me on or off l ist.

I would also be interested in how you do your labels for your qui lts. I discovered something interesting by accident. I needed a la bel for something so I took a piece of computer paper - clear strapping taped a piece of high quality 100% cotton fabric to it smaller than the computer paperand printed right on the fabric - ran it right through my ink jet printer - making sure there were no loose dangling strings to get caught up in my printer.

Does anyone else do this or am I playin g with fire? Do I have to worry about fading if I don't intend to wash t he piece over and over again?

Sue in Illinois


See: How to make a quilt label to identify your quilt