Subject: Library & NYC Quilt Exhibits
From: OzarkQuiltmaker/aol.com
Pepper:

Happy Anniversary! My favorite how-to books have always been the hard
cover, spiral bound book by Fons & Porter and the 15 book quilters library
series by Rodale Press that was published circa 2000. You might be able to get
some of these on used books sites or on Ebay. You could also request
donations of newly published books from the quilt book publishing companies.
Another thought would be to ask each member of your area guild to donate one
quilt book from their personal library. Libraries can also books to check
from other libraries if someone requests a certain title and they don't have
it. The problem is that it takes time to get these loaner books. Once you
have the quilt section in place, the library could have an open house with
some quilts displayed by the area guild. Your local newspaper could do a
story about the new quilt book section. You could even do an antique bed
turning for the community to encourage a greater understanding of our quilt
heritage.

Julie: I am going to NYC for my son's wedding which will take place on Dec.
18th. We are staying near the museum. We're going a few days early and I
plan to see both of the exhibits. I'm excited to see the quilts because I'm
currently working on a reproduction of the Civil War Bride Quilt. The
original top is in the museum and will be on display. I'll report back on how
the exhibits are and if I made it to the wedding or got lost in the exhibits.

Kathy Kansier
AQS Certified Appraiser
Ozark, Missouri



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Subject: Re: NYC Quilt Exhibits
From: KJB139/aol.com

In a message dated 11/24/2010 1:15:09 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
OzarkQuiltmaker/aol.com writes:

Is anyone certain the Civil War Bride Quilt is on display now and not when
the exhibit changes in April/2011??? I want to go, but I don't want to
miss seeing the Civil War Bride Quilt as I am working on a repro of it as
well.

Kathy in MA

I'm excited to see the quilts because I'm
currently working on a reproduction of the Civil War Bride Quilt. The
original top is in the museum and will be on display. I'll report back on
how
the exhibits are and if I made it to the wedding or got lost in the
exhibits.

Kathy Kansier
AQS Certified Appraiser
Ozark, Missouri


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Subject: Supporting public libraries
From: Judy Knorr <jknorr/optonline.net>
My guild also honors the memory of a deceased member with a book for the library in their honor. In addition we support the library by taking advantage of the AQS offer to give a book free when we buy one. There are 7 libraries within our guild area and we give to a different one each year rotating alphabetically. We also hang quilt shows in their art galleries and are just getting ready to hang one next week which will be on display during the month of December. The libraries tell us that the quilt shows are the best attended of any of their art gallery displays. We always make sure we have an Artist's Reception so friends and family as well as library patrons can come and meet the quilters and ask questions about the quilts and quilting. It's great publicity for our guild and its community activities as well as being a great recognition for our members.
Judy Knorr


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Subject: Re: NYC Quilt Exhibits
From: kathie holland <kathieholland/optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:35:56 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4


Yes the Civil War Bride Quilt is on display now. It was incredible to see
in person.
Kathie


> Is anyone certain the Civil War Bride Quilt is on display now and not when
> the exhibit changes in April/2011??? I want to go, but I don't want to
> miss seeing the Civil War Bride Quilt as I am working on a repro of it as
> well.

> Kathy in MA




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Subject: RE: qhl digest: November 23, 2010
From: " Barb Vlack" <cptvdeo/sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:22:12 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

Jan wrote: <<I wanted to share with you that one of the guilds I belong /
to
honors the memory of each guild member upon their passing by donating a
quilt book to the local library. It's even in our by-laws. We try to /
choose
a book that somewhat represents the deceased quilter.>>


I can share that my guild does the same thing. I was so impressed that, /
when
my mother died a couple of years ago, they purchased Meg Cox/ /
/Quilter/
Resource/94 book to donate to her local public library. My mom had been /
a
long-standing member of the guild and still lived in the town where I /
grew
up. Meg/ book was chosen because I was quoted in it. How very /
thoughtful is
that?/

I suggest that a guild could also donate books to their local library to
commemorate special occasions./

However, one problem we have experienced with donating to the local /
library
is books get culled. Do not expect a permanent archive of all books /
donated.
We may think of them as /historically important,/94 but that opinion /
might not
be shared by the librarian in charge of book collections. The size of /
these
collections of collections can get overwhelming! And space can be /
limited.
In Pepper's new library, that may be a distant problem, lucky for them.

Barb


Barb Vlack
barb/barbvlack.com
I have fulfilled a $1000 fund raising promise for Alzheimer's research /
and
am working on a second $1000 pledge. Cheer me on at:/A0 /
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Subject: Re: NYC Quilt Exhibits
From: KJB139/aol.com
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:25:15 EST
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Thank you for responding! I'll bet it was incredible to see!!! It is a
fascinating work of art in my opinion. I can't wait to take the trip there
which won't be until after the holidays!

Thanks again,
Kathy in MA


In a message dated 11/24/2010 8:36:13 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
kathieholland/optonline.net writes:


Yes the Civil War Bride Quilt is on display now. It was incredible to see
in person.
Kathie


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Subject: Library List
From: barb.whitehead/roadrunner.com
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 07:10:08 -0500
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Pepper, once you get your list together would you be willing to share?
Our local library is also now setting up a quilt section and it would be
helpful to know what you decided were "essentials". You have gotten quite a long list already!! Barb Whitehead



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Subject: Re: qhl digest: November 22, 2010
From: Merry May <twotonsofbuttons/gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:31:23 -0500
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Don't forget Art Quilts! "Art Quilt Workbook" is a great place for
beginners in this area.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the U.S.'ers, too!
Merry
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You can find me at www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com
OR at www.MerryMayhem.com
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Subject: QHL Insurance Value vs. Selling/Market Value of a quilt
From: Wildemuth Susan <wildemuthsew/gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:09:38 -0600
X-Message-Number: 9

This topic recently came up in a discussion and I am hoping someone on
the list can clear it up.

I have always thought insurance value was for replacement of the piece
if something happens to it. Selling/Market value is what you hoped to
sell it for. Usually selling/market value is a lot less then the
insurance value - especially in today's soft market.

This discussion came up when someone had a quilt appraised for
insurance value and wanted to sell a quilt for the insurance value -
let's say $9,000.00, but the quilt in this soft market would probably
only sell for $2,500.00 as beautiful as it is, it is not a quilt that
is one of a kind, made of a rarely seen fabric, or has a connection
to a historic event or person.

Can someone clear up the mud about this? Thoughts?

Thanks --
Sue


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Subject: Re: qhl digest: November 23, 2010
From: <hoffman3/scican.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:54:43 -0500 (EST)
X-Message-Number: 10

Pepper, can you post the list on here so we can all see the collection of books that was suggested? I'd like to know what ones I might like to add to my books and also what to suggest to other new quilters that they might like to get.
Thanks, Janis


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Subject: Re: Library List
From: Mitzioakes/aol.com
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:00:46 EST
X-Message-Number: 11


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Pepper - I think having your final list of books would be great - I bet
there are a lot of guilds thruout the USA (and maybe elsewhere) that would
like a copy also. You may have a winner on its way already.
Mitzi from Vermont


In a message dated 11/24/2010 2:20:53 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
barb.whitehead/roadrunner.com writes:

Pepper, once you get your list together would you be willing to share?
Our local library is also now setting up a quilt section and it would be
helpful to know what you decided were "essentials". You have gotten quite
a long list already!! Barb Whitehead



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Subject: RE: library
From: Quilltr/aol.com
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:38:56 EST
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One problem we have at my library is that the older, more valuable quilt
books have been borrowed and "lost." I was disappointed to find that out.
I need to actually see if the book is worth the large amount of money some
are selling by. I wish there was a way to prevent this.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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


In a message dated 11/24/2010 9:22:24 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
cptvdeo/sbcglobal.net writes:

However, one problem we have experienced with donating to the local library
is books get culled.

_ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woolstitchery/)
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Subject: Happy Thanksgiving
From: <lrcawley/twcny.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 9:34:25 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

I am thankful for my wonderful family (especially John) who are so supportive and for my friends whose cards, letters and phone calls break the monotony of recovery. I just bought a sub-zero parka (raspberry and black) and the snaziest pair pair of Ugh boots ever. I won't get lost in the notorious lake effect snow.

Cinda


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Subject: Insurance Value vs. Selling/Market Value of a quilt
From: Neva Hart <nevahart/verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 15:39:04 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Susan -
your understanding of insurance replacement versus fair market value is /
correctly stated in your post.

Neva Hart
President, Professional Assn. of
Appraisers-Quilted Textiles/

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Subject: NQR -- but textile related and interesting
From: "Candace Perry" <candace/schwenkfelder.com>


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/threads-of-feeli
ng-the-foundling-museum-london-2114793.html



Candace Perry


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Subject: Re: NQR -- but textile related and interesting
From: Sally Ward <sallytatters/fastmail.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:29:06 +0000
X-Message-Number: 2

I'm really looking forward to visiting this exhibition, there are more /
links and some pictures on my blog


/
http://textilehunter.blogspot.com/2010/11/threads-of-feeling-foundling-mus/
eum.html


Sally Ward





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Subject: mystery pattern?
From: nevahart/verizon.net
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:35:30 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Help!

A friend has inherited template-cut fabric pieces originally intended to be used in a quilt by an ancestor. But my friend and I cannot identify the original pattern which was intended. I have posted two photos on the eBoard under the quilt tab. (See "mystery quilt 1 of 1; and mystery quilt 2 of 2).

The pattern pieces are almost 11 inches long, have a left and right orientation, and one edge of piece is straight as if intended to be used against a sash or border (?). The fabrics have a black ground, and a
3-element floral design in either yellow, turquoise, pink, or green.
There are approx. 30-35 pieces of each cut. Any ideas would be
appreciated.

Thanks.

Neva Hart in Virginia


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Subject: Threads of Feeling catalogue
From: Sally Ward <sallytatters/fastmail.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 10:18:45 +0000
X-Message-Number: 1

Yesterday I had the quick chance to glance, no more, at the catalogue. /
It is not a huge publication, but seemed very well illustrated. I /
didn't have the time to read any of the text and await my own copy. I /
did stop short at one illustration, of a delicately written note which /
asked that the child be well looked after 'for it will be called for'. /
I hope the book will tell me whether it was.

Apart from the social history aspect, this collection is of enormous /
value to textile historians as a snapshot of what women in particular /
circumstances were wearing. For those of lower rank, their clothing /
would most likely be 're-purposed' and would speak of textile styles /
years before the date they were entered in the hospital's register. /
Others may have been of higher rank forced to abandon their 'disgrace', /
and we can expect the fabric to be more contemporary and of higher /
status. I am hoping the catalogue will enlighten.

I think someone mentioned the BBC 'Lark Rise to Candleford' recently, /
and it was particularly pleasing to see that the costume designers took /
account of the re-purposing ethic, dressing the poorest wheeler-dealer /
reprobate in the hamlet in well-outdated and outworn but once highly /
fashionable dresses, in contrast to the homespun dress of the harder /
working (less opportunistic) hamlet folk.

Sally Ward/


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Subject: Odd shaped quilt pieces
From: "shirley mcelderry" <tigersoup/lisco.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 07:22:04 -0600


Those odd shaped "quilt pieces" of Neva's may possibly be cutaways from /
a garment factory.
My article "Scraps by Mail" was published in Piecework magazine /
March/April 1997.
Shirley Mc from chilly Iowa
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Subject: Catalogue
From: "Mary Persyn" <Mary.Persyn/valpo.edu>


/
I have a copy of the catalog and enjoyed reading it. You can tell it was /
written by a historian rather than a textile person, there is not much /
information about the textiles. The pictures of textiles are quite /
good,and the story is heart-wrenching.

Pat Lyons & I took a copy to the Midwest Fabric Study Group meeting last
weekend and it was highly examined.
/
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.persyn/valpo.edu/
/
Sally Ward wrote/
/
Yesterday I had the quick chance to glance, no more, at the catalogue. It /
/3D
is not a huge publication, but seemed very well illustrated. I didn't /3D
have the time to read any of the text and await my own copy. I did stop /
/3D
short at one illustration, of a delicately written note which asked that /
/3D
the child be well looked after 'for it will be called for'. I hope the /
/3D
book will tell me whether it was.
/

/
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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.persyn/valpo.edu

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Subject: Neva's Mystery Pattern
From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzer/hotmail.com>


If I were to share my very first reaction to the patterns - and I will - I /
would say they are cutaways from a factory dress maker. They appear to be /
pockets that were not sewn into a dress - hence the straight edge for inser/
ting into the seamline. The fact that the fabrics are the same pattern in /
various colorways adds a bit of credence to the supposition.
/
And that's my two cents from north Florida. /

Teddy Pruett/
www.teddypruett.com



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Subject: Quilts of valor
From: linda laird <clproducts/gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 10:10:18 -0600
X-Message-Number: 5

If you doubt that the quilts are used just take a look at these photos /
from Afganistan. /


Treating the U.S. war wounded: Keep them moving
/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/11/27/GA20101127/
03190.html?hpid/3Dartslot#photo/3D15


Linda Laird/


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Subject: RE: Threads of Feeling catalogue
From: "Candace Perry" <candace/schwenkfelder.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 13:21:45 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Thanks Sally for your wonderful input on this. It absolutely captivated me.
Would that we could have such things in "the colonies" !!!!
Candace Perry