Subject: smoke damage From: "Nancy Roberts" <aquilterwindstream.net Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:21:33 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

What a story... the poor woman after losing her husband, and now this! It is fortunate the fire was contained though. There is a product sold at Sam's Club called "Odo-Ban". It's an anti-bacterial, odor killing liquid that can be used as a laundry additive, in a spray bottle as a room freshener, in floor cleaning solution, etc. This might be something to consider for washing the costumes. I donated a gallon of it to the local pet shelter to use for cleaning floors, bedding, etc. It has a kind of eucalyptus scent, which can be fairly strong but does not linger long. Hope she is able to resolve the problem and get the costumes back to usable condition.

Best regards, Nancy Roberts www.quiltnans.blogspot.com

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Subject: thanks From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 08:04:06 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

Many thanks to all who have offered suggestions for dealing with smoke damage. Janie is very, very grateful. She has miles to go before she can truly assess her situation, but at least she can honor immediate costuming obligations. The members on this list never fail to be generous and supportive.

Andi in Paducah

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Subject: RE: smoke damage From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:20:53 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

We had major smoke damage to a home once and the ozone generator is what the professional cleaners used. We were moved out and the ozone generator moved in. I never smelled a whiff of smoke when we moved home. Of course all surfaces had been cleaned, too, and every piece of furniture moved out while the generator did it's thing on carpet, & etc.

Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: Adriatic trip advice From: Sarah Hough <dougandsarah1gmail.com Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 06:11:59 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

Good morning all - we are leaving Friday for a trip to Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro. Any suggestions for not-to-miss sights and anything fabric related?

Would appreciate any help. It sounds like it is going to be a fabulous trip.

Sarah in the frigid Florida Panhandle -- where the weather seems to be the same as the "Mediterranean climate" of the Adriatic! Long johns are the wardrobe of the day.

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Subject: Lucretia Mott From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:25:06 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Hello all,Someone is researching an 1850-1860 quilt by a Lucretia Mott. It supposedly a Quaker quilt.If you have any information about Quaker quilts (isn't someone on this list from PA knowledgeable about Quaker quilts?) or Lucretia Mott, would you please contact me off list?Thank you.Judy SchwenderPaducah, KY --0-26284483-1292268306=:65104--

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Subject: Re: Lucretia Mott From: Judy Roche <judyqrocheclan.com Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:07:09 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Lucretia Mott is a good one to research , as there is a lot out there about her . She was a reformer , social activist for women's rights etc.... Imagine , she found time to make a quilt!

Judy Roche in PA for the holidays

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Subject: report from Quilt Dating Club posted for Hazel Carter From: BunJordan <bunjordaaol.com Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:43:30 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Here is Hazel Carter's report on the most recent quilt dating club meeting

The Antique and Vintage Fabric Dating Club continues although we do miss  our reporter, Cinda Cawley. We are pleased she is settled in New Yorkwhere  she continues to report on exhibits from her new home. We wish you well   Cinda in your new surroundings. I am attempting to take her place in  reporting at this time.  Our November meeting had as its theme small quilts and Southern quilts.  Covering both themes Clara Sue Ashley brought a stunning childs quilt from  her husbands family in South Carolina. Although the quilt was fragile  we could imagine its beauty when it was first made. Tiny satin stitchesthat  had once outline fabrics in the broderie perse style were noticeable.A  red on white print border on three sides let us observe that it was mainly a  red on white quilt. We judged that it was from the first half of the l9th  century.   Great great grandmothers were responsible for a couple of quilts from   Louisiana. From Illona Hulls family an Orange Peel with theadded square  within the design and thought to be circa 1860 was fun to study. Great  grandmothers tops and quilts were a part of our show as well.Nippy Crerar  formerly from Alabama was pleased to present three African American quilts from  that state. One was a whole cloth of a ticking designed fabric with leaves  in brown, black, tan and pink splashed across the ticking. A border of  red and white check was a finishing touch. A Grandmothers Flower Garden  with many prints was very showy. The backing in Nile green put it in the   1930s. A top was made of a Crown of Thorns adaptation in red, fugitivegreen

 and off-white. Carol Kunkel shared three blocks that had been cut away  from a circa 1870-90 quilt from New Mexico. The backing for the blockswas a  red polka dot with medium sized dots.   Most collectors have outstanding reasons for what they collect. So what  would someone with the name Bunnie collect? But, of course, quilts with  bunnies! She had a silk wholecloth with lace edges and with appliqu=C3=A9 bunnies,  another with green bunnies and a couple more childrens bunnyquilts.   Loretta Shinal was uncertain if she should show her small quilt. We anxiously  awaited the reason for her hesitancy =93 it had pink bunnies sitting around  the center rectangle with bright pink buttons as their eyes. It was a cute  one but truly not one for a small child. Bunnie also delighted us witha  small quilt =93 one layer was a nine-patch, the backing was of diapers and a  middle layer was another pieced top. All details were from the 1940s.  Sue Schreurs doubted the reason for her purchase of a childrensSunbonnet  quilt. We began exclaiming about the clothing which was of another  culture (perhaps Dutch). Sue pointed out the duck standing by a girlin a blue  skirt only to realize the duck outline was cut from the skirt formed in  reverse appliqu=C3=A9. Other animals were as well done in this charming technique

 as well as some in appliqu=C3=A9. After all of our exclamations, Suehad new  respect for her purchase.  Julie Hardy shared a lovely star quilt from New England with a white tape   for the binding. The beautiful prints in the small stars said circa 1840s.  Her small wholecloth quilt exhibited fugitive dyes and was also an early  quilt. Beverly Birkmire shared a red and green appliqu=C3=A9 with those  appliqu=C3=A9s looking like four attached leaves on some blocks and four girls on other   blocks. She had an individuals name that she also found on the internet  and later visited that persons church and grave site in PA. We were very   impressed with all of her research. She also shared a =9Cblue-work=9D McKim  Nursery Rhyme quilt and another with prink printed airplanes. Yet another  find was embroidered blocks of items necessary to care for a new born such  as a bottle, diaper, etc.  Joan Brown shared an embroidery Sunbonnet Sue =93 Sue sharing allthe chores  of her time. Frances Hart brought a doll quilt of triangles that hadbeen  her fathers and that she, too, had played with. She had two other small  quilts =93 one was heavily quilted. An ambitious maker was thatindividual.   These are the highlights of our Sunday after Thanksgiving meeting. Inthe  introductions we each told how we spent our turkey day. This caused a  long conversation on deep frying those birds before getting on with quilts. 

 

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Subject: Red and Green quilts From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:20:42 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

I get nostalgic this time of year. I think seeing Red and Green does it to me! In Red and Green Part II, I share a Red and Green "rescue" quilt from North Georgia. I think it is a variation of a Whig's Defeat. http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/2010/12/more-red-and-green-for-holidays.html

What do you think? Is it a variation of Whig's Defeat? I would appreciate your feedback.

In Part I, I write about a Red and Green "rescue" Princess Feather -- http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/2010/12/red-and-green-part-1.html

Ah, all you Virginias out there! Savor your good fortune at being in Virginia at this time of year! Virginia and Christmas go together like cookies and hot chocolate Christmas Eve! My roots in Virginia reach back to 1740 and my memoires run deep and sweet! Red and Green III will feature a Red and Green found in the Shenandoah Valley.

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: Re: Lucretia Mott From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:28:39 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

I wonder if she had the same opinion of quilting that Francis Willard did. . . Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: Quilts-Vintage and Antique : Hexagon-Mosaic Quilt From: Lynn Miller <lynnquiltaol.com Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:52:34 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Lynn Miller has sent you a link to a blog:

I have a lot of questions about this quilt. Any and all comments are appreciated. Lynn Gilbert, AZ

Blog: Quilts-Vintage and Antique Post: Hexagon-Mosaic Quilt Link: http://quilts-vintageandantique.blogspot.com/2010/12/hexagon-mosaic-quilt.html

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Subject: Re: Quilts-Vintage and Antique : Hexagon-Mosaic Quilt From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:47:44 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

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When in doubt, turn to Florence Montgomery, in this instance her Textiles in America 1650-1870. It is primarily a dictionary of textiles, with information about their early appearance. For chambray, p. 195, she notes:

CHAMBRAY - A type of gingham, plain in color and weave, often having a colored warp and white filling. It may be "made from any color as you may wish, in the warp, and also in the filling, only have them differ from each other" (Bronson, p. 21). In 1812 "11 cases of cotton goods, consisting of chambrays, stripes, checks, Plaids, Shirting and bedticks" were offered for sale by Ralph Smith, Jr., of Rhode Island (Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser, February 13, 1812).

Thin silk and cotton "Chamberry muslins" in brown and white, green and purple, and black are dated 1807 and 1808 in the Johnson album.

Xenia

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Subject: Hexagon-Mosaic Quilt From: Lynn <lynnquiltaol.com Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:50:37 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

What great information to know,Thank you Xenia. Textiles in America soundslike a book I need in my library. I posted your reply on the blog.  Would I be safe dating the quilt to the first half of the 19th century?

Lynn Gilbert, AZ

I have a lot of questions about this quilt. Any and all comments are

appreciated.

Lynn Gilbert, AZ

http://quilts-vintageandantique.blogspot.com/2010/12/hexagon-mosaic-quilt.html 

Subject: Re: Quilts-Vintage and Antique : Hexagon-Mosaic Quilt

From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:47:44 -0500

When in doubt, turn to Florence Montgomery, in this instance her 

Textiles in America 1650-1870. It is primarily a dictionary of 

textiles, with information about their early appearance. For 

chambray, p. 195, she notes:

CHAMBRAY - A type of gingham, plain in color and weave, often having 

a colored warp and white filling. It may be "made from any color as 

you may wish, in the warp, and also in the filling, only have them 

differ from each other" (Bronson, p. 21).

In 1812 "11 cases of cotton goods, consisting of chambrays, stripes, 

checks, Plaids, Shirting and bedticks" were offered for sale by Ralph 

Smith, Jr., of Rhode Island (Federal Gazette and Baltimore Daily 

Advertiser, February 13, 1812).

Thin silk and cotton "Chamberry muslins" in brown and white, green 

and purple, and black are dated 1807 and 1808 in the Johnson album.

Xenia

 

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: December 13, 2010 From: "Gale Slagle" <glslagcox.net Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:18:52 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

Are you on a cruise or tour where your time is limited? We were on a cruise so our site seeing in Croatia was limited to Split and Dubrovnik for only a 1/2 day each. There is a lot to see even if you don't find a good textile site. The Croatian's think they invented the "Tie" so there are Tie Shops catering to the tourist. While we were in line to return to the ship, there were women trying to sell linens for quite a good price. For finer linens you would want to go into a shop. You might find tapestries to look at in the palaces and in the Cathedrals. We had one stop in Turkey and went to a carpet store where they had a demonstration on weaving and obtaining silk from the cocoon. I took a lot of pictures of all the natural dye plants and yarns dyed w/ them. Our cruise started and ended in Venice. There is a great linen shop at the base of the Rialto bridge called Caffi Ricami . Sounds like a really nice trip. Croatia is beautiful. You'll have to tell us about what you find in Bosnia and Montenegro when you return.

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Subject: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 09:34:28 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

Hello all,I don't have a copy of the 1935 Mountain Mist Blue Book of Quilts or the 1938 Mountain Mist Album of Quilt Blocks, and I am trying to find out if they ever published a pattern for Orange Peel and what the number is. If anyone has these reference books and can help me out I would be most appreciative. It's the holidays and I know all of you are BUSY!Many thanks-Judy SchwenderPaducah, KY --0-1572589436-1292607268=:95775--

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:34:42 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Neither Brackman (Encyclopedia) or The Mountain Mist Blue Book of Quilts 1846-1996 lists an Orange Peel pattern for Mountain Mist. But there are a lot of "Orange Peel" configurations, as shown in Brackman.

Xenia

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Subject: MM patterns From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:33:07 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

I checked my referecne data base on this and found no Orange Peel pattern listed officially, not even in the later post-1070 patterns. Marcia Kaylakie in austin, TX ------=

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 12:00:09 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

Thank you to Xenia and Marcia.I "see" an Orange Peel pattern printed on a Mountain Mist label. Apparently I am very wrong! Judy________________________________

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Subject: Re: [SPAM] Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:02:10 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

The confusion may be because the "Orange Peel" name can accompany a lot of different pieced formats - and one applique. Can you describe the design?

Xenia

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: Mary Anne R <sewmuch63yahoo.com Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 12:20:41 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 6

I believe It's also known as Lafayette Orange Peel as well as Robbing Peterto Pay Paul. Mary Anne----- Original Message ---- From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net To: Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com Sent: Fri, December 17, 2010 3:02:10 PMSubject: [qhl] Re: [SPAM] Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern  The confusion may be because the "Orange Peel" name can accompany a lot of different pieced formats - and one applique. Can you describe the design?  Xenia   --- You are currently subscribed to qhl as: sewmuch63yahoo.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-qhl-1601064Alyris.quiltropolis.com 

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 15:59:55 -0500 X-Message-Number: 7

Mountain Mist did have a Robbing Peter to Pay Paul design, #103 - no illustration or copyright date in the catalog I have.

Xenia

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Subject: Stunning Red & white Quilts on Exhibit in March From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 12:49:16 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

Dear QHLers,

Just hung an exhibit of antique doll and crib quilts at the local library. Also included my 1941-1942 Navy Signature fund raising quilt along with a detailed research binder hoping for some comments from those of a certain generation.

I received a large postcard in the mail the other day about the fabulous Red and White Quilt Exhibit the American Museum of Folk Art is opening in New York in March. WOW! and WOW! again! According to the card, the exhibit is open only 6 days! All the quilts come from one private New York collection! You can see the postcard on my blog. http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/2010/12/stunning-quilt-exhibit-in-ny.html

How many of you have ever made a Red and White quilt? Pieced or appliqued? Perhaps we could post them in the QHL gallery just for the holidays? The British Quilt History List has started posting their Red & Green quilts in their Yahoo Gallery.

I have almost completed one Red, Green and White quilt which I call <Valley Christmases Remembered in honor of my Shenandoah Valley roots. The dark green in this quilt came from my great aunts' stash.

Cheers!

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: Book authors - See your retail sales data From: kyra hicks <kyra262yahoo.com Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 20:06:05 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Hello -

For those who are book authors, you can now see your retail sales data fromNielsen BookScan via Amazon.com. Amazon launched a free service last week available to those with an Author Central account. You can see a month'sworth of weekly sales data broken down by US geographical location - for each of your book titles. The sales data covers about 75% of the US retail market. To sign up visit, www.authorcentral.amazon.com.

Best,

Kyra E. Hicks

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Subject: Re: Stunning Red & white Quilts on Exhibit in March From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:31:52 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

Is it possible to buy a print of that stunning post card? I'd love to have one ... couldn't find anything on the museum web site ... anyone know? Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: Pattern Source for Sunbonnet Sue with Scotty Dog? From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:45:03 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

I have just posted two detailed shots of a crib quilt I now own of Sunbonnet Sue and her Scotty dog. Does anyone know the source of this pattern?

Go to http://www.quilthistory.com/ Then click on Gallery on left side of page. Or take this short cut. http://tinyurl.com/2528sn3

What would you call the machine stitch used to applique this quilt?

Thanks,

Karen in the Islands

Quilt History Reports - http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/ The Quilters Hall of Fame - http://thequiltershalloffame.blogspot.com/

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Subject: RE: Pattern Source for Sunbonnet Sue with Scotty Dog? From: "Janet O'Dell" <janettechinfo.com.au Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:09:16 +1100 X-Message-Number: 2

Karen, I would not call it a machine stitch at all - it looks to me like very uneven hand sewn blanket stitch.

The appliqu=E9 pieces look as though they have been cut from a printed kit? There are printed outlines visible behind the blanket stitch. Cute quilt!

Cheers Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia

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Subject: Re: Pattern Source for Sunbonnet Sue with Scotty Dog? From: michele mclaughlin <mickiemclaug58yahoo.com Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 05:54:09 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 3

Karen, I am very confident that this is a variation of a Colonial Pattern . I have copy similar from Easy Quilts and it is called "Overall Boy and Sunbonnet Girl Quilt". The children are featured in various poses including with butterfly, watering can and balloon, etc. One of the poses includesa girl in similar garb bending over a scotty dog. Your quilt seems to be a charming version of this although what I would call softened and a bit more primitive.  Betty Hagerman cited this pattern in her book, A Meeting of the Sunbonnet Children, and she wrote that the pattern is probably from the 1950s, possibly earlier.  The stitch around the applique appears to be blanket stitch from what I cansee but rather awkwardly done.

I hope this helps, Michele McLaughlin Allentown PA  --0-580313887-1292853249=:2089--

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:35:10 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

I posted a picture to the eboard ubder the general tab of the Orange Peel pattern I thought Mountain Mist had published. I wonder if it is the same as the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul pattern?Judy________________________________From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.netTo: Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.comSent: Fri, December 17, 2010 2:59:55 PMSubject: [qhl] Re: question about a Mountain Mist patternMountain Mist did have a Robbing Peter to Pay Paul design, #103- no illustration or copyright date in the catalog I have.Xenia---You are currently subscribed to qhl as: sister3603yahoo.com.To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-qhl-1442697Glyris.quiltropolis.com --0-2048371860-1292866510=:20835--

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: "Kim Baird" <kbairdcableone.net Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:36:38 -0600 X-Message-Number: 5

Judy--

That's the pattern I always see labeled Rob Peter to Pay Paul. Kikm

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Subject: Pattern Source for Sunbonnet Sue with Scotty Dog? From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:45:03 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

I have just posted two detailed shots of a crib quilt I now own of Sunbonnet Sue and her Scotty dog. Does anyone know the source of this pattern?

Go to http://www.quilthistory.com/ Then click on Gallery on left side of page. Or take this short cut. http://tinyurl.com/2528sn3

What would you call the machine stitch used to applique this quilt?

Thanks,

Karen in the Islands

Quilt History Reports - http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/ The Quilters Hall of Fame - http://thequiltershalloffame.blogspot.com/

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Subject: RE: Pattern Source for Sunbonnet Sue with Scotty Dog? From: "Janet O'Dell" <janet@techinfo.com.au> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:09:16 +1100 X-Message-Number: 2

Karen, I would not call it a machine stitch at all - it looks to me like = very uneven hand sewn blanket stitch.

The appliqu=E9 pieces look as though they have been cut from a printed = kit? There are printed outlines visible behind the blanket stitch. Cute quilt!

Cheers Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia

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Subject: Re: Pattern Source for Sunbonnet Sue with Scotty Dog? From: michele mclaughlin <mickiemclaug58@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 05:54:09 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 3

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Karen, I am very confident that this is a variation of a Colonial Pattern . = I have copy similar from Easy Quilts and it is called "Overall Boy and Sunb= onnet Girl Quilt". The children are featured in various poses including = with butterfly, watering can and balloon, etc. One of the poses includes= a girl in similar garb bending over a scotty dog. Your quilt seems to b= e a charming version of this although what I would call softened and a bit = more primitive.  Betty Hagerman cited this pattern in her book, A Meeting of the Sunbonnet C= hildren, and she wrote that the pattern is probably from the 1950s, possibl= y earlier.  The stitch around the applique appears to be blanket stitch from what I can= see but rather awkwardly done.

I hope this helps, Michele McLaughlin Allentown PA  --0-580313887-1292853249=:2089--

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: Judy Schwender <sister3603@yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 09:35:10 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

I posted a picture to the eboard ubder the general tab of the Orange Peel pattern I thought Mountain Mist had published. I wonder if it is the = same as the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul pattern?Judy

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Subject: Re: question about a Mountain Mist pattern From: "Kim Baird" <kbaird@cableone.net> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 11:36:38 -0600 X-Message-Number: 5

Judy--

That's the pattern I always see labeled Rob Peter to Pay Paul. Kikm

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Subject: conservators/dealers in DC/MD From: Kate Lenkowsky <klenkowsky@msn.com> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:38:40 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

I've had an inquiry from a friend for information regarding repair, use, and possible sale of six crazy quilts recently inherited from her great grandmother. I lived in Washington some years ago, but am no longer familiar with resources there. Can anyone make suggestions I could pass on? She reports that some are in good shape, some need backing, and that, not surprisingly, some have materials that are disintegrating. She is not interested in putting them back into drawers. I can give her information on conservation, but I think she would like to find people who would do it for her.

Thanks.

Kate Lenkowsky

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: December 19, 2010 From: DDBSTUFF@aol.com Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 07:22:50 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 2

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In a message dated 12/20/2010 12:34:48 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, qhl@lyris.quiltropolis.com writes:

Stunning Red & white Quilts on Exhibit in March

I'm curious about this exhibition.

In order to take the picture of the display, it had to have been hung and it obviously wasn't a snap to hang.

Were the quilts taken down only to be hung again in March or is it still hanging?

Anyone know.

I'm sure Laura does???

How about it Laura, what's the story?

Darwin

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: December 19, 2010 From: "Judy Grow" <judy.grow@comcast.net> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:29:36 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

One can do anything on the computer with the right program and the proper computer -- and the knowledge of how to use them both.. I think that some very talented person manipulated straight-on shots of the quilts and arranged them on and over a shot of the empty space. Think of all the crime dramas on TV and what those folks can do. Think of Abbie in her basement at NCIS headquarters.

I certainly hope they are not hung so high up to the ceiling as the post card would indicate. I'd like to be able to get closer to them than that would allow.

Judy Grow

>> In order to take the picture of the display, it had to have been hung >> and > it obviously wasn't a snap to hang. > Were the quilts taken down only to be hung again in March or is it still > hanging?

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Subject: maker of this 1940s crib quilt kit? From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex@hughes.net> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:05:35 -0800 X-Message-Number: 4

Happy Holidays, QHL-ers,

Does anyone know the manufacturer of this sweet crib quilt, made circa 1943?

http://shop.thequiltcomplex.com/2010/12/js-crib-quilt.html

Thanks, Friends!

Julie Silber quiltcomplex@hughes.net

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Subject: display at NYC armory From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 21:52:08 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

Darwin-Judy had it correct. COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY created the visual o= f the display, presumably it willlook like that when they actually hang = the quilts. Photos of individual quilts were taken then made to look like t= hey are hanging up. Amazing, huh?  Should be pretty exciting, and I think they WILL be hung high high high--= the Armoryceiling is probably 50' highand thegraphic impact would= be sopowerful stretching up to that ceiling.  I think they've had some pretty amazing programs will huge constructions bu= iltin that Armory. Am planning to see the theatricalLeonardo's multim= ediaLast Supper art thing (the only other time I sawa Last Supper ren= dition was in Nashville at somereligious tourist site wherea disembod= ied voice read from the Bible, I guess, as the different figures and activi= ties were explained, veeeeeeery other worldly!!!)  They made an interesting solution for hanging two quilts back to back-- one= piece of fabric appears to be sewn to the top of each quilt; it is draped = over a rod, so each quilt hanfgs down. I never saw that before, nice soluti= on for hanging a quilt show if some can be hung from the ceiling.  I wana know, why red and white?  If anyone is coming into NYC for the quilt things, get in touch!  Happy holidays.  I will post on eboard my NYC holiday greeting, showing how Santa is economi= zing too.  Laura  Laura Fisher at FISHER HERITAGE 305 East 61st Street,5th floor New York, NY 10065

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Subject: Re: Stunning Red & White Quilt Exhibit From: Karen Alexander <karenquilt@rockisland.com> Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 22:02:54 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

This is the comment Meg Cox posted to my Facebook page about this stunning exhibit:

<<This will be the biggest display of textiles in the history of NYC, and the quilts are being hung in a very unusual manner. The collector of these 650 red and white quilts hired a company that usually does museum shows and Epcot pavilions to design the exhibit. This is a must-see quilt show, if ever there was one.>>

Happy Holidays to you all! So glad all of you are out there at the end of my finger tips! Have a Healthy, Happy, CREATIVE New Year and all the courage you need to eventually publish your research somewhere, someday! <grin>

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: RE: display at NYC armory From: "Janet O'Dell" <janet@techinfo.com.au> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:05:20 +1100 X-Message-Number: 3

I have already booked my airfare for this exhibition - my Christmas present to myself!

So what else should I plan to see? It is 5 years since I was in New York.

Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia

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Subject: Am. Folk Art Museum Exhibits From: OzarkQuiltmaker@aol.com Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 01:52:40 EST X-Message-Number: 4

Hi:

I was just in NYC for my son's wedding. I was able to also see the Super Stars exhibit of antique quilts at the Lincoln Center Folk Art exhibit building as well as the first half of the Masterpiece Quilts at the American Folk Art Museum. Both exhibits had a good variety of quilts. The National Tribute Quilt for 9/11 was also on exhibit at the Lincoln Center building. It was very impressive.

Personally I liked the exhibit of Masterpiece Quilts best because it had a good variety of quilt styles and techniques represented and they had the Bird of Paradise Quilt Top on display. I was able to take photos with no flash of all the quilts at both exhibits. I'm not sure I have an exact count but from my photos, the Super Stars Exhibit had 32 quilts and the Masterpiece Quilt Exhibit had about 45 quilts on display. Part II of the exhibit will be put on display beginning in early May. There is a nice exhibit book of the masterpiece quilts that can be purchased from the museum or on Amazon. It sells for $48.

I also picked up the large post card advertisement for the red and white quilt exhibit that will be on exhibit March 25-30, 2011 at the Park Avenue Armory. The photo on the post card is amazing with red and white quilts hung back to back on hanging pvc pipes, in a large room ,at different heights (4 to 5 high) and in a spiral up to the high ceiling. It was an impressive display. I asked the receptionist about the photo and she said it was from a previous exhibit they had of red and white quilts. She wasn't sure when that exhibit took place or if the upcoming exhibit would be hung in a similar way. According to their web site, 650 red and white quilts from a private collection will be on display and this will be the largest exhibit of quilts ever for NYC. _www.folkartmuseum.org_ (http://www.folkartmuseum.org) .

Kathy Kansier AQS Appraiser Ozark, Missouri

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Subject: Red and White Exhibit From: Tracy Jamar <tjamar@optonline.net> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:02:51 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

Judy has it right, I'd heard (can't remember where or from whom) that it was a computer generated image of the proposed exhibit. It will be interesting to see the actual display.

I'd think with that many quilts on show some of them will be too far up to see well, but the overall visual promises to be quite exciting.

Tracy Jamar, NYC

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Subject: Stencil quilt From: "Judy Grow" <judy.grow@comcast.net> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:53:42 -0500 X-Message-Number: 6

Please look at this quilt. The seller is asking $43,000, saying it was made at a Moravian School in PA.

Looking at the pattern, I'm seeing perhaps, an early imported textile with locally added border and quilting. I'd love to know if my instincts are right. The fabric looks a bit more coarse that other stencilled spreads. Sure, it might be early, but I'm not thinking it was stencilled on this side of the Atlantic. It doesn't look like any colonial made stencilled quilt I can remember seeing.

I'd love to know what ya'll think. Am I wrong?

Judy Grow

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Subject: Forgot the link From: "Judy Grow" <judy.grow@comcast.net> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:06:52 -0500 X-Message-Number: 7

Here it is. http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=Museum+1790s+Stencil+Block+Bird+Medallion+Quilt+

Museum 1790s Stencil Block Bird Medallion Quilt

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Subject: coverlet movie alert From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquilts@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2010 21:57:48 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

Happy Xmas to all. In NYC, we got to the movies on this day, and I just saw= True Grit, amazing perfomances by Jeff Bridges and a newgirl gona be a = starSteinfeld; this is a quirky film really well out together; there's, = lots of shooting and killing but the film is surprisingly (to me) captiv= ating.  Mattie used a blue and white overshot coverlet as her blanket, at first I t= hought it was a real old one, but closeups look as it it were a new repro, = but still its use was accurate,and it isjust about the only touch of col= or in the dry landscapes and settings of the story. I loved the clothing on= all, simple, rough-ish, like army khaki or covert cloth. thought that seem= ed authentic, wonder if costume people would concur.

Laura

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

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Subject: RE: Civil War Bride Quilt From: KJB139@aol.com Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 08:03:38 EST X-Message-Number: 2

Does anyone know if this quilt will be included in a traveling exhibit anytime soon??

Kathy

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Subject: Re: ***SPAM*** coverlet movie alert From: "Stephanie Grace Whitson" <stephanie@stephaniewhitson.com> Date: Tue, 28

I have a friend who is a prolific author of westerns and very picky about the details. He loves this film and gave it a very high rating.

ON a side note, I watched the old movie "Silverado" last night (Kevin Costner when he was young and had hair!) and noted what was probably a 1940s quilt in one scene. ARRRRGHH. Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: True Grit From: palampore@aol.com Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:03:46 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

I also liked True Grit and my husband who knows historic guns, etc. liked= it. (Often he sits and mumbles about what gun wasn't even made during tha= t time period.......wrong saddle......wrong knife.....and I didn't hear th= at once. Amazing.... I did have a question about a bag that was thrown over a saddle at one poi= nt. It looked like a geometric star stenciled on a bag or quilted? It was= black and white, I think. One of those scenes that I just couldn't pay fu= ll attention to the textile because I needed to see what the characters we= re up to.Just curious about that bag, but it isn't worth movie theatre pri= ces to look at it again. Maybe a rental one day.

Happy New Year to my quilt buddies all over the world! Lynn in New Bern, NC

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Subject: White House Quilting Bee - video From: kyra hicks <kyra262@yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:12:21 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Happy New Year!

I recently learned about a site that allows you to EASILY make animated vid= eos. Anyway, I tried it and used a quilting theme.... what if the there was= a White House Quilting Bee.

Hope you get a holiday smile!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dk2xM9r6buwA

Best, Kyra

Kyra E. Hicks Arlington, Va www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com

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Subject: Re: White House Quilting Bee - video From: "Lorraine Olsson" <sven@pnc.com.au> Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:28:15 +1100 X-Message-Number: 3

Happy New Year to you too Kyra, loved your videos

Cheers, Lorraine in Australia