Subject: interntional quilt enthusiasts From: Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 14:17:47 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

If anyone on the list quilts and or, is a quilt enthusiast that lives anywhere but the US/Canada, please contact me off list.

Thanks, Deb Roberts --


Subject: Re: qhl digest: December 31, 2010 From: Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:02:48 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 2

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 had to laugh at this. This is who my son has become! He judges movies by the accuracy of the arms also!! I guess I do the same by the accuracy of the quilts I see.

Helen in Maryland --


Subject: How to rate movies From: "Judy Grow" <> Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:59:36 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

My husband rates movies by the accuracy of the furnishings (and the arms too) and I know someone on this list who would let us know when there is some inaccuracy in the costuming.

I give high marks for "The King's Speech." Just saw it and am pleased that the theatre was full, with not one person under the age of 45. Lots of good interiors, costuming, etc., and my forever Mr. Darcy, Colin Firth!

Judy Grow

> He judges movies by the accuracy of the arms also!! I guess I do the > same by the accuracy >of the quilts I see.


Subject: RE: How to rate movies From: "Janet O'Dell" <> Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:50:40 +1100 X-Message-Number: 4

I have to echo the high marks for The King's Speech - I went with my daughter the other day and for the first time in many many years we had to queue and the session was sold out so we bought tickets for the next session. ;-) Of course we are both fans of Mr Georgeous CF himself and Australian actor Geoffrey Rush was excellent too. I thought the men's suits were excellent examples of Saville Row and military tailoring and it was a heart stopper to see Mr Darcy in a kilt. ;-)))

Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia


Subject: movie quilt sighting From: "Julie Silber" <> Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 21:57:26 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

Happy New Year All,  I took the whole day off today ~ rare! ~ and watched the 1933 black and white version of the film, Little Women, directed by George Cukor. Katherine Hepburn is Jo.  I don=92t know if this particular film has been noted before =96 so here = goes.  The story is set during the Civil War, and a few years beyond.   I saw three quilts, the first two of which were =93out of era=94 by 60 = or 70 years.  1. A Double Wedding Ring 2. An appliqu=E9d kit version of Rose of Sharon that was clearly made = in the 20th century 3. And an Ocean Waves in darker colors. I could not =93read=94 those = fabrics =96 so it might have been earlier. I don=92t think it was 1860=92s = though.  Keeping my eyes open, Julie Silber



Subject: Movie Authenticity From: Judy Knorr <> Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 08:28:32 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

While I checked out quilts and clothing my DH checked out all trains!


Subject: RE: Movie Authenticity From: "Janet O'Dell" <> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 08:16:50 +1100 X-Message-Number: 3

I watched the French film Manon Des Sources last night and the background of the closing scene of the film features a beautiful Marseilles white boutis quilt. The film is set in the 1930s - the quilt looks pristine and I assume that such quilts were still being made in that era.

Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia


Subject: Lowell Mass From: Laura Fisher <> Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:26:01 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

Roundabout quilt related movie review--recommending all to go see The Fight= er, set in Lowell, Massachusetts, the mill townnowhome totwo texti= le museums worth a visit. Lowell hasquite aback story. You can see so= me of themills in the movie landscape and get a good senseof the decl= ine of a town once industryhad left and the effect on its poorer residen= ts some of whom struggle to make something of themselves. Evidently Lowell = has the largest population of Cambodians outside of Cambodia, many of whom= emigrated during the Vietnam warera and are struggling now thattex= tile industry there hasended. Despite too much punching to endure, this = was a rfeally well made, well actedfilm with a gripping, turns out real = life, story.  p.s. also see Rabbit Hole, no quilts, but wonderful examination of all side= s of grief over accidental death of a child. Really well presented and thou= ghtful.  Happy New Year to all.  Laura

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



Subject: RE: A History Of Dutch Quilts From: "Leah Zieber" <> Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 20:15:52 -0800 X-Message-Number: 5

Hi, Happy New Year to all!


Would just like to say that I am so pleased with a recent book purchase

A History of Dutch Quilts by An Moonen.


I am thoroughly enjoying the reading and the quilt images - Wish it = could have been me to photograph all those beautiful early quilts!


I really like the way the book is put together - with the writing and = some images in front part of the book and the full page images with some close-ups and detailed descriptions in the second part of the book! = Very impressive! 


Job well done An Moonen and company!


I do recommend you get a copy! 


Leah Zieber - with no affiliation to the author or publisher - just a = fan of Dutch Quilts!

From soggy Temecula - where if we get much more water we will float = away!


Subject: Re: movie quilt sighting From: "Dale Drake" <> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 09:03:52 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Julie and all:

What a coincidence - I just watched the Winona Rider remake, and really enjoyed it. I didn't examine it minutely, but the quilts did look period correct.

And I haven't read the book since I was about 11, and don't remember all of the references to trancendentalism and Marmee's "outrageous" ideas about corsets and woman's place in the world ... I probably just skimmed over it way back then. Is all that actually in the book? I may need to go reread it. :-) Reading a biography of Emily Dickinson right now, so it will have to wait.

Dale Drake in Indiana

Julie Silber said:

I took the whole day off today ~ rare! ~ and watched the 1933 black and white version of the film, Little Women, directed by George Cukor. Katherine Hepburn is Jo.


Subject: Liberia's Hope Quilting Project - Feb 3 in Schenectady, NY From: kyra hicks <> Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:24:06 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Happy New Year!

For those in the New York area, I will be speaking at Union College on Feb = 3, 2011 for the opening of the Liberia's Hope Quilting Project exhibit. The= re is a strong applique quilting tradition. You can see some of the wond= erful quilts on the exhibit's Facebook page: n/176177675750216

Hope you have a moment to visit.

Best, Kyra --0-1313191871-1294079046=:93610--


Subject: caesar's crown or rose album From: Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:10:14 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

I recently purchased a red, green, yellow and white quilt that was owned= by a Georgia quilt collector. It is assumed by her granddaughters that it= is FROM Ga. because the woman never traveled. Then again she might have= had traveling folks or moving folks sell to her. I saw examples similar= to it and they were all labeled "Caesar's Crown". Today I looked at GA QU= ILTS and there is a quilt of the same pattern on page 89 and it is called= a "rose album". I can't find a ROSE ALBUM on the Internet. Was that a reg= ional name? My quilt pattern books are at my studio and I am at home.

The quilt I have is made of green, Turkey Red and a yellow that I would de= finitely date 1850-ish. First quilt I have purchased in ages but it kept= whispering my name as I would get near it. You know the ones that do that= !!??

Just curious...... Lynn Lancaster Gorges in New Bern, NC

> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Lynn, I have a Caesar's Crown from West Virginia or Kentucky in the = early 1950's. Cannot put up picture just now. Mine was a gift when I = lived in Dayton, OH. I did not learn the name until years and years = later, was delighted to find out what it was since Kyser is a derivative = of Caesar. I felt it was destined to find a home with me. Multi-colored = with bright orange on a white background. Pat Kyser in Huntsville, AL



Subject: NQR -- but of interest to those researching African-American history and material culture From: "Candace Perry" <> Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:19:17 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

A new book "World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States" (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood)

Candace Perry


Subject: Old Sturbridge Village Quilt Exhibit From: Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 06:45:10 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

This is a small but wonderful exhibit of quilts in OSV collection. Current quilts will be removed and new selection installed next month.

Holice Turnbow --part1_83d4d.1727239.3a59a846_boundary--


Subject: Discovery Stories still needed From: "Karen Musgrave" <> Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 08:45:11 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

I am still in need of compelling stories that involve a discovery about a quilt and/or its maker for my book with Voyageur Press. The story must involve one quilt. I also will need a high resolution photo of the quilt.

I am teaching all day today so if you won't hear from me until early evening.

Thanks! Karen Musgrave


Subject: Seen on ebay--kit? From: Pepper Cory <> Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:59:25 -0500 X-Message-Number: 7

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Hello all-Found this interesting quilt on ebay (no, I haven't bought it-) and am wondering if the kit-knowledgeable folks on this list would take a peek. The trees remind me of a kit quilt I once saw that was designed for the JL Hudson store chain. Recognize this perchance?


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

Website: and look me up on 


Subject: Amazing video about prisoners and needlework in the U.K. From: Karen Alexander <> Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 15:36:40 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

This is an amazing story. I wonder if there is anything like it going on in the U.S.? Is anyone aware of any other program like this?

Karen in the Islands

Quilt History Reports

Honorees of The Quilters Hall of Fame

Enchanted Quilters of Lopez Island


Subject: information request From: Pam Weeks <> Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:03:17 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Hello all,

I have permission to forward the following to this list, and if anyone knows the answer, I'll send it along to the inquirer, so please respond to me off list. Thanks!

Ms Weeks- I'm hoping you can help me identify the name of a quilter in the Chicago area. I purchased an unfinished quilt from a Chicago store several years ago. The store owners told me the quilt was made by a well-known elderly woman who was blind and had been featured on a PBS show. The woman had recently died and the store purchased her entire estate, but the they did not remember the woman's name off-hand. I am an amateur quilter and am hoping my baby daughter will share my hobby when she's older, and would love to be able to share the story with her. Do you happen to know the name of this quilter?

-- Pam Weeks in very cold and windy New Hampshire ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 603-661-2245 Quilt Historian, Teacher AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles PO Box 123 Durham, NH 03824


Subject: Re: Amazing video about prisoners and needlework in the U.K. From: Arden Shelton <> Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:18:24 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 3

I purchased a needlepoint kit of the carnation at Harrods in 2002, which was created by the Fine Cell Work people and I still get their newsletter. It cost a fortune and I haven't touched it since. (typical) Carnation tapestry kit:,323

Locally in the Portland area we have the Coffee Creek Quilters who are women prisoners taking a quilting class run by volunteers. They get to make 3 quilts: 2 to give to charity and one to keep. There is a huge waiting list to get into the class. My quilt group donates fabric and thread to them.

(Ms) Arden Shelton Portland, OR

________________________________ From: Karen Alexander <> To: Quilt History List <> Sent: Sun, January 9, 2011 3:36:40 PM Subject: [qhl] Amazing video about prisoners and needlework in the U.K.

This is an amazing story. I wonder if there is anything like it going on in the U.S.? Is anyone aware of any other program like this?

Karen in the Islands

Quilt History Reports

Honorees of The Quilters Hall of Fame

Enchanted Quilters of Lopez Island


Subject: Prisoner needlework groups From: Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:26:02 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

There is a men's prison near Marion Indiana that does knitting/crochet and quilting Also a group in Arizona who are quilters.

Holice --


Subject: 7. Seen on ebay--kit? From: Lynn <> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:03:04 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

While looking for something else just now I just happened upon this quilt= in the book "Twentieth Century Quilts 1900-1950" page 22. It is a Paragon Kit, called Early American.


Later, Lynn