Subject: Thin Batting From: dsmetzgeraol.com Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 23:42:05 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

In Re: Thin Batting

The thinnest I have found is Tuscany by Hobbs Heirloom Silk batting. It= is extremely thin (allowing for those tiny stitches) and I have split it= in half by pulling it apart. I have to confess though that pulling apart= the silk batting in anything more than a small wall hanging or crib size= is inviting disappointment, insanity or possibly both. As it is so thin= to begin with, I don't think you'll need to split it and it needles like= a dream!! I can't wait to start my next project - whatever it will be,= it's going to have Tuscany Collection Silk Batting!!

Good luck on your project!

Sharee Metzger Wauchula FL=20

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Subject: RE: Thin Batting From: "Janet O'Dell" <janettechinfo.com.au> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 00:25:51 +1100 X-Message-Number: 2

I've been trying to remember the name of a lightweight interfacing that can be used as a batting and it is Whisperweft. I called in at my local fabric store today and found some. It was recommended to me for use in summer spreads. Read about it here: http://www.mccalls.com.au/Shop/Interfacing/Whisperweft

Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: February 04, 2011 From: DDBSTUFFaol.com Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 08:16:28 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 3

Airport Museums

The following airports have "museums" and have regular exhibitions throughout their concourses.

Dare County Regional Airport Museum at the Dare County Regional Airport Manteo, North Carolina.=20

Dulles Airport Museum also known as the Steven F. Udar-Hazy Center (official name) .

the Dulles Air and Phoenix Airport Museum at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - Phoenix, Arizona.=20

San Francisco Airport Museums at the San Francicisco San Francisco, California.

Were you in any of these?

Regards,

Darwin D. Bearley

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Subject: RE: Airport Quilt Exhibitions From: "Maureen" <maureenbooksandoldlace.com> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:31:09 -0800 X-Message-Number: 4

In the last couple of weeks I've been in Washington Dulles, Phoenix and = San Francisco airports among others. I don't seem to be much help here in identifying the location or the quilter! Thanks for your help on this. = :-)

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Airport Museums

The following airports have "museums" and have regular exhibitions =20 throughout their concourses.

Dare County Regional Airport Museum at the Dare County Regional Airport = -=20 Manteo, North Carolina.=20

Dulles Airport Museum also known as the Steven F. Udar-Hazy Center =20 (official name) . =20 the Dulles Air and Phoenix Airport Museum at the Phoenix Sky Harbor =20 International Airport - Phoenix, Arizona.=20

San Francisco Airport Museums at the San Francisco International = Airport -=20 San Francisco, California.=20

Were you in any of these?

Regards,

Darwin D. Bearley =20

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Subject: QHL archives From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:57:35 -0700 X-Message-Number: 5

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Hi all,

I've written Kris with this problem before but wondered if anyone else out there has a solution. I use Internet Explorer and it is apparently the reason I cannot access the archives from our home site. I'd like to be able to go back and re-read certain discussion etc by searching..I am told archives are only for members - and I am one - but I am not given a chance to put in the password. I don't really want to download that huge Mozilla file and IE used to work. I get lots of emails that require me to click the popup but this one doesn't offer that.

Anyone with a suggestion?

Thanks

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Subject: Re: QHL archives From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 16:00:30 -0500 X-Message-Number: 6

Jean: I have Firefox and I can't use the archives either. I've

unblocked popups for the site and it still doesn't help.

Dale in snow-on-top-of-ice Indiana

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Subject: Re: QHL archives From: Quilltraol.com Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 16:02:19 EST X-Message-Number: 7

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I can actually sign in sometimes, but when I do a search, it comes up with nothing found no matter what I put in.

Lisa

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Subject: Re: QHL archives From: textiqueaol.com Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 16:35:19 -0500 X-Message-Number: 8

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Dale and Jean,

I use Firefox and am having no problem accessing the archives that are pos= ted=20 through January 1, 2011. =20

Jan Thomas

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Subject: Redwork quilt square question From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <pnhahn01comcast.net> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 02:38:19 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 9

Tonight a neighbor stopped by with a family quilt she wanted me to see. She had previously described what I thought might be an early 20th century Redwork quilt, and indeed it was. However, when she opened it she became quite distressed as she said the damage we saw in front of us "was not there before." Of the 30 embroidered squares, about 8 of them had the muslin like background fabric completely disintegrated. All that remained was the red embroidery thread and thin batting, the muslin squares were gone and the damage was cleanly all the way to the seam allowances at the red sashing. The damaged squares were random throughout the quilt surface. The backing, also a white muslin, was completely intact and showed no signs of water damage or chemical damage. On 4 other squares, the muslin fabric was shattering in spots. The rest of the squares looked strong.

Is this insect damage? We jokingly wondered, if, being in South Carolina, this was an attack of boll weevils. We could not determine any insects present. We talked about putting the quilt into the freezer, if this is the case. She wanted to do something immediately and I figured this was the least invasive, for now.

I'm hoping a redwork person will help me understand this type of damage and what I should suggest my friend do to prevent further deterioration. Thanks for any suggestions.

Nancy Hahn, Dataw Island, South Carolina...looking forward to coming back north in time for the NYC red and white exhibit.

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: February 05, 2011 From: Barbara254aol.com Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 01:48:55 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

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In a message dated 2/5/2011 9:42:01 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, qhllyris.quiltropolis.com writes:

Airport Museums

The following airports have "museums" and have regular exhibitions throughout their concourses.

Dare County Regional Airport Museum at the Dare County Regional Airport Manteo, North Carolina.=20

Dulles Airport Museum also known as the Steven F. Udar-Hazy Center (official name) .

the Dulles Air and Phoenix Airport Museum at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - Phoenix, Arizona.=20

San Francisco Airport Museums at the San Francicisco San Francisco, California.

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Subject: Re: Redwork quilt square question From: textiqueaol.com Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2011 12:20:47 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

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Nancy,

Dio you have pictures of the quilt and the damage?

Jan Thomas

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Of the 30 embroidered squares, about 8 of them had the muslin like backgro= und

fabric completely disintegrated. All that remained was the red embroidery

thread and thin batting, the muslin squares were gone and the damage...all= the=20

way to the seam allowances at the red sashing. The damaged squares were= random=20

throughout the quilt surface. The backing, also a white muslin, was compl= etely=20

intact and showed no signs of water damage or chemical damage. On 4 other= squares,=20

the muslin fabric was shattering in spots. The rest of the squares looked= strong. =20

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Subject: archives From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 23:10:34 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

I've accessed the archives using both Explorer and Firefox, though I am told by MAC techies that Firefox sometimes presents problems with unique sites. I now use Safari (MAC).

I just accidentally deleted my password to archives, so can't test it with Safari.

However, these archives appear to be searchable by anyone through Google and other search engines. On numerous occasions when I've done a quilt-related search, contents of the list have been among the results---and completely accessible. Considering the sometimes "inside" remarks made on the list, this access has troubled me a little.

Gaye Ingram

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Subject: Re: Redwork Quilt and Square From: wvquiltercomcast.net Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 21:31:12 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Hi Nancy and all,

I would like to guess that some of the squares were made from used (and bleached) milk filters which would explain the deterioration. I once saw a redwork quilt (with no damage) and the owner said it had been made by her mother from milk filters. You may have seen it as well at an FVF meeting. These were small squares of poor quality cotton (a bit better than gauze) that were used to screen out insects, hay, and other debris from fresh milk. They could only be used for this process a few times and then were "recycled" by the housewife. There were factories in the south which produced these filters. You can learn more on-line about one such factory known as Thrift Mills which operated in Charlotte, NC. Just a possible explanation.

As far as preventing further deterioration, I haven't an answer She may want to stabilize the damaged blocks with netting.

Suzanne Cawley in Keyser, WV Working hard to get six quilts done by April

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Subject: Redwork Quilt and Squares From: "Suzanne Cawley" <wvquiltercomcast.net> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 02:06:14 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Also, I should have asked.....Where has the quilt been stored? In an attic or similar environment?

Suzanne Cawley

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Subject: North Country Quilts Book From: JLHfwaol.com Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 09:37:33 EST X-Message-Number: 3

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For those of you who went on the Deb Roberts Quilt Tour to England and visited Bowes Museum, there are several copies of the above book by Dorothy Osler currently for sale on EBay UK for 5L British plus shipping. The book is out of print and was unavailable when we visited. On Bookfinder both the hard back and soft back copies are listed for $70+ US. Thought some of you might want to purchase a copy. Janet Henderson in sunny, thawed out Fort Worth

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Subject: White Rose / Cream Rose from Mountain Mist From: Ark Quilts <quiltarkmvyahoo.com> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:33:29 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 4

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Hi--just catching up on reading emails......caught your comment about Mount= ain Mist's Cream Rose and White Rose thin cotton quilt battings.=A0 I have = hand quilted on it and machine quilted, also.=A0 It is really a great hand = quilting batting.=A0 I did 2 or 3 antique quilt tops and they turned out wi= th a nice antique look, feel, and drape.=A0 I hope they never stop making t= hat product.=A0 Also, Thermore polyester battings give a nice thin, antique= look and they are not difficult to hand stitch.=A0 I really like wook batt= s because you can sort of stretch them to fit....they are the softest batti= ngs I have ever quilted on.=A0 Mine came from my 2 Cheviot sheep and their = wool was processed by Zeilinger Woolen Mill in Michigan.=A0 Worth the inves= tment.=A0 Quilt on!=20 Connie Ark Urbana, Ohio=A0 (and wishing I was home quilting now!)

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From: KJB139aol.com <KJB139aol.com> Subject: [qhl] Re: found a batt To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Date: Friday, February 4, 2011, 10:56 AM

Has anyone tried Mt Mist Cream Rose or White Rose?=A0 It is thinner than=A0= =20 Quilter's Dream Request and I have used is for a few years.=A0 Beautiful=A0= drape=20 and great to work with but I have NOT used it for hand quilting, just=A0=20 machine.

Kathy

In a message dated 2/4/2011 10:06:15 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,=A0=20 ag32040aol.com writes:

On=A0 Feb 4, 2011, at 8:44:35 AM, palamporeaol.com wrote:

From:=A0 =A0 palamporeaol.com Subject:=A0 =A0 [qhl] found a=A0 batt Date:=A0=A0=A0February 4, 2011 8:44:35 AM EST To: "Quilt=A0 History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com>

Kathi Reyes from Long=A0 Beach, CA is being a dear and sending me a 1980's= =20 Mtn. Mist cotton batting.=A0 Kathi said she has had luck making batts thinn= er by=20 ironing them and sort of=A0 spreading. This quilt I am "mirroring" is super= =20 thin. I think I will go with=A0 "pretty thin".=20 Thanks for all of your help!=20 Now off to work=A0 on the PowerPoint showing my signature quilts. That shou= ld=20 be such fun to talk=A0 with a gung ho genealogy group about them!=20 Later, Lynn in rainy New=A0 Bern, NC (Thank goodness it isn't ICE like many= =20 of you are probably=A0 getting.)=20

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This is off topic,but I'm giving a program for=A0 womens history month at t= he=20 Womans Club of Cocconut Grove next month and I=A0 need some info. on=20 political quilt patterns. Are there any patterns on=A0 suffrage?

Thank you all=A0 , Amy Goodhart ----------Sorry to tell=A0 all of you in the frozen areas ,but= =20 it is hot and sunny in Miami and coming=A0 here from Cleveland and Chicago = we=20 like this much better

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Subject: Re: Wool batting From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:39:21 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 5

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"I think also you would lose some of the finish that keeps the batt from mo= ving =0Aor migrating, and would have to quilt closer to compensate."=0A=0AI= f there is a resin finish on the batting, beware.=A0 It may cause your quil= t top =0Ato deteriorate.=A0 Chemical finishes on batts can be problematic.= =A0 If a batting is =0Aneedlepunched to hold together that is a different t= hing completely.=0A=0AI have often thought about saving my white dryer lint= .=A0 It's very thin and =0Alightweight.=A0 But I figure that if it can brea= k off clothing and towels then =0Ait's too small=A0to behave well as battin= g, and by small I mean staple length.=0A=0AJudy Schwender=0A=0A=0A --0-1122120033-1297118361=:90154--

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Subject: Re: Wool batting From: Sally Ward <sallytattersfastmail.co.uk> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 00:05:15 +0000 X-Message-Number: 6

>=20 > If there is a resin finish on the batting, beware. It may cause your = quilt top=20 > to deteriorate. Chemical finishes on batts can be problematic.

The first Hobbs wool I used had no chemical smell at all, and that is = the one that settled down to lovely and thin and soft. Not that I was = aware of any bearding, but I suppose that it must have happened. I then = 'invested' in three batts when a bargain dropped in my lap, but the = first one I opened I was aware smelt really strongly of chemicals. The = smell has dissipated, but the bats haven't behaved in the same way as = the first.=20

I'd love to find a non-resin wool batt here in the UK.

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Subject: Redwork quilt squares From: JAN MASENTHIN <quiltsrmesbcglobal.net> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:18:08 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 7

I have a thought about the deterioration of the redwork squares.=A0 Many em= broidery designs were transferred from paper to cloth with a hot iron.=A0 Most were commercially prepared, but I believe some may have been = homemade.=A0 Of course different refined from different formulas, some more= acidic than others.=A0 Is it possible the damage was caused by the transfe= r of acid along wiht the design?=A0 What leads me to favor that possibility= is your description of the entire block of muslin having deterioated, but = none of the embroidery thread nor the batting or backing.=A0 I remember tra= nsferring embroidery patterns from inserts out of "Workbasket" to tea towel= s and other linens.=A0 We ironed the daylights out of those transfers to be= sure it was complete and clear.=A0 I wonder what will happen to them.

I bought an embroidered dresser scarf a few years ago and when I unfolded i= t, it literally fell apart in my hands.=A0 The fabric would tear as if it w= ere tissue paper, but the tear would also go through the embroidery.=A0 It = was a light tan background, and I thought maybe it had been tea dyed after = it was completed.=A0 Never knew for sure.

> Jan Masenthin, Topeka, Kansas Jan

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Subject: Re: Wool batting From: Julia Zgliniec <rzglini1san.rr.com> Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 18:51:26 -0800 X-Message-Number: 8

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Dear Sally and QHL, My other love is spinning, particularly animal fibers.

There are many fiber processors here in the US that will process wool from flocks of sheep belonging to spinners. Many of them use minimal cleaning and processing and will make batts from the fleece as well. They advertise in the back of SpinOff magazine ( Interweave press). There are also many spinners in the UK and there are probably fiber processors who cater to these spinners as well.

Sally, you could try to contact the spinning groups near you and see what they recommend.

Good luck, Julia Zgliniec, Poway, CA

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Subject: RE: White Rose / Cream Rose from Mountain Mist From: Ady Hirsch <adamroninetvision.net.il> Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 10:02:30 +0200 X-Message-Number: 1

I have used Cream Rose (on the assumption that an unbleached batt would be softer than a bleached one) it to hand quilt one of my quilts and was unpleasantly surprised. Although the end result is very good - a thin quilt with excellent drape - the quilting process was sheer torture. I bought this batt because I heard the new version of my favorite, MM Blue Ribbon, was not up to par and was looking for a replacement. Sad disappointment - this batt is much denser than, say, Quilters' Dream Request loft, and was extremely difficult to hand quilt. Since the quilting was done in an all over design of diagonal lines less than a 1/4" apart, interspersed with feather wreaths, you can imagine the effort. I did finish the quilt, but have stayed away from this batt. You can see the quilt I used the Cream Rose batt at the heading of my dead-as-a-dodo blog, here: http://oldquiltsandthings.blogspot.com/ Currently I am using Hobbs Tuscany silk - wonderful to hand quilt and light as a feather, but the batt retains a certain puffiness I'm not sure I like. So far my best results have been with Quilters' Dream Request loft Ady in Israel

> From: KJB139aol.com <KJB139aol.com> > Subject: [qhl] Re: found a batt > To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> > Date: Friday, February 4, 2011, 10:56 AM

Has anyone tried Mt Mist Cream Rose or White Rose?=A0 It is thinner than=A0= =20 Quilter's Dream Request and I have used is for a few years.=A0 Beautiful=A0= drape=20 and great to work with but I have NOT used it for hand quilting, just=A0=20 machine.

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Subject: FW: RE: White Rose / Cream Rose from Mountain Mist From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 03:05:35 -0700 X-Message-Number: 2

Ady's comments about the batt that was so hard to work with reminded me of a queen sized quilt I hand quilted. On the recommendation of other quilters I decided to try a new batt - I think it was a Mt.Mist but not sure which one - and basted the whole quilt and started quilting and hated it. It seemed to have little tiny bumps in it that the needle would fight with - I was just sick about it and couldn't face taking all the basting out and starting over....I think I was taking it along on a trip so didn't have time to do that anyway. But....the entire process was a struggle and frustrating rather than fun.....so what I hope I learned is that I should make a small sample piece using any new batting and test it BEFORE basting an entire bed quilt and being stuck! Jean

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Subject: RE: White Rose / Cream Rose from Mountain Mist From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 02:50:41 -0700 X-Message-Number: 3

Adi's comments about the batt that was so hard to work with reminded me of a queen sized quilt I hand quilted. On the recommendation of other quilters I decided to try a new batt - I think it was a Mt.Mist but not sure which one - and basted the whole quilt and started quilting and hated it. It seemed to have little tiny bumps in it that the needle would fight with - I was just sick about it and couldn't face taking all the basting out and starting over....I think I was taking it along on a trip so didn't have time to do that anyway. But....the entire process was a struggle and frustrating rather than fun.....so what I hope I learned is that I should make a small sample piece using any new batting and test it BEFORE basting an entire bed quilt and being stuck! Jean

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Subject: Redwork blocks disintegrating From: <lessmann8cox.net> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 12:01:54 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

Just another idea-- Could the quiltmaker have bleached (possibly harshly) the background fabric to whiten it before the embroidery? She could have had fabric from more than one source, and 'whitened' some of it to match the rest. If bleach is not well rinsed, and possibly even chemically inactivated, over time it will continue to work, and will eat away fabric. Ellen in Omaha

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Subject: Video, Black History Month, NWHM, Harriet Powers From: textiqueaol.com Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:45:11 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

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Good video from The National Women's History Museum for Black History Mon= th. Great photos. For Kyra! Jan Thomas

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http://www.nwhm.org/about-nwhm/press/featured-press/black-history

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Subject: Re: FW: RE: White Rose / Cream Rose from Mountain Mist From: MargaretFaheyaol.com Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 19:34:49 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

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It seems I read somewhere that the Rose batts were developed for machine quilters? Especially long armers.

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Subject: maybe NQR -- 19th century phrase question From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:52:24 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

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This was posted on the public folklore list, and I thought it was so intriguing I wanted to post it here.

"In my research I have come across a 19th century, white, southern widow who upon moving into a new home wrote in her diary, "all is confusion, but the corners are named, now off to bed." I am trying to track down the meaning behind "naming the corners." I have seen references to naming the corners of a bedroom the names of four suitors such that the one you wake up facing is the one you'll marry (there are slight variation on this, but they all come back to marriage and love). Since she is an older widow who, from everything she writes, seems relatively content with her widowhood, it seems unlikely she is referencing a superstition about finding a mate. Does anyone know anything about this folk tradition or can anyone direct me to a good source for such things? Please reply off list to jgrossjsu.edu. Thank you."

Any ideas, especially from our southern belles?

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Subject: batting From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 10:01:25 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 3

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Hi all- it is interesting to read the discussion about batts because what's= inside is sometimes a distressingly surprising discovery=A0when washing=A0= antique quilts. Is modern wool batting different from the old? Is it shrink= proof? If not, I would advise quiltmakers to put a permanent label somewher= e on their quilts about=A0the materials content=A0to prevent mis-handling d= own the road=A0if the piece=A0ever enters the resale market. I have seen to= o many shrunken or distorted quilts messed up=A0from washing in hot water. = There is a well known one with a name in huge letters (Kappenburg?) across = the top, now with a kind of sway back in the center because it was washed w= ithout realizing the interior was wool. It's in an old Quilt Calendar and p= robably some books. Also, when wool is inside, sometimes it creeps out thro= ugh the quilting holes--eternally it seems! No amount of cutting off or pul= ling the tufts can stop it! so consider the consequences of the materials when doing your beautiful work. =A0 Laura=0A=0A=0A =0A_________________________________________________________= ___________________________=0AFood fight? Enjoy some healthy debate =0Ain t= he Yahoo! Answers Food & Drink Q&A.=0Ahttp://answers.yahoo.com/dir/?link=3D= list&sid=3D396545367 --0-877199812-1297274485=:50457--

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Subject: Batting From: JLHfwaol.com Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 17:06:16 EST X-Message-Number: 4

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This discussion has been informative in every respect. I think it is important to remember when choosing batting for a quilt that is intended to be used for cover and warmth, that Thermore and other polyester batts can lead to terrible burns. Natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk all turn to ash when burned. Polyester turns into a lethal burning hot liquid that can cause deep burns to the human skin. Having treated patients in the Burn Unit when I was a medical student, I never want to take a chance with polyester. Janet Henderson in Fort Worth

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Subject: Re: maybe NQR -- 19th century phrase question From: textiqueaol.com Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 19:10:20 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

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Candace,=20

Will southern CO do? I can't vouch for the book but Mr. Hyatt appears to= have written a lot on superstition, magic and folklore. This from list= member Holly and list mom Denise Winter at the Victorian Events list here= on the Front Range:

"Before you go to bed, name the corners of your bedroom. The= =20 corner first looked at in the morning will indicate which = of the=20 four persons named loves you best. " =20 =20 =20 from the book: Folk-lore from Adams county, Illinois by= Harry Middleton Hyatt=20 =20

Jan Thomas

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Subject: Naming Corners From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:24:45 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

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Oh=2C ya know - sometimes the slightly off-topic posts are the greatest!! =20 I am one of the suthahn belles - at least yall tell me so when we meet at s= hows and seminars. I am sad to say that I've never heard of naming corners= .......but.......I wonder how many of us HAPPILY MARRIED will wake up inthe= morning and glance at the corners of our rooms and say "Chuck - Jimmy.....= ..(Johnny Depp?)" =20 =20 SO glad DH can't use a computer!!

Teddy Pruett=20

"I no doubt deserved my enemies=2C=20 but I don't believe I deserved my friends."=20 Walt Whitman =20 www.teddypruett.com

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Subject: Corners named From: Pepper Cory <pepcorymail.clis.com> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:03:08 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

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How about Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John? I've heard the four bedposts named after the gospel writers as a kind of ward against harm in the night. Pepper

-- 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

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Subject: Anita Loscalzo's dad From: palamporeaol.com Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:45:05 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

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Wanted y'all to know that Anita Loscalzo's father passed away. She wrote= to me this morning.=20

that he passed away on Sunday in Phoenix. He had contracted a massive=20 intestinal infection after being in the hospital & rehab. post-hip fractur= e in mid-December.

Know she would love to hear from her friends. She is with her mother in Ph= oenix.=20

Lynn in New Bern, NC where we have snow AGAIN=20

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Subject: Corners named From: suereichcharter.net Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:19:54 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 4

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We have purchased three pieces of property throughout our marriage with various amounts of land. As a new home owner, the first thing you do is to walk your property lines and be very familiar with the markers. With the reference to "confusion" and then the "corners named," it is my belief this refers to the boundaries of her land.

Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut www.suereichquilts.com http://coveringquilthistory.shutterfly.com/ http://www.majorreichaward.com/

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Subject: you gotta read this! From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplexhughes.net> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:21:54 -0800 X-Message-Number: 5

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GREAT Quilt Story . (link below)

My friend Paul lives in Santa Cruz and knows the 100 year old woman in the story.

He says no one story could tell the story of this fascinating, wonderful person.

Keep your eyes open for the TROMBONES!

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_17347414 Julie Silber

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Subject: Re: you gotta read this! From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net> Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:25:16 -0600 X-Message-Number: 6

What an amazing awesome story!!! Marcia Kaylakie

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Subject: One step forward and two steps backward - UGRR strikes again From: suereichcharter.net Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:48:10 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 7

It's February and people just don't want to give up the myth. The below link was presented on the AQS Facebook page and titled with "Excellent piece on the historical significance of quilt designs."

http://www2.morganton.com/news/2011/feb/10/wpcc-speaker-relates-slave-journeys-freedom-ar-769408/

Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut www.suereichquilts.com  http://coveringquilthistory.shutterfly.com/  http://www.majorreichaward.com/