Donald Beld" <donbeldpacbell.net>
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Yes, General Morgan was John Hunt Morgan--the Confederate Civil War General who thought that bringing the war home to the North would change the outcome, so he led a raid into Indiana and Ohio--went further North than any other Confederate campaing; but he was killed shortly thereafter.

Nancy Cabot tended to name patterns for her own person reasons--I, personally, can't believe there is a real reason to name this pattern for General Morgan's mother; but who knows. His grandfather, John Wesley Hunt, was the founded of Lexington, KY and the first millionaire West of the Appalacians and his mother was Hunt's daughter.

I am more interested in why LAC named the pattern Mrs. Morgan's Choice in the 1890's and early 1900's when they were naming patterns for famous women: Mrs. Edith Roosevelt's Favorite, Mrs. Taft's Choice, Mrs. Dewey's Favorite, etc.

I wonder who they thought Mrs. Morgan was??? The only prominent Morgan during that period that I know of was J.P. Morgan; but like today's money men, he wasn't well liked; so I doubt it was his wife.
Any ideas out there?
best, Don Beld

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http://www.npr.org/2011/12/31/144507478/milliners-ode-to-hats-topped-with-ti
melessness

You didn't miss it ... I forgot to include it....so sorry.
If the quilted cap doesn't show in the slide show as soon as you click on
the link, it is
#3 of the 10 shown.
Stephanie

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Looks Turkish to me. Any information on provenance?

Lisa Evans

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Turkish is close--but I think maybe it's Kurdish or Mongol, something a bit
further west.

Kim

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Connie Chunn" <conniesminishotmail.com>

Hi all!

I can tell you that the Ladies Art Company pattern No. 255, Mrs. Morgan's Choice, was printed by LAC by 1895. I have not seen any documentation showing that LAC 'named' their patterns. I believe they 'borrowed' the patterns and names printed in earlier magazines since I have found a few copies that point to this theory. In Cuesta Benberry's article Quit Patterns of The Late Victorian Era, Part 1; published by Nimble Needle Treasures, (sorry, I don't have the publishing documentation here at my fingertips) she discussed these"Mrs. Quilts". Her reference for the Mrs. Morgan's Choice quilt block is as follows:

"Financier J.P. Morgan's second wife, Frances Louise's honorary pattern was "Mrs. Morgan's Choice"."

I would begin checking the newspaper articles for J.P. Morgan's second wife, published before 1895.

Connie Chunn, freezing in St. Louis with the temperature tonight in the 'teens.

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Subject: Help with Pattern Name
From: donbeldpacbell.net
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Hi Everyone, Happy in-between holidays.
There are two patterns listed: Mrs. Morgan's Choice by LAC #255 and
Mrs. Morgan's Choice by Nancy Cabot--sorry don't have a date.

My question is "Who is Mrs. Morgan?" Most of the Mrs. somebody's
Choice or Favorite were named by LAC or Nancy Cabot for prominent late
19th, early 20th century wife's of famous Americans; so I immediately
thought of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, but wondered if anyone had the original
articles and could check to see if they tell which Morgan it might be.

Thanks, Best, Don
 

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Congratulations Kathy on the formation of the new quilt study group - I just wish I could be there
with you.

Best wishes for a successful event
Janet O'Dell
Melbourne Australia
 

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It took a bit of digging, the V&A collection search was not a great help, but I found it eventually by going through Stephen Jones' site which gave me the accession number. They list it as made in India, but associated with foreign servants such as Muslims of African extraction..

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O76953/hat/

Sally Ward/Tatters

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If you are looking for a very worthy volunteer activity for this year, I would recommend the Honor Flights to transport WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. You will not find a greater way to commit your time. Below is a link to the September home coming in Connecticut. There is a need for volunteers at departures and arrivals in addition to the trip itself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?vQacUZ6CqTsU&featureyoutu.be

Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut www.suereichquilts.com

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"Donald Beld" <donbeldpacbell.net> Add sender to Contacts To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Thanks for the info, Connie. Now that I looked more closely at J.P. Morgan and his wife, Fanny, it makes more sense.

If for no other reason than the Sargent painting of Mrs. Morgan.

Makes me wonder if Mrs. J.P. Morgan--who obviously was a member of the "Gilded Age" in the late 1890's early 1900's was out of fashion by the 1930's when Nancy Cabo changed it to General Morgan's mother!

I know we will never know. But fun to think about.

best, Don

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"Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com>

I think it's wool embroidery/crewel work -- we have spreads/coverlets in the collection with the same sort of work and similar color palette. Candace Perry

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This is an actual article from 1878. It will either gross you out or make you chuckle.

Chester Daily Times Chester, Pennsylvania November 23, 1878 Page 2

A Rare Patchwork Quilt.--Album quilts--the name by which they were known --used to be popular before human ingenu- ity and inhuman machinery completed a plan for stamping stars and roses and squares and crosses upon print cloths, just as pretty, not half so tedious, and quite as cheap as their originals. These album quilts, it is hardly necessary to say, were made from squares contributed as mementoes by friends of the owner. One of the most valuable and curious pieces of patchwork in this country-an al- bum quilt, if you please--belongs to Miss Nellie Dalton, of Northampton, Mass., and, strange to say, both by day and night she wears this patchwork on her head. The reader will the better appreciate Miss Nellie's good taste in this matter when we state that about a year ago she was almost literally scalped by the machinery of a button fac- tory in which she worked. Kind friends contributed from their own persons bits of living skin, which were skillfully transplanted and made to grow on her denuded skull. Thus it has come to pass that Nellie has the most marvelous specimen of album patch- work in this country or, probably, in the known world, and that she carries it on her head.

Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut www.suereichquilts.com

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Subject: Re: Quilted Cap From: Kittencat3aol.com Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 07:02:06 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

I *knew* it was Asian or Near Eastern! Thanks, Sally!

Lisa Evans

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Subject: Oh, dear ... more trashing of old quilts. From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012

A Grandmother's Flower Garden as a bumper pad for a crib.

<http://www.etsy.com/listing/88156431/maley-vintage-quilt-bumper> http://www.etsy.com/listing/88156431/maley-vintage-quilt-bumper

Steph Whitson

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Subject: Upcoming article From: "Lisa Evans" <kittencat3charter.net> Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:12:44 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

I am pleased beyond words to announce the upcoming publication of my article "Anomaly or Sole Survivor? The Impruneta Cushion and Early Italian 'Patchwork'" in Medieval Clothing & Textiles 8. Some of you have seen a very early draft of this article, but the published version reflects much additional research into the provenance, possible antecedents, and conservation/scientific reports of one of the earliest surviving pieces of European patchwork. The article also touches on possible artistic evidence for a medieval Italian patchwork tradition, as well as the recent discovery of the remains of a quilted silk patchwork in Budapest dating from the early 1300s.

This latest volume in Boydell & Brewer's groundbreaking journal of early textile studies will be published in May of this year. Here is the link to the publisher's web site:

<http://http://www.camden-house.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct3D13990>

Thanks to all who read the first drafts of this, and best wishes to all for a happy new year!

Lisa Evans Easthampton, MA

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Subject: quilt in movie From: Crm793aol.com Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 04:24:33 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

Has anyone else seen the movie "The Descendants" where we see the pretty yellow/white hawaiian applique quilt? I wonder if it came from one of the museums on the islands. BTW I enjoyed the movie a lot.

Carolyn Miller

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: textiqueaol.com Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:21:46 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 3

 

While I can't speak for 'every' museum, I can say that no museum I'm aware of would rent or loan a quilt to a movie shoot. What would you do if George Clooneytripped and splashed his coffee on it? More likely, it was rented from a local collector or dealer for a fee and a copy of the production's insurance policy number.

Jan Thomas

Has anyone else seen the movie "The Descendants" where we see the pretty  yellow/white hawaiian applique quilt? I wonder if it came from one of the  museums on the islands.  Carolyn Miller

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: ARabara15aol.com Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:37:15 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 4

I did see the movie and it was a vintage quilt that showed wear.The ones that I have seen in Hawaiian museums were of better quality. Donald Brokate

In a message dated 1/5/2012 1:22:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, textiqueaol.com writes:

While I can't speak for 'every' museum, I can say that no museum I'm aware of would rent or loan a quilt to a movie shoot. What would you do if George Clooney tripped and splashed his coffee on it? More likely, it was rented from a local collector or dealer for a fee and a copy of the production's insurance policy number.

Jan Thomas

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Subject: cataloger position available -- southeastern PA From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com> Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:56:02 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

Please forward to appropriate interested individuals. I can answer questions via email only!

Candace Perry

Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Temporary (February 2012 through October, 2013) grant-funded cataloger position available. As a result of Council of Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections grant funding the Mennonite Heritage Center, the Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, all located in Montgomery County, PA approximately one hour north west of Philadelphia, are seeking detail oriented, efficient and fast learning individual to catalog their Pennsylvania German textile collections. The successful applicant will have the extraordinary opportunity to work with three important culturally specific collections dating from the late 18th century to the mid 20th century, with the end result to be an online catalog, the first of its kind for organizations that interpret Pennsylvania German history and culture. Requirements include an advanced degree, or enrollment in a graduate program in museum studies, or American history/museum studies/American studies/decorative arts, or equivalent experience. Knowledge of textiles, ranging from hand spinning and weaving, costume, needlework and quilts; knowledge of Pennsylvania German cultural heritage; experience with PastPerfect and photography skills are a major plus. Knowledge of the German language and/or Pennsylvania German dialect useful but not necessary. New museum professionals are encouraged to apply. Salary is $41,000 annually plus health insurance. Please email your cover letter, current resume, and three references to Sarah Heffner, Director, Mennonite Heritage Center at <mailto:heffnersmhep.org> heffnersmhep.org. No phone calls please. Applications accepted until January 30, 2012.

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Subject: Video Librarian "Recommends" Why Quilts Matter:History, Art& Politics" From: Shelly Zegart <zegartquiltgmail.com> Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:23:43 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

We're thrilled to be featured in the recent issue of *Video Librarian: The Video Review Magazine for Libraries*, where the series received "3 out of 4 stars" and a "Recommended" rating. We've already received requests to carry the DVD from libraries, and along with this review and the recent review in *Booklist*, we hope to reach even more. Our goal is to continue to spread the conversation about the importance of quilts and to make the series accessible to everyone. You can help us along by placing a request at your local library for the series!

Shelly Zegart 300 Penruth Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40207 502-897-3819 www.shellyzegart.com

*Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics* documentary contactwhyquiltsmatter.org www.whyquiltsmatter.org

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Subject: bible blocks From: Crm793aol.com Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:48:42 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 3

I know I read something recently about a new bible quilt pattern or book. I must have deleted it, can anyone help me? Carolyn Miller --

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Subject: UGRR Quilt Article From: textiqueaol.com Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 01:06:34 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

Another article for your review.

http://tinyurl.com/7wfubts 

or

http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/quilts-and-the-underground-railroad-sorting-through-a-patchy-account/article_5b518262-37f4-11e1-a3e1-0019bb2963f4.html

Jan Thomas

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Subject: Re: bible blocks From: textiqueaol.com Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 01:15:29 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 2

Carolyn,

Are you thinking about Kyra Hick's new pattern book "The Lord's Supper Pattern Book: Imagining Harriet Power's Lost Bible Story Quilt"? With contributions by Carolyn Mazloomi and Elyse Whittaker-Paek, available on Amazon.com today!

(Couldn't resist...I was just sitting here reading the beautiful advertisingg postcard that Kyra sent for her publication. It came in the mail today. Her words!)

Jan Thomas

I know I read something recently about a new bible quilt pattern or book. 

I must have deleted it, can anyone help me? Carolyn Miller 

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Subject: Re: Bible Blocks From: kyra hicks <kyra262yahoo.com> Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 06:33:57 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 3

Good Morning -

Carolyn, you may have seen the post about "The Lord's Supper Pattern Book: Imagining Harriet Powers' Lost Bible Story Quilt." The book includes 12 blocks. It is available on Amazon and B&N. I just published the book in December.

Best, Kyra

Kyra E. Hicks Arlington, VA www.BlackThreads.com

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 11:59:27 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

Carolyn and Jan - yes, between the beautiful Kauai scenery, the George Clooney scenery and the quilt, this is definitely a go-to movie! :-)

The quilt was tattery around the edges - it was light and darker yellow, but not at all bright yellow, muted - and a closeup of it showed pumpkin seed/teacup type quilting, not echo quilting. So it was definitely not a masterpiece quilt, but still a very interesting example. I just checked the web, but apparently the quilt didn't make it into any of the publicity stills (rats!). I WAS concerned about that last scene where they're all eating ice cream on it. :-)

Dale in Indiana

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Subject: Re: Bible Blocks From: Crm793aol.com Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:19:46 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 5

Yes, Kyra, that's the one I was thinking about, thanks very much. I'll get it ordered today. Carolyn

In a message dated 1/7/2012 8:57:32 A.M. Central Standard Time, kyra262yahoo.com writes:

Good Morning -

Carolyn, you may have seen the post about "The Lord's Supper Pattern Book: Imagining Harriet Powers' Lost Bible Story Quilt." The book includes 12 blocks. It is available on Amazon and B&N. I just published the book in December.

Best, Kyra

Kyra E. Hicks Arlington, VA www.BlackThreads.com

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Subject: bumper pads From: "cjsp70" <cjsp70insightbb.com> Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 19:43:35 -0600 X-Message-Number: 6

Just a comment about the bumper pads made from an antique quilt. The latest guidelines to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome say bumper pads should not be in cribs. The baby can get their face into the pad and rebreathe the exhaled carbon dioxide. This can be one cause of SIDS. So no bumper pads whatever they are made of. Keep the quilts intact and the babies safe. Thanks, Pat Sauer, a quilt lover and neonatal nurse for the last 37 years. ---

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Subject: Re: UGRR Quilt Article From: Jocelyn Martin <martinjocelynrocketmail.com> Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 19:52:13 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 7

OK, has anyone read this book (the Ross book)? If he really does describe aquilt code, that would be the first primary source documenting it.0AJocelyn________________________________

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Subject: Re: Video Librarian "Recommends" Why Quilts Matter:History, Art& Politics" From: Arden Shelton <junkoramacomcast.net> Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:01:27 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

As we speak, I have the DVD checked out from my library which purchased it at my suggestion! (5 copies no less). .....arden(Ms) Arden Shelton, (retired librarian from said library who used to order all needlework and craft subject materials)

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Subject: Why Quilts Matter From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 13:02:04 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

Just learned that the first episode of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics airs today from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS on the Front Range and the Western Slope.

Has anyone else learned of this series being shown in their area? Have any of you seen it yet? It's a dynamite series.

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: RE: Why Quilts Matter From: "Susan Bleimehl" <bleimehltds.net> Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 17:18:29 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

It's on PBS in Milwaukee, WI. My sister has been DVRing (new made up word) it for me. 

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Subject: RE: Why Quilts Matter From: "Verla" <geinertsrt.com> Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 20:18:49 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

My quilt guild is buying multiple copies and having them for sale to members. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Susan Bleimehl" <bleimehltds.net> To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 5:18 PM Subject: [qhl] RE: Why Quilts Matter

It's on PBS in Milwaukee, WI. My sister has been DVRing (new made up word) it for me.

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Subject: Why Quilts Matter From: mopalka <mopalkaalaska.net> Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 01:34:02 -0900 X-Message-Number: 1

It aired last week in Girdwood, Alaska. I plan to suggest to our librarian or buy and donate it. Susan (in beautiful, snowy, Alaska with a record amount of snowfall. We had to hire someone to help shovel the greenhouse and other out buildings. We have about five feet of snow on the ground, at least 10" in this latest snowfall.)

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Subject: Re: Why Quilts Matter From: Jeanne Henry <jeannehenry55gmail.com> Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 07:23:14 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

In Austin, TX, it's airing on PBS Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 AM, CentralStandard Time.

Jeanne Jeanne >

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Subject: Re: Why Quilts Matter From: "Lonnie" <lonnie8comcast.net> Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:47:02 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

It's playing in the Houston area on our PBS,too. I bought my own copy last fall...well worth having. Lonnie Schlough www.fixquilts.com

in rainy Texas...yea!!


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Subject: Re: UGRR Quilt Article
From: "pines" <pinesearthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:23:53 -0500
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The Ross book, Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist, is
available at Internet Archives.
http://www.archive.org/details/recollectionsexp00rossuoft

elaine


OK, has anyone read this book (the Ross book)? If he really does
describe a
quilt code, that would be the first primary source documenting it.

Jocelyn


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Subject: Re: UGRR Quilt Article
From: Kittencat3aol.com

I just downloaded the PDF and did a search for the word "quilt." It
doesn't appear in the book.

Lisa Evans
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Subject: why quilts matter to me
From: Pepper Cory <pepcorymail.clis.com>

I bought this DVD as a present to myself. It spurred me on to actually sit
down and figure out how to use the DVD machine! On New Year's Day, husband
was tucked safely into bed with a sinus infection and I had the whole day
to myself--time for a movie orgy! With some breaks, I watched all the
episodes of Why Quilts Matter and boy, was I happy I did! Shelley presents
the info with intelligence and an open mind. She tackles the Gees Bend
thing, the IQA vs AQS rivalry, the UGRR quilts controversy plus you get to
see hundreds of images of great quilts. I watched with a pad of graph paper
in my lap so I could cadge pattern ideas. If you watch all the episodes, it
takes your knowledge of quilts and their history a light year forward. It
voiced, for me, many of the reasons I have made quilts all my life: I KNEW
they were life-empowering, I KNEW they were historically important, and I
KNEW that the women's movement was the cultural river from which today's
quilting interest flowed. Dipping into my native tongue: "Why Quilts Matter
is w-a-y cool and look at all the colors!"

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

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Subject: why quilts matter in the classroom
From: "Peg Bingham" <pegbinghamatt.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:53:59 -0500
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Hi, all -

I teach an undergraduate class at Akron U on quiltmaking as a fiber arts
elective in the Fashion Merchandising department of Clothing, Textiles,
& Interiors. I have 14 students this semester, none of whom have any
exposure to quiltmaking. In the first class session, I have been using
the video "A Century of Quilts; America in Cloth" as way of
introduction. While it is a wonderful production, the quality of
artwork and caliber of workmanship are a bit overwhelming! I also
distribute the Quilting In America survey results to show these students
that quilting is not only self-expressive and creatively satisfying, but
it is also big business in order to broaden their opportunities in the
retailing field beyond just garments.

Yesterday, at the start of this fifth year, I showed episode 8 of Why
Quilts Matter - Quilt Nation and the students were enthralled! Not only
does it show gorgeous quilts, it brings to life the contemporary world
of quiltmaking and is a visual confirmation of the market research they
are seeing on paper. The episode is so well-produced and illustrates
all aspects of the quilting world. I liked especially Ricky Tims giving
the litany of the myriad of approaches and the joy of diversity &
acceptance.

I followed this with the Stitched documentary on Caryl Bryer Fallert,
Hollis Chatelain, & Randall Cook. There are some redundancies which
serve as emphasis. The Stitched film shows the very personal journeys
of these three artists as well as the judging process in Houston. It
also shows a group of traditional quilters who voice a reluctance to new
techniques and attitudes - and it shows them hand-quilting in a
contemporary setting. I love that because it confirms what Ricky says in
the first video -- room for every & all.

Thanks to Shelly Zegart, Jenalia Morena, & Nancy sarnoff, et. al. Great
productions both and my students are now thoroughly impressed and ready
to jump into a fun semester. Well, maybe. I am, at least!

Peg


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Subject: Why Quilts Matter
From: Rose Werner <erwerner3104yahoo.com>


I purchased the set as a Christmas gift to myself and have watched all the
episodes. It gave me a quilt history booster in the long time between semin
ars and quilt study group meetings. I wrote down the titles of the episodes
and took the list to my local quilt guild meeting. I asked them to check w
hich titles they would like to see as potential programs, since it doesn't
seem to be offered on TV in our area. They checked them all! I thought t
here was enough in the episodes to appeal to the general quilting public an
d enough of quilt history to appeal to those interested in the history. Wel
l done, Shelly!Rosie Wernerwww.quiltkitid.com


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Subject: Re: UGRR Quilt Article
From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:21:45 -0600
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I haven't read the book, but I ran a word search on the electronic
version and none of the words "quilt", "cloth" or "textile" show up.
The word "code" only shows up once, in reference to the Virginia code.

That doesn't mean, of course that the topic isn't discussed using other
words.
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Subject: Re: UGRR Quilt Article
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:26:40 -0600
X-Message-Number: 7

A note on the front page says this:

While it may hurt or offend my esteemed Canadian neighbors, as a John Brown
scholar, biographer, and researcher, I feel it my duty to warn you, the
reader, that Alexander Milton Ross, despite it his reputation in Canadian
history, was no friend or acquaintance of John Brown the abolitionist. By in
the 1950s, the leading JB scholar, Boyd B. Stutler, exposed Ross as a fake,
and his work on Brown as containing frauds. Ross never knew Brown and his
book is fraudulent. Following Stutler's lead, I have located Ross's
correspondence with Brown's adult children in the later 19th century, and
his writings further support Stutler's claim that the man was not only a
fake, but a manipulator and exploiter of the generosity and sincerity of
John Brown Jr. and Anne Brown Adams. The letters to himself from Brown that
he quotes from in this book are fake. They nowhere exist. Ross fooled his
contemporaries, but his deceit has followed him to the grave. This man was
neither a friend of Brown nor Abraham Lincoln, although he pretended to have
been both. He seems to have been a sincere admirer of Brown, Lincoln, and
surely the Italian liberator, Giuseppe Garibaldi, after whom he named his
own son. He was also an accomplished man of science; but none of this
redeems Alexander Milton Ross from the great lie that he perpetrated upon
history. Don't use this text, scholars. It is not a reliable source.

If Ross wasn't reliable ... then whatever he would say about quilts would
come into question as well, wouldn't it?
Stephanie Whitson





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Subject: Re: UGRR Quilt Article
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:33:20 -0600
X-Message-Number: 8

I just read Ross's publication. There is no mention of quilts or comforters
or a code as far as I can see. There was a mention of a "Masonic sign of
distress" on page 35 when the author was allegedly arrested in the south.
One section mentions slaves following the north star to freedom. Another
says that in his work this abolitionist called women slaves "shipments of
dry goods" and men slaves "shipments of hardware" to signal others that
there would be slaves seeking freedom involved in a transaction.

Stephanie Whitson





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Subject: article source
From: stonhavnyahoo.com

Hello and Happy New Year to everyone. I have an article which I would like to date and source and was wondering if anyone out
there might be able to help me. The name of the article is Old-Fashioned Quilt Piecing by Jessie de Forest.


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Subject: Lee Wards Quilt Kit Talk at the Elgin Area Historical Society Elgin Illinois
From: Wildemuth Susan <wildemuthsewgmail.com>

FYI about an Illinois Quilt History Event:

This information is taken directly from the Elgin Area Historical Society,
Elgin, Illinois Web Site

January 22, 2012, 2 p.m. at the Museum/Historical Society in Elgin, Illinois
LeeWards Kit Quilt Program with Chris Moline

In conjunction with the Museum's LeeWards exhibit, join quilt expert Chris
Moline at the Museum for a program on kit quilts sold by LeeWards.



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Subject: Re: quilt in movie
From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:03:43 -1000
X-Message-Number: 11

In response to Dale's description of the Hawaiian quilt, below--I
haven't seen The Descendants, yet--it sounds like the quilting is done
in the Turtleback quilting (Kuiki kua honu) pattern that is closely
associated with the island of Kauai. Dale also mentions the wonderful
scenery of Kauai, so sounds like the much-loved quilt was a good choice
for the film.

BTW, the movie has been well received in the islands, too.

> The quilt was tattery around the edges - it was light and darker
yellow,
> but not at all bright yellow, muted - and a closeup of it showed
pumpkin
> seed/teacup type quilting, not echo quilting.


Laurie Woodard in sunny Hawaii (Oahu, not, alas, Kauai)
 

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Subject: why quilts matter From: ikwlt <ikwltyahoo.com> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:40:21 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

it is airing in eastern washington state and the idaho panhandle on KWSU. only 3 more episodes tho, so it likely started the first of the year. patti

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Subject: Re: UGRR Quilt Article From: Kittencat3aol.com Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:08:04 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 2

I did a quick text search and saw no reference to quilts, textiles, seamstresses, or sewing, so I assumed that this was a false alarm. Good to see that I was right.

Lisa Evans

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:32:49 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Laurie: Thanks! I haven't heard ot turtleback quilting - it's a new term to add. A plot of land in Kauai is a major plot element in the movie - and so beautiful! I took my mother to the movie - my father was a Navy pilot and we were stationed on Oahu in the late 1950s, so it was VERY interesting seeing what has happened to Honolulu. Great film.

Dale Drake, former Navy brat now grounded in Indiana

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net> Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 09:14:30 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

Laurie, for those of us who haven't seen the film yet, can you point us in the direction of am example of turtleback quilting. I'd like it for reference, thanks! Marcia Kaylakie In Austin, TX and today is the reason why we all like to live here in the winter!!! 72 for an afternoon high!

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Subject: Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net> Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:42:32 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Weather permitting, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group, the 10-year-old group of quilt enthusiasts who gave you the woildly successful AQSG Seminar 2011 in Cherry HIll NJ, will be meeting at my home in Flemington NJ on Tuesday January 17th, from 10AM to around 3PM. We welcome you if you'd like to come and see some wonderful quilts from our members' collections, and bring a few of your own.. For more information, contact me. Judy Grow

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: Crm793aol.com Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 22:38:52 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 2

Hi Dale,

Did Laurie reply about the quilt in the movie? Nothing came to me on qhl about it, what is 'turtleback quilting'? Carolyn Miller

In a message dated 1/11/2012 3:53:33 P.M. Central Standard Time, ddrakeccrtc.com writes:

Laurie: Thanks! I haven't heard ot turtleback quilting - it's a new term to add. A plot of land in Kauai is a major plot element in the movie - and so beautiful! I took my mother to the movie - my father was a Navy pilot and we were stationed on Oahu in the late 1950s, so it was VERY interesting seeing what has happened to Honolulu. Great film.

Dale Drake, former Navy brat now grounded in Indiana

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:12:23 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Carolyn:

Yes she did, and I deleted her reply in order to not be fussed at by the listserv. I didn't keep it either, but you could go on the web site and look at the January messages for it. Sorry - she did say that the quilting was "turtleback" quilting. I too am really interested in this. Hopefully she'll post more on this style.

Dale in snowy cold Indiana

Carolyn wrote: Hi Dale, Did Laurie reply about the quilt in the movie? Nothing came to me on qhl about it, what is 'turtleback quilting'?

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Subject: Re: quilt in movie From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:30:13 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Aha! I DID keep the email from Laurie - here it is:

 

In response to Dale's description of the Hawaiian quilt, below--I haven't seen The Descendants, yet--it sounds like the quilting is done in the Turtleback quilting (Kuiki kua honu) pattern that is closely associated with the island of Kauai. Dale also mentions the wonderful scenery of Kauai, so sounds like the much-loved quilt was a good choice for the film.

BTW, the movie has been well received in the islands, too.

Laurie Woodard in sunny Hawaii (Oahu, not, alas, Kauai)

 

I'd love to know about the different quilting patterns associated with the different islands. What a great research topic!

Dale

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Subject: CW commemorative little quilt From: Sheri Lesh <leshsherigmail.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:19:53 -0600 X-Message-

I wanted to share with you a small piece I just finished for our local museum that will go on display shortly. I just posted some pictures on my blog and I have the info for the exhibit there as well. So if you are traveling through NE Iowa before October, it would be worth your stop. My girlfriend, Karan, is putting on the finishing touches to her DJ, that is all hand pieced and hand quilted. It will be the debut for this piece and I am excited for her. There will be pieces from Jo Morton, Mimi Dietrich, and many others, I am just thrilled to have two pieces included with all the celeb's. :)

-- Sheri R. Lesh leshsherigmail.com http://4andfifteen.blogspot.com/

 

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Subject: RE: CW commemorative little quilt From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012

Sheri, I went to the Grout Museum site ... but I can't find the quilt exhibit. What are the dates? I'd love to see this. Will the quilts be hanging at the museum proper?

Also, what can you tell me about the photograph of the family in camp on your blog? That's a fascinating photo. I'd like to know more. Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: "Why Quilts Matter:History,Art & Politics"is "recommended" by EMRO!!!! From: zegartquiltgmail.com Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012

We are really pleased to share the news with you that *Why Quilts Matter* received a "recommended" rating from EMRO (Educational Media Reviews Online). EMRO reviews are written by librarians and teaching faculty in institutions across North America, so they are an important tool for spreading the word on how *Why Quilts Matter* can be used for educational purposes.

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The review, written by Winifred Fordham Metz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Lori Widzinski, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, provides an overview of the each episode of the series and discusses how it can be used for academic and public library collections. Read it in full at: http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number3D4660

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Subject: Why Do They Call Them POLKA DOTS? From: suereichcharter.net Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:43:59 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 7

On a recent visit to the Manchester Historical Society, Manchester, CT, I found a pamphlet published by the Cheney Brothers, founders of the Cheney Silk Mills. The pamphlet titled "Why do You call Them Polka Dots? ", was published in 1918 to promote Spring and Summer sales of their new Cheney Showproof Foulards. This quaint account may be familiar to some of you but it was news to me. Enjoy!

http://www.coveringquilthistory.com/bed-turning.php

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

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Subject: Re: Quilt in Movie From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:19:03 -1000 X-Message-Number: 8

Marcia Kaylackie, in warm and toasty Austin, TX, <VBG> asked for a reference to turtleback quilting.

The earliest textual reference I know of, is in Hawaii's first book on Hawaiian quilts, by Stella M. Jones. Called simply, Hawaiian Quilts, the mongraph first appeared in 1930. It was reissued as part of an exhibit catalog, in 1973 (same author and title) and is still in print.

Jones included a schematic showing various quilting patterns that appeared on early Hawaiian quilts, including "honu ipu, turtle's back, said to belong to Kauai." (1930, p. 19; 1973, p. 12).

The clearest image of turtleback quilting can be seen on the jacket of Robert Shaw's Hawaiian Quilt Masterpieces (1996) which is a close-up of contemporary quilter, Junedale Quinories's quilt, Ahinahina (Silversword), 1961. However, Junedale created a strong diagonal secondary design through the center of the "pumpkin seeds" that doesn't appear in the early Kauai quilts.

Four quilts on the Quilt Index have turtleback quilting but it's difficult to see; the quilts are old and used. The clearest example is on quilt #989.

Do separate searches for each of the quilts. On the Search Quilts layout, select the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project as Contributor AND enter the ID Number. Others are

492 780 832 (Also appears in Shaw, p. 51)

Hope this helps.

Laurie

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Subject: turtle back quilting From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:20:59 -0600 X-Message-Number: 9

Can you generically describe it? Is it a cross hatch or double cross hatch variation? I don' t have any reference books with me.