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Subject: Re: Quilt in Movie From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:29:06 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Thanks, Laurie, for the information on turtleback quilting - I'm heading over to the Quilt Index right now.

Dale in COLD frozen Indiana

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:39:49 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Jean, it looks like pumpkin seed or teacup quilting. I looked at Laurie's #832 in the Quilt Index (under Hawaiian Quilt Research Project), and it's difficult to see it there. You need to go see the movie (on the big screen :-) ), because there's a close-up of the wife in bed in the hospital where it's really easily seen.

Dale

On 1/13/2012 10:20 PM, Jean Carlton wrote:

Can you generically describe it? Is it a cross hatch or double cross hatch variation?

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:01:17 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Oh, NOW I see - yes, #989 and #492 show the pattern more clearly. The movie quilt's pattern is not this elaborate - really looks like teacup quilting, no echoing evident in the brief glimpse I saw. Quilt Index, search contributor=Hawaiian Quilt Research Project and put in ID number.

Dale

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Subject: Re: CW Commemorative Quilt From: Sheri Lesh <leshsherigmail.com> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:12:29 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

"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?'

Stephanie....Well isn't that special, I did that posting yesterday morning and checked the link and they have changed the page some since my posting. I did change it on my blog..... so just go to the opening page and it is listed part way down the page.... http://www.groutmuseumdistrict.org/ Yes the quilts will be hanging at the museum location.

"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."

I found it on the Library of Congress Photo collection in the slide show. The tag for the picture said this: Washington, District of Columbia, Tent Life of the 31st Penn. Inf. (later 82d Penn. Inf.) at Queen's Farm, Vicinity of Fort Slocum.....this the only info that I know.

Hope this answers your questions. SRL

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

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Subject: Another quilt in a movie From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 13:27:07 -0600 X-Message-Number: 5

There's a lovely scrappy quilt cuddling a sad character in Joyful Noise, which I saw last night. Very uplifting movie (I love gospel music) and a HILARIOUS fight between Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. Lighthearted "check your brain at the door and have fun" entertainment with a sweet message and a happy ending. Steph Whitson

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:08:46 -1000 X-Message-Number: 6

Jean, I posted an image of a quilt with turtleback quilting on the QHL eboard at: Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/6nrbrnf

This is the tiny URL to the Quilt Index record: http://tinyurl.com/75uhx54

Is this the quilting pattern you saw in The Descendants, Dale?

Aloha, Laurie

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

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Subject: Lee Wards exhibit From: "The Motls" <motljefnet.com> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:31:00 -0600 X-Message-Number: 7

Do you have more information about the Lee Wards kit exhibit. They only mention the program. The museum doesn't have it on their website and didn't respond to email. Thanks, Chris

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:39:41 -0600 X-Message-Number: 8

Oh my gosh - that's great, Laurie...thank you !! A wonderful overall design. I was picturing the 'markings' on the back of the turtle for inspiration but I see it as the basic shape of the whole turtle back viewed from above..... and it IS echoed, really. I was trying to post a photo of the back of a turtle on the eboard and couldn't get into it with the passwords I have. I've written Kris....I was going thru my photos from Wash. DC and a water sculpture had a turtle....I'll post if I can get in....okay - I was able to post it on Eboard thru your note....It's under the General tab - Turtle Back. I am going to make a note of not only the term but the design for use in something of my own. Thanks, Jean

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Subject: Quilting News - The Seven Star Quilt - Could it be a Seven Sisters? From: suereichcharter.net Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 01:57:41 -

Just found this interesting article. Sounds like the pattern we call Seven Sisters.

Anniston Star Anniston, Alabama June 2, 1935, page 8

Along Country Lanes Mrs. S. E. Champion, who lives on Route 4, Oxford, has many things of interest, among them be- ing two counterpanes and char- iot wheel coverlet she helped make over 50 years ago. She also has a seven-star quilt she made when she was 17 years old. An old dress- er she has had since childhood is in good condition and an old hand- made chest no doubt is more than 70 years old. A brown linen table cloth, a gift from Mrs. Champion's mother, is very beautiful. Mrs. Champion has a Bible that her father carried in his coat pocket when he was a soldier in the Con- federate Army which no doubt sav- ed his life when hit by a bullet, that failed to pierce it. Although 68 years old Mrs. Champion has never rode on a train and has nev- er worn silk hose. Her first and only time to see a picture show was about nine years ago. She said she had never attempted to dance. Mrs. Champion lived in Calhoun County, all her life and never been out of the state. "I used to help mother knit socks for my father and three brothers and after my marriage I knitted all my hus- band's socks," she said as for a "hobby" Mrs. Champion indulges in the art of crocheting.

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

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:15:10 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Laurie: No, the quilt in the movie really just has single "pumpkin seed" quilting, if my glimpse of it is accurate. Same concept but much simpler. But the colors are VERY similar. That's interesting. It was hard to get a sense of the overall applique pattern, but it didn't have a central motif - more like individual motifs scattered around, but again, we didn't get a good allover shot of it. Darn those set designers - why couldn't they hang it up on the wall for a good long shot of it? :-)

Thanks for the URLs. This is a glorious quilt, and I too am going to put this quilting pattern onto my "to do someday" list.

Dale

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Subject: Re: Turtle back quilting From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu> Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:58:58 -1000 X-Message-Number: 1

Well, I still intend to go see the film but I just went out and looked at a movie trailer for The Descendants and saw the quilt we've been discussing in the scene with gorgeous George and film daughters sitting on a sofa snuggled under it. It looks to be about in the condition of the quilt we registered in that same design, also in gold on white. The owner said the design was called Bleeding Heart.

There is one area in which I think I can see turtleback quilting. Just under George Clooney's left hand, Dale?

Laurie

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu> Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:19:22 -1000 X-Message-Number: 2

Shucks, Dale. <G> My colleague and I have decided that going to see The Descendants is mandatory before we can complete our background research on the history of Hawaiian quilting in the islands. <VBG> Now, I'm curious whether I can ID the applique design.

Laurie

> Laurie: No, the quilt in the movie really just has single "pumpkin > seed" quilting, if my glimpse of it is accurate. Same concept but much > simpler. But the colors are VERY similar. That's interesting. It was > hard to get a sense of the overall applique pattern,

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Subject: Seven Sisters From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:58:53 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Sue's suggestion that the "Seven Star" quilt from Alabama may be what we know as "Seven Sisters" is valid. These were pretty specific to the south for a long time around the Civil War period. I'm preaching to the choir Iknow but the first seven states to secede from the Union were known as the Seven Sister States. Alabama was number four on that list so the possibility is strong. Doing the math from the printed article the maker would have been 17 in 1884 still a good time for these quilts. Teddy Pruett

 www.teddypruett.com Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. -Twyla Tharp

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Subject: Re: Turtle back quilting From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:21:25 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

Laurie: I saw the quilting in a close-up of the Mom in the hospital. You'll need to go see the movie TWICE - once to enjoy the plot, and once to study the quilt. ;-) Sorry, I didn't notice any quilting in the Clooney scenes. <G>

On 1/16/2012 2:58 AM, Laurie Woodard wrote:

There is one area in which I think I can see turtleback quilting. Just under George Clooney's left hand, Dale? Laurie

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Subject: Hawaiian From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:04:11 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 5

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Hi all - caught up on a lot of films over the holidays, and the only relevant textile was the quilt in the Descendants, but....perhaps I need strongerglasses, I thought the quilt on the dying wife/mother in the hospital was a PRINTED one with larger and smaller Hawaiian quilt like motifs, not a real applque. Later the quilt appeared in their home in the final scenes. I doenjoy seeing if set decorators get the props accurate, in part because it always fun and lucrative to rent things for a period film. It's also great to see how wrong they got the clothing and the accessories in older westerns from the mid 20th c on, before we alll knew better.  Laura  Laura Fisher at FISHER HERITAGE 305 East 61st Street 5th floor New York, NY 10065

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: Crm793aol.com Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:53:25 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 6

Laurie,

I have the book "Hawaiian Quilts, Tradition & Transition" in Japanese/English, authored by you and Reiko Brandon. On page 66 is a close-up shot of 2 small motifs combined with echo quilting. Could this be a form of the turtleback quilting? The date is early 20th century. I've been intrigued by the different quilting patterns seen other than the traditional echo.

Carolyn Miller

In a message dated 1/14/2012 3:09:01 P.M. Central Standard Time, Lwoodardhawaii.edu writes:

Jean, I posted an image of a quilt with turtleback quilting on the QHL eboard at: Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/6nrbrnf

This is the tiny URL to the Quilt Index record: http://tinyurl.com/75uhx54

Is this the quilting pattern you saw in The Descendants, Dale?

Aloha, Laurie

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

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Subject: Re: Turtle back quilting From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:59:32 -0600 X-Message-Number: 7

Three times. Once to enjoy the plot, once to study the quilt, and once to study George.

Sorry ... couldn't resist. Steph Whitson

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Subject: URR p.s. From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:08:23 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 8

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Hi all - well here's a close-to-home for mep.s. to all the underground railroad conversation that actually is factual---NYC landmarked a local stop on the URR! I am going to walk by one day and try to imagine a quilt hangingthere that might guide people, butby now we are allconfident that folks had another way of communicating this and other locations. I never heard of Lamartine Place, so this will be an adventure: Preservationists celebrated the designation of the Lamartine Historic Districta row of antebellum Greek Revival houses on 29th Street between8th and 9th Avenuesover the weekend. The new landmarked area includes the Hopper-Gibbons House at 339 West 29th Street, the only documented stop in Manhattan of the Underground Railroad that shepherded escaped slaves to freedom before the Civil War. The formerly unbroken line of rooftops from along Lamartine Place on West 29th Street is how the abolitionist Gibbons family escaped from a bloodthirsty mob during the Draft Riots of 1863. In those dark few days ofNew York's history, murderous mobs, enraged by the enactment of a draft for the Civil War, roamed the streets of the city, lynching, burning and killing. The Hopper-Gibbons House was torched during the Draft Riots, but survived along with the rest of Lamartine Place.  Chelsea Stop on the Underground Railroad Becomes a Landmark [DNAinfo]  Save Abigail Hopper Gibbons Home: 339 W29 St, NYC

 Laura

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

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Subject: Lee Wards Kit Quilt Program From: "Pam Conklin" <pam.conklinatt.net> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:39:47 -0600 X-Message-Number: 9

Ref Chris' post, 14 Jan, subject Lee Wards Kit Quilt Program: Ssee below link for the brochure for the exhibit. According to Chris Moline Susan Wildemuth (Iowa/Illinois Quilt Study Group member) has made a large donation of Lee Wards Kits and Quilts to the Historical Society and this exhibit is opening on that Sunday. The lecture is on 20th Century Women's lives and the use of kits through that time period.

Sunday, 22 Jan, 2p.m. Elgin Area Historical Society, Elgin, IL

http://pinterest.com/pin/256634878735672724/

Pam

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Subject: re Seven Sisters quilt maker From: Gaye Ingram <gingramsuddenlink.net> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:06:16 -0600 X-Message-Number: 10

Sue Reich wrote, quoting from Alabama newspaper:

"Although 68 years old Mrs. Champion has never rode on a train and has never- worn silk hose."

I love this.

But neither have I [ridden a train or worn silk hose]. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Re the Seven Sisters pattern. I've heard the story Teddy reported, too. From my work on other so-called political quilts, I suspect that if the pattern did for a time refer to the Confederate states, it nevertheless was an older pattern that just changed names for the occasion.

This was one of only two names for quilt patterns I think my father knew, and he often spoke of his fondness for it. There were several examples in his family, all with the circular setting (the harder to set perfectly, my dear).

The number "seven" supposedly has magical properties and I think a lot of things, like a familiar old climbing rose, were assigned that name because of associations.

Considering that most of the South was not exactly planning for a war, I would guess that many of the more local flags grew out of older design traditions.

I've often wondered if the examples my grandmother made related to the seven sons she bore, of whom my father was one. Her husband, who had been one of two children and full of Irish superstitions, had thought this a good idea and took great pride in his seven sons, presumably because of the luck factor as well as the boys themselves.

Thanks for posting this, Sue.

Gaye Ingram

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Subject: turtleback quilting From: Barbara Woodford <haqgalenalink.net> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:34:14 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

Thank you all who contributed to this thread. I never had heard of this pattern of quilting and probably would never have heard of it or seen it in the rest of my lifetime. Or if I I heard or seen would have been at a loss. Now I am educated, thanks to you.

Barbara Woodford

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Subject: Re: turtle back quilting From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:17:26 -1000 X-Message-Number: 2

The quilt Carolyn is referring to can be seen on the Quilt Index, where the detail is not great. http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?kid15-32-4BB

I posted a closeup of the area of the quilt Carolyn mentions on the QHL eboard where you can see the quilting better.

Carolyn asked if the quilting inside the flowers might be an example of or based on Hawaiian turtle back quilting. I don't believe so. I see it as still being contour quilting but it is a little more "freed up" in the flower. The quilt was made circa 1980 by a well-known Hawaiian quilter and reflects or predates a now common quilting technique where petals in flowers and veins in leaves are rendered in a more natural manner while the rest of the quilt is worked in contour quilting.

Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/6ubvc6k

> I have the book "Hawaiian Quilts, Tradition & Transition" in  > Japanese/English, authored by you and Reiko Brandon. On page 66 is a close-up shot of 2 > small motifs combined with echo quilting. Could this be a form of the

> turtleback quilting?

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Subject: Quilting News - "Around the World" and "Moon and Stars" From: suereichcharter.net Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:54:27 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

The regular column, "Along Country Lanes" by Arthur Philips of the Anniston Star, Anniston, Alabama always featured reports on local quiltmaking. You just have to love the names of their quilts.

Anniston Star Anniston, AL November 29, 1936, page 10

Ed Dodson of Heflin contributes the following: Mrs. Eliza Dougherty of Heflin has a quilt that contains 5,745 one- inch squares, which took more than ten months to complete. It is called "Around the World" and is well named, she said. Mrs. Dougherty estimates that each square con- tains 40 stitches and the larger square 60 more, which totals 100. Then with pencil and paper, she figured that it took, 674,500 stitches to complete the quilt. Nine 150- spools of thread were used in finishing the quilt, she said. Mrs. Dougherty later started a quilt top which she believes will run her "Around the World" quilt a close second. It is called "Moon and Stars" and contains a score or more colors. She hopes to complete this quilt by next spring.

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

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Subject: RE: Quilting News - "Around the World" and "Moon and Stars" From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:03:42 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

I love it that she COUNTED! This really is rich information for quilt historians. A friend of mine has a white-work quilt bought at a Nebraska country auction and I have wanted to figure out a way to count the yards of quilting thread and then the hours ... Just to try to estimate.

And here another quilter counted her stitches, God bless her.

Thanks so much for sharing that.

Steph Whitson

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Subject: Confederates in the Cornfields From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:11:34 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

"Confederates in the Cornfield: Civil War Quilts from Davis County, Iowa" by Edie McGinnis

I assume some of you have this book. Does it have much new unique history of Iowa quilting or is it mostly about how to patterns?

I did enjoy her "Feedsacks! Beautiful Quilts from Humble Beginnings."

Thanks for your feedback,

Karen Alexander

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Subject: Re: Confederates in the Cornfields From: txjaniacverizon.net Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:49:38 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

"Confederates in the Cornfield: Civil War Quilts from Davis County, Iowa" is a 48 page book about a Confederate raid on several Davis County, Iowa farms. They just slipped over the Missouri line and played havoc-robbing, destroying property and a few deaths and a few taken prisoner. There are 3 patterns in the book. A beautiful applique known as 'Bird in a Cherry Tree" quilt, c. 1840-1880 and probably made in Ohio. Also a simple Bear Paw and a Housewife sewing kit. It also has Davis County and Bloomfield, Iowa attractions for the traveler.

The history was interesting to read about the raid, but I mainly bought the book because I am an Iowan living in Texas and did not remember about any CW raids, battles, etc. being taught in Iowa History. But that was also 40 yrs. ago. And the Bird in a Cherry Tree quilt is gorgeous.

Sarah in NE Texas

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Subject: Article on Kit Quilts From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net> Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:21:47 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Good Evening All --

I was first introduced to the website fabrics.net many years ago by Joan Kiplinger. She would send me links of articles I "had" to read, and then I would follow wonderful rabbit trails. I must admit that I haven't visited that site in a long time, until tonight.

Because of Joan, I became friends with Judi Fibush of California, and she has just had an article published by fabrics.net on Kit Quilts. She tells me the article is the result of her love and interest in kit quilts, and her desire to develop a program for her local quilt history study group.

This is the link to her article -- http://info.fabrics.net/history-of-kit-quilts-past-and-present/

Barb in southeastern PA Where we are awaiting a wintry mix

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Subject: Article on Kit Quilts - Update From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net> Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:19:03 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Good Morning All -

Judi Fibush has asked me to post a follow up to her article on fabrics.net about kit quilts. Thanks to the wonderful sharing nature of members of this list, she has made some adjustments and additions to her article. While fabrics.net hasn't had the chance to update yet, her revised article and pictures are available for view here --

http://www.fibush.net/kitquilts/kitquilts.htm and the collection pix also. http://www.fibush.net/kits.htm

As we all are, she is very grateful for the generous sharing of knowledge that happens in this group.

Barb in southeastern PA

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Subject: small piece of late 19th century fabric needed From: donbeldpacbell.net Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:33:50 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

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Hi everyone.

I have a nice monkey wrench top with alternating cheddar yellow in the middle and chrome yellow on both outsides solid fabric blocks. One corner is missing--the chrome yellow.

Does anyone out there have a 7 x 7 inch chrome yellow or cheddar yellow c. 1890 solid that I can beg, borrow, or buy?

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Subject: Sue Reich in Pittsburgh From: rodgers.jtgmail.com Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:41:57 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

We're all guilty of taking our local resources for granted from time to time. I'm happy to report that Pittsburgh reversed that ornery behavior by welcoming Sue Reich back to her hometown as a featured speaker at the Senator John Heinz History Center's 5th annual Quilter's Weekend on January 21st and 22nd.

Sue shared some of her World War II era quilts and presented an informative and touching program about quilting activity in the 1940s. She dispelled the idea that women used only war materiel during that decade with her well-researched and well-illustrated presentation. (We would expect nothing less from a quilt historian of her caliber.)

The weekend event also allowed two active Quilts of Valor groups to showcase their work making quilts for wounded veterans of the wars our country has fought since World War II. These groups have been working independently for the past two to three years and have made more than 200 quilts that have been presented to injured veterans around the world.

Jan Rodgers Mars, PA where it's cool and gloomy as usual

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Subject: Florida quilt doc Day From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:19:59 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2012/01/26/4f216247124b 4

Just got this hot off the wire. Are any of you on this list involved?

Karen in the Islands

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Subject: Upcoming Quilt events in Ft. Lauderdale From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:52:46 -0800 X-Message-Number: 3

Hello QHL List members,

I will be in Ft. Lauderdale before and after our jazz cruise ship embarks.... just long enough to potentially get into trouble if I can find a quilt show, an antique shop or a quilt shop. Anyone have any suggestions? I would need an address too, if possible, or at least a business name that can easily be found in a phone directory.

Thanks for your help!

Karen Alexander

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Subject: Re: Florida quilt doc Day From: QUILTMOOREaol.com Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:08:05 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 1

http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2012/01/26/4f216247124b 4 Wow, that' a great article! The SSQA has been giving grants to groups that want to hold quilt documentations for the last few years. This is our last scheduled event unless other groups apply before March. Our next step is to get all these records uploaded to the Quilt Index.

Nan Moore in FL

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Subject: Re: Florida quilt doc Day From: ag32040 <ag32040aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:17:59 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

 

On Jan 27, 2012, at 5:08:05 AM, QUILTMOOREaol.com wrote:

From: QUILTMOOREaol.com Subject: [qhl] Re: Florida quilt doc Day Date: January 27, 2012 5:08:05 AM EST To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com>

http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2012/01/26/4f216247124b 4 Wow, that' a great article! The SSQA has been giving grants to groups that want to hold quilt documentations for the last few years. This is our last scheduled event unless other groups apply before March. Our next step isto get all these records uploaded to the Quilt Index.

Nan Moore in FL N an  NAN,    

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Subject: Re: Upcoming Quilt events in Ft. Lauderdale From: ag32040 <ag32040aol.com> Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:00:02 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

On Jan 26, 2012, at 10:52:46 PM, "Karen Alexander" <karenquiltrockisland.com> wrote:

From: "Karen Alexander" <karenquiltrockisland.com> Subject: [qhl] Upcoming Quilt events in Ft. Lauderdale Date: January 26, 2012 10:52:46 PM EST To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Hello QHL List members,

I will be in Ft. Lauderdale before and after our jazz cruise ship embarks.... just long enough to potentially get into trouble if I can find a quilt show, an antique shop or a quilt shop. Anyone have any suggestions? I would need an address too, if possible, or at least a business name that can easily be found in a phone directory.

Thanks for your help!

Karen Alexander \

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Subject: The Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh From: suereichcharter.net Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:41:23 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 2

Many thanks to Jan Rogers for her kind words and the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh for inviting me to present and to share the WWII quilts at Quilters Weekend. This year's event was dedicated to Military quilts. Western Pennsylvania History, Winter 2011-12, the Center's news magazine features a great article Quiltmaking in War Time: From 1860 to the Present written by Jan. Her narrative covers the Civil War to the present with the Quilts of Valor Project in the Pittsburgh area. The photography is also excellent. The Flight 93 Mission Statement Quilt by Suzi Bird, Adrienne Hunter's Airplane Quilt, Sarah Bright Anderson's Civil War Narrative Quilt with the Civil War Flag as a backing, and quilts made for Lance Corporal Patrick Kenny who was killed in Iraq, October, 2005 are all featured in Jan's article. The magazine is available in the gift shop at the Heinz Center.

In the it's a small world department: After I presented, the husband of Bonnie Purcell, Pittsburgh's Quilts of Valor coordinator, realized we grew up living across the street from one another. The last time I saw Herbie was probably 43 years ago in 1969. His grandparents were my next door neighbors.

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

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Subject: QN - "Odd Fellow" in the Anniston Star From: suereichcharter.net Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 13:42:24 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 3

Another uncommon quilt pattern.

Anniston Star Anniston, Alabama February 21, 1937, page 10

Along Country Lanes We called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lowry at Cedar Springs. last week and there we saw several antiques of a nature we have never seen before. Mrs. Lowry showed us an old churn made of cedar that was handed down to her from her mother and the first she had ever used. "I do not know the age of this churn but it has been in our fam- ily ever since I can remember," she said. This churn has a capacity of two and a half gallons and is still in good condition. Mrs. Lowry also has a popular make of sewing ma- chine that carries the same history as the churn. This machine is in use today and has been used con- stantly for more than a half cen- tury. Mrs. Lowry is 51 years old and says this machine is as good as new. The quilt top (Odd fellow) Mrs. Lowry has just finished con- tains 1,437 pieces with no two pieces alike. One of the smallest almanacs we have ever seen was presented to Mr. Lowry by his teach- er when he attended Sunday School at Heflin in 1883. This almanac is for the year 1884 and is two inches long, an inch and a half wide and about as thick as a silver dollar. Mr. Lowry also has a penny made in 1820 that is as large as a half- dollar. "I found it while wrecking an old Negro slave house back in 1900," he said. A metal souvenir he received while attending cotton states and international exposition at Atlanta in 1895 is among the oth- er keepsakes of Mr. and Mrs. Low- ry.

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

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Subject: Talking Quilt From: Pam Weeks <pamela.weeksgmail.com> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:24:35 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

Hi all!

We are doing some research on a quilt in our collection titled "Talking Quilt." According to the notes in the files, this quilt was made in about 1989, and published in "Quilting Today" magazine, probably between 1989 and 1992. The quilt has appliqued depictions of hands using sign language.

Can someone tell me whose collection has this publication so that we can track down a copy? Sorry not to be more specific, but this is all we have at the moment.

Thanks!

Pam Weeks Curator New England Quilt Museum

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Subject: Talking Quilt From: Pam Weeks <pamela.weeksgmail.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 06:55:29 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Hi again! Turns out NEQM has a complete set of the magazines I was looking for! Just didn't find them on the first go.

Best to all from sunny NH!

Pam Weeks

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Subject: History of Vintage Kit Quilts-Past and Present From: "Judith Fibush" <judifibush.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 07:34:59 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Good Morning,

It has been a long time since I renewed my chance to talk to you all and I ask your forgiveness for my absence.

Recently I was asked to do a presentation on vintage kit quilts for a local AQSG meeting and I made a handout/presentation for this venture. You can find it at www.vintagekitquilts.com a website my hubby just made for me. (I do think he did a great job and am so pleased and thrilled too.) Also included are two areas which you must CLICK on to see of my collection of kit quilts and then of my antique quilts.

NOTE: It takes maybe a week for Google to get this into their system so you will have to put in the web address above if you wish to view it for awhile.

I look forward to hearing from any of you - pros and cons.

Judi Fibush

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Subject: Hawaii 2012 Quilt-related Events From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:13:27 -1000 X-Message-Number: 4

For those of you who may be planning trips to Hawaii this year, here are three opportunities to see quilts.

On the Big Island (Hawaii) Ka Hui Kapa Apana o Waimea (Quilt Club) http://waimeatown.org/2011/03/25/ka-hui-kapa-apana-o-waimea-quilt-club-6/

Their biennial quilt show is in February as part of the Waimea [town] Cherry Blossom Festival. http://www.hawaii247.com/tag/cherry-blossom-festival/

The Honolulu Academy of Arts is planning an exhibition of Hawaiian quilts from their collection. Regal and Royal Hawaiian Quilts runs Mar 01 2012 - Jun 17 2012. This is a rare opportunity to see, in person, those quilts so often published in books and magazines. http://www.honoluluacademy.org/art/exhibitions/12442-regal_and_royal_hawaiian_quilts

The Hawaii Quilt Guild meets on the fourth Monday of the month. http://www.hawaiiquiltguild.org/

The Guild's annual show will be held May 11 =96 20, 2012 at Linekona--The Academy Art Center. 1111 Victoria Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 Hours: Tues =96 Sat 10 a.m. =96 4:30 p.m. ~ Sun 1 p.m. =96 5 p.m. ~ Closed Mondays Free Admission!

BTW, two of our museums (new directors) are changing their name.

Beginning Feb 1, the Mission Houses Museum and Hawaiian Mission Children's Library will be know collectively as: The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Beginning March 1, the Honolulu Academy of Arts becomes: The Honolulu Museum of Arts

Tra la. <G>

Aloha, Laurie Woodard

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Subject: historical quilts/Sue From: Jccullencrewaol.com Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:29:46 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 5

This year's event was dedicated to Military quilts.

Thank you, Sue, for the good information on historical military quilts. I've had a great interest in WWII quilts in particular being of that age myself. I am reading a comprehensive book now with over 200 photos and also accurate historical content by Patricia Cummings, called _Sweetheart & Mother Pillows 1917-1945_ (http://www.schifferbooks.com/) and feel right at home reviewing the different pillows as I had seen several of them that were sent home to my family during WWII. To keep this quilt-history related, I recently saw a photo of an older crazy quilt which had a sweetheart pillow sewn into it. This is the first time I've seen one as part of a crazy quilt. Has anyone else seen any sweetheart pillows sewn into a quilt? I'm curious to know.

I really enjoy being a member of QHL as I have learned so much from the knowledgeable women (and men) in this group. Thank you for that.

Carol Grace--a crazy quilter by choice and lurker because I love learning about quilting history --part1_47b53.38fb849f.3c573e7a_boundary--

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Subject: quilt history on i-tunes From: ikwlt <ikwltyahoo.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:46:30 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 6

a friend of mine who knows my interest in quilt history sent this item froma civil war list that she belongs to. i don't know the source, but am passing it along informationally. i don't use i-tunes and many here mightalready be aware of this, but for what it's worth, here is what she sent to me...pattiI have I Tunesdownloaded on my computer to buy music for my Ipod or to download onto thecomputer to make a CD to listen to in the car. Did you know that on the I Tunesstore page is a section called I Tunes University and in that section are 46lectures from the International Quilt Study Center at the University ofNebraska that are FREE. (Just put in InternationalQuiltStudyCenterin the I Tunes search box and they will all pop up.) Someof the lectures are the thesis of students working on their Masters degree inTextile History/quilt studies, a degree unique to the QuiltStudyCenterandthe Universityof Nebraska, and some lectures are by quilt teachers we all know andhave heard of. It has become my habit if I am sewing or cutting out lots offabric to bring my little laptop computer into the sewing room and listen to alecture while I work.There are probably other quilt related lectures fromother museums and univerisities that I have not yet discovered on I Tunes U butfor now I just thought I would share what I have found so far. Happy Stitching All

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Subject: Re: quilt history on i-tunes From: Jean Carlton <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:26:16 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

I also love those lectures but you don't need itunes....just go to the IQSC website. They are available there. Jean

Sent from my Kindle

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From: ikwlt <ikwltyahoo.com> Sent: Sun Jan 29 18:46:30 MST 2012 To: Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Subject: [qhl] quilt history on i-tunes

a friend of mine who knows my interest in quilt history sent this item from a civil war list that she belongs to. i don't know the source, but am passing it along informationally. i don't use i-tunes and many here might already be aware of this, but for what it's worth, here is what she sent to me... patti

I have I Tunes downloaded on my computer to buy music for my Ipod or to download onto the computer to make a CD to listen to in the car. Did you know that on the I Tunes store page is a section called I Tunes University and in that section are 46 lectures from the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska that are FREE. (Just put in InternationalQuiltStudyCenterin the I Tunes search box and they will all pop up.) Some of the lectures are the thesis of students working on their Masters degree in Textile History/quilt studies, a degree unique to the QuiltStudyCenterand the Universityof Nebraska, and some lectures are by quilt teachers we all know and have heard of. It has become my habit if I am sewing or cutting out lots of fabric to bring my little laptop computer into the sewing room and listen to a lecture while I work. There are probably other quilt related lectures from other museums and univerisities that I have not yet discovered on I Tunes U but for now I just thought I would share what I have found so far. Happy Stitching All

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Subject: Oops, Wrong Website From: "Judith Fibush" <judifibush.com> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:21:05 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

In my previous post I show my website and I typed it wrong. It is www.vintagekitquilts.net   not .com. This will lead you to my collection and the presentation about the history of vintage kit quilts.

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Subject: Sweetheart Pillows From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:08:33 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Hi Carol - I know of at least one quilt with Sweetheart pillows in it - I think there are at least three maybe four. It isn't a vintage quilt but it includes a hundred years of fabric starting with a block from a centennial quilt the pillows from WWI and WWII a 40's Bugle Boy pillow cover - just a lot of old stuff. You can see it on my website in one of the Galleries. It is called "Memorial Day" I'm sure this isnt the type of quilt you are wanting to know about but it has the pillows. You asked!

Teddy Pruett

 

www.teddypruett.com Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. -Twyla Tharp

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Subject: Sweetheart Pillow quilts. From: suereichcharter.net Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:04:48 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 4

Sweetheart pillow quilts are actually quite popular. I own two from WWII (in World War II Quilts book) and one from later maybe the Korean War. I have appraised one and many people have sent me photos of others in their family collections. The Sweetheart pillows go back to WWI but I have yet to see a quilt made of covers from that era.

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

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Subject: Lancaster PA quilt show From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:21:47 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

82 Quilts from former Esprit Collection featured in ART OF THE QUILT

Preview Reception & Dinner March 13, Public Exhibition March 14-18, 2012

Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum

For the very first time since this collection made its public debut in 1990 at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, visitors will experience ALL 82 historic masterworks of American quilt making selected from the world renowned Esprit Collection of Amish quilts. These superb works, acknowledged masterpieces of design and needlework, were made between 1870 and 1950 by the Amish women in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be presented in the Beaux-Arts inspired LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM, 37 North Market Street Lancaster PA, for one week only=97March 13-18, 2012.

A preview reception of this weeklong exhibit will be held Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 5pm. The historic evening promises a fabulous reception with hors d=B4oeuvres and signature drinks in the lobby followed by guided tours of the exhibition. Limited seating is also available for an exclusive evening dinner with original Esprit curator, Julie Silber, one of the world=92s most respected quilt experts. Dinner begins at 7:30pm.

Public exhibit admission and curatorial tours will be available at the museum Wednesday through Sunday March 14-18, during the week that American Quilter=92s Society hosts its annual show at the Lancaster County Convention Center=97just one block away. LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM exhibit hours will be 9am to 7pm Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 5pm on Sunday. An eclectic array of live music will highlight the museum=92s exhibit experience during evenings and Sunday afternoon. Thursday evening admission also includes a reception with Lancaster County=92s Bed & Breakfast community.

ART OF THE QUILT at the LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM will be presented by WILLOW VALLEY RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES. Proceeds from this special full-collection exhibit will benefit =93SAVE LANCASTER=92S QUILTS: Preservation for Today & Tomorrow, a campaign for the care of the museum=92s quilt collection and an endowment with the Lancaster County Community Foundation that will assist in providing a home for the artifacts in Lancaster County. <http://www.artofthequilt.eventbrite.com> Purchase tickets online!!

 

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 <http://quiltandtextilemuseum.com/qt/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ART-OF-THE-Q UILT-Event-Schedule.pdf> Click here to download a complete schedule of ART OF THE QUILT events.

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Subject: 82 Quilts from former Esprit Collection featured in ART OF THE QUILT From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:20:23 -0500 X-Message-Number: 6

This information appeared on another site; if you are going to be in

Lancaster PA for the AQS show and related activities, this is a  tremendous opportunity to see an exciting collection that is rarely  exhibited in full. And you can participate in a guided tour of the  quilts with Julie Silber, who was the collection's curator when it was

maintained in California. Click the links below for further  information.

Xenia

82 Quilts from former Esprit Collection featured in ART OF THE QUILT

Preview Reception & Dinner March 13, Public Exhibition March 14-18, 2012

Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum

For the very first time since this collection made its public debut in

1990 at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, visitors will  experience ALL 82 historic masterworks of American quilt making  selected from the world renowned Esprit Collection of Amish quilts.  These superb works, acknowledged masterpieces of design and  needlework, were made between 1870 and 1950 by the Amish women in  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be presented in  the Beaux-Arts inspired LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM, 37 North  Market Street Lancaster PA, for one week only=97March 13-18, 2012.

A preview reception of this weeklong exhibit will be held Tuesday,  March 13, beginning at 5pm. The historic evening promises a fabulous  reception with hors d=B4oeuvres and signature drinks in the lobby  followed by guided tours of the exhibition. Limited seating is also  available for an exclusive evening dinner with original Esprit  curator, Julie Silber, one of the world=92s most respected quilt  experts. Dinner begins at 7:30pm.

Public exhibit admission and curatorial tours will be available at the

museum Wednesday through Sunday March 14-18, during the week that  American Quilter=92s Society hosts its annual show at the Lancaster  County Convention Center=97just one block away. LANCASTER QUILT &  TEXTILE MUSEUM exhibit hours will be 9am to 7pm Wednesday through  Saturday, and Noon to 5pm on Sunday. An eclectic array of live music  will highlight the museum=92s exhibit experience during  evenings and Sunday afternoon. Thursday evening  admission also includes a reception with Lancaster County=92s Bed &  Breakfast community.

ART OF THE QUILT at the LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM will be  presented by WILLOW VALLEY RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES. Proceeds from this

special full-collection exhibit will benefit =93SAVE LANCASTER=92S QUILTS:  Preservation for Today & Tomorrow, a campaign for the care of the  museum=92s quilt collection and an endowment with the Lancaster County

Community Foundation that will assist in providing a home for the  artifacts in Lancaster County. Purchase tickets online!!

Click here to download a complete schedule of ART OF THE QUILT events.

=A92012 Heritage Center of Lancaster County | 13 W King Street,  Lancaster PA 17603

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Subject: RE: quilt history on i-tunes From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net> Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:30:13 -0800 X-Message-Number: 7

Thank you very much for this wonderful tip - I immediately downloaded the app on my phone and have been enjoying the lectures ever where I go! What a great opportunity for us West Coasters who don't get to travel much... This wonderful app and lectures helps us learn so many new things! 

I really love it!!

Thanks again. Leah Zieber From Temecula California