Subject: RE: Belfast CW Flag Quilt From: "carol bikofsky" <> Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:03:14 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1


I finally found an hour to sit down long enough to watch this. What an amazing story it is. The return of the quilt, and then being able to reach back in time and trace its was fascinating to see and hear.

Thanks so much for sending this.

Look forward to seeing you on Monday.



Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 08, 2012 From: Julie Silber <> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:13:47 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1


A reminder to those of you who might be able to get to Lancaster, PA this coming week.

To be able to see ALL of the 82 of the "ex-Esprit" Lancaster County Amish quilts displayed together, is a truly RARE opportunity. The exhibition runs in conjunction with the AQS Quilt Show, nearby ... from March 13 - 18.

Check out the Amish Event here:

I HOPE to see some of you -- I will be there all week.

Julie Silber


Subject: Sorta tech question From: Teddy Pruett <> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 12:06:11 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Hi all - I've just learned that Viking no longer makes StitchD cards for the Viking Designer. I was a die-hard Bernina chick for 26 years=2C until lightning killed my precious machine. I won a Viking in an art exhibit but it just sat in the corner in it's new red box until the death of the Bernina. I forced myself to learn to use it=2C and of course now I love it. A very fine machine.  I bought a card a while back=2C but it never worked. Someone told me to swipe the little gold thingie with alcohol=2C but it still didn't work. Couldn't take it back=2C such nice folks and they sold it to me at such a discount I didn't have the heart to fuss. Any ideas or tricks to get it to work? I havent looked at ebay=2C but I will probably have this machine for many years=2C and would love to have more cards. 

Teddy Pruett Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. -Twyla Tharp


Subject: Quilts at the United Nations From: Stephen Schreurs <> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 17:49:02 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 3

I'd like to share....I have just returned from a very quick trip to New York City, where I attended the opening reception for a small but very powerful installation of quilts and textiles in the entrance hall of the United Nations. It is called "Women are the Fabric". I am honored to have beenone of the quilters who worked on one of the quilts hung there for March and April. It opened, appropriately, on International Women's Day.

Women survivors of rape as a weapon of war told their stories in embroidered "tiles", which my guild and another guild in Michigan mounted in 3 separate quilts, for a total of 6. Two of these are hung in the exhibit (one form each guild), as well as other, similar projects - group quilts and individual art quilts - which address other global problems of women of the world such as uterine prolapse as a consequence of poor obstetrical care, lackof schooling, violence of so many varieties, and human trafficking.

It is dark, but important material, and I am honored to have been a part ofbringing it to light in this way. If you google "Ahadi Quilts", you canlearn more about the group I worked on - and there is a video on youtube still out there, too. If you are in New York City in the next few weeks, stop by and have a look. Fondly, Susan Schreurs


Subject: Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum From: Barb Garrett <> Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 06:26:51 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Good Morning All -

I wanted to share some wonderful pictures I found this morning of the upcoming Esprit Amish Quilt exhibit that is happening next week. I don't know if you have to "like" the museum on facebook, or be "on" facebook to see these, but give this link a try -- the pictures and quilts are wonderful.

I am one of those who will greatly miss this museum as I've had the blessing of being a volunteer there since it opened -- wonderful people and wonderful exhibits -- a great combination. I recommend a visit next week if you can make it.

Hope you can see the pictures, and if you are on several lists, please excuse the duplicate post as I am sending this to several groups.

Barb in sunny southeastern PA


Subject: Announcing Quilters Hall of Fame Quilt Contest 2012! From: Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 18:42:52 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

Hello all - As a Board member of the Quilters Hall of Fame, I am proud to announce a new quilt contest, featuring the patterns of our 2012 Inductee Eleanor Burns. Entries, which are due by June 30, will be sold at the QHF Celebration July 19-21 in Marion, IN. Proceeds will benefit the Marie Webster House and the Hall of Fame. All 24" x 24" quilts must use at least one block from an Eleanor Burns pattern or book. Quilts may be pieced, a ppliqu=E9d, or mixed media. The quilt may be hand or machine quilted. Quilts will be judged, and prizes will be awarded as follows: First place - $ 100.00. Second and third place - $50.00 each. There is a $10 entry fee. For more details and an official entry form, go to and click on "Quilt Contest".The quilts will be sent to my home address - I challenge you to fill my mail box to overflowing ! Thanks, Sharon Pinka Sharon Pinka Rainbow Quilt Blocks, Quilt Study & Research6323 Possum Run Rd. Bellville, OH 44813 USA 419


Subject: Who will be in Lancaster this week? From: Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:32:27 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 3

Come to Lancaster for quilts and a great time! I will be in Lancaster from Tuesday to Saturday at the Host Hotel with Mary Kerr. Both of us are displaying quilts from our collections. Mary's exhibit is from her new book "A Quilted Memory." My exhibit includes 11 NEW World War II quilts in my collection along with 29 others. There will be gallery tours twice a day and a presentation of the WWII quilts on Friday. There is also a guided gallery tour on Friday night between 7-9 p.m. Both Mary and I are planning to be at the Esprit dinner on Tuesday. Hope to see you all there.

Sue Reich Washington Depot, Connecticut web sites: go to www.coveringquilthistory go to www.majorreichaward go to


Subject: Re: Who will be in Lancaster this week? From: Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:55:19 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 4

Wish I could be there, you just don't know. but...... Have a great time with Mary and I am sure your exhibit(s) will be super. Mitzi Oakes



Subject: What to do? From: "Marilyn Sholtis" <> Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:56:01 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

Hello, I am new and this is a question that perhaps someone can help me with. Many years ago I purchased a quilt top at an AQSG annual seminar at the live auction. The quilt was made by what the donater said was the first on line quilt block exchange. It is a signature quilt with the makers' names and email addresses. These ladies were from all over and I assumed formed some type of group on line. I have no idea what to do with it? I would gladly have it layed and quilted if I could donate it somewhere. Not sure if any institution would be interested in it. What would you do? Marilyn Sholtis


Subject: old quilt top From: <> Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:34:07 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Marilyn, if you are interested in making a donation, why not donate it to the upcoming AQSG Seminar for auction?

Kathy Moore ------=_NextPart_000_0043_01CCFF8B.A26707E0--


Subject: Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum From: Barb Garrett <> Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:30:42 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

Good Evening All -

I always find it interesting to see "behind the scenes" as to how an exhibit is mounted. This utube video is about the upcoming Esprit Amish quilts exhibit. I hope you enjoy it. And hopefully it will encourage some people to come who thought it was "too far". It's 82 wonderful quilts, all in one location.

Barb in southeastern PA Grateful to be able to view the quilts this week


Subject: Re: First On-Line quilt block exchange top From: Karen Alexander <> Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 22:30:06 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

Donating it back to the AQSG auction is an excellent idea!

I was just thinking about this topic the other day because I bought a signature quilt dated 1982 with names from all over. It reminded me that my MIL had began to exchange blocks with women from around the world that she found in the PenPal section of Quilters Newsletter and then later via the Internet. I still have all her correspondence and photos that she kept from those exchanges. I also have the quilts she made from those exchanges.

Karen Alexander


Subject: Cooper Hewitt collections visible on line From: Laura Fisher <> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:02:16 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 2 FYI -news release from Cooper Hewitt Museum NYC announces creation of its online collections viewing apparatus:

 Collection Wall As part of our continuing commitment to making our collection more accessible, we have released our collection data to the public. Web enthusiasts arealready playing with the data, and, to coincide with the release, Cooper-Hewitt built a simple scrolling Collection Wall to show "everything" at once. Try the Collection Wall.Read the inside technical story on the release.  They have extraordinary textiles and documents, for those interested in theearliest international printed materials. Also extraordinary laces, wallpaper documents, amazingly beautiful stuff If you missed the Sonia Delauney fabrics, hope they are visible on this new web thingy, exciting designs. Laura Fisher FISHER HERITAGE 212/838-2596 find us on facebook: Laura Fisher Quilts --944242502-1789108685-1331654536=:47693--


Subject: Lancaster quilt viewing opportunities From: Barb Garrett <> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 07:17:12 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Good Morning All -

Last evening was the unveiling of the stunning exhibit of antique Amish quilts at the Lancaster Quilt and Textile museum. I just found these pictures on facebook and hope you can access them --

Being able to view the quilts "en mass" was a wonderful experience, and you can see the backs of many, and get really close to see the stitching on them. Do visit while in Lancaster.

This morning is the opening of Sue Reich's WWII exhibit at the Host -- can't wait to see what she's added to the collection since I saw it several years ago. They are very inspiring =both the quilts themselves and their stories.

It's such a blessing to have 2 wonderful opportunities to see antique quilts during Lancaster Quilt Week.

And the weather is beautiful. Hope you can make it to the area.

Barb in southeastern PA