Subject: Lancaster Amish Quilts exhibit From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 06:39:30 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Good Morning All -

The exhibit of 82 Lancaster County Amish quilts is closed, but I was so grateful to find this grouping of wonderful pictures this morning. I love the power of the internet when I'm able to view quilts that were displayed in a location I couldn't visit. I'm so grateful that John shared these great photos and I hope you are able to access them and enjoy --

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?seta.10150672933873252.425077.602893251&type3

Barb in southeastern PA

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Subject: Why Quilts Matter: History, Art& Politics- New News! From: Shelly Zegart <zegartquiltgmail.com> Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 15:50:38 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

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It appears March is the month to celebrate holidays! In addition to being National Quilt Month and International Quilt Day, we92re also celebrating Women92s History Month. Check out the Why Quilts Matter blog (http://www.whyquiltsmatter.org/welcome/blog/) to see what the History Channel Magazine had to say about quilts and the series, and hear from this month92s guest bloggers: Artist Joanne Weis explores how women are using quilts to heal and Quilt Collector Bill Volckening discusses how quilts have empowered women. Be sure to leave your comments on the blog or visit us on Facebook or Twitter, we want to keep this conversation going!

-- 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: quilt frame question From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:34 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 3

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Hi all,I was contacted by a lady who acquired parts of a frame in a box  that is labeled Gibbs mfg., Canton, Ohio 'QF-55'.She k nows that Gibbs is out of business,andhas not been able to find infor mation on their products except toys.She would like to know how it worke d, how to put it together, and isprobably missing some parts. The  piecesshe has arevery different from other quilt framesshe has. She can mail some photos of the piecesshe has if that will help. If anyone can help me with this question, please reply to me off-l ist.Thank you.Best regards,Judy Schwender ---1933122451-1069708577-1332170494:87471------------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 19, 2012 From: Pat Kyser <patkyserhiwaay.net> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:37:07 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Part of a friend's house burned yesterday. Her studio was untouched by  the fire, but all her quilts and fabrics are smoke damaged. Do any of  you knowledgable women know how best to wash the fabrics to "clean"  them? Any advice would be appreciated. Pat Kyser in HOT Alabama. I've never turned on the air conditioning as early as  March 15 before.

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Subject: Publish your own catalog, quilt history research From: kyra hicks <kyra262yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 05:09:39 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 2

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Hello - Wanted to invite you to the PublishYourQuilts.blogspot.com blog. I will host a series of blog posts on how to self-publish your own quilt c atalog starting Monday, March 26.

If you know how to use Microsoft Word, have Internet access, and a dozen or more images of your artwork, you can make your own catalog. The steps w e'll cover are also applicable for publishing quilt history research. Th e blog posts will show step-by-step how to concept, layout, write, publish  and promote a 24-page, full-color paperback catalog.... and how to have it  available on Amazon and other sources.

I'll show the DIY (do-it-yourself) way that is essentially free to create a catalog.

If you don't have time for the blog posts, there is a workbook that is avai lable.

Hope you enjoy! Kyra http://publishyourquilts.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 19, 2012 From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:13:47 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Pat, I know it may not be the best, but when we had a house fire and lots of smoke damage, I did let them take my quilts for the treatment they recommend ... I think it involved an ozone machine in an air-tight facility. I thought that would do less damage than washing ... and decided to let the experts in smoke damage lead the way. But I don't have any quilts that are "important" in terms of quilt history ... and I imagine there are much better ways to do it ... I didn't want to get in a battle with our insurance company and they seemed to be taking the high road insofar as taking care of our property as well as they could. Our entire house was emptied and we moved to a hotel for a week while everything was cleaned.

Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: Introducing myself From: savage.cathleen98gmail.com Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:49:25 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

Hi - I have been lurking on this list for a while but I thought I would finally introduce myself. I'm a lifelong quilt enthusiast, a sometime quilter, and a "retired" executive. To keep myself busy, and to give back to the quilting community, I work with museums to design cases for electronic gadgetry featuring --what else--vintage quilts from their collections.

The idea occurred to me last fall in Houston at IQF when I noticed that few if any phones or laptops had quilt images on them. So far, the products have raised close to $1,000 for the Bennington Museum and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and I am just getting started. It has been great fun and I have met many new people. Have learned a tremendous amount from people on this list as well as other quilt historians and museum staff.

Thanks for the knowledge! I hope to be able to contribute to this group occasionally.

Cathleen Savage http://www.quiltmyphone.com

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Subject: article on Hawaiian Quilt show opening From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:16:54 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 6

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This articleC2appearsC2in this week's edition of Antiques and The A rts Weekly newspaper. I don't know howC2to do the link thingy so you al l can see the color photos ofC2a couple of quilts, probably not critica l since you all have seen themC2often published.(Newtown Bee) C2 C2Quilts Track 150 Years Of Change In Hawaii C2 "Ku'u Hae Aloha (My Beloved Flag),E2809D unidentified maker, Waimea, Haw aii, early Twentieth Century, cotton, plain weave, appliquC3A9 and quilti ng, gift of Mrs Richard A. Cooke, 1927. Honolulu:(photo did not transfer to this) C2 Like slack-key guitar, quilting is an enduring island art that evolved from an imported tradition. Hawaiian women adapted the textile art brought to t he islands by missionaries and made it their own expressive tradition.

Now the Honolulu Museum of Art puts on view a dozen of its prized Hawaiian  quilts in "Regal and Royal Hawaiian Quilts," revealing a response to a cent ury and a half of adaptation and change, sewn by skilled hands. The exhibit ion is on view through June 17. C2 Six of the quilts feature the distinctive floral design most familiar in co ntemporary quilts, and in dramatic color combinations not often seen today.

C2 But the highlight of the exhibition is a rare quilt that depicts a Nineteen th Century romance story alongside a scene of Adam and Eve in Eden. The com pelling "Na Kihapai Nani Lua 'Ole O Edena A Me Elenale (The Beautiful Unequ aled Gardens of Eden and of Elenale)" features large-scale human images in  a context that is unusual for Hawaiian quilts.

C2 "Na Kihapai Nani Lua 'Ole O Edena a Me Elenale (The Beautiful Unequaled Gar dens of Eden and Elenale),E2809D unidentified maker, Hawaii, early Twent ieth Century, cotton, plain weave, appliquC3A9 and quilting, gift of esta te of Mrs Charles M. Cooke, 1929 (photo is in paper). C2 Also on view are what are known as Annexation quilts, featuring bold design s integrating flag motifs. These designs reflect ways in which quilters cam e to grips with the political upheavals of the late Nineteenth Century. Pai rs of crossed Hawaiian flags became the symbol of patriotic loyalty and sup port for the deposed Queen Liliu'okalani.

The quilt titles are integral parts of the works. "The naming of Hawaiian q uilt designs is the originator's privilege," said Sara Oka, manager of the  textile collection and curator of the exhibition. "Some are straightforward while others have poetic names that echo Hawaiian legends, as in 'Ka Ua Ka ni Lehua (The Rain That Rustles Lehua Blossoms),' in reference to the delic ate flower sacred to Pele, goddess of fire and the volcano." A recent "discovery" is on view for the first time in the exhibition. While sorting through the educational lending collection, museum staff discovere d an Annexation quilt that was made around 1900 and had been stored in a cl oset since the 1980s. "The extremely worn, yet tenderly preserved work disp els the myth that flag quilts were never used," said Oka. C2 The Honolulu Museum of Art is at 900 South Beretania Street. For informatio n, www.honolulumuseum.org or 808-532-8700.C2

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

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Subject: Re:article on Hawaiian Quilt show opening From: Laurie Woodard <Lwoodardhawaii.edu> Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:32:57 -1000 X-Message-Number: 1

Thanks for the heads-up, Laura. Here is the link to the article you  referenced.  http://antiquesandthearts.com/Antiques/TradeTalk/2012-03-20__10-20-21.html

This is the link to the Honolulu Museum of Art (used to be the Honolulu  Academy of Arts) show.  http://www.honoluluacademy.org/art/exhibitions/12442-regal_and_royal_hawai ian_quilts

You've seen images of these quilts in print many times over the years.  Now is the chance to actually see them in in living color, so to speak.

Laurie Woodard

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: March 19, 2012 From: "Lonnie" <lonnie8comcast.net> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:53:42 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Pat, The same thing happened to us and I let them take my stash as well. It came back smelling fresh and they even ironed it!! They put us up in an apartment for 3 months while they rebuilt the house. Lonnie Schlough www.fixquilts.com

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Subject: fire damage From: <kmoore81austin.rr.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:00:02 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

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My sympathies to your friend, Pat. I understand what sheE28099s going  through.

I had a fire at my house in Lincoln, NE, in 1997 within three weeks of  our move from Lawrence, KS, and I can attest to the fact that the ozone  machines really do remove the smell of smoke. I donE28099t know about  removal of ash, dust and other things that may have been emitted by the  fire and the smoke. I do remember that there was a thin film of  something left on the walls from the smoke which got places where the  fire didnE28099t. I didnE28099t have a big collection of quilts to  worry about, but all of our clothing and bedding was taken away to a  cleaners and cleaned and stored for 3 months while our house was  repaired. My fabrics were still in the plastic boxes I had used for the  move so they were protected.

Terry Clothier Thompson had a really bad fire in her apartment in  Lawrence back in the early 1990s or late 1980s and I remember that those  quilts and teaching samples which survived had to be washed to remove  soot and stains. You might be able to reach Terry through her website  (www.terrythompson.com/ ) and ask her what she and her good friends  learned.

Let us all know what you and your friend learn.

Best wishes,

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Subject: Lancaster Events From: Julie Silber <quiltcomplexhughes.net> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:32:05 -0700 X-Message-Number: 4

Hello Friends,

I was so very happy to see some of you in Lancaster last week. Great  week for quilts in Pennsylvania!

I was quite busy with the "Esprit" quilts at the Quilt and Textile  Museum, but I was able to get to the Host to see Sue Reich's moving WW2 Quilts exhibit and  Mary Kerr's delightful exhibit she calls "Vintage Revisited." Both shows were  wonderful.

Both Mary and Sue were so welcoming and generous to me and to my host,  the marvelous Trish Herr. Trish and I got our own private tours of Mary's  and Sue's exhibits. What a treat!

I will try to post a few hosts of each exhibition -- on our e-board.  Hope I remember how!

Julie Silber

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Subject: American textile history From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:02:06 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

Interesting blog post about Mr. Lowell.

http://colonialquills.blogspot.com/2012/03/francis-cabot-lowell-businessman. html

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Subject: Lost Quilts/Karen Combs From: "Nancy Smith" <nancykunstsmithcharter.net> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:55:14 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Karen Combs quilts were stolen the other day. There are some pictures  at http://lostquilt.com/. Does anyone know if they have been found yet?

Nancy Kunst Smith AQS Certified Quilted Textile Appraiser Stevens Point, WI

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Subject: RE: Lost Quilts/Karen Combs From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:17:52 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

This is a horribly cautionary tale. May they find their way home quickly.

This is the reason that, even if I put a label on a quilt, I also write my name & other critical information In permanent ink on the quilt back itself. And I don't use dark fabric on the back as a rule for that very reason. I know it doesn't look very pretty, but in a case like this one, who knows but what a thief who ddin'tknow what He was getting might actually return them. Maybe his mama was a quilter ... OK, that's a fairy tale ... But my point is that my quilts can't be sold on e-bay easily by anyone but me (and I ain't sellin').

Steph Whitson

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Subject: Vintage quilt display From: Nancy <aquilterwindstream.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:50:06 -0700 X-Message-Number: 3

Three collectors pooled our quilts in a show of vintage quilts last Saturday . Visit my blog to see. Www. Quiltnans.blogspot.com Nancy

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Subject: Project Gutenberg From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:16:49 -0700 X-Message-Number: 4

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Hello to all - Just wanted to pass along a link I found interesting. I particularly like the bar code off to the side - just use Microsoft Tag  or any other barcode reader on your mobile device and you can search on the  go. Great publications are free downloads for Kindle, etc... I love "Free"!  so enjoy.

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Leah Zieber -

Temecula

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Subject: Lost quilts, Karen Combs From: Linda Heminway <ibquiltncomcast.net> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:11:43 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

On 3/23/12 1:01 AM, "Quilt History List digest" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> wrote:

>Karen Combs quilts were stolen the other day. There are some pictures  >at >http://lostquilt.com/. Does anyone know if they have been found yet?

I "Facebook friended" Karen, I had never heard of her before this episode. Not only did I enjoy seeing photos of her beautiful quilts but I am hoping to find out news about her devastating loss. We all can imagine this horror.

At any rate, I did want to bring up something to everyone. She apparently left her suitcase containing her quilts, class handouts, all her supplies and treasures in her rental car. She probably felt that it was safe to leave them and why lug that stuff all the way into her hotel room when all she needed in there was her personal belongings in another suitcase?

We should all learn from this. I had my vehicle broken into, in a hotel parking lot in NY State years ago, they took electronics from the car and even some of my music CDs and whatnot. It was a mess to come out (naturally it was a rainy day) and find water all inside the car, my stuff missing, and I had to get involved with police and find a way to repair the broken window, dry the car and do what I was supposed to do. Not fun.

Never leave stuff of value in your car, particularly overnight in a hotel parking lot. You are fair game, as Karen was. If only she had thought about security and not left her precious quilts in the vehicle. She can't go back in time, but I'll bet she wishes she could. A lesson to all of us can be derived from this. Some of us lug around tons of very valuable quilts, sewing machines, and the like. Even if you are tired and don't feel like going through it, do bring something of value into the room with you when you are staying in hotels. One might also consider this in your own neighborhood if you park outdoors at home as well. I'm one of the lucky ones who has a garage and parks in there every night. I can load up my car the night before for a quilt workshop and my very costly sewing machine and supplies can be safe.

In closing, I do want to say how sorry I am for Karen, such a shame. I hope her quilts are located.

Linda Heminway Plaistow NH

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Subject: Textile History Forum From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:18:21 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 2

Just an FYI for those that are interested:

"Rabbit Goody and Thistle Hill Weavers are delighted to announce that the The Textile History Forum will take place June 8-10, 2012, at Hyde Hall in Springfield, NY"

For more information, visit:

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Subject: Attempt to post - Fire, smell and a hint From: KayKaySorensen.com Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:51:49 +0000 X-Message-Number: 1

Since I have been unable to post in the normal manner I am attempting to send a message by replying to the previous post. Years ago we had Cheryl Bradkin as a speaker at our guild. She had recently experienced a house fire. She shared the fact that someone (maybe insurance company) had told her to use Safeguard soap to remove the odors. I have found it removes both smoke and other odors. I buy a lot of it and keep it in any place that may need help keeping down odors - cabinets, closets, unoccupied living quarters, things I bring into house that have odor, etc. Of course after a while I have to replace it and then I have bars of soap to use in the usual way. She said no other brand works like this and I believe it.

Quiltingly, Kay Sorensen http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Re: Attempt to post - Fire, smell and a hint From: Quilltraol.com Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:56:11 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 2

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I learned this from Sharon Pinka. She puts a smelly quilt in a plastic garbage bag with the Safeguard for a few days. It's nice to know there's something so simple for getting odors out.

Lisa

_http://quilltr.blogspot.com_ (http://quilltr.blogspot.com/) _http://flickr.com/photos/lisa-kays_ (http://flickr.com/photos/lisa-kays) _http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woolstitchery_ (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woolstitchery)

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Subject: Re: Fire, smell and a hint From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:09:30 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

I wonder if Irish Spring would do the same -- I know that hanging it from trees and shrubs will keep the deer away -- until they learn not to associate the aroma with anything threatening. Then you've got to find another way to keep them away -- which I haven't done.

Judy Grow

>She shared the fact that someone (maybe insurance company) had told her to >use Safeguard soap to >remove the odors. >I have found it removes both smoke and other odors.

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Subject: aprons From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:57:58 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 4

Is there anyone on this list that collects aprons? I had a customer bring me a stack from the 30's through the 50's that she wants to sell/give away. Let me know and I will connect the two of you.

Kris

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Subject: Re: Info needed From: Quilltraol.com Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:32:45 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 5

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I have been contacted by an artist who is doing a painting depicting the Panguitch Quilt March. He would like some general help to make sure the quilts are depicted accurately. If you would be willing to help him, please contact me off list. Thanks, Lisa Kay Ruetz

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Subject: Re: aprons From: Mitzioakesaol.com Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:34:07 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 6

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Hey Kris - I might be interested... (I did get a special award at VQF for my Grandma's Apron wall hanging). Would be nice to talk about this - I just love to talk about some of these things - it could be a great Special Exhibit at some of our shows here in VT. So keep me updated. I am going thru a terrible time at present - my love of my life for 60+ years is now into Alzheimer's and boy does that change one's life. But I really like this idea of aprons for a exhibit of some kind. Had snow here in VT today - how about NYS. Mitzi oakes

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Subject: Blanket Statements qustion From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:07:31 -0400 X-Message-Number: 7

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* Where is the article that is "correction" in Blanket Statements mentions? Thanks....Lynn L. Gorges, New Bern, NC

"The Stars and Stripes Bed Quilt Pattern and the Fort Sumter Flag" Corrections *

Jean Potetz writes to tell our readers the caption is incorrect for the sketch of the Fort Sumter Flag, Figure 3 in her article. The sketch did not come from the National Park Service but should have read "The Flag of Fort Sumter, c. 1861, courtesy of the Library of Congress." The only image of the Fort Sumter Flag is from the National Park Service shown here in Figure 1.

In addition, Jean writes, within the text, the words *Figure 1 *should not be in the first paragraph but placed instead at the end of the first sentence of the second paragraph 96 "In July of 1861 *Peterson92s Magazine *published a quilt pattern entitled The Stars and Stripes Bed Quilt. *Figure 1*"

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Subject: Re: aprons From: pollymellocomcast.net Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 02:18:42 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 8

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Madge Ziegler gave us a wonderfult her apron collection. She might be inter ested.

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Subject: Re: aprons From: pollymellocomcast.net Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 02:47:26 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 9

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C2 L et me try again. Madge has a great apron collection and gave us a  wonderful lecture about aprons.

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Subject: Aprons From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 23:39:57 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

Diane Shink has written a book on aprons. I think she may be on this list. I know she is an AQSG member.

Here is a series of articles about her collection. Be sure to copy and paste the whole address into your search engine.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Diane+MacLeod+Shink+life+textiles+teachi ng/5992644/story.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Aprons+Once+symbols+repression+fashion+a ccessories/5992352/story.html

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Aprons+Part+fabric+time+women+lives/5992 575/story.html

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Subject: AProns From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:48:38 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

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I think we might - or might not - be surprised at how many list members col lect aprons. It probably has to do with that "woman" thing - quilts2C apr ons2C buttons.They seem related somehow. I know that Xenia collects aprons. Once when we were AQSG roomies2C I pla ced a different vintage apron pattern on her bed every time she left the ro om. After quite a number of these2C she wanted to know "Just how many of t hese things do you have?" SO I dumped the rest of them out in one pile. I had run across them in a thrift shop2C they were too good to leave there. Can't remember how many there were - stacks of them. I collected aprons for years2C and when we moved two years ago I packed th em all up to put in my yard sale. Ended up giving them to Nan Moore as a b ribe for her to do some machine quilting for me. ANd wouldn't you know - o n a recent trip2C I found three mint condition aprons2C one with the hang tags still in place for $1 each. I had to bring them home2C the fact tha t I am "not collecting" (ahem) notwithstanding. Diane Shink has hundreds.

Teddy Pruett

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

 

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Subject: Re: AProns From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:19:49 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

Teddy said: "Diane Shink has hundreds. " So do I, and I also have binders full of the vintage apron patterns Teddy gave me...

Xenia

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Subject: Panguitch Quiult Walk (Who Knew?) From: DDBSTUFFaol.com Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:00:24 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 4

I never heard of this until today when I read Lisa Kay Ruetz post. Thought I'd share this link:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/51935336-80/quilt-panguitch-walk-fest ival.html.csp

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Subject: New blog and email address From: Beth Donaldson <bethdonaldsonquiltmakergmail.com> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:44:49 -0400 X-Message-Number: 5

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I have moved my blog to a new address. I am no longer Beth Donaldson: Quilt Doctor. I am now Beth Donaldson: Quiltmaker. If you looked for my blog and found it taken down, it has just moved to: http://bethdonaldson.blogspot.com/ . My email address has also changed from thequiltdrgmail.com to bethdonaldsonquiltmaker.com. Another Quilt Doctor has it trademarked so I'm making a change. Thanks, Beth

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Subject: Re: AProns From: "Betsy Lewis" <lwslewiswritingservices.com> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:34:51 -0400 X-Message-Number: 6

I sell aprons. They're like hankies to me - I can't seem to pass them up but they need to be in excellent condition at the right price. Of course, I've been known to keep a "few" for myself. It's nice to know I'm in good company!

Betsy Lewis

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> > I think we might - or might not - be surprised at how many list members > collect aprons. It probably has to do with that "woman" thing - quilts, > aprons, buttons.They seem related somehow. > Teddy Pruett

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Subject: Snow quilts From: pollymellocomcast.net Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:48:20 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 7

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My Dad sent me this "Snow Quilts". They are wonderful. I hope this link comes through.

Polly Mello

Frosty, Maryland

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Subject: Snow quilts From: pollymellocomcast.net Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:01:36 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 8

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Trying not to be annoying.

But these are so great! I did a search for "quilt patterns in snow.

Polly Mello

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Subject: Re: AProns From: "Betsy Lewis" <lwslewiswritingservices.com> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:05:17 -0400 X-Message-Number: 9

Teddy said we might "be surprised at how many list members collect aprons." I sell aprons. They're like hankies to me - I can't seem to pass them up but they need to be in excellent condition at the right price. Of course, I've been known to keep a "few" for myself. It's nice to know I'm in good company! Betsy Lewis

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Subject: Re: AProns From: ARabara15aol.com Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:03:41 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 10

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When I was selling linens, I suggested using them as window treatments and decorating kitchens with short clothes lines of aprons. There are so many wonderful things that can be done with vintage aprons. Donald Brokate

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Subject: Re: aprons From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:18:59 -0500 X-Message-Number: 11

One of the more interesting aprons I've ever come across in an antique shop was a half-apron that had signatures from a women's club on it., They were embroidered just like on a signature quilt, and even had some interesting additions to the names like "moved" and a date, "withdrew from club" and a date ... things like that. Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: fire -smell From: carylschuetzyahoo.com Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:22:41 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 12

Safeguard soap. I am so allergic to its odor! It contains the chemical phenol, which is a petroleum derivative. I can't be near it or near anyone who has showered using it. Is it wise to put a quilt in a bag with Safeguard and have the fumes from that chemical permeate you r quilt? I don't know, but I am not going to try it.I understand that using charcoal in the bag with the quilt will result in the charcoal absorbing the odors from the quilt. (Not cookout charcoal, but the kind made for absorbing odors.) No chemicals that I am aware of. The same goes for dryer softener sheets. They contain phenol derivatives, and I have read that some will use the sheets in the same way as you mentioned using Safeguard soap.Safeguard soap can be used hung in yards and gardens to keep deer away Caryl Schuetz>Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles>Certified by the American Quilter's Soc iety>www.quiltvalues.com>Home of Fabulous Tee Shirt Quilts>Blogs: http://aboutquilts.wordpress.com http://woodhavenstudio.wordpress.com>>_______________ _________________

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Subject: Re: aprons From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:45:11 -0500 X-Message-Number: 13

Stephanie, I am curious...what type of club was it. Not, by chance, a County Extension or Home Demonstration Club??? Hoping against hope, Marcia Kaylakie

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Subject: Re: Snow quilts From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:42:44 -0500 X-Message-Number: 14

Polly, I tried the link and couldn't find the snow quilts item anywhere! Any hints?? Marcia ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: apron From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:19:48 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 1

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Are new aprons sold anywhere, does anyone wear them? I ask because for one  of thepre-wedding showers for my niece, I gave her all vintage gifts, in cluding a mint condition 1950s print apron with lace embellishment and orig inal 40 cent price tag, When she opened the box andquickly put it on to  show all her lovely friends in their 30s, they absolutelyroared with del ight. This both astonished and pleased me, and made me wonder if the wearin g of anapron is yet anothernostalgic tradition that has disappeare d, known only from childhood memories of way older homemakers. P.S. she sai d it was her favorite gift.

Laura

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Subject: Re: Snow quilts From: JLHfwaol.com Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:12:12 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 2

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In a message dated 3/27/2012 11:02:23 AM Central Daylight Time, pollymellocomcast.net writes:

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/03/quilt-patterns-in-snow.html

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Subject: RE: apron From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:56:18 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Aprons have made a big comeback here in the Midwest of late. There are books, patterns ... our local quilt shop features them on models, etc. And young brides I know LOVE receiving them for gifts. My daughter received a set at a baby shower....matching for Mom and daughter and she treasures and uses them now that baby girl is almost 4 and learning to cook. We go to a flea market together (have gone to the same one for nearly 20 years) and the girls look for aprons (among other things). Steph Whitson

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Subject: RE: apron From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:19:42 -0700 X-Message-Number: 4

Hi Laura - Our mall here in Temecula California (1 hour east between LA  and San Diego) has an entire shop dedicated to retro aprons and things like table covers, pot holders etc. It does well according to the owner (I  asked if they wanted any small quilts for the shop) - they seem to be all the  rage these days. She sells her Vintage look-a-likes for anywhere from 35.00  to 120.00 depending upon the details in the item. They are deemed "couture  - one of a kind," but clearly they are reproductions made from patterns.  All are nicely made by hand (not factory) using cute fabrics and well  trimmed with lots of cute details.

My girlfriend makes and gives reproduction aprons as gifts and  everyone wants one! I think they are pretty big these days. Leah Z ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: the ordinary becomes extraordinary From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:40:56 -0400

I was drawn into some collecting and lots of appreciating of flour sack fabric when I saw a lecture on the topic at a Costume Society of America meeting in 1990. My mother was delighted when I got home and asked so many questions about them. Of course she thought they were pretty ordinary.

Then in 1993 I went to take classes with Barbara Brackman and Terry Thompson in Lawrence, KS and I was taken away by their apron collection in their studio bathroom. My mother/grandmother/aunts wore them for years and years, so they were pretty ordinary to me. But after I saw them as a "collection" I began to pay more attention to them.

My 21 yr. old daughter has her cute retro apron, I gave her, HANGING in her kitchen, but I doubt it has ever been on her body.

I am making aprons these days for the elderly. I don't want them called BIBS. They are aprons without backs, belts and waists, and they are made out of cute fabrics they love. The first time they put a terry cloth bib on my mother in a rehab, after she had a stroke, I rushed home and made her a "cute" apron. She deserved it. Now I feel many others do as well.

Just love love love a wonderful apron. My favorite style to wear is made out of a "mama-san" type pattern from the mid-1970's (#7708 Simplicity Jiffy). It reminds me of the smocks my mama and granny wore.

Fun topic to chat about..... Lynn in New Bern, NC-

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Subject: Aprons From: Susan Riley <blackeyedsewsanyahoo.com> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:39:35 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 1

My first apron display was back in '04 in my school library & open to the Q uincy MA public. I truly was astonished at the # of children that had no id ea what an apron was asI did units to prep them for the display. Many di d not even know the term apron prior to our unit,but didlove the stor y Ma Dear's Aprons by Patricia Mckissack. In retirement, I have been doing ap ron history displays/lectures for quilt guilds. I DO LOVE my textiles! Susa n Riley, Hingham MA

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Subject: Re: Aprons From: Mitzioakesaol.com Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:38:46 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 2

- Have you seen the poem 'Grandma's Apron was used for.........."? If not, I'll send you a copy. I made a wall hanging on the poem (embroidery), with a hand quilted background and I used small yo-yo's around the border. It got the Most Nostalgic Quilt Award at the Vermont Quilt Festival in 2010 (one my most treasured awards in the world!). I grew up in a family of aprons (I still has my husband's grandmother's that I wear at holiday dinners). This whole new coverage about aprons has given me a lot of ideas for our Guild's future shows,. and...I would love to know more about your study of aprons - do you travel for guest speakers????. Mitzi from Vermont (where the world has finally calmed down after our President's visit here yesterday!).

In a message dated 3/31/2012 7:52:47 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, blackeyedsewsanyahoo.com writes:

My first apron display was back in '04 in my school library & open to the Quincy MA public. I truly was astonished at the # of children that had no idea what an apron was as I did units to prep them for the display. Many did not even know the term apron prior to our unit, but did love the story Ma Dear's Aprons by Patricia Mckissack. In retirement, I have been doing apron history displays/lectures for quilt guilds. I DO LOVE my textiles! Susan Riley, Hingham MA