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Subject: Aprons
From: "Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook" <marlobsbellsouth.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 18:03:12 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1



I've been reading your apron posts with interest. My mom had an
extensive collection of aprons of all kinds - from printed cotton ones
that were almost smocks to dainty ones worn while entertaining that were
not functional at all, just pretty. I remember one that was crocheted
with pineapples at the bottom. About two years ago, an experience led
me to regret that I had not kept them.

I saw a wonderful exhibition, "Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American
Recollections", by EllynAnne Geisel at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum
in Myrtle Beach, SC. She collaborated with a gifted photographer whose
large "portraits" were also included and they have published a book -
same name. More than 150 aprons, which she described as a portion of
her collection, were hung from lines or displayed in other ways. The
exhibition's story has been seen on "CBS Sunday Morning" and in numerous
magazines, etc. Geisel told us that, now that people have heard about
her, she has come home and found delivered packages of aprons from
strangers, waiting. The exhibition is still traveling and worth seeing,
if near your area.
Lots of info on site.
http://www.chronicles.apronmemories.com/press/index.php
Marlene

Marlene L. O'Bryant-Seabrook, Ph.D.
Educator, Lecturer, Fiber Artist
www.MarleneOBryantSeabrook.com



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Subject: Apron sightinig
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 18:53:09 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

"The Hours" is on "On Demand" and in it, in a very long and dramatic scene
Meryl Streep wears an apron of the type that buttons behind the neck and
ties at the back waist. It is printed all over with huge purple pansies
growing out of orange flower pots on a white ground.

Judy Grow



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Subject: Grandmas Apron
From: litwinow62msn.com
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:02:15 -0500
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Remember making an apron in Home Ec?Read below:
The History of'APRONS'
I don't think our kids


know what an apron is.


The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash
aprons than dresses and aprons used less material.But along with that, it served as a potholder forremoving


hot pans from the oven.




It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming
oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids..

And when the weather was cold Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,


bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.


After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much
furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her
apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to
dinner.




It will be a long time before someone invents something that will
replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's
aprons.


REMEMBER:
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to
cool.Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill


to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that
apron.


I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love...
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Subject: RE: Grandmas Apron
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:24:23 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

That essay reminded me of something.
I do not understand half aprons.
Maybe I'm too messy, but I need the apron
to protect above the waist almost more than I need it looking like a cute
little saucy skirt.

Stephanie Whitson


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Subject: Featherweight
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:31:34 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5


Advice, please.
My aunt has a featherweight she wants to sell. It's just the machine and the
plug/pedal. No attachments,case, etc. etc.
She says it works great, but she got a new fancier one with zig-zag & etc.
She isn't much of a stitcher so I don't honestly know if "it works great" is
true :-).
My question for this august group is, should I pay to have it looked
at/refurbished before trying to sell it for her, or is that lack of all the
extras going to devalue it so much that it will be considered "as is"
anyway?
She is hoping to get $250 for it. I don't know if that is a reasonable
expectation or not.
Any advice is welcome before I actually take pictures and put it up on
Craig's List or ebay or wherever.
I have looked on ebay, but I'm still muddling about whether to take it to my
local shop for a check-up or just say "as is."
I'm muddling because the check-up would be out of my pocket.
I'm motivated to do my best for Aunt Janet ... she's a dear, but she's
clueless about this kind of thing. I don't want to take advantage of anyone,
but I want to get her as much as I can.
Thoughts?
Thanks.
Stephanie Whitson





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Subject: A little known fact about cochineal.
From: suereichcharter.net
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 20:04:53 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 6


A while back we were all raving about the book, A Perfect Red: Empire,
Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire. A little known fact
about cochineal has made it into the news media recently. It concerns
mostly people who are vegan and those who are consuming the insect not
wearing it.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57405140-10391704/starbucks-strawberry-frappuccinos-dyed-with-crushed-up-cochineal-bugs-report-says/

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut


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Subject: RE: Aprons
From: seamstress6139bigpond.com
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:50:57 +1000
X-Message-Number: 7

I went to a quilt show here in Melbourne last Friday. A clothesline of vintage gingham aprons
decorated one wall of the cafe. It's a small world!

My youngest daughter makes and sells aprons, including one that went to Minsky Malone, the organizer
of a local burlesque show as a stage prop - definitely not gingham!

Janet O'Dell
Melbourne Australia



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Subject: Aprons
From: seamstress6139bigpond.com
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:41:21 +1000
X-Message-Number: 8

I went to a quilt show here in Melbourne last Friday. A clothesline of vintage gingham aprons
decorated one wall of the cafe. It's a small world!

My youngest daughter makes and sells aprons (among other things),
including one that went to Minsky
Malone, the organizer of a local burlesque show as a stage prop -
definitely not gingham and perhaps
R-rated!

Janet O'Dell
Melbourne Australia



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Subject: RE: Featherweight
From: Gloria Hanrahan <gloriaak.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 19:28:26 -0800 (AKDT)
X-Message-Number: 9

I paid $170 for a machine with the case, light, extra bobbins, etc. And
in very good condition with the decals.

Look at http://www.april1930s.com/html/singer_featherweight_221.html to
compare? Why not try it out and see if just some oil is all that is
needed. I personally, wouldn't want to pay to get it checked if you
could run the machine yourself.


On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 4:31 PM , Stephanie Whitson wrote:

> Advice, please.



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Subject: RE: Grandmas Apron
From: Gloria Hanrahan <gloriaak.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 19:33:19 -0800 (AKDT)
X-Message-Number: 10

My kids know about aprons, and my youngest is only 12. I tell them it
isn't an apron, but an age appropriate bib. I wear full aprons on a
daily basis.

There is quite a bit of interest in aprons in my area. I began wearing
them 6-7 years ago when I was totally ruining my clothing. The cotton
knit T-shirt material tops hold every bit of oil or grease and I
couldn't get it out. I'm not a ruffle wearer, but it was fun to make
the aprons and put on some decoration I wouldn't normally bother with.
I have to put them on first thing and not take it off, or I forget and
ruin my shirt right out of the gate.

Of course, we have a bread box, too. I guess my kids are probably the
only ones who know if "it's bigger than a bread box."


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Subject: Learn to Hand piece and Hand Quilt Books, Website, or Videos
From: Wildemuth Susan <wildemuthsewgmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 22:08:22 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1


I have a 10 year old home-schooled neighbor girl that is interested in
learning to quilt. Can any of you recommend age-appropriate books,
websites, or videos that teaches step-by-step a little girl that age to
quilt? I am going to give her a lesson, but her mother wants her to study
about the process first. You can e-mail me offlist, unless the list would
like to have this information too.

Sue in Illinois




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Subject: RE: Learn to Hand piece and Hand Quilt Books, Website, or Videos
From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:00:40 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Isn't it interesting that her Mom wants her to 'study' something
first....when in reality sitting down with a real live quilter is probably
the best way and what has been done for centuries!. I don't have any titles
in mind but there are lots of beginning quilting books if she lives near a
decent library and if they have a computer just Google 'learn to quilt' or
something. I don't know that age appropriate is needed. A beginner is a
beginner. Simple 4 patch and patches is the place to start. They could check
titles in the children or young adult section.
jean
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Subject: Re: Featherweight
From: "Vivien Sayre" <vsayrenesa.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:56:28 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Hello All,
I have an original case if anyone is interested in buying it. I have no
idea what the value of it would be.

Viv

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Subject: RE: Featherweight
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 13:27:29 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I've got a boat anchor already, so will pass up buying the Spartan. But it
is drooly perfection -- until you have to heft it up to the table.
Thanks for the input.

Judy

From: "Arden Shelton" <junkoramacomcast.net>
A Spartan is based on the model 66 Singer; is it a straight stitch machine?
For historical info, go to ISMACS for info on lots of vintage machines. No
prices, but good, fun stuff.-

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Subject: Re: Brackman HIPV
From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:59:02 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

Judy, while youa re at it, could youplease send out that link, I need it for
my exhibit currently for the docents. Marcia Kaylakie



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Subject: Re: Brackman HIPV
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 01:05:19 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Not a link -- I've got Brackman's and Xenia's questions for teachers saved
as a .doc. Found them on my computer sent them as personal e-mail.

Judy

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Subject: RE: Quilt News from Nebraska - Grace Snyder
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 19:12:00 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

What a delight to read that article! For those of you coming to Lincoln,
the Petit-point basket resides at the Nebraska State Museum just a short
walk from the hotel. It's in a permanent
display case ... and you can get "up close and personal" ... and see an
example of the china ... and a lovely photograph of Mrs. Snyder in her
award-winning days ... perhaps someone else knows if the quilt will be
"out and about" during the conference.

Beloved Nebraska author Mari Sandoz wrote a book about Pinnacle Jake.

The museum will likely have quilts on display, although I don't know
what yet. The fundraising quilt display ends in September. You can see
information regarding previous quilt exhibits here:
http://nebraskahistory.org/sites/mnh/archive.htm

Stephanie Whitson (who had the great honor of sharing the stage with a
Grace Snyder quilt once ... I was doing my "calico trails" talk at a
small church in western Nebraska and here came a family member with her
Bird of Paradise quilt to put on the stage ... I was "verklempt"!)

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Subject: RE: Quilt News from Nebraska - Grace Snyder
From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu>

When NQA met in Lincoln in the 1990s, the Nebraska State Quilt Guild
arranged a "500 Mile Quilt Show" along I 80 across NE. There were shows at
small local museums. In North Platte the show at the Buffalo Bill home
(Scout's Rest Ranch) was Grace McCance Snyder's quilts. The family had
brought out about 8-10 of her quilts, I have pictures around here somewhere
of them. They were fabulous.

Pan Lyons and I had read "No Time On My Hands" and were actually rereading
it as we traveled across NE. On the late afternoon we got to North Platte,
Nellie Snyder Yost (co-author, or maybe the 'as told to' author of "No
Time"), was holding court in a room at Scout's Rest. It is a memory I will
never forget.

At one time NQA had a slide/tape presentation (remember them?) that they
loaned out that I think was called "The Three Dreams of Grace McCance
Snyder". I wonder what ever happened to it?

I highly recommend "No Time On My Hands." It is still in print with the
University of Nebraska Press.
http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/No-Time-on-My-Hands,672794.aspx

Mary (taking a late evening trip down memory lane. I have to look for
those pictures)


--
Mary G. Persyn
Associate Dean for Law Library Services
Valparaiso University Law School


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Subject: Grace Snyder's Quilts
From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 10:21:49 -0500

Sorry, Brenda, to have not identified you as the organizer of the 500 Mile
Quilt Show. Pat and I went all the way to Scotts Bluff on that trip and
then came back (off the tour) through the Grasslands in N.W. Nebraska. It
was a memorable trip.

It was a wonderful project. Many thanks, belatedly, for your work.

Mary

--
Mary G. Persyn
Associate Dean for Law Library Services
Valparaiso University Law School
656 S. Greenwich St.

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Subject: Nebraska quilting during the Depression
From: suereichcharter.net
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 13:09:28 -0400 (EDT)

Evening State Journal
Lincoln, Nebraska
October 4, 1937 pg 5

YOUR PROBLEMS
By Mary Gordon.
Dear Mary Gordon: We have
taken The Journal for many years
but I have never written to your
department before. I was wonder-
ing if there was any place in Lin-
coln where one could sell quilts.
The farm women in this part of
the state need so much to do some-
thing to help for we have had four
crop failures in five years, and I
am not a young woman any more,
so have many hours when I must
do something during the winter
months, but see no use in making
things for which I have no use un-
less I could sell some.
I have pieced the old fashioned
crazy tops for comforts of bright
colored prints with the seams cross
stitched in colors, also have a
lovely quilt of the patterns called
Dresden Plate or some friend-
ship circle, but our towns are small
and everyone much alike, scarce of
money just now.--M.L.W.
A. I realize that many women
like yourself on farms feel the need
of earning money by handiwork.
But disposing of it is the difficulty.
I know of no place in Lincoln
where you could sell them, even
on a commission basis. If anyone
knows of such a place, I shall be
glad to hear of it.

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Subject: Re: Nebraska - The Gen. Custer Circle
From: Quilltraol.com
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 19:02:08 -0400 (EDT)


I've heard of a sewing circle called a "kensington" after the Kensington
Clubs in England, and I've seen an obituary that mentioned a Kensington Club
quilting group in Iowa.

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)



In a message dated 4/7/2012 6:04:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
dougandsarah1gmail.com writes:

Haven't a clue about "a delightful kensington"

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Subject: Ties to Quilt With
From: maureenbooksandoldlace.com
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 11:06:32 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Have loved the Nebraska quilt thread, Grace Snyder, the 500m quilt road
show, Sue's history snippet. Thank you all!

My husband isn't wearing ties now that he's teaching, and I've got hundreds if not thousands to dispose of as I can't possibly use them all. If you'd
like a box for the cost of shipping, please let me know off line. If there's a color, pattern or fabric that you are particularly interested in, do note
that as well. No guarantees!

With best regards,

Maureen in sunny
Southern Oregon

******************
Books and Old Lace
PO Box 1081
Ashland, OR 97520
541-552-0743
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Subject: Old Ties Quilt
From: suereichcharter.net
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:47:40 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 1

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Evening State Journal
Lincoln, Nebraska
January 14, 1938 pg 12

Kiwanians Bring Old Ties
An armful of old neckties but
none of them for sale was the
spectacle at the Kiwanis luncheon
Friday. Each member had been
asked to bring an old tie They
will be presented to Mr. and Mrs.
Glen Cavanaugh, Omaha. Cavan-
augh, the retiring governor of the
Kiwanis Nebraska-Iowa district.
The ties from the district will be
worked into a "memory tie quilt."
The name of each owner will be
worked on each tie so that when
the quilt is completed it will serve
Mr. Cavanaugh as a lasting mem-
ory of his term as governor.

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
web sites: suereichquilts.com <http://suereichquilts.com> go to
http://tinyurl.com/7ustpd8 <http://tinyurl.com/7ustpd8>
www.coveringquilthistory go to http://tinyurl.com/878berh
<http://tinyurl.com/878berh>
www.majorreichaward go to http://tinyurl.com/6wc66p5
<http://tinyurl.com/6wc66p5>
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Subject: Query: Bai Jia Bei, or "100 Good Wishes" quilt tradition origin
From: Marsha MacDowell <macdowelmsu.edu>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 15:28:10 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I am seeking primary source materials or documentation on the quilt
tradition of making what are called Bai Jia Bei, or "100 Good Wishes"
quilts which are being widely made by and for families who are
adopting Chinese babies. According to many sites I have Googled (see
just a sampling below) it is a tradition said to be inspired is by
the Northern Chinese tradition which engages others in the
celebration of a new life and wherein family and friends of a new
baby donate 100 pieces of fabric towards the creation of a blanket.
The "Baby Babble" site below had the most information of any I could
find but I really would like some solid documentation or references
to the origins of the Northern Chinese tradition.

http://www.babybabble.com/viewtopic.php?f1&t1824
http://www.mingschina.com/newquilt.htm
http://komplexify.com/ladybug/the-100-good-wishes-quilt/

Any help you can provide would be great.

Thanks

Marsha
Marsha MacDowell
Curator, Michigan State University Museum
Professor, Art, Art History, and Design
Editor, H-Quilts


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Subject: Flag Quilt, a Nebraska WWI story
From: suereichcharter.net
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 18:15:26 -0400 (EDT)


The Lincoln Star Daily
Lincoln, Nebraska
April 15, 1918 pg 4

FLAG QUILT IS
SOLD FOR $2360.

Red Cross Day in Polk County
Exceeds any Previous
Gathering

(Special to the Star.)
Osceola, Neb. April 15.--The big
event in Polk county in connection
with war activities only exceeded by
the farewell last fall given here be-
fore the first draft soldiers were called
away, was the sale day conducted
here on Saturday. April 13, by the
Osceola Red Cross organization, and
as a result there was secured in
funds over $6,080. The town and
county joined hands and contributed
liberally of their articles to be sold
and then joined in making the sale
a decided success by liberal bidding.
There was about everything offered
for sale by the auctioneer from a bou-
quet of flowers, 10 horses, hogs, cat-
tle and farm utensils.
The two articles which brought the
largest amounts of cash were quilts.
that had been made by local people.
A quilt made by Osceola young ladies
sold for $730. A.W. Johnson, a mem-
ber of the board of county commis-
sioners, bidding it in with the proviso
that each of the ladies work her name
in the block of the quilt that she
had contributed. But by far the item
which overshadowed all others was a
flag quilt that had been made by Mrs.
L. J. Van Hoose, a widow of a veteran
of the civil war, which sold for $2,360,
being purchased by a number of citi-
zens to be presented at the court
house and used on all patriotic occa-
sions and especially dedicated to the
young men of Polk county who are
serving their country in the army and
navy at the present time. The sale
did not conclude until nearly mid-
night.



Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
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Subject: Honor Quilt - Nebraska - Obviously a Modern Priscilla Red Cross
quilt
From: suereichcharter.net


The Lincoln Daily Star
Lincoln, Nebraska
December 25, 1917 pg 7

HONOR QUILT FOR
ENLISTED HEROES
Red Cross Drive and Auction
Brings Large Sum
Into Treasury.

(Special to the Star.)
McCool Junction, Neb., Dec. 25.--
A Red Cross drive that netted upward
of $2000 by McCool Junction and the
country adjacent, was concluded Satur-
day night by an auction and supper. The
sale alone returned the society some $800,
and the banquet near $100.
The interest of the auction centered
in the sale of a Red Cross monogram
quilt fashioned with a large cross in the
center surrounded by numerous small
ones. The centerpiece displayed the
names of the stalwarts--some twenty-
nine soldier boys who have responded to
the call of the country. This number
were all from McCool. The white space
surrounding the crosses was worked in
names--more than 600. A revenue was
also received from the sale of the
names. The quilt alone at auction
brought $100. A. R. McFadden was the
purchaser.
The Red Cross canvass during the we
for 1918 members met with practically
unanimous response. The district and
town were covered by organized teams
and with few exceptions all gave freely
and cheerfully. McCool has again done
her "bit."




Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut
web sites: suereichquilts.com go to http://tinyurl.com/7ustpd8
www.coveringquilthistory go to http://tinyurl.com/878berh
www.majorreichaward go to http://tinyurl.com/6wc66p5

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Subject: Quilt Fever
From: Quilltraol.com
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:15:03 -0400 (EDT)
X-Message-Number: 2

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A very creative tribute to quilts.

_Quilt fever | NFB.ca blog_ (http://blog.nfb.ca/2011/02/17/quilt-fever/)

Lisa

_http://quilltr.blogspot.com_ (http://quilltr.blogspot.com/)
_http://flickr.com/photos/lisa-kays_ (http://flickr.com/photos/lisa-kays)

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Subject: Bamboo batting
From: "Larry Wohlgemuth" <larrywgreenhills.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:51:19 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3


Does anyone have any information on bamboo batting off-gassing? I was at a
quilt show and a Hobbs dealer told me that Hobbs was shying away from bamboo
because the processing could create an off-gassing problem. I have searched
the internet to no avail. Also, I have been told that bamboo does not hold
up well to washings. I am concerned because I actually tried some bamboo in
the quilt I made for my new grandson. If there is a problem with
off-gassing I will pick out the quilting and replace it with cotton. But, I
am not going to that kind of work on the words of only one man I do not
know. He may have been just trying to stear me to the batting he wanted to
sell. Any help with this is appreciated.


Sherrie Wohlgemuth

Missouri


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Subject: Any math or Excel brainiacs on the list?
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:54:55 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

The John Flynn web site has directions for cutting backing fabric on the
diagonal, sliding the 2 triangles thus created up and down to make a backing
for your quilt utilizing less yardage. There is a complex formula which he
gives that is supposed to figure out how many inches of backing fabric you
need to accomplish this feat. I've been trying to write that formula in my
Excel program so that I just have to plug in my numbers (Width of Quilt,
Length of quilt, Width of backing fabric) and automatically come up with the
correct answer.
http://www.flynnquilt.com/media/uploads/2009/04/08/files/diagonalpb1103.pdf
I have failed! Miserably!

Here is an app on the net that allows you to plug in your numbers and it
spews out the answer for you.
http://www.multi-patch.com/html/diagonal_backing_calculator.php

Here's a photo tutorial on how to use the method.
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563021772NhrdIt

And here is a web site that teases that she has the formula in Excel, but
doesn't show it.
http://luckylavenderlane.blogspot.com/2008/10/diagonal-pieced-back-excel-formula.html
The link to Horizon Quilt Patterns she imbeds doesn't lead to anything
worthwhile.

I want to get that formula into an Excel spreadsheet that I can save on MY
COMPUTER!

Many thanks
Judy Grow----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Many brainiacs on the list
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:43:56 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1



Many thanks to Karen Powers, Carol Born, Cathy Hooley, and Elaine Kelly for
sending me the formula in Excel!

And to Virginia Berger, have a great tax season! I'm sending it to you. I
am sure your brain will be frazzled by the 18th!

Judy Grow

http://www.flynnquilt.com/media/uploads/2009/04/08/files/diagonalpb1103.pdf
I have failed! Miserably!

Here is an app on the net that allows you to plug in your numbers and it
spews out the answer for you.
http://www.multi-patch.com/html/diagonal_backing_calculator.php

Here's a photo tutorial on how to use the method.
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563021772NhrdIt

And here is a web site that teases that she has the formula in Excel, but
doesn't show it.
http://luckylavenderlane.blogspot.com/2008/10/diagonal-pieced-back-excel-formula.html The link to Horizon Quilt Patterns she imbeds doesn't lead to anything worthwhile.


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Subject: Re: Many brainiacs on the list
From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:59:04 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Judy Grow wrote -
Many thanks to Karen Powers, Carol Born, Cathy Hooley, and Elaine Kelly for
sending me the formula in Excel!

Hi Judy, Karen, Carol, Cathy and Elaine -

We've all been waiting to hear how to do this -- could at least one of
you please share with the list the information.

Thank you,

Barb in southeastern PA


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Subject: Taking Care of Family Textiles - April 24
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:14:09 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Our local historical society sent this to all the board members today.
Though some of you might find it interesting.

Karen Alexander


Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
ALCTS webinar: Taking Care: Family Textiles
Date: April 24, 2012

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will discuss how to care for the various types of
textiles found in family collections. This includes clothing, flags and
furniture coverings and framed textiles. The webinar will cover how to
safely store and display textiles and how to determine when the services of
a professional conservator are needed.

Learning Outcomes:
-Proper handling and storage of heirloom textiles.
-How to prevent damage and minimize deterioration.
-Resources for storage materials.
-Additional resources for further information.

Who Should Attend? Anyone with family collections of textiles or anyone who
would like information on caring for textiles

Presenter: Bronwyn Eves, Objects Conservator from Springfield, Illinois.
Bronwyn has worked as a conservator in the past at the Field Museum of
Natural History, and interned at the Museum of New Mexico, the Peabody
Museum at Harvard and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Bronwyn has been a conservator in private practice since 1999 and has served
museums and private collectors throughout Illinois.

Currently Bronwyn is the project manager of the Illinois Collections
Preservation Network, an IMLS funded grant aimed at developing a network of
professionals who care for collections.

*****************
This is a free event, for additional information including how to register,
please click on the following link:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/pres/042412

Fee

Free. This session is available at no cost as part of Preservation Week
2012.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media
player software. Headphones recommended.

If you receive a Codec error when playing the recorded file with Windows
Media Player, download the gotowebinar codec file from:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portalwww.gotomeeting.com The Codec acts
as a patch that allows the recording, which is created with a higher version
of Media Player, to play in version 7. For more information on playing the
recording, see the FAQ.

Registration

Register here
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/318517225




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Subject: Brainiacs
From: "Judy Grow" <judy.growcomcast.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:39:07 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

Barb,

Can't send it to the list because the point is that it is in Excel. I can't
send an attachment to the list.

You can get the formula on the link I sent to the John Flynn website.
To get it written properly in my Excel was the problem. But you are a math
brainiac I know.

My problem was with not getting the parentheses in the proper places to make
it work.

Judy

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Subject: Nebraska G.A.R. Quilt
From: suereichcharter.net
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:19:27 -0400 (EDT)


The Nebraska State Journal
Lincoln, Nebraska
October 24, 1898 pg 1

The ladies of the G.A.R. held an
apron and necktie social last Friday
evening at their hall. The attendance
of the comrades with their wives and
friends was large and all went away
at the close feeling that the evening
had been well spent. A basket quilt
was sold by ticket from which a good
sum was raised to replenish the relief
fund of the circle. Comrade William
Dobson was the lucky one to receive
the quilt.

Sue Reich
Washington Depot, Connecticut----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Excel formula
From: "Elaine Kelly" <ElaineKelly63verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:58:32 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

You can set up your own spreadsheet using the formula below (assuming I've
typed the darn thing correctly!)

First set up three cells in which you enter the numbers you know:

Quilt Back Length (QL)
Quilt Back Width (QW)
Backing Fabric Width (FW)

The Quilt Length & Width numbers should correspond to your desired quilt
*backing* length and width, not the actual quilt top.

Then set up a cell for the formula which looks like this:
QL+((QL*(QW-FW))/((2*FW)-QW))

Where I have QL or QW or FW in formula, you need to click on the cell in
which you will enter those values so that Excel will use the value of that
cell in making the calculation. To test that everything has been entered
correctly, use a QL of 66, a QW of 51 and a FW of 44 as per John Flynn's
example. You should get a number that rounds to 78.5".

Hope this helps!

Elaine Kelly
Reston, VA


Subject: quilt to be sold next weekend, Pook & Pook, Downingtown, PA
From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:26:45 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1



http://www.pookandpook.com/cat/2012-04-21/617



Pretty sweet!



Candace Perry-

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Subject: Harvard Quilts
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:01:03 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

It's always a thrill to stumble upon something new to me...though many of
you in New England may have already been aware of this local museum.

http://www.museumtextiles.com/our-team.html

Here is a link to an exhibit they had in 2000

http://www.museumtextiles.com/harvard-quilts.html

There is even a section of the website devoted to "disaster response" for
water damaged textiles. http://www.museumtextiles.com/disaster-response.html

I didn't recognize any of the faces of their "team members" (present or
past) http://www.museumtextiles.com/our-team.html but some of you may.

Have fun exploring,

Karen in the Islands




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Subject: Poster Book of Quilts
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:05:09 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Anyone familiar with Thomas K Woodard and Blanche Greenstein's book " Poster
Book of Quilts"? I had not heard of it before I stumbled across the title
today. Is it simply a postcard-like book (or large poster format) or is it a
book that also contains history like their other books?

Thanks,

Karen in the Islands




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Subject: RE: Poster Book of Quilts
From: "Kim Baird" <kbairdcableone.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:18:03 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

It's been a while, but I seem to remember it was a larger, poster format of
photos from their other publications--nothing new.
Kim

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Subject: Gravestone rubbings and textiles
From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:22:10 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

A textile-loving friend just sent me this link. I've never seen anything
like this done except on paper but what a cool idea.

http://graverubbingquilts.blogspot.com/

You could even make one to commemorate relatives.....you know, sort of a new
version of the coffin quilt from the 1800s. <grin>

Karen in the Islands




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Subject: RE: Harvard Quilts
From: "Margaret Geiss-Mooney" <mgmooneymoonware.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 23:00:50 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Good evening, QHLers - Just a bit of clarification. It's not a museum - it's
the website for Museum Textile Services, a textile conservation business.
The quilt exhibit was held at the Harvard Historical Society - their website
is:
http://www.harvardhistory.org/

Regards,
Meg
. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___________
Margaret E. Geiss-Mooney
Textile/Costume Conservator &
Collections Management Consultant
Professional Associate - AIC
707-763-8694
mgmooneymoonware.net


...been aware of this local museum.

http://www.museumtextiles.com/our-team.html

Here is a link to an exhibit they had in 2000

http://www.museumtextiles.com/harvard-quilts.html

There is even a section of the website devoted to "disaster response" for
water damaged textiles. http://www.museumtextiles.com/disaster-response.html


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Subject: poster book
From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 07:30:45 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 3

It's just that -- a large format reiterationof a small number of images
published in their other bookintended to be cut apart and hung, I think.
No history to speak of.
Laura Fisher at
FISHER HERITAGE
305 East 61st Street
5th floor
New York, NY 10065

212/838-2596
www.laurafisherquilts.com
fisherheritageyahoo.com
find us on facebook: Laura Fisher Quilts
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Subject: Re: Poster Book of Quilts
From: caryl schuetz <carylschuetzyahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 08:37:53 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 4

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I have the "Poster Book of Quilts." It is a large soft cover book, 10
.25" x 11.75" with heavy poster weight pages . There are thirty posters
of beautiful antique quilts, one on a page. Opposite each poster is the des
cription of that quilt.In the introduction, the authors state that the b
ook is "meant to be a picture book."There is another book in that for
mat by Judy Wentworth "Quilts," that has forty posters of contemporary as w
ell as antique quilts, the pages a lighter weight than the "Poster" book.
Also "African Textiles" by Christopher Spring has forty posters and is i
n that format.Caryl>________________________________>>
Caryl Schuetz>Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles
>Certified by the American Quilter's Society>www.quiltvalues.com
>Home of Fabulous Tee Shirt Quilts>Blogs: http://aboutquilts.wordpres
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