Subject: Re: quilts in Bath From: Ady Hirsch <adamroninetvision.net.il>

If you're visiting the V and A, the Tristan quilt is on display in the Medieval and Renaissance gallery (first right when you enter the museum), room 9, case 1. Incidentally, it is displayed right next to the Syon cope - a magnificent ecclesiastic embroidery. And to the best of my knowledge, the quilts in the American Museum in Bath form a part of the permanent display - some are put on beds throughout the museum, and others can be seen upstairs, in display frames - although American,not English, they're well worth the visit, and the museum itself is beautiful. You can contact them and ask what's on display - http://www.americanmuseum.org/default.cfm/loadindex.131 Ady in Israel ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: quilts in Bath From: celia.eddybtinternet.com

If you're visiting in UK, the American Museum at Bath is a 'must-see'. It's actually at Claverton, just outside Bath andmakes a wonderful day out. As well as the quilts, which are, indeed, part of the permanent collections , there's an outstanding garden to visit AND a brilliant cafe with, among other delights, Brownies to die for!

The V&A in London needs at least a day as there are so manyexhibits from so many cultures. A veryric h resource for all quilters and artists, without mentioning the quilts.

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Hi, Linda.

I must say that I envy your stay in the UK!

The American Museum in Britain in Bath has an interesting collection. I also hear that there is a shop that sells antique quilts in (or near) Bath, but I haven't been there yet.

A visit to the V & A is absolute necessity while in London. I don't know what they have on display right now in the way of quilts, but their textil section is VERY interesting. Any trip to the V & A, my favorite museum in the world, is a good use of time.

Misc. places in London--

Liberty of London. Fabrics are lovely to see, but don't spend you money there (VERY expensive). Go instead to Hadson, at 318 Edgeware Rd., where they have equally lovely, high-quality lawns for a fraction of the price.

Have fun! Judy Bauer Good morning! Leaving later on for a 10 day trip to the UK. This is kind of last minute to ask (but I'll have Internet Access the entire trip so would see something posted) but is there any "must see" antique quilt in either Alton, Bath, in Dorset (staying there part of my time with friends) or in London? I might be able to engineer a quick trip somewhere if it is near some of our stops. Thanks if you have anything, Linda Heminway Plaistow, NH --1791075261-263279104-1337274534:93790--


Subject: museums in England From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com>

I second Ady's comments. The Tristan piece is not to be missed. I treasure the time I had with it a couple years ago.

Enjoy and let us know what you saw and did on the trip.

Kathy Moore


Subject: RE: museums in England From: kittylovesbluehotmail.com

I recommend visiting Jen Jones's Welsh quilts museum and shop in Lampeter if you're going to head that far west. Kitty Ledbetter


Subject: Lenoir County, NC Quilt Documentation Project From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com> Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 20:37:38 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

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I am pleased to announce that the Neuse Quilt Guild of Kinston/Lenoir County, NC had their first ever quilt documentation day today and we had an amazing day!!! They did an exceptional job getting it together.

We saw 50 quilts, and will see lots more tomorrow. We saw quilts that dated from 1850-1979. There was an ABUNDANCE of NC produced plaids and flannels. Many of those were probably made in Alamance County, NC, but not all of them. The textile production was not limited to that county. We saw lots and lots of quilts with triple sashing and rounded corners.

I wonder how many yards of claret, cadet blue, black mourning prints, etc. were made? We sure did see a ton of those. I didn't see one Grandmother's Flower Garden or one Dresden Plate. I was amazed! I only saw one kit quilt and it was from the late 1970's.

The quilt that excited me the most was a lone star done completely out of wonderful 1950's bark cloth drapery fabrics. The woman who made it had a relative who worked for a department store in Augusta, GA and her job was buying drapery fabrics. She got samples and sent them to the quilter in NC. It was over the top!

It was a fun day. Hope we can do more in Eastern NC in the coming months/years.

Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Ouilt Museums in the Uk From: "Audrey Cameron" <audreycameronmadasafish.com>

No one seems to have mentioned the Quilt Museum in York. 20

http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/ This may be too far not]rth for you Linda but it is the only deciated quilt museum for all British quilting in the country.20 It is the museum of the The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles.20

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Subject: Re: Quilt Documentation From: "Brenda & Roger Applegate" <rbappleg1comcast.net> Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 08:53:15 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

Lynn, How did you manage to document 50 quilts? We average about 20 and feel that we have a good day. Congratulations on your success. Brenda Applegate, Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project.----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Swanskin From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu>

A French Professor colleague of mine has translated one volume of the "journal", actually account book, of Joseph Bailly, a French-Canadian fur trader who traded out of Fort MacKinac in the late 1700s-early 1800s and later was the first known European settler in Porter County, Indiana. (MacKinac Island is located where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron come together while Porter County is at the lower end of Lake Michigan near Chicago for those of you unfamiliar with the geography of the Great Lakes). Fort MacKinac was located in "New France" which came into British hands after the Treaty of Paris of 1763, and then into the new United States after the Treaty of Paris of 1783. Bailly was born in Quebec in 1774 of French descent.

This volume is one of 77 volumes of account books in existence for Bailly's businesses, but the only one in Porter County. The rest of them ended up in the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis which sounds as if it might be a story in itself. But I digress.

The journals are in French and the one that Randa has translated covers the period 1798-1802 when Bailly was trading out of Ft. MacKinac. One of the items listed among his trade good is "peau de cygne" or swan skin.

All this background leads to my question. Swanskin is defined in Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles as 1. A fabric with a soft surface or soft nap. 2. Thick closely woven, British wool fabric similar to flannel used for work clothing. 3. English fabric made with worsted warp and woolen filling in the 18th century. 4. English translation of "peau de cygne."

"Peau de cygne" is defined as a "lustrous, heavy silk fabric with a pebbled effect. Made of crepe yarns in an eight-harness satin weave. Generally piece dyed. French for swan skin.

Obviously, swanskin and peau de cygne are made of different materials - wool and silk. Do any of you have an educated guess as to which of these materials would be traded to the native-Americans? My best guess is the woolen material, but since Bailly was French-Canadian and I can see silk being very attractive to the indigeous peoples, peau de cygne also seems like a possibility.

BTW, Randa is going to share with me her list of the kinds of textiles that Bailly purchased for trade if anyone is interested in the list.

Thanks for any info,

Mary in Valparaiso where the campus is really empty. Graduation was yesterday.

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Subject: Cosmic Quilt From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu>

For those of you who collect information on "modern" quilts.



-- Mary G. Persyn Associate Dean for Law Library Services Valparaiso University Law School 656 S. Greenwich St. Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 465-7830 FAX (219) 465-7917 mary.persynvalpo.edu



Subject: Re: Ouilt Museum and Gallery in York UK From: celia.eddybtinternet.com

At present the main gallery at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York has a display of contemporary European Art quilts and there is also a display of c ontemporary work by the Miniature Quilts group of the Quilters Guild of the B.I.in a side room.But please note that if you want to seeold qui lts at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, you need to make an appointment.Just thought I'd mention this as I'd hate anyone to make the jou rney North and be disappointed!All details about the Museum and Gallery on the website. http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk/Celia Celia Eddy ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: An elusive quilt in Ohio! From: celia.eddybtinternet.com

Can anyone help me to trace the whereabouts of a quilt made in Ohio in 1846, which I know a lot about - but not where it is?The quilt I'm intere sted in is illustrated on Page 48 of Ricky Clark's book Quilted Gardens. Floral Quilts of the Nineteenth Century, published by Rutledge Hill Press in 1994. I would like to get permission to publish an illustration of this quilt as part of a research paper I'm working on. In Clark's book, th e illustration of the quilt is credited to America Hurrah, but as far as I can find out, they are no longer in business. I'm hoping that it may have f ound a home in one of the Ohio Museum collections.Any information or suggestions would be most gratefully received.CeliaCelia Eddy ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Swanskin From: Kaytripletaol.com

Mary, Don't laugh, but any chance it is swan leather? Ostrich leather is another bird where the skin is used. I haven't heard of using swan leather, but they could have eaten the meat, and sold the skin. There is the duck neck skin quilt in Alaska which is part of why I am asking.



Subject: RE: Grandmas Apron From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 15:57:30 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

May I share this apron story with a friend? No names ... just the story. She loves aprons and would get SUCH a kick out of this as her Dh was in WWII but not the Navy. Stephanie ________________________________ From: Stephanie Whitson <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> To: Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:24 PM Subject: [qhl] RE: Grandmas Apron 20 That essay reminded me of something. I do not understand half aprons.20 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 Whitson20


Subject: About Fort Mackinac records excluding swanskin From: Ann-Louise Beaumont <albeaumonthotmail.com>

Mary Persyn's account of the translation of Bailly's account books with t he inclusion of swanskin is very exciting. I just finished reading "McGill ivray Lord of the Northwest" by Marjorie Wilkins Campbell (1962. Clarke Irw in & Company) which is a biography of William McGillivray2C the Chief Dire ctor of the North West Company.20 This company took over the fur trade2C initiated by the French Canadians 2C after Quebec passed over to the English. It was always in competition w ith the Hudson's Bay Company2C which had the charter to use Hudson's Bay a s the shipping portal2C and its watershed for the collection of beaver fur s. One book read does not an expert make2C so I can't claim to know anyt hing about Bailly. I'm assuming he was with the North West Company rather than the Hudson's Bay Company2C given the time period and location Mary me ntioned. The book by Campbell did talk about the connection of the company with Scots as clerks2C bourgeois2C shareholders and officials2C in addi tion to French Canadians. The supply goods for the trading posts and tradi ng goods were imported from England through Montreal2C the head office. Th e famous explorers Alexander Mackenzie2C Simon Fraser2C and David Thompso n were sent out by the North West Company to try to find a navigable passag e to the Pacific. The birch bark canoes used to transport goods from Montreal to the outlyi ng winterers2C with the furs going back east by the same transportation2C were actually quite delicate. Everything was packed in 90 pound packs. Ac cording to Campbell2C rum was a primary trading good for the North West Co mpany2C and had to be transported in small kegs2C since large kegs would damage the canoes. There were few mentions of textiles in Campbell's book. At one point2C 1 yard of fabric fetched 20 prime beaver skins. This is my memory of the book-should check the accuracy of this. Other textiles me ntioned were coats2C shirts and hats presented to First Nations' chiefs pr ior to negotiations. However2C given the fragility of the canoes2C I exp ect textiles would be very transportable. An aside for women's history: Many First Nations women became the wives of the winterers "a la facon du nord" and many children were born2C gener ating the Metis. Apparently these marriages didn't "count" since the child ren were considered illegitimate and unable to inherit their fathers' prope rty. The man was quite able to later enter marriage with a white woman.20 Any other information from the account books would be fascinating.

Best Wishes2C Ann-Louise Beaumont2C Campbell River2C BC. 20 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Lone Star Quilt Study Day From: JLHfwaol.com

Dear Quilting Friends, As of today, the 100 spaces for the August Quilt Study Day are sold out. There will, of course, be a waiting list and it is possible that a few more spaces will be added. I look forward to seeing all who have registered. Janet H in Fort Worth --part1_2aca.33c3f5d5.3cee7f77_boundary--


Subject: RE: Swanskin From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 16:06:25 -0500

One of the books I read in a recent course on Native American history was The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815. Fascinating, detailed, and enlightening. By Richard White, Professor of History at the University of Washington. I mention it because perhaps White would have run across records or mention of "swanskin" that might answer the question as to what traders meant by the term. He might also have an educated guess as to which fabric the indigenous people wanted/used and why.

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Subject: RE: About Fort Mackinac records excluding swanskin From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 16:22:07 -0500

Those interested in the fur trade and women's history might enjoy reading Frontier Diplomats, Alexander Culbertson and Natoyist-Siksina' among the Blackfeet by Lesley Wischmann. Culbertson was one of the fur traders who married a native woman. The back cover says, "Wischmann challenges conventional wisdom about the character of fur traders, the nature of the Blackfeet, and the role of Indian woman."

One thing that was brought to the forefront over and over again by readings I had to do for my recently earned M.A. was how historians are beginning to re-think the roles of Native women in that they are being seen as key players in the fur trade early on. As whites began to arrive and object to "mixed marriages," Native women's status changed markedly. And not usually for the better. But I was fascinated by the life of Natoyist-Siksina', who actually lived in Peoria, IL at one point. My grandfather had a farm near Peoria, so the mention of that town especially piqued my curiosity in regards to a Native woman living there in relative wealth.

As part of research into Montana's early days I ran across a translation of an early trading post ledger that listed fabric. Men and Trade on the Northwest Frontier as Shown by the Fort Owen Ledger, ed. George F. Weisel. c. 1955 Montana State University would make for a fascinating study for textile historians. I have notes somewhere of the rather frequent mention of fabric on the ledger. Red fabric cost more. And I remember being amazed by the mention of Iroquois accompanying a fur trader in MT in the 1700s. Iroquois. Amazing. Later on in my studies for the degree I learned that the trade networks among natives on the North American Continent were far-reaching and well-traveled.

The French log sounds fascinating. Makes me want to head to that archive and read them all!

Stephanie Whitson


Subject: Smithsonian and DAR From: pollymellocomcast.net Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 22:57:04 +0000 (UTC)

I have been to the mountain! (of quilts that is)20


I had the wonderful opportunity to tour the quilt storage room at the Museu m of American History yesterday, with our lovely docent Marty Phelps and he r assistants Pam and Bobbie. They really went out of their way to show us t hese beauties. We saw all of the quilt "Stars" and then some.20


The Bible Quilt- Harriet Powers20

The Kopp Quilt20

The Grooms Quilt20

The Rising Sun Quilt20

The Bride's Quilt20

The Little Sister Quilt20

The list goes on and on. So many quilts that I have only seen in books. It leaves one breathless. They were within hands reach but of coarse you mustn 't touch them. It was difficult not to drool on them though.And diffi cult to contain ones self, but I managed.20

As we left we saw the Star Spangled Banner. What a fabulous moment to see t his historic flag.

We walked to the DAR where they have their magnificent Baltimore Album Quil ts on display with a private tour by Debbie Cooney and Virginia Vis, what m ore could you ask for in one day.

We saw old friends:

Mary Manakee and Mary Simon

I am still drifting in the bliss of these glorious masterpieces.

Polly Mello

Drifting in Elkridge, Maryland


Subject: Anishinaabe outfit, collected c 1790 at Michilimackinac From: Marsha MacDowell <macdowelmsu.edu> Date: Thu, 24 May 12 06:48:40 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Per discussions of Mackinac Island and trade cloth, go here to see and read an excellent short essay by Ruth B. Phillips and Michael Witgen (Ojibwe) about a spectacular complete set of Anishinaabe clothing, collected by Andrew Foster c. 1790 at Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan. I recently was at the National Museum of the American Indian to see the exhibition and can attest that this outfit is spectacular.



Subject: DAR collection From: Marsha MacDowell <macdowelmsu.edu> Date: Thu, 24 May 12 09:23:43 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

Just a reminder that, for those who can't go to DC and see the DAR quilts in person, they are accessible in the Quilt Index. And, of course, in the QI you can compare the DAR collections with those of other museums whose quilt collections are now in the Index as well as with a growing number of quilts documented in state and regional quilt survey projects. You can now also see the Quilt Index on your smart phone - download the app for only 99 cents and you can carry the QI in your hand!

Oh, if the Quilt Index could only find more financial support to put up more museum collections!


Subject: RE: Anishinaabe outfit, collected c 1790 at Michilimackinac From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Thu, 24 May 12 08:59:24 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Oh, my! That calico! .... thanks for sharing this. Stephanie Whitson


Subject: Polly Mello's tour From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com> Date: Thu, 24 May 12 11:13:50 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

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I can heartily second Polly's blissful report. Over several years of visiting Washington, D.C., I was able to take the tour at the Smithsonian and also the DAR.not on the same days, unfortunately. But that might have been a good thing because each one is such a rare treat and deserves its own special day. Anyone going to D.C. should make arrangements ahead of their visit to see the Smithsonian collection. The docents are really good and enthusiastic about the subject. The same can be said for the DAR. They are our heritage and our legacy. Access them and enjoy. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Mercer Museum quilt exhibit From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <pnhahn01comcast.net> Date: Sun, 27 May 12 16:43:38 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 1

Hi, I'm considering a trip to the Mercer Museum in PA to catch their quilt exhibit on PA quilts. Has anyone already gone and can give me a review? I will really have to juggle other obligations to get there and just wondered if I should.

Thanks, Nancy Hahn


Subject: Re: Mercer Museum quilt exhibit From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net> Date: Sun, 27 May 12 18:23:36 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

Hi Nancy -

I was there 2 weeks ago and there are 21 quilts and 1 appliqued pillowcase. In addition, there are 2 pre-1850 quilts from the museum's collection hanging in the lobby area. The exhibit is from a private collection of a couple who appear to have been collecting antiques (not just quilts) for a long time. It's a nice cross section of typical PA German quilts.

There's a Bowmansville Star, 2 Star of Bethlehems, a log cabin, house blocks, bulls-eye, Irish Chain, Peony and several nice appliques including an interesting applique crib spread and a scherensnitte with cheddar ground. Color palette and range of designs is what you would expect given the title of the exhibit.

I enjoyed seeing it, but I only drove 2 hours, and it was a field trip for my small quilt group.

Barb in southeastern PA


Subject: looking for Lynn Lewis Young From: Lynne Bassett <lynnelynnezwoolsey.com> Date: Fri, 25 May 12 18:05:33 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

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Is anyone on this list familiar with /Art/Quilt Magazine/, or the editor, Lynn Lewis Young? I'd like to know the publication dates of that magazine, if anyone can tell me--or if someone can put me in touch with Ms. Young, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks so much for your help!

All best, Lynne



Subject: Re: Red, Green and White quilts From: celia.eddybtinternet.com Date: Sat, 26 May 12 12:13:18 +0100 (BST) X-Message-Number: 4

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Subject: Trip to the UK From: Linda Heminway <ibquiltncomcast.net> Date: Mon, 28 May 12 06:05:56 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

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I wanted to share something of interest from my trip to England. I just got back a few days ago. Firstly, if you go, Liberty of London is the place to be for a quilter with fabric, notions, books and patterns. These items are not as expensive as other things in their store. We visited a fabric/quilt shop in the town of Stirminster Newton, in Dorset that was fabulous, called Hansons. If you ever get over there, it was worth the time. I was truly amazed with the fabulous fabrics (more than just quilting) and the vast selection of buttons as well as craft items. Lovely staff as well, so helpful.

The thing I wanted to share the most with you all, though, was that we visited the Jane Austen home in Chawton, Alton. There, I was privileged to see on display the quilt she and her sister made together. Something else to note was that there was a "dyeing garden". I had never seen a garden planted with specific plants that were appropriate for use to dye fabrics and also make homemade inks from. It was of interest to think that Jane, who wrote such spectacular novels, may have had to actually make her own inks in order to write. Makes the writing of her day even more special, when you think of it.

Linda Heminway Plaistow, NH



Subject: : Re: looking for Lynn Lewis Young From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu> Date: Mon, 28 May 12 08:39:21 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

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According to the records available at www.worldcat.org (from Indiana University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) it began publication in 1994 and ceased publication in 00. See http://library.unl.edu/search/?searchtypeo&searcharg32936266

Sorry, I don't know Lynn Lewis Young.

Mary in HOT Valparaiso, IN


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Subject: Re: Mercer Museum exhibit From: jfbauer1066yahoo.com Date: Mon, 28 May 12 09:49:44 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 3

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Hi, Nancy, I'm not sure when you are traveling, or how close you'll be staying to Lewisburg, PA, but I thought you'd like to know that the Packwood House Museum quilt exhibit will be opening to the public June 12. There will be 30+ quilts (mostly Pennsylvanian) on exhibit in the Kelly Gallery, and many more on display throughout the museum (the house itself, 27-rooms, original pat built c. 1798). PHM has a remarkable collection of fourth-quarter 19th century quilts of PA origin. For more info visit the PHM website at www.packwoodhousemuseum.com.

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Subject: Red & Green Quilt Info From: dsmetzgeraol.com Date: Mon, 28 May 12 23:33:24 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 3

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One reference book of mine, Quilts In Red And Green And The Women Who Made Them, by Nancy Hornback and Terry Clothier Thompson, cites: " The vogue f or red and green quilts began around 1840, peaked at mid-century, and declined after the civil war." The book has excellent color photos and is an ea sy read. If you can still find this one, I recommend it highly!

Hope this helps at least a little!

Sharee Metzger ... returning to lurk mode! Wauchula, FL ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: new films with quilts in them From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Tue, 29 May 12 21:28:48 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 1

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Took some time over the holiday to finally catch up on some movies, and saw two in which there are antique quilts used decoratively in households, good for the marketplace, hmm?!. BERNIE - quite droll and based on a true story yet - has a Basket of Chips draped on the sofa back behind Shirley MacLaine in her home, and DARLING COMPANION - good grown up relationship stuff and a must see for dog lovers - has a solid colors Log Cabin quilt with a nice 19th c brown on the back, on the bed.

Laura Fisher




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Subject: Kyra's free Kindle eBook From: " Barb Vlack" <cptvdeosbcglobal.net> Date: Wed, 30 May 12 05:27:36 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Lisa asked: << Will this be coming out for the Nook as well? I don't have a Kindle and rarely use Amazon.>>

I ordered Kyra's book for my Kindle and also opened it on my Kindle app on my iPad. I have a Kindle 2 (I think -- it's white and came out before the black version), so the book is in black-and-white on my Kindle. But it's in color on my iPad. For this book, that means the cover is in color and the highlights and table cells are colored. Thank you, Kyra, for a very well organized book full of helpful information.

My question to Lisa or anyone is, can't you put the Kindle app on your PC and order the book that way? The app is free --- because Amazon wants to sell you the books you read with the Kindle. But Kyra's book is free and the app is free. Can this be win-win for us? I'm not deceived that this could also be bait for a future Kindle user.

Before I got my iPad, I had downloaded a quilting book onto my Kindle. It was a book for which I submitted a chapter, and I just thought it was way cool to have something I wrote that was published on my Kindle. It was in black and white, but that didn't matter. I wasn't looking for color inspiration. I was just on an ego trip. Then I got the Kindle app for my iPad, and the book showed up in full color. What fun!

I have no issues about using Amazon. It's actually one of the first online shops I consult when looking for a book and a LOT of other stuff. I don't think I can buy a car there, but it's amazing what all else they offer.


Barb Vlack barbbarbvlack.com I have fulfilled a $1000 fund raising promise for Alzheimer's research and am working on a second $1000 pledge. Cheer me on at: www.AlzQuilts.org


Subject: RE: Kyra's free Kindle eBook From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephaniestephaniewhitson.com> Date: Wed, 30 May 12 11:08:45 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

I had both the Nook and the Kindle app on my PC before I got my Nook color tablet. They are free and easy to use. Steph Whitson


Subject: Houla massacre quilts From: clproductsgmail.com Date: Tue, 29 May 12 23:33:17 -0700 X-Message-Number: 4

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> This UTube was posted after the massacre this week in Syria. The bodies of children are laid out on quilts. The women are covered with quilts. Please don't watch if you have a weak stomach. This is quilt history but I haven't seen such graphic violence and horror since the Matthew Brady civil war pictures and they were not in color with such anguish in the background. Turn on the sub titles if you watch. Again - it is horrific. Linda Laird

> Al-Houla Massacre - Dozens of Children Murdered in Syria > This footage, uploaded by Syrian democracy activists on May 25, 12, depicts the aftermath of a massacre of around 32 children under the age of 10. They were allegedly murdered by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in the town of Al-Houla in Homs. Dozens were killed by tank and artillery shelling, while according to survivor testimony dozens more were shot or stabbed by Syrian security forces. The relative proportions of each category remain disputed.



Subject: Colonial Williamsburg quilt symposium From: Neva Hart <nevahartverizon.net>

The brochure is now available for the November 12 Quilt Symposium at Colonial Williamsburg. Once again, CW will be putting on a tremendous program of information for quilt scholars. This year the program will emphasize international influence on the textile world.

See the website for details on the program, lodging and a pre-conference tour to Washington, DC to see quilts on exhibit at the DAR.


Neva Hart Professional Quilt Appraiser in Virginia


Subject: Re: Kyra's free Kindle eBook From: Jocelyn Martin <martinjocelynrocketmail.com>

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