Subject: restoration work From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>

HI all - I keep getting requests for restoration referrals, and would love to know names to pass along to people for journeyman quilt repair, not muse um pieces, but things they love and use and need to have work done on, incl uding (yikes) laundering. Here is the latest request from a sometime client: To which brilliant restorer can I send a 70" by 70 " quilt of mine, to shore up the border, who would be sensitive and skilledenoughto add a narrow binder in the same off-white of the quilt background, or - preferab ly -reinforce it on the back with same, so no new -or even additional -element is visible? Email me privately please with referrals. Non museum, real people restorati on is a real business opportunity for someone who has the ability and the s ensitivity to and access to materials of the appropriate age to work with. This person can be anywhere in the country as the requests come in from man y states. It would also help if the restorer would be able to estimate pote ntial cost and time frame for the clients, thanks Laura ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: restoration work From: "Lonnie" <lonnie8comcast.net> Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:29:31 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Hi, Laura, I am a restorer from Tx who specializes in family qlts. I am trained thru Nancy Kirk, Kirk Collection,etc.

I, like every restorer I know, have more work than I can keep up with. Even though I turn a restoration around in 4-8 wks, I still can not catch up and have a waiting list about 1 1/2 yrs out with new inquiries every week!!

So, why did I answer yr email???

To tell anyone with the slightest inkling of desire to start their own restoration biz, to get trained and do it!!! (I would not start this without training). You will not be disappointed. I meet lovely people who love their qlts and will pay handsomely to have them back in the family.

Tks Lonnie Schlough www.fixquilts.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Red & Green Quilt Info From: Arden Shelton <junkoramacomcast.net>

Another one for you: Try your library or Interlibrary Loan from another lib rary. Kimball, Jeana, 1951- Red and green : an applique tradi tion / by Jeana Kimball. Bothell, WA : That Patchwork Place, c1990. (Ms) Arden Shelton Portland, OR


Subject: Re: Restoration From: "Marilyn M. Withrow" <mmwmarilynquilts.com> Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:02:17 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

I also do restoration work, but on a limited basis, as I am a professional quilt show judge, professional quilt appraiser, and do longarm quilting for others. We also do machine embroidery by special order. I learned about restoration from Eileen Trestain many years ago, and have a lot of reference works and experience in the quilting world. I sure agree with Lonnie -- don't begin restoration work without some training. I do know Nancy Kirk and have been to her shop, but have not taken classes from her as we live so far apart. I was in California and Oregon, and she is in Omaha, Nebraska. I am now in Checotah, Oklahoma. My website is www.marilynquilts.com. I will give a price estimate when I see the work needed and know how long it will take me and whether or not I need to purchase additional items to complete the restoration work. If anyone out there is in need of restoration work, just call me -- 918-473-3517.

Marilyn Maddalena Withrow Professional Quilt Appraiser, Show Judge, Historian, Speaker, Designer, and Quilt Restorer/Repairer Checotah, OK www.marilynquilts.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Lewisburg, PA Quilt Exhibit From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net> Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 06:18:20 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

If, like me, you are a member of several lists, please excuse the multiple posting. Thank you for understanding that I wanted to be sure this information is widely distributed. And I think this list is a great way to let people know they might be near enough to an exhibit to visit.

I spent time last week in Lewisburg, PA, working with the people at Packwood House Museum as we set up their new quilt exhibit, which opens June 12, and runs through Oct 13, 2012.

The gallery exhibit, Pennsylvania Quilts II: Patterns and Variations, features 34 quilts illustrating this theme. The concept is "the pattern is stars and here are 8 various interpretations/styles of stars". Likewise, the "patterns and variations" include 4 Patch, 9 Patch, Rectangles, Triangles, Hexagons, floral appliques, curved piecing and Baskets. The museum held their first quilt exhibit 3 years ago, and the quilts in this year's gallery exhibit are different from the ones shown 3 years ago. The quilts are mostly from central Pennsylvania.

In addition,the museum is a very large town house, which structurally is 3 townhouses with 3 floors, with connecting doors throughout. The plan for the museum is to have 50 additional quilts from the collection scattered throughout -- on beds, chairs, chests, tables, etc. The woman organizing this portion of the exhibit is color coordinating the quilts in a very appealing manner. What I saw yesterday of the display so far is great. And viewing the quilts in the gorgeous room settings is very soothing.

Lewisburg is nicely situated -- just a short drive south of I 80 as it goes through PA. Or, if you will be traveling on the PA Turnpike, it's about 1 hour 20 minutes north of Harrisburg -- a delightful drive along the Susquehanna River.

PA Quilts II: Patterns and Variations June 12 through October 13, 2012 at Packwood House Museum 15 N Water Street Lewisburg, PA 17837 570-524-0323 www.packwoodhousemuseum.com Hours - Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 Admission $10

They also have a very nice reproduction raffle quilt that was made by the Vintage Gatherers Quilt Guild of Montoursville, PA. The original quilt is in the exhibit, dates c 1910, is a double 9 Patch, and features prints in soft pinks, browns and shirtings.

The museum is also planning a Special Quilt Weekend August 10, 11 and 12, with workshops and 2 dinner speakers, Linda Eaton and Bunnie Jordan. Details are on their website.


Subject: Collections Manager Position at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum From: Jonathan Gregory <jonathangregogmail.com>

Dear QHL Members,

See below for a position announcement for Collections Manager at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. And please share this information with your colleagues who may be interested. Thank you.

Jonathan Gregory

Assistant Curator of Exhibitions

International Quilt Study Center & Museum


Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design PO Box 830838 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE 68583-0838 402-472-6291

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The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking qualified museum professionals for the position of Collections Manager/Registrar. The museum has a state-of the-art storage facility and a world-class collection of quilts and related objects. Interested candidates must apply online at http://employment.UNL.edu <http://employment.unl.edu/>

Job title: Collections Manager/ Registrar

Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Application Review Date: June 25, 2012

Job description/responsibilities:

Manage the acquisition, documentation, maintenance, care and use of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM) collections according to recommended museum practices in order to preserve them for research, exhibition, education, and outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in museum studies, history, art history, textile history, or closely related field plus 6 months experience in museum textile collections and care required. Knowledge and experience in using and manipulating electronic databases for collections management required. Strong organization skills, initiative flexibility, and ability to work with others essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fiber microscopy skills and high proficiency with database software such as FileMaker Pro or Access.


Minimum $35,000/annually

*Full benefits* package. All applications *MUST* go through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Human Resources. For more information visit the HR website at http://employment.UNL.edu <http://employment.unl.edu/>

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is one hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL's success.

UNL has a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities and of nondiscrimination in the classroom and workplace. Educational programs, support services and workplace behavior, including decisions regarding hiring, promotion, discipline, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment, should be made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation.


Subject: exhibit at the National Quilt Museum From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 14:58:04 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 2

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Hello all,Next Friday a new exhibit will open here at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky."The Exquisite Stitch: 200 Years of hand Quilting" presents a look at fine hand quilting examples from collections throughout the United States. Some highlights of the exhibit are quilts by Bertha Stenge and Pine Eisfeller from the Dolph Briscoe Center for Ameri can History at the University of Texas at Austin and a Marseilles quilt fro m the Pilgrim Roy Collection. The exhibit runs from June 15 to September 11, and I hope you will be able to see these wonderful quilts in person. Judy SchwenderCurator of Collections / RegistrarHere i s a list of the quilts:Princess Feather1850unknownFeather ed Star (Star of Bethlehem)1855M.A. AndersonWhole Cloth1850-185 3Mary Francis DeggeWhole Clothc. 1890Margaret SchillingNew N ine Patch and Four Patchc. 1897unknownPillowcase19th centunk nownDot's Vintage1983Dot FinleyOh, My Stars1989Margie Kar avitisMomma's Garden1992Anne OliverGarden Maze1998Irma Ga il HatcherSpice of Life2003Linda RoySnowball1800Mrs. Nath aniel HeadWhole Clothc. 1840unknownPath of Thornsc. 1890u nknownWindblown Tulips with Feathered Border1875-1890unknownSqu are Within a Square with Trianglesc. 1830unknownMarseilles quilt late 18th centuryunknownCalamanco Quiltc. 1800unknownPine Treec. 1860-1880unknownThistlec. 1850-1875unknownOhio Ro se1930Mattie JonesWhigs Defeat1920unknownWild Ducks (Moun tain Mist #45)1930sunknownStrippy Quiltc. 1830unknownHenr y Clay Presentation Quiltc. 1850Funk All-White Quiltc. 1880W illie Sharp FunkRose of Sharon Variationc. 1860unknownWhite Mag ic1940Pine EisfellerForget Me Not (Wilkinson Art Quilt)1934U nknownBowl of Tulips1930sUnknownBoudoir Quilt1927 - 1929u nknownSerpentine and Stars1948Bertha Stenge ---318397788-196029378-1339106284:60396--


Subject: Quilt viewing question From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net> Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:08:55 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

Good Evening All -

I will be driving up to the Vermont Quilt Festival the last week of June, and I'm seeking antique quilt viewing opportunities in eastern NY state and Vermont. I will be traveling up I87 on Wednesday and Thursday, June 27 and 28, and am willing to drive off the "straight line" to see quilts. I'm seeking mueums, historical societies, good antique malls -- places with antique quilts on display.

Thanks for any help that you can offer.

Barb in southeastern PA ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: McLintocks down quilts - advert art - Australia From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2012 12:40:45 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

Really neat piece of advertising art that features a quilt. Is anyone familiar with this batting company?


This is the info from the auction site:

Bargain Hunt Auctions 16 Railway Parade Thornleigh , New South Wales Australia 2120

Antique & Collectable - Day Two 10 June 2012, 11:00 AEST | Thornleigh, Australia Lot 1449 | Vintage original McLintocks down quilts, vintage


Subject: re: McLintocks down quilts - advert art - Australia From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:14:17 -0700 X-Message-Number: 2

I didn't know anything about this company so I did a little brief digging the last few minutes.

McLintock and Sons 20 of Utilitas Works, Summer Lane, Barnsley 1888 The company was registered on 18 September, to acquire the business of manufacturers of down quilts and clothing of the firm of the same name. [1] Sources of Information from The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908 20 20 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/51347941 The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania AD June 23, 1924 Right hand side of the page shows a column of ads for their products 20 20

http://members.multimania.co.uk/McLintock/James.htm Family History - This is the story of the Life of James McLintock (Founder of McLintock & Sons, Quilt Manufacturers, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England) 20 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition awarded Gold Medal. 1878 Paris Exhibition awarded Bronze Medal. 1886 Edinburgh Exhibition awarded Gold Medal. 20 For the Edinburgh exhibition, which was opened by Queen Victoria, a costly and elaborate eiderdown quilt was made from wine shade satin, with the Roya l Coat of Arms embroidered in Gold Silk in the centre and the monograms A V i n each corner.

What would we do without the Internet to glean at least a few tidbits to encourage out curiosity.

Original post and link

<<Really neat piece of advertising art that features a quilt. Is anyone familiar with this batting company? http://tinyurl.com/6ltga6m >>

Karen Alexander


Subject: Re: McLintocks down quilts - advert art - Australia From: Barb Garrett <bgarrett421comcast.net>

Hi Karen -

That is a really cool picture. Thanks for sharing.

I don't think McLintock's is a batting company, but rather a company that made finished quilts for sale. See the results of my googling.....

These two links are pictures of McLintock quilts http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/291882.2 http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/291882.1

According to my google search, somewhere on this ad it says /McLINTOCK'S DOWN QUILTS/, with coverings of floral or fancy sateens and cambrics. Downproof material. Well ventilated with hand-woikcd eyelet holes. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/20917934

And on this page it says Excep- tionally well filled with the best puri- fied Artic /Down/. Eveiy /Quilt/ with /McLintock's/ famous guaranteed label. sewn on. We have three sizes in this lot. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/21411475

This ad lists a bunch of McLintock's Down Quilts being sold by E. Buxton & Co., ltd http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?ad&dNEM19080714.2.16.3

Another ad http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?ad&dPBH19150507.2.60.4

Barb in southeastern PA


Subject: Re: McLintocks down quilts - advert art - Australia From: xenia cord <xenialegacyquilts.net> Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 15:45:53 -0400 X-Message-Number: 4

The English firm McLintock's was famous for down petticoats, usually in turkey red prints and channel-quilted in rounds parallel to the ground (think illustrations of the "Red Queen" from Alice in Wonderland). The label for these was prominently on the center of the waistband, in front.

Our UK members can probably describe this better than I have.



Subject: Re: McLintocks down quilts - advert art - Australia From: Sally Ward <sallytattersfastmail.co.uk> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:05:45 +0100 X-Message-Number: 5

I think your description will do nicely, Xenia! 20

I am intrigued by the quilt you found listed by the National Trust, Barb, because that looks to me like a McLintock label and yet they have it described as place of origin Philadelphia. I thought McLintocks were just a Barnsley (Yorkshire) firm. 20

Here are two illustrations of Xenia's petticoats. I suspect the label was moved to the front and outside when more firms moved into the business. Possible the first example of designer labels on view on clothing?

Sally Ward

http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/collections/costume/all/198-2012/downfilled- petticoat.html http://www.meg-andrews.com/item-details/McLintocks-Down/6620


Subject: McLintocks Down Quilts advert From: "Janet O'Dell" <janettechinfo.com.au> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 09:33:32 +1000 X-Message-Number: 6

It looks as though McLintocks was a very enterprising UK company with worldwide sales. Old advertisements are fascinating! An antique store recently closed down in a country town in NSW and some of the inventory (including quilts from the UK) is being sold at auction in Sydney. I assume that this may have been part of the stock.

Buckley's was a department store in Melbourne, in fact it is still operating under the name David Jones; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckley_%26_Nunn

Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: CD of quilt stash From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:39:43 -0700 X-Message-Number: 1

Just curious if anyone on the list ahs ever bought and used one of these CDs. Does one have to have the Electric Quilt Co's software in order to see the images?

I would think these would be good reference sources for future identification of fabrics of the era, if there is someway to read them in the future!! Given that everything in computers changes so fast, who knows.



Karen Alexander


Subject: pattern source help please From: donbeldpacbell.net Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 12:46:50 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 2


Hi everyone. I cannot find my note about the source of the pattern called Garfield's Monument--the one that is exactly like Courthouse Steps exc ept the center square is dividied into triangles. I don't mean the one in Ladies Art Company or the one in Ohio Farmer/Prairie Farmer. Can anyone help? best, Don----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: RE: CD of quilt stash From: "Janet O'Dell" <janettechinfo.com.au> Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:51:44 +1000 X-Message-Number: 1

I believe that in EQ there is a facility to import scans of fabrics from manufacturer's sites (or one's own photos) into the Fabric Library. Just don't ask me how to do it!

Janet O'Dell Melbourne Australia ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Erma Kirkpatrick From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com>

Kathlyn Sullivan notified me to tell me that Erma Kirkpatrick recently passed away. Erma was part of the early group of people who became interested in quilt history. She was published twice in the 1980's in Uncoverings. Once was her article about ALAMANCE PLAIDS and the other was about UNCLE ELI'S QUILT PARTY. *Erma H. Kirkpatrick, A Study of "Alamance Plaids" and Their Use in North Carolina Quilts* 1988, *Erma H. Kirkpatrick, Uncle Eli's Quilting Party* 1986

Erma's paper on the plaid production in NC inspired many of us to go on to research NC produced plaids. I had the pleasure of taking Erma on a trip to Alamance County 2 years ago. We had a fun day going to the Alamance County Historical Museum and the Glencoe Museum. I took photos all day to only find days later that my digital camera was having a "bad day". Oh well, I will forever hold the memories in my mind. My favorite part was hearing about her teaching women from Japan how to quilt and then her trip to Japan. She apparently enjoyed that experience a great deal. Erma's obituary...... http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2012/06/10/71702/erma-kathryn-hughes-kirkpatrick.html

One more of our leaders has passed the baton..... Lynn Lancaster Gorges New Bern, NC ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Ohio Practical Farmer From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>

Hi Everyone, looking for someone who might have info about the Ohio Practic al Farmer magazine ca 1890 that has a quilt pattern in it calledBEAUR EGARD'S SURROUNDINGS It's the same pattern commonly known as Burgo yne Surrounded. Thanks, best, Don


Subject: need some reproduction fabrics From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com>

I need some help. I have tons of reproduction fabrics and OLD fabrics, but I NEED these..... 1) Andover Reproduction Aztec Blue & Brown 2) Crimson & CloverII 3) Civil War Tribute Collection - Quilt backing BROWN (Rothermel designer) . I just need 1/4 yd. of each. If you have this and are interested in selling me a small amount, please contact me at palamporeaol.com

Working on a primarily prussian blue and brown quilt so the "look" "shade" is very very important.

Thanks!!! Lynn Gorges, New Bern, NC