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Subject: AQSG 2014 Quilt Study Announcement! From: "Greta VanDenBerg" <maquilterepix.net>

AQSG Announces the 2014 Study of

Civil War Quilts: 1850-1865

AQSG invites members to join in and create a reproduction quilt for the seventh biennial AQSG Quilt Study for the 2014. The focus of the 2014 Study will be Quilts from the Civil War: 1850-1865 covering the years leading up to and including the American Civil War. This study serves as a way of learning about our quilt heritage and to help promote AQSG.

Please take a few minutes to read through the following guidelines. As the popularity and participation in the Quilt Studies has grown, it has become necessary to adjust some of the requirements. Most important are the guidelines for obtaining per-mission from the owner of the original quilt or quilt image used as inspiration for the Participant's quilt. Therefore, it is a good idea to obtain the required permission before beginning your study project.

If you plan to participate in the 2014 Quilt Study, it is important to promptly notify the Quilt Study Committee as soon as possible to receive forms and updated information as it becomes available (see contact information below). Exhibit space at Seminar will be limited to fifty (50) quilts and preference will be given to Participants ACCORDING TO THE POSTMARK DATE OF THE FIRST PERMISSION FORM RECEIVED.

The following rules apply:

* For purposes of this Quilt Study a Civil War Quilt is defined as a quilt made between the years 1850-1865. The inspiration quilt must be clearly identifiable as a quilt from this time period using traditional methods of dating textiles. * Participants may create an exact replica of the inspiration quilt, reproduce a portion of the inspiration quilt, or create a quilt 'inspired' by the inspiration quilt. * Only AQSG Members may participate on any individual or group project. Each individual and/or group will be limited to submitting one quilt. * An overall maximum measurement of 200 inches total for all four sides will be strictly enforced. * To be considered a Quilt Study Participant each individual or group must submit a completed and signed Participant Release form to hold a place in the Seminar Exhibit. This form MUST BE SENT VIA REGULAR MAIL AND MUST NOT BE POSTMARKED PRIOR TO JANUARY 2, 2013. Forms will be accepted as exhibit space allows through August 1, 2014. A waiting list will be created when the 50 spaces available at the Seminar Exhibit have been filled. * In addition to the Participant Permission form, a completed and signed Permission to Use Quilt Image or Photograph form; a digital image in .jpg format of the inspiration quilt; and a completed Written Statement Submission form that includes the written statement of 150-400 words regarding the project must be submitted to the Quilt Study Committee no later than August 1, 2014. * For a quilt to be considered for a planned travelling exhibit all items listed above must be submitted to the Quilt Study Committee no later than August 1, 2014. Additional quilts will be accepted for the exhibit as late as the installation date of the exhibit at Seminar, but only if exhibit space is available. * The Participant Release, Permission to Use Quilt Image or Photograph, and the Written Statement Submission forms should be obtained from the Quilt Study Committee. * The photograph of the inspiration quilt must be in .jpg file format either as an email attachment or on a disk sent via regular mail. Scanned images are discouraged. * A written statement containing 150-400 words must be submitted with a completed Written Statement Submission Form. The statement should indicate why the inspiration quilt was chosen and how it relates to the quilt study topic, what approach was taken in making the new quilt and what was learned through participation in this Quilt Study. The written statement must be provided as a Word compatible document sent as an email attachment or on a disk sent through the regular mail. * Incomplete projects will not be accepted. All submitted quilts must be finished (i.e., quilted and bound). All submitted quilts must also have a 4" sleeve attached, and a label(s) with your name and address and assigned Participant Number must be included in a bottom corner on the back of the quilt. * Any quilt that does not fit within the guidelines of this study may not be considered for inclusion in the travelling exhibit.

If you are interested in participating contact the AQSG Quilt Study Committee.

Email at <mailto:AQSGQuiltStudyyahoo.com> AQSGQuiltStudyyahoo.com Phone (717) 808-7087 Greta VanDenBerg or Phone (209) 629-8915 Florence McConnell

Completed forms should be mailed to Florence McConnell, 2427 Appleleaf Lane, Manteca CA 95336.

NOTE: No forms postmarked prior to January 2, 2013 will be accepted.

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Subject: Something on the internet I stumbled upon From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:50:54 -0800

Hi All,

Stumbled upon this and thought I would share. I wish I lived on the East Coast so I could drive to Connecticut and just look in these book for a day or two.

http://manuscripts.wordpress.com/tag/calico/

Enjoy and if you go there... Remember Me.

Leah Zieber - Who is so very excited about the AQSG 2014 Study Quilt!

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Subject: Museum needs help after storn From: laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 14:23:19 -0700 (PDT)

OMG - this is where the first of the American Folk Art Museum's outside-the-building exhibitions was held to much acclaim after their financial crisis. The show, called COMPASS, was just great, included many textiles as well as other enchanting pieces from AFAM"S collections, and the Museum had just been refurbished and is really wonderful. This is horrifying news. If anyone can contribute, it would be much appreciated. I think the AFAM show just closed at the end of Oct, dont know where the museum pieces are at the moment, hopefully in safe storage. Laura.

South Street Seaport Museum Slammed by SandyBy Stephanie Murgon November 2, 2012 3:06 PMMonday s storm devastated areas including gallery-packed Chelsea, but many New York museums have been able to spring back into action. Institutions such as the Metropolitan, MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Jewish Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design have reopened. Downtown, the New Museum and the Rubin Museum of Art remain without power and closed, and the Studio Museum of Harlem has postponed the opening of fall exhibitions to next Sunday. But the situation is dire atthe South Street Seaport Museum, which was reborn in January as part of its bailout-cum-takeover by the Museum of the City of New York.The bright, new Schermerhorn Row space smartly designed by architectsWendy Eva ns JosephandChris Cooperof Cooper Joseph studiowas slammed by Sandy. It is not just that there was five feet of filthy, oil-laced surge in our lobby, wiping out the systems that run the escalator, the elevators, and the heating and air conditioning, it is not just the clean-up; it is the loss of revenue that we had been building so diligently, wrote museum presidentSusa n Henshaw Jonesin an e-mail sent yesterday to supporters. The flood waters climbed up to the eaves of the museum’s rental tenants, a store and a restaurant that may not be able to reopen. Another tenant,Bowne & Co., Stationers, saw 217 drawers of accessioned type get soaked by th e surge. Efforts to dry the type and keep it from deforming are hindered by the lack of power downtown. Meanwhile, the museum’s lobby, cafe, admission desk and its computer, and Museum Shop have been destroyed. Donations of any amount are now being gratefully acceptedat the museum’s website.Laura Fisher at 212/838-2596 www.laurafisherquilts.com fisherheritageyahoo.com find us on facebook: Laura Fisher Quilts ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Shelburne Museum From: Lynne Bassett <lynnelynnezwoolsey.com> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 07:34:14 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

(Ms.) Jean Burks is the chief curator at the Shelburne Museum

Best, Lynne

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Subject: Re: new quilt posted on eboard From: Lynne Bassett <lynnelynnezwoolsey.com> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 08:11:34 -0500 X-Message-Number: 6

Dear Marcia,

I saw this quilt at the Vermont Quilt Festival about 4 years ago, where it was offered by a dealer. My opinion is that it dates to about the 1970s. It's a wonderful quilt, but I do not believe that it is old.

All best, Lynne

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Subject: Re: new quilt posted on eboard From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>

HI Marcia - kindly send more pictures--closeups of the various areas. The one photo does not enlarge enough to really get a look at the work. Questions: looks like a Dresden Plate in upper corner, border details looks like big wool ties or tufs, is that the case? let's see the fabric closeup to. Is everything wool, including all applique? How are appliques sewn to ground? Whats on the backing? Border binding? need closer examination to make any judgment.

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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From: Marcia's Mail <marciarkearthlink.net> Subject: [qhl] new quilt posted on eboard To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Date: Friday, November 9, 2012, 3:47 AM

Hi All, I just posted a new quilt on eBoard (I think)that is a wool quilt with crewel embroidery that is truly amazing. It is Adam and Eve in the Garden before the Fall, no fig leaves, and the most exhuberant collection of animals, fish, reptiles, insects, sun, moon, stars and just about anything else you can think of. Here's the problem. There are very little clues as to when, where, why, etc. I am asking everyone to go take a look at it and see if you remember ever seeing another one of its type, even if less embrooidered. I have seen other embroidered wool quilts with flowers, animals, etc but not quite like this one. the snake's eye is a paste jewel and I think somewhat unusual for this type of quilt. Any thoughts would be apprecaited. Some very knowledgeable people got a look at this quilt at Houston and the opinions and thoughts were all over the place. Thanks, Marcia Kaylakie

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Subject: new quilt posted on eboard From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 02:47:14 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

Hi All, I just posted a new quilt on eBoard (I think)that is a wool quilt with crewel embroidery that is truly amazing. It is Adam and Eve in the Garden before the Fall, no fig leaves, and the most exhuberant collection of animals, fish, reptiles, insects, sun, moon, stars and just about anything else you can think of. Here's the problem. There are very little clues as to when, where, why, etc. I am asking everyone to go take a look at it and see if you remember ever seeing another one of its type, even if less embrooidered. I have seen other embroidered wool quilts with flowers, animals, etc but not quite like this one. the snake's eye is a paste jewel and I think somewhat unusual for this type of quilt. Any thoughts would be apprecaited. Some very knowledgeable people got a look at this quilt at Houston and the opinions and thoughts were all over the place. Thanks, Marcia Kaylakie

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Subject: Shelburne Museum From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net>

Does anyone on the list know the current curator of collections, quilts, at the Shelburne? I would rather make an inquiry of a specific person than the general title. Thanks, Marcia Kaylakie ------_NextPart_000_0008_01CDBE26.F446D590--

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Subject: RE: new quilt posted on eboard From: "Kim Baird" <kbairdcableone.net> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:26:27 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

Marcia, It's always hard to be sure just by seeing a photo, but somehow it looks professionally designed.

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Subject: Re: new quilt posted on eboard From: Judy Roche <judyqrocheclan.com> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:45:39 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

Looks like a Sue Spargo type quilt to me........ she and her followers use similar designs, wool and lots of embroidery............ Judy Roche -

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Subject: Sandy/Nor'easter Relief Quilts From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Hi all,

I'm not sure how many of you receive the AQS weekly digital newsletter, OnPoint, but we ran a story a couple of days ago about how to help storm victims via quilts. It is in blue below.

Linda J. Hahn, one of our authors (I'm working on her next book, New York Beauty Diversified, even as I type) lives in mid-New Jersey. She's inland a few miles, so was not wiped out as so many have been, but her life and her family's was definitely affected. Nevertheless, she and another New Jersey AQS author, Linda M. Pool (her forthcoming book is about painted applique), who also lived through the storm and has her own story to tell, contacted AQS to ask what we could do to help them help others. Before things got along too far, the Lindas learned about the willingness of Project Linus New Jersey to handle warm bedding for storm victims. Here's the story that ran in OnPoint.

Andi in Paducah

PS -- I have to tell you, ALL of the AQS authors and others I know and love (including many of you) who live in the storm-damaged area have been helpers themselves, not just victims. TO A PERSON, each one has told me, "I may have XYZ damage, but that's nothing compared to what others are going through." Let's hear it for the resilience of quilters! If you can do something to help someone else, wonderful! IF YOU NEED HELP, by all means, let us know!

As soon as the devastation of Hurricane Sandy became clear, AQS was flooded with requests from quilters for a place to send quilts to help with the relief efforts. Thanks to AQS authors Linda Hahn and Linda Poole, we have established a connection with the Project Linus office in New Jersey. Hillary Roberts, who is president of Project Linus NJ, Inc., is prepared to receive and distribute quilts through the New Jersey National Guard and other outlets that will put the quilts in the hands of those who need them most.

Project Linus normally distributes quilts to children from birth to 18 years of age. However, in times of disaster relief they serve all ages, genders, and counties without hesitation. According to Hillary, "The need is great and with cold weather and holidays approaching, requests will be greater than usual. Given the time of year, the heavier the quilt, the better."

Please follow the following guidelines when sending your quilts:

* Quilts should be twin to queen sizes. * Please include your contact information (name, address, phone and/or email.) Project Linus will try to let you know where your quilt is heading. * Quilts should be machine washed and wrapped to keep the quilts fresh in transport.

*Ship to:*

*Hillary Roberts, President*

*Project Linus NJ, Inc.*

*79 Jackson Street*

*Keyport, NJ 07735*

If you have questions, you may call Hillary at (732) 335-9033 or email her at directorblankiedepo.org or blankiedepoaol.com. You may also visit the Project Linus website at www.blankiedepo.org <http://www.blankiedepo.org/>.

Thank you wonderful quilters! We echo what Hillary said to us, "Bring on the quilts!"

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Subject: new quilt on eBoard From: "Marcia's Mail" <marciarkearthlink.net>

HI All, thanks for all of your thoughts and ideas. due to some sort of glitch, I cannot repond because lyris bounces my emails back to me. However, that being said, this is what I can tell you. I have seen these neon colors in the Victorian era before in other wool quilts so am not banking on that being a true indicator. I did go online and look at Erica Wilson's images and they are not close at all. When you see the quilt up close, and I do intend to take close-ups this weekend, you can see that there is a charming lack of sophistication in the workmanship and style. I am also going to check the quilt with a black light to look for fluorescence, thanks Joe Koval for that thought! Will let you know what I find! Marcia ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Garfield's Monument From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>

Hi Everyone, I have posted on the E-Board site under quilts, a photograph o f a c. 1890's Garfield's Monument that is a family quilt and is a variat ion of Courthouse Steps. I have been looking through collections to f ind another one with this pattern and have been unsuccessful. Can anyone help? I have the other two patterns and would like to find another o ne of these for my next book. Thanks, Don Beld -

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Subject: RE: Porcelain Dolls From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net>

Hi - I know absolutely nothing about 19th century dolls, (I never even played with dolls as a kid - I preferred Hotwheels) but I recently purchased two porcelain dolls online because I wanted the clothing they were wearing. I was unable to attain the date of the doll from the seller, but knowing textiles I have good idea as to the date of the dresses.

Nothing online is very helpful short of purchasing a book and I really don't need a book on dolls, so I was wondering if anyone out there has the ability to look at a picture of a doll and ballpark a date for me? I just want to know if the doll is true to the dress time period.

Can you please contact me off list and I will send you a jpeg of the dolls and the dresses.

Thanks ever so much

Leah Zieber

And a special thanks to everyone who contacted or commented on my Double Pink question. Since I need a print that would be around in the 1820 time period, I will not be using "Double Pink" (like those seen c1860 forward). ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Williamsburg Conference From: gjbakkomearthlink.net Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:52:51 -0600 (GMT-06:00) X-Message-Number: 1

Anyone arriving at the Norfolk airport late Wednesday afternoon and wanting to share shuttle to Williamsburg please contact me privately.

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Subject: all is well in NC From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com>

We faired well with the storm in New Bern and the Morehead City area. Had a few limbs down and high water on our seawall. Otherwise all is well. Very fortunate. My son who goes to NYU (MBA program) was in NC for a football game for the weekend and was not able to return to NYC. He has had to stay in NC all week. Spent lots of time on the phone with airlines. He will return on Sunday. His apartment just got power and water yesterday. Still he was very fortunate. And I got to visit with him. No Thanksgiving trip home now, but that is OK. My heart goes out to all of those who have had such awful things happen. I have fresh memories of recovering from a flooded beach house fall of 2011. Very overwhelming. But at least it wasn't my primary home. Lynn Gorges in New Bern, NC

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Subject: Hurricane From: Debby Kratovil <kratovilhis.com>

Greetings from Fairfax, VA. We had terrible, fierce winds like the Derecho of last summer. But the ancient trees in my backyard stayed back there and didn't plunge into our bedrooms. We quilters immediately think of helping with quilts (I was able to deliver several to a family displaced after Katrina and it still warms my heart to see that family that was determined to rebuild), but in place of that, remember it is the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army (along with countless other helping charities) that put boots on the ground to deliver food, personal items, kindness and real physical help).

It is easy to give via online (I was able to donate via PayPal and designate "Hurricane Sandy Relief"). For those of us who were ready to evacuate (I had things in plastic bags and slept in my clothes), it is a "thank offering" to our God for sparing us. For those who were not in harm's way, it is a helping hand across the miles that says "I care for you" as a fellow American/human being. In light of the fierce politics that bombard us right now, we can say: I am better than a political party. I am an citizen of this great country and I will do what I can to help those who did nothing other than be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

To make this quilt related: I am actually in Pittsburgh, PA today watching my 2 yo grandson because his mom (my daughter) had another son yesterday. Now I have to plan a quilt for grandson #2! But I did find this awesome quilt in the latest QNM of cars and trucks made by Pam Rocco and I am making it for grandson #1 for Christmas. It has to be awesome for me to make someone else's pattern. You can see a pic of it on my blog. QNM has it as a free pattern online (I did get permissions to show it and the blocks on my blog). Funny how life's changes give us new inspiration to tap into new creativity! I am the mother of 3 daughters and never thought of what little boys might like!

Stay safe and warm wherever you are, Debby

Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil http://debbykratovilquilts.blogspot.com/ Quilt Trunk Shows & Workshops www.quilterbydesign.com

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Subject: NQA Looking for Columnist From: Mary Persyn <mary.persynvalpo.edu>

In case you do not receive the electronic newsletter from the National Quilting Association . . .

Some of you might be interested.

*New Columnist Sought - The Quilting Quarterly *seeks a columnist to write a regular feature. The column will require the ability to perform academically sound research and translate that research into an approachable writing style. Candidates who are AQS Certified Appraisers and/or members of the American Quilt Study Group would be especially welcome. While candidates need not be members of NQA, preference will be given to NQA members. For details and next steps, please contact Barbara Polston, Editor, at editornqaquilts.org. Feel free to forward this to friends who you believe might be qualified and interested. Deadline for inquiries - November 30, 2012.

Mary

-- Mary G. Persyn Associate Professor of Law Emerita Valparaiso University Law School Valparaiso, IN 46383 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Centennial handkerchief From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net>

Blast you, you ebay bidder, stealing that Centennial Handkerchief from me in the last three seconds of the auction. Boo Hoo!

Here's me, hoping another comes on the market soon!

Leah Zieber

Crying herself to sleep in Temecula California!

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Subject: checking in From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 03:00:17 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

Here's hoping those of us who live in any of the 19 states affected by Sandy are well, safe, warm, and dry. Let us know how you're doing when you can.

Andi in Paducah

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Subject: Re: checking in From: pollymellocomcast.net

We had a lot of wind and rain here ; but, my family and I are safe and warm. My daughter and her 4 year old twin boys have moved in until she gets power back. Trying to sew.I hope others are safe and dry also.

Polly Mello

in damp cold Elkridge, Maryland

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Subject: Double pink From: Paul and Nancy Hahn <pnhahn01comcast.net> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:29:57 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 4

I have a French fabric sample book dated 1842 that has dowble pink fabric swatches in it. The floral motifs are not tightly clusterd as we see in many of the later 1880 prints, they are more like the floral trails motifs. But definately they are double pink.

How are our members along this East Coast faring after Sandy? My thoughts are with so many of my cyber friends.

Mamcy Hahn, Dataw Island, SC where we only had a breezy day on Saturday when Sandy passed us by-thank ggodness.

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Subject: Re: checking in From: Mitzioakesaol.com

'Mornin from Northern Vermont - I woke up to sun shine and rainbows yesterday - Sandy never made it this far north thank God. Being a very recent widow with 60 years of antique snowmobiles in my back yard, I really was a bit worried, but guess God took pity on me. But, seeing pictures from parts of NJ (where I grew up) sure hit home - I have walked those boardwalks in Asbury Park and Atlantic City many times, years ago of course. But sure hope all of your readers are safe. I lived thru Katrina in New Orleans when my daughter had 10 minutes to evacuate her home when the levees broke there 5 years ago - she is still trying to fix her home after it flooded to the 2nd floor. She was a lucky one, she had flood insurance which saved her from having to destroy her complete home and life down there. Mitzi from nice and warm Vermont (boy, a lot of us old Vermonters wish all that snow in WV had fallen up here.......)

In a message dated 10/31/2012 4:40:24 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, areynolds220comcast.net writes:

Here's hoping those of us who live in any of the 19 states affected by Sandy are well, safe, warm, and dry. Let us know how you're doing when you can.

Andi in Paducah

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Subject: Re: Centennial handkerchief From: pollymellocomcast.net

Leah,

Sorry for your loss. I am laughing because I have been that person ( sniped at the last second).

Hunt on!

You will eventually prevail.

Polly Mello

Elkridge, Maryland

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Subject: Underground Railroad code challenged From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:20:39 -0700 X-Message-Number: 7

On Oct 8 of this year, an article appeared on the WVA Charleston PBS website about an exhibit at West Virginia Sate University.

http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id26884

After reading the article, on October 9, I wrote its author stating the facts as I knew them. He responded by asking for an interview. I suggested that he interview Barbara Brackman instead and then worked to bring the two of them together.

Today he posted the results of that interview as well as his additional interview of Teresa Kemp whose exhibit hung at WVA State

http://www.wvpubcast.org/newsarticle.aspx?id27136

But I know WVA has a lot more on its mind right now dealing with the consequences of the storm "sandy" than reading about the quilt code controversy.

Karen in the Islands ------------------- Subject: RE: Double Pink From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net>

Hi to you knowledgeable scholars -

I am in process of a story and have a quick question that I can't find a definitive answer to... so I hope you can help.

What is the earliest you would find a double pink printed cotton?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

Leah Zieber

Temecula - where it's too hot to be called fall!

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Subject: US Sanitary Commission hospitals - New Bern, NC, etc. From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com>

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Sisterhood-Commission-Transition/dp/1555536581 This is an interesting book I just stumbled on about the role of women and the US Sanitary Commission in the CW. Here are some photos of New Bern's hospitals and other scenes during the CW. I was trying to find a stereoview of the garden they had in New Bern. The Sanitary Commission realized that fresh vegetables were an important part of healing soldiers from illness such as Yellow Fever. http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/pcoll/civilwar/index.html?listMedical_Aspects This is an interesting site about the role the contraband woman played in the hospitals. http://usctchronicle.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-contraband-small-pox-hospital-of.html

History of NC Nurses -- gives many accounts of nurses during the CW who were with the USSC and also southern nurses who were helping the Confederacy. This is just a drop in the bucket. Type in USSC, nurses in the CW war if you are interested. http://nursinghistory.appstate.edu/civil-war-and-reconstruction-1861-1876

I just helped a person on the list find references to items sent to Andersonville Prison by the Sanitary Commission. If you want that type of info look at The Sanitary Commission Bulletins and type in the town name.

There is tons of research online if you are interested in this topic. Please share with the list especially things you might read about what the women were making for the soldiers.

We are in Hurricane Sandy windy and rainy eastern NC.... We are fine. Hoping for an "unevent" as it heads up the coast. We saw some flooding on our way down to our house on the coast, but not as bad as with Irene, etc. Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC

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Subject: Re: US Sanitary Commission hospitals - New Bern, NC, etc. From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>

In addition to the books you have listed (Civil War Sisterhood is a must read), you could also look at the following, include two by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect (Central Park in New York), who was on the Board of the Sanitary Commission:

1. In Hospital and Camp: the Civil War throught the eyes of the doctors and nurses, Harold Elk Straubing 2. Women in the Civil War, Mary Elizabeth Massey 3. Hospital Transport: A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862, Frederick Law Olmsted 4. Defending the Union: The Civil War and the U.S. Sanitary Commission, 1861-1863, Frederick Law Olmstead.

best, Don Beld

_______________________________ From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com> To: Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Sent: Sun, October 28, 2012 6:51:33 PM Subject: [qhl] US Sanitary Commission hospitals - New Bern, NC, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Sisterhood-Commission-Transition/dp/1555536581 This is an interesting book I just stumbled on about the role of women and the US Sanitary Commission in the CW. Here are some photos of New Bern's hospitals and other scenes during the CW. I was trying to find a stereoview of the garden they had in New Bern. The Sanitary Commission realized that fresh vegetables were an important part of healing soldiers from illness such as Yellow Fever. http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/pcoll/civilwar/index.html?listMedical_Aspects This is an interesting site about the role the contraband woman played in the hospitals. http://usctchronicle.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-contraband-small-pox-hospital-of.html

History of NC Nurses -- gives many accounts of nurses during the CW who were with the USSC and also southern nurses who were helping the Confederacy. This is just a drop in the bucket. Type in USSC, nurses in the CW war if you are interested. http://nursinghistory.appstate.edu/civil-war-and-reconstruction-1861-1876

I just helped a person on the list find references to items sent to Andersonville Prison by the Sanitary Commission. If you want that type of info look at The Sanitary Commission Bulletins and type in the town name.

There is tons of research online if you are interested in this topic. Please share with the list especially things you might read about what the women were making for the soldiers.

We are in Hurricane Sandy windy and rainy eastern NC.... We are fine. Hoping for an "unevent" as it heads up the coast. We saw some flooding on our way down to our house on the coast, but not as bad as with Irene, etc. Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC

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Subject: Cape Fear Region Quilt Study Group Happenings (Wilmington NC Area) From: jdeluciaatmc.net

Hope this information might be helpfull to anyone in our area. Please contact Joyce DeLucia at jdeluciaatmc.net for any further information

The Cape Fear Region Quilt Study Group has been meeting for almost two years in Wilmington NC. We want to let you know what is happening in our area.

1. November 17, at 11:00AM Special Lecture: "Pre-Civil War & Civil War Period Quilts", Guest Speaker: Lynn Gorges. Free Admission. Tryon Palace, New Bern NC

2. November 17, at 2:00 PM; Bound Signature Quilt Block Workshop; North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom, New Bern NC $15.00, Class by Lynn Gorges.

3. January 15, 2013: Visit The Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington NC, 2:00 PM and view part of their quilt collection. We will see the original quilt which Sally Ambrose replicated in her 2010 Star Study, "Cape Fear Star". Museum admission plus $5.00 donation.

4. February 20, 2013: VINTAGE FABRIC IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP, with Zenia Cord: 9:30 AM, Shallotte, North Carolina, approx. cost $50.00, full day workshop.

If you are within traveling distance please join us for one or all of the above interesting events.

Joyce DeLucia Coordinator Cape Fear Region Quilt Study Group Lynn Gorges our mentor ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: qhl digest: October 24, 2012 From: "Virginia Berger" <cifbanetins.net> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:39:12 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Can anyone responding to Judy please do it to the whole list-I'd like to hear about this book also.

TIA, Virginia Berger

>From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> Has anyone read this book? Rich Fabric - An Anthology: The Symbolism, Culture and Tradition of Quilting [Paperback]

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Hello -

I am working on a new project involving Spanish and quilting. I would love to be in touch with Spanish speaking quilters and guilds.

Does anyone here have recommendations for either guilds or Spanish language blogs about quilting?

I appreciate any assistance!

Kyra

Kyra Hicks Arlington, VA http://www.blackthreads.com

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Subject: book From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:37:04 -0700 (PDT)

Hello all,Has anyone read this book?Rich Fabric - An Anthology: The S ymbolism, Culture and Tradition of Quilting [Paperback] RC White (Author ) and Melinda McGuire (Author, Editor) Best regards,Judy Sch wenderPaducah, KY ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: corrected link, Brackman's Star Spangled Banner block/quilt From: Linda Heminway <ibquiltncomcast.net> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:11:19 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

I could not use the link provided, here is a corrected one:

http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2012/07/star-spangled-bannersfeathered- stars.html

I did find the block and printed templates for a 14" block, and think I would probably actually go to a 16" as the smallest of the triangles in it was almost too small to cut. Or, I might try the rotary cutting instructions vs. templates. Like Don Beld, though, I love to hand piece and having marked 1/4" seam cut sections from templates rather appeals to me.

The block in Blockbase is #2268

This could be what I've been saving all my reproduction Turkey Red fabric for, after all these years? We'll see.

Thank you for the help, this quilt and block are just beautiful.

Linda Heminway Plaistow, NH

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Subject: Nancy Ray and LSQSG From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com>

Welcome to Austin, Nancy.

I second Janet Henderson's invitation to participate in the Lone Star Quilt Study Group. As I write this post, we're making plans for our February meeting in LaGrange. Feel free to contact Janet Henderson, or me, if you have questions or need information or directions to the meeting.

We have several other members from around the Austin area so don't be shy!

Looking forward to meeting you.

Kathy Moore, Chair

LSQSG Steering Committee

Kmoore81austin.rr.com

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Subject: The Art of the Needle Book From: Linda Heminway <ibquiltncomcast.net>

Good morning. Last week, I had the privilege to meet Don Beld and Pam Weeks and enjoyed touring the New England Textile Museum exhibit as well as the New England Quilt Museum Exhibit with them. It was so enjoyable. Bot exhibits are well worth your time, if you live in the area. Since that day, I have become a bit "fixated" on a certain quilt. Don is working on a reproduction of it and I cannot find a photo of it on the Shelburne Museum web site. It is a really long ride and I was wondering if anyone has purchased the book "The Art of the Needle" from the museum that features 100 of their quilts. https://shelburnemuseum.org/shop/art-of-the-needle-book/ Don has referred to the quilt as "The Star Spangled Banner Quilt" and from what I saw of the reproduction he is working on (just one piece was all I got to see, but what a treat it was) has made me think about this quilt and I do want to see it. Vermont is one heck of a long ride and no guarantee I would get to see it and that it would be on display. Does anyone have a photo of it? Is you have a copy of the book, is there a very good photo of it in the book? Thanks, Linda Heminway Plaistow, NH

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Subject: Re: The Art of the Needle Book From: KATHLEEN HOLLAND <kathiehollandoptonline.net>

Linda I found the quilt in the book Pieced Work and Appliqu Quilts at the Shelburne Museum with an explanation of the quilt. page 10 and 11. this is a great little book from 1957! hope this helps Kathie Holland NJ On Oct 22, 2012, at 6:16 AM, Linda Heminway wrote: > > Don has referred to the quilt as "The Star Spangled Banner Quilt" and from > what I saw of the reproduction he is working on (just one piece was all I > got to see, but what a treat it was) has made me think about this quilt and > I do want to see it. ? > Thanks, > Linda Heminway > Plaistow, NH

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Subject: Re: The Art of the Needle Book From: KATHLEEN HOLLAND <kathiehollandoptonline.net> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:09:01 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

On Oct 22, 2012, at 8:01 AM, KATHLEEN HOLLAND wrote: > Linda I found the quilt in the book Pieced Work and Appliqu Quilts at the Shelburne Museum with an explanation of the quilt. page 10 and 11. > this is a great little book from 1957! hope this helps > Kathie Holland > NJ > On Oct 22, 2012, at 6:16 AM, Linda Heminway wrote: >> Don has referred to the quilt as "The Star Spangled Banner Quilt" and from >> what I saw of the reproduction he is working on (just one piece was all I >> got to see, but what a treat it was) has made me think about this quilt and >> I do want to see it. ? >> Thanks, >> Linda Heminway >> Plaistow, NH

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Subject: The Star Spangled Banner Quilt From: Linda Heminway <ibquiltncomcast.net>

Many thanks to Kathy Holland who owns this book:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007DRITG/quiltweb/

I was lucky to order a used copy of this rare book for only $6.49 on Amazon . The quilt is photographed there.

It is a unique and lovely Feathered Star and the words to the Star Spangled Banner were written or embroidered on it. Can't wait to get my book. I think I "need" to make a reproduction of this one8A here we go again. Linda Heminway

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Subject: Re: The Art of the Needle Book From: Arden Shelton <junkoramacomcast.net>

Has someone mentioned already that Barbara Brackman has a photo of the quil t from the book in a blog entry?http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.co m/2012/07/star-spangled-bannersfeathered-stars.htmlshe has the block in her Blockbase program too.....arden(Ms) Arden Shelton Por tland, OR________________________________

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Subject: RE: qhl digest: October 21, 2012 From: jlhfwaol.com

Dear Nancy, Welcome to Texas. You may be interested to learn about the Lone Star Quilt Study Group. Our next Study Day will be in February in La Grange, no t too far from Austin. Go to LoneStarQuiltStudyGroup.org to learn about ou r next program. Hope to meet you there. Janet Henderson in Fort Worth . .

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Subject: Re: US Sanitary Commission - New Bern, NC From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net> Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:23:01 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 1

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Lynn, sounds like great fun--don't forget there were also the hospital mili tary boats (staffed by the Sanitary Commission as well) that were off al l the major Southern States. best, Don________________ ________________From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com>To: Quilt Histo ry List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com>Sent: Wed, October 17, 2012 11:38:23 PMSubject: [qhl] US Sanitary Commission - New Bern, NCI am teachi ng a class in November using Pam and Don's book -- Civil WarQuilts as th e primary reference. I will be teaching the students how to sewa "bound signature block". Being in New Bern,NC I was trying to decide howto rela te this in a southern town, since the majority of those type ofquilts us ing the individual blocks sewn together by the US SanitaryCommission wom en were made in New England. Well just hit me in thehead...... New Bern was the hospital headquarters for the Union troops ofeastern NC. The US Sanitary Commission ran these hospitals. And guess whatthey shipped to t he soldiers? Quilts!!! They would send 200, 400, etc. at atime. Hard to find the exact numbers, but they are mentioned. Other itemssent were can ned mutton, wool shirts, drawers, handkerchiefs, pairs ofsocks, blankets , bed sacks, pillow ticks, sheets, needles, housewifes,roast beef, sugar , tobacco, whiskey, chocolate, potatoes, vinegar, barrelsof eggs, boxes of lemons, canned chicken, Jamaica ginger, candlesticks,envelopes, etc. etc.The nurses who worked in the Sanitary Commission hospitals made 4 0 cents aday. The surgeons made $2 a day. The officers kept the liquor i n theiroffice. Found out all sorts of little interesting tid bits. I go to the First Presbyterian Church in New Bern that was built in 1821. It was part of the hospital complex that at some points was part of a gr oupof buildings that housed 8,000 patients. In our church the women begg ed theUnion soldiers to not take out the pews so they lay boards over th e pewbacks. I can imagine a soldier laying there with one of those speci alquilts laying over him. Now I can move forward with the class. It is v eryrelevant in NC and especially in New Bern.Should I make hard ta ck for snacks?http://users.lmi.net/mcm20me/20th_Maine/CompG/research/har dtack.htm I reada letter written by a soldier who had been to a "hard tack party". Now Ican't find the letter! They sent out the invitations on them and then worethem as a decoration like a corsage, but can't reme mber anymore details.This will be part of a Civil War Day at Tryon Pa lace in New Bern onNovember 17. I will give a lecture in the morning on pre-CW/CW quilts andthen do the sewing workshop in the afternoon. Should be a fun day.Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC—

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Subject: one small step From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Yesterday I received a voice mail from a quilter looking for information on the "history of quilting, especially with regard to the Civil War period and the UGRR" so she could give a talk to a women's group.

I suggested she look up the article on QHL by Leigh Fellner, search for the B. Brackman article debunking the myths, and find the Madelyn Shaw/Lynne Bassett book /Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War/ at her (very small town) library. "Inter-library loan," I said.

I get three or four of these requests each year. Anything else I might have suggested?

Andi in Paducah

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Subject: US Sanitary Commission - New Bern, NC From: Lynn Gorges <llgorgesgmail.com>

I am teaching a class in November using Pam and Don's book -- Civil War Quilts as the primary reference. I will be teaching the students how to sew a "bound signature block". Being in New Bern,NC I was trying to decide how to relate this in a southern town, since the majority of those type of quilts using the individual blocks sewn together by the US Sanitary Commission women were made in New England. Well just hit me in the head...... New Bern was the hospital headquarters for the Union troops of eastern NC. The US Sanitary Commission ran these hospitals. And guess what they shipped to the soldiers? Quilts!!! They would send 200, 400, etc. at a time. Hard to find the exact numbers, but they are mentioned. Other items sent were canned mutton, wool shirts, drawers, handkerchiefs, pairs of socks, blankets, bed sacks, pillow ticks, sheets, needles, housewifes, roast beef, sugar, tobacco, whiskey, chocolate, potatoes, vinegar, barrels of eggs, boxes of lemons, canned chicken, Jamaica ginger, candlesticks, envelopes, etc. etc.

The nurses who worked in the Sanitary Commission hospitals made 40 cents a day. The surgeons made $2 a day. The officers kept the liquor in their office. Found out all sorts of little interesting tid bits.

I go to the First Presbyterian Church in New Bern that was built in 1821. It was part of the hospital complex that at some points was part of a group of buildings that housed 8,000 patients. In our church the women begged the Union soldiers to not take out the pews so they lay boards over the pew backs. I can imagine a soldier laying there with one of those special quilts laying over him. Now I can move forward with the class. It is very relevant in NC and especially in New Bern.

Should I make hard tack for snacks? http://users.lmi.net/mcm20me/20th_Maine/CompG/research/hardtack.htm I read a letter written by a soldier who had been to a "hard tack party". Now I can't find the letter! They sent out the invitations on them and then wore them as a decoration like a corsage, but can't remember anymore details.

This will be part of a Civil War Day at Tryon Palace in New Bern on November 17. I will give a lecture in the morning on pre-CW/CW quilts and then do the sewing workshop in the afternoon. Should be a fun day.

Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC