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Subject: Re: UGR From: pollymellocomcast.net

Janet,

Sadly there were "Sundown Towns" in many places in America. I, like y ou, had always heard that comment about Bowie.

I was unaware how widespread it was.

Polly Mello

And, Polly, remember the "be gone before the sun goes down" message to

"negros" in Montague County and Bowie. Janet H

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Subject: Re: UGR From: kittencat3aol.com

See James Loewen's book Sundown Towns for a searing look at restricted plac es and the forced removal of blacks, Chinese immigrants, and pretty much an yone who wasn't lily white from town after town after town. It's a real ey e-opener.

Lisa Evans

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Subject: Re: Fwd: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: Sally Ward <sallytattersfastmail.co.uk> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:09:32 +0000 X-Message-Number: 1

This almost seems like an in joke amongst bored hacks trying to find a way to get in a bad pun ('quilt museum needles taxpayers'). Anyone notice the article on 26th November about the carousel museum 'taking taxpayers for a ride'?

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/26/taxpayers-taken-for-a-ride- chattanooga-free-press/?opinionfreepress

Any suggestions as to what might be next? ('Clock museum winds taxpayers up. Train museum runs out of steam' ?)

I am so impressed by the volume and measured quality of comment responses from the quilting community.

Sally Ward

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Subject: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: Lynn <lynnquiltaol.com>

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/15/museum-needles-taxpayers-fre e-press/

I was also insulted and appalled by the article denouncing the importance o f quilts and the IQSC. But I think I was more shocked by the response on a blog written by a quilt er, and most of her readers were totally against any support of the museum. I don't think they underst and the issue either. If you are interested here is a link to her blog.

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2012/11/24/the-quilt-museum-funding/

Later, Lynn http://quilts-vintageandantique.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/quiltsvintageandantique

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Subject: RE: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com>

Fascinating topic. When folks say that they don't think that the government should pay for X I do wonder first of all what they mean by "government" since many o f our grant programs are funded by "government." It seems to me that the Na tional Endowment for the Humanities does a great deal to improve the qualit y of life for a lot of people. Is that "government" dipping into private li ves in a way that should be changed? Secondly I wonder if the people who make such broad statements are aware of just how interwoven government (in the guise of grants & scholarships) is in our everyday life and just how much our lives would change if our des ire to kick the "government" out of these issues were heeded. I'm sure I don't know how much "government" enables many of the things I no t only think are vital to quality of living but also enjoy immensely. It's a thorny issue to declare that "government" shouldn't do "x". We Amer icans have gotten very used to having government do an awful lot for us. I' m not sure I'm ready to makea bold statement like this blogger did about wh at government should and should not be involved in. Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: RE: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:43:36 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

I think it's important to remember that much of the "taxpayer funding" is very, very old news. We can now apply for grants that are highly competitive and do use federal dollars, but the funding is very, very limited. So in 2012 the complaints are really moot. It's a drop in the bucket. I know I am preaching to the choir here, but for those who aren't aware, much of the funding dried up years ago. The haters are waving a flag that basically represents nothing. Candace Perry

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Subject: Re: Lincoln's Bed - The Frock Coat episode From: textiqueaol.com

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A friend here in Colorado Springs has a business making reproduction costum ing. She researched the frock coat for a customer and wrote a paper on the construction for the 'Citizen's Companion'. The interior was hand-quilted with an eagle design, cross-hatching and words. The coat was re-created fo r a customer (shown at her website) in Denver but he couldn't afford all th e frills so the quilting was left out. A small group of us are going to co mplete it for him as an exercise in history (and just because it is a darn shame not to have it done!).

This is her website with photos and information:

http://www.denisenadinedesign.com/Lincoln%20Home.htm

Jan Thomas

The museum also has his quilted overcoat cape that he wore when assassinate d on a mannequin of his likeness. It shows the quilted lining, which I thought was very attractive. I recall that it was not cross-hatching, but a design. I haven't visited since, so I don't know if those items are still available for viewing. Linda

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Subject: UGR From: pollymellocomcast.net

I was at the library with my Grandsons today and came across a book, "Show Way", by Woodson and Talbott. Have we already talked about this book with it's quilt code theme. It has been out several years.

Maybe I just don't remember it being mentioned before.

Polly Mello

Elkridge, Maryland

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Subject: Re: Lincoln's Bed - The Frock Coat episode ATTN: Sue Reich From: textiqueaol.com Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:14:39 -0500 (EST)

Sorry, forgot to add these links before sending:

http://www.fordstheatre.org/home/plan-your-visit/daytime-visits-fords-theat re/museum/lincolns-clothing

Sue, I deleted your question about the 'flag?'. If it was about those drap ed on the theatre box, check the names on the storage boxes at the u-tube l ink below. I hope this helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v3DN0tLdsVoAHw

Jan

A friend here in Colorado Springs has a business making reproduction costum ing. She researched the frock coat for a customer and wrote a paper on the construction for the 'Citizen's Companion'. The interior was hand-quilted with an eagle design, cross-hatching and words. The coat was re-created for a

customer (shown at her website) in Denver but he couldn't afford all the fr ills so the quilting was left out. A small group of us are going to complete it for him as an exercise in history (and just because it is a darn shame not to h ave it done!).

This is her website with photos and information:

http://www.denisenadinedesign.com/Lincoln%20Home.htm

Jan Thomas

The museum also has his quilted overcoat cape that he wore when assassinate d on a mannequin of his likeness. It shows the quilted lining, which I thought was very attractive. I recall that it was not cross-hatching, but a design. I haven't visited since, so I don't know if those items are still available for viewing. Linda

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Subject: Re: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: JLHfwaol.com

I do have to wonder if those who agree with this blogger would want to cut or close funding for the Smithsonian, and other national museums that honor our historical , war heros, and ethnic cultures. Women's history is equally important. I think most of those who agreed with the blogger are expressing their political views as an aftermath of the Presidential election. Janet H

In a message dated 11/28/2012 11:22:00 A.M. Central Standard Time, lynnquiltaol.com writes:

http://www.patchworktimes.com/2012/11/24/the-quilt-museum-funding/

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Subject: Re: UGR From: JLHfwaol.com Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:29:11 -0500 (EST) X-Message-Number: 9

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Oh, no, not another one!!! According to Amazon, this was published in 2005. Blessedly, it seems not to have attracted much attention. Just add it to the list of myths and try to bite your tongue and carefully, politely correct the misinformation in it. Will they ever go away??? Probably not. Janet H in Fort Worth

In a message dated 11/28/2012 2:56:23 P.M. Central Standard Time, pollymellocomcast.net writes:

I was at the library with my Grandsons today and came across a book, "Show Way", by Woodson and Talbott. Have we already talked about this book with it's quilt code theme. It has been out several years.

Maybe I just don't remember it being mentioned before.

Polly Mello

Elkridge, Maryland

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Subject: Re: UGR From: JLHfwaol.com

And, Polly, remember the "be gone before the sun goes down" message to "negros" in Montague County and Bowie. Janet H

In a message dated 11/28/2012 2:56:23 P.M. Central Standard Time, pollymellocomcast.net writes:

I was at the library with my Grandsons today and came across a book, "Show Way", by Woodson and Talbott. Have we already talked about this book with it's quilt code theme. It has been out several years.

Maybe I just don't remember it being mentioned before.

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Subject: Re: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: "Brenda & Roger Applegate" <rbappleg1comcast.net> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:35:30 -0500 X-Message-Number: 11

I too questioned the blogger. As we are documenting quilts in western Pa., we tell people that we are not only recording the information about the quilt, but the history of the women (and men) who have made the quilts. Granted there are male quilters, but at least in our region, most of the quilts that we have documented have been made by women and what other institution is recording the history of women?

Brenda Applegate

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Subject: Re: Fwd: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:26:49 -0800 X-Message-Number: 12

Sally, I loved all your suggestions for future headlines by this writer! I wonder if he is measuring just which of his "baited" headlines will elicit the most responses? I guess the joke would be on us then, but I couldn't resist. I "bit" and posted a response. <grin>

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/26/taxpayers-taken-for-a-ride-ch attanooga-free-press/?opinionfreepress

Sally posted: <<This almost seems like an in joke amongst bored hacks trying to find a way to get in a bad pun ('quilt museum needles taxpayers'). Anyone notice the article on 26th November about the carousel museum 'taking taxpayers for a ride'? Any suggestions as to what might be next? ('Clock museum winds taxpayers up. Train museum runs out of steam' ?) I am so impressed by the volume and measured quality of comment responses from the quilting community. Sally Ward>>

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Subject: Re: Fwd: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: "Candace Perry" <candaceschwenkfelder.com> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:14:46 -0500 X-Message-Number: 4

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/15/museum-needles-taxpayers-free -press/

Should get you there.

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Subject: RE: Fwd: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: KATHLEEN HOLLAND <kathiehollandoptonline.net> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:22:23 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/15/museum-needles-taxpayers-free-press/ here you go hope this helps! Kathie in snowy NJ

On Nov 27, 2012, at 12:03 PM, Miller, Maretta K wrote: > The link did not come through, so I tried to find it online, to no avail. Help please. > And Thanks!

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Subject: RE: Fwd: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com>

WHOA. Talk about a maelstorm. Makes me proud to be part of the quilting com munity to see the comments.We rock. I tried to post but wasn't allowed. Will try again later. I suppose based on this author's comment about bedding available in stor es ... that it would logically follow that since there's so much art availa ble at Hobby Lobby we don't need museums with oil paintings in them anym ore either.

Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: Re: Fwd: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: Senoperaaol.com Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:16:05 -0500 (EST)

Try this one - http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/15/museum-needles-taxpayers-free-press/

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Subject: Judy Roche's post From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com>

Thanks, Judy, for posting that link. I never would have known about this editorial (?) it I hadn't seen your post. It's appalling and stunning to actually see someone post such an uninformed, even ignorant and partisan, diatribe. I wonder if he/she/they have bothered to read the responses!

Kathy Moore

Round Rock, TX

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Subject: Re: Fwd: Lincoln Quilt Museum and the cost of maintaining From: "The Motls" <motljefnet.com> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:40:15 -0600 X-Message-Number: 9

Wow, that writer is a bitter person, hopefully he takes his wrath out on more important problems in the country today. Chris

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Subject: Maretta Miller's question From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com>

Maretta, I just googled the title to the article and found it right away.

Good luck,

Kathy Moore

Round Rock, TX

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Subject: RE: Maretta Miller's question From: "Miller, Maretta K" <millermkuww.edu> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:27:17 +0000 X-Message-Number: 11

Thanks, again, to all who have responded. I have read it now.

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Subject: Re: Judy Roche's post From: JLHfwaol.com

This editorial writer has obviously not done HIS homework. I first saw this article posted on the ReproFabricLovers list. Evidently the author has no idea of the economic impact that 16 million quilters have and how many billion dollars they spend yearly. The International Quilt Show is the biggest money drawn at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston. Paducha, welcomes and profits from its annual quilt show as does other venues as well. Perhaps the author would have been impressed had HE been writing about guns, bows and arrows, railroad trains, airplanes, automobiles, and sporting museums. Ignorance is no excuse for editorial writing. Shame on the writer and shame on the Tennessee newspaper that published the article. Reading the comments reveals how many well known quilt historians and quilters replied. Janet Henderson in Fort Worth

In a message dated 11/27/2012 3:30:17 P.M. Central Standard Time, kmoore81austin.rr.com writes:

Thanks, Judy, for posting that link. I never would have known about this editorial (?) it I hadn't seen your post. It's appalling and stunning to actually see someone post such an uninformed, even ignorant and partisan, diatribe. I wonder if he/she/they have bothered to read the responses!

Kathy Moore

Round Rock, TX

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: November 25, 2012 From: Dye4Woolaol.com

I saw the movie after having read things on here about the various quilts and coverlets. There was a quilt on Lincoln's death bed. It was not in full view........more or less crumpled up to the right of Lincoln (about his shoulder level). It appeared to be a broken dishes quilt. I looked at this scene very carefully because I was in that house/room this past April. It is a tiny room and Lincoln couldn't stretch out on that bed as shown. Did my eyes deceive me or are there a few different versions of his death scene?? There was also a quilt on Thaddeus Steven's bed too. Tommy Lee Jones did a fabulous job. - ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Lincoln's Bed From: ljcarlsonhughes.net Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 18:14:33 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

For what it's worth, many years ago I spoke at the Springfield, IL Lincoln Museum. His bedroom was purported to be replicated with period correct if not some of the actual home furnishings. His bed had a coverlet on it, not a quilt. The museum also has his quilted overcoat cape that he wore when assassinated on a mannequin of his likeness. It shows the quilted lining, which I thought was very attractive. I recall that it was not cross-hatching, but a design. I haven't visited since, so I don't know if those items are still available for viewing. Linda

Linda Carlson Author, Workshop Leader, Baby Geniuses Fabric Designer www.lindacarlsonquilts.com http://babygeniusesfabric.blogspot.com Become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Linda-Carlson-Quilts/110305422368689

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Subject: Linda is right about Lincoln's death bed cover. From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net>

A few years ago, I shared a newspaper article about Lincoln's death and the b ed covering was reported to be a coverlet. Continuing the Lincoln theme. H ave you ever heard about this flag found within the past ten years at the Co nnecticut Historical Society? http://www.chs.org/flag

Sue Reich

Sent from my iPad

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Subject: Re: Linda is right about Lincoln's death bed cover. From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net> Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 09:34:10 -0800 (PST)

thank you for sharing that Sue. Fascinating. best Don Beld (p.s. e veryone, I still think it was a quilt on his death bed in the movie; but I will have to see it again to make sure

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Subject: Re: Linda is right about Lincoln's death bed cover. From: quiltnsharroncharter.net

Re Don "p.s. everyone, I still think it was a quilt on his death bed in the movie;"

Just saw the movie yesterday. Definitely not a quilt.

Warm regards, Sharron

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Subject: Re: Linda is right about Lincoln's death bed cover. From: ARabara15aol.com

Just saw the movie the other day and I made a point to observe the bedding and it looked like a coverlet to me. Donald Brokate

In a message dated 11/25/2012 1:03:31 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, donbeldpacbell.net writes:

thank you for sharing that Sue. Fascinating. best Don Beld (p.s. everyone, I still think it was a quilt on his death bed in the movie; but I will have to see it again to make sure

________________________________ From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net> To: Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Sent: Sun, November 25, 2012 9:27:34 AM Subject: [qhl] Linda is right about Lincoln's death bed cover.

A few years ago, I shared a newspaper article about Lincoln's death and the bed covering was reported to be a coverlet. Continuing the Lincoln theme. Have you ever heard about this flag found within the past ten years at the Connecticut Historical Society?

http://www.chs.org/flag

Sue Reich

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Subject: Re: Lincoln movie + From: Getfruitaol.com

Thank you, Bunnie. I am excited to see both collections.

Violet Vaughnes So Cal

In a message dated 11/21/2012 7:10:27 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, bunjordaaol.com writes:

I haven't seen the movie yet but you all have me greatly anticipating it. Some discussions about it on NPR have indicated great care in authenticity; to the point of recording the ticking of Lincoln's own watch. Here's a link to several of the programs if you want to listen.

http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinputsounds+in+Lincoln

Also, I know some of you will be interested in this news item about Pat Nickols' quilt collection donated to the Mingei International Museum

http://tinyurl.com/b928wfg

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving Bunnie Jordan

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Subject: Re: Lincoln From: Getfruitaol.com

I saw it, Don and glad I did. How well done. The industry should be ashamed if they "dis" Spielberg this time.

Violet

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Subject: Lincoln Movie Quilts From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com>

As the discussion of the quilts (or coverlets) continues I realized that it is often a member of this list that actually advises or even furnishes quilts for many movies. I know Laura Fisher has provided quilts for movie s. Is it possible that someone on the list actually KNOWS who provided the quilts? Best wishes for a peaceful holiday.

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Subject: Lincoln Movie Quilts From: Teddy Pruett <aprayzerhotmail.com>

As the discussion of the quilts (or coverlets) continues I realized that it is often a member of this list that actually advises or even furnishes quilts for many movies. I know Laura Fisher has provided quilts for movie s. Is it possible that someone on the list actually KNOWS who provided the quilts? Best wishes for a peaceful holiday.

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Subject: Lincoln From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>

I am extremely thankful that I have lived long enough to have the privilege of seeing Lincoln It is what I believe is one of the two or three gr eatest films of all time.Lincoln is immortal. Daniel Day Lewis' pe rformance of Lincoln is also immortal. We have never seen and probabl y never will see a greater Lincoln.The quilt on T. Stevens' bed was a n Ohio Star--beautifully done as it would have been in the period. Th e quilt (and it is a quilt) on Lincoln's death bed is harder to identify but I think it might be an Ocean Waves.The two aides de camp that Li ncoln visited in their bedroom were sleeping under blue and white coverl ets. Sec. Stanton's dressing gown was to die for.Go see this movie . I am still too choked up to talk. best, Don - ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Janet Finley's book is finally here! cross-post From: textiqueaol.com Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:14:47 -0500 (EST)

http://www.denverpost.com/books/ci_22005653/portraits-quilters-and-stories- theyve-sewn

There were several available at the conference because they'd been air-mail ed from overseas but Schiffer has finally received the rest of them. It would make a great Christmas present!

Jan Thomas

PS: Yes, the exhibit shown in the photo of RMQM was the AQSG Star Study bu t the actual 'current' exhibit is some very yummy Crazy Quilts.

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Subject: quilt question re Lincoln movie From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com>

I just saw the new movie, Lincoln, and am hoping someone can enlighten me/us on the story behind the quilt featured near the end of the movie when Senator Thaddeus Stevens climbs into bed with his quadroon housekeeper/companion/common-law wife of many years.

You all are a font of knowledge about these things and this inquiring mind wants to know more about it.

While I have a few issues with certain scenes and some of the historical representations and cinematic staging, I thought the movie good from an historical perspective.though a bit longish. Daniel-Day Lewis makes the movie with his representation of Pres. Lincoln and Sally Field does a good job bringing poor Mary Todd Lincoln into focus. There are some subtle hints at the undercurrents of her relationship with her husband and with congressional oversight of the first family's household expenses that made it especially interesting to me. A quick read of Mary Todd Lincoln's life before you go to the movie might help in spotting these little details. Hints: several scenes in which gloves are referenced and a prominent scene in which Mrs. Lincoln verbally and publically dresses down Senator Stevens, who was at that time Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which had direct oversight of funding of first family expenses.also a quick bit of dialogue in which Pres. Lincoln requests that Mrs. Lincoln not spend a lot of money on an upcoming reception. There were probably other scenes in which these kinds of references figure and I hope you all will point them out when you spot them.

It's a little like a treasure hunt!

Looking forward to hearing more about the quilt I spotted.

Kathy Moore

Round Rock, TX

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Subject: Lincoln From: marlobsbellsouth.net

> The movie is wonderful! Elizabeth Keckley, personal seamstress and confid ante of Mary Todd Lincoln, was also a quilter. Cuesta Benberry did extensiv e research and shares her story in "Always There: The African-American Prese nce in American Quilts" (1992). Following is a link to info re: a quilt tha t Keckley made, believed to include scraps of Mrs. Lincoln's gowns. > http://www.quiltersworld.com/webbonuses/pdfs/elizabeth_keckley_mary.pdf > Marlene > > Marlene O'Bryant-Seabrook, Ph.D. > Educator/Lecturer/Fiber Artist

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Subject: Re: quilt question re Lincoln movie From: Quiltsappraisedaol.com

Well said. The whole movie was full of historical tid bits. I love the joking of Pres.Lincoln and the way it irritated others. I do believe that's why he told so many "stories". Mrs. Lincoln's mental health and over spending was touched on and the unfortunate loss of their beloved Willie. The way they reacted to each other and their own loss of a child. Men mourn so differently and I doubt there was much medical literature during their time to explain the differences. I could feel for each of them as well as the younger child's way of mourning for the loss of his brother Willie. I always heard the conversation of the couple concerning his desire to travel to the Holy Land took place just before he was assassinated at Ford's Theater but did love the way the movie ended. I know it was a long movie, but for me it seemed only minutes. I can't wait to see it again. I guess I'll give it awhile and maybe have it soon for my collection of movies at home. I bet Shelby Foot, author of the Civil War and Shiloh books would have enjoyed it too. I did not care for the cursing and the use of some words but it was historically correct. I am glad they did not overdo it as some movies have done.

All my best, Alma Moates

AQS Certified Appraiser-Quilted Textiles Pensacola, Florida

_www.almarmoates.com_ (http://www.almarmoates.com)

In a message dated 11/19/2012 11:22:49 A.M. Central Standard Time, kmoore81austin.rr.com writes:

I just saw the new movie, Lincoln, and am hoping someone can enlighten me/us on the story behind the quilt featured near the end of the movie when Senator Thaddeus Stevens climbs into bed with his quadroon housekeeper/companion/common-law wife of many years.

You all are a font of knowledge about these things and this inquiring mind wants to know more about it.

While I have a few issues with certain scenes and some of the historical representations and cinematic staging, I thought the movie good from an historical perspective.though a bit longish. Daniel-Day Lewis makes the movie with his representation of Pres. Lincoln and Sally Field does a good job bringing poor Mary Todd Lincoln into focus. There are some subtle hints at the undercurrents of her relationship with her husband and with congressional oversight of the first family's household expenses that made it especially interesting to me. A quick read of Mary Todd Lincoln's life before you go to the movie might help in spotting these little details. Hints: several scenes in which gloves are referenced and a prominent scene in which Mrs. Lincoln verbally and publically dresses down Senator Stevens, who was at that time Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which had direct oversight of funding of first family expenses.also a quick bit of dialogue in which Pres. Lincoln requests that Mrs. Lincoln not spend a lot of money on an upcoming reception. There were probably other scenes in which these kinds of references figure and I hope you all will point them out when you spot them.

It's a little like a treasure hunt!

Looking forward to hearing more about the quilt I spotted.

Kathy Moore

Round Rock, TX

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Subject: Re: Quilt sightings in the new film LINCOLN From: textiqueaol.com

Gee, Stephanie, I'm nobody's higher authority, I just play one on TV. But, I have given you a good reason to go back to see a really great movie a se cond time. I was so excited when the 13th amendment passed 'on screen', I wanted to whoop and holler too! Even though some license was taken with th e story, the set and costume designers did a fabulous job.

Jan

I bow to a higher authority ... I thought I saw a half-square triangle scrap

quilt shoved over to the side ... Steph

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Subject: Re: Quilt sightings in the new film LINCOLN From: Sylvia Galbraith <sylviajgalbraithgmail.com> Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:10:10 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

I found a brief mention about Rabbit Goody's involvement in the movie on the Beekman 1802 blog:

http://beekman1802.com/the-lincoln-connection/

Enjoy! Sylvia Jennings Galbraith

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Subject: Quilt in movie From: Quiltsappraisedaol.com

The movie Lincoln was so great! There was also a neat quilt shown near the end of the movie. If you haven't seen the movie, treat yourself. A great movie for lovers of history. I think many Golden Globes and Oscars are in store for those who worked on this movie! You'll laugh, cry and cheer!

Alma Moates

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Subject: The Ward Calico Printworks From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net>

The collection referenced by Leah is one of two in existence. One is in th e private collection of the Ward family. The other is in the collection of C onnecticut Historical Society. (Parts of the private collection are feature d in Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut on the page with the Centen nial era Baby Blocks quilts. I am out of town at the moment but I'll post t he page number on Sunday night.) The Printworks began in 1836 and was locat ed in the Hartland/Riverton area of CT. Riverton is also famous for the Hit chcock Chair Company. http://www.brushcolo.com/community/MuseumExhibits.htm The Connecticut Quilt Search Project documented 2nd quarter Nineteenth Centu ry quilts with prints similar to those featured in the collections. Sue Rei ch

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Subject: Quilt sightings in the new film LINCOLN From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com>

Saw two and it looked to me like the filmmakers bothered to make them "right" for the era ... one on a bed after the 13th Amendment is passed.One on the bed where the President dies. I'd love to make a copy of the first one. May have to see the film again and sketch in the dark!

Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: Re: Quilt sightings in the new film LINCOLN From: Jocelyn Martin <martinjocelynrocketmail.com>

Stephanie,Isn't that what cell phone cameras are for? ;) Joc elyn_______________________________

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Subject: Re: Quilt sightings in the new film LINCOLN From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com> Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 16:09:32 -0600

Brilliant Jocelyn. I wouldn't have thought to snap a photo with my phone . Goodness ... the "well duh" things I still have to learn!Thank you!Ste phanie

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Subject: Try this link to the Ward Printworks From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net>

http://history.rays-place.com/ct/riverton.htm

Sue Reich

 

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Subject: Re: Quilt sightings in the new film LINCOLN From: textiqueaol.com

Stephanie,

Just saw the movie. I looked for the quilt on Lincoln's death bed but I'm just positive it was an overshot coverlet woven in a star pattern. The rest of you can fact check me by going to see the movie. It was extremely well done and I highly recommend it.

Jan Thomas

One on the bed where the President dies.

Stephanie Whitson