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Subject: thanks all From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net> Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:07:57 -0600 X-Message-Number: 1

I think most everyone who responded to my request for a pattern identification replied to the entire list with their information, which was considerate and appreciated. What a great, knowledgeable group. Many thanks to each and every one.

Short version: the embroidered female holding flowers with skirt flying in the breeze has been identified as Windblown Girl and/or Dutch Girl, 1924 or c. 1920s, still available in some form as a PAD design. If you missed the original visual, check Polly Mello's Facebook page for three great photos. (I can remember that resource; several other links have disappeared in an email file size crash that could not have been worse timing... Perhaps you can scroll back through original responses for some other great assists.)

Thanks again,

Andi in Paducah

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Subject: Re: regional quilt study days From: aharkins5216comcast.net Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 23:26:44 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 2

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Hi Judy,

Depends on where in Wisconsin. There is the Northern Illinois Quilts Study Group in the Chicago western suburbs, which is relatively close to the ilwaukee area. Carol Reiman is the contact; rreiman.carolgmail.com.

Anna Harkins

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Subject: Re: regional quilt study days From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>

Thank you, Anna. I will pass that along.Best regards,Judy Schwende

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Subject: RE: Colts and Quilts From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net>

Hi all - Wondered if there was an exhibit catalog from the 2012 exhibit at the Wadsworth - Colts and Quilts?

And according to a blog I read, there are only six known "stamped" sanitary commission quilts? Is that the correct "Known - Stamped" number that remain? It's not jumping out of the books for me.

Thanks for your help

Leah A. Zieber

Zieber Quilts

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Subject: RE: Colts and Quilts From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>

With the publication of Pam Weeks and my book, Civil War Quilts, in January 2012. there were six verified surviving stamp Sanitary Commission quilts. As we went to press, Lynne Bassett discovered a seventh. It can be s een in her book Homefront and Battlefield.

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Subject: RE: Colts and Quilts From: Getfruitaol.com

Leah, contact Don Beld for the info on the stamped Sanitary Commission _quilts .donbeldpacbell.net_ (mailto:quilts.donbeldpacbell.net)

Violet Vaughnes

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Subject: RE: Colts and Quilts From: Lynne Bassett <lynnelynnezwoolsey.com> Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:27:59 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

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Hi Leah,

As the guest curator for the exhibition, "Colts & Quilts," I can tell you that there is no catalog. I can also tell you that, in fact, there was only *one* quilt in the exhibition (and only one Colt pistol). The marketing department changed the name of the exhibition because the name we initially chose did not fit nicely on a rack card design. :( It was actually mostly a *costume* exhibition! So, you're not really missing a great amount of quilt information from that exhibition. But it was a lovely exhibition, and I would be happy to send you the labels, if you'd like. Let me know. The quilt that was exhibited at the Wadsworth is discussed in the book that I co-authored with Madelyn Shaw, /Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War/, available from the American Textile History Museum.

All best, Lynne Bassett

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Subject: RE: Colts and Quilts From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:20:17 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

Thank you, Lynn for taking time with my post - I have recently purchased Homefront and Battlefield - and I looked up the exhibit online to see the quilt on display from a blog. Neat quilt! I look forward to a long weekend reading the book - Thank you for your expert insight on so many questions - you are the best!

Leah A. Zieber

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Hi Leah,

As the guest curator for the exhibition, "Colts & Quilts," I can tell you that there is no catalog. I can also tell you that, in fact, there was only *one* quilt in the exhibition (and only one Colt pistol). The marketing department changed the name of the exhibition because the name

we initially chose did not fit nicely on a rack card design. :( It was

actually mostly a *costume* exhibition! So, you're not really missing a

great amount of quilt information from that exhibition. But it was a lovely exhibition, and I would be happy to send you the labels, if you'd

like. Let me know. The quilt that was exhibited at the Wadsworth is discussed in the book that I co-authored with Madelyn Shaw, /Homefront &

Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War/, available from the American Textile History Museum.

All best, Lynne Bassett

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Subject: RE: Civil War Godeys From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net>

Just a quick little share of something I learned tonight while sitting with my 1864 Godey's Lady's Book (bound volume of entire year). The "Work Department" provides instructions for "Three Summer Quilts" all of which are knitted. One is called "The Dream" one the "Fan Quilt" and one the "Twisted Column Quilt." It was interesting to me that these knitted blankets (as I think of them now) were referred to as "quilts" and I wonder how that impacts what I will now read in diaries, journals and wills regarding "quilts." Oddly enough there was a fourth quilt pattern in this month's Godey's for an actual patchwork quilt - "Plan for an Autograph Quilt" and it was comprised of a tumbling block surrounded by six black equilateral triangles, the left side diamond of the tumbler designated as a light and the right side a dark with a diamond at the top of the tumbler as the "autograph" space. While the knitted "quilts" came with very detailed instructions for knitting (as of course would be required), the patchwork quilt had no instructions, only a diagram and the explanation of the letters in the diagram with the statement, "The remaining blocks are finished in the same manner."

Does anyone know of a quilt like this remaining today from the time of the Civil War? It would be interesting to see a woman's rendition of this pattern.

Leah A. Zieber

Zieber Quilts

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Subject: RE: Civil War Godeys From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:46:50 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

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There is an oft published silk tumbling blocks autograph quilt (the Sears q uilt, if my memory serves) with autographs solicited from notable people. I wonder if it was orchestrated following these instructions?Laura Fisher at212/838-2596www.laurafisherquilts.comfisherheritageya hoo.comfind us on facebook: Laura Fisher-- ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Native American, World War II Honor Roll quilt from Oklahoma From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net>

Last night, I burned the midnight oil researching a Signature quilt. It wil l be on exhibit in Lancaster in March and Paducah in April. This is a World War II Honor Roll or Roll Call quilt, dated 1945, made by the W.S.C.S. (Women's Society of Christian Service). Embroidered are the names of soldie rs who served in World War I and World War II who were Native American Indians from Seminole and Hitchita, Ok lahoma. There are even Gold Star Soldiers who lost their lives during the wars. I am incredibly humbled as t he keeper of this quilt and would welcome suggestions for sharing it. Thanks, Sue Reich

http://www.coveringquilthistory.com/1945-world-war-ii-american-indian-honor- roll-quilt.php

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Subject: Re: Native American, World War II Honor Roll quilt from Oklahoma From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:30:23 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 2

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Sue, what an amazing find.

You know I have that Tadd Lincoln Sailboat quilt that is signed and date 19 42< Lewisburg, NY. I am sure it is the same type of quilt--honoring this small towns probable only WWII sailor. We should talk about it off line . best, Don

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From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net> Subject: [qhl] Native American, World War II Honor Roll quilt from Oklahoma To: "Quilt History List" <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com> Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 7:52 PM

Last night, I burned the midnight oil researching a Signature quilt. It will be on exhibit in Lancaster in March and Paducah in April. This is a World War II Honor Roll or Roll Call qui lt, dated 1945, made by the W.S.C.S. (Women's Society of Christian Service). Embroidered are the names of sol diers who served in World War I and World War II who were Native American Indians from Seminole and Hitchita, O klahoma. There are even Gold Star Soldiers who lost their lives during the wars. I am incredibly humbled a s the keeper of this quilt and would welcome suggestions for sharing it.Thanks, Sue Reich

http://www.coveringquilthistory.com/1945-world-war-ii-american-indian-honor -roll-quilt.php

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Subject: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:46:02 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 1

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Hello all,I just posted a quilt to the eboard. It is a Double W edding Ring pattern, but looks to be made of much earlier fabrics. Would you mind taking a look at the image and commenting?The resolution isn't great, so I can't get real good close-ups of the prints. The yellow bac kground is described to be as "a delicate print of a small black and red le af and a delicate black vine but the red or black leaves are not attached o n the vine". So think it might be like the fabric pictured on the upp er right of page 90 in Trestain's Dating Fabrics.Thanks!Judy Schwende rPaducah, KY --1344379368-1814858056-1360953962:9793--

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Subject: Redwork & shirting From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:22:47 -0600 X-Message-Number: 2

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I have a piece of redwork (about 27" square as finished) and eleven 5 1/2" squares of antique shirting that need a new home.If interested e-mail me privately for details.Thanks.Stephanie Whitson

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Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: "Kim Baird" <kbairdcableone.net> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:08:58 -0600 X-Message-Number: 3

Judy- This is obviously a 20th century quilt. It might have been made by someone born in 1849. . .

Kim

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Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:21:31 -0600 X-Message-Number: 4

It looks like it contains lots of fabrics from c. 1900....the arcs are interesting... looks like she may have put different sizes onto a foundation or something as they vary quite a bit compared to the usual arcs with identical segments except the ones on each end....Fabric closeups would be a great help. I'm not sure what you mean by earlier fabrics....than what....? Lots of DWR's do seem to be depression era but there ARE earlier ones.

jean

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Subject: Re: Redwork & shirting From: Mitzioakesaol.com

I have a piece of redwork (about 27" square as finished) and eleven 5 1/2" squares of antique shirting that need a new home.If interested, e-mail me privately for details.Thanks.Stephanie Whitson ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>

Robert Bishop wrote a book ages ago on the Double Wedding Ring pattern, and discovered it in textiles earlier than 1900. you might want to check it ou t.Laura Fisher atFISHER HERITAGE305 East 61st Street5th f

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Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: "Martha Spark" <msparkfrii.com> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:02:28 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

I concur with Jean and Kim. The overall feel of this quilt is c1900 to me. Typical red, white and blue turn of the century fabrics with a yellow, small print ground. I'll never forget Cindy Brick sharing in her dating class that when you see a predominant R,W,B color scheme, and the fabrics are of that thin variety, it's most likely turn of the century.

Following along Jean's thread, it looks to me that the corners of the arcs are just plain ol' 1890s 4-patches that she used, then planned the arcs from there. Those 1890s 4-patches sure are ubiquitous!

BTW - where are the earliest DWR quilts(pre-1920?) in the US? Are they in public or private collections? Just curious...

Martha Spark Quilt Restoration Services and Consulting Edmond, OK

> It looks like it contains lots of fabrics from c. 1900....the arcs are > interesting... looks like she may have put different sizes onto a foundation > or something as they vary quite a bit compared to the usual arcs with > identical segments except the ones on each end....Fabric closeups would be a > great help. I'm not sure what you mean by earlier fabrics....than what....? > Lots of DWR's do seem to be depression era but there ARE earlier ones. > > jean ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:14:00 -0500 X-Message-Number: 3

Another thought about that DWR quilt's date: it's possible the quilter has an earlier scrap bag/is not fond of the current vogue for pastels/or comes, as someone else suggested, from a 19th century quiltmaking tradition. The light yellow background fabric with red and black delicate sprigs/vines may well be an Ely & Walker fabric, which they marketed from the end of the 19th century until at least 1948, virtually unchanged!

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Subject: DWR early fabric From: "Martha Spark" <msparkfrii.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:25:51 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

I posted a picture of a portion of a top that I acquired in Colorado a few years ago. Take a look at the fabric noted. Does anyone recognize this print? The top was dated to late 1880s.It seems to hint at the origins of the DWR quilt block design that came later.....

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Subject: Books for sale From: Helene Kusnitz <helenekusnitzgmail.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:28:49 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

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I'm destashing some books if anyone is interested please contact me privately. Prices do not include shipping, confirmation or insurance. Please send zip code.

Uncoverings issues $10 each plus postage.

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Quilted Planet by Celia Eddy $15

The Romance of the Double Wedding Ring Quilts $10

Hearts and Hands Women, Quilts and American Society by Hedges, Ferrero and Silber $10

Thanks, Helene Kusnitz helenekusnitz.com

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Subject: Re: DWR early fabric From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:17:18 -0800 X-Message-Number: 3

I just posted another fabric that, like Martha's, resembles the DbleWedRing pattern...or maybe even the Pickle Dish pattern. I found this fabric in a quilt that has a written date of 1909 on the back corner. The quilt is in sad condition. I bought it because I strongly suspected there was another quilt top inside that was even older. Sure enough there is. You can see the photo of the fabric on the QHL e-Board or you can go straight to my blog to see it here http://karenquilt.blogspot.com/2010/06/quilt-excavation-part-4.html

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Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: Melissa Devin <atypicalquilterthedevins.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:39:58 -0800 X-Message-Number: 4

I googled and came up with this genealogy pdf page. Information about the quilt starts on page 5 http://www.dunham-singletary.org/mw/images/4/43/Newsletter-Vol_VI-1.pdf

Double-Wedding Ring Quilt made in 1851 by Eliza Ellen (Dunham) Bigham. The quilt was to be a gift for her daughter Susan Annie (Bigham) Kennedy to be given to her on her wedding day.

page 6 has a picture of Eliza, noted: Eliza Ellen (Dunham) Bigham 25 March 1813-28 March 1889

Melissa

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Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:19:11 -0600 X-Message-Number: 5

I sure would love to examine that quilt in person...very hard to believe 1851. I'm not saying it couldn't be...I've seen to much to make any such statement, but we've all seen 'documentation' that just doesn't hold up....someone thinks or hears something and it gets passed along in the family and it gets written down or remembered. I had a client bring me a family quilt that she said was found in a Civil War generals house - she was very excited about this....I can't recall which general. She had a textbook with a picture of the house ! and the family had passed this information along. The quilt was a 1930's textile - NO doubt....when I broke the news to her she said, 'well, maybe my sister got the one from the Civil War." :)

> -----Original Message----- > From: Melissa Devin [mailto:atypicalquilterthedevins.com]

> > Double-Wedding Ring Quilt made in 1851 by Eliza Ellen (Dunham) Bigham. > The quilt was to be a gift for her daughter Susan Annie (Bigham) Kennedy to > be given to her on her wedding day. > > page 6

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Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:18:30 -0800 (PST) X-Message-Number: 6

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Someone might want to contact the Dunham family and Randy Pace to correct w hat looks to be misinformation about the actual age of the quilt shown. Loo ks like the pieces are late 19th-turn of 20th c, and the yellow background even younger, maybe 1920s, so the quilt probably came from her nearer the e nd of her life as noted in the geneology.Laura Fisher ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: RE: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: Melissa Devin <atypicalquilterthedevins.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:24:01 -0800 X-Message-Number: 1

Since I have subscription to ancestry.com, I contacted the individual hoping to find out more (if it has been taken to a quilt historian, etc). I'd love to find out more. I also directed the person to this list. Link where I found its current owner: http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.green/4070.3.1/mb.ashx

-- Melissa Devin atypicalquilterthedevins.com http://solje.thedevins.com/blog

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Subject: Re: Eliza Ellen Bigham quilt From: Melissa Devin <atypicalquilterthedevins.com> Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:54:21 -0800 X-Message-Number: 2

Further, here is a person who says that they have the quilt in their possession: http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.green/4070.3.1/mb.ashx It would be interesting to study it up close. From the first link I sent, the quilt has its provenance well documented.

-- Melissa Devin atypicalquilterthedevins.com http://solje.thedevins.com/blog

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Hi all, a prospective client wanted an actual Swedish quilt as a present for his wife, so I am reaching out to list members to see if anyone has a lead to some, or has one to sell, Kindly email me privately with photos and information. I have many log cabin variation quilts, and some one patch, four patch, nine patch variations that are similar to patterns in Scandinavian quilts but none with actual overseas provenance. THanks for your help

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Subject: RE: swedish quilt From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com>

It seems to me that Julie Silber had a quilt in her booth at AQSG this year the some thought might have a Swedish connection. Don't know if that was e ver determined though.Stephanie Whitson