Subject: source for image of quilters From: Judy Schwender <> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:38:59 -0700 (PDT)

Hello all,There is an image at this url depicts a slave and her mistress, both of them quilters. Does anyone know the source for the image? It's from an OLD posting by a graduate student and I can't locate the author.This also serves as a reminder to ALWAYS provide proper attribution for anything you post on the web or include in print!Many thanks-Judy Schwender


Subject: RE: source for image of quilters From: "Kim Baird" <> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:19:55 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

It's from the Smithsonian, I've seen it on one of their webpages before. Kim

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Subject: RE: Quilt Software From: "Leah Zieber" <> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:11:59 -0700

Hi All - am in the market to purchase some quilt software - wonder if you can express your opinions (privately of course) to me regarding which one you use -why or why not you may like it, etc.....

I am writing a pattern book to go with the fiction book I have already written and need to have a program that can make my patterns for me - hand drawn images just don't fly these days!

I was thinking of electric quilt but don't know any of the current = trends as I have always relied upon my brain to draft my patterns.

Thanks in advance...

Leah A. Zieber

Zieber Quilts






Subject: Re: source for image of quilters From: Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:27:10 +0000 (UTC) X-Message-Number: 1

This photo appears in Fry"s Stitched from the Soul with the attribution "Courtesy of the Pennington family". There are also two quilts made by the Bonds and a full face photo of either Rebecca or Jane. Fry says that Julian Bond is a descendant.


Subject: Re: A modest proposal From: Gaye Ingram <> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:43:19 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Linda, like you I am results-oriented, and your suggestion that citizens must assume responsibility for informing teachers re UGRR and related issues strikes me as positive. The individual has power, particularly if she enlists help of press, follows with school board contact and news agency contacts. In this case, I think the tact of the book you mentioned is helpful----treat subject as common error. Persistence pays. Teachers and schools will label you a pest, but who cares?

A broader approach and one that would eliminate a lot of hogwash every bit as bad as UGRR is to rid the school curriculum and calendar of special months until students are performing at 80-90percentile in core subjects. That too can be accomplished.

At the same time we could begin a conversation in every community about teachers' payscale. There's a reason our schools get many teachers who could not succeed in colleges other than the ed school. Teachers are not paid commensurate with the responsibility their jobs deserve. As a nation, we seem not to value a humane education and thus we are unwilling to accord a high salary to teachers.

People also use the argument "Why pay poor teachers more?" It is a red herring. Any pay increase should be linked to high performance and would necessarily be phased in over time----time that could be used to recruit some of those folks who want to teach, graduated with expertise in subjects needed, but lacking the ed degree.

But so long as we "mainstream," refuse to group by ability for core subjects and grade-levl for other subjects, and other completely impractical practices that would not stand in a business or other professional workplace, then we've shot ourselves in our feet.

We can only do what we can do, and Linda, I hope you will do what you mention. It's practical. It can create change in the present in a limited area. And who knows? Maybe the teachers will pass it along!

Gaye Ingram


Subject: RE: Another Article on Barn Quilts From:

There is a barn quilt route in eastern Nebraska as well ... our motorcycle group occasionally rides by one. I don't know the entire story RE nebraska=2C just have noted some barn quilts. I've read a brochure about the iowa quilts ... they have one at the informational rest stops along I-80 in Iowa. Steph Whitson =

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Subject: Barn Quilts article From: Louise Bequette <> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:00:41 -0700 (PDT) X-Message-Number: 2

The American Profile insert in the Moberly, MO paper has an article on Barn Quilts in the April 21-27, 2013 issue, front cover picture and pp.4-6. Donna Sue Groves is featured in the article. No mention of the barn quilt paintings in the Booneville area either.

You can go to: www.american - and see more quilts.

Louise Bequette - in mid-Missouri


Subject: Interesting Reading on UGRR From:

I happened on this today on one of the very popular quilt boards discussing this subject. I had not read this.



Subject: Kalona, Iowa Quilt Show & sale From: Karan Flanscha <>

If anyone is in Iowa this weekend, here are several must-see events:

The 41st annual Kalona Quilt Show & Sale is going on now in Iowa:

The Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum has 2 wonderful quilt exhibits:

Also, thimble maker Tommie Lane will be featured at Stitch & Sew Cottage in Kalona, Tommie has recently moved to Fairfield, IA. ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: quilt gift scorned From: Neva Hart <> Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 07:51:54 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Here's an article about a local city councilwoman who made kids cry when = she scorned the quilt they made as a gift to the city. "Way to go" = Councilwoman, nope. >

Neva Hart in Virginia



Subject: Quilt gift politics From: Stephen Schreurs <>

A short lesson in playground politics for the offended city council member:


Anything else, to my mind, in this instance, is a side issue.

Respectfully, Susan


Subject: Books - Free From: Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:42:29 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

Please contact me offline if you have a desire to own "Southern Wildflowers" by Laura Martin which has nothing to do with quilting or "Ireland's Traditional Crafts" by David Shaw-Smith which has a section on textiles with some quilting information.

Linda Laird (the reluctant downsizer)


Subject: Dye History From: Lynn Gorges <>

This is a wonderful site I just stumbled on about the history of dyeing in the US. Enjoy....

Lynn Gorges in New Bern, NC


Subject: Re: Dye History From: Karen Alexander <> Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 10:27:47 -0700 X-Message-Number: 2

Wonderful link, Lynne! Thanks!

Karen Alexander


Subject: Trying to Locate Two Adams Co. PA quilts From: Mary Persyn <>

I am trying to locate 2 quilts that appeared in "The Hands That Made Them . . .Quilts of Adams County, PA" (1993). The quilts were made by Sadie Baumgardner Culp. The first quilt, "Thistle", appears on page 38, and the second, "Whig Rose," appears on page 31. The first quilt is dated 1855 and the second is dated 1859.

When the book was published, the quilts were in the collection of Margaret Biesecker King. I found an obituary for Ms. King, she died in 2004. The obituary simply lists her survivors as "nieces and nephews."

I am looking for the location of these quilts because last summer, at a farm auction outside of Toto, Indiana, I purchased a quilt, made by "Grandmother Culp" the center blocks of which are "Thistle" and the border is the border from the Whig Rose quilt. (I will try to post a picture of the quilt on eboard).

The inscription on the quilt reads "Martin Luther Culp's /Quilt/ 1855/ made by his Grandmother/in the 77th year of her age/She being Grandmother Culp/and done this by her own needle."

I have identified Martin Luther Culp, born in Gettysburg in 1848 and died in the San Diego, CA area in 1924. I have been unable to identify "Grandmother Culp." His Grandmother died before he was born.

If anyone knows the location of these quilts, I'd appreciate hearing from you. I'm also interested if anyone else has seen these patterns and/or other Culp quilts.



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

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Subject: Pictures of the Martin Luther Culp Quilt From: Mary Persyn <>

I posted the not-very-good pictures of the ML Culp Quilt under quilts on eboard.

Thanks for looking,


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



Subject: RE: quilt gift scorned From: "Larry Wohlgemuth" <> Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 20:56:25 -0500 X-Message-Number: 5

She should be ashamed of herself. Sherrie Wohlgemuth



Subject: RE: quilt gift scorned From: Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 06:50:17 -0400 (EDT) X-Message-Number: 1

She should have expressed her concerns privately. Very clumsy.

Lisa Evans


Subject: Re: quilt gift scorned From: Jan Masenthin <> Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 09:22:06 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

This councilwoman's actions were hurtful and also damage the process of = promoting better relations between all people. I hope she makes a public = apology, and that the quilt hangs as intended.

Jan Masenthin


Subject: Natural Blue Dye Recipe - CW period From: Lynn Gorges <>

This was an entry at the civilianwartimes blog in NC. I thought y'all would find it interesting. These berries are abundant in NC in the summer. I might have to experience with them. Lynn Gorges, New Bern, NC A Confederate Dye

To make a beautiful blue, take elderberries, mash them, and press out the juice. To two gallons of juice add about one ounce of copperas and two ounces of alum. Dip the thread in this thoroughly, air, and the dye is set. Source: *Clarke's Confederate Household Almanac*, 1863 as found in John Hammond Moore, ed., *The Confederate Housewife* (Columbia, SC: Sunmmerhouse Press, 1997).



Subject: Re: Natural Blue Dye Recipe - CW period From: Anna Harlins <> Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 23:40:24 -0400 X-Message-Number: 3

I have dyed with elderberries. Didn't have enough so the color was a pleasin= g but pale blue lavender. Will be interested to hear how you do Lynn.

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Subject: Elderberries From: Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 07:13:38 -0500

Lynn: I've always wondered if there was any use for those dratted elderberries. Only experience that I've had: you don't hang out freshly washed sheets on the clothesline when those berries are a hangin' there. (Same with mulberries in case you wonder) Shirley Mc from Springtime-question mark-in Iowa ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Elderberries From: Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 23:17:10 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

They make delicious pancake syrup... When the kids were young and I was canning and preserving elderberry syrup was a favorite. Mulberries were for topping cereal or ice cream. Yum. Stephanie Whitson