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Subject: RE: Wrapped in Glory for sale

From: quiltnsharroncharter.net

 

Marcia, I just keep mine in Excel. I have categories: author, title,

ISBN, price and date bought. I spent a lot of time using Excel in my

other life and can move around in it the way I want to. I'm sure

someone else can give you information on that app. Hope you're doing

well.

Warm regards,

Sharron

~~~~~~~~~~~

Sharron K. Evans

Spring, TX

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Subject: Book list app

From: Barbara Burnham <barbaraburnhamyahoo.com>

Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2013 11:52:03 _0700 (PDT)

X_Message_Number: 4

Marcia, Thanks to someone on this list, I use an Excel spreadsheet.

To view the spreadsheet on my phone, I use Polaris Office.

Today I also uploaded the Dropbox app _ easier than emailing the file to myself, it will automatically sync with my home computer.

Amazing what we can do today with a telephone.

Barbara M. Burnham

 

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Subject: Re: Book list app

From: Elizabeth Dwyer <bonniedwyerroadrunner.com>

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 08:35:40 _0400

X_Message_Number: 1

And, there is Librarything.com website where cataloging your books is VERY s’

imple, including ready_made complete cataloging records for most books. So, i’

nstead of typing in all the info about each book, this site enables you to s’

imply match each title, tag the complete cataloging record for it, and thus c’

reate your own library, accessible from anywhere you can access the web.

Bonnie Dwyer

On Jun 1, 2013, at 2:52 PM, Barbara Burnham <barbaraburnhamyahoo.com> wrote’

:

> Marcia, Thanks to someone on this list, I use an Excel spreadsheet.

> To view the spreadsheet on my phone, I use Polaris Office.

> Today I also uploaded the Dropbox app _ ...

 

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Subject: cataloging books

From: Mary Anne R <sewmuch63yahoo.com>

 

I too use Librarything for my quilt history books. It has saved me

from buying the same book twice many times which is why I got it in the

first place. Easy to use and very inexpensive, I think it was only $10 a

year or just a little more for a lifetime. It's been awhile since I

joined so not sure what the current cost might be. But worth every

penny.

Mary Anne

_

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Subject: wetting thread insight

From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:08:43 _0500

X_Message_Number: 3

I happened upon the Walt Disney version of Cinderella today and had an

"Aha" moment. So many quilters believe in wetting the end of thread

before running it through the needle eye. This doesn't work and I've

long wondered why they haven't wised up just by trial and error. Well,

maybe it's because they remember the scene in this animated film where

the mice re_style Cinderella's mother's dress for the big ball. The

sewing mouse clearly wets the end of a slender length of thread before

running it through an enormous needle eye...no wonder it worked for her.

Andi in Paducah

 

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Subject: RE: wetting thread insight

From: "Kim Baird" <kbairdcableone.net>

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:22:19 _0500

X_Message_Number: 4

Andi_

It works for me, too.

Kim

 

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Subject: RE: wetting thread insight

From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>

Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:55:45 _0700

X_Message_Number: 6

I always try dry threading first but then wet it if I don succeed.

Sometimes I even bite the end of the wet thread to flatten it more if I

can get it to thread just by wetting it. <grin>

Karen Alexander

 

 

 

 

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Subject: Re: Book list app

From: "Elaine Kelly" <ElaineKelly63verizon.net>

Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 09:51:13 _0400

X_Message_Number: 7

There are lots of apps for managing books for Android phones. (Just search

Google Play for "books".) I like to use Good Reads (I also use that on my

PC) at least in part because it has a bar code scanner __ makes it easy to

look up books or add them to your own "book shelves".

Elaine Kelly

Reston, VA

 

 

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Subject: Re: cataloging books

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

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 15:03:06 _0500

X_Message_Number: 8

So does libraryanything have an app? I really need it for my phone when I am

traveling. Thanks, Marcia

 

 

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Subject: Re: cataloging books

From: Lisa Kay Ruetz <quilltraol.com>

 

I use Readerware. You just scan the books in with their ISBN code, pick th’

e databases you want to use, and it makes the list with all info, including’

the going price and picture of cover. I love it.

 

Lisa

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Subject: Re: cataloging books

From: Elizabeth Dwyer <bonniedwyerroadrunner.com>

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 18:31:16 _0400

X_Message_Number: 10

It looks like Librarything DOES have an app. Details available if you google’

it.

Bonnie Dwyer

On Jun 2, 2013, at 4:03 PM, Marcia's Mail <marciarkearthlink.net> wrote:

> So does libraryanything have an app? I really need it for my phone when I a’

m traveling.

 

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Subject: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net>

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 19:39:34 _0400

X_Message_Number: 11

I just was asked by a quilt guild to submit the webinairs or youtubes promot’

ing my quilt presentations and workshops. Questions:

Is this becoming a normal practice and expectation?

If you have a webinair or youtube presentation, how difficult was it to put t’

ogether?

Can send me a link privately?

What are the positives and negatives?

Many guilds are very interested in the entertainment factor. Question: Has’

this trumped quality and content?

I am trying to determine just how much catch up I need to do. Thanks a bun’

ch,

Sue Reich’

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>

Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:38:13 _0700

X_Message_Number: 12

Wow! Now that's a new turn in self_promoting quilt history lectures and

workshops!

I have see the how_to'ers on YouTube but not quilt history lecturers.

Karen Alexander

 

 

 

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Subject: Wetting thread

From: Karan Flanscha <sadierosecfu.net>

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 20:57:37 _0500

X_Message_Number: 13

 

I tried to send this from my cell phone this afternoon, not sure that it

went through:

It works with 100% cotton thread, but not with polyester, which acts like a

wick and swells when wet. Karan from a baseball tournament that didn't get

rained out!

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Arden Shelton <ardenlsyahoo.com>

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 21:16:48 _0700

X_Message_Number: 1

Depends on how much they are paying you to pull it together. It sounds like’

a lot of work for one quilt guild. It is a lot of work.....IMHO.....arden

(Ms) Arden Shelton

Portland, OR

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Subject: Re: Wettig thread insight

From: Ady Hirsch <adamroninetvision.net.il>

t does work, sometimes. What works all the time is wetting the needle's eye.

I have no idea why, but the thread is literally drawn into the eye.

Ady

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Subject: Speaking of books...

From: "Nancy Roberts" <aquilterwindstream.net>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:46:51 _0400

X_Message_Number: 3

I've decided to pare down my book collection, and have a number of

quilt_history related titles to sell. Proceeds will be donated to two local

animal welfare organizations. If you'd like to consider any of these books,

please e_mail me off_list and I'll send you a copy of the title/price list.

Possibly our bookshelves all look the same, but maybe there will be a book

that will round out your collection. My e_mail is below.

Nancy

quiltlegacyjuno.com

www.quiltnans.blogspot.com

 

 

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Subject: wetting thread

From: "Mary Waller" <mwallervyn.midco.net>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 07:59:30 _0500

X_Message_Number: 4

Interesting observation, Andi _ I bet I would have never made that

connection. I think I saw the Walt Disney Cinderella sometime around 1960,

but I don't remember how the mice threaded the needle. The

wet_the_end_of_the_thread method seems bigger than Cinderella _ even as a

Disney princess.

I wet the eye of the needle, and the thread sometime seems to "jump" right

for it. I also cut the end of the thread at an angle. I'm not too proud to

pick up a needle threader, either, and those self_threading needles with a

small slot in the eye look like they're worth a try.

Mary Waller

Vermillion, South Dakota, USA

 

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Subject: RE: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: authorsgwmsn.com

WOW. I certainly hope that's not becoming standard practice. I think that's asking a LOT.I do know that youtube isn't that difficult to do just because my publisher asked me to do some short video stuff for my most recent release (which happens to be a "quilt story"). I didn't have to post it myself but there are tutorials available that make it sound fairly easy. The thing with a presentation is that's not just a "sit in my office and produce a clip" situation.

I don't see any reason to feel pressured to do this Sue. I'd just say that "at this time" I haven't had a film produced.

I suppose I might also feel intimidated by a group that is that picky when they are talking to a multi_published well known quilt scholar. (I'm not but you are!) It's becoming more and more difficult to keep up with all that technology makes possible for someone who is essentially "marketing" themselves (I suppose when it comes right down to it that's what presenters are doing). But my thought to this point has been that just because I CAN do something doesn't mean I should.

I'm also a little gun_shy about sharing content that way.

Do you have "sound bytes" or "reviews" of your presentations that you could use instead? I have asked for permission in the past to use these things to put up as endorsements of my work. What I mean is snippets of what people have said in notes etc. after I speak.

Steph Whitson

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Jo Morton <joquiltsmac.com>

Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2013 07:34:04 _0500

X_Message_Number: 6

This is a first for me to hear about this type of request.

Not the norm at all.

Send your normal info, then see what happens. May not be a good fit.

Best,

Jo

Andover Fabrics Designer

joquiltsmac.com

http://www.jomortonquilts.com

https://www.facebook.com/jomortonquilts

sent from my iPad

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Subject: RE: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: quiltnsharroncharter.net

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:11:53 _0400 (EDT)

X_Message_Number: 7

Many years ago I had wondered if our guild could get permission from the

speaker to video his/her presentation to allow shut_in members to see

them. They could be kept in our guild library and then be checked out

by members. I never went forward with this idea because I felt that

this would be taking quite a bit away from the speakers. I was

concerned guilds would quit paying for speakers and just play reruns

when times got tough! Crazy things you never think could have happened

are happening frequently nowadays.

This quilt guild's request reminds me of those long ago thoughts. What

is their intent with these requests? Putting a webinar or you_tube out

there just seems like the demise of in_person speakers. I know it

sounds crazy but technology has taken us a lot of places we never

expected. Combine that with people thinking "out of the box" and who

knows what kind of mess can be made.

Warm regards,

Sharron

 

~~~~~~~~~~~

Sharron K. Evans

Spring, TX

~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM, Sue Reich wrote:

> I just was asked by a quilt guild to submit the webinairs or youtubes

> promoting my quilt presentations and workshops.

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:53:32 _0700 (PDT)

X_Message_Number: 8

for those of you who are interested, my presentation last year at the Unive’

rsity of Florida for Armed Forces Day is available on YouTube__use searc’

h engine on their site of Remembering With Honor to pull it up. It is’

long because it is a complete program including presentation of Home of’

the Brave Quilts, introductions of the families of the fallen from the ‘

Gainesville area, and a quilt to honor Gainesville's fallen. My’

presentation is about an hour and would be similar to what I frequently ‘

present (other than I would show more quilts in a trunk show). ‘

No guilds in So Cal have asked to see presentations onYouTube that I kno’

w of. Interesting request, Sue.best, Don_____ Origi’

nal Message ____From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>To: ‘

Quilt History List <qhllyris.quiltropolis.com>Sent: Sun, June 2, 2013 6'

:39:05 PMSubject: [qhl] Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and Y’

ouTubeWow! Now that's a new turn in self_promoting quilt history lect’

ures andworkshops! I have see the how_to'ers on YouTube but not qu’

ilt history lecturers.Karen Alexander___You are cur’

rently subscribed to qhl as: donbeldpacbell.net.To unsubscribe send a b’

lank email to leave_qhl_1870667Wlyris.quiltropolis.com

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: "Leah Zieber" <leah.zieberverizon.net>

Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:23:03 _0700

X_Message_Number: 9

I would agree with Jo _ have never been requested to supply a Youtube video

or other type of multimedia description of the lectures or workshops I

offer. A bio should suffice.

Leah A. Zieber

Zieber Quilts

zieberquiltsgmail.com

http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/leahzieber/

https://www.facebook.com/zieber.quilts

http://www.sccqg.org/guilds/teachers/135/

(951) 440_4808

 

 

 

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Subject: RE: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Julie Silber <silber.julieellengmail.com>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:11:26 _0700

X_Message_Number: 10

For what it is worth, I am with Sharron and a few others here.

The request is not typical __ I for one lecturer have never had

such a request.

It could become messy and I join those who suggest going the

old fashioned way. Or, at most, a 2_3 minute video describing

the presentation __ a teaser, or in movie_speak ~ a "trailer".

Two cents (or maybe less) from

Julie Silber

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Donald Beld <donbeldpacbell.net>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:05:08 _0700 (PDT)

X_Message_Number: 11

Sue, I wonder if a "trailer" would suffice__a 10 minute or so teaser to sho’

wcase your "wares"?? Might be an interesting way to advertise. ‘

best, Don

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: aharkins5216comcast.net

 

I'm working on contracts for my Guild's 2014 programs, and can add a little’

perspective from the other side. We have never asked for a media presentat’

ion, and have not been disappointed with speakers whom we found either thro’

ugh their websites or from word_of_mouth. Sue Reich was at our Guild last y’

ear; we basically knew what we were getting based on her WWII book, and wer’

e very pleased (really, how can you go wrong with quilts?). For those group’

s who want "entertainment" or a charismatic speaker, I think they would be ‘

well_served with references__I don't see this directly on most websites, bu’

t many speakers list their schedules, so prior venues could be contacted by’

the Guild. As to "re_runs" or replacing live speakers with shows, I unders’

tand having a limited budget. We try for a few big_name folks every year, a’

nd fill in with locals (whose fees may be the same, but we don't have trave’

l costs). Lately, we have been thinking of doing "nights at the movies" usi’

ng shows from DVDs we have purchased. It would be nice if some lecturers st’

arted producing these (with appropriate copyright or royalty protection); t’

hat might be a whole new market.Also, teaching may be a little different th’

an lectures; just because someone has a book, doesn't mean that she or he h’

as the patience, humor and demo ability needed for a class. A trailer or yo’

utube might be useful, but again, we pretty much go by word of mouth.

_

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Subject: Thanks for your comments regarding a webinair/video.

From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 15:29:42 _0400

X_Message_Number: 13

I got the impression the guild was requesting a teaser. I appreciate your c’

omments. These types of requests might be the way of the future. Sue Reich’

 

Sent from my iPad’

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Julie Silber <silber.julieellengmail.com>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 12:22:46 _0700

X_Message_Number: 14

Another two cents worth __ I think a short "trailer" of 2_3 minutes

should do the job, and might be safer __ in terms of potential re_use,

etc.

Julie

 

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Subject: Online embroidery patterns

From: Pepper Cory <pepcoryclis.com>

Pardon me for asking about ancient emails but didn't someone from this list

find a lovely Victorian album of embroidery designs that had been out on

the web and which a person might reference for free? I am in need of

redwork inspiration.

THanls

Pepper

__

Pepper Cory

Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker

203 First Street

Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 726_4117

Website: www.peppercory.com and look me up on www.FindAQuiltTeacher.com

__089e01494138dd493f04de4600a2__

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:40:06 _0700 (PDT)

X_Message_Number: 16

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oy, is youtube a prerequisite now to promote any lecture or presentation? d’

o people actually check you tube for news, in addition to someone's faceboo’

k site or blogs or other promotional vehicle? I think many of us would be i’

nterested in how to add this to our promotional arsenal, so if you could ma’

ke your linkage or posting info more public to this list, that would be app’

reciated. thanksLaura Fisher atFISHER HERITAGE305 East 61st ‘

Street5th floorNew York, NY 10065tel: 212/ 838_2596'

cell:917/ 797_1260web: www.laurafisherquilts.comfisherheritageyah’

oo.comfind us on facebook: Laura Fisher Quilts______________________________________________________________________

Subject: video teasers

From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 01:00:04 _0500

X_Message_Number: 1

While I was at AQS we filmed (neither this term nor "taped" are now the

most accurate words, but "digitaled" is so clunky) short videos for

YouTube of many of our authors, instructors, and occasionally, vendors.

We posted these as promotional items and shared the links with the

talent so they could use them on their websites for just the purpose

that has been requested of Sue.

Far from taking away the "in person" experience for guilds, shows, and

longer instructional videos a quilter might wish to create, these short

videos create credibility in today's ever_changing media world. Sue is

correct; thinking of this approach as a teaser or a quick ad is the way

to go.

I no longer speak for AQS, but I can tell you that they and other major

shows look immediately online for whatever presence a potential

instructor may have. Having an example available that is not static is a

good thing, no matter your resume.

Andi in Paducah

 

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Subject: Video teasers

From: Sue Reich <suereichcharter.net>

Andi, thanks for the perspective from the other side. Your points are all’

well made and they give us much food for thought. Reputation and notoriety’

might not does equate to a good fit for each and every guild.

One thing for sure is true, to be in the mainstream you can't stand still o’

r go backwards. Also, despite my web site, which is pretty inclusive, seein’

g and hearing at the same time is probably more effective. www.coveringquil’

thistory.com

Thanks again to all. Sue

 

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Subject: Re: An interesting request about Webinairs and YouTube

From: YAK1953aol.com

 

Thanks for sharing the link with us, Don. Well done!

Theresa Arnold

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Subject: Re: Wettig thread insight

From: Jan Masenthin <quiltsrmeicloud.com>

Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:26:57 _0600

X_Message_Number: 2

 

 

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 3, 2013, at 1:14 AM, Ady Hirsch <adamroninetvision.net.il> wrote:

> Wetting the needle ALWAYS works for me.

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Subject: Re: Wettig thread insight

From: Jan Masenthin <quiltsrmeicloud.com>

Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:33:54 _0600

X_Message_Number: 3

I have only to breathe on my iPhone and it sends a message before I'm finish’

ed. I also use the needle_wetting method on my machine and on my pierced ear’

s when putting in my earrings. For the ears it works best if you wet thumb a’

nd forefinger, then rub front and back of lobe. Home run every time.

Jan Masenthin’

 

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Subject: Sue Reich to lecture at the New England Quilt Museum

From: Pam Weeks <curatornequiltmuseum.org>

*June 15: 10AM*

LECTURE BY SUE REICH

*Susie C. Walker:

Her Life and Quilts in a 19th Century Connecticut Silk Mill Company Town*

This presentation presents Susie C. Walker, a quiltmaker with incredible

piecing and embroidery skills. She lived and worked in Manchester,

Connecticut in the late nineteenth century. Her life and the lives of her

townsfolk revolved around the textile mills throughout the village. The

development and evolution of the sericulture industry, and the Cheney

Brothers catapulted this town to fame and fortune, providing Manchester, CT

with economic sustenance. This factory’92s success served the American

textile industry with the production of silk for clothing and for home

decoration and defense for nearly 150 years.

*Lecture FREE with paid admission to the galleries.*

*Museum members always admitted free.*

www.nequiltmuseum.org

Pamela Weeks

Binney Family Curator

New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck Street

Lowell, MA

*SILK! Antique and Art Quilts, in our main gallery through July 7, 2013*

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Subject: Threads of Feeling Exhibit, Williamsburg VA

From: Gail Wall <dpw13mindspring.com>

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:36:56 _0500

X_Message_Number: 1

In the 6/10/2013 issue of Antique Week, there is an article about the

recently opened Threads of Feeling exhibit at DeWitt Wallace Decorative

Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg, VA. The exhibit is a collection

of fabrics and ribbons collected from foundlings between 1740_1770 at

the Foundling Hospital in London. The article is quite

heart_wrenching. An on_line exhibit can be viewed at:

www.threadsoffeeling.com __ the slideshow goes a little fast for reading

any of the notes, but there is a Previous and Next button so you can go

back or forward.

The exhibit will continue through May 26, 2014. There is an admission

charge.

No affiliation __ just found is extremely interesting.

Gail

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Subject: Mid_Atlantic Quilt Study Group

From: <judy.growcomcast.net>

If you are on Facebook, won you Friend and ‘

Like the Mid_Atlantic Quilt Study Group page. ‘

I’ve just posted over 70

photos from our last meeting which we held on May 21st at Morven, the ‘

old NJ Governor’s Mansion in Princeton NJ. Beth

Allan, the Curator was kind enough to let us use the comfortable Board ‘

Room there for our meeting and the Garden Room

for our box lunch. The weather was perfect for a stroll in the gardens ‘

before heading back inside for our afternoon session.

 

Our next meeting will be Tuesday July 16th at the Archives Building of ‘

the Hunterdon County Historic Society on River

Road in Flemington. To keep the collections safe, this is a humidity ‘

and climate controlled building so a sweater is

advisable, yes, even in July.

 

 

We will be seeing a few quilts from the collection and hope you will ‘

also bring your special quilts for us to see.

I’ll be contacting you again closer to the day and will ask you ‘

to RSVP then.

Judy Grow

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Subject: MOKA Quilt Study Group _ mext mtg

From: "Martha Spark" <msparkfrii.com>

Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:14:50 _0400

X_Message_Number: 1

The next meeting of the MOKA (Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas) Quilt

Study Group will be June 28 & 29, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. Our featured

Saturday presenter will be Edie McGinnis from Kansas City Star Quilts.

She'll be speaking on the Garment District of Kansas City and the quilts

that came from this region. We'll also have a special MOKA viewing of the

Historic Garment District Museum of Kansas City’s exhibits with the

curator, Ann Brownfield. Friday night will be a talk on Quilt Restoration:

The Art of Renewal, with professional restorers Jan Masenthin and Martha

Spark. There will be a very fun silent auction of quilt & textile related

items on Saturday.

Cost for the weekend events, including lunch is $25. The registration

deadline was Friday, 6/14/13, but if you'd still like to attend, please

contact Nancy Wakefield in Kansas City at: nancywake65hotmail.com

Or, you can contact me off list and I can send you the MOKA pdf flyer.

Let's hope tornado season is WAY OVER by then...

Martha Spark

Quilt Restoration Services & Consulting

Edmond,OK

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Subject: Threads of Feeling Exhibit

From: etaylorku.edu

Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:52:44 +0000

X_Message_Number: 1

Thank you for posting the link to this exhibit, Gail. It is very heart rending. I found if you click on the "Slideshow Playing" box in the lower left, it will pause the show and then you can click "next" to go at your own pace. It is much too fast. I liked the couple of notes they included with the fabric. It also made me sad to see that they had cut off a small piece of a sampler and presumably threw the rest away!

Edie

Lawrence, Kansas

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Subject: Needlework and Painted Textile exhibit

From: "Gale Slagle" <glslagcox.net>

Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:19:48 _0700

X_Message_Number: 2

I have no affiliation but if you are in Southern CA this summer you might be

interested in the following exhibit.

Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California

Collections at the Huntington Library and Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San

Marino, CA . The exhibit runs from June 1 _ Sept 2

http://huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary_02.aspx?id’11540

The Huntington Library and Gardens is a great place to visit if you like

gardens and art.

Admission ranges from $8 to $23 depending on your age and the day of the

week.

Gale

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Subject: How many of you document your quilts?

From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>

Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:40:45 _0700

X_Message_Number: 1

And I thought I was organized! I am way down at the bottom of the list after

seeing this!

http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/02/give_those_quilts_and_projects_awaybut.htm

l

 

Shorter link: http://tinyurl.com/ljlmnnv

 

And a link to her other blogs posts about "organization".

http://fabrictherapy.blogspot.com/p/stash_organization.html

 

Karen Alexander

 

 

 

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Subject: Machine Quilting Sherpa Angela Walters

From: Jo Major Ciolino <joanniemajgmail.com>

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:54:00 _0400

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I struggle to machine quilt on my old Bernina 1090, but Angela Walters has

been a great source of inspiration (and education) about machine quilting.

I am a very hard core hand quilter but sometimes there isn't time to get

it done. I finished my first machine quilted baby quilt and I think I might

be converting! It got me thinking about art quilt possibilities and the

age old question of, "Are you a quilter? An artist? An art quilter?" and

the many distinctions that have evolved in what we call or consider

ourselves and our work. Interesting thoughts on that from Angela Walters

on the Why Quilts Matter website blog:

http://www.whyquiltsmatter.org/welcome/news/why_quilts_matter_question_and_answer_with_angela_walters/

 

What do you consider yourself, and has it changed over time?

Jo Major C.

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Subject: Re: How many of you document your quilts?

From: Jan Masenthin <quiltsrmeicloud.com>

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:13:48 _0500

X_Message_Number: 1

I'm so glad someone has time to do this, and what a wonderful job she ‘

did. However, when I was working as a paralegal, documenting everything ‘

for evidentiary hearings and trials was much of what I did all day; then ‘

as a CASA, logging those activities was added to my life; then I joined ‘

Weight Watchers and had to document everything I ate or exercise I ‘

accomplished. This on top of raising 5 kids, appropriately documented ‘

through childhood. When I retired and and turned to my passion ‘

(quilting, of course) I vowed to spend more time living and less time ‘

documenting. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. (I do put labels ‘

on my quilts so I'm not all bad.)

Jan Masenthin

Topeka, Kansas’

 

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Subject: Re: How many of you document your quilts?

From: Mitzioakesaol.com

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:27:10 _0400 (EDT)

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Jan _ Thanks for putting my feelings into an email _ I understand your

feelings 110%.

After taking all my dumb pills every day and having to do the same plus

for 4 years when I nursed my love of 60 yrs. thru Alzheimer's, documenting my

quilts was not my No. 1 priority.

Mitzi from Sunny (finally) Vermont _ just a quilter

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Subject: Re: How many of you document your quilts?

From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com>

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:48:14 _0500

My mother made a scrap book of my doings for every single year I was in hig’

h school. Then she did it again for every single year of my college life. N’

ow imagine what a high stack that was. When I re_married and we were downsi’

zing I went through 8 scrap books and reduced the contents to about 20 shee’

ts of paper. Truly. I realized that no one was going to care if I was the h’

onor guard at the blah_blah_blah. Some of those events I couldn't even REME’

MBER. It felt really really good to stop hauling that stuff around through ‘

life.

During that same time I had a box of photographs from my children's chil’

dhood ... all of them carefully organized by child and then chronologically’

(I got behind on creating their memory books when their father was sick wi’

th cancer). I was going to spend the winter making their scrap books. As I ‘

walked into the new house the bottom fell out of the box. I decided that’

when I am dead my kids can have fun going through those photos deciding’

which ones they really want and they can scan the ones they want. frank’

ly going through them will probably be a good time for them ... reminisc’

ing. In fact I may suggest they do it after they get home from my funera’

l!

I realize there is balance in all things and as a historian I am very th’

ankful for the women who created records for me to peruse and learn from. I’

'm a writer and I do write a dash of this and a dash of that as a memoir fr’

om time to time ... but that's who I am. I'm not a scrapbooker or a quilt r’

ecorder.

Stephanie Whitson ‘

 

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: June 18, 2013

From: <gebelearthlink.net>

Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:46:21 _0700

X_Message_Number: 1

 

> 1. How many of you document your quilts?

I began documenting my antique/vintage quilt collection shortly after

starting to collect quilts. But the last several years, I was unable to do

so. Now that I have retired, I am trying to catch up. Each quilt gets 2

pages in a binder; one for 3 photos; one for written documentation of size,

pattern, description, quilting, binding, backing, batting, piecing and/or

applique, acquisition, condition, history and date. Carol Gebel

 

 

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Subject: Re: qhl digest: June 18, 2013

From: <judy.growcomcast.net>

Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:07:46 _0400

X_Message_Number: 2

Carol Gebel, thank you for laying it out so concisely. I don't think that

4_6 pages is really necessary.

When appraisers go to document a stranger's quilt they have to have the

entire form, to cover all bases I presume, but for our own collections, we

can get all the info from a short template we make in Word.

Judy Grow

 

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Subject: documenting your quilts

From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net>

Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:48:00 _0500

X_Message_Number: 3

You don't mention another/additional way to document and that is ON the

quilt. The label should include (for quilts you make) your name, where you

live and the date you made it _ minimum. For collections the label should be

worded differently so as not to confuse people in the future about who made

it. Vintage quilts, gifts you've been given etc should also have a label

but it should clearly state Property of: or This Quilt Belongs to:...with

your name, address, phone. If you know anything about it, ie. who made it

that should, of course, be stated also using Made by:....Other info is nice

but these are the essential, I believe.

I don't do anything fancy....press muslin to freezer paper and use a Pigma

pen and write by hand...baste it on....keep it simple or you won't do it!

I use Excel to keep my records with the first column a small photo and

columns for size, description, where and when purchased, price paid,

appraised or estimated replacement value etc ...As many columns of info as

you wish. I have one document for my collection and one for quilts I've

made. I like this format because I can apply a filter and sort in different

ways...I can look at them by when I bought them or by price paid etc.

I also keep separate photo books with 3 pix of each quilt: full view, close

up of a block or section and one corner turned back showing the backing,

edge treatment and the label.

I respect the recent comments about choosing NOT to document ...the reasons

are compelling and understandable yet....as an appraiser for the last 11

years I have seen so many anonymous quilts that I am personally committed to

put a label ON each quilt. (The extra work of doing the database is mostly

fun for me. It gives me satisfaction to do it _ even though I get behind _

but you have to like record keeping ....and if you don't...just be sure to

label the quilt itself. )

Information about a quilt and it's maker can be lost in just one generation.

Jean

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Subject: quilt label longevity

From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:33:08 _0500

X_Message_Number: 1

I just saw two of my quilts (owned by others) for the first time in many

years. On one quilt I had laser_printed two labels; both are so badly

faded in the middle, I need to recreate them. The other has a label I

hand printed with a Pigma pen; it is fine. I suspect the first quilt has

been washed several times; otherwise, both are in great condition.

I have not done this, but I admire the idea of sewing a pocket onto the

quilt and inserting a label for safe_keeping. Does anyone have

experience with this approach?

Andi in Paducah

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net>

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:20:07 _0500

X_Message_Number: 2

One problem with a pocket is if you are using the quilt _ a bed quilt _ that

extra hunk of layers is kind of heavy and gets in the way unless you always

keep it at the bottom. If you put in a paper document and the quilt happens

to get washed that's obviously a problem and it has happened! The biggest

issue, however is that the document in the envelope is easily separated from

the quilt itself.

I still vote for a simple, readable label done in your own hand with

permanent micron pen (iron to set) is the longest lasting and simplest. If

the back of the quilt is a fabric that one can easily see print on then

writing directly on the back is also great.

Jean

 

 

 

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Subject: Re: quilt label longevity

From: Arden Shelton <junkoramacomcast.net>

I bought a darling Hollyhock quilt off of eBay because of the Hollyhock blo’

cks and because the maker's name had been embroidered on it and the date: 1'

934! I usually write with a micron pen on the back of my finished quilt’

s because I'm so tired of them at that point, that making a separate label ‘

is too much. ....arden (Ms) Arden Shelton Portland, OR’

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Subject: Documentation

From: clproductsgmail.com

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:03:58 _0500

X_Message_Number: 4

Call me paranoid. I write my name and phone number in indelible ink directly on the quilt. If it is stolen or lost in the mail I stand a better chance of getting it back. I also take photos and put labels on special quilts. You are all inspiring me to do better!

Linda Laird

 

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Stephanie Higgins <authorsgwmsn.com>

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:51:32 _0500

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If a quilt has a light colored back I tend to sign the back itself inste’

ad of a label or something that can be separated from the quilt with a few ‘

snips of the scissors. Stephanie Whitson ‘

 

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Subject: Quilt label longevity

From: "Linda Heminway" <ibquiltncomcast.net>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:49:46 _0400

X_Message_Number: 1

Good topic, not one I recall here in the past. But, I could have missed it

or forgotten.

First, if you do use a computer and print labels, which was very popular

years ago, but maybe not as much nowadays? I would make a file on my

computer called "computer labels" in Word. Then I would always keep a

copy/record of the quilt. This way if a label fades, such as the one on a

quilt you made, you have an option to reproduce it easily and replace. One

nice thing to do is if you give a quilt away, maybe print a second copy of

the label with a photo of the quilt on it and laminate it? Not sure if

people would keep that, but they might.

Secondly, since I got my "new" (now almost 3 years old I think, as time

flies) Babylock Espire sewing machine, I have started using the lovely

embroidery features on it to label quilts. It really comes out beautiful

and I think these labels look quite nice and "professional".

I liked the idea of writing in indelible/permanent ink on every quilt, even

if there is a label on it.

I don't know if any quilt I have ever made will be something a future quilt

historian would care to examine and document, but I would hope that labels

on each of them will help along the way.

Linda Heminway

In muggy New Hampshire

 

 

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Subject: Quilt labels

From: Debby Kratovil <kratovilhis.com>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:59:20 _0400

X_Message_Number: 2

Take it from someone who had 30 (yes, that "0" belongs there after the

3!) quilts stolen from a locked car in a parking garage. None of those

quilts had labels; I was too busy making them and like someone said,

done with the quilt and wanting to move on and a label was too much

bother. Those quilts couldn't come home because whoever ended up with

them had no idea whose they were. I like to think they are hanging on

the Giant Quilt Rack in the sky. (Keeps the angels entertained, I guess)

What do I do now? Use a pigma pen, write my info on a square folded in

half along the diagonal _ now I have a triangle with a fold and raw

edges. I line the raw edges up with a bottom corner of my quilt BEFORE

binding and it gets stitched into the binding.

I know I am not a typical quilter in that I have made hundreds, mostly

for publication (it pays the bills!), but they are quilts and deserve

that final signature. I think writing directly onto the back is a good

idea (if the backing is light colored). A painting artist signs his/

hers right on the front! No label there.

Debby in the Washington, DC suburbs, too close to too many politicians

who need a smack in the head.

Debby (with a "y" and not "ie") Kratovil

http://debbykratovilquilts.blogspot.com/

Quilt Trunk Shows & Workshops

www.quilterbydesign.com

 

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:50:48 _0400

X_Message_Number: 3

I usually put a matching sleeve on my quilts as I finish them, just in

case.... I write directly on the sleeve, but I also put my name and

other info directly on the quilt back under the sleeve, where it isn't

seen.

Xenia

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:58:35 _0700 (PDT)

X_Message_Number: 4

I tell my students not only label their quilts but also to sign in the seam’

allowance that will be covered with binding. If someone steals the quil’

t and snips out the label, you can still prove it is yours by removing the ‘

binding over your signature. (Think of it as a hidden VIN number.)’

I also suggest that they make their hanging sleeve out of the same fabrics ‘

that are in the quilt. That way, 20 years from now when the quilt gets c’

aught in a hovercraft door, someone will have the exact fabric to repair it’

with.Of course if this was MY quilt, chances are that I still have b’

its of that fabric left in my stash...Kris

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:48:09 _0700

X_Message_Number: 5

I've often thought, why not put a slim label inside the quilt along the edge

somewhere as well as something on the outside? Then keep a record of where

you placed it. If the quilt is stolen, you can prove it is yours by opening

that little seam. What about a tracking chip?

Karen Alexander

 

 

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:56:40 _0700

X_Message_Number: 6

Of course, a tracking chip will only work in those quilts meant to hang a

wall I suppose. Or maybe it could be enclosed in plastic. Too much trouble

for most of us but for those quilts that you cherish the most and win

ribbons, maybe it could be considered? Or maybe already has been used?

Karen A.

 

 

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Karen Alexander <karenquiltrockisland.com>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:59:05 _0700

X_Message_Number: 7

Love your suggestion about making the sleeve out of the same fabric, Kris,

so that in the future it could be used in a repair, if needed! Also like

the idea of writing in the seam allowance of the binding. That one did not

occur to me. Your idea is much simpler than mine, both to do and to open and

prove ownership.

Karen A.

 

 

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: quiltnsharroncharter.net

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:34:44 _0400 (EDT)

X_Message_Number: 8

Karen, I just read an article stating "Electronic devices can read a

unique signal coming from a chip in the pill". My point is that the

chip must be pretty small to fit in a pill. The pill is also swallowed

so it can stand more abuse than we thought _ not that I agree with the

news article. Maybe more plausible than we thought.

(Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article_2346974)

~~~~~~~~~~~

Sharron K. Evans

www.treetopquilting.com

Phone: 281_350_3498

Spring, TX

~~~~~~~~~~~

 

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Karen Alexander wrote:

> Of course, a tracking chip will only work in those quilts meant to

> hang a

> wall I suppose. Or maybe it could be enclosed in plastic.........

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Laura Fisher <laurafisherquiltsyahoo.com>

maybe quilt makers would know to open a seam allowance to see if it contain’

s provenance info, but most buyers in the re_sale market would have no idea’

, so perhaps actually writing in permanent marker on the actual binding on ‘

the back would be a readier solution. Any sewn on label can be removed, wit’

ness the easy removal of the embroidered name and date on most ofthe Jud’

i Boisson new quiltsthat get resold as antique Amish on ebay and at unkn’

owing auction. Permanent marker somewhere seems the most practical solution’

.Laura Fisher atFISHER HERITAGE305 East 61st Street5th fl’

oorNew York, NY 10065tel: 212/ 838_2596;cell:917/ 7'

97_1260web: www.laurafisherquilts.comemail: fisherheritageyahoo.com’

facebook: Laura Fisher Quilts>________________________________’

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Kris Driessen <krisdriessenyahoo.com>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:32:25 _0700 (PDT)

X_Message_Number: 10

I'd like to put a tracking chip in my kids...I am only slightly kidding with that one. How many times do you read about a child (or young adult) disappearing without a trace? A tracking chip that could only be located by the police makes perfect sense. We can track our stolen ipads, f

or heavens sake, isn't our child more valuable?I have brought this idea up to my adult daughters several times and they all roll their eyes at me. Only the one who has children of her own thinks it is not a ridiculous idea but neither one of us has an idea where to find this technology or how to get it implanted. I suspect it is an idea that will become viable when some Senator has a loved one disappear.Kris

 

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Subject: staying in touch

From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:14:37 _0500

X_Message_Number: 11

I just closed my LinkedIn account. I was always frustrated in using it,

and the many attempts I made to transition from a work account to a

personal one without having to recreate absolutely everything (ggrrhh)

failed. Several folks on this list had connected to me through LinkedIn

and I was glad to accept your invitations and/or endorse you. That has

not changed. I'd like to stay in touch, and should you ever need to use

me as a reference, you can reach me via email. That I understand how to use.

Andi Reynolds

areynolds220comcast.net

Former Executive Book Editor at AQS

Paducah, KY

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net>

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:33:40 _0400

X_Message_Number: 12

We microchip pets, and the incision is tiny and the chip imbedded just

under the skin...

Xenia

 

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Subject: RE: quilt label longevity

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

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:22:42 _0500

X_Message_Number: 13

the cost per chip is in the thousands, and eventually the chip IS expelled.

I do not believe that particular medical device is applicable for long term

use. Marcia Kaylakie, Austin, TX

 

 

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Subject: RE: documenting your quilts

From: Peter Leate <craftersbigpond.net.au>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:08:13 +1000

X_Message_Number: 14

Why 2 files?

A column with made or bought is simpler and the filter is something that can

easily separate them and you already use filters evidently

You may care to see Frances' blog www.quiltingowl.blogspot.com

Peter Leate

CAIRNS CRAFT CENTRE craftersbigpond.net.au

157 Mulgrave Rd CAIRNS QLD AUSTRALIA

PO BOX 434, BUNGALOW, QLD, 4870

PHONE 07 40313024, 1300881833, FAX 07 40313852

HOURS: 9_5.30 WEEKDAYS EXCEPT THUSRDAY 9_6.00, SATURDAY 9_4.00

CLOSED SUNDAY & PUB HOLIDAYS

 

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Subject: chipping quilts

From: Virginia Berger <va_bergerhotmail.com>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:01:16 _0500

there use to be a company that would microchip your quilt_it was pricy but ‘

not thousands. they seem to have gone out of business.

We were at the Museum of Boutis in France yesterday where they have a repli’

ca of the Tristan quilt. They had each of the 40 women who worked on it put’

some of their hair in the quilt for future DNA id.

 

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Subject: label suggestions

From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:19:40 _0500

X_Message_Number: 2

Many thanks for all of the good ideas on quilt labels (and sleeves).

Chips made me think of "there's an app for that" which reminded me that

a vendor at a recent quilt market was selling labels that could be

scanned by your camera/phone so that the story of the quilt is recorded

(!!) __ all someone would have to do is scan the label to hear and/or

see you discussing your quilt. I am not a smart phone user (see previous

message about melting down over LinkedIn __ dinosaur Andi here) but I

sent such a label to a BIL who now owns the family tree quilt I made for

my MIL/FIL. BIL was thrilled and knew just what to do. Time __ and

technology __ marches on. I'm the one waving at the passing parade.

(That scanable label would have to be sewn on; I'm going to stick with

permanent ink directly on the quilt.)

Andi in Paducah

 

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Subject: Western PA Quilt Documentation Project

From: Pam Weeks <pamela.weeksgmail.com>

Hi all,

Can someone put me in touch with the folks who worked on the Western PA

Quilt Documentation Project? I'm looking to find out more information on

two quilts with that label.

Best,

Pam Weeks

PO Box 123, Durham, NH 03824

603_661_2245

www.pamweeksquilts.com

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Subject: New way of Documenting your Quilts

From: "Pilar Donoso" <quiltpdmi.cl>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:50:11 _0400

 

Hi:

Reading about this subject nobody mention the new system with an App and ‘

your celular or computer. You cal buy a small label made with fabric ‘

(iron or sew on) that have a bar code. You download a free app for your ‘

cel (smartphone or Iphone) and "attach" a movie, a picture, a song, a ‘

letter to that code. If you give the quilt as a present, the person ‘

scan the barcode and can see the picture, video or whatever you conect ‘

the barcode to. If you do not have a smartphone or Iphone you can put ‘

the numbers of the bar code in your computer, in their Web page, and ‘

you conect the label to any video picture, letter and you can see the ‘

pictures too.

I am receiving mine today. And I think it is very cool.

You can find more information at: stkr.it

No conecction to the company

Kind Regards,

Pilar

Pilar Donoso I.

The Quilt Shop

Vitacura 7867

Santiago, CHILE

2211 9877

www.thequiltshop.cl

thequiltshopchilegmail.com

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Subject: Re: Western PA Quilt Documentation Project

From: "Brenda & Roger Applegate" <rbappleg1comcast.net>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:00:58 _0400

X_Message_Number: 5

I answered her. Friday's volunteers are slim picking. Will get Linda on

the phone today.

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Subject: quilt labels

From: Jan Drechsler <quiltdocgmail.com>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:33:50 _0400

X_Message_Number: 6

 

Rarely do i use a light colored plain backing to which i could directly ‘

write documentation. However, that sounds like one of the best ideas. ‘

Directly embroidering name and date on the quilt is a good idea with ‘

supplemental docs on the back.

A long time ago someone on this list mentioned that they put the label ‘

on the back BEFORE quilting the piece so the label is harder to remove ‘

without being noticed. Also something I think is a good idea but never ‘

done.

Gee. 30 quilts stolen from a car. I would rather they took the car and ‘

carefully place the quilts in the empty spot. So sorry that happened ‘

but I am glad it did not stop your quilting life.

Jan Drechsler

Guilford, VT

 

 

 

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Subject: documenting quilts

From: erwerner3104yahoo.com

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:27:56 _0700 (PDT)

X_Message_Number: 7

 

I use three_ring binders and the plastic sheet protector sleeves to document my collection. Into each sleeve goes the purchase receipt, a copy of the appraisal, if it has been appraised, and photos. Since the major part of my collection is quilts made from kits, I print off the pdf file from my website for that particular design and it goes into the sleeve too. I have everything I might need in one place.For the quilts I make I use the same method, putting in preliminary sketches, samples of the fabrics, pattern source information, appraisal forms,and photos. I start a sleeve at the beginning and it's easy to drop things in as I progress.Now don't ask me if I'm current on all this.Rosie Werner’

 

 

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Subject: RE: documenting your quilts

From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarltoncomcast.net>

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:11:29 _0500

X_Message_Number: 8

Yes... Frances...you are so right and my accountant son tells me the

same...I could have ONE document that includes every quilt in my

possession.. He noticed on my vintage document I have separate 'sheets' for

Crib, Tops only, Doll,etc and made that point to me."TYPE' could have been

a column which I could filter as I needed to.... BUT I kind of was learning

as I went along....and since it's set up this way now and I know my way

around it, I hesitate to spend the time adding more columns and combining

all into one doc. Lots of work!

Anyone starting a database is wise to really give thought to the categories

before you start..it's much easier to start with all that you will want than

add columns later with tons of data already in place. That is hard to do,

though....as you go you think of other data you could add.

Jean

 

> Frances said:

>

> Why 2 files?

> A column with made or bought is simpler and the filter is something that

can

> easily separate them and you already use filters evidently

>

>

 

 

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Subject: RE: documenting your quilts

From: Judy Schwender <sister3603yahoo.com>

Consider using the categories from the Quilt Index (http://www.quiltindex.o’

rg/ ). Very thorough, and useful.Judy SchwenderAnyone starti’

ng a database is wise to really give thought to the categoriesbefore you’

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Subject: Information About Your Quilts

From: OzarkQuiltmakeraol.com

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 02:55:02 _0400 (EDT)

X_Message_Number: 1

Hi:

I like Rosie's page protector pocket idea. Just remember to keep all

original documents, appraisals, photos of the quilt or maker and any other

important information in a safe place _ preferably a safety deposit box at a

bank. You can make copies of these items and put them in a sleeve on the back

of the quilt. If the quilt is stolen or your home and quilts are destroyed,

you will at least have the original information in a safe place.

You can keep information such as spread sheets about your quilts on your

computer. You can also scan important quilt documents and photos to your

computer. Just make sure you have that information backed up. A few years ago,

we had an electrical storm that fried the main electrical intake box of my

computer. My external hard drive was also destroyed. Whatever was I

thinking? Just like quilts, our computers can be lost, stolen, damaged or

destroyed.

I called our Staples tech in tears. He was able to retrieve all my computer

files because the hard drive wasn't destroyed. He set me up with Carbonite

and I've never regretted the $59 I have to pay each year for this "in the

clouds" back up. Microsoft has a free backup service called Sky Drive but

it doesn't have a lot of space.

I can access my Carbonite files from other computers and even from my I

phone. I have a user name and password so supposedly no one else can look at

my files. If I delete files and photos by mistake, I can immediately find

them in my Carbonite files and restore them to my computer.

Because I have so many files and photos, and because I have slow Internet,

it took nearly two months for all my files to upload to Carbonite. I was

relieved when they were all in that giant file drawer in the clouds! Go to

_www.carbonite.com_ (http://www.carbonite.com) for further info. They will

usually give you a trial month or two months free when you sign up for a

year of service.

Kathy Kansier

AQS Certified Appraiser

Ozark, Missouri

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Subject: scanable label

From: Andi <areynolds220comcast.net>

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:56:27 _0500

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Pilar wrote:

Reading about this subject nobody mention the new system with an App and ‘

your celular or computer. You cal buy a small label made with fabric ‘

(iron or sew on) that have a bar code. You download a free app for your ‘

cel (smartphone or Iphone) and "attach" a movie, a picture, a song, a ‘

letter to that code. If you give the quilt as a present, the person ‘

scan the barcode and can see the picture, video or whatever you conect ‘

the barcode to. If you do not have a smartphone or Iphone you can put ‘

the numbers of the bar code in your computer, in their Web page, and ‘

you conect the label to any video picture, letter and you can see the ‘

pictures too.

I am receiving mine today. And I think it is very cool.

You can find more information at: stkr.it

No conecction to the company

This is a much better description of just what I sent my BIL and she

mentions how to find out more information __ I couldn't have done that.

Thanks, Pilar!

Andi in Paducah

 

 

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Subject: South Dakota Crazy Quilt_printed ribbons

From: Ann_Louise Beaumont <albeaumonthotmail.com>

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:12:24 _0700

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It isn't very often that a vintage quilt comes my way here on Vancouver Isl’

and but today I had the delight of meeting a lovely couple and their cra’

zy quilt. Unfortunately many silks were shattered but there were 2 ribbo’

ns of historical interest to you folks. One was urging Sioux Falls as th’

e temporary capital and the other was strongly in favour of Pierre. T’

here was also an absolutely charming engraving of a boy and a girl. I'll po’

st these on the eboard.’

They were wanting some work done on it so that they can display it. It ‘

has no backing other than the foundation fabric and it is quite large.’

Needless to say I talked a lot about "on the one hand on the othe’

r handetc." trying to give them a sense of options available. While I’

enjoyed talking about their quilt I don't want to take on any more comm’

itments at the moment. ‘

Does anyone know of someone on Vancouver Island or in British Columb’

ia that would be interested in tackling this? I couldn't think of anyone’

to suggest.’

Best Wishes’

Ann_Louise Beaumont’

Campbell River BC.