Subject: building your own library From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com>

Good evening ladies.

I'm in the process of developing a discussion about building your own library of quilt history books. I'd like to hear from those of you who have done so and who would like to share your input on how one should approach this subject. Below are some questions to stimulate your suggestions:

1. Why/how did you decide to begin collection quilt history books?

2. What is the size of your collection of quilt history books?

3. What characteristics help you decide on whether or not to purchase a quilt history book?

4. Where do you get your books?

5. What 5 or 10 books would you advise novices purchase to begin their collection?

6. Is that enough to establish a good beginning book collection?

7. Do you have a price limit on your book purchases?

8. What do you do with your books when you no longer want or need them?

9. How do you keep track of them? Do you have a database or spreadsheet list of titles you own?

I appreciate your willingness to share what you've learned and experienced and I look forward to hearing back from as many of you as have something to add to this discussion. Thanks so much. Have a safe and enjoyable fourth of July.

Kathy Moore



Subject: RE: building your own library From: vaughn8047msn.com

I would love to hear the discussion on "what to do when you no longer 'want' or 'need' them. I'm beginning to think it's time to download my collection. My quilting experience has taken me in different directions, and my singularly focused love of quilt history has been relegated to the back shelf. Awwwww.......but I have accumulated a nice collection and would like to see my books go to good homes....

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Subject: An invitation From: Xenia Cord <xenialegacyquilts.net> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 17:28:52 -0400

The Midwest Fabric Study Group is pleased to offer its Fourth Annual Regional Quilt and Textiles Study Day, a day-long program on August 10, 13, featuring presentations by Dr. Virginia Gunn, Sue Reich, Xenia Cord, Jean Odom and Sharon Pinka. Travel back in time with us as we consider antique quilts, garments, and textiles from the 1880-189092s decades. The event

will be held at the Lexington Senior Center in Lexington, Ohio (near Mansfield).

The sessions will also include hands-on quilt study featuring examples

from the period, lunch, show & tell, and other fun activities.

Dr. Virginia Gunn Quilts, Textiles, and Clothing of the 1880s and 1890s-This presentation will explore the relationships between textiles used in quilts and in clothing and in interior decoration during the 1880s and 1890s, the Late-Victorian Aesthetic Era. The overview will emphasize quilts other than the favored crazy quilts to

help in identifying characteristic fabrics, designs, and colors used during these decades.

Xenia Cord Gold Bugs and Quilts: Bedfellows Make Strange Politics

A review of the undocumented and probably apocryphal story of the single piece of gold fabric in quilts from the end of the 19th century. Black and White and Red All Over - Several print styles were prominent

at the end of the 19th century: Garibaldi prints, mourning prints, shirtings, and black novelties. This quick look will examine the styles and the names we use for their

identification. Where There's Smoke Tobacco premiums were trade stimulators and mark

the beginnings of subtle marketing aimed at garnering support for tobacco use; their variety, appeal, and use will be explored.

Sue Reich - Crazy as a Bed-Quilt 46rom the early 1880s, American

women made Crazy Quilts in colossal numbers. The velvets, satins, silks, wools and cottons of the Crazy quilt era reflect abundance in the economy of the society-at-large. With primary source newspaper articles and period magazines, we will explore the intricacies of embellishments and designs, and the sources of inspiration for the Crazy quilt makers.

Jean Odom Some Clues to Dating Flour Sacks in the late 19th Century

What happened, when did it happen, and where did it happen? Learn

the resulting clues on dating flour sacks

Sharon Pinka Hawaiian Quilts and Politics - The Queen's Quilt A

short overview of the crazy quilt begun in 1895 by Queen Lili'uokalani and her companions while under house arrest in Honolulu. Alamance Plaids First produced in 1839, these NC fabrics have the

distinction of being the first colored cotton material commercially manufactured in the South. By 1900 the Alamance Cotton Factory had expanded to 24 cotton mills and would later form the core of Burlington Industries. William Morris Textiles A quick look at William Morris, (183418),

one of the most influential designers of the nineteenth century. Under his direction Morris & Co. grew into a flourishing and fashionable decorating firm renowned for its wallpapers and textiles.

The American Quilt Study Group will hold its annual seminar in Indianapolis in 15. The Midwest Fabric Study Group will be the host

committee, and will underwrite the Welcome Reception and other hospitality events. Proceeds from the Study Day and Live Auction will

support the Midwest Fabric Study Group in this effort. Results from the Silent Auction will benefit The Quilters Hall of Fame.

For a full description of events, costs, hotel information, and a registration form, please email Sharon Pinka at sharonpinkayahoo.com.

Registration spots are limited; please respond by July 22 (motel discount rates expire July 26.)

Hope you can join us! Xenia Cord and Sharon Pinka


Subject: What to do with unwanted quilts? From: "Sharron K. Evans" <quiltnsharroncharter.net> Date: Wed, 3 Jul 13 15:02:13 -0400 X-Message-Number: 2

Several times a year and more frequent lately, I get a phone call from someone who has quilts they have no use for. They don't know what to do with them. I've had two calls this week alone. The problem is that these are usually used utilitarian quilts in need of some repair. If not utilitarian then they are GMFG or Dresden Plates - rarely are they unusual quilts. Sometimes the provenance is known but not always. Some people want to be paid and some just want the quilt to go to a good home where it will be appreciated.

My first response is to check if their city or county has a museum. Good idea but more often than not small museums are not equipped to take in a quilt and they usually don't have storage space.

I sometimes suggest antique stores or Mulberry Lane in Houston. They always have quilts for sale at Quilt Festival every year. That's when I usually find the person who now has the quilt doesn't want to give it to people who will resell it for more than they've been paid.

I'm certainly not going to take them in. I don't properly care for anything (common knowledge).


Sharron Evans Spring, TX ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: RE: building your own library From: k.adamsaustin.utexas.edu Date: Tue, 2 Jul 13 21:52:58 +0000 X-Message-Number: 3


I have a personal, though by no means complete, quilt history library, plus access to the larger collection of quilt history books at the Briscoe Center for American History, where I curate the Wimedale Quilt Collection.

My interests are fairly wide ranging, but definitely focus on quilt history in books, journal articles, published symposia papers etc. I would make a "good home," especially since I do a great deal of writing at home and only have my smaller library at home. If you have titles you are eager to unload, let me known specifics and maybe we can work something out. FYI: I already have a good group of the published state surveys.

With thanks, Kate

Katherine J. Adams Quilt Curator Dolph Briscoe Center for American History The University of Texas at Austin k.adamsaustin.utexas.edu 512 471-0810\ ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: What to do with unwanted quilts? From: ddrakeccrtc.com


I take them in and if they're at all serviceable I donate them to one of my two favorite charities, both of which have annual silent/live auctions: AQSG or the Quilters Hall of Fame. They're saved from the trash bin or a teddy bear fate, they bring in a few bucks, and they're put back into the world of quilt appreciaters. Who knows, someone may need that exact variation of GMFG for their research project. :-)

If they need it I wash them, though, before I send them on. If they fall apart, oh well ...

Dale Drake in Indiana

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Subject: RE: building your own library From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com> Date: Wed, 3 Jul 13 16:14:26 -0400


Selling your books to other quilt enthusiasts is one good idea. They could also be donated to an organization that holds annual silent/live auctions, such as AQSG or The Quilters Hall of Fame.

And on that topic: The Quilters Hall of Fame has a collections area with a permanent library for books by its honorees, and it does NOT have all books written by all honorees - far from it. So if you're looking for a worthy home for your collection, you could check the authors against the list of TQHF honorees found at http://www.quiltershalloffame.net/honorees. Donations would be gratefully accepted and acknowledged - if they duplicate books TQHF already has they would go into either their education area (open for researchers) or their annual auction to support the organization. (Anyone have a spare Dr. Dunton out there? TQHF doesn't.)

Dale Drake in Indiana on the Collections Committee of TQHF

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Subject: Re: What to do with unwanted quilts? From: Jeanne Jabs <jeanne53507yahoo.com>

send them to me, I donate them to the Iowa County Humane Society for our au ctions and all the money goes to the Humane Society, if they aren't in good enough shape to sell as a whole quilt I cut them up and make smaller quilt s or stuffed hearts that I whip stitch together and embroider on (Crazy Qui lt type) same thing donate them for the auctions :)

didn't get to finish, my computer decided I was done before I was done, I w ill help pay for postage too. :) ___________________________ _____ From: Jeanne Jabs ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: What to do with unwanted quilts? From: Jocelyn Martin <martinjocelynrocketmail.com>

How about offering it to the local quilt guild? Someone who's just beginnin g their quilt collection might be glad to get a quilt that's in less than p ristine condition.Jocelyn_


Subject: Re: What to do with unwanted quilts? From: quiltnsharroncharter.net

Another good idea. Thank you one and all. I have several good donation ideas. Of course when I suggest donation, they'll say the quilts are all "handmade" and are probably "worth a lot of money". To that I'll have to just wish them luck. If they offer to send photos - well photos can hide a lot of sins. I just don't have the time to double check the quilts to make sure they're worth $$$

I hope you all have had a wonderful and safe 4th of July.

Warm regards, Sharron

~~~~~~~~~~~ Sharron K. Evans Spring, TX ~~~~~~~~~~~

On Fri, Jul 5, 13 at 12:05 AM, Jocelyn Martin wrote:

> How about offering it to the local quilt guild? Someone who's just beginning their quilt collection might be glad to get a quilt that's in less than pristine condition.

C2 Jocelyn ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group Meeting Tues, 7/16/13 From: <judy.growcomcast.net>

We will be meeting at the Archives Building of the Hunterdon Country Historical Society at 67 River Road in Flemington NJ. We will meet from 10 AM to noon with a 1 1/4 hour break for lunch and then resume at 1:15 until around 3 PM.

The first half of the day we will see selected signature quilts from the HCHS collection (and others), and then in the afternoon view the signature quilts that you will bring for sharing.

We will leave the Archives for lunch at the Flemington-Raritan Diner on Route 31. You will be on your own to order off of the huge menu. Driving directions to the Diner, and then back to the Archives will be given to you on the day.

Because parking is limited at the Archives building, it would be beneficial if you could car pool as much as possible.

When you RSVP to me please have your driving arrangements worked out and let me know how many cars I will have to plan for.

Number of people attending is also necessary so I can plan for how many chairs I will have to borrow.

Please respond no later than noon, Monday, 7/15.

Remember to bring a sweater if you are easily chilled. The building is humidity controlled and temperature controlled E28093 which is around 64 degrees, year round.


Judy Grow 76 Old Clinton Road Flemington NJ 08822 908-782-0597 home 609-731-8334 cel


Subject: South Dakota Statehood ribbon photos posted From: Ann-Louise Beaumont <albeaumonthotmail.com> Date: Mon, 8 Jul 13 14:48:26 -0700 X-Message-Number: 3

I just finished posting the South Dakota state capital ribbons on the eboar d. There is also a girl with what I now think might be a cat rather than a boy!

Best Wishes Ann-Louise Beaumont Campbell River BC.


Subject: Trying to contact Dr. Elizabeth Richards From: Ann-Louise Beaumont <albeaumonthotmail.com> Date: Mon, 8 Jul 13 14:50:16 -0700 X-Message-Number: 4

I am trying to contact Dr. Elizabeth Richards and had no luck using Link edIn. Please email me privately if you can help me contact her.

Best Wishes Ann-Louise Beaumont Campbell River BC


Subject: Tennessee Quilt Study Group meeting, July 24 From: nedjanaol.com

Come join us in Upper East Tennessee to talk about and share what we know about antique quilts. The Tenn Valley Quilt Study Group is meeting in Gray, TN on Wednesday, July 24, 13 from 10 am to 2:30 pm EDT. Our invited guest lecturer from West Virginia, Fawn Valentine, will speak on The Scots-Irish Aspects of Appalachian Quilts.94 For our Show and Tell, she will comment on the regional characteristics that may or may not appear in quilts you bring.

It's going to be a great day. Lunch will be served by the ladies of the Boones Creek Christian Church. For lunch reservations, please send a $10 check made payable to Boones Creek Christian Church and mail it to: Candace St. Lawrence, 788 Deer Path Circle, Butler, TN 37640. Deadline: July 17.

For meeting questions, contact Candace at castle99centurylink.net.


Please note: QuiltFest 13 in nearby Jonesborough will begin the following day. In fact, our meeting will be held amongst an exhibition of the QuiltFest Teachers92 Quilts. Quilts by members of The Blue Ridge Quilt Guild will be on display at the Carroll Reece Museum at ETSU in nearby Johnson City. Consider staying overnight to participate in the festivities, shop, and take some classes. For further information, go to www.tennesseequilts.com .

Hosts: Candace St. Lawrence (castle99centurylink.net) Merikay Waldvogel (quiltaliveaol.com) Jan Wass (nedjanaol.com)

GPS: Boone92s Creek Christian Church, 305 Christian Church Road, Gray, TN


Subject: library posts From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com>

I want to thank all of you who have posted responses to my request for information on your personal quilting history libraries. A number of you have replied and your information if very interesting and diverse. One thing is clear, many of us like books on quilt history and quilting as much as we love quilts.

I should mention that I will be compiling this information for a Round Table discussion at AQSG Seminar in Charleston in September. I will be careful not to mention names but I may make some generalizations based on the total collection of responses I have received.

If you haven't yet registered for Seminar, I hope you will. It should be an exciting meeting with lots to do and learn about.

Hope to see you there. Thanks for sharing your comments with me and keep them coming.


Kathy Moore

Round Rock, TX


Subject: Obituary of Jeff Gutcheon From: Susan Seater <seatermindspring.com> Date: Thu, 11 Jul 13 12:54:37 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Jeffrey David Gutcheon

Jeffrey David Gutcheon, composer, arranger, songwriter, author, designer and architect, died in New York on June 23, 13, following a long ordeal with Lewy body dementia. Born in New York City in 1941, Jeffrey was Phi Beta Kappa at Amherst College, then earned a B. Arch from MIT.

He played piano and organ in many styles (rock, hot jazz, country, gospel), and performed and recorded with, among others, Gladys Knight, Willie Nelson, Steve Goodman, Ringo Starr, Ian and Sylvia/Great Speckled Bird, and Geoff and Maria Muldaur, and backed Maria on her “Midnight at the Oasis” tour. The album he released with his band Hungry Chuck (Bearsville Records, 1972) has achieved cult status, the subject of numerous bootlegs and re-issues.

He designed recording studios, most notably Jerry Ragovoy’s Hit Factory on W. 48th St. He was one of the great stride piano players of his generation, and was the original musical director of Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” the first hit non-book musical, which won the Tony award for Best Musical in 1978. A polymath, he was also a force in the American art quilt movement, and authored or co-authored several iconic books on the subject.

Jeffrey designed and distributed innovative fabric for two decades through his company, Gutcheon Patchworks, and taught quilting and fabric arts to fans around the world. He is a member of the Quilters’ Hall of Fame. He served as president of the board of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, and was a summer resident of Blue Hill and Deer Isle. Most recently he recorded four albums with the Texas band Lost Country before declining health forced his retirement. He is survived by his son David Gutcheon, his sister Peppi Graves, Ed Graves and his niece Lucy Graves, and is mourned by extended family and friends from the many worlds in which he lived his life. Interment will be private, in Blue Hill, and a memorial will be held in New York in the fall.

Donations may be made in his honor to the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Sunshine, Deer Isle ME.

Photo at https://penobscotbaypress.com/remembrances/remembrances/

From Susan Seater, Raleigh NC, Walpole MA, and Deer Isle ME ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: Western PA Quilt Documentation Project From: "Brenda & Roger Applegate" <rbappleg1comcast.net> Date: Sun, 14 Jul 13 10:32:23 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

Pam, Did you still want the information on the western Pa. quilts?

-----Original Message----- From: Pam Weeks Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 13 7:24 AM To: Quilt History List Subject: [qhl] Western PA Quilt Documentation Project

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.


Pam Weeks PO Box 123, Durham, NH 03824 603-661-2245 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Re: building your own library From: ddrakeccrtc.com Date: Mon, 15 Jul 13 16:58:59 -0400

Kathy - What a fun question! After Seminar will you share the results?

Dale Drake in Indiana

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Subject: Re: building your own library From: "Kathy Moore" <kmoore81austin.rr.com> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 13 10:40:02 -0500 X-Message-Number: 2

I am working on this for a round table discussion at Seminar. It seems a lot of people are interested in learning about this subject but I don't know yet if it has potential for an article. Depending on how it is received, I may try to do something with it after Seminar.

Thanks for the interest.



Subject: Re: building your own library From: Dale Drake <ddrakeccrtc.com>

Kathy: Here's the reply to your survey that went missing - let's see if it gets through this time.

Why/how did you decide to begin collection quilt history books?

I'm a book collector from an early age, so naturally when my interest turned to quilt history in the early 00s I began collecting whatever I could find. I started with Quilts of Indiana, buying it in downtown Indy from the Indiana Historical Bureau. I then found that the gift shop at the Quilters Hall of Fame (TQHF) carried extra copies of the honorees' books at reasonable prices and I added many of the books in my collection from there - still do.

What is the size of your collection of quilt history books?

Probably 0 or so actual quilt HISTORY books - I haven't counted. I also have dozens of quilting books, but I've been releasing those back into the wild to make room for the history books, and keep only the ones I enjoy rereading (like my Gwen Marston books, which do have old quilts in them too).

What characteristics help you decide on whether or not to purchase a quilt history book?

Availability and recommendation. Like Xenia, I cruise the bibliographies of books I enjoy and I will often hit Abebooks or Amazon to see if I can pick up a book I find there. The bibliographies of the Quilters Hall of Fame honorees' writeups in "42 Masters" were a great source of book titles.

Where do you get your books?

Abebooks, Amazon, and the silent and live auctions at Seminar and Hall of Fame Celebration - I'm a firm believer in recycling books and love to find used ones. I'll buy it new if I can't get it any other way, but I'm not picky about condition as long as it's readable.

What 5 or 10 books would you advise novices purchase to begin their collection?

A good general history - Kiracofe and/or Orlofsky; Brackman's Clues in the Calico (as an e-book, or watch for it online) and her follow-up books; their own state's documentation book; Marie Webster's Quilts and How to Make Them; Eileen Trestain's fabric ID books; and then expand into whatever interests them. They can check books they're considering out of their library first (interlibrary loan, if necessary) to see if it needs to be a part of their own collection.

Is that enough to establish a good beginning book collection?

One can never have too many books. 5 to 10? Just the beginning!

Do you have a price limit on your book purchases?

Well I waited until I saw a Dr. Dunton go by for $50 before buying one - it's water damaged but not musty and that's good enough for me. Set a watch in a used book online store like Abebooks and then jump quickly when something comes through cheap. I have paid full price occasionally - I bought the Winterthur book at Winterthur at full price because it was my trip souvenir and I figure the proceeds went to the museum. The same for TQHF's 42 Masters, even though I knew it was heavily discounted on Amazon. But I hesitate at anything over $40 - I have to REALLY want it.

What do you do with your books when you no longer want or need them?

I donate them to AQSG's or TQHF's auctions. My librarian daughter knows that my quilt book collection should go back to AQSG and/or TQHF - I'll haunt her if they don't.

How do you keep track of them? Do you have a database or spreadsheet list of titles you own?

No, but that's a wonderful idea!

Dale Drake in Indiana