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Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 17:04:51 -0500

From: "Gerri Bobnar" <gcbfwbbellatlantic.net>

Would like to start planning Trip to Houston Show along with taking some

classes. Have never been there or for that matter in big city. The show is

Nov. 1-4 wirh classes beginning 1-3 days prior to. Where should I stay and

with no car how do I get to the show and for classes. Any info would be

appreciated. Thanks

Gerri from Southwestern Pa.

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 08:09:29 -0500

From: marialostquilt.com (Maria Elkins)


The downtown hotels are on a route that has a free shuttle bus running to

and from the convention center. The shuttle bus starts about 7 AM and runs

until about 10 PM, so it is not mandatory to have a car. However, our

experience last year was that the shuttle bus was not always on schedule or

it was too full by the time it got to the last few hotels and had to pass

quilters up even though there were plenty of them waiting for the bus. The

worst times were just before classes began, just before the quilt show

opened and when the show closed.

Other years we stayed at a hotel that was a little further out of town (15

to 20 minute drive) and we rented a car. That way we could come and go as

we pleased, but to get a parking space easily you need to get there before

most classes start at 9 AM. We will probably choose to stay farther away

from now on. In our experience, the overall cost ended up about the same.

The last few years I have gone to the Houston Quilt show with my mom and

sister, so we split expenses among three people.

Houston is a wonderful experience! You'll love it. The first time or two

was completely overwhelming and exhausting. Be sure to schedule time to

force yourself to rest. Bring lots of film and lots of money.





Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 10:44:16 -0500

From: Joanna Evans <jevansbluemarble.net>

Hi Sally,

While my husband was earning this Ph.D. in folklore, we were at a

party where Shakespeare's will came up. It was explained that in

practice the bequest meant that his wife would be cared for by his

son--that she could not be put out on the street. The "best bed"

would, in that culture, go to his son and his wife, of course. I

don't remember what the interpretation of "bed" was--bed stead,

bedding, or bedroom. Sorry, I don't remember who put forth this

explanation. I could track it down if anyone wants more detail.

Joanna Evans

Bloomington, IN

>From: "Pat Sloan" <patpatsloan.com>



>Does anyone know the history of these pea ridge quilts? Here is one on ebay



>Pat Sloan


>Signup for my free email newsletter and visit my WebSite to see my



>Email: patpatsloan.com <mailto:patpatsloan.com>


Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 16:23:06 -0500

From: Judy White <jawhiteinfi.net>

Do you think maybe Pea Ridge Purties is or was a 20th century company of

some kind? The reason I think so is because the fabric in that quilt

don't look particularly old and I made a little quilt exactly like this

one about 20 years ago. I sold it BTW but not under the Pea Ridge

name. Since Pea Ridge is a civil war battlefield in Arkansas, the maker

of this quilt probably came from the surrounding area. Just my opinion.

Judy White - Ct


Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 14:56:24 -0800

From: quilterflash.net

To: QHLcuenet.com

Subject: pea ridge quilt

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on my computer, the background fabric in the block appears to be a muslin

w/white design, surely not old at all. i have a feeling that it is very

contemporary, perhaps a kit packaged with the pea ridge purdie label to put

on the back? just my thots on the ebay item 543882210.


Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 20:04:47 -0800

From: Audrey Waite <awquiltrsedona.net>

To: QHLcuenet.com

Subject: Pea Ridge Quilt

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I remember this design as a commercial pattern available some years

ago. The backing fabric may have been recycled fabric. Adds some

charm, but it's not old.

Audrey Waite


Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:51:48 +1100

From: "Ruth in the Blue Mountains" <rathgarrozemail.com.au>

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has online images on its website,

including a few of quilts.


is the link to the images page, and a free search on 'quilt' will bring some

images to see in greater detail. There is a category for 19thC textiles as





Ruth in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia


Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 15:27:24 EST

From: JQuiltaol.com

To: QHLcuenet.com

just go the the website below and look at this civil war quilt...

this museum has many many quilts....a great place to visit....




Library: MN Historical Society


ElectronicLink: Click here to see a picture of this object:


Author: Lamson, Lucy Lee, maker.

Title: Civil War quilt.

Publisher: 1865.

Description: 1 item : wool and cotton 203 x 200 cm.

Summary: Quilt made by Lucy Lamson of Homer, Minn., for her son William who

was in Mississippi fighting in the Civil War as part of the Seventh Minnesota

Regiment, Co. B. The quilt top is pieced of red, white and blue wool in a

variation of the Log Cabin pattern. Patches made in "pineapple" style" In the

center of the quilt is embroidered: "L.L.L. no. 352 Du Quion, Ill. May,

1865". Backing is white cotton.

General-Note: Classification no. HH10B07

General-Note: Internet resource

Subject: Lamson, William, recipient.

Subject: United States. Army. Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865).

Co. B.

Subject: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women.

Subject: Household. Linens. Bedding. Quilts.

Genre-Heading: Quilt

Genre-Heading: Embroidered wool cotton log cabin pattern patriotic quilts.

Subject: Quiltmakers--Minnesota--Homer.



i'm sorry... i didn't give the website addy for the rest of the quilts....it's


just go to the search box of categories and select and go...



Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 20:46:09 EST

From: KareQuiltaol.com

Another magazine find.

Antiques Magazine, "The Editor's Desk," July 1942 pg 35 (+photo)

From the text:

Lt. Norman Decatur Smith (Co. A, 105th Regiment, Ohio volunteer Infantry) of

Parkman, OH, when he returned home after the Civil War, he "wore, as part of

his makeshift costume, a piece of an old quilt which some kindly nurse had

wrapped about him. [He had been wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga.] Many

years later the unusual pattern of the quilt appealed to his daughter,

Margaret Smith Morton, who was an expert seamstress. She did not hesitate to

adopt the pattern, despite its alien source‚€|and fashioned a new quilt. The

original quilt was patchwork, but in the copy the smaller pieces‚€|were

appliqu√©d‚€|as a labor saver, but the maker did not spare herself in the

quilting‚€|now in the possession of the maker's daughter, Mrs. Irene Morton

Fowler, Newbury Township, OH. Mrs. Morton later made another copy for Mrs.'s

Fowler's daughter, Mrs. Margaret Fowler Freeka of Portsmouth, Ohio."

Karen A.


Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 21:34:46 EST

From: QuiltEvalsaol.com


Hi all, Be on the lookout for some great new repros from MARY KOVAL ~ the

line is called 2001 Dream Weaver. Mary has selected some great fabrics from

her personal collection to reproduce.

No personal connection, just excited about the line. It has been a long time

in coming!

Deb Roberts



Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 13:37:44 +1100

From: "Ruth in the Blue Mountains" <rathgarrozemail.com.au>

To: "All SCQuilters" <scquiltersegroups.com>, "qhl" <qhlcuenet.com>

Subject: repro fabric newsletter

Message-ID: <006e01c0841c$4d5c01c0$747754d2ozemail.com.au>

I have no affiliations with this site, beyond thinking it the most detailed

and comprehensive repro fabrics one I've found. They have just started a

newsletter - more info/signup/sample copy available on the site. It's to be

sent through egroups.


Below is an extract from the welcome email.

"Welcome to PWnotes, the Patchworks Newsletter!

Our free newsletter will have notes on fabric history plus information on

new reproduction fabric lines and special sales. It will be low key,

informative, and be emailed 8-12 times/year."

Could be a useful resource. As I said, no affils, no payola, not even an

iced VoVo. (http://www.everythingaustralian.com/evryaustralian/icedvovo.html

if that's an obscure reference)




Ruth in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 21:02:29 -0600

From: "Karen S Bush" <birdsongaccessmo.com>

To: "QHL" <QHLcuenet.com>

Ruth, THANK YOU for the info on the website. I haven't been there in a while

and I'm 'browsing' as I type! haha...Thanx again! :) kb



Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 08:55:49 -0600

From: pcrewsunlnotes.unl.edu

To: QHLcuenet.com

Subject: International Quilt Study Center & Donations

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In response to the question about what museum might be interested in

receiving a feedsack collection, early printed textiles and quilts with

provenance, let me say thanks to Xenia Cord for mentioning the

International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Indeed we would be interested in viewing such a collection and having the

opportunity to consider it for our collection. We are very interested in

further strengthening our collections through donations. I can assure you

that we would ask many of the questions you were surprised were not asked

of you by the first museum.

We have one of the largest publicly-held quilt collections in the world

with nearly 1200 antique and contemporary quilts including the Ardis and

Robert James Collection, the Robert and Helen Cargo Collection of African

American Quilts, and the Sara Miller Amish Crib Quilt Collection. We make

our collections available to scholars for study and to the public through

exhibitions on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus and across the

United States. We also offer quilt history classes and workshops.

Currently, we have a wonderful exhibition of African-American quilts from

the Cargo Collection on view on campus at the Sheldon Art Gallery.

Please take a virtual tour of the Center and the exhibition on our website

at http://quiltstudy.unl.edu. Come visit us in person when you are in


Patricia Cox Crews, Ph.D.

Professor and Director

International Quilt Study Center

Dept. of Textiles, Clothing & Design

P. O. Box 830838

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68583-0802

Phone: 402-472-6342

Fax: 402-472-0640




Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:11:09 EST



I will be driving to Milwaukee from NYC, on route 80. Any suggestions about

places to view or purchase antique quilts along the way....Also I will be

spending a few days in Milwaukee, are there quilt related places there?

Thanks Ann


Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:48:48 -0600 (Central Standard Time)

From: Mary Persyn <Mary.Persynvalpo.edu>

To: qhlcuenet.com

I checked out the Victoria and Albert web site that

Ruth in the Blue Mountains sent.


The first quilt (pinwheels and hourglass) is dated circa

1765. I didn't knopw that such patterns were in use then.

Very interesting quilt.


In cold but sunny Valparaiso, Indiana where there is

beautiful white frost on the trees this morning


Mary Persyn (219) 465-7830

Email: Mary.Persynvalpo.edu

Law Librarian

School of Law

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN 46383

FAX: (219) 465-7917


Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 11:14:19 -0500

From: Newbie Richardson <pastcraftserols.com>

Dear all,

although not quilt related, I know that many of you collect sewing

impliments. I am advising a very nice, good semaritan, in disposing of

an 18th century flame stitched pocket book which was unstitched and

converted into an 19th c. "housewife". The owner is a lady now 100 years

old, who has had to move in with relations and needs to raise funds for

her maintenance. The gentleman is doing an estate sale for her. He is

doing the work as a friend. He contacted me as he thought that this was

too good to sell for $10.00!

He had an aquaintance put the pocket book up on a web site so I could

see it. It is what it appears to be. Collen Callahan, curator of

Textiles at the Valentine Museum in Richmond,Va. has authenticated it.

The web site is: http://home.ix.netcom.com/~dnalab/index.html

If any of you could advise me on what a fair asking price would be,

I'd be grateful. Please email me privately. If any of you would like to

purchase, please let me know and I will give you his phone number in


I appologise for posting to this list inappropriately. But I felt

that the object and the compelling circumstances warrented my post.

Newbie Richardson

Past Crafts Studios

Alexandria, Va. - where the madness and traffic jams of the

Inaugauration are FINALLY over!


Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 11:04:39 -0600

From: Tracey Winbigler <twinbigmaplecity.com>


Hi everyone,

I read this list for over a year and enjoyed it, but am currently

unsubscribed. This morning I was browsing on ebay, looking at scrap quilts,

and this antique scrapbook came up, filled with mail order quilt patterns

from the first quarter of last century. I subscribed to QHL just to tell you

all about it. It made me think of you!

Here's the link:


Tracey Winbigler



Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:39:51 -0800

From: Chris Anacker <chrisajetlink.net>


That is exactly the thought I had when I saw it. After reflecting on it, I

think it is possible, although not called that, or maybe even thought of as

a pattern, but just a use for scraps. In Canada, Montreal at the McCord, is

the oldest quilt in N. America, dated about the same time. It has a similar

block style, although it is set in a medallion format, with the date in the

middle and pieced borders eminated from it. It was made with more than just

cotton, I think, and silk comes to mind. Perhaps the maker of the quilt at

V&A was a dressmaker or asst. to one, and had access to small leftovers.

I'm curious to hear what others have to say.

Kim Wulfert


----- Original Message -----

From: "Mary Persyn" <Mary.Persynvalpo.edu>

To: <qhlcuenet.com>

Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 7:48 AM

Subject: QHL: V & A Quilt


I checked out the Victoria and Albert web site that

Ruth in the Blue Mountains sent.


The first quilt (pinwheels and hourglass) is dated circa

1765. I didn't knopw that such patterns were in use then.

Very interesting quilt.


In cold but sunny Valparaiso, Indiana where there is

beautiful white frost on the trees this morning


Mary Persyn (219) 465-7830

Email: Mary.Persynvalpo.edu

Law Librarian

School of Law

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN 46383

FAX: (219) 465-7917


Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 13:15:09 EST

From: CBENBERRYaol.com

To: QHLcuenet.com

Subject: re:Pea Ridge Quilt

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A quilt design like the Pea Ridge quilt was shown in the book NEW DISCOVERIES

IN AMERICAN QUILTS by Robert Bishop, NY: E.P. Dutton © 1975. pp. 54-55

figs.72, 72a. Bishop dated the unnamed quilt c.1900 from southern Missouri.

Years ago, back in the 1960s, the pattern was published by Opal Phillips in

her little mimeographed monthly quilt magazine entitled Quilter's Swap Shop

Monthly, Oklahoma City, OK. She called the pattern "Black Boy."

Fairly recent commercial paper patterns of this design have been published.

I recall buying one but not exact date (perhaps 1980s?). It is called

"Southern Mammy Quilt" and was published by Country House Quilts,

Zionsville, IN and was wall hanging size.

Over the years I have seen many quilts of this design in vendors' booths at

various quilt conferences I attended.

Cuesta Benberry


Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 20:42:11 EST

From: aol.com


Similar patterns date from somewhat before the V&A quilt, although not always

used in bed quilts. There's a late 15th/early 16th century painting of the

Crucifixion by Luca Signorelli where a soldier in the foreground is wearing a

doublet that is, I swear, the Split Rails patterns. There's also an

interesting cope from the 1540s with Roman Stripe blocks in the borders.

Silk was precious and expensive, so saving up scraps and using them for

something else would make sense. The McCord quilt is dated 1726 and contains

several late 17th century fabrics, so it probably represents someone's fabric


Karen Evans