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Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 11:38:23 EDT
From: Cassquilt@aol.com

I'd very much like to hear Cuesta's opinion of the new version of
Signs and
Symbols. I haven't had a chance to compare the old edition and the
new yet,
but a number of years ago I heard Cuesta speak at the Folk Art museum
here in
NY on the topic of that book's thesis (I won't say what she said) and
like to know if her opinion is the same now.

Please Cuesta?

Cassandra Thoreson
Brooklyn, NY (where its just starting to feel like spring!)

Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 10:57:57 EDT
From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com

does anyone know of a website for vintage velvets and brocades?


Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 11:02:59 -0400
From: "Dee Stark" <dee@nf2g.com>

> does anyone know of a website for vintage velvets and brocades?

The best place I know of for any kind of vintage fabric is the Kirk


If you are looking for something specific, they often can help you.

NAYY.  I just happen to adore Nancy and Bill, they are great people
:-)  And
I've been a satisfied customer :-)


Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 17:00:23 -0400
From: "Candace Perry" <candace@schwenkfelder.com>

I'm curious about something. If African American quilts have African
and symbols" shouldn't European American quilts have similar
What makes this tradition so different, when in the case of the
American quiltmakers, many were as far removed from their African
roots as
the German Americans were from Germany, for example. I'm not trying
to be a
weisenheimer, or obtuse (and I feel obtuse about this!)but does the
of this book explain that?


Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 17:09:54 -0600
From: Xenia Cord <xenia@legacyquilts.net>

Just throwing this into the mix...,Candace asks why European American
and African American quilts shouldn't demonstrate ethnic symbols from
each group.  I think it's important to remember that not all cultures
had a written language, and that among those that didn't, symbolism
articulated signs had a greater importance.  And think of this -
German-American quilts from Pennsylvania have an identifiable color
code, as do Amish quilts in their way.  So perhaps it's just how we
at them, and identify what we are seeing.

And I haven't read the book in question, I'm just thinking out loud.



Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 23:21:40 +0100
From: "Sally Ward" <Sally.D.Ward@btinternet.com>

When is an ethnic symbol an ethnic symbol and not just a 'traditional
Sally W in UK

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