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Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 11:51:33 -0500 From: Mary Waller

As Judy reminds me, yes, there is a book list to refer Pilar to at http://www.usd.edu/sdquilts/

There are actually two lists: one is a list of state documentation project and regional books and another is a list I compiled from various sources, including QHL posts.

Maureen Flanagan put them on the web site but she's on the road right now.

Mary Waller Vermillion SD USA

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Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 10:17:08 -0700 From: "Chris Anacker"

I wondered if anyone could comment on her statements about Bill getting sick from the antique fabrics he has handled?? I've heard of this as a possibility, but this is the first actual case I am hearing about. Is the rarity of the cancer related to the antiquity of the fabric? Since she is getting rid of theirs, does this imply there is no prevention or way to sort it out?

> The downside is that certain antique fabrics > > contributed to making him > > sick -- we don't know if it was a parasite, mold, > > spores or what, but the > > doctors said he can't work with antique fabric any > > more, so it is all going > > out of the house to a storage unit for now and out > > of our lives over the > > next year. If there are specific things you want or > > need, let me know in a > > private email -- some is posted on our website, but > > we have hundreds and > > hundreds of pieces. > >

Thanks, Kimberly Wulfert, PhD www.antiquequiltdating.com Email: quiltdating@jetlink.net

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Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 13:28:53 -0500 From: "Evans, Joanna" <joanevan@indiana.edu>

Nancy,

I wish the best health for Bill and you. Can you tell us more about the contribution of antique fabrics to Bill's illness? What makes you and the doctors suspect the fabric? Is there a cautionary tale for us all in here?

> > The downside is that certain antique fabrics > > contributed to making him > > sick -- we don't know if it was a parasite, mold, > > spores or what, but the > > doctors said he can't work with antique fabric any > > more, so it is all going > > out of the house to a storage unit for now and out > > of our lives over the > > next year.

Thanks. Joanna

Joanna E. Evans Director of Field Placements Office of Early Field Experiences Indiana University School of Education W.W. Wright Building, Office 1046 210 North Rose Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 856-8541 Fax: (812) 856-8518

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Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 12:51:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Kris Driessen

I am forwarding this for Anita, who is having trouble posting.

From: Anita S. Grossman <solo57@att.net> To: <QHL@cuenet.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 12:02 AM Subject: QHL Exhibitions and Maude Wahlman's "Signs and Symbols"

> I recall a previous post regarding the re-issue of Maude Southwell Wahlman's > "Signs and Symbols" that was originally published in 1993 by the then Museum > of American Folk Art (now American Folk Art Museum) and Studio Books. The > new edition is published by TINWOOD Press. > > Two exhibitions of note: > > 1. "Nine African-American Quilters" > Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT May 14, 2002 - November 10, 2002 > There will be a gallery talk by Wahlman "Secret Symbols in African-American > Quilts" on Thursday, June 27 at noon. > > I couldn't find anything about the exhb.. @ > http://www.yale.edu/artgallery/exhibitions.htm. My info came from a

Univ. > mailing. I suspect the exhb.. may have been derived from the exhb..

of 10 > "African American Quilters," a travelling exhb.. curated by Wahlman. > > 2."The Quilts of Gee's Bend" > The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston > Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 2002, > an exhibition of 70 quilts by the "unsung" women of the isolated community > of Gee's Bend, Ala. -- an all-black town in the southwest corner of

the > state bounded by a big curve in the Alabama River. Works in the show > represent four generations of artists, which is very unusual in > African-American quilts, according to MFA curator Alvia J. Wardlaw,

who > organized the show with Harvard design professor John Beardsley, freelance > curator Jane Livingston and TINWOOD Press publisher William Arnett -- who > owns the quilts in the exhibition. Quilting has died out in Gee's Bend, > which was founded in the early 1800s. > After appearing in Houston, the show comes to > Thee Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC > Nov. 21, 2002-Feb. 23, 2003. > > Anita/NYC

 

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 23:46:01 EDT From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com To:

thank you for posting about antique fabrics....i have mold allergies(among others)...and one trip to a thrift shop in the next town.. almost did me in...i had to leave quickly, my throat started to close and i could hardly breathe... that's why i also have to wash any new fabrics i buy..because of the dyes, sizing and sometimes preservatives that are in them jeanL

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Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 05:32:46 -0500 From: "Ann G. Hubbard"

One of the reasons I wash new fabric is that I am allergic to some of the chemicals they use to make it. I would expect there are fewer chemicals in older fabric, except that all fabric is dyed or otherwise treated at some point. Also, antique fabric is much more apt to have mold spores than newer fabrics. All fabrics pick up from their environment. Just walk into a house that has smokers and the smoke and other chemicals stay in that house, probably forever. Antique fabrics will not effect everyone the same way, just like everyone who walks thru a patch of poison ivy will not come down with a rash. As much as we are all the same, all of has varying chemicals in our body and that has to cause different effects for all of us. Ann from Lake of the Ozarks.

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Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 07:07:17 -0700 From: "Susan Silva"

Hi there all my QHL friends. I was wondering if anyone knows of any quilt shows in the Atlanta/Charleston area July 9-19? I will be visiting there and would like to see a show or quilts in a museum would be nice also. Any recommendation of quilt shops would be great also. Keep on stitchin' Susan in Sunny Spokane Wash.

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Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:39:36 -0500 From: Marcia Kaylakie

>Hi All, >I had the neatest thing happen to me yesterday. I have a patient that is >91 years old and a former couture seamstress. Sharp as a tack and just >lovely. Well, she came in with 3 old quilt patterns for me that she had >saved throughout the years. The first one has no other identification >other than the number 472 on it. It is a tulip and leaf pattern that she >says is from 1939, and it is the pattern that she was making a quilt from >when she heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941! She still has >the quilt and says it's in good shape although" the greens are a little >thin because the grades of fabric were uneven, dear.." The pattern has an >odd little made up crest in the upper right hand corner made up of a >shield of 4 sewing items with crossed knitting needles behind and a pin >cushion at the top. Does anyone recognize this particular sort of thing? >The second opattern is from Gentlewoman 1934 and says Stitchcraft. It is a >Japanese Morning Glory pattern. The third pattern is from >Household Arts, Inc by Alice Brooks and was offered in the Denver Post >1941 and it is Lanterns. Pattern 6911. >It seemed to put my patient's mind to rest that I had the patterns, >especially the one. Now, she says, someone has them who will understand >them! If anyone has any info on these patterns/magazines or anything I >would love the information. Thanks, Marcia

 

Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 09:33:48 EDT From: Trimble4@aol.com To:

Good morning all,

Just a question...I've lately seen some quilts with foiling on them. Does anyone have a source for the materials to do this?

Thanks! Lori in So.FL--where it's a BEAUTIFUL day!

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Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 06:58:44 -0700 From: "Julia D. Zgliniec"

Dear Lori and All, The Summer issue 2002 of American Quilter by AQS has an article called "Foil Your Fabric" which gives a procedure.

Julia in Poway, CA where we have "May gray and June gloom" today

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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 10:01:38 -0400 From: Eileen Doughty

I took a surface design class last winter and it opened up whole new worlds for me. Foiling was one of the techniques covered. I bought my supplies at the local craft shop (Michaels). You just need the foil (or metal leaf) and a foiling glue sold with it - not just any old glue will work. It is very simple: spread the glue, wait 15-30 minutes until it dries but is still tacky. then rub on the foil. voila!

I've seen a few articles lately on foiling in various magazines. they all say you need an iron to apply the foil. the kind i used does not - just rub well. the package said it was not recommended for fabric, but my instructor said we could ignore that. i imagine if the piece is washed, or subjected to abrasion, it may eventually wear off.

it is a very fun technique. i used it for fish on "Something's Missing" and in the night sky in "Leonids". you can see these via my gallery at http://www.DoughtyDesigns.com/thumbnails.html .

Eileen Doughty

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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 17:56:49 -0500 From: "Ann G. Hubbard"

I have bought foil from http://www.meinketoy.com. phone number is 248-813-9806 Hope this helps. Ann

 

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