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Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:47:24 EDT
From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com
To: QHL@cuenet.com

need some suggestions for a book on quilt repair...


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 08:52:18 -0600
From: Xenia Cord <xenia@legacyquilts.net>
To: QHL@cuenet.com
Subject: Fabric Study Group forming

If you live within driving distance (2 hours?) of Indianapolis, and
interested in vintage fabric study, this announcement is for you!
Several of us who are similarly afflicted <g> will meet on Sunday,
September 8, to discuss the possibility of a study group (or perhaps
one in Indiana and one in Ohio).

While we probably can't hope for the early examples available to
Vintage Friends or Hazel Carter's Fabric Dating Club, we hope that
respective stashes will give us plenty to share and to discuss.

Please email me off-list if you are interested.



Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 11:08:17 -0500
From: "Avalon" <malthaus@idcnet.com>
To: <qhl@cuenet.com>

What is the address/contact person to contact and request information
on the
AQSG meetings in Rockford in Oct.?

Mary in Wisconsin


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 11:42:21 -0600
From: Xenia Cord <xenia@legacyquilts.net>
To: QHL@cuenet.com

Anyone who is interested in attending the AQSG seminar in Rockford
email the AQSG office directly for copies of the seminar brochure -
AQSG2@unl.edu. You need to be a member, and they can also send that
form; the amount is modest. (I have several copies of the brochure
and would mail them to anyone who wants one stat.)

It looks like it is going to be another exciting and stimulating
weekend, with pre-conference tours, pre-conference workshops, some
innovative study centers on Saturday, and the paper presentations:
quilts in children's fiction; quilters' online communities; the
of quilting clubs; studies on the history of a quilt from the James
collection, the development of one pattern motif, and the history of
early cottage industry by Indiana sisters.

In addition to all that, there is a live auction (usually includes
great antique and specially focused items), a silent auction, a
sale (by and for members only), a book signing, round table
a keynote speaker (Dr. Janet Berlo, "Quilting Lessons"), and all of
wonderful networking and delight that goes with discovering others
are "singing from the same page" as you are <g>!

All this happens October 4-6, and reservations need to be in ASAP.
Don't miss this! You will never be sorry you joined this group, and
will go home exhausted and excited!



Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 10:24:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Judy Schwender <sister3603@yahoo.com>
To: thelist <qhl@cuenet.com>

A suggestion...
So many folks have wonderful quilt collections, and
hope their quilts will end up in a museum after they
are gone (especially if their children aren't bitten
by the bug.) If you are planning to clean one of
these quilts yourself, it would be a good idea to keep
a record of what you did to the quilt: what
procedures, what solutions, what chemicals. Add this
to each quilt's file or packet, or whatever your
record-keeping system is. That way it will follow the
quilt to all its future homes.


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 14:12:30 -0400
From: mreich@attglobal.net
To: <QHL@cuenet.com>

I registered for AQSG very early on. Sad to say that Xenia's two
are already booked. For those unlucky ones, maybe we can talk her
another showing. I would hate to have her drag all of that good
quilt stuff
so far and only 25 people per class see it. sue reich


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 13:20:17 -0700
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex@starband.net>
To: <QHL@cuenet.com>

Hi All,

I just read Trish Herr's message expressing the excitement of the
entire =
community in Lancaster about their purchase of the Esprit Quilt =
Collection. As the caretaker of those quilts for more than 20 years,
I =
could not be happier about this development. The quilts are returning
to =
their original home -- and they are in the hands of terrifically =
qualified and passionate people. Those of you who know Trish know
what I =
mean -- those who do not, should! The museum in Lancaster is small
but =
powerful and ambitious, and they know what they are doing!
Additionally, =
they have the support of the entire community. It's exactly right!

They DO need financial support from the outside, however. Trish only
hinted at some of the plans in the works for the collection, but I
can =
assure you that the tradition established by Doug Tompkins in San =
Francisco, of generously sharing the quilts with the public, is an =
overriding principle for the Heritage Center Museum. The quilts will
be =
accessible to everyone who has an interest in seeing them,
quiltlovers =
from across the country and around the world. Hallelujah!

I am in California, and I have just written a check for the support
of =
this incredible project, a real boon for ALL of us! I can not afford
to =
"adopt" a specific quilt (an available option!), but I wish I could.
I =
am sending $200 - a friend of mine wants to show her support as well
-- =
she is sending $25. I imagine that gifts of ANY size are welcome. Am
I =
right, Trish?

Julie Silber


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 16:22:39 EDT
From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com

thank you all so much, for the book info...i now have the book by
cognac on reserve at my library...it should be available in a couple
days...don't really want to buy it...i am just going to repair one
quilt, for
a friend...
thanks again


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 18:54:28 -0400
From: "judygrow" <judygrow@rcn.com>

Our chuckle of the day........

"Clipping of the Day
From "Nevada State Journal," 10 August 1872, page 1:

Why Some Are Poor

Cream is allowed to mold and spoil.
Silver spoons are used to scrub kettles.
The scrubbing brush is left in water.
Bones are burned that would make soap.
Nice-handled knives are thrown into hot water.
Brooms are never hung up, and are soon spoiled.
Dishcloths are thrown where mice can destroy them.
Tubs and barrels are left in the sun to dry and fall apart.
Clothes are left on the line to whip to pieces in the wind.
Pie crust is left to sour instead of making a few tarts for tea.
Vegetables are thrown away that would warm over for breakfast.
Dried fruits are not taken care of in season and become wormy.
Bits of meat are thrown out that would make hashed meat or hash.
The cork is left out of the molasses jug, and the flies take
Pork spoils for the want of salt, and beef because the brine wants
Coffee, tea, pepper, and spices are left to stand open and lose their
strength. Potatoes in the cellar grow, and the sprouts are not
removed until
they become useless.
The flour is sifted in a wasteful manner, and the bread-pan is left
with the
dough sticking to it.
Vinegar is drawn in a tin basin, and allowed to stand till both basin
vinegar are spoiled.
Cold puddings are considered good for nothing, when often they can be
steamed for the next day."
And in her spare time, after she had all the aforementioned things in
our lady-of-the-house made a quilt.

I clipped that from the Ancestry Daily News

Judy in Ringoes, NJ


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 22:21:00 EDT
From: Palampore@aol.com

I am getting my oldest ready to go off to college (UNC-CH) for the
1st time,
so time is precious. Will give my opinion quickly.....
Polident contains hydrogen peroxide so be cautious if you use this
suggestion. I assumed it did, but I looked up the active ingredients
for it
on a search and found a great site. It is :
Then you look for denture cleaning. They tell you all about the
kind of cleaners. As I have told you months ago, they try to trick
us by
using chemical names, and hope that we will not look them up. So
again....perborate is another name to go with Borax and hydrogen
peroxide....persulfate is sulfur, and hyprochlorite is another way to
I know I promised an article about all of this ages ago. I still
have my
experiment site set up. Maybe this will put a fire under me.
See ya, Lynn Lancaster Gorges, New Bern, NC


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 23:21:53 EDT
From: Trishherr@aol.com
: 7bit

A comment from Lancaster. As a member of the Board of the Heritage
Museum, I wish to thank Julie Silber for her comments She is correct.
We will
be very appreciative of everything from larger quilter groups
donations to
single, but never insignificant, gifts. Thank you all for your

Sincerely, Trish Herr


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 11:15:57 -0400
From: mreich@attglobal.net

Put on your thinking caps! Would anyone like to venture a guess as
to when
quilts began to be tied? I am interested in the earliest possible
This question has frequently crossed my mind over the years.
I am attending Kimberly Wulfert's lecture at the American Textile
Museum in Lowell as a part of Images. The lecture is called
"Quizzing the
Quilt Historian." Everyone is encouraged to bring a quilt. I think
that I
have an example of one of the earliest tied quilts. It is a Content
quilt. She was also featured in Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering
Connecticut. She died in 1859. I'll try to bring it to AQSG but as
comforts go it is thick and heavy. I may have to leave a few outfits
home to make room in my suitcase. sue reich


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 08:51:09 -0700
From: "Laurette Carroll" <rj.carroll@verizon.net>

Sue asks,..............Would anyone like to venture a guess as to
> quilts began to be tied? <<

Barbara Brackman, in "Clues in the Calico", says that there is
evidence in
diaries and letters, that quilts were tied or tacked as early as the
and she mentions one quilt made of banners from the 1844
campaign of Henry Clay, that is believed to have been made soon after

I have seen 2 tied quilts, with fabrics (front and back) from the
One was a chintz quilt. I have also seen a few from this period that
1840's tops, but with white backs, so we are left to wonder exactly
they were tied.
These earlier tied quilts did not have the heavy batting usually
with the post 1870's tied quilts.

Laurette Carroll
Southern California

Look to the Future With Hope


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:08:39 EDT
From: Trimble4@aol.com
To: mreich@attglobal.net, QHL@cuenet.com

In a message dated 8/12/02 1:45:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
mreich@attglobal.net writes:

<< I registered for AQSG very early on. Sad to say that Xenia's two
are already booked. For those unlucky ones, maybe we can talk her
another showing. I would hate to have her drag all of that good
quilt stuff
so far and only 25 people per class see it. sue reich
I can second that!!

Lori East


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:41:45 EDT
From: Trimble4@aol.com
To: QHL@cuenet.com

My turn to ask a question. I'm curious if any of you have seen (or
have seen
documented) a quilt in the Broken Star pattern (Brackman 4007.5) that
made prior to the early 1900s. I saw one not long ago that appeared,
for all
intents and purposes, to have been made in the 1860s, but was later
told that
there are NONE made before the turn of the century, and more
the 1920s.

Thanks for any info.
Lori East


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:52:42 EDT
From: Trimble4@aol.com
To: QHL@cuenet.com

For those of you who are lucky enough to get to Lowell for all the
please DO remember those of us who aren't going to be there. We'd
love to
hear about all the fun, even if we secretly despise you for being
there. Do

Lori East


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 16:23:15 EDT
From: Litwinow@aol.com
To: QHL@cuenet.com

Good afternoon,
A church friend shared the quilts she recieved from her
Mother-in-law. She
would love to share them with others. I need a list of quilt museums
would display these quilts. Most were made 1880's in Jamestown, OH.
Excellent quilting and super sets. Look forward in getting the names
addresses of Quilt Museums.
Thank you,
Catherine Litwinow
(with 2 AQSG Chintz challenges on the way to San Diego & registered
for Oct


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 16:56:18 -0400
From: "Peggy O'Connor" <mnoc@brinet.com>
To: "QHL" <QHL@cuenet.com>

I have a hexagon-pieced star design summer spread that is c. 1825
that has
the front tacked to the back about every 5". The tacking is
invisible from
the front, and, of course, there is no batting as in a tied
comforter. This
is a piece from Maine - is tacking at this early date a New England
Peggy in NC


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 16:56:29 -0400
From: "Dee Stark" <dee@nf2g.com>
To: <qhl@cuenet.com>

I found free software for doing household inventories on the State




Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 18:28:02 -0400
From: "pepper cory" <pepcory@mail.clis.com>
To: "Quilt Heritage List" <QHL@cuenet.com>
Subject: A quilting invitation from Turkey

Hello friends,
Literally, another country heard from! My friend Selma Algalar Kenter
(sort of the godmother of the Turkish Quilt Guild) sent this to me
and =
with her permission, I'm passing it on to QHL readers. Selma curated
the first-ever exhibition of Turkish quilts at the Barcelona Quilt
Expo =
In April.You may contact her at tsdpatchwork@superonline.com . If
you =
find yourself in Turkey, this event is certainly worth your
Pepper Cory

Dear Friends,


It is time again for the Textile Arts Association Exhibition.

Our biannual exhibition will be held at the Hasan Riza Exhibition
Hall =
of the Military Museum in Harbiye-Istanbul, between the dates of =
December 9th (Monday) to the 16th (Monday).


As usual, we invite quilters from around the world to come share this
event with us.=20

We have, in the past, hosted visiting quilters from different parts
of =
the world, in our homes and had a really great experience doing this.
In =
2000, we hosted 15 visiting quilters and this year we hope to
increase =
this number to 25. If the number of visitors is more than we can
host, =
then we help them find accommodation at reasonable prices.


The program for the show is as follows:


December 8th- Hanging of quilts

December 9th- Opening reception around 5 pm

December 9th-15th- Classes

December 16th- Closing of Exhibition at 5 pm.

During the week of the exhibition we shall offer a complimentary city
tour to visiting quilters. There will also be a dinner night (time
and =
place to be determined) for which everyone will pay individually.
Price =
is expected to be around $30 US.


Quilters who will stay with a local quilter, will have the unique =
experience of being part of a Turkish family and experiencing Turkish

Your host family will pick you up from the airport upon arrival and
take =
you back to the airport on your day of departure.

For quilters staying with a family, the major expense will be their =
plane ticket and their personal shopping expenses in Turkey. You will
be =
having your meals with the family.

All we ask from visiting quilters is that they teach one class on
behalf =
of the Association and display one quilt at the Exhibition.


In our past events, we have found that this event is an excellent
medium =
for cross cultural exchange and for making new friends, who almost =
become family.=20


Should you wish to join us for our exhibition (and we already know
some =
of you from previous years are coming back), please let us know as
soon =
as possible, so we can send you the necessary forms to fill, for =

The quilters who already know they are coming ( those from previous =
years and those with whom we have been corresponding already, please
answer this invitation anyway - so we have a complete list of =
participants in the same file)


Looking forward to hearing from you,


Selma (Agalar) Kenter

Vice President


Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 20:36:12 -0400
From: "Teddy Pruett" <Aprayzer@hotmail.com>
To: <QHL@cuenet.com>

Hi All - I tried to send this Sunday, but sent it to the wrong place.
If it comes up twice I apologize....hmmmm...mebbe I ought to
apologize =

Because I care so very much about Kris and her loss, I reserved this
afternoon to make my little 6" paper pieced block. It's a good
thing I =
just came from church - it helped me keep my language clean, because
the =
urge to mumble and grumble and spit out a few naughty words was

I have done paper-piecing about four times across the span of ten =
years. I remember why now - it is upside and backward, and is the
same =
as sewing with one eye closed, and your brain tied behind your back.
Can someone pull-eeze explain why it takes a 5" square of fabric to
make =
a 1/2" wide triangle???? I kept thinking "They want us to do
paper =
piecing because it will all match - HAH!!! NOT!!!" And "They don't
really think these will all be 6 1/2", do they?????"

Do you all think I make only original quilts becaue I, myself am so =
original??? Au contraire!! I make original work because I cannot =
follow a pattern, and in my desire to "perfect" someone else's
pattern, =
I destroy it completely. ANyway, I pieced and fussed and tore out
and =
cussed. I thought about the fact that I am mentoring Lori in her
goal =
of becoming a certified appraiser, and that she would probably feel
so =
sorry for me after receviing the block that she would perhaps feel
as =
if she should offer to teach me to sew!!!

Anyway, I stuck it out, and after about three hours or so I had
finished =
that sorry critter. I pressed it smooth, and trimmed off the edges -
and when I turned it over, Lo and behold!!! That thang is
absolutely =
adorable!!!!!!!!! How cool is that????? It is perfect, perfect, =
perfect. That is my story and I am stickin' to it. Thank all of
you =
for all you are doing in this effort. Awesome women. Teddy Pruett,
in =
the woods of the original FLorida



Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 21:32:23 EDT
From: Midnitelaptop@aol.com

i'm sure you have all probably heard about spraying the paper on
paper pieced
blocks, with water...it does make it somewhat easier...i think if i
ever made
an entire quilt with paper pieced blocks i would put the top
and all) and then wash the quilt top....letting all of the paper wash
.....and then iron the top....
i've never done this......has anyone tried this method?


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