Subject: Selling pattern photocopies
From: Barbara Burnham <barbaraburnham'>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 05:03:56 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 1

I wonder how they get away with selling patterns, some of which are not 70 years old!....arden

I asked that same question. The story I was given is: "I bought the business which owned all the copyrights to all those patterns."

Subject: RE: Weeping willows and Nancy Page's "French Bouquet"
From: " Barb Vlack" <cptvdeo'>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 07:50:47 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

The entire pattern for French Bouquet is up for bids on eBay right now.
Auction # 350225501494 It's a reproduction pattern, from 1991. Full
color cover picture of the quilt, which the seller says is 75" x 90".

The auction should be available for 5 more days from this writing.

Opening bid is $3 and shipping and handling is quoted as $1.75.

The (reproduction) pattern itself is for sale, not photocopies. The seller
makes no mention that this is the Nancy Page "French Bouquet," but the
picture on the cover of the pattern and the sample block illustration say it

To offer an idea of an answer to Arden's question about how photocopies of
some copyrighted quilt patterns can be sold on eBay --- because no one has
stopped them. If you have the copyright for a pattern, it is up to YOU to
police that right.

Barb Vlack
I have made a $1000 fund raising promise for Alzheimer's research. Cheer me
on at:


Subject: RE: pattern copyrights
From: Mary Anne R <sewmuch63'>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:28:27 -0700 (PDT)
X-Message-Number: 3

Barb Vlack wrote:
'To offer an idea of an answer to Arden's question about how photocopies of
some copyrighted quilt patterns can be sold on eBay ---because no one has
stopped them. If you have the copyright for a pattern, it is up to YOU to
police that right.'

Ruby Short McKim's granddaughter sells RSM's patterns online
( when I told her about someone selling cds of RSM's patterns on eBay, the granddaughter said that she didn't have the time or money it would take to fight it.

Mary Anne


Subject: Selling pattern photocopies
From: "Susan Wildemuth" <ksandbcw'>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:00:07 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Copyright is very interesting.

If you go to my web site there is a section on copyright written by a
Missouri Copyright lawyer. I asked her to write it in "everyday Josephine"
language and I think she did a wonderful job.

Back to Barbara's question:

There is a difference between selling a photocopy of an original catalog --
cover to cover -- "Virginia Snow Studio Catalog" (BIG NO-unless you do a
copyright search) vs. selling redrawn patterns that the seller finds in a
Virginia Snow Studio Catalog (Ok -- think of every quilt pattern
encyclopedia we have seen produced over the years -- this is what they did -
redrew the patterns).

Having said all that I think that some of the souls who are selling
photocopied copies of original booklets better do some studying on

Those that are selling redrawn patterns to use as pattern indexes from the
same books can legally do that.

That is how I understand it. If anyone has a different view of it -- please

Personally -- I like the pattern indexes/encyclopedias, but I DO NOT like it
when they photocopy an original vintage catalog cover to cover and sell it
on E-Bay.

Hope this helps.

Susan Wildemuth


Subject: Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios
From: "Susan Wildemuth" <ksandbcw'>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 11:03:57 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

If anyone is interested in information about Collingbourne Mills and
Virginia Snow Studios - Elgin, Illinois. I just put a large chunk of info
on my web site about them. I am not done. I have more to add to this
section, but this is a good start. I will be adding a thread list to the CM
and VSS section soon.

Stay tuned for more information about Elgin, Illinois in the future. The
Collingbourne Mills/Virginia Snow Studios section is the first of three.

I will announce to the list as I post more.

Thanks to those on the list who helped me with support or information -- you
are listed in the acknowledgements.

Susan Wildemuth


Subject: Oh, those zany librarians....
From: textique'

This is off-topic and I borrowed it from another list but I couldn't resist.? I LOVE librarians
and now whoever shelves the AQSG book collection in NE better get to work!



Subject: The issue of copyright
From: Patricia Cummings <quiltersmuse'>

There are certain sellers on the Internet that do unscrupulous things, even
when they know better. There are many people on the Internet that do not
understand copyright law nor its intent, and make all kinds of outrageous
statements about "copyright concepts" and such. Some stupid people even
spell the word, "copy write." They have no clue.

For a number of years, I had a file on my website that explained a good deal
about the subject. This past week, I took it down. Why? Well, the people who
would best learn from my words, never go there anyhow.

In thinking about everything these last few days, I have decided to care a
whole lot LESS about what anyone else is doing, or saying, or how they break
the law or even the expectations of common decency.

I'll have to admit that when I wrote the directions for piecing the block
most used for the "Home of the Brave" project, I thought I had done
something really nice and very helpful. Everyone clamored to go to my site
to copy off the step-by-step, clear, photo directions that were a product of
my brain and Jim's camera. As a person who was trained as a teacher, I know
how to explain things well.

Soon, people wanted to copy my directions. I said that I preferred that
people read the file intact on my website. That ticked everyone off. They
wanted MY directions on their site, so they created their own blocks using
my directions and then, used my words to explain, or sometimes, changed my
words slightly, so intent they were on NOT giving me any credit. When I
noticed the Attorney General's office of state of Illinois had copied
everything right off my site, without even asking, I complained. They added
the tiniest font possible as a pseudo credit line, at the bottom of the
page. So, that was my thanks for all of my efforts.

There are so many people who are willing to take credit for things they did
not do. My father, who organized 17 credit unions in the state of New
Hampshire, organized even more than that, but LET the credit go to someone
else. He said, "Patti, it doesn't matter. What matters is helping other
people and I believe in setting up credit unions so people have a choice."
He was right, of course. He was also a saint. I am not.

That is just one puny example of people stealing my information and going
out of their way not to give me credit. It makes me want to pull back and do

As I started out to say, I removed the Copyright file. If anyone is truly
interested in the subject, they can do exactly what I did: ask questions of
the proper authorities, and read OFFICIAL information that is available.

Even statements by a lawyer are not reliable. If you got ten lawyers
together in a room, not two of them would agree on copyright. I'm taking off
my policewoman's hat, if it ever was on my head, and I say, "Live and let
live." I don't need to be involved in anything that doesn't concern me
directly. I'll pick my own peas, thank you just the same, and I'll thank
anyone else to stay out of my pea patch.

Patricia Lynne Grace Cummings


Subject: V&A Exhibition 2010 - A correction
From: Sally Ward <sallytatters'>

I come before you, listmembers, wearing sackcloth and ashes. I have
been contacted, quite rightly and very nicely, by the curator of the
V&A exhibition because of the content of my last email to the list
which suggested that financial constraints had forced them to drop
certain quilts from the exhibition. It turns out I should have
checked my sources more carefully (where have we heard that before)
and I in fact passed on duff information. I am therefore happy to
offer my
apologies both to the list and to the Curator, who has asked me to set
the record straight once and for all about the scope of the
exhibition, and what we have to look forward to.

So here it is, from the one who really knows.

Sally Ward
(blushing, in Yorkshire, lesson learnt)

<<One of the key aims of the exhibition has always been to showcase
the V&A's wonderful collection which has never been comprehensively
exhibited, catalogued or photographed. We have attempted to fill any
gaps in the collection with examples from Regional Museums, who have
been extremely generous in hosting our visits and discussing potential
loans. However, we have obviously had to make choices regarding
external loans, particularly in the light of our design scheme.

Every exhibition curator starts the process of exhibition planning by
being ambitious - and is equally faced with making tough decisions
regarding the final A list for inclusion. Sometimes these decisions
will be dictated by changes to budgets, some relating to exhibition
design and build. The V&A's exhibition has always been a major
exhibition which will highlight the very best of British patchwork and
quiltmaking, which will include over 40 examples of intricate historic
quilts, contemporary work and new commissions from international
practitioners and artists. The exhibition space itself is over 900
square metres and will be designed by a team of experienced 3D, 2D and
lighting designers. We are currently in the process of scoping out
the two day academic conference and a programme of workshops, practice
lead seminars, and other exciting events. The exhibition will be
accompanied by a major publication and practical book. We are
currently predicting an audience visitor figure of 115,000 and have
received considerable interest from national and international press.
We look forward to seeing our international visitors in 2010 and hope
you will follow the progress of the exhibition at

> t
> >>


Subject: Re: Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios
From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip'>

Here is what I just posted to VF list. This sounds like a good research
project. Looking forward to the next installments.

From Susan Wildemuth, quilt historian and collector:

If anyone is interested in information about Collingbourne Mills and
Virginia Snow Studios - Elgin, Illinois, I just put a large chunk of
info on my web site about them. I am not done. I have more to add to
this section, but this is a good start. I will be adding a thread list
to the CM and VSS section soon.

Stay tuned for more information about Elgin, Illinois in the future.
The Collingbourne Mills/Virginia Snow Studios section is the first of

I will announce to the list as I post more.

Thanks to those on the list who helped me with support or information --
you are listed in the acknowldgements.

Susan Wildemuth


Subject: Re: Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios
From: Joan Kiplinger <jkip'>

If anyone is interested in information about Collingbourne Mills and
Virginia Snow Studios - Elgin, Illinois, I just put a large chunk of
info on my web site about them. I am not done. I have more to add to
this section, but this is a good start. I will be adding a thread list
to the CM and VSS section soon.

Stay tuned for more information about Elgin, Illinois in the future.
The Collingbourne Mills/Virginia Snow Studios section is the first of

I will announce to the list as I post more.

Thanks to those on the list who helped me with support or information --
you are listed in the acknowldgements.

Susan Wildemuth


Subject: personal request
From: Donald Beld <donbeld'>

Hi everyone, one of the State Coordinators, Kaye Hansen in Oregon, is a fin'
alist in the Applebees Volunteer of the Year award. We would appreciate '
your support by voting for her at under the Heroes tab.'
' The vote needs to be made by July 23, 2009.
Kaye is a real achiever in our grass roots movement--and there are many mor'
e just like her is this very special, non-funded grass roots movement to ho'
nor America's war dead.
So please give it some consideration.' best, Don Beld


Subject: RE: pattern copyrights
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephanie'>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 18:34:22 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

As someone who once got involved in a copyright dispute over a gift
product, I can vouch for the fact that it's time consuming and expensive.
Also, you have to consider what do you "win" if you win the lawsuit. Most
people doing this on a small basis don't have money to pay even if a
judgement is won. Yes, the copyright owner stops that one person from their
activity, but where one will do it ther are a hundred waiting to take it up.

Google "Burden Bear" sometime. I designed and trademarked that product and
the original poem. One company is licensed to produce it.
I gave up trying to defend it long ago.

Stephanie Higgins


Subject: V&A Exhibition, and Quilters Guild
From: Sally Ward <sallytatters'>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:52:31 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

In a follow-up to my post about the V&A Exhibition and concurrent '
events at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, I have been asked by ''

to post the following:

"While we are disappointed that we are unable to loan pieces from our ''

collection to the V&A for the 2010 exhibition we are fully supportive ''

of the V&A Quilt exhibition next year. Our primary aim as an '
educational charity is to 'promote the allied crafts of patchwork, '
appliqu' and quilting', the V&A exhibition is the perfect opportunity ''

to raise public awareness of this subject area and increase access to ''


Fiona Diaper, Quilt Museum and Gallery Director, speaking on behalf of ''

The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles.

Sally Ward


Subject: Exactly why lay people should not give advice about copyright
From: Patricia Cummings <quiltersmuse'>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 18:30:03 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

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I found this statement in a file about copyright. I did not devour every
word of the file. I happened to notice it, and this statement caught my eye'

"*Likewise, when a persons'92 creative effort is photographed and published
without permission, perhaps on a website or in a guild newsletter, this is
also copyright infringement. The creators ability to profit by a sale of
that photograph has been damaged.*"

Let me say: The copyright law is not about whether anyone makes money or
not. It is about "intellectual rights" and the rights to one's own creation'
and the distribution of same.

Generalizations about copyright law simply do not work because there are
contingencies and extenuating circumstances that can and should be
interpreted only by a judge or by an attorney, if a specific question

For example, if a quilt is hanging in a show it can be assumed, (unless
there are notices for the show, in general, or the quilt, in specific), tha'
the quilt can be photographed and published in the media, with due credit
given to the quiltmaker. If the media outlet happens to be a website, well,
welcome to the electronic age! If people don't want this to happen, then
perhaps they should hide their quilt in the bottom of a closet, or bury it
in the backyard.

Food for thought, I hope.

Patricia Lynne Grace Cummings

"Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly ..."


Subject: Merry Silber thanks YOU!
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex'>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:21:03 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Last month I posted that my Mom's 95th birthday was coming ~ and suggested
that some of you might want to send her a card.

So many responded ~ more than 45 of you !! THANKS!

Mom asked me to tell you this. Her words:

"Dear Quilting Friends of QHL,

I can not tell you how happy it made my days to receive all the wonderful
Happy Birthday cards that so many of you sent to me.

Julie took a picture of me standing in front of the cards at a little party
that she made for me. I wanted to share the photo. (Julie's note: See

Although I am 95, and not able to do what I used to do, I am still very
involved with quilts. In fact, last Monday evening, I gave yet another
quilt presentation at the Senior Living Apartments where my husband and I
live. This is probably the 15th such presentation I have given here.

I still love old quilts, and I love you all too. Thank you for making my
95th birthday so rich and full!"


Subject: Silber - error on url
From: "Julie Silber" <quiltcomplex'>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:53:16 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Hello All,

Oooops -- apparently the address I included for you to see the photos of my
Mom doesn't work. Sorry.

Go to and click on GALLERY. Password is "vintage" if
you need it. Then go to the section called QUILTS. Red box.

Fingers crossed.

Julie Silber


Subject: RE: Exactly why lay people should not give advice about copyright
From: "Candace Perry" <candace'>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:06:00 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

This conversation comes up frequently on the museum list serve. A
conservator recently posted these thoughts, if this is helpful at al:

On another part of this - museums do not own the copyright to their
collections, unless they commissioned a work of art for hire and all rights
were transferred under contract. A copyright is a specific legal right that
is accorded to the creator of the art or object when it is made (formal
registration extended further legal protections). In the USA copyright has a
fixed term and varies according to when the work was created or published
and also if it was a work for hire. Copyright does not belong to the owner
of an art work or object unless it is transferred in a legal contract by the
creator or their heirs. A museum, as the owner, controls the use of their
property, so they may restrict or limit access in order to control things
such as photos or reproductions. So if someone takes a photo of a
collections object they the photographer owns the copyright to that image,
even if he/she has taken that image and has broken your policy in doing so.
The only exception is if that object is so iconic that a normal person would
see it and immediately identify it with your institution - such as the Mona
Lisa, for example.

Candace Perry


Subject: Reader's Digest quilt sighting
From: Andi <areynolds220'>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 04:40:29 -0500
X-Message-Number: 1

On page 13 of the July 2009 issue of Reader's Digest is a partial photo
of Jessie B. Telfair's Freedom quilt. My MIL sent this issue with her
regular shipment of gently-read who-dunnit mysteries, or I never would
have seen the following: "...Freedom quilts date back to the Civil War
and were intended to "prick the slave owner's conscience" with subtle
and not-so-subtle images and even provide, according to lore, directions
for escaping...." At least the writer used the phrase "according to lore."

Andi in Paducah, KY


Subject: Copyright question
From: linda laird <clproducts'>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 08:21:06 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

I've always wondered how museums get away with not freely sharing
their photos. I understand that there is a copy cost although in this
digital age I don't suspect it is as much as they charge. After I have
purchased the copy it seems to me that I own it. I'm writing a book
and want to include the photo copy that I have purchased. I am happy
to give them credit in the photo credit section of the book.

I'm dealing with three museums. All have different forms and
policies. One of the museums bases it's fee for reproduction of the
photo I've purchased on how many copies of the book will be printed.
In my case it will be $40 per picture plus they want two books for
their collection.

All of these museums are publicly supported. All of them want the
public to donate money and objects. All of them use the copyright law
to extort fees for publication. How can they do that if Candace is
right? They certainly don't build good will among writer's nor get the
donated photos out to the public through books. I do everything I can
to avoid using their collections in books.

Please explain.

Linda Laird


Subject: 2010 Quilt Exhibition, V&A London. Your chance to ask the Curator....
From: "Sally Ward" <sallytatters'>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 14:34:14 +0100
X-Message-Number: 3

Sue Pritchard, Curator responsible for the 2010 exhibition, has made me
an offer I just can't refuse. Keen to see accurate information about
the exhibition out in cyberspace she has suggested that if I can collect
pertinent questions from members of those quilting forums particularly
interested in this exhibition, she will supply the answers. These will
then be made available to list members in the form of a 'Q&A' document,
either by email or PDF depending on size.

So, if you have a question about the exhibition you would like to put to
her, please email me privately

Sally Ward
Sally Ward


Subject: Re: Copyright question
From: jocelynm'
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 15:38:13 +0000
X-Message-Number: 4

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While it is true that you don't have to prove that anyone profited to ha'
ve a copyright violation, the profit motive IS at the back of it all. The'
value of my intellectual properties- whether my writings or a physical o'
bject, or an image- lies in my ability to control access to it. If anyone'
can access it whenever they like, I lose the ability to profit from it, '
myself. The museums are thinking that if you write a book depicting their'
collection, then readers will be less likely to buy any book they may ch'
oose to create using those images in the future. $40 is a fairly modest f'
ee, considering that any book they'd write would probably cost at LEAST $'
20, so they're saying that the 'damage' that would be done to their copyr'
ight by you using it in your book is only equal to the sale of 1-2 books.'
Whereas in reality, if you wrote a whopping best-seller, so that every q'
uilt historian in America bought a copy, you'd impair their ability to se'
ll a similar book a lot more than $40 worth. :)



Subject: Re: Copyright question
From: "pines" <pines'>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 14:43:11 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

I have been following the copyright discussion with great interest.
Righting, art, etc. have copyright protections, and this has nothing to do
with quilting, but what about our identities. Our names and other
information that are sold to companies, especially those companies that
turnaround and charge others to provide them access to our information.
There are plenty of them out there on the web.


From: "Judy Grow" <judy.grow'>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 19:11:46 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

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Hi everyone. I hope your summer is going well. '

Members of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group are planning a wonderful '
fall day for you at the Burlington County Historic Society in Burlington '
City NJ on Saturday, September 26th.

As at our previous 2 Quilt Study Days, we promise a great many antique '
quilts to view in a very full day.

As a teaser, let me tell you about just two of our presentations. Pat '
and Arlan Christ have taken down the exhibition of quilts from their '
extensive collection that hung at the Kutztown Historical Society, and '
will be bringing a number of them (and others) for our special day of '
quilt study. '

Ann Hermes will be doing an entire presentation of pieced or appliqued '
pillow cases from Pennsylvania. These special small "quilts" are very '

We are putting together other exciting viewing stations, and of course '
you will see special quilts from the private collections of our members '
hanging about, as well as the glorious quilts that belong to the BCHS.
E-mail to me directly for a registration form.

If you are coming from a distance, we have found the Hampton Inn just up '
the road to be a very friendly place to stay overnight.''3DMTHNJHX

I am looking forward to seeing you in September -- and don't forget to '
bring something special for show-and-tell, which always ends our day..

Judy Grow
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group


Subject: Navaho weavings
From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley'>

The exhibit at the Lancaster (PA) Quilt and Textile Museum '
Navaho weavings (rugs, blankets and clothing) made between the 1880s and
1920s is absolutely wild. I felt as if I'd fallen into a kaleidoscope.
Using yarns produced in Germantown, PA with aniline dyes the Navaho '
created amazing designs incorporating geometric shapes into the '
horizontal stripes. There are many examples that feature American '
others that include railroad and mining scenes. Several sampler pattern
blankets are very much like sampler quilts. The McGuffey's Reader throw
copies words directly from the book. A pictorial rug follows a pattern
printed in Delineator Magazine in 1921 called "The Crisscross Kids." It '
animals, people, flowers, houses all based on squares. All this plus '
stunning Amish quilts in the main gallery. This is something really

Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: Packwood HOuse Museum Quilt Exhibit
From: Njquiltappraisr'

Dear Fellow Quilters,

This past weekend my husband and I drove to Lewisburg, PA to see the quilts at the Packwood House.? They have quilts hung in an exhibit space but also throughout the house which you are able to see with a house tour.? There are about 80-85 quilts on exhibit that mostly are part of the Shoemaker Collection that was donated to the museum.? If you are driving through PA and want to view fabulous quilts - this is not to be missed!!!? I have never seen so many quilts on exhibit at once that are in the wonderful condition they are.

Lewisburg, PA is a charming small PA town with delightful B&B's and restaurants!

I highly recommend this to everyone!

Karen Dever
Moorestown, NJ

AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser


Subject: Re: Navaho weavings
From: "jhorsey" <jhorsey'>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:54:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3

Thanks for mentioning the Navaho weavings. When I lived in New Mexcio in the
early 80s, I had the rare and wonderful experience of attending the Navaho
Weaving Auctions, mostly rugs, in Crownpoint NM. The weavers, male and
female, were all in traditonal dress, and when their items came up for
auction on the high school auditorium stage, they would exhort the crowd to
raise the bidding by language and gestures, equally frenetic. Some were
totally incompresensible to a non-Navaho speaker, some were universally
And the food was in the best traditions of small-towns everywhere, fried up
in the parking lot by the local entrepeneurs, including Fry Bread. Yum!

I bought my first old quilt in NM during those years, starting a lifelong
passion in textiles and needlework.Good memories.

Jo Glass
Newnan, Ga


Subject: Re: Navaho weavings
From: Jeanne Jabs <jeanne53507'>

I spent alot of time in NM in the 70's. ALOT OF TIME at Old Town (albuquerq'
ue) the Native Americans sat there with their rugs, jewelry etc. and sold t'
o individuals. I was lucky enough to get two beautiful rugs, haven't ever g'
otten them appraised but I am sure they are worth quite a bit now. I absolu'
tely LOVE THEM. They are beautifully done and to think I got them from the '
weaver themselves. HOW COOL IS THAT. wonder if they still sit there in Old '
Town? Wonder if Old Town is even there any more. Great memories tho. Thanks'
for reminding me. BTW, my rugs are hanging on my banister so EVERYONE CAN '


Subject: Re: Navaho weavings
From: "Jean Carlton" <jeancarlton'>

Yes. Old Town is still there in Albuquerque- passed through last '
January. Many items are sold to the shops, of course, but I prefer to '
shop along the street and buy from the artist. I never see rugs these '
days - but lots of jewelry. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is there '
also with beautiful things - including rugs (which I cannot afford). And '
the Plaza restaurant.....most amazing food - right on the plaza (duh!) - '
if you go, end your meal with sopapillas......


Subject: Re: Navaho weavings
From: Jeanne Jabs <jeanne53507'>

Gotta love those sopapillos!!!!!!!!!!! MMMM GOOD, I haven't had one in a lo'
ng time. I had relatives that lived down there so we used to travel down th'
ere alot, but they have since moved and now I am married, have a family, li'
ve on a farm, have animals, etc. AND NO TIME TO TRAVEL. Glad to know it is '
still there tho. That was my favorite place to shop when I was down there. '
:) thanks for letting me know. Jeanne


Subject: Canadian War Quilts?
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <stephanie'>

I offered to post this for a friend who posted the inquiry on a writer's '
loop I'm on. She was very grateful.'
Stephanie Whitson

A woman called Joan Hammond is doing a lot with quilts over here in '
Britain and has recently featured in Woman Alive, the only Christian '
magazine for women. She is anxious to hear from anyone who can supply '
information about Canadian war qults. These were distributed in Gt '
Britain during the Second World War by the WVS, to families who had been '
bombed out and were homeless. Several hundred thousand quilts were made '
and Joan would like to write a book about this fascinating subject

Any takers? If so, contact her at:
Tollers Design Centre,
Tollers Farm (West Gate), Drive Road, Old Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 1BN.

email: tollersdesign'


Subject: thank you/ kantha
From: "Kate Lenkowsky" <klenkowsky'>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:31:47 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I'd like to thank the list members who have sent me congratulations for my
book award. It was especially nice to hear from Martha Spark with whom I
lost contact following my interview with her and the staff at the Rocky
Mountain Quilt Museum. I haven't responded sooner because I left the country
just after posting and have been ill since returning. I appreciate your
comments very much.

Also, wanted to add a note to the conversation I picked up on kantha. The
artist Dorothy Caldwell spent some time in India with women who made kantha
and has studied it. If you are engaged in historical research about it, it
might be worthwhile to track her down. She is a contemporary quiltmaker who
lives in Canada but often exhibits and gives workshops in the US.

Kate Lenkowsky


Subject: The Quilt Room
From: "Cinda Cawley" <lrcawley'>

I was on a search for the quilt of my dreams (one with '
trees in the border) in the wrong part (I think I should be looking in '
Hudson Valley rather than the Finger Lakes) of New York. An antiques '
in Palmyra suggested I visit the Alling Coverlet Museum because they '
have a
quilt room. Even though it was early on a Saturday a.m. and they '
due to open till 1 p.m. I called the number listed on the door for the
executive director. She told me to stay put and she'92d be there in ten
minutes. Thank you Bonnie Hays.'

I saw some NY quilts and learned a lot about coverlets, a
subject of which I am woefully ignorant in spite of efforts by '
friends to educate me (I'm trying). The coverlet collection is the '
in the country (according to Bonnie) and those on display are '
with events in the life of Abraham Lincoln to celebrate the bicentennial '
his birth. The quilts are mostly folded but a quarter of a quilt is '
than nothing. An 1885 Album top has all the characteristics of the '
zany NY Album style. There'92s a black cat, a fort flying the American '
a cross and anchor block and several blocks of vignettes composed of '
appliqu's. A Flying Geese variation has the most elegant blue ombre '
combined with yellow. An Oak Leaf and Reel is made of a single fabric, '
very large scale buff and blue stripe. There'92s a pristine green and '
Orange Peel and a President'92s Wreath with phenomenal quilting. There '
probably 30 quilts on display (about 25% of the collection).

If you find yourself on the NY Thruway I suggest a visit.
Historic Palmyra includes three other properties: a general store, print
shop and museum. There'92s even a great place for lunch (if you travel '
me lunch has to be a high priority) called the Muddy Waters Caf. It '
not sound appetizing, but it has great sandwiches and is in a lovely '
along the Erie Canal.

Cinda on the Eastern Shore


Subject: RE: Reader's Digest quilt sighting
From: "Robins-Morris, Laura A" <lrobins'>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:54:46 -0700
X-Message-Number: 3

Unfortunately, the phrase 'according to lore' makes it sound like a very
old and wide-spread oral tradition. Makes it sound even more authentic.

>>On page 13 of the July 2009 issue of Reader's Digest...
>>Freedom quilts date back to the Civil War...
>>At least the writer used the phrase "according to lore."


Subject: Navajo Rug History
From: "Judy Anne" <anne_j'>

Here is some history of Navajo quilts including the difference in '
regional quilts and what the Navajo went through. I'd started out '
planning to write one article and there was so much fascinating '
information it expanded to three.

Navajo Weaving From Spider Women to Chief's Blankets

Navajo Rugs: From the Long Walk Through the Trading Post Era

Navajo Weaving: Yesterday and Today (including regional quilts)

Judy Breneman from Arizona


Subject: RE: Navajo Rug History
From: "Candace Perry" <candace'>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 13:19:12 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

There was a very interesting episode of History Detectives on recently with
Navajo Rug research. I learned some things I did not know before...the
series is on PBS, for those who don't know.
Candace Perry


Subject: Re: Copyright question
From: jocelynm'

>I have been following the copyright discussion with great interest.
>Righting, art, etc. have copyright protections, and this has nothing to '
>with quilting, but what about our identities. Our names and other
>information that are sold to companies,
Those are covered as trademarks, I believe. The difference being, one can'
't copyright a name: Eleanor Burns can't keep all the Burns families from'
naming their daughters Eleanor. She can't even keep another Eleanor Burn'
s from giving talks about quilts. But she CAN prevent anyone from claimin'
g they are giving a 'Quilt in a Day' TM lecture. Names can be trademarked'
, like Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines. IIRC, the former is a created name '
that was supposed to give an image of a friendly neighbor, and the latter'
was a real chef.