Subject: Re: Quilt about Beverly Sills
From: "Judy Grow" <>

lot number 339 -- It took a lot of very pleasant clicking through to find

> The estate auction of Beverly Sills is taking place early October in New
> York. There is one quilt in the lot made by members of the San Diego Opera
> Guild depicting Sills in her various opera roles.


Subject: Crazy quilt symbol?
From: Pepper Cory <>

Looked closely at the picture of the crazy quilt and it's a beaut. But, I
don't think that's a symbol or embroidered at all. It looks like a printed
velvet fabric with interesting Arts and Crafts-era designs that the
quiltmaker carefully cut out and placed in the blocks. Look all over the
quilt--you'll see other bits and pieces of the same print but not with the
motif perfectly framed.

Pepper Cory
Teacher, author, designer, and quiltmaker
203 First Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 726-4117


Subject: spider silk cloth
From: linda laird <>

This link has a great close up of the spider web silk cloth, and a bit
more information

Linda Laird who has three orb spiders in her yard just now


Subject: RE: Symbol in Crazy Quilt
From: "Sharron" <>

What a quilt! I have no idea about the symbol but it reminds me of
something celtic or maybe from an organization like the Eastern Stars.

Hope you're doing well.
Best regards,
Sharron............................................ dreary but cool Spring, TX...................


Subject: Re: Calling quilt pattern historians
From: "Deborah Russell" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:57:39 -0500
X-Message-Number: 5

Right after this discussion started I saw an original one. Now how cool was
that. It was made from feed/flour sack fabrics. It was in not so good
shape which is to bad. I just love it when we talk about things and then
you get to see one up close and personal.
Debbie Hill-Russell


Subject: Re: spider silk cloth

They had a story about the spider silk on Weekend Edition today. The
brilliant yellow is *natural*! Amazing!

Lisa Evans


Subject: Re: Symbol in Crazy Quilt
From: Laura Syler <>

it is a stunning quilt and I agree with Pepper. My first thought
(before I blew up the photo) was "someone has been doing some fancy
Then after really studying the quilt, I came to the same conclusion.
And, after clicking on Peppers reply, mine is... Ditto!!

Laura Syler
Certified Appraiser of quilted Textiles '98
Richardson, Texas

Pepper said:
Looked closely at the picture of the crazy quilt and it's a beaut.
But, I
don't think that's a symbol or embroidered at all. It looks like a
velvet fabric with interesting Arts and Crafts-era designs that the
quiltmaker carefully cut out and placed in the blocks. Look all over the
quilt--you'll see other bits and pieces of the same print but not
with the
motif perfectly framed.


Subject: Re: Quilt about Beverly Sills
From: "Stephanie Whitson" <>

There's also a Clark's Glass Inset Spool Cabinet.
Sale 09BS01 Lot 216. Oct 07 2009 10:00
Clark's Glass Inset Oak Spool Cabinet

Steph Whitson


Subject: Fabric Printing in USA

Has Santee SC discontinued printing.
I heard of another small company in the south recently that was printing.
I'll check it out with my source

Holice Turnbow


Subject: Quilt Study in Burlington
From: "Cinda Cawley" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 10:26:50 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

Judy Grow and Karen Dever did it again on Saturday, another fabulous
day of quilts at the Burlington County (NJ) Historical Society. This
the third annual event. They are so well organized that you get to see
discuss an amazing number of quilts and related textiles, eat a
lunch plus light refreshments during registration, enjoy show and tell,
door prizes and still start home before 5 p.m.
My group started with Karen Dever's "Botanical Quilts," her
collection of quilts with flower themes made over a 100 year time span.
were captivated early on by the 1830s Carolina Lily with truly
quilting. Carolina Lily is a favorite pattern with Karen. Another
made of small blocks had an unusual deep triple swag and tassel border
red, green and orange (c. 1860).
There was a charming Mid-Atlantic Album-style 4-block baby quilt
(1850) and an equally delightful crib quilt from the 1940s with roses
forming a lattice across the surface. An Oak Leaf and Reel (c. 1840)
Washington Co., MD had many different turkey reds and a striped chintz
The offbeat is always fun and we enjoyed the Ruby McKim flowers
embroidered on dark pink and gold blocks inside a blue and white picket
fence (strange). Two 3rd quarter 19th century PA quilts were especially
interesting: Ginko Leaf in pink and green and Tobacco Leaf and Palm
Frond in
red, green and yellow. Karen has several 20th century 4-blocks. I
the drooping flowers in blue vases on a polka dot background from NC.
Pat and Arlen Christ from Kutztown, PA shared some of their fabulous
collection including an Eastern Shore Album quilt with a charming apple
inside a double MD stair step border. We were surprised to see an Apple
Ridge Star (see the VA documentation book) in turkey red and green. The
Christs had several quilts with huge numbers of tiny pieces: an 1880s
Pinwheel with 10,000 and a totally scrappy 4-Patch with 9,600 and a
Trip Around the World made from tiny die cut squares.
Two amazing PA quilts dazzled us: a Lily (c. 1840) with scrappy
flowers (blue, red, gold, plaids, brown, purple)and a brilliant green
setting fabric had no borders; a Berks Co. Lone Star (yellow, red and
set with an even more spectacular green print had smaller stars between
There was a Caesar's Crown (c. 1840) in indigo and red with
alternating Delectable Mountains blocks and a simple blue swag border.
Mariner's Compass from IL (c. 1870) was a symphony of madder browns on
shirting print backgrounds with a border of pieced diamonds.
Lorraine Allen shared some of her quilts collected locally. An
interesting turkey red Tulip scherenschnitte signature quilt had been
cut in
half. There were several beautiful Chester Co., PA quilts (a Delectable
Mountains c. 1830, a chintz Stripy, a Star variation with cheddar
blocks. Lancaster Co. is well represented in Lorraine's collection.
and yellow Touching Stars were set on alternating red and green
with a triple border of red, yellow and green. Oak Leafs in red and
were appliquE9d on various brilliant yellow backgrounds. I can only
give you
a taste of the great quilts we saw.
I loved the collection of patchwork pillowcases. Tandy Hersch and
Trish Herr have written about this peculiarly PA German artifact.
Gross decorated her pillowcases with embroidery, fringe and drawn work
1841. It's great to see pairs of pillowcases like the 9-Patch on point
the squirrel pillar print back and the turkey red Flying Geese set with
delicate yellow stripe print. Sometimes the pillowcases are appliquE9d
the turkey red Oak Leaf circa 1850. The favorite seemed to be a single
a 4-Patch inside a Churn Dash with narrow sashing and cheddar
In one of those Twilight Zone moments during show and tell we saw the
(it really was the send piece of the pair)which was found at the
and still had the price tag on it, $3.50. Miracles do happen!
Sue Reich did a great presentation on signature quilts starting with
an 1849 Methodist-made Ohio Star from Pemberton, NJ in many turkey reds.
Sue talked about the phenomenon of multiple (scores) turkey reds in
friendship quilts made in NJ, SEPA (but not Lancaster Co.) and
MD. We saw a NJ Album from the Shotwell family, on point, no borders.
from NJ dated 1848 was an unusual 8-Point Star and Delectable Mountains
pink and blue with verses, stamps and stenciled signatures. There were
of Chimney Sweep quilts, a very popular choice for signature quilts in
different areas over many years: Prussian blue and turkey red from CT in
1840s, another 1840s example from Cherry Valley, NY with turkey red,
fondues, blue and buff, another in a great variety of madder browns
1861 and a WWII era Chimney Sweep, perhaps made for a reunion, with the
names and rank of men in an army unit.
Sue believes that many of the redwork embroidered signature quilts
which often included names from various parts of the country may have
made at church camp meetings. She showed us an exquisite example (1898)
finished with a ruffle and decorative tape. A machine quilted Bow Tie
includes the name of a CT pastor among others from all over the US. It
a great learning experience seeing signature quilts covering more than
years from many different parts of the country.
Judy and Karen are co-chairs of AQSG Seminar 2011 in Cherry Hill,
NJ. Just imagine what they have in store for us!


Subject: Re: Quilt Study in Burlington
From: "Judy Grow" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:19:36 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Thanks to Cinda for writing up the Third Annual Regional Quilt Study Day at
the Burlington County Historical Society in Burlington City New Jersey. As
always, her description of the highlights of the day are spot on.

As we watch her take pen to paper thoughout the day, jotting down her little
reminders, we all know that everyone on the list will be able to enjoy
vicariously what we saw in person. And as I arrange, edit, and mark with
copyright over 400 digital images taken on Friday and Saturday I am
especially grateful to Cinda for her reporting.

But I do have to make a correction. The day was sponsored not by Judy Grow
and Karen Dever, but by the members of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group,
who have all worked hard to make each of our Regional Quilt Study Days
successful. For the third year in a row we have had 75 attendees! I don't
know how that happens, but every year the same number of people decide to
come. It is the MAQSG which is hosting the AQSG Seminar in Cherry Hill NJ
in 2011.

I'd like to quote part of a thank you e-mail I got from one of the
"I just have to tell you Judy, Saturday, was one of 10 of the best days of
my life, and I've had a pretty interesting life. It was incredible to be
around so many quality antique quilts, "quality" people and atmosphere that
should be produced in a spray bottle for people that need inspiration at a
moments notice. As you may have guessed, I joined the American Quilt Study
Group this morning. Now I'm a full fledged member and ready for the next
quilt study meeting. It's been a long, long time since I have met such an
energetic group of women. You ladies are like a fresh tonic." Signed,
Wendy Ferranti.

It is that reaction to each of the days that makes all of the time in
preparation so rewarding!

Special thanks go to Dana Balsamo and Dawn Heefner, who stepped in at the
last minute to help out when one of our five presenters was unable to attend
because of illness. I know for a fact that Ann Hermes had been preparing
for her pillowcase presentation since last September, and only the flu could
have kept her away. But she sent her fantastic collection and all her notes
with a friend and Dana and Dawn each presided at her table for half of the

As to bringing the 2 pillowcases together -- it was bound to happen. We
joked that just about every collector of antique textiles in the greater
Delaware Valley was in Burlington on Saturday. And they traveled not just
from New Jersey, but also from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware,
New York and Connecticut!

If any of you are interested in buying a CD of the day, please respond to me

Judy Grow


Subject: copywrite issues on old quilts
From: Donald Beld <>

Hi everyone, I seek advice. I am making reproductions of what I call "si
milar to the original" of all the existing Sanitary Commission quilts. I
base mine upon the general style of the quilt--its blocks, over-all compos
ition; and fabrics of the same tones and colors.

lts are designed to give folks an idea of what the originals look like and
I always give credit to the owner of the original, where it is known.

I am sensitive to copywrite issues for old fabrics in a quilt and the quilt
s themselves because they are potential money sources for the owners.

Do any of you have an opinion as to whether or not my quilts infringe on co
pywrite issues?

thanks, Don


Subject: RE: copywrite issues on old quilts
From: "Sharron" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:11:15 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Don, I have no opinions whatsoever :) but I wish you'd hurry up and publish
a book on all you've learned on the Sanitary Commission quilts!

Best regards,
Sharron...................... beautiful Spring, TX where we're getting ready for ya'll to
come to Quilt Festival!!!!.....................


Subject: Re: copywrite issues on old quilts
From: Gaye Ingram <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 19:12:31 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Don Beld wrote

> I am sensitive to copywrite issues for old fabrics in a quilt and the quilts themselves because they are potential money sources for the owners.

Don, please explain. Because one owns a quilt, she or he holds the rights to all the fabrics therein?

And is copyright necessarily connected to profit?

In either case, I see no infringement on your part.



Subject: Copyright Issues


The best place to ask regarding copyright issues is the U.S. Copyright
Office. You can go to their web site and ask questions and in the past, I've
been able to leave a message and have someone call so I can talk to a real
person for specific questions. You can google the word copyright and get all
sorts of opinions but I think it is better to go directly to the office
that controls copyrights to get the best answers. Their web site is:
_ (

Kathy Kansier
Teacher, Judge & AQS Certified Appraiser

310 Parsley Road
Ozark, Missouri 65721
Home: 417-725-6502
Cell: 417-459-3298
Web Site: _www.kathykansier.com_ (

Recipient of the IQA 2008 Jewel Pearce Patterson
Award for Quilt Teachers


Subject: Conejo Quilt Show and the Sanitary Commission Quilts
From: Donald Beld <>

Not to blow my own horn (but I am), I am going to be the featured artist at
the Conejo Valley Quilt Guild Show at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand
Oaks, CA this Saturday and Sunday.

I will be hanging for the first time four of my Sanitary Commission Quilts.
 I will also be showing my tribute quilt to the firefighters and police
officers who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9-11, my tribute qu
ilt for the victems of the Madrid bombings and my America's Heroes quilt th
at has 20 blocks names for famous 19th Century Americans quilters loved and

So if you are in SoCal, come on by.

Sharron--thanks for saying something about a book; but I am a quilter first
and a writer last--I dream of writing one; but always feel inadequate to t
he task.

Best, Don


Subject: textiles in movies
From: Laura Fisher <>

Even though it got mixed reviews--not much drama, he coughs, and he coughs,
and he coughs -- Bright Star about the poet John Keats, for the sewing and
the textiles. It looks like a Kate Greenaway tale come to life, the period
clothing is soooooooo period, the hats alone are worth the movie. And, she
sews, and sews, and sews. and is proud of it, and we see such closeups of
her stitching away. Let's see if anyone notices anything amiss datewise, it
all looked pretty fabulous to me.

Laura Fisher


Subject: Confederate Soldier's Quilt
From: Donald Beld <>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:25:37 -0700 (PDT)

Hope you all aren't getting tired of my rather obsessive postings about Civ
il War Soldiers Quilts; but I finally found an acceptable quilt to use as a
Confederate Soldier's Quilt.

As I am sure you know, the South was not able to make as many quilts specif
ically for use by Confederate troops; although they did take many of their
priceless pre-Civil War quilts and donate them to the troops. However, I
found a story about a quilt that a Confederate soldier slept under for one
night is that wonderful book by Bets Ramsey and Merikay Waldvogel called S
outhern Quilts, Surviving Relics of the Civil War.

For those of you who love this stuff, you can see the quilt and read the st
ory in the chapter entitled The Cave Hill Farm Quilt.

best, Don

Subject: confed soldiers quilt
From: Laura Fisher <>

Seems to me a couple of years ago a quilt with architectural blocks carried
by a Civil War soldiersold at auction for a huge sum -- like $48,000, o
r $84,000 or something, I think at Cyr in Maine. Purportedly the quilt was
given to him to carry in war and remind him of his home town.

Sorry I can't be more specific, I will remember it (vaguely) 'til I die cau
se it was offered to me at a price of$15,000, I checked it out with a
textile person, because it was in quite compromised condition with lots of
erosion and loss. Many of the fabrics, all original, \were unfamiliar, poss
ibly not even American, possibly not Civil War era, so how on earth could t
hat heart-wrenchingtale about the soldier ever be true, we experts concl

Well, turns out the buildings from his home town could actually be identifi
ed annd many still stand, and much more provenance on him and this rare tre
asure surfaced. Oh well..........!!

Laura Fisher


Subject: Project Iron Quilter - to support the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
From: "Louise" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 08:07:58 -0400

Hello All,

This Saturday, I will be participating in Project Iron Quilter. We have 3
hours to make a wall hanging to be auctioned off to raise money for the
Finger Lakes Cancer Resource Center (shameless plug).

The event will be at the Tompkins County Quilt Show, Traditions & Beyond,
17th Biennial Quilt Show, celebration 35 years as a guild.

10 AM - 5 PM October 3 & 4, 2009 at Tompkins Cortland Community College,
170 North Street, Dryden, NY

Over 300 quilts and related objects will be on display. If you are in the
area, stop by and see the show. Cheers, Louise

Check out the Brazieres For A Cure at:

Subject: textiles in movies
From: "Lonnie" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:47:57 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

glad you brought this up. I plan to see it Saturday.

I did spot a beautiful old 'thousand pyramids (BBrachman 111a) quilt in an
old Johnny Depps movie....Sleepy Hollow. The movie takes place in 1799.
He faints alot, every time he gets scared so he is in his bed, head covered
up with this old beautiful quilt...alot!!
They are playing it quite regularly now that it is October.

I also spotted a nice spinning wheel type crazy quilt in Tom Hank's new
Angels and Demons. It is over the back of his office chair while he is
setting in it.

Lonnie Schlough


Subject: Quilts in movies
From: Pat Kyser <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 21:20:27 -0500
X-Message-Number: 4

Tonight I watched beautiful Julie Christie in "Away From Her." She was
in a facility for Alzheimers patients and there were quilts stretched
on the walls in the hallways. Was too engrossed in the story to study
them but I did keep noticing them.
Pat in Alabama

Subject: Re: Confed soldier quilt
From: Donald Beld <>

Thanks, Laura. Do you have any other info about the quilt or what happen
ed to it. best, Don


Subject: Sanitary Commission Quilts
From: Donald Beld <>

Oh, no! It's that nut again!

Hi everyone, I've had several requests to see the four of six Sanitary Comm
ission quilt reproductions that I have made; so I posted them on www.vintag under the quilts tab for you all to see.

The Lincoln Shrine Quilt is made with antique 1870/1880's fabrics and tied
because when I tried to quilt it the fabrics were too fragile to take a nee

Also attached a photo of the Sanitary Commission quilt I brought to light a
couple of years ago that has never been seen in public; but has been authe
nticated by Nancy Kirk and Carolyn Ducey. Please do not use this photo f
or commercial purpose as I do not have premission from the owners to do so.
 It is for sale, if you know anyone interested, please contact me direct


Subject: missing digest for Monday........were there any posts Sunday?
From: "joyce delucia" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:31:14 -0400


This past week, I have missed my digest twice.

I love to have my cup of tea and read and learn from the digest.

There was not this morning, so it there was one, could someone please
forward it to me


Joyce DeLucia

Supply NJ


Subject: Re: Sanitary Commission Quilts
From: "Deborah Russell" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:03:32 -0500
X-Message-Number: 3

Your quilts are great thank you for sharing them. I am reviving the
Sanitary Commission with our CW unit. We did one quilt several years ago.
It sure would be fun to do one again.
Debbie Hill-Russell


Subject: Joan Kiplinger
From: Sue Wildemuth <>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:27:31 -0700 (PDT)

I'm sorry to bother the list, but would it be possible for someone to e-mai
l the list and share about Joan Kiplinger -- nothing private -- just if any
one has visited with her and if she can get cards. It is all right to e-
mail me off list if you prefer.

I was thinking about her today as Idida look-up inmy 1933 Sears ca
talog -- we shipped that catalog between us several times and everytime I g
o to it for a look-up for someoneit reminds me of her and I smile.

I don't want to intrude on the family, but I'd like to send her another car
d -- does anyone know if I send it to her old address that she will get it?

Thanks --
Sue Wildemuth


Subject: Re: qhl digest: October 05, 2009
From: "Linda Heminway" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:13:15 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Don said
> Hi everyone, I've had several requests to see the four of six Sanitary
> Comm
> ission quilt reproductions that I have made; so I posted them on
> www.vintag
> under the quilts tab for you all to see.

Don, I couldn't get this link to work at all. I have probably seen all your
quilts, but did want to view them again. Could you perhaps send another
I tried versions of this and just couldn't get it to work.
Linda Heminway


Subject: Re: Sanitary Commission Quilts
From: "Dale Drake" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:38:42 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2


Thanks for posting the Hingham, Mass pictures ... may I print them out for
my quilt guild? I'm the quilt historian in the group and we're making
quilts for the Indiana Home of the Brave project - seeing a real one would
be quite an inspiration!

Dale Drake in Indiana


Subject: sanitary commission qlts
From: "Lonnie" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 10:22:56 -0500

Don, these are just lovely!!
Last nite I was reading about them in my BBrackman book on Civil War

Tks for sharing.
Lonnie Schlough


Subject: t-shirt quilt
From: Tracy Jamar <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 10:13:32 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

Is there someone in the NY, NJ, CT area that makes commemorative t-
shirt quilts? Please contact me off list, thanks.

Tracy Jamar


Subject: Sanitary Comm Quilts
From: Donald Beld <>

Hi, I have no problem with anyone sharing the photos Ipostedof my ver
sions of the four Sanitary Commission Quilts--especially if used for educat
ional purposes. It would be nice if you mentioned that I made the quilts

I have removed the photo of the Hingham, Mass quilt as folks thought it cou
ld cause potential problems in having it posted; although the family has gi
ven me permission to spread the word about it being for sale. Sorry if y
ou didn't see it.

Best, Don


Subject: Book
From: Jan Thomas <>

First, congratulations to Cindy Brick on her new book, _Quilts of the
Golden West_.

I know it will be great.
Has anyone had the opportunity to review _Quilted Treasures_ from the
PA, Quilt Guild? Is it still available? I was told there was a very
limited printing.


Subject: Quilts help blind "imagine" color in art
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 21:45:27 -0700
X-Message-Number: 1

Here is another fascinating story in the news!

Karen Alexander


Subject: Quilting "terms" used in the news
From: Karen Alexander <>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 22:31:26 -0700
X-Message-Number: 2

Here is another one to add to your file of "quilting terms used in the

'Crazy quilt' of moves may free stuck Mars rover

Karen Alexander in the Islands


Subject: out of print quilt documentation books
From: "Newbie Richardson" <>

Dear List,
At the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Day last week, I learned that the New
Jersey quilt book is now selling for big bucks.
Can any one tell me what other documentation books are in a similar league?

I found the NJ book on my Mom's bookshelf, and as I will be culling my
mother's needlework library in a few weeks, and want to be sure I don't want
to send an icon to the church's book sale.

This might also be instructive for our spouses - so they do not do the same
to "our" libraries.

Newbie Richardson


Subject: Quilt Jourals
From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <>

My apologies for the crossovers between the 3 lists, but I know where to
find the info!
What I am looking for are copies the Joyce Gross' Quilt Journals to add
to my library and would like to be contacted if anybody has and to sell
or give away. I will pay postage as well. Thanks, Marcia Kaylakie

You know, I'm going to take a minute to talk about something that
happens at conferences and meetings such as AQSG and PAAQT: It's not
only the study centers and presentations, it's the times we get to have
quiet one on one conversations that "fill up our well" again when we
have gone dry. Or the chance to bounce ideas off of another person who
can give us a new thought or direction. Those are so valuable and we
need them to keep going! The stimulating company of our peers is
something not to be missed whenever possible......

Marcia Kaylakie
AQS Certified Appraiser
Austin, TX


Subject: documentation books
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 10:05:46 EDT

I believe the Rhode Island document book, "Down by the Old Mill Stream" is
selling for big bucks too. Last I looked it was over $800 on Amazon (used)
and I had seen it elsewhere for over 1K!!

Kathy in Massachusetts


Subject: Re: documentation books
From: "Marcia Kaylakie" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 09:43:55 -0500
X-Message-Number: 6

Might I add that the value of these books should be taken into account when
insuring your household contents?
Marcia Kaylakie

Marcia Kaylakie
AQS Certified Appraiser
Austin, TX


Subject: Lancaster,PA quilt show
From: Cindy Claycamp <>

Hi QHL friends I'd like to come to the new AQS show in Lancaster as a ve
ndor of Mid-west antique quilts and vintage fabrics3B howeverthe vendor
mall is already full. Does anyone in the Lancaster area know of a building
or venue that I could rent during the show? Of courseI need to be near
the convention center or hotels where the other events are. I do this at Pa
ducahrent my own building downtown. We stay open in the evenings after t
he big show closes. Please e-mail me individually with any suggestions. Tha
nks in advanceCindy ClaycampAQS certified appraiserand antique dea

P.S. I'm thinking perhaps an antique shopmuseumor even a church nearb
y might make room for me...


Subject: Perforated Eagle Patterns on E-board
From: Sue Wildemuth <>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 18:05:02 -0700 (PDT)

This week I received a "lot" of vintage perforated patterns from an estate
sale in Montgomery County, PA. None of them had any dates on thembut
one item was box Chicago, Illinois (Sears) A.C.E. Embroidery Stamping Ou
tfit -- which is circa 1933. I know the date of that item. It was comple
te except the cakes of blue and white stamping wax.

There were also some additional perforated patterns (not part of the ACE pa
ckage)- each of those individual perforated patterns were wrapped up in
brown wrapper. The perforated patterns have no dates or markings on them
-- they are commercially made.

I have posted an Eagle pattern to the E-Board -- two different looks -- one
, as the pattern actually looks and one, redone in photocopy mode in photos
hop so you can actually see the "line work" which is actually little perfor
ated holes - don't know if you can see those, but that is what it is (not a
ctual lines).

You will only get to see a portion of the pattern -- it is large - think
one section of a four corner eagle when you think of size. It is only 1
large eagle.

This pattern has been used and has blue residue on it.

I am hoping someone can give me some idea on the date of this pattern by th
e eagle motif.

To get to the eboard go to:

Click on quilt section

Scroll down to Perforated Pattern

There are two views.