Herself: I really got a lot of books priced and out on the floor then came home to make a Turkey Chili from the LBJ Pedernales River Chili Recipe. Weigh in: Didn’t gain and didn’t lose according to WW scales. No one else eats dinner before weigh in.
Japan News: Please stop in at Purelandmountain.com and read the latest news from Japan…sometimes mixed with news of his garden, wife, and granddaughters. This is the only source I’ve found that compiles the latest news from the hard hit region.
This week at the Discovery shop a collection of embroidery books, knitting pattern books, hand craft books like the macramé things of the 1960’s and the shell things of the fifties were donated to the store. Best of all was the nice collection of quilt books that came along with them. Most of these are technique and pattern books, and there’s about fifty quilting magazines to mix in with the armload of knitting ones all now in a big basket.
I found one book and one magazine with clues and names of some of Americas best quilt historians. That’s exciting. Knowing that many of these quilts, such as the ones in the Mary Gasperik collection offer…”an incredible record in material culture at a time when few women left such records for study and research. These quilts and her story are not just important for quilt history, but also for women's history and for American history,” wrote -- Merikay Waldvogel in July of 2008.
Imagine one woman making more than 100 quilts, and having them recorded in one place for posterity. I’ve done hundreds of drawings and paintings, and only now have I managed to photograph a few for my records. This woman’s family was unique in that they realized what a great history treasure they had in their hands.
I found whole series of pages listing quilt museums. More pages of quilting history. I confess, I spent much of my evening happily digging for new quilt history links.
The History of American Quilt Making Part l: An Interview with Merikay Waldvogel
Collecting Antique Quilts Part ll An Interview with Merikay Waldvogel
The Quilt Index: A research reference Tool
Gasperik Collection A digital quilt history
America’s Quilting History
National Quilt Museum