naughty quiltings

naughty quiltings

Post by Marudi » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00



greetings all!  this was on an email list i subscribe to, it is a sewing list
but the woman had found a beautiful pillow at a thrift store and she wanted to
know if anyone knew where to look for info on how to piece the top, she said
she thought it was BORDELLO quilting.  gives a new meaning to "strip piecing".
babalu!

rowena___. in music city USA

"together we can teach the world to frolic as a llama would"

 
 
 

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Post by applique » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


'Bordello' quilting. :)
Two years ago, our local museum had a wonderful exhibit of quilts made by
the women who came over the Oregon trail, and general time frame. Amongst
them, was a quilt made of cigar or cigarette ribbons, made by the local
'ladies of the evening'.
 Apparently the ladies had made it to donate for some charity function. Of
course the 'proper ladies' (read stuffy old broads <G>) gave horrified gasps
and said "Oh no, never". Somehow or other, that quilt was saved and put
away. It is in pristine (hmm) condition. The quilting is magnificent. I
always wonder how they did that, poor lighting, and a lot of women did not
wear glasses as they simply weren't available to everyone.
 Eileen (in the grieving home city of the tanker which went down in Germany
a couple of nights ago) Spokane, Wa

 
 
 

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Post by CAT7 » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Two years ago, our local museum had a wonderful exhibit of quilts made by
>the women who came over the Oregon trail, and general time frame. Amongst
>them, was a quilt made of cigar or cigarette ribbons, made by the local
>'ladies of the evening'.
> Apparently the ladies had made it to donate for some charity function. Of
>course the 'proper ladies' (read stuffy old broads <G>) gave horrified gasps
>and said "Oh no, never". Somehow or other, that quilt was saved and put
>away. It is in pristine (hmm) condition. The quilting is magnificent. I
>always wonder how they did that, poor lighting, and a lot of women did not
>wear glasses as they simply weren't available to everyone.

Oh Eileen,   what a great story.  I have seen a few of the cigar label quilts
and they can be lovely.  

I am so sorry about the tanker.  I live in the Fox River Grove IL area where
the school bus was hit by a train a few years ago.  It is so *** a small
town to have such a tragedy.  My heart goes out to you and the others in
mourning.  

Deane in Cary, IL  USA

 
 
 

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Post by LQ » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I saw a cigar band quilt recently on the Antique Roadshow. The dealer raved about
it - it was worth quite a bit of money!

LK

Quote:

> >Two years ago, our local museum had a wonderful exhibit of quilts made by
> >the women who came over the Oregon trail, and general time frame. Amongst
> >them, was a quilt made of cigar or cigarette ribbons, made by the local
> >'ladies of the evening'.
> > Apparently the ladies had made it to donate for some charity function. Of
> >course the 'proper ladies' (read stuffy old broads <G>) gave horrified gasps
> >and said "Oh no, never". Somehow or other, that quilt was saved and put
> >away. It is in pristine (hmm) condition. The quilting is magnificent. I
> >always wonder how they did that, poor lighting, and a lot of women did not
> >wear glasses as they simply weren't available to everyone.

> Oh Eileen,   what a great story.  I have seen a few of the cigar label quilts
> and they can be lovely.

> I am so sorry about the tanker.  I live in the Fox River Grove IL area where
> the school bus was hit by a train a few years ago.  It is so *** a small
> town to have such a tragedy.  My heart goes out to you and the others in
> mourning.

> Deane in Cary, IL  USA

 
 
 

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Post by sarah curr » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> 'Bordello' quilting. :)
> Two years ago, our local museum had a wonderful exhibit of quilts made by
> the women who came over the Oregon trail, and general time frame. Amongst
> them, was a quilt made of cigar or cigarette ribbons, made by the local
> 'ladies of the evening'.
>  Apparently the ladies had made it to donate for some charity function. Of
> course the 'proper ladies' (read stuffy old broads <G>) gave horrified gasps
> and said "Oh no, never". Somehow or other, that quilt was saved and put
> away. It is in pristine (hmm) condition. The quilting is magnificent. I
> always wonder how they did that, poor lighting, and a lot of women did not
> wear glasses as they simply weren't available to everyone.
>  Eileen (in the grieving home city of the tanker which went down in Germany
> a couple of nights ago) Spokane, Wa

Chuckling, Eileen (not about Spokane's tanker, obviously).  One of my
very favorite things is the embroidered runner on top of the dresser in
my bedroom.  I found it in a pile in a local "junk" store, along with
other "furnishings" from the fairly infamous "house" in Silver City,
NM.  It, too, is in beautiful condition -- the embroidery is superb, and
it has fine hand-crocheted lace around the edge.
        I have visions of the -- uh -- "ladies" sitting around, during the --
uh -- slow times, doing fine hand-work.
        Just now realized I ought to put it under The Lamp ...
        Grins,
        Sarah in Las Cruces, NM
 
 
 

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Post by Phillip Lyle » Sun, 17 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Hi LK,
  I just love that program.  I can't wait till they start showing the new
shows.

Phillip

Quote:

>I saw a cigar band quilt recently on the Antique Roadshow. The dealer raved
about
>it - it was worth quite a bit of money!

>LK


>> >Two years ago, our local museum had a wonderful exhibit of quilts made
by
>> >the women who came over the Oregon trail, and general time frame.
Amongst
>> >them, was a quilt made of cigar or cigarette ribbons, made by the local
>> >'ladies of the evening'.
>> > Apparently the ladies had made it to donate for some charity function.
Of
>> >course the 'proper ladies' (read stuffy old broads <G>) gave horrified
gasps
>> >and said "Oh no, never". Somehow or other, that quilt was saved and put
>> >away. It is in pristine (hmm) condition. The quilting is magnificent. I
>> >always wonder how they did that, poor lighting, and a lot of women did
not
>> >wear glasses as they simply weren't available to everyone.

>> Oh Eileen,   what a great story.  I have seen a few of the cigar label
quilts
>> and they can be lovely.

>> I am so sorry about the tanker.  I live in the Fox River Grove IL area
where
>> the school bus was hit by a train a few years ago.  It is so *** a
small
>> town to have such a tragedy.  My heart goes out to you and the others in
>> mourning.

>> Deane in Cary, IL  USA