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Amy Rispin and Pat Reilly on Southern Maryland Amish Quilts

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  • R. John Howe
    Dear folks - As you know from experience, we publish sporadically, whenever something is ready. Sometimes it, necessarily, takes a little time. Way back in
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 13, 2011
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      Dear folks –

      As you know from experience, we publish sporadically, whenever something is ready.  Sometimes it, necessarily, takes a little time.

       

      Way back in 2009, The Textile Museum had an exhibition on Amish quilts.  Two active members of the Washington, D.C. textile community, Amy Rispin and Pat Reilly, who collect quilts themselves, were inspired to design, produce and conduct a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program, complementing that exhibition, based on their personal experiences as quilt collectors, but more particularly, on their acquaintance and dealings with a particular Amish quilter in southern Maryland.

       

      They obtained this lady’s agreement to let them visit, take photographs, and to make her home, shop and quilting business the focus of their Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning.

       

      Now, as it happened, I was out of town when their session was given and they mildly complained to me after about my absence.  I pointed out that the situation was entirely retrievable, if they had the photographs and were willing to work with me to build a virtual version of their program.  They agreed, and we began work.

       

      It has taken a little time, and an additional trip or two to southernMaryland , but, we have a virtual version of their program that they are ready to have me share and that is what this email announces.

        

      You can reach this post by clicking on the link immediately below or by copying the link and pasting it into your browser.

      http://rjohnhowe.wordpress.com/

      You can also simply do a computer search for “Textiles and Text R. John Howe”.

      All of these methods take you to an “about” page on my blog.  The post being announced is the first in red in the column on the right.

      There are a relatively large number of images in the post, so you may have to be a bit patient while it loads.

       

      (Some readers report that images sometimes do not come up automatically, but instead a blank rectangle with a small box containing a “red X” appears.  If you encounter that, try putting your cursor on the red X, then, right click.  A drop down menu should appear with a “Show image” alternative.  Click that and the image should come up.  You may have to do this individually for each image that doesn’t appear automatically.  We are not sure, but one theory about why this happens suggests that the computer on which images do not come up automatically, may lack adequate memory for handling the long, demanding sort of documents that my posts often are.)

      You are receiving this email because you are on one of my lists of “ruggies.”  Because there is some unavoidable overlap, you may receive more than one of these announcing emails.  If you do, please just use your delete key. 

       

      If you would prefer not to receive future announcements about such posts, please contact me at rjhowe@... and I will remove your name from my listings.

      I do not permit direct comments in this blog, and do not particularly encourage any, but if you have something that you feel is useful to share, you can send it to me at the email address above, with your permission to quote you should I decide to publish it.

      I hope you will enjoy this virtual version of an imaginative RTAM.

       

      Regards,

      R. John Howe

       

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