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Good morning everyone!

My day already started 3 hours ago (and it's Saturday!!).

While waiting for the rest of the family to wake up, I'm playing
around on the computer. And I've had it with facebook games so I
thought of something else: how many of us can name tv series or movies
in which quilts are featured; they don't necessarily have to be the
theme or even mentioned at all; just that there are quilts visible.

Here's some I've come up with

Army Wives (tv series)
How to Make an American Quilt (movie)
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (movie)

Come on, show me yours!


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Little House on the Prairie

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In her book, How Not to Make a Prize Winning Quilt, Ami Simms tells
about watching reruns of the Mary Tyler Moore show and seeing a quilt on
Rhoda & Joe's bed that she immediately sketched and planned to recreate.
There is a picture of it in the book, I think.

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Saw an episode of Hawaii 5-0 and caught a glimpse of -yes! a Hawaiian
Roberta in D

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Groundhog Day (movie)

Louise in Iowa

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Dr. Quinn has quilts
McMillion and wife with Rock Hudson

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TV Series Daniel Boone with Fess Parker

kate T.  South Mississippi

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Our DVR is set to record anything with the word "quilt" in the
description. Antiques Roadshow occasionally appraises a quilt. Reba
made a quilt for her grandchild. Others also have stories worked
around quilts but I can't think of any right now. If others appear I
will try to notify the group although by the time I notice the
recording the show has long been shown. My new camera takes a decent
photograph of a paused TV program. Guess I should always keep my
camera handy, pause and photograph any sightings.


On Sat, 8 Oct 2011 00:57:58 -0700 (PDT), Claudia

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Seinfeld: On the wall behind Elaine's bed.
Friends: Over the back of the couch in Rachel's/Monica's apartment

Bert in Rice, WA

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Rosanne's Nuts, Rosanne Barr has a Hawaiian quilt on her bed.

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On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:01:32 -0500, Mary O'Neill wrote

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I've seen quilts hanging on walls in various Law and Order episodes as
detectives are interviewing witnesses.


Re: quilt spotting & LQSes

  I did wave out the window & say "Howdy, RCTQers!"  (Gene's used to it.)

  It was a nice trip from Osceola, Iowa, over to Princeton, Il. along
Rt.34.  Beautiful drive.  We stopped in Bishop Hill (thanks for the heads
up, Nann)   http://www.bishophill.com /
where the first thing I spotted was the quilt shop.  Then we dropped by
the Bakery.  Lovely  little village; esp. beautiful right now w/ the glowing
foliage.  And more quilts.

  In Princeton, Old Times Quilters Heaven is still crowded w/ fabric; their
sale tables yielded some great bargains, $1, $2, $3 per yard
(no good fabric goes to waste).     http://www.oldtimes-quiltersheaven.com /
They've got fabric going back for years (decades); they haven't raised the
prices on the older bolts, so there are many good deals here.
And they have the original Jinny Beyer collection on the shelves!!  It looks
to be in good condition, too.

  Another quilt spotting was at Log Cabin Quilt shop in Lincoln, Il.
Appropriate name for a quilt shop in this little city.
 http://logcabinquiltshoplincoln.com /
The clerk working that day is a former art teacher from the high school;
perfect follow-up to her first career.

  After that, a load of wine from Alto Vineyards & a couple of bushels of
Illinois apples joined the pkgs from the quilt shops; it was a good
vacation.   ;-)

Ragmop/Sandy - not forgetting the other quilt shop in Princeton:
            http://www.quiltersgardenonline.com /
       my mom now lives across the street from this shop, which is quite
      similar to many quilt shops I've visited; Old Times on the north end
     of town is unique, a treasure cave of fabric ...

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Glad you discovered Old Times Quilters Heaven. It is truly a unique
place. It is the one place you can find the little extra bit of fabric
to match the leftovers in your stash. I am sure there is fabric in the
shop from 1970's because last time I was there maybe two years ago I
found some bicentennial fabric from 1976! But they keep getting the
new stuff. I can't remember that they had a sales area. That might be
something new. Where was the sales fabric in the store? Maybe it is
time for another field trip.


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And thanks to both of you for mentioning Bishop Hill! Mom was talking
about someplace she and her husband had been in Illinois that was a
Swedish or Norwegian community, but she couldn't remember the name. All
she could remember was that it was on their way to Kewanee.

I called and asked if it might have been Bishop Hill and yep, that was
it! So thanks for clearing up that mystery.

We drove through Lincoln earlier this month, but since I was in a car
with three non-quilters (although two probably would have been willing
to stop), I didn't do any quilt shop exploring. However, if we decide on
a little overnight trip sometime soon, it sounds like there are some
good possibilities if we head east.

Louise in Iowa

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   I've been a fan of Old Times Q.H. for more than 10 yrs.  They've
organized & cleaned it up some since last year; The Lacery is now in the
front, north-side corner of the shop.  The amount of fabric is truly
amazing.  New stuff, too.
   When I was a little kid the building was a hotel & coffee shop; we used
to go there for a snack, & always took a pkg of M&Ms home with us.  ;-)
It's about 4 blocks from our old house, so I'm rather fond of the idea of
shopping there.  The train station is across the street, another place
we hung around, watched the dinner train come in from Chicago on its way
to Des Moines.    

Back to the big quilt: a couple of lovely people at church started a
community garden project in the back acreage; it's been a huge success.
I rootled lots of garden, farming, veggie, fruit, birds & butterflies fabric
from my stash for a big, scrappy quilt for these precious people.


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