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• One of the first quilting styles brought to America by immigrants was that of the elegant wholecloth quilt. The beauty of these solid white or colored quilts comes from elaborate, closely quilted designs that bring texture and shadows to the quilt. • What’s the truth about quilting bees? As usual, the truth has been romanticized. Old books and stories tell of neighbors all being invited to a “quilting.” The women would quilt all day, perhaps taking turns around the frame while others cooked up the grand meal that would be served to the men folk that evening. Then it was a time for singing, dancing and courting among young people. • Although quilting bees did occur, it is hard to get the facts beyond the idealized image. Fiction written in the mid-19th century puts such parties as early as 1800, but it is more likely they began to occur later in the century. • Many a “quilting” session included only women helping a friend or neighbor finish a quilt. Such a gathering would be a great way for women to get together to socialize. Women could share family news, exchange recipes, give childrearing tips and in general, support each other. It has been said that next to church going, quilting bees were the primary contact for women. • In isolated regions, pioneer women coming together to quilt helped them overcome the loneliness that so many of them experienced. • Many quilters found inspiration from the one book that almost every 19th century family had in its possession, the Bible. There are many block patterns that have their roots in Biblical stories and themes – “Balm of Gilead” and “King Solomon’s Temple” to name a few. But one of the most popular was the “Rose of Sharon,” which used the colors red, green and white, and was frequently used on quilts given as gifts to brides. • The most essential piece of equipment for hand quilting was the quilting frame, which consisted of four pieces of wood. Two strips long enough to hold the shortest width of a quilt would have heavy cloth attached along the length. The ends of the quilt would be basted or pinned to this cloth. The other two pieces of wood would hold the first two apart so that the ends of the quilt could be rolled up, leaving a tight section for the quilters to do their stitching. When one section was completed, the quilt could be rolled again, making a new section available for quilting.

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Are some rooms in your house cooler than others during the winter? Do your feet get particularly cold when you’re in a room located over a crawl space? Insulation can help. Experts say all open cavities of walls, floors and ceilings adjacent to living spaces should be insulated. Insulation not only reduces your utility bills by saving energy, but it also makes your house more comfortable by helping maintain an even temperature. It also increases the resale value of your home while reducing external noise by acting as a buffer. Additionally, properly installed insulation can reduce the growth of molds and mildew that can cause serious health problems. Insulation is manufactured from all different types of materials. Most common are fiberglass, polyester and wood, but there is also plastic from recycled milk cartons and straw. Each is regulated and rated by R-values. The higher the R-value, the better the insulating properties. Generally speaking, in the Midwest the roof should be insulated with R-values between R-40 and R-50, walls above grade between R-20 and R-30, and basement walls with R-10. In most homes, the highest heat loss occurs through the attic. Attic insulation should have a minimum value of R-40. Install a vapor barrier between the insulation and ceiling to restrict moisture. Several factors can determine how much insulation your home needs—the climate where you reside, the structure of your home and the type of furnace or air conditioning unit you use. You might consider getting an energy audit of your home to determine where the weak points are located. Some utility companies offer free audits. You can also check with your state energy office for insulation recommendations or go online at www.eren.doe.gov for all kinds of energy-efficient information. Keep your heating equipment serviced and maintained regularly for top performance. If you need new equipment, purchase an energy-efficient model. It may cost more upfront, but you’ll make up for that by paying less to the utility company. Weatherizing your home, sealing air leaks most often caused by shiftng and settling overtime, can also prevent heat loss during winter. Most often, these leaks occur where two different building materials meet. Some of the most common areas include: narrow spaces around roof flashing, vents and pipes where air can travel, cracks in bricks or foundation walls, and gaps where the foundation wall meets the siding and around door frames. Two 1/8" gaps can let in as much cold air as a window left open 6" all winter. Imagine how much money that would cost you. Inspect the exterior of your home carefully from different angles to spot cracks and gaps. Then use caulking or weather-stripping to seal them. Water heaters are the second-largest energy users in the home. Experts recommend insulating an older water heater or purchasing an energy-efficient model. Buying an energy-efficient water heater can be expensive, but in the long run, it will cost less to operate. Additionally, insulating hot water pipes with half-inch foam or pipe tape can save $25 annually.

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4th Quarter 2010 Week 43 “Use a make-up table with everything close atFormerly hand and don’t rush; of St. Luke’s Audiology Department otherwise, you’ll look like a OCTOBER IS Evaluations • Hearing patchwork quilt.” – Lucille Cheryl EarlyKoester, settlers MS/CCC-A Daniel Hansen, Au.D. • Hearing Aid Sales Ball & Service This word means: NATIONAL ROLLER SKATING Licensed Audiologist Doctor of Audiology • Audiological Diagnostic Testing • Quality • Integrity • Affordability MONTH (US)

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Point Road NE, Cedar Rapids (319) 393-5646

MAGIC MAZE

Eminem 10/17/1972 George C. Scott 10/18/1927 1. Early 18th century LeCarre 10/19/1931 2. The quilt top, a John batting or Tom Petty 10/20/1950 lining and a backing. Carrie Fisher 10/21/1956 Jeff Goldblum 10/22/1952 Dwight Yoakam 10/23/1956 HOCUS-FOCUS

urred from 1775 to the mid 1800s, but excellent nt. Michael James and Nancy Crow, for example, are

1. 14th century 2. 1704 3. The Amish 4. Kentucky (The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Association)

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