(I am totally knocked out to get an email from the O.E.D.)
The O.E.D. (Oxford English Dictionary)
is the world-wide standard for English word use.
Kate says they are looking to social media to identify words having to do with various hobbies, including quilting---Our jargon.
Here's her note:
I thought we could compile a list here in the comments. So do comment with suggestions. She said she is looking more for slang than for technical terms that she could find in books, magazines....
"Can you help the Oxford English Dictionary identify and record the words, phrases, and expressions unique to quilters and quilting? Words used by people when talking about a shared pastime can be little-known to outsiders, and are often interesting coinages with unique histories. As part of their hobby word appeal, Oxford English Dictionary editors [asked for] words and phrases unique to quilting. Of particular interest are slang words and phrases (as opposed to more technical terms) as these are much harder to trace in print and so are less likely to have come to the attention of dictionary editors."
So "Quilting By Checkbook" rather than "HST" I guess.
Sir James Murray in his Scriptorium full of paper slips with word usage information.
On the 23rd of July I'll send the list to Kate at https://public.oed.com/appeals/hobby-words/
Kate also says: Join the conversation on Twitter #hobbywords.
And while you are thinking up words watch the old Barbara Stanwyck/Gary Cooper movie Ball of Fire, about a project very much like this one. Lexicographers looking for slang hire burlesque dancer Sugarpuss O'Shea. It's one of the great screwball comedies (if you don't mind stereotypical cliches about ethnicity, class, intellectuals and gender).