Thursday, June 07, 2018


This is a Throwback Thursday post, quilts we have made before our blogging days. I am linking up with Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon-mmm quilts. 

I can't find that I blogged about my Dear Jane Quilt.   I started it in 1997, 3 years after I began quilting, and finished it in 2003.  I would do rows of blocks, and then put it away for long stretches.  Then I would get excited again about it and start working on it again. 

Jane Stickle was the woman who made this quilt during the Civil War, in 1863 and finished her quilt in 1868.  The quilt hangs in the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont.    Brenda Manages Papdakis became fascinated with the quilt after she saw the quilt in the "Book Plain and Fancy:  Vermont's People and Their Quilts as a Reflection of America" by Deanna Bister and Richard Cleaveland.  Brenda began drafting the blocks from the photos in Plain and Fancy and ended up writing the book "Dear Jane, the Two Hundred, Twenty-Five patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt"

My quilt  was a  combination of applique, paper pieced and pieced.  It was hand quilted by a woman named Carol Morris.  It is composed entirely of Civil War reproduction fabrics.  I did not use the same one twice.  I still have A LOT of these fabrics left.  Anyway this is my quilt: 

I'll be linking up with MMM Quilts.


Karrin Hurd said...

This is a work-around to Blogger not notifying me of comments.. Hopefully this will allow me to reply to comments.

JanineMarie said...

I have always found this quilt fascinating and am in awe of anyone who has completed it. It is just beautiful. What a sense of accomplishment you must have. I am having the same issues with Blogger that you are having and on top it all I also now seem to be a no-reply Blogger. I’m not sure how to fix it as the option doesn’t seem to be there anymore. So, no need to reply to me unless there has been a magical fix today that you want me to know about. :)

Cozy Quilts by Linda said...

I agree with JanineMarie....I'm in awe of anyone who could complete a Dear Jane. Congratulations. It's lovely. I can only imagine the hours that went into it. Six years doesn't seem so long when this is the beautiful outcome.

piecefulwendy said...

This is an amazing quilt! I agree with the others, completing a Dear Jean is worthy of many pats on the back! A friend of mine is working on one (all EPP, I think) and those blocks are so tiny!! Thanks for sharing this!

Sandra Walker said...

I, too, have always had a 'thing' for a Dear Jane quilt...the fact that you didn't repeat ONE fabric??? Almost as AWE-inspiring! And YES! on getting it hand-quilted! Thanks for linking this you use it or is it just for show?

Susan said...

I've always loved your quilt, without ever wanting to make it myself. Yours and I think it was Lori DeJarnatt's were so beautiful, I thought.