Dear Janer's Anonymous!
A Quilter is enticed by many vices, or inspirations as the case may be!
This is one of mine....The Infamous Dear Jane Quilt.
**Note** This is a reprint of a previous website post about my first Jane Stickle quilt adventure! My version was completed in 2003.
The original quilt was painstakingly created by Jane A. Stickle "In War Time" in 1863, and just as equally painstakingly re-drafted and recreated by Brenda M Papadakis,
I have been in love with this quilt (and in hate with it too at times...) since I first laid eyes on the quilt when it was hanging in Houston, long before Brenda published her book. However, it took some prodding from other quilters to join the dear-jane email list, order the book and actually start going on it.
from left to right:
Lori D, Maureen Orr E., Barb Cl., Bonnie H.(ME!), Nan P
Behind Lori's 169 assembled blocks
These are the first 8 rows of my quilt center...joined together with the black sashing and red cornerstones:
(And I still think it has too much brown...but I am leaving it since I had so many brown blocks done already!)
Now onto the hand quilting! (Watch this take me another 2 years...*LOL*)
2003: The quilting actually took 2 1/2 years, but it was done in time to be displayed in our guild show. The quilt now resides on one wall in my house!