Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jane Stickle and Friends

2012 Sisters, Oregon
I've been wanting to do a post about my Jane Stickle Quilt. The two friends with me are Carol (From Canada) and Gabe,(from Australia)  who I met as we were all doing the Jane quilt. What a fun journey with a group of friends. There was 11 of us from the beginning and we have tried to get together here and there over the years.

In 1998 I met Janet in Arizona. She has since died of breast cancer.
I first met Carol in Sisters in 1999.

Lancaster, PA seemed to be a popular spot for us.



We even went so far as Chebeague Island, Maine!!

The talent of this small group of women quilters is extraordinary!




 We've made quilts to commemorate, births, deaths and sickness. We've had numerous block swaps, done round robins and row by rows.
We come from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and an assorment of political persuations.

I bet Jane Stickle had no idea what an impact her Civil War sampler quilt would make on women 150 years after making it!!


36 comments:

  1. What a great story. Quilting friends are the best.

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  2. I'll bet Jane could have had no idea of the friendships that would be made through her connection with quilting.

    That teacup quilt is darling too.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story!

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  4. Very timely post! I'm sitting here with my Dear Jane book. I'm thinking about English Paper Piecing my Dear Jane quilt, but I'm having a hard time getting started. I am finding it hard to estimate yardage for the quilt. It says 8 yards for the white, but that seems a bit much to have 8 more as half color for the rest of the quilt. Would you estimate how much yardage in total you used to make your quilt so I can get started? I am pretty new to quilting so estimating yardage at this point is a stickler for me. I am wanting to do my Dear Jane in Yellow, Orange, and Pink. With white of course as the background color. Still debating those color choices, but I havn't seen that combo on a Dear Jane yet, and we must be original sometimes.

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  5. This is what quilting is all about - the threads that connect like minded women together. What a wonderful post to read this morning!

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  6. Gosh Lori, this is a lovely post. Treasured quiltships.

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  7. What gorgeous quilts, and wonderful ladies!! I love your group of friendship!

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  8. What a sweet post and how lucky you are to have such great quilting friends!

    Good times and great memories:)

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  9. I can see that lasting friendships were made through the Jane quilt making process. What a wonderful life experience.

    A well written post today. I enjoyed reading it and seeing the quilt pictures.

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  10. How enjoyable to read about your connections and friendships garnered in the last few years inspired by a quilt made during the Civil War! I am sure Jane had no idea what she started! Nor the lady who did the Nearly Insane quilt and her neighbor....

    Thank you for the pictures and post - all great quilts.

    Judy

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  11. Incredible!! And what a lovely group of women...sew talented!! And Lori...you are looking mighty fine!!! Good for YOU!!
    P

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  12. Wonderful quilts and a heartwarming post. Handwork, sewing & creative sharing are marvelous vehicles for creating community & bringing the best out in people. I especially love that age, social standing, politics, even church & geography can all fall into the background as the best of people connect & create loving relationships. It was sad to read that one so young in your group passed from cancer, but I imagine your group had enriched her life & nurtured her spirit... And she yours. Thanks for sharing this post... I'll remember it fondly each time i see your header photos... Now I'll feel your Dear Jane, not just see it. Piece, b

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  13. Very cool to read about the connections you have made through this quilt, and the ongoing journey you have taken together.

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  14. Such a great chronology of a friendship! You could write a book! I love all the pictures, especially the one from Sisters this year...with your HAT. You look fabulous!!! And so skinny!!!

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  15. I'm sure Jane would be surprised at how many friendships were made through recreating her wonderful quilt? It looks like you have a fun group, and you will always share the connection of doing something great together! :)

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  16. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and pictures. The quilts are beautiful.

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  17. Heartwarming story! Such talented women!

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  18. A great story. I can't quite imagine what the quilting pioneers would have thought of the friendships forged during the re-making of the old quilts. And though only having been a quilter for a few years, I can't imagine my life now without my quilting friends, in town and around the globe.

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  19. What a wonderful story, Lori!! How truly endearing!!! And on a side note, you look amazing!! I swear you look younger in the most recent photo! :-)

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  20. Very inspirational! Your quilt is gorgeous and what wonderful friendships :o)

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  21. Thanks for sharing such a remarkable story of friendship and quilting. Jane's quilt
    Has certainly made an impact on so many women's lives. I'm sure she would be
    Surprised yet very pleased.

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  22. Heartwarming story of such wonderful friendships - wonderful quilts too!

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  23. Have all your buds finished there Dear Jane quilts? And how wonderful that you all get together! Amazing how quilting can bring people from all over together!

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  24. Wow, what an incredible journey to share with an incredible group of talented women! Inspiring

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  25. That's incredible Lori. Just think if none of us quilted were on earth would we have meet.

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  26. I really enjoyed reading of the connection you built with these women while you sewed such beautiful quilts. It's inspiring to see you as friends and quilters traveling to meet up. Heartwarming!

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  27. I think Jane would be very surprised at the worldwide friendships made because of her quilt.
    Some stunning quilts you and your friends have made!
    I would love to hear more about the Dear Janes each of your friends have made.
    I will get back to mine one day!

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  28. Am getting ready to begin my Dear Jane, oh boy! It's been on my wish list for a very long time. I wish I had a group of friends to quilt along with, not sure how to find them. Love your pictures and the lovely stories of friendship.

    I think going to the Sisters show would be a dream! Good for you!
    Joann in Annapolis

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    1. Hi Joann, how fun to be starting your journey with DJ! Have you joined the online list? This is a good way to find people in your area that may be working on the quilt as well. Check out your local quilt store and see if there is an interest in a DJ group. You have to look for opportunities, but they are there.

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  29. What a wonderful story! I am very touched by the talents of these ladies and he amazing quilts!

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  30. Awwww, Lori...I got kind of teary eyed reading your post. We've come a long way together, baby! Sharing SO many ups and downs together through over a decade. Quilting is a great common ground for all of us...a very talented group, as you say!
    Hugs, Jill

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  31. Amazing quilts by an amazing group of ladies! I'm relatively new to the world of quilt blogging. I really enjoy reading your posts!

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  32. That is so cool! It is wonderful to meet so many lovely people with a shared passion. I enjoyed the little quilt show too :0)

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  33. Wow, what a fun post! All the connections, friendships, and memories that went into your Dear Jane and make it the treasure that it is!

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  34. Lovely post Lori. You definitely meet some wonderful creative people when you start a Dear Jane quilt. Still meeting every month for about 10 years now!

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  35. What a lovely post! Quilting friends are just the best, aren't they? I'm sure Jane would be so pleased.

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