Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Jane Stickle Quilt In War Time 1868

Someone on the facebook group, Humble Quilts- (Click HERE if you want to join) mentioned they stopped by the Bennington Museum to see Jane Stickle's sampler quilt while it was still on display. 
One day I'd love to see it in person!
24 years ago (wow!) I started to make this amazing sampler with only a book that had line drawings. 


As you can see I still embraced the humble quilts way, just as Jane Stickle did and many quilters before us. 

This was the first and last time I made a scalloped border. I'm so glad I did!

One of the few quilts I made that does not have a pieced backing with a variety of prints.


 It took me one year to piece the top, machine pieced, hand appliqued, paper pieced when necessary, and 13 years to hand quilt it! 

I call mine a "Decade with Jane"

Thanks for joining me along memory lane.


If your guild is looking for a speaker/lecturer/trunk show please consider me. My favorite and most popular trunk show:

Reruns- Quilts Inspired by the Past
I have recreated many antique quilts, thankfully using modern technology and full lighting! The little quirks that I find in antique quilts are so charming. I couldn’t possibly bring home every antique that I fall in love with, so I am compelled to recreate my own. Being inspired by the quilters that have stitched before me, I know I will never run out of ideas. Reproducing these gems is the next best thing to owning the originals.

I start with reproduction quilts from 1940's and work my way back through time to 1820's reproduction quilts. 
I've booked my first in person guild meeting for 2022! I'm so excited to get together outside of Zoom! If your guild is using Zoom or another online platform I can present that way as well. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Let's make it a wonderful day!

16 comments:

  1. Your work looks beautiful to me, Lori. And I love the name--very clever.

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  2. I've always been amazed by the Dear Jane quilts. Your is just as beautiful as the original.

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  3. Dear Jane is one I will probably never make. Yours is beautiful. I'll ask my guild to check on a lecture.

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  4. I've got a pattern and that was my start on it! Ha! Seeing yours has tickled my "start it" bone. Maybe I'll start culling some fabrics ... In the meantime, I've started my HSTs for the Land That I Love QAL! You are so inspiring.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing closeups of your wonderful JS quilt! What a great accomplishment! It took me 17 years to finish my Baltimore Album quilt and I thought that was very unusual, but the more blogs and instagram posts I read, the more I find out that many quilters have one or two quilts that have taken them that long to finish - sometimes even longer!!!

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  6. Hi Lori! ??? for you. You mentioned starting with a book that had line drawings. How did the process evolve as you worked on your quilt? Was there a new book and/or pattern that started the current wave of "Dear Jane" samplers? Just curious about the continuing popularity and how folks are coming to this project. :)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. I hope you return to find my response as you are a no-reply commenter which means I have no email address to respond to.
      I think with the advent of online groups and facebook groups, people are more able to support each other and bounce ideas and techniques off each other and get the help needed to make the blocks. There has also been a CD produced with paper pieced patterns- I'm not sure what else the CD had. Specialty rulers and templates, especially for the triangles, made them so much easier to be accurate. Those are the advances I know about but never used, except the group support. A small online group made our quilts together. One was a retired math teacher and that was super helpful!

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    2. Not sure why this switched over? LOL I have a blog, (not as active as I'd like) But seems that I'm now no reply... :( thanks for the info... This is a beautiful pursuit! :)

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  7. Oh Lori, I do adore all the versions of Jane's quilt there are out there. Yours is beautiful too and how wonderful to have it finished. Amazing achievement.

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  8. Wow, this is great and what a decade+ "with Jane" - it's amazing. It's one of those things I've periodically thought of taking on... but haven't. I do admire the ones I see!

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  9. Your Dear Jane is beautiful, and you hand-quilted it! How cool is that?! Someday I would like to try tackling this pattern. We'll see!

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  10. What a fine accomplishment! I remember you working on thehand quilting all these years since I started following your blog in 2009/ 10 ish.

    btw the follow-it app works but is very slow. I read this book marked post Wednesday before noon. Followit just now, Thursday night, sent the memo. I set up Follow -It too. Better than nothing but slow.

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  11. What a fantastic achievement! I never even dared to start one!:)

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  12. Ohh the memories coming flooding back Lori as i look at your gorgeous DJ quilt. I can remember how shocked i was when i bought the book home... all excited to embark on this crazy new quilting adventure and then to discover there were no instructions just drawings of each block OMG!!! I was new to quilting and self taught but that wasn't going to deter me... i got stuck right in and i was determined to make it just as Jane Stickle did... all by hand. Call me crazy... many did LOL!!! I began by making plastic templates then halfway through the 169 blocks i switched to freezer paper, so much easier than plastic templates. It took almost 13 years to complete but i can honestly say it was a quilting journey of a lifetime... i learned so much and i wouldn't change a thing!! I'm still pinching myself that i saw the mother quilt back in 2018... it still gives me goosebumps!! Ohhh and btw i loved making the scalloped binding :)) hugs, Marian

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. This is such an amazing quilt and to think you did yours all by hand! Wonderful!

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  13. Ohh the memories coming flooding back Lori as i look at your gorgeous DJ quilt. I can remember how shocked i was when i bought the book home... all excited to embark on this crazy new quilting adventure and then to discover there were no instructions just drawings of each block OMG!!! I was new to quilting and self taught but that wasn't going to deter me... i got stuck right in and i was determined to make it just as Jane Stickle did... all by hand. Call me crazy... many did LOL!!! I began by making plastic templates then halfway through the 169 blocks i switched to freezer paper, so much easier than plastic templates. It took almost 13 years to complete but i can honestly say it was a quilting journey of a lifetime... i learned so much and i wouldn't change a thing!! I'm still pinching myself that i saw the mother quilt back in 2018... it still gives me goosebumps!! Ohhh and btw i loved making the scalloped binding :)) hugs, Marian

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