|The Jane Stickle quilt was made during the American Civil War. She
signed her quilt "In War Time 1863." Jane created a masterpiece
consisting of 169 4.5" (approx.) square blocks surrounded by fifty-two
8"x5" triangles and four corner triangles. She pieced and appliquéd her
blocks giving a variety for the viewer to behold.
In the early 1990s Brenda Papadakis started this journey for us by
drafting the small intricate blocks and triangles. Today, 139 years
later, quilters are recreating the Jane Stickle quilt as their personal
statement of Joy and Friendship and sometimes Sorrow. Please visit the
Dear Jane Website. There you can
see a picture of the quilt with numerous links for tips, pictures, and
information regarding the Dear Jane Mail List.
I started my Dear Jane® journey on January 5, 2005.
I plan to do the trip-around-the-world (TATW) pattern like Jane's quilt,
but I plan to use a few more 'poison' greens, and indigo blues outside
the TATW pattern. As blocks and triangles are made, I will post
them to my web site. I'm participating in the BOW (block of the
week) and the TOW (triangle of the week), so hopefully we'll see regular
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy sharing my
DJ® journey. Please bookmark this site and return to see how my "Baby
Jane" is growing.