History of Dear Jane ® and My Journey

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 progress here. 

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.

Click here to view larger picture of Jane Sickle quilt!

Photograph by Ken Burris,Shelburne, VT, courtesy of the Bennington Museum and the Vermont Quilt Festival 


January 15, 2009
36 Blocks, 6 Triangles,
0 Corner Triangles, & 589 Pieces


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