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Thursday, June 27, 2013

2 Kites

I just posted two kites on my blog. One is not yet done. Both were started about a year ago. I must be the slowest Janiac on the planet! You can read more about them  here and here . . . but I'll warn you that tonight, even the blog postings are incomplete. I'm just trying to get the photos posted before the Dear Jane gathering at the Vermont Quilt Festival. The festival is all weekend. The special event is this Sunday at 11 AM. The festival also features 30 Dear Jane quilts in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Jane Stickle's quilt. Scroll down to see some info I pasted in here re: the exhibit....followed by details about the Sunday event.

Celebrating Jane Stickle

Thirty quilts made "In the manner of Jane A. Stickle" will celebrate the 150th anniversary of her 1863 Civil War sampler. The quilts are assembled by Brenda Papadakis, author of Dear Jane, The Two Hundred Twenty-five Patterns from the Jane A. Stickle Quilt. 
                         Dear Jane: detail by Chris White
Each quilt varies in color and design and reflects the maker's interpretation of Jane's quilt. You will be inspired to make your own after visiting this exhibit.
Curator: Brenda Papdakis, San Antonio, TX 

Jane's 150th Anniversary Reunion
Bring your Dear Jane or Dear Hannah quilts, blocks, notebooks and pictures to this special event with Brenda Papadakis. She will share some of her quilts and stories; in turn, share yours and how you came to Jane. Learn what's happening in the World of Janiacs. Free admission

Sunday, June 16, 2013


I have finally finished the last stitch on my Liberty Blue Baby Jane!!!! Here she is......
Blogged about here: 

Mind you - the journey is only half way - I plan to hand quilt it!!!
Must be mad!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

You may have seen this,

but if not, go to Dear Jane's 150th Anniversary in Nantes, France post.  Wonderful photos of DJs. Thank you, Paula for a fabulous post!

and also http://countrythreads.blogspot.com/2013/05/dear-jane-exhibition-and-talk-nantes.html

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Progress

I haven't been around here in a while so I figured I'd check in and show you all how far I've gotten.  I am 2 blocks away from finishing Row F.   I think about how scared I was to start my Journey and how horrible the first few blocks were, but now that I am this far, I am really addicted to working on this quilt.  It's pretty much all I work on now.  I am determined I am going to finish this by the end of this year if it's the last thing I do!  I don't want my Journey to take 15 years!  I just started in March I believe, I have done the math and I figured if I finish one row a week I could probably do it.  Here is a picture of my progress so far.  I use a virtual design wall to keep track of my blocks.

See you after I get more done!