Dear Jane Book
Dear Jane Book
Item #: O-DJBOOK
ISBN #: 978-1-68356-163-7
Immerse yourself in the story of Jane Stickle with the 25th anniversary edition of the Dear Jane book published by Martingale! Whether you have made the quilt or are ready to start your first block, there's something new in this book for you!
This new edition has updated designs, full-size illustrations of the blocks, and features 18 unique quilts—all influenced by Jane's 1863 geometric wonder. The author delves into history, women's rights, and the Civil War through her emotional letters to Jane A. Stickle. You're sure to draw inspiration from and have admiration for the collection Brenda has put together. Sewing instructions are not included.
If you'd like to print templates, rotary-cutting charts, or foundation patterns for the Dear Jane blocks, check out the Dear Jane add-on for EQ! The EQ add-on also includes 12 helpful lessons for making the blocks, sewing techniques, and tips for making each block. It has never been easier to make your own Dear Jane!
Calling all Janiacs!
“Everyone comes to Jane in their own time,” says author, Brenda Manges Papadakis. Your time is now! Connect with the global community of Janiacs and get started on your own Dear Jane masterpiece today!
Before the first edition of this book, a reproduction of the Dear Jane quilt had never been completed. Today, a plethora of information exists to help you make your own. Use this book as a guide to starting your Jane Journey using Brenda’s “bag of tricks” and get inspired by browsing all 5,602 historic pieces of the iconic quilt.
In 1863 during the Civil War, a woman named Jane A. Stickle decided to make a sampler quilt. 169 blocks, 52 triangles, 4 corner kites, and 5,602 pieces later… she had a quilt that, to this day, still leaves quilters in awe. Read more about Jane A. Stickle >
Jane’s quilt center was 13 rows by 13 columns. The Dear Jane blocks are known by letters (A-M) and numbers (1-13). Below is a close up of one of the corners. Notice Jane’s signature in the bottom-right!
Photo courtesy of the Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont
Book Details & Copyright
Page count: 160
Size: 8½” x 11″
Style: Softcover, perfect binding, full-color content
No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the publisher.
Browse the Gallery
See inspiring finished Dear Jane quilts on display in our Dear Jane quilt gallery.
About the Author
A class at the University of Tennessee, Southern Appalachian Folk Culture, was Brenda Manges Papadakis’ introduction to quiltmaking. After writing a research paper on quilting, Brenda knew she wanted to make a quilt.” Since the early nineteen seventies,” she says, ‘I’ve been doing just that. Most of all, I enjoy the drafting and designing.”This preference reflects Brenda’s background as a mathematician. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics Education, and an M.S. in Special Education, both from the University of Tennessee. A teacher for twenty-three years, she has taught a wide range of students, including the mentally challenged and those gifted in mathematics and science.
Brenda’s extensive teaching experience enhances her popular quilting classes, which she began in 1991. She specializes in Amish and Japanese quiltmaking and designs, as well as Baltimore Applique. Her quilt teaching credits include workshops in Japan, where she developed a group of Baby Jane enthusiasts. Her present relationship with Jane A. Blakely Stickle has resulted in a fascination for miniature patterns, and an abiding interest in women’s history.
Preview the Book
Preview the Book
Here are a few of the beautiful Dear Jane quilts you'll see in the book:
|Jane Stickle Sampler||Jane End of Rainbow||Patriot Jane|
|Dear Jane in Red||Jane's Jewels||Dear Jane Wordsmith|
|Baby Jane Blue||Rainbow Jane||
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