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Jane Stickle Exhibit

In 1863 Jane Stickle of Vermont created a quilt masterpiece, composed of 225 different blocks. More than 150 years later, quilt designer Brenda Papadakis redrafted Stickle's quilt so that modern quilt makers could reproduce it. Papadakis published her patterns in a book written in narrative style addressed to the maker. The quilts became known by the name of the book "Dear Jane." One of Papadakis' followers, Doreen Johnson, fell in love with the Stickle quilt and began teaching Modern Janes around Virginia to make the quilt based on Brenda’s patterns. Recognizing what an ambitious task this is to do by hand, Johnson has curated an exhibit of more than 30  "Baby Janes" done by Virginians. The exhibit A VIRGINIA TRIBUTE TO JANE opens May 5. A pre-opening event and reception on May 2 will feature Doreen Johnson who will present A TRIBUTE TO JANE STICKLE program for us.

Museum opens at 1:00 pm, May 2, with program at 1:30 pm. Meet the Artists Reception and book signing 3:00 - 4:00pm. Reservations required. Event is free.

A Virginia Tribute to "Dear Jane"

Curated by Doreen Johnson


"Celebrate the Day"

Curated by Shannon Shirley


"New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Carolina Lily"

A challenge exhibit on loan from the National Quilt Museum.


"Botanicals of the Valley"

A lovely exhibit of some of Virginia's beautiful antique floral quilts.


"Caryl Bryer Fallert's 30 Quilts for 30 Years"

Celebrating Caryl Bryer Fallert's 30 years making extraordinary quilts.


"100 Years of Quilts: the Unger Family"

Curated by Pamela Pampe


"Quilts of Charlottesville's Area Quilt Guilds"

Curated by Janet Saulsbury

2015 Raffle Quilt

Civil War Tribute,” made by the Cabin Branch Quilters

Pattern by Homestead Hearth

Click here for more information and to buy your tickets.

Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 540-433-3818


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 - 4:00

April 7

Exhibit Opens: Celebrate the Day


May 2                          

Reception for A Virginia Tribute to  Jane Stickle  

Curator Doreen Johnson 

presents A Tribute to Jane Stickle


May 5 – July 4                Exhibits Open: 

-A Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle

-Celebrate the Day

-Civil War Era Quilts



May 19-May 31      

Our Internet Auction: 


July 14-Oct. 4     

Exhibit Opens: New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Carolina Lily

Botanicals of the Valley 

20 Quilts for 20 Years       


July 24-25                 


Keynote Speaker:  Lynne Z. Bassett 

Homecoming of Botanical Album quilt

Click here for more information about the Seminar



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