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 the 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 "DEAR JANE" opens at our museum 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.
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
“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
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 - 4:00
Exhibit Opens: Celebrate the Day
Reception for A Virginia Tribute to "Dear Jane"
Curator Doreen Johnson presents A Tribute to Jane Stickle
May 5 – July 4 Exhibits Open:
-A Virginia Tribute to "Dear Jane"
-Celebrate the Day
-Civil War Era Quilts
May 19-May 31
Our Internet Auction: www.Benefitbidding.com
July 14-Oct. 4
Exhibit Opens: New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Carolina Lily
Botanicals of the Valley
20 Quilts for 20 Years
Seminar CIVIL WAR QUILTS: WHAT THE WOMEN LEFT BEHIND
Keynote Speaker: Lynne Z. Bassett
Homecoming of Botanical Album quilt
Stash Blast 10-2 P.M. at VQM
September 4 First Friday 5-8 P.M.
October 2 First Friday 5-8 P.M.
October 20-Nov 1
Internet Auction: www.Benefitbidding.com
October 13-Dec 19
Exhibit Opening: Caryl Bryer Fallert 30 Quilts for 30 Years
100 Years of Quilts: the Unger Family
Quilts by Charlottesville Area Quilt Guilds
October 24 Anniversary Celebration-Caryl Bryer Fallert
November 6 First Friday 5-8 P.M.
Annual Meeting at VQM 10:30A.M.
Holiday Tea program: Gloria Comstock