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
“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
July 4 Hours:
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 5-July 4 Exhibits Open:
-A Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle
-Celebrate the Day
-Civil War Era Quilts
July 5-July 14
July 15-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
Seperate Tickets available for Keynote Speaker: Lynne Z. Bassett on the 25th only
Homecoming of Botanical Album quilt