As a quilter I can honestly say that NO quilt has ever affected me as profoundly as the Jane Stickle quilt - completed back in 1863.
And I have Brenda Papadakis to thank for introducing me to this amazing quilt and it's skillfully talented quilter.
Completing this quilt was not just a feat of accomplishment for me - it was also a journey of discipline and self discovery.
All this made possible thru a book of patterns that Brenda published 17 years ago titled DEAR JANE.
Since it's origination - Dear Jane has been embraced by quilters around the world and this year there have been numerous global celebrations and events honoring the 150th Anniversary of the original Jane Stickle quilt.
Last night, Brenda's beloved husband passed away. It is with much love and admiration for Brenda and appreciation to her selfless dedication to preserving our quilting past that I ask you to please keep her and her family in your hearts and prayers during this very difficult time of loss!