Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jane Exhibit opens at VA Quilt Museum

We had such fun setting up the exhibit last week...
"A Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle".

32 Women have pieces in this exhibit.
Quilters of various ages and skill levels from all over Virginia gathered over 13 months to share 1 common bond... a deep affection for the Jane Stickle quilt and a passion to recreate it. There are full size quilts to view and a few smaller pieces which reflect how quilter's find Jane's quilt relevant to today. Each of the smaller items has a practical use and the quilter created it using Jane blocks as part of the design element of their work.

As curator, I gave a lecture at the Artists Reception this past Saturday.

While talking about the life of Jane Stickle and the details of her quilt....
(comprised of 5,602 pieces) I had the honor of sharing a quilt made by a former student, Jean Young.

The exhibit Opens today May 5th 2015 and will remain on display thru July 4th.

If you live in Virginia or plan to visit this Spring/Summer and would like to visit the museum click HERE for more information regarding their location and hours.

Another highlight for me this week.... my Jane Quilt is featured in the new Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Quilt Sampler magazine.

It's on page 11 in the magazine. Standing in front of my quilt is Angie Russell. She is a dedicated employee of Kelly Ann's Quilting. Kelly Ann was named and featured as having one of the top 10 Quilt Shops across the United States and Canada. For more pictures of Kelly Ann's Shop from the magazine click HERE.

every quilt tells a story.....


  1. A Dear Jane exhibit by Virginia quilters only is a good idea for the museum. It is always so interesting to see how each person creates the quilt. Colors and fabric design and quilting. Some in repro fabrics and some in modern look colors and style.

  2. Congrats on your wonderful exhibit! You've done a terrific job inspiring so many students to achieve this amazing accomplishment!

  3. Oh this will be such a beautiful quilt exhibit. Amazing work...hugs, Julierose

  4. This will be a wonderful quilt exhibit.
    Greetings, Manuela

  5. What a beautiful and inspiring quilt display. Every time I see a Dear Jane quilt it's mind boggling. Yours is truly beautiful in the bright contemporary colors and just think how many quilters will get to see it now that it's included in a photo in the Quilt Sampler magazine!

  6. Congratulations Doreen on this Amazing Dear Jane exhibit.
    How wonderful that you were the curator of this wonderful "A Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle".
    Also....... I am So happy for you that your Jane quilt was featured in the Quilt Sampler magazine . Everyone in the country will now be able to see your Amazing Dear Jane Quilt !!!

  7. Will definitely seek out a copy of Quilt Sampler! What a delight to see a quilt you made appear in its pages. And the Exhibit must be incredible considering the dedication each quilter made to complete their Dear Jane - add in the different color palettes too - Wow!!

  8. Doreen! How exciting! I wish I could attend. I, too, will look for the magazine so that I can enjoy it ....second hand. Congrats.

  9. Wow! I wish I was near, I would love to go through the exhibit. So exciting that your quilt is in Quilt Sampler...I must try to get a copy. Not that I am brave enough to take on a quilt of over 5,000 pieces but I can say I have a blog friend STAR! Seriously, congratulations Doreen.

  10. What a wonderful exhibit!! I am looking forward to seeing it. I did pickup a copy of,the magazine - fun to see your quilt and Kelly Ann's shop.

  11. I love the picture of your bright Dear Jane quilt. I had the magazine in
    my hand tonight, but did not thumb through it, or would have bought it!!
    Next trip out!! Looks like a great exhibit. Wish I was traveling that way

  12. Looking forward to going to the museum to see all the DJs. Plugging away to finish mine.

  13. How exciting and congratulations on having your quilt in the magazine!!! WOWZA, so Awesome!!! I have a small quilt, pink and browns of school houses with a Dear Jane block in each one-9 total blocks in the quilt. I love that Jane is there at school!!!

  14. Wow would I love being able to see this! I made the dear jane myself a couple of years ago. As a matter of fact I do Dear Jane classes in the Netherlands. I am about to finish one, just to start up another in september. I saw the original in Bennington last year and met up with Pam Weeks, curator of the Lowell Museum. She studied the original quilt and did some reseach too. Maybe one day I will be able to join you for your lecture on Jane. If you're ever in Holland please let me know. Besides forgot to tell, In september we will have a National Dear Jane Day in a Synagoge in Deventer, I will be doing some workshops, there will be about 30 janes on display, some lady will tell about the history, all in all it should be great fun. Enjoy your day, it is mothersday in Holland.

  15. Congratulations on having your quilt featured in the magazine! The exhibit sounds wonderful.


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