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JEEPERS...It's Jane!

80"w x 86"h

   Early in my quilting career, I joined a Dear Jane group.   They were constructing the traditional quilt made famous by Brenda Manges Papadakis. Although I enjoyed the camaraderie of the group I could not follow the original pattern.  So this is my contemporary version of a Dear Jane quilt! 

    The quilt has 380 blocks including: 114 Dear Jane blocks, 16 original arrow/fish blocks, 89 shaded solids of hand dyes and 158 background batik blocks, all 4.5" finished size.  Three larger blocks with detailed shading and applique comprise the center.   The machine appliques were satin stitched in place, then enhanced with 2-3 built in decorative stitches. There are a total of 2,887 pieces in the quilt top.  I freehand machine quilted it using 2,000+ yards of bright orange YLI Silk #100 thread.

    All work was done on my Bernina 440 home sewing machine.



  • Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2014

  • Feature article in Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, Nov 2013

  • Quilting with Machines Huron, OH, 2011, 3rd Place

  • Kaleidoscope of Quilts Toledo OH, 2011  2nd Place

  • NQA Columbus OH 2009, Viewer’s Choice

  • Pacific International Quilt Show Santa Clara CA, 2009, Best Interpretation of theme

  • IQA Houston TX 2010, Finalist

  • Indiana Heritage Quilt Show Bloomington, IN 2010

  • Kaieidoscope of Quilts Toledo, OH 2011, 2nd Place

  • Quilting with Machines 2011, 3rd Place

  • Zanesville Museum of Art 2013, cover photo member bulletin

  • NQA Quarterly magazine feature article 2009

  • IQA Quilt Festival Magazine 2011, featured

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JEEPERS was the featured background during a taping of Quilting Arts TV!  Episode 2608 &2707.  Here I am with Susan Brubaker Knapp during filming in March of 2020.

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