Nantes, France, April 23. – 28., celebrating the 150 anniversary of the original Dear Jane quilt, celebrating our love of thread, celebrating friendship!
More than 100 (114 ?) different Dear Jane quilts on display, it was a breath taking sight.
Unluckily, Brenda Papadakis, the author of the Dear Jane book, could not come, as she had broken a shoulder and was forbidden to travel by her doctors.
Since Brenda P. could not come, neither did the original Dear Jane quilt, finished by Jane Stickle in 1863, In War Time, during the Civil War in the United States.
The original quilt is in the Bennington Museum, Vermont. Here is a link to photos of the original.
We could not let the lack of Brenda P and The Quilt ruin the experience, could we?
Only one thing to do – get over the disappointment and have fun!
Check the birthday cake, made with BIG DJ blocks and triangles.
Enjoy – there is more to come, in later posts.
Els’ quilt was miniature – 2” blocks if I do not remember wrong.
Remember the DJ quilt I saw in New York last year ? Here it is a
Barbara’s lovely half size quilt – I am Impressed!
My head is spinning with new DJ ideas