Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Original Dear Jane

A friend of a friend was able to see the original Dear Jane quilt last Fall at the Bennington Museum in Vermont.  Because of its fragility they only bring it out for about a month every year.  My friend shared these pictures with me.
What I found fascinating is that Jane Stickle entered this quilt in the Bennington County Agricultural Fair in 1863 and won a prize for "Best Patched Quilt" and her prize money was $2.00!  Little did they know at the time that her quilt would inspire thousands of quilters throughout the world.

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