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Speaker: Laura Fraga

Phenomenon of Dear Jane
Monday, January 7, 2019

@ 7:00 PM


I have cherished childhood memories of watching my Abuelita, my father’s mother, hand quilt traditional quilts with her church group. That inspired me to learn different domestic crafts as I grew up. After taking cake decorating, crochet, needlepoint and tole painting lessons, I found my niche in 1990 after taking my first quilting class.

Once I mastered the basics, I defined two great passions: hand appliqué and making “Dear Jane” quilts. Dear Jane is a quilt that Jane Stickle completed in 1863 during the Civil War. Brenda Papadakis discovered it at the Bennington Museum in Vermont and introduced it to the world in 1996. I have been a Janiac (rhymes with maniac, you get the picture) since 2000. To date I have completed five Dear Jane quilts of different sizes and helped numerous other quilters with their Dear Jane journeys.

I was excited when my quilts began winning blue ribbons in national shows. My most gratifying moment was when I was told by a friend of mine, who was a docent at our guild quilt show, that one spectator could not believe my featured quilt was hand appliquéd and not a cheater panel. My friend had to show her the near invisible stitches that I take pride in.

Sharing my passion of quilting through speaking and teaching is very rewarding to me. I hope you will be excited to learn about the history of Dear Jane quilts.

Phyllis Martin, Program, 949-243-6511

Next Workshop

Kathy Doughty Workshop

Kathy Doughty

March 30 & 31, 2019

The Modern Wedge

This is going to be a wonderful workshop. I thought you might like to know a few of her books that contain the Modern Wedge quilt. They are a great addition to your quilting library and can be found at Back Porch and of course Amazon.

Book Titles:

  1. Adding Layers, Color, Design, and Imagination
  2. Making Quilts
  3. Mixing Quilt Elements

Here are a few of the quilts you could make with the wedge ruler tool.

Kathy Doughty quilt 2

Kathy Doughty quilt 1

Kathy Doughty quilt 3

Linda Garofalo, Workshops
email, 415-444-6142

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  • Check or cash for workshops and raffle tickets
  • Name tag
  • Community quilts
  • Library books (closed September & December)
  • UFOs (none in September & December)
  • Block of the Month (none in January)
  • Pen and calendar to volunteer


Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of every month at:
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515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.


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