@ 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. http://www.dearjane.com 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
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.
Here are a few of the quilts you could make with the wedge ruler tool.
Linda Garofalo, Workshops
Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of every month at:
Pacific Grove Community Center Directions
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.