My Dear Jane

Dear Jane by Linda Franz

In Time of Friendship is my variation of Dear Jane™ from the book by Brenda Papadakis.

AQS Quilt Show Paducah April 2000
First Place Traditional Pieced Quilts

Vermont Quilt Festival July 1999
Best in Show, First Place

Naples Quilt Show February 1999
Judge’s Recognition, Viewer’s Choice, First Place

My Dear Jane

This quilt is an original design, hand pieced and hand quilted between January 28, 1998 and January 25, 1999. It was inspired by the 1863 quilt “In War Time” by Jane A. Stickle and the Dear Jane book about it by Brenda Manges Papadakis.

My dear friend Mary introduced me to hand piecing and to the worldwide Internet group of quilters at where I found friendship and encouragement and advice.

Thank you, Mary!

Every seam was done by hand except the first stitching to attach the scalloped binding. I worked to a schedule in December and January so I could have the quilt finished for our Naples Quilt Show and to show to Brenda Papadakis when I met her for the first time in February. It was wonderful to have three ribbons, especially Viewer’s Choice.

In Time of Friendship was also displayed in the Vermont Quilt Festival July 16-18, 1999. It was awarded a First Place Ribbon Traditional Pieced Quilts and Best in Show from Outside of the U.S.A. and Best in Show.

Mary Hawke's award-winning quilt with scallops

Mary Hawke in New Zealand sent me this photo of her award-winning Dear Jane TM quilt!

“I wanted to send this photo to you as I am sure your very clear instructions for scallops on Dear Jane helped me to win Best of Show at our annual Festival of Quilts in Auckland New Zealand. I never dreamed that one day I would win. Thank you once again for your very clear instructions.” 

Congratulations, Mary! Thank you very much for letting me feature your quilt online. You are an inspiration!

The Scalloped Binding on my Dear Jane


Please note: The old Geocities site with tips and techniques, photos of blocks and triangles and photos of DJ gatherings  was closed because the software that created it does not work on Windows XP.

The instructions for scallops and my quilting designs are included in Quilted Diamonds.