Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Quilt #AtoZChallenge #WordlessWednesday

 For today's A to Z Challenge, I am choosing a special quilt that is so fragile, it is only displayed, at the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont, for a brief time each year.

I am not a quilter, but I can imagine the excitement the quilting community experiences when the quilt comes out for display.

This quilt was made by Jane A. Blakely Stickle of Shaftbury, Vermont in 1863 and is titled "In War Time, 1863".  At the time of its creation, Jane Stickle was a widow, and was also apparently bedbound.

Here is the story of this quilt, and an explanation of why this quilt is so valued and so unusual in construction.  It is so admired that it even has its own website (sort of).  Google "Dear Jane Quilt" and you will get even more information.

(I apologize; this museum sign isn't too legible).

Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.

"Q" day for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.


  1. That is some monumental patience! Amazing.

  2. What a beautiful quilt. It is obviously made with lots of love and took a long time to make.

  3. ...stories are fun to learn.

  4. I want that quilts autograph :-)

    Have a quilttastic week 👍

  5. Beautiful and winning the money was a good thing too.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  6. This kind of creation is on my wish list.
    Impressive image and story! Thank you for all the shared details!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

  7. Words fail me. And that is saying something! ;)

  8. I love how quilts many times tell a story. Little did Jane know over 100 years later, we'd be looking over her beautiful masterpiece.

  9. The detail in that quilt is beyond amazing. It is truly a museum piece. My grandmother was a quilter and kept her frame suspended from her bedroom ceiling.

  10. That is quite cool. No one is a quilter in my family anymore. Kind of a dying art really, but I can appreciate this.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side | The A to Z of Conspiracy Theories

  11. Fascinating how she created this fascinating and historical quilt. Thanks!

  12. It is indeed a beautiful quilt ~ and what a story to go with it ~ Wow!

    Wishing you laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Sometimes we lose sight of how much work went into something...

  14. We don't have a tradition of quilts, but I really like them and I would like to know exactly how they are made.


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