In Time of Friendship is my variation of Dear Jane TM 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
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 http://www.dearjane.com 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.
THE FAMOUS SCALLOPS
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.