What: Virtual Presentation (Zoom)* — The Jane A. Stickle Quilt
*There will be limited seating available at the Thompson-Kast Visitors Center at the Cobblestone Museum. Requests and pre-registration is required.
When: Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 7-8PM ET
More commonly referred to as the Dear Jane Quilt, this program is a must-see event for all Quilt Makers and Lovers of Quilts! Jane’s creatively unconventional design is novel from the smallest shape to the larger blocks and triangles — a fascinating arrangement of geometric patterns.
The Jane A. Stickle Quilt was made in the small town of Shaftsbury, Vermont and has inspired books, exhibits, and quilters all over the world. Made in 1863, during the Civil War, this amazing quilt includes 169 five-inch blocks, each in different patterns and fabric, containing a total of 5,602 pieces surrounded by a unique scalloped border. This illustrated talk will explore the history of the quilt and its maker. It will also use the quilt as a jumping off point to talk about diverse topics including female education, the Civil War, country fairs, disability, textile manufacture, poverty, and museum collecting.
Registration: $5 – $20 sliding scale fee. (A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants on March 29.)
Speaker: CALLIE RASPUZZI has been the Collections Manager at the Bennington Museum since 2004. Her job includes keeping track of the Museum’s tens of thousands of objects, photographs, rare books, and archival collections and ensuring that everything is properly cared and accounted for. She attended Colgate University and earned a master’s degree in museum studies from George Washington University.
Sponsored by: Tompkins Community Bank