Urban Inspirations Quilt Show — 2009
2009 Raffle Quilt — Broadway Jane
Our 2009 Raffle Quilt made its first appearance at the June 7, 2008 guild meeting. Broadway Jane is our interpretation of the quilt made by Jane A. Stickle in 1863, and made famous by author Brenda Manges Papadakis via her book Dear Jane: The Two Hundred Twenty-Five Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt. Brenda's book was first published in 1996 and is now in its 16th printing.
This queen-size quilt (83"x83") consists of 169 four-inch-square unique and intricate blocks, and 52 border triangles. The patterns for the blocks and triangles come from Jane Stickle's original quilt. The vivid colors were chosen by the Empire Quilters' design committee. With this quilt we honor the traditions of quilters everywhere, and the colorful, complex, yet cohesive City of New York.
The reverse side of the quilt is also a piece of art utilizing the same vivid colors, and the same mix of traditional and comtemporary. ›› View the back of the quilt.
Celebrated author Brenda Papadakis drew the winning ticket on Sunday, March 22, 2009 in the Great Hall at Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.). Congratulations to Lillian Sideman of New York City!
Many members of Empire Quilters worked on the blocks in a great show of camaraderie and enthusiasm. Special thanks goes to the committee who made the packets and oversaw the project: Jennifer Bigelow, Alice Brody, Betty Chen, Anna Foss, Anna Krassy, Kitty Squire and Pamela Leonard Wexler, and to experts Judy Doenias, Barbara Feinstein, Emily Klainberg and Diane Rode Schneck for their advice and hours of work toward the finished project.
The quilting was generously donated by Little Red Quilt House in Connecticut. We are grateful for this expert service. The quilt photography was donated by Hamlin Rose Digital. A hearty Thank you to both of these faithful supporters of Empire Quilters in our missions of furthering the art of quilt making, and providing quilts and comfort to those in need around the greater New York City Area.
Patricia Decker is our guild graphic designer-extraordinaire! Patricia turns images and ideas into eye-catching, clear, concise and beautiful flyers, postcards, bookmarks, posters, advertisements and more! Her help and talents are invaluable (and greatly appreciated!).
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