HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

Three weeks and here we are again, and I am ready to post with an update on Jane’s Quilt. There is never really much to show in the way of progress, that is nothing changes with the pattern and it looks quite the same each time. The photo below is from last time. I started working on the dark blocks. Finished them and have moved the hoop 2 times now.

As you may remember this was a gifted quilt top pieced by Jane Rogers and given to me by her granddaughter Raeleen, Jane was the mother of one of my dearest and closest friends, Jeanine. Both Jane and Jeanine have passed on now but through this gift, my relationship with Realeen, I feel like they are both still with me. Going through some of her mother’s things recently, Raeleen came across something of Janes and sent it off to me. I thought it would be fun to highlight it in this posting. It is a mailing from a quilt guild that Jane belonged to.

The mailing is from 1984. This was a guild she had belonged too prior to moving to her/our home town to be near her daughter. We are like a guild, a group of hand quilters keeping this art alive and if there had been no internet invented, we just might be mailing out a monthly flyer to our members with news and updates and cute pattern ideas to fit the season.

As we honor and uphold this craft of old, let us remember and honor those who have come and gone, who taught us and inspired and sparked our flame to hand quilt. Jane Rogers was one of those woman. I have shared this photo before but here she is again. Perfect timing with the Christmas season upon us. I remember exactly where we were and why. It was a luncheon in honor of Jane. Jane is opening a Christmas birthday card. She had a Dec. 27th birthday.

There are some beautiful projects in works and I am off to check in with the others.

You can join me by clicking on the links below 🙂

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below. Enjoy visiting the other members of our group!

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy, and Cathie


18 thoughts on “HQAL: Jane’s Quilt Update

  1. Cathie J November 27, 2022 / 4:25 pm

    You are making great progress on this wonderful quilt full of memories. I love that quilt guild flyer.

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    • Sharon November 27, 2022 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you Cathie 🙂 It was such a wonderful surprise to get it!


  2. kathyreeves November 27, 2022 / 8:05 pm

    You must be getting close to a finish now Sharon! I enjoy your jaunts into the history behind these beauties!

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    • Sharon November 27, 2022 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks Kathy, I felt like I was closing in but then when I took a look at the bigger picture the other day – ugh – there’s so much more to go

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      • kathyreeves November 27, 2022 / 11:23 pm

        I had to focus on finishing a hoop at the end, and that helped me go a little faster. Hang in there!

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  3. Texas Quilter November 27, 2022 / 9:25 pm

    You are doing a fantastic job on Jane’s quilt! What blessed memories you have to hold on to Sharon! Hugs.

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  4. Deb November 28, 2022 / 3:14 am

    Janes quilt is as lovely as ever,and those bunny appliqué patterns are adorable. I loved the memory shared of a good friend.🥰

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    • Sharon November 28, 2022 / 4:38 pm

      Thanks Deb…the bunny pattern was cute, I just might try it out for Easter this year 🙂

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      • Deb December 1, 2022 / 12:12 pm

        That sounds like a good idea.


  5. claire93 November 28, 2022 / 6:29 pm

    such a hommage to Jane that you are finishing her hand-pieced work with your own hand-quilting.

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    • Sharon November 28, 2022 / 11:01 pm

      I am just so thankful to her granddaughter for sending me the gift of her top in the first place 🙂


  6. Susan Nixon November 30, 2022 / 2:43 am

    It doesn’t seem to change, but it is, and the weeks are flying by. One of these days, you’ll come to the last block, and maybe be surprised. =) What lovely memories you have of your friend and her mother. Mary Ellen Hopkins! That woman was a hoot! She’s the one who taught we should always use striped binding. =) Our California guild had her for a speaker and a teacher at our quilt show … gosh, I think that was before 2000!

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    • Sharon November 30, 2022 / 2:54 am

      Thanks for sharing about Mary Ellen – I love those inspirers


  7. raeleenjane December 1, 2022 / 10:47 pm

    That was beautiful . You are keeping them alive with your memories. Your a blessing to me Sharon .Love Raeleen

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    • Sharon December 3, 2022 / 1:51 am

      Ahhh thank you Raeleen and you are to me ~ hugs


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