Project Description

Sampler Quilt, 1863
Jane A. Stickle (1817-1896)
Pieced cotton with linen backing

1863 Jane Stickle Quilt

Upcoming Special Exhibition
August 31 through October 14, 2019
Textile Gallery

The quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum from August 31 through October 14.  Brought to the museum over 80 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year due to the fragility of the fabric.  Quilters from around the country, and world, plan trips to the region during that time to see the 1863 quilt.  The Jane Stickle Quilt is comprised of 169 five-inch blocks, each in different patterns, containing a remarkable total of 5,602 pieces surrounded by a unique scalloped border.  The craftsmanship of the quilt has been mentioned in numerous quilting books, and is the topic of Dear Jane, The Two Hundred Twenty-Five Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt, by Brenda Papadakis.  The Jane Stickle Quilt can be viewed with regular museum admission.