woensdag 25 februari 2015

The power of Internet

Last saturday I spend the day in Friesland, 
one of our provinces in the North of the Netherlands. 
A province my dad was born in, 
and also a province of which he was very proud.
 My dad would tell me about Grote Pier,
 a Frisian Warrior who lived in the 1500!
 Anyhow it was the American Jane A. Sticklen of the 1800's
 who took me to Friesland, 
the land of my father, 
the land he loved,
last saturday.

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Jane Stickle, 
I have said her name so many times by now. 
Have told about her, time and time again,
Spoke of the time she lived in.
I have been so lucky to have been invited to tell others about her,
over and over again.  
And every single time when I step out of my own door
and step over new thresholds I do so with great pleasure. 
Last saturday I saw something in a Dear Jane Quilt I had not seen before.

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This broken coffee pot in one of the corners. 
I know for a fact that this is NOT in the original version. 
I was lucky enough to have visited the Bennington Museum last year!

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And in this lovely small museum I found myself 
up close and personal with Janes legacy!

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My sister and I sat infront of her for quite a while. 
Just imagine, a quilt, made by a lady we would otherwise never ever have heard of, 
and now we were watching her work. 
I loved it, loved her perfect imperfections. 
Loved her craftsmanship, 
her creativity and personally I loved it to see her mistakes too!
 It made her human!
It made her one of us,
just a quilter,
nothing more nothing less.

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I Loved it to see her choice of fabrics.
Fabrics that we can still buy, great reproductions, today!




I was truly amazed by the differences in the original quilt, 
and the quilt we patch today.
Not to mention the fact that in the original the sashings are 
sometimes left out all together.
Despite these differences there is no deconstructed coffee pot to be found!

Yesterday, all the way from the state of Washington the following message came from Sharyn Mallow Woerz;

Den Haan en Wagenmakers commissioned a quilt based on Jane Stickle’s using a full line of their fabric. The corner block was a deconstructed coffee pot. They sold posters of this modified DJ quilt in 2000.

I must admit that I have that very same poster!
I should take a proper look at it!

Thanks Sharyn, another mystery solved. 
Just wanted to share this new found information!
And because Sharyn provided me I thought to do it in english!

Take care,
Make today an amazing one!

Tot blogs,

Juud,

Remember; Better finished than perfect

12 opmerkingen:

Rya, Rotterdam zei

Opmerkelijk en fascinerend!

Brigitta Seinen-Boermans zei

Oh wat super dat nu bekend is waar de koffiepot vandaan komt. En dat een Australische ons moet vertellen dat wij Hollanders dat zelf bedacht hebben.Enig. Fijne dag vandaag. Groetjs, Brigitta

Else zei

Zal ik je wat vertellen ik heb die poster achter op de deur van mijn atelier hangen!! Stuur je zo een pm met foto.

Heerlijk blogje helemaal in mijn Sjaan straatje lol.

Fijne dag knuffel van mij

Wietskes Quilts zei

It is a wonderful story, just about the coffee pot.
Thank you Juud, for all your story's about Jane. It is a wonderful thought for us to be one of the quilters all over the world!!!!

kiss
Wietske

Yvonne zei

Zo zie je maar, er is steeds weer iets nieuws te ontdekken. Het Jane virus gaat nooit meer over denk ik......

Klaske zei

Leuk om te lezen. Mijn engels is niet super, maar ik geloof dat ik heb begrepen wat je op hebt geschreven :-)
En nu las ik bij de reactie van Sharyn over een Jane met 2 kanten? Wist niet dat die er ook waren..

qm zei

mooi verhaal te lezen waar de gebroken koffiepot vandaan komt.
toch fijn dat er mensen meedenken en delen.

Marina Brito de Campos zei

Die poster heb ik ook. Al jaren. Nooit goed bekeken. Nooit geweten dat er een Dear Jane is in sitsen. Heeft iemand die wel eens gezien? De naam van de maakster staat er bij. Kent iemand haar?

Marina Brito de Campos zei

Ik heb de naam van de maakster gegoogled: Rieke Bonting en dit heb ik gevonden:
Quiltmania, Le Magazine du Patchwork, Mars/Avril 2000 has a feature article about Den Haan & Wagenmaker’s quilt shop in Amsterdam. One of the quilts shown is the Dear Jane made by Rieke Bonting-Holter from Dutch reproduction fabrics made by Den Haan & Waganmaker. They made a poster of this quilt in 2000 to celebrate their twenty-five year anniversary. Many of us are fortunate to have a poster of this quilt. Since I know a bit of French, I can read this article une peu.
Ik zet het ook op facebook.

Marina Brito de Campos zei

Ik heb de naam van de maakster gegoogled: Rieke Bonting en dit heb ik gevonden:
Quiltmania, Le Magazine du Patchwork, Mars/Avril 2000 has a feature article about Den Haan & Wagenmaker’s quilt shop in Amsterdam. One of the quilts shown is the Dear Jane made by Rieke Bonting-Holter from Dutch reproduction fabrics made by Den Haan & Waganmaker. They made a poster of this quilt in 2000 to celebrate their twenty-five year anniversary. Many of us are fortunate to have a poster of this quilt. Since I know a bit of French, I can read this article une peu.
Ik zet het ook op facebook.

Ageeth Dorsman zei

What an amazing story about the broken coffee-pot, and that this Dutch origin had to be pointed out by an American lady... Loved to see the original Jane Stickle-masterpiece once again.
Kind regards, Ageeth

Carin Wijnand zei

De wereld is klein ;) heerlijk deze verhalen. Dank je wel Juud dat je ons er in meeneemt.