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Dear Jane QuiltDear Jane who?

In 1863 during the Civil war, a woman named Jane A. Stickle decided to make a sampler quilt.
One hundred sixty-nine blocks, 52 triangles, 4 corner kites and 5602 pieces
later... she had a quilt that, to this day, still leaves quilters in awe.
Inspired by Brenda Papadakis's book Dear Jane: The Two Hundred
Twenty Five Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt in this software will
help you see how other quilters have made their own beautiful Dear Jane quilts
and even design your own on your computer screen. From there you can print
patterns for your quilts or the blocks, read sewing instructions, print quilt
labels, surf Dear Jane web sites and so much more. Design and learn with Dear Jane.
 

1. Use the Patterns
Don't sit there tracing, drafting and re-drafting the blocks yourself; print them out from Dear Jane!
This program includes all the block patterns to make the original sampler quilt, plus over 300
more! That's a total of over 550 patterns that can be printed in any size.
These blocks include:
 

169 centre blocks   - 194 centre block variations
(These blocks are for alternate piecing methods; you
choose whether you would rather do appliqué, rotary
cutting, or paper piecing!)
125 blocks not included in the original quilt
(log cabins, flying geese, stars, etc.)
4 corner kites
52 triangle blocks to create a simple scalloped border or the
complex scalloped border from the classic quilt and more
 

Color and print the blocks at any size.

2. Design Quilts

All of the powerful design features of Electric Quilt are  here!
 


Design your own quilt traditional or contemporary
Start with the classic 1863 Dear Jane quilt
Design one from scratch and choose your
blocks and fabrics

Use the Dear Jane Project Wizard to guide you through designing a new quilt
Choose a quilt layout from the "Layout Library," where quilts are pre sized to be king,
queen,  all the way down to place mat sizes - Unlimited borders in 23 different styles
including special kites and scallops not even found in EQ
New Recolour Tool works like magic.

3. Colour with Fabric
There are over 2,500 scanned fabrics in Dear Jane, and if those aren't enough, you can even scan
in and save your own fabrics! Check out the Fabric and Palette "Libraries" in Dear Jane to see the
many choices.

Fabric Library
                                                        Browse fabrics by color and find the shade you are looking for

Use any of the Dear Jane
look-alikes to make an
authentic Dear Jane with
lookalikes fabrics you may
find in stores

  Or, instead of getting fabrics one by one from the library, load an entire palette of coordinating
                         scanned fabrics with just a few clicks. There are 23 palettes in the Palette library ranging from:


1930's                                                                      Redwork
Scrappy                                                                   Batiks
Stained Glass                                                            Civil War fabrics
Tropical                                                                   Neutrals
and more...                                                                Plaids
                         You can even create and save your favourite or your own scanned fabrics as a group in the palette
                         library.

                         4. Print Patterns, Quilts, and Yardage Estimates
                         Print your own Dear Jane block patterns in any size, as blocks, templates, foundation patterns, or
                         rotary cutting charts. You can even print the blocks just as they appear in Brenda's Dear
                         Jane book! (Did we mention that you can print them in any size? Just because Jane's blocks
                         were all 4.50" by 4.50", doesn't mean your blocks need to be that size too.)

            Templates
                              Specify the size of seam allowance around each
                              patch. Move or delete unnecessary templates
                              before you print.
            Foundation Patterns
                              Dear Jane numbers each pattern, separating
                              units and adding seam allowance. Move or
                              delete unnecessary foundation pattern sections
                              before you print.

            Blocks
                              Print them as line drawings, in grey scale, in
                              color, as Brenda's patterns, or as quilting
                              stencils! Print off your favourite blocks as line
                              drawings and make quick colouring book pages
                              for children.
            Rotary Cutting Charts
                              Print rotary cutting charts for blocks in Dear
                              Jane.
            Quilts
                              Print your quilts as line drawings or coloured with fabrics.
            Fabric Yardage Estimates
                              Calculate yardage in inches or centimetres and print yardage charts.
                         5. Learn About Jane and Her Quilt
                         Read about Jane's life, see where the quilt is now and even zoom in to inspect the quilt close up.

                         6. Watch video interviews with Brenda Papadakis
                         Hear how Brenda fell in love with the quilt that changed her life.

                         7. Find block tips and project ideas
                         Read Brenda's sewing instructions for each block. Take a 12 -
                         Lesson Dear Jane class from Brenda as you make her small "In
                         the Manner of Jane" wallhanging, while learning the techniques to
                         construct all the sampler blocks. Make a Dear Jane "Table
                         Topper," start a row quilt with friends, and much, much more.

                         8. Chart your progress with "My Block Chart" and Certificates
                         To chart the progress of your quilt, you can fill "My Block Chart" with scans of your Dear Jane
                         blocks! Or if you don't have access to a scanner, print off a copy of the chart and put and "X"
                         through each block as you complete it. Print certificates of completion to mark the milestones on
                         your Jane Journey. Or surprise a Dear Jane friend with a certificate. There are nine certificates to
                         choose from, each in three styles.


9. Browse the stunning gallery of finished Dear Jane quilts
Making a quilt like Jane Stickler's or using many of the
blocks in her quilt is possible. See the inspiring finished Dear Jane quilts on
display in the EQ quilt gallery and in
ideas. There are over 60 quilts, many of which have
      close-ups of blocks, stitching, or quilt labels as well notes from the quilters themselves.
 

                         Dear Jane software includes an installation CD and 264 page user manual with full colour gallery
                         quilts, 7 lessons, as well as 'how to' instructions for program features.
Works with EQ4 upwards - but is Stand Alone Software

Price - £49.95  - Inc. UK Popstage and VAT


Secure ordering now available

I also have copies of the book by Brenda Papadakis for sale

Dear Jane Book
  £20.25 Inc. UK Postage

Technical Specification requirements:
Windows 98, ME, 2000 XP,Vista, 7, 8 & 8.1 or Windows 10
(Note - this software is not compatible with Windows 95 or NT)
 64MB Ram plus 575MB  Available hard disk space
Colour Monitor - capable of 800 x 600 resolution


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