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Brenda M. Papadakis
Brenda Papadakis, who has been making quilts since 1975, especially enjoys drafting and designing. She saw a photo of Jane Stickle's 1863 quilt and became so enamored that she spent the next five years researching the life and times in which Jane lived. The book "Dear Jane" is the result of that labor. In 1997, Brenda retired, after teaching math for 25 years, to devote her time to lecturing and teaching, throughout the United States, Japan, and Holland, about Jane Stickle, the Civil War, and nineteenth-century history. Articles about the Dear Jane phenomenon have appeared in "McCall's Vintage Quilt Magazine," "Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts," and quilting magazines in Holland, Australia, Denmark, and Japan.