Jane E. HamiltonWhat more perfect gift for any of us to receive than the “Gift of Love.”  Quilting is a product of those gifts for me.  I am a Quilt Teacher, Designer and Lecturer who has come full circle.   

Beginning with exposure to handwork at an early age from two loving, talented grandmothers, I developed an ever-increasing interest in needlework and antiques.  Never one to have idle hands, I settled into quilting in 1981.  I continue to share and explore new techniques, while maintaining my love of the basic traditional foundation, by helping with vintage quilt documentations whenever possible.

My secondary education background provided the teaching base to share my talents with all of you. Today, I cherish being able to give back "The Gifts of Love", I have received, to other Quilters who have the same driving passion for this unique craft.  It is truly a thrill to lecture to, or teach at, a guild and share my treasures with the hope of giving you new creative inspirations! 

Personal Highlights, Previous Engagements
  • Instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School, Dec 2010
  • Mid-Appalachian Quilter's, Inc., Instructor - July 10-12, 2015; July 13-15, 2007
  • Winterthur Family Day for Quilts - April 2007
  • Quilter's Day Out - Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Venue - November 2006
  • Star Trek "97" - Girl Scout Teaching Venue
Quilt Highlights & Special Showings
  • Tactile Architecture International Exhibit - "Solitude in the Desert"
    2010 - 2011
  • Morgan Stanley Art Exhibit; West Chester, PA -
    "Cockatoo View"
  • Gallery Exhibit at Three Little Pigs; West Chester, PA -
  • Greater Chicago Quilt Exposition -
    "Be It Ever So Humble"
  • Winterthur Skybridge Exhibit - "I Do"
  • New Jersey Quilt Convention - "Bits & Pieces"
  • Quilter's Heritage Celebration - "View of Tulum"
  • NQA Judged Guild Shows -
    "A Ribbon Runs Thru It"; "Mirrored Zebras"
  • AQS Quilt Show, Paducah, KY -
    "Little Bird in the Window"
  • State Fairs - "Mirrored Zebras"
  • Delaware Museum of Natural History -
    "Little Bird in the Window"
  • New England Images "97" - "Little Bird in the Window"
Educational Background
  • Drexel University - Bachelor degree in Business Education
  • Villanova University - Master of the Arts
  • Celebrate the Day -
    Down Syndrome Day and Beautician Day)
  • Fiesta Quilts -
    Mexican Fiesta)
  • A Quilt Block Challenge Vintage Revisited - "Apron String - Ties that Bind"
  • Quilts With a View by Faye Lababaris -
    "Little Bird in the Window"
  • Heirloom Quilts from Old Tops -
    (Book Cover Quilt) - "Poppy's Whirligigs"
Private Commissions
  • "A Formal Affair" 2003 SBLI USA Gala Benefit
  • Private - 50th Wedding Anniversary Photo Quilt
Professional Organizations
  • American Quilter's Society
  • American Quilt Study Group
  • Brandywine Valley Quilt Guild
  • Calico Cutters Quilt Guild
  • Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc.
  • Quilt Professionals Network (Current President)
Past Lectures/Workshops
- Homemakers Quilt Guild, "Challenging Your Creativity Lecture", December 9, 2016
- Mountain Top Quilt Guild, Prescott, AZ; "Creative Labeling" Lecture, February 20, 2017
- Mountain Top Quilt Guild, Prescott, AZ; "Tres Ollas" Workshop, February 21, 2017
- Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Lewes, DE; Lecture TBD March 6, 2017.  Workshop TBD March 7, 2017.
- Love Apple Quilters, Cherry Hill, NJ;  "Challenging Your Creativity Lecture", March 14, 2017
- Centre Pieces Quilt Guild, State College, PA; "Challenging Your Creativity" Lecture, May 9, 2017
- Camaco Quilt Guild, Cape May, NJ; Trunk Show, May 10, 2017
- Camaco Quilt Guild, Cape May, NJ; "Simple Steps to Art Quilting" Workshop, May 11, 2017
- Flying Geese Quilt Guild, Bel Air, MD; Lecture TBD Mon. July 17, 2017.  Workshop TBD Tues. July 18 2017.
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