The Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America was organized in 1994. Meetings are held four times each year in Boise, Idaho. For membership information, please visit For information about meetings, please contact Cheryl Russell-Griebenow, Idaho Regional Coordinator, at

The Jane Austen Quilt

Jane Austen Quilts Inspired by Her Novels
by Karen Gloeggler
A quilt made by Jane Austen, her sister Cassandra and their mother is displayed at Chawton Cottage in Chawton, England. JASNA-Idaho member Cheryl Neruda is making a quilt modeled on Austen's quilt, and Cheryl has graciously donated her quilt to JASNA-Idaho to be raffled at our December 6, 2014 tea.

The pattern for the quilt is from Jane Austen: Quilts Inspired by Her Novels, a book of patterns designed by quilter and JASNA member Karen Gloeggler.

The quilt measures 95"x95".  It is made from all cotton fabrics and cotton batting. The fabrics, many of which come from the Moda Fabrics Sentimental Journey line, are soft colors.  The quilting will be done by Barbara Silvester of Portland, Oregon.

Some of the fabrics, from the Moda Sentimental Journey line.
Cheryl Neruda has been quilting for 35 years. She has won awards for her creations and has taught sewing and quilting classes for many years. Cheryl serves on the board of Boise Basin Quilters Guild.

This quilt combines Cheryl's love of quilting and her love of Austen's works. We are thrilled to offer this beautiful quilt to Austen enthusiasts.  Raffle tickets are available now and will also be available at the tea.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

For more information about the raffle, please contact Carole Stokes, 208-344-5037 or
The squares are sashed with ivory fabric.

The border is made up of 1" square finished pieces.
The border squares are made up of a variety
of fabrics.
The large centerpiece is surrounded by sashing and 4" squares.

The Jane Austen Book Club

Tuesday, January 10 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, March 14 - Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, May 9 - Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods by Roy and Lesley Adkins (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room Boise)
Tuesday, July 11 - The Janeites by Rudyard Kipling (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, September 12 - Jane Austen's Letters edited by Deirdre LeFaye (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, November 14 - Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)

The Jane Austen Book Club meets six times each year to discuss books by, about and because of Jane Austen. For information about book club meetings, contact Monica Van Bussum at