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Greetings from Quaker Jane

... and welcome to my website where I share the openings, concerns, leadings and opportunities God has, in his great loving-kindness, provided to me. My name is Isabel, aka Quaker Jane. I am a Conservative Quaker who fellowships with Ohio Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, though I am not a member. I know that Christ has come to teach his people himself, experientially, personally, powerfully. I live with my husband Sebastian and daughter Tibbie in Colorado. Read about How I Became a (Bonnet-required) Plain-dressing Quaker. I also have a QuakerJane Facebook page.

Recent Additions and Updates

Plain Dress

  • Advice on Purchasing Custom-made Plain/Modest Dress Online
  • Advice on Fabrics for Home-sewing Plain and Modest Dresses
  • Foundation Garments for Plain and Modest Dress

Quaker Spirituality

  • Advices and Queries for Isolated Friends
  • "A Legacy, or Widow's Mite" (pdf) by Alice Hayes (1657-1720)

Spiritual Mentoring

  • For Those Seeking Solace, Longing for Peace
  • "Amity for the Troubled in Spirit" (pdf)

Plain Dress

  • Main page on plain dress
  • Main page on modest dress
  • Main page on plain modern
  • My plain dress witness
  • The evolution of my own plain dress style
  • Some photos of me in my plain maternity clothes
  • My answers/analysis of common criticisms of plain dress
  • Some examples of historical Quaker plain dress (women's)
  • Photographs of early twentieth century and mid-1800s plain Friends
  • Some photographs of modern plain dressing Quakers

What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

petting the goats Tibbie rides a pony Tibbie at school

Tibbie and I at a pioneer history park. She is wearing her lovely and useful "gardening" coat from Graceful Threads. Elizabeth has been a delight to work with and was even generous enough to design this little lavendar coat for me based on an example coat I sent. Tibbie is wearing her Slat Bonnet from Rachels' Seamstress Services. I am wearing a corded sunbonnet from Originals by Kay and a dress from Mennonite Bookstore Seamstress Service. (The dress is their maternity style, which I am wearing in these photos, but I am not currently expecting).

photo of fishing (no bait) feeding the goats


Jesus, the Light that Lighteth Every Man that Cometh into the World

Jesus will Light the way for thee, if thee will but Listen to what he is telling thee in thy heart. It isn't just thy conscience speaking. Sometimes, I am told to turn left rather than right, when neither choice is wrong in an ethical or moral sense. One or the other becomes wrong when it is contrary to God's wishes for me. When that becomes apparent, I yield. If thee can let Jesus guide thee in thy daily life, he may set thee free.
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quakers society of friends spirituality plain dress simplicity limiting your palette quaker meeting peace witness George Fox quakerism
quakers society of friends spirituality plain dress simplicity limiting your palette quaker meeting peace witness George Fox quakerism
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Epistle 235
1664

"Elshdy"

AND therefore all, and every one, from the Highest to the Lowest, let none take your Crown, but be Faithful, for the Lord's Ears are open to the Cries of his oppressed and afflicted Ones; he heareth the Groans and Cries, Day and Night, of them: And the Lord's Eye is open, and he sees all the Actions of Men, and Times and Seasons, are in His Hands, who is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, the Strong and All-Sufficient, Omnipotent God, Elshdy, who destroyeth the Destroyer, and ruineth him that would destroy and ruine all; . . ...

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Quaker Jane's
Recommended Reading


I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.


An Introduction to Conservative and Old Order Mennonite Groups




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(More Recommended Reading
on Amish and Mennonites . . .)