Virtual Events Hosted by JASNA Regional Chapters

This list is not exhaustive and is meant to highlight the variety of events offered by JASNA Regional Chapters. If you are a JASNA member and would like your Regional Chapter’s events/activities listed, please email You can also find out about Jane Austen events beyond JASNA groups.

Quilling Workshop 

JASNA North Carolina |  March 26, 2023  |  2:00 — 4:30 pm ET  |  Register now (for JASNA members only)

Join the JASNA North Carolina Region for a workshop with The Quilling Edge’s Carolyn Edge, who will show us the basics of quilling and walk participants through a project making the pineapple design shown here. 

The art of quilling has been around for a very long time, and, in Austen’s era, it was called “filigree,” which may be familiar to you from Sense and Sensibility. In the novel, Lucy Steele works on a filigree basket for Lady Middleton’s “poor little Annamaria.” For added insights on paper quilling and the world of Austen, you can check out this blog post from the Jane Austen Summer Program. Pineapples, in the Regency era, were symbols of wealth and colonialism; to learn more about this, check out this excellent article from Persuasions On-Line written by one of our upcoming speakers, Damianne Scott.

Learn more about the materials you’ll need–you may need to order items, so look soon!

Love in the Shrubbery: Austen’s Garden Legacy

JASNA Washington, DC |  April 23, 2023  |  4:00 — 5:30 pm ET  |  Register 

Like her heroines, Jane Austen loved a garden. This session, “Love in the Shrubbery: Austen’s Garden Legacy,” brings Georgian and Regency gardens to life with an illustrated tour of the Austen family gardens and the types of gardens that appear in Austen’s books. The roles gardens played in the lives and loves of Austen and her characters will also be explored. Attendees will receive a list of flowers grown at Chawton Cottage and some garden herbal recipes. 

The presentation will be given by Kim Wilson, author of At Home with Jane Austen, Tea with Jane Austen, and In the Garden with Jane Austen. She is also a past Regional Coordinator of the Wisconsin Region and one of JASNA’s Traveling Lecturers for 2022–23. She is at work on her next book, Entertaining Mr. Darcy.