If you love vintage quilts and admire how they contain an incredible variety of fabrics, this book is for you. Gather your quilting friends and create your own Quilt Club. Together you can make super scrappy quilts the easy way! Sharing quilt blocks with friends is like adding extra helpings of scrappiness and happiness to your next project.
Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robinson, owners of the pattern company Red Crinoline Quilts, are known for their stunning quilts that often replicate patterns from the 1800s. Their instructions are geared toward today's quilters, tools, and methods, so you can easily re-create the vintage look.
- Gain expert tips on setting up a block exchange so you and your friends can take advantage of everyone's fabric stashes.
- Make quilts with the help of your friends, or sew on your own. Instructions are suited to both options!
- Get ready to fill your home with spectacular scrap quilts reminiscent of days gone by.
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Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison met more than 20 years ago when they both moved to the same street in Katy, Texas. Paula taught quilting classes at the local quilt shop, and Mary Ellen was the devoted student. They quickly formed a friendship that went beyond their love of quilting and reproduction fabric to become Red Crinoline Quilts.
Paula began quilting in 1989 after moving to Dallas, Texas. Not knowing anyone, she decided to take her six-month-old daughter to the Dallas Quilt Show. Three days later, she was hooked. After discovering that hand piecing wasn't her thing, Paula visited a notions counter and purchased the tools she would need to cut out and piece her quilt tops. Once she completed her fourth top, she was asked to teach a class at a local quilt store. Her husband encouraged her to give it a shot, and the rest, as they say, is history. Paula taught in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for more than 25 years, and now travels throughout the US, teaching and lecturing at quilt guilds and local quilt shops.Visit Paula's website
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Mary Ellen Robison
Mary Ellen Robison and Paula Barnes met more than 20 years ago when they both moved to the same street in Katy, Texas. Paula taught quilting classes at the local quilt shop and Mary Ellen was the devoted student. They quickly formed a friendship that went beyond their love of quilting and reproduction fabric to become Red Crinoline Quilts.
Learning from her mom's expertise, Mary Ellen began sewing at the age of 12 and made most of her own clothes as she grew up. The year 1975 saw a resurgence in quilting due to the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration, so Mary Ellen made her first quilt, a baby quilt that defied almost all of the rules of quiltmaking. Fortunately, shortly after that initial attempt, Mary Ellen took her first quilt class and the spell was cast. Being a wife, mother of three, full-time school librarian, and seamstress for her three children took most of her time, but her love of quilting and fabric was always present. Relocating to Texas, meeting Paula, and discovering reproduction fabrics reignited Mary Ellen's enduring passion for quilts.Visit Mary Ellen's website
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