Red Crinoline Quilts (formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts) is an online quilt store specializing in Civil War reproduction designs from the 1800's. Mary Ellen Robison and Paula Barnes form the design team at Red Crinoline Quilts, creating original quilt patterns in fabrics designed by Paula. Together they've authored 3 books and collaborated on 2 other titles, all with Martingale.
With the Summer 2008 release of PAULA BARNES BASICS and BACKGROUNDS, Marcus introduced its first collection designed by the noted reproduction quilt specialist. The fabric line was a natural progression in a long-standing collaboration that has developed over the years between Marcus Fabrics and Paula, and she continues to create the perfect palettes that all of the reproduction fabrics quilters love to use.
Paula has 30+ years of teaching experience in Dallas and Houston quilt shops, and enjoys numerous distinctions and guild affiliations throughout the state of Texas.
Paula designs beautiful reproduction quilts, incorporating today's simplified quiltmaking tools and techniques. Paula's workshops and lectures include "Designing a Quilting Studio", "Exchange Quilts," among others.