We are proud to feature Mary Ellen Robison & Paula Barnes (formerly of Bonnie Blue Quilts) on the Jolly Jabber. As of April 1st Bonnie Blue Quilts changed their name to Red Crinoline Quilts. Today they are here to talk about their wonderful Freedom Rings Block of the Month featuring fabric from Marcus Brothers Fabrics.
new fabric collection
Fabrics named Freedom Rings.
in a previous
Marcus Fabrics decided
Q: What were your
creating this BOM?
in two different
Q: If time travel became possible, what year would you want to be in?
Mary Ellen - Wow, that’s a hard one. I could handle just about any time, but I would have to know that I
would have air conditioning and the basic creature comforts. I've always said I wouldn’t have
been a good pioneer woman. I could not have handled walking across the prairie knowing I was
still going to have to cook a meal over an open campfire and get up the next day and start all
Paula- Being a “Mad Men” addict I love the fashion of the late 50’s. I would love to visit just to
wear some of those styles.
Q: If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
Mary Ellen - That’s easy, Annette (after Annette Funicello). I begged my parents to let me change
my name, but as you can see I’m still Mary Ellen.
Paula - I always wanted to be a Candace. I also wanted blond hair. Oh and a little more height.
One can always wish….
Q: What was your favorite childhood TV show?
Mary Ellen - "The Mickey Mouse Club", but particularly the movies they did: “Corky and White
Shadow”, “Spin and Marty”, and anything with Annette Funicello in it.
Paula - Oddly enough, it was "Raw Hide". Just for the theme song. A close second was "Mr. Ed." followed by "My Favorite Martian" and "Lost in Space."
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