Going on a plane, a train, a bus or even a car journey where there’s just no room for quilting? You can still read about quilting.

Quilt Direct are pleased to stock this fabulous trilogy from Jodi Barrows. Three heart-warming stories following the lives of the Mailly women in the American West. Each character has a quilt stitched for them and Jodi’s love of quilting is evident. There is also an opportunity to buy the pattern book and make one of the fabulous quilts in the stories.

Quilting Novels

Leaving Riverton is the first in the series and sees Lucas Mailly faced with the difficult decision of moving his four granddaughters west to escape the Civil War.

Liz’s Mercantile Book.  It is 1856 and the Mailly women are in Fort Worth, Texas.  The Mailly Mercantile is run by the widow Elizabeth Bromont, the eldest of Lucas’s granddaughters. She is faced with the task of protecting her family. The hardships of the West bring heartache in numerous ways for the Mailly granddaughters.

Abby’s School House. Abigail Wilkes is the first teacher in Fort Worth, TX, and faces many challenges as she prepares for the coming year. Another beautifully told story featuring even more quilts.

Find out more about these great novels and their associated pattern books  using the ‘square in a square’  system of piecing. Throw away all the tradional quilting methods and step into a quilting world that is quick and exciting producing beautiful traditional quilts.


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