“Elm Creek Quilts: Gerda’s Collection” by Jennifer Chiaverini. 100% cotton woven fabric from Red Rooster Fabrics, 2003. Very Limited Quantities Available.
These historical reproduction fabrics are from the 1850s through the 1890s, covering the span of The Runaway Quilt, Jennifer’s fourth novel. Designing this collection challenged Jennifer and Anna Fishkin of Red Rooster Fabrics to research vintage fabric swatches for inspiration and historical accuracy. “I wanted the designs to be typical of those Gerda might have used,” Jennifer says, “but I also wanted them to evoke Gerda’s personality and the mood of Elm Creek Manor in its earliest years.” The resulting fabrics–dazzling florals, paisleys, fern stripes, leaves, and an exquisite portrait of Elm Creek Manor in rich, vibrant hues–will allow Jennifer’s legion of readers to recreate the quilts described in The Runaway Quilt, as well as inspire them to make new creations all their own.