Jennifer Chiaverini’s many readers have been enchanted by Elm Creek Quilt Camp, where women gather each year for quilting, friendship, and fun. The third novel in the Elm Creek Quilts series introduced the Cross-Country Quilters, a group of far-flung friends who pledge to complete a “challenge quilt” — symbolic of each woman’s personal goals — in one year’s time. Now Red Rooster Fabrics offers The Cross-Country Quilters’ Collection, beautiful autumnal fabrics that evoke the spirit of these beloved characters. The autumn leaf signature fabric was inspired by the challenge fabric that figures so prominently in the novel. Other prints are inspired by specific characters: the swirling wind design for Megan, an aerospace engineer; stars for Julia, an acclaimed actress; a geometric print for Grace, a quilt artist and museum curator; twining branches for Vinnie, who cherishes her family tree; and scattered leaves for Donna. The versatile prints and rich hues of Jennifer Chiaverini’s third fabric line are sure to become welcome additions to every quilter’s fabric stash.
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