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From the Sea and Beyond:
The Textile Art of Rob Appell

Sun, surf, and quilts may seem like an unlikely combination, but not for Rob Appell, textile artist extraordinaire and former owner of the Cotton Ball quilt shop in Morro Bay, California. Rob, who specializes in quilted seascapes, brings the ocean world and its myriad creatures to life in glorious detail..

His unique quilts combine expert machine piecing, machine appliqué, machine embroidery, and machine quilting. Many of Rob's techniques can be found in his book, Making Waves: The Adventures of a Surf Quilter (self-published, 2010).

See the April/May 2013 issue to read the full article.