Wondering how Froncie came to have such a famous quilt in her possession? Well, she just so happens to be a licenced pattern maker for the Shelburne Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum. What does this mean? you ask. Well it means that Froncie's job is to work up close and personal with the quilts in those museum collections. She then writes patterns to reproduce those quilts to the exact detail. She also makes a sample of each quilt to show. Usually a little smaller than the original. Tough job huh?
She is an absolute authority on these quilts and their makers. Her pattern company is called Hoopla Patterns. The patterns are written with directions for today's quiltmaker as well as historical directions. You can find more about Froncie and her patterns at http://www.hooplapatterns.com/ . Below are some of the gorgeous samples she brought to share with us.