... All About Rob


Rob Appell blends his love for the ocean with his work as a textile artist and designer. A few years back, Rob landed a job in his Mother's Quilt Shop "The Cotton Ball" in Morro Bay, California. It was at The Cotton Ball where Rob found a fondness for Hawaiian shirt making. Shirt scraps make beautiful quilts, and so does Rob. He learned to quilt by trial and error, and definitely brings a masculine touch to this age old tradition. Rob's quilts are 100%machine made and focus on applique work.

Now, After almost twenty years in the industry,

Rob designs Quilts for Michael Miller Fabrics, has authored a few books, countless quilt patterns including The Endangered Species Quilt Project, produced a few DVDs on his techniques, is inventing sewing and quilting tools, and services sewing machines in his studio in Morro Bay, California.

He is blessed to travel the world sharing his experiences and joy in quilt making and sewing machine technology.

Please contact Rob if you would like him to do a Trunk Show for your Quilt Guild or you need a pattern for one of his quilts.