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. Most of his quilts bring the feel of artists Christian Lassen and Robert Wyland. Blending his fabrics from deep in the ocean to way up in the heavens, Rob's quilts are 100%machine made and focus on applique work.
Rob has designed a fabric lines for Free Spirit Fabrics and Telegraph Road Studios, as well as appeared on"Simply Quilts," "Uncommon Threads," and "Behind the Seams." He also has an extensive line of Quilt Patterns for his original designs and a New Book -
"Making Waves...The Adventures of a Surf Quilter."
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.