Flower Mound Design Studio

Quilts and Clothing by

Barbara Oliver Hartman

In 1989, after almost a decade as a quiltmaker, I ventured into the pattern business. Although I have lived in Texas for over 20 years, my roots are in the desert of Arizona. It was interesting to see through my fir6t years in quiltmaking that 60 many things that I disliked or was disinterested in as a child became a central influence in my early work. My mother was a dressmaker and owned a small company that made "Squaw Dresses" which is the forerunner of the "broomstick skirt". She tried with all her might to interest me in sewing, fabrics, etc,. to no avail. I hated all of it. Also, I do not remember thinking about the beauty of the desert southwest, the colors of nature or about the Native American culture and the beauty of their art. When I came to quiltmaking, those were some of the first images that called to me. For all of Mom's efforts that she had deemed a failure many years ago, the light did shine through. It is amazing to me how much stored knowledge I had about fabric and sewing in general. It must have been meant to be that I would come to this place and rediscover the steps I took in childhood. The patterns offered here began in that place.


Santa Fe Style

In Santa Fe Style twelve Southwestern style blocks come together to give you an exciting quilt. The 12 inch blocks are set off with a 2 inch sashing and finished with a wonderful wide border. Finished size 68" x 82"

#101 Price $8.00


Navajo is a dramatic design for the popular Southwestern look. This quilt is all pieced and constructed in five sections. There are only 3 templates. All the rest is cut with a rotary cutter. Finished size 72" x 72"

#102 Price $7.00

Taos Traditions

Taos Tradition is a striking design in two exciting versions. One features a dramatic medalion style quilt with a classic border that is reminiscent of a Navajo rug and a second version that makes a quilt set in blocks, accented by sashing. Finished size 72" x 88" or 70" x 82"

#111 Price $8.00

Storm Spirit

Storm Spirit is an exciting design fashioned after the "storm pattern" often seen in many of the popular Southwestern style rugs. All pieced, three templates. Finished size 72" x 88"

#112 Price $7.00


Yavapai is a colorful wallhanging in the great Western tradition which expresses images often seen on Native American rugs and pottery. Finished size 44" x 58". Can be made larger by adding borders from Santa Fe Style and More Santa Fe Style.

#121 Price $7.00

More Santa Fe Style

More Santa Fe Style is the latest offering and features twelve new blocks and a strong graphic border. This sensational quilt is all pieced and easy to sew. Finished size 68" x 82".

#141 Price $8.00

Quick 'n Easy Dressing

Quick 'n Easy Dressing is a loose-fitting, (< drop waist dress with a soft pleated skirt. This dress can be made from one fabric or color blocked using several fabrics. Directions I are given for log cabin and nine-patch versions.

Petite to XX-Large.

#132 Price $8.00

Town 'n Country Dressing

Town 'n Country Dressing is a simple Two-piece ensamble that features two versions. The top is middy or tunic length, and the skirt sports a comfortable and flattering drop waist with elastic. No zippers or buttons needed. Sizes petite to XX-Large.

# 151 Price $8.00

Ranch Dressing

The Ranch Dressing series began to reflect, not only our new, more casual lifestyles, but to show that country clothing is now combined with the Southwest style and has emerged in a new, more classic look. Denim, plaid and hand-dyed fabrics complete this new look and bring these fashions into the 90'5 and beyond.

Now is the time to try something new, whether you are going to work, a casual dinner with friends, or a Garth Brooks concert, the perfect outfit can be found.

Santa Fe Skirt

The Santa Fe Skirt, too is a pattern for the classic three-tiered, broomstick" skirt that has long been a favorite. Three views are featured including the stunning, all Seminole pieced skirt. All sizes.

#131 PRICE $7.00

Lone Star Skirt

The tradition of quilts and the great spirit of the Southwest come together in the Lone Star Skirt. This skirt can be made using simple strip piecing techniques. Complete instructions are included. All Sizes

#133 Price $7.00

Wrap Skirt

The Wrap Skirt is an easy and very flattering garment that will be a welcome addition to your wardrobe. Make one and you will want several. This pattern shows five versions with two lengths and can be customized to fit any figure. Instruction included for the "log cabin" and "trip around the world" views. All sizes.

#134 Price $7.00

Prairie Skirt

The Prairie Skirt is a classic skirt that can be worn casually or dressed up with your favorite accessories. This pattern features two versions: one from one fabric and a second from a variety of plaids. The pattern also includes instructions for adapting a store-bought shirt to match the skirt. All sizes.

#153 Price $7.00

Ranch Skirt

The Ranch Skirt is a new rendition of an old favorite, the "broomstick" skirt. This skirt features buttons down the front and shows three different versions including a spectacular

Seminole pieced version. All sizes. 9

#152 Price $7.00

Ranch Dressing for Kids

Ranch Dressing for Kids is a trio of skirts with a Southwest flavor that will delight the young girls with their grown up look. Instructions are included for the wrap skirt, lone star skirt, and Santa Fe skirt and can be made in any size.

#143 Price $7.00

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Barbara Oliver Hartman

122 Red Oak Lane

Flower Mound, Texas 75028

tel (972) 724-1 181 fax (972) 539-4235

E-Mail Winerunner@AOL.com

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