Melinda EvaulDo you long for a cool mountain breeze, a rustic back road adventure, and a taste of Southern hospitality? Then step into my writing world. Snuggle beneath a cozy quilt to enjoy a trip outside the fast lane. We’ll share the struggles and joys of life in rural America via the pages of my books.

 Ebook Award

Grow Old With Me
Novel #1 in the Quilt Trail Series
Available NOW!


A modern day Beauty and the Beast meet in their fifties when a disfigured carpenter becomes a guest at a bed and breakfast in the western-style tourist town of Love Valley, NC.

Benjamin Pruitt plans to repair the town’s buildings before retiring to a solitary life. Sarah Campbell longs for freedom since her long task as caregiver has ended.

Can Benjamin and Sarah piece the tattered remnants of their lives into a beautiful design to warm their waning years?


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My husband and I enjoy traveling the back roads of where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form—Quilt Barn Squares. Check out my Blog to follow our adventures along the Quilt Trails of America.

Pictures of our rural travels are located in the Store. Quilt Barn Squares, rustic homes, farms, and pastoral scenes are a few of the subjects my husband captures along the road. If you purchase note cards, post cards, or a photographic print from my Store, you’ll contribute to the preservation of quilting and rural American culture. A portion of each purchase goes to a Quilt Barn or Quilter’s association. Make your selections from the Store. Put together a package you’ll want to share with friends.

To see upcoming book signings or speaking engagements, go to the Events page.

Many fabric stores, businesses with a quilt square painting, and other proprietors help promote my book. Check out the Links page and give your support to people who are promoting rural American heritage.

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