New quilting pattern book offers bed runner designs with matching shams

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BERNE, Ind. -- DRG, a leader in the craft and nostalgia markets, has released a new quilting pattern book published under the company]s House of White Birches brand.

Bed Runners & More™ includes nine bed runner patterns and six pillow shams in a variety of Euro and standard sizes ranging in skill levels from beginner through advanced. The book includes step-by-step instructions, with color photos of each design. It will be available in mid-March 2012 from select stores and from the Clotilde catalog, accessible online at

Carolyn Vagts is the editor of Bed Runners & More. She has more than 10 years of quilting experience, and her resume includes freelance designer, quilt store owner, writer and quilt-pattern proofer. Her freelance designs have been included in a number of magazines.

In the spring of 2011, Vagts was named editor of DRG's Quilter's World magazine, and her personal patterns are available through her store, The Village Quilt Shoppe, located in Lake Orion, Mich., and through DRG's Clotilde catalog.

House of White Birches became part of the DRG family of brands in 1985 and is a leading voice in the enthusiast categories of crochet, knitting, quilting, paper crafting, plastic canvas, beading and nostalgia. Other leading DRG brands include Annie's Attic, American School of Needlework, Clotilde and Good Old Days.

DRG publishes special-interest magazines, hardcover and softcover books, pattern booklets and related products sold direct to consumers through catalogs and the Internet and through wholesale and trade channels.

Quilters and needlecrafters can access additional DRG publications from the company website at

About DRG: DRG ( is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. A leader in the craft and nostalgia markets, DRG is well known for its iconic brands, which include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, American School of Needlework and Good Old Days. The company publishes magazines and books (print and digital), and also offers kits, supplies and Web-deliverable products in print catalogs and on its more than 40 websites. Magazines and products are also available on newsstands and in retail chains and independent stores nationwide. One of DRG's divisions, Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility nestled in the rolling wooded landscape of East Texas, centered between Shreveport and Dallas. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family. It specializes in high-quality, four-color web printing for catalogs and magazines.