Bobbie Aug and Sharon Newman met in Paducah, Kentucky, at the 1989 American Quilter's Society Show. Both were in the first group tested and certified as quilt appraisers by AQS. Currently, both serve as members of the AQS Appraiser Certification Program Committee. Bobbie is a teacher, judge, quilt historian, quilt maker, and collector. Sharon Newman has written several books on quiltmaking and quilt history and is nationally recognized for her reproduction fabric lines from Moda(R) fabrics.
Bobbie A. Aug and Sharon Newman with Paul C. Kopp create Calico Man: The Manny Kopp Fabric Collection which profiles a huge, rare collection of over 1,300 swatches from Kopp s fabric holdings. Paired with a biography of Kopp s life and an overall survey of early American and vintage fabrics from 1830 to 1925, Calico Man is intriguing and revealing.-Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch Newsletter, November 2005