It’s great to get booth pictures from new sources — it gives us a chance to see what our sales reps, designers and other associates found especially picture-worthy. Here’s what they loved:
Quilt Market can be hard work, but there’s always time to celebrate a birthday! Here Indra Rampersaud, our customer service manager, celebrates her birthday with the rest of the Marcus Fabrics crew at Tex-Mex in Houston, where there was no shortage of birthday desserts ; ) Many of our customers know Indra and her top-notch service, so it’s nice to see her relax and be served for a change!
(There was singing, and they also made her wear a way-too-big sombrero, but she wouldn’t let me post that pic…Happy Birthday, Indra!)
Back from another successful and busy Market in Houston, we’ve got some images to show off! Thanks to our designers for sharing them with us. Stay tuned for more…
A recent Quilter’s Newsletter blog post features Faye Burgos’ frighteningly fun Halloween H’Owl panel design, and even offers it in a convenient kit. Check out all of its project picks for Halloween fun! Think it’s a bit late? Not really… Halloween has gradually morphed into an entire season rather than just one day, so it’s become popular to decorate with ghouls & goblins from the first touches of cool weather, right on through the autumn season. (Have you noticed people putting up orange lights and elobarate, spooky displays outdoors now, in advance of the Christmas lights?) Enjoy!
The office is quiet today as several of our Marcus-ites are traveling to Houston for Fall Quilt Market 2014! Looking forward to their pictures!
Quilt Market is now in its 35th year (and Quilt Festival, the show for consumers, marks 40 years in 2014!) Marcus has been attending since 1987, when we debuted with Judie Rothermel’s first collection of Aunt Grace 1930’s repros. Here’s a peek at the Judie Rothermel collections we’ll be showing this weekend… AUNT GRACE SIMPLER SAMPLER and JUDIE’S ALBUM QUILT. Check out the details of these gorgeous BOM programs. No wonder she’s still the leader in 1930’s reproductions and historic fabric prints for quilters!
You’ll want to recreate this gorgeous felted wool and cotton print project designed and machine quilted by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Quilted Crow Girls Designs. It uses the Crows’ new POMEGRANATE LANE and THE SEASONS WOOL COLLECTION fabrics, with piecing, applique and reverse applique techniques. Instructions are in the new Nov/Dec issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.
Here it is!
Do you love it as much as we do? We’d like to thank everyone who has participated for the past nine weeks, block by block, and, as I promised, the end result is beautiful. Congratulations to everyone who kept up, and if you were not able to, we’re sure that this image of the finished quilt will inspire you to catch up in the completion phase.
And thanks to all of our talented and generous designers for taking time to participate, including the gorgeous finishing design by Paula Barnes and piecing by Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts with quilting and binding by Gloria Parsons of Olde Green Cupboard Designs.
Complete instructions for the finishing are available on the Red Crinoline Quilts blog, but if you still need to catch up on the nine blocks first, here are the links to the blog posts:
- Week 1 – Pam Buda
- Week 2 – Paula Barnes
- Week 3 – Sarah Maxwell
- Week 4 – Pati Violick
- Week 5 – Gloria Parsons
- Week 6 – Nancy Rink
- Week 7 – Mary Ellen Robison
- Week 8 – Dolores Smith
- Week 9 – Lisa Shepard Stewart
Remember to leave a comment on the Red Crinoline Quilts blog for your chance to win the Grand Prize package:
Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic response to our entire Sew Along, and Week 9 in particular ; ) Without further delay, the winners of my personally curated Marcus fabric bundle and Vintage Coin Purse Kit are:
- Laurie Smith
- Grace Thorne
- Kim Lange
Congrats to all – we’ll be in touch about your prizes. And remember, everyone, you still have a chance to win the Grand Prize basket when you comment on the Big Reveal Blog post (October 3). – lisa