Fall Quilt Market Wrap-Up: Part 3

For your contemporary / modern side, STUDIO 37 FABRICS presented  gorgeous colors, textures and motifs at Quilt Market, for Winter 2017/2018 and beyond!

Whether you attended market or not, you’ve probably begun to plan your upcoming projects — consider something new, like rug hooking with Marcus WOOLS, as demonstrated by Nancy Rink (she’s got hooking patterns and more available online!), or chenille projects using Sarah J Maxwell’s  Primo Plaids Flannels COLOR CRUSH II

Then there’s fresh inspiration from Modern Quilt Magic, Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new book, and her new PARTS DEPT. batik line.  And the vibrant, not-quite-solid excitement of Laura Berringer’s COLOR INFLUENCE, as interpreted in a quilt by Miriam Rawson.

And that’s just for starters…

Fall Quilt Market Wrap-Up: Part 2

We appreciate the major role our talented DESIGNERS obviously play in the twice-yearly production known as Quilt Market!  You can find them stitching on their last-minute quilt bindings, demonstrating new techniques, making presentations to shop owners or sales reps, greeting fans at book signings, and more.  In general, their schedules stay pretty packed throughout the show, both behind the scenes and on the show floor…

Fall Quilt Market Wrap-Up: Part 1

Thanks to everyone who visited the Marcus and Studio 37 booths, and all of our Quilt Market events last week!  As always, we enjoy the opportunity to see you and serve so many great independent quilt shops and industry associates, hopefully with a little fun thrown in!

In case you missed it, enjoy these pics of Fall Market in Houston.  It all begins with the booth setup, from the time the crate is packed,  shipped and safely delivered.  Miriam and Pati know that when you paint you crate hot pink, it’s so much easier to spot on the show floor… maybe we should call it Marcus Pink?

Soon, the various shipments are magically transformed into the beautiful displays you see below.  Notice how well Pam Buda’s Heartspun Quilts booth (first photo) blends in next to Marcus!

Feeling Lucky? Guess This Pumpkin’s Weight and Win!

Our friends at Indygo Junction have a really fun giveaway going on right now!  If you’re good at guessing weights, check out their blog post and make your best guess on the weight of this pumpkin (the real one, not the fabric ones ; )

You could win Indygo Junction’s Pumpkin Trio Pattern and a bundle of their fall favorites!  You’ll also pick up a few fall crafting tips, and see how they’ve used some of their favorite PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS.  Like many of you, they’ve used our Primo Plaid Flannels for years, enjoying its plush hand, yarn-dyed quality and ever-growing variety of colors and designs. Hurry…the contest ends on October 15! BE SURE TO ENTER YOUR GUESS ON INDYGO’S BLOG POST!  We don’t want you to miss your chance to win  ; )

Working on Christmas Projects Yet??

If so, you’ll enjoy these ideas featuring our Holiday 2017 collections, starting with Laura Berringer’s FROSTY FLAMINGO.  Laura’s a longtime fabric designer, and though she’s relatively to sewing and quilting, she’s quickly moving beyond her “Newbie” status  ; )  We love her tropically festive holiday stockings with contrast cuffs!

Then Brandy Browner took the “tropically festive” theme to another level with her imaginative interpretation – check out her realistic yet whimsical wing and beak accents – she drafted her own pattern pieces to achieve the look.

And Miriam Rawson found table runner inspiration in Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s GREEN AND RED prints!  This pattern is called “Checkmate”  by Lella Boutique, is actually for a 16-block quilt, but Miriam adapted the pattern using just four blocks…

And or course, we love Victoria’s own take on her GREEN AND RED collection, in her signature Double Wedding Ring design!

Be sure to also mix in PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS, the WOOL COLLECTION and other basics for easy Holiday style. Whatever you celebrate, whatever you make — and whenever you start — Happy Holiday Stitching to All!!

Order the #HealingHeartsQuilt Pattern for Houston Relief

Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by the recent natural disasters around the country, and the world.  And because so many of us turn to our quilting to help and heal in times like this, we want to share the news that our friends at Fat Quarter Shop will be releasing a new, exclusive PDF pattern called Healing Hearts, and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the JJ Watt Foundation Houston Flood Relief Fund.

This PDF pattern retails for just $9.00, and every cent of the proceeds will go to the Foundation.  It will be available here until October 31.  Fat Quarter Shop will also be auctioning a sample quilt made from this pattern, and those proceeds will go to the Rebuild Texas Fund.

In addition, Quarter Shop prepared the same beautiful quilt design above in an alternate colorway, using prints from Pam Buda’s PRAIRIE BASICS collection.  Whichever you choose, be sure to share your healing with #healingheartsquilt. Thanks for everything you do!

Join the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along!

If you’re a fan of Designs by Sarah J, you’ll want to get in on this exciting new quilt-along, organized by Sarah’s quilting buddy Yvonne, AKA Quilting Jetgirl This fun project features prints from Sarah’s DANDY DAYS and A SHOUT, A WHISPER, A TEXT collections, arranged for a 3-dimensional look:

And if you prefer blues…

The quilt-along is launching this week, so check out the details on the Quilting Jetgirl blog post      

Kits for these two options are available thru Designs by Sarah J.  Follow @quiltingjetgirl and @sjmax105 on Instagram for updates and even more color options!

An ALS “Hopes & Dreams” Challenge Follow-Up

We just received a beautiful Thank You gift from the ALS Hopes & Dreams team, and because so many of you contributed to our “Come Together” raffle quilt project with Victoria Findlay Wolfe in various ways (raising over $5500!), we wanted to share their acknowledgement with everyone.

The book recaps the work of Hopes & Dreams, including the quilts it collects and distributes to ALS patients, and the funds raised for ALS research.

 

 

 

Victoria’s SIZZIX Maker Challenge Is ON!

Check out the details of the current SIZZIX Maker Challenge, featuring the dies and fabrics of our own Victoria Findlay Wolfe!

Grab your favorite Victoria Findlay Wolfe fabric from Studio 37 /Marcus Fabrics and choose at least one of Victoria’s dies, specified in the Challenge rules.  Create a quilt that is greater than 16″ but smaller than 60″ square. Post it online at Sizzix by October 8th, when she’ll choose the winner!  This lucky quilter will win not just one but TWO of Victoria’s brand new quilting dies (they’re a surprise!)  She explains it all in this video… Good Luck to All!

AccuQuilt Loves AUNT GRACE, Too!

It seems everyone is rediscovering our AUNT GRACE 1930s vintage print collections by reproduction innovator Judie Rothermel, and interpreting them in such exciting new ways!  Recently we featured Laura Coia of Sew Very Easy, and now we’re pleased to share more fresh (and FREE!) inspiration from our friends at AccuQuilt.  This time they’re using Judie’s latest, AUNT GRACE BASKETS OF SCRAPS, along with their GO! Qube GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block (55776) and GO! Qube 8” Companion Set-Classics (55780), with fantastic results…

AccuQuilt GO! Qube and Autn Grace FAbrics - marcusfabrics.comWe love their mix of prints and colors to create the diagonal stretched stars motif across the 48″ square quilt.  It’s the perfect size for a baby quilt or chair throw.  This is a timeless look that epitomizes the current 1930s Vintage decorating trends, and it works beautifully in traditional and modern room settings alike.

And as we begin September as National Sewing Month, there’s no better time than  to start your own Aunt Grace quilt!

Order the FREE pattern!