MAGICAL MERMAID Instagram Giveaway!

This week we’ve got a real treat for any little mermaid lover — MAGICAL MERMAID, Susan Cousineau’s new line for Studio 37 Fabrics.  You could win this bundle! Just follow us on Instagram @MarcusFabrics and comment there!  The giveaway includes a printed panel with equally adorable FQ coordinates!  Perfect for your own little Magical Mermaid for quilts, pillows, sleepover essentials and more  ; )  See the entire collection and enter on Instagram now through November 19 – Good Luck!


Meet Nancy on Plumberry Lane

New from Nancy Rink for Studio 37 Fabrics: ON PLUMBERRY LANE

Her recent blog post shares a bit of her inspiration for the group, and how she’s used the collection so far. By coincidence, I spotted this pretty little quilt on Pati’s desk yesterday — it just begged to be Instagrammed, and it bears repeating here. (Be sure to follow us on IG @marcusfabrics, if you don’t already…)   And look for the fabrics in quilt shops beginning January!


“Whoooo’s So Cute?”

Well, Pati just celebrated her first Halloween as a new grandma, and of course, she had to share the results with us  ; )

CelineHalloween“Last minute mama –getting Celine’s first Halloween costume ready for the big day.  Of course, Grandma had to step in and finish up — “no sewing involved”. If you remember the baby quilt she started earlier this year, you’ll notice a distinct theme in the color palette… Nice work, Pati!

And Now, On to Quilt FESTIVAL!

Quilt Market is now a memory and we enjoyed seeing so many of you in Houston!  As I type, the show hall is being transformed from the trade show to the consumer extravaganza known as Houston Quilt Festival!  There you can find your favorite Marcus designers including:

Somerset Patchwork – Visit Karen Styles in Booth 1023.  Karen’s LOIRE VALLEY collection is featured along with her patterns.  You’ll love her color sense and mix of quilting techniques, with a decidedly Australian flair…


PaulaMaryEllenRed Crinoline Quilts – Visit Mary Ellen & Paula in Booth 1031, featuring:


And you’ll find Victoria Findlay Wolfe all over Festival!  She not only designs fabric for Marcus now, but also continues to work with other great industry companies:

  • 10am-12pm in JUKI  – Booth 2108  –  Demos
  • 1-3pm Sizzix  Booth 217
  • 4-6pm OPEN STITCH STUDIO: Curved piecing demo.  Come take a break and learn piecing tips from Victoria!
  • 10am-12pm Sizzix  Booth 217
  • 1-3pm JUKI  Booth 2108
  • 4-5pm   Booth 622 – book signing
  • 10-11   Juki Booth 2018
  • 11am-12pm   Booth 622 – book signing
  • 1pm    Aisle S Exhibit  – Double Wedding Ring Talk
  • 12-2pm   Sizzix   Booth 217
  • 1pm Double wedding rings…
  • Juki   Booth 2108  and Sizzix   Booth 217  at random times…
Have fun at Festival!


#MarcusMarketMania – More from Booth 1022!

It’s the final day of the show…have you posted pix of your favorite Marcus collections and/or designers yet?  Remember, you might win a fabric bundle of your favorite when you post a pic of it using #MarcusMarketMania on social media.  Here are some of our faves...of course, we’re biased




MOSTLY MANOR by Victoria Findlay Wolfe


REVVED UP RETRO by Sarah Maxwell


Fabric: GEORGETOWN by Judie Rothermel
Pattern: “Oak Hill” by Nancy Rink


COZIES FLANNEL by Sarah Maxwell
RIVER ROCK Primo Batiks BOM by Sarah Maxwell



#MarcusMarketMania – Beautiful Booths!

Booth 1022 turned out beautifully, displaying the traditional looks we’re best known for, along with the contemporary style of Studio 37 Fabrics!  Below it, the Somerset Patchwork booth (1023), shows Karen Styles’ unique look and Australian design sense.


#MarcusMarketMania – “Tributes and Treasures” Signing

Were you among the lucky recipients of a signed copy of Tributes and Treasures? The new book by Paula Barnes (seated right) and Mary Ellen Robison (seated left) has won rave reviews already, and we enjoyed hosting a book signing in their honor today at Booth 1022.  Fans stopped by the entire time to meet and greet the new Martingale authors. ..I hope Mary Ellen got a cool pen for the occasion as I suggested  ; )

3marcusmarketmania, Red Crinoline Quilts

Red Crinoline Quilts fabric and book giveaway

#MarcusMarketMania – New from Susan Cousineau

You might know Susan Cousineau of Lollipop Rainbow through her designs for McCall’s and Kwik Sew patterns.  Now she’s debuting with Studio 37 Fabrics with two adorable lines, MAGICAL MERMAID and POLKA DOT POND.

Booth 1022