Her debut collection, A DAY IN SPAIN, hits your favorite quilt shops in January, and you’ll be able to read more about Casey, and view the entire collection (with great quilt concepts!) in August. But we couldn’t wait another day to give you a glimpse into this talented designer’s contemporary take on historical motifs, based on her travels in the south of Spain. We know you’ll be as excited as we are… Welcome, Casey!
We just couldn’t wait to show you a little teaser of Pam Buda’s next BOM program, CONESTOGA CROSSING! The fabric collection debuts online in August, and the BOM quilt program launches in January 2017. The colors, the sampler-style block designs, the quilting — all are gorgeous, in keeping with Pam’s signature Heartspun Quilts style.
Travel with Pam, back to a time when America’s pioneers rode horse and wagon over the Oregon trail. Their strong desire to move West and homestead is rich in history, and Conestoga Crossing presents fabrics of that era, along with interesting anecdotal stories of the trail experience. We know this is one you’ll want to add to your creative plans!
Thanks to all who commented on last week’s post — some of you really have it bad! Apparently this fever isn’t about to break any time soon, and that’s a good thing. As promised, we’ve chosen the three lucky winners of our randon drawing, namely:
- Lori Norton of Mansfield, OH
- Melody Lutz of La Puente, CA
- Cindy Cooksey of Irvine, CA
Don’t you love a great fabric sneak-peek? We’re pleased to share this special preview of our upcoming ELIZABETH’S DOWRY collection! It’s the first project of a new joint venture with The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. The line is inspired by the historic Mariner’s Compass Coverlet (1820-1829) from The Quilters’ Guild Collection. This coverlet is exquisitely constructed, and was made by Mary Dennis as part of her dowry:
It’s always exciting to see a fabric line come together, especially when it combines traditional inspiration with the latest digital printing technologies. Below, these gorgeous prints come under final pre-production reviews by Pati Violick, director of advertising & marketing, and Ancil Wilson, studio manager for Marcus. Look for the entire collection — as well as the history behind the inspiration quilt, and the quilt project designed by Karen Styles of Australia-based Somerset Patckwork & Quilting — to be unveiled online in August!
…to a quilt shop near you, beginning October 2016!! That’s right — Grumpy Cat, everyone’s favorite feline internet celebrity, has been immortalized on COTTON PRINTS and FLANNELS for Studio 37 Fabrics, and we can’t wait for you to see them! Luckily, you won’t have to wait until October — you’ll be able to view the entire collection online in July so you can plan your best Grumpy Cat projects and get right to the fun part when the fabric hits the shelves ; )
Pick your favorite colorway — pink with grey, or red with turq — for fun quilts, PJs and loungewear, cat beds, pillows and more. We’d love to see what you come up with. And if you already know what Grumpy gear you wanna create, tell us in the Comments below…
Don’t you love newbie sewing enthusiasts? Indra stays so busy as our customer service manager, she rarely has time to stitch in the office (sadly, none of us do, really!), but her need for a quick curtain at home prompted this lunchtime session at our office Brother machine. Such focus ; )
I loved her remark about the awesome hand and overall quality of Marcus cottons! As we seasoned office sewers already know, “to sew Marcus is to love Marcus.” I think she’s hooked!
Check out this quick handiwork by Pati Violick, our resident paper piecing expert! It begins with her favorite Paper Pieces 2″ Honeycomb template, positioned strategically on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new MEADOW STORM “Meadow Stripe,” with the “Misty” print as the background. Then by rearranging the black-white and tan-white honeycomb shapes, Pati designs several contemporary, 3-dimensional looks, inspired by Lucy Boston!
Hello Everyone – Thank you sew much for your enthusiastic, loving and heartfelt response to our offer of free FQs for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild’s project, #QuiltsforPulse. At this time, we’ve exceeded the 100 FQs, and we’re happy to honor all 140+ email requests received as of midnight last night. PLEASE NOTE: Our FQ giveaway offer has expired – Only requests already received at this point can be fulfilled!
We also want to let you know about a FQ bundle giveaway by Susan Cousineau, designer of the SO SWEET LOVE collection, in conjunction with Craft Ideas magazine! Like all of us, they want to share their love with the people of Orlando, FL at this difficult time. You can enter here now through July 1, 2016.
Thanks again for all that you do…