These familiar golden yellow-orange tones are a longtime Reproduction favorite, and Cheddar in its many variations is enjoying a resurgence this season! It’s a rich, warm, inviting color and like the food it’s named after, the category ranges from muted golds to deeper orange tones. In Repro quilts, cheddar generally used as a highlight against darker blues, greens, reds, plums and browns.
Like the quilters long before them, modern quilters have also embraced the color as a special accent, giving life to the colors around it in simply pieced designs. We love Pam Buda’s new take on the color, pairing it with taupe-grey neutrals for a look that bridges tradition and trend in ANTIQUE COTTON CALICOS: Cheddar and Friends!
Thanks to our friends at Bellwether Dry Goods in Lothian, MD for the reminder about their upcoming 6th Annual Open House & Quilt Sale:
You might even catch a glimpse of this beauty, and other Marcus reproduction quilts…
Jennifer describes it to us: “One of my mom’s newest quilts, “Star Gazing” was created with Marcus Fabrics. Every time she goes fabric shopping, she just pulls what she likes, and half of them are usually Marcus Fabrics. We have also hand quilted for Judie Rothermel, so of course, those Civil War prints are favorites.”
Enjoy the Bellwether event from December 2 to 4…and feel free to report back!
We’re thrilled to sponsor the all-new issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 14, especially since one of the the 100 quilt blocks features the REVVED UP RETRO line by Studio 37 Fabrics designer Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J! View the LOOKBOOK for more about her colorful collection.
When you follow the Blog Tour you might also find some great Marcus goodies among the many giveaways! There’s still time to join in the fun — for starters, just comment below for the chance to win a copy of the magazine from Quiltmaker! Then, check out Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures blog for tour details, magazine info and more..Good Luck!.
In case you missed it, check out these images from Quilt Market in Houston, TX last weekend, where we celebrated the #MarcusMakers2016. The casual setting allowed shop owners to become more familiar with our fabric designers, the Marcus Makers, to collect their Artist Trading Card packs, enter our prize drawing, and maybe even do some hand stitching with our sew-lebrities! Each designer created a 24-inch square “signature” piece to express their individual styles:
We also took time to relax on Saturday night over a loud-but-leisurely Designers’ Dinner at Ninfa’s, a famous Tex-Mex spot in Houston.
Then, on Sunday, Karen Styles gave us a mini-demo on her beautiful fussy-cut 6-pointed stars. Personally, once she told me it really couldn’t be done by machine, I was less enthused about trying it myself, but I appreciate her skills ; ) — lisa s
Please join us in congratulating Victoria on winning the Third Place INNOVATIVE PIECED award at Quilt Festival, sponsored by IQA and Tin Lizzie! This is the fourth award for the fabulous “Mr. Swirl E. Bones”. You might remember that her intriguing design (which featured skulls, in formation, wearing top hats!) also grabbed Judges’ Choice and Viewers’ Choice honors at QuiltConearlier this year, as well as First Place at MQX in April. Impressive!
Mr. Swirl E. Bones, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2015
And so another Fall Quilt Market begins, with two outstanding Schoolhouse sessions! Victoria Findlay Wolfe opened the Marcus-sponsored sessions with a review of her unique quilts, including a sneak peek at the upcoming LIGHT WORK line:
Check out the Red Crinoline Quilts blogevery Wednesday for their “WOW Wednesday” features, like the gorgeous quilt they shared just last week…it shows off Red Crinoline’s “Gettysburg” quilt pattern, done in Paula Barnes’ LATIMER FARMS collection.
Latimer’s warm browns and blues make it the perfect collection for quilts you’ll enjoy year-round, and the color combination is especially nice for “guy gifts”. Be sure to subscribe to the Red Crinoline Quilts blog for their weekly sneak peeks, tips and inspiration!
If you attended the Warwick Valley Quilt Guild’s show this past weekend, hopefully, you caught Victoria’s presentation, along with some Retail Therapy from Victoria (and lots of other great vendors!) The bi-annual guild show takes place in Warwick, NY. Pati (shown in the right side photo with Victoria’s assistants, Laurie and Kim) was also in attendance, and she sent along a few pix of the exciting event. Goodies at Victoria’s booth included MEADOW STORM and MOSTLY MANOR bundles and of course, inspiring quilts…