The International Appeal of Elizabeth’s Dowry

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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:

QrigQUILTIt’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!

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UPDATE – #QuiltsForPulse FQs & More

LOVEprintHello 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!  

SusanCousineauWe 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…

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Our Hearts Are In Orlando…

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The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, and MQG members around the world are invited to participate. Visit this page for full details.

LOVEprintAll of us at Marcus are saddened by the senseless act, and we wanted to help the #quiltsforpulse effort in some small way.  So we’re offering 100 free FQs of the white and red “LOVE” prints from Susan Cousineau’s SO SWEET LOVE collection to our quilting friends who are making blocks and quilts for the drive. To receive your FQ, send an email to lshepard@marcusfabrics.com with your name & mailing address. Thank you for all that you do... UPDATE:  Thanks for your many responses – the offer is now CLOSED.  We’ll be sending out over 140 FQs this week!

“Splendor in the Scraps” from McCall’s Quilting

McCallsQScrapWhen we first thumbed through the July/August 2016 issue of McCalls Quilting magazine here in the office, this particular quilt caught our attention.

Quilt designer Marcie Patch used her own stash to create it, but it looks so similar to the colors in Judie Rothermel’s MACIE’S JOURNAL collection, we had to share it with you, in case the colors in your own stash weren’t sufficient to recreate it.  Enjoy…

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Did You Catch Sarah on the McCall’s Quilting Blog?

With all of the pre-Quilt Market craze here in the office last week, this one got past me, and maybe you missed it too, so I figured it presented a great excuse for a second REVVED UP RETRO giveaway (as if we need an excuse)! Enjoy… —  lisa

Last week our friends at McCall’s Quilting interviewed Sarah Maxwell about her queen size quilt pattern, Cross It Out, is featured in the June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. 

Comment below now through Tuesday, May 31 for your chance to win this REVVED UP RETRO 5″ charm pack!

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More Mostly Manor, On Land and In Flight

SarahBondMostlymanorQThanks to our quilting friend (and award-winning fiber artist) Sarah Bond for submitting this pic of her stunning MOSTLY MANOR design. This is easily my personal favorite interpretation of Victoria’s debut collection for Studio 37 Fabrics

She explains, “It’s a class I’ve been teaching for quite a while. The pattern is mine, though of course it’s New York Beauty, so the inspiration is traditional.”

For class or pattern info, contact Sarah via Instagram @slbphilly.

Meanwhile, several thousand miles above, our own Pati Violick shows off her Lucy Boston-inspired paper piecing, during her flight to Salt Lake City for Quilt Market, in a project she calls “Lucy in the Sky” …get it??  So portable – just pack your fabric, thread, air-friendly snips and templates from Paper Pieces and you’re set!

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ICYMI: Victoria at The City Quilter

In case you weren’t among the many attendees lucky enough to take in a FREE Victoria Findlay Wolfe lecture at The City Quilter last week, we’ve got a few key images for you…

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She showed off some of her latest quilt designs featuring MOSTLY MANOR, her debut collection for Studio 37 Fabrics, and discussed her next collection, MEADOW STORM (coming to quilt shops soon!)

Egg-ceptional Wool Inspiration…

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We know...you’re probably having the same reaction to these gorgeous hand-crafted eggs as we did when we first saw them!  They’re by Susan M. Wojciechowski of Ewe-niversity, featuring the Marcus WOOL COLLECTION, and measuring about 4-1/2″ high.  She says, “As a quilter with a knack for applique and embroidery, I also have a love for colorful textiles and carefully curated embellishments. Over time, I developed an intense appreciation for working with wool. Inspiration led to innovative fusion and these patterns were born.”

Susan’s patterns, kits and supplies for these and other applique & embroidery projects are available online.

Catch Victoria at City Quilter in NYC – Tomorrow, May 10!

VFW-BlueHeadshotJust a reminder to our local quilting friends that Victoria Findlay Wolfe will speak at the The City Quilter tomorrow evening, May 10, 2016 from 6-7pm!  No doubt she’ll show and tell some creative tips for her MOSTLY MANOR and MEADOW STORM collections for Studio 37 Fabrics, and lots of other fun stuff, all in her own unique style  ; )

Just RSVP by calling the store 212-807-0390.  (133 W. 25th Street, New York, NY 10001)MostlyManorPRECUTS  MeadowStormCOLLAGE