QuiltCon UPDATE: Join Victoria in Quilting for ALS!

VictoriaALSBlocksQCHey QuiltCon attendees:  What could be better than free fabric attached to a worthy cause?? Check out our Charity Make-n-Take in Booth # 630 for your FREE quilt block kit — it’s your chance to join Victoria Findlay Wolfe in a bit of creativity, and to help those with ALS…

VictoriaHeadshot&LogoCreate a simple Drunkard’s Path block with the MOSTLY MANOR stripes and prints, and two-piece template, then hand-stitch the easy 1-seam block and return it to our booth during QuiltCon. Victoria will combine your block with the others to create a beautiful fundraiser quilt, which she’s chosen to donate the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge to benefit ALS… It’s THAT simple!

Spearheaded by Quilters Dream Batting, the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge accomplishes three important goals:

  • To raise awareness of ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
  • To provide quilts, bringing recognition, hope, and warmth to the lives of ALS patients.
  • To raise funds for research for treatment and a cure

We applaud and acknowledge Quilters Dream Batting for its continued commitment to the cause, and are proud to assist in its efforts. And we look forward to seeing you in Pasadena, CA from  February 18-21, 2016. Learn more about QuiltCon.

(PLEASE NOTE: Our Make-n-Take with Victoria is open to QuiltCon attendees only, but we encourage others to also get involved in the ongoing Challenge directly through Quilters Dream.)

Choose Your Favorite Primo Batiks BOM for 2016!

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Whichever one you choose, you will LOVE the fact that these BOM programs are created with 36 different 10″ x 10″ PRE-CUTS!  And Sarah Maxwell’s detailed design is equally dramatic in neutral tones (RIVER ROCK batiks) or bold brights (RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks). We thought that this particular photo by Sue Loring of The Quilted Crow in Bolton, MA was particularly striking – thanks, Sue!  These were recently featured at the shop for the grand opening of its new location.

Look for these block-of-the-month programs at your local quilt shops beginning January, and you can have your own completed masterpeice in just 9 months!

Finished Quilt Size approx. 78″ x 85″

River Rock participating shops       Radiant Reflections participating shops

APQ Loves INTRIGUE!

APQ-IntriqugQuiltFeb16On newsstands now!  American Patchwork & Quilting’s February 2016 issue includes the teal version of Nancy Rink’s INTRIGUE collection.  It’s the featured color option for Kay Wright-Handy’s “Plum Perfect” quilt design, made by APQ quilt tester Laura Boehnke.

 

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IntrigueCOMPNancy’s cheerful INTRIGUE motifs also come in a red/fuschia colorway  — whichever color you prefer, start by grabbing  the free pattern from APQ!

 

Based on a project designed by Kay Wright-Handy. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Let’s Meet at QuiltCon!

We’re thrilled to return to QuiltCon as a sponsor in February 2016, and right now, we’re putting a few finishing touches on some amazing Studio 37 Fabrics events and promotions! Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting  show of its kind, and its popularity grows each year.

Victoria&QuiltThis time, it takes place in sunny Pasadena, CA, and highlights include two workshops and a lecture by sewlebrity designer Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  You’re sure to find Victoria’s new collection, MOSTLY MANOR and your other favorite Studio 37 collections among the QuiltCon vendors, too!

Are YOU planning to attend?  Stay tuned for more details…

Make Up a Bowlful of Wool Acorns!

WoolAcornsCUYou’ll love to display Laura Bosma’s adorable little Wool Acorns by the bowlful, a perfect accent for any harvest table setting. Choose your favorite WOOL COLLECTION colors and start to play. But be warned – they’re pretty addictive  ; )

Speaking of acorns, in NJ this year I’ve seen LOTS of acorns on the ground, but if you aren’t so lucky, you can purchase them from your local craft shop.   DOWNLOAD the project now.  Enjoy!  — lisa

Marcus Fabrics Wool Acorns

To see more of Laura’s work, visit Laura’s blog, Pretty Penny Precuts, and follow Pretty Penny Precuts on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

 


Holiday Door Decor, by Miriam Rawson!

Marcus Holiday WreathWho’s looking for simple yet elegant holiday decorating projects?  Look no further than Miriam Rawson’s holiday wreath design – it’s easy to imagine it in country and city settings alike, highlighted by strips of PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS and select colors from our WOOL COLLECTION.

It goes together quickly, so take Miriam’s suggestion and make several, for your own home as well as treasured gifts.  You can even change the fabric colors to suit any room palette, season, occasion, or even a recipient’s favorite colors (imagine it in shades of cream and gold for a wedding, or lighter colors for a springtime door accent…) —  Download the project now!  And check out Miriam’s blog for more great ideas  ; )WreathCU

Pam Buda’s Giveaway Is Happening NOW!

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Pam’s at it again, causing an online frenzy with one of her fun scrapbox giveaways!  You could win one of these just by commenting on Pam’s Heartspun Quilts blog post, now through Thursday!

Keep in mind that as much as we LOVE to read your comments here, too, only those comments left on Pam’s blog post will be eligible to win.  Enter now!!   ; )

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…

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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:

TODAY –
  • 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!
Friday:
  • 10am-12pm Sizzix  Booth 217
  • 1-3pm JUKI  Booth 2108
  • 4-5pm   Booth 622 – book signing
Saturday:
  • 10-11   Juki Booth 2018
  • 11am-12pm   Booth 622 – book signing
  • 1pm    Aisle S Exhibit  – Double Wedding Ring Talk
  • 12-2pm   Sizzix   Booth 217
Sunday:
  • 1pm Double wedding rings…
  • Juki   Booth 2108  and Sizzix   Booth 217  at random times…
Have fun at Festival!

 

#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  ; )

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Red Crinoline Quilts fabric and book giveaway

#MarcusMarketMania – Stephanie Was Right!

Booth 1022 is well on its way, and she’s right, it will be gorgeous! I love our new pallet displays – the perfect combination of style, practicality and creative upcycling.  Is it giving you ideas, too?

#marcusmarketmania And can’t you just imagine Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s striking  MOSTLY MANOR quilt in your own Manor?
#marcusmarketmania #victoriafindlaywolfeLast but not least, Indra takes a break from the #MarcusMarketMania, a well-deserved break, I’m sure…Drink your water, Indra!!  Looking forward to the end results  ; )indra