We’d like to thank the hundreds of quilting friends who commented on last week’s blog post as we celebrate the release of Stashbusters by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith!
…and the winner of our random giveaway is…Mary Kolb of Buffalo, MN, who said emphatically, “I WOULD LOVE TO BUST MY STASH!”, a sentiment shared by all! In keeping with the true spirit of a well-rounded fabric stash, the bundle includes 12 FQs from various Marcus designers. Happy Stashbusting to all!
In honor of International Quilting Weekend (March 18-20, 2016), Generation Q Magazine is sponsoring a wonderful Victoria Findlay Wolfe prize package with a value of over $500! Generation Q Magazine’s mission is to “entertain and inform the masses, to convert the most stalwart sewing critics into fiber minions and to ultimately take over the world with quilts”. The magazine features patterns, games, features, product reviews and so much more. Their eZine and eNewsletter offer up-to-the-minute news and trends from our quilting worlds.
We’re so proud of the many talents of our designer community, and sometimes, when we get fan mail like this, we just have to share it! Kudos to Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J for the many compliments on her Primo Batik BOM quilts, RADIANT REFLECTIONS and RIVER ROCK. Shop owners and quilters alike love her innovative use of 10-1/2″ square pre-cut packs to create the quilts, as well as the instructions. Most comments echo the words of Barbara, a NC-based shop owner:
Photo: Sue Loring (www.thequiltedcrow.com)
“I recently purchased your new Radiant Reflections pattern. It is without a doubt the best organized and detailed quilting pattern I have ever seen! As a former teacher as well as quilt store owner, I’ve worked with many other programs, and have sometimes been very disappointed to see a dramatic quilt pictured, yet the inside information is so poorly presented that no one will ever be able to make it. I appreciate your work.”
Thank you, Barbara ; ) As always we appreciate our customers’ comments and input! Happy stitching to all!
Here are some of the remaining blocks created this weekend at our QuiltCon booth this weekend, an impressive showing of over 160 blocks! Here are a few more of our lovely quilting partners…THANK YOU again to everyone who helped to make our weekend sew, sew successful!
Congratulations to our own Victoria Findlay Wolfe, whose gorgeous “Mr. Swirl E. Bones” took the Judge’s Choice award at QuiltCon this morning! Judge Scott Murkin chose Victoria’s 94″ x 94″ design, which was entered into the Modern Traditional category.
Congratulations, Victoria!! ; ) We’re proud to have you as part of our Studio 37 Fabrics design community!
Mr. Swirl E. Bones, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2015
Our MOSTLY MANOR 10″ square packs are featured in today’s brand new quilting tutorialfrom Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company! This Sashed Half Hexagon Quilt (a variation on the friendship braid) beautifully demonstrates how you can completely transform a familiar quilt pattern with sashing! We just love Jenny’s custom mix of Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s colorful collection for Studio 37 Fabrics, with each print framed by the dramatic black sashing. It’s like a Modern take on stained glass, with the ease of precuts!
We are pleased to introduce Irene Chan,and her debut fabric collection for Marcus, NOT SO WILD WEST. As an accomplished graphic designers whose work spans digital media to illustration to TV and broadcast, Irene now brings her signature style to our Studio 37 brand. This fun, whimsical collection is sure to bring a smile to the faces of young cowboys and cowgirls alike – did you catch the cows… they’re wearing boots! You’ll love Irene’s prints for sleeping bags, cute clothes, bandannas, even and camping accessories, so get on over to your local quilt shops this October.
Meanwhile, check out the entire collection online, and viisit Irene online at Eneri.
Mary Ellen Robison, of the Red Crinoline quilts design team (along with Paula Barnes), showed off these blocks from her in progress Richmond quilt featuring Paula’s HISTORICAL STRIPES collection. The quilt was one of her projects from the Camp Blanding Retreat, one of their annual events. From her blog post, I’d say everyone had a fabulous time, all 110 of them!!
Eventually, Mary Ellen’s quilt will look like this. Don’t you love the look of an all-stripe quilt? You can create your own; visit Red Crinoline Quilts to order the pattern.