On Friday, Sarah Maxwell from Homestead Hearth unveiled the third fabulous block from Friends & Companions, our Designer Sew-Along! Do you love it? Get the complete instructions and learn more about Sarah and her business.
Want to join the fun? It’s not too late! Here’s the post with complete details, and links to the previous block posts so you can sew-along with us!
The August edition of MarcusFabrics.com includes the debut collection by Australian designer Karen Styles of Somerset Patchwork. Karen’s VICTORIA PARK is our second recent Australian release (following the Quilted Crow Girls’ coordinating POMEGRANATE LANE and THE SEASONS WOOL COLLECTION), and the latest in a series of Australia-based influences making waves in the quilting industry. So we asked them to help us break down some specific elements of Australian quilting style — and the conversation is featured online. While you’re visiting, be sure to preview allof the great new collections coming soon to your favorite quilt shops!
We’re sewing right along, in the midst of Week #2 –
In case you missed it…Check out the second block of our Sew-Along, by Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts. You’ll learn a bit about Paula as you follow her step-by-step instructions. The pop of cheddar really brings this block to life! It’s just as nice as the first block by Pam Buda, isn’t it? If you’re the type of quilters who like a preview before joining a sew-along, we think this these first two blocks are enough to entice you to get caught up and sew-along with us now!
Another great reason to join in: you could win one of three giveaways on each designer’s blog, simply by leaving a comment when the new blocks posts each Friday!
We thank you for the enthusiastic response to the first installmentof our Marcus Fabrics Designer Sew-Along, featuring Pam Buda’s gorgeous block! And just to be clear, though we launched the SAL on August 1, it’s definitely not too late to start!We suggested that everyone visit each blog and subscribe to their blog posts via email before August 1, so you wouldn’t miss anything, because each designer’s blog post would then come to you via email. You should find a SUBSCRIBE blank on each designer’s blog page.
But you’re also welcome to visit each blog individually week-by-week (one designer per week). Either way, you can then choose to PRINT the instructions each week and stitch at your own pace. One last reminder: Be sure to COMMENT on each weekly blog post to be entered into that designer’s weekly giveaway. They’ve got some great prizes lined up ; ) Enjoy!
If you’re looking for a vibrant, trans-seasonal quilt project, check out Faye Burgos’ MEDALLION MUSEcollection, shown here in the “Lapis & Marigolds”quilt by Homestead Hearth. It’s featured in the latest issue of McCall’s Quilt Quilts (that’s the October/November issue), and it even made the cover! The fabric is available in this cool blue palette shown above, and in an equally vibrant orchid/gold combination.
Well, it looks like we’re off to a very enthusiastic start with our new “Friends & Companions” Designer Sew-Along, judging from our first installment by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts. Her block is gorgeous, isn’t it? Check out her opening blog post and join in the excitement! You can even win prizes from your favorite Marcus designers, or a Grand Prize at the end of the sew-along. For the next nine weeks, we’ll post one block with instructions on each designer’s blog, resulting in the Big Reveal on October 3…stay tuned!
Are you ready? Today we launch “Friends & Companions” our first designer Sew-Along, featuring quilt blocks created by some of your favorite Marcus designers, using Paula Barnes Companions prints! Get the details here. Not quite ready yet? Just follow the blog posts and catch up as soon as you can. By visiting each designer’s blog on her designated week, you’ll get the instructions for that designer’s block. Leave a comment, and you’ll also be entered into weekly prize drawings during the 10-week sew-along! We begin today with Pam Buda…here’s the full schedule:
At the end, we reveal the gorgeous quilt (trust us, you’ll love it!) and we’ll also choose one winner will receive our Grand Prize goodie basket. Here’s a sneak pic of just a few of the basket contents…thanks to our friends at MistyFuse and Martingale, and to all of our designers. Sew along with us each week!
Who doesn’t love fabric? From Reproduction prints to contemporary designs to a stashful of basics, we know just how special they are to us. And our friends at the Fabric Shop Network have done it again, creating a special event around our collective love for all things FABRIC! This time, they’ve created a three-day celebration called “I LOVE FABRIC DAYS.” From August 14 to 16, 2014, fabric lovers across the country can enter to win $50 shopping sprees at the favorite local quilt shops (check here for yours!) If your favorite shop isn’t involved yet, let them know that there’s still time for them to join in the fun with a special Treasure Hunt and other activities.
Next, we suggest you subscribe to all of the designer’s blogs (and this one!) so you’ll be notified of the next blog post each week during the 10-week series. It’s that simple…and you can win one of the weekly prizes, or even our Grand Prize gift basket, which will be awarded after the Big Reveal, so get ready to Sew Along with us!!