Next, Victoria Findlay Wolfe discussed her unique quilting style, sharing how-to’s on mixing various patterns, prints and colors, much as she does here with her debut collection for Studio 37, MOSTLY MANOR. Gorgeous! And the stripes are a show-stopper – two of them are done on gold metallic!
In our first Schoolhouse session, Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J shared ways for quilt shop owners to update their offerings, while attendees got a closeup look at her new “Hashtag” quilt design, done up in her new REVVED UP RETRO collection for Studio 37 Fabrics.
Other quilts that helped to illustrate her suggestions included (left to right and top to bottom): Nancy RInk’s AMISH WITH A TWIST 3; Nancy’s A NEW AGE, another REVVED UP RETRO quilt, NOT SO WILD WEST by Irene Chan, and Sarah’s new Primo Batik BOMs, RADIANT REFLECTIONS and RIVER ROCK (they’re made with pre-cut 10″ x 10″ packs!) Whew! And the show hasn’t even officially begun yet!
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice how the attendees’ clothing seemed to coordinate with each quilt being held up? See below…
Fall Quilt Market is off to an exciting start!! Schoolhouse sessions opened with the premier presentation by Andover Fabrics, centered on its new “Little House on the Prairie” line.
We’re not surprised by the popularity of the theme, judging from the ongoing appeal of Heartspun Quilts, where our own Pam Buda creates a complete Prairie lifestyle through her fabrics, patterns and inspiration. Have you seen her latest Antique Cotton Calicos: OLD GREEN CALICOS?
Whether you’re one of Pam’s longtime followers, or you’re new to the look, check out the collection online now…of course, if you’re in Houston, just go to Booth 1022! And in case you missed it, you can learn more about Pam in the current issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine…
Yes, that’s Holiday 2016 .. our Sneak Peek showcase at QM features the debut collection by Rachel Pellman, aka Rachel’s of Greenfield. This is just a small hint of the line’s versatility – it’s a one-stop shop for creative holiday quilts, decor, crafts and gift-giving. Check out her pre-printed panel, Strip-It design and cut-outs for appliques, ornaments, tags and more at Booth 1022, and watch for the collection online in January.
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?
And can’t you just imagine Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s striking MOSTLY MANOR quilt in your own Manor?
Last 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 ; )
It’s actually getting a bit lonely here at Headquarters, as staffers flock to Houston for Quilt Market! Will you be there, too? If so, visit us in BOOTH 1022, and post pix of your favorite quilts / fabrics / designers to social media. You might be chosen to receive a FQ bundle of your faves! You can also visit our designers at Schoolhouse and in their booths, too:
- Red Crinoline Quilts (Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison) – Booth 1031
- Somerset Patchwork (Karen Styles) – Booth 1023
- Rachel’s of Greenfield (Rachel Pellman) – Booth 1416
Be sure to use #MarcusMarketMania !!
First things first… With all of the “#marcusmarketmania” in the office, I haven’t had a chance to pick our Red Crinoline Quilts giveaway winner! It truly warms our hearts to read all of your wonderful comments about Paula and Mary Ellen, the fabrics, patterns and more! Thank you all for taking the time to share your thoughts. And so, without further delay the winner is…
Peggy Smith, who shared: “Whenever I attend a quilt show with a vendor mall I look for the Red Crinoline booth. I stand and try to absorb the wonderful quilts I always see there. I look forward to seeing Paula and Mary Ellen’s new patterns!” Congratulations, Peggy!
***REMINDER**** If you’re a shop owner attending Quilt Market
in Houston this weekend, be sure to visit us in Booth 1022, especially during our book signing for Paula and Mary Ellen on Sunday, October 25 at 12 noon!
#MarcusMarketMania #MarcusFabrics #QuiltMarket2015 #RedCrinolineQuilts #reproductionfabric
While at Quilt Market, check out the adorable projects by Susan Cousineau of Lollipop Rainbow! They’re done in her two debut collections for Studio 37, POLKA DOT POND and MAGICAL MERMAID. Don’t you love her sense of colorful, versatile panels with easy coordinates, and her friendly characters? See these projects, and the full collections, up-close at BOOTH 1022.