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

Pantone’s Color(s) of the Year for 2016…

PantoneColors 2016For the first time, Pantone has blended TWO hues as their Color of the Year, making 2016 the Year of Rose Quartz (13-1520)  and Serenity (15-3919)

As Pantone explains it:  “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent.”

What do you think of this year’s double-pick?  Does it fit into your quilting & PinkBlueNancysewing plans?  Will you wear these Colors of the Year?  Decorate with them? (Personally, I’m sticking with MARSALA from 2015, which is included in the lineup of coordinates for this year’s choice.) 

See how Pantone is pairing up the colors with other hues.  Then check out ON PLUMBERRY LANE by Nancy Rink…

Feeling calmer already, aren’t you?    — lisa

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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

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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

Join Victoria at the Schweinfurth, This Weekend!

“Working on class samples for Saturday’s two day workshop at the Schweinfurth Art Center!  Don’t miss it! Fun approachable class! Learn a new trick or two! And have loads of fun along the way! Friday night I will lecture on my exhibit! See you there!”  –  Victoria Findlay Wolfe…

If you’re looking for some quilting excitement this coming weekend, why not join Victoria Findlay Wolfe at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY?  Take in the lecture on Friday at 6pm, and/or sign up for Victoria’s two-day Double Wedding Ring workshop (Sat-Sun)  (a few spots are still available!).  And of course, you can catch her exhibit of DWR quilts! Register at the Schweinfurth website.VFW-SchweinEvent

Can’t make it to Auburn?  Be sure to check out Victoria’s gorgeous debut collection for Studio 37, MOSTLY MANOR – you’ll find it in quilt shops next month!!

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!!   ; )

MAGICAL MERMAID Instagram Giveaway!

This week we’ve got a real treat for any little mermaid lover — MAGICAL MERMAID, Susan Cousineau’s new line for Studio 37 Fabrics.  You could win this bundle! Just follow us on Instagram @MarcusFabrics and comment there!  The giveaway includes a printed panel with equally adorable FQ coordinates!  Perfect for your own little Magical Mermaid for quilts, pillows, sleepover essentials and more  ; )  See the entire collection and enter on Instagram now through November 19 – Good Luck!

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Meet Nancy on Plumberry Lane

New from Nancy Rink for Studio 37 Fabrics: ON PLUMBERRY LANE

Her recent blog post shares a bit of her inspiration for the group, and how she’s used the collection so far. By coincidence, I spotted this pretty little quilt on Pati’s desk yesterday — it just begged to be Instagrammed, and it bears repeating here. (Be sure to follow us on IG @marcusfabrics, if you don’t already…)   And look for the fabrics in quilt shops beginning January!

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