Check out Charlotte’s or your favorite local quilt shop to sign up for this beautiful BOM project, featuring wool applique on cotton prints, both by The Quilted Crow Girls Designs. THE SEASONS wool collection started with 20 colors, and 6 more colors will be added in January…
On the road with Marcus sales rep Toni Kay Steere! Her recent visit to Li’l Red Hen Quilt Shopin Paola, Kansas turned up this beautifully sewn Aunt Grace SIMPLER SAMPLER quilt top. Jenny, the shop owner, sewed the design, saying it was a pleasure to stitch up. With fabrics by Judie Rothermel and the BOM quilt design by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek, how could it not be? We think you’ll love it, too, so look for it at your favorite quilt shop – the 6 month program begins in January!
Personally, I love the little shopping carts to the left of the quilt ; ) —–lisa
This design combines bright color and easy piecing for a dramatic look – just right to brighten up the approaching days of winter! For the December 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, quilt tester Laura Boehnke used the Primo Batiks: AURORA & TWILIGHT collection by Marcus Fabrics to make her version of Homestead Hearth’s So Many Squares quilt. Even better, their pattern is FREE online! Enjoy!
It’s great to get booth pictures from new sources — it gives us a chance to see what our sales reps, designers and other associates found especially picture-worthy. Here’s what they loved:
Boutique garments from a mix of Marcus Fabrics
Lynn Wilder of the Sew’n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog designed this quilt, entitled Emilie Elizabeth, using a mix of JUDIE’S ALBUM QUILT prints and PAULA BARNES COMPANIONS. Pattern Info: email@example.com
PRIMO PLAIDS remain the quilter’s favorite for quilts, crafts & cozy clothing, with new patterns and colors each season!
Aunt Grace SIMPLER SAMPLER – BOM quilt by Vicki Bellino and assorted crafts!
Nancy Rink’s purples highlight MILL WORKS fabrics & BOM program.
Cute crafts done in POMEGRANATE LANE cotton prints and coordinating SEASONS Wool Collection colors
Quilt Market can be hard work, but there’s always time to celebrate a birthday! Here Indra Rampersaud, our customer service manager, celebrates her birthday with the rest of the Marcus Fabrics crew at Tex-Mex in Houston, where there was no shortage of birthday desserts ; ) Many of our customers know Indra and her top-notch service, so it’s nice to see her relax and be served for a change!
(There was singing, and they also made her wear a way-too-big sombrero, but she wouldn’t let me post that pic…Happy Birthday, Indra!)
Back from another successful and busy Market in Houston, we’ve got some images to show off! Thanks to our designers for sharing them with us. Stay tuned for more…
Marcus Fabrics Booth #1802…another beautiful display! Fabric collections shown left to right: Mill Girls; Molly B’s 1800’s – Victoria’s Violets; Aunt Grace Simpler Sampler; Judie’s Album Quilt mixed with Paula Barnes Companions; A Prairie Gathering; Judie’s Album Quilt.
The Quilted Crow Girls combine some of the season’s best trends (wool with cotton and miniature projects) in their new Pantry Club program.
A Prairie Gathering – A beautiful new fabric collection and quarterly quilt program by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts feature rich reds in a medallion design.
Just across the aisle from Marcus was Red Crinoline Quilts, featuring Paula Barnes’ fabric collections. Photo by Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts.
Schoolhouse Fall 2014 means three back-to-back sessions, presented by some of our best designers, sharing merchandising and design tips for independent quilt shops! From miniature projects to fussy cutting to BOMs and more, here’s a sneak peek.
Somebody unpack those mannequins quick and let them breathe – they’ve had a long trip! Stay tuned for the completed setup, which I’m sure will be gorgeous ; ) And if you are attending Quilt Market in Houston (trade only), you can see it all in person at BOOTH #1802 – lisa