Quilt designer Marcie Patch used her own stash to create it, but it looks so similar to the colors in Judie Rothermel’s MACIE’S JOURNAL collection, we had to share it with you, in case the colors in your own stash weren’t sufficient to recreate it. Enjoy…
Aside from the sheer chaos that takes place here in the NY office as we prepare for Market season after season, another sure way to tell that the big show is approaching is the arrival of gorgeous quilts in the office. Pati usually displays them for a day or two before packing them up. Today, the view from our hallway includes the new AUNT GRACE SIMPLER SAMPLER BOM quilt (Fabrics by Judie Rothermel, Quilt & Program by Vicki Bellino). The program begins January 2015 – visit your local quilt shop to reserve your space now! Next to the BOM quilt is Vicki’s charming miniature design (28″ x 28″), entitled First Bloom – it’s also done with the new Aunt Grace collection.
If you’re attending Quilt Market (for the trade only), you can see these up close & personal in BOOTH 1802 – see you soon!
Be sure to check out this mini-interview with Vicki Bellino, on The Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog. It’s showing off the talents of one of our favorite designers and owner of of Bloom Creek, and her new Aunt Grace SIMPLER SAMPLER BOM for Marcus. The fabric collection by Judie Rothermel features pre-printed panels and coordinates that Vicki combines creatively. She’s inspired by her passion for English paper piecing, but she employs simpler techniques to achieve the same look, which is sure to appeal to a wider range of quilters!The quilt requires two of these 24″ wide panels (below), a mix of the coordinates, and a few of Judie’s solids.
We were thrilled to see the recent pictures posted on the Patchwork Breeze blog. A group of quilters reported their stop at Schoolhouse Quilts in Canton, OH as “Day 4” of a special 6-day quilter’s excursion, by coach from Michigan to West Virginia. The post provides some great pictures & commentary about Judie and her beautiful quilt shop, including the beautiful quilts on display.
See ALL of the pix from their visit…enjoy!
This month we reveal all-new AUNT GRACE MINIATURES by Judie Rothermel! As perfect as they are on their own, they’re even better when paired with her AUNT GRACE DOTS. Mix the prints in traditional blocks, or try a more modern quilting treatment by combining the prints with linen.
There’s a lot more that’s new this month on MarcusFabrics, so enjoy your visit!
Moving on to Redlands, Pati checks in with the Painted Lady Quilt Shop. It’s a true haven for Judie Rothermel fans: a customer work-in-progress featuring Pine Tree Lodge (upper left); a full wall of her prints (lower right photo), and Kerri, who owns the shop, reports that 30 people already signed up for the Civil War: PEACE & UNITY Block of the Month (lower left). At upper right is Faye Burgos’ LOVE & GLORY. Judging from these pics, it’s probably safe to say that combinations of blue with red are probably popular in Redlands as well!
This week, our Director of Marketing & Advertising, Pati Violick, happily escaped the unpredictable east coast weather, venturing out to sunny CA for a road trip with sales rep Norbert Kaufman. Here’s a peek at what she found…
First, a visit with Michelle of Fat Quarters Quilt Shop in Vista, CA (shown here with Norbert). Pretty displays incuded a hexie quilt (a Pati Violick favorite!), crocheted creatures, and fabric bolts from brights to deep darks!
Next stop: Temecula Quilt Co. in Temecula, CA, where charming miniatures (another Pati fave), a colorful Dear Jane, and one of our finalists in the Just Judie competition were beautifully displayed…Big Judie fans here at Temecula!
If you’re in the area, stop by to see the latest Marcus collections, or visit them online! Pati, wishing you safe travels back to NY, where we’re battling brand-new snow and ice…on second thought, you might want to visit a few more shops out there first!
The excitement over our Just Judie quilt competition continues, as Marcus Fabrics celebrated the achievement of our Grand Prize winner, Lisa Even of Barrington, IL, whose entry was sponsored by The Quilt Merchant in Winfield, IL. Our own Director of Marketing, Pati Violick, brought a trunk show of the three winning quilts, along with some of Judie Rothermel’s creations, as attendees oooh’d and aahh’d the gorgeous fabrics and techniques! Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts and Marcus sales rep Bill Garrettson also joined in the fun. Check out some of the highlights:Lisa shows offer her fabulous work – it earned her a $2500 cash prize, and a Brother Laura Ashley Innova sewing machine!
Quilters also enjoyed a close-up of Marcus’ Civil War PEACE & UNITY BOM quilt. This is the final installment of our Civil war series.
Judie Rothermel’s miniatures were a highlight of the day…these minis, from her private collection, made a rare public appearance. Such small quilts, such huge impact!
Taking Second Place in the Just Judie competition was Sarah Bond’s creation. We love her Orange Peel design. Done in Judie’s fabrics, its’ the perfect marriage of trend and tradition! It’s shown off here by Quilt Merchant owner Valerie Langue (left) and Pati Violick of Marcus Fabrics.
And our Third Place winning entry, a beautiful hand-appliqued circle designf by Nancy Yando…
For more photos, visit Pam Buda’s blog. Thanks to everyone who came to join us in celebrating Lisa, Judie, and the quilting traditions we all love! Lisa, enjoy your machine…we can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
As part of our Just Judie quilt competition prize package, the quilt shop sponsoring the most entries was rewarded with a visit from Judie herself! So, on Friday, November 1, Judie (accompanied by her Marcus Fabrics entourage) arrived at Little Quilts in Marietta, GA for an afternoon of festivities.
With an impressive 24 entries sponsored, Little Quilts owner Mary Ellen VonHolt proudly hosted the special event — part meet-and-greet, part trunk show – for an excited group of contestants, customers and guests. Mary Ellen and Judie showed some of her own quilts, and attendees left with goodies including Judie’s tips for creating with miniatures, and much more! …As they say, a wonderful time was had by all! Congratulations again to Little Quilts and its entrants on a job beautifully done.