This just in!! Don’t miss your chance to win some great fabrics scraps, direct from Pam’s studio to yours! All you have to do is comment on her blog post by Friday for more than one chance to win ; ) Enjoy! — lisa
As always, please feel free to comment below, too, but we’re just passing on the good news…TO WIN THE FABRIC, you must comment on Pam’s blog!!
If you have a talent for naming things, then this is the contest for you! Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs is enlisting your help, quilting friends, to come up with a name for this gorgeous new quilt pattern. It features the new GEORGETOWN collection by Judie Rothermel, and Nancy’s signature appliqué. It’s easy to enter:
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COMMENT to this post below with your name suggestions by Thursday, August 13, 2015. Yes, you may include more than one name in a single comment. You can also enter on Nancy’s blog.
If Nancy chooses your name for her new pattern, you’ll be rewarded with a FQ bundle and pattern combo. To give you the proper inspiration, Nancy sent along these pics of the quilt in progress. Enjoy the sneak-peek, and Good Luck! Remember, only blog subscribers with comments posted by August 13 will be eligible to win. And if your name isn’t chosen, you can always order the pattern online ; )
Thanks to everyone for your comments. It looks like many of you are spending the summer in relocation mode – have fun setting up your new sewing spaces ; ) Now that I’m back from my own overdue vacation, it’s time to announce that Lisa Zook is the winner of the PRIMO PLAID FLANNEL Country Squire FQ giveaway!
Congratulations to Lisa who says she “plans to refinish my bathroom vanity and finish up a mystery quilt from my local quilt shop.”
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Our next giveaway has just two requirements: (1) subscribe to the Marcus Mentions blog, and (2) leave a comment below on what creative projects you’re working on this summer (patriotic or not!) for a chance to win this PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS Country Squirefat quarter bundle! Sorry, the vintage tin sewing machine is NOT a part of the prize – Pati would kill me if I gave it away…it’s really cute!!) But you’ll still love the fabrics.
Remember, only blog subscribers as of July Friday, July 10 are eligible to win! The signup box is to the right. Already subscribed? Just leave your comment below. And enjoy some creative leisure time, whether you’re celebrating the 4th of July, or Canada Day or no holiday at all ; )
Thanks to all who shared their love for COLLECTORS’ GALLERY last week. Without further delay, the winner of our BLUE fabric bundle and a printed copy of “Red, White and Sometimes Blue” book from Martingale is:
SANDRA CHAVEZ — Congratulatulations, Sandra! Not surprisingly, most of your 300+ comments shared Sandra’s sentiment: “Beautiful pure colors make this fabric look exquisite. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.”
And thanks again to Martingalefor partnering with us on this exciting giveaway!
Decorating trends featuring red and blue remain strong — from Redwork embroidery and Americana country settings to more contemporary looks, their appeal continues. The addition of cream gives each color a fresh, clean look. So as we were launching COLLECTORS’ GALLERY by Faye Burgos, we were especially excited to see so much quilt inspiration available to go along with it. Case in point: Red, White, and Sometimes Blue, published by Martingale. The book is a compilation of classic red and white, blue and white, and combined color projects from the pages of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Choose from the 17 projects, including pieced and appliqued, scrappy and tailored that go far beyond patriotic themes. You’re sure to find lots of ways to highlight Faye’s lush florals, textures, and 1″ Strip-It prints, too.
We figured it was a natural giveaway, so we’ve partnered with our quilt buddies at Martingale to offer a “Book & Bundle” prize to a lucky winner, Comment below for a chance to win a copy of the book along with a 12-pack of BLUE half-yard cuts!, then visit the Martingale blog and comment again to increase your chances of winning! Good Luck, everyone!
Thanks to all of you who expressed your enthusiasm and creativity in discussing our NEW AGED MUSLINS. The winner of this generously swatched sample card is Karen Martin of Breezy Point, MN, who said:
I love the aged muslins and have mostly used them as backgrounds for stitchery, applique and occasionally in piecing. I also love the aged canvas–I’m using it for a background on a wool applique project and it supports the wool wonderfully. I’ve never tried the colors–they look yummy!
And it seems many of you have used (or plan to use) the New Aged Muslins in similar ways and in many others, like sashings, shirts, Log Cabins, mixed with repros, updated Amish-style quilts and more. We appreciate your input! ; ) — lisa
Quilting expert Rob Appell has just launched a new site called Mansewing.com, in conjunction with our friends at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Well, we were thrilled to learn that his premiere episode features our own NEW AGED MUSLINS, in a curved piecing tutorial.
If you’ve never done cured piecing, trust me, it’s sooo much easier without pins, as Rob demonstrates. So be sure to check out his site for some great mid-winter inspiration ; )
To mark the occasion of the launch, MSQC is offering a special FQ Bundle on these beauties.
Speaking of, stay tuned as we pick the winner of our New Aged Muslins swatch card giveaway, later today. Yes, there’s still a little time to get your comments in for a chance to win ; ) Enjoy! — lisa
This just in…Stephanie Dell’Olio, president and fearless leader of our retail division, couldn’t help but notice the spike in orders for NEW AGED MUSLINS, and in particular this gorgeous selection of green tones along the center of the swatch card. The muted, subtly shaded effect of these “not-quite-solid” muslins makes them perfect for life-like appliqued leaves and stems.
We already know that floral applique projects are big now, so in part that might explain it, but we always love to hear about your other creative uses for our basics. Applique? Backgrounds? Sashings? Fashion? Do you mix them with contemporary prints or reproductions, or maybe use them in place of true solids?
In fact, that would be a fun giveaway: Comment below to tell us how you’ve used our NEW AGED MUSLINS for the chance to win this swatch card (you’ll love this giveaway — the swatches are huge!) We’ll hold a random drawing next Tuesday, February 3!