Think Spring with the SUBTLE SKIES Collection

Looking for the perfect project to welcome Spring?  Consider this pretty quilt designed by Homestead Hearth, featuring Faye Burgos’ beautiful SUBTLE SKIES collection.  ”Gentle Dawn” is fully patterned in the McCall’s Quilting March/April 2014 issue.  It’s beginner friendly, and a kit is available.  We love it for a guest bedroom, but once you sew it up, you’ll want to treat yourself!

Start Your Quilting Year with a Touch of Italy…

Have you seen the latest edition of McCall’s Quilting magazine (Jan/Feb 2014)?  Among its beautiful featured quilts is this design by Homestead Hearth.  They’ve transformed our Molly B’s Harvest Palette and Primo Batiks collections into a richly colored quilt inspired by Italian mosaic tilework. A kit is available.

Homestead Hearth’s New Book Honors Nurses of the Civil War

Comfort & Devotion: A Quilting Tribute to Nurses of the Civil War, inspired by the courageous stories of Clara Barton and eight other Civil War nurses. Quilt designers Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth created a classic collection of eight quilts and one patriotic pillow that celebrates their legacy. Profiles of each nurse reveal a glimpse of the many challenges they experienced.

The book features many Marcus collections in the various step-by-step quilt projects.

We’re Sorry…

Already we’ve been told by more than one shop owner that they can’t possibly decide between the two gorgeous colorways created by Faye Burgos for her M FOR MYSTERY collection!  MysteryFQStackedWe really didn’t mean to make it such a difficult decision for you…but if it helps, you could always offer BOTH the blue/rust, AND the black/pink combos!  Either way, you can’t lose with these lush floral lead patterns and their companion prints when creating our new Mystery Quilt BOM, designed by Homestead Hearth! When you start with fabrics this beautiful, you can’t help but make a great quilt!  The program begins in January, so maybe you’d better begin the color decision-making process now  ; )  Quilting friends, what do you think??

Check Out BOOTH 2203 in Portland!

Quilt Market is well underway, just look at the booth decor!

1. NEXT WAVE is featured in quilts, decor and children’s clothing, all with equal flair!

2. and 3.  Vicki Bellino’s brand new patterns highlight our PRETTY SPECIAL baby girl and baby boy collections.

4.  VISUAL EFFECT’s contemporary color and prints in a traditional block setting.

5.  Marcus BOM’s – HAMPTON RIDGE (by Red Crinoline Quilts) and PARTY OF TWELVE (by Homestead Hearth)

See it all in person through Sunday, May 19 – BOOTH 2203

Quilt Market – Sharing Tips at Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse is a Quilt Market highlight! We enlisted the help of Sarah Maxwell (shown) and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth, to share their experience with BOMs, or Block of the Month programs – from how to evaluate a program to pricing, shipping and more!  If you’re a show owner and you missed the session, download the handout online beginning June 1.  Meanwhile, while in Portland, be sure to stop by BOOTH 2203!