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…
The office is quiet today as several of our Marcus-ites are traveling to Houston for Fall Quilt Market 2014! Looking forward to their pictures!
Quilt Market is now in its 35th year (and Quilt Festival, the show for consumers, marks 40 years in 2014!) Marcus has been attending since 1987, when we debuted with Judie Rothermel’s first collection of Aunt Grace 1930’s repros. Here’s a peek at the Judie Rothermel collections we’ll be showing this weekend… AUNT GRACE SIMPLER SAMPLER and JUDIE’S ALBUM QUILT. Check out the details of these gorgeous BOM programs. No wonder she’s still the leader in 1930’s reproductions and historic fabric prints for quilters!
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!
That hectic season when all the behind-the-scenes prep takes place, resulting in the beautiful, well-oiled machine that is our Quilt Market Booth! Almost daily, new made-up items arrive here in the office for the booth display. Here’s a peek at some projects using PRIMO PLAIDS – CHRISTMAS, AMERICAN BOUQUET, and AUNT GRACE TIES ONE ON, from left to right. (We’ll follow up with Pati for specific pattern info on these projects later — judging from how quickly she’s racing thru the halls, clearly now is not the time… We look forward to seeing all of our quilt shop owner customers and associates in Pittsburgh, May 15-18.
Marcus Fabrics is teaming up with Martingale to celebrate the publication of Carol Hopkin’s new book, Civil War Legacies II. In it, Carol presents another outstanding collection of charming projects! Each engaging quilt is ideal for 1860s reproduction fabrics, and Judie Rothermel fans are sure to recognize her fabrics page after page (actually, beginning with the book cover!)
What do you love about Civil War quilts? Check out Judie’s new ENDURING LEGACY collection, inspired by Old Sturbridge Village, and featured in
three of Carol’s new patterns.
Win Carol’s eBook!
To enter Marcus’ free drawing for the eBook, simply comment below. Then visit the Martingale blog for another chance to win!
We received this note through Judie Rothermel, from quilter Lars Rune in Norway. He recreated his own very unique version of Marcus Fabrics’ Civil War TRIBUTE quilt. He wrote to Judie and submitted this photo, explaining:
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!
…The first issue of 2014 (Jan/Feb) just hit my desk, and we’re thrilled to see Nancy Rink’s quilt made the cut! It’s on the chair, third from the left, and it features PARTY OF TWELVE by Judie Rothermel, PIN MONEY by Pam Buda and PAULA BARNES COMPANIONS. Check out this full view of the quilt, called “Clara’s Pride”...with just two block designs and a beautiful range of repro prints, we think it’s a great way to begin the quilting year! Congratulations, Nancy! — lisa s