Did You Catch Sarah on the McCall’s Quilting Blog?

With all of the pre-Quilt Market craze here in the office last week, this one got past me, and maybe you missed it too, so I figured it presented a great excuse for a second REVVED UP RETRO giveaway (as if we need an excuse)! Enjoy… —  lisa

Last week our friends at McCall’s Quilting interviewed Sarah Maxwell about her queen size quilt pattern, Cross It Out, is featured in the June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. 

Comment below now through Tuesday, May 31 for your chance to win this REVVED UP RETRO 5″ charm pack!

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Gorgeous Quilt, Gorgeous Quilting

SturbXmasQuiltNancyWe got up-close & personal with Nancy Rink’s new holiday quilt design, featuring the OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE COLLECTION by Judie Rothermel. As you can see, the colors and motifs lend themselves to Christmas projects wtih the rich, traditional feel of Sturbridge.  Nancy’s knack for machine quilting artistry completes the masterpiece, with accents of red and green thread on the back.  Visit Nancy online for “Mill Girls Holiday” pattern information.

Victoria’s Fabric Sneak-Peek!

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We’re thrilled to have Victoria Findlay Wolfe as a part of our designer community, especially with the upcoming release of her second collection for Studio 37 Fabrics.  It’s called  MEADOW STORM.  Look for it online May 1, and in quilt shops in August…for now, here’s a quick sneak-peek:

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She says, “For MEADOW STORM, I included my typical mix of interesting modern and eclectic prints…fabrics that can do some of the work for you.  I love the large stripes that can be fussy cut for dramatic modern looks.  Sun Shower polka dots in four colors, because I can’t make a quilt without a dot!  I added in the bold black and white Manor Stripe, after many requests from my last line, MOSTLY MANOR.  I look forward to using it with the more saturated color prints, like Misty and the main floral, Perennial, to add instant movement to even simple blocks.”     — Victoria

ALSO, In Case You Missed It: Here’s the link to Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s recent chat with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio!  She discusses a bit of her quilt design process, her fabric design inspiration, and that great article in APQ’s April issue!

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Join Pam’s BOM Now, and Celebrate in 2017!

StarSpangledBothStackedThe early results are in, and  while it’s no surprise to us, the just-released  STAR SPANGLED LIBERTY BOM quilt by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts is a sure winner!  You’ll want to schedule this wonderfully patriotic quilt among your Fall projects now — with a start date of September 2016, you complete the 9-month program in time for July 4 celebrations in 2017!

PamBuda2016Choose the Pieced or Appliqued “America” center row option. Pam even included historical notes and information on US flag history, Besty Ross and more! Read more about Star Spangled Liberty, in Pam’s own words.  Catch her passion and enthusiam, and join her on this nostalgic journey.  Sign up at your local quilt shop! (Shop owners, contact your Marcus representative!)

Look Who’s in Craft Ideas Magazine Now!

Susan Cousineau shares several adorable MAGICAL MERMAID projects in the Spring 2016 issue of Craft Ideas magazine!  Just minutes ago this landed on my desk, and it’s on sale now. Even better, we’ve partnered with Craft Ideas to bring you the chance at a terrific fabric giveaway including the 1-yard panel and 10 FQ coordinates!!  Just visit their giveaway page and register for your chance.

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MermaidCOMPKnown mostly for her McCall’s and Kwik Sew craft and sewing patterns, Susan recently launched her Lollipop Rainbow fabric brand for Studio 37 Fabrics with a whimsical mermaid fairy motif. These adorable prints work beautifully on their own, or paired with the panel design. The pink/aqua/yellow palette is sure to delight true “girly girls” of all ages!

APQ Features Two Studio 37 Designers!

APQApr16CoverAs the Marcus crew travel to Pasadena for QuiltCon, we continue our show coverage with editorial excitement from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine —  their APRIL 2016 issue features the unique talents of TWO of our Studio 37 Fabrics designers, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sarah Maxwell.  And both will be in attendance at the show!

 

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In the same issue, Sarah uses her COZIES FLANNEL collection to create a “double-quilt” design called “On the Rails” – you’ll love her clever use of a neutral base quilt, sparked by a colorful seasonal topper.

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See these projects, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/april   The issue is on newsstands now throu April 5!

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Try Miriam’s Shabby Chic Valentine’s Crafts

There’s not much time left, but we know you’re going to LOVE Miriam Rawson’s quick and easy (and adorable!) Valentine’s Day craft inspiration in the form of soft scuplture “Shabby Chic Hearts”! You’ll find dozens of creative ways to use these – use her fun suggestions as a starting point for crafts you can enjoy on February 14 and beyond  ; )

SoSweetMiriamPixCOMPSoSweetLoveSingleCardCheck out the entire SO SWEET LOVE collection by Susan Cousineau for Studio 37 Fabrics…and ICYMI, take a look at Susan’s own Keepsake Cards – you can even use your embellishments interchangeably for both projects!

Susan Shares More Love, on SewMamaSew.com!

SoSweetLoveCandyCutieLooking for even more Valentine’s inspiration?  Be sure to check out SewMamaSew.com today for Susan Cousineau’s completely adorable plush Candy Cutie!

Not only will you find complete instructions to stitch up your own Cutie, but you can even enter in a drawing for a FQ bundle of Susan’s SO SWEET LOVE collection for Marcus/Studio 37 Fabrics!  Just leave a comment there for your chance!

 

Prairie Inspiration, Pam Buda Style

When it comes to American prairie life and the unique inspiration it brings to today’s quilters, no one does better than Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, as her ever-growing legion of followers will agree!  Pam recently shared what’s new in her studio, with the release of her latest collection, ANTIQUE COTTON CALICOS: Old Green Calicos:

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Of course, Pam herself describes her look best:  “Prairie life always inspires me, and when the early settlers sought to homestead, receiving a land parcel near water was, of course, a prize for many reasons.  Thinking those thoughts, and about the blue and green colors, a picture like this came to mind.  Can you see yourself in a comfy chair gazing at this scene?  I sure could.  The colors and serenity inspired the name for the quilt….Old Mill Pond.

Gorgeous, right??!! Read more from her recent blog post, including details of Pam’s special offer on the “Old Mill Pond” kit , now through January 29!   You can also visit your favorite local quilt shops for Old Green Calicos – it’s arriving in stores NOW!

See All That’s New in January!

Welcome back from the Holidays, everyone!!  Now, get ready for lots of inspiration by the yard  in January — can you believe we’re debuting 11 new collections, plus 2 new BOM programs you’ll absolutely LOVE — add these to your 2016 quilting calendar now.

Like more contemporary style?  Visit Studio 37 Fabrics for the latest on our plans for QuiltCon in February, new projects and more!

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to your favorite quilt shop, but you’ll have to see the rest online!

VINTAGE ONYX by Faye Burgos

VINTAGE ONYX by Faye Burgos

RUSTIC WINDS by Faye Burgos

RUSTIC WINDS by Faye Burgos

PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Smokey by Marcus Fabrics

PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Smokey by Marcus Fabrics

MACIE'S JOURNAL by Judie Rothermel

MACIE’S JOURNAL by Judie Rothermel

COZIES FLANNEL: Blues by Sarah Maxwell

COZIES FLANNEL: Blues by Sarah Maxwell

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