Her debut collection, A DAY IN SPAIN, hits your favorite quilt shops in January, and you’ll be able to read more about Casey, and view the entire collection (with great quilt concepts!) in August. But we couldn’t wait another day to give you a glimpse into this talented designer’s contemporary take on historical motifs, based on her travels in the south of Spain. We know you’ll be as excited as we are… Welcome, Casey!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
The famous Christmas tree at “30 Rock” is all aglow, and we enjoyed the air of merriment…with the sea of selfie sticks jockeying for the best position, and unseasonably high NYC temps in the 60s ; )
ICYMI (in case you missed it) we snapped a few pix…Laura and I agreed that we always expect the tree to be really gigantic — maybe it actually used to be bigger and we’re just dating ourselves — but I was still impressed with how the lights were positioned throughout, even inserted deep into the tree, all the way in toward the trunk.
Read more about the Rock Center Tree Lighting tradition… #rockcenterxmas
We’re thrilled to return to QuiltCon as a sponsor in February 2016, and right now, we’re putting a few finishing touches on some amazing Studio 37 Fabrics events and promotions! Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind, and its popularity grows each year.
This time, it takes place in sunny Pasadena, CA, and highlights include two workshops and a lecture by sewlebrity designer Victoria Findlay Wolfe. You’re sure to find Victoria’s new collection, MOSTLY MANOR and your other favorite Studio 37 collections among the QuiltCon vendors, too!
Are YOU planning to attend? Stay tuned for more details…
Pam’s at it again, causing an online frenzy with one of her fun scrapbox giveaways! You could win one of these just by commenting on Pam’s Heartspun Quilts blog post, now through Thursday!
Keep in mind that as much as we LOVE to read your comments here, too, only those comments left on Pam’s blog post will be eligible to win. Enter now!! ; )
Wow! The December 2015 issue of American Quilting & Patchwork magazine (APQ) has a real treat for all of us Pam Buda fans – it’s a multi-page profile of our favorite prairie-inspired quilt designer, photographed inside her beautiful Illinois home!
Naturally, many of the designs shown are patterns available thru Heartspun Quilts, and they feature her fabric collections including TREENWARE & BERRIES and AMERICAN GOTHIC.
Below you’ll see Pam on the left, and design director Nancy Wiles and photographer Greg Scheidemann styling a shot in her living room. It’s great when a designer’s home and furnishings are a true reflection of her work ; )
Visit your newsstand or quilt shop now, or order online (subscribers, watch your mailboxes) to read more about Pam, her quilts, fabric and inspiration in the magazine!
Photos used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. (c) 2015 Meredith Corp. All rights reserved.
Also appearing at QTM 2015 were quilting stars Edyta Sitar, Yvonne Porcella, keynote speaker Ricky Tims, and others. Congrats to Edyta, who took top honors at Quilt Match Manhattan, a friendly “create-it-on-the-spot” quilt challenge – great belt!!
…and finally, more with Victoria and friends…
If you did miss this annual weekend of non-stop quilt inspiration, be prepared to grab your tickets early, since it has sold out several years in a row — and faster each year! Join us in 2016 when “Quilters Take Manhattan” yet again ; )
This spooktacular bundle of fabrics from Faye Burgos’ DANCING N THE SHADOWS collection could be yours — just follow us on Instagram (@marcusfabrics) and leave a comment for a chance to win! The giveaway includes (12) half-yard cuts plus Faye’s frightfully fun 24″ wide panel (inset), a great head start for your holiday decorating plans. Then once you’re following us, stay tuned for future inspiration & giveaways. We’ll be picking the random winner tomorrow from the comments on Wed — that’s tomorrow, so there’s still time. See you there!
Recently, our own Pati and Regina took to the road, including a visit to Yankee Cloth in Wallingford, CT, where they treated attendees to wonderful presentation! They had the crowd entranced as they shared tips for creating “LB” style quilts and other English paper piecing techniques. It begins with novelty stripes like HISTORICAL STRIPES by Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts and ends in a surprising variety of looks, dpending on how you cut the fabric motifs. Of course, Pati also incorporated her favorite supplies from Paper Pieces to simplify the intricate-looking process.
Shown standing are (l. to r.) Linda, Nancy, Pati and Regina. The happy quilters all received a mink kit to create their own block, and we’ve already started to collect photos of them, so stay tuned as the Lucy Boston Lovefest continues…
Don’t you love to hear what inspired a designer to create a particular quilt? Using her own ANTIQUE COTTON collection, Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts has designed this gorgeous quilt, “Love Worn”, and in her recent blog post she not only gives you some of the creative backstory, but you can even pre-order the kit for a limited time – visit her blog for special offer details…