Fresh on my desk this morning: The new Jan/Feb 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. And gracing the cover is their “Cottage Romance” design, made up of prints from AMERICAN BOUQUET and SIDEWALK CAFE, both by Faye Burgos. As you can see, her classic florals combine beautifully in this generous 96″ square quilt. This issue contains Part 1 of the 6-part series, resulting in this gorgeous quilt at the end of the year. Enjoy the creative process in two-month intervals, as well as the convenience of a Kit, available through the magazine.
Check out Charlotte’s or your favorite local quilt shop to sign up for this beautiful BOM project, featuring wool applique on cotton prints, both by The Quilted Crow Girls Designs. THE SEASONS wool collection started with 20 colors, and 6 more colors will be added in January…
On the road with Marcus sales rep Toni Kay Steere! Her recent visit to Li’l Red Hen Quilt Shopin Paola, Kansas turned up this beautifully sewn Aunt Grace SIMPLER SAMPLER quilt top. Jenny, the shop owner, sewed the design, saying it was a pleasure to stitch up. With fabrics by Judie Rothermel and the BOM quilt design by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek, how could it not be? We think you’ll love it, too, so look for it at your favorite quilt shop – the 6 month program begins in January!
Personally, I love the little shopping carts to the left of the quilt ; ) —–lisa
It’s great to get booth pictures from new sources — it gives us a chance to see what our sales reps, designers and other associates found especially picture-worthy. Here’s what they loved:
Boutique garments from a mix of Marcus Fabrics
Lynn Wilder of the Sew’n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog designed this quilt, entitled Emilie Elizabeth, using a mix of JUDIE’S ALBUM QUILT prints and PAULA BARNES COMPANIONS. Pattern Info: email@example.com
PRIMO PLAIDS remain the quilter’s favorite for quilts, crafts & cozy clothing, with new patterns and colors each season!
Aunt Grace SIMPLER SAMPLER – BOM quilt by Vicki Bellino and assorted crafts!
Nancy Rink’s purples highlight MILL WORKS fabrics & BOM program.
Cute crafts done in POMEGRANATE LANE cotton prints and coordinating SEASONS Wool Collection colors
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…
Marcus Fabrics Booth #1802…another beautiful display! Fabric collections shown left to right: Mill Girls; Molly B’s 1800’s – Victoria’s Violets; Aunt Grace Simpler Sampler; Judie’s Album Quilt mixed with Paula Barnes Companions; A Prairie Gathering; Judie’s Album Quilt.
The Quilted Crow Girls combine some of the season’s best trends (wool with cotton and miniature projects) in their new Pantry Club program.
A Prairie Gathering – A beautiful new fabric collection and quarterly quilt program by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts feature rich reds in a medallion design.
Just across the aisle from Marcus was Red Crinoline Quilts, featuring Paula Barnes’ fabric collections. Photo by Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts.
Schoolhouse Fall 2014 means three back-to-back sessions, presented by some of our best designers, sharing merchandising and design tips for independent quilt shops! From miniature projects to fussy cutting to BOMs and more, here’s a sneak peek.
Somebody unpack those mannequins quick and let them breathe – they’ve had a long trip! Stay tuned for the completed setup, which I’m sure will be gorgeous ; ) And if you are attending Quilt Market in Houston (trade only), you can see it all in person at BOOTH #1802 – lisa
A recent Quilter’s Newsletter blog postfeatures Faye Burgos’ frighteningly fun Halloween H’Owl panel design, and even offers it in a convenient kit. Check out all of its project picks for Halloween fun! Think it’s a bit late? Not really… Halloween has gradually morphed into an entire season rather than just one day, so it’s become popular to decorate with ghouls & goblins from the first touches of cool weather, right on through the autumn season. (Have you noticed people putting up orange lights and elobarate, spooky displays outdoors now, in advance of the Christmas lights?) Enjoy!
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!