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…
This just in!! Don’t miss your chance to win some great fabrics scraps, direct from Pam’s studio to yours! All you have to do is comment on her blog post by Friday for more than one chance to win ; ) Enjoy! — lisa
As always, please feel free to comment below, too, but we’re just passing on the good news…TO WIN THE FABRIC, you must comment on Pam’s blog!!
If you have a talent for naming things, then this is the contest for you! Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs is enlisting your help, quilting friends, to come up with a name for this gorgeous new quilt pattern. It features the new GEORGETOWN collection by Judie Rothermel, and Nancy’s signature appliqué. It’s easy to enter:
- SUBSCRIBE to the Marcus Mentions blog posts if you haven’t already, using the signup box at right (scroll down if needed)
- COMMENT to this post below with your name suggestions by Thursday, August 13, 2015. Yes, you may include more than one name in a single comment. You can also enter on Nancy’s blog.
If Nancy chooses your name for her new pattern, you’ll be rewarded with a FQ bundle and pattern combo. To give you the proper inspiration, Nancy sent along these pics of the quilt in progress. Enjoy the sneak-peek, and Good Luck! Remember, only blog subscribers with comments posted by August 13 will be eligible to win. And if your name isn’t chosen, you can always order the pattern online ; )
If you’re one of those quilters who can’t wait for fall, here’s a great project to set your quilting season in motion: Cozy Constellation by Sarah Maxwell is featured in the September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. She chose a mix of PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Harvest II fabrics. The four blocks, each 36” square, are sure to go together fast. Plus, a kit is available! Quilt instructions and kit ordering details are in the magazine.
Congratulations to Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts on this gorgeous Fall 2015 Quilts and More magazine cover!! It shows off her TREENWARE & BERRIES collection, as interpreted by designers in the Scrap Lab Designer Challenge. We love the versatility of her prints far beyond the quilt!
Instructions for the handbag and runner are included in the issue, and the fabrics are available at your local quilt shop!
Bag:Sherri K. Falls of This & That Pattern Company
Runner: Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts