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
We really enjoyed all of your holiday project ideas and comments – it seems like table runners and toppers, and small gifts lead the list of seasonal sewing projects this year. It looks like Sandy Allen of St. Louis, MO will have a nice head start on her projects, as the winner of the HOLIDAY BLOOMS & eBook giveaway!
Maybe she’ll use her 24” panel with light metallic touches and coordinates as a table topper – it’s designed to be a quick project just as it is – just add a border and backing — or embellish it with fringe, braid, or even some custom embroidery in the light ground areas of the panel. Faye Burgos also designed the poinsettias to be multi-directional, for equal visual appeal from any position at the table.
Pati even suggested (and semi-modeled) the panel as a beautiful apron – just gather, finish the edges and add two ties in a coordinating print to tackle those holiday baking marathons in style! Hmm….with so many gifts and decorative items to make, versatility is key…
Thanks to our friends at Martingale for another great giveaway, congratulations to our winner, and Happy Holiday Stitching to All!! — Now, get to work ; ) — lisa
Regular Marcus Mentions readers will recognize this as the completion of our quilt to be donated to the Hopes & Dreams Challenge, sponsored by Quilter’s Dream batting. It all began with our Road to California event back in January, where attendees picked out their fabrics at our booth and created their Lucy Boston blocks to become a part of the project. Then, in the talented hands of designer Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek, the pile of blocks became this…isn’t it stunning?? (Look back at the quilt in progress!)
This week it will be shipped to the Challenge to join the many others donated by quilters from all over. We are pleased to support Quilters Dream Batting in their efforts to fight ALS / Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Thanks again to all of our quilting friends and to Vicki Bellino (right) for making the quilt possible.
For some of us, getting a jump on all of those Christmas gifts & decorating projects in the middle of summer is the only way to get it all done, and with that in mind, we’re partnering again with our friends at Martingale for a double giveaway to get you started!
You could win the eBook Tis the Season – Quilts and Other Comforts by Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large, along with a bundle of HOLIDAY BLOOMS by Faye Burgos. We know you’ll love this stack of FQs plus the coordinating 1-yard panel, and you’ll be inspired by the projects in Martingale’s #1 best-selling Christmas book.
To be eligible for this drawing, just SUBSCRIBE to the Marcus blog (if you haven’t already) and COMMENT on your favorite holiday projects below for a chance to win! Then visit the Martingale post for a second chance ; )
— lisa s
Thanks to everyone for your comments. It looks like many of you are spending the summer in relocation mode – have fun setting up your new sewing spaces ; ) Now that I’m back from my own overdue vacation, it’s time to announce that Lisa Zook is the winner of the PRIMO PLAID FLANNEL Country Squire FQ giveaway!
Congratulations to Lisa who says she “plans to refinish my bathroom vanity and finish up a mystery quilt from my local quilt shop.”
Remember to SUBSCRIBE to the Marcus Mentions blog and COMMENT for your chance to win in our next random blog post giveaway…use the subscribe box on the right side >>
Our next giveaway has just two requirements: (1) subscribe to the Marcus Mentions blog, and (2) leave a comment below on what creative projects you’re working on this summer (patriotic or not!) for a chance to win this PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS Country Squire fat quarter bundle! Sorry, the vintage tin sewing machine is NOT a part of the prize – Pati would kill me if I gave it away…it’s really cute!!) But you’ll still love the fabrics.
Remember, only blog subscribers as of July Friday, July 10 are eligible to win! The signup box is to the right. Already subscribed? Just leave your comment below. And enjoy some creative leisure time, whether you’re celebrating the 4th of July, or Canada Day or no holiday at all ; )