Sew, Indra, Sew!

IndraSewingADon’t you love newbie sewing enthusiasts?  Indra stays so busy as our customer service manager, she rarely has time to stitch in the office (sadly, none of us do, really!), but her need for a quick curtain at home prompted this lunchtime session at our office Brother machine.  Such focus  ; )

I loved her remark about the awesome hand and overall quality of Marcus cottons!  As we seasoned office sewers already know, “to sew Marcus is to love Marcus.” I think she’s hooked!

Sarah’s Simply Moderne Debut…

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Congratulations to Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J for her pretty debut project featured in Simply Moderne magazine, Issue #5!  Of course, it features her fun REVVED UP RETRO group, available in quilt shops now for your summer stitching pleasure ; )  Check out Sarah’s blog post for more info.Sarah-NewFeb16

Lucy Goes Modern!

PatiHeadShotCheck out this quick handiwork by Pati Violick, our resident paper piecing expert!  It begins with her favorite Paper Pieces 2″ Honeycomb template, positioned strategically on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new MEADOW STORM “Meadow Stripe,” with the  “Misty” print as the background. Then by rearranging the black-white and tan-white honeycomb shapes, Pati designs several contemporary, 3-dimensional looks, inspired by Lucy Boston!

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Today is Flag Day!

PamBuda2016It’s June 14 already?  Here in the US we celebrate June 14 as Flag Day, so who better to check in with than Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts!  Here’s a peek at her recent blog post – I thought this photo in particular captures the spirit of the day.  Read more about Pam’s work-in-progress, Lady Liberty…

StarSpangledBothStacked…and be sure to make plans for Pam’s newest BOM, STAR SPANGLED LIBERTY! You’ll love her two options for the center row and her distinctive vertical “quilter’s flag” down the left side.  Pam also includes American anecdotal history about our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance, Old Glory flag facts, and about Betsy Ross, who played an epic role in the birth of the new nation.

The 9-month program begins in September!  Quilt size: 74-1/2″ x 78″

Learn more about Flag Day!

Our Charm Pack Giveaway Winner Is…

Revved5inchThanks to everyone who commented on our REVVED UP RETRO post from last week, and Congratulations to Lee Butler of Troy, MI, the winner of this lovely little 5″ pack.  We can’t wait to see what you make with it, Lee, but we know it’ll make a great little summer project, whether you machine piece at home or on a retreat, or you hand-piece on the go!

Stay tuned for the next Studio 37 Fabrics giveaway – If you haven’t already suscribed to our blog, enter your email address at right, so you’ll be the first to know about our exciting giveaways, product news and announcements.  Happy Stitching  ; )

Egg-ceptional Wool Inspiration…

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We know...you’re probably having the same reaction to these gorgeous hand-crafted eggs as we did when we first saw them!  They’re by Susan M. Wojciechowski of Ewe-niversity, featuring the Marcus WOOL COLLECTION, and measuring about 4-1/2″ high.  She says, “As a quilter with a knack for applique and embroidery, I also have a love for colorful textiles and carefully curated embellishments. Over time, I developed an intense appreciation for working with wool. Inspiration led to innovative fusion and these patterns were born.”

Susan’s patterns, kits and supplies for these and other applique & embroidery projects are available online.

Have You Seen the New BloomCreek.com?

Be sure to check out the new Bloom Creek VickiBellino-headshotwebsite, the online home of quilt designer, EPP aficionado and our resident Strip-It expert,Vicki Bellino!  Iin addition to her many quit designs featuring Marcus fabrics, she’s even dedicated a part of her website to all things Strip-It!

“One of my newest kits, “Dynamic Duo”, features the VINTAGE ONYX Strip-It.  The kit is for two projects – a 12″ x 12″ and a 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ project; both are designed for table-top quilt stands,” she explains.  And they’re gorgeous:

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FullSizeRender You’ll love how Vicki transforms Strip-It pre-printed stripes by Faye Burgos into beautiful, intricate-looking blocks like this one.

On the new BloomCreek.com you’ll also find resources, video links, product updates and more.  Enjoy your visit  ; )

So…Who Won the STASHBUSTERS Goodies??

We’d like to thank the hundreds of quilting friends who commented on last week’s blog post as we celebrate the release of Stashbusters by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith!Stashbusters book cover Stashbusters goodies fabric giveaway

stashpica…and the winner of our random giveaway is…Mary Kolb of Buffalo, MN, who said emphatically, “I WOULD LOVE TO BUST MY STASH!”, a sentiment shared by all!  In keeping with the true spirit of a well-rounded fabric stash, the bundle includes 12 FQs from various Marcus designers. Happy Stashbusting to all!

#NationalCraftMonth Fun with Susan Cousineau!

March is #NationalCraftMonth and we’re celebrating with some super-fun party favor ideas featuring Susan Cousineau’s enchanting MAGICAL MERMAID, POLKA DOT POND and SO SWEET LOVE  collections… You’ll want to download the 6-page party ideas booklet now, and save it for festive fun all year long!  Thanks, Susan, for sharing your magical ideas with us  ; )

Visit Susan online at Sweet Chic Design.

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Come Stitch with Us in Booth 630…

Our first charity quilt block was completed and submitted by Kayla, showing off her handiwork here with Victoria.  If you’re in Pasadena, stop by and sew up an easy block by hand, to be combined with others into Marcus charity quilts for ALS!  We’ve got fully stocked sewing stations, and by stitching and submitting a block, you’ll be entered into a FREE DRAWING for one of three Studio 37 Gift Baskets!!  Come join us…

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