Love miniature quilts? Check out Spice Box, a trio of mini quilt patterns in a single package. It’s Heartspun Quilts’ latest installment in the Tokens of the Past pattern series. Spice Box features Pam Buda’s new TREENWARE & BERRIES fabric collection, a gorgeous blend of warm reds and browns. Even better, you can create all three designs using a single pack of pre-cut 10″ squares (40 pieces, 2 each of 20 prints). Then, just add borders!
Get the details, including ordering information on Pam’s blog, and stitch up your own Spice Box threesome!
A sneak peek from Pati’s office reveals these juicy new wool colors, coming soon to your favorite quilt shop! A range of brights and two heather tones round out the already popular collection, THE SEASONS WOOL COLLECTION ready to be used off the bolt, or felted, using this simple technique.
For creative applique and other techniques for quilts, accessories and more, wool knows no season. Watch for these new additions to appear online in April, and in quilt shops in May!
Flowers are a perennial springtime favorite, and they’ve taken over as THE motif for Spring 2015, in all forms and fashions. So we thought we’d show off just a few of our own flower prints for the season, from gentle, romantic blooms to big, bold batiks! We love them not just for quilts, but also for little girls’ dresses, gorgeous table settings, home and fashion accessories and more.
And we’ve thrown in some added inspiration by way of Macy’s annual Flower Show (now thru April 4 in NYC). Much like our collections, their beautifully curated displays throughout the store flaunted flowers of every color, shape and size.
Notice Mechelle down below, among the windows photos. She’s currently the assistant to the President here at Marcus, but I think she’s hinting at her next career move ; )
We’re pleased to once again sponsor Road to California Quilters’ Conference and Showcase, taking place January 22-25, 2015 in Ontario, CA. This year, in addition to our usual showcase sponsorship of one of the quilt prizes, we’ll be exhibiting as well!
Be sure to stop by the Marcus booth for demos on fussy cutting, English paper piecing (EPP) and more, all featuring our specialty stripe fabrics like PAULA’S BORDER COMPANIONS. Plus giveaways & handouts while supplies last!If you’ve never tried English paper piecing, Lucy Boston blocks and similar techniques, you’ll want to visit with Pati Violick as she demos her techniques using Paper Pieces, as shown in the beginnings of this gorgeous block above. And if you have tried it, learn how Marcus specialty fabrics can give you rich and intricate results every time. BTW, Pati is our Director of Marketing — you might remember her love for EPP from last summer’s Designer Sew-Along.
We were there, and we had a blast! We loved meeting old and new friends over the weekend at QuiltCon in Austin, TX — the creative energy was contagious, and the mood was “joyous”, as described by our president, Stephanie Dell’Olio (that’s her on the right, dwarfed by the towering QuiltCon entry sign – Pic 2) Here are some pix from our booth…
Our QuiltCon booth (Pic 1) featured OMBRE HAND DYES (Pic 6) and STRIP-IT fabrics (Pic 4)
Visitors loved our circle garland, made of coordinating CENTENNIAL SOLIDS circles fused together, then joined by a single running straight stitch to create the desired length. (Pic 3)
And thanks to Paper Pieces for supplying English paper piecing sampler kits for our attendees – everyone enjoyed this fun technique! (Pic 5)
Download these free projects by Nancy Rink, using the Ombre Hand Dye pre-cut Strip-It bundles. (Pic 6)