The Classic Appeal of Red and Blue

GalleryRedBlueCOLLAGETrends continue to point toward the graceful elegance of red and blue with white across all design categories, which might help to explain the lasting appeal of GALLERY IN RED AND BLUE by Faye Burgos.  Her stylized florals, paisleys and coordinates are the very look being shown currently in top decorating and lifestyle publications, blogs and specialty retailers, both traditional and contemporary.

From Valentine’s Day right through to the Christmas season, red with white is a natural favorite, while blue and white is always fresh and calming. Combine them during the summer holidays and any patriotic themed activities, including the fast-approaching July 4th holiday here  in the US.

Look for GALLERY IN RED AND BLUE prints, and our free quilt pattern by Heidi Pridemore, in your local quilt shops.  You can also purchase Nancy Rink’s “Glory Days” quilt pattern at www.nancyrinkdesigns.com.

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Quilt Market Begins with Schoolhouse

Before the actual buying activity begins, shop owners attend dozens of Schoolhouse Sessions – 15- and 30-minute classes where they learn about upcoming products, merchandising tips, industry trends and more.  Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts, Nancy Rink, and the Quilted Crow Girls all presented sessions at Spring Market, promoting Marcus fabrics and specialty programs…

Mary Ellen Robison and Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts

Mary Ellen Robison and Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts

Nancy Rink discusses COLOR LOVE

Nancy Rink discusses COLOR LOVE

The Quilted Crow Girls

The Quilted Crow Girls share their passion for wool applique

Festive and Versatile – The Perfect Holiday Project!

The holidays are here! And we can practically feel the vibrations of your sewing machines all over the world, creating gifts and decorative accents for the upcoming festivities.  Now, if you’re still in search of fresh  holiday inspiration, try Nancy Rink’s Fancy Packages quilt design, done in her own TWEET FOR TWO prints for Marcus Fabrics. Nancy’s easy layout lets you customize the block configurations to create not only the wall hanging as show, but also pillow fronts (approx. 4 by 4 blocks or 1 x 3 blocks for a bolster style), mantle drapes (approx. 3 by 10 blocks), table runners (approx. 2 by 12 blocks) and more! Of course the actual number of blocks you need will depend on your desired finished size.  Don’t you just love a versatile quilt pattern?  

It’s TIme to Quilt-Along with Nancy Rink!

Then get started now, as she shares her expertise in creating this pretty project using her own TWEET FOR TWO collection!  It’s a sophisticated folk influence you’ll love to live with all year long whether your style is traditional or contemporary, or mixed. Get all of the details on Nancy’s blog!

Visit your local quilt shop for the fabrics and pattern.