It’s coming in just a few days! We had sooo much great stuff to share (in the midst of last-minute Quilt Market prep), that we’re just taking a few extra days to complete it. We’re relaunching our Studio 37 website, with contemporary looks from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Nancy Rink, Sarah Maxwell, Susan Cousineau, Irene Chan and Laura Berringer for starters! And on the Marcus side, we’ve got new looks from Pam Buda, flannel sewing tips, and a preview from Rachel Pellman, the newest addition to our design team. It’ll all be unveiled in just a few days, but for now, enjoy this little sneak peek…
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 ; )
So, it looks like Pati has a definite vision as her First Quilt for her First Grandchild actually begins to take shape! “With a three-hour drive to Connecticut, it seemed like the perfect time to start Celine’s quilt,” she reported over the weekend.
And are we at all surprised by her choice of English paper pieced hexies? The mix of a traditional quilt block with bright, contemporary colors of Nancy Rink’s INTRIGUE collection will appeal to each generation of the family.
Here she’s auditioning various backgrounds for the flowers. Personally, I’m not a fan of light grounds, so I vote #1 Orange, then # 2 Pink. Or maybe alternate orange and pink ground blocks? What’s your favorite? —- lisa
We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Celine, the newest member of the Marcus family,
and first granchild of our Director of Marketing, Pati Violick. They say nothing gets you stitching like the birth of a grandbaby, and Pati has already started to choose fabrics for the First Quilt, a mix of orange and hot pink — along with grey, they make up the nursery palette. I have a feeling this little girl will learn to appreciate the joy of hexies and paper piecing before long… –lisa
Anyway, Welcome to Celine, and Congratulations to “Grandma Pati” and family! We can’t wait to see what you whip up with Nancy Rink’s INTRIGUE prints…
APQ clearly loves Picking Violets; they chose Nancy Rink’s MILLWORKS collection for the August 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Nancy designed the quilt as well as the fabrics, so who better to showcase its beauty with her signature combination of applique and piecing! You’ll love the plum / sage / burgundy palette all year ’round…
So are we! And we couldn’t wait any longer to share this sneak peek of Nancy Rink’s latest, AMISH WITH A TWIST III, a beautiful new interpretation of her signature BOM, created with eleven colors, including NEW Marcus CENTENNIAL SOLIDS!
We think the designs speak for themselves, with pieced and appliqued options for the center medallion design, and rich Blue Coal background that allows the colors to pop. The applique version can be stitched using traditional applique or optional pre-cut laser pieces. The full pieced version and a smaller detail pic of the appliqued version are shown.
Complete this beauty in just 10 months, beginning September 2015!
#makeitwithmarcusfabrics #NancyRink #Amish
A big THANK YOU to all of our quilting friends for participating in our Lucy Boston Challenge this weekend at the Road to CA event! With over 125 blocks completed this weekend, we appreciate your talents, comments and enthusiasm, and we can’t wait to unveil the finished project. Pati says, “Looks like we will be making a couple of quilts for the ALS donation. Thank you all that participated. I had the best time seeing how excited you all were to hand in your blocks.”
Check out our final collection of paper-pieced blocks below …and watch for the announcement of our ten lucky Prize Pack winners, too!
Wishing everyone safe travels home, especially those on the East Coast, in advance of the coming blizzard…including Pati!!
Guess what: Our own very talented Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs is one of several quilt artists named to AURIFIL Thread’s 2015 Design Team! Judging from the size of those spools, it looks like they’re all in for a really fun and eventful year. You know Nancy from her colorful fabric collections and gorgeous BOMs and other quilt designs including AMISH WITH A TWIST, COLOR LOVE, MILL WORKS and POINTE PLEASANT, among others. (That’s her in the solid black shirt, lower left end.) We’re thrilled that Nancy will bring Marcus fabrics and Aurifil together in her gorgeous creations for the coming year, and beyond…
Congratulations to Nancy and all of the Aurifil designers!
Back from another successful and busy Market in Houston, we’ve got some images to show off! Thanks to our designers for sharing them with us. Stay tuned for more…