Travel Back in Time…with Pam Buda

ConestogaDetailWe just couldn’t wait to show you a little teaser of Pam Buda’s next BOM program, CONESTOGA CROSSING!  The fabric collection debuts online in August, and the BOM quilt program launches in January 2017.  The colors, the sampler-style block designs, the quilting — all are gorgeous, in keeping with Pam’s signature Heartspun Quilts style.

Travel with Pam, back to a time when America’s pioneers rode horse and wagon over the Oregon trail.  Their strong desire to move West and homestead is rich in history, and Conestoga Crossing presents fabrics of that era, along with interesting anecdotal stories of the trail experience.  We know this is one you’ll want to add to your creative plans!

Hexie Fever is Spreading…


I’ve been seeing hexagons absolutely Everywhere, in every size and fabric type imaginable. Modern hexies, traditional hexies. Grandmother’s Flower Garden hexies. Huge hexies, tiny hexies. Hexie jewelry…placemats…totebags — it goes on! Have you caught Hexie Fever, too?

PBKeyringHexiePati shared some of hers above, cut from black and cream  VINTAGE ONYX Strip-It fabric for easy two-toned hexies.  She loves Paper Pieces for her English paper piecing projects. At right, an adorable (but slightly insane) micro-hexie key ring Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek whipped up for Pati at Quilt Market.

SewingCaddyCherylHoistJun16Then I spotted this sewing case by my quilter friend Cheryl Hoist, at a local event I attended over the weekend — African batik & Aboriginal print hexies!



PamBuda2016Pam Buda chimes in with hexies by the bowlful…

and Victoria Findlay Wolfe goes overboard…; )

VFWHexiesDo you have Hexie Fever, too? Subscribe to our blog, then coment below about what you’re making with hexies (and your favorite sizes!) for the chance to win one of TWO Hexie-Friendly charm mini-packs of Victoria’s MOSTLY MANOR!  Comments received by Tuesday, June 21 are eligible for the drawing – good luck!

Join Pam’s BOM Now, and Celebrate in 2017!

StarSpangledBothStackedThe early results are in, and  while it’s no surprise to us, the just-released  STAR SPANGLED LIBERTY BOM quilt by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts is a sure winner!  You’ll want to schedule this wonderfully patriotic quilt among your Fall projects now — with a start date of September 2016, you complete the 9-month program in time for July 4 celebrations in 2017!

PamBuda2016Choose the Pieced or Appliqued “America” center row option. Pam even included historical notes and information on US flag history, Besty Ross and more! Read more about Star Spangled Liberty, in Pam’s own words.  Catch her passion and enthusiam, and join her on this nostalgic journey.  Sign up at your local quilt shop! (Shop owners, contact your Marcus representative!)

Prairie Inspiration, Pam Buda Style

When it comes to American prairie life and the unique inspiration it brings to today’s quilters, no one does better than Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, as her ever-growing legion of followers will agree!  Pam recently shared what’s new in her studio, with the release of her latest collection, ANTIQUE COTTON CALICOS: Old Green Calicos:

Pam Buda

Pam Buda


Of course, Pam herself describes her look best:  “Prairie life always inspires me, and when the early settlers sought to homestead, receiving a land parcel near water was, of course, a prize for many reasons.  Thinking those thoughts, and about the blue and green colors, a picture like this came to mind.  Can you see yourself in a comfy chair gazing at this scene?  I sure could.  The colors and serenity inspired the name for the quilt….Old Mill Pond.

Gorgeous, right??!! Read more from her recent blog post, including details of Pam’s special offer on the “Old Mill Pond” kit , now through January 29!   You can also visit your favorite local quilt shops for Old Green Calicos – it’s arriving in stores NOW!

#MarcusMarketMania – Post Your Faves!

It’s actually getting a bit lonely here at Headquarters, as staffers flock to Houston for Quilt Market! Will you be there, too?  If so, visit us in BOOTH 1022, and post pix of your favorite quilts / fabrics / designers to social media.  You might be chosen to receive a FQ bundle of your faves!  You can also visit our designers at Schoolhouse and in their booths, too:

  • Red Crinoline Quilts (Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison) – Booth 1031
  • Somerset Patchwork (Karen Styles) – Booth 1023
  • Rachel’s of Greenfield (Rachel Pellman) – Booth 1416

Be sure to use #MarcusMarketMania !!