Congratulations to this week’s Marcus Mugrug Challenge winner, Bonnie Scott, aka @joyfuladornments! Her particularly artful mugrug features the added dimension of prairie points, in a cool and contemporary color palette. It could just as easily be hung on the wall as placed under her favorite cup. Extra credit for the added dazzle of her well-coordinated glass bead earring adornments, and great quilting, too! Thanks for a fun entry, Bonnie. Your mug-and-fabric prize will be on its way to you shortly…
And for the rest of you…your own entries can be simple or elaborate, just be sure to enter before April 30 – you’ve still got 3 weeks, but don’t delay! In addition to these free projects by our own Marcus fabric designers (shown below), you can stitch up your own original design, or make one from a commercial pattern. Thanks to everyone who’s entered so far, and remember, you can submit as many mugrugs as you like…keep ’em coming!
We’re thrilled to sponsor the all-new issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 14, especially since one of the the 100 quilt blocks features the REVVED UP RETRO line by Studio 37 Fabrics designer Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J! View the LOOKBOOK for more about her colorful collection.
When you follow the Blog Tour you might also find some great Marcus goodies among the many giveaways! There’s still time to join in the fun — for starters, just comment below for the chance to win a copy of the magazine from Quiltmaker! Then, check out Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures blog for tour details, magazine info and more..Good Luck!.
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…
See what’s new at the Sew’n Wild Oak blog, where Lynn is showing Molly B’s A HINT OF PRINT collection in her Heartfire pattern. It’s a versatile quilt design that any Hexie lover would enjoy … Thanks for the sneak-peek, Lynn!
Quilting expert Rob Appell has just launched a new site called Mansewing.com, in conjunction with our friends at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Well, we were thrilled to learn that his premiere episode features our own NEW AGED MUSLINS, in a curved piecing tutorial.
If you’ve never done cured piecing, trust me, it’s sooo much easier without pins, as Rob demonstrates. So be sure to check out his site for some great mid-winter inspiration ; )
To mark the occasion of the launch, MSQC is offering a special FQ Bundle on these beauties.
Speaking of, stay tuned as we pick the winner of our New Aged Muslins swatch card giveaway, later today. Yes, there’s still a little time to get your comments in for a chance to win ; ) Enjoy! — lisa
It’s time for Road to California, taking place this weekend in Ontario, CA. Pati (on the left) reports a missing shipment!!
“Even though our shipment didn’t arrive me and Vickie are “making do” with what we have. We are smiling but we’re not happy about the missing shipment”. Hopefully it will show up, and be the only bump in an otherwise smooth Road Trip. At least the weather looks good from here, Pati…
To cheer her up, be sure to stop by the Marcus booth, and tell her Lisa sent you ; ) Pati and Vicki Bellino (of Marcus BOM and Strip-It quilt fame) will demo creative cutting & piecing, paper piecing and more, all weekend long. And you can create your own Lucy Boston block for the chane to win a Marcus prize pack. Pick up your free fabric and paper piecing pack, stitch up your block, and return it to be displayed in the Marcus booth during the show. We’ll be picking TEN winners…Good Luck!
Check out Charlotte’s or your favorite local quilt shop to sign up for this beautiful BOM project, featuring wool applique on cotton prints, both by The Quilted Crow Girls Designs. THE SEASONS wool collection started with 20 colors, and 6 more colors will be added in January…