Booth setup is moving along well…catch this sneak peek of current collections, made up in gorgeous children’s dresses. These include #LRRH, Precious Beginnings and American Bouquet among others. Behind them are previews of our new The Seasons on Pomegranate Lane BOM, a mix of prints and felted woven wools by The Quilted Crow Girls (photo 1, left), and Sidewalk Cafe (photo 1, right and last photo). Photo 2 finds Indra, our Customer Service Manager, peeking out from behind a shipping crate, and photo 3 shows off a quilts featuring Molly B’s Basics. You’ll find them all in our Fabric Gallery.
Paisley’s timeless appeal is unmatched in the world of textiles, with a multicultural history that encompasses Iran, India, Uzbekistan, Scotland and beyond. The familiar teardrop design is popular all year long, making it a transitional favorite for home decor, fashion, and of course, quilting and crafts! A quick survey of our current online collections turns up a wealth of gorgeous paisley design, from reproduction to modern…enjoy!
We received this note through Judie Rothermel, from quilter Lars Rune in Norway. He recreated his own very unique version of Marcus Fabrics’ Civil War TRIBUTE quilt. He wrote to Judie and submitted this photo, explaining:
“I think a quilter has the right to personalise the pattern to make it his own, so I took the Tribute BOM quilt and adapted it to tell a story from my own life. With truly great fabrics from many of your Civil War era prints collected, and information from your Civil War Quilts book, I had enough inspiration to tackle my first quilt project. It’s machine pieced and hand quilted — I really love hand quilting. I used YLI hand quilting threads and auditioned the thread to match the prints as best as possible.
I quilted all pieces either 1/4 inch or 3/16 inch from the ditch. I didn’t want the quilt design itself to take away from the prints or blocks. Your ruler was a great help in both cutting the pieces and marking the quilt lines. All 43 Chronicle prints and 48 Tribute prints are used in this; altogether, approximately 225 of your prints are included.”
We at Marcus congratulate Lars on his beautiful rendition of the Civil War TRUBITE quilt!