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



Quilt Market – Stephanie & Company

In advance of all the Market activity, our fearless leader and President of Marcus Fabrics’  Retail Division, Stephanie Dell ‘Olio (second from the left), serves as a panelist at FabShop’s Quilt Market Kick-Off Dinner!  She’s joined by other industry experts, likely sharing thoughts on the state of the international quilting market.  And the audience of independent quilt shop owners is captivated!

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Quilt Market – Before Booth 2335 Became Booth 2335

Spring Quilt Market gets underway soon in Pittsburgh, PA, and most of the office crew is now onsite.  Mechelle sent along these photos of the empty booth space that will be magically transformed into a gorgeous display of new and upcoming Marcus designs & inspiration!  Stay tuned…QMSp14-EmptyBooth1 QMSp14-EmptyBooth2

Trendy Chevrons

Eye-popping CHEVRON motifs are the look of the moment, from quilts to lampshades to skirts, even rugs!  Marcus Fabrics has a great mix to choose from, too, including these:


Would you rather create your own chevron style? You’ll also love Vanessa Goertzen’s new pattern, Zigzag Frenzy!