It’s Quilt Market Time Again!


DecoupageChair-AmerBouquetThat hectic season when all the behind-the-scenes prep takes place, resulting in the beautiful, well-oiled machine that is our Quilt Market Booth!  Almost daily, new made-up items arrive here in the office for the booth display.  Here’s a peek at some projects using PRIMO PLAIDS – CHRISTMAS, AMERICAN BOUQUET, and AUNT GRACE TIES ONE ON, from left to right.  (We’ll follow up with Pati for specific pattern info on these projects later — judging from how quickly she’s racing thru the halls, clearly now is not the time… We look forward to seeing all of our quilt shop owner customers and associates in Pittsburgh, May 15-18.

Quilt/Sew Along with Pam Buda

Have you joined Pam Buda’s latest Quilt/Sew-Along?  It’s called “Market Day” and it features her PRAIRIE STITCHES collection for Marcus.   Get the details now on Pam’s blog… and sew along!


Harriet Hargrave Designs for Marcus!

HarrietHargravePsst…coming soon to your favorite local quilt shop:  the new SOFTLY SPOKEN collection by Harriet Hargrave.  Known for her expertise in the area of machine quilting in particular, Harriet has earned many fans around the world through her classes, lectures, books and more.  Here’s a sneak peek, but be sure to check out her debut fabric line in its entirety, the May 2014 edition of  If you’re a shop owner attending the upcoming Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, be sure to see these gorgeous prints at Marcus BOOTH # 2335!SoftlySpokenCOMP

Beautiful Quilts…and Tough Decisions for Us!

JudieContestLOGOWe’re having a great time reviewing the many Just Judie quilts that have been submitted! And we are inspired and excited by the variety and scope of Judie Rothermel’s many devotees ; )

For those who are checking your emails and manning your phones for Just Judie updates, you’ll be happy to learn that we have indeed selected the 25 Finalists.  Final judging will then be completed by September 30, 2013 and all winners will be notified by October 13, 2013 as stated in the official competition rules.  Thank you to all of the entrants and the sponsoring quilt shops, too!  Stay tuned for updates…

Check Out BOOTH 2203 in Portland!

Quilt Market is well underway, just look at the booth decor!

1. NEXT WAVE is featured in quilts, decor and children’s clothing, all with equal flair!

2. and 3.  Vicki Bellino’s brand new patterns highlight our PRETTY SPECIAL baby girl and baby boy collections.

4.  VISUAL EFFECT’s contemporary color and prints in a traditional block setting.

5.  Marcus BOM’s – HAMPTON RIDGE (by Red Crinoline Quilts) and PARTY OF TWELVE (by Homestead Hearth)

See it all in person through Sunday, May 19 – BOOTH 2203

Quilt Market Begins…

Most of the sales, marketing & design staff is away in Portland, Oregon, ready for the start of Spring Quilt Market!  The actual show begins tomorrow, preceded by two grueling days of booth setup…

1.  First, we give thanks that the Big Crate arrived on time and intact!

2 & 3.   Next, the last-minute touch-ups on madeup projects that couldn’t quite be completed in the office before we left.  It looks like Pati, our Director of Advertising & Marketing, borrowed a machine from our friends at Bernina(?) These pix show projects made from: NEXT WAVE by Studio 37

4.  Finally the booth is taking shape – show here is the gorgeous HAMPTON RIDGE quilt (fabric by Paula Barnes, quilt BOM by Paula and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts).  As you can see, this traditional collection translates equally beautifully into trendy throw pillows, too.  If you’re here at the show, see it all in person – BOOTH 2203!

Stay tuned for more news from Portland!

Greta’s Featured on Print & Pattern!

We knew we were onto a great thing with Greta Songe, and the Print & Pattern blog confirms it today, the first of many rave reviews, I’m sure…check out what they say, then get inspired with Greta’s project suggestions for each group.

Introducing…Greta Songe!

Greta Songe

AUGUST 2012 –  Studio 37 by Marcus Fabrics is thrilled to introduce Greta Songe, the newest addition to our fabric design team.     Greta brings us three great collections including KITSCHY KITCHEN, LEAF PETITE, and HERE TO THERE.  Just click on each photo below.  You’ll love her blend of color, pattern & motion for the modern quilter and crafter. Look for them in independent quilt shops in January!   Meanwhile, take a peek at her great project ideas, too…

Want to learn more about Greta?

Marcus - Kitschy Kitchen Marcus - Here to There

A few Pix from Quilt Market!

Kansas City — It was great to see so many of our friends, colleagues and customers again at International Quilt Market last week, where we introduced lots of new product — look for our latest to hit your favorite quilt shops in the coming months!  Meanwhile, here are a few pix from the Marcus booth…

(l. to r.) Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek, with Marcus’ own Indra Rampersaud and Laura Berrigner, in front of Laura’s SPINTASTIC ; a fun vignette featuring new STUDIO 37 fabrics; Helen Weinman’s BY THE SEA quilt; THE MILL GIRLS BOM quilt