Enter Your #MarcusMugshot…You Might Win One of These…

MugPrizeThe Mugrug Challenge is in full effect, and this is just one of the prizes you could win in our weekly drawings!  We’ve got a limited quantity of the Marcus mugs, but no shortage of great fabrics to award to Challenge participants!

Winners will be chosen at random every Tuesday now through April 30, so read these few simple guidelines, enter often, and post regularly using #MarcusMugshot.

Mugrugs are great little stashbusters, thoughtful gifts, and the perfect way to try out new techniques. Choose at least one Marcus and/or Studio 37 print from your stash, or visit your local quilt shop to choose from the latest designer collections.  Participating shops will also offer tips, events and more, so check back with them often throughout the Challenge.

Shows2017And catch us in Savannah, GA at QuiltCon in just a couple of weeks, where you can have your #MarcusMugshot taken, pick up a few fabric freebies and more!

A Fresh Start Leads Down Memory Lane…

With the start of a new year comes the opportunity to reorganize and re-energize, so we’ve been clearing out lots of fabrics and swatch cards that have accumulated over the years as we renovate and relocate (no, there’s no need to change your contact info; we’re only moving down the hall!)  If you’ve ever relocated your office space, you know the task we’ve been facing for the past few weeks (Note that I’m sparing you the evidence of the messiest areas, but you get the idea…

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Yet, amidst the disruption, we’re also enjoying our “Trip Down Fabric Memory Lane” in the process!  Stephanie in particular was excited to uncover some of our earliest calico swatch cards, circa 1987, when Marcus first entered the quilting industry.  Stay tuned for more on these classics in a future post…

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And of course, a change like this can be subject to some type of outside reaction:  We happily shared some of the surplus fabric sample cuts that had accumulated over the years with friends from a couple of local quilt guilds.  No sooner had the fabric been picked up than we began to hear whispered rumors that “Marcus was closing its doors??!!!”  Well, be assured that nothing is further from the truth, and we’ll continue our long-standing tradition of bringing you the very best in quilting and craft fabrics for many years to come.  In fact, even in the midst of our office relocation, we’re busily prepping for upcoming events including QuiltCon next month in Savannah, and Ouilt Market in St. Louis this Spring!  See you soon!  ; )

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Come Stitch with Us in Booth 630…

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…

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The QuiltCon “Judge’s Choice” Award Goes to…

VictoriaHeadshotGreyCongratulations to our own Victoria Findlay Wolfe, whose gorgeous “Mr. Swirl E. Bones” took the Judge’s Choice award at QuiltCon this morning!  Judge Scott Murkin chose Victoria’s 94″ x 94″ design, which was entered into the Modern Traditional category.

Congratulations, Victoria!!  ; )  We’re proud to have you as part of our Studio 37 Fabrics design community!

Mr. Swirl E. Bones, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2015
Modern Traditional category

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QuiltCon Friends: Check Out Booth 630!!

We’ve got great quilts, charity block sewing stations (come by and stitch one with our FREE FABRIC and supplies!), free collectible pins and more!  Check out these luscious bright wools and their new mascot, Woolamina. Oh, and really friendly people, too  ; )

Below, Sarah Maxwell poses next to her design, “Message in the Dark”, created with CENTENNIAL SOLIDS.

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And So Begins QuiltCon 2016…

Marcus QuiltCon hotelYes, the Marcus crew has arrived in Pasadena for QuiltCon, and Pati couldn’t wait to show off their swanky-looking hotel accommodations.  Notice two things:

  1. Looking at this carpet makes me want a cappuccino.  Anyone else?
  2. Even the elevators offer luxe design inspiration…

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Meanwhile, Stephanie gives us a sneak peek at the actual Studio 37 Fabrics booth decor so far …“This is going to be a really cool booth”

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Let’s Meet at QuiltCon!

If you’re planning to join in the excitement of QuiltCon later this week in Pasadena, CA, be sure to visit us in the Marcus / Studio 37 Fabrics booth (#630).  Here’s a mini-mag preview of what you’ll find…we can’t wait to see you!  ; )

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See All That’s New in January!

Welcome back from the Holidays, everyone!!  Now, get ready for lots of inspiration by the yard  in January — can you believe we’re debuting 11 new collections, plus 2 new BOM programs you’ll absolutely LOVE — add these to your 2016 quilting calendar now.

Like more contemporary style?  Visit Studio 37 Fabrics for the latest on our plans for QuiltCon in February, new projects and more!

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to your favorite quilt shop, but you’ll have to see the rest online!

VINTAGE ONYX by Faye Burgos

VINTAGE ONYX by Faye Burgos

RUSTIC WINDS by Faye Burgos

RUSTIC WINDS by Faye Burgos

PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Smokey by Marcus Fabrics

PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Smokey by Marcus Fabrics

MACIE'S JOURNAL by Judie Rothermel

MACIE’S JOURNAL by Judie Rothermel

COZIES FLANNEL: Blues by Sarah Maxwell

COZIES FLANNEL: Blues by Sarah Maxwell

#makeitwithmarcusfabrics   #marcusfabrics   #studio37fabrics    #quilting

More from QuiltCon – Laura’s Picks

Marcus design director Laura Berringer also snapped a few favorites from her visit to QuiltCon.  Even better, back here in arctic NYC, she shows off the result of her workshop with the Gee’s Bend quilters, who were this year’s keynote speakers at QuiltCon as well as instructors.  Laura was happy to share what was left of her Marcus charm pack with the legendary quilters that put Gee’s Bend, Alabama on the map!  You can clearly see the influence of these African American fiber artists in the quilts that caught Laura’s eye, one of the roots of the Modern Quilt movement.

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  •  1 – Heather Jones
  •  2 – Leslie Schmidt
  • 3 & 4 – Laura’s workshop result