BHG’s Colors to “Love Right Now”

Taking color cues from Better Homes & Gardens, you’ll want to include warm, inviting greys like these into your decorating scheme not just for spring, but all year long…

Contemporary quilt projects and room accessories done in NIGHT STONES by Laura Berringer capture the look perfectly for Studio 37 Fabrics with an exciting mix of textures and light-to-dark tones.  NightStonesGallery

Have You Seen the New BloomCreek.com?

Be sure to check out the new Bloom Creek VickiBellino-headshotwebsite, the online home of quilt designer, EPP aficionado and our resident Strip-It expert,Vicki Bellino!  Iin addition to her many quit designs featuring Marcus fabrics, she’s even dedicated a part of her website to all things Strip-It!

“One of my newest kits, “Dynamic Duo”, features the VINTAGE ONYX Strip-It.  The kit is for two projects – a 12″ x 12″ and a 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ project; both are designed for table-top quilt stands,” she explains.  And they’re gorgeous:

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FullSizeRender You’ll love how Vicki transforms Strip-It pre-printed stripes by Faye Burgos into beautiful, intricate-looking blocks like this one.

On the new BloomCreek.com you’ll also find resources, video links, product updates and more.  Enjoy your visit  ; )

Karen Styles Comes to Quilt Week

KarenStylesIf you’re planning to attend Quilt Week in Paducah (April 19-23, 2016), register now for one (or both!) of Karen’s events, sponsored by our friends at Paper Pieces, the experts in English paper piecing!  Choose from her Robin’s Nest workshop on Wednesday, April 20…

or her Okehampton workshop (shown below) on Tuesday, April 19

Learn the great techniques Karen uses in her designs for Somerset Patchwork and more! Interested?  Call 1-800-337-1537 or stop by the Hexie House for more information on these workshop/lectures.  Have fun!

Lisa’s Vacation Find…

My weekend vacation to Tampa began with a stop at Florida Quilting Center, a must-see recommended by my local quilting friend, Ann. The shop was big and gorgeous, and Karen and Jim and the staff were warm and welcoming, and the longarm studio was impressive.

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IMG_20160225_141143..then there was the Mostly Manor display ; ). We might need to stop again on the return trip to the airport…

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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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Follow Us on Instagram, You Might Win This!

Nothing excites us quilters like an easy chance to win free fabric, right?  Well, follow us on Instagram @marcusfabrics and you’ll be eligible to win one of our random fabric giveaways!

First up: this gorgeous selection of FQs from DRAMATIC EFFECTS.  Faye Burgos creates a pretty look to span the seasons, with grey adding a contemporary touch to traditional, softly colored florals and coordinates.  And yes, the floral FQ is included in the bundle ; )  We’ll choose a winner at random among our Instagram followers on Tuesday, May 12.   

This is just the first one, which means the sooner you join us on Instagram, the more giveaways you’ll be entered in  — it’s that simple!

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