More Mostly Manor, On Land and In Flight

SarahBondMostlymanorQThanks to our quilting friend (and award-winning fiber artist) Sarah Bond for submitting this pic of her stunning MOSTLY MANOR design. This is easily my personal favorite interpretation of Victoria’s debut collection for Studio 37 Fabrics

She explains, “It’s a class I’ve been teaching for quite a while. The pattern is mine, though of course it’s New York Beauty, so the inspiration is traditional.”

For class or pattern info, contact Sarah via Instagram @slbphilly.

Meanwhile, several thousand miles above, our own Pati Violick shows off her Lucy Boston-inspired paper piecing, during her flight to Salt Lake City for Quilt Market, in a project she calls “Lucy in the Sky” …get it??  So portable – just pack your fabric, thread, air-friendly snips and templates from Paper Pieces and you’re set!

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And Now, On to Quilt FESTIVAL!

Quilt Market is now a memory and we enjoyed seeing so many of you in Houston!  As I type, the show hall is being transformed from the trade show to the consumer extravaganza known as Houston Quilt Festival!  There you can find your favorite Marcus designers including:

Somerset Patchwork – Visit Karen Styles in Booth 1023.  Karen’s LOIRE VALLEY collection is featured along with her patterns.  You’ll love her color sense and mix of quilting techniques, with a decidedly Australian flair…

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PaulaMaryEllenRed Crinoline Quilts – Visit Mary Ellen & Paula in Booth 1031, featuring:

 

And you’ll find Victoria Findlay Wolfe all over Festival!  She not only designs fabric for Marcus now, but also continues to work with other great industry companies:

TODAY –
  • 10am-12pm in JUKI  – Booth 2108  –  Demos
  • 1-3pm Sizzix  Booth 217
  • 4-6pm OPEN STITCH STUDIO: Curved piecing demo.  Come take a break and learn piecing tips from Victoria!
Friday:
  • 10am-12pm Sizzix  Booth 217
  • 1-3pm JUKI  Booth 2108
  • 4-5pm   Booth 622 – book signing
Saturday:
  • 10-11   Juki Booth 2018
  • 11am-12pm   Booth 622 – book signing
  • 1pm    Aisle S Exhibit  – Double Wedding Ring Talk
  • 12-2pm   Sizzix   Booth 217
Sunday:
  • 1pm Double wedding rings…
  • Juki   Booth 2108  and Sizzix   Booth 217  at random times…
Have fun at Festival!

 

#MarcusMarketMania – Wrapped in Joy for 2016

Yes, that’s Holiday 2016 .. our Sneak Peek showcase at QM features the debut collection by Rachel Pellman,  aka Rachel’s of Greenfield.  This is just a small hint of the line’s versatility – it’s a one-stop shop for creative holiday quilts, decor, crafts and gift-giving. Check out her pre-printed panel, Strip-It design and cut-outs for appliques, ornaments, tags and more at Booth 1022, and watch for the collection online in January.#marcusmarketmania

#MarcusMarketMania – Who Won the Giveaway?

First things first…  With all of the “#marcusmarketmania” in the office, I haven’t had a chance to pick our Red Crinoline Quilts giveaway winner!  It truly warms our hearts to read Red Crinoline Quilts fabric and book giveawayall of your wonderful comments about Paula and Mary Ellen, the fabrics, patterns and more! Thank you all for taking the time to share your thoughts.  And so, without further delay the winner is…

Peggy Smith, who shared:  Whenever I attend a quilt show with a vendor mall I look for the Red Crinoline booth. I stand and try to absorb the wonderful quilts I always see there. I look forward to seeing Paula and Mary Ellen’s new patterns!” Congratulations, Peggy!

PaulaMaryEllen***REMINDER**** If you’re a shop owner attending Quilt Market
in Houston this weekend, be sure to visit us in Booth 1022, especially during our book signing for Paula and Mary Ellen on Sunday, October 25 at 12 noon!

#MarcusMarketMania   #MarcusFabrics  #QuiltMarket2015  #RedCrinolineQuilts  #reproductionfabric

#MarcusMarketMania – Love Polka Dots & Mermaids?

While at Quilt Market, check out the adorable projects by Susan Cousineau of Lollipop Rainbow!  They’re done in her two debut collections for Studio 37, POLKA DOT POND and MAGICAL MERMAID.  Don’t you love her sense of colorful, versatile panels with easy coordinates, and her friendly characters?  See these projects, and the full collections, up-close at BOOTH 1022.

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Sew on the Go…Literally!

Sew on the Go...LiterallyCheck out this adorable sewing machine cover, cleverly disguised as a vintage camper! Even as it was being unpacked and still on the hotel luggage cart, it quickly became one of our more eye-catching – and amusing – booth samples.  Can’t you just imagine the little quilter stitching away inside it?

If you love vacationing with your sewing machine, you pretty much have to have one of these… This one was sewn up by Miriam Rawson in GRACIE’S SCHOOLHOUSE CLASSICS by Judie Rothermel – no better choice for a vintage camper than everyone’s favorite 1930’s reproduction fabrics!  Note that Miriam made hers a bit longer than the original pattern to accommodate her Bernina machine.

<  Need pattern information? The original design for the Vintage Caravan Sewing Machine Cover is by Janine at Rainbow Hare in the UK.

 

 

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