Congratulations to Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison on the release of their latest book, Step Back in Time (Martingale). Reproduction-fabric collectors and antique quilt lovers alike will love this the much-anticipated follow-up to Tributes and Treasures! The Red Crinoline Quilts design duo presents an all-new, jaw-dropping collection of 13 of their vintage-inspiredquilt patterns. Each quilt design is paired with a fascinating historical account from the 1800s. More than 70 beautiful photos capture the style and sentiment of this unique era in American quilting history.
You’ll enjoy recreating their designs with your favorite Paula Barnes collections, including BALTIMORE HOUSE and her newest line (stay tuned for that one – it’s coming soon!!)
Look for the book at your local quilt shop, or visit Martingale.
Wow! The excitement continues to build over Carol Hopkins’ exciting “It’s Not A Square” Club, and the outstanding job she did in curating the prints from Judie Rothermel’s new AMERICAN SWATCH BOOK collection! Carol chose the perfect blend of black, pink, red and blue prints.
In fact, it was Carol’s own admiration and respect for Judie’s reproduction expertise that led her to approach Marcus and Judie to create the collection especially for her new bookThe 4″ x 5″ Quilt-Block Anthology, co-authored with Linda M. Koenig (Martingale)
You know how rare it is for a quilting book to be released, with fabrics available at the same time, and we know you can’t wait to get started! Look for these gorgeous fabrics to arrive in your favorite quilt shops in early June – that’s just about 5 short weeks away!
Thanks to our friends at Bellwether Dry Goods in Lothian, MD for the reminder about their upcoming 6th Annual Open House & Quilt Sale:
You might even catch a glimpse of this beauty, and other Marcus reproduction quilts…
Jennifer describes it to us: “One of my mom’s newest quilts, “Star Gazing” was created with Marcus Fabrics. Every time she goes fabric shopping, she just pulls what she likes, and half of them are usually Marcus Fabrics. We have also hand quilted for Judie Rothermel, so of course, those Civil War prints are favorites.”
Enjoy the Bellwether event from December 2 to 4…and feel free to report back!
Were you among the lucky recipients of a signed copy of Tributes and Treasures? The new book by Paula Barnes (seated right) and Mary Ellen Robison (seated left) has won rave reviews already, and we enjoyed hosting a book signing in their honor today at Booth 1022. Fans stopped by the entire time to meet and greet the new Martingale authors. ..I hope Mary Ellen got a cool pen for the occasion as I suggested ; )
Congratulations to Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts on the publication of their first book, TRIBUTES and TREASURES! Published by Martingale, its official release date is October 6 and of course, it’s full of projects just perfect for showcasing Paula Barnes’ gorgeous fabric prints!
And even more exciting, we’re joining in the celebration with this design duo and our friends at Martingale for a fabrics-and book blogpost giveaway on October 8, so be sure to stop by again, comment and subscribe to our blog to be eligible to win.
These are just a few of the beautiful projects included in the book. We’re sew proud of you, ladies!!
Love miniature quilts? Check out Spice Box, a trio of mini quilt patterns in a single package. It’s Heartspun Quilts’ latest installment in the Tokens of the Past pattern series. Spice Box features Pam Buda’s new TREENWARE & BERRIES fabric collection, a gorgeous blend of warm reds and browns. Even better, you can create all three designs using a single pack of pre-cut 10″ squares (40 pieces, 2 each of 20 prints). Then, just add borders!
Get the details, including ordering information on Pam’s blog, and stitch up your own Spice Box threesome!