Hello Quilting Friends! If you haven’t signed up yet for your favorite 2019 Marcus BOM programs yet, remember that January marks the start of three exciting block-of-the-month programs, followed by three more beginning in March. You’ll love these gorgeous designs by Nancy Rink, Pam Buda, Sarah Maxwell, and Sheryl Johnson.
It all begins on April 6, and it features one gorgeous quilt made up in two gorgeous Studio 37 collections…
In addition to their own renditions, they’ll share versions of quilts by a few of their quilt buddies in other fabrics as well.
Follow Nancy on Instagram @nancyrink
Follow Sarah in Instagram @sjmax105
With all of the pre-Quilt Market craze here in the office last week, this one got past me, and maybe you missed it too, so I figured it presented a great excuse for a second REVVED UP RETRO giveaway (as if we need an excuse)! Enjoy… — lisa
Comment below now through Tuesday, May 31 for your chance to win this REVVED UP RETRO 5″ charm pack!
CONTEST EXTENDED thru MONDAY, April 4, 2016!
We’re partnering with C&T Publishing to celebrate the release of Stashbusters!, the new book by Marcus fabric designers Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. If you subscribe to the Marcus and/or C&T email lists, you might have already received our email messages, providing you with TWO great opportunities to win a “Book & Bundle” prize. So, leave your comment below, now through Friday, April 1. Winners will be chosen on Monday, April 4.
In keeping with the creative, “stash” theme of the book, we’re putting together a bundle that represents various Marcus designers! We’ll choose one winner, and our friends at C&T will do the same, so you’ll have double the chance to win… Good Luck!
(And while you’re here, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our blog, too!)
We’re so proud of the many talents of our designer community, and sometimes, when we get fan mail like this, we just have to share it! Kudos to Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J for the many compliments on her Primo Batik BOM quilts, RADIANT REFLECTIONS and RIVER ROCK. Shop owners and quilters alike love her innovative use of 10-1/2″ square pre-cut packs to create the quilts, as well as the instructions. Most comments echo the words of Barbara, a NC-based shop owner:
“I recently purchased your new Radiant Reflections pattern. It is without a doubt the best organized and detailed quilting pattern I have ever seen! As a former teacher as well as quilt store owner, I’ve worked with many other programs, and have sometimes been very disappointed to see a dramatic quilt pictured, yet the inside information is so poorly presented that no one will ever be able to make it. I appreciate your work.”
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.
As the Marcus crew travel to Pasadena for QuiltCon, we continue our show coverage with editorial excitement from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine — their APRIL 2016 issue features the unique talents of TWO of our Studio 37 Fabrics designers, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sarah Maxwell. And both will be in attendance at the show!
APQ highlights Victoria, her NYC studio and her design inspirations, along with instructions for her “Home Stretch” quilt design shown below…You’ll find MOSTLY MANOR, her debut collection for Marcus, in quilts hops now!
In the same issue, Sarah uses her COZIES FLANNEL collection to create a “double-quilt” design called “On the Rails” – you’ll love her clever use of a neutral base quilt, sparked by a colorful seasonal topper.
See these projects, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/april The issue is on newsstands now throu April 5!
(Quilt Photos: AllPeopleQuilt.com)
In honor of QuiltCon this week – and all things contemporary – it’s the perfect time to share a few recent projects by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts.
“I have always been a Reproduction, “muddy” person, so people are fairly amazed at what I am doing with the brights but so far they all like it, we might turn some of them around to the bright side, it is nice to have a change after all.” We love Deirdre’s cheery mix of RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks by Sarah Maxwell and the solid Marcus WOOLS.
Tell us if you’ve been “turned around to the bright side” in your quilting, too, even if only to experiment. You’ll find that traditional techniques you’re familiar with can often translate beautifully into more modern fabrics. Want more inspiration? Follow Deirdre on Instagram and Facebook @hatcreekquilts or visit www.hatcreekquilts.com.au
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.
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to your favorite quilt shop, but you’ll have to see the rest online!
#makeitwithmarcusfabrics #marcusfabrics #studio37fabrics #quilting
Whichever one you choose, you will LOVE the fact that these BOM programs are created with 36 different 10″ x 10″ PRE-CUTS! And Sarah Maxwell’s detailed design is equally dramatic in neutral tones (RIVER ROCK batiks) or bold brights (RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks). We thought that this particular photo by Sue Loring of The Quilted Crow in Bolton, MA was particularly striking – thanks, Sue! These were recently featured at the shop for the grand opening of its new location.
Look for these block-of-the-month programs at your local quilt shops beginning January, and you can have your own completed masterpeice in just 9 months!
Finished Quilt Size approx. 78″ x 85″