We’re thrilled to share the news of Aurifil’s latest designer thread collections, especially those by our own Marcus Makers, Sarah J Maxwell and Victoria Findlay Wolfe! So now, you can use the same great Aurifil quality the top designers use, expertly curated for foolproof results ; )
Look for the fabrics, the threads, quilt patterns and more at your favorite local quilt shops and online resources, including Designs by Sarah J and VFW Quilts. ! And if you’re in NYC, visit Victoria’s retail shop, too…you might even catch her there ; ) Keep up the great work, ladies!!
As the “dandy days” of summer come to a close, you can prolong the carefree mood with the new DANDY DAYS collection by Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J. Check out her Lookbook to learn about these designs, including her text print, filled with inspirational phrases. The fabrics and accompanying 6-month BOM program arrive in your favorite local quilts shops beginning December 2016!
We’d like to thank the hundreds of quilting friends who commented on last week’s blog post as we celebrate the release of Stashbusters by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith!
…and the winner of our random giveaway is…Mary Kolb of Buffalo, MN, who said emphatically, “I WOULD LOVE TO BUST MY STASH!”, a sentiment shared by all! In keeping with the true spirit of a well-rounded fabric stash, the bundle includes 12 FQs from various Marcus designers. Happy Stashbusting to all!
ICYMI, check out this link to Pat Sloan’s interview with Sarah Maxwell. Pat is the host of American Patchwork & Quiltingmagazine’s podcast. (As you can see, we all listened intently this morning, and that was before my first cup of tea!)
During the interview, Sarah discussed her hew venture, Designs by Sarah J, her upcoming book with C&T called Stashbusters (it’s co-authored with Dolores Smith). She also talked about how her focus in quilting evolved from traditional to more contemporary, and how she uses her two twenty-something daughters to test out her modern designs ; ) Reinvention…How many of you can relate?? Enjoy the show!
In our first Schoolhouse session, Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J shared ways for quilt shop owners to update their offerings, while attendees got a closeup look at her new “Hashtag” quilt design, done up in her new REVVED UP RETRO collection for Studio 37 Fabrics.
It’s actually getting a bit lonely here at Headquarters, as staffers flock to Houston for Quilt Market! Will you be there, too? If so, visit us in BOOTH 1022, and post pix of your favorite quilts / fabrics / designers to social media. You might be chosen to receive a FQ bundle of your faves! You can also visit our designers at Schoolhouse and in their booths, too:
Red Crinoline Quilts (Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison) – Booth 1031
Somerset Patchwork (Karen Styles) – Booth 1023
Rachel’s of Greenfield (Rachel Pellman) – Booth 1416