We’re thrilled to sponsor the all-new issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 14, especially since one of the the 100 quilt blocks features the REVVED UP RETRO line by Studio 37 Fabrics designer Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J! View the LOOKBOOK for more about her colorful collection.
When you follow the Blog Tour you might also find some great Marcus goodies among the many giveaways! There’s still time to join in the fun — for starters, just comment below for the chance to win a copy of the magazine from Quiltmaker! Then, check out Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures blog for tour details, magazine info and more..Good Luck!.
In case you missed it, check out these images from Quilt Market in Houston, TX last weekend, where we celebrated the #MarcusMakers2016. The casual setting allowed shop owners to become more familiar with our fabric designers, the Marcus Makers, to collect their Artist Trading Card packs, enter our prize drawing, and maybe even do some hand stitching with our sew-lebrities! Each designer created a 24-inch square “signature” piece to express their individual styles:
We also took time to relax on Saturday night over a loud-but-leisurely Designers’ Dinner at Ninfa’s, a famous Tex-Mex spot in Houston.
Then, on Sunday, Karen Styles gave us a mini-demo on her beautiful fussy-cut 6-pointed stars. Personally, once she told me it really couldn’t be done by machine, I was less enthused about trying it myself, but I appreciate her skills ; ) — lisa s
If you attended the Warwick Valley Quilt Guild’s show this past weekend, hopefully, you caught Victoria’s presentation, along with some Retail Therapy from Victoria (and lots of other great vendors!) The bi-annual guild show takes place in Warwick, NY. Pati (shown in the right side photo with Victoria’s assistants, Laurie and Kim) was also in attendance, and she sent along a few pix of the exciting event. Goodies at Victoria’s booth included MEADOW STORM and MOSTLY MANOR bundles and of course, inspiring quilts…
“One of my favorite summer moments (albeit, a bittersweet one) was taking my youngest daughter to college – she was so excited and happy. But coming back to her empty room was not easy…..until a few days later, when I set up my little Singer sewing machine on her desk! I wonder what I’ll make…”
Laura, our talented design director, is also a new quilter. My guess is that she’ll be whipping up more new quilts and accessories from her upcoming Studio 37 collections. There was also talk of a skirt in one of her HIGH CONTRAST prints. If you missed it, Laura will be donating her GIRLY-O-SAURUS baby quilt to Project Linus. Follow her on Instagram @laurasewmodern for her next creation…and future fabric giveaways!
If you haven’t tried our 60″ WIDE QUILT BACKS yet, you’re in for a treat! Why 60″? We’ve found it to be the perfect width for lots of situations:
Back quilts and wall hangings to 50″ wide with a single length.
Back quilts up to approximately 110″ wide by simply piecing two lengths of backing with a single center seam. (Diagram below)
Simplify the process of sewing round tablecloths!
And because it’s printed on the same fine quality fabric as our 45″ prints, the 60″ yardage can be used on the front of the quilt as well as the back!
You’ll love it for easy home décor accents to coordinate with your quilt design, from window coverings to duvet covers, shams and other bedding.
We’re sure you’ll discover your own favorite uses for this versatile, economical alternative to the full 108″ width. And, we’ve just added three new backings to coordinate with upcoming BOM programs CONESTOGA CROSSING by Pam Buda, and GTKH: Getting to Know Hue, by Nancy Rink.
To join two 60″ widths, we recommend using a seam allowance of ½” to 1″, and pressing the seam open. You can also join using an overlapping seam, sewing down the length, close to both edges of the fabric.
As autumn approaches, we’ve got lots of great things planned for Studio 37 Fabrics, and one big highlight is the introduction of our newest “Marcus Maker”, author and designer Casey York.
Her debut collection, A DAY IN SPAIN, hits your favorite quilt shops in January, and you’ll be able to read more about Casey, and view the entire collection (with great quilt concepts!) in August. But we couldn’t wait another day to give you a glimpse into this talented designer’s contemporary take on historical motifs, based on her travels in the south of Spain. We know you’ll be as excited as we are… Welcome, Casey!
Hello Everyone – Thank you sew much for your enthusiastic, loving and heartfelt response to our offer of free FQs for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild’s project, #QuiltsforPulse. At this time, we’ve exceeded the 100 FQs, and we’re happy to honor all 140+ email requests received as of midnight last night. PLEASE NOTE: Our FQ giveaway offer has expired – Only requests already received at this point can be fulfilled!
We also want to let you know about a FQ bundle giveaway by Susan Cousineau, designer of the SO SWEET LOVE collection, in conjunction with Craft Ideas magazine! Like all of us, they want to share their love with the people of Orlando, FL at this difficult time. You can enter here now through July 1, 2016.
The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, and MQG members around the world are invited to participate. Visit this page for full details.
All of us at Marcus are saddened by the senseless act, and we wanted to help the #quiltsforpulse effort in some small way. So we’re offering 100 free FQs of the white and red “LOVE” prints from Susan Cousineau’s SO SWEET LOVE collection to our quilting friends who are making blocks and quilts for the drive. To receive your FQ, send an email to email@example.com with your name & mailing address. Thank you for all that you do... UPDATE: Thanks for your many responses – the offer is now CLOSED. We’ll be sending out over 140 FQs this week!
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
Last week our friends at McCall’s Quilting interviewed Sarah Maxwell about her queen size quilt pattern, Cross It Out, is featured in the June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts.
Comment below now through Tuesday, May 31 for your chance to win this REVVED UP RETRO 5″ charm pack!