WOOL Highlights: Our New BOM and More!

Did you know that Marcus Fabrics is quickly becoming the market’s leading resource for fine quality, 100% woven wools in the quilting and craft market? As a trusted wool supplier for over 4 years, we’re excited to be a part of the continued rise in appliqué and wool stitching projects worldwide, from traditional to trendy!

And we’re really excited to launch the Spring 2017 season with a brand new Wool BOM program, new precuts and fresh new inspiration to share! Check out the new Wool page on the Marcus website, where we’ve gathered the current wool links, tips projects and inspiration…and check it regularly for updates, new projects and more…

Now, about this beautiful new BOM program, “Tokens of Thyme”:

Pastthyme Patterns designed this beautiful 18′ x 24′ seasonal-themed design, a wool applique sampler great for a variety of skill levels. PLUS…it’s made with a 10′ x 10″ pack (20 luscious colors) — Who doesn’t love a pre-cut stack of WOOLS??

Darci Schipnewski of Pastthyme Patterns shares her inspiration for the design:
Tokens of Thyme reflects what I think of as the months of the year unfold. In the business of life, I wanted to offer something that was quick to stitch. Quilters will find the project to be versatile, with options for various finishing methods. With a manageable finished size of 18″ x 24″ this seasonal sampler will surely bring joy to your home, as you reflect upon the seasons of thyme.”  Read more…

Look for Tokens of Thyme at your favorite quilt shops beginning July 2017!  And until then, be sure to see the Wool page for other projects and more!

Trending at Market: Butterflies!

DeirdreWoolButterflyIt looks like one of the top themes emerging from Spring Quilt Market was Butterflies!  So we had to share this gorgeous interpretation of the trend by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts.  What sets her look apart from the rest?  The stunning mix of wool applique on cotton prints, more specifically the Marcus WOOL COLLECTION paired with INTRIGUE prints by Nancy Rink. Deirdre named the quilt pattern, “Borboleta,” the Portuguese word for “butterfly”.

“When I first saw the bright wools at Market last May (2015), I thought “butterfly sampler” so I have been waiting a while to have time to make it. The wools are just divine, the colours so beautiful and the quality of the fabric is first class. The wools combine so beautifully with the Intrigue prints “
Visit www.hatcreekquilts.com.au

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Egg-ceptional Wool Inspiration…

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We know...you’re probably having the same reaction to these gorgeous hand-crafted eggs as we did when we first saw them!  They’re by Susan M. Wojciechowski of Ewe-niversity, featuring the Marcus WOOL COLLECTION, and measuring about 4-1/2″ high.  She says, “As a quilter with a knack for applique and embroidery, I also have a love for colorful textiles and carefully curated embellishments. Over time, I developed an intense appreciation for working with wool. Inspiration led to innovative fusion and these patterns were born.”

Susan’s patterns, kits and supplies for these and other applique & embroidery projects are available online.

QuiltCon Friends: Check Out Booth 630!!

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.

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…and One More from Deirdre!

More gorgeous fabric mixing from Deirdre at Hat Creek Quilts!  “I have just finished this quilt that uses prints from Paula (Barnes’) HISTORICAL STRIPES and the Marcus WOOLS. It is 80” square and has reverse applique in the blocks.” Learn more at www.HatCreekQuilts.com.au

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Miriam Rawson, Cover Girl!

Wow!…We had to share with you this just-released Summer 2015 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine!  The cover shows off a gorgeous quilt by Miriam Gourley Rawson, talented craft and quilt designer and friend of Marcus.  You’ve seen some of her designs on our website, in out booths at Quilt Market, as well as her own blog, Miriam Crafts with You

Miriam’s cover creation is a Scandinavian-inspired piece that incorporates Marcus wools. Grab the issue for instructions – it’s on newsstands now!  Congratulations, Miriam!

Coming Soon: Bright Ideas… in Wool!

BrightWools15A sneak peek from Pati’s office reveals these juicy new wool colors, coming soon to your favorite quilt shop!  A range of brights and two heather tones round out the already popular collection, THE SEASONS WOOL COLLECTION ready to be used off the bolt, or felted, using this simple technique.

For creative applique and other techniques for quilts, accessories and more, wool knows no season.  Watch for these new additions to appear online in April, and in quilt shops in May!

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It’s Time to Announce Our Giveaway Winner…

Thanks to all of you who expressed your enthusiasm and creativity in discussing our NEW AGED MUSLINS.  The winner of this generously swatched sample card is Karen Martin of Breezy Point, MN, who said:

I love the aged muslins and have mostly used them as backgrounds for stitchery, applique and occasionally in piecing. I also love the aged canvas–I’m using it for a background on a wool applique project and it supports the wool wonderfully.  I’ve never tried the colors–they look yummy!

 And it seems many of you have used (or plan to use) the New Aged Muslins in similar ways and in many others, like sashings, shirts, Log Cabins, mixed with repros, updated Amish-style quilts and more.  We appreciate your input!  ; )     — lisa

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“The Wools Are So Lovely!”

ToniKSteere-customerPomegMore from Toni on the road:  While visiting Charlotte’s Sew Natural in Newton, KS, she came across these first blocks from THE SEASONS ON POMEGRANATE LANE  — we think they’re off to a great start!

Check out Charlotte’s or your favorite local quilt shop to sign up for this beautiful BOM project, featuring wool applique on cotton prints, both by The Quilted Crow Girls Designs.  THE SEASONS wool collection started with 20 colors, and 6 more colors will be added in January…

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So, Who Won Those Gorgeous Wools & eBook?

MarcusWoolBundleCROWSThanks to everyone for your enthusiastic comments about the Quilted Crow Girls’ wool collection and new book by Martingale!  We learned that many of you  have never tried wool applique on cotton, so we hope you’ll enjoy this new creative endeavor with some help from the Crows, Martingale and Marcus.  We’re pleased to announce that the winner of the wool bundle and eBook is Faith Stanton of Trenton, FL!  Congratulations, Faith — your autumn-toned FQ pack from THE SEASONS WOOL COLLECTION and eBook are on the way to you!

CrowBundlesAll other quilting friends, watch for the full 20-color range of these juicy wools and coordinating POMEGRANATE LANE cotton prints in your local quilts shops now!