#MondaysWithMarcus: “Bountiful Stars” from Red Crinoline Quilts!

Today, we feature this gorgeous 36″ square quilt by Red Crinoline Quilts, done in the BOUNTIFUL BLUES collection by Paula Barnes! You’ll love this design as a wall accent, or as an elegant table topper. Download the free pattern, or order the optional kit for maximum convenience.

Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts

Come back each Monday thru May 17 for another fun free project from your favorite Marcus designers. This time around, several projects will also be redone by other designers, in their own signature styles, for a wider variety of creative options… You’ll find the complete line-up of projects on the Mondays with Marcus page, and our Facebook page. Join us!

#MondaysWithMarcus: Spring Decor with Cindy!

Aren’t we all ready for spring by now? Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs shares her adorable and decidedly springlike “Coneflower” table runner project. She used prints from our COLLECTABLE CALICOS collection by Laura Berringer, and you can also dig into your stash of 1930’s prints, too. Her design features easy piecing, and has just the right amount of applique for any skill level.

DOWNLOAD the free project here!

VIEW Cindy’s VIDEO Tutorial, too!

Come back each Monday thru May 17 for another fun free project from your favorite Marcus designers. This time around, several projects will also be redone by other designers, in their own signature styles, for a wider variety of creative options… You’ll find the complete line-up of projects on the Mondays with Marcus page, and our Facebook page. Join us!

#MondaysWithMarcus Series II: Dolores Smith!

You’ll love the simplicity of Dolores’ pillow design, “Simplify”, in cream with cool teal tones. .

Fabric ties and button accents add dimension and interest to her elongated pillow shape. It’s the perfect accent in a sofa or easy chair, even on a shelf. Use the code “Simplify” to download her free pattern download here.

Be sure to visit the Mondays with Marcus Facebook page, and Like, Follow and Share all of our talented designers, now thru May 17…You could win a fabric prize each week!

#MondaysWithMarcus: Sheryl Johnson’s Shirtings by the Dozen

Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co is this week’s featured designer, serving up not only a charming quilt pattern, but also a dozen “eggs”, all from her DELIGHTFUL DOZEN collection!

Her shirtings make for the most realistic eggs, but imagine a fun mix of eggs in your favorite Aunt Grace prints or PRIMO BATIKS, just in time for Easter!

You’ll find the instructions for both projects on her blog (along with her own Mini Mondays series of small projects.) Stay tuned to the Mondays with Marcus page on the Marcus website, and/or the MWM Facebook page every Monday, now thru May 17!

#MondaysWithMarcus: Pam Buda

This week, we’re featuring “Back in Time” by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts! It makes a great wall accent, doll quilt or table topper. She offers her adorable mini quilt in two colorways as a free project download, and video tutorial. It measures 19″ x 25″. Order your kit while supplies last!

#MondaysWithMarcus Series II Begins TODAY…

TODAY’S the day! Our new #MondaysWithMarcus Series II begins with this pretty design by Vicki McCarty of Calico Patch Designs! Check out the free pattern download for “Butterfly Getaway” —

And not only did Vicki offer the project download; she also created a video tutorial…

Then, come back each Monday thru May 17 for another fun, and free project from your favorite Marcus designers. This time around, several projects will also be redone by other designers, in their own signature styles, for a wider variety of creative options… You’ll find the complete line-up of projects on the Mondays with Marcus page, and our Facebook page.Join us! 😊

Introducing #MondaysWithMarcus II: Sew Many Options!

Get ready for a brand new series of FREE PROJECTS and creative inspiration from your favorite Marcus and Studio 37 designers! Beginning March 8, these talented ladies will take us through the spring season with great projects you’ll love to create.

And this time around, we’ve added a twist: “Sew Many Options” is the theme, and with each featured designer’s Monday release, you’ll also see the same project interpreted by other designers in their own unique styles! Here’s a sneak peek:

Be sure to mark your calendars now, and tune in here, on the Marcus site, or on the MWM Facebook page for project links and information. Our first download, from Vicki McCarty, will be released next Monday, March 8. Then, be sure to Like, Follow and Share Marcus Fabrics and all of our designers for the best in quilting inspiration!

#MondaysWithMarcus: UpClose with Pam Buda!

To keep the MWM momentum going as we prepare for the next series, we decided to give a weekly glimpse into the lives of our designers each week. No kits or supplies are needed, just sit back and get to know them better by enjoying some of their most recent creative escapades…

Pam Buda’s been working on various projects from her newest collections. “The fabrics are from FOLK ART STARS and PRIMITIVE TRADITIONS, which will be in shops late March.  The quilt on the wall is the only one I have to photograph at the moment.  As you can see, I’m constructing it now.  It’s called Tiny Baskets.  It’s one of 5 new patterns using the entire Primitive Traditions collection and will be available in April. 

#MondaysWithMarcus: UpClose with Red Crinoline Quilts

To keep the MWM momentum going as we prepare for the next series, we decided to give a weekly glimpse into the lives of our designers each week. No kits or supplies are needed, just sit back and get to know them better by enjoying some of their most recent creative escapades…

This week’s check in with Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts

Paula reports: “Mary Ellen has been busy piecing the blocks for our new quilt made from my Bountiful Blues line. We chose one of our favorite patterns “Hanover Stars”. It’s a quick block that everyone will enjoy making. It can be made with or without the border but we paired it with the beautiful wide Bountiful Blues border print. 

The nice thing about a wide border is it makes your quilt larger without having to piece more blocks. It’s off to the quilter and then out for it’s glamour shot this week. I can’t wait to get it back and show you the finished product! Keep checking back on our Facebook and Instagram page for it’s reveal.

Great looking blocks, ladies!

#MondaysWithMarcus: UpClose with Deirdre Bond Abel!

To keep the MWM momentum going as we prepare for the next series, we decided to give a weekly glimpse into the lives of our designers each week. No kits or supplies are needed, just sit back and get to know them better by enjoying some of their most recent creative escapades…

This week, we catch up with Deirdre Bond Abel of Hat Creek Quilts. She’s juggling lots of great projects, and we’ll all benefit from her hard work…

“What I have been up to –

The first two weeks of January I was madly finishing patterns for a series of quilts that will be published later this year in Today’s Quilter magazine.

Since then it has been fun, fun, fun, playing with my gorgeous “The Midlands” fabric collection that have just been shipped to US stores and to other countries soon.

I have designed a free two block quilt called “Happy Trails”. The instructions can be found on my Instagram page @hatcreekquilts, So far I have only made one of each of the blocks but I am hoping to get back to them next week.

I have started an appliqué quilt that features each of the prints from The Midlands in one block on their own so they can shine.

I have never joined in on the hexagon movement but my Midlands fabrics are so gorgeous I had to see how they would look pieced in that format. I am totally loving the subtle flow of colours through the diamond setting.

I have just made a little table runner just using the gorgeous green for the collection and truly love how it turned out.

And of course there are so many designs in my head just waiting their turn to become a quilt.”

That’s quite an update, Deirdre, thanks!