With the start of a new year comes the opportunity to reorganize and re-energize, so we’ve been clearing out lots of fabrics and swatch cards that have accumulated over the years as we renovate and relocate (no, there’s no need to change your contact info; we’re only moving down the hall!) If you’ve ever relocated your office space, you know the task we’ve been facing for the past few weeks (Note that I’m sparing you the evidence of the messiest areas, but you get the idea…
Yet, amidst the disruption, we’re also enjoying our “Trip Down Fabric Memory Lane” in the process! Stephanie in particular was excited to uncover some of our earliest calico swatch cards, circa 1987, when Marcus first entered the quilting industry. Stay tuned for more on these classics in a future post…
And of course, a change like this can be subject to some type of outside reaction: We happily shared some of the surplus fabric sample cuts that had accumulated over the years with friends from a couple of local quilt guilds. No sooner had the fabric been picked up than we began to hear whispered rumors that “Marcus was closing its doors??!!!” Well, be assured that nothing is further from the truth, and we’ll continue our long-standing tradition of bringing you the very best in quilting and craft fabrics for many years to come. In fact, even in the midst of our office relocation, we’re busily prepping for upcoming events including QuiltCon next month in Savannah, and Ouilt Market in St. Louis this Spring! See you soon! ; )
I hope you are planning on bringing back some of those early calicos!
Any 19th Century conversationals????? I’d love to see the card or get a jpg of it/them!
I’m not sure exactly what we’ve uncovered, Sally. Once the dust settles – literally – maybe i can take a closer look!
Thanks Lisa, with fingers crossed!