Thank You to everyone who submitted their SPINTASTIC quilt designs! We’ve narrowed the entries down to two,based on the criteria of overall visual appeal of the design, skilled use of the fabric collection, and accuracy of the instructions.
And, the finalists are Glenda Spencer of Ontario, Canada and Dana Followwell of Waxahachie, TX.
Congratulations to Glenda (left side quilt) and Dana (right side quit), two names we hope you’ll see more of in the future!
This month’s newest free projects include quilt designs featuring OLD SAVANNAH by Paula Barnes (quilt by Jean Ann Wright) and BY THE SEA in a dramatic new black/tan color combination, by Helen Weinman (quilt by Jean Ann Wright). We love these quilts for the easy piecing techniques, and the colors that will be a welcome addition to any home all year long!
See all of the FREE projects Marcus offers, and share them!
Get ready for Amish with a Twist, our exciting new creative program designed by Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs, and featuring Marcus’ CENTENNIAL SOLIDS collection! As you create this gorgeous quilt month by month, Nancy guides you in various techniques that you can also apply to her free bonus projects!
The solid colors were carefully chosen by Nancy for a look that’s authentically Amish, with a Twist! Look for the Amish with a Twist program at your favorite independent quilt shop beginning in February!
Open Call for Quilt Designers!!
Do you have the talent to create gorgeous quilt designs that will inspire others to recreate them?
- Do you love working with our fabric collections?
- Do you possess the technical ability to create computer-generated quilt designs, along with clear and accurate instructions, all in a timely manner?
- Are you fun to work with?
If so, you could be chosen to join our team of quilt designers, and have your work appear on our website and other special projects throughout the year! In order to scout new talent, we’ve set up a contest open to hobbyists, professionals, consumers and retail shop owners alike.
See the details ONLINE and get creative with our new SPINTASTIC collection by Laura Berringer now!
2011 Winner for Best Large Quilt
Marcus Fabrics is also a proud, longtime sponsor of the Road to California event, which takes place every January in sunny Ontario, CA. Take a peek at what’s in store for 2012, from January 19-22. Shown here is the winning entry sponsored by Marcus for 2011. This gorgeous quilt, Lady Virginia, measures 85″ x 91″ and was designed, sewn and quilted by Sandi McMillan of Albion, NE. Congratulations, Sandi!
As the sponsor of Week #11 of the Victoriana Quilt Designs Fabric Party, we’re pleased to announce that the winner of the Marcus fabric bundle is Rosemary Foley! Congratulations, Rosemary, and enjoy the fabric!
The Victoriana Quilt Designs 10th Anniversary Fabric Party includes a free row-by-row quilt pattern, quilting how-to information, and fabric prizes. The quilt will grow a row at a time, from June 2011 through May 2012, so there’s still time to get involved! Visit Victoriana Quilt Designs today
Take a look at MarcusFabrics.com’s November edition, as we unveil a fresh new look, including our brand new feature, All About Judie! Fans of Judie Rothermel and her reproduction fabrics will enjoy news & special features all through the coming year, as we celebrate her 25 years as a driving force in the quilting industry, and the originator of 1930’s and reproduction fabric prints for quilters.
Of course, there will also be the occasional fabric giveaway, so stay tuned for regular updates!
Gearing up for fall and winter quilting means collecting a few key flannel fabrics… so we’re expanding our PRIMO PLAIDS What makes this reversible yarn-dyed fabrication even better is the introduction of new, coordinating colors and patterns that are designed to mix-and-match for the coziest quilts ever! They also perform beautifully as stand-alone fabrics in PJ’s and robes for the entire family, and in primitive quilts and fiber arts, applique, stuffed toys and more. They combine the look of fine wool, with lower cost, greater comfort, and best of all, no allergies! Watch for the newest additions, coming to www.MarcusFabrics.com on November 1!
Are you eagerly awaiting our September website edition? So are we! We apologize for the delay… unfortunately, our servers suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Irene, and our web team is working around the clock to repair the technical difficulties and get us back online for September. You’ll notice that the current (August) edition of the site is still operational, so be sure to take a look at all of the great collections we’ve added toward summer’s end!
Likewise, we hope that our quilting friends who may have experienced the severe consequences of our most recent weather challenges will soon be back on their feet as well!
We were thrilled to see these pics from the International Quilt Festival, where these ladies made great garments from Faye Burgos’ COLOR DEFINED collection!
Thanks to Anita Grossman Solomon for sharing them with us. (Photos courtesy of IQF, Long Beach, CA). What do you think??