Holiday Greetings to All…

Hi everyone! Thank you for your participation in our first #MondayswithMarcus series — We hope you enjoyed it. Which projects were your favorites? Did you finish any? Let us know in the comments… Remember, you can still download the earlier projects from our links at www.marcusfabrics.com/mondays.

And, we’re not done yet! While we’re planning for a second MWM series, we wanted to keep up the Mondays momentum we’ve created, so from January 4 through February 22, we’ll feature a Monday post from a designer – no supplies or kits needed, just fun “keep in touch” content. Stay tuned to this page for updates, and in the meantime, have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!!

#MondaysWithMarcus Week 11: Laura Berringer

We’ve reached the final designer of our first #MondaysWithMarcus series, Laura Berringer! You’ll love her Reversible City Tote, a mix of traditional and trendy as she pairs Paula Barnes’ floral from INDIGO & MADDER with the brick red from her own SEMI SOLID texture print! Follow her lead or choose your own mix-match coordinates for a designer look.

And there’s.more fun to come in 2021! We’ve got some great plans in the works from your favorite designers, and until then, remember that you can still download, like, follow and share all of the projects from this first series on our main MWM page. Stay tuned for details on our Grand Prize Drawing, a basket of creative goodies from Marcus and our designers!

#MondaysWithMarcus Week 10: Tracy Souza

Fans of hand embroidery will love Week 10 of our #MondaysWithMarcus series, featuring “Let It Snow,” a sweet little decorative piece by Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs! Follow her lead with the stitching, and add a few embellishments to make it your own. And check out her Facebook page (Plumcute Designs) for her instructional video!

Be sure to continue your Likes, Follows and Shares of Marcus Fabrics across Facebook and Instagram, and all or our featured designers for the chance to win weekly fabric prizes, and a Grand Prize at the end! You’ll find all of their social links on our Mondays with Marcus page.

Next week: Laura Berringer completes the MWM series!

#MondaysWithMarcus Week 9: Cindy Staub

This week, we feature “Woodland Holiday” by Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs! This adorable mini quilt which features her Primo Plaid Flannels: Lumber Jacks, easy piecing and hand embroidery. Cindy’s offering the free pattern download, or you can order the fabric kit or printed pattern. Plus, her free video offers expert tips and techniques for completing the project. You’ll find it all here!

Be sure to continue your Likes, Follows and Shares of Marcus Fabrics across Facebook and Instagram, and all or our featured designers for the chance to win weekly fabric prizes, and a Grand Prize at the end! You’ll find all of their social links on our Mondays with Marcus page.

#MondaysWithMarcus Week #8: Sarah Maxwell

Week 8 of our #MondayswithMarcus series brings us “Simply Squared,” a quilt design by Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J. It measures approximately 30″ square, perfect as a wall accent or table topper. Sarah’s free project includes tips for quick and accurate piecing and features her DANCE AT DUSK collection — and who doesn’t love that beautiful blue paisley? You can download the free pattern and order kits by visiting her MWM page. That’s where you can also view her detailed instructional video, where she also discusses the unique inspiration for the fabric collection!

Be sure to continue your Likes, Follows and Shares of Marcus Fabrics across Facebook and Instagram, and all or our featured designers for the chance to win weekly fabric prizes, and a Grand Prize at the end! You’ll find all of their social links on our Mondays with Marcus page.

Next week: Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs!

“Red & Green Quilts” Features Some Familiar Marcus Names!

Have you seen the new “Red & Green Quilts” book from Martingale? And if so, did you happen to notice that THREE of the featured designers are also Marcus fabric designers? We’re sew proud of Sheryl Johnson, Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison, and Pam Buda! Check out their gorgeous quilts below….

“Heritage Mountain” by Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co.
“Christmas Star” by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts.
“Home Sweet Home” by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts

As the Martingale editors explain, “The pairing of red and green is an enduring palette that takes its place among the classics. Centuries ago, red-and-green quilts commemorated a marriage or a woman’s transition to the empty-nest stage at home. Times have changed, but admiration for the color combination remains strong.” The book includes 14 projects in all, celebrate this classic color combo, for the holidays and beyond!

#MondaysWithMarcus Week #7: Red Crinoline Quilts

This week, #MondaysWithMarcus features a signature look from Paula Barnes and MaryEllen Robison, also known as Red Crinoline Quilts! Their traditional layout of stars in muted tones makes a pretty table topper, or mount it as a wall hanger to accent a variety of decorating styles. “Patchwork Stars” measures 25″ square, and you can download the free pattern, or order the fabric kit, with or without backing. And be sure to check out the duo’s instructional video, too!

Be sure to continue your Likes, Follows and Shares of Marcus Fabrics across Facebook and Instagram, and all or our featured designers for the chance to win weekly fabric prizes, and a Grand Prize at the end! You’ll find all of their social links on our Mondays with Marcus page.

Next week: Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J!

The Midlands: Classics Reinvented, by Deirdre Bond-Abel

Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts returns to the Marcus design team with THE MIDLANDS, a wonderfully traditional group of florals and geometrics inspired by its namesake region in Tasmania. The prints were derived from an antique quilt that was made in England, then found its way to Houston, where Deirdre purchased it, bringing it home to The Midlands. Both the collection and the quilt are the embodiment of a design trend defined as the Classics Reinvented, a fresh take on time-honored traditions.

“Colonial homes of the same era as the fabrics, were my inspiration. Whether they were grand or simple workers cottages they had beautiful symmetry, lovely angled lines and could form patterns as they fit in together with other buildings. My design features four different blocks that are repeated in different quantities and arranged to flow out from the centre, like a village does,” Deirdre explained.

See the entire collection, plus free project links at MarcusFabrics.com

#MondaysWithMarcus Week #6: The Material Girlfriends

As we reach the halfway mark of our Mondays with Marcus series, we’re pleased to present “Lovely Weather for Ducks”, a gorgeous pillow by Lisa Norton and Lora Zmak, also known as the Material Girlfriends! It’s created in batiks, with their signature style of nature-inspired applique and wonderful quilting. Its néutral Primo Batiks palette makes it the perfect year-round room accent. Get their free pattern and instructional video (or purchase the fabric kit) at MaterialGirlfriends.com

And there’s MORE! You can also chat via Zoom and make this fun project together. Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 1pm – 5pm Pacific time. Click on this link to register for Lovely Weather for Ducks Zoom Class with Lora Zmak and Lisa Norton.

Be sure to continue your Likes, Follows and Shares of Marcus Fabrics across Facebook and Instagram, and all or our featured designers for the chance to win weekly fabric prizes, and a Grand Prize at the end! You’ll find all of their social links on our Mondays with Marcus page.

Next week: Red Crinoline Quilts

#MondaysWithMarcus Week 5: Dolores Smith!

Week 5 of our Mondays with Marcus series begins with neutral-toned pieced pumpkins styled as “Harvest in a Row”, a framed art piece from Dolores Smith of Timeworn Toolbox Designs! We love her minimalist approach, allowing you to go further with various embellishments if you like, including embroidery, beadwork and more. Go with her more modern color palette, or choose more traditional autumn colors.

You can download her FREE PATTERN starting today!

Be sure to continue your Likes, Follows and Shares of Marcus Fabrics across Facebook and Instagram, and all or our featured designers for the chance to win weekly fabric prizes, and a Grand Prize at the end! You’ll find all of their social links on our Mondays with Marcus page.

Next week: Lisa Norton and Lora Zmak of Material Girlfriends!