Our third random #mugrugchallenge winner took inspiration from her group of 1930s Aunt Grace prints by Judie Rothermel, with the contemporary touch of striped binding. And we love her embroidered “Place Mug Here” instructions, just in case you weren’t sure how to use this thing ; )
Her efforts earned @lanakuehne one of our official Challenge mugs filled with fabrics — she might even be inspired to whip up another and enter again!
And for the rest of you, there’s still time to enterthis fun and easy challenge, and your entry is included in every weekly drawing now thru April 30 (unless you win earlier, of course…) Bst of all, you don’t even have to send us the actual mugrug, just post the photo with #MarcusMugshot and keep it to enjoy (or give as a gift).
So, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win! What are you waiting for??
We just couldn’t wait to show you a little teaser of Pam Buda’s next BOM program, CONESTOGA CROSSING! The fabric collection debuts online in August, and the BOM quilt program launches in January 2017. The colors, the sampler-style block designs, the quilting — all are gorgeous, in keeping with Pam’s signature Heartspun Quilts style.
Travel with Pam, back to a time when America’s pioneers rode horse and wagon over the Oregon trail. Their strong desire to move West and homestead is rich in history, and Conestoga Crossing presents fabrics of that era, along with interesting anecdotal stories of the trail experience. We know this is one you’ll want to add to your creative plans!
“Working on class samples for Saturday’stwo day workshop at the Schweinfurth Art Center! Don’t miss it! Fun approachable class! Learn a new trick or two! And have loads of fun along the way! Friday night I will lecture on my exhibit! See you there!” – Victoria Findlay Wolfe…
If you’re looking for some quilting excitement this coming weekend, why not join Victoria Findlay Wolfe at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY? Take in the lecture on Friday at 6pm, and/or sign up for Victoria’s two-day Double Wedding Ring workshop (Sat-Sun) (a few spots are still available!). And of course, you can catch her exhibitof DWR quilts! Register at the Schweinfurth website.
Can’t make it to Auburn? Be sure to check out Victoria’s gorgeous debut collection for Studio 37, MOSTLY MANOR – you’ll find it in quilt shops next month!!
Love miniature quilts? Check out Spice Box, a trio of mini quilt patterns in a single package. It’s Heartspun Quilts’ latest installment in the Tokens of the Past pattern series. Spice Box features Pam Buda’s new TREENWARE & BERRIES fabric collection, a gorgeous blend of warm reds and browns. Even better, you can create all three designs using a single pack of pre-cut 10″ squares (40 pieces, 2 each of 20 prints). Then, just add borders!
Get the details, including ordering information on Pam’s blog, and stitch up your own Spice Box threesome!
A 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!
Flowers are a perennial springtime favorite, and they’ve taken over as THE motif for Spring 2015, in all forms and fashions. So we thought we’d show off just a few of our own flower prints for the season, from gentle, romantic blooms to big, bold batiks! We love them not just for quilts, but also for little girls’ dresses, gorgeous table settings, home and fashion accessories and more.
And we’ve thrown in some added inspiration by way of Macy’s annual Flower Show (now thru April 4 in NYC). Much like our collections, their beautifully curated displays throughout the store flaunted flowers of every color, shape and size.
Notice Mechelle down below, among the windows photos. She’s currently the assistant to the President here at Marcus, but I think she’s hinting at her next career move ; )