The early results are in, and while it’s no surprise to us, the just-released STAR SPANGLED LIBERTY BOM quilt by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts is a sure winner! You’ll want to schedule this wonderfully patriotic quilt among your Fall projects now — with a start date of September 2016, you complete the 9-month program in time for July 4 celebrations in 2017!
Choose the Pieced or Appliqued “America” center row option. Pam even included historical notes and information on US flag history, Besty Ross and more! Read more about Star Spangled Liberty, in Pam’s own words. Catch her passion and enthusiam, and join her on this nostalgic journey. Sign up at your local quilt shop! (Shop owners, contact your Marcus representative!)
Susan Cousineau shares several adorable MAGICAL MERMAID projects in the Spring 2016 issue of Craft Ideas magazine! Just minutes ago this landed on my desk, and it’s on sale now. Even better, we’ve partnered with Craft Ideas to bring you the chance at a terrific fabric giveaway including the 1-yard panel and 10 FQ coordinates!! Just visit their giveaway page and register for your chance.
Known mostly for her McCall’s and Kwik Sew craft and sewing patterns, Susan recently launched her Lollipop Rainbow fabric brand for Studio 37 Fabrics with a whimsical mermaid fairy motif. These adorable prints work beautifully on their own, or paired with the panel design. The pink/aqua/yellow palette is sure to delight true “girly girls” of all ages!
As the Marcus crew travel to Pasadena for QuiltCon, we continue our show coverage with editorial excitement from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine — their APRIL 2016 issue features the unique talents of TWO of our Studio 37 Fabrics designers, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sarah Maxwell. And both will be in attendance at the show!
APQ highlights Victoria, her NYC studio and her design inspirations, along with instructions for her “Home Stretch” quilt design shown below…You’ll find MOSTLY MANOR, her debut collection for Marcus, in quilts hops now!
In the same issue, Sarah uses her COZIES FLANNEL collection to create a “double-quilt” design called “On the Rails” – you’ll love her clever use of a neutral base quilt, sparked by a colorful seasonal topper.
See these projects, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/aprilThe issue is on newsstands now throu April 5!
There’s not much time left, but we know you’re going to LOVEMiriam Rawson’s quick and easy (and adorable!) Valentine’s Day craft inspiration in the form of soft scuplture “Shabby Chic Hearts”! You’ll find dozens of creative ways to use these – use her fun suggestions as a starting point for crafts you can enjoy on February 14 and beyond ; )
Looking for even more Valentine’s inspiration? Be sure to check out SewMamaSew.comtoday for Susan Cousineau’s completely adorable plush Candy Cutie!
Not only will you find complete instructions to stitch up your own Cutie, but you can even enter in a drawing for a FQ bundle of Susan’s SO SWEET LOVE collection for Marcus/Studio 37 Fabrics! Just leave a comment therefor your chance!
When it comes to American prairie life and the unique inspiration it brings to today’s quilters, no one does better than Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, as her ever-growing legion of followers will agree! Pam recently shared what’s new in her studio, with the release of her latest collection, ANTIQUE COTTON CALICOS: Old Green Calicos:
Of course, Pam herself describes her look best: “Prairie life always inspires me, and when the early settlers sought to homestead, receiving a land parcel near water was, of course, a prize for many reasons. Thinking those thoughts, and about the blue and green colors, a picture like this came to mind. Can you see yourself in a comfy chair gazing at this scene? I sure could. The colors and serenity inspired the name for the quilt….Old Mill Pond.“
Gorgeous, right??!! Read more from her recent blog post, including details of Pam’s special offer on the “Old Mill Pond” kit , nowthrough January 29! You can also visit your favorite local quilt shops for Old Green Calicos – it’s arriving in stores NOW!
Welcome back from the Holidays, everyone!! Now, get ready for lots of inspiration by the yard in January — can you believe we’re debuting 11 new collections, plus 2 new BOM programs you’ll absolutely LOVE — add these to your 2016 quilting calendar now.
Like more contemporary style? Visit Studio 37 Fabrics for the latest on our plans for QuiltCon in February, new projects and more!
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to your favorite quilt shop, but you’ll have to see the rest online!
This week we’ve got a real treat for any little mermaid lover — MAGICAL MERMAID, Susan Cousineau’s new line for Studio 37 Fabrics. You could win this bundle! Just follow us on Instagram @MarcusFabrics and comment there! The giveaway includes a printed panel with equally adorable FQ coordinates! Perfect for your own little Magical Mermaid for quilts, pillows, sleepover essentials and more ; ) See the entire collection and enter on Instagram now through November 19 – Good Luck!
It’s actually getting a bit lonely here at Headquarters, as staffers flock to Houston for Quilt Market! Will you be there, too? If so, visit us in BOOTH 1022, and post pix of your favorite quilts / fabrics / designers to social media. You might be chosen to receive a FQ bundle of your faves! You can also visit our designers at Schoolhouse and in their booths, too:
Red Crinoline Quilts (Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison) – Booth 1031
Somerset Patchwork (Karen Styles) – Booth 1023
Rachel’s of Greenfield (Rachel Pellman) – Booth 1416