“..the best organized and detailed quilting pattern…”

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We’re so proud of the many talents of our designer community, and sometimes, when we get fan mail like this, we just have to share it!  Kudos to Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J for the many compliments on her Primo Batik BOM quilts, RADIANT REFLECTIONS and RIVER ROCK.  Shop owners and quilters alike love her innovative use of 10-1/2″ square pre-cut packs to create the quilts, as well as the instructions. Most comments echo the words of Barbara, a NC-based shop owner:

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Photo: Sue Loring (www.thequiltedcrow.com)

“I recently purchased your new Radiant Reflections pattern.  It is without a doubt the best organized and detailed quilting pattern I have ever seen!  As a former teacher as well as  quilt store owner, I’ve worked with many other programs, and have sometimes been very disappointed to see a dramatic quilt pictured, yet the inside information is so poorly presented that no one will ever be able to make it. I appreciate your work.”

Thank you, Barbara  ; )  As always we appreciate our customers’ comments and input!  Happy stitching to all!

QuiltCon Friends: Check Out Booth 630!!

We’ve got great quilts, charity block sewing stations (come by and stitch one with our FREE FABRIC and supplies!), free collectible pins and more!  Check out these luscious bright wools and their new mascot, Woolamina. Oh, and really friendly people, too  ; )

Below, Sarah Maxwell poses next to her design, “Message in the Dark”, created with CENTENNIAL SOLIDS.

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APQ Features Two Studio 37 Designers!

APQApr16CoverAs 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!

 

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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.

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See these projects, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/april   The issue is on newsstands now throu April 5!

(Quilt Photos: AllPeopleQuilt.com)

Deirdre at Hat Creek Quilts Shares Her Brighter Side

In honor of QuiltCon this week – and all things contemporary – it’s the perfect time to share a few recent projects by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts.

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“I have always been a Reproduction, “muddy” person, so people are fairly amazed at what I am doing with the brights but so far they all like it, we might turn some of them around to the bright side, it is nice to have a change after all.”  We love Deirdre’s cheery mix of RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks by Sarah Maxwell and the solid Marcus WOOLS.

Tell us if you’ve been “turned around to the bright side” in your quilting, too, even if only to experiment.  You’ll find that traditional techniques you’re familiar with can often translate beautifully into more modern fabrics.  Want more inspiration?  Follow Deirdre on Instagram and Facebook @hatcreekquilts or visit www.hatcreekquilts.com.au

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See All That’s New in January!

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!

VINTAGE ONYX by Faye Burgos

VINTAGE ONYX by Faye Burgos

RUSTIC WINDS by Faye Burgos

RUSTIC WINDS by Faye Burgos

PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Smokey by Marcus Fabrics

PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Smokey by Marcus Fabrics

MACIE'S JOURNAL by Judie Rothermel

MACIE’S JOURNAL by Judie Rothermel

COZIES FLANNEL: Blues by Sarah Maxwell

COZIES FLANNEL: Blues by Sarah Maxwell

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Choose Your Favorite Primo Batiks BOM for 2016!

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Whichever one you choose, you will LOVE the fact that these BOM programs are created with 36 different 10″ x 10″ PRE-CUTS!  And Sarah Maxwell’s detailed design is equally dramatic in neutral tones (RIVER ROCK batiks) or bold brights (RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks). We thought that this particular photo by Sue Loring of The Quilted Crow in Bolton, MA was particularly striking – thanks, Sue!  These were recently featured at the shop for the grand opening of its new location.

Look for these block-of-the-month programs at your local quilt shops beginning January, and you can have your own completed masterpeice in just 9 months!

Finished Quilt Size approx. 78″ x 85″

River Rock participating shops       Radiant Reflections participating shops

#MarcusMarketMania – Sarah’s Schoolhouse

In our first Schoolhouse session, Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J shared ways for quilt shop owners to update their offerings, while attendees got a closeup look at her new “Hashtag” quilt design, done up in her new REVVED UP RETRO collection for Studio 37 Fabrics.

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Other quilts that helped to illustrate her suggestions included (left to right and top to bottom): Nancy RInk’s AMISH WITH A TWIST 3; Nancy’s A NEW AGE, another REVVED UP RETRO quilt, NOT SO WILD WEST by Irene Chan, and Sarah’s new Primo Batik BOMs, RADIANT REFLECTIONS and RIVER ROCK (they’re made with pre-cut 10″ x 10″ packs!)  Whew!  And the show  hasn’t even officially begun yet!

Is it just me, or did anyone else notice how the attendees’ clothing seemed to coordinate with each quilt being held up? See below…

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Looking for the MarcusFabrics.com OCTOBER Update ?

It’s coming in just a few days!  We had sooo much great stuff to share (in the midst of last-minute Quilt Market prep), that we’re just taking a few extra days to complete it. We’re relaunching our Studio 37 website, with contemporary looks from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Nancy Rink, Sarah Maxwell, Susan Cousineau, Irene Chan and Laura Berringer for starters! And on the Marcus side, we’ve got new looks from Pam Buda, flannel sewing tips, and a preview from Rachel Pellman, the newest addition to our design team.  It’ll all be unveiled in just a few days, but for now, enjoy this little sneak peek…

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Stitch Up Sarah’s Giant, Cozy Constellation Blocks!

If you’re one of those quilters who can’t wait for fall, here’s a great project to set your quilting season in motion:  Cozy Constellation by Sarah Maxwell is featured in the September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.   She chose a mix of PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Harvest II fabrics. The four blocks, each 36” square, are sure to go together fast.  Plus, a kit is available!  Quilt instructions and kit ordering details are in the magazine.

Make It Molly B’s…

HomesteadHearthPick up your copy of the August / September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts today! It features this easy-to-sew creation by Dolores Smith (left) and Sarah Maxwell, done in HINT OF PRINT and CLASSIC WOVEN YARN DYES by Molly B’s Studio for Marcus.

Strip piecing speeds construction of this big, handsome quilt. The Lake Itasca king size quilt pattern  (102″ x 126″) includes blocks in 2 different fabric combinations, which create a chain-like secondary pattern when set together.

A kit is available through Homestead Hearth.