Well, we’re just a bit behind on this week’s challenge announcement, thanks to our late-winter blizzard closing on Tuesday, but we’re back, and thrilled to reveal that Diane Sala is our latest winner in the Marcus #mugrugchallenge! Even those “I’m-not-a-morning-person” persons will love waking up to these bright, cheerful dots with their first infusion of coffee! Diane selected a group of 4″ x 5″ squares of GO-GO! DINO! prints at our QuiltCon booth, and we love her arrangement of HSTs (half-square triangles).
She then submitted her photo via email, and you can too, in addition to entering via Instagram post using #MarcusMugshot. We’re about halfway thru the Challenge, so while there’s still time to enter (as often as you like) now through April 30, we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Remember, just be sure to include at least one Marcus or Studio 37 fabric and create any shape, sized up to a max of 9″ x 9″. Good Luck, everyone!
Our offices are closed today due to “Stella” the current blizzard along the East Coast. And even though we didn’t get as much actual snow as predicted (about 18″), the heavy, icy pellets, freezing rain and wind are even more treacherous! And what does that mean? It’s Mugrug Weather, time to choose your favorite coffee, tea, hot toddy, cocoa or other warm and cozy beverage, and give it a pretty and proper place to sit on your table or desk.
It’s also a perfect time to show off some of the inspiring entries that have come in so far for our ongoing Mugrug Challenge. It runs now thru April 30, so we’re only halfway thru, which means there’s plenty of time for you to enter again and again, and maybe even win one of our weekly mug-and-fabric prizes!
No matter what’s lurking outside your windows this afternoon, everyone stay safe, and stitch up a quick mugrug (including at least one Marcus or Studio 37 fabric print)…then post it on Instagram with #MarcusMugshot, or email your photo to enter. We’ll be that much closer to our goal of “A Marcus Rug for Every Mug”!
If these first days of 2017 are any indication, January is all about THE RAINBOW FISH hitting the quilt shops! And we’re not surprised by all of the excitement caused by Marcus Pfister’s friendly, lovable character. In fact, just as I began to write this post, Pati shared this note from one of our sales reps discussing her customer’s experience with the “Scales” (Style 9752-0750)
“Janet made up a pillowcase of The Rainbow Fish, washed it, dried it, ironed it, and brought it in to the store. She said there wasn’t a single piece of glitter that came off, and the fabric has a lovely hand. She was really impressed with the quality of the metallic and printing overall, and ordered more of the line today. I had some customers who thought the glitter wouldn’t make a nice pillow surface, but it was a beautiful, soft pillowcase.”
And the rest of the prints are equally beautiful, some with touches of metallic shimmer. We even have three quilt projects, available through your local quilt shops:
Look for the collection in stores now, and ask for Rainbow Fish books in selected shops!
If you attended the Warwick Valley Quilt Guild’s show this past weekend, hopefully, you caught Victoria’s presentation, along with some Retail Therapy from Victoria (and lots of other great vendors!) The bi-annual guild show takes place in Warwick, NY. Pati (shown in the right side photo with Victoria’s assistants, Laurie and Kim) was also in attendance, and she sent along a few pix of the exciting event. Goodies at Victoria’s booth included MEADOW STORM and MOSTLY MANOR bundles and of course, inspiring quilts…
And the winner of this lovely little grouping of Marcus PLUM solids, prints and flannels is…
Linda Douglas of Livingston, MT, who shared: “Hi, love purples of all shades! I’m thinking of dark purple eggplant.This collection is gorgeous! Thanks for introducing this collection+sharing some too!”
Thank you to all of you who join us in celebrating this wonderful color ; )
Crain’s New York reports that the internet sensation herself will be worked into the end of tomorrow’s performance of “Cats” on Broadway. tomorrow evening (Friday, September 30)! We wonder if the online feline demanded that her dressing room to be decked out in her new cotton prints and flannels…
Fans of Victoria Findlay Wolfe won’t want to miss the grand opening of her new shop this Friday!! And in honor of the Quilters Take Manhattan mega-event this weekend, she’s planned special grand opening hours of 11am to 7pm this Friday, September 23, and 4pm to 7pm this Saturday, September 24.
If you’re in NYC, stop by to say hello, and to pick up her latest collections for Studio 37 Fabrics, plus her threads, templates and more. Learn more at VFWQuilts!
Congratulations, Victoria – we all wish you a fun and successful launch! Or, in your own words, “YAY!!” ; )
Don’t you love newbie sewing enthusiasts? Indra stays so busy as our customer service manager, she rarely has time to stitch in the office (sadly, none of us do, really!), but her need for a quick curtain at home prompted this lunchtime session at our office Brother machine. Such focus ; )
I loved her remark about the awesome hand and overall quality of Marcus cottons! As we seasoned office sewers already know, “to sew Marcus is to love Marcus.” I think she’s hooked!
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!
We love updates from our guild friends! This just in: Sandra Gibson of the Pieceful Quilters in Richland, MO, submitted this great photo:
As promised, attached is a photo of the more than 25 lap quilts our club members made for the local hospice program, using the box of donated Marcus Brothers fabric (and a little of our own).
Pieceful Quilters Guild, Richland, MO
Sandra, we applaud your beautiful creations, and we know that the hospice will appreciate your generous gifts also. And I have to say, the color coordination of this particular display is impeccable ; ) We’re pleased to know that our remnants are used for such a worthy cause. Keep stitchin’ — lisa s