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October 19, 2020
#MondayswithMarcus Week 3: Pam Buda from Marcus Fabrics

Our third featured MWM designer is Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, with a free “Star Maker” table runner pattern! She says “I adore small runners as I can find many more places to decorate with them in my home than I do with large runners.  I like to switch them out and change them up with the seasons.”  This Star Maker measures 5 1/2″ x 17″. 

Like all MWM projects, the instructions are free, and Pam’s optional kit comes in two of her favorite colorways – choose red paisley print with a tonal light and black accent print, OR ...

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October 12, 2020
#MondayswithMarcus Week 2: Deirdre Bond-Abel from Marcus Fabrics

You’ll love this pretty wall hanging by our second MWM designer, Deirdre Bond-Abel! Entitled “Betty’s Blooms”, the look is shown here in 1930s prints, yet would translate equally well in your favorite Marcus collections, including prints and basic texture lines for a more contemporary look! It’s a fun mix of piecing and applique that will add charm to any room setting.

To get the FREE PATTERN, just email deirdre@hatcreekquilts.com.au. Then, check out (and be sure to bookmark!) her companion video of applique tips and techniques!

Next Up: Pam Buda – October 19!

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October 5, 2020
#MondayswithMarcus Week 1: Vicky McCarty! from Marcus Fabrics

We’re thrilled to begin our new Mondays with Marcus program with Vicki McCarty’s Farmhouse Fall Pillow project! It features appliqued pumpkins and fall blooms, and measures a generous 22″ x 25″. .

To order the FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD, a complete kit or a printed pattern, visit Vicki online. In addition to the free pattern, you can visit Calico Patch Design’s YouTube channel for tutorials.

Next Up: Deirdre Bond-Abel – October 12!

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September 21, 2020
Mondays with Marcus! from Marcus Fabrics

While the real MONDAYS WITH MARCUS fun begins on October 5, we invite you to explore the various Marcus and Studio 37 Fabrics designers taking part in this very special FREE program! Get familiar with the projects and plan ahead…

Grab a sneak peek of the project slideshow here:

LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE your favorite designers on their social media outlets now in preparation for the series (you’ll find their links on our main MWM page), and be sure to join the Mondays with Marcus Facebook page and share directly with the designers and other participants during the series ...

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September 8, 2020
Get Ready for #MondaysWithMarcus! from Marcus Fabrics

Beginning Monday, October 5, set your calendar to receive FREE PROJECTS from your favorite Marcus & Studio 37 designers. Some will also offer optional kits for their designs, while for others, you can just dig into your stash. Along the way, you’ll get to know our designers better as you Like, Follow and Share them on social media, and learn valuable, inspiring tips and tricks along the way. And did we mention that we’ll be sponsoring FREE FABRIC DRAWINGS throughout?

Be sure to join the fun, and tell your friends!

All-Star Designer Line-Up — October 5 thru December 14, 2020 ...

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August 25, 2020
Introducing… Marchives from Marcus Fabrics

One of the many benefits of our 100+ year history is the ready access to so many beautiful designs, and now, we’re excited to introduce Marchives, a brand featuring new Marcus collections that are inspired by some of our best designs from the past. Occasionally, through Marchives, we’ll take a look back at some of these designs, drawing inspiration with an eye toward re-creating them for today’s quilting enthusiasts. We invite you to join us in celebrating our past in this unique way…

FOR ROSA by Nancy Rink – the first collection to be released under the new ...

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August 24, 2020
Beautiful New BOM Quilts for You! from Marcus Fabrics

Whether traditional or contemporary, we have your BOM for 2021! We’re thrilled to introduce three beautiful new programs: FOREVERMORE, a new collection and BOM program by Pam Buda; calming RIVERSIDE by Krisanne Watkins featuring our favorite AGED MUSLINS, and GALACTIC EXPLOSION, Nancy Rink’s star-studded BOM design mixing COLOR BOMB, SEMI SOLID and SCRAP HEAP, all by Laura Berringer.  Plan now, and look forward to January for the fresh, creative jump-start we all need!

FOREVERMORE (Fabric and BOM by Pam Buda). Pam chooses a classic palette of deep cranberry, slate and sage, blended with neutrals for lasting appeal. She ...

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June 2, 2020
Register NOW for Virtual Quilt Market! from Marcus Fabrics

It’s time to experience Quilt Market in a brand new way…

Attention, quilt shop owners and industry professionals: Due to the ongoing pandemic, Quilt Market as we know it, like practically everything else, was cancelled for Spring 2020. It its place is Virtual Quilt Market. It all begins TODAY, June 2! Registration is open now, with various registration levels available offering exhibitor presentations, Schoolhouse sessions, business seminars and more…

We’re pleased to be a part of this new format. When you register, be sure to visit Marcus Fabrics to review our current designer collections, and details on our ...

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May 12, 2020
Trip Around the Sun BOM Inspires Hope from Marcus Fabrics

At this point, we all need something to look forward to, and fear not, quilting friends, we’ve got you covered! Our new BOM combines vivid batiks, themes of seasonal change, hope and renewal, and fun techniques you’ll love to recreate, all in TRIP AROUND THE SUN.

“This year, 2020, has been especially challenging and will not likely be a Trip Around the Sun we will forget. Remember to count your blessings. There is so much beauty within each season. Let go of fear and worry and hold tight to what is good and beautiful,” says Lisa Norton of ...

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April 20, 2020
Thank the World with Our “Heroic Hearts” Tote from Marcus Fabrics

Hey, sewing & quilting friends! How are you doing? We know many of you have been working tirelessly, sewing masks for local medical staffers, first-responders, friends and family, and beyond. At the same time, you’re stitching to express yourselves, occupy some newly-found free time, and reap the therapeutic benefits of needle and thread. And so, we invite you to join us as we Thank the World with a new and equally meaningful project — the Heroic Hearts Tote

Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J, in conjunction with Marcus Fabrics, has designed a 6” pieced heart block, incorporated into a 17 ...

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March 31, 2020
#staysafeandcreate – Designer Updates from Marcus Fabrics

It’s interesting how differently the current COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent shelter-in-place regulations are affecting people. As quilters, we can’t imagine how anyone could be “bored” at home. As one quilter’s social media meme said, “Bored? This the moment we (quilters) have been training for all of our lives!” Can you relate?

We asked our Marcus & Studio 37 designers how they are spending their time at home. With their travel schedules suddenly cleared for the time being, they, like many of us, are making the best of the situation quite well…

Cindy Staub of Quiltdoodle Designs ...

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How to Support Your Local Quilt Shops NOW… from Marcus Fabrics

Hello! How is everyone navigating the new reality of COVID-19? We’re being challenged in so many ways, and now more than ever, we all realize the comfort and therapeutic value we can derive from quilting and sewing. Whether your “quarantine quilting” time is spent catching up on UFOs, participating in a virtual quilt-along or mastering a new technique, hopefully you’v ebeen able to devote some time to a creative endeavor.

We know you love your local quilt shops as much as we do, and we want to remind you that while most have been forced to temporarily close ...

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March 17, 2020
Got Kids at Home? Let Them Quilt! from Marcus Fabrics

With schools closed indefinitely and an increasing number of work-from-home parents and guardians due to the COVID -19 situation, planning daily activities for your favorite little people will obviously be key for the well-being of all involved!

Once their online schoolwork is complete, try using your own interest in sewing and quilting to keep them occupied. Depending on the age group, they could be happy gluing colorful scraps to cardstock to create collage artwork.  Older kids might want to stitch together fabrics in their favorite color (by hand or machine) to make a simple pillow or tote bag.  

Whether they ...

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March 3, 2020
TRENDING: Reds, Lights & Blues! from Marcus Fabrics

It seems like everywhere we look, we’re seeing this classic combination…from patriotic projects to traditional decor to contemporary flair, the colors can’t be beat, whether used as a trio, in pairs, or individually. Sometimes they’re brighter, other times deep russet reds are mixed with beiges and tans, plus dark inky blues for a traditional, weathered effect.

In Quilt Shops NOW! BLUE MEADOW by Laura Berringer
In Quilt Shops Now! PATCHES OF AMERICANA by Vicki McCarty
Coming Soon: BESS’ FLOWER GARDEN from Pam Buda!

The great thing about a color trend it that it allows you to ...

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February 25, 2020
QuiltCon: And the Top Modern Traditionalists Are… from Marcus Fabrics

Well, if you missed Quilt Con last week in Austin, TX, you missed a lot, but luckily, you’ll find plenty of recaps online from your favorite companies, quilt designers, bloggers and others.

Of course, right now we’re focused on the three winning quilt designs in the Modern Traditionalism category! As you might remember Marcus/Studio 37 Fabrics has sponsored the monetary prizes for this category for several years now. Let’s see what the 2020 winners served up at QuiltCon…

Pati Violick, director of marketing at Marcus, presents our First Place winner Carson Converse, with her prize. Well ...

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February 18, 2020
Video: Make This “Joseph’s Coat” Project with Patch-It Fabrics! from Marcus Fabrics

We know you’re gonna love Vicki McCarty’s expert tips for creating with her Patch-It fabrics! These pre-printed 5″ stripe designs are designed for fussy cutting and creative piecing. Watch above to see how she creates a modified (and simplified!) Joseph’s Coat design.

You’ll find three of Vicki’s Patch-It collections in quilt shops now: Patches of Autumn, Patches of Joy, and Patches of Americana. Each includes a coordinating panel along with the 5″ stripe fabrics, for more easy project options.

Enjoy, and be sure to visit Vicki online at Calico Patch Designs for her patterns, rulers ...

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February 11, 2020
Designer News: Magazine Mania! from Marcus Fabrics

Our designers are always up to something fun, and to get the year started, we’ve got three designers with winter magazine features…let’s see what everyone’s been up to:

First, Pam Buda reveals her “Most Cherished Quilt” in the April 2020 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, as the most recent entry in their new column of the same name. Can you guess what it is? And how could she possibly choose from among all of her gorgeous works!!??

Vicky McCarty / Primitive Quilts Spring 2020 COVER!

We’re thrilled to see Vicky McCarty’s “Rabbit Patches Runner” project ...

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December 30, 2019
Welcome, 2020! from Marcus Fabrics

Thank you, quilting friends, for another year of support and inspiration! So, how did you do in 2019, creatively speaking? Did you learn any new techniques, complete some long-standing UFOs, take on a favorite BOM quilt, attend any cool retreats or expos? If so, Bravo! and if not, we’ve got a fresh new year to indulge ourselves (not to mention a fresh new decade) so there’s still hope ; )

We wish you a Joyous, Healthy and Creative New Year! One filled with your favorite Marcus and Studio 37 fabrics, great patterns, handy notions and fun gadgets — and of course ...

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December 3, 2019
Stitch Up “Woven Heritage” Baskets by Red Crinoline from Marcus Fabrics

“Woven Heritage” by Red Crinoline Quilts / HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE Fabrics by Paula Barnes

When Paula Barnes designed the HILL COUNTRY HERITAGE Collection, she and Mary Ellen Robison knew that the elaborate border stripe was too great to be used in just one quilt! And so, following the Hill Country Heritage BOM release comes “Woven Heritage”, a quilt pattern that beautifully showcases Paula’s elegant border stripe.

To create the 92″ x 94″ quilt, Mary Ellen highly recommends using Star Singles HST paper for the half-squre triangles that make up the basket blocks. “They provide the accuracy you need for piecing ...

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November 5, 2019
Great Additions for Your Quilting Library! from Marcus Fabrics

Looking for fresh inspiration as we enter the best part of the quilting season? Check out these new and upcoming titles by some of your favorite Marcus fabric designers! The variety of themes and styles make it easy to choose holiday gifts for your quilting buddies.

Or, add them to your own gift wishlist. And, for those titles being released after the holiday season, gift cards are the obvious choice! Which titles are on YOUR list this season?

Vintage Treasures by Pam Buda (Martingale) includes miniature quilt projects done with Pam’s reproduction collections. Coming in April! DETAILS
Calico Patches ...

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