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October 14, 2019
Congrats to Our Circa 1880 Club Winners!! from Marcus Fabrics

It’s time to announce the winning quilt shops in our Circa 1880 Club contest!

The winner of our GRAND PRIZE – a trunk show visit from Pam Buda — goes to Village Dry Goods in Brigham City, UT! Congratulations, Village Dry Goods! Their video captured the fun, sharing and creative spirit of the Circa Club perfectly, as you’ll see below… And we bet you’ll be sharing another video once Pam arrives!

  • First Prize was awarded to QUILT MERCHANT of Winfield, IL. By posting the greatest number of photos under #circa1880club), Quilt Merchant received a $750 Marcus Fabrics Gift Certificate ...

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August 27, 2019
A Sophisticated Take on Pinktober Quilts… from Marcus Fabrics

Photo: Material Girlfriends Patterns

Since its inception in 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has served to increase attention and support for awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.  This campaign starts on October 1 and ends on October 31 every year, and is marked in countries around the world and has come to be known as “Pinktober.”

As we all know, our quilting community has always engaged its passion for the benefit and support of others in times of need, and projects aligned with the worthy cause of breast cancer awareness are among the ...

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August 7, 2019
Cheddars are Trending, and We Love It! from Marcus Fabrics

Always popular among the reproduction crowd, cheddars have always been popular, often in combination with rich warm browns and other accents! These days, you’ll also find it in flannel prints and plaids, reproductions, even contemporary textures, as shown below. Even better, you’ll find it all year long, not only limited to autumn / harvest projects. So, choose your favorites and spice up your quilting with a few cheddars ; )

Visit the Marcus fabric gallery to view Cheddar & Chocolate, Tarrington, Semi Solid, Paula’s, Patches of Autumn, Maple Lake Flannels, Primo Flannels: Maple Lake and Harvest, Scrap Heap, Temecula Treasures, Companions ...

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August 6, 2019
Meet Your New Favorite Fabrics… from Marcus Fabrics

It’s August, and at Marcus Fabrics & Studio 37, that means it’s time for one of our biggest and best introductions of the year! Whether your creativity leans more toward traditional/ reproduction style, or you prefer a more trendy, contemporary feel (or maybe BOTH??) we’re pleased to present you with a plethora of exciting options from your favorite Marcus designers! To get more fully acquainted with these beautiful collections, visit MarcusFabrics.com

First, let’s get started with Marcus…

Golden cheddars, rich blues, traditional prints and shirtings, and the building blocks of a great quilt!

You’ll also ...

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July 2, 2019
Nancy’s Amish 60″ Quilt Back: Back by Popular Demand from Marcus Fabrics

Back by Popular Demand! Because you love Nancy Rink’s colorful 60” quilt back as much as we do, we at Marcus Fabrics are bringing you MORE, so be sure to look for it in your favorite quilt shops beginning in September!

R39-8382-0526 – 60” backing for Amish IV BOM

Though it was designed specifically for Nancy’s current Amish BOM quilt, this backing also works beautifully with other Amish-inspired quilts, and contemporary quilts and home decor as well.  You’ll love it with our Aged Muslins, too, and even on its own. The 60″ width will open up lots of ...

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June 25, 2019
You’ll Love Sheryl Johnson’s SPECIAL SCRAPS! from Marcus Fabrics

We know most quilters can easily relate to Sheryl Johnson as she describes SPECIAL SCRAPS, her second fabric collection for Marcus:

Do you have a basket of Special Scraps? You know – the ones you love, the ones that make you happy every time you see them. These are the little pieces of fabric that you never want to run out of. These Special Scraps are perfect in small bits, featured in a simple little quilt or in your next vintage inspired project. This collection for Marcus Fabrics was inspired by those little bits and pieces, and by my love of ...

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June 13, 2019
Sturbridge Selects Marcus Repros to Explore the Past from Marcus Fabrics

Old Sturbridge Village, located in Sturbridge, MA, is the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s.  It allows visitors to step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. 

Authenticity is key for Sturbridge, and its collection of fabrics are no exception.  Sturbridge recently chose prints by Marcus Fabrics, a leader in reproductions for quilting.  They based their selections on colors and designs that are representative of ...

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June 11, 2019
Trends in Mending from Marcus Fabrics

The trend toward intentional hand-stitching used to repair clothing holes or rips, or simply to embellish, is one of the hottest DIY activities today, and it continues to grow each season. Visible Mending is closely linked to the Slow Stitching movement — some would say it’s a modern spin-off of the trend, appealing to younger stitchers in particular, and incorporating applique, layered patches, darning stitches, embroidery stitches and more.

Pati embellishes jean with a hexie design of prints from the CONCRETE collection by Dolores Smith for Marcus.

Plus, any fun and creative techniques used for turning holes and tears into ...

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June 4, 2019
Fun Ideas for June 13 (National Sewing Machine Day!) from Marcus Fabrics

Did you know that June 13 is designated as National Sewing Machine Day? And with all that our trusty machines enable and empower us to do, from mindless mending to masterpiece-making, we believe that taking time out to celebrate them is a great idea! Sewing machines have come a long way over the years.

Old or new, top-of-the-line or basic, they deserve a little special fanfare, not only on June 13, but all year long, so we’ve gathered a few suggestions for you:

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May 28, 2019
The Kansas City Wrap-Up! from Marcus Fabrics

We’re pleased to report that last week’s Quilt Market in Kansas City was upbeat and exciting! The mood overall was one of creativity and optimism, as everyone in attendance immersed ourselves in the best that this industry has to offer.

As always, it was a pleasure to meet and greet our shop owners, and industry friends and associates. Everyone was pleasantly surprised to see Indra Rampersaud, our newly retired customer service maven – she came to visit with the many customer-friends she’s made over the years! We also welcomed a few new sales reps to the Marcus family ...

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April 29, 2019
Create This BOM of Soulful Pinks, Ready for October! from Marcus Fabrics

Introducing SOULFUL SHADES OF PINK by Laura Berringer, with a beautiful BOM quilt designed by Material Girlfriends that combines piecing with applique details.Laura’s expressive mix of dusty pinks with white and soft grey creates a fresher, more sophisticated palette for today’s breast cancer awareness projects. The Material Girlfriends developed their “Bona Fide” quilt pattern around the line, stressing specific meanings to the colors used.  In the psychology of color, Pink represents a gentle and caring love, such as a love for a girlfriend, mother, sister, or daughter. Grey represents sorrow, while White represents hope and healing.

“One ...

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April 23, 2019
Ready for the New Designer Duo Quilt-Along? from Marcus Fabrics

Nancy Rink and Sarah Maxwell are all set to bring you “Mix It Up”, another exciting quilt-along project, and this one begins on May 17!

The designers “mix it up” by adding different 12″ blocks to the core combination of 18″ and 6″ blocks, and of course each uses her own fabric collections – Nancy uses DO THE MATH and GETTING TO KNOW HUE while Sarah uses her SEW SWEET BATIKS and PRETTIFUL POSIES.

And, not only can you choose to recreate one (or both!) of their quilts shown above…But you’ll also benefit from the creative input of several ...

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April 16, 2019
Kansas City, Here We Come! from Marcus Fabrics

It’s trade show time again, and with our smooth transition to Timeless Treasures behind us, we’re getting set to meet and greet all of our shop owners and associates at Quilt Market in Kansas City next month!  As always, we look forward to bringing you the best in traditional and reproduction fabric collections from the industry’s top designers, along with an exciting mix of contemporary looks!

Stay tuned for details of our Schoolhouse on creative panel merchandising with Vicki McCarty on May 16, and our Step Back in Time book signing on with Red Crinoline Quilts’ Paula ...

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March 13, 2019
Marcus Fabrics Joins the Timeless Treasures Family! from Marcus Fabrics

Timeless Treasures Fabrics is pleased to announce that Marcus Fabrics has joined its family of fine quality textiles for quilting, sewing and crafts.

This union combines the strengths of both companies in serving independent quilt shops and creative consumers worldwide.  Together, they will provide an expanded variety of designs, continuing their joint commitment to uncompromising quality and personalized service.

Timeless Treasures is a family-owned company, based in New York City, with more than 50 years of experience in creating beautifully printed designs for quilting, crafts, and manufacturing. Timeless is recognized for its diverse and creative designs and maintains an excellent ...

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March 11, 2019
Coming Soon to Quilt Shops Near You… from Marcus Fabrics

We know…spring weather is “thisclose” and we can’t wait!  And our upcoming collections prove that there’s fresh inspiration to be found everywhere, from traditional prints and palettes to silk neckties, from a tranquil garden to a coastal paradise, from an elegant manor to America’s Favorite Pastime  If you’re in need of a creative boost, check out what’s coming to quilt shops near you in the coming months:

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February 27, 2019
Share Your CIRCA 1880 CLUB Picture, Like Karen Did! from Marcus Fabrics

Pam Buda, and all of us at Marcus, are thrilled to see the Circa 1880 Club in full swing in quilt shops across the country and beyond!  Pam just shared this photo from Karen, a friend Pam traded blocks with when creating her own Circa quilt.  Karen is one of the 70 Circa participants stitching at Pieceful Gatherings in Fox River Grove, IL:

An impressive sight!  Many of the shop’s members sent them in by mail for trading.

How is your club progressing?  Remember that your participating quilt shop can enter our video contest, to complete for the grand ...

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February 26, 2019
See Our QuiltCon Modern Traditionalist Winners! from Marcus Fabrics

If you were among the many enthusiastic attendees at QuiltCon in Nashville last week, you probably saw these beautiful quilts on display!  Marcus/Studio 37 Fabrics was pleased to return for another year as the sponsor in the Modern Traditionalism award, so we wanted to give everyone else a chance to enjoy them, too…

 

FIRST PLACE honors go to Christine Perrigo for “Infinite Magnification” below, inspired by the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt design.

The SECOND PLACE prize was earned by Brigit Dermott for “Astonomer’s Daughter”, quilted in the style of 60s space-age design.

And Jenny Haynes snagged ...

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February 12, 2019
Celebrate National Embroidery Month with Our Newest Designers! from Marcus Fabrics

February is National Embroidery Month!  And it just happens that the newest additions to our design family are both embroidery experts!  We asked them to share a few of their favorite tips for creating beautiful hand embroidered projects.

Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs debuted with Marcus last month with her SNOWMEN SNOW GLOBE BOM program, using her pre-printed panel and coordinating PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: New Blues. We love Cindy’s mix of blue flannel stars surrounding the “snowfriends” globe, which she cut from the panel.  On the panel you’ll find other fun design elements suitable for smaller projects ...

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February 4, 2019
For Our PEEPS Superfans! from Marcus Fabrics

Sweet news for fans of PEEPS, the iconic chick and bunny candies…

We just learned that Kellogg’s is introducing PEEPS cereal!  It’s available for a limited time, likely thru the Easter season (the holiday falls on April 21 this year).  So of course, our thoughts shifted to perfectly themed springtime table settings featuring the latest PEEPS fabric collection, arriving in your local quilt shops now!

Stitch up quick and easy table runners, placemats, mugrugs, napkins, even Easter basket liners and more ; ) for a fun and colorful season! It’s beginning to feel like Springtime already…About Just Born ...

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January 29, 2019
“Step Back in Time” with Paula and Mary Ellen from Marcus Fabrics

Congratulations to Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison on the release of their latest book, Step Back in Time (Martingale).  Reproduction-fabric collectors and antique quilt lovers alike will love this the much-anticipated follow-up to Tributes and Treasures!  The Red Crinoline Quilts design duo presents an all-new, jaw-dropping collection of 13 of their vintage-inspiredquilt patterns. Each quilt design is paired with a fascinating historical account from the 1800s. More than 70 beautiful photos capture the style and sentiment of this unique era in American quilting history.

You’ll enjoy recreating their designs with your favorite Paula Barnes collections, including BALTIMORE HOUSE ...

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