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Monday, June 16, 2014

Marcus Fabrics Designer Sew~Along Coming Soon!

I'm so pleased to invite you to participate in the first Marcus Fabrics designer sew-along called.....

Friends & Companions  

We've assembled just some of the talented Marcus designers, both in the New York office, and scattered around the country, to offer you an opportunity to make a truly unique quilt featuring nine original blocks designed just for this event.  

For ten consecutive Fridays, starting August 1st, you'll get to see the blocks, and receive block instructions from each designer by visiting their blog.  Oh, and there will be prizes, too!!  No doubt some of our gorgeous Marcus fabrics will be given as prizes.  Perhaps a surprise or two as well!  

Our quilt features selected prints from Paula Barnes' Companions collection.  

Would you like a kit to make your quilt just like ours?  Sure thing! (Quilt setting designed by Paula Barnes of Red Crinoline Quilts) 

I will have a limited number of kits available until July 7th or until they're all gone, so don't delay!!  

If you'd like to order a kit for the quilt top and binding click here.  

You can also choose your own fabrics if you'd like.  Here's the yardage requirements:

For Blocks:

1/4 yard cheddar print
1/2 yard light print #1
1/6 yard red print #1
1/4 yard black print
1/6 yard blue print
1/3 yard of olive print

For Quilt Setting & Borders:

1 3/4 yards red print #2 for outside border
1 1/4 yards black print for alternate blocks, inside border and binding
1 1/8 yards light print #2 for alternate block
1 yard olive green for setting corners and triangles

4 yards for backing
Quilt size:  60" x 60"
Block size: 8"

Here is the designer and blog schedule for our Friends & Companions sew-along.   Be sure to save the dates and please pass this news along to all your friends!  

8/1                        Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts                                  www.HeartspunQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/8                        Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts                     www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/15                      Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth                      www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com              
8/22                      Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics                                 www.MarcusMentions.com
8/29                      Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard               www.OldeGreenCupboard.Blogspot.com  
9/5                        Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs                           www.NancyRinkDesigns.com/blog
9/12                      Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts          www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
9/19                      Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth                       www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
9/26                      Lisa Shepard ~ Marcus Fabrics                               www.MarcusMentions.com
10/3                      Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed!                www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com

In preparation for our sew-along and to be sure you don't miss a thing, I highly recommend visiting each blog now, and enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" icon.    That way you'll receive each blog post via email, which you can then print and take to your cutting board and sewing machine.  

Oohhh...I'm so excited to begin!  

P.S.  To "Follow by Email", you will receive an email from each designer to verify your blog subscription.  You must click the link given in the email to complete the process.  Easy, breezy!


  1. How exciting! Will look forward to seeing all the beautiful blocks!

  2. It shall be fun to watch from the sidelines!

  3. Sounds fun.Can't wait to see your block.Have a great week!!

  4. this is tempting, will try and keep up with it

  5. Love the sew alongs and like not having to choose the fabrics. Getting a bit lazy I guess. Anxious for the Girlfriend Getaway too. Sue

  6. Love your block so much that I am going to do the sew-along!

  7. I am going to take my stack and sew on the side line.

  8. Love your block so I am going to follow along and try to keep up with the group.

  9. Finished the block tonight & loved it.

  10. Your instructions were terrific, thank you!

  11. Am looking forward to putting quilt together. Love the blocks. I have a Hitty (doll) from the book Hitty Her First Hundred Years. There are over 500 in the Hitty group. I will use each pattern again, back &
    border each one and pass one to a Hitty Mum to use for her Hitty as a quilt. Hittys are 6 1/4" and these willl be wonderful for them. Joann Bentson