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Monday, December 14, 2020

Monday's With Marcus ~ Laura Berringer!

This is the week we spotlight our amazing friend and fellow designer extraordinaire, Laura Berringer!  You may not be familiar with Laura but you have no doubt seen her amazing work!  Laura has been designing fabrics for Marcus Fabrics for many years.  Click here to see the many current fabric collections designed by Laura.

Laura's project, Reversible City Tote, pattern is now available here.  Grab a couple of your favorite Marcus fabrics and make one, two or three totes for yourself, and quilty friends!

Don't forget to LIKE/FOLLOW/SHARE on the Monday's With Marcus Facebook page.  Marcus will be giving away fabrics again this week, so be sure to visit.

Watch for big news on our Grand Prize giveaway!!  A basket full of creative goodies from Marcus and all of the designers!  

We all sincerely hope you have enjoyed our Monday's With Marcus (MWM) event....we sure did!  We're planning another one for spring of next year!  In the meantime, we have some special posts planned each week that will appear on the MWM Facebook page, so be sure to visit often.

Stay safe and keep creating!


Friday, December 11, 2020

Christmas Idea from Pinterest


Like you, I scout Pinterest for ideas.  I pin tons of pretty pictures and save a boat load of recipes.  Most photos (and recipes) I'll never really use, but every once in awhile, a photo speaks to me.

I saved this photo for awhile.  I just love everything about it....especially the black case (box) with the red and greens.  

Then....I had this idea.....

I have this old typewriter case.  Not too bad on the inside, but it needed some help.  

I have a bunch of this paper that looks like old-time newsprint.

I cut it to fit and glued it to inside the lid.

I filled it with greens and berries, and set a framed antique Christmas post card inside.  I made the red fabric Poinsettias years ago....have a bunch of them, and I think they work very nicely.  
I purchased the green and red coverlet this year.  I wanted the black case to sit on a riser, so I turned this wood tray over...it was just enough of a lift.  The quilt is Colonial Star, from my Vintage Treasures book, done in green and red instead of blue and white.
It was a perfect fit as I didn't want to bring any light prints into this mix.  
I designed the black Santa pillow a few years ago.  It was a freebie pattern for a wool sew-along I participated in....love how it fits in to this vignette.

I don't decorate my entire dining room anymore, but think this gives a festive feel to the room.  Something pretty to look at when anyone passes through.  
We won't be having any company over this holiday....you know why.  (Bummer!!)  That's ok....so long as we're all together with our loved ones and friends next year.  

Happy decorating and hoping you all stay safe and healthy!  I think we see the light at the end of this dreadful tunnel!!

Be well.....and keep creating!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Monday's With Marcus ~ Tracy Souza ~ Plumcute Designs


Hello, and Happy Monday!  It's a Monday's With Marcus Monday!

This week, you can get to know Tracy of Plumcute Designs.  Embroidery is her specialty and her designs are just adorable. 

Her first fabric line, Sew Merry & Bright, offers a pre-printed panel that you can embellish with embroidery, and her coordinating fabrics complete the quilt.  

Isn't her Let It Snow FREE project cute?!

Visit Tracy's website for the all the goodies you know come with Monday's With Marcus.

By now, you know to LIKE/FOLLOW/SHARE on our Monday's With Marcus Facebook page.....but did you know the good folks are Marcus Fabrics are planning a big, big giveaway at the end of our event?  (Ssshhh....don't tell anyone, but all of the designers contributed goodies, and Marcus is, too.  Can you image the giveaway that will be?)  So, for sure...visit our Facebook page and watch for details coming soon.

We only have one more Monday left. (sniffle, sniffle)

Please....stay super safe, my dear friends.  Spend lots of time with your good friends, needle and thread.  

Be well....

Thursday, December 3, 2020

ForeverMore Fabrics Arrive!


We've been waiting sooooo long!  The wait is over as ForeverMore fabrics are arriving at quilt shops everywhere!  Yay!  

There's been a bit of a delay in receiving fabrics from the mill.  It's happening to all fabric companies all over the world due to the you-know-what virus.  (sigh)  

They're about a month late.  No more waiting!  I'm so jazzed to get these fabrics in hand.

I have Fat Quarter bundles and yardage of ForeverMore ready to ship!   

Will you be able to resist these historic prints?  ForeverMore has some of the oldest antique prints from my collection.  Some of them are from the eighteenth century.  Many are from the nineteenth century.  

I'm also super excited to say that I have a rather rare commodity.....

10 inch precuts of ForeverMore!  

For real!  Marcus Fabrics doesn't make many 10 inch precuts, but we have some of ForeverMore.  They are a very limited quantity, so don't delay if you want one.  There are 40 prints each cut to a 10 inch square.  

Also back in stock......Plumberry Fat Quarter bundles!  We've waited months and months for this fabric.  This is your very last opportunity to own the complete collection of Plumberry.  I have a limited quantity of Fat Quarter Bundles, so don't delay in picking one up.  

Please be sure to visit your local quilt shop for ForeverMore and Plumberry fabrics.  I always hope you will shop there first because they need you!  It's been a hard year for everyone (me included) but we have to patronize our LQS so they stay in business!  We want them here next year and for many years to come!  

Oh and by the way....do you love the quilt at the top of the post?  ForeverMore is a BOM program beginning in January, 2021!  Available only at participating quilt shops!  Click here for a (partial) list of shops.

I know many of you don't have a shop nearby that stock my fabric, or you live far from a quilt shop. I am here for you, and appreciate each and every order more than you know.  

Click here to shop ForeverMore and Plumberry fabrics.

Are you following me on Instagram and Facebook?  I've been posting lots of behind the scenes photos there.  Soon, I'll have yardage of my newest fabric collection, Primitive Traditions....can't wait to show you all the new stuff!  I have five new quilts planned for that collection.

Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook!  

As we prepare for the coming holiday, I hope you find enjoyment in planning, decorating and making hand-made creations.  Since the majority of us stay at home most of the time, are you making Christmas gifts this season?  Piecing and stitching a lot?  I know I am....and it's a joyful way to pass the time.  

Stay safe, be well and keep creating!