Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marcus Fabrics - Friends & Companions - Designer SEW-ALONG

Olde Green Cupboard Designs is so happy to invite you to participate in the first Marcus Fabrics designer sew-along called..... 

Friends & Companions 

Many of the talented Marcus designers, (from around the country) are offering you an opportunity to make a truly unique quilt featuring nine original blocks designed just for this event. 

We'll chat with you for ten consecutive Fridays, starting August 1st, where you'll get to see the blocks, and receive block instructions from each designer by visiting their blog. Did I mention we will have prizes too?  Oh yes we will!!!   No doubt some of our gorgeous Marcus fabrics will be given as prizes. Perhaps a surprise or two (original designs made by OGC) as well!

Here is the designer and blog schedule for our Friends & Companions sew-along. So... get out that calendar, put a reminder on your phone calendar... and 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

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

Would you like a kit to make your quilt just like ours?   If so... don't delay and visit these websites to order:

The Quilt Kits are priced the same on all websites including the shipping.  Also... check the site of your selection for backing fabric!

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 and 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" 

In preparation for our sew-along and to be sure you don't miss a thing, visit 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. 

What a fun time we will have visiting with all of you!

Gloria, Vicky & Heather

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