Headquartered in New York City, Marcus Fabrics produces fabrics for quilting and crafts, with a dual emphasis on creativity and high quality. In 2011, we celebrated our 100th Anniversary of creating fine cottons and novelty fabrics, becoming the industry innovator in the category of reproduction quilt fabrics.
Marcus Fabrics remains the choice for the creative consumer. In an environment where every theme, pattern, texture and color becomes a creative statement, enthusiasts choose Marcus fabrics as the centerpiece of their crafts, quilts, wearable art, apparel and home decor. Our state-of-the-art in-house studios bring to life the creative concepts of award-winning licensed designers like reproduction fabric expert Judie Rothermel, who marked 25 years as an industry leader in 2012.
We are especially proud of our ongoing collaborations with museums like the Old Sturbridge Village and others. Through them we not only bring beautiful, historically inspired fabrics to the discerning quilter, but we also support the work of these museums in the area of quilt and textile preservation. By providing promotional avenues and financial support to these organizations, we further our mission to preserve the traditions of quilting over the centuries. It's in this spirit that we also look forward to our upcoming collaboration with the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles.
Yet, it isn't only the Marcus product line that set us apart. You might be surprised to know that although most of our customers and quilt shop owners are women, the quilting & textile arena is actually a male-dominated industry. However, at Marcus, we take particular pride in the fact that women are the driving force in every area of Marcus' retail division, from design and merchandising to sales & marketing. Our staff includes three quilters, five sewers, and three managers with extensive backgrounds in textiles and/or home economics, another industry distinction.
"We believe that our unique understanding of the quilting customer is reflected in the product. Our first-hand knowledge of the process of quilting and the joy of working with quality materials gives us an invaluable connection with the quilters who use our fabrics in their creations," says Stephanie Dell 'Olio, president of the Retail Division and a lifelong sewing and fabric enthusiast.
In 2015 we launched the Studio 37 Fabrics division, with fabrics and inspiration that speak to the contemporary sewing / quilting / crafting consumer, who sews for individuality and self-expression. Creating trendy garments, fashion accessories, items for babies and children, home décor and gifts -- in addition to quilts -- is the exciting broader focus of this growing segment of the market, generally centered around a younger demographic.
Studio 37 collections provide the perfect balance of a coordinated look, and the freedom to mix and match fabrics as a quilter chooses to, bringing out her or his own unique style in the process. The prints are designed with versatility in mind, making them perfect for a variety of end uses.
The Marcus Brothers
(L to R) Carl, Charles, Sam, David, Abraham, Morris
In the Beginning...
Family-owned and operated since the six founding Marcus Brothers formed it in 1911, the company's attention to detail continues today, as Marcus products can now be found in quilt and fabric shops worldwide. In Fall 2007, the company name of Marcus Brothers became Marcus Fabrics, reflecting the company's continued evolution as a leading source for both trendy and traditional fabrics. Marcus still enjoys its well-earned reputation in the industry by maintaining its creative goals and high standards of quality and service.