June 2008 - Marcus Fabrics is pleased to announce the Summer 2008 release of PAULA BARNES BASICS and BACKGROUNDS, the first Marcus collection designed by noted reproduction quilt specialist Paula Barnes. The fabric line is a natural progression in a long-standing collaboration that has developed over the years between Marcus Fabrics and Paula Barnes. Paula has now created the perfect palette to accompany all of the reproduction fabrics quilters love to use.
Marcus is developing the collection as complete in-stock program, with plans to expand its offerings in the future. Marcus' commitment to long-term availability encourages use of the entire line in kits, block-of-the-month projects, and other retailer promotions that require longevity. The collection features a range of colors and patterns that can easily be utilized on their own, or as "blenders" to be merchandised alongside best-selling Marcus reproduction and museum collections.
Quilters who are already familiar with Paula Barnes quilt patterns will love to incorporate these new basics into their quilts, yet they also lend themselves to quilting styles that go beyond the reproduction category. Paula Barnes Blue Basics & Backgrounds will debut with 37 prints in August 2008.
About the Designerů Paula Barnes has nearly 20 years of teaching experience in Dallas and Houston quilt shops, and enjoys numerous distinctions and guild affiliations throughout the state of Texas.
As one of three of a company specializing in Civil War, vintage and reproduction fabrics and patterns, Paula is the exclusive designer for the company. She designs beautiful reproduction quilts, incorporating today's simplified quiltmaking tools and techniques. She also designed the twelve quilt blocks for the Web Sampler Celebration II, featuring Marcus' Civil War Classics collection by Judie Rothermel. Paula's workshop and lectures include "Designing a Quilting Studio", "Exchange Quilts," and others.
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