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Announcing... the WINNERS!!

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And the Winner is...

We hope you'll join us in congratulating Little Quilts of Marietta, GA as the winner of our Sponsoring Quilt Shop contest! As the quilt shop that sponsored the most entries, Little Quilts will be rewarded with a visit from Judie Rothermel herself!

Susan Gilbert
by Susan Gilbert

"I made this little doll quilt mostly from a charm pack. It showcases one the Charleston pink and brown collection... a favorite color combo for Civil war reproductions. Thanks for the wonderful fabrics."

Susan Gilbert

Judie Discusses Her New Collection:

Romantic Olde Charleston

"The beautiful stripe Pattern #0786 an antique pattern I found is what started my mood for the ROMANTIC OLDE CHARLESTON collection. It has the feel and elegance of the type of print that I can imagine in a plantation home on Charleston's Harbor. Maybe as wallpaper, or possibly drapes. The second lead Pattern #0789 also gave me the feel for this time period in this romantic city. Maybe on a beautiful Chippendale sofa...

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The coordinating prints that I chose seem to fall right into place, as I visualized what the very talented Charleston ladies would purchase to make one of their masterpiece quilts. These ladies were especially known for their needlework skills. They would have loved these prints!

This line came easily to me, as these are the colors I happened to decorate my own bedroom with. I am looking forward to making a quilt with these prints this summer. I do not think anyone could possibly go wrong with all of the prints in one beautiful Quilt! Enjoy..."

--- Judie

Fabric Designer Judie Rothermel, Schoolhouse Quilt Shoppe

Have you seen Judie's new look online? The redesign of her website is done, and we think it looks great! Be sure to take a look, and subscribe for her updates, too...

Don't miss this beautiful Anniversary quilt, designed by Judie especially for you!
It features JUDIE'S 25th ANNIVERSARY collection

All of us at Marcus Fabrics congratulate Judie Rothermel on her 25th Anniversary as a quilt fabric designer! From her first Centennial fabric collection in 1987 until today, we've enjoyed a wonderful creative collaboration with Judie, the originator of 1930's and reproduction fabrics for quilters.


Aunt Grace's Garden Party

This month, many of you will be completing your AUNT GRACE'S GARDEN PARTY BOM quilts, and we'd love to see them -- why not post your photos to our Facebook page!

If you have a Judie Rothermel fabric project to show off, send us a photo and you might also be featured here. Judie can't wait to see your creations, and neither can we! This is your chance to share it with the world, and WIN FREE FABRIC in the process!

Each month, one lucky winner will receive a Judie Rothermel fabric pack and have their piece shown here, along with your name, city and state, along with a personal note from Judie herself! Just send us one (1) JPEG photo* of your handiwork and a brief description, along with your name, phone number and email address to

*Or send a print photo to All About Judie, Marcus Fabrics, 980 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018.
Photos will NOT be returned.

New  from Judie Rothermel: AUNT GRACE KEEPSAKES!

Judie Rothermel's newest Aunt Grace collection, KEEPSAKES, draws inspiration from her aunt's collection of charming novelty motifs. If you're looking for the perfect fabrics for a very special baby quilt, consider this collection's animal theme, a wonderful choice for blankets and related nursery items, sweet little dresses, baby accessories and more... here Judie discusses the inspiration for her new line:

When I went to visit my Aunt Grace and to get piecing and quilting tips from her, she told me she always kept pieces of her favorite fabrics over the years in her special bag. These were mostly novelty type prints, which she called "keepers", thus I created Aunt Grace Keepsakes. The last time I visited her before she was placed in a nursing home, she took me into her bedroom, opened her cedar chest and pulled out this bag. She said, "Here, this is for you, Judie. I know you will appreciate what you find in this bag." I never used the fabrics but have taken care of her bag. I now have a keeper bag of my own.

Judie is a true innovator in the quilting industry, as the first designer to develop reproduction fabrics for quilters worldwide. Judie marks her 25th year as a quilt fabric designer in 2012, and her following continues to grow! She is probably best known for introducing quilters to the beauty of 1930's reproduction fabrics through her well-loved Aunt Grace series, the original (and still the most popular) brand in the category today.

Long before she designed fabrics for Marcus, Judie's background as an antique quilt historian, collector, designer and shop owner had already given her a unique insight into the most traditional segments of the market. And she continues to educate and inspire quilters today, as the designer of our growing family of Civil War series, and our museum-inspired fabric collections, including collaborations with Old Sturbridge Village, the New England Quilt Museum, and the American Textile History Museum.

We at Marcus Fabrics are extremely proud of our long-standing design relationship with Judie, and we congratulate her for her 25 years as a fabric design icon.