Saturday, December 20, 2008

She's a Little Bit Country ...

This lovely woman that graced our television sets so many years ago, has taken the quilting world by storm. Now, granted, as cute as she was, we know our eyes were all on Donny :)

Over the past decade we've seen Marie in a whole new way, that of a crafter, designing a collection of stunning dolls. But that's not where it ends. A few years ago she began designing fabric for Quilting Treasures.
This October we had the privilege of meeting with Marie at Quilt Market, where she introduced her new fabrics along with her promotion of her new sewing machine with Janome and her new collection of Advantus quilters storage accessories . What a delight it was to spend a few minutes talking with her. And, yes, she really does quilt! The picture below is a quilt she made just a few days before market.

Marie's newest collection, Blanc et Noir "Fashion," has just arrived at The Quilt Shoppe. Featured in the quilt above made by Marie, this new collection is a sophisticated group with a downtown flair. Geometrics combined with florals in black, white and a pop of fuchsia, this 12-piece collection is perfect for contemporary quilts, totes and accessories. To add a little variety, pair it up with fabrics from the original Blanc et Noir collection.

TQS Exclusive! We've put together charm packs and bundles of this newest collection. Each charm pack includes 36 -5" squares (3 of each pattern in the collection.) Bundles include 12 fat quarters.

The quilt shown below is a free pattern available from Quilting Treasures (it's also the quilt behind Marie in the picture of the two of us.) Click on the quilt below to download the free pattern.

The Marie Osmond Quilt Challenge starts now!! Make a quilt using Marie's fabrics and get a chance to win a prize package including a Janome sewing machine, Quilting Treasures fabrics, Advantus storage accessories and much more!
For full details on how you can participate click on the "Let's Quilt - Marie Osmond" banner!


Patricia said...

Well, she sure is one busy lady! But then so are you! All the new collections are looking scrumptious. This is not a nice thing to do to a fabriholic. Once I get my stash down to half a roomful, I'm going to be in big trouble!
Have a very happy and peaceful holiday,


Christy said...

Marie puts me to shame with her unending energy! Love her fabric designs!
Also I love the new snowflake pattern and the slippers by figtree! Figtrees fabrics are beautiful!
Merry Christmas to all!

Lilli Blue said...

Love your post. Marie is a doll. She is real. I think that is what I like best about her. good for you Lani! Happy New Year. lilli

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Wow! Where does she find the time? Love the fabric, very pretty. I am glad you liked the tags Lani. Have a Happy New Year!

lisa said...

Very pretty fabric!


Cottage Flair said...

I knew Marie Osmond made dolls but I didn't know about the quilting and fabrics. The patterns are beautiful. How fun to meet her! Happy New Year!

Susan said...

She is into everything! Loved her on Dancing with the Stars...I still remember her hitting the floor!

Loved the post...I was a fabric buyer once...loved the trade shows...and I have all kinds of quilt projects to take with me when I finally end up in the home! LOL!
Susan *dutchrose*

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Wow Lani - how fun that must have been meeting Marie! Pretty fabrics too. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Get out! Lani this is so cool! Love Marie's new designs. Love the picture of you two together.
bunny kisses,

Robin said...

I can't believe that I have to look on your blog to finally see the picture of you with Marie Osmond! LOL...I still think that with Mom's settlement money we should all go to Vegas and see that show...don't you think? Work on it will ya...Ma will listen to you more than she will listen to me! Make a Quilt Shoppe button if you haven't already for other people to post on their blogs!