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About Marsha's Fabric

A Little History of STAPLES
       Several years ago, now, David Peha invited me to design a line of fabric for his Seattle-based company, FASCO (you can visit their website at http://www.clothworks-fabric.com or e-mail to textiles@ix.netcom.com). He had been successfully producing and marketing Roberta Horton's Plaids and Stripes and was looking for another well-known quilter to design fabrics for him. I also lived in the same town -- that helped a lot. I told him that I knew how to use fabric, but hadn't a clue about designing it. He was sure that I could come up with something and sent me home to think about it. So I went to my sewing room and spent several days just looking at my fabric collection trying to decide what to do -- then it hit me: the types of fabric I needed most for my own collection were background prints! Good backgrounds were just so hard to find...... and I was pretty sure that other quilters had the same problem ... and if I only had one chance to design fabric, this was it, and I was going to make fabric that I wanted to have! If I just had the right backgrounds, all the other fabrics in my collection would be that much more usable......


       That was about four years ago. I called the fabric line STAPLES because, to me, good background prints are basic ingredients in any quilt design. The first STAPLES collection had 13 different prints in 8 colors each -- over a hundred pieces, which is huge for one season's output. New collections since then haven't been as big, but I'm still designing background prints. In May, 2001, I turned in five new designs in six colors each -- it will take about 6 months for them to become fabric. The designs I turned in January, 2001 are available now, in August, 2001 ..... and so it goes.

STAPLES-friendly stores in your area:

This list is just beginning, if you know a good place to buy STAPLES,to add locations.
e-mail: mccloskey1@aol.com to add locations.

In the Beginning
Seattle, WA
http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com


Calico Basket
550 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
Email: calicob@ix.netcom.com
http://www.calicobasket.com


The Holly Berry Quilt Shop
3682 Shank Road
Hamilton, Ohio 45013
513-868-0721
Email: hollyberryquilt@hotmail.com


Quiltmaker's Workshop
Valley Center of Trussville
1930 Edwards Lake Road, Ste 132
Birmingham, AL 35235
Phone: 205/661-9780


Thimblecreek
1536 Newell Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-946-9970
http://www.thimblecreek.com

Stepping Stones Quilts
301 Skylane Road
St. Simons Is., GA 31522
Email: http:// www.steppingstonesquilts.com

QuiltWorks Northwest
145 106th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Local Phone (425) 453-6005
Toll Free Phone (877) 295-7222
http://www.quiltworksnw.com Email: info@quiltworksnw.com
http://www.quiltworksnw.com