A Recap of 2014... - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

A Recap of 2014…

Hello everyone! 2014 has been an AMAZING year for Fat Quarter Shop. We’ve embarked on so many new projects and we would like to thank all of you for keeping up with our Jolly Jabber blog! As our last blog post of the year, we thought that it would be a fun idea to do a recap of 2014. So, let’s begin! 

In January, we started our first every charity Quilt Along benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation, called the Wishes Quilt Along. Our goal was $20,000 and we are so thankful for all of your support! We smashed our goal with over $21,000!

2014 marks our seventh annual exclusive Designer Mystery Block of the Month and this year, we used the beautiful Snowbird collection by Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts. 

Somewhere during the business of quilt designing and running FQS, we launched our first ever Fat Quarter Shop Sew What T-shirts! These shirts come in Kimberly’s (and Fat Quarter Shop’s) favorite color – pink! We also came up with Alphabitties and collaborated with me and My Sister Designs to create Makin’ It Cutes

Of course we wouldn’t be Fat Quarter Shop without hosting giveaways! The MEGA QUILT MARKET Sweepstakes, was our biggest giveaway ever with a total value of $6,300 in prizes. 

All through September, we celebrated our most favorite month, National Sewing and Quilting Month! Over 37 different bloggers participated in our celebration by challenging themselves with projects that they had never made before. 

In 2014, our FQS studio was packed with quilting celebrity guests and friends and boy, did we have lots and lots of fun!

One of the most unforgettable moments is when we launched our very own PRECUT using Moda Fabrics called Jolly Bars. Our Jolly Bar precut is 5″ x 10″ and each Jolly Bar comes with an exclusive pattern!

Our pattern and publishing company, It’s Sew Emma, published three amazing books this year as well! We had the opportunity to work with Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet for Great Granny Squared and Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs for Quilted Living. Also the sequel to out Simply Fat Quarters Book, Fat Quarter Style

Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop team attended our first book signings at Quilt Market and Quilt Festival this year too! 

We have grown so much with our YouTube channel this year with brand new videos for our Shortcut Quilt series, Classic & Vintage series, as well as other FUN tutorials! If you have not checked out YouTube channel, you definitely should! 

We are so excited for what 2015 has in store and we want to thank each and everyone of you for joining us! Have an amazing new year! 


  1. Happy New Year to all the Fat Quarter Shop team!! I enjoyed the Wishes quilt project and my quilt top is almost complete. Mini Charm quilt was made as a table topper for a Christmas present. The energy and inspiration from the FQS is good for my projects. Here's to a great year in 2015!

  2. Thanks for a wonderful year! I look forward to this new year filled with FQS surprises, especially the mystery quilt-alongs! Keep up the terrific work!

  3. Yes…what a great year and enjoyed many of your new projects and interviews…I am also looking forward to 2015 and lots of new ideas!

  4. SO SO excited about the introduction of your Jolly Bars!!! They are PERFECT for my needs- small pieces to use making dollhouse miniatures. So often I have to buy way more than I need and these will be awesome. Please say that you will be getting them in way more patterns (hint:French General Crazy for red!) This made my day!! Thanks Kimberly.