FQS goes to Quilt Market: Favorite Collections

Tada, we are back at FQS headquarters and ready to report back on our Favorite Collections and Kimberly’s Favorite Finds!

First up, what fabric collections caught the discerning eye of our FQS Market-goers?

Kimberly could not resist the sweetness of Hazel & Plum by Fig Tree Quilts!

Codi went head over heels for Reef by Elizabeth Hartman.

Whitney loved the bright and deep hues and swooping florals of Bloomsbury by Franny & Jane.

Jocelyn basked in the contrast of sweet, light colors against a soothing black in Farmer’s Daughter by Lella Boutique.

Nova felt a strong affinity with the soothing tones of Ahoy Me Hearties by Janet Clare.

And Kevin was drawn to the uplifting calm of InBlue by Katarina Roccella!

And now, it’s time to see what goodies made Kimberly’s Top 10 list for Favorite Finds at Spring International Quilt Market 2017!  Some of them may surprise you, so let us know your thoughts!

Kimberly was smitten with this awesome camera pattern, Focus Freeway, from Sassafras Lane.  It’ll be at FQS very soon, so check back often!

Shannon Cuddle fabric is Kimberly’s new favorite texture for soft pillows, quilts… maybe even a pair of slippers!

Moda’s Cake Mixes have a new little sister in the house – introducing Cupcake Mixes for 5″ Charm Packs!  As much as we love the original Layer Cake Cake Mixes – JUST THINK OF ALL THE POSSIBILITIES!

Annie Brady’s debut collection for Moda, Big Sky, is a nature-inspired group in punchy colors.  Just try to resist that cloud pillow, I dare you!

These new Moda Matchbox Quilt Boxes may be small, but they’re packed with wonderful things!  They hold a printed panel so you can either piece or cheatercloth a quilt block, as well as a spool of Aurifloss to try your hand at some hand quilting.

She continues to be a huge fan of the Simple Folded Corners Ruler by Doug Leko!  See an instructional how-to on our YouTube channel.

Quilt Dots are so clever, and we have a fabulous Lori-Holt flavored assortment arriving soon.  Whether it’s a needle minder, a piece of jewelry, or a magnet for holding notes, all depends on how you happen to be using it that day!

No surprise here – the Spelling Bee book by Lori Holt is going to be one of our favorites forever!

We’d like to sojourn to Amy Sinibaldi’s sweet Little Town, it looks like a charming place to spend the Winter!

Last but not least is The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille, which is so appropriate for a Market weekend.  When you’re in the magical quilty land of Quilt Market, how can it be anything but “the good life”?

Thanks for joining us on our Quilt Market travels.  Now it’s back to working out all the wonderful things we have planned for the things we saw, at least until the next one, so check back to see all the good things we have in store!

FQS goes to Quilt Market: Friday

We hit the ground running today! We couldn’t wait to get to Market and see everything new from our favorite designers, meet some new designers, find the newest notions, and pick out some new collections for you to love!
We stopped by Minick & Simpson’s both at Moda to see some fabulous quilt designs!
We loved this darling display of one of Moda’s newest designers – Kristyne Czepuryk! What do you think of this new collection, First Romance?
Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts showcased some lovely quilt designs featuring her new line, Blue Sky!
We found Lori Holt’s new Bee Happy quilt in the Riley Blake Designs booth!
Cotton + Steel had this adorable boom-box sewing machine cover from their new Snap to Grid collection!
Lagoon, Rashida Coleman-Hale’s new collection, looks so great in so many different types of projects!
We spotted Rifle Paper Co.’s new collection for Cotton + Steel!
Elizabeth Hartman’s booth showcasing Reef made us feel like we were under the sea!
If you’re a fan of English Paper Piecing you would have been swooning over Sue Daley Designs’ booth! It was perfection!
Stacy Iest-Hsu showed off her puuuuurfect upcoming collection, Woof Woof Meow!
Check out this display of some brand new It’s Sew Emma Quilt Patterns!
We found these adorable new thread boxes at Aurifil! We loved them so much; they’ll be available for purchase soon!
We’re so excited for this Sulky thread from Cotton + Steel!
We’re heading back tomorrow to catch some more great stuff for you, so be sure to follow us on social media to get the first look at Spring Quilt Market 2017!
It was our first look at these GORGEOUS bundles from Moda! Farmer’s Daughter by Lella Boutique and At Home by Blackbird Designs are SO truly unique and stunning!
Would you like to win one of these bundles?! Comment on this post with your favorite thing that we’ve found at market so far!

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FQS goes to Quilt Market: Thursday

We’ve grabbed our pencils, notebooks, and of course our cameras to head to Schoolhouse today here at Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis!

It’s so much fun to hear from so many designers about their upcoming books, collections and notions! We simply can’t choose a favorite!

At Moda, we saw some beautiful Jelly Roll quilts and learned that there is now a “National Sew A Jelly Roll Day,” which is the third Saturday in September!

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique shows off her fun new book, Charm School!

Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie shows us the functional inside of MJ’s Messenger Bag! These bags are so fun to make with the variety of Annie’s zippers and mesh that we have in stock at FQS!

Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic discusses her new book, Zen Chic Inspired, and the color theory and pattern inspiration behind each quilt!

How fun are these new embroidered patch templates called Scout from Cotton + Steel!? So many possibilities!

Tula Pink‘s gorgeous new collection, Spirit Animal, includes Tula’s signature colors and some fun little critters – like this otter!

Jaybird Quilts’ new book, Alphabet Soup, has endless possibilities for spelling out some of your favorite words or names! Such a great idea for a personalized baby blanket!

This stunning quilt is just one of the beautiful designs from Carrie Nelson’s new book, Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites!

Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson stand in front of one of the stunning quilt patterns in their new book,
The Splendid Sampler!

Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman shows off some fun new sea creatures featuring her new collection, Reef and some fun new patterns!

Jen Kingwell surprised us at Schoolhouse with some awesome new patterns that you will love!

Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs showed us some awesome quilt patterns using their Double Wide Dresden Ruler! We especially loved this ladybug quilt!

Amy Smart of Riley Blake Designs shows a fun bag in her new Gingham Girls fabric collection.

Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shows off her gorgeous new quilt design in her new collection, Blue Sky!

Zen Chic’s new collection, Fragile! We’re loving this color scheme!

Kim Diehl and Jo Morton discuss their new quilt book, Simple Friendships!

We ended the night with some crazy fun crowds at the Sample Spree! We got so many goodies that you all will just love!

If you’re missing out on Quilt Market this year, don’t fret! We have so many photos and awesome video coverage for you, including Facebook live! Be sure to follow along with us on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) as we pop in and out of Schoolhouse sessions and share some of our newest inspirations with you!

Who would you love to hear speak Schoolhouse? Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win one of these fabulous bundles: Ahoy, Me Hearties by Janet Clare or First Romance by Kristyne Czepuryk!

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FQS goes to Quilt Market: Wednesday

Up up and away! Our bags are packed and we’ve bundled up a few of our favorite new quilts! We’re heading to St. Louis, MO for Spring Quilt Market 2017!

Do we have any St. Louis readers today? What are some of your favorite things to do and see in town?! We’re so excited for this new adventure!

We can’t wait to get settled in and see what is in store for this quilt market! What designers or collections are you just dying to see?! We can’t wait to see some of the new Moda designers, check out what’s new from Riley Blake, see what Kaffe Fasset has in store, and spy on what Cotton + Steel has up their sleeve!

We have so many quilty friends that we can’t wait to catch up with! Don’t forget to come say hello if you spot us out and about!