Designer Tidbits: Bonnie & Camille - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Bonnie & Camille

The Fat Quarter Shop is so excited to welcome Little Miss darling Camille Roskelley of Bonnie & Camille to the Jolly Jabber. Bonnie & Camille’s latest fabric collection is Vintage Modern for Moda Fabrics. Their refreshing colors and prints always have us in a frenzy when we see them for the first time! This is our first time using their fabric for our Designer Mystery quilt, and it has become our favorite!

Q: What or who would you dedicate this Vintage Modern collection to? Do you have an inspiration board?
A:We both have inspiration boards in our sewing rooms. Mom’s is neat and organized (and color coordinated!), but I have a hard time keeping mine tidy! Lots of drawings from the munchkins keep making it up there and never come down.

Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A: Of my mom’s Vintage Modern projects I would have to say her Sweet Pea quilt. It shows off the prints really well too.

Of mine, probably my On a Whim quilt.

Q: If time travel became possible, what year would you want to be in?
A:1950’s-ish. Love that whole era, the clothes, the cars, the little boys in bowties… very Mad Men-esque. Not to mention red and aqua (our favorite colors) were kind of a big deal back then. Or so I’ve heard. 🙂

Q:If you had to change your first name what would you change it to?
A:I wouldn’t change mine; I’ve always loved my name! Thanks Mom 🙂

Q:What was your favorite childhood TV show?
A:Mine was probably The Wonder Years. I loved everything about that show. Whenever I catch old re-runs it makes me all teary. Love it. Mom’s would probably be The Brady Bunch. It brought out her inner Marsha Brady.

Q:Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
A:I’m not sure, but maybe the most memorable was when I bumped into Jerry Stiller in the grocery store when I was living in Nantucket. It was right after Zoolander had come out and I wanted to say “That’s what I’m talkin’ about!” Don’t worry, I didn’t. My mom helped Donny Osmond once when she worked in a toy store in the 80’s. It was quite possibly the best moment of her whole life.

Jerry Stiller

Donny Osmond

Q:What is your favorite App to play on your phone?
A:I absolutely love Draw Something, but haven’t had time for it lately with all the sewing for Quilt Market. Mom would say “What’s an app?” 😉

Q:If you could marry a technology, what would it be?
A:My iPhone, hands down. It’s my right arm, can’t live without it! My mom’s would have to be my dad. He’s super tech savvy and keeps all the technology over there up and running. He’s a keeper!


  1. I always laugh when someone wants to live in the 50s! I lived in the 50s and I'm not sure it was all that great! Mostly I remember that I was the remote on our tint B&W TV!

  2. Loving the 'On a Whim' quilt pattern! Reminds me of Swoon a little and realized it was by the same designers! What a sweet duo these two are!

  3. I stopped by to see them at quilt market and they were having a mother daughter moment over how to use the camera…it was the cutest. They were both so sweet and chatted with me for a while!