Designer Tidbits: Lydia Quigley - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Lydia Quigley

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Lydia Quigley to the Jolly Jabber. Lydia’s latest fabric collection is My Country Garden from Clothworks Fabrics.

Q: What was the first seed that grew into the My Country Garden collection?
A:My Country Garden was all about the yellow flowers in my garden last summer. I love those yellow flowers & so did the bees! Since I live in the country & I love to garden, the name for the collection was obvious.

Q: What are 3 words you would choose to describe this collection?
1. Cheerful
2. Sunny
3. Happy

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite?
A:Y0847-52 – It has RED in it, my favorite color and it has flowers on it and who doesn’t like flowers. Flowers & Bees go together and what would we do without the bees. Bees have had a hard time in the past few years, so when I hear the buzz of bees, I’m happy that they are coming back.

Q:What is your dream project using this collection?
A:I haven’t quite decided what my project with this collection will be. Applique or Piecing or both??

Lydia’s Silly Secrets:

1. What music are you listening to right now?
Right now I’m listening to Robbie Robertson

2. What is your guilty pleasure food?
Haagen Dazs ice cream – yum!

3. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?
that would be gardening!!

4. Where did you grow up and where do you call home?
I was born in Holland and came to Canada at age 5. I grew up in southern Ontario (Canada). Home is the farm where I live just outside of Kingston, Ontario.

5. Your biggest pet peeve?
waiting in line in the grocery store!


  1. I love Lydia Quigley's patterns and have made a few of them into quilts. Her new fabric is lovely.