FQS goes to Quilt Market: Thursday - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

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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  1. I would love to have Amy Smart and Vanessa Geortzen. The both have such a charming style (really-no pun intended). I only recently found both of their blogs and am already a fan.

  2. I would love to hear Kate Spain or Basic Grey speak at Schoolhouse sometime. Quilt market looks like an amazing place!

  3. Thanks for the fun pics and updates on quilt market. Hope you have fun. Also thanks for the very generous giveaway. Both look like great lines.

  4. I would love to hear Bonnie and Camille speak at Schoolhouse. And that First romance bundle is going to be a MUST HAVE for me!

  5. I have always looked for to your videos on schoolhouse. My favorite is Tula Pink.

  6. I love all your posts on Market. You are the best Quilt reporter ever! Anything you can share is always appreciated, although I’m interested in new fabric lines, new gadgets, new books, new patterns that catch your eye, as well as photos that simply show the excitement and fun of market.


  7. Alison Glass, and/or anyone! I love watching from afar, thanks for sharing!!
    cork at pa.rr.com

  8. I’d love to hear and see Brigitte Heitland! I love her patterns and fabric – so modern.

  9. Just love the photos of the sewing projects especially messenger bags.big thank you

  10. I would love to hear Maureen Cracknell speak. I love all of her collections!

  11. I’d love to hearJen Kingwell. Thanks for your awesome news from market and all the fun give aways.

  12. I confess I would love to hear from Kristyne Czepuryk—I’ve followed her blog for a while and I think she would be a hoot.

  13. I would love to hear Alison Glass or Jen Kingwell. Thanks for all of the photos!

  14. I would love to hear Anne Sutton. Her designs are always so whimsical and lovely.

  15. Thanks for sharing all of the excitement!
    I would love to hear Pat Sloan speak in person!

  16. I would love to hear Carrie Nelson speak at Schoolhouse! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  17. I really like the picture for Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorite’s quilt book, love the colors!

  18. Alison Glass, BasicGrey, Jennifer Sampou, Joelle Hoverson…..(really, I’d just like to attend!! Haha)

  19. I would love to hear Camille Roskelley speak the most. That would be amazing!

  20. I don’t think I could choose between the two fabric bundles! Both are great colors and patterns that would make a wonderful quilt to add to my collection.

  21. The Bee Happy quilt for sure! Heading over to preorder. I was so pleased with The Pretty Playtime quilt kits I made for my darling granddaughters, I now will only order kits from Fat Quarter Shop!