International Quilt Market took place this weekend, and today, I’m sharing all about it. I’m Jessica, the Social Media Specialist at Fat Quarter Shop, and this was my second time attending Quilt Market! I hope you were able to experience the fun at Quilt Market through our Instagram posts and stories this weekend. Read on to see some of the beautiful fabrics and quilts, and enter to win a fabric giveaway!
Schoolhouse was a series of back-to-back sessions, and I attended some great ones! The premiere opener of Schoolhouse this year was Tilda, and she blew everyone away with the introduction of her 2024 fabric collection Jubilee and seasonal collections, Creating Memories. Then I caught some great sessions to learn all about new quilt supplies and patterns from G.E. Designs and Jillily Studio, all new collections from the Ruby Star Society designers, including a very exciting 10 Years of Magic celebration!
Next up was Tula Pink! She wowed us all with her upcoming Roar collection, a stunning BOM program, Big Woods, and, of course, her collaboration with Oliso Irons, which is making its way to everyone’s wish list! I later ended the day with Riley Blake Designs, and overall, it was a great time and all very inspiring!
Quilt Market Booths
The International Quilt Market displays for upcoming spring and summer fabric releases were fun to peruse. If you would like to reserve a collection or sign up to be notified for any of these, click on the links below to find them at Fat Quarter Shop.
I met Moda Fabric’s newest designer, Heather Briggs of My Sew Quilty Life! She was debuting her first fabric collection, Flower Girl, along with many beautiful projects to sew with it! I personally cannot wait to begin the Flower Stand Block of the Month! Needless to say, her booth and everyone else’s were incredible this year, and I left with a very long “must-make list” for 2024!
Sweetfire Road’s first-ever Christmas collection, Once Upon a Christmas, got me in the holiday spirit. I can’t wait for it to come out next year, and I love that she is adding pink to our holiday decor! Christmas collections from Fancy that Design House and Corey Yoder are merry and bright!
One of the great things about Quilt Market was learning about the designers’ backgrounds and how they design their collections. Deb Strain was super sweet, and I learned she’s a painter and hand-painted all her fabric designs like this panel from Woodland Winter! She was there, painting a replica of her new panel for us all to see and to later give away at market!
Sherri & Chelsi were showing off their cute Strawberry Lemonade collection, and we chatted about how we’re using it in our upcoming Charity Quilt Along, Moonbeams. They shared how excited they are to sew along, too!
This year, many of the Moda designers had interactive booths! Joanna of Fig Tree made strawberry pincushions with her visitors using her Jelly & Jam Collection. Cathe Holden was using her fabrics to make buttons. So many fun activities were happening at the designer booths!
I later stepped into a colorful world at the Riley Blake booth and first met with Beverly McCullough! She was such a delight to meet in real life! She was sharing her new collection, Sweet Freedom, and the introduction of 18 new colors to her Dainty Daisy Basic line with Riley Blake Designs!
I also visited with Sandy Gervais to see her super cute Beggars Night collection and then with Jennifer Long of Sew A Story! Fun fact, Jennifer is a pattern designer for Riley Blake, and I also learned she has a school teacher background, which is why most or all of her collections tell adorable stories, much like the two she was showing at Market, To Grandmother’s House and Little Witch! They are both so cute!
Time for Sample Spree!
I was lucky to attend Sample Spree again, thanks to the kind staff at Moda Fabrics, and what an experience it was! Sample Spree is a chance for quilt shop owners to pick up fabrics debuting at Quilt Market. That way, they can make sample projects and quilts for their stores. Quantities are very limited and sometimes discounted, and this is the only chance people can get their hands on some of the new collections before they are available, so it’s very exciting for everyone!
Quilt Market Giveaway
Update: Congratulations to Lisa Sheplak, Kathie Banks, and Delores Rast our giveaway winners! Please check your emails!
You can enter to win one of the fabric bundles from Sample Spree! Share your favorite collection you’re looking forward to in the comments below! We’ll pick 3 winners at random and notify them by email. Good luck!
- Leave a comment on THIS post sharing your favorite collection you’re looking forward to
- The giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 8, 2023, at 11:59 CST
- Three winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday, November 9, 2023
- Open to all – both US and international
- We will notify the winners by email and update this post
Thanks for coming along on this year’s Quilt Market adventure! To see more Quilt Market goodies, you can visit the highlight on our Instagram account!