Quilt Market Spring 2012: Schoolhouse - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Quilt Market Spring 2012: Schoolhouse

As the end of our first full day in Kansas City comes to a close, we can look back and safely say that today was awesome! Although it all seems like a bit of a blur, Schoolhouse was absolutely amazing this year! We wish you could have been here with us to hear all the great speakers and see all the adorable projects, but to tide you over, we’ll just show you some of the highlights from today:

That’s us pumped for our first day of to school (this year)!

Lonni Rossi of Andover Fabrics presented her new line French Twist with a little twist – a bustier!

In love with this quilt by Tula Pink and the quilting by Angela Walters.

Jane Sassaman was presenting her book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, coming out soon. The book shows how much the actual patterns in the fabric can make so much of a quilt without doing much piecing.

Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design showed up in our lives last market and we quickly fell in love with his patterns. He is releasing a few new ones this Market but even more exciting for him, and maybe shocking for us, he is about to graduate high school next week!

Here is a designer we all know and love, Julie Herman, presenting a quilt in her new book Skip the Borders due out in August 2012.

Michael Miller has been creating their color story collections like Retro Basics, Auqa Red, Sorbet, Citron Grey, well you get the idea, and here they are displaying their beautiful mood boards. Plenty of inspiration for new prints! #lovingcolor!

And here is a little more color – great quilt using Kona Cotton Solids featured in C&T Publishing’s book, We Love Color, coming soon to FQS!

The lovely Denyse Schmidt presenting her line, Chicopee, for Free Spirit Fabric Fabrics, coming soon. If it’s anything like Flea Market Fancy, we’re sure to love it!

Sarah Jane presenting her ubber cute line Out to Sea for Michael Miller. Her collection was inspired by her family and kids, who are “a family of mermaids” (as in they love swimming).

The once called Bonnie Blue Quilts but now Red Crinoline Quilts showed off their Freedom Rings Block of the Month. Have you signed up for this one yet? It starts in October of this year!

The Moda designers lining up to present at Schoolhouse. First up, the adorable Sandy Gervais, the oldest (and I don’t mean in age) Moda designer! Moda surprised us with the fact they are coming out with Mini Charm Squares, aka Candy, so each of the designers showed us projects they made with their collection’s “candy” precut. Here are a few!

Sweetwater – “Mama Said Sew”
Me & My Sister Designs – “Good Morning”
BasicGrey – “Little Black Dress”
Blackbird Designs – “Cinnamon Spice” (love this jewelry board!)

The crowds were literally unbelievable but waiting in line is always worth it!
All those Moda precuts look so delicious! We love getting our hand on some of those!!

And if all the craziness of the day wasn’t enough, we wrapped up the evening with Sample Spree! You should have seen the swarm at the Moda booth!

And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for…a giveaway! We got some seriously wonderful bundles at Sample Spree and we will be giving one away each day! Today, you could win a bundle PLUS four of Jaybird Quilts’ newest patterns (which are simply too cute for words!) Check out this adorable Windsor Lane Fat Quarter Bundle by Bunny Hill Designs:

For a chance to win this bundle AND the four patterns all you have to do is comment on this blog post telling us what you are most excited to see at Quilt Market. How easy is that?! The contest closes tomorrow (May 18th) at 10 pm CST and the winner will be announced Monday (May 21)! Are you ready? Go!

Oh! But we almost forgot to tell you the best part! You can experience every aspect of Market right along with us! Check out our Facebook and/or Flickr pages for tons of great photos from today and the rest of Quilt Market Spring 2012!

And, if you aren’t already, make sure to follow us on the Fat Quarter Shop Twitter for a complete play by play of everything we are doing right in the moment!

And…as if that isn’t enough good stuff, we’ll also be blogging at the end of every day AND doing more giveaways so be sure to check back!!


  1. Chicopee was one of the collections I am most excited about. I am also tremendously looking forward to Anna Maria Horner's Field Study. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your day with us and the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for the pictures. It's so hard to pick one thing. I am really anxious to see V and Co's new fabric. Who doesn't love an ombre?

  3. Kimberly, I can not thank you enough for all the updates today. I felt like I was really there setting up our booth. Unfortunately due to illness in the family we were unable to vend this market. But hope to see everyone at Fall Market. Have a great market and enjoy ever moment and make lots of memories to last a lifetime. Love to all, The Sisters'.

  4. Wow this is exciting! Thanks for the giveaway. I think I'm most interested in seeing the new Tula Pink line.

  5. I have enjoyed your tweets so much today. I was exhausted by the end of the day and cannot imagine how tired you all are. Of course, you have the adrenlin rush of actually being there, but your are helping all of us Market-deprived folks!

    I also am looking forward to seeing more of Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee line. My husband does his reserve duty at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. I feel a real connection to the line already!

  6. I'm just excited to see anything, too new to quilting to know all the designers, though I do like Anna Maria Horner

  7. I want to see how the designers use their fabrics…they are so bright and pretty…we need ideas. Keep the pictures coming!

  8. I am looking forward to seeing the booths and new projects from ALL the new lines …. that's not a lot of pressure on you is it? :o) I'm in Australia so sadly cant be there myself

  9. I'm looking forward to seeing new fabrics from designers like 3 Sisters and new books with challenging patterns.

  10. Thank you so much for your play-by-play on Twitter!
    It's really cool to see everything but I'm most excited to see the booth designs. I love all the creative use of fabric the designers come up with.
    angelger28 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Great giveaway!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing and making us a little bit art of this big event. I am interested in everything and love especially to see all the booths.

  12. I really want to be up close and personal with Marmalade and Tapestry and ohhhhhhhhh some Kaye Whitt designs!
    Great job on the coverage! Love all the pictures.

  13. It is always do exciting to see all the new quilting patterns and fabric. And thanks to you at fat quarters for sharing with us so we can feel like we can be apart of the excitment to even though we are many miles away from Kansas . Love alot of mods designers. Camille and sweet water are my favorite. Thanks again sandi

  14. Unfortunately I have to make "virtual" visits to quilt Market. I only get to see what blogger that have been there post. Even though I expect to see wonderful new patterns and fabrics.

  15. I was happy to see Sarah Jane and her new line. Looking forward to Charlotte and her new book after market. Would love that fat Quarter bundle! I follow on FB!

  16. I love to meet and visit with designers I know only by their name and their wonderful fabrics, patterns, notions, etc. The quilt market brings together all of us along the spectrum of creativity! It was an inspiring Schoolhouse Day!

  17. Can't wait to see more of Sarah Jane's new line – loved Children at Play and am sure the new one will be awesome – thanks for the giveaway

  18. I've so enjoyed reading all your tweets: the next best thing to being there! I'm looking forward to seeing Tapestry by Fig Tree – be still my beating heart – and I love the idea of the little candy precuts (perfect for a granny square quilt!) x

  19. Oohh, so many I would love to see!! Marmalade looks delicious, love that quilt you show Julie Herman holding. Her quilt designs always fascinate me. Would love to see what Kate Spain has up her sleeve and Aneela and Me & My Sister, and on and on!!! What a Lucky crowd in KC!!!

  20. My favorite part is always seeing the designer's booths and displays, all designed around their new lines and full of pretty details. Thanks for bringing the Market to all of us!

  21. All the new farbic lines but especially Marmalade, the newie from Bonnie and Camille!

  22. That's a tough question. I'm really excited to see what bonnie and camille have for us but I think I'm most excited about seeing new things that I've never heard of and discovering new designers.

  23. Thank you πŸ™‚ I love your recaps. And who wouldn't love that bundle or those patterns by Julie!

    I can't wait to see what Sandy and the girls from Me & My Sister Designs has in store for us πŸ™‚

  24. I always look forward to the new fabrics lines and new books debuted at market. Have to admit love seeing pictures of the booths and of course the madness at sample spree!

  25. I get so excited seeing the booths, the latest fabrics, the quilts and other items made from the fabrics – everything, I love it and so wish I could be there!
    Tula Pink's quilt is gorgeous and I just want to run my hands over the Art Gallery Fabrics' giant patchwork wall πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the updates and the giveaway.

  26. I follow you on twitter and love seeing all the new designs, especially the moda ones! But I wonder if you ever sleep?! But I figure sleeping is not a priority in such a wonderful place!!!! πŸ˜‰

  27. I caan't wait to see anything Boonie and Camille , Fig Tree and Sweetwater. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Thanks again for the great tour. I think I have been to every market with you since you started blogging – how lucky am I – not bad for an Aussie girl so far away. Moda never fails to come up with something new plus the designer's are so clever – now to scoot over to faceback and check out the fabric "candy".

  29. Great photos! Can't wait to see all the beautiful new fabrics coming out closer and of course the new patterns that all the designers have come up with. Thanks for the giveaway! Looking forward to more updates.

  30. New fabrics make me swoon!! So wish I could go to market but for now I live off your pictures. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Thanks for all the great pics – I was looking through your twitter feed. I'm excited to see Sarah Jane's new line.

  32. Being someone who incorporates quilting in my needlework finishing, I am anxious to gain inspiration from the new small print fabrics…Thanks for the awesome chance to be a part of this most wonderful giveaway!! Faye

  33. Wow. That all looks fantastic. I so wish I could see it in person. I love seeing hints of what is coming out, so that I can plan, but my budget groans a ton too.

  34. Anything by Riley Blake always takes my breath away. Apart from that, the only thing I would like to see more is me strolling threw the pavilions…….Aaaahhhhhh, to dream……

  35. I love all the new patterns by Bonnie and Camille—and their new Marmalade fabric! Also, I love the house tip shared by Me & My Sister–cool!
    Have fun at market!

  36. Thanks so much for including us in your Market adventure! I love seeing the people of the Quilt industry at Market. It's especially fun to see their new designs and new products. Have fun today!

  37. It's wonderful to see how many are involved in this passion we call quilting!! How exciting and more importantly through technology we can all share in the excitement. Enjoy the show!!

  38. I love schoolhouse to get the up close and personal info on everything but most of all I love the new patterns and designs that float around in the booths.

  39. awesome tour and photos – thanks for that !

    I await most impatiently for Julie Herman's new book and new kona colors to make the flying geese quilt

  40. Since I am fairly new to sewing and quilting, I am excited to see it all! So much inspiration, I'm sitting back and taking it all in! Thanks for the update.

  41. I love seeing all of the pictures of the booths. It's just fun to see how they set up their booths to draw you in. Thanks!

  42. Wow what a fun post! I love to see everything but I especially love to see the booths and how they are set up displaying all of that creativity and inspiration! Thanks for sharing and a great giveaway!

  43. Great post! I love lots of things about market…seeing the photos of all the designers is probably my favorite thing. I love the photo of Julie Herman presenting one of the quilts from her book and Denyse Schmidt introducing her newest line! Can't wait to see more…

  44. Would have loved to be able to see all the new fabric collections and have my eye on that ditto pattern! It would have been great to meet all the fabric designers.

    Thanks for the ongoing update

  45. It's a tie – LOVE the Jane Sassaman quilt AND the Kona color quilt. This previously civil war only quilter is really turning a corner!!!

  46. Love seeing all the new fabric lines, patterns and quilts. Can't wait to purchase some of the Antler patterns. Thanks for your updates.

  47. thanks for the giveaway and your awesome market coverage…. what I most look forward to? Surprises! Things I didn't know were coming…

  48. I would love to go to quilt market someday! I absolutely LOVE seeing the NEW fabrics the most! So excited to have a chance to win. Thanks for sharing all the excitement with us πŸ™‚

  49. I would love to see if there's anything new from Camelot Cottons – I love their unique lines… All these peaks into the market are just fabulous! Thank you!

  50. I'm itching to see ALL of it! I wish I could be there myself! It's exciting to me to see new quilts, and especially from Jaybird Quilts. I also love to see what's coming from Kate Spain and Sandy Gervais! πŸ™‚

  51. Looks like so much FUN! I would love to be there in all the excitement and "madness." Hope all of you are having a wonderful time.

  52. I enjoy seeing all the new fabrics with their patterns that have been made. I follow many of the pattern designers blogs, and get to see sneak peeks. So it's nice being able to see the finished patterns.

  53. It looks like I'm expecting a boy so I'd love to see boy fabrics. I need to start thinking about what to do with the nursery.

  54. I love seeing all the new fabrics. I jsut pre-ordered "We Love Color". That book looks like it has a lot of great patterns

  55. I look forward to being re-inspired! So much new fabric, new patterns, new tools, great ideas. Who needs presents in December when there's a quilt market in May?

  56. Looking forward to seeing anything from Bonnie and Camille…also, Me & my Sister! Thank you for updates on Market, love the pictures!!!!!

  57. I most look forward to seeing all the great new fabrics! I am loving that ballerina pattern!

  58. The thing I get excited about is: FABRIC,FABRIC,FABRIC!!! Ooooh…to feel & see & smell all the new fabric!! And yes, fabric does have a special smell…it's intoxicating! What a fab giveaway…thanks!

  59. I love the creativity of the booths at Mkt, especially Michael Miller. Great pics – thank you for the updates – so fun!!

  60. I am most excited to see how the different people set up their booths! They are all so creative and original.

  61. I can't wait to see the new line from Bonnie and Camille as well as Vanessa Christenson's Simply Color. It has been wonderful getting updates via twitter. Thanks so much!!

  62. I am in so much awe! I love reading your blog posts and looking at all the beautiful pics!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  63. I'm excited to see it all of it and dream of one day to experience the fall show myself – until then I'm dying to see more of upcoming Fig Tree fabrics and patterns.

  64. I'm excited about seeing all the new fabric collections and patterns that will be featured at Quilt Market. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway.

  65. I love everything by Bunny Hill, and would LOVE to win these fat quarters! I like Me & My Sister's "Good Morning" quilt — beautiful!

  66. If I were there, I would be most excited to see the projects the designers have put together. Always on the lookout for inspiration!

  67. How fantastic to see the designers presenting their work. Love to see how each designer interprets their line in a finished work; you can have the same starting materials and go in very different directions, which results in some cool divergent thinking. Thanks for reporting and being the eyes of those of us that cannot be there!

  68. I loved seeing Sandy Gervais. I did not know she was the oldest Moda designer but I have loved her work for years!!!!
    Shawn M.

  69. Looks like Schoolhouse was so much fun! How I wish I could have been at the Moda booth for the sample spree!!!! Incredible giveaway!!!! I'm excited to see some new Riley Blake at Market! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous giveaway!

  70. I love seeing anything new, especially from Bonnie and Camille, Sweetwater and Kansas Troubles. I am heading over to Twitter to check it out. Thanks for keeping usd updated and thanks for the giveaway.

  71. I'm excited about everything new, patterns, fabric, notions you name it soooo excited πŸ™‚

  72. I've learned about so many designers by reading the Jolly Jabber……but I think my favorite is still everything Moda Fabrics produces. If I were ate QM I would walk around and see everything, but probably sleep under one of the Moda tables and soak in as much as possible of all their great collections and quilt designs.

  73. Oh, Oh, do you have any pictures from Primative Gatherings or Jo Morton? I would so enjoy this market preview

  74. I can't wait to see the new Fig Tree line, Tapestry and the new book! I just adore Joanna's designs and style. Thank you!!!

  75. What a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win. I'm excited to see all the new fabric and would love to see what's new in Schnibbles.

  76. The new fabric lines coming out plus I already feel inspired just reading this post! Oh yeah, HIGH SCHOOL, seriously…..wow!!?
    Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

  77. Always looking for ideas for those fabulous precuts. And the "Candy-s" sounds so-o-o interesting. Love those little projects to fit in between the big ones!

  78. I'm a big fan of Julie Herman, so would love to make another of her patterns. They are so well written. Thanks. Kathie L in Allentown

  79. It all looks so amazing — you lucky ducks, being there to see it all! Personally I can't wait to see what's new for Sweetwater.

  80. Just want to THANK YOU for
    sharing your adventures at
    quilt fest.. I may never
    have the financial
    opportunity to attend and
    your fabulous photos and
    comments make me feel like
    I am almost there with you!!
    I'm in love with everything
    I've seen so far, it's so exciting!!!! I love to just
    sit and gaze at all the
    wonderful fabrics and colors
    and dream of all the great projects I can make.
    So thank you again for taking
    me on vacation with you πŸ™‚

  81. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! I am most excited to see at quiltmarket: EVERYTHING! lol I love your pictures – makes me feel like I'm right there having fun with you! It is much appreciated! I love to see the booth pictures! The decorating that they do is awesome!
    Catherine Z

  82. I'd love to see the fabrics at the quilt market, how the designers use their own fabrics, all these beautifully made quilts. I'd love to talk to the other quilters there, to exchange experience, hints and general quilty talk.
    (I can't come, as I don't have school holidays, there is no way to be off)

  83. Thank you so much for keeping us up to date on the market. Of course all quilters love to see new fabrics & patterns but what I like to see most is the flow of trends…new colours, shapes, designs, etc. Over the years we've seen a nice lean toward modern, new twists on traditional, etc. So this would be the place to see new trends!
    Thanks for the chance at the give-away.
    mgw070 (at) shaw (dot) ca

  84. Can't wait for the mini charms!! Plus, Sweetwater's "Mama Said Sew" fabric line. Thanks for the giveaway.

  85. Love looking at the madness of Spring Market. Really really like Sweetwater's new Sew Mama line. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  86. Out-of-the norm for me as the colors caught my attention: Sarah Jane's Out to Sea. I also like Chicopee by DS and the Tula Pink quilt is unique and cute. Re: the prize of Jaybird's new patterns – I've studied them on her blog and cannot decide which one I love best – perhaps Ballerina because her cute niece is on the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

  87. I love the "wavey" lines of color and Julie's solid color geese! Thanks for a chance to win. Enjoy receiving your blog updates in my email box!
    Beth in AL

  88. I'm hoping to get my hands on some of the minis. It's all "candy" to me, but those things are just too darn cute!

  89. New fabrics….by all the great designers. Such a treat for the eye and they make my fingers itch to stitch. Thanks for sharing.

  90. I love seeing all the new fabric lines, and the samples the designers make with their new fabric. Can't wait to see what the Moda ladies do with the new mini charm packs!

  91. What fun it's been following all the Tweets so far. Love seeing all the pictures being posted.

    If I was there I would have been looking to see Vanessa's fabrics in person and also the newest by Me and My Sister since I love their fabrics.

  92. I can't get enough of seeing all the great fabric lines and patterns! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  93. I live in Kansas City and SO wish I could walk though the booths! I'm looking forward to all the new stuff coming out!

  94. It is all so very exciting, but the thing that excites me the most is the new line from Blackbird Desgins. Those girls always have the most wonderful ideas!

  95. I think I ammost excited to see/sew the new Bunny Hill designs BOMs. They look so wonderful!! I live in KC and wish I could be at the Market.

  96. I loved the Good Morning Beach houses quilt from Me & MY Sister Designs. Maybe it's because I live in Florida.

  97. I am COMPLETELY excited about Patchwork Sassaman Style!
    I love every single fabric line that I have ever seen by Jane Sassaman.
    I am a big believer in "let the fabric do the work" and Jane's fabrics make that SO EASY to do.

    Thank you for the Quilt Market updates, they are wonderful.
    Thanks also for the generous giveaway!

  98. I would love to see new lines from Tula Pink and Kate Spain oh and any cute little boy fabric and patterns so I can make a quilt for my little boy.

  99. All the lines are so fresh and "new." Love Sandy Gervais–always will!

  100. This is my first time learning about Quilt Market, so it's all pretty amazing. I've been astounded at the quilts you've posted pics of on FB. WOW! And surprised at how young TFQ staff all look – it makes me feel old AND excites me to know there is so much interest in the generation after mine, all at the same time.

  101. I love love love Lori Holt, she hasn't posted on her blog all her new patterns for Milli's closet. That is what I want to see. Haven't seen anything yet.

  102. I LOVE seeing pics of the booths and how creatively decorated they are. I am especially curious about the Exclusively Quilters booth since I have a couple samples there that I made with their beautiful new fabrics!

  103. What are the newest, hottest, coolest colors this year? Are solids still going strong, big prints, blenders? I'd love to win this bundle and patterns, it's my birthday!

  104. I am excited to see all the booths. I like to see all the creative ways they come up with to showcase the new products.

  105. I would love to see if 19th Century inspired fabric will still be going strong.
    Thanks for the chance to win and double thanks for a peek at market

  106. Thanks so much for all the pictures, it is almost as good as being there :-). I'm most excited too see the new fabric and patterns from Fig Tree and Bunny Hill

  107. I can't wait to see more from Me & My Sister…..that bag on her arm in the picture looks so darn cute!!

    Thank you for always showing us so much from Market. I am always glued to my Twitter when you go!

  108. My favorite quilt shop owner is always so excited when she comes back from quilt market. I can't wait to see all the new fabric designs and patterns. What will be this years' "color?"

  109. It's all very exciting. I love anything new from Me and My Sister Designs because of the bright colors and fun prints.

  110. I am excited to see all the new fabrics. I don't have a specific designer I just love to see the new designs. I am also waiting to see what new notions are coming that I know I will just have to own.

  111. I think Out to Sea was the most exciting line I saw there….love it! Thank you for all of your coverage for those of us who can't be there!

  112. Thanks for all your wonderful pictures. Love the Sweetwater quilt and would love to see more from We Love Coolor book.

  113. I think what I would be most interested in is seeing new patterns for quick, bright, interesting wall hangings and bags.

  114. I love seeing new lines of fabric and getting ideas for things to make with it. Quilt market looks like so much fun.

  115. love to see what any new designers have come up with, plus AMY BUTLER And Mr Butler, Kate Spain
    Enjoy the photos of the booths and their "owners" and seeing you lot there,too How exciting…

  116. As a fabric addict, I always see so many possibilities with each line I see. A new pattern always gets me so excited to start a project! Loved the blog! It would be fun to be involved in all that craziness!!!

  117. WOW! Thanks for the chance. I love anything from Sarah Jane (TOO cute quilt) and of course, Denyse Schmidt. A little bit of her fabric seems to creep into everything I make…

  118. I would love to see the Hoffman booth. I have a good friend who designed an applique quilt which will be featured. It would be so cool to see it hung at market.

  119. I am excited about Mama Said Sew from Sweetwater and also anything from Blackbird ! Great pictures from Quilt Market — has my imagination SPINNING !.

    Wendy in Portland OR

  120. I love seeing the new Block of the Month offerings. These are my favorite types of quilts because you are not making lots of the same block which gets tedious.

  121. Man oh man, how can I pick a favorite? I'll just have to say that I love seeing the pictures of the quilts and thank you so much for sharing them!

  122. I would love to see all the new fabric lines and patterns….the different colorways. Amazed at what I just saw on your blog.

  123. Hope to make it Kansas City someday; I've only been able to make the trip to Houston so far. What I love most about festival though is the energy of having so many creative minds in one space and how inspired I am when I leave after seeing all the wonderful fabric and projects.

  124. I LOVE seeing all of the beautiful new quilts made with the designer's fabric – these are SO gorgeous that it makes me want to make them all!!!!

  125. I love seeing all the fun fabrics and the projects that are made to show case them. Thanks for the chance.

  126. I'm most excited about your twitter and blog coverage of Market! For someone who is an ocean (or two?) away it's the closest I'll ever get to being there!

    I love seeing the snaps with the designers and blog celebs.. and of course the new fabrics and quilt patterns are a thrill!

  127. It was great seeing all the new Moda fabrics and quilt patterns. I can't wait to see the precuts "Candy".

  128. So fun to see the new fabric lines, books, etc!
    Excited to see new fabrics by Sandy Gervais.
    So much creativity in one place – awesome!

    ~Debbie at kunzemc at aol dot com

  129. I love seeing all the new lines from my favorite designers. I get so inspired, and we all need inspiration. Keep the pictures coming so we can live vicariously through you. Thanks.

  130. Thanks for the pics! I'm most excited to see the new quilt patterns. There's so much beautiful fabric but seeing what people do with it is always my favorite thing.

  131. I am most excited by the new line from Bunny Hill Designs and by the mini charm squares' possibilities. Thanks for sharing and providing an almost 'being there' experience!

  132. If I could go to Quilt Market, I would just love to see all of the new lines of fabrics, so I could start dreaming of what I would make.

  133. I'm so in love with Tula Pink's newest line so I can't wait to see more of that than the little hints I've had so far. AND the patterns…oh the new patterns!

  134. I would love to win the Bunny Hill fat quarters. I love everything by Bunny Hill and have done some of their BOM's. I also love everything by Moda. Thanks for sharing the pictures from Quilt fest. It does make a person feel like they are right there with you. Thanks for the opportunity to win the give away.

  135. Idea Overload!! How do you pick your favorite – it's like picking your favorite kid! Love the nautical prints and can't wait for Sassaman's book.

  136. It looks like you're having too much fun at market. Wish I was there. However, it would be wonderful to win fabric and patterns. That would make me feel better!

  137. Looking forward to seeing the new Moda fabrics. Also LOVE Sarah Jane's new line and very interested in French Twist!

  138. What I would really to love to see at Market is me there in person! But since that can't happen, I'm living vicariously through you! Love the Kona Solids quilt, Jane Sassaman, Kansas Troubles, all the new patterns and projects and oh….there's just too much to ask for!

  139. I love seeing the new fabric lines and quilt designs coming out. I also like seeing the craziness from Sample Spree!

  140. Would so much love to be there! How fantastic would it be to see Pat Bravo and her newest lines, Julie Herman, Bonnie and Camille and "Marmalade", Sweetwater and "Mama said Sew"- I could go on till the end of the page!

  141. I love seeing all the new quilt patterns being presented. They are so very unique and beautiful.

  142. Everything Moda, anything from Edyta Sitar, and that darling Ballerina pattern! Thanks for the giveaway and have a blast at market.

  143. I can't wait to see all the new fabrics (and I would have loved to have seen the sample spree!) Thanks for the giveaway.

  144. I'm excited to see all the new fabric lines so I can start stashing my pennies to add them to my stash!

  145. Who can decide? I am excited to see Bonnie and Camille as I am anticipating their marmalade line. Thank for the update. Wish I were there!

  146. It's hard not to be excited by the COLORS of coming attractions that you've shown us! Michael Miller's collections are a great example!

  147. Funnily enough the thing i look forward to most is your updates and photos from Market! It's the next best thing to actually being there πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for doing this each Market. Much appreciated!

  148. IΒ΄m so excited about seeing every new fabric line and what to do with it. Once I would love to go there…

  149. Oh, how I love seeing these pictures! I'm excited for everything new from the Moda designers. I love Bonnie & Camille, Sweetwater, Sandy Gervais, Joanna F., Kate Spain, (you get the idea!). There is so much to look forward to!

  150. I have loved all your Twitter photos and Facebook posts so far! I was originally excited to see all the new patterns, but now I think the fabric (duh) is calling my name more.

  151. Oh my gosh !!! SUch georgouse new stuff !!!! I think that I am most excited to see the new fig tree stuff as well as Bonnie and camille's Marmalade but soooo much more as well. Thankyou so much for sharing the experience !!!!!

  152. I love seeing and hearing about all the new fabric designs and seeing what the fabric designer and other quilt designers have done with the new fabrics. Thanks for the updates!

  153. I love seeing all of the pictures from Market. How inspiring the schoolhouse would be for me…wowza! And Sample Spree, I cannot even imagine the excitement of that! I think the "candy" is one of my favorites of Market from these pictures…so many ideas.

  154. I wish I could have been there. It looks amazing! All those new fabrics, designs … what an overload of beautiful things to see, and all those possibilities of new things to make.
    That's a lovely bundle. I hope I get it!

  155. I love seeing new fabrics and new patterns to use with them (or with something in my fabric stash!) Thanks for the give-away.

  156. Wonderful blog today! I would love to win Windsor Lane FQ Bundle by Bunny Hill Designs. My favorite design on your blog today is Me and My Sister Design "Good Morning." What fun it would be to make this quilt!

  157. i've been following along on facebook with you. LOVE seeing all those pictures. i'm excited to see lots of quilt designs for inspiration. there are too many creative people to pick just one out… πŸ™‚

  158. Thanks for taking the time to share what's happening at market. It makes so many of us feel connected. For me, the more Moda the better.

  159. Wow, it is so great that you're sharing with us! Great pictures, too. I love the Tula Pink quilt and I'm most excited to see Candy from Moda.

  160. I love Moda fabrics (and those who design them)! There are so many fun fabrics and not enough time in the day to use them!

  161. It is wonderful to see the new fabric lines and the current techniques that quilters are exploring… It looks like it is a very exciting busy place to be..
    Thanks for the chance to win some new patterns and the pretty fabric bundle..
    Regards from Western Canada,

  162. Everything looks so wonderful, it's impossible to decide. I'm a big Fig Tree fan, and anything MODA! Thanks for keeping us "up-to-date." :o)

  163. Wonderful photos – thank you for posting them. I'm most excited about the kona cotton quilts, Jaybird quilts, Tula Pink and Barbara Brackman's quilt. Almost every photo was inspiring! Thanks again! Ellen Prichard

  164. I love seeing Doug Leko's quilts because I'm always looking for ideas for the quilts we make for the teen boys at the Children's Home in Georgia. It's great to have a young man's perspective and he's so talented. Hard to believe he's just graduating from high school! Cheryl in Georgia

  165. Little late to the party. I would love to actually touch some fabric and see it live. (I do most of my purchasing online.) Thanks for the wonderful tweets and recap!

    ~Michelle (LemonadeGal)

  166. It's just fun to see all the energy from the quilters and teachers and designers. The word "new" has such a fun effect on people!

  167. I would like to see different quilt artists making a quilt from the same pattern, but with their own choice of fabrics.
    Thank you all at Fat Quarter Shop for this opportunity to win a nice giveaway!

  168. I read a lot of designers' blogs and they are all teasing that they have new fabric and patterns, but can't show any until after market. I'm looking forward to seeing all of them, but I don't know what they are yet!

  169. Oh how I WISH I could be there at QM too!! Guess we'll just have to drool on our keyboards here …
    I look forward to seeing new lines and fun new patterns from lots of designers … my Favs are Moda/Kate Spain/3 Sisters/Sandy Gervais/Kansas Troubles … luv Art Gallery and Pat Bravo … Thanks for the chance to win!

  170. I would like to see little sewing projects. With the kiddos home all Summer I won't likely finish my quilt, but maybe I could sneak in some little sewing projects!

  171. Very excited to see the new Denyse Schmidt fabrics, and the beautiful Kona solids — and new book! Also, Fig Tree.
    Debbie R.

  172. I'm excited for Denyse Schmidt's and Bonnie & Camille's new lines and I would love to see some new Joel Dewberry! Wonderful giveaway!

  173. I am enjoying seeing all the new patterns from everyone.I like the mini charm patterns.Thanks for the updates and pictures it makes me feel like I am there.There are so many booths I would like to see like Kansas Trouble , Fresh Fig , Fat Quarters etc. etc.

  174. I was very excited to see (via your photos) the quilt made with 'Out to Sea' fabric! It is absolutely stunning!

  175. Been drinking up every photo on twitter and every post on Facebook! My wish list is soooooooo long!

    Thanks for keeping us up on what's happening in KC


  176. Thank you for sharing the excitement of Quilt Market with those of us stuck at home! I want to hear about all the cool fabric lines that are coming out. I love the photos you are posting also.

  177. I love Fat Quarter Shop. I visit your site every day to get my 'fabric fix'. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

  178. I love Fat Quarter Shop. I visit your site every day to get my 'fabric fix'. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

  179. Having three little ones to sew for of my own, I am so excited about Sarah Jane's Out to Sea collection! Following it all on Twitter has been so much fun – thank you FQS!!

  180. Loved all the pics. I was really excited to see the pictures with creations by Amy Butler and Bonnie and Camille.

  181. With all the economic crunches, it is wonderful to see the quilting industry rise to the challenge and incorporate more solids so we quilters can still buy those fabulous fabrics to be highlighted. Thanks for the pics and the way-to-go giveaway!

  182. I am always so excited to see the new lines being released. Last year I was glued to my computer because I didn't want to miss any pictures πŸ™‚

  183. As a new quilter I love precuts, and to hear they are coming out with even smaller cuts is great. Thanks for the chance to win!

  184. Thanks so much for sharing those great photos of the Market happenings! I am excited to see all things Fig Tree! Do they have a booth this time?

  185. I'm excited to see Sweetwater's new patterns and Mama Said Sew. Looks like you're having a great time – thanks for sharing!

  186. I loved everything but was really impressed with Antler Quilt Designs! That is a beautiful quilt and to be that creative so young is wonderful!

  187. I was most excited to see The lovely Denyse Schmidt presenting her line, Chicopee, for Free Spirit Fabric Fabrics, since I live in Chicopee, MA!!

    What a beautiful line of fabric!

    Anne Pruitt

  188. I love seeing all the new fabric lines, but I also love all the pictures of the modern quilts!

  189. Thank you for sharing with us! So wish I could be there to see all the lovely fabrics!! I am anxious to get my hands on that new V&Co ombre fabric. Very intriguing…..

  190. I'm excited to see bonnie and camille's new line πŸ™‚

    annadorothy at gmail dot com

  191. Wow>..I loved it all. But, me and my sisters that was way too cute! Thanks for the update..And sharing the fun of KC.

  192. Love to see all the new fabric lines to look forward to seeing in the shop

  193. I love to see what was created out of the new fabric lines. What design ideas came bubbling forth.

  194. Hi! I'd love to see all the magic of Quilt Market! The new fabrics, the new designs, the new people to meet!
    I love this fabric of Anne's, hope to see lots more of it too!
    Thanks for the giveaway and all the info on Quilt Market, even tho we can't be there!
    Take care, Leslie

  195. i always want to see what lines Basic Grey has come up with! I use their paper and LOVE to see the patterns in Fabric! If only they would make some of their adorable children's line (Olivia and Oliver!) into fabric! What amazing baby quilts they would make. And I LOVE Jaybird Quilts patterns. And to see what Oliver & S has come up with too!!! Thanks for the chance!

  196. I love new twists on old patterns, so that is what i would be looking for.

  197. I enjoy seeing the new fabric lines and how they have been used in quilts. People have such great ideas!

  198. I am so excited to see (and get my hands on) the new Marmalade fabric collection. I am loving the colors!!! Thanks for all the QM updates!

  199. I loved seeing the Kona Solids but was especially surprised and excited to see Amy McClellan from Orem, Utah's "American Quilting" in one of your pictures. Thanks for sharing all the fun. nena@bnads.com

  200. I am the most excited to see all the new fabric lines since my favorite store has closed and I do not get to see them in person very often…

  201. I just love the pics of quilt market, we don't have such an event here πŸ™ (Netherlands). Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  202. I am most excited to see the new fabric lines from the various designers. We have a very small shop in my town, so I love seeing the variety at market. Love them all!

  203. I am excited to hear rather than see all the behind the scenes stuff, it's so fascinating to find out about how quilt market works- thanks guys for your blog, I wish I could be there!

  204. Would LOVE to be at Quilt Market, but since I can't, you make it possible for me to imagine what it would be like and see what's new. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  205. Isn't market all about seeing what is new? If it is new…how can I pin point what I look forward too. Really? The answer has to be All of It!

    Thanks for sharing the adventure with us.

  206. I'm most excited about seeing the new fabrics and the books that are written by their designers, books that feature those new fabric lines. Hmm, I think I need a bigger bookcase! πŸ™‚

  207. Thanks for the recap. Super excited to see Vanessa Christenson's new fabric line and the new book from Heather Mulder Peterson/Anka's Treasures!

  208. It is so exciting to see all the great new products, fabrics and IDEAS!!! It is wonderful traipsing along with you through the markets. Moda are my favorites, can't wait to see the new collections.

  209. Thanks for sharing all the ecitement. I really love most MODA but really waiting to see the newest from Fig Tree and Kate Spain. Love all the ideas they put out for new projects.

  210. I love seeing all the quilt ideas with so many gorgeous fabrics! Wish I could have been there, but thanks for sharing the experience.

  211. Wow, Quilt Market looks amazing this year – wish I could be there too!! Looking forward to having a play with the new Moda mini charm squares!! πŸ™‚

  212. I am new to quilting and everything is exciting. The new designs and fabric lines

  213. Excited to see anything you are sharing with us. Especially like Sweetwaters designs. KMA

  214. Ooooh, Market must be a dream! How can you stand looking at all that yummy stuff and not run right back and pick up a needle?
    Anyhow, I enjoy e-ver-y-thing you've posted. But one quilt, of houses in various cheery fabrics, really caught my eye. Oh, and the young man who's going to be a HS graduate! How's that for putting himself out there? Yeah!

  215. I can't wait to see Tula's new line and Bonnie & Camille's new line. Love that you post so many pics for us to enjoy. πŸ™‚

  216. Can't wait to see the new fabric line from Tula Pink and Basic Grey! Thanks so much for keeping us up-to -date and the great give-aways!

  217. I am most excited to see what the Moda Designers what come up with. Sandy Gervais has never gone wrong in my opinion so I know she won't disappoint!

  218. I love Edyta Sitar, and look forward to seeing her new items and patterns. Sarah Vedeler is great, too, and I can't wait to see their new Aurifil collections.

  219. What I'm most excited to see are designers in/near their booths–because, ultimately, what makes quilting so wonderful is the relationships and personalities (whether of quilts or people).

  220. I don't know which I love better, the quilts or the fabrics? The crowd pictures are a little overwhelming, so I like the front seat view from my computer screen. Great job keeping us connected!

  221. So glad you are giving us stay at homes a play by play. Love seeing the booths, patterns and most of all fabric! Wish I could be there to pet it all and dream of the next project. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  222. Having never been to market I would be anxious to see everything!!!! And would want to take a little bit of everything home with me. What's not to love?

  223. I love seeing photos of the booths, the fabrics, the patterns and just about everything, lol. Love the quilt show today, so many beautiful pieces.


  224. As for the fabric, I'm probably most excited about Mama Said Sew and Chicopee, and I generally love the glimpses of new fabrics, but it's also great to see the designers themselves πŸ™‚

  225. Thanks for the updates and the giveaways! I'm anxious to see pictures of the designers' and others' booths. Wish I were there!

  226. In Sydney . . .so . . .loving your photos thankyou! I think those mini charm squares from Moda will be a hit! Hope you all having a fun time

  227. Anything from Sweetwater is always on my wishlist, so thanks for showing us the new line. It all looks pretty exciting!
    Catherine Castles

  228. Oops… tried to post once, don't think it posted.
    I love the color quilt featuring the Kona solids – can't wait to see everything from Kona. And my favorite Riley Blake.

  229. I want see the new fabric from Moda, new patterns from my favorite designers…but, most of all, I want to to see Market one day!