Spring Market 2010: Friday - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Spring Market 2010: Friday

Hey folks!! It’s only been the first day and our heads are already spinning! As always, there is wonderful stuff to share with you all.

I have to start with this a-ma-zing Block of the Month we spotted at the This & That booth. Sherri Falls (who always designs gorgeous BOMs with Moda lines) has used the next French General line, Maison Garance, in her new BOM called Paris in the Fall. We looooooove it. So of course we’re offering it. We came straight back to our rooms and got it online for you. The program starts in November and will run through April, and the quilt finishes at 66″ x 86″. Click here for more details and to sign up!

Gorgeous, rich golds, blacks and red blocks are spotlighted against cream backgrounds and a spectacular setting.

(The last This & That BOM we offered, Vintage Memories, completely filled up, so if you are considering it, make sure to get your spot!)

Anyway, we got to meet so many people we only knew by blog and Twitter and catch up with old buddies! This morning we cruised the Moda floor, caught Bonnie & Camille at their heavenly spot in the Moda arena, Sandy Gervais in her citrus wonderland, Barb & Mary in their “Happy” Place, Sandy Klop with her schoolhouse funhouse (so fun to listen to her dialogue all the animals in her quilt!), sweet Deb Strain; Laurie Simpson modeled her Halloween Night apron for us like a pro, and my personal favorite, the Audrey-esque Joanna Figueroa! And now the Bunny Lady and Oliver + S are now on the Moda floor too, yay!!! (INTERLOCK KNITS, here we come!) For more booth photos, head over to our Flickr gallery!

Carrie Nelson at her Schnibbles Times Two book signing!

We also got to meet Vanessa Christenson, Melissa Stramel, and Stefanie Roman, John Adams, and Kaye Prince IRL! Also ran into Julie Herman and Vickie Eapen again, whom we met at the last Market, and it’s always fun to see what they’re up to πŸ™‚

Adorable lady Vanessa and bag, no?

Appointments kept us busy all day — like FreeSpirit, Blue Hill, Lecien, RJR Fabrics, and Riley Blake — and tomorrow and Sunday are also jam packed with wonderful fabric appointments.

Rue Saint Germain fabric by Robyn Pandolph *SIGHHHH*
Dan Morris holding his Mrs. Sew & Sew prints
A peek at the next Paper Dolls line from Sibling Arts Studio, Paper Dolls Around the World!
Amy Butler’s mesmerizing booth!
More uber cuteness emanating from Riley Blake. Just can’t stand it.
From Happy Zombie’s Holiday Happy line, it’s Gnoma Claus — sorry you are sick, Monica πŸ™ Get better fast fast fast!

Unfortunately we only got to see about 1/4 of the show today — so no worries, we’ve still got a lot of floor to cover and many, many wonderful designers to see and show + tell!!!

Oh, and we’ve got another prize to giveaway!! We have 2 boxes of Amy Butler premium thread to give away!! They coordinate with her Soul Blossoms and Love lines! Leave a comment on this post, Facebook, and Twitter for chances to win! And don’t forget the Fat Quarter Bundle giveaway also still on from yesterday’s post!

And psst psst psst, for more fun going-ons, check out our giveaway on Fat Quarterly and the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.

See ya back here tomorrow πŸ˜‰


  1. Love those little boxes of thread! Thanks for all the great pictures–it's the next best thing to being there πŸ™‚

  2. Love that beautiful thread. Thanks for all of the wonderful updates and photos. Even in Australia I feel like I'm a part of the action.

  3. The Spring Market looks great – wish I was there! Thanks for offering the threads. Cheers, Irene Lowe, Melbourne, Australia

  4. My head is spinning and I wasn't even there! WOW! I just want to touch all the fabric! I can't wait for more pictures of all the pretties πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks for all of the pictures, I love seeing all of the new fabrics! Those Amy Butler threads are wonderful. Please enter me in the drawing. Have fun!

  6. Ah it is so fabulous that Amy Butler came up with thread! I can't wait until Soul Blossoms comes out too! Such gorgeous colours! Thank you for having such a great give away, Sharonj.

  7. Who wouldn't want such pretty thread in their stash! It must take a week to recover from all the fun and excitement at Market.

  8. Oh my, look at all the yummy stuff!! Keep the photos coming, and thanks for another great giveaway!!

  9. It's really great to hear what market is like. Thanks for thinking of us who are at home πŸ™‚

  10. Imm so jealous! Surrounded by such talent and GORGEOUS fabric- I can only WISH!!!

    Can't wait for more photos and peaks at what's coming soon!!!

  11. What a fun market day. I enjoy seeing the pictures. That polka dot couch that Sandy Gervais is sitting on is awesome. Please enter me in your drawing for the thread packs. Looking forward to more market pics tomorrow.

  12. Thanks so much for the fun photos…the Sherri Falls BOM is amazing…and every single booth is cute as can be…and love the thread too! Looking forward to tomorrow!

  13. Thank you so much for all the updates. The vender pic are so inspireing and of course would love to have great threat too!

  14. Hey if you ever need someone to come along and carry your packages just let me know. It looks like so much fun.

  15. Great to see all your photos. I loveeee that polka dot couch! Amazing selection of fabrics. It's almost overload just seeing your pics. But I'd love to win the thread!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing insights on Quilt Market. You sound very busy. Are you sure you don't need some help? I could jump on a plane and come help you with your appointments, fabric selection, and carting things around…maybe even take a planeful back home with me in So. Cal. LOL!

    Have fun!


    PS – please Pop by Cozy Quilt Designs' booth and tell them hello for me!

  17. What a Great Idea to have your own thread to go with your own fabric – "That Girl" comes up with the great ideas. Would just love to win. Cathie

  18. Wow!!! Thank you for showing us all that is quilt market! So much wonderfulness!! (Is that a word?? lol) Looking forward to your next installment. πŸ™‚

    Lucious threads!!!

  19. Gorgeous BOM! All the booths are so pretty, thanks so much for sharing, you make us feel like we're right there with you! ☺

  20. I love your updates! I'm going to really have to think hard about that BOM… I have sooooo many other projects going right now, but it's awesome!

  21. Thank you so much for your pictures and sharing. It is a little bit like being there!And thanks for all the chances to win!

  22. Ooh, I'd LOVE some Amy Butler thread to go along with the Amy Butler Love fabric I have. Thank you!! I love reading about Quilt Market!

  23. ooh another lovely giveaway, thanks ladies.Could you look out for some Aussie ladies having booths at market, love to see their quilts,

  24. Wow, wow, WOW! Thanks for the awesome pictures, I almost feel like I'm there! Loving Monica's an Riley Blake's! The threads are heavenly!

  25. I NEED that thread. I have a whole stack of the LOVE fabric cut and ready to sew for my daughters bedroom. I'm dying here!


  26. Thanks so much for all the photos! I am looking forward to tomorrow allready!! Love both Amy Butler lines and didn't know there was coordianting thread! Could do with some of that for my amy hexie quilt!!

  27. How wonderful–Amy threads. All of the booths are fantastic. I would need a week to take in each and every booth of beauty.

  28. All I can say it WOW…..great displays. It's fun seeing people I feel I know even though they have no idea who I am!!

  29. Thanks for all the shots of the designers at Market. The thread looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win some! Keep up the great photos.

  30. I am so loving the thread! Happy to have a chance at it, and thankful that you are kind enough to offer!

  31. What amazing photos…..thank you for sharing with us……and then to add the beautiful little boxes of thread to it all. What a wonderful time you are having, can't wait for the next installment of all the lovelies.

  32. Your pictures and reports have been awesome! Thanks for the booth shots — I'm just floored by all the creativity that goes into those booths! That thread is luscious. I want it! πŸ™‚ Tell Laurie and Brenda and Anne hi for me!! Oh, and tell Moda it's all their fault!!

  33. Thanks so much for all the photos from Market. Looks so fun, but I'm sure it's a lot of work too. Everything is just beautiful. I'd love to win the Amy Butler threads. Thanks again for the great photos!

  34. It would just give me the excuse to splurge on some Amy Butler fabric! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaways for those of us who couldn't go to Market!

  35. Yikes! I love that new BOM with the French General fabric. Totally up my alley.

    As I said before, I'm SO JEALOUS I'm not there. Looks like a great time!

  36. Oh my gosh, that thread looks so pretty in those little boxes, I think I would need 2! One to use and one to put on display!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Great updates! Almost like being there! The boxes look pretty cute! It would be fun to win one! Ann in NC

  38. Thanks for sending such great pictures. Would love to win a box if those lovely threads! Thanks for keeping us updated.

  39. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures! Beautiful fabrics to dream about, that's for sure. I've never seen little boxes of thread to match a fabric line. . .how cool! I can't wait for the next update.

  40. I read Amy Butler was coming out with thread, and it looks luscious (of course)! Thank you for sharing photos of the market with us. Everyone's booth and everyone look gorgeous. So fun to see all this creativity and inspiration!

  41. Love those boxes of Amy's threads. Please enter me in the drawing. I'm loving following you around the market thorugh your posting here and on twitter.

  42. Seriously, you always leave me wanting to see MORE! I love sitting your should as you do the walking!!
    Thanks for sharing your experience.

  43. I cannot wait to get my hands on some of the Gnoma Claus panels – too cute! And the thread is yummo…thanks for the chance to give it a good home.

  44. I love to see all the pictures from the spring market and Amy Butler's fabric is lovely. I have a lot of her fabric.

  45. Such pretty colors! I would love to win. And thank you for the lovely pictures. It's the next best thing to actually being there.

  46. Thanks for sharing all of your pics – I would have a hard time trying to decide what to buy. Thanks too for the giveaway!

  47. I want to live in Amy Butler's booth. Think she'd min if I showed up with my pillow and blankie?

  48. Wish I could be there! But the pictures are great. So much fun to see all the beautiful new things to look forward to!

  49. Geez, I'm more jealous today than I was yesterday, the pics are FANTASTIC – thank you for sharing them. And, more please? πŸ˜‰

  50. The thread sets are very nice! I hope I win one. Thanks for taking the time to post all the fun at market.

  51. oh if only there was more hours in the day to devote to fabric and quilting! I am loving all your pictures from market! It makes me feel like I am there! thanks for the chance to win beautiful threads!

  52. Thread! Amy Butler! I am thread poor and would enjoy thread that matches AB fabrics. Thank you for this Market "looksee".

  53. You are already showing more than I could imagine. I love seeing Fig Tree Quilts, and so happy to see a new line by Urban Chicks. I love the new Bliss line also. Just to name a few. Thanks again for sharing all this with us.

  54. Seeing all these new fabrics — can hardly wait til they are available to us, the consumers!

  55. I am going to live vicariously through your blogs about all of the happenings at the show. Lucky you! Thank you for the chance at the thread giveaway!

  56. so much fun to read–thanks for all the pictures–i don't know if i'll ever go to quilt market in my life–but i get to see it through your blog!

  57. It's almost like being there! So much creativity in one place! Thanks for the peeks.
    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante [at] comcast [dot] net

  58. Thank you so much for sharing all the spring market goodness with all of us! I am wondering if you happened to find Kellie Wulfson of Don't Look Now blog fame? I love her patterns and would love to see you carry them.

  59. Omg, I would positively die for this! I love AB and it tends to be a bit harder to coordinate, so these would rule!

  60. What better way to deal with the fact you can't be a market than to win a prize of Amy Butler threads. Oh yeah, it could go a long way to alleviate my suffering.

  61. Thanks for the great pictures and all the wonderful posts. The new threads look great. Thanks for the chance to win. Karen M

  62. The thread looks good enough to eat!

    Was so excited to see the booths going up and all the buzz – was so much fun to help on the special exhibits – yea –

  63. These are gorgeous threads and I would love to win them. The show looks like a lot of fun. Take care and God bless, Cory

  64. Gorgeous threads. I have never used them but I am sure they would be a delight to sew with.

  65. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures. Wish I could have been there…it looks like loads of fun!

  66. Thanks for a chance to win!! Thanks,too, for the wonderful pictures. I'd better make room in the stash shelves for MORE fabrics!!

  67. I love the Happy Zombie lanterns in that pic. Again, another great set of pictures so we can all share in the fabric and designer bliss!!

  68. Amy Butler thread! I had no idea there was such a thing! And I can't wait for Happy Holiday to come out.

  69. I will be looking at all your photos for a long time. Please enter me into the contest for the luscious thread paks. Sharon q

  70. Oh how I would love using that AB thread! I was at Market myself and saw some of the best of the best!