Spring Market 2011: Schoolhouse - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Spring Market 2011: Schoolhouse

[I am so sorry this is a day late, blogger was down for the past two days – but better late than never!]

Today the Jolly Pack went to Schoolhouse for the first time ever! For those of you who don’t know what schoolhouse is, it is basically pattern and fabric designers that teach “students”- aka all of us attendees – more about their products. What is more you say, more are the inspirations behind their work and some really neat projects. Well, here is a few things we “learned” today…
[Click on each picture to find out more about the product/ designer]

Tula Pink with Prince Charming
Oliver + S’ new collection Cape Ann
Kimberly and Amanda Murphy with Veranda
Gina and Cindy – part of the Riley Blake Team – taught us how to make embellished pillows

So cute – Riley Blake pillows and aprons with all of their embellishments
We just got this line in last week – Trick or Treat by Doodlebug Designs

Little One Organic by Katie Hennagir for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
More Little One Organic by Katie Hennagir for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
The Quilted Fish’s super cute pattern in Sugar & Spice
Renee Nanneman presenting a quilt using all the colorways of Farmhouse Retreat – the photo doesn’t even do it justice at all!
Brand new designer for Michael Miller- Children at Play by Sarah Jane
Julie Herman, Patty Young and more lovely ladies sporting Patty’s new pattern

Soul Organics by Amy Butler – the organic line inspired by Soul Blossoms

Julie Herman a.k.a. Jaybird chatting about the Lazy Angle Ruler and her pattern Carnival
Summersault by Erin McMorris
Joel Dewberry presenting Heirloom
So after being a diligent student all day, we went to the wild n’ crazy… Sample Spree! We picked up a couple prizes to giveaway over the next few days, but sorry no peeking ’til each giveaway announcement.

The mad rush at Sample Spree
Moda’s Sample Spree bags were super cute with a retro car on the front
Kimberly with some of her goodies

So, if you haven’t heard Cosmo Cricket went Moda on us, and their new line is so super cute – Circa 1934. Yep you guessed it, a Fat Quarter Bundle of this is today’s giveaway.

To enter leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you are most excited about seeing at Quilt Market. The contest closes tomorrow (May 14) at 10 pm MST. Ready … and … go!

Oh wait! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and/or Flickr pages to see more photos from this Market.


  1. Well this is difficult for me because as I live in France I am no where near Quilt Market but I would be most excited to see the quilts "in person". The other thing I would be excited about would be meeting all the people I follow and become friends with in Blog Land.

  2. I would love to see all the new gadgets. There's always something new to look at, patterns and fabrics.

  3. Wow! So exciting to see all those new goodies. I'm very excited about Tula Pinks new line Prince Charming. And that FQ bundle from Cosmo Cricket looks pretty too!! Danielle

  4. Oh, what fun! I love seeing the new designs, and the new takes on old designs! Thanks for sharing your experience for those of us that can't be there πŸ™‚

  5. I've been excited to see Little Apples, and Melody Millers new range… Sandi Henderson's new fabric, the Cosmo Cricket… Loads more to come I'm sure, thanks for keeping us all up to date with your tweets Kimberly!

  6. Oh, super cute! I think I'm most excited about Ruby. And Sarah Jane. And LouLouThi. And… But Circa 1934 is super fun.

  7. I'm most interested in seeing some of the more unusual samples – like the Renee Nanneman quilt picture above.

  8. I am not into crowds or mad 'sprees' but I love seeing all the new lines coming out – designs and colors – gets the creative juices flowing. The Circa 1934 is refreshing.

  9. Unfortunately living in New Zealand the closest I get to Quilt Market is via the wonderful photos posted on the blog.. I would love to see all the designers, but particularly would visit Fig Tree and Bunny Hill…would love to win this Fat Quarter

  10. I absolutely love seeing all the pictures of the booths! And of course, I L.O.V.E. seeing all the new fabric lines!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    Mary Carole

  11. I am most excited in pictures of the fabric manufacturers booths to see the new lines of fabric coming out. I love seeing all the quilts made in the new fabric lines.
    thanks for sharing the schoolhouse pictures with us I always love seeing those too!

  12. I've never been there (and probably never will), but it would be great to see all those new fabrics in one place, and be able to speak to some of the designers. New tools are always fun..

  13. wow, how amazing…the fabrics look fabulous – love the new cosmo cricket range, the colours look gorgeous…

  14. I would love to meet the fabric designers and see the gorgeous new lines. I believe that Sample Spree would be part of my dream vacation.
    Thank you for sharing part of your adventure!

  15. i want to see PamKittyMorning's new fabric with Lakehouse–and the Lakehouse booth! actually, anything is fine–just love seeing all the pictures from market! thanks πŸ™‚

  16. I love seeing anything and everything! Your pics are great…and have me dreaming and inspired…new fabrics, tools, patterns.

  17. I would love to see the new fabric lines and the designers. Also the sample spree would be fun. Enjoying the pictures you are sharing with us.

  18. I would love seeing the new fabric ranges up close and personal and be inspired by their loveliness. Love the Riley Blake embellished cushions.

  19. I am most excited to see the new Ruby line from Camille. Bliss was such a hit am I'm sure Ruby will follow suit! Have a great time at Market!

  20. I really don't need much more temptation, but I do love seeing all the new fabric lines πŸ™‚ So excited to see photo posts start to come up! Thank you πŸ™‚

  21. I love to see all the quilts in your pictures! Of course the fabrics that make them also, but the quilts and the beautiful quilting do it for me!

  22. What's not to want to see at quilt market? lol! I love seeing all the new lines and booths and everything! Wish I could go too!

  23. As a onetime attendee of Market I miss the buzz, and Sample Spree especially, so I am really excited about seeing all the tweets of new fabric lines, my favourite being BariJ, and Ruby

  24. I have been a Moda gal for years, but I'm intrigued by the Riley Blake fabrics that I'm seeing. Hope to explore and expand my next quilts. Thanks again for sharing photos and blogging while at Market!

  25. wowzer – there's sooo much to see πŸ™‚ I'm excited about all the new fabric lines/designers. Everything is looking so fresh and modern so far (loving it!). Thanks for sharing your experience and safe travels home – Laurie

    llsbaskets at comcast dot net

  26. How can you pick one thing for most want to see? I want to see all of it! I love the photos being shared by our friends at Quiltmarket, really gives you a feel for it. I love seeing the booths with all the beautiful things, makes me want to neglect all my other responsibilities and run to the sewing machine, lol!

  27. I would love to be able to be there, but it's a long way from the UK! I love to see all the reviews though and the new fabrics, the new gadgets, the new books, the quilts …. everything really

  28. Wow! All those fabrics! I don't know which I like the best. Tula Pink does some great stuff. I do love seeing the samples and the booths. Thanks for sharing.

  29. I definitely want to see pics of Tula Pink's booth. I's so excited for Prints Charming!!! Oh, and Joel Dewberry's booth too…. really, it's hard to stop talking about what I want to see.

  30. All those goodies look fantastic. I think I would love most to see all the creations I've been following come to life. I love to touch the fabrics and see the stitching up close and personal! You are a lucky lady to be there! Enjoy!!

  31. This is one of my most anticipated lines of fabric from Moda. I would love a chance to win.! I'm curious about Heather Bailey's new line(s) of fabric, Sandi Henderson's, Secret Garden, & if Pat Bravo is releasing more colors of her Pure Elements solids.

  32. This is general comment, but I love seeing all the designer's booths. All that wonderful fabric in all those wonderul designs! Thanks for sharing it all with us!

  33. Booths, displays, what's on the walls, how decorated…all the quilty goodness! Love seeing pictures!

  34. I like seeing all the new fabrics and their designers. What an exciting time for all that can attend.

  35. First, thanks for the awesome coverage of quilt market. I get to live vicariously through the posts, tweets and status updates.
    I think I would enjoy browsing the booths. It looks like every designer brings their style to their booth and it really captures their aesthetic.

  36. I love to see the designers' booth–they're always full of decorating ideas made with their fabrics–score!

  37. Love seeing the new fabrics. Bonnie and Camille, Fig Tree and many more – how can you choose just one??!!!! I am also a gadget junkie!

  38. I appreciate so much all the pictures because it's probably a remote possibility that I will ever get to quilt market but to see everything up close and personal would be so amazing. I think I would want to buy it all! I would love just visiting in person with some of my favorite designers that I have followed for years. Thanks for a chance to win a special treat of brand spanking new fab! janita

  39. I am most excited about seeing all of it from Market, someday it's my dream to attend and meet all the wonderful people

  40. I just love seeing all the creativity of the booth designs. Some sneak peaks may have been available on blogs, but you nevre get to see the whole picture. Just amazing what designers come up with! Thanks so much!

  41. My favorite part is seeing the designers booths, all so beautifully decorated and full of quilts and fabric and patterns and other goodies: eye candy! Thanks for taking us there with your posts and photos and the chance to win a bit of it.

  42. I love seeing all the new collections…then I haunt the coming soon section on your site and pick out all my favorites! Especially love to see the new designs from favorite bloggers and artists.

  43. I love all the new fabrics (of course!), but the patterns really make me want to sew. I love how they keep coming up with new ideas. Of course, I like to see Me and My Sister, American Jane, Sandy Gervais…

  44. Can't wait to see more of the Cabbages and Roses designs… and Hopscotch looks fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. I loved your photos of schoolhouse, helped me feel like I was there in person. I especially loved the aprons….I would love to see the beautifully decorated booths and closeups of the designers' work.

  46. I'm most excited to see the new lines that are coming out. So, that I can put money aside to buy my favorites. It's also great to see quilts made with the new lines. It helps to inspire us.

  47. It's good to see Soul Organics by Amy Butler. I appreciate the increase in organic fabrics, becoming more widely available of late. Recently, I viewed a documentary on the effects of pesticides on people living near crops; really shook me up.

  48. Oh my! I am sooooo crazy jealous! Looks like such fun!!! Thanks for sharing with us through updates, photos and giveaways! Love me some Cosmo!!! πŸ™‚

  49. I have the Lazy Angle Ruler but have not done much with it – so seeing Jaybird's patterns is great!!! Can't wait to make those up!

  50. Everything!! Love seeing what everyone's creating, the colors and quilts. Meeting the designers would be pretty cool too. Looks like so much fun!

  51. Would love to see anything from Sweetwater, Basic Grey, or April Cornell???? Wall full of fabric at home and I'm already making a list of what else I can't live without!!

  52. I'm excited to see all the luscious new fabric lines, the quilts, the booths, the designers, fresh new patterns – you name it! It would be such a thrill to be there.

  53. I love all these photos of new fabric collections and especially quilts and other handmade items made with them. They usually give me a good sense of the scale of the prints. Please keep them coming!! And thanks so much for the giveaway! Circa 1934 is actually one of the new lines that I'm looking forward to the most!

  54. I can't wait to see The Quilted Fish booth. I'm part of "The A Team," and I wish I could have been there in person!

  55. Oh my, I'm working backwards through my blog reader and I've just replied that this is my favorite line so far from market, hoping that it's a sign πŸ˜‰ and I'll win this line, come to momma little cute typewriters, it's true – I love you.

  56. I'm enjoying seeing the new fabric lines. And I love my LQS's updates – so exciting to know what's going to be in my hands in a couple weeks/months.

  57. Oh my gosh, I wish I was just there to marvel at the booths-oh what fun it would be to go but since I can't, I would enjoy seeing seeing the new tools and gadgets to make things easier.

  58. I would love to see all the beautiful quilts made with the new fabric lines. It would be hard to pick which fabrics to buy first!

  59. I would love to see Jo Morton's booth and meet her. I love all Jo. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  60. I'm wanting badly to see the new Minick & Simpson patterns, and I loved the This & That BOM you showed yesterday. Lots of pretty stuff!

  61. Sample spree sounds fabulous!So fun to see the pictures and all the new fabrics and ideas in the booths and Schoolhouse. I really like the Riley Blake embellished pillows and Tula Pink's Prince Charming from Schoolhouse! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! πŸ™‚

  62. I love seeing the faces of the designers! It's so fun to see awesome new fabric AND the person/people who created it!

  63. I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I would love to see all the new fabrics, then the new patterns would be next. Market always sounds like so much energetic fun!

  64. My favorite thing is to see the pictures of the booths. I just marvel at the artistic talent. So inspiring for someone who can barely hang a picture. LOL

  65. I wish I could be at Quilt Market, but since I can't, I truly appreciate seeing the sights of Quilt Market that you share w/ your photos. I can get a sense of what it must be like. Thanks for sharing, and keep posting those photos!

  66. It would be exciting to see all that new fabric… in fact, I'm pretty sure by the end of the day, I'd be on fabric overload, but what a fun way to get there.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

  67. Hello to the Fat Quarter Crew at Quilt Market and to the rest of the Crew who had to stay at Home πŸ™

    I love looking at your pictures! Have you ever seen so many happy people apreciating so many wonderful fabrics??!!!And so many happy people grabbing fabric at sample spree!!!
    Coming from Europe I havenΒ΄t been to Quilmarket, and believe me, thereΒ΄s nothing to compare around here! I fell in Love with the Typewriter-Letters from the Circa 1934 Fabric Line and those "Shy" Colors go with the Design perfectly!
    Have much much more fun at Quiltmarket and dont forget the massage for your feet every night!!!


  68. The most exciting thing from Market this year was waiting for the next picture from you showing each new fabric line or booth and seeing the designers' pictures too. I loved it all.

    Next to that seeing each new fabric line that I'm going to want to buy. I still haven't found the magic wand that will make the money appear to get them all but I'll come up with something. LOL My absolute favorite so far is Terrain by Kate Spain. Gorgeous rich colors in those fabrics. LOVE IT! Julie's quilt pattern using Terrain is awesome although it seems that I love all of her patterns she's been working so hard on for Market.

    Seeing the designers booths was such fun because they had so many great ideas using the fabrics. Thanks for sharing Market with us. I got nothing else done around my house.

  69. I love seeing the designers and their booths…they are soooo creative and I'm sure the pictures don't do justice to seeing it in person. Love seeing it all!! Thanks for the photos!

  70. Like most folks, I'm here for the fabric! πŸ™‚ I love seeing the booths. I'm really looking forward to Tula's, AMH's, and many others! Thanks so much!

  71. wowWeee! I'm just catching up with blogger this morning– fun to see "what you saw". I love Sew Cherry RB and Lori are awesome!

  72. I am excited to see the finished quilts and the booth decorations. I follow the designers blogs and have only seen sneak peaks so far of most of it. Thank you for this great give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

  73. I'd have to say that I would love seeing something new, or different. However,if I were lucky enough to be able to attend on a regular basis the people would be the biggest draw. There are so many people, all shop owners, it must be fun to sit and talk, to make and see friends.

  74. Thanks for sharing your trip to Quilt Market with all of us!

    I am most excited about finding out what the Sweetwater booth looks like.

    I'm also very excited to hear that Cosmo Cricket is now part of Moda Fabrics!

    Enjoy Quilt Market!!!

  75. Cosmo Cricket's new line is wonderful! I'm most excited to see more of all the new fabric lines that I've only seen sneak peaks of so far.

  76. I'm excited to see the new fabrics of course but more excited to see what the new trends and patterns are coming out of market!

  77. I can't wait to see ALL the new collections! Kaffe Fassett and Friends are always at the top of my list, as well as everything from Moda. New designers are so fun to meet, too! Bring it on!

  78. Oh that cosmo cricket looks delightful.. I look forward to seeing all of the new designs and fabrics.. it will be so exciting to see what is new!

  79. I love seeing how the designers show off their lines. Quilting ideas, patterns, and tools…heck, I just love the whole concept.

  80. Oh how I wish I could be there in person. It would be heaven. I think I would be most excited about seeing the quilts made up in the newest fabrics.

  81. It's so hard to pick just one thing! I would love to see Tula Pink's new line – I hear the colors in real life are fabulous.

  82. The new gadgets that come out are fun, but I think my very favorite is to see the new patterns the designers design or pick to make out of their new quilt lines. Thanks for the updates for those of us that aren't there!

  83. I have two little girls, so am very excited to see the Sarah Jane line. I also love the blues in the Summersault!

  84. Thanks for posting all of this, it's fun to see. I just like seeing the booths, and the quilts made from the fabric lines, it's really cool to see how creative everybody is.

  85. I LOVE this Circa line by Cosmo! I first saw it in their papers and loved it and now that it's in fabric-love!! Oh the things I could make! LOL! I've been so jealous that Market is here in my home town and I can't go! I've been anxious to see Heather Bailey's new line!! Thx for the chance to win and for the fun picts from the show!

  86. Since I just love notions it would be seeing the demos on the notions. Can't forget about seeing the new fabric lines, don't know how you manage to see it all!!

  87. You always pick some of my "Old" favorites, along with great new ones! I enjoy catching the excitement through your eyes! Have fun!

  88. Oh, why does fabric have to be such an addiction! I would love to see them ALL! Of course, some creative person always comes up with some must have gadgets.

  89. If I got to go I would love to find tons of fabric. But of course the fabric is so much more enticing at the gorgeous booths and with samples of sewn items! Would be so motivational!

  90. your posted pix show all the excitment over the new lines. seeing the combination of colors and how they are used is inspiring, sometimes outright awesome; some tickle the imagination.
    looking forward to having some of the new fabrics tucked into my stash.

  91. Kimberly, so much work and effort goes into what to showcase in a booth and what tells the visual story. I appreciate you sharing the booths, and the people with us. Must be fun visiting your friends in such arena of excitement.

  92. I'm most excited to see all those new fabrics in action. All the new projects and designs are inspiring. Thank you for the wonderful posts. It is *almost* like being there.

  93. I would love to see Anna Maria's new line and to meet her in person.Thanks for bringing Quilt Market to those of us who can't make it… and of course the chance to win!

  94. I wish I could be there, but thanks for sharing so much with us. I am a batik lover so I would love to see the new lines coming out. A new ruler or gizmo is always fun too. Anything to inspire to try something new!

  95. Love seeing all the new fabrics…would loke to see all the goodies that Lori Holt has designed for her Sew Cherry fabrics.

  96. The Riley Blake pillows and aprons..look so cute! Lisa in Texas

    p.s. if you need any photographer assistance in Houston this fall, I am your girl!

  97. I'll never attend a Quilt Market but I surely enjoy reading posts about it and what each blogger took note of. I like seeing pictures of the designers themselves…like Tula Pink above…I now can visualize her when I see her name. I like seeing new gadget demonstrations too.

  98. I love seeing what all these bloggers/fabric designers actually look like in person. Also love seeing the new lines, of course. Thanks for the chance to win!

  99. The best thing about Quilt Market is all the new fabric lines coming out! I love fabric!! πŸ™‚

  100. I got to go to Mkt last spring and loved seeing the themes the fabric mfr.'s used in their booths. I can still feel that soft furry carpeting in Michael Miller's booth.

  101. It looks as though you guys are having a great time – I can't wait to see all the new goodies that you will have on the Fat Quarter Shop site. Have fun!

  102. I love to see a line of fabric made into quilts, clothing, pillows, bags and whatever else! It's fun to see how versatile fabric can be

  103. I so look forward to seeing the new fabric lines and the things that have been made with them. Since I will probably never get to a quilt market I really appreciate everyone posting the pics so that I can get a feel for everything that is going on!

  104. So exciting! I just love seeing pictures of everyones gorgeous booths and the creative things they think of to stand out. And of course, the beautiful new lines of fabric. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  105. Just to be there and to see all the new fabric lines in action would be the most exiting!
    Yeyy for Cosmo Crikcet going Moda on us! I have some of their papers and looove them!

  106. I love to see all the new fabrics and pictures of the designers who designed them. I like to see if the designer fits the fabric – silly I know.

  107. I just really enjoy seeing all the booths and the creativity everyone has at displaying their fabrics and patterns.

  108. I would love to see all the new lines of fabric but would especially enjoy a charm pack of each! Just can't get enough charm packs!

  109. I am the most excited to see that Cosmo Cricket went MODA!!! YAY!!! I have been in lust with them since Jitterbug a few years ago. I hope this means that they will do more lines!! YAY!!!

  110. My favoroite things to see are the new fabric lines and all the beautiful quilts that have been created!!!

  111. I would love to see the new fabric lines and some of the neat nonquilt items made with them! (I'm in a decorating mood….)

  112. I just love all of the new fabric lines and the wonderful patterns that these talented folks come up with….I am in total awe of their continual creativity!!!

  113. I love all seeing the new color combinations that everyone comes up with, so exciting!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  114. Love the photos of booth. It gives a live view of the quilt market which only few lucky people can attend.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  115. I just love seeing and reading all about market. I make notes about new fabrics I like so I can watch for them on the FQS website. Loving Farmhouse Retreat right now!

  116. Loved seeing the Circa-1934; the colors are so appealing to me. Riley Blake pillows and aprons also caught my eye.

  117. I like seeing the fabric, their booths and how they use the fabric. And any patterns we may buy in the future.

  118. For me, it is always about the patterns. I am continually amazed at people's creativity; there truly is 'nothing new under the sun', but designers sure can rethink and remake and redesign!

  119. Especially like seeing each designer's booth with their fantastic displays. Can't wait to find out what's new in gadgets, fabrics, and quilt patterns!!!!

  120. I want to see pictures of aprons and purses and quilts using all the new beautiful fabrics. That is the best way for me to get an idea of the scale of the prints and how I would use them. I'm excited that Cosmo Cricket has gone MODA!

  121. Love Seeing new fabric to come, new patterns, quilts, clothes! Love seeing the art of quilting is alive a kicking!

  122. I love seeing all the new fabric and the photos of all the designers.

    Shawn In Michigan

  123. Most excited — all the Moda fabrics — always my faves. It's soooo great that cosmo crkt is now Moda. Have been a huge fan of their scrapbooking designs for years–they are awesome!! Would love, love, love to work with their circa'34 fq's!!

    Thanks 4 all the great reporting frm SLC.


  124. What am I most excited about seeing? EVERYTHING!!! Being in Australia I have to visit the Quilt Show vicariously through you – hungry for lots more pics! Wishing I was there!

  125. I love seeing all the new lines. It gets me excited to find new lines to use for future quilts. I would love to be ther and experience the creativity flying around.

  126. I love to see all of the new fabric lines and then dream about what I would make with them. I love seeing all of the booths set up looking absolutely glorious. Thanks for sharing with us πŸ™‚

  127. Ironically, the fabric I'm most looking forward to is…Circa 1934! Fingers crossed that the bundle comes my way πŸ™‚


  128. Thanks for all the pics, we live thru you. Love all the booths,everything is so fresh, Cosmos is my favorite so far. Have fun

  129. I'm so exited for this cosmo cricket line I could scream!

    I also REALLY want to see anna marias loulouthi booth. Hers always looks so amazing!

  130. I love the "spark" that Spring and Fall Quilt Market provides for online and traditional quilt shop owners. You can feel the excitement before and after Market!

  131. I am excited about Cosmo Cricket! I loved their paper products, so am very excited to be able to buy their fabric!

  132. Market photos of new fabric releases and the sample quilts, along with candid shots of the designers and of course, the booths. Thanks for the peek!

  133. I always love to see what Moda has going on AND I love to see what is next for Jaybird. She has such great ideas and really cute patterns.

  134. Most excited to just see all the images you post of new and upcoming fabrics lines. It is one thing to know they are on the coming soon page, but to see image of them made into quilts gives you an entirely different view. Thanks so much for posting all the images for us.

  135. I am most excited to see all the different booths and how they are so cleverly decorated! Oh, and to see some Moda Ruby would be nice too!

  136. I would love to see the new patterns and imagine using all the new lines of FABRIC – espically anything from Moda, RJR, Kaufman,Red Rooster, Michael Miller, Tula Pink, … the list goes on, and on and on and….

  137. So hard to choose just one! But I have really excited about seeing Prince Charming by Tula Pink and Little Apples by Aneela Hoey. Love both of those designers!

  138. WOW, so many beautiful new fabrics coming out, I just want them ALL!!! Well after looking I have to say that Veranda is right up my alley for the colorway!!! Wow, I could really make some great things with that line.

  139. My favorite — Free Spirit's grey / pink collection by the new designer Mark Cesarik. Reminds me of my high school days when those colors were the "in" thing.

  140. My favirite of what I have seen on your blog today must be the Shabby Chic, Treasures collection. But all of them are wonderful. As I live in Norway, I only have to look at the blog…