Spring Quilt Market 2014: Schoolhouse - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Spring Quilt Market 2014: Schoolhouse

Today was Schoolhouse! For anyone who hasn’t attended Quilt Market before, Schoolhouse is a day packed full of lectures, classes, and demonstrations presented by designers, fabric companies, authors and anyone who has something new to show. Each session ranges from 10 minutes to an hour or more, and it is a constant go-go-go as you rush from class to class (just like real school, except you don’t feel like playing hooky). It’s a great time to connect with industry figures and catch a glimpse of the Market to come.


Feeling the love at Moda Schoolhouse
Alex Veronelli of Aurifil with Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman designer.
The ladies of Cotton + Steel
Spring debut of Cotton + Steel
Kimberly and Julie Hendricksen in front of the new Threads of Time BOM
All the great designers of Art Gallery Fabrics
Bonnie Sullivan showing off Bertie’s Winter BOM
Tula Pink and her Moonshine collection
Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts and Kimberly showing off her new mini quilts.
Celebrate with Gina and Cindy of Riley Blake Designs
Quilt Dad John Adams showing off a quilt from his new book Beyond Neutrals
Kimberly and Gerri Robinson of Planted Seeds Designs
Holly Holderman of LakeHouse and Penny Haren at the Checker Schoolhouse showing off the new LakeHouse pattern, Gypsy Strips duvet cover
Robyn Pandolph and Kimberly showing off a quilt from Fat Quarter Style
Sherri McConnell with her new book, Fresh Family Traditions!
Heather Jones gushing about the new American Made Brand solids
Violet Craft’s AMAZING quilt, Forest Abstractions from Brambleberries collection
Kim Christopherson with her new fabric line Merry & Bright for Maywood Fabrics
Just when you think you’ve had enough rushing around, then it’s time for Sample Spree.
Try your best to get what you want and don’t get trampled! This is the scene from Moda Fabric’s POV

This was our time to pick up some brand new bundles, many of which will become YOUR loot for our contests this weekend. Starting with one RIGHT NOW!

We are giving away a Fancy Fat Quarter Bundle by Lily Ashbury and a Rue Indienne Bundle by French General. Two lucky winners will win these Moda bundles!

For this year’s giveaway we are having a โ€œCaption This!โ€ contest. We will give you a photo, and you have to come up with a creative caption that goes along with the picture! Here is our first picture, with help from John Adams, the Quilt Dad:


To enter, all you need to do is to follow the instructions on Rafflecopter below! This contest will close on Friday, May 16th at 11:59 pm CST and the winners will be announced on Tuesday May 20th.

Now it’s time to rest up and get ready for Market tomorrow! Remember to check the Jolly Jabber tomorrow for market updates, giveaways, and more!

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  1. I don't always cart my own quilt swag, but when I do, I always use the escalator. Stay quilty my friends!

    -Sincerely, The Most Interesting Man in the Quilting World

  2. When the escalator broke down, I just waited patiently and checked out my awesome stash!

  3. Hey, there's still a little space in my bag … I think I should get some more stuff!

  4. Yinz gahn flip when you see what's in this bag!

    (Pittsburgh gal here, you need to read that with a Yinzer accent!)

  5. That's right! I got the last left handed, ergonomic, color coordinated, rotary cutter they had. Uh huh! Don't hate.

  6. to market to market thats where i went,
    i am sick i said in an email i sent,
    to work i cannot come,
    i went to the dentist for a bad tooth,
    but all the time i was at this booth,
    fat quarter shop i love you so,
    that is where i spent all my dough.
    i know you just ask for a caption, but i could not help but write this little ditty.

  7. Ladies, come get your bags. Escalator due to start up again in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! And thank you!

  8. You too can fit all your bags from quilt market into the Magic Fat Quarter Shop bag! Just like the Mary Poppins bag, it's bottomless!

  9. All these posts about the Quilt Market make me want to quilt instead of work!

  10. But honey, I did remember the milk….its in here….somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks much for the market updates, you are the best !!!

  11. "Let's just say it's all in the bag. But the real story is the rest of it is being delivered to the house. Like I haven't heard that before!"

    (I tried entering with the rafflecopter but it wouldn't let me leave a comment.)

  12. Honey, this is for you from your favorite fabric store, the Fat Quarter Shop! BUT, you can't see it until your birthday. : )

  13. STOP THE ESCALATOR! I need to show you what I scored at the Fat Quarter Shop booth – its amazeballs I tell ya

  14. I can fit more in here,
    I know that I will.
    There's fabric and samples,
    This bag I can fill.
    I'm tired, so pooped,
    My red sneakers drooped,
    But there's fabric, a show!!
    So c'mon, let's go!!!

    Thanks for the chance to share in the loot. VermontPines at aol dot com.

  15. I just love these sit down escalaters,they are great when you shop til you drop.

  16. My wife says she bought quilt tools today. Do you see any Tools in there?

  17. You want on this escalator?
    There's a fee – add to my stash!

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

  18. I am so sad to NOT be at Quilt Market. It would help my deep depression if I could win the bundle. Pick me!!!!!!!!!

  19. If I didn't know better, I'd say "Left holding the bag(s)," but
    I have a feeling those were his bags full of goodies!