Vanessa Goertzen Visits Texas! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Vanessa Goertzen Visits Texas!

Last month, the talented pattern and fabric designer Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique, came to visit Fat Quarter Shop!

We haven’t been able to have many guests in the last year, so it was really fun and exciting to host Vanessa! She was a wonderful guest, and we hope to have her back soon.

Vanessa is the author of Rose in Bloom, a Block of the Month book by It’s Sew Emma. The Rose in Bloom Quilt features ten enchanting quilt blocks arranged into a floral-inspired setting! The block of the month includes over 16.5 yards of Love Note fabrics by Lella Boutique for the 84.5″ x 84.5″ quilt top and binding. Love Note was originally inspired by the novel Rose in Bloom, written by famous author Louisa May Alcott!

We filmed lots of tutorials and fun videos and soon, we’ll have them all ready for you to enjoy on our YouTube channel. Vanessa even hosted our Friday Livestream to show us a full reveal of the Rose in Bloom quilt, a Lella Boutique trunk show, and the inspiration behind many of her beautiful fabric collections.

Below are some behind-the-scenes photos of her prepping for tutorials she filmed.

Vanessa hard at work on the sewing machine!
Vanessa assembling Lovey Dovey for an upcoming tutorial.

New tutorials are coming out in November. Vanessa will be covering lots of quilting topics in her tutorials, including how to prepare for quilting at home and how to do machine binding! Look for the videos on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel, and subscribe so you don’t miss a video!

The Flourish quilt pattern was designed by Lella Boutique using Vanessa’s new collection, Flower Pot!

While Vanessa was here she also gave us a sneak peek of her upcoming fabric release, Flower Pot! This quaint collection features florals, stripes, text, and dots in soothing colors.

Vanessa’s Gingham Style quilt pattern, shown in Flower Pot, takes plaid to another level!

Not only did we get to see Vanessa’s new collection, but we saw some of her upcoming quilt designs. From Flourish to Gingham Style and Gather, we can’t wait to put Flower Pot and our sewing machines to the test!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Vanessa’s new tutorials and collections on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel.

Happy Quilting!


  1. You, are my fav designer, i love 💕 that u do awesome color choices male/and female!!!
    Love your designs!!!

  2. Vanessa has so much style in “sew” many ways. I always enjoy her new patterns and fabric lines. She gives quilters so much to look forward to.

  3. I LOVE all your fabrics, quilt patterns and books! Your color palletts, are just gorgeous! 💜

  4. Looking forward to the tutorials! Did Vanessa bring her own machine? Curious what machine she uses to sew.

    1. We had a machine here so she didn’t have to bring one from home. Vanessa used a B 560 on set that we rented from a local Bernina dealer.

  5. It is so fun to see the fabric lines in finished projects and hear the inspiration behind the fabrics–Thank you for sharing!

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