Fabric Friday: Quilt Market Edition

Fabric Friday: Quilt Market Edition

Fabric Friday is taking a slight detour this week in order to share a bit about our trip to Quilt Market last weekend. We headed to Pittsburgh, PA for Spring Market this year. Everything you see here will be shipping to stores in the coming months, so stay tuned to the shop!


Market is held each fall in Houston and rotates between five different cities for spring. Wondering the difference between Market and Festival? Market is the industry trade show, while Festival is open to the public. The photo above shows one half of the booths we checked out! Crazy, right?

At Market, we have the chance to see and visit with our favorite designers to see their new fabric lines. Look! We found our friend Lynne with Kansas Troubles!



We also get to see exciting new products, like these awesome die cuts from Sizzix! Amazing, right?



The booths are always great to see. So much inspiration in a 10’x10′ space! Check out the colorful new Paint collection of fabric by Carrie Bloomston for Windham! You might recognize her name from her popular debut collection, Collage. Fans will be happy to know the newsprint fabric is back!


Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree never disappoints! This is her booth for her upcoming Moda collection, Somerset. So many beautiful new quilt patterns she has, too!


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Heading over to the Robert Kaufman Fabrics area, we find more quilts that wowed us! Many of our Instagram followers asked about the pattern (made from the Beau Monde line) and our friends at RK tell us it will be a free pattern called Cleopatra’s Fan, coming soon to their site.



Also in the Kaufman section, Valori Wells had several amazing quilts on display! Check out this one made from her Blueprint Basics fabrics. Keep your eyes here for the free pattern coming soon!



RJR introduced a new division of the company called Cotton + Steel. If the always-crowded booth is any indicator, these collections will be quite popular. The five designers’ collections are all designed to work separately as well as together. The giant swatch wall seemed to dance to the air conditioner in the convention center!

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Check out this beautiful flying geese quilt, made with the Homebody line from Cotton+Steel:


Market might be all business for MSQC, but you know us…we still know how to have a great time!


….and leave inspired to sew! Just ask Al. He picked the upcoming Fig Tree line as the perfect collection to make his FIRST QUILT! Stay tuned, kids. Things are about to get awesome!

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Lucky for Al, he knows a family member (or two. or ten) who can teach him! Any guesses for the tutorial he’s picked? Or any tips to pass along? Leave him a comment and cheer him on!

  • A man who quilts? HOT!

  • HollyH

    When are y’all coming to the Houston International Quilt Festival to sell your great precuts and such???

  • mortonkarena

    Being taught to quilt by Jenny Doan? Priceless!

  • Sarah Z

    You go Al!!! This will be fun to follow! 🙂

  • Kathy

    Al, is there anything you can’t do? Brains, Braun and he quilts! It just doesn’t get any better.

  • Dolores Stefanski

    al , a sewing machine is a power tool ! Have Fun, Dolores Stefanski

  • Brenda S

    Look forward to seeing the quilt. I love the fabric also so may have to pick a pattern for myself.

  • Bobbiesews

    Maybe Disappearing Pinwheel? or Tumbler? or safe but fun Five and Dime? Whatever it’ll be great and fun. BTW my fav for the pop with his colors is the dark brown.

  • Shelly

    Can’t wait to see what pattern Al creates for his quilt. I love to see newbies making a go of it!

  • Anne

    Anne from Ireland, just started to learn quilting with Jenny Doan she is a wonderful Teacher, i’m just about to start my very first quilt cant wait to see results,Many thanks Jenny
    you are an inspiration to so Many!My Dream is to visit your store in Missouri one day.

  • Great photos! Cleopatra’s fan and the flying geese one really caught my eye!

  • Prudy Court

    I love it when men quilt! Very attractive:)

  • dargretchen

    Oh my gosh!! I get so excited about the new fabrics! I just love the pictures and am wildly inspired. I hope you will get the Cleopatra and the Paint Collection and kits and Valori Wells pattern……I just might have to give up food and chocolate! I love Missouri Star Co!!! As for Al, go with your heart and inspiration! Love the fabric and make it speak!

  • Vickie Van Dyken

    Whoot Whoot attaboy Al get after it 🙂 Can’t wait to see what develops??????

  • Kendra

    Be calm,breath.You have the best teacher beside you. You will do great! After this one you will be hooked on quilting.Look forward to seeing your finnished quilt.High 5

  • JenniferMSQC

    He’s got this!

  • JenniferMSQC

    We can’t wait to see what you make with your inspiration, dargretchen!

  • JenniferMSQC

    He rocks! Stay tuned for more progress!

  • JenniferMSQC

    He’s gonna do great!

  • JenniferMSQC

    Us, too!!!

  • JenniferMSQC

    Beautiful, isn’t it?

  • JenniferMSQC

    Thank you for being here, Anne! We cannot wait to see pics of your FIRST QUILT!! We’re all here to help if you need it!

  • JenniferMSQC

    He’ll show us soon, Bobbiesews!!!

  • JenniferMSQC

    Do it, Brenda!

  • JenniferMSQC

    He LOL’d at that one, Dolores!

  • JenniferMSQC

    He’s good stuff that’s for sure!

  • JenniferMSQC

    Hmmm, not sure if it’s on the list. Will check with Jean (who manages the schedules) and mention it for sure!

  • JenniferMSQC