Fabric design, Quilt Market

Spring 2014 Quilt Market Photo Bomb, Part One


Carrie Bloomston shows her Paint Quilts

Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs shows off the sewing efforts of her sewing friends, including Sally Keller, whose quilt is pictured above.  Click over to Carrie’s blog to read all about the people who sewed with her beautiful new fabric, Paint.

Carrie Bloomston talks about her prayer flag project

Carrie discusses her Happy Flag project.  You can read more about that here.

Carrie Bloomston's booth

Melanie Testa, one of Windham’s newest designers, set up an incredibly efficient little print studio in her booth and was printing for all of Market!  Her infectious laughter and boundless energy kept us all going and we loved watching Quilt Market attendees strap on aprons and join Melly in her process.  Even Lotta Jansdotter stopped by to print for a bit! Check out Melly’s collection Meadowlark here!

Melanie Testa and Lotta Jansdotter

Melanie is a teacher, art quilter and author.  The designs that she commissioned from friends in the industry were inspriring and unique.  Keep your eyes peeled in a variety of quilting magazines in the next few months for more on these projects and head over to Melly’s blog to learn more anytime!

Melanie Testa and Meadowlark

Designer, Sarah Fielke, an Australian wonder came to our booth at Quilt Market after being on the road all over the United States teaching for weeks. Sarah’s brand of applique is stunningly bright and cheery.  Her classes can be found on Craftsy for those who want access to this girl-from-Down-Under here in the States.

Sarah Fielke shows her Enchanted Quilts

Sarah Fielke

Sarah’s fabric sewed up beautifully whether is was patchworked, appliqued or stitched into clothing. Read more about Sarah’s stitching journey on her blog.

Sarah Fielke's Enchanted applique

Lovely sewing by another Aussie, Sylvia Clough.

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Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew displayed her new collection Oh Clementine!  A traditional modern collection as she calls it, with elements for all quilters out there.  Allison highlighted her collection in a group of new patterns that you will be sure to want to feature in your shop! Check them out here.

Allison Harris with Oh Clementine

Also on display was an amazing quilt by Anne Sullivan, using the re-issue of Heather Ross’ Far Far Away line—the first time on quilting cotton.  This quilt will be a free pattern on the Windham website in June and available as a kit from Heather’s website.  Heather couldn’t be with us at Market this time as she was out promoting her new book, “How to Catch a Frog”, be sure to check it out.

Princess and the Pea Quilt 2

Here we have Petite Fleur by Carolyn Gavin for Ecojot.  This organic line sewed up into some beautiful projects by Casey York.

Petite Fleur by Carolyn Gavin

Part 2 of our Quilt Market photo bomb will be coming next week with photos of all the beautiful mini-quilts that were sewn for us by our awesome sewing community.  Stay tuned!


Heather Ross’ FAR, FAR AWAY Re-print


Coming in July 2014 to a quilt shop near you:



Far, Far Away (re-print)


Heather's incredibly popular line of fairy tale inspired fabrics will now

available on quilting weight cotton! Look for the full line of 16 SKUs 

in your favorite LQS in July of 2014.


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Far, Far Away will be available for order by wholesale customers on

April 1st, 2014.  Contact your local Sales Representative or

see Windham Fabrics website for more information.


Making Briar Rose Clothes and GIVEAWAY!!

A quick search for "Briar Rose clothes" will turn up a fantastic selection of clothing that wonderful sewers and bloggers are making with Heather Ross' collection of playful prints. Here is a quick round-up of some of our favorites:

First up, a lot of sewing with the jersey fabric!!

Anneliese at Aesthetic Nest designed her own fantastic pattern you can find here and used Briar Rose jersey. 


Aesthetic Nest


Here is another great use of jersey fabric by Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional. Jess made this darling Hopscotch Tunic by Oliver + S. 


Craftiness not optional


Faith at Fresh Lemons Quilts has simple skirt for those of you new to sewing with jersey fabric:

Fresh lemons

 Heather from Littlest Pretty Things made this great knock-around shirt with a free tutorial from Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional.


Littlest Pretty Things


And a lovely selection of dresses and shirts from the quilting cotton.


 Shannon at Luvinthemommyhood has designed this super-sweet dress—check out her pattern here.  Love the oversized pockets!


 Here we have the Oliver + S Playtime dress pattern made by Rachel from Nest Full of Eggs. Plus awesome doll dresses!!    


Nest Full playtime


And last but not at all least, this beautiful, bright shirt in green Nanny-bee cotton by Meredith at Olivia Jane Handcrafted using another great Oliver + S pattern, the Picnic Blouse.


Olivia Jane Handcrafted


Wow, ladies!  What an awesome and inspiring group of posts!! We hope this inspires you too, so Windham Fabrics and designers of these great clothes have teamed up to create a GIVEAWAY!!!  The lucky winner will win the pattern of their choice from this group, plus the Briar Rose fabric of their choice to make it with (based on availability) from Windham Fabrics.


Leave us a comment telling us what you would make and be sure to like us on Facebook and Instagram so we can stay in touch!!


***Entries for this giveaway will be accepted until Friday, October 4th. Winner will be notified Monday, October 7th.***

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Olga Becker.