Jewel Box quilt pattern by Color girl quilts with RJR fabrics

Sharing Quilt Market: a Giveaway


Tipsy pattern by Color girl quilts with RJR fabricsI’ve been away recently attending Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Quilt Market is a twice-yearly gathering of wholesale venders to showcase their products and sell to the owners of quilt shops and such.

This year, I decided to go and try to give my patterns and cards out to shop owners to introduce myself and patterns, and to (hopefully!) increase my wholesale sales. I also met with some magazine editors I am hoping to do some projects with. All in all, the event is super big, super exciting, and a bit exhausting. I can only imagine how it must feel for those actually investing time and energy in a display!

Jewel Box quilt pattern by Color girl quilts with RJR fabrics

One of the really fun things about Market is the reveal of all the new upcoming designer collections from the fabric manufacturers. I loved seeing all the pretty things made with Art Gallery Fabrics at their booth, as well as the new Tula Pink range (great color there!), and one I have been super excited about: “Uppercase” from Windham. I was a bit disappointed that Alison Glass didn’t have something new, though )-:

I was happy to be able to have several quilts on display in booths, including Hoffman fabrics (my Archer pattern, Below), my three wholesale distributors, and RJR. For RJR, I made a Tipsy quilt with the new collection, “One Room Schoolhouse” by Brenda Ratliff. See my post about the quilt, Here.

Archer Quilt pattern with Hoffman fabrics prints, by Sharon McConnell

Archer Quilt made with Sweet Tea fabric by Hoffman Fabrics

I have quite a bit of fabric left over from the Tipsy quilt, and I would love to share it with a couple of you readers! I have created two bundles of prints from “One Room Schoolhouse”, which doesn’t get to stores until July. Two people can win, you will each get a bundle of fabric. One bundle comes with my Tipsy pattern and the other comes with my Jewel Box pattern.

To enter, leave a comment on this post and answer this question:

I was pretty amazed at the huge variety of tastes and styles at Market, and I know quilt shops vary a lot. So, I am curious: what is your favorite quilt shop, and where is it?

I will choose winners next week, good luck!


Update, June 1st: This Giveaway is now closed…the winners are Rebecca and Lee. I emailed you for addresses. thank you all for your comments! so glad we support our local shops.

90 thoughts on “Sharing Quilt Market: a Giveaway

  1. Michele T says:

    The most gorgeous quilt shop in my area is an hour away and it is called I Sew Studio & Boutique in Marathon, Ontario. Their fabric selection is incredible and far greater quality than the shops in the nearest cities!!

  2. Lori Morton says:

    Don’t have a quilt shop close to me…have JoAnn’s is all. I love several on-line places tho…Fat Quarter Shop, Bear Creek Quilting, Connecting Threads, Green Fairy are a few 🙂

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! 🙂

  3. Karen M says:

    My favorite quilt shops are online, Fat Quarter Shop and Missouri Star. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Béatrice says:

    My favorite quilt shop are online : Fabric Shack Store. Thank you.

  5. Helen LeBrett says:

    I’ve only been to Pine Needles once,(in Gardner Village: #29S West Jordan, UT), but I loved it and will be back next time I go to Utah! I also love Valley Fabric Shop in Urie, Wyoming. It’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere, but it is full of wonderful fabrics and quilts! And the Cotton Ball in Moro Bay, Calif is a stunner of a shop, and I LOVE In Between Stitches in Livermore Calif. It is a beautiful, bright shop with wonderful quilts hung all through it. ONe of my favorite places to stop when I go through Livermore.
    I hope you made some good contacts at Market!! Hugs, H

  6. Jessica P. says:

    I don’t have many quilt shops in my direct area, and those that are around me really don’t suit my tastes. There is a shop called Quilts Plus in Indianapolis, IN. I pass through there when I go to visit my mom. I always try to stop if I can. Thank you for the chance to win the fun pattern and beautiful fabric.

  7. LINDA says:

    My favorite quilt shop online is Fat Quarter Shop!Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mary Burnette says:

    My favorite shop is the Fat quarter shop as well. Kimberly does great packaging her items and always ships in a timely manner. The colors on the website are true to the colors of the fabrics you receive.

  9. Pam Banks says:

    my favourite shop is patchwork chicks in barrowford england

  10. Quilting Tangent says:

    The Fat Quarter Shop – online, they have a huge selection of everything.

  11. Pam says:

    Your patterns are wonderful! Thanks for this delightful giveaway! My favorite quilt shop is Olive Juice in Onalaska, WI, and my favorite online store is the Fat Quarter Shop.

  12. Mary D says:

    My favorite LQS are Jackman’s Fabrics and Janie Lou. Janie Lou is mostly modern prints and Jackman’s carries a bit of everything and a large selection of batiks. Online, I shop a variety of stores, Hancock’s of Paducah, Thousands of Bolts (best online price for Bella solids) and the usual popular online stores.

  13. Mary D says:

    Good luck with you venture to Quilt Market. I hope it nets you some sweet rewards and exposure.

  14. Jen Beatty says:

    I have two, Quilters Quest in Woodrige, IL and Thimbles Quilts in Lockport, IL. Thanks for asking & good luck!

  15. Cher Merriman says:

    My favourite quilt shop is Hamel’s Fabrics, just 30 minutes away in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Looking forward to seeing some of those new fabrics there, soonish.

  16. Emily C says:

    I love Stitch Your Art Out in State College PA.

  17. Debby says:

    Most of the quilt shops near me are over an hour away. So I often shop online at different etsy shops, greenfairyquilts, fatquartershop, hawthrone threads, etc.

  18. Sarah J. says:

    I do love shopping online (no dragging kids to the fabric store!), but I have a great local shop I try to visit when I’m looking for fabric. The name is JEllens and they are in the Cleveland OH area. They aren’t the closest to me but they are my favorite- beautiful shop, friendly people, and great prices!

  19. Lisa E says:

    My favorite online shop is Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Claire Ross says:

    I tend to shop on line as there are no local stores nearby. I love fat quarter shop and hawthorne threads x

  21. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    My favorite quilt shop is Craftsy and it is online. I live 30 miles away from JoAnnes and my husband won’t let me drive because of my health.

  22. Anna-Marie says:

    My local quilt store, in a small market town doesn’t have a huge range so I tend to shop on line. I’m in the UK so Sew Hot, Billow Fabrics and Plush Addict are all good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Vicki H says:

    I like the Picket Fence in Wichita, KS

  24. Sandy K says:

    I don’t get there very often, I like The Noble Quilter in Elk River, MN.

  25. Katy M says:

    There aren’t any good quilt stores near me so I love to shop online, I look for a good price and someone that stocks all the new lines x

  26. Chris says:

    I’ve only got one near me, Carolina Cotton in Kings Mountain,NC. Nice people own it and run it.

  27. Lee says:

    Fabric Affair in Troy, MI is my favorite shop!!

  28. LINDA says:


  29. Alice Ronne says:

    I love New Moon Textiles in Pasadena, CA. Awesome selection, fabulous and friendly service and always willing to help me.

  30. Amy says:

    I enjoy the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

  31. Kathryn Shively says:

    My favorite place to shop is Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver, CO

  32. Susansquiltstudio says:

    My two favorite shops are The Cotton Patch in Lafayette, CA, where the fabric selection is great and they take good care of my Bernina and The Wooden Gate, in Danville, CA, where the selection of on-trend fabrics is extensive and the staff dive right in helping pull bolts for consideration.

  33. Summer says:

    My favorite quilt shop is everywhere on the internet. I can find exactly what I want by searching for a specific designer or line. It’s not possible for one shop – online or not – to carry everything, and I like a wide variety of designers from several different fabric companies.

  34. Diane says:

    Sew Ez in Va Beach, Virginia. It’s just full of goodness…sewing and quilting classes, loads of modern fabrics, Hoffman in particular, Benartex. It’s the staff tho that really makes it a cool shop, they are fun, inspirational and totally talented. Thank you.

  35. Doris McCarty says:

    We have a new quilt shop opening on June 18th. So excited,I can hardly wait. Owensboro,Ky.

  36. rebecca says:

    my favorite quilt store is in the Spokane valley, WA state, called the quilting bee. It has awesome samples of quilts, neat classes and oh the fabrics!

  37. Natalie F says:

    I do not have a quilt shop near me and I buy majority of fabric online at Fort Worth Studio Fabric and the Fat Quarter shop. I also like Fabric Work and Lemon Tree fabrics. I take a long time to chose fabric so I need to be able to browse online for a long time.

  38. Judy S. says:

    B Right On Sewing & Vacuum in Brighton, CO is my favorite quilt shop.

  39. Beth says:

    Missouri Star Quilt Co

  40. Linda in TX says:

    My favorite quilt shop is Sew Much More, in Paris, TX. The people are friendly, and they seem to have sew much more fabric, and a huge assortment of mark-downs, nice for those of us on a limited income.

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