Yup, another Quilt Market has come and gone! We flew to Houston a few weeks ago for the twice-yearly trade show and displayed our newest fabric collections and samples!

Today we’re going to share a recap of our time at Quilt Market, and at the verrrry end we’ve got a little giveaway for you. We hope you enjoy! : )

The day before the show starts there’s a series of lectures called Schoolhouse. Dear Stella hosted three Schoolhouse sessions this fall, and they were presented by Jessica VanDenburgh of Sew Many Creations and Shayla and Kristy Wolf of Sassafras Lane Designs. Here’s a quick photo we snapped of Sassafras Lane unveiling their newest Block of the Month, Empire Place! This quilt features our Intermix basics. How stunning is this?! We’ll be blogging about this quilt soon… Stay tuned.

Now, our booth! On one side of our booth, we featured this gorgeous paper-pieced quilt featuring Intermix. Pattern is “Facing East” from Savor Each Stitch by Carolyn Friedlander; made by Clare Rip.

We framed our booth with these adorable backpacks in every collection. Pattern is the London Backpack by LBG Studio (blogged here); made by Leslie Meltzer.

Another snap of the gorgeous Empire Place BOM!

On one of the top shelves, we featured Lilypad. We love the free Windowpane quilt pattern using this collection! Made by Osie Lebowitz.

The Sassafras Lane ladies made pillows using the blocks from Empire Place, and they popped right off the shelf!

Sassafras Lane also released a bunch of mini quilt patterns – on this shelf you can spot Mini Piccadilly Circle using a rainbow of our Polka Dots (Stella-187).

Next up, Enchanted! We love Sew Many Creations’ new Prima Diva clutch pattern using this collection.

The lovely Luck of the Irish collection looks so good in our free Essential Basket pattern!

We showcased Rae Ritchie’s debut collection, Desert Bloom, front and center. Desert Bloom will be shipping this month! We love the airy feel of Rae’s fabric, especially in the gorgeous free Mojave quilt pattern (blog post coming soon; made by Shelly Pagliai).


We told you, we really did frame our booth in these amazing London Backpacks! Here are two stitched up in the Succulents from Desert Bloom and the Unicorns from Pixie Dust. Many thanks again to our friend Leslie Meltzer for making all of these.

These sweet Geranium dresses were a huge hit (pattern by Made by Rae). How could we not make them in the super-cute pinks from Pixie Dust?! They go perfectly with the Mary Jane baby shoes also made in this collection (tutorial by The Cottage Mama). Made by Monica Rodriguez.

In this sea of pink, you might also be able to spot the Sweetheart Tooth Fairy Pillow made by Melissa Lunden. Get the free tutorial here!

Do you recognize our free Spin Quilt pattern using Enchanted?

We couldn’t resist making a rainbow of Polka Dot bloomers. Made by Monica Rodriguez; similar tutorial here.

We shared some quilts using Hello Sailor!, Asuka, and Luck of the Irish. From center (working clockwise): Prism Parkway by Sassafras Lane (blog post coming soon), Chopsticks by Jaybird Quilts (made by Shelly Pagliai; blog post coming soon), and Canyon Boulevard by Sassafras Lane (blogged here).

Pixie Dust looked beautiful on one of the top shelves. The quilt on the left is Day Break by Jaybird Quilts (made by Kristi Ryan; blogged here), and the small quilt on the right is our free Pixie Patchwork Stroller Quilt (made and designed by Beth Rowan).

The saturated colors of Asuka shined on the second shelf! We love this palette.

Our playful Hello Sailor! group exuded nautical fun. This bag is perfect as a beach tote! Pattern is the Tourist Tote from Sew Many Creations (blog post coming soon).

Holding down the fort in Houston were Jessica Stern (right) and her partner-in-crime Jessica VanDenburgh of Sew Many Creations. We had a great time chatting with all the lovely people who stopped by the booth. Thank you all so much for coming!

Okay, are you ready for our giveaway!? Up for grabs is one fat quarter bundle of your choice + a rainbow charm pack of our popular Polka Dots!

1. Leave a comment letting us know your favorite Dear Stella collection from our booth in the photos above.

2. For an extra entry, follow us on either Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. You can leave an extra comment for each platform you follow – each comment will count as an extra entry.

We’ll be picking one winner at random on Monday, November 16th. Good luck! : )

********** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ************

Congratulations to our winner, Carla S! We’ll be contacting you via email shortly to discuss your prize!


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120 Responses to FALL 2015 QUILT MARKET // RECAP + GIVEAWAY

  1. Jenny S. says:

    The Intermix Basics in polka dots is my favorite collection. So many possibilities!

  2. Valorie Joyner says:

    love “enchanted” and your marvelous polka dots! they help out where a plain color would be blah and a pattern would be too much.

  3. Liz Noland says:

    My favorite is a toss-up between Enchanted and Pixie Dust–although if pressed, I guess I’d have to go with Pixie Dust for my pink- and princess-loving daughter!

  4. Mary Jane Chicoski says:

    I absolutely love the Empire Place with the Intermix fabric.

  5. Diane says:

    I would have to choose Intermix as my favorite fabric line, because I have the Savor Each stitch book, and I would make the Facing East quilt with it! Thank you.

  6. Linda says:

    Loved the enchanted collection–so many lovely things could be made from this. I see log cabins block with lots of white in it!

  7. Allison Evrard says:

    I’m really loving Desert Bloom. But everything is beautiful!

  8. Maryanne Wilson says:

    The Intermix collection in the block of the month pattern is simply stunning
    Love your color palette!!

  9. Jen Beatty says:

    Luck of the Irish-I really like the softness in the colors.

  10. Jen Beatty says:

    I follow on IG…jbscraps Thanks!

  11. Kathy Button says:

    Love the Luck of the Irish!!! Super Cute!!!

  12. Patricia Cash says:

    Love Asuka, blues and yellows!

  13. Patricia Cash says:

    I follow on pinterest.

  14. Jennifer Smith says:

    The pixie dust collection is perfect for my love of all things pink!

  15. mary emmens says:

    I’m a complete sucker for dots but I’m also loving Hello Sailor! thanks for the giveaway

  16. Corinne says:

    I’m so obsessed with Hello Sailor!

  17. mary emmens says:

    I follow on IG – thanks

  18. Samantha Ewers says:

    I am in love with the quilt Empire Place using your Intermix basics fabrics!

  19. Vicki H says:

    I like the Intermix collection.

  20. Vicki H says:

    I am following on FB.

  21. Samantha Ewers says:

    I follow you on Instagram.

  22. Vicki H says:

    Following on Pinterest too.

  23. mary says:

    I follow on twitter

  24. carolyn montgomery says:

    my favorite dear stella is the polka dots.

  25. carolyn montgomery says:

    i follow on fb.

  26. carolyn montgomery says:

    i follow on pintrest.

  27. laura says:

    I am loving Hello Sailor!! the colors and vintage vibe are so much fun!

  28. amy says:

    Hello Sailor is my fav but Enchanted is a close second! Gorgeous fabrics. You always have the nicest designs!

  29. Gayle B says:

    Love the Asuka collection, bright and cheery looking!

  30. Sonya says:

    I think my favorite collection would have to be Enchanted. It’s gorgeous!

  31. Sonya says:

    I follow Dear Stella in ALL the ways!

  32. Marjorie says:

    Hello Sailor! Is my favorite — I can think of so many coordinated items I would make from this collection.

  33. Jayme says:

    I loved seeing your booth! And my favorite collection featured had got to be desert bloom! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Jayme says:

    I follow DS on IG!!

  35. mary says:

    I like your Facebook page

  36. Michele Timms says:

    I love the polka dots!!! Beautiful display!!!

  37. Michele Timms says:

    I follow via FB!!

  38. LINDA says:

    (facebook.com/linda.douglas.35 )

  39. Amorette says:

    I love the Intermix in the Carolyn Freidlander quilt, just beautiful. Desert Bloom is a beautiful new collection too, understated and pretty.

  40. Amorette says:

    I follow on Instagram

  41. LINDA says:

    (user msstitcher)

  42. LINDA says:


  43. gosh , so hard to choose just one !
    loved your polka dots…sucker for dots !
    but then I just loved the intermix basics used in the empire place quilt…..out standing !

  44. Lynne Tilley says:

    I love all of them, but Succulents and Polka Dots are my faves. Thanks so much for sharing your booth. It’s fabulous! Wish I could have seen it in person. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  45. Jennifer says:

    Asuka! Just love those colors.

  46. Caitlin says:

    Polka Dots, definitely!

  47. Caitlin says:

    I follow on Facebook

  48. Caitlin says:

    I follow on Instagram @cloftus

  49. Kath S says:

    What a beautiful booth you had! And so many collections to choose from – picking a favorite one was difficult. Desert Bloom it is, followed by Intermix (especially those polka dots). Thanks for sharing your recap.

  50. Janet T says:

    I like the Enchanted collection best, but all of them are nice.

  51. Janet T says:

    I follow on facebook.

  52. Janet T says:

    I also follow on Pinterest.

  53. Kath S says:

    I’m a follower on Pinterest. Thanks!

  54. Geri L. says:

    I love the “Hello Sailor” collection. Great prints and solids!

  55. Cheryl says:

    Love desert bloom! Such s cool take on desert flowers. Different from the colors you usually see.

  56. Cheryl says:

    Instagram follower!!!

  57. GG Bocchino says:

    I am drawn to
    The Enchanted, Fall 2015 collection. All the fabrics are lovely.

  58. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love Pixie Dust!

  59. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  60. GG Bocchino says:

    I found you on Face Book & clicked LIKE

  61. GG Bocchino says:

    I have you on my Pinterest Page

  62. DeborahGun says:

    I can’t decide between Pixie Dust and Enchanted! They are all gorgeous!

  63. DeborahGun says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  64. DeborahGun says:

    I follow on Instagram

  65. darlene macdonald says:

    Succulents from Desert Bloom gorgeous! Thank you for sharing pics with us! Wow!

  66. Alexis says:

    Love all your new market stuff this year. My favorite is the Intermix line. Basics really flow with my aesthetic and what I usually put together. Coming in second has to be the Enchanted line.

  67. Alexis says:

    I follow on Facebook.

  68. Chris says:

    So hard to pick just one. The quilts are all beautiful, the backpacks wonderful. I like Desert Bloom maybe a little bit more.

  69. Chris says:

    I follow on Pinterest.

  70. mary says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  71. Mary says:

    I am totally enchanted with Enchanted! Beautiful booth, and amazing work done by incredible talent!

  72. Mary says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  73. Mary says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  74. Mary says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  75. Mary says:

    I follow you on FB

  76. teri says:

    I love the Intermix basics.

  77. teri says:

    I follow on FB

  78. I love Net. great blenders!!

  79. Diane B says:

    Asuka is my favorite.
    Loving the complementary colors of Blues and Yellows/golds….and I’m all about orange anything!

  80. Diane B says:

    Following Dear Stella on Pinterest!

  81. Diane B says:

    Following Dear Stella on FB and shared the giveaway. THank you for sharing!

  82. suzymcq says:

    I am enamored of the Asuka Collection, so charming and unusual. Your booth is just amazing!

  83. suzymcq says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  84. suzymcq says:

    Follow you on FB

  85. suzymcq says:

    IG follower

  86. suzymcq says:

    Checking you out on Pinterest

  87. cindy says:

    I like Intermix.

  88. Crystal Chadwick says:

    Desert Bloom is so pretty. Amazing booth!

  89. Linda says:

    Desert Bloom calls to me in so many ways

  90. Suzie S says:

    I love Asuka – I could definitely see myself wearing a dress or skirt made from this fabric or even use it in my home.

  91. April Hansen says:

    I like the intermix collection

  92. Lori says:

    Following on Pinterest

  93. Lori says:

    Following on twitter

  94. Carol Broughton says:

    I love the Enchanted collection!

  95. Allison C says:

    I really like intermix. Great stash builders!

  96. Allison C says:

    I follow you on FB

  97. Judy T says:

    Thanks for sharing pictures from the Fall Quilt Market and showing every corner of the booth. My favorite collection is Desert Bloom. Watched the video of Ritchie Rae watercoloring in action. Pretty neat!

  98. Carla S says:

    I like desert bloom the most.It’s so cute.

  99. Carla S says:

    I follow on instagram with the name shroomfrog.

  100. Carla S says:

    I follow on facebook.

  101. Carla S says:

    I follow on twitter with the name buddlakequilts

  102. Carla S says:

    I follow on pinterest with the name crossstitch1978

  103. Dottie Yearout says:

    Beautiful fabrics all but mu favorite is Desert Bloom. Your booth is stunning. Hjope the show was good for you.

  104. MelanieC says:

    I love Enchanted!

  105. MelanieC says:

    I follow you on FB

  106. MelanieC says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  107. MelanieC says:

    I follow on Instagram

  108. MelanieC says:

    I follow on Twitter

  109. Lori M says:

    My 1st choice would be Succulents, love the blue and green tones…2nd would be Desert Blooms..sooo pretty…..Thank you for the giveaway.

  110. Lori M says:

    I follow on Pinterest…Rosiegma…..

  111. Bethany S says:

    Desert bloom!!

  112. JanK says:

    Hands Down…it’s Desert Bloom!

  113. JanK says:

    I follow on FB

  114. JanK says:

    and on Pinterest

  115. Paige says:

    Loved Enchanted and Asuka!!! Beautiful!

  116. Paige says:

    followed you on pinterest <3


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