Meet Fabric Design Finalist Jessica Majers

The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready to be judged, we thought we would share the designs with you and a little bit about the designer…

Meet Jessica Majers, designer of “Barnum & Johnny, the Jackalope Brothers.”

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a kid, I was always drawing or making something. My mom had a rule that I could watch as much PBS as I wanted as long as I was drawing. Thus my love of art (not to mention TV) flourished. When I was ten my family moved to a tiny, remote town in Northwest Montana. The culture shock of moving to such a small, wild place was overwhelming. Drawing and making things played a hug epart in my being able to adjust to such a big change. At age twenty I moved to San Francisco, CA, where I attended the California College of the Arts for industrial design. I love designing and making useful things, so the pragmatism and creativity of industrial design was a perfect fit.

My love of fabric design began after I graduated from college. It all started when my mom made me a couple of beautiful quilts. After years of studying how to design for mass production, I loved the handmade, one-off quality of quilts. As I started learning to piece, I realized that one of my favorite elements of the process is the fabric. I love the different patterns and levels of contrast and how these factors combine to create a beautiful quilt. So, I decided to try to design my own fabric. Barnum and Johnny, The Jackalope Brothers was inspired by my love of the western frontier and its colorful history.

I still live in San Francisco where I work as a freelance designer and as a 3D production artist for a company that develops customer, high detail flight simulation software. You can find my design portfolio at:


  1. Stephanie - October 10, 2011

    Very sweet fabric. Best of luck.

  2. Gail Anderson - October 10, 2011

    Congratulations, Jessica!

  3. Matt - October 10, 2011

    Great stuff Jessica! Good luck, I want some pillows made out of that fabric in our house!

  4. Jill - October 10, 2011

    Wonderful fabric Jessica. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and make something!

  5. Shannon - October 10, 2011

    Love, love, love these designs!! Great colors and a wonderful collection. Llooking forward to seeing more from this designer.

  6. B J Elder - October 10, 2011

    I’m so glad I don’t have to choose a winner as all of the finalists have created wonderful fabrics and designs.

  7. Quilty Jen - October 10, 2011

    Love these designs! I’m thinking a sweet baby quilt or a little girl’s dress. Love the pink triangles. I could do so much with that fabric!

  8. patricia - October 10, 2011

    I like the whimsy meets sophistication of this line, as well ass the color palette! Well done!

  9. patricia - October 10, 2011

    Oh goodness! The “s” key is stuck on my keyboard. Please forgive the extra “s” in my previous comment. The word should be “as.”

  10. Maria Cordova - October 10, 2011

    Are these fabric designs available for purchase? I would love to purchase some.

  11. Tonya - October 11, 2011

    love this fabric…good luck

  12. Judy Abel - October 11, 2011

    Sweet and fun! 🙂

  13. Mary White - October 11, 2011

    Not to fond of the little critter, personally, but I love the rest of the fabrics and the colors are awesome!!

  14. Elma Lutman - October 11, 2011

    They won my heart. I have to have this fabric.I was always told that there was no such thing as a jackalope. Well now I have proof they do exist. :•) I can’t wait to get this.

  15. Teresa Sealy - October 12, 2011

    Hi Jessica, These are going to be the cutest fabrics. Can’t wait!!