Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kaffe Fassett Collective (And Giveaway)

kaffe collective quilt chair and samples

liza and kaffe

I had to laugh when I approached the Kaffe Fassett Collective booth this year: It was as if Liza Prior Lucy and Kaffe Fassett had stayed put right where I left them last year. Except that they had yet another amazing new quilt book, Quilt Romance, and a pile of captivating new prints to add to their ever-growing library. Kaffe was knitting with his own line of not-yet-available yarn (presumably from Rowan). Liza, Kaffe, and the charming Brandon Mably gushed over pictures of my son, which, even if they were just being polite, endeared them all to me even more.

Here are the new prints, available in December 2009, according to the Westminster website. I’m drawn most to the warm red/pink/orange palette, but I also couldn’t stop staring at those shells (by Phillip Jacobs).

kaffe collective colorway 1

kaffe collective colorway 2

kaffe shells

eleanor peace bailey and crow

Elinor Peace Bailey stopped by the booth with Jo Crowford.

liberty collection

liberty collection

Also exciting from the Kaffe Fassett world: He has teamed up with Liberty of London, applying his color genius to prints from the Liberty archives. This collection is all paisley, rendered in three palettes, and printed on a very high quality quilting cotton. There are more collections to come in the future, but Liza said they’re not necessarily centered on certain motifs like this one is.

A couple more pictures are in the Flickr set.

Westminster also recently launched a line of Lifestyle Products — totes, umbrellas, tableware, and reading glasses — they even have a die cutter coming out! I picked up a Kaffe Fassett drawstring backpack to give away today. Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll draw a winner next week, Wednesday, October 28, 2009, around 9am Central U.S. time. Here’s what it looks like when opened up and then cinched.




  1. Carmen says:

    Thanks so much for all of this Quilt Market coverage (AND all the giving awaying)!

  2. cindy barriga says:

    That is the cutest bag!! :D

  3. Sally says:

    What a cute backpack! Thank you for the terrific Market coverage.

  4. Jennifer says:

    This is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. carrie says:

    So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The richness of that booth make me swoon. Love the little cinched backpack, too!

  7. Anne-Marie Herve says:

    New on your site I enjoyed watching all the new fabrics. I am a K.F. addict. I have already made two K.F. quilts for queen size beds Hoping I’ll be the luckt one.
    Mimie. France

  8. Doina says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Arabella says:

    Thanks for sharing all the great new fabrics from the market with us and these great giveaways!

  10. Nadia says:

    Thanks so much for the great giveaways. Love the fabrics!

  11. Lindsey says:

    Count me in! I love these fabrics. F.F fabrics were some of the first I purchased. So pretty

  12. Pattie Crum says:

    KF was my first quilt crush, and I still get that tingle when I see his new fabric.

  13. Megan Kay says:

    Got to love a bit of K.F! ANd this looks so handy, might have to become my knitting bag or something! Thanks.

  14. Lia says:

    ooooo lovely!!

  15. Michelle M says:

    Please count me in, one can never have too much Kaffe!!

  16. Helena says:

    Hum, all sooo tasty!
    Good luck to all of us ;)

  17. leslie says:

    oh…i would love this! i bought a little bit but i need so much more!

  18. Marsha says:

    Just love these colors!

  19. Deb says:

    What vivid colors on this whole line. I’d love to own the backpack. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Cristina says:

    You surprise me every day.
    Love your blog :)

  21. Laurie says:

    That backpack is sooooo cute my daughter would love it thanks for a chance to win.

  22. kylydia says:

    oh, I hope I’m not too late to try for the giveaway.

    I love so many of these fabrics!