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. Jenny says:

    Thank you for the chance at this great back pack. It is all I use. Thanks also for so many wonderful posts on market. Its been a great read!

  2. charlene bilodeau says:

    New to your site,just found it today. What a beautiful find. I have been on it twice today and will be back often!

  3. Mary P says:

    Ooh cute backpack!

  4. Anita says:

    I’m really enjoying your market reports. I was at market myself but it is fun to get someone else’s perspective. Was there a better booth than this one? I don’t think so.

  5. Mannick...91 says:

    Thank you for this report that shows all the beautiful fabrics coming.
    I also left this message for the Kaffe Fassett drawstring backpack.
    Annick (France)

  6. beth says:

    I love reading updates from Quilt Market. I have been in love with some of Kaffe Fassett’s quilting fabrics after stumbling onto them in the Netherlands this summer!! Thanks for a chance to win!

  7. Heather says:

    Wow! Thanks for the preview of these beautiful fabrics. I love Kaffee Fassett’s fabrics and the backpack is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Jodi says:

    Great fabrics. Thanks for the preview.

  9. Andrea M. says:

    Abfab! Count me in. As always Kaffe Fasset is just gorgeous!

  10. Sarah says:

    Oh gorgeous! pick me, please pick me! I can’t wait to have new Kaffe fabrics in my mailbox…..

  11. Sharon says:

    Oh … so exciting … Kaffe (and cohorts) are so remarkably talented

  12. mo says:

    Kaffe Fassett’s beautiful saturated colors make me swoon. This backpack is lovely. Thanks for a great feature on one of my all time favorite artists.

  13. Patty says:

    I am so excited about Kaffe’s new books. I’m on the lookout for one in my area. Love the fabric in the backpack!

  14. Miriam says:

    Wow!!!! Kaffe Fassett and Liberty…together!!!!
    I am going to have to find that fabric!!!

    Thank you for the great reports from the Quilt Market.

    Thank you for a generous giveaway!

  15. LeAnn B says:

    Oh how I wish I had been there, too. Thanks for the great report and giveaway :)

  16. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the report, pictures, and giveaway! Nice!

  17. Amy Menges says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it! I like textile inspiration of all kinds, and your focus on fabric is perfect. It would have been a dream for me to go the Quilt Market. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  18. Kaye Prince says:

    Your market posts are wonderful, I’m loving them so much! I actually just saw Kaffe at Creativ Festival here in Toronto – he’s so awesome!

  19. Jane says:

    I love the Kaffe Fassett colors. Just finished the S-Block quilt from one of his books…done in mostly gold/orange tones. My room glows! I’d love some of his fabrics!

  20. Nicole G says:

    I’ve loved Kaffe ever since I discovered his book Glorious Patchwork at my local library. The backpack is great!

  21. Charlene Christian says:

    I am drooling over the lushous colors!


  22. rxm0m says:

    As always, the KAFFE FASSETT fabrics are GORGEOUS!
    The backpack is a beauty.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    The Quilt Market reports have been a real treat.

  23. Dot says:

    Each day I think your market reports can’t get any better—then they do. Kaffe Fassett is my all-time favorite and winning this bag would be beyond wonderful.

  24. What a wonder bunch of photos from market!! And that is such a cute print in the back-pack.

  25. Jennifer B says:

    The backpack is beautiful, love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  26. Barb says:

    Wow, what beautiful fabric!

  27. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the fun stories and gorgeous photos.

  28. peggyann says:

    I love all the photos of quilt market, seeing all the new stuff and everyone in person. Thanks for sharing.
    And I’d love the win too. Cute little pack

  29. Mary says:

    I have made three quilts out of Kaffe’s fabrics. Can’t wait to see the new collection in person!!! Count me in for the backpack raffle.

  30. PaulaK says:

    So jealous of your Quilt Market experiences but very excited to hear about the new fabrics. Don’t we live in a wonderful, colorful world! The backpack is sweet! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  31. Anna says:

    Wow the fabrics are amazing!

  32. Alma says:

    I’m a new reader, directed over from the mention in Whip Up and I am blown away by your amazing coverage of the Houston show. It’s almost like being there. You are doing a great job–I especially appreciate the many pictures of the new fabric lines. Many ideas of fabrics to look for in the coming months. Have been sending your URL to quilting friends. Again, thank you so much!

  33. amy says:

    So much great Kaffe news in one post! Can’t wait for all of this goodness to hit the stores!

  34. Anita says:

    Oh man, I cannot think of anything better than Kaffe’s version of Liberty fabrics! The best of ALL fabric worlds!

  35. Dee says:

    What absolutely gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

  36. nycstitcher says:

    Now I’ll have to rearrange the holiday budget AGAIN! Too much to buy! Thanks so much!

  37. Margaret says:

    I just love these fabrics! Kaffe Fassett has such class! Thanks for the drawing!

  38. Linda says:

    Such great colors in these collections! It’s a good thing I don’t have to pick only one to love 8-). Thanks for the chance to win the great bag!

  39. Rebecca says:

    Woohoo! Thanks, as always, for your investigative work.

  40. Andrea V. says:

    I had the very good fortune to take a class with Kaffe a number of years ago – his color and design sensibilities are amazing, and he is such a kind person. Thanks for all of the Quilt Market posts – like being a little birdie peeking in… Count me in for you wonderful giveaways this week, please!

  41. Jan says:

    I am loving the quilt market ‘tour’. I have always been a vintage fabric girl, but the more I see of the new fabrics, the more I am thinking that I might ‘need’ some!

    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  42. Linda Zokan says:

    I LOVE Kaffe’s fabrics, all of them. The backpack is very cool. Thanks for sharing such wonderful pics of Market.

  43. Gingini says:

    Thanks so much for showing us those beautiful K.Fassett things! Love them! :)

  44. Hannie says:

    I like the bag, thanks for giving a chance to win it.
    Kind regards from The Netherlands,

  45. marg says:

    Such beautiful material to save for. The back pack is just lovely and thank you for the reports!

  46. Karen Notley says:

    I have just bought enough fabrics ta make a quilt entirely from Kaffe’s fabrics. I am still looking at them all bundled up. They look so good. One day I will be brave enough to cut them up.

  47. greta says:

    Ah, such LOVELY inspiration!
    I’m up early on a dark morning,
    and this is JUST
    what I need!
    Thanks SO much!

  48. quinta da quilter says:

    WOW!! Cool new toys for my toy box, I mean stash! Love the idea of Liberty and Kaffe!
    Thanks for breaking the news!!

  49. Lisette says:

    I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics, the colors are so rich and the prints are fantastic. I hope I win! (I own every one of his quilt books and have made several of his designs)