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. carmel says:

    another great giveaway!what a dream!
    thanks for doing this!

  2. Gwendolen says:

    OH! The colors! I love the colors! Please enter me in the drawing, and thanks for sharing so much–I want to go to a quilt market!

  3. LollyChops says:

    I have never seen their prints before. I am simply stunned! I cannot wait to get my paws on some of that beautiful stuff!

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! How totally exciting!


  4. Sharon Griffith says:

    Oh it is very pretty!! I have to tell you about a year ago I was just starting to like Kaffe’s colorways it took me awhile to get into them and then I became hooked. I already have his new book “Romance” and it is hard to say which one I love the best if I had to pick it would be “pickle dish” Thanks Kaffe for new journey that I am on with your fabric…

  5. OMG, what a nice give away! I love Kaffe’s stuff, I have lots of it. You are so lucky to go to that show. I really appreciate all the work you put into your blog, its so helpful and informing. I sure hope I get the back pack, it would be so special.

  6. Nova says:

    Oh, to live somewhere the quilt show wasn’t biyearly…

  7. Elaine C. says:

    Wow now that is an eye popping selection of colors! Very invigorating! Thanks for chance to win that adorable tote :)

  8. Heidi says:

    Maybe this time I’ll be lucky. I would love some cheery Kaffe Fasset prints! Thank you!

  9. Karen Harris says:

    I love all the new Kaffe fabrics! I think I need those shells, too……. Thanks for having a generous give-away!

  10. mjb says:

    love all those paisleys!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to have that adorable backpack. I’d probably keep one of my (many) knitting WIPs in it so I could take it everywhere with me and eventually have a FP!

  12. carolyn says:

    Love the new line! thanks for all the beautiful photos and great info!!

  13. Angelina S. says:

    I have a friend that adores Kaffe Fassett. This would make a great gift!

  14. VirginiaK says:

    It’s just all about the colour. This would be cool to win!

  15. Pat Hogan says:

    My granddaughter will love this. I love the new prints. Just gorgeous

  16. Ange Moore says:

    Love this market round-up! And the fabrics are amazing. Thanks for posting this and I love the generosity of people who are willing to part with such beautiful items (like that wonderful backpack).

  17. Amy says:

    Hope I am not too late with the post!

  18. Hi, I would love to win this giveaway! Also I have a question – the star-spangled quilt in your first photo on this post, is that pattern available anywhere?? It’s beautiful!

  19. Julie Dees says:

    What lovely fabrics. I’m sure they’d like to find a home with me! Thank you for entering my name in your great drawing.

  20. Kate Erbach says:

    I’m on color overload and highly stimulated by the vast lushness of the new prints to come out. How happy I would be to win this. Yessiree.

  21. I love his stuff, fabric, knitting he does it all.. Big Smiles Doti

  22. Angie says:

    The bag is so cute…just look at that red! Makes you drool!

  23. Rafael's mum says:

    Love all the Kaffe fabrics! Wonderful backpack, please enter me for the draw! Thank you.

  24. Lisa Dodson says:

    Cool bag. Would love to win it.

  25. Judith says:

    Thank you for the look at those lovely new fabrics. I have been a fan of Kaffe Fasset for many years. I still have 2 of his books from the mid 1980s.

  26. Sarah Vee says:

    Great pictures. Great previews. Great news. Love the Liberty Kaffe paisleys – will have to save up!! Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance. (Found out through Free Spirit fabrics blog)

  27. Gert says:

    I just *heart* all Kaffes items: I just ordered the Dutch version of his latest book. And this backpack would fit just perfectly in my collection, so please count me in ^_^

  28. Kate Sullivan says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing! The new fabrics are gorgeous, as always!

  29. becca says:

    I first found Kaffe Fassett through his mosaics and weaving. and more recently, fabric. Such a beautiful life! I appreciate the chance to win this tote ~

  30. Lissa says:

    I am looking forward to the new prints, thanks for keeping us in the know. I’ll have to keep my eye open for the lifestyle products too! Very cool!

  31. The backpack is great, but like you, I really dig the seashell print!

  32. Oh my goodness! There is so much yummy stuff t look at. Thank you for all the fabulous pictures!

  33. Michele P. says:

    gorgeous fabrics, so colorful and cheery they certainly brighten up my day during a cold, rainy day here in northern New England. Thanks for the interesting article, would love to win a splash of color to help me get through the winter! :)

  34. wendy says:

    Great photos of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, I love the colors!

  35. Denise O. says:

    Wow!! Just found your site…what wonderful pictures of some inspiring fabrics. I should be doing chores but can’t pull myself away from the wonderful colors…Thank you, Denise

  36. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’m not sure how I wound up at your site, but sure am glad I did. I love Kaffe everything. I’m actually going to a lecture he’s giving next Friday in Atlanta. I’m so excited.. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Sequana says:

    Oh, Kaffe, Kaffe, Kaffe…….*sigh*

  38. Susana says:

    Thanks so much for all the QM reportage and for the giveaway(s), of course. I love all the colors in this post. And Elinor Peace Bailey, wow, she looks like fun!

  39. Wanda says:

    thanks for the sneak peak on the new fabrics. Lucky you to see them in person. I own almost all of his books and a lot of his fabric. Please enter me in the drawing.

  40. Sherry says:

    Love the Kaffe Fassett prints and I’m really excited about the Liberty connection. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  41. DeAnna says:

    Thanks for all the pictures. I’d love to win the drawing.

  42. Katrina says:

    I love this new collection! Thanks for the pic. Am crossing my fingers for this generous giveaway!

  43. gina snyder says:

    Wow!! Lovin all the new fabric lines!! Totally awesome colors this fall! Thanks for doing the giveaway!!


  44. Lysa Schloesser says:

    Great photos and commentary on the Market! The coverage made me feel almost as if I was there. The pics of Kaffe and Liza made me laugh out loud! What fun you must have had. All best, Lysa

  45. i thought i was going to faint over the pink floral fainting couch. i am weak with want.

  46. JennL says:

    all gorgeous and so vivid. Love all the photos…so inspiring.

  47. incredibly beautiful fabric and the photos are great! Thank you for doing the giveaway!

  48. Mette Bloch says:

    Loved to join your Quilt Market Tour!!!

  49. Charlie says:

    Love, love, love Kaffe always and love the fabric for that backpack. So gorgeous. You are right………..the reds and pinks are terriffic!!! M-m-m-m-m-m-m!!

  50. Sandra Davidson says:

    I have always been in love with Kaffe’s fabric, it just makes me smile. Last year when I went to Pudacha bought a kit of his for bag and it is beautiful. Sandra Davidson