Fall Quilt Market 2009: Robert Kaufman (With Giveaways!)

Robert Kaufman‘s hottie marketing department (Kyle, Emmie, and Ally) showed me nearly the entire year’s worth of upcoming releases. Some of the most exciting things I saw were Josephine Kimberling‘s next line, scheduled for mid-late 2010; and Amy Schimler‘s On a Whim II (January 2010 release). Keep an eye on the designers’ blogs for the big unveilings!

Here are other lovelies that you can expect in the near future from RK. You’ll notice a lot of designers from the scrapbooking world, which seems to be a big trend lately.

Viva by Luis FitchViva by Luis Fitch, a Day of the Dead themed collection

Vera's Garden

Vera's Garden

Vera's Garden

Vera's GardenVera’s Garden, inspired by vintage Vera textiles — delivering now

Urban Blooms FlannelUrban Blooms Flannel by Jennifer Moore of Monaluna, coming in November 2009

Mingle - Monaluna - New Colorways

Mingle - Monaluna - New Colorways

Mingle - Monaluna - New ColorwaysMingle (basics) also by Jennifer Moore, in new colorways! Available this December.

Unidentifiednew additions to the Metro Market line, by Ann Kelle Designs




UnidentifiedSophie Flannel by Ann Kelle Designs

Dill Blossom SEIDill Blossom by SEI

Playday SEIPlayday by SEI — January 2010

Confections - Caleb GrayConfections by Caleb Gray — January 2010

Holiday/Seasonal 2010 Collections

Eerie Alley - SEI & Caleb GrayEerie Alley Halloween collection by Caleb Gray & SEI

UnidentifiedFall-themed collection called Nutmeg, within RK’s Urbanista line, with designs by SEI and Robin Pickens

Sparkle All the Way by February 13 CreativeSparkle All the Way by February 13 Creative

Giveaway Time!

I have sample packs of three brand new Robert Kaufman collections up for grabs in this, our final Quilt Market giveaway. See the end of the post for details.

Guatemalan Flora - Priscilla Bianchi

Guatemalan Flora by Priscilla Bianchi – seven 10″ squares


Charm pack of Darlene Zimmerman‘s not-yet-released Three Bears Collection (35 5″ squares) plus a large-scale panel print (not shown). Ms. Zimmerman is another designer/textile historian I’d love to meet someday …


Charm pack of the entire Chirp collection by Katie Hennagir (23 5″ squares). Katie is the manager/creative director of Bay Window Quilt Shop in Perham, Minnesota and this is her first collection, filled with birds, hearts, and retro coordinates. It comes in three colorways: boy, girl, and neutral. Like the Three Bears collection, Chirp also includes a large-scale panel print, but unlike Three Bears, this print is not included in the giveaway.

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post naming which of these sample packs you like the most. I’ll draw winners Wednesday, November 4, 2009, around 2pm Central U.S. time. Note the shorter-than-usual time frame! Please leave only one comment per person. Readers worldwide are welcome to enter.


  1. Erin says:

    Without a doubt, the Chirp collection. /swoon

  2. Oh, to choose between fabrics!! I think I would have to say Chirp on this one! Too cute!

  3. Bridget says:

    wow, just found this via ‘detail’. i think here in the uk we don’t hear of many lovely fabrics… but now i have your site, i can keep informed. the bianchi flora squares look really bold. they are my faves. xx

  4. Shasta says:

    Oh my gosh – I’m already dreaming up things to make with the Chirp collection! Super cute!

  5. Alice S says:

    Chirp looks awesome. I’m looking forward to the “On a Whim” fabrics in January.

  6. so we added chickens says:

    These are all great! but I think I would like The Three Bears – Darlene Zimmerman’s other ’30s prints are such fun that I think these would be fun too!

  7. Barb says:

    I love that Three Bears collection!

  8. Pookie says:

    I’d love to have The Three Bears pack! My first ever quilt was a 30′s print one, so those kinds of fabrics hold a special place in my heart!

  9. Jodi says:

    Lovin’ the chirp collection.

  10. The rich, bright colors of Guatemalan Flora scream “me!”

  11. Tabitha O. says:

    I think the Three Bears are so sweet–thank you so much for bringing us so many details from Quilt Market!

  12. Carmel says:

    The Chirp seems very popular. It is my favourite, too.

  13. Debb says:

    Love these new collections!

  14. DianeY says:

    Love them all, but the Guatemalan flowers really caught my eye

  15. Catherine says:

    I love them all, but I’ll choose the 3 Bears. Thanks for the great reporting!

  16. Rachel says:

    Love the Chirp collection – too cute! I could see it in a great kid quilt!

  17. Jen says:

    Chirp! Chirp!

  18. Patty says:

    I love Chirp! It’s so cute.

  19. Candi says:

    Those birds on Chirp just get to me. They are too adorable.

  20. Bridget says:

    The chirp collection is my favourite!

  21. Fiona says:

    Chirp looks wonderful!

  22. Janie says:

    I have to say that the Chirp collection is my favorite. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

  23. Alisa says:

    The Chirp charm pack looks sweet! I totally enjoyed your quilt market posts – thanks so much.

  24. Erin Compton says:

    I am going to say “Chirp!” So cute! You know how us sewers are suckers for birds!

    LOVE your quilt market posts! Thank you!

  25. i have to say…chirp! it’s just *so* deliciously fun :)

  26. Diane says:

    I love the “Chirp” – it is the best!!

  27. Andrea says:

    I absolutely love the Guatamalan Floral prints – so bold and vibrant..a great pickme up for a summer quilt idea!

    Thanks for the awesome quilt market posts, I’m loving that ‘mingle’ line, and wouldn’t have known about it until you posted pics of it!

  28. Bethany says:

    I like the chirp – so cute!

  29. Jodi says:

    I love chirp!!

  30. dianne says:

    i REALLY like the Eerie Alley Halloween collection … spooky!!!

  31. Melissa says:

    I think the Confections look amazingly delicious.

  32. Donna says:

    I would pick the lovely three bears charm pack. So cute!

  33. The Chirp collection looks very cool!

  34. Linda says:

    It’s a tough decision but I think I like the Three Bears the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Elizabeth says:

    I love the Three Bears collection. I’d be ever so happy to win this giveaway.

  36. Nancy says:

    Guatemalan Flora is my favorite!

  37. amye says:

    oh what fun! three bears please! loving your coverage of quilt market – keep it up!

  38. Tong says:

    I absolutely love the Chirp collection and would love to win the charm pack! They look just so adorable!

  39. SewLindaAnn says:

    I have to go with the majority, I love anything with birds. Chirp it is. I really had fun looking at all the lines from market coming up. I loved Nutmeg especially.

  40. PaulaK says:

    I love the Chirp collection and would be very happy to win it – thanks for the opportunity. Thanks for sharing your view of the Quilt market!

  41. Linda says:

    Hi, What great fabric! It’s hard to make a choice, but I think the most irresistable off them all for me is Chirp! Those birds are so cute. I hope I win. It would be a great birthday prize for me. My birthday is the 5th! 8-)

  42. Kate Erbach says:

    Oh for sure, the Guatemalan Floral. I love splashy prints and this fills the bill. And thanks for all the insight into Quilt Market for those of us who can’t go. Your pictures and descriptions make it seem as if we had shared the time together. Just us girls.

  43. Alice says:

    Wowzer …what beautifully bright fabrics. I think I’m in love with it all! Thanks for sharing a bit of the Quilt Market with us!

  44. Bonnie says:

    Ooooh…Chirp is super cute. Love it! Love it all of course ;)

  45. meg99 says:

    I’d like to win Chirp collection although it’s the most competitive.
    I love Dill Blossom,too.

  46. Rachel says:

    I vote for Guatemala Flora. I love the bright colors.

  47. aurora fox says:

    of course the CHIRP! thanks!

  48. cathy c says:

    I love the Guatemala Flora. But the little birds are sweet too. I’ll have to find some of them somewhere.

  49. dymphna says:

    chirp collection for sure

  50. Gwen says:

    All three collections are wonderful, but the birdies in the Chirp pack are fantastic. Wonder if either of my local shops will be getting some of this…