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. leslie says:

    what a phenomenal job you did covering the quilt market. i have drooled over most everything. i am on a fabric ban so i really, really need something anything to help me get through the next month. like everyone, i love the chirp but i would be happy with anything!

  2. Heather says:

    love chirp. . . so much yum that most of us never get to see. thank you for sharing!

  3. Becky says:

    chirp is bee-yoo-tee-ful, that’s what caught my eye! :) thank you!

  4. Sarah says:

    Thanks so much for all your great info on what is happening in the fabric world! I love this blog! If I am lucky enough to win, I’d pick Darlene Zimmerman’s Three Bears Collection! I just had a baby girl two weeks ago, my other child is a 4 1/2 year old boisterous boy. I can’t wait to sew some cute baby girl items, I can totally see these charm squares becoming an adorable little skirt and/or vest for my sweet Aliyah!

  5. Sharon Griffith says:

    Oh how exciting..thank you for all the give a ways and fun we have had.
    I would love the Guatemalan Flora by Priscilla Bianchi – it really is beautiful..thanks again


  6. Anne M says:

    Oooh, I think I like the “Chirp” pack best!

  7. Wanda says:

    I love the little birds on the Chirp collection.

  8. Rafael's mum says:

    Those bears are just too cute!

  9. Linda says:

    I would love the Bear collection!!!
    Great for quilt for one of my 3 darling grandaughters

  10. Carol says:

    My stash is getting low, would love anything!

  11. Karen says:

    Love them all, but ?C?hirp is definitely my favorite!


  12. Laurie says:

    I love minge and nutmeg and dill blossom, actually I LOVE the ALL. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Aimee says:

    I love the chirp collection!

  14. kat says:

    I think I love the Chirp the best!!!

  15. Arabella says:

    Oooh I love the Chirp collection! More great fabrics!


  16. Sally says:

    Love the Chirp Collection.

  17. Lisa Leimone says:

    The Tree Bears would be my pick!

    Thanks for all the great pictures you post for us, I melt over all the new lines to come!! There are so many wonderful artist out there!


  18. Ernestine Ranson says:

    The bold colors of the Robert Kaufman fabrics are speaking directly to me.

  19. Meg says:

    Chirp is SO cute!

  20. Kristen says:

    Wow, Chirp looks amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  21. mommymae says:

    that is a hard choice! i’d have to go with the chirp collection

  22. Carol says:

    I like Chirp. Love those birdies!

  23. Jessi says:

    My favorite is “Guatemalan Flora.” Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Alissa says:

    Thanks for sharing – I’m excited for Mingle again, and the Playday collection too. (Kangaroos!) As for the giveaway, Guatemalan Flora by Priscilla Bianchi is beautiful (and Chirp is so cute, but everyone else seems to think so too).

  25. HotFudge says:

    Definitely Guatemalan Flora – stunning colours!

  26. Serena says:

    I’m partial to the Three Bears Collection! So cute!

  27. craftytammie says:

    Ooh, the chirp collection! thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Vireya says:

    Three bears – just to be different. It think they’d be cute for a baby quilt.

  29. marielle says:

    chirp is beautiful

  30. Andrea V. says:

    I’m on the Chirp bandwagon too!

  31. Carmen says:

    I love the bright colors of Guatemalan Floral.

  32. Anna says:

    I like Chirp!

  33. Karen says:

    I just love Chirp!!!

  34. Kathy DB says:

    Priscilla Bianchi’s fabric is as joyful as she is.

  35. Susana says:

    It’s a toss up between Chirp and the Three Bears. I’d pick Chirp, though, since it would play nicely with my scraps.

  36. Doris says:

    Chirp! Love it!


  37. Collette says:

    I love the Chirp–which seems to be a common answer!

  38. Tricia says:

    I love the Guatemalan floral!

  39. Michele says:

    Not an easy choice – but I think the Guatemalan flora is HOT!

  40. Kathy says:

    I’ve got a thing for birds lately — I think I like the Chirp line the best. All lovely, though!!

  41. anne says:

    Your market wrap-up has been so fun to read. Thanks for all the posts! P.S. I love the chirp pack!

  42. Megan says:

    That fabric is beautiful!! My favorite is the Chirp fabric.

  43. Karissa says:

    I love that people keep releasing 30s repros. Three Bears for me!

  44. VirginiaK says:

    Wow, Birds are my thing. Chirp sums up my love for birds in nature and on fabric.
    Best Regards, Virginia

  45. lahuitrefrite says:

    If there’s a bird, I’m smitten. Chirp, please. Many thanks.

  46. Katrina says:

    I love them all, but the Chirp is just way too cute. Crossing my fingers for this generous giveaway!

  47. Lila says:

    Guatemalan Flora is definitely my fav!

  48. Helena says:

    Hi, I vote for ‘mingle’ and ‘chirp’ collections, they surely kept my eye!

  49. Nadia says:

    I loved the Chirp collection too! Lovely.

  50. Steph says:

    Oh, it’s Chirp for sure!