Spring Quilt Market 2010: Clothworks [with Giveaway!]



For the first time, I got to meet with the Seattle-based Clothworks at this Market — more specifically, Brandi Frey, the company’s Marketing Coordinator and half of their blogging team. I have always admired Clothworks’ online presence (their website has everything a gal could ask for in a fabric company website!) and I know they’ve been making themselves known on the modern fabric scene with designers like Ellen Crimi-Trent. So it was great to sit down with them and find out what they’ve got in store for the coming seasons.

Perhaps my favorite collection was Les Jardin de Papillons by Australian designer Chris Chun (shown above). (Please forgive the looming shadows on all these shots, by the way.) This will be out in November.




Clothworks has joined forces with Japanese manufacturer Kinkame to bring their fabrics to the U.S. market. Like some of the other Japanese companies, Kinkame offers both traditional and modern/kawaii fabric collections. In the Japanese Cute arena, we have Toy Poodle, and it’s arriving in shops as we speak. This a basics line that will keep building over time. Also from Kinkame is Shades, a rainbow of ombre solids:



Milly is a very sweet little collection by Ellen Ries, available Fall 2010.


I also thought the watercolory Celebration by Masha D’yans was lovely — I also liked her debut collection, the Valentine’s themed Cherie. This is another Fall 2010 collection.

See more upcoming collections from Clothworks on Flickr and of course on their website.

I’m also excited to see fellow Austinite Kathy York’s debut fabric collection, Urban Landscapes, Funky Kitchen by Barb Tourtillotte, and Into the Woods by Sharon Sowell (all summer 2010 releases).

Now, I’m keeping it mellow with Quilt Market giveaways this time around — but I do have some current collections from Clothworks for you today! Take a look:

A fat quarter pack of Ellen Crimi-Trent’s Bird Talk …

A fat quarter pack of the cute and quirky Mayfly Mischief by Tony Fernandes …

and a swatch pack of Toy Poodle by Kinkame! Just let me know in the comments which one tickles your fancy the most, and I’ll draw separately for each pack. Comments will close and the winners will be drawn next Friday, June 4 (not sure about the time yet!), and this will be open to readers worldwide.


  1. Kim D. says:

    Beautiful fabrics, I love the birds also. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Gill says:

    The fabrics all look gorgeous!
    I would love to win bird talk please!!


  3. Bird talk looks great! Love your blog!

  4. A Giveaway open to overseas AND a choice of fabrics! Absolute bliss!! I do like the Mayfly Mischief – I nearly called it Mayfly Madness. It looks beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Lindsay says:

    Mayfly Mischief is interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  6. susan says:

    bird talk, please.

  7. Doris says:

    Some great stuff here, thanks for the wonderful Market posts!

  8. Linda says:

    Isn’t the “Bird Talk” cute!
    That’s my favorite, but love them all!
    Thanks for sharing,love,Linda

  9. Dana says:

    I love the colors of the bird talk so that’s my pick. Thanks for the peek of the coming fabrics,they are beautiful.

  10. Daniela says:

    I just found your blog via Chris Chun. I’ll have to do some archive-surfing :-)
    Love the Mayfly Mischief bundle.
    Have a nice day

  11. Krystina says:

    My pick would be bird talk, but I’d love any one of them really!

  12. Jenny G. says:

    I love the green of Bird Talk!

  13. Lyndy says:

    I love them all, how can you choose? I would love to have either the Mayfly Mischief or the Poodles.

  14. Sarah says:

    mayflower mischief! How cute!

  15. Bridgid says:

    I have a thing for hounds so my pick would be Toy Poodle, but they all look fabulous. Thanks for all the great Quilt Market reviews … it’s almost as good as being there!

  16. Madeleine says:

    Love the bird talk! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. jakie says:

    bird talk, i l love it and all the possibilities i can use for projects

  18. Val Miller says:

    Toy Poodle by Kinkame intrigues me the most .. not that they aren’t all pretty cool!!

  19. Sarah M says:

    Love that Bird Talk! And loving your posts about Quilt Market.

  20. sarah says:

    Wow, it is hard to choose a favorite, but I guess I have to go with Mayfly Mischief!

  21. duff says:

    OH man I am just dying to gets my paws on some of that Mayfly Mischief. It looks adorable!!

    I am green with envy that you were able to see all the wonderful fabrics at market. OH, what a meltdown I’d have!!!

    ♫ ♪ thanks a million, a million thanks to you ♪ ♫

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  23. Njeri. says:

    i love poodles and am thinking poodle fabric? whooooo whoooo whoooo. love it.

  24. Robin says:

    Oh, I like the toy poodle swatches very much.

  25. Andrea says:

    Mayfly Mischief is my favourite, but I’d love any one of them. thanks for the chance!

  26. Sarah-Hayden says:

    Ellen Crimi-Trent’s Bird Talk certainly tickles my fancy the most!!

  27. grace says:

    birdtalk! thanks for the spring quilt market commentaries!

  28. Vicki says:

    Great giveaway! I like Toy Poodle best!

  29. May says:

    birdtalk looks really interesting.