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. Jill B says:

    I LOVE the bird talk!

  2. DianeH says:

    Bird Talk please and thank you.

  3. Seraph says:

    I love Ellen Crimi-Trent’s Bird Talk. The cartooned birds are great and all told would make a fun, free-spirited baby quilt.

  4. Cathy says:

    Oh, the Bird Talk is beautiful!

  5. Allison S. says:

    I’d love to have the Bird Talk! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. cynthia says:

    The darks in MM look intriguing.

  7. Christine says:

    They are all lovely! I would choose the Poodles. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. anna says:

    I love your blog. So great to take a break from work looking at all the beautiful fabric.
    I’d love to have the mayfly mischief
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Munaiba says:

    Thanks for making this an international give away. These fabrics are lovely and I’ve never seen them before. I also learned of Chris Chun from your blog. I keep hearing of these great AUstralian designer son US blogs but nothing here in Australia.

    If i were to be lucky enough to win something I would like the Mayfly Mischief. Thanks again

  10. bonnie says:

    I like bird talk the best, but I would be happy to win any one of the wonderful bundles.

  11. yviwinter says:

    Like most of the others I like bird talk the best too. And the collection Les Jardin de Papillons looks amazing. I have to get it for my daughter and maybe for me ;)

  12. Deanna says:

    Bird Talk looks like my favorite of this bunch, but the sneak peeks you have shared are tempting me already: Milly in particular, but also Celebration.

  13. Dot says:

    Mayflower Mischief is such a fun line. These trips thru quilt market are such fun, especially for me who will never be able to attend the real market.
    Thank you for the trip and for the giveaway.

  14. Karen U says:

    The bird talk is chirping to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I would love the mayfly mischief!

  16. Rachel says:

    Bird talk tickles my fancy :)

  17. Mary P says:

    I haven’t seen the Bird Talk before–thanks for the tip!

  18. Jan Lundgren says:

    Love them all, but Bird Talk is my favourite. Great site.

  19. Ramona says:

    I’m most curious about the mayfly mischief….

  20. Mary says:

    I do like them all but I love the colors in bird talk. Thanks for the chance.

  21. tayamg says:

    The bird talk FQs are great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Angela says:

    Hi Kim! Enter me for the Mayfly Mischief pack. You’re the best!

  23. Andrea says:

    Oooh, how lovely, I really love that Celebration collection. Out of the giveaways, I think it’s the Mayfly Mischief that grabs me. Thanks!

  24. Anita Amodeo says:

    Bird Talk is the one I would pick if I were so lucky!

  25. Belinda Gelhausen says:

    Toy Poodle swatch pack – no question!

  26. abi says:

    We love sewing here. Any of the three prizes I’d love to win. Thanks

  27. Anitha Jain says:

    Fabulous fabric…love them all! And what a great website!

  28. Annie says:

    Mayfly Mischief is so summery!

  29. ChrisDavis says:

    Those fabrics are all so sweet but Bird Talk does definitely tickle my fancy!

  30. marta says:

    Todos los tejidos son encantadores pero Mayfly travesuras y ellen aves son lo mas. Gracias por compartir.

    All fabrics are lovely but ellen Mayfly pranks and birds are the most. Thanks for sharing

  31. Lisa P. says:

    I love Bird Talk. Looks great.

  32. Brandi Frey says:

    Thanks so much Kim! It was so fabulous meeting with you, and I’m so excited to see so many people loving the fabric! YAY!!

  33. Bonny Holder says:

    I’m loving me those birdies.

  34. Tammia says:

    Bird Talk…definitely. thanks!

  35. susie says:

    The Bird Talk fabric is adorable ~ I am wishing on a star for it tonight!

  36. Amanda says:

    I love the toy poodle, especially the star print.

  37. Heidi says:

    Ooh birds! They are all fantastic, but I have a thing for bird fabric. =)

  38. Nicole G says:

    My fave is the Bird Talk pack. Those are definitely my colours!

  39. kirsten manning says:

    I’d love the bird talk, but they are all amazing!!

  40. HILDA says:

    thanks for the opportunity ! I love the Mayfly mischief – very cute.
    all the best

  41. ann says:

    I love the toy poodle collection – so cute! but really, they are all just darling.

  42. Shannon says:

    Bird talk please!

  43. Lesly says:

    Mayfly Mischief looks delightful – I’d love to be in the running for that!

  44. Hilary says:

    Bird Talk is sweet!

  45. SheilaC says:

    Those fabrics look yummy, thanks for the give away!


  46. Renee says:

    Bird Talk it will have to be! Although all of them are delightful! Thanks for the chance!

  47. Jenny says:

    I love bird talk! And oh my gosh the le jardin de papillons fabric is amazing. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  48. Deb Ferguson says:

    I find myself swooning over the bird talk collection…madly, truly, deeply…
    Thanks for sharing them with us down here in Aus!

  49. Erica K says:

    OOO! I love the birdtalk bundle! :)

  50. Debbie says:

    Oh, they all look so good! The colors in the first one look so bright and cheery, very appealing.