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. shauna says:

    Bird talk looks fantastic.

  2. Sara says:

    Thanks for the draw and aren’t those amazing new fabrics? And so many of them…

    Enter me for the toy poodle bunch, please, I love cutesy little prints.

  3. Ammie says:

    These are great! I love the Mayfly Mischief, because it is quirky and it’s unlike anything else in my stash. Thanks!

  4. So many beautiful new fabrics, will be hard to go into a store with all of the choices.
    I really like the Bird talk fabrics, would make a wonderful quilt.


  5. Anne says:

    I’m mad about those tweetie birds although each fabrics is beautiful.

  6. Nicholas says:

    There’s definitely something about the bird talk collection that is awesome.

  7. Erin Compton says:

    Lovin Ellen Crimi-Trent’s Bird Talk. Those colors are right in my comfort zone! Blessings!

  8. lisa says:

    oh oh, bird talk for me! imagine the cute little clutches that could be made!

  9. Amanda W says:

    i love the mayfly mischief line! It is gorgeous! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  10. Eva SB says:

    Mayfly Mischief looks fantastic.
    You have some lovely fabrics.

  11. Jenni says:

    Oh, I adore the Bird Talk fabric! Perfect for a summer quilt for my girl!

  12. Mary Ann says:

    Mayfly mischief please…although I love the Bird Talk too!

  13. Kristen says:

    Gosh… I would choose any. I peeked at the designs and they are all so wonderful!

  14. Karen Savage says:

    Love the Bird Talk!

  15. Debra says:

    The bird talk is super cute!

  16. Debra G. says:

    Oh my, the The Mayfly Mischief. Love the darks!

  17. Karen says:

    I am loving the Bird Talk!

  18. Andrea says:

    Thanks for giving us a little peek into Quilt Market – can’t wait for more! The Bird Talk pack is my favorite. And I like the looks of the Celebration line too – l’ll be looking forward to it!

  19. SewLindaAnn says:

    Definitely Bird Talk for me!

  20. faye says:

    Oh my! Sorry about the drooling, did the ink run. All the fabric is fabulous, but if I HAD to choose it would be birdtalk.
    Thanks for the draw. I don’t have a blog yet.

  21. carmel says:

    i love them all! couldnt and wouldnt say no to any of them

  22. Shelley C says:

    Put me in for the Bird TAlk….

  23. Grace says:

    Hi I would love to win Bird Talk! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    Bird Talk!

  25. Carrie says:

    toy poodle please!

  26. Bridget B says:

    They are all very pretty but think I like Mayfly Mischief the best. Thanks for hosting.

  27. Excellent website and I’ll be sure to recommend it to all my friends and family. In fact, sending it out on my mailing list now.

  28. Margie says:

    Love bird talk … so cute!

  29. mommymae says:

    i love the toy poodle line.

  30. benbel says:

    Crimi-Trent’s Bird Talk…tickles my fancy! Thanks!

  31. julie says:

    those butterflies are beautiful!

    any of the gift packs would be perfect.

  32. Line says:

    I’m particularly attracted to Tony Fernandes’s fabrics, but… I also love surprises! Count me in for the draw with Tony F.!
    Thanks for the chance!

  33. carrie says:

    I’d like to be entered in the bird talk giveaway. Thanks!!

  34. emily moss says:

    They are all marvelous collections… mmmm, any would be a true delight to own! I think though that the wonderful whimsy of Mayfly Mischeif really is my favorite though!

    thanks for this delightful opportunity!

  35. Sue Goodin says:

    Bird Talk is my choice. But all are wonderful.

  36. Nancy R says:

    I would love to see the Mayfly Mischief!

  37. KT says:

    The Bird Talk is gorgeous! Thanks for a fab giveaway!

  38. Carrie L says:

    They are all cute. I think I’ll go with Mayfly Mischief. Thanks!

  39. Patty says:

    They all look cute, but I like Bird Talk. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  40. Sarah C says:

    Ooh, what lovely fabrics! I really like Bird Talk the best, but Toy Poodle is cute too.
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  41. Anya says:

    I’d take any one of the three, but I think I like Bird Talk most of all.Thanks for the chance!

  42. Charlotte M says:

    Definitely love Bird Talk. Oh dang, everyone loves Bird Talk, so if no one goes for Toy Poodle I’m definitely open ;]

  43. sang says:

    Bird Talk looks super cute!

  44. Sandra Davidson says:

    I love the mayfly mischief, but they are all really cute

  45. Brenda Wiseman says:

    I don’t know if it’s legit, but I like them all, so I’m going to leave three comments. If that’s not fair, please delete two of them.

    My very first choice would be Bird Talk.

  46. Brenda Wiseman says:

    Would love to see and play with the swatch pack for Toy Poodle. It’s really interesting to see how non-American designers approach things!


  47. Brenda Wiseman says:

    The top fabric in Mayfly Mischief makes me think that one could do some very fun things with this FQ pack.


  48. Jenny says:

    Love Bird Talk!

  49. Heather says:

    They’re all great but BIRD TALK takes the cake for me. =)

  50. Sharon says:

    I love them all … but if I got to choose it would be bird talk