Posts tagged ‘darlene zimmerman’

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman introduced at least two new designers to their roster. Hello Tokyo (and coordinating accessories) is by The Red Thread.       And Sierra and Felicity by new designer Bren Talavera. Great geometrics!     Who’s That Girl? is by fashion illustrator Izak Zenou.           Laurie Wisbrun does the classic kitchen [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Robert Kaufman – Florals

Finally, from Robert Kaufman this upcoming season, the floral collections. Above, Genevieve’s Garden — white pigment-printed designs on a cream cotton cloth, outlined in black or red. The effect is really light and delicate — seek these out to see and touch in person if you can!     Fancy Flight Nancy Mims of Mod Green [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Robert Kaufman – Story Time!

Last but absolutely not least, two storybook-themed collections introduced by Robert Kaufman this season. The next iteration of the ongoing Dr. Seuss fabrics will be Oh The Places You’ll Go! The wonderful Darlene Zimmerman has Mother’s Melodies, centered around a vintage nursery rhyme book (complete with panel print) and supported by lots of sweet and [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Robert Kaufman

I will admit that I have been putting off these posts because there is just so much to write about! The folks at Robert Kaufman had tons of new stuff to show at market and were very excited to share it all. One corner of the booth featured Kaufman’s Kona solids and the quilts created [...]

Interview: Darlene Zimmerman on Betty Dear, Feedsacks, and More

Most people know Darlene Zimmerman from her enormously popular, feedsack-inspired collections for Robert Kaufman, but this tour de force (and very lovely lady) also happens to be a designer of patterns and quilting tools, a published textile historian, an in-demand leader of quilting workshops, and a very accomplished quilter. We are grateful that she found [...]

New Release Tuesday

Dream On by Urban Chiks for Moda yardage is in stores now! Word on the street is that despite the fierce internet love, this collection didn’t do as well with traditional brick & mortar shops, so not a whole lot of it was printed. If you like it, snatch it up quickly!   City Weekend [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010: Robert Kaufman

Have you met Emmie, Allie, and Kyle? I love these ladies. They’re Robert Kaufman‘s marketing department and I feel like we’ve become good pals. It’s funny because the three quilt markets I’ve been to, the RK booth has always had the same configuration and these ladies have always been sitting in the same spots relative [...]

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 [...]

Christmas 2009 Fabrics

It’s been 105°F here for as long as I can remember, so I’m suspicious that these things you call “winter” and “Christmas” are on the horizon. But the fabric companies say so, and I’ll take their word for it. Here are my favorites so far for this year’s new batch of Christmas fabrics. Above: a [...]