Spring 2018 Quilt Market Recap

Welcome to our Spring 2018 Quilt Market Recap!

We recently came back from International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon, and we have so much to share with you!

Set up:

Before Quilt Market even starts, our team puts in two days of hard work to get the booth up and running. Creating a bright, colorful, quilt-packed booth from the ground up in such a short time is quite an amazing process. We're very proud of our whole team and of the stunning booth we brought to life. Watch the video and click through the photos below to see it all come together!

Booth Tour:

Sit back, relax, and get scrolling! We're going to take you on a tour of our Quilt Market booth - and believe us - it's jam-packed with beautiful fabrics, quilts, and other sewing projects. There are even some FREE patterns, so keep an eye out :) All of the "what's in the booth" graphic keys are clickable, so make sure to check out your favorite patterns and bookmark them.

Valori Wells - Marmalade Dreams

Marmalade Dreams is more than Valori's newest collection - it's her 40th fabric collection (and her 20th year designing fabric). This booth received such praise - its stunning projects and decoration made this booth incredibly inviting. Valori welcomed passersby into her booth to knit (with yarn, dyed by Blue Moon Fibers to match her collection), to sew, or just to sit and chat. It was so well-loved, it deservedly received the award for Best Single Booth at Quilt Market this year. Congratulations, Valori!

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Diamond Days Marmalade Dreams Make a Bunch of Flying Geese Soaring Day Dream Starlight Log Cabin The Brooke Bag

Carolyn Friedlander - Polk

Carolyn's newest fabric line - Polk - consists of 3 different designs overprinted on Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun, creating a depth of texture and color that breeds endless possibilities. Explore this collection below!

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Davie Lusk Mini A Lusk Mini B Lusk Mini C Babson Traverse Bag Uniform Tunic Pencil Pouch Petal Pouch Portside Dopp Kit Crew Pincushion Set West Water Tunic Adeline Dress

Elizabeth Hartman - Arctic

Elizabeth's new collection, Arctic, charms with its muted color palette and sweet designs, but stands out best through Elizabeth's newest quilt patterns! Check out Penguin Party, Swan Island, Feathers and North Star below. Plus, explore the few prints available in flannel, as well as Elizabeth's woven gingham coordinate collection, Kitchen Window Wovens!

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Penguin Party Penguin Party (Child) Penguin Party Pillow Feathers Feathers Pillow North Stars Narwhal Pillow Otter Quilt Swan Island Swan Island (Baby) Swan Island Pillow

Violet Craft - New Patterns!

Violet's new patterns dazzled everyone this market! Check out her new farm-inspired EPP and FPP patterns - including the cutest new Cow Abstractions quilt, a rooster, sunflower, and so much more!

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The Cow Abstractions The Sunflower Pillow The Sunflower The Wolf Abstractions The County Star Barn Quilt The County Star Barn Pillow The Rooster

Anna Graham - Forage

We were so happy to debut Anna Graham of Noodlehead's first collection for Robert Kaufman - Forage! Printed on Essex and Essex Yarn Dyed, this 20 piece collection features versatile designs and a color palette perfect for quilts, garments and home dec projects alike. Get inspired by exploring below:

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Smock Top and Dress Cargo Duffle Crystal Palace Forage Bag Handmade Style Baskets Kalle Shirt Dress Lined Drawstring Bags Minimalist Wallet Patch Nine Pearl Dress Petal Pouch Range Backpack Runaround Bag Tamarack Jacket Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray Trail Tote Traverse Bag

Darlene Zimmerman - Penny's Dollhouse

We featured two collections by Darlene this market. First off is Penny's Dollhouse - the most darling dollhouse themed collection. Featuring two panels (a dollhouse and a doll panel), and a selection of the sweetest '30s blenders, this collection will have you smiling from ear to ear. Take a look around, you won't regret it!

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Hummingbird Penny's Dollhouse Penny's Dolls Double Wedding Ring Runner

Darlene Zimmerman - Eaton Place

Eaton Place, the second Darlene Zimmerman collection featured at market, is the picture of elegance. Featuring enchanting florals in pinks, blues, creams and a touch of green - this line will leave you feeling perfectly at peace. Explore the free quilt patterns below! 

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Floral Kaleidoscope Stars and Bars Eliza Jane Buttons and Bows

Sewing Studio

Did you know that Robert Kaufman sells more than quilting cotton? It's true! We put together a sewing studio booth to showcase a great selection of the different substrates we offer. The best part is, there's a ton of room for creativity here, and you can use these different substrates in quilts, as well as garments and accessories. Some of the featured fabric collections include: London Calling, Essex Canvas/YD, Essex YD Homespun, Sevenberry Canvas Prints, Laguna Jersey Prints, Mammoth Flannel, Sevenberry Nara Homespunand more!
Check out the booth and its projects below!

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Range Backpack Range Backpack Range Backpack Range Backpack Explorer Tote Explorer Tote Go Anywhere Bag Explorer Tote Campfire Messenger Bag Petal Pouch Cheyenne Tunic Inari Tee Dress Baby and Toddler Harem Pants Beatrix Inari Crop Tee Kismet Trinket Boxes Maritime Sloan Leggings Hawthorn Ogden Cami The Kittens Linden Linden Inari Crop Tee Hunter Tank First Day Top Beatrix Granville Shirt Mori Top Zephyr Romper

Kona® Color of the Year: Tiger Lily

As you might have seen, our Kona® Color of the Year for 2018 is Tiger Lily - a unique, rich, red orange hue! Explore the free quilt patterns by some of your favorite designers below!

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Mushrooms Terrace The Giant Pineapple Tigerlily Autumn Bliss

Precut Pop Up Shop

We also sold some of our new precuts and kits at the Precut Pop Up Shop, and featured some of our Alphonse Mucha quilt patterns!

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Garden Goddess Rose

Tear Down!

After the show, we tear down our booth in a matter of a few short hours. Take a look at the timelapse below!

Fall '17 Quilt Market Recap

Welcome to our Quilt Market Recap!

We can't wait to show you all of the wonderful fabrics and projects showcased at Quilt Market in Houston, TX! Our booth featured new collections, quilts and projects from designers: Violet Craft, Elizabeth Hartman, Valori Wells, Carolyn Friedlander, Malka Dubrawsky, Darlene Zimmerman, and Pam Goecke Dinndorf, as well as a Kona® Cotton display (of 340 colors!), Gustav Klimt by Studio RK, and a Precut Pop-Up Shop!

Installation

It takes us two days to put this booth together. Check out some footage from the set-up process below!

Booth Tour

Violet Craft + Palm Canyon

Violet Craft's debut collection for Robert Kaufman - Palm Canyon - stunned Market-goers so much that she won a 1st place award for Best Single Booth!

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Palm Canyon is composed of 7 designs and has 30 total fabrics. See the booth below and find this collection in stores at the end of February/beginning of March! Click on the projects in the 'What's in the Booth' section for more information!

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The Atomic Starburst The Orange Peels and Pinwheels Barn Owl Elevated Abstractions: Desert Mirage

Elizabeth Hartman + Terrarium

The Terrarium collection - 8 designs and 32 total fabrics - features succulents, plants, and even a little fawn, in two color stories (warm and cool), paired with a slew of incredible quilt patterns full of desert animals, succulent plants, and more. Find this collection in stores at the end of February/beginning of March. Take a look below and get inspired!

Delightful Desert (Large) Delightful Desert (Medium) Delightful Desert (Small) Greenhouse (Large) Greenhouse (Medium) Greenhouse (Small) Fancy Forest Lisa the Unicorn Bjorn Bear Dwight the Deer Lisa the Unicorn

Valori Wells + Musings

A gorgeous array of blues, greens and neutrals makes Valori's Musings a real showstopper. Check out all 5 prints, including a beautiful full-width print, plus tons of projects as seen below! Find this collection in stores at the end of January/beginning of February.

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Musings Soaring In Flight The Eclipse Turbine Make a Bunch of Flying Geese

Carolyn Friedlander + Gleaned

Inspired by nature, Carolyn's new collection Gleaned features a rich color palette and a diverse group of 6 unique designs (including 2 full width prints with selvage detail). Find this collection in stores at the end of January/beginning of February. See them in action below!

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Wainwright Wainwright Russell Russell Sessoms Alturas Pillow Sham Kalle Shirt Traverse Bag

Malka Dubrawsky + Mark to Make

Malka's debut Robert Kaufman line - Mark to Make - is a collection of hand-dyed and printed fabrics, with a strikingly rich color palette and 6 bold, graphic designs. Find this collection in stores at the end of February/beginning of March. See how Malka uses these prints in her booth below!

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Flying Dice Mosaic of Eight Simple Jim Mayan Mosaic Love Pillow Lilliana Everyday Skirt Hunter Tank Varda Dress

Darlene Zimmerman + Sunshine Garden

Darlene's newest collection, Sunshine Garden, is jam packed with elegant florals and blenders in a sweet blue and yellow palette. Find this collection in stores at the end of January/beginning of February. Explore her booth and projects below!

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Exploding Star Sunshine Garden

Gustav Klimt by Studio RK

Inspired by artwork by Gustav Klimt, this collection by Studio RK includes 3 panels (+ coinciding FREE projects) - The Kiss, The Woman in Gold, and The Tree of Life, as well as additional blenders - all featuring gorgeous metallic gold accents. Find this collection in stores at the end of January/beginning of February. Explore the booth and projects below!

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The Kiss The Woman in Gold The Tree of Life Glazed Donuts

Pam Goecke Dinndorf + Psychedelia

Pam's second collection with Robert Kaufman - Psychedelia - features 6 psychedelic designs in a vibrant color palette. Find this collection in stores at the end of December/beginning of January. Check out her booth below:

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Progress Matrimony

Kona® Cotton

Did you know that we have 37 NEW Kona® colors? And that means that we have 340 Kona® Colors total! This year we showcased all this rainbow magic in our Kona® Cotton booth, with a display featuring a bolt of every Kona® color in the line. We also recolored some of your favorite FREE Kona® patterns in the new colors! On the other side of the booth, we also featured our Kona® Designer BOM 2018!

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Kona® Designer BOM 2018 Adore-la Diamond Transparency Frameworks Tangled Kite Flight North and South Pique Nique

Precut Pop-Up Shop!

After Sample Spree (the night before Quilt Market begins), we take the extra product we have back to the booth to sell in our Precut Pop-Up Shop! Check out the booth below, as well as some fun Sample Spree photos!

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Mosaic Mountains Mosaic Mountains

Fall '17 Quilt Market Schoolhouse Sessions!

If you'll be at International Quilt Market in Houston, TX next week, make sure to stop by our schoolhouse sessions, held throughout the day on Friday, October 27th in Room #371B!

See the full schedule below:

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11:35-12:05: MALKA DUBRAWSKY: MODERN PRINTS, QUILTS & DESIGNS THAT CELEBRATE COLOR
Mark to Make is a collection of modern, hand-dyed fabrics by Malka Dubrawsky. Learn to pair simple and direct quilt patterns with bold, graphic prints for a striking display that will captivate your customers.

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12:10-12:40: VIOLET CRAFT: EXPLORE PALM CANYON FABRIC & NEW VIOLET CRAFT PATTERNS
The desert comes to life in Violet Craft's debut fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Palm Canyon. Come explore the prints, the patterns and the oasis life.

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12:45-1:15 ELIZABETH HARTMAN: TERRARIUM: NEW FABRIC AND PATTERNS FROM ELIZABETH HARTMAN
New quilting basics collection, Terrarium by Elizabeth Hartman, features a colorful world of plants and animals. Come see new precut-friendly projects and learn about how Terrarium can fit into your shop.

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1:20-1:50: CAROLYN FRIEDLANDER: GLEANED FABRICS AND NEW PROJECTS:
Meet Gleaned, Carolyn's newest collection with Robert Kaufman. Discover how her latest projects, this collection and its additional coordinates can be used together to engage and educate your customer.

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1:55-2:25: PSYCHEDELIA, PAM DINNDORF'S NEW FABRIC COLLECTION
Experience Pam Dinndorf's most personal collection to date, Psychedelia. Literally meaning "vivid colors or designs, expanding the mind's awareness," discover how this group will expand your sales and entice your customers!

We hope to see you there!

Spring '17 Schoolhouse Session Schedule (Quilt Market - St. Louis, MO)

If you'll be at International Quilt Market in St. Louis, MO later this month, make sure to stop by our schoolhouse sessions, held throughout the day on Thursday May 18th in Room #131!

See the full schedule below:

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11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sew-A-Thon with Lucy and Ollie!

Join Valori and her studio cats Lucy & Ollie for creative happenings, fun teachable moments, and social media inspiration. Come see the projects, and leave with full plans for your store activities! 


11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Reef, a new collection from Elizabeth Hartman

Come see new quilts and patterns by Elizabeth Hartman, all featuring her new print collection, Reef. With its range of gorgeous colors and patchwork-perfect prints, Reef will make an excellent addition to any fabric stash!


12:10 pm - 12:40 pm
Panache - New fabric by Rebecca Bryan

Come see Rebecca Bryan's debut fabric line, Panache. Explore the playful palettes and wide variety of options for quilt patterns.


12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Blake - New knits by Carolyn Friedlander

Take the mystery out of sewing with knits! Carolyn Friedlander shares a curated list of patterns to pair with her knit collection, Blake, plus the best class-friendly projects. Don’t miss a first look at new quilt patterns.

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
New from Darlene Zimmerman - Windowsill Garden

Explore Darlene Zimmerman’s collection of 1930’s feedsack flowers with her new line, ‘Windowsill Garden.’ Learn the history of embroidery and redwork and to expand shop offerings using these panels and their coordinates.

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
New Violet Craft patterns + tricks to increase sales

SNEAK PEEK! Be the first to see Violet’s NEW abstractions pattern. Plus, increase your shop sales by learning how to recolor and kit Violet’s quilt patterns to target your customer base! 

 

We hope to see you there!