Fall '14 Quilt Market Recap!

Many of you may have visited our booth at Fall '14 Quilt Market in Houston, but for those who could not, we wanted to provide a virtual tour! This time around, we were so excited to start celebrating Kona Cotton Solids' 30th Anniversary. We displayed 30 Kona quilts by 30 all-star designers in our booth and some other participating booths (tune into our blog hop that's going on right now, more information here), had a Kona 30th scavenger hunt challenge with a $1400 prize package, a Kona IQ activity, a Kona prize wheel, Kona goodies (totes, pins, freebies), and much more. In addition, we had booths for designers Carolyn Friedlander, Jennifer Sampou, and Valori Wells (who won a first place booth award!). We also had booths for our new Vincent Van Gogh collection, Fusions Bloom and Fusions Garden, and a fabulous Artisan Batiks by Lunn Studios section including Splendid 3, Prisma Dyes, Color Source 5, and Grove 2. Our Precut Pop-Up Shop was a hit as well, selling through almost all of our wonderful products!!

Look through the following image maps for a look at our Robert Kaufman booths. See a quilt you like, or a designer you're interested in? Just click directly on the image for more information!


First up, Carolyn Friedlander's booth! This Quilt Market, Carolyn debuted her new collection, Doe, with a schoolhouse session, fabulous quilts, bags and even a quilted couch! The endearing nature of this collection made it an instant hit with the crowd!

(Click the quilts and projects for more information)

Catenary Quilt Outhouse Quilt Carolyn Friedlander Doe: Additional Projects & Information Nest Egg Tote Emphasis Aerial Grove Quilts from left to right: Emphasis, Aerial Grove, Catenary, and Outhouse by Carolyn Friedlander
Nest Egg tote by Carolyn Friedlander
Check out Carolyn's 30th Anniversary Quilt, Bartow!

Check out Carolyn's 30th Anniversary Quilt, Bartow!


Valori Wells showed off her new Ashton Road collection with a schoolhouse session along with a bright, playful and colorful booth that included an adorable treehouse! She showcased her flannel and flat Playtime quilts, as well as her Kona 30th Anniversary Quilt (Colored Happy).

(Click through the quilts for more information!)

Valori Wells Playtime Flannel Playtime Colored Happy Ashton Road: Additional Information & Projects

Her booth was so lovely, in fact, that it won a 1st place booth award!! We're so very proud of her!

(Here's the image we took to share the news on Instagram!)


Jennifer Sampou's new collection, Black & White, debuted with a bang. In her schoolhouse session, as well as through her quilts and projects, Jennifer displayed that the familiar black and white duo can be so much more! Her collection shows a wide range of tones, colors, and effects as the fabrics fade from black to white.

Click the quilts for more info!

Black & White Jennifer Sampou Storm at Sea Quilt Elephant and I Grand LeMoyne Star Quilts from left to right:
Braque Quilt by Revolutionary Nest
Grand LeMoyne Star
Storm at Sea made by Janice Ryan and quilted by Angela Walters
Elephant and I designed by Jennifer Sampou and quilted by Jocelyn Marzan
Kahakai by Beyond the Reef
Cinema Dress designed by Liesl + Co. and made by Knitty Bitties


Our Fusions Garden and Fusions Bloom booth was bursting with color! With flowers made of our wonderful fusions fabric, mini quilts and quilts, this booth really showed off the colorful variety of projects that can be made using these fabrics.

Click the quilts you like and find out more about them!

Garden Path Quilt Fusions Garden Fusions Bloom Wavelength Quilt Mini Delight Mini Lotus Mini Tiny Dancer Ten Squares: Fusions Garden Mini Delight, Mini Lotus, and Mini Tiny Dancer designed by Jaybird Quilts and made by Kristi Ryan
Garden Path quilt designed by Robert Kaufman, made by Free Range Quilter
Wavelength quilt by Freshly Pieced

Our Vincent Van Gogh booth was a work of art. As Robert Kaufman has recently become the official licensee of the Vincent Van Gogh Museum, we have created fabrics that highlight the artist's classic brush strokes, as well as some beautiful landscape and floral panels. Click through for more information on these projects!

Arles Down the River or Road Gallery Vincent Van Gogh Blenders From left to right:
Arles, designed by Robert Kaufman and made by Kristi Ryan
Down the River or Road designed by Kathie Alyce and made by Ramona Rose
Gallery, designed by Robert Kaufman and made by Kitchen Table Quilting

Our Artisan Batiks by Lunn Studios showed their colors beautifully in four sections with four collections!

Artisan Batiks:Splendid Euclid Ave. by Sassafras Lane Designs Euclid Ave. designed by Sassafras Lane Designs and quilted by Kristi Ryan
Shivaun Place by Sassafras Lane Designs Shivaun Place designed by Sassafras Lane Designs, quilted by Angela Walters

If Taylored Stars looks familiar, it's because you've seen it in some of our print ads! The vibrant reds are stunning and make a lasting impression. It was the perfect compliment to our Color Source 5 booth!

Taylored Stars by Antler Quilt Design Artisan Batiks: Color Source 5 Taylored Stars, designed by Antler Quilt Design and made by Kristi Ryan
Artisan Batiks: Prisma Dyes Tasty Runner by Jaybird Quilts Striped Starburst Striped Starburst Tasty Table Runner designed by Jaybird Quilts and made by Karen Fisher
Striped Starburst designed by Robert Kaufman and made by Karen Fisher

This year, our marketing booth was filled to the brim with Kona 30th Anniversary Quilts and some new Geo Pop Canvas by Emmie K projects! Click the quilts/projects for more information and patterns.

Smithereens by Carolina Patchworks Floating Prisms by Teaginny Spectrum by Fresh Lemons Quilts Red Star by Cortney Heimerl Triangulate by The Quilt Engineer Bucket Hat Simple Quilted Blanket Cooper Backpack Geo Pop Canvas by Emmie K Square Floor Pillow Kona 30th Anniversary Quilts left to right:
Smithereens by Carolina Patchworks, quilted by Angela Walters
Floating Prisms by Teaginny
Spectrum by Fresh Lemons Quilts
Red Star by Cortney Heimerl
Triangulate, designed by The Quilt Engineer and made by Kristi Ryan

We decided to celebrate our Kona Cotton 30th Anniversary with a Kona IQ game to test contestants' Kona knowledge! If you missed it at market, make sure you come by Road to California or Quilt Con for your chance to race against the clock (and your friends) for the highest Kona IQ!

(Click through this image for more info!)

Paint Drip by Kitchen Table Quilting Starshine by Canoe Ridge Creations Paint Drip by Kitchen Table Quilting
Starshine by Canoe Ridge Creations, quilted by Crinkle Love

Here are some Kona IQ clips that we posted on our Instagram. Everyone had such a blast!

Ken and Harvey Kaufman even tested their IQs! Who do you think won?


With their bright colors and beautiful patterns, our Kona 30th Anniversary Quilts made a huge statement. Check them out below, and click on them for more pattern information!

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine Picnic Plaid by Freshly Pieced Cosmic Delight by Freckled Whimsy Raceway by Aria Lane Patchwork City Sampler by Elizabeth Hartman Cascade by Stitched in Color Kona 30th Anniversary
Left to right:
Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine
Picnic Plaid by Freshly Pieced
Cosmic Delight by Freckled Whimsy
Raceway by Aria Lane, quilted by Crinkle Love
Patchwork City Sampler by Elizabeth Hartman
Cascade by Stitched in Color
The Make It Simpler Two-Color Pineapple Quilt by Anita Grossman Solomon Print Party: Solids Soiree by Johanna Masko Kona 30th Anniversary
The Make it Simpler Two-Color Pineapple Quilt by Anita Grossman Solomon
Print Party: Solids Soiree by Johanna Masko
Rock Jetties by Tumblingblocks Twister Shimmer by Quilt Moments Wakefield by Lady Harvatine
Rock Jetties by Tumblingblocks, quilted by Angela Walters
Twister Shimmer by Quilt Moments, quilted by Angela Walters
Wakefield by Lady Harvatine
Flip This House by Ken Kaufman Parallels by Empty Bobbin Studios
Flip This House designed by Ken Kaufman, pieced by Better Off Thread and quilted by Angela Walters
Parallels by Empty Bobbin

Though our Kona anniversary quilts took up a large part of our booth, they also spread far and wide throughout the convention center! Check out these pictures of Kona quilts in our Booth Hop partners' booths!

Overall, our show was a huge success. We had a great time speaking with everyone who came by the booth to visit. We hope you enjoyed this virtual tour! Thank you to all the designers, quilters, participating booths for our Booth Hop, and the Robert Kaufman crew for a successful show! We hope to see you next time!