Fabric8's Top Eight Designs

Votes have been tallied and the top finalists in this year's Fabric8 contest are here! We started with hundreds of entries, and now just eight designers will have the chance to design and submit collections for the final selection. Designers have until July 14 to create their mini-collections. Starting on July 17, Spoonflower will showcase the collections to give you a chance to vote for your favorite.

Join us on Spoonflower.com, starting July 17th to vote for your favorite collection from these talented designers.

Quilt Market Recap

 Quilt Market Recap

Each May, Quilt Market finds us in a different city than the year before and this time it was Pittsburgh that played host with the quilting industry descending on the city for a week. We brought a crew excited to show off our newest releases to shop owners, pattern designers and other industry professionals.  Do you want a peek, too? Join us for a virtual tour of our booth, with new releases and patterns along the way. 

Ann Kelle has added to her Remix collection with new houndstooth, plus-sign and polka dot designs. Full of bright colors and happy messages, her booth was perfect for market meetings. Plus it gave us a chance to talk about her fabulous new mustache print, along with houndstooth and anchors, that are now available on our Laguna Print Jersey.

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Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!

When you're ever looking for some block inspiration, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks is the publication to pick up. The newest edition will be available May 6th and we're thrilled that there are several block patterns that put to use a variety of  Kona® Solids and several prints including Blythe, Remix by Ann Kelle, Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander, and Quilters Linen.

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Announcing Fabric8 2014!

Announcing Fabric8 2014!

Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman are partnering once again for Fabric8 with Cosmic Voyage as the this year's design theme.

If you were to hop on a spaceship and travel the galaxies, what would you find? A city of aliens on a distant planet? A colony of human space-immigrants? Distant rainbow colored nebulae, or a floating space garden?

We are looking for designers who are ready to gas up their jet-packs and discover the best fabric designs in the universe for our "Cosmic Voyage" Fabric8 design challenge.

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Jennifer Sampou joins Pat Sloan on Monday!

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The lovely and talented Jennifer Sampou will join American Patchwork & Quilting Radio host Pat Sloan on Monday, November 18 at 4pm EST. 

Listen in as the two designers and quilters talk about travels, design inspirations and life as a creative professional. 

Jennifer's newest collections, Daisy Love Flannel and Studio Stash are available now through independent fabric retailers. 

To listen in, click here at 4pm EST (1pm PST) on Monday, November 18. 

Quilt Market , the Fall 2013 edition

We did it! One more Quilt Market, one more chance to meet our customers, designers, reps, and those who make this industry as amazing as it is. We had a great time meeting with so many, but for those of you who couldn't make it to Houston, we wanted to make sure you got to see all the fab projects, displays and people, too!

We arrived with a team to put up the booth on Thursday and for the next two days, the booth team worked their way through crates and boxes, finding and placing the many displays that had been planned. What started as utter chaos, with the help of many hands, was transformed into a stellar booth display featuring many of our Fall 2013 releases.

Elisabeth was our Quilt Market hero!

Elisabeth was our Quilt Market hero!

We were lucky enough to have a nice roster of presenters for Schoolhouses including Michael Mrowka and Debra Lunn of Lunn Studios, Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, Carolyn Friedlander, Allie Heath, Teresa Coates and Darlene Zimmerman.

The crowd went wild with their smartphones when Julie announced her new BOM, Park Bench, using Carolyn's new collection: Botanics.

Insta-love! It's the new BOM from Jaybird Quilts.

Insta-love! It's the new BOM from Jaybird Quilts.

Back at the booth, they were hanging up all sorts of fabulous quilts, including this Superkids Snapshot, made by our own Nichole Ramirez (quilted by Liz Hansen) using Ann Kelle's new Super Kids collection, some Kona Cotton solids and Ann Kelle's Remix.

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There was so much cuteness in Ann Kelle's booth, eliciting squees and quick sits in the Remix-covered settee.

Loads of little projects using Remix and the new Remix Metallics, including the Pixelated Heart quilt, This and That lunch tote from Sew Sweetness, Urban Flotologie flannel footies, notebook cover, rain jacket and more. Many of these patterns will be available in the Patterns section of robertkaufman.com.

Find many of the patterns for these projects at robertkaufman.com

Find many of the patterns for these projects at robertkaufman.com

More Remix and Konas came together in the spectacular Remixed Geese, designed by Erica Jackman, sewn by our own Elisabeth Woo and quilted by the masterful Angela Walters.

 


 

Carolyn Friedlander hit the ground running with her second collections, Botanics. She spoke about the inspiration in the plants around her, as well as her architectural background.

Focus (on the left) is available from Carolyn Friedlander. Disco (on right) is from Jaybird Quilts.

Focus (on the left) is available from Carolyn Friedlander. Disco (on right) is from Jaybird Quilts.

Botanics is the name of both her collection and the appliqued wall quilt, a stunning example of her motto: Savor Each Stitch.

 


 

We're thrilled to offer up the pattern for the Cargo Tote, designed by Anna Graham of Noodlehead and featured in the Botanics booth.

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The gorgeous new Lumina collection was showcased brilliantly by Judy Niemeyer in her Feathered Star quilt, featuring two colorways of Lumina with added shine from touches of Radiance.

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Lumina Feathered Star by Judy Niemeyer, quiltworx.com

The Kona display was a favorite for many with its unique display of all 271 Kona Cotton colors:

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Treasure Hunt Time

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It’s a Treasure Hunt and you’re invited to join in the fray. Quiltmaker is hosting their biggest contest yet with more then $24,000 in prizes, including fat quarter bundles from yours truly. 

Look for the Treasure Hunt 2013 button on our website, then click the button to find an entry form.

The contest runs from 2 p.m. MST on 10/1/13 to 11:59 p.m. MST on 12/2/13. (Find complete rules at quiltmaker.com. No mail-in entries will be accepted. This contest is open to U.S. Residents only.)