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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Let the Blog Hop Begin

Let the Blog Hop Begin

It's time! Jennifer Sampou's newest collection, Shimmer, is shipping out and to give you a jumpstart on using it, she has organized a blog hop with your favorite quilters and sewists.

Over the next two weeks, you can visit the participating blogs (see below for the schedule) to see the amazing quilts and sewing projects that have been made with Shimmer. We've had a sneak peek of a few and they are amazing!

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Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou

Jennifer Sampou is back with a beautiful new collection, Shimmer, characterized by delicate pearlescent accents. It is availabe in three color stories: Stone, Vintage and Steel. 

Stone color story

Vintage color story

Steel color story 

Jennifer shared her inspiration for Shimmer along with a variety of quilts, clothing and projects that use the collection in her video introduction: 

We're excited to begin shipping the fabric to independent quilt retailers soon and next week, Jennifer will be joining us to kick off her Shimmer blog hop. Come back on April 1st (no joke!) and see what she has in store for fans, find out who'll be showing off their Shimmer projects and see inspiration galore! For a sneak peek, check out her lookbook below.

See you next Tuesday! 

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View the Shimmer lookbook at http://www.robertkaufman.com/release/january2014/shimmer/

View the Shimmer lookbook at http://www.robertkaufman.com/release/january2014/shimmer/

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. 

Studio Visit with Jennifer Sampou + a Giveaway!

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So much of what we do these days is done over distance, with emails and attached files and online images, that an in-house visit with a designer is a rare treat. The RK team was lucky enough to play host to the legendary Jennifer Sampou this week and we had to nab the opportunity to get a picture of her with her newest line, Studio Stash.

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Designed–as always–with quilters in mind, Jennifer's collection features a range of colors and textures suitable for modern and traditional designs. With four beautiful color stories that complement each other and her previous collections, the fabrics are crying out to be made into beautiful quilts.

Today we're releasing a new pattern, designed by Jennifer herself, using the new Studio Stash collection, Kona Cottons and Essex Linen and brought together in an enormous zig zag. Measuring 51" x 74," the quilt is a fabulous size for snuggling under when the weather turns cooler this fall.

Get started now and download the PDF pattern from our website. Shop owners can download kitting info, as well. Fabrics are in stores now.

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Win your own Studio Stash!

Sign up for Jennifer's newsletter (scroll to the bottom of her webpage) and you'll be entered to win one of four custom fat quarter bundles of Studio Stash. Be sure to submit your name and email by August 31, 2013. A winner will be drawn on and announced on September 1, 2013.