Monday, December 27, 2010

Hello to Ann Kelle

Today we have a very special guest who is also a first timer at the Jolly Jabber. Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman is here for a lil Q&A session!  Make sure you stay tuned because there is a very generous giveaway carrying on Kelle's 8 weeks of Christmas at the end!  


How did you get into designing fabric?
I started out in the stationery industry. In the summer of 2008, I was in a boutique that carried some of my stationery. During a conversation with the boutique owner, she said she could see my designs on children's clothes. That statement sparked something inside. I then began contacting fabric companies. I received a couple of noes and a couple of yeses, in the end I decided to go with Robert Kauffman.





Tell us about your current line(s)? 
I have two new lines that are coming out. Izzy Flannel, consists of lots of florals with fun color combinations. (I have a thing for flowers). This line is different from my other lines in that it is a little bit more sophisticated, I think. My other line is Ready, Set, Go, is a super fun line on organic cotton. It's a transportation line with cars, trains, helicopters with lots and lots of bold colors.

What are you working on now? 
We're working on wrapping up my next line that comes out in the spring, and I am beginning to design for new lines for the latter part of 2011.



What inspired Urban Zoology?
I don't know? Typically I like designing stuff with flowers, but I'm entering into a new phase where I really enjoy drawing animals and character. I do know that the whale design was inspired by a sweater Natalie wore on the "Facts of Life," an 80s sitcom. As for the owls, I was seeing owls everywhere and I wanted to do my take on them.

What has inspired your color palettes? All of them seem to be very bold, do you think you will always stick with that? 
 I pull a lot from things in my childhood that made me happy. I love happy colors.


Thank you Kelle for joining us today and donating for the giveaway, you are such a sweetheart!  Now time to announce what exactly that is....!


You have a chance to win one of 3 Remix Roll Ups!  All you need to do is *Like* Ann Kelle on Facebook, then comment on this blog post telling us you did so. Contest closes Monday, January 3rd @ midnight CST so... Get ready... and GO!







** To answer some confusion, yes, her real name is Kelle Boyd and her company name is Ann Kelle Designs. **








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Jan said...

I already "like" her on FB, does that count. Hoping to win.

Susan said...

I now "like" her - and I like her happy colors!

Kasey said...

I've "liked" her for a while now! Ann Kelle Rocks!

Jessica said...

I like Ann on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Bec Clarke said...

Wow those owls are very cute, I now like her on facebook.
Thanks for showing me yet another great designer.

WoolenSails said...

I liked Ann and love her fabric.

Debbie

Johanne said...

Have "liked" her now, and really love the fabrics.

Debi said...

I "liked" Ann on Facebook and have love her fabrics.

Susan C. said...

Just "liked" the page on Facebook. Am absolutely in love with this line! Gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I bought fat quarters of Remix in every color way I could find when it first came out. She appeals to the Hello Kitty loving part of my brain!!

Ally said...

I love Remix!! I liked Ann on FB. Thanks for the giveaway.

Valerie C. said...

I "liked" Ann on FB! Your fabrics are lovely...great colors, and of course, OWLS!

Monica said...

Love the fabric and would LOOOOOVE to win!! Thanks for the opportunity and the great fabric!

Angelika said...

I like her on Facebook and I like her fabric very much

Samelia's Mum said...

I'm a liker on facebook. Love her designs.

Lizzie said...

Well it wasn't very hard to 'like' her at all, gorgeous fabric...
Lizzie
xxx

Mama Spark said...

I have been following her blog for awhile now and am happy to "like" her on Facebook!

robin said...

I was already "like"-ing Ann Kelle on Facebook. I love Remix!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I "like" her on FB. Great fabrics

MADE BY KK said...

I LIKE!!!

tracy_a said...

Done! love the rainbows!

Erzebat said...

hiyall,
I have 'liked' Ms Ann! love the bright and cherry colors. hard to find those in alot of fabric lines! keep up the great work!
(mauh) Liz

Kristan Anne said...

"liked"!

I am so excited for Ready, Set, Go! I have a boy, and great boy fabrics are few and far between, IMO.

Sally said...

I *like* Ann Kelle! Her colors and designs are so cheery!

Obsession With Online Tutorials said...

I liked Ann on her Facebook Page....And I am a fan of her work...love the colors and the shapes she uses....simply awesome....my daughter says that they are DEL-I-Cious .... grin....

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sincerely,

Shannon Margaret
Shannon . Margaret . Brott (AT)(DOT) com

margie c said...

I already 'like' Ann Kelle! Very much too :)
I have 2 boys, so I love how versatile all of the patterns are!
Thanks for the chance!
hugs, margie

Needlefood said...

I *like* - no, I *love* Ann Kelle - gorgeous colours :)

Michelle

Frances said...

I went to facebook and hit like because I do like this fabric!

nancy Essig said...

Yes, I did a like on the fabric line and told her how much my granddaughters would ooh and ahh over this fabric.....I can see bags skirts blankets and oh so much more!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I love remix and I am Liking Ann Kelle on Facebook :)

Annie said...

what's not to like! I love this fabric and would love to win some!

Kelly said...

I "like" her on FB! If there was a "love" button, I would have clicked on that! :)

Alex said...

I have "liked" Anne Kelle for a while — love her style and color palettes!

Anonymous said...

Love the bright, happy colors!
Jannine Thorne

Kelsey Rose said...

I already follow her on Facebook. :D

Jane said...

love her fabrics...Ann Kelle 'liked' on Facebook!

Ann said...

I "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook and subscribe to her blog. But I'm confused - are Kelle Boyd and Ann Kelle the same person? Is Ann Kelle Kelle Boyd 's professional name???

Brigitte said...

I just hit the like it button on Facebook - and hope to be the lucky winner!
greetings from Germany
Brigitte

chelsea said...

I have liked her on FB to match liking her in real life!

Catherine said...

This issuch a bright and happy fabric collection, just love it. Have just clicked the 'like' button on her facebook page. Fingers and toes crossed.

Rhanda said...

'Liked" the colors are spectacular. The for the chance!

Kristy said...

Done and done. love that fabric and can't wait to see the new lines :)

Jorie said...

I like her on FB! Thanks for the giveaway, I love this fun line!

CathyG said...

I "liked" her on facebook; love her fabric; so bright and cheerful!

Lindsi said...

"like" u Ann Kelle on FB!!! Wahoo

Kirsty said...

I love the colors used in her fabric and now "like" her on Facebook as well

lisa said...

I "like" her! Wahoo!

Stephani said...

I "like" her on FB. Great colors!

junglewife said...

I already "like" her on FB!

LT said...

I've "liked" Ann Kelle on Facebook. I've been loving her colors and designs ever since I first saw her work. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of her fabric!

Rachel said...

Love the owls! I like Ann Kelle on FB!!!

Lee Ann said...

I already "Like" Ann Kelle on facebook. :-)

Thank you for this interview!

Janet said...

I've liked Anne Kelle on Facebook and I like her bright colours.

Stormy Days said...

I already like Ann Kelle on FB. I love her fabric, so cheerful and happy.

Barbrann said...

What fun fabrics. Love the colors. Can see a NeiNei skirt now. I also like her on facebook.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook!

Sandy said...

I "like" Ann Kelle on facebook too!

Paula said...

I like Anne Kelle on fb, but I love her fabric designs.

IamSusie said...

I liked her! Such fun fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Hey wonderful colours and paterns. I certainly "like" Ann Kelle on facebook.

Heather said...

I like Ann Kelle on FB because I love the fun colors in this line! Great for a kids quilt!

Christy Ferguson said...

I like Ann on facebook and I really like the colors in this collection!

Melody said...

I "like" Ann Kelle on FB. Awesome colors.

James-Linda said...

I "like" Ann on FB !
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Becky said...

I "like" Ann on FB. Wow! Love the look of her fabric. Izzy Flannel sounds interesting. Thanks for introducing this designer to us!

cherie godbey said...

I already follow Ann Kelle, love her designs!!

cherie.godbey@gmail.com

Laura said...

Such happy colors! I "liked" Ann on Facebook.

Christie said...

I follow her on Facebook, my favorite designer. :)

Kelly said...

I've been following her on Facebook for a while.

Donna said...

I "liked" Ann. I love Ann's fabric design. Happy quilting!

CJ said...

I already LIKE Ann on FB. :D

Tegan P said...

I "like" her on facebook, but I LOVE her fabric in real life! <3

Lesa said...

I like her on face book. I like her material, the colors are so pretty.
Thanks,
Lesa

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

I like her pretty colors, and now I like her on Facebook.

Heidi

Becky said...

I like Ann on FB! Her stuff is so fun!

Bree Scott said...

I like her one fb! what gorgeous material!
brienne_scott@yahoo.com

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I like Ann on FB.

Patty said...

I liked her on FB. The fabric is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric nice bright colours!

Marianne said...

Like Ann on facebook and love her cheery fabric. It would lovely to win.

Marshall said...

I've "liked" Kelle on facebook for some time. Her fabrics are colorful and enjoy looking at them in my quilts.

Anonymous said...

like on fb and love the owls
Joyce
mclady@sbcglobal.net

Dee said...

I 'liked' her on FB. Her fabrics make me look forward to spring and after the abundance of early snow this year, it can't come soon enough!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow!!! I absolutely adore Anne's designs! Such a fabulous giveaway!!! I also "like" Anne on Facebook!

bdaiss said...

I definitely "Like"! And major league WANT!

Lisa Marie Mosley said...

I posted on facebook and my daughter will love these fabrics on her bed this spring.

scottylover said...

I "like" her on facebook! Love the colors in these fabrics. I need to make some fun quilts and these would be perfect!

Sandy A

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I'm kind of FB challenged. :-/ But I think I did it! :-) Thanks for the chance!

copehome said...

Liked her on FB!!! Thanks for the chance

Marcia W. said...

Margaret and Marcia "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook. Kelle's bright colors are wonderful for quilts. Thanks for the giveaway of the jelly rolls. Happy New Year. Alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Penny said...

Added her to my list of designers I like on FB. Would love make a quilt for the grandbaby with her cute, cute colored fabric.

la salty said...

I like-like-liked her!!! =)

Maisy said...

I "liked" Anne Kelle on Facebook. I LOVE her fabric designs, and would TOTALLY love to win this awesome giveaway!!!!!!

Regan said...

done like diner!!

love this

gina said...

Love her fabrics! Especially the owls!

I was already a liker!!!

Hugs,
gina

Annelies said...

Just makes me want to smile and smile!!!!

Layne Bushell said...

So happy I got on this blog to see this happy happy fabric. I love it! So please choose me. And I like Anne Kelle on FB

Sarah Craig said...

I've "liked" Ann Kelle for a while now, and love her fabric - such great colors! I hope I win some!!!

Sharon said...

Love this fabric and I "liked" Ann Kelle on FB. thanks for the giveaway.

alli b said...

Love urban zoology line - the colourways are so fun!
Thanks for the giveaway, I have liked her as requested, and i am so glad you told me of this.
allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

mavmom0810 said...

This fabric would be great for a baby quilt. I like to use fabrics that will grow along with the child.

Bethany said...

I like Ann kelle design. Thanks for the giveaway

Jade said...

I am already a Facebook "liker". Ann Kelle fabrics are my all-time favourites. Fingers crossed to win!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I'm already a facebook fan of hers ~ LOVE her designs!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

melissia said...

I "like" her and her wonderful collection.

Jots Mum said...

I like Ann Kelle on FB and I love her fabric
jotsmum(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth B said...

I like Kelle on Facebook and on your blog!

Bailey said...

I like her on Facebook!

Thanks for the chance.

Shruti said...

I *like* her on FB since a long time... And I truely *love* her designs, they are amazing...

Nancy said...

I already "Like" her on FB

Wendy said...

Thank you for sharing Ann Kelle's designs! Found her on FB and I "Like" her! Way Cool! Thanks!

Debra said...

I liked her on facebook and lover her fabric.

jane p said...

I've liked Ann Kelle on facebook for a while now. Her colours really stand out. I can see myself liking her stationery too! I'm a secret notebook addict.

JennE said...

I am fairly new to sewing, but I can see this is going to become a fun addiction. Love the prints.

Cheri C. said...

I "liked" the remix AND I think the line is too darn cute!!

Jules said...

I "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook - although I do think she qualifies as one of those pages that have a "love" button :)

Peach Rainbow said...

Anne Kelle's "FB Fan"
Thank you :)

Elsina said...

I like Ann on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway!

quilteddog said...

I liked her!! and the fabrics are DE-lish!

Paula said...

I liked her on Facebook; her designs are fantastic!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Merete said...

I like her on FB!

Maria McGill said...

I already like Ann Kelle on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

I 'LIKE' Anne Kelle.
Jill

free indeed said...

I liked her on FB as freeindeed cyr

Ali said...

I already like her. Love the line!

maken designs said...

i liked on FB~ thanks!!

Nicholas said...

I liked her on Facebook - and definitely like Remix! What a great fabric line!

Mama Pea said...

I'm a "liker." Thanks for the nice giveaway chance!

Carol said...

I really like the remix line and I now "like" Ann Kelle on facebook.

Barb in Mi said...

I have been coming across Urban Zoology & Remix everywhere and love it! Thanks for the interview w/ giveaway - and yes, I "like" you on FB!

Tezzcan said...

I've had Kelle on my like list on facebook for a while now, I think her fabric is fab!

Kimberly said...

I have been following her everywhere she goes...I 'like' her!!

Jackie Russell said...

Love the bright colors!

Elaine said...

My little girls would LOVE these fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I like Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for a chance to win

Barb said...

I 'liked' Ann Kelle on fb a while back.

hannah said...

Was on Ann Kelle Designs Facebook page. Love the Remix and Izzy Flannels. Would love to win some. Thanks for the opportunity!!

Quilting Mom said...

I have some of her beautiful notebooks! Love the Remix line! Thank you for a chance to win!

Weatherbee ;) said...

I LOVE the colorful fabrics! And I like her on facebook! :)

~Teresa

stampmeup said...

Love the bright cheery colors.. "Liked" Ann Kelle facebook page. :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

http://sweet-quilt-n-bee-shoppe.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

Love the new collection. I "liked" Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

Terri said...

I absolutely love the bold colors. And I "liked" Kelle on FB.

phine said...

like, like, like,on fb. super stationary.

Melissa said...

Already a follower :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Denise said...

Went to Facebook and liked Ann. Love that fabric. So nice and bright and fresh looking.

Rose said...

She has been liked AND loved. :3

Stray Stitches said...

I liked Ann on FB!!! Thanks for the chance to enter this great giveaway!

ledamewood said...

I like Ann on FB. Love the fabric, hope I'm one of the lucky 3.

Jansie said...

I've 'Liked' Anne. What a lovely line. Thanks for the chance!!

Linda said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love the fabric.

~Kathleen said...

I "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook.

Amanda said...

I liked her on facebook! Great Q&A, I think it's always interested to know how a person started. :-)

sarahbethe said...

I like her on Facebook! Great line.

chrissypatrick said...

I already like her on FB her collection is GREAT!

Beth Britt said...

I liked Ann Kelle on Facebook. Her designs are great

Michele said...

Liked Ann on FB, but LOVE the collection!

Petit Design Co. said...

like both the collection and on FB

quilary said...

I like her on FB. This would be a lovely bright start to the new year - thanks for the chance.

Tania on the Hill said...

I really like Ann Kelle in FB, love treir designs!

feelincrafty said...

I liked her! I love the owl fabric!!

traceyjay said...

who wouldn't "like" Ann! :) Can't wait for the Ready set Go! line. :)

Brie Henri said...

'Liked' Love the Urban Zoology!

Lixa said...

I "liked" her on FB. Those are some really nice fabrics!

kwiltmakr said...

I did it! I like Ann Kelle on FB. I would love to win the fabric. It is "happy" fabric.

Judy said...

I admit Ann is new to me but her colors are fresh and bold which I like. I will start following her and thank you for a chance to win!

Julie said...

"liked"

Jessica said...

I don't just like it, I LOVE it!

Eileen said...

I just liked Ann Kelle on Facebook, love her designs, so fun!

Joanna said...

I like Ann Kelle on Facebook.

Mouster1 said...

I like Ann Kelle and her colorful line of fabrics. Sorry, but I'm not in facebook. Thank you for having this giveaway.

Nanbon44 said...

I am now a follower of Ann Kelle on facebook as a like

Nancy said...

As of a couple minutes ago, I like Ann Kelle on FB! She has great fabric, a very fun giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

What's not to "like" about this wonderful designer? She is on my facebook "like" list. My new grandbaby is due in June and I would love to use her fabric in clothing and quilts for the baby.
Sandy Corey

Laurie said...

I "like" Anne Kelle on FB :) and everywhere else too! love that argyle print

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I like Ann Kelle on FB. Love the colors!

Ariane said...

I like Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cecilia said...

I already like Anne on fb. Thanks for the giveaway.

starfishalley said...

I "like" on Facebook and I love the owls. I'm really looking forward to the new fabrics in 2011!

Melissa said...

I like Anne Kelle on Facebook. Super excited for this giveaway! Thank so much!

Sara said...

I already like Ann Kelle!

The Sassy Librarian said...

I love how whimsical this line is! I totally "like" her on and off Facebook. :-)

SisterlyLove said...

I'm sad that I don't have a facebook! Is there a way to sign up without one?

Love her designs! Love her "take" on the owl! So cute!


Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Kelli said...

I am liking her now on facebook! I would LOVE to get my hands on her fabrics!

deserae said...

I like her on FB!

james and bess said...

i like ann kelle on fb. :)

bess

Melinda said...

I like her on facebook now! I love these designs!

Elizabeth said...

I like Ann Kelle on FB.

realmofthebluerosedragon said...

What lovely colorful fabric, so cheerful!

I liked on FB, and left a comment. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Karen P. said...

I already like ann kelle on facebook! super cute fabric!

lori said...

You have quite the following! Pretty obvious why!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Such happy colors!

JanetK said...

Definitely "Like" Ann Kelle on FB!

Hilachas said...

I now "like" Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win this nice giveaway.

Summer Killebrew said...

Love the designs, and "liked" Anne on FB. =)

Tamie said...

I "love" like Ann Kelle's fabrics...

Doodlebug Gail said...

I already "like" Ann on Facebook .... there should be a "really really like" button!

~Dawn~ said...

I "like" Anne on Facebook! Thanks for a plendid giveaway. :)

Stephany said...

I Liked her on facebook! GREAT giveaway!!! :) Thanks a bunch!

Terri. said...

I liked Ann Kelle on facebook
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

I liked Ann on facebook.

Merry Made Quilts said...

I already "like" her on facebook! And of course I love her fabric too!! Thanks for the chance ;)

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