Thursday, June 9, 2011

Designer Tidbits: Mark Cesarik & Giveaway!















The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Mark Cesarik to the Jolly Jabber for the first time ever. Mark’s very first fabric collection with Free Spirit Fabrics is Calypso Swing.  Mark and his darling new bride, Cara (as shown in the second picture),  are the cutest!





Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Calypso Swing collection?
A: The name "Calypso Swing" comes from the playful and funky nature of the designs. I wanted to keep the designs fun and light and bring a movement and "Swing" to them.




Q: What are 3 Words/ Images you would choose to describe this collection?
A:
1. FUNKY
2. Loud
3. Playful

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?
A: My favorite SKU is MC09Pink. It's the main print in the collection and the color scheme and the Motif just works for me, I really feel it represents the collection quite well.

Q: What is your dream project using this collection?
A: Actually, We got to use all of my fabrics for my wedding in Jamaica, my wife made table runners, table cloths, centerpieces, napkins, etc. My fabric was Everywhere!

{Click to view pattern}



Mark's Silly Secrets:

1. What music are you listening to right now?
I've been listening to Raphael Saadiq's Stone Rollin, its throwback soul. Great album.

3. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?
I love taking my dog Rhonda to the beach on beautiful Summer Days, Love spending time outside when the weather is nice.

4. Where did you grow up and where do you call home?
I grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio and have lived in chicago for the last 11 years. Moving to New York this weekend actually.

6. Your biggest pet peeve?
Not filling up the Brita when it's almost finished or not replacing the ice cube trays when they are finished.

8. What is the most important part of a sandwich?
The Bread, it's gotta be good bread or you got nothin'.




Don't forget to stop by Mark's blog, written by Cara, to see all the delectable ways Cara and others have used Mark's fabric!


Oh, and wait just one more second! In the spirit of inviting new faces around, let's giveaway a Fat Quarter Bundle of Calypso Swing! 




To enter comment on this post telling me 3 words you would describe this collection with. Contest closes Wednesday, June 15th.
Ready..
Set..
and Go! 


281 comments:

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Dawn S. said...

only three words?
*Yummy
*Fun
*Inspiring

Jules said...

Oh I'm sure there are so many words but the 3 I would use is:
Classy, Elegant, Swirly

Lovely line - I'm in love :)

DianeY said...

I'd say Girly, Swirly & just a little Sassy!

Shannon said...

My puppy is Calypso...love that word, it covers so much!

Three words for the fabric....

Playful
Funky
Swirly

Trisha said...

Pretty!
Classy!
Retro! (only because I had an outfit in those colors when I was younger)

Jennifer W. said...

Smooth
Cool
Swinging!

Pepe said...

Softy, chic, Audry Hepburnly!

zarina said...

Pink
Grey
Modern

marilyn said...

wow!
Fun!
needed!

Debbie said...

Love the fabric even if I'm not a pink girl -

Upbeat
Convivial
AWESOME!

Denise in PA said...

Great line! My three words:

Sophisticated
Elegant
Trendy

~Michelle~ said...

*Funky (I have to agree with Mark)
*Classy (I know, doesn't seem to go with Funky, but it's true)
*PINK-ified!

Reader Owl said...

possibilities
fun
happy

holycow175 said...

ZINGY

ROMANTIC

FREE

pbs said...

Creative
Fun
Up Town

Bobbi said...

whimsical, elegant, parisian

robin said...

modern
unique
trendy

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Cool
Swinging
Fun

Anonymous said...

modern
lovely
colorful

patti
chadcoreycraig@yahoo.ocm

Lissa said...

fun
spunky
classy

Thanks for the chance.

harleywife57 said...

modern

fresh

awesome

sorry ; that's the best I can do ;
how about

PINK !

Carol in E TN said...

Retro

Snazzy

Cool

sweetbaby said...

Pretty, Fun and Classy!!

(would love to add: mine!! hehe)
Ruth Wright

~T said...

girly
modern
playful

Laura said...

I think this collection is fun and energetic, but still classy!

Tiffany said...

classy
retro
funky

jlk said...

Fun
Modern
Hip

Stitched With Prayer said...
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Martina said...

Bold, elegant and eyecatching! Thanks so much!

CathyG said...

Sophisticated
French
Flirty

Stitched With Prayer said...

said...

Fresh!
Fun!
Versatile!



(I will be out of town on the 15th, so if I am lucky enough to win, I won't know until the 18th...I'm going where no computers can go, LOL)

Scenic Pit Stops said...

Classy, whimsical, and swirl. Hmm, I'm not very creative in the vocabulary department! :) Great prints, regardless of my lack of descriptive abilities!

gill said...

Stunning
Swirls
Spot On

The Monkey's Mama said...

pink cotton candy

ElfRenee said...

Beautiful. Elegant. Dramatic.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Elegant, swirly, delicious!!! :)

Julie said...

Edgy, funky, awesome

Rachel said...

pretty
fun
perky

Carolyn said...

stylish
PINK! (my fave!)
awesome!

Thank you for a chance at a wonderful giveaway. Love, love the new fabric line!

April Shae said...

Oh my I have been collecting pinks/grays for two years now so my words would be:
collectable
alluring
mesmeric

Tammy said...

Fabulous, Funky and Fun!!

Lotta said...

It's a beautifuul collection!
To describe it I'd say:
Lovely
Swirly
Funny
Lotta in Sweden

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

retro
funky
fun

Great fabric line! It must have been wonderful to see your fabric everywhere at your wedding.

Karen H said...

Retro
Party
Dance

Ashley G. said...

Modern, fresh, soulful

Great collection!

Becky said...

oohh....

1.Hip
2.Retro
3.awesome

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Steel drums
Bongo drums
Maracas

Ruth B said...

yummy
soothing
perfect

2ne said...

Playfull
Retro
Sweeeeeet

CJ said...

FUN
HIP
SOOTHING

Kristen said...

Retro
Feminine
Sophisticated

I love it - and would love the chance to win!

Maggie said...

Retro
Classy
Fun

susieqwva said...

1. Sophisticated
2. Funky
3. Fun!

connieteasley said...

Graceful
Gorgeous
Lively

I love the fabrics!

Lee Ann said...

1. Lovely
2. Unique
3. Playful

Lisa Marie said...

modern
graphic
original

Valerie said...

Fresh, Classy and Sassy! I love this line and look forward to seeing more from this designer! THanks for the giveaway!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

fun, versatile and inspiring

Kathinca said...

i would describe it as:

contemporary, versatile, yummm

passingdowncrazy said...

Sophisticated
Urban
Feminine

lindseyb said...

feminine
current
sassy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Pretty!
PINK!!
Perfection!!!

Nothing is better than PINK for a pinkaholic ;-)

arlette said...

Yummy candies
Fashion
and Chic!

Pssssttt, love the color of it!!!

Belinda said...

Funky, Flirty and Fun! Loving it!

chrissy said...

Gothic.
Pink.
Bubblegum.

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Curly curvy and sexy! Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the market booth pics!

Sarah Gough said...

Fresh, modern and fun! Gorgeous collection Mark!

Barb said...

Wild, retro, playful Where's the violet?

Alina said...

Sharp, Bold, and Adventurous! I definitely love the color, and of course, the pattern too. But the color really catch my eyes. Thanks for the chance.

Simone de Klerk said...

Innovative
Original
Inspiring
This line caught my eye the moment people showed pictures on their blog about the market!

Paul said...

Three words...

Subtle
Sophisticated
Sexy

Not that I was trying for a list of "S"s

Thanks for the Chance to Win!

Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

AMKreations said...

Soft, Sweet, Lovely

Thank you for a nice giveaway!

Wilma said...

Interesting
Unique
Chic

Snoodles said...

Hmmmm....how about "classy, fun, and unpredictable" !! Kinda sounds like me! LOL Thanks for having such a nice giveaway; hope I can win!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Johanne said...

Retro
Elegant
Sweet (it makes me somehow think of cotton candy...mmm)

In all ... beautiful.

Thanks a lot!

charlotte said...

Hip, Swell and Gorgeous!! Awesome color way!

Pat said...

Elegant, marblesque, palatial. It makes me think of palaces, Grecian marble, etc.

manybooks said...

Fabulous, fun and stylin'! I really like the movement - perfect name!

Linda said...

flirty
retro
fun

C. said...

Hmmm....

free-flowing
geometric
fun

Christine said...

I love pink and gray!! My words are:

Chic
Retro
Girlie

I'd love to win them too!! :-)

Lynda DeTray said...

Modern
Swirly
Geometric

Sunnybec said...

Funky
Chic
Retro

Thanks for the giveaway.

Regina said...

Oh when I saw this fabric, I thought: faminine, sassy, & stylish!!!

Jen B said...

curvilinear
feminine
graphic

Kelly O. said...

loopy, spunky and seductive

Jenn said...

Funky, fun and retro!

Quiltjane said...

Chic, Alluring, classy

Cindy said...

Graphic, cool and luscious!

Christine M said...

Fun, Frivolous, carefree. Thanks for the chance.

tpott said...

Chic
Retro
Geometric
Beautiful I'd love to win! ;>

Quilter in the Gap said...

Hip
Romantic
funky

Kay said...

Lush
Gorgeous
Elegant

Lindsay Conner said...

chocolate, sweet, floral

ellen said...

Mod
Stylish
Gorgeous

Love the fabric--it is so 'free spirited'.

VickiT said...

First is to Mark and Cara ~ Congratulations on your wedding and I wish you two many years of happiness!

I just LOVE Mark's entire Calypso Swing line.Just GORGEOUS colors and design in both colorways!

My three words for his Calypso Swing would be:
Retro
Stylish
and Frisky

Thank you so much for the giveaway. I'd be thrilled to win this so I'd have his entire line of Calypso Swing. I already own all of the purple colorway.

kutiequilter said...

1.FUN
2.RETRO
3.Mine???

bruinbr said...

When I look at this collection I think: Classic, Elegant and Timeless.

Thanks for the giveaway!

bruinbr at gmail dot com

Bolo heads said...

Classic, soft, and lovely. I really ope it gets to come live at my house.

sweetangelcothing@gmail.com

Donna said...

Refreshing
Crisp
Elegant

bdaiss said...

Funky, Classic, Awesome! (And hopefully...MINE!) Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Swingin', sassy and spirited! Oh, maybe you won't allow swingin', so in that case~ sweet! Thanks for the fun!

rderrett said...

Elegant
Crisp
Modern

krisgray said...

1. Flair
2. Intricate
3. Elegant

Heather A said...

I hope you're okay with phrases instead of words.

1. cotton candy
2. vintage lingerie
3. feminine architecture

Mimibob said...

Girlie, fresh and fun!

Pam said...

edgy,interesting, fun

Sallie said...

mondern-retro, harmonic, lilting

Barbara C said...

Retro
Classy
Pink

Allison said...

Gorgeous
Modern
Gray-a-licious

Mom of 3 said...

Swinging
Funky
Tipsy

Poppyprint said...

posh
jazz
dusky

Pam said...

Fun

Funky

Flirty

Bee Creative said...

Hmm just three..... :D

Fantastically gorgeous and stunning!!!

Donna said...

Swirly
Shamrock
Lucky

debbiekl said...

Modern
Girly
Fun

Heartsdesire said...

Flirty
Fabulous
Fun

MaddyMaze Studio said...

Edgy
Elegant
Eclectic

Jessica said...

Swanky, mesmerizing, and chic :)

Stray Stitches said...

Fun
Feminine
Flirty

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

WoolenSails said...

Classic
Aristrocratic
Fashionable

Love it and think it would be nice for purses.

Debbie

scottylover said...

absolutely pure perfection!


Pink and grey is my all time favorite color combination!
Sandy A

Stephanie C. said...

retro
lovely
fun

Penny said...

Yummy
Girly
Fun

Jeanne said...

retro, feminine, bustling

Jules said...

modern
retro
classic

yorkie mom said...

Hip! Cool! Mine!!! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

Deb said...

Classy
Feminine
Muted

Kylie Lloyd said...

Retro, Girly and Mesmerizing!!!

I love the colours as well.

Anonymous said...

Fun, funky, and glamorous.

Can I add in AWESOME?!

stampnuts@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Stylish, fun, funky

Kristy
k_orser@shaw.ca

Tanya said...

punky
funky
spunky

Ginger said...

retro, girly, fun

ginger c at gmail dot com

Laura said...

Cool, modern, graphic

drmithome said...

This fabric is pinky, girly, swirly. I love it.

Ned's Place said...

Femininity,Elegant,Classical.

~Niki~ said...

modern, fresh , shabby!
lovely!
thanks for the chance!

LisaT said...

Modern for some
Tapestry for others
Sixties for the Toss floral

Thanks!

Mary said...

Retro, funky, fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

momma said...

Curvy, feminine, glamorous.

webmailaddress2 said...

printed
awesome
fun

Kathryn said...

Perfect For Dancing.

Amy said...

elegant, modern and stylish.

Love the colours too!

jennifer said...

Vintage Jacqueline Kennedy

jillquilts said...

Fabulously flirty & chic!

Heather said...

Soft
Girly
Modern

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Sweet
Romantic
Lovely

Rachel D said...

sophisticated
girly
funky

Shannon said...

Sassy
Feminine
Sexy

Tamie said...

Fresh, Versatile, Sweet

Marcia W. said...

mod
groovin'
movin'
....that's the calypso swing!

Kira said...

swinging
playful
concealing

Sharon Tries to Quilt said...

Pretty
Pinkalicious
Parisian

Ruth K said...

My words: Girly, Elegant and Funky.Thanks for the chance. Ruth K.

Jacqueline said...

sassy
Elegant
enchanting.

Rachelle said...

calm
classic
feminine

Janet said...

sexy (or maybe that's the designer)
sweet
cool

Pat V. said...

Fresh, funky & fantastic!

Mouster1 said...

Playful, sheek, and retro! Love the colors and thanks for the interview and giveaway.

Wendy said...

Well I could list words like lovely and nice and yummy, but take it at given that I love this line. So I'll go with:

ornate
powerful
harmonious

dudrear said...

vintage, fun and classic- i love the grown up pink -

SewSuzie said...

sultry
retro
sophisticated
This range makes me think of the full skirted, shirt waister dresses my mother wore when I was a baby.

Lee said...

New
Sweet
Ladylike
thanks!

The Chics said...

Playful
Unique
Inspiring!

Gypsy Thread said...

mod
classic
feminine

Great collection!

piece peace said...

Hip
Mod
Breezy

Peach Rainbow said...

`Original`
`Bold`
`Beautiful`

Thanks for the chance :D

Annie said...

Retro
funky
fun

Barbara said...

fresh
retro
playful

Leslie said...

I
Love
It

Kathy H said...

drums, soulful and swirly. Beautiful fabric and I am so happy to see the grays and pinks together.

Maribel said...

Well, I would say:
- stylish
- retro
- girly (for women)
Thanks a lot for that great giveaway!
Greetings
Maribel
MaribelB(at)web(dot)de

Lynn said...

dramatic
graphic
whimsical

Anonymous said...

1. Sassy
2. Jazzy
3. Fun

Shawn in Michigan

Mary Ann said...

Love the fabric, love the colors and patterns!! to me they are

1 CHIC

2 BOLD

3 EXCITING!

Mary Ann
maburns2004(at)mac(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Three words to describe Mark Cesarik's Calypso collection? Retro, chic and feminine.

And my fondest wish? A PATTERN for the dress in this blog post!!! Pretty please?!?

--jenimelinda

Cecilia said...

Simple
Classic
Feminine

peg said...

gorgelicious, grey, NEED

Toujours-Moi said...

Classy.
Fresh.
Fun.

Andra said...

sophisticated
retro
sharp

Emily said...

Cute!
Fun!
Beautiful!
I love it.

Karen said...

retro
fun
hip

Lisa said...

This Fabric is:

1.Retro
2.Elegance
3.Fun

Lisa L

Jmstavran said...

I love the fabrics. I would say they are
Classy
Scrumptious
Playful

Tanya said...

Three words? Pink, gray, white.

Just kidding :). I would say groove, move, and class.

Liz said...

Great line! 3 words?

fun
electro
jazzy

Angela Lacy said...

Retro
Modern
Funky

Hilachas said...

pretty
pink
perky
Thanks for the opportunity to win this pretty, pink, and perky fabric.

Taralyn said...

sassy classy and mysterious

ritainalaska said...

grey! bold! moves!

Linda E in AZ said...

Sophisticated
Subtle
Retro

Calikisses said...

I would say this fabric is flirty, fun, and spirited!

Thanks for the chance to win and for showcasing it, I can't wait till I can get my hands on some (in a giveaway or otherwise)!

Melinda said...

Playful
Fun
Retro

Mimi said...

Too easy... Classy, Charming, Elegant! Thanks for the chance!!

James-Linda said...

SWEET
FUN
PLAYFUL
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Peggy said...

Ooooh! Love those prints! Pink, swirly and retro!

phine said...

intriging
innovative
irresistable

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Chic
Hip
Fun

scarlett said...

Music
Orchids
Gaiety

pianomama said...

Retro
50s
Graphic

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