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!
I already "like" her on FB, does that count. Hoping to win.
I now "like" her – and I like her happy colors!
I've "liked" her for a while now! Ann Kelle Rocks!
I like Ann on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Wow those owls are very cute, I now like her on facebook.
Thanks for showing me yet another great designer.
I liked Ann and love her fabric.
Have "liked" her now, and really love the fabrics.
I "liked" Ann on Facebook and have love her fabrics.
Just "liked" the page on Facebook. Am absolutely in love with this line! Gorgeous!
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!!
I love Remix!! I liked Ann on FB. Thanks for the giveaway.
I "liked" Ann on FB! Your fabrics are lovely…great colors, and of course, OWLS!
Love the fabric and would LOOOOOVE to win!! Thanks for the opportunity and the great fabric!
I like her on Facebook and I like her fabric very much
I'm a liker on facebook. Love her designs.
Well it wasn't very hard to 'like' her at all, gorgeous fabric…
I have been following her blog for awhile now and am happy to "like" her on Facebook!
I was already "like"-ing Ann Kelle on Facebook. I love Remix!
I "like" her on FB. Great fabrics
Done! love the rainbows!
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!
I am so excited for Ready, Set, Go! I have a boy, and great boy fabrics are few and far between, IMO.
I *like* Ann Kelle! Her colors and designs are so cheery!
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!
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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!
I *like* – no, I *love* Ann Kelle – gorgeous colours 🙂
I went to facebook and hit like because I do like this fabric!
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!
I love remix and I am Liking Ann Kelle on Facebook 🙂
what's not to like! I love this fabric and would love to win some!
I "like" her on FB! If there was a "love" button, I would have clicked on that! 🙂
I have "liked" Anne Kelle for a while — love her style and color palettes!
Love the bright, happy colors!
I already follow her on Facebook. 😀
love her fabrics…Ann Kelle 'liked' on Facebook!
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???
I just hit the like it button on Facebook – and hope to be the lucky winner!
greetings from Germany
I have liked her on FB to match liking her in real life!
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.
'Liked" the colors are spectacular. The for the chance!
Done and done. love that fabric and can't wait to see the new lines 🙂
I like her on FB! Thanks for the giveaway, I love this fun line!
I "liked" her on facebook; love her fabric; so bright and cheerful!
"like" u Ann Kelle on FB!!! Wahoo
I love the colors used in her fabric and now "like" her on Facebook as well
I "like" her! Wahoo!
I "like" her on FB. Great colors!
I already "like" her on FB!
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!
Love the owls! I like Ann Kelle on FB!!!
I already "Like" Ann Kelle on facebook. 🙂
Thank you for this interview!
I've liked Anne Kelle on Facebook and I like her bright colours.
I already like Ann Kelle on FB. I love her fabric, so cheerful and happy.
What fun fabrics. Love the colors. Can see a NeiNei skirt now. I also like her on facebook.
I "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook!
I "like" Ann Kelle on facebook too!
I like Anne Kelle on fb, but I love her fabric designs.
I liked her! Such fun fabrics!
Hey wonderful colours and paterns. I certainly "like" Ann Kelle on facebook.
I like Ann Kelle on FB because I love the fun colors in this line! Great for a kids quilt!
I like Ann on facebook and I really like the colors in this collection!
I "like" Ann Kelle on FB. Awesome colors.
I "like" Ann on FB !
THANKS FOR SHARING!
I "like" Ann on FB. Wow! Love the look of her fabric. Izzy Flannel sounds interesting. Thanks for introducing this designer to us!
I already follow Ann Kelle, love her designs!!
Such happy colors! I "liked" Ann on Facebook.
I follow her on Facebook, my favorite designer. 🙂
I've been following her on Facebook for a while.
I "liked" Ann. I love Ann's fabric design. Happy quilting!
I already LIKE Ann on FB. 😀
I "like" her on facebook, but I LOVE her fabric in real life! <3
I like her on face book. I like her material, the colors are so pretty.
I like her pretty colors, and now I like her on Facebook.
I like Ann on FB! Her stuff is so fun!
I like her one fb! what gorgeous material!
Thanks for the great giveaway! I like Ann on FB.
I liked her on FB. The fabric is so pretty.
Love the fabric nice bright colours!
Like Ann on facebook and love her cheery fabric. It would lovely to win.
I've "liked" Kelle on facebook for some time. Her fabrics are colorful and enjoy looking at them in my quilts.
like on fb and love the owls
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!
Wow!!! I absolutely adore Anne's designs! Such a fabulous giveaway!!! I also "like" Anne on Facebook!
I definitely "Like"! And major league WANT!
I posted on facebook and my daughter will love these fabrics on her bed this spring.
I "like" her on facebook! Love the colors in these fabrics. I need to make some fun quilts and these would be perfect!
I'm kind of FB challenged. :-/ But I think I did it! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!
Liked her on FB!!! Thanks for the chance
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
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.
I like-like-liked her!!! =)
I "liked" Anne Kelle on Facebook. I LOVE her fabric designs, and would TOTALLY love to win this awesome giveaway!!!!!!
done like diner!!
Love her fabrics! Especially the owls!
I was already a liker!!!
Just makes me want to smile and smile!!!!
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
I've "liked" Ann Kelle for a while now, and love her fabric – such great colors! I hope I win some!!!
Love this fabric and I "liked" Ann Kelle on FB. thanks for the giveaway.
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.
This fabric would be great for a baby quilt. I like to use fabrics that will grow along with the child.
I like Ann kelle design. Thanks for the giveaway
I am already a Facebook "liker". Ann Kelle fabrics are my all-time favourites. Fingers crossed to win!
I'm already a facebook fan of hers ~ LOVE her designs!
I "like" her and her wonderful collection.
I like Ann Kelle on FB and I love her fabric
I like Kelle on Facebook and on your blog!
I like her on Facebook!
Thanks for the chance.
I *like* her on FB since a long time… And I truely *love* her designs, they are amazing…
I already "Like" her on FB
Thank you for sharing Ann Kelle's designs! Found her on FB and I "Like" her! Way Cool! Thanks!
I liked her on facebook and lover her fabric.
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.
I am fairly new to sewing, but I can see this is going to become a fun addiction. Love the prints.
I "liked" the remix AND I think the line is too darn cute!!
I "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook – although I do think she qualifies as one of those pages that have a "love" button 🙂
Anne Kelle's "FB Fan"
Thank you 🙂
I like Ann on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway!
I liked her!! and the fabrics are DE-lish!
I liked her on Facebook; her designs are fantastic!
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I like her on FB!
I already like Ann Kelle on Facebook!
I 'LIKE' Anne Kelle.
I liked her on FB as freeindeed cyr
I already like her. Love the line!
i liked on FB~ thanks!!
I liked her on Facebook – and definitely like Remix! What a great fabric line!
I'm a "liker." Thanks for the nice giveaway chance!
I really like the remix line and I now "like" Ann Kelle on facebook.
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!
I've had Kelle on my like list on facebook for a while now, I think her fabric is fab!
I have been following her everywhere she goes…I 'like' her!!
Love the bright colors!
My little girls would LOVE these fabrics. Thanks for the chance!
I like Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for a chance to win
I 'liked' Ann Kelle on fb a while back.
Was on Ann Kelle Designs Facebook page. Love the Remix and Izzy Flannels. Would love to win some. Thanks for the opportunity!!
I have some of her beautiful notebooks! Love the Remix line! Thank you for a chance to win!
I LOVE the colorful fabrics! And I like her on facebook! 🙂
Love the bright cheery colors.. "Liked" Ann Kelle facebook page. 🙂
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Love the new collection. I "liked" Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.
I absolutely love the bold colors. And I "liked" Kelle on FB.
like, like, like,on fb. super stationary.
Already a follower 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
Went to Facebook and liked Ann. Love that fabric. So nice and bright and fresh looking.
She has been liked AND loved. :3
I liked Ann on FB!!! Thanks for the chance to enter this great giveaway!
I like Ann on FB. Love the fabric, hope I'm one of the lucky 3.
I've 'Liked' Anne. What a lovely line. Thanks for the chance!!
Thanks for the chance to win. Love the fabric.
I "like" Ann Kelle on Facebook.
I liked her on facebook! Great Q&A, I think it's always interested to know how a person started. 🙂
I like her on Facebook! Great line.
I already like her on FB her collection is GREAT!
I liked Ann Kelle on Facebook. Her designs are great
Liked Ann on FB, but LOVE the collection!
like both the collection and on FB
I like her on FB. This would be a lovely bright start to the new year – thanks for the chance.
I really like Ann Kelle in FB, love treir designs!
I liked her! I love the owl fabric!!
who wouldn't "like" Ann! 🙂 Can't wait for the Ready set Go! line. 🙂
'Liked' Love the Urban Zoology!
I "liked" her on FB. Those are some really nice fabrics!
I did it! I like Ann Kelle on FB. I would love to win the fabric. It is "happy" fabric.
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!
I don't just like it, I LOVE it!
I just liked Ann Kelle on Facebook, love her designs, so fun!
I like Ann Kelle on Facebook.
I like Ann Kelle and her colorful line of fabrics. Sorry, but I'm not in facebook. Thank you for having this giveaway.
I am now a follower of Ann Kelle on facebook as a like
As of a couple minutes ago, I like Ann Kelle on FB! She has great fabric, a very fun giveaway!!
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.
I "like" Anne Kelle on FB 🙂 and everywhere else too! love that argyle print
I like Ann Kelle on FB. Love the colors!
I like Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.
I already like Anne on fb. Thanks for the giveaway.
I "like" on Facebook and I love the owls. I'm really looking forward to the new fabrics in 2011!
I like Anne Kelle on Facebook. Super excited for this giveaway! Thank so much!
I already like Ann Kelle!
I love how whimsical this line is! I totally "like" her on and off Facebook. 🙂
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!
I am liking her now on facebook! I would LOVE to get my hands on her fabrics!
I like her on FB!
i like ann kelle on fb. 🙂
I like her on facebook now! I love these designs!
I like Ann Kelle on FB.
What lovely colorful fabric, so cheerful!
I liked on FB, and left a comment. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I already like ann kelle on facebook! super cute fabric!
You have quite the following! Pretty obvious why!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Such happy colors!
Definitely "Like" Ann Kelle on FB!
I now "like" Ann Kelle on facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win this nice giveaway.
Love the designs, and "liked" Anne on FB. =)
I "love" like Ann Kelle's fabrics…
I already "like" Ann on Facebook …. there should be a "really really like" button!
I "like" Anne on Facebook! Thanks for a plendid giveaway. 🙂
I Liked her on facebook! GREAT giveaway!!! 🙂 Thanks a bunch!
I liked Ann Kelle on facebook
I liked Ann on facebook.
I already "like" her on facebook! And of course I love her fabric too!! Thanks for the chance 😉
I "liked" Ann on facebook, but gosh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that fabric!!
I like Ann Kelle Designs on FB and in general. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
I have liked her on FB and am glad to have found this!
I "liked" Ann on facebook. I also like her bold,bright colors. I hope I win some of her fabric!
What a cool story ~ her transition from stationery design. Thanks for sharing so much about how designers come into doing fabric design, it's very interesting to me to learn more about the people behind the fabrics. I 'liked' Kelle on Facebook. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of her gorgeous fabric. ~~Lisa
I like ann on fb! 🙂
I liked the faebook page and am now enjoying it!! I hope to win!!
Love Anne's comments on face book.
Love her new line of fabric, can't wait to see her spring line. Hope to win!!!!
Love Anne's comments on facebook.
Lover her line of fabric, and can't wait to see the spring line.
I 'liked' Ann Kelle on Facebook. Love that fabric!!!!!!
I "like" her on FB. Thanks.
I "like" her fabric very much and now "like" her on facebook too…
My first time on Jolly Jabber. Love it! Love Ann Kelle. I saw her owls just this week and must have ASAP!! I now 'like' her on FACEBOOK! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of her artistry!
I liked Ann Kelle on facebook!
I like her on FB. Thanks for the chance!
I just liked Kelle on fb and would love a chance to win great fabric! Thanks
I "like" her on FB.
Like the fresh fabrics too.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I'm a new "like-r" 🙂 Is that anything like a stalker? lol
I liked he on facebook and thanks for the chance to win!
Oh, what an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
I already "like" Ann Kelle on facebook.
I've "liked" Ann Kelle on FB! Love your bright colours! Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year!
I am now a follower on facebook of Anne. Thanks for the giveaway.
I'd not even heard of Anne Kelle before, but I LOVE what I've seen. No problem liking her on Facebook!
liked ya 🙂 awesome colors..hope i win! 🙂
I liked Kelle on facebook and I can't wait to see what designs she comes up with this year. I love her fabrics
I like her on FB and love her collection. keeping fingers crossed
I am liking Ann Kelle on FB!
I liked Kelle on FB. Love her fabric!
love the happy owls and the colors are wonderful. Just makes you happy to look at them
I like her on Facebook and LOVE her fabrics!