The landmark quilting book from a modern-day quilting legend.
For more than two decades, Kaffe Fassett’s sumptuously textured, vibrantly colored designs have thrilled readers and inspired them to pile on color and break the rules. In Glorious Patchwork—one of his most spectacular and original books—Kaffe presents more than 25 designs that draw on the essence of his colorwork. Divided into five color themes—ranging from soft pastels and leafy gardens to bold circus hues—these stunning designs bear Kaffe’s unmistakable stamp. Every chapter includes projects with varying difficulty, so beginners and experienced quilters alike can replicate the masterpiece quilts inside.
About the Author
"Color and pattern are my obsessions, and playing with them in different mediums leads to a stimulating life." Kaffe Fassett enjoys worldwide artistic recognition for his visionary, organic and instinctive uses of color and pattern inspired by centuries of decorative arts and the compelling world of nature. He is the first textile designer to be given a one-person show at both the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He also is a leading fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the leading knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. Born and raised in San Francisco, Kaffe moved to London to Paint at the age of 19. He became a permanent London resident in 1964 and from London, travels, exhibits and teaches around the world.
Debbie Patterson is a Winnipeg actor, playwright, composer, and musician. She studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada, is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins, and the former Artistic Director of the Popular Theatre Alliance of Manitoba. Her other plays include two onendash; woman shows: "Pandora s Squeezebox: a sex love power pleasure cabaret", and "Wide Open Beaver: Uncut Canadian Content", as well as "Candy From a Baby", which won Best of the Fest at the 2006 Winnipeg Fringe. She lives in Winnipeg with her fabulous family: partner Arne MacPherson and their two children Gislina and Solmund.
Praise for Kaffe Fassett:
“The objects that Kaffe Fassett designs … are more than handsome and colorful. They are works of art, revolutionary works of craft, many-colored masterpieces.”
—Los Angeles Times
“[Fassett’s] designs reverberate with luxuriant and often surprising color.”
—The New York Times
“Kaffe’s fabrics and quilts are world renowned … The success of his work is in how he uses simple forms such as stripes and puts them together in exciting ways.”
“Fassett has firmly established himself as the single most exciting craft-and-color expert today.”