Interview with Kaffe Fassett

on April 20 | in Interviews + Profiles | by | with 244 Comments

We have a long-time love of all things Kaffe Fassett, from the knitting to fabric and quilting (and every other Kaffe creative endeavor!). One of our inspirations for Quilting Month II was the publication of Kaffe Fassett’s beautiful new book, Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts. The book, written in collaboration with Liza Prior Lucy, includes 23 original quilt designs and over 200 gorgeous photographs full of color and inspiration. The quilt patterns range from projects suitable for beginning quilters to more complex designs. Geometric inspiration for the designs is shared in over a hundred photos, an adventure that takes quilters from the squares of garden pavers, cargo containers and carefully organized shop displays, to the squares in quilt designs like the Yellow Potpourri pattern (a free PDF download in the STC Craft Quilt-Along mentioned below). Finished quilts in the book are also beautifully highlighted in photos of wonderful urban landscapes. You’ll view the the shapes of the world in a whole new way, with quilting in mind and Kaffe’s insight to guide you.

STC Craft is hosting a Quilt-Along in celebration of the publication of Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts. You can download a free pattern from the book and find details about how to participate on the STC Craft blog.

You have a chance to win a copy of Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts with your comment on today’s post! We’ll keep the giveaway open until Thursday night. Enjoy our interview with Kaffe Fassett, and be sure to comment for your chance to win a copy of this beautiful new book.
Edited: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks!

SMS: First of all, we’d just like to say what an honor it is to ask you a few questions and to be a part of your blog tour. We’re in awe of your work… Your approach to color, your quilts, knitting and, of course, your fabric! We love it all. Your new book, Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, joins the list too!

It’s so nice that you included a wide range of quilt patterns that work for beginning through advanced quilters. We especially loved Stripescape, which you mentioned you handstitched. Do you have a favorite quilt and/or pattern in the book?
Kaffe: No, I really don’t have favorites. The quilts are so different that I love them all for different reasons.

SMS: Do you end up keeping many of your quilts? Is everything you produce part of your work or do you ever, say, sew a gift for a friend?
Kaffe: Most of the quilts travel to exhibitions of my work so yes, I do keep them. I have never made a quilt for a friend but I have knitted projects and it is a lovely process to make something with your hands for someone you love.

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Yellow Potpourri Quilt

SMS: We enjoyed your discussion in the book about being fully absorbed in creation, like you were as a child while creating toy villages from mill ends. Do you still find yourself focusing on simple shapes in the world even though that intense period of focus on shape for the book has ended?
Kaffe: Definitely, working on this book has made me focus on all these shapes as they occur in the urban landscape. I keep finding fantastic locations for quilts in the book even though they have all been shot now. I never stop looking but this book in particular has sharpened my eye for geometry.

SMS: Do you photograph (or document in some other way) the visual inspiration for your quilts?
Kaffe: Occasionally, I do take a photograph but I used to do a lot of drawing, particularly when it is some source where the idea is partially or fully formed like a modern painting or distressed walls on a street.

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Stripescape Quilt

SMS: We mentioned our love for the way you use color in your designs and fabric. Is your home full of the same rich colors?
Kaffe: Yes, of course my house is full of color and delicious finds from my travels. I’ve done a book called Welcome Home, Kaffe Fassett which is about to be re-published later this year. It really shows the details of my surroundings.

SMS: Can you tell us what to look for from you in the near future? What’s next?
Kaffee: I have just designed a range of carpets and needlepoint cushions. Our quilts will be on exhibition at the Houston Quilt Festival and at the Birmingham England Festival of Quilt this fall. In December there will be an exhibition of all of my work, including quilts, at Silkiborg, Denmark. Please check our website’s calendar page for more exhibition information.

Thank you, Kaffe!

You can pick up a copy of Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts for 30% off the list price at Connecting Threads, a Quilting Month II sponsor. Use the code SEWMAMA for free shipping!

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244 Responses to Interview with Kaffe Fassett

  1. I love how Kaffe finds inspiration for textiles in all sorts of places, rusty fences, old walls and rocks as well as all the natural sources we usually use such as flowers and animals. This new book looks very exciting.

  2. Linda J. says:

    My one really guilty pleasure is spending time at the one local quilt shop that just happens to carry Kaffe’s fabrics. I, too, have a tough time cutting into the fabric but what fun when I do! Simple Shapes would make it much easier.(And what a way to spend an allowance!)

  3. IamSusie says:

    His colorful prints are my favorites!

  4. Krystina says:

    I’m such a fan of Kaffe Fasset’s knitting books, I bet his quilting books are amazing!

  5. carolyn says:

    i LOVE kaffe! thanks for the interview!

  6. Colette says:

    I’ve have so been wanting this book!

  7. upstatelisa says:

    I love his colors!

  8. Carol says:

    This book looks as stunning as all the rest–maybe even more so, if that could be possible.

  9. jean says:

    KF is my absolute favorite! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Awesome interview…

  10. Chriss says:

    I love Kaffes colors and designs, he is so free and no thing doesn’t go with another – how free that must feel.

  11. Annette says:

    I love how Kaffe finds inspiration for textiles in all sorts of places, rusty fences, old walls and rocks as well as all the natural sources we usually use such as flowers and animals. This new book looks very exciting.

  12. Kate says:

    No matter how many quilts I see, it still amazes me what can be done with such simple materials and shapes. This looks like an amazing book.

  13. Sara says:

    Love the stripescape quilt and have always been a fan of Kaffe’s use of color in his fabric designs.

  14. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful Quilts!

  15. This is so amazing! Lovely designs!

  16. Marcia W. says:

    KF fabrics appeal to me so I buy, but then don’t want to cut them up! Seeing the Jewel Box quilt makes me want more!

  17. Ethne says:

    I have some of KF fabric – keeping it safe until I find the right inspiritation.

  18. Kelli says:

    I love the yellow potpurri! Love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Mirjam says:

    Inspiring man, inspiring book. Would love to win it, I predict it won’t rest on the shelves much!

    thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Ellen Ault says:

    I have always loved his color choices!

  21. susana says:

    Thanks so much for the interview and giveaway. I love his color choices, and can remember the thrill when I first saw his work. The new book looks great!

  22. bruinbr says:

    Looks like another wonderful book! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

  23. Brita Kimmerly says:

    Another great Kaffe Fassett book. Both his fabrics and books are really fun to work with.

  24. Dianne Giles says:

    I must be a late starter!! I have just discovered Kaffe’s fabrics and books. I am in raptures! He is so talented and his fabrics and books appeal to a very wide audience. Thank you so much for posting the interview – I am learning so much. Dianne

  25. TheresaG says:

    Kaffe always proves that more is more! I love his bright colours…

  26. Gaby says:

    Thanks for posting this article it was an interesting read. I like the bold covers and seeing his name always reminds me of my mum because she had a number of Kaffe knitting books when I was a teenager.

  27. Sandy says:

    I own a few of Kaffe’s books, but would love to have them all! His color sense is wonderful and an inspiration to those of us who find it invigorating.

  28. Tracy T. says:

    Kaffe Fassett is my quilting hero and biggest inspiration! I adore his fabrics and books – thanks so much for including this interview in quilt month!

  29. Maureen says:

    His books and fabrics are so inspiring.

  30. Barb in MI says:

    I just bought 2 (older) Kaffe books – and just have to look at the pictures every day. His colors are incredible – talk about cheering you up! Works every time. Thanks so much.

  31. Patty says:

    I had the luck of meeting Kaffe a few years back when I took a knitting class with Brandon Mabley….what a delight! I would love to win his new book!

  32. Liz says:

    I’m new to quilting, but those quilts look fabulous!

  33. ~Helena~ says:

    Nice interview, can’t wait to get my hands on your book.

  34. Jenny says:

    Thanks! I love the potpourri quilt!

    Jenny

  35. Patty says:

    Kaffe’s use of color is fabulous!! His books are all wonderful!

  36. Kimberly says:

    I adore Kaffe’s colorwork. I’d love to win his book. :)

  37. Lauretta Reyes says:

    I love all of the books. Kaffe’s quilts are always interesting.
    Thank you for the info.

  38. ariel says:

    my mom really likes kaffe fassett’s books and fabric. i work at our local library and she always has me get his books in for her so she can look through them. his sense of color and style are amazing and inspiring. i think my mom would really like this book.

  39. alison says:

    I would love to win this book!

  40. Andrea says:

    Oooh! Kaffe Fasset is hands-down my favorite fabric/textile designer. I have Glorious Quilts and I could just look at the pictures in it for hours. So excited to see a new book!

  41. Brenda says:

    I’m collecting his fabrics for their wonderful colours, and I’d love to win the book too! thanks for the interview.

  42. Angie says:

    I agree with Cornelia – wish I could have a bolt of each of your fabrics, Kaffe. The color so draws me to them. I look forward to getting your latest book. Thanks for the interview and SMS for posting it.

    Best wishes

  43. Fabulous interview and another awesome book!

  44. Jessica says:

    I’m enjoying all the fun quilting book suggestions!

  45. PeachRainbow says:

    the Stripescape Quilt is so beautiful and the other quilts on the cover page are amazing!

  46. sue munn says:

    I saw this new book this past weekend–it is spectacular!

  47. MzTallulah says:

    I have endless admiration for Mr. Fassett’s talent in so many crafts, and for his courage and boldness in the way he uses colour in his work.

  48. KT says:

    My favorite style of quilts is just this: the beautiful, blended “canvases” of color…

  49. Leah says:

    Thank you for the interview and his books are always full of inspiring pictures!

  50. Tally says:

    Beautiful colors, beautiful book :-)

  51. Ceah says:

    I’m going to be making my first quilt soon. It’s going to be a wedding gift for a friend.I’m looking all over for ideas and this book looks like it is filled with great inspiration!

  52. Darcy says:

    Looks like another great book from Kaffe – looking forward to the home one too! Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  53. Colleen says:

    Oh, Kaffe! I love you so. You were my first quilting love and our love is eternal and true!

  54. Sandra says:

    Always an inspiration!

  55. Julia says:

    I have been waiting WEEKS for this book to come from my library! I’m itching to try the diamondy quilt on the cover.Thanks for the interview. I love getting absorbed in what I’m doing & being able to shut out all else. Just for a time.

  56. Deb G. says:

    I love the Stripescape Quilt! Glorious Patchwork is one of my favorite quilting books, one that I pick up over and over…

  57. Jessica says:

    What a wonderful designer! I can’t wait to see what this book holds!!

  58. Christine says:

    I love Kaffe Fasset’s fabric but I get so lost when I try to sew with them. He makes it look so easy in his books!

  59. Becky says:

    Incredible! Lovely!

  60. Erin Appleby says:

    Such a talented guy! AMAZING quilts!

  61. I am awestruck by Kaffe’s art. I hope to see on of his exhibitions.

  62. sewlindaann says:

    Is there anyone that is not attracted and thrilled by his color, patterns and books!! I don’t think so!! I am even inspired by an old knitting book I got.

  63. WHATUPDUCK says:

    I am SOOOO inspired by his fabrics and designs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Alyssa says:

    Kaffee Fasset just continues to inspire me to sew!

  65. Lindsay says:

    I am always inspired by Kaffe’s bold use of colours. I’d love to know more about how to combine bold and bright prints like his as I always get a bit bewildered by them in the shop but love the look of the finished quilts he does.

  66. Heather K says:

    Love! I am so making that quilt (along)!

  67. Vicki says:

    His books and fabrics are wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  68. Miglena Doneva says:

    Thebook should be amazing! :)

  69. Helen says:

    Ohhhhh, I have lots of kaffe fabric but I find it so hard to cut up! Maybe this book is the inspiration?

  70. Teresa says:

    Kaffe Fasset never disappoints!! I’d love to win a copy of his book.

  71. moira says:

    Kaffe’s quilts frighten me a little because they are so saturated in colour – this is me being timid and so these designs are pretty insprational.

  72. Marie J. from A says:

    Very nice, i love her colors combinations! Thank you for this great giveaway!

  73. Pakki Brubaker says:

    If I don’t win the book I’ll buy it! In my 70th year I bought Kaffe Fassett’s, Kaleidoscope of Quilts, and was inspired to embark on a new journey… Quilting. It is now my passion. I searched the internet for the original fabrics for the cover quilt, “Hot Diamonds.” Many were discontinued. I found all but one…. from 9 different quilt shops across the U.S. It took a year till my quilting skills allowed me to complete this quilt It is the focal point in my home. It took a 2nd at the Canfield Fair, and one of my art quilts won a 1st. I’m greatful to the initial spark from Kaffe Fassett and to Quilting Arts for support and inovative spirit. Pakki

  74. More amazing stuff from Kaffe. Thanks for the give away!

  75. Kelly says:

    LOVE Kaffe! I love his use of bold colours and that he’s not afraid to mix them up. If I ever got to see an exhibition of his work, I think they’d have to walk me out at the end of the day, I’d just want to stay there, drinking in all that glorious colour.

    I would be over the moon if I won his new book. Thanks for the chance. :-)

  76. Jen says:

    I’ve never owned any Kaffe Fasset anything – wool, fabric, or books but have admired it all longingly!

  77. Erin says:

    Thanks for the interview. He’s such a wonderful artist!

  78. min says:

    The potpourri quilt is something I would just love to make.

  79. Nancy says:

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve loved and admired Kaffe Fassett’s designs! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! The interview was great.

  80. Helen says:

    Kaffe Fasset is such an inspiration with his use of colours. I just love his creative spirit.

  81. Geri says:

    Oh look at those awesome quilts! I just love his vibrant dedication to colour. What a spectacular looking book too. So inspiring, I can’t wait for him to go on tour.

  82. Julie says:

    Love the yellow potpourri quilt! Great interview..

  83. Lauren says:

    I am making my mom a birthday quilt from his fabrics right now.

  84. Stacy says:

    The book looks wonderful! I love geometric style quilts!

  85. Fran says:

    Thanks for posting this interview….I really enjoyed reading it
    & know I’ll return to check it out again. Kaffe Fassett is one of
    my favorite artists…his work is stunning …whether it’s quilts
    or knitting or mosaic or home design. The new book looks grand !

  86. MamaBee says:

    That book looks great! Thanks for the interview.

  87. Wendy D. P. says:

    Love these fabrics – so inspiring!

  88. Katie says:

    Wishing I could go to the Houston Quilt Market and see these quilts in person!

  89. Noelle says:

    I saw an interview with him in Living Crafts too! His eye and style is really remarkable. Thanks!

  90. Rose L says:

    Wow, that looks like an awesome book. What a great interview!

  91. Renee says:

    love the colors!

  92. Sophia DeLonghi says:

    Every book provides more inspiration not only to create but also to purchase more fabric…love them all.

  93. Heather says:

    I can’t wait to check out this book. I have some of his fabric in my stash so I’m all set to go!

  94. Pamela Orra says:

    What a wonderful treat. I love Kaffe Fassett’s fabric & books. Flipping through one of his books brings instant inspiration. I’m a big fan. Thank You!

  95. tracy_a says:

    What an inspiration Kaffe is! Thank you for the interview!

  96. Holly says:

    Beautiful designs, beautiful fabric, and beautiful books. What’s not to love about Kaffe Fassest!?

  97. Meghan says:

    This book is definitely on my wish list :)

  98. Lauren says:

    I love his books so much and love hearing him talk but always miss when he’s in town. The colorwork is so inspirational!

  99. Kaffe Fassett has been an inspiration to me and I love his books and working with his fabrics!

  100. Megan L says:

    Oh man, those are some STUNNING quilts.

  101. Joy says:

    Thanks for another great interview!

  102. emma says:

    Last week I ordered a whole pile of Kaffe Fasset books from the library so it was a joy to see this come up on your blog this morning. Off to look at that pattern!

  103. Kathy says:

    Stripescape!

  104. artbeth says:

    Thanks for posting this interview. I had not yet heard of this new book.

  105. Shawn says:

    Love everything Kaffe!

  106. Munaiba says:

    I too love all things Kaffe. For years I have knitted his patterns and now I use his gorgeous fabrics. I like to design my own quilts but I love to look at his books for creative inspiration.

  107. Sara says:

    Kaffe Fasset calms my soul and enlightens my senses!! Wonderful designer/quilter. I am going to be looking for some of his fabric this weekend in Columbia,SC!

  108. Barb B says:

    Again those colours just pop off the page. I have a hard time choosing to purchase bright colours for myself to use but after the wonderful pictures from this book, I need to stretch myself. I would love this book to keep me inspired to soar.

  109. erika says:

    i’ve sewn apparel for years, but am new to quilting and i LOVE kaffe fabrics!!

  110. Brandie says:

    So surprised that Kaffe has never made a quilt for a friend! :) Great interview, love his work.

  111. Sally says:

    Thanks for doing the interview, I think he’s one of the most inspiring humans out there.

  112. Agnes Wong says:

    I’m a newbie at quilt making and love this chance for winning this book! Thanks for the give away!

  113. Christine says:

    I love his fabrics. So bright and pretty.

  114. Nancey says:

    Wish I could have an hour or two to ask him some questions! Thanks for the interview!

  115. rachal says:

    wow i’d love this

  116. Valerie says:

    Beautiful quilts! It’s very interesting that he prefers to draw rather than take photos!

  117. Liz B says:

    I visited 8 quilt shops today as part of the Maine Shop Hop and drooled over so many different Kaffe Fasset prints! I love them because they can be used so many different ways; little pieces from one piece can all look completely different! If I had my own home, it would be FULL of color like this too.

  118. sharonj says:

    I just adore Kaffe Fassett! He is just a master at colour combination. Love his knitting, needlepoint and quilting books! Would be a incredible treat to win this book, thanks for having such a wonderful give away! Sharonj.

  119. Sandra says:

    He’s so amazing and his design work is the standard to which everyone else aspires!

  120. Thanks for the giveaway! Just the colors in the book inspire me to tackle the patterns!

  121. Carolyn Wood says:

    I love his exuberance!

  122. I love the colours and patterns. I’d love a copy of this book.

  123. Freda says:

    I love these fabrics. Thanks for the interview!

  124. jade says:

    how inspiring! love the bold colours and patterns in kaffe’s quilts.

  125. Erin says:

    I was able to sit and look through this book at my LQS…I love those star quilts!

  126. Marianne Ogg says:

    I am soo in love with Kaffe’s fabrics!!! Thanks for this giveaway!!!

  127. Allison S. says:

    Awesome–it’s great to get a peek inside Kaffe’s mind!

  128. Kaffe is terrific and such an inspiration! I would love a copy of his book! Just ordered 6 fabrics to make napkins and table runners.

  129. Rachel says:

    Love Kaffe Fasset fabrics and designs — always a treat to see something new from him.
    RST

  130. Lori Kay says:

    I’ve admired Kaffe Fassett since Glorious Knits. I made a sweater and a vest from that book and even though they don’t fit anymore, I TREASURE them. Would love to add this book to my inspiration collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. Rohaise says:

    Great interview! The book looks great. I love the potpourri quilt.

  132. Ramona says:

    I love the yellow potpourri quilt. Such beautiful colors. His new book looks wonderful.

  133. Melissa S says:

    Looks like quite the inspirational book!

  134. karen says:

    I LOVE Kaffe’s fabric, I have a little stash of it right now, It would be perfect to win the book, then I’d get some lovely inspiration!

  135. Sally says:

    Would so love to win a copy of Kaffe’s new book. He’s the only other person I know who thinks “quilts” when they look at a container yard….lol So glad everyone else enjoys his work too because that means he keeps putting out all these glorious fabrics and quilts. Sally in SC

  136. Care says:

    I have loved Kaffe’s fabrics for years!! I’ve got a pile of fat quarters that are waiting to be made into a quilt — I’d love to win this book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  137. felicity says:

    LOVE Kaffe! Thanks for this interview.

  138. Anya says:

    Kaffe’s fabrics are wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

  139. Natalie says:

    Love to see all the great mix of colors and patterns. Looks like a fantastic book – full of inspiration!

  140. Rachel says:

    The book looks cool. I love the use of colors. Might have to pick up the book for inspiration.

  141. Elizabeth says:

    This book looks very inspiring. Thanks to Kaffe for sharing his thoughts with us!

  142. Jessica says:

    Wow, the legend himself. Thanks for sharing the interview with us! I hope he’s still quilting when we get to heaven because I want to decorate my mansion with his designs. :) Love your work, Kaffe!

  143. Julia says:

    I love Kaffe Fassett! What gorgeous quilts and colors. It’s just eye candy.

  144. Andi says:

    I have really enjoyed Kaffe’s other books and look forward to exploring this new one too! I love the bright colours and bold patterns!

  145. jm says:

    I love that Stripescape Quilt!

  146. Christina says:

    I always feel richest when my grandma shares scraps of her Kaffe fabric with me!

  147. nikko says:

    Gorgeous colors!

  148. Chancy says:

    I have seen this book and would love to own it! I think its my favorite Kaffe book so far!

  149. Cristi says:

    Her quilts just looks so vibrant!

  150. I love Kaffe’s designs & fabrics, they are so unique and inspirational.

  151. karen says:

    i’d love to get my hands on that book! the Stripescape quilt is so different.

  152. Norma says:

    I am also a HUGE Kaffe fan and pleased to see a new book! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working with color. Especially BRIGHT colors. I’m know for bright crazy quilts. Thanks so much for sharing the interview!

  153. Alisa says:

    I love Kaffe’s books and style. Thanks for interviewing him for Quilt Month.

  154. Sara says:

    I would love to win! I can’t wait to start quilting!

  155. Margaret says:

    Love, love, love, all his books! I am in the process of aquiring them all and this one is really spectacular.

  156. Latrilla says:

    I am more familiar with Kaffe and his yarns and knitting. I was aware of his talent with fabrics and quilting. Very impressive and inspiring!!

  157. Mama Lusco says:

    thank you for sharing!

  158. H30mel says:

    what a beautiful book, so inspirational!

  159. Kiza M says:

    Kaffe Fassett’s work just takes my breath away. The fabrics are amazing – I love how they almost have a life of their own – and the quilts are beautiful! I’m SO looking forward to seeing her work when it comes to the quilt show here!

  160. I am a HUGE Kaffe fan. He is the only designer of fabrics that I collect. Thanks so much for sharing with us his interview.

  161. As the quilt guild librarian, I bought this book for our Guild’s library and now would love to own one for myself. It is very inspiring!

  162. Marcelle says:

    I love the new quilts! I have recently acquired most of Kaffe’s books and really like his quilts especially from Kaleidoscope also because the pictures for this book were taken in Malta which is my country :) I have already added his new book to my wishlist as there are so many lovely quilts.

  163. Kristen says:

    Looks like fun! I would love a copy of that book.

  164. Elizabeth says:

    Great interview! I hope I’ll be able to go see some of her quilts on exhibit!

  165. Fawn says:

    Wow! the free pdf download has a truly beautiful quilt. It looks a lot easier than the finished quilt pattern seemed to me on first impression. I think this will be the 2nd quilt I make!!! I bet this book has some seriously great options in it.

  166. Veronica says:

    Thanks for the interview and the giveaway. I love this book.

  167. Nichole says:

    Kaffe never disappoints – the colors, the designs, always so unique and fresh. Love it. Thanks for the interview!

  168. Kristine says:

    Kaffe’s books are always so beautiful! I wish I could combine color like that.

  169. Karo says:

    yum, yum, yum.

    i’m dieing to see pictures of this house. it must look like heaven.

  170. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful, beautiful! Looks like a spectacular and inspiring new book! :)

  171. I absolutely love how the inspiration is presented right alongside the quilts. And how he encourages the reader to look down and around to see it!

  172. cyndi says:

    These are beautiful! My daughter is a new quilter and this book looks like it would work well for her! I can’t wait to try them!

  173. Jennifer says:

    What a great interview!

  174. Sharon Deal says:

    Enjoyed the interview and look forward to reading the book.

  175. Katie B says:

    Beautiful. THanks for the interview!!

  176. Jenny says:

    just an amazing artist, isn’t he?

  177. Joan says:

    I love bright colors and looking at Kaffe Fasset’s work always puts a smile on my face.

  178. Joan says:

    If the cover of the book is any indication of what is inside, this book deserves a spot in my workroom. I love bright colors and looking at Kaffe Fasset’s work always puts a smile on my face.

  179. amanda says:

    Ooh, I’m excited to see the book about his home. Love the colors!

  180. Molly says:

    Oh man, I LOVE Kaffe!! I definitely want this book for my collection eventually :)

  181. Pattij says:

    Love the beautiful quilts. The colors are wonderful!

  182. alisha says:

    I love the Yellow Potpourri Quilt pictured in the post.

  183. Amy says:

    The cover alone is beautiful. I’d love to take a look inside!

  184. Diana says:

    I heart stripescape, I think I am going to make something akin to that! gorgeous!

  185. Karen U says:

    I don’t have the pleasure of owning one of Kaffe’s books, but I’d love to win one! Thanks

  186. qsogirl says:

    oh the colors in these quilts are so beautiful! i would love to own a copy of this book :)

  187. bonnie says:

    great interview, I would love to be entered in the drawing for the book

  188. paula says:

    I adore Kaffe Fassette’s books – my first purchase was his knitting book 20 years ago, which provided so much inspiration! Now that I’m a quilter, I’m in love with his books on quilting – the colors and patterns are truly wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win his latest book !

  189. Melissa C says:

    Great interview and I would love this book.

  190. Corky says:

    Wow! great interview! Thanks for the contest.

  191. Stitchminx says:

    Kaffe is such a lovely guy! Better to meet him in person, if you can get the chance :O)

    He gives such inspiration on colour and shape with his designs, fantastic.

  192. Jessica says:

    Yum, delicious books!

  193. Jessica says:

    Looooove it all! Think when KF dies, he’ll get an obit in the New York Times like Elizabeth Zimmermann?

  194. Rebecca says:

    I love these quilts!

  195. Amber says:

    Great interview – he sounds so, so busy!

  196. I have some of his books but this seems very special so would love to have it!

  197. Elizabeth says:

    I’m so happy to see this interview! Seeing the cover of Kaffe’s book, Glorious Patchwork, at Powell’s is what made me want to start quilting!

  198. Kaffe Fasset is a very interesting man – I love to win one of his books.

  199. Sam E. says:

    Kaffe is just an endless source of inspiration – those stripes!! May have to break my buying freeze for the book and the fabric.

  200. I love the stripescape quilt!!

  201. Rachel says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  202. Heather says:

    Would I just L-O-V-E this book??!!! Oh yeah!!

  203. Lorraine says:

    I love the way that colors and patterns interact in Kaffe Fasset’s quilts. I’ve considered doing one of his knitting designs, but I think a quilt would be an easier and more useful jump into his fantastic work.

  204. Chelley Black says:

    I can’t wait to add this book to my collection! I keep all of my Kaffe Fassett books in the living room on a shelf — prominently on display!

  205. Melissa says:

    What a fun and informative interview!

  206. Cathy A says:

    Interesting interview. I love his books just to look the at beautiful colors and quilts even if I never would make anything from it!

  207. Megan Presley says:

    I love all the colors he uses and the fabrics are just gorgeous! I can’t wait to see this book!

  208. Ruth B says:

    What a beautiful book. Fingers crossed!

  209. Lindsey says:

    I have read great reviews about this book. Can’t wait to actually read it myself! I hope I’m the lucky winner; if not, thanks for the link with the discount.

  210. LoriH says:

    oh, to be as gifted with a sense of color as Kaffe. At least we have his books. :)

  211. Aparna Mulgund says:

    What an amazing artist. Love her colorful quilts.

  212. Dee says:

    Kaffe’s quilts are breathtaking, absolutely breathtaking!

  213. Maeve says:

    Oh, I love anything Kaffe Fassett! I have all of his books EXCEPT for this new one. I collect and use his fabrics often. His beautiful designs, so full of color, just make me HAPPY! I recently used one of his polka dot batik fabrics in a quilt – I know these fabrics are no longer made, so I am careful about where I put them to use, I want them to last forever. He is truly an amazing artist!

  214. Whistlepea says:

    I love his sense of colour. So beautiful!

  215. Sheetal says:

    don’t you just love yummy, colorful quilts? I think stripescape is one of my favorites….

  216. Mary P says:

    Wow. You are getting such amazing interviews this month! Thanks for the interview.

  217. Melissa Remling says:

    He is something else…I have all of his books (will have to get this one now too!!) and a HUGE stash of his fabric (that I just can’t bring myself to use!!)

    Kaffe taught me a very very valuable lesson: don’t be afraid of color and that whatever my imagination comes up with is what I should do.

    Would so love to meet him sometime!!!

  218. i would LOVE this book!

  219. mathea says:

    Kaffe has done it again – I can see that this is a book I need to add to my collection! I am completely in awe of the way he manages to combine seemingly uncompatible patterns and colours and make it work!

  220. Ramona says:

    I love geometrics, can’t wait to read this!

  221. DebbieKL says:

    The circle quilt in the bottom right is awesome! Looks intimidating though.

  222. Greeblygreebly says:

    How interesting! The book looks lovely.

  223. Lisa says:

    My very favorite quilts are always those with simple shapes. I like the beauty of individual fabrics to shine through. I need to get this book!

  224. Susanne says:

    Love Kaffe’s bold colours and designs. Thanks for posting this interview!

  225. Sequana says:

    What a pleasure it is to look thru his books! One of these years, I’m gonna devote my whole quilting life to making some of his patterns.

  226. Amanda W says:

    I have big pile of Kaffe Fasset fabric just waiting for some inspiration. I think this book would be just the thing I need!

  227. Angela says:

    I love Kaffe Fassett’s designs! His flair for color is just stunning.

  228. DianeY says:

    They say to never judge a book by it’s cover, but this must be an exception to the rule! The cover is delicious!

  229. Coleen says:

    so amazing!

  230. DebbieB says:

    It looks like a great book and I love the Yellow Potpourri Quilt. It’s so bright and utilizes some of my favorite colors.

  231. Wendy says:

    I LOVE Kaffe’s quilting books and would love to win a copy of his latest. Terrific interview!!

  232. Becca says:

    I can just imagine that rich, colorful home! Inspiring quilts!

  233. Pam says:

    I’m so glad you got to interview him! I love his vibrant colors but am still working out how to pair them with other fabrics myself.

  234. leah says:

    that would be great!!

  235. Tong says:

    Thanks for a great interview!

  236. Lisabee says:

    Very cool looking book! I’m going to have to check it out. Thanks for doing this interview!

  237. eadaoine says:

    This looks to be his best quilt book yet. I would like to have a copy!

  238. Sara Hemmeke says:

    Kaffe is my favorite textile artist! I’d really really enjoy a copy of his book!

  239. Melissa says:

    I love his use of colors and am awed by his artistic ability overall!

  240. Andria says:

    I love the Potpourri Quilt! And I’d love this book!

  241. Vickie Angell says:

    Fun to hear from Kaffe! I like simple shapes with fabulous fabrics! :)

  242. Lorrie says:

    Great interview. I love Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics, too.

  243. Mishkat says:

    I have several of Kaffe’s quilting books, but this one looks spectacular. The two quilts that you chose to illustrate the interview are gorgeous!

  244. Cornelia says:

    I love Kaffe’s fabrics and books! Wish I could have a bolt of every single one of his fabrics. Thanks for posting the interview!

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