Synopses & Reviews
Piece by piece, world-renowned textile artist Kaffe Fassett and his team of designers create famously stunning quilts. Over the years, Fassett has attracted a passionate audience of quilters, who will revel in this exciting new collection of 20 beautiful quilts, each a gorgeous display of the dynamic colorways, keen fabric choices, and brilliant design sense at work. Photographed at the Skansen Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Kaffe's vibrant collection provides a pleasing contrast to its spare, homey surroundings. The patterns, based on Kaffe's signature line of Rowan fabrics, are designed by him along with some of the world's finest quilters, including Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Roberta Horton, and introducing Corinne Kramer. In addition to complete instructions, "Quilts in Sweden "includes Kaffe's tips and techniques, culled from more than 30 years of experience, which offer additional one-of-a-kind guidance.
Quilting's rock star Fassett takes his bold color palette to Skansen Museum, an outdoor collection of period houses in Stockholm. A quarter of the book contains photos of the quilts in the museum setting, adding an imaginative context of color, history, and detail. Quilt designs are from Fassett and a team of elite designers, including Liza Prior Lucy, with experience levels from novice to advanced. An additional feature describes and illustrates with photos the process by which Fassett designed several of the quilts featured in the book, providing insight into his design instincts. Fans will surely want to add this to their shelves, and his group of admirers will grow. You might want to leave this book on the coffee table, even if you don't quilt. Better yet, hang - or snuggle under - a Fassett quilt. (Oct.) --Publishers Weekly
In Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts, Kaffe offers the reader a range of 20 individual designs that feature both the new fabrics in Rowan's patchwork range and some firm favorites. Photographed against the glittering backdrop of the Mediterranean island of Malta, these quilts echo the bright sunshine colors in a glorious array of new designs from both Kaffe and his team, Liza Prior-Lucy and Pauline Smith. With each quilt comes illustrated step-by-step instructions with colored diagrams, a 'flat shot' photo, and the quilt template.
Another unforgettable collection from Kaffe Fassett. Quilters and anyone who loves design will want to own Kaffe Fassett s Quilts in Sweden. Here, in brilliant style, it showcases 20 of his latest quilts against the stark interior of Stockholm s Skansen Museum the perfect background for enjoying their intricate design.
Vibrant works of art pop off the page. Each year, Kaffe and his team craft a new collection of exquisite patchwork quilts featuring the latest fabrics he creates with Rowan of England. These dramatic masterpieces come to life in 80 glorious, full-color photos, inspiring you with their complex construction and incredible richness of color.
A quilter s dream come true. All 20 quilts come with complete instructions so you can duplicate them or create your own variations. Plus, you ll be treated to unexpected insights into the art and craft of quilting as Kaffe shares what he s learned over 30 years.
No one captures the imagination like Kaffe. This internationally acclaimed designer continues to enchant readers with his fascinating designs. If you own any of his previous books, you ll definitely want this one for your library. If not, it s a great introduction to his brilliant work and a sure way to inspire your own.
Kaffe Fassett is back. Gloriously photographed against the sun-kissed backdrop of Portugal, this sumptuous gallery boasts dazzling quilt creations from not only the world-famous Fassett himself, but also such elite designers as Liza Prior Lucy, Mary Mashuta, and Amy Butler, a contributing editor for Country Living. Crafted from both time-honored classics and exciting new fabrics from the Rowan collection, each of the 20 quilts are accompanied by a sparkling photograph of the finished piece, complete step-by-step instructions, full-color diagrams and templates, plus a flat shot of the quilt. So pack your passport, needles, and thread and join Kaffe Fassett on this first-class excursion to the pleasures of quilting.
'Taking a journey back in time, Kaffe Fassett presents 20 glorious new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. The eleventh in the series of bestselling quilt-pattern collections, Kaffe Fassett\'s Quilt Romance
is a study in pastels and tradition set against the dramatic Italianate architecture of a tiny Welsh village. Based on Fassett\'s signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the world\'s finest quilters, including Liza Prior-Lucy, Pauline Smith, Robert Horton, and introducing Kim McClean, an Australian quilt designer and teacher. The stunning photos by Debbie Patterson are just the start: complete instructions for creating each museum-quality quilt are included along with tips and techniques that Fassett has gathered in his more than 30 years of experience. Every quilter will treasure this next book in the series from an international favorite.\n
Kaffe Fassett presents 20 magnificent quilts bursting with floral themes and his trademark color combinations -- all luxuriously photographed against the stunning backdrop of lush English country gardens. Based on Fassett's signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the world's finest quilters, including Liza Prior-Lucy, Pauline Smith, and Robert Horton. And the gorgeous photography is just the start: Complete instructions for creating each museum-quality quilt are also included. Plus, Fassett draws from his 30 years of experience to offer tips and techniques that every quilter will treasure. This new collection from a master will be eagerly embraced by his fans worldwide.
Journey to Provence, France, and take pleasure in 20 beautiful new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. Kaffe Fassetts Quilts en Provence is a study in geometry and color set in the South of France, where narrow streets and vibrantly hued buildings provide a medieval backdrop. Based on Kaffe\'s signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the worlds finest quilters, including Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Roberta Horton, and introducing Philip Jacobs, a longtime designer for Rowan who specializes in floral prints. Complete instructions for creating each museum-quality quilt are included along with tips and techniques that Kaffe has gathered in his more than 30 years of experience. Every quilter will treasure this next book from an international quilting celebrity.
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.
Table of Contents
FEATURE Philip Jacobs: A Passion for Floral Fabrics
Aqua Panels Quilt
Persian Garden Quilt
Enclosed Patch Quilt
Fruit Salad Quilt
Mexican Party Quilt
Cheerful Party Quilt
Sashed Boxes Quilt
Secret Forest Quilt
Snips and Snails Quilt
Sugar and Spice Quilt