Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour and Kaffe Quilts Again Competition

We have signed copies of Kaffe Fassett's new books to give away!!! Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour and Kaffe Quilts Again will be launched on the 16th of August on the Cotton Patch Stand A24 at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham.  The closing date for entries was 5pm on Monday 13th August. Good Luck.


The Kaffe Fassett Book Competition has now closed. 13th August 2012.
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Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour. An Autobiography

We will be launching at the Festival of Quilts Kaffe Fassett's much anticipated Autobiography, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour. Kaffe will be on our stand A24 and will be signing copies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can pre-order a copy of the book now on our website and we will send it out after the book is launched on the 16th August.We also have a combined book offer with Kaffe Quilts Again with a £4 saving on the RRP of the 2 books.

Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour. An intimate, photo-filled look at the fascinating life and creative output of a renowned artist and designer.

Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937 in San Francisco, he spent much of his youth in Big Sur, where his parents bought a log cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place of artists of all sorts (Kaffe has many stories to tell about mingling with the likes of Olivia de Havilland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Henry Miller). After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishunamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting on scholarship at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but left after less than one year and traveled to England, where he ultimately made his home.

After struggling to make a living as a fine artist for several years, Fassett met the fashion designer Bill Gibb and began designing knitwear for his collection. He went on to design knitwear for Missoni and for private clients like Lauren Bacall, Shirley MacLaine, and Barbra Streisand, and to revolutionise the hand knitting world with his explosive use of color. Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rug-making, yarn and fabric design, set design and quilting. Now in his 70s, Fassett continues to produce new work in his studio in London and to travel worldwide to teach and lecture. This intimate autobiography is lavishly filled with Fassett's amazing stories about his bohemian childhood, his hard-earned rise to fame, and all of his creative pursuits. It includes photos of him throughout his life (including his stint as a model in Paris), his home (which is an artwork in itself), his work (everything from childhood drawings to pencil sketches, to oil paintings, to massive tapestries and set designs, to hand knits and quilts) as well as the people and places around the world that have inspired him.

Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Colour





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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.