Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden

20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork Quilting

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden

By:  Fassett, Kaffe

9781600854019
Product ID:  071357
$24.95 Paperback
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10/04/2011
Taunton Press

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8.8 X 10.9 in
144 pg



CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Quilts & Quilting
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / General
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General

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.

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


San Francisco-born artist Kaffe Fassett is a name every quilter knows. His work has been commissioned by the British monarchy, American fashion designers, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. More than a decade ago, Fassett partnered with Rowan to create the Kaffe Fassett Collections, which debuts new fabrics each fall. He has written numerous quilt best-sellers including Heritage Quilts, Kaffe Quilts Again, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color, an autobiography, and Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance.