Publications

Kaffe’s unique sense of colour, drive to create and his desire to encourage others, has led to his reputation as a guru in the world of colour and textiles. He is a prolific author of books on colour and design in craftwork, having written over thirty books.

Kaffe Fassett's Sew Artisan

Latest book

Kaffe Fassett’s Sew Artisan

14 Designs for Patchwork & Sewing

Most countries around the world have textiles that are specific to their culture and, for lack of a better term, these are often called “ethnic” fabrics…

Kaffe's Classics

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Ireland

2017

Kaffe's Classics

Welcome Home, New Edition

2017

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Welcome Home New Edition 2017Kaffe Fassett’s Welcome Home (2017)

Enter the home of world-renowned quilter, knitter, needle artist, and designer Kaffe Fassett, known best for his unique ability to blend vibrant colours, themes, and patterns into stunning displays of beauty and drama. Discover Kaffe’s creative use of colour and design page by page as you tour his eclectic four-story London home. Then use the special decorating tips, practical information, and do-it-yourself projects included to give your home the Kaffe Fassett look.

Welcome Home by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett’s Sew Artisan!

2017

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Kaffe Fassett Sew - Sew Artisan - CoverKaffe Fassett’s Sew Artisan (2017)

Kaffe Fassett’s Sew Artisan has a range of 14 great projects showing how to mix his glorious new fabrics to great effect.

Kaffe’s exciting new range of Artisan fabrics is showcased in this book. Along with his team of designers, Kaffe has create a varied selection of great designs that are ideal for practising new found quilting and sewing skills. Choose from colourful throws and quilts, eye-catching cushions and placemats, fun projects for kids (a tent and a pillow bed) and simple but very stylish garments.

Available: 12 April 2017
Formats: Paperback and eBook

Welcome Home by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett’s Adventures in Colour

2017

Kaffe Fassett - Bold Blooms

Kaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms

2016

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Kaffe Fassett - Bold BloomsKaffe Fassett’s Bold Blooms (September 2016)

Internationally renowned textile and fine artist Kaffe Fassett has been inspired by flowers his entire life, and he has been incorporating them into his artwork for nearly as long. In Bold Blooms, for the first time ever, he shares a behind-the-scenes look at his fascinating creative process, shedding light on how he creates the vibrant fabrics, quilts, needlepoints, ribbons, floral displays and paintings for which he is celebrated. He follows with a passionate ode to flowers in the form of eighteen quilts and seven needlepoints designed for bedgnning to advanced stitchers and divided into seven colour moods, ranging from neutrals and soft pastels to rich, dark tones.

“While the projects included here feature the crafts of patchwork and needlepoint” Fassett explains in the introduction, “the ideas I present translate to any discipline that uses pattern and colour, including mosaics, embroidery, beading, knitting, rag rugs, furniture and wall decoration, and the display of live flowers….By dedicating this book to bold blooms, I hope to be sending you off on a passion-filled creative journey.”

Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Patchwork Cushions

Kaffe Fassett’s Brilliant Patchwork Cushions

2016

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Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Patchwork CushionsKaffe Fassett’s Brilliant Patchwork Cushions (2016)

Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics, with their trademark range of colourways in each pattern, are the perfect choice for his 20 different patchwork cushions in this book. He has created a cornucopia of eye-catching designs, with something for every style and for every level of patchwork skill, using both his sumptuous florals and his neat geometric prints to great effect.

Kaffe’s cushion designs cover every colour choice and style, offering designs for a wide range of interiors and settings. They bring a welcome injection of colour into an otherwise plain room or simple piece of furniture.

His bold Graphic cushion, in just two blue and white fabrics, or his Brilliant Squares cushion in eight subtly different fabric squares, are ideal for those new to patchwork. His 3D Shadow Box cushion, playing with juxtapositions of dark, light and bright fabrics, and the subtle changes of pattern in his Marble Tile cushion, on the other hand, offer more of a challenge.

Each cushion has detailed cutting and piecing step-by-step instructions, with diagrams and photographs. In addition the book has a practical guide to patchwork basics for those in need of more information.

Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little Patchworks

Kaffe Fassett’s Brilliant Little Patchworks

2015

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Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little PatchworksKaffe Fassett’s Brilliant Little Patchworks (2015)

Anyone who loves colour needs no introduction to Kaffe Fassett or to his rich and vibrant fabric collection. In this book he creates a terrific range of small projects for your home, for yourself or to give as gifts, from his specially chosen fabrics. The projects are ideal for anyone who wants a touch of the Kaffe magic with a fraction of the time and effort involved in creating the large-scale patchwork quilts for which he is perhaps best known.

Whether in the form of a cushion or a table runner, a mini-quilt or a tablecloth, a kimono or a tea cosy, or a stole or shawl, Kaffe’s 20 small pieced designs in this book – ranging from the most simply stitched to the m ore intricately pieced – mix bold flower patterns with strong geometrics in a mouth-watering range of colours and in palettes that range from the sizzingly hot to the cool and delicate.

You can use them, as Kaffe himself often chooses to do in his own home, to pile colour on colour or to create an eye-catching single splash of existing colour in an otherwise neutral setting.

Kaffe Fassett - Shots and Stripes

Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes

2013

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Kaffe Fassett - Shots and StripesKaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes (2013)

Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including the quilts of the Amish and from Gee’s Bend in America, Japanese all indigo quilts, suzanis from the Caucuses, and Pakistani kanthas, the projects featured in this book include full sized bed and wall quilts as well as well as smaller pieces that can be completed more quickly, such as throws, table runners and pillows. With Shots + Stripes, Fassett is answering the modern quilt community’s call for quilts that make bold graphic statements that are less time consuming and complex than some of the work for which he has been previously celebrated. While still serving his core audience of long time devotees and celebrating his and their passions for vibrant colour, Fassett is introducing himself to a new generation of quilters with the types of projects they’re currently seeking.

Kaffe Fassett - Dreaming in color

Kaffe Fassett’s Dreaming in color

2012

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Kaffe Fassett Dreaming in Color (2012)

Kaffe Fassett has led an extraordinary life and is a captivating storyteller with a vivid memory. Born in 1937, he spent much of his youth in Big Sur, California, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for artists and bohemians. After attending a boarding school run by the disciples of Krishnamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then traveled to England, where he made his home. After an inspiring trip to Inverness, Scotland, Fassett began designing knitwear for Bill Gibb, and then the Missonis, Vogue magazine, and private clients like Lauren Bacall and Barbra Streisand, and, in the process, revolutionized the handknitting world with his explosive use of color. Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, tapestries, yarn and fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting. Now in his seventies, Fassett continues to produce new work and to travel worldwide to teach and lecture. In this intimate autobiography, Fassett shares rich, detailed stories about his lifelong creative journey as well as hundreds of glorious photos taken along the way.

Knitting with the Color Guys

Knitting with the Color Guys

2012

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Knitting with the Color GuysKnitting with the Color Guys (2012)

Kaffe Fassett, perhaps the most celebrated textile artist in the world today, is known above all for his mastery of color. In his first book collaboration with Brandon Mably, his studio design partner, Kaffe finds exciting inspiration in the textures, shapes, and patterns all around us, in nature and in everyday life, to create more than 35 vibrant, gorgeous knitting projects: scarves, sweaters, vests, pillows, afghans, all with the signature color flair that is the Kaffe Fassett trademark.

Kaffe Fassett - Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts

Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts

2010

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Kaffe Fassett - Simple Shapes, Spectacular QuiltsKaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts

In Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, world-renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett demonstrates how basic geometric forms – squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles and quarter circles – found in natural and manmade environments inspire his quilt designs. This is evident in the 23 magnificent, inventive quilts showcased in this book and step-by-step instructions are provided for each one. Along the way, Fassett also offers over a hundred photos of geometric inspiration from around the world – everything from triangular watermelon slices, to rectangular sheets of corrugated metal on African scrap dwellings, to lollipop-shaped topiary trees in Japan. In the accompanying text, Fassett reveals how he experiences the colours and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity and how we can, just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs.

Kaffe Knits Again

Kaffe Knits Again

2007

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Kaffe Knits AgainKaffe Knits Again (2007)

24 original designs updated for today’s knitters Rowan 2007

“Quick! What’s the first word you think of when you hear the name Kaffe Fassett? If it wasn’t ‘colour’ then you haven’t yet entered the world of this talented and internationally known designer and it’s high time you do…Other words for Kaffe and his 24 new designs: scrumptious, lush, amazing and fun come to mind. We are so glad he’s back!”

Kaffe Fassett V&A Quilts

Kaffe Fassett’s V&A Quilts

2005

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Kaffe Fassett V&A QuiltsKaffe Fassett’s V&A Quilts (Museum Quilts) (2005)

Designs Inspired by the V&A Museum with Liza Prior Lucy
Taunton 2005

Past meets present in this dazzling collection of new quilts from design genius Kaffe Fassett. Drawing inspiration from the textile treasures of the Victoria&Albert Museum, London’s world-famous decorative art museum, Kaffe has created 23 gorgeous new patchwork designs. Each is a sympathetic interpretation of an antique source, using updated colour schemes and contemporary sewing techniques. All the designs are easily accessible to today’s quilters.

The patchworks fall into three categories. First come Utility Quilts, employing large, simple patch shapes cut from charming prints. Traditional pieces follow, encompassing popular heritage quilt formats reborn here in fresh, modern colourways. Finally come the irresistible Showpiece Quilts, incorporating appliqué to create breathtaking showstoppers.

Each design has full instructions and easy-to-follow coloured piecing diagrams. All the basic techniques are covered, from start to finish, including simple appliqué and quilting methods, and the book is lavishly illustrated throughout with close-ups of each quilt, gorgeous photography on location, and clear colour design templates.

Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library

Kaffe Fassett’s Pattern Library

2003

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Kaffe Fassett’s Pattern Library (2003)

Over 190 creative knitwear designs
Ebury Press 2001

For over 30 years, Kaffe Fassett has produced some of the worlds’ most successful knitting designs. Now, for the first time, ‘Kaffe Fassett’s Pattern Library’ brings together in one place a collection of over 190 of his most brilliant creations.

Each design is illustrated with a close-up photographic match, accompanied by a detailed colour chart, so you can copy the pattern. A general chapter on creating your own designs, covering issues such as scale, repeats and borders, enables you to share in Kaffe’s creative process and benefit from his unique tips for designing your own pieces. Whether you are an experienced knitter or a beginner looking for the best place to start, the Fassett creations featured in this book will open up new possibilities, introducing you to an ever-exciting world of colour.

• Over 190 exquisite patterns from the world’s foremost textile artist

• Easy-to-follow, illustrated designs with close-ups and a detailed colour chart to enable you to copy the pattern

• Practical articles and tips to design your own patterns

Kaffe Fassett's Passionate Patchwork

Kaffe Fassett’s Passionate Patchwork

2001

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Kaffe Fassett's Passionate PatchworkPassionate Patchwork (2001)

Over 20 brilliant and original quilt designs from a master
Kaffe Fassett with Liza Prior Lucy
Ebury Press 2001

Kaffe Fassett, one of the world’s foremost decorative artists, brings his dazzling colour sensibilities to the art of quilting.

Fassett’s new patchwork designs explore the use of prints and colour, combining them with the building blocks of circles, squares, diamonds and triangles. The patterns in this book are artfully arranged, incorporating some of Fassett’s own stunning fabric designs.

You’ll discover over twenty new designs including full-sized quilts, tablecloths, cushion covers, and baby quilts. As always, Fassett’s creations illustrate how awe-inspiring the decorative arts can be. There are detailed instructions and simple, coloured piecing diagrams for each patchwork with templates for tracing included in the back of the book. And if you are new to patchwork, you’ll find the necessary basic start-to-finish directions in a special chapter.

“Why strive for complicated, difficult to sew arrangements when simple, squares, diamonds and triangles are so endlessly fascinating as long as the colours are alive”.

Mosaics by Kaffe Fassett & Candace Bahouth

Mosaics by Kaffe Fassett & Candace Bahouth

1999

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Mosaics by Kaffe Fassett & Candace BahouthMosaics (1999)

Ebury Press 1999

Superb colourist Kaffe Fassett departs from his usual medium of textiles to unleash his magic on the world of mosaics. Teamed with expert needle artist-turned-mosaicist Candace Bahouth, Fassett proves no less adept at manipulating the harder materials–glass and ceramic tesserae, broken china and tiles, mirror fragments, pebbles, seashells, and even faux pearls–than his accustomed softer substances of fabric and yarn. As with most of Fassett’s oeuvre, this volume is more an assemblage of highly imaginative ideas than a traditional how-to approach. A number of the projects do include step-by-step instructions and there is good coverage of the basics (tools, materials, bases, tesserae preparation, adhesives, grouting), but the presentation presumes the readers’ willingness to experiment, as well as some degree of confidence in their own creativity. But again, as is typical of Fassett’s productions, the simple act of leafing through these pages offers unlimited inspiration.

Welcome Home by Kaffe Fassett

Welcome Home by Kaffe Fassett

1999

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Welcome Home by Kaffe FassettWelcome Home (1999)

Martingale USA Publishers 1999

Enter the home of world-renowned quilter, knitter, needle artist, and designer Kaffe Fassett, known best for his unique ability to blend vibrant colours, themes, and patterns into stunning displays of beauty and drama. Discover Kaffe’s creative use of colour and design page by page as you tour his eclectic four-story London home. Then use the special decorating tips, practical information, and do-it-yourself projects included to give your home the Kaffe Fassett look.

Kaffe Fassett Glorious Patchwork

Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Patchwork

1997

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Kaffe Fassett Glorious PatchworkGlorious Patchwork (1997)

Over 25 Glorious Quilt Designs
Ebury Press 1997

Glorious Patchwork represents yet another craft breakthrough for Kaffe Fassett, who has fearlessly conquered the worlds of colour knitting, needlepoint, and rug hooking. Here he teams up with quilt designer Liza Prior Lucy to produce a series of colour-drenched patchwork designs that have a powerful impact and a subtle, pleasing symmetry. Fassett’s text is chattier and more interesting than in his previous works; he is more capable of communicating the inspiration he finds in the natural patterns that the rest of us hardly notice. This is a book that will thrill textile and fiber craftspeople.

Kaffe Fassett's Glorious Interiors

Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Interiors

1995

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Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Interiors (1995)

Needlepoint, knitting and decorative design projects for your home
Ebury Press 1995

Many designers have the gift of gab; few can actually write. Kaffe Fassett is a delightful exception. Indeed, the text of Glorious Interiors is something rare in interior design: a down-to-earth account of a complex and sophisticated personal style. Drawing inspiration from circuses, fairgrounds, the Watts Towers in Los Angeles, the liveries of Pakistani trucks, and Slavic peasant costume, Fassett dedicates his book to ‘all those with a touch of gypsy who share my vision’. Going by the vibrant kitsch, the obsessive repetition, and the migrainous, fractal surfaces of his trademark interiors, one suspects that not a few of them have ended up, tragically, in decidedly minimal circumstances, complete with soft white walls and bars on the windows.

Fassett’s embroidered flower gardens, frog cushions, trompe l’oeil flower plates, and postage-stamp lampshades teeter spectacularly on the knife’s edge separating genius from schizophrenia; his text, meanwhile, really makes the reader think–in a way few other books have ever done–about the emotional power of the richly patterned traditions of eastern Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Fassett contends that Western interiors–the best of them evoking ‘a sterile beigeness … that chilled me to the core’ – have lost all sense of humour. And he knows just what we need to get it back.

Kaffe's Classics

Kaffe’s Classics

1993

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Kaffe's ClassicsKaffe’s Classics (1993)

25 Glorious Knitting Designs
Taunton 1993

Kaffe’s Classics is a collection of 24 sweaters and one afghan, all fun to knit in the author’s trademarkvibrant colours and rich patterns. The sweater shapes are basic without being boring and unlikely to go out of fashion. Aimed at intermediate and advanced knitters, the book encourages readers to use their own variations on the designs.

Patchwork and Quilting Books

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Quilts in Ireland

20 Designs for Patchwork & Quilting

Available August 2017

Kaffe's Classics

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Ireland

2017

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Italy

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Italy

2016

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in ItalyKaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Italy (2016)

Che bella! Kaffe’s inspiration for the 20 new quilts in this book was drawn from the exquisite, richly colored villages of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. The region, with its terracotta walls and handsome black and white churches set off by jewel-like glimpses of the Mediterranean, is beautifully reflected in the colors and patterns created by Kaffe and his team of designers.

The glorious array of designs featured in Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Italy are all made using classic as well as new fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett Fabric Collection – subtle or bold, simple or complex, all of the designs come together with emblematic Kaffe Fassett flair. Choose from the delicious ice-cream colors and traditional piecing of Kaffe’s own Lacy Log Cabin, the bold and contrasting colors and forms of Scaffold, the almost dizzying complexity of Chiaroscuro, with its four-in-one style piecing, and many more eye-catching designs.

In addition to the gallery of quilts, the book provides detailed information on how to make each featured quilt, along with general practical patchwork and quilting information and a visual summary of Kaffe’s latest fabrics.

Kaffe Fassett's Heritage Quilts

Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts

2015

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Kaffe Fassett's Heritage QuiltsKaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts (2015)

In this special edition in Kaffe’s Patchwork and Quilting series, Kaffe has taken inspiration for the 20 new quilts in this book from some particularly glorious quilts of the past. Kaffe has taken 15 quilts that caught his eye from the Quilter’s Guild Collection and worked his magic using his current range of fabrics to give them a wholly new dimension, bringing together his passion for textile making with, as he says ‘the ingenious discoveries of past quilt-makers’.

In his contemporary take on these amazing quilts – the 15 chosen span three centuries of quilt making and are featured in his introduction – he breathes fresh life into their eye-catching patterns and geometry, from hexagons to log-cabins and from complex medallions to simple strippies. He has invited five of his team of designers to make their own versions of five of them, creating yet further layers of interest.

In addition to the gallery of quilts, old and new, the book includes detailed information on how to make each of Kaffe and his team’s new quilts, along with general practical patchwork and quilting information and a visual summary of his latest fabrics. IT features 20 quilt designs: by Kaffe himself, Judy Baldwin, Corienne Kramer, Liza Prior Lucy, Brandon Mably and Pauline Smith.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Morocco

2014

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in MoroccoKaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Morocco (2014)

This book, the 16th in Rowan’s very successful patchwork and quilting series. The vibrant colours and fantastic patterns of Kaffe’s new quilts have found their perfect partner in the richly decorated houses and gardens of the old quarter of Fez in Morocco. Kaffe and his team show off this stunning array of new designs against the old mosaics, richly carved furniture and exotic courtyards to be found in the narrow soukhs, all captured in Debbie Patterson’s brilliant photography. Among the quilts this time are Kaffe’s eye-catching Shuttles quilt and his Flying Geese design, which echoes the diamond patterns of the ancient mosaics. His richly toned Paisley Columns picks up the tones of the splendidly decorated painted furniture, as does Liza Prior-Lucy aptly named Blue Morocco quilt. In strong contrast, Corinne Kramer’s Cayenne quilt makes an eye-catching splash of all the reds in the private hamam at the Cafe Fez. It features 20 quilt designs: by Kaffe himself, Liza Prior Lucy, Brandon Mably, Pauline Smith, Ruth Eglington, Julie Stockler, Judy Baldwin, Corienne Kramer and Sally Davis.

 

Kaffe Fassett's Glorious Patchwork

Kaffe Fassett Glorious Patchwork

1997

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Kaffe Fassett Glorious PatchworkGlorious Patchwork (1997)

Over 25 Glorious Quilt Designs
Ebury Press 1997

Glorious Patchwork represents yet another craft breakthrough for Kaffe Fassett, who has fearlessly conquered the worlds of colour knitting, needlepoint, and rug hooking. Here he teams up with quilt designer Liza Prior Lucy to produce a series of colour-drenched patchwork designs that have a powerful impact and a subtle, pleasing symmetry. Fassett’s text is chattier and more interesting than in his previous works; he is more capable of communicating the inspiration he finds in the natural patterns that the rest of us hardly notice. This is a book that will thrill textile and fiber craftspeople.

 

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Grandeur

2013

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilt GrandeurKaffe Fassett’s Quilt Grandeur (2013)

This book, the 15th in Rowan’s very successful patchwork and quilting series, picks up on the popularity of Downton Abbey! Shot in the stately home of Port Eliot in Cornwall, the country seat of Lord and Lady St Germans, this scintillating collection of quilts showcases the latest Kaffe Fassett Collection fabrics from Westminster Fibers.

Kaffe leads, as usual, his team of master quilt designers, producing some truly stunning new quilts. Marmalade and Cartwheel by Liza Prior-Lucy are colourful show-stoppers; Lorna Doone by Corienne Kramer, Dotty Frames by Kaffe himself and Dreamy Hexagons by Liza are exquisitely subtle, with a delicate water colour palette. If your taste is for strong geometrics, then Roberta Horton’s Geese in Flight and Brandon Mably’s Paper Dolls are bound to catch the eye. Brilliant photography by Debbie Patterson and with clear and accurate quilt instructions by Pauline Smith and Ruth Eglinton, this book is going to be a sure-fire winner with all enthusiastic quiltmakers. It features 20 quilt designs: by Kaffe himself, Liza Prior Lucy, Brandon Mably, Pauline Smith, Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, Corienne Kramer and Sally Davis.

Kaffe Quilts Again

Kaffe Quilts Again

2012

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Kaffe Quilts AgainKaffe Quilts Again (2012)

A world-renowned designer, Kaffe Fassett is a name every quilter knows. Throughout his career, Kaffe’s work has inspired American fashion designers, been commissioned by the British monarchy, and continues to be prized by quilters and quilt aficionados. For more than a decade, Fassett has partnered with Rowan to create the Kaffe Fassett Collection, which debuts new fabrics each fall. He has written numerous quilt bestsellers including Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Sweden, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts en Provence, and Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance.

 

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Sweden

2011

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in SwedenKaffe Fassett’sQuilts in Sweden (2011)

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.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts En Provence

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts En Provence

2010

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilts En ProvenceKaffe Fassett’s Quilts En Provence (2010)

Journey to Provence, France, and take pleasure in 20 beautiful new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. Kaffe Fassett’s 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 world’s 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.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance

2009

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilt RomanceKaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance (2009)

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 best-selling 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 worlds 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 favourite.

Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts

Kaffe Fassett’s Country Garden Quilts

2008

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Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden QuiltsKaffe Fassett’s Country Garden Quilts (2008)

Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Rowan 2008

Kaffe Fassett presents 20 magnificent quilts bursting with floral themes and his trademark colour 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.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in the Sun

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun

2007

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Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in the SunKaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun (2007)

Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Rowan 2007

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 timeworn 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, multicolor 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.

Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts

Kaffe Fassett’s Kaleidoscope of Quilts

2007

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Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of QuiltsKaffe Fassett’s Kaleidoscope of Quilts (2007)

Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Rowan 2006

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 favourites. Photographed against the glittering backdrop of the Mediterranean island of Malta, these quilts echo the bright sunshine colours 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 coloured diagrams, a ‘flat shot’ photo, and the quilt template.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Road

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Road

2006

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Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Road (2006)

Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Book Number 7
Rowan 2005

Past meets present in this dazzling collection of new quilts from design genius Kaffe Fassett. Drawing inspiration from the textile treasures of the Victoria&Albert Museum, London’s world-famous decorative art museum, Kaffe has created 23 gorgeous new patchwork designs. Each is a sympathetic interpretation of an antique source, using updated colour schemes and contemporary sewing techniques. All the designs are easily accessible to today’s quilters.

The patchworks fall into three categories. First come Utility Quilts, employing large, simple patch shapes cut from charming prints. Traditional pieces follow, encompassing popular heritage quilt formats reborn here in fresh, modern colourways. Finally come the irresistible Showpiece Quilts, incorporating appliqué to create breathtaking showstoppers.

Each design has full instructions and easy-to-follow coloured piecing diagrams. All the basic techniques are covered, from start to finish, including simple appliqué and quilting methods, and the book is lavishly illustrated throughout with close-ups of each quilt, gorgeous photography on location, and clear colour design templates.

Kaffe Fassett's Caravan of Quilts

Kaffe Fassett’s Caravan of Quilts

2005

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Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Book Number 6
Rowan 2004

Think glorious pattern, exuberant colour and quilts that resonate with inspiration and you’ll capture some of the ‘joie de vivre’ of the latest Rowan patchwork and quilting book, Kaffe Fassett’s Caravan of Quilts.

Styled by Kaffe himself, book six in the patchwork and quilting series showcases the newest printed fabrics from Rowan. With twenty great projects by familiar designers like Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith and Brandon Mably, as well as Kaffe himself, there are projects by new designers Betsy Mennesson and Gill Turley too.

Whether you are a beginner or a serious practitioner, you’ll find plenty of ideas, technical know-how and tips in the comprehensive glossary, with flat shots of every project and detailed instructions.

A Colourful Journey

A Colourful Journey

2004

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Over Twenty Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting
Book Number 5
Rowan 2003

Here is a treasury of magnificent quilt projects designed by Kaffe Fassett, Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, Pauline Smith, and other top fiber artists. Featuring both traditional and contemporary designs, these 21 vibrant quilt projects range in ability from easy to more challenging and come complete with step-by-step directions. Plus, a practical how-to section provides instant troubleshooting, and lavish photos showcase Kaffe Fassett’s distinctive handwoven fabrics.

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 4

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 4

2003

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Rowan 2002

ere is a treasury of magnificent quilt projects designed by Kaffe Fassett, Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, and other top fiber artists. Featuring both traditional and contemporary designs, these projects range in ability from easy to more challenging and come complete with step-by-step directions. Plus, a practical how-to section provides instant troubleshooting, and lavish photos showcase Kaffe Fassett’s distinctive handwoven fabrics.

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 3

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 3

2002

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Twenty Seven Projects
Rowan 2001

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 2

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 2

2001

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Twenty Projects
Rowan 2000

Here is a complete lifestyle book, photographed in a beautiful clapboard cottage on the beach, featuring fabulous designs for quilts to enhance any home. Designed by a group of contemporary artists, the quilts in this collection owe their special beauty to the distinctive hand-woven fabrics and prints.

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 1

Rowan Patchwork & Quilting Book Number 1

2000

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Thirteen Designs by Kaffe Fassett
Rowan 1999

Chic designs for quilts, bags, pillows, and table linens fill the pages of this sophisticated collection of patterns by one of quilting’s hottest designers. Offering both easy, straightforward projects, such as the ‘Striped Triangle Quilt’, suitable for beginners, and the more dramatic ‘Magenta Floating Blocks Quilt’ to challenge experienced sewers’ skills, this workbook provides templates along with complete instructions.