Kaffe spends a large part of his year travelling internationally for his patchwork colour workshops and inspirational lectures. If you are interested in booking Kaffe for any future events, please see the information below.

Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Colour lecture

The Kaffe Fassett lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. The presentation highlights works from his latest projects, including his patchwork quilt, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs. A tremendous amount of Kaffe’s inspiration comes from his continual travels and his lecture is designed not so much to instruct but to empower and inspire the audience to create and develop their “mind’s eye”. Audiences leave invigorated – entranced by Kaffe’s sense and use of colour; they are ready to try it themselves and are encouraged to do so. The slide show lasts approximately 1 hour followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Kaffe would like the presentation to start with Brandon Mably, his Studio Manager, giving warm up introduction.

Requirements and set-up

The lecture images are on a Keynote presentation produced on a mac using Power Point 2008 for Mac, version 12.2.4. which will be operated by Brandon as Kaffe talks to the audience. We would kindly ask you to organize for an LCD or High definition projector to be on hand with a VGA cable for Brandon to hook his iPad and Apple Lightning Digital AV adaptor to run the presentation.

Brandon will also bring the slideshow on a memory stick as back up.

It is essential that the lecture facility be in a room where we can have complete darkness when the presentation is running. Please also provide as large a screen as possible and a clip on mic for Kaffe. Kaffe doesn’t need a lecture podium as he improvises as he talks but we do ask for water to be provided and a couple of tables if samples are going to be show.

The slide show lasts for just over an hour followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Audiences are usually very enthusiastic after a talk so we strongly recommend that you arrange for books and fabrics and yarn to be on hand to be sold by yourselves or we can assist in helping to find a shop to support the event.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email on

Required for the event

  • Completely dark room
  • Remote control Projector
  • Screen
  • Clip on microphone
  • Glass of water
  • Table to exhibit samples
  • Recently released books for Kaffe and Brandon to sign and audience to purchase

Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably’s patchwork workshop

Kaffe and Brandon use most class time in teaching the arrangement of fabrics to develop each student’s own personal colour palette in making one of their original designs. No sewing takes please during the class.

The room required for this class must be large enough so that each student can have ample cutting space, but more importantly each student needs enough wall space to hang and work on their own design wall.

Wide painters tape (strong blue tape) needs to be supplied by the class organizers for the students to hang their flannel cloth design walls – each student will need a space 6′ high by 5′ wide on a solid, flat, vertical surface.

PLEASE be sure it is OK to hang design walls using tape. We cannot do a class without the design walls taped or pinned to the solid flat walls.

If you do not have wall space, you will need to supply boards to tape/ pin the design walls too. Each student will need a board roughly 6′ high by 5′ wide.

The class is one full day. Together they can teach up to 30 students.

If the host is not a fabric shop, a shop should be organized to support the hosts to provide fabrics on the day for students to purchase additional fabrics from.

If the hosts or students have any more questions please email

Workshop layout requirements

  • Ample cutting space for each student
  • 6′ x 5′ wall space for each student

Workshop supply requirements

  • Wide painters tape
  • Additional fabric for students to purchase

Students required to bring to the class

  • Sufficient fabric to work on the specified class quilt pattern
  • A “design wall” of flannel measuring at least 40″ x 72″
  • Cutting mat at least 12″ x 18″
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary ruler at least 6″ x 12″

Frequently Asked Questions

How much fabric should I bring to class?

More is never enough. In the class instructions there will be a suggestion on the type of colour mood to reach for and scale of print. Come to class with at least 12 half yards (or metres) of different fabrics that hold together as a story in colour mood and scale of print and we will build on it from there.

How large will I make the patchwork?

The class is a really a colour confidence building workshop. Hopefully you’ll leave the class feeling that inspired and pleased with the end result, you’ll want to make it large enough to cover Buckingham Palace and make more. Please don’t come to class thinking you’re only going to make a lap quilt as you might just shock yourself J

Should I cut any of my fabrics before class?

NO, You want to hear the introduction to the class from Kaffe and Brandon first!

Can I use my own fabrics from home?

Absolutely, providing they are the right scale and colours suitable. Please don’t think that because you’re doing a class with Kaffe and Brandon, you can only use fabrics that are by the Kaffe Fassett Collective. We love it when other fabrics are mixed in with ours. We highly recommend variety.

Will Kaffe and Brandon be available to Shop?

There is nothing we enjoy more than helping people pick a colour palette at the beginning and during the class.

Why is white Flannel not suitable for the workshop as your design wall?

Working against a white wall is like working against a snow bank. White kills colour. It adds a had contrast and when you’re trying to enjoy a harmonious colour palette and white flannel keeps showing though – you want to give yourself an easier time – hence why we recommend a grey-based flannel wall such as the Kaffe Fassett Grey flannel cloth off the bolt.