Sunday, October 9, 2022

Waiting For Kaffe Fassett

 This was just the front of the line. Friday evening, hundreds of quilters and knitters waited in the hallways leading to the auditorium where Kaffe Fassett would speak. They came early to purchase fabric in the Artistic Artifacts pop-up shop and contemplate the new Kaffe-embellished Berninas. Kaffe is a superstar. A painter who gradually explored knitting, needlepoint, mosaics and quilting, his fabrics, books and classes have revolutionized the world of quiltmaking. The quilts created from them are colorful, richly patterned and dramatic. Those of us who love them have been pushed to take chances, mixing prints of varying scales, adding colors that might  not be our favorites, learning how to use those colors and patterns to make the surface sing. The presentation was beautiful, funny and encouraging. It was more than worth the wait.