Friday 4 September 2015

Ancestral Gifts - Kaffe Fassett & The Quilters' Guild Collection

You'll need to do a quick dash to the Quilt Museum in York if you want to catch this exhibition - it finishes on 5 September 2015.

Kaffe Fassett, Patron of the Quilters' Guild, has, over the last two years, explored the Guild's historic collection and selected 15 quilts which have inspired him to design 15 new quilts.  The old and new quilts are displayed together with Kaffe's comment on the old quilt and the Guild's comment on the new.

Here's a few tasters ...

Hearts & Crosses Coverlet 1875-1900 - Maker Unknown
Organic Radiation - Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe's brightly coloured and highly patterned fabrics make his quilts sing but the exhibition also brings a new appreciation of the historic quilts with their fantastic detail and the hours of work that went into them.

Elderton Log Cabin Coverlet c. 1890 - Maker Unknown
Autumn Crosses - Kaffe Fassett
Tailor's Samples Canadian Red Cross Quilt 1939-1945 - Canadian Red Cross Society
Dark Wagga Wagga - Kaffe Fassett

Embroidered ribbon for inspiration
Kaffe Fassett designed ribbons

Get down there!

 PS Love the stairs! 

(If you miss the exhibition there is a book available from the Quilt Museum entitled "Ancestral Gifts" which illustrates the pairs of quilts)

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