Sunday, November 08, 2015

Kaffe Fassett

Internationally known knitter, quilter, and fabric artist Kaffe Fassett spoke in Minnesota today, and I was there. A group of friends went together, and we had a grand time. Let me tell you, the town of Zumbrota, Minnesota knows how to throw a party!

The quilt shop in town, All in Stitches, was open for the quilters who came to hear Fassett speak. We got a door prize and our names put in several other drawings, too. In addition, several other stores, not normally open on Sundays, opened up for us and also donated some wonderful prizes to be awarded after the lecture. That little town has some beautiful shops! Little artsy shops in which one could browse and shop for long hours.. and more than one of those. You should see the shoe shop in town! I have never seen such unique, attractive shoes in all my life. Prepare for sticker shock, but also prepare for a FUN tour of some very nifty shoes and boots.

We ate lunch at the VFW -- "Tankers." I had a good burger, and we watched part of the Vikings-Rams game on the TVs there. After lunch it was off to the Kaffe lecture. He was very entertaining and interesting. None of the pictures I took there turned out, but I did get one of Kaffe signing books after the lecture:

Back at the quilt shop, there was a small quilt show of quilts made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics. They were beautiful!


I have been stockpiling Kaffe fabrics for a while; I hope to get to them and make a glorious quilt some time in 2016.

4 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

How fun! Glad the lecture was good . . .

goodnightgram said...

Now that sounds like a fun event and In Zumbrota, no less! Good for them! I hqven't seen KF in a ling time. Knitters like him too!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Lucky you! I have heard his lectures are very good.

Tubaville said...

I've been quilting for over ten years now and only in the last few years have gotten to know designers. Would you believe I bought my first Kaffe fabrics this year? They were like buying precious gold. I am going to stockpile them and make something dramatically amazing. So happy for you that you got to hear him speak. I love Zumbrota. It's where my daughter came from. Such a charming town!