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Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably Workshops 2023

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“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.”—Kaffe Fassett


In his lectures and workshops, Kaffe 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.


In each workshop, Kaffe & Brandon will teach and mentor each participant’s own personal colour journey through fabric choice and placement. Everyone will follow the same process of choosing fabrics as Kaffe and Brandon do when they are designing, working on a design wall flannel. The design wall flannel is then rolled up with their quilt, to take home at the end of the day.


Each workshop is one full day, from 9:30 am–4:30 pm with one hour for lunch.


Together, Brandon and Kaffe will teach up to 20 students. Each participant will have ample cutting space, but more importantly, enough wall space to hang and work on their own design wall. Each workshop is suitable for the beginner (must have rotary cutting skills) and the advanced quilt maker. The only requirement is an eagerness to explore colour.


No sewing takes place during the workshop. No sewing machines needed.

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On the square in Winterset, Iowa | 515-493-1121

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