Friday, October 21, 2011

Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably visit Choo Choo Quilters

Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably, the "Color Guys," stopped for a short visit at the October Choo Choo Quilters Guild meeting. They are in Chattanooga, along with artist Erin Lee Gafill, for a week of color workshops in quilting, knitting and painting and a slide show and presentation of Kaffe's work.
Kaffe Fassett (left) and Brandon Mably, fabric, quilt and knitwear designers and authors.
Kaffe and Brandon inquired about the evening's program on borders and bindings for quilts, shared their thoughts on the topic, and took questions from guild members and visitors. "Be bold with color," "use 20 rather than 5 fabrics of one color in your quilt designs," and "step back and look at your work on a neutral-colored wall to assess your work," were some of the tips and bits of wisdom they passed along to us.
Left to right: Ginny Minninger, Vista Mahan, Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, Veronica Hofman-Ortega.
What a special treat is was to have these internationally-acclaimed designers and fiber artists stop in for a visit! Thank you to guild member, Veronica Hofman-Ortega, for arranging their visit.

Show and Tell

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Borders and Bindings program in October

Do you have any UFOs (unfinished objects) that need some inspiration to finish? Perhaps you have sewn rows of quilt blocks together and are stumped for ideas for a border. Bring any UFOs and works-in-progress to the October 17 Choo Choo Guild meeting for a program on "Borders and Bindings" and you might go home with a great idea or two to finish your quilt. In preparation, read Chapter 9 of the "Fearless Design" book, bring your sketchbook and something for Show and Tell to the meeting.
Then, on the heels of our Monday quilt guild meeting, is the slide show and presentation by world renown color expert, Kaffe Fassett, on Tuesday at 7 pm at the Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga. Kaffe is a master of color and his presentation is sure to leave you with loads of inspiration and ideas on color, quilting and patchwork. If you don't have your ticket yet, visit to secure a seat. This is Kaffe's first time visiting the Chattanooga area, so let's give him a warm quilters welcome.

What could be better than two back-to-back evenings seeing and talking about our favorite topic—quilts??

Friday, October 7, 2011

Kaffe Fassett is coming to Chattanooga

Do you have your ticket yet? Kaffe is on the way!
For the first time ever, Kaffe Fassett will be in Chattanooga for a slide show presentation and workshops. Kaffe, Brandon Mably and Erin Lee Gafill will be presenting Color in Design workshops in quilting, knitting, designing and painting from Tuesday, October 18 through October 25, with the slide show on October 18 at Girls Preparatory School at 7 pm.

Tickets for the presentation and workshops can be ordered at Seats are limited, so don't delay.
"It has always been about color. And color can transform your life."   
—Kaffe Fassett