Thursday, 19 August 2010
I get to say "Helllllooo t0 Kaffe!!!"
Hey, how about this, forget about rock stars, movie stars, porn stars and the post man at your door star. What about Quilt Stars!! and today I got to meet one of them with the name of Kaffe Fassett. For years I had admired Kaffe Fassett's books on his paintings and needlework, not forgetting the knitting and now all the quilts and materials that he does by the company of Rowan and Erhman. Though despite not being too full of money that I would of liked, we did manage to make it to the Festival Of Quilts this year. The main reason was to meet Kaffe Fassett and get a book signed by him and get to see the work of other wonderful quilters. The Festival Of Quilts held at the National Exhibition Centre was huge and mega. I don't think either of us, me or Jim managed to get to see everything as we were both shattered half way but we thoroughly enjoyed going and took loads and loads of photos. So for the next couple of days you are all in for a treat looking at some of the photos of some of our favourite and most inspirational quilts. I got to find out about a company that did tie dyed space threads from London that did reasonable priced threads. There was someone from artafabrik USA who did threads and wow the hanks were eight pound a piece and that was what I could not afford at the moment, never mind, maybe next time.
So if you are in the UK and have not yet been to the Festival Of Quilts, go along and have fun, it is so worth going but you will need lots of pennies and there are lots of yummy stuff to buy and play with. I am definitely going to save up for next year and who knows just might pick up the inspiration to enter a quilt again next year maybe that is.
Hope all is having fun, where ever you are.