In each workshop, Kaffe & Brandon will teach and mentor each participant's own personal colour journey through fabric choice and placement. Each quilt workshop features a simple structure in which to explore colour. Kaffe 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.
No sewing takes place during the class. No sewing machines needed. Kaffe Fassett flannel design wall is included in the class fee
and will be up and ready for your use the day of your class.A Box Lunch is included in your class fee.Fabric Requirements:
Keep this in mind when choosing fabrics: 1) find your colour and don't stray too far from it and 2) keep your choices harmonious. For example, if you would like to explore RED, bring reds, oranges, reddish purples, magenta, warm brown, etc. Kaffe's original version is a study in blues and includes purples and greens.
For the hexagons, bring 1/4 to 1/2 yard cuts of 20 or so different large-scale or geometric prints in tonally similar colours.
For the points, bring 6 or so bold fabrics in 2 or 3 colours in a medium scale print. Some participants wait to choose these fabrics until after setting the hexagons.
If you are not sure how you are going to proceed, that's okay. You can bring your stash favorites and be prepared to shop with Kaffe and Brandon at the workshop. Please feel free to bring any fabrics you would like to use to the workshop - these do not have to be Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.Fabric Notes:
"Some participants prefer that they know beforehand exactly what fabrics to bring, but the principle of this class is to inspire creativity and work instinctively. We don't have a theory or work from a planned recipe. We all like different fabrics and colours for different reasons and so we should! The best suggestion we can give participants is to bring a selection of large-scale or high-profile designs in either bright/light colours or dark/richer colours. It's much easier to have more fabrics to play with in the class and be able to eliminate." Kaffe and Brandon
Please be aware that you may need/want to buy additional fabrics during the workshop. Kaffe and Brandon may advise/encourage you to purchase more on the day to get your fabric selection just right.Sew Much Fun! gives a 10% discount on supplies needed for class!Please DO NOT precut fabrics before class!!!
In addition to fabric, please bring these supplies:
- Kaffe's book Quilts in Morocco
- Clear View 3 3/4" Hexagon Template and 3 3/4" Equilateral Triangle
- Rotary cutter with new blade.
- Cutting mat - at least 12" X 18". In some cases, you may be cutting width of fabric strips.
- Quilter's rotary ruler at least 6" X 18:.
- Fabric scissors
- Optional: reducing glass or peephole