Ok, so I admit there were a few other women who spent the weekend with us. About 400 or so on Friday night and another 29 on Saturday, but I did get to spend some quality time with both Kaffe and Brandon on Saturday during my all-day workshop.
Friday night we attended Kaffe's lecture at Bentley University which was sponsored by the Quilter's Connection guild. Kaffe spoke about his life and his work and showed a brief slide presentation.
|We ran into fellow quilting peeps, Sally, Kim G. and Joan S.|
|I came with my usual quilting posse of Joannie and Marion.|
|Here is Kaffe Fassett, wearing a shirt made out of his own fabric.|
|Here is one of his quilts. It is also the workshop that I took on Saturday. Brandon is behind the quilt on the left.|
|I picked Marion up at 7am and we drove 80 miles to Portsmouth.|
|And more Kaffe!|
|Here are some the fabrics I brought from home.|
|Marion and I also bought a few more to add to our quilts.|
|Here is Brandon helping me with my quilt. Notice that he is wearing a shirt made out of his own fabric. Love that paisley!|
|He's a cheeky guy!|
|Here is my quilt in progress.|
|I wanted to work with purples and blues.|
|As usual, some pink snuck in...|
|By the end of the day, this is what half of my quilt looked like.|
|Marion, Brandon and me!|
Note: this is not a word usually associated with quilting...think naughty romance novel or Viagra commercial instead.
Perhaps, Kaffe meant turbid, instead. Turbid is also an adjective that means: 1) not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque; 2) thick or dense, as clouds or smoke; 3) confused; muddled; disturbed.
Either way, it was a little insulting and I kept trying to explain to Kaffe that it was my quilt and that I had to like it. If a blue period was good enough for Picasso, who was Kaffe to complain? Kaffe did autograph my book and he did admire my jacket and asked where I bought it (I made it!), so that almost made up for the turgid comment.
Here is Marion's quilt. Kaffe liked her. She was a good girl and listened to his suggestions. If you look closely, you can see that we both started with the same fabric in the upper left hand corner, a gorgeous dahlia print by Phillip Jacobs, also a member of the Kaffe Fassett design collective.
|The day ended with Chinese food and chocolate pudding! Ah, bliss!|
|I like my quilt. I think I'm even going to go back and put MORE blue fabric in it!|
What do you think?