Kaffe Fassett

Photos

TX77010_001_01.jpg
TX77010_001_02.jpg

Title

Kaffe Fassett

Description

Kaffe Fassett designs fabrics used for quilting. He describes a quilt he chose to bring for the interview because, unlike the vast majority of his quilts, he sewed it himself. He is known for designing quilt patterns and fabric; his quilts are usually sewn by Liza Prior Lucy, for demonstration or publication purposes. In 1995, Liza Lucy encouraged Fassett to start designing quilts and fabrics based on his noted knitting designs. The first textile artist to have an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fassett feels personally rewarded by how the art quilt world has embraced his fabrics and quilt designs. Fassett does multiple crafts, although knitting is still a major part of his life. He designed his first striped fabric by first knitting a sample, which was then handwoven in India. The production of these fabrics by handweavers has had a beneficial economic impact for their villages. He paints his designs on fabric, which is then produced into yardage that can be cut up and re-assembled in patchwork. He generally designs one or two fabric collections a year.

Identifier

2019oh0667_qsosiqf0151
TX77010-001

Subject

Quilting--Patterns
Quilts--Design.
Textile designers
Quilters
Quilting.
Quiltmakers
Quiltmaking
Quiltmaking process
Quiltmaking purpose
Quilts
Art quilts

Interviewee

Kaffe Fassett

Interviewer

Meg Cox

Interview sponsor

Nancy O'Bryant Puentes

Location

Houston, Texas

Interview indexer

Sarah Cleary

Transcriber

Sarah Godoshian

Interview Keyword

Liza Prior Lucy
Fabric - Striped
Fabric design
Handwoven
Quilt design
Sewing
Knitting
Victoria and Albert Museum
International Quilt Festival
Quilt shows/exhibitions
Hand quilting
Machine quilting


Citation

“Kaffe Fassett,” Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories, accessed October 18, 2021, http://qsos.quiltalliance.org/items/show/2642.