Kaffe Fassett exhibition

Last week I went to the Fashion and Textile Museum to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition.
It is incredibly inspiring. I’m a 50/50 fan, some of his work I love, some I’m not so fond of, but I’m completely fascinated by the way he works.
There are references to painting and ceramics throughout and you can really see the work unfold from the original inspiration.
The quilting was so varied, simple geometric shapes are brought to life with a bold use of colour.
The exhibition is very rich and you will see some wonderful still life paintings, mosaics, tapestry, knit, quilting, ceramics and of course the inspiration behind so much of his work – nature.
 It’s on until the 29th June, if you get a chance to go you’ll definitely be inspired.

The Winner is…

We have a winner, I won’t keep you hanging, but just a little recap of the terrific prize…

a place in this class, where you will learn to make these beauties which will enable you to go on to make oodles of fabulous quilts in the future.



So the winner is



which is Angela who said

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Congratulations Angela, we’ll be in touch soon.

Thanks to Annie from The Village Haberdashery for providing this amazing prize.

Giveaway – Modern Quilting Sampler class

The lovely Annie from The Village Haberdashery is hosting a fabulous giveaway for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day.
The Village Haberdashery provides a one-stop shop for the modern crafter with a delightful selection of fabric, yarn, haberdashery and trims.  Classes are now being offered which range from knitting to quilting and to celebrate this and the new extended opening hours, Annie is offering one place for the Modern Quilting Sampler class led by popular quiltingblogger and author Katy Jones.
This class will provide you with an exciting introduction to the world of modern quilting using the half square triangle piecing technique! Half square triangles are one of the most important building blocks of patchwork – and the variations of blocks you can create using them are endless.
More details can be found here  and here.
The class will be held over two days 10am-4pm (Saturday18th and 25th May) and takes place in West Hampstead, London so please ensure if you leave a comment that you are able to travel there for the set time.
There are two chances to win:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what crafty skill you would like to learn in 2013.
2. For a bonus entry sign up to the The Village Haberdashery newsletter and leave a comment telling us you have done so.
Giveaway is open to UK  residents only and will close on the 10th May at 6pm and the winner will be chosen by Mr Random Generator.
Good luck!!
Giveaway Closed – thanks for entering