Kaffe Fassett Tour at Artistic Artifacts

Artistic Artifacts was thrilled to be a stop on the Kaffe Fassett Tour, October 7-10, 2022! Thank you to all who joined us for this exclusive U.S. tour, sponsored by FreeSpirit Fabrics and celebrating Kaffe’s 85th birthday in 2023 and the launch of his book, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Wales.

Kaffe Fassett has partnered with BERNINA for limited edition models

Announced at BERNINA University 2022 were new limited edition Kaffe-branded BERNINAs, now in stock and including wonderful gifts with purchase, including new Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and exclusive embroidery and quilting stitches! Learn more about:

In his lectures and workshops, Kaffe Fassett reveals how he experiences the colors 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! Our two in-person Kaffe and Brandon-led classes, limited to 20 students each, were focused on color theory, design and cutting only; no sewing took place.

Kaffe Fassett (right) and Brandon Mably of the Kaffe Fassett Studio

Kaffe Fassett Tour 2022 Events:

    • LECTURE — Color Inspiration with Kaffe Fassett
      Friday, October 7, 2022, 7:00 pm
      Location: George Washington Masonic National Memorial
      101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA
      An Artistic Artifacts pop-up shop was on site at this beautiful National Historic Landmark and the lecture was followed by a book signings.

    • Bubbly from Quilts in Wales with Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably
      Saturday, October 8
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Other classes available during the Kaffe Tour
  • Print & Stitch with Judy Gula
    Saturday, October 8
    1:30 – 4:00 pm
    This fun session included the use of our new limited edition sets of wooden printing blocks, inspired by the Kaffe Fassett Collective designs

  • Mediterranean Hexagons from Quilts in Morocco with Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably
    Sunday, October 9
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Print & Stitch with Judy Gula
    Sunday, October 9
    1:30 – 4:00 pm
    A repeat session of this fun block printing & stitching ‘taster’ class.
  • BERNINA Sit & Sew: Kaffe Fassett Hatbox Quilt
    Monday, October 10
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Included a morning visit by Kaffe & Brandon! All class supplies were provided: a complete Kaffe Fassett fabric kit and BERNINA sewing machines to use — including the beautiful new Kaffe Fassett BERNINA Editions!

“Why strive for complicated, difficult to sew arrangements when simple, squares, diamonds and triangles are so endlessly fascinating as long as the colours are alive?” –Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Wales

Kaffe Fassett has inspired people across the world with his colorful work in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic and we were so excited to be part of his firts visit back to the US since 2019!

Kaffe Fassett 2022 Quilts in Wales Tour Stops:

  • Colchester Mill Fabrics
    120 Lebanon Avenue, Colchester, CT
    Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2
  • Artistic Artifacts
    4750 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA
    Friday October 7 – Monday, October 11
  • Bernina World of Sewing
    6013 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC
    Wednesday, October 12 – Friday, October 14
  • Sew Much Fun
    831 S Church Street, Lowell, NC
    Sunday, October 16 – Tuesday, October 18
  • Quilt Country
    701 S Stemmons Fwy #90, Lewisville, TX
    Saturday, October 22 – Monday, October 25
  • Houston Quilt Market
    George R. Brown Convention Center
    1001 Avenida de Las Americas, Houston, TX
    Thursday, November 3 – Sunday, November 6

Artistic Artifacts is located just outside Washington DC, with its exceptional lineup of museums, monuments and more. We are in Alexandria, VA, minutes from the historic district of Old Town Alexandria, a wonderful arts destination and one of the Condé Nast Top 3 Best Small Cities in the US.

Our event hotel was the Hilton Alexandria Old Town located on King Street in Alexandria’s vibrant Old Town. The King Street Metro Station is located across the street. The free King Street Trolley stops at the Hilton, and the hotel has rental bikes available to help you explore the neighborhood.