Author(s): Kaffe Fassett
Inspired by worldwide travels and a plethora of ethnic textiles, including the quilts of the Amish and from Gee's Bend in America, Japanese all indigo quilts, suzanis from the Caucuses, and Pakistani kanthas, the projects featured in this book include full sized bed and wall quilts as well as well as smaller pieces that can be completed more quickly, such as throws, table runners and pillows. With Shots + Stripes, Fassett is answering the modern quilt community's call for quilts that make bold graphic statements that are less time consuming and complex than some of the work for which he has been previously celebrated. While still serving his core audience of long time devotees and celebrating his and their passions for vibrant colour, Fassett is introducing himself to a new generation of quilters with the types of projects they're currently seeking.
Kaffe Fassett, an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of colour. In 1988 he was honored to become the first living textile designer to be given a one person show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Since then the exhibition of his textiles has traveled the world with him as he has taught and inspired others. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. He is the author of 15 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide.