An Evening with KF

Chloe and I went to a lecture this evening by Kaffe Fassett.  He was very funny and down to earth and not quite what I expected.  I somehow expected him to be more English even though I know he was raised in California.  He has lived in Britain for 42 years (he moved there the same year I was born!). 

Anyway, it was an enlightening evening and I got his newest book which hasn't even been released in the US yet.  I also bought a fat quarter bundle to go with my large stack of KF fabrics.  I bought this one because I couldn't resist the fall colors.  The lecture was about his experience with color and he showed slides of all sorts of media including his paintings, mosaics, knitting and needlepoint patterns, tapestries and of course his quilts.  I love how he had photos of finding color in every day life and in the most mundane places in the world (ie- fertilizer sacks and empty metal barrels).  I think I look for color more than I used to.  I hope to someday be able to combine colors the way he does.

The lecture was sponsored by the Stitchin' Post in Sisters and he and his collaborator, Brandon Mably, will be teaching classes this week.  I didn't sign up for any classes because I didn't have any idea what our schedule would be like several months ago.  Now they are talking about having him back next year and I would definitely sign up for a class then.