2013-A New Year, A New Contest!

Happy New Year to all of you! We hope you have big quilting plans for 2013. We’re starting off the year with a very exciting opportunity for all of you sponsored by STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books and Rowan Fabrics.


How has Kaffe influenced you in the past and how will that help you grow as a quilter in the new year?

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This is an Essay Contest! Write 500 words or less answering the question above. Three of the finalists will receive a copy of Kaffe’s Dreaming in Color and a 30 pc. Design Rolls. In addition the top two finalists will receive a copy of Kaffe Fassett Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts book and Kaffe Fassett Kaffe Quilts Again book.  The grand prize winner will receive Dreaming in Color, Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, and his upcoming March book, Shots & Stripes in addition to a 30 piece fat quarter set.


  • 500 words or less. Entries are to be sent to info@themodernquiltguild.com
  • Deadline: January 25th at midnight PST
  • Four finalists will be announced on February 1st
  • Kaffe will select the final essays and the winner will be posted on the MQG blog February 15th.
  • Open to international entries
  • 30 MQG will receive a copy of the book Kaffe’s new book Dreaming in Color-priority will go to the MQG’s that have members writing essay’s. Please include the MQG name that you are a member of to ensure your guild receives the copy.

About Kaffe by STC Craft | Melanie Falick

Born in 1937, Fassett spent much of his youth in Big Sur, California, where his parents bought a cabin from Orson Welles and transformed it into the world-famous Nepenthe restaurant, a gathering place for artists and free spirits. After attending a boarding school run by disciples of Krishnamurti, an Indian guru, he studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then traveled to England, where he made his home. After an inspiring trip to the Shetland Islands, Fassett began designing knitwear for Bill Gibb, then the Missonis, Vogue magazine, and private clients like Lauren Bacall and Barbra Streisand. Further explorations led him to needlepoint, mosaics, rugmaking, tapestries, yarn and fabric design, costume and set design, and quilting. Now in his seventies, Fassett continues to produce new work and travels worldwide to teach and lecture to his fans.

Kaffe Fassett is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color and was the first living textile designer to have a one-person show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting, the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns, and the author of fifteen books, including STC Craft’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts. He lives in London. Visit his website at http://www.kaffefassett.com.

Keep you’re eyes open for Kaffe’s new book schedule for a March 2013 release date:

Kaffe Fassett Quilts: Shots + Stripes. It’s a book of quilt projects he collaborated on with Liza Prior Lucy, and includes small and large sized projects using just his solid-colored shot cottons and his striped cotton fabrics.

Thank you STC Crafts | Melanie Falick and Rowan Fabrics!


9 thoughts on “2013-A New Year, A New Contest!

  1. Is this just open to MQG members or can anyone participate? I live in Scotland and don’t travel, and there simply aren’t any local MQGs. In fact, I go along to a local knitting group with my quilts, as my local quilting group is lovely, but they’re all much older than me and much more traditional!

  2. bonjour, comme je l’ai écrit dans ma dissertation, un grand MERCIi, et monsieur Kaffe Fasset est un grand MONSIIEUR

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