Exhibition

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts In America

16 Mar 2019 – 3 Nov 2019

Event times

11am to 5pm

Cost of entry

£13 (including entry to the American Museum & Gardens)

American Museum & Gardens

Bath
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • You can catch the University bus U1 from Bath city centre, a 15minute journey. Alight at The Avenue, just at the University Of Bath entrance. The museum is a 10minute downhill stroll from here.
  • The museum if accessible by car with free parking. For directions to the Museum from your location please click on the link to Google maps. Please note Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Satellite Navigation technology do not recognise our postcode, but the turning to the Museum is clearly sign-posted from the A36 and the University of Bath.
  • The nearest train station is Bath Spa.

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We are delighted to welcome back Kaffe Fassett to the American Museum for our 2019 special exhibition. As part of our special exhibition programme, we will be showcasing 20 brand new quilts designed by Kaffe.

About

These stunning new artworks have been inspired by the Museum’s world-renowned collection of antique American quilts. The exhibition at the American Museum will provide a unique opportunity to see the old and the new alongside one another.

Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and their design team have worked closely with chief curator Kate Hebert to select appropriate quilts from the Museum’s collection. These treasures were then reimagined and recreated using fabrics designed by the team. The resulting creations showcase Kaffe’s flair for, and use of, vivid colour combinations.

Accompanying the exhibition is Kaffe’s latest publication Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America (published August 2018). Kaffe has had a long association with the American Museum, which has held a number of exhibitions of his work. It is fitting that to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his successful series of patchwork and quilting books, Kaffe should choose the quilt collection at the Museum as the inspiration for his latest publication.

Exhibition includes:

  • 20 new Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably designed quilts.
  • 18 historic quilts from the collection of the American Museum.

Details about our Kaffe Fassett events and how to book can be found via the links below

Talk – ‘Quilts in America’ with Kaffe Fassett

https://americanmuseum.org/events/quilts-in-america-with-kaffe-fassett/

Starburst from ‘Quilts in America’, patchwork workshop with Kaffe Fassett – April

https://americanmuseum.org/events/starburst-from-quilts-in-america-patchwork-workshop-with-kaffe-fassett-2/

Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Colour lecture

https://americanmuseum.org/events/kaffe-fassetts-glorious-colour-lecture/

Starburst from ‘Quilts in America’, patchwork workshop with Kaffe Fassett – July

https://americanmuseum.org/events/starburst-from-quilts-in-america-patchwork-workshop-with-kaffe-fassett/

Curators

Kate Hebert

Kafe Fassett

Exhibiting artists

Kaffe Fassett

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