Guest Post and Giveaway: Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Thank you for entering. Link to winner.

Editors Note: We at CraftGossip are honored to have Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy present their list of top quilting blogs for inspiration. In celebration of this post, we have a copy of their book to giveaway. How to enter the giveaway is presented at the end of this post, so read on!

Kaffe Fassett's Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts

Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy are the authors/designers of Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts: 23 Original Quilt Designs (STC Craft). Kaffe is an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color. In 1988 he was the first living textile designer to be given a one-person show at the V&A in London, where he lives. He is a fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the primary knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. Women’s Weekly (UK) has said: “Kaffe Fassett is one of the most influential living textile artists…His extraordinary passion and insatiable appetite for colour is apparent in whatever medium he uses.” Liza Prior Lucy is an expert quiltmaker and the owner of Glorious Color, a source for fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and friends. Follow them on their current Quilt-a-Long here::

Check out all of their favorite blogs!

Top of the list, the best of the best. Beautiful words, beautiful photos, amazing creative force


One of life’s great encouragers is Kathy, owner of Material Obsessions. We cant believe what her customers produce

Material Obsession

Inspiring industry inside chat  The Last Piece

We seem to love all the same things  Be*mused

Ditto  Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts

A wonderful Aussie with a talent for applique  Cabbage Quilts

Traditional, obsessional , a woman after out own heart


Contemporary, free spirted quilts and a wonderful gardener. Fibermania

A fine artist, great humor   Waiting for the Muse

A finger on the pulse of our industry True Up

To win a copy of their  book Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts: 23 Original Quilt Designs, leave a comment on this post. A winner will be randomly selected from all the entries. Good Luck!


  1. says

    Thanks for the list of inspirational bloggers and the chance to win the Kaffe/Lucy book. I love working with bright colors and texture, so this book would be well loved and used.

  2. Jenni says

    Such inspiring blogs! Thank you so much for the links and for the opportunity to win a wonderful book!!

  3. Connie says

    Thanks – I’d love to win the book. The quilts and photography are, as always, excellent and a great inspiration.

  4. Cruz says

    Wow, more blogs; I’ll have to quit my day job! Seriously, the wealth of beauty and talent showcased on these blogs is amazing.

  5. maeve says

    I LOVE Kaffe’s fabrics and I have just about all of his gorgeous, inspirational books! I do not have his new book, however, and would absolutely love to win it for my library! Thanks!

  6. Linda says

    Love your quilts and enjoyed your talks on a couple of occasions, Kaffe. The blogs you mention are great – already follow a couple of the Aussie ones.
    Hope I’m lucky in the draw!

  7. SusanJ says

    Thank you for sharing this list of favorite blogs – it’s nice to have inspiration like this!

  8. says

    My vote goes to Cathy of Cabbage Quilts -she is a very lovely lady, a library worker, and a Kaffe fabric adorer – all a little like me!! hehe!

  9. Tobie says

    Thank you for this list of blogs.They will be an inspiration as I get ready to begin my first quilt.

  10. says

    Be*mused and Inspired by Antique quilts are my favourite blogs. Like the others too. Mind you I have to agree Cathy makes the most wonderful quilts using Kaffe fabrics

  11. Lorraine says

    I would LOVE to win a copy of your lovely book. Thank you for your list of favorite blogs.

  12. says

    I’d love a chance to win – I would love to make one of Kaffe’s quiltsplease enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

  13. Lee says

    What a great book for inspiration and ideas. I will check out the other blogs too. I have enjoyed Kathie’s blog for awhile now.

  14. Dawn says

    I don’t have my own blog (yet) but am so inspired by all the beautiful quilts that I get to see by looking at everyone’s blogs. Thanks to all of you!

  15. says

    Looks like this giveaway is still on, and quite awesome! I have to find this book at a LQS to flip through even so would love to have it!

    And great list of blogs — some I already love, and others are new to me!

  16. says

    Just Love Kaffe and must confess to quite a stash :-) Some of the bloggers are already on my Blog list as favourites. So inspirational

  17. katherine colby says

    More blogs to add to the list, i love them. I would like to say some mentioned are already favorites. But would also like to add spirit cloth – totally inspirational notions, from a simiplistic creative mind.

    I will have to stop by here again…..

  18. says

    What a great blog list…. there are many there that I enjoy. My favorite is Be*mused. We DO like the same things. I would love to win the give away for Kaffe’s new book. I got to take a workshop from him & Brandon last year, it was amazing!

  19. Beth F says

    I am always searching for new blogs that I have yet to discover and this is a great list, some new-to-me and some old friends. Thank you for the give away, they are always fun!

  20. Gizala says

    I would love to win this book. I am always awed by the colors and fabrics used in their projects.

  21. Kathy says

    I have a Kaffe knitted jacket (stars) my mom made me when I was a teenager. I’d love to try to make a quilt. Beautiful!

  22. Kelley Oletzke says

    Thanks for a chance to win great book. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I win!
    Kelley O

  23. SewLindaAnn says

    I love the suggested blogs and am adding them to my reader – which now has in excess of 250 – but no matter, I have an excuse to stop working and breathe every once in awhile. I’d love the book, I’m so inspired by them!

  24. Gillian F says

    I would love to win my first Kaffe quilting book. I’ve adored his sense of colour and design since I started doing his tapestries in the 80’s. Now I’m an addicted quilter! I have many of those great Aussie blogs in my favourites already!

  25. Jacque says

    Thanks for the blog listings.. always nice when someone does the research work for you.

    Pls throw my name in the hat for the drawings.


  26. says

    I have most of these sites bookmarked, so glad to add a few more to my “Must Read” sites. Love what is going on with blogs and the quilt world.

  27. deep cove sewer says

    Just discovered your site – great fun, lots of interesting stuff!
    Love, love, love Kaffe’s fabrics and quilts.

  28. mary helmke says

    I just started collecting your beautiful material. I do have one of your books,”Quilts in the sun”. I can’t wait to start one of your quilts or create something,but I am a beginner. Thanks for the information on the blogs they are great!

  29. says

    I have a most amazing (if I do say so myself!) Kaffe stash and just about all of his quilting books. I am working on Broken Dishes out of one of his books, and hope to make several more!

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