Saturday, 13 June 2015

Ancestral gifts Kaffe Fassett exhibition

Last tuesday I went to the quilt museum in York to see an amazing exhibition.  Kaffe Fassett had chosen 15 quilts from the museum collection and then he created new quilts.  Here are some of them  both the original and his version.  I was so pleased that we were allowed to take photos as usually it is no photo policy at the museum.  I have shown the origonal followed by the modern version,  sorry not too clear as no flash was allowed.

There is going to be a book based on these quilts     I think it will be finding its way into my book collection.  I was a good girl and only bought 2 half metre lengths of his fabric  a bit out of my price range but there were 2 I could not resist.












I seem to be having more blog problems,  I can not comment on blogs that have been put on using iphones,  ipads etc the comment box disappears soon as I click on it   wonder if anyone else is having the same problem.


27 comments:

Julimond said...

Wondefull quilts.
A great exhibition.
I don't know, if i understood right. KF makes some antique quilts in new KF fabrics and colours? this would be very interesting.

About your problem, i can not say anything. Only apple or android also?

Greetings
Iris

Pippas quilts said...

He certainly knows how to spice up the colour range thank you as I cannot see myself getting up there this year. You only managed to get away with only 2 you were so good.

Jen said...

Love the quilt show Margaret so colourful and love no.9 so much work. How could you resist a little fabric, It will remind you of beautiful York and the quilts.

Radka said...

Lucky girl, what an interesting project. I will look out for his new book ;-)
xx

Nana said...

Thanks for showing, I don´t have problems and don´t know about it either.

Nana

Monica said...

Thank you so much for all the photos, Margaret! What an interesting exhibit. My favourite is actually the first one, with the contrast of that blue daisy fabric around the border. Which fabrics did you buy?

Cattinka said...

That is a nice exhibition! I like the old and the new they are all stunning.
KATRIN W.

Anita said...

Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing the photos Margaret.How could you not buy fabric when you were there...The book seems interesting..

Boud said...

Thank-you for the guided tour! And the true confession about the fabric buy. Although in this company we're more likely to be shocked that you didn't buy more!

Anneliese said...

I must say I love his versions - beautiful colours. Although, he usually mixes very, very flowery fabrics - diffiduclt to understand. As to your buying resp. not buying - Margaret - I am the same! Good girl!

Susan In Texas said...

Beautiful pictures, Margaret, thanks so much for sharing them with us. I like all the quilts, but I am partial to the vintage quilts. I really like the vintage color schemes.

My blog is updated via computer, though I sometimes answer emails on my phone. I had not heard of this issue, though you are probably not the only one it is happening to. Hopefully they will find a fix soon.

Annet said...

It's fun to see the translation from Kaffe of these old quilts. Thanks for sharing!

SewLittleToSay said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. I do hope I'll be able to get to the museum before it closes.

deanna7trees said...

not hard to tell the old from the new. i love how he always uses such vibrant colors and mixes them up beautifully. thanks for sharing this.

Jillian said...

Thanks for sharing this, Margaret. I hope to go in early July.
I haven't had your particular problem but I do have problems commenting some times.

Jane Galley said...

Lovely seeing the old with the new

shirley said...

Thanks for sharing these Margaret, he sure knows how to make quilts with zing from his fabrics.

Bev said...

It's so much fun to look at the old and the new. The "old" quilters had just as much creativity and talent as the "new" quilters and without all the modern tools we have. Love that fabric line too! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are doing well! XO

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I wonder if your problem has to do with a pop-up blocker issue. The next time it happens look to the far right side of your address (URL) bar to see if there's a little warning square. If you click on it, it will tell you if something is being blocked.

Rebecca in AK said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing these quilts! I want that book too when it comes out.

J Honda said...

just beautiful! thank you for posting photos :)

crazyquilter said...

Thank you for sharing. Linda and I are hoping to go to this exhibition so it was lovely to get some insight as to what it might be like.

Séverine said...

Tanks for sharing these pictures , it's very interesting to see both versions.
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Thank You for sharing these pictures , it's very interesting to see both versions.


Susan Hook said...

Nice to see both versions, I like the new version of the first quilt, the colours are so much better.
I am still having blogger problems, blogger is looking into the problem so I have no idea how long it will take

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great quilts.....thanks Margaret.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

What s fab collection, what s shame York is so far away from here! Thanks for sharing xxx (no, I'm ok with blog comments at the moment, sorry I can't help x)

Mary Ellen said...

I like some of the vintage quilts better than the modern interpretations (sorry, Kaffe), but of all of them, I like the first one best - in both versions.!