Friday, 15 August 2014

Kaffe Fassett exhibition in Lincolnshire

Do you love Kaffe Fassett quilts and his books? Well come with me for a very special afternoon...

It was hard to believe that the weekend of the big, big Festival of Quilts at Birmingham there was also a fantastic exhibition in Lincolnshire. 

Quilt by Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett lent his amazing quilts for two days to the church at Aslacby, a little village near Sleaford which dates back to the year of 1162. We were so lucky to see these quilts in such a wonderful setting. Let me take you on a walk around the church, and the garden of the Manor House, where English Cream Teas were served.... capital letters here suggest the importance of this feature to husband and myself.... Come into the church first....

Aslacby church 
Through the doorway

door handle, Aslacby church

step on the Kelim rug and into the church

Rug at Aslacby church

Look towards the altar and there is the first quilt

Mariner's Compass quilt by Kaffe Fassett
Look closely

Mariners Compass quilt by Kaffe Fassett 

All around the quilts hang from the rafters and the walls, look through and you can see several quilts at once, just little glimpses, like layers of curtains...

Quilt by Kaffe Fassett
The organisers chose a sympathetic spot for each quilt, the perfect background....
Quilt by Kaffe Fassett

Because we are thinking about the centenary this year, this one was rather emotional

Quilt by Kaffe Fasett

The poppies and the quilt together

Rememberance poppies and Kaffe Fassett quilt
One more quilt then we will walk around the garden. I love how the bell rope echoes the colours of the quilt

Bell rope and Kaffe Fassett quilt

Now off to the Manor House and garden:

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In Lincolnshire, we have many beautiful houses which are so  old and look as though they have just grown out of the ground.

The well with ferns growing inside

The walls and paths are the perfect stage for plants...

geraniums and a cobbled path

Walk around the garden with me....

shed in Aslacby Manor House garden

I need this shed sooo much!

Garden doorway
There were other people looking around too...

Have a wonderful Cream Tea, say hello to the people running the book and fabric stall, then one last look at the quilts

Pink quilt by Kaffe Fassett above Aslackby church organ

Then home again and a very happy  and privileged quilter to have seen these quilts in such a beautiful setting.The exhibition raised over £1000 for the church too,

I hope you enjoyed your afternoon with me in Lincolnshire. Have you made any quilts from his books, are you a fan too? Those quilts just made me feel so happy, the colours and the patterns. Also, they are quilts to be used, not packed away 'for best' and followed the William Morris idea to have nothing in your house which is not beautiful to you.  Do you think so too?

Happy quilting this weekend,
Kind regards,


  1. Oh dear! You have no idea how I wish I could have been there to see Kaffe's quilts...I am so jealous. I love the way you describe the houses in Lincolnshire..."We have many beautiful houses which are so old and look as though they have just grown out of the ground."
    Well describe! Have a good weekend!

    1. We were really lucky to have this exhibition, I didn't dare say he was there too in case I caused a riot of envy!

  2. What a spectacular setting for those amazing quilts! How I wish I could have been there to see that! Gorgeous!

    1. I hope he comes to see you in New Zealand with his new book tour, thanks for dropping in to see me at the blog x Sue

  3. Lovely quilts, and lovely photos from your part of paradise. Thanks for sharing.
    Jenny from Levin, New Zealand

  4. Dein Blog ist wünderschön besonders die Kinderdecken .
    Das aufhängen eines Quilts in einer Kirche finde ich toll.
    Schöne Weihnachten Karo


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