About the Author
Born in San Francisco, Kaffe settled in England in 1964 and worked as an artist. On a trip to Scotland, he stumbled on an irresistible collection of colored yarns. A few months later, he was hooked and proceeded to knit and stitch himself a career. In 1996 Kaffe was asked by the charity Oxfam to visit villages in India to advise on designs that could be marked in the West. A wonderful range of striped fabric was the result. After a meeting with his close friend and quilter, Liza Prior Lucy, in 1996, Kaffe was urged to do a book on her great passion, patchwork. This was the beginning of a new adventure and many quilting collections followed, including Passionate Patchwork and Kaffe Fassett's Museum Quilts, which were both written with Liza. While working on his first quilting book, Kaffe designed a range of woven shot cotton and checked fabrics. These were quickly followed by a stunning collection of printed fabrics for the Kaffe Fassett Fabric Collection, all of which are featured in the Rowan Patchwork books.