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    Kaffe Fassett Tour at Artistic Artifacts

    Artistic Artifacts is thrilled to be a stop the Kaffe Fassett Tour 2022 this October! This exclusive U.S. tour will celebrate Kaffe’s 85th birthday and the launch of his latest book, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Wales — which has just arrived in our shop!

    Kaffe Fassett has partnered with BERNINA for limited edition models

    Announced at BERNINA University 2022 are new limited edition Kaffe-branded BERNINAs, arriving this fall and including wonderful gifts with purchase, including new Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and exclusive embroidery and quilting stitches! Learn more about the B770 QEE PLUS Kaffe Edition, equipped with the most advanced sewing and embroidery features, and the B475 QE Kaffe Edition, ideal for small spaces and made for makers.

    We think we have a truly special celebration event worth traveling for! For out of towners, or DMV residents who want to enjoy a ‘staycation’, we have negotiated a group rate —

    Hilton Alexandria Old Town
    1767 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Book your Kaffe Tour Hilton Hotel stay now »

    In his lectures and workshops, Kaffe Fassett reveals how he experiences the colors and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity and how we can, just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs!

    Kaffe Fassett (right) and Brandon Mably of the Kaffe Fassett Studio

    Kaffe Fassett Tour 2022 Events:

    • LECTURE — Color Inspiration with Kaffe Fassett
      Friday, October 7, 2022, 7:00 pm
      Location: George Washington Masonic National Memorial
      101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA (an Artistic Artifacts pop-up shop will be on site!)
      $85.85 registration fee, which includes a copy of the new Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Wales that you can have signed that evening
      Learn more & register now »

    • Bubbly from Quilts in Wales with Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably
      Saturday, October 8
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm
      $485.85 registration fee
      SOLD OUT and closed to additional registrants. Contact us to add your name to our waitlist in case of cancellations.

    • Other classes available during the Kaffe Tour
    • Print & Stitch with Judy Gula
      Saturday, October 8
      1:30 – 4:00 pm
      $55.00 registration fee includes materials, including use of our new limited edition set of wooden printing blocks, inspired by the Kaffe Fassett Collective designs — currently being hand-carved in India for us and available soon!
      Learn more & register now »

    • Mediterranean Hexagons from Quilts in Morocco with Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably
      Sunday, October 9
      9:30 am – 4:30 pm
      $485.85 registration fee
      SOLD OUT and closed to additional registrants. Contact us to add your name to our waitlist in case of cancellations.

    • Print & Stitch with Judy Gula
      Sunday, October 9
      1:30 – 4:00 pm
      $55.00 registration fee includes materials. A repeat session of this fun block printing & stitching ‘taster’ class.
      Learn more & register now »

    • BERNINA Sit & Sew: Kaffe Fassett Hatbox Quilt
      Monday, October 10
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
      $149.85 registration fee
      Includes a morning visit by Kaffe & Brandon! All class supplies provided: a complete Kaffe Fassett fabric kit and BERNINA sewing machines to use — including the beautiful new Kaffe Fassett BERNINA Editions!
      Learn more & register now »


    “Why strive for complicated, difficult to sew arrangements when simple, squares, diamonds and triangles are so endlessly fascinating as long as the colours are alive?” –Kaffe Fassett

    Kaffe Fassett has inspired people across the world with his colorful work in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently to ensure you don’t miss any updates!

    Artistic Artifacts is located just outside Washington DC, with its exceptional lineup of museums, monuments and more. We are in Alexandria, VA, minutes from the historic district of Old Town Alexandria, a wonderful arts destination and one of the Condé Nast Top 3 Best Small Cities in the US.

    Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Wales

    Our event hotel, the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, is located on King Street in Alexandria’s vibrant Old Town. The site of Kaffe’s Lecture at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial (a National Historic Landmark), and the King Street Metro Station are both located across the street. The free King Street Trolley stops at the Hilton, and the hotel has rental bikes available to help you explore the neighborhood. Enjoy all-day dining at King Street Tavern and the hotel’s in-house Starbucks.

    NOTE: Limited to 20 students each, our two in-person Kaffe and Brandon-led classes are focused on color theory, design and cutting only; no sewing will take place. Due to the class size and design wall space requirements for each student, our Bubbly and Mediterranean Hexagons classes must take place in our second floor classroom (stair access ONLY). Classes will begin promptly; attendees must plan to arrive at Artistic Artifacts a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.


    During these uncertain COVID-19 times, and since these events mean close contact, we must state our priority of keeping Kaffe and Brandon safe and healthy. COVID-19 outbreaks can change often and quickly depending on local conditions. It’s important we all stay aware and committed to instituting safety measures if need be. The most detailed and organized plans may still need to be set aside when someone gets ill. Artistic Artifacts requests that you stay home if you or any of your travel companions:

    • Have signs or symptoms, are sick or think you have COVID-19
    • Are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test
    • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past five days and you're not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines
    • If you’ve had close contact with someone with COVID-19, get tested after at least five days. Wait to travel until you have a negative test. Wear a mask if you travel up to 10 days after you've had close contact with someone with COVID-19.