Brandon Mably
is Coming To The Quilt Tree 
November 1-3 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Nanuet, NY


Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
6:30pm
Lecture


Register today for Brandon's inspirational color and design lecture. Learn about Brandon's knitting and quilting journey. Color lives in every corner of his world. So, you walk into a room that feels like an exotic market from the Middle East. Different patterned carpets cover the bare floor boards. Large baskets of yarn are piled high. A painted chest of drawers store colorful knit wear and patchwork quilts. Asian ceramics are stacked high on top of cupboards and shelves. Brandon Mably, Rowan artist under the Kaffe Collective banner, describes in vivid detail his first visit to Kaffe Fassett's studio; a visit in which he knew he wanted to be part of this colorful, eclectic world.
 
Brandon is the manager of Kaffe's studio and an artist in his own right. His path has been one inspired, not by a formal certificate, but by a rich, creative environment, a love for art and color plus encouragement from the "Armani" of the knit and quilting world, Kaffe himself.
 
"Kaffe is the ultimate teacher, never squelching out of the box thinking but always pushing you to try what your heart desires," says Brandon. "Kaffe says, 'just give it a go, you won't know until you try' and from this I have found my place in the world of yarn and fabric."
That encouragement found Brandon publishing his first knit design six months after walking into Kaffe's Studio. Knitting allows Brandon to play with colors, seeing the intensity and effect colors have when placed next to each other or the subtly of how colors can "tickle" a collection; like sweet lime with soft blues or hot red combined with chocolate brown. Knitting lets me play with colors and helps to give birth to fabric ideas which grow organically," says Brandon.
 
Every fabric design, once sketched and proportioned, is hand painted by Brandon. The excitement comes when the actual fabric can be cut up, placed next to other and arranged into a large scale quilt. It is amazing to see, according to Brandon, how my jazzy style fits so wonderfully with Kaffe's lush floral and Philip Jacob's chintz fabrics.
 
Brandon loves to be amongst quilters and yarn enthusiasts by hosting lectures and workshops all around the world. "It is the most rewarding experience. We are encouragers, not teachers, and I love to share with folks where I have come simply by being encouraged to try. It's the most powerful experience," says Brandon.

Not just for quilters, this lecture will delight anyone who loves creativity and working with color - quilters, knitters, needlework enthusiasts, mosaic artists, painters, and decorators -so call your friends and register today!!

Registration Fee - $25 in advance, $30 at the door
No refunds


Workshop #1 "Diamonds"
Thurs. Nov. 2, 2017
9:30-4:30

 

"Diamonds" is a quilt from the new Kaffe Fasset Book, Quilts in Ireland, which will be available in the Fall. The book features 20 eye-catching quilts within the brilliant and rich colors of western Ireland. Each of the quilts featured in the book is made using new fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett Collective, as well as Kaffe's long-standing favorites from his other fabric collections.
 
You will decide on your own color palette. You should be choosing large scale prints that are harmonious together. They may be light and dark, or mostly a color you prefer such as blues, greens, or reds.  The prints should be similar in tone and pattern, but all large scale.  

The class is designed to help each student develop their own personal color palette in making a original design.  
 
No sewing takes place during the class.  You will be cutting and placing your fabrics on a design wall, which we will provide and you will take home with you at the end of the day. Brandon will be spending time with each student, giving guidance and instruction on color placement. You can use any fabrics you choose - they don't have to be Kaffe Fassett fabrics. We will set up a shop during and after the workshop for you to purchase fabrics that Brandon may recommend!

  • Registration Fee:  $250 - INCLUDES:
    •  Full-day class with Brandon
    •  Breakfast, lunch and snacks
    •  Flannel design wall to use in class and then take home
    •  Template required for class
    •  The book Quilts in Italy  
     
    Payment is due at time of registration. Class size is limited to 25 participants. No refunds unless we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list.  Refunds are subject to a $25 service fee.
  • Click here to register for "Diamonds"

Workshop #2 "Zig-Zag"
Fri. Nov. 3, 2017
9:30-4:30

 

Zig Zag is a quilt from the Kaffe Fasset Book, Quilts in Italy. Pick the color palette of your choosing.  It should be mostly monochromatic - for example reds with some oranges and purples, OR green with teals and some blue, etc.  

This class is designed to develop each student's own personal color palette in making their own original design.  No sewing takes place during the class. You will be cutting and placing your fabrics on the design wall provided, which you will take home at the end of the workshop. Brandon will be spending time with each student, giving guidance and instruction on color placement.  You can use any fabrics you choose - they don't have to be Kaffe Fassett fabrics. We will have a shop setup during and after the workshop to purchase fabrics. 

Registration Fee:  $250 - INCLUDES:
  •  Full-day class with Brandon
  •  Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  •  Flannel design wall to use in class and then take home
  •  Template required for class
  •  The book Quilts in Italy  
 
Payment is due at time of registration. Class size is limited to 25 participants. No refunds unless we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list.  Refunds are subject to a $25 service fee.
Click here to register for "Zig Zag"