Meet PIQF Instructor David Sirota
Quilt Artist, Instructor, Lecturer
One of the highlights of Mancuso Show Management’s quilt festivals is always the instructors who present workshops and lectures. Talent, creativity and expertise are always abundantly available from the wonderful teachers. This year’s Pacific International Quilt Festival, held October 12-15, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California has, as always, a spectacular faculty who will be offering a wide variety of workshops for beginner to advanced quilters and textile artists. Included is David Sirota who we have convinced to travel to California from his home in Manchester, New Hampshire.
After David’s friend, Amy, taught him the basics of quilt making, he learned just about everything else he knows from watching Simply Quilts. He’s spent the past 15 years looking for the quickest and easiest way to complete a quilt … short of just buying one! As a result, he has developed the No More Tears© method of paper piecing. David has taught his workshops for several years now and it has changed the way his students paper piece … forever! He can’t imagine going back to the old way.
In the workshops, you’ll learn David’s revolutionary No More Tears© method that takes much less time than traditional paper piecing techniques. In addition, David’s method enables you to use your pattern over and over again. Best of all, you won’t have to spend hours tearing the paper off the back!
David’s mission is happy quilting! Learn his technique and kiss your tears good-bye.
Thursday, October 12
Storm at Sea – No More Tears Method©
Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? Do you love the accuracy you achieve, but hate the process of getting there? Well, this class will change that to a LOVE relationship.
Friday, October 13
Chevron Star – Using the Sirota No More Tears Paper Piecing Method©
Who’s up for a bit of a challenge? Paper piecing can be a quilting brainteaser, right? Well if you love paper pieced projects but find the process somewhat “confusing,” then this class is for you.
Saturday, October 14
So Many Triangles, Sew Little Time – No More Tears Foundation Piecing Method©
David loves two color quilts, and his original So Many Triangles is perfect for two colors. If you’re anything like him, you love paper piecing because of the accuracy you can achieve, but it can be a very time consuming process. Well … not any more.
Lecture – Thursday, October 12
What Makes a Quilter Tick? A Humorous Look in the Mirror
Join David for a fun-filled, interactive, eye-opening look at quilters and all the little quirks, passions and obsessions you share. We’ll hold a mirror up to ourselves and see what others see when they look at us.
Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.