Artist, Instructor & Quilt Enthusiast
For those interested in studying a wide variety of quilting techniques and styles, World Quilt Florida features a range of workshops and lectures presented by a world-renowned faculty. Included is Marjan Kluepfel who is eager to spread her knowledge and passion for quilt making to students planning to participate in her full day workshops. Marjan’s love for quilting is contagious. You won’t want to miss her this year at World Quilt Florida held January 19-21, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
Marjan grew up in the Netherlands, and after living in Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina and Australia, now makes her home in Northern California. Marjan’s main artistic influence is the natural wonders she encountered in all those places, both on land and under water.
Marjan pays close attention to color and texture, “I like to work with color and movement in my pieces. The bright colors I use express my positive outlook on life.” She uses many different surface design techniques such as fabric dyeing, painting, printing, pleating and machine quilting and embroidery.
The texture, color and prints of fabrics fascinate her and often give her inspiration for new designs. She seldom draws out a quilt plan, but lets the fabrics and textures determine the next step. While working towards an idea, she tries to avoid any definite image of the completed piece, because the complex nature of fabric often reveals surprises that dictate unexpected changes of direction.
Marjan writes, “I am an artist who uses fabric and thread as my medium instead of paper and paint … and a sewing machine instead of a brush. I like to work with color and movement in my pieces. The bright colors I use express my positive outlook on life.”
Her work has been juried into many shows and she teaches internationally. Above all, Marjan states, “My desire has always been to create unique pieces and have lots of fun during the process.
Marjan will present three full-day workshops at World Quilt Florida. Her workshop on Thursday, January 19 is titled Shimmering Dragonflies & Sparkling Flowers. On Friday, January 20, she will present Seascapes, and on Saturday, January 21, Hand Dyed Fabrics: They’re ir-RESIST-able. For details on these workshops please visit quiltfest.com.
Taking one of Marjan’s workshops will set you on a path of exploration of new ideas and techniques!
Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna: Sew-Mini Things, Juki & Baby Lock: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors – ABM/Innova, and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsor – Granny’s Legacy Patterns generously support World Quilt Florida.