World Quilt New England, to be held at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester from August 18-20, 2016 features a world-renowned faculty who have all developed their own quilting techniques, styles and interpretations. However, they all have one thing in common: they love to quilt. Included on the faculty are the talented Marjan Kluepfel and David Sirota, well-known fiber artists, quilters and instructors. Taking a workshop from Marjan or David will inspire and educate – prompting a curious quilter to create something extraordinary of his or her own!
Marjan Kluepfel was born and raised in the Netherlands, but has lived in many places – Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina and Australia. Now residing in Northern California, Marjan teaches and exhibits quilts across the globe. Her main artistic influence is nature; most of her designs are organic. 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. She will offer three, full day, 9 am to 4 pm, workshops at World Quilt New England:
- Thursday, August 18: Bobbin Drawing, Thread Painting &Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
- Friday, August 19: Zen and the Art of Free Form Fiberscapes
- Saturday, August 20: Shimmering Dragonflies & Sparkling Flowers
David’s friend Amy taught him the basics of quilt making. Following this start, he learned just about everything he knows about quilting from watching Simply Quilts. He then spent the next 13 years looking for the quickest and easiest ways to complete a quilt. As a result, he developed the No More Tears© method of foundation or paper piecing. David has taught this workshop at World Quilt New England for the past several years, changing the way most of his students paper piece … forever! David and his students can’t imagine going back to the old way. David is pictured surrounded by his students. David is teaching two full day, 9 am to 4 pm, workshops at World Quilt New England:
- Thursday, August 18: Chevron Star – No More Tears Method©
- Saturday, August 20: Storm at Sea – No More Tears Method©