4/30/2015 - 5/2/2015
Denver, CO




Denver National Quilt Festival presents ...

Dynamic, powerhouse speakers who will offer afternoon lectures on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Come join us to be both inspired and motivated by these internationally renowned quilt artists. In addition, top competition winners and Viewer’s Choice winner will be announced at the Saturday afternoon lecture.



Bruce Magidson – North Dakota

Indonesian Batik: The Old is New Again

Thursday 4/30


Take a virtual trip into an Indonesian batik factory. See slides and video detailing two basic processes used to produce batik fabric: Batik Tulis (hand drawn batik) and Batik Cap (stamped batik). Batik making tools, batik fabric panels and clothing will be on display. Discussion will also cover the cultural underpinnings of Indonesian batik fabric as we know it today.
This lecture, sponsored by SEW BATIK, is free to registrants & show attendees.
Tickets are available at the show only. Seating is limited.

– California

The Colorful World of a Fabric Dyer & Art Quilter

Friday 5/1



In this fast moving and information packed lecture, Marjan shares her techniques for dyeing beautiful fabrics and creating original designs. She will also show her sewing and quilting techniques. Spanning twenty-five years, Marjan’s art quilts have included intensive use of fiber reactive dyes and textile paints, and many innovative art techniques. All will be discussed and revealed in this slide / trunk show. For a preview visit Marjan’s website, marjankluepfel.com.

LEC #102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00

– California

The Taifaifai Way

Saturday 5/2



Dierdra will share her experiences growing up in Tahiti. This island paradise has its own traditional form of quilt making which is intertwined with every aspect of its culture and history. The audience will be transfixed with historical details, cultural norms and exotic photographs of nature as they are laid side by side with the Taifaifai (tee-fay-fay) quilt design that honors its existence.

LEC #103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00

PLEASE NOTE: If you have registered for, at minimum, one full day workshop you may choose one lecture ticket (either 102 or 103) for FREE.

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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers