Marjan was born in the Netherlands, and after living in Florida, Hawaii, Australia and South Carolina now makes her home in California. Her work has been juried into many shows and she teaches internationally. Marjan’s designs are mostly organic, influenced by her love of nature and all its wonders. She has always strived to create unique pieces and have lots of fun during the process.
Shimmering Dragonflies & Sparkling Flowers, Full Day
Thursday, 4/30/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn my easy techniques for producing floral quilts with oversized images. In this one-day workshop, you will use an original flower and or dragonfly drawing provided by the instructor ($10 fee). We will translate this into a fabric collage using contemporary methods and innovative art techniques such as fusing, free-motion machine embroidery, thread painting and bobbin drawing. Then we will add sparkle with iridescent Angelina fibers, foiling and machine embroidery threads. See Marjan’s quilts at www.marjankluepfel.com. All levels.
Materials List: Fabric pieces (fat quarter size or larger) for the flowers and leaves, preferably batiks or hand dyed fabrics (for sale during the workshop, $20/yard). You will need one yard of background fabric, backing and batting. Embellishments such as machine embroidery threads, yarn, beads and Angelina fiber (for sale during class, $5). 2 yards of fusible web with paper backing such as WonderUnder or Steam-a-Seam. Small piece of tear-away stabilizer. Paper & pencil. Sewing supplies. Small iron (optional). Teflon pressing sheet. And last, but not least, a sewing machine in good working order. It doesn’t have to be a fancy machine as long as you can either lower or cover the feed dogs for free motion embroidery and quilting. A darning foot is a must, too. Sewing machine optional.
CO 001 $65.00
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Zen and the Art of Free Form Fiberscapes, Full Day
Friday, 5/1/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You will create a free form fabric collage using many different surface design techniques and fabric manipulation. Find out how relaxing and liberating it is when you don’t have to follow rules or measure anything. Learn about essential design principles to make a beautiful fantasy view or use one of Marjan’s patterns ($10 each). You will learn how to make multi-fabric tree trunks and fiber lace using Sulky Solvy water soluble stabilizer, fused appliqué, free-motion machine embroidery and thread painting, bobbin drawing and couching, and embellishing with Angelina, Textiva and foil. All levels.
Materials List: Lots of small pieces (fat quarter size) of landscape fabrics (browns, greens and sky); Marjan prefers batiks and hand-dyes. Hand-dyed fabrics will be available for sale in class, $20/yard. Embellishments (green and brown threads, yarns and ribbons). 3 yards of fusible web (with paper backing) such as WonderUnder or Steam-a-Seam. Sulky Solvy water soluble stabilizer (available in class). Teflon pressing sheet. Paper, Sharpie and pencil. Fabric glue stick. Sewing supplies including scissors, pins, machine embroidery threads, rotary cutter and mat, small iron and pad. A sewing machine in good working order. It doesn’t have to be fancy machine as long as you can either lower or cover the feed dogs for free-motion embroidery and quilting. Darning foot. Sewing machine optional.
CO 002 $65.00
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Seascapes, Full Day
Saturday, 5/2/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Create your own original seascape wall quilt. Learn about essential design principles. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters with patterns available for those who are not confident to make their own designs. We’ll be creating a fabric collage using fused or traditional appliqué, 3-D stumpwork, free-motion machine embroidery and thread painting, foiling, embellishing with Angelina and beads, yarn (couching), and bobbin drawing. View some of Marjan’s Seascape quilts at marjankluepfel.com. All levels.
Materials List: Fabric pieces (fat quarter size) including cottons, satins and organzas (maybe some prints that remind you of coral or seaweed). You will need 1 yard of background “water” fabric. Hand-dyed “water” fabric will be available for sale during the workshop, $20/yard. Embellishments (threads, ribbons, yarn and beads). 2 yards of fusible web such as WonderUnder or Steam-a-Seam. Tear away stabilizer. Paper & pencil. Sewing supplies including scissors, pins, machine embroidery threads, Teflon pressing sheet. Fish pattern $10, payable to instructor. Sewing machine optional.
CO 003 $65.00
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The Colorful World of a Fabric Dyer & Art Quilter
Friday, 5/1/2015, 4:30 PM
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.
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.
CO LEC 102 $20.00