WHO THE HECK IS QUILT MAVEN DAVE?

DAVID SIROTA

A little about me…

It all started because I needed kitchen curtains and decided to make them myself. But that’s a whole other story.

I have been quilting since the late 90’s (that’s1990’s) after my friend Amy Fitzpatrick taught me the basics of quilting. And I thank “Simply Quilts” for all of the information and instruction that Alex Anderson and her guests provided. It felt like I was going to quilting school, and I tried not to miss a class. 

There was one technique that I was immediately drawn to, and that was paper piecing. I thought it was so cool because of the intricate and accurate results you get. The only drawback was that it was really difficult to wrap my brain around, kinda like upside down and backwards. If you’ve ever tried it, you know what I mean. But once I got it, the results were quite exciting. Except, there were a couple of huge drawbacks…how to orient the next piece of fabric, and the paper. Regardless of the kind of paper I used, it still had to be removed at the end, otherwise your quilt would sound like crumpling paper.

So, I started thinking about how to make paper piecing simpler and faster. And I’m proud to say that in 2004, I figured it out. My "Sirota No More Tears Paper Piecing”© method is easier to understand and takes at least half the time than the way paper piecing has been done traditionally.

The method has been so successful that I'm now part of the Mancuso Show Management faculty teaching all over the country.

Don't believe me? You'll just have to take a class and see for yourself.