Esther Frenzel has been designing quilts and foundation paper piecing patterns since 2012. She learned all about patchwork and machine quilting by devouring quilting blogs and watching just about all the quilting videos on YouTube. She quickly became obsessed with this fabulous artform and she shares her quilting projects on the blog ipatchandquilt.
Her designs vary from modern traditional quilt blocks to figurative foundation paper piecing patterns, like ‘Chugging Along’, a set of train blocks and the pattern ‘Paint it’ that shows a twirl of paint tubes.
On her blog she shares her love of freemotion quilting with a speciality in grid designs. Esther also specializes in teaching freemotion quilting and ruler work on domestic sewing machines. In 2017 she added a longarm machine to her sewing sanctuary, also known as the attic. She enjoys longarm quilting charity quilts for a Dutch charity and is an active member of the Dutch Modern Quilt Guild.
She holds a Master’s Degree of Arts in the European Context from the university of Leicester. In her daily life she is a full-time art teacher in a Dutch bi-lingual high school, and her classes encompass anything ranging from color theory and portrait drawing to analyzing French baroque opera and court dance.
Esther lives in the Netherlands in Europe. She enjoys traveling around Europe and the United States.