Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 November 2020 Program and Workshop

Judy Niemeyer will be our featured guest and presenter at the November meeting.  Guild members should watch their email for details about the workshop; those who are not guild members but would like to take the workshop will see the information posted in the "2020 Programs" section on this blog when details are published.

Judy Niemeyer is an internationally renowned quilt pattern designer and instructor.  Her pattern company, Quiltworx.com, focuses on foundation paper piecing.  Quiltworx.com patterns have become loved by customers due to detailed instructions, the inclusion of all of the papers, which are pre-printed, labeled, and included in the pattern on newsprint.  When meeting Judy in a workshop, students are instantly put at ease by her laid-back, but productive teaching style, not to mention, the endless sewing tips and techniques she has perfected over the years to make even the newest quilters confident and accomplished artists. 

Quiltworx.com has been in business for 20 years and is now a world-wide company with a Certified Shop and Instructor program that not only reaches across the United States and Canada, but also into Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Africa, and Europe.  Judy works with her son, Bradley, to create the pattern designs, and her daughter Judel manages her business, helps with the design of fabric collections, and facilitates the publication of the ever-growing inventory (nearing 200 designs) of paper-pieced pattern designs.  She publishes around 8 to 15 new pattern designs each year, teaches internationally, leads a team of instructors in a unique teaching experience called a Quiltworx University, designs fabric with Timeless Treasures, has a line of notions specific to Paper Piecing, and offers week long retreats in Montana, at the Quiltworx Training Center.  She makes her home on the shores of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana with her husband, Del.  And, together, they have three children, Brad, Billy, and Judel, and 7 grandchildren that spend their summers with Grandma and Grandpa. 

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