Certified Instructors ~ Australia



In 2010, Quiltworx.com ventured into a new concept in our company to help answer a growing demand for our teaching, which involved Certifying Instructors for our teaching techniques and patterns. While you do not need to be Certified to teach almost all of our patterns (except the Technique of the Month Program patterns...Glacier Star and Mariner's Compass), the program has been a tremendous success and has helped us reach so many shops and students we never would have been able to get to on our own! The feedback we've received from students in classes and shop owners alike can be summed up by no more than a simple...Thank You.

Our Certified Instructors are specifically trained for the following:

  • To Teach Patterns that they have completed and Can Provide Samples of
  • To Conduct Lectures and Trunk Shows with your Quilt Shops and Guilds
  • To Teach at your Quilt Shows and Conferences and Provide a Vendor Booth,
  • To Provide you with Assistance in doing Demonstrations and Kitting for Judy's Products
  • To offer Samples, as they have available, to Advertise your Classes with them
  • To Bring your Judy's Technique of the Month Program

The profiles for each of our instructors are listed below, with contract information and teaching areas avaiable for quick reference! They have all made many of our quilts, taken special training workshops with Judy, and have access to tools and lecture information to provide trunk shows to your groups with uptodate information on our company. You can find their teaching calendars, quilt samples, pictures from various classes they've participated in, and pre-class instructions, as appropriate, in the pages below! If you are a student interested in taking a class, you can also visit our Patterns Page to find your favorite pattern and see if there are workshops for that particular quilt, or contact the Instructor through your guild or a local shop to bring them to you!

Our focus is supplying a teaching network of instructors that are:

  • Highly skilled,
  • Familiar with our company, products, and staff,
  • Interested in teaching workshops that are consistent with those that Judy would teach,
  • Sustaining affordable classes,
  • Promoting flexibililty in our teaching program meeting your needs, and
  • Remaining available as Judy, herself, is currently booking two to four years in advance.


Often times, we receive letters of appreciation from shops and students regarding our Certified Instructors. It means so much to us that our instructors are doing such an exquisite job teaching, and we felt that all of the letters and emails we receive should be shared. Click here to find these references, and certainly more to come!

Make sure to SCROLL OUT to view the locations of all Instructors!

Judy Niemeyer

Teaching Region: United States, Canada, and selected Foreign Countries

Judy Niemeyer is an international instructor known for her foundation paper piecing techniques and quilt patterns. Her company, Judy Niemeyer Quilting Inc., has published over 100 foundation paper pieced quilt patterns over the last 15 years. Her quilts a..Read More

Dianne Kinsey

Teaching Region: Melbourne and Regional Victoria

I have always enjoyed most craft: needlework, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, beading, tapestry, appliqué and découpage. After being introduced to patchwork in 2008 I took an interest in the beautiful quilts being pieced by hand and machine. I realiz..Read More

Jenni Anning

Teaching Region: Western Australia

Joanne Wearing

Teaching Region: Australia

Joanne has been sewing since her early 20’s and is primarily self-taught.  Finding a love for dressmaking and becoming more proficient at her craft, Joanne has a keen eye for detail and paid particular attention to finishing details with her garments...Read More

Leonie de Haas

Teaching Region: Australia and beyond...Willing to travel anywhere!

I have been sewing in one form or another since about the age of eight when I was given a beautiful old singer treadle sewing machine.  Through the years I made clothes for friends and family but never did I consider being a quilter or patchworker!  I t..Read More

Louise Brown-Thomas

Teaching Region: Australia

I have always had a love of creating and learned how to sew by hand in my early teens. My Mother was an artist and I grew up talking about colour with her. At school I was lucky enough to try my hand at many crafts including weaving, clay work, enamelling..Read More

Margaret Olive

Teaching Region: Queensland and Patchwork groups

I took up Patchwork in 2000 and then purchased Patchwork Paradise in 2006 and love the joy a customer gets in selecting their fabrics for their next project.  I have been teaching all various styles of classes in my shop. I started sewing Quiltworx pa..Read More

Mary-Ann Monteath

Teaching Region: Western Australia

Maryann Paterson

Teaching Region: New Zealand

For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed craft and needlework, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, tapestry, dressmaking and leadlighting.  Living in Rotorua I also enjoy the lakes and bush, participating in mountain biking, running and swimming..Read More

Siska Dart

Teaching Region: Indonesia in particular, but also interested in Western Cape in South Africa (Cape Town area) and Victoria.

My Name is, Siska Dart I was born in Bitung a small city in North Sulawesi, Indonesia before moving to Jakarta where I met my Australian husband. I am now also Australian and live in Melbourne. I started quilting when I was in Cape Town, South Africa from..Read More

Wiwik Winarni

Teaching Region: Indonesia, Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam) and other Asian countries interest me if there is opportunity to teach there too

Hallo, I’m Wiwik from Bekasi, Indonesia. I’ve always thought I’m a bit crafty since young age ;), so when I quit my job and my mom taught me sampler blocks in late ‘90s, I was immediately hooked. At that time, my dad still worked with an Americ..Read More

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