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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

Ana Blickenderfer

Teaching Region: Iowa, willing to go anywhere

Ana started sewing clothing at the age of 9 for 4-H.  At age 16 she started hand quilting and binding.  By 21 she had started a scrapbooking and quilting business.  Making quilts and quilting on commission was in higher demand, so in 2010 she got rid o..Read More

Celeste Akre

Teaching Region: Midwest

My name is Celeste Akre. I live in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I began quilting when my teenage daughter came home from school one day and told me I would really enjoy quilting because of the math and geometry used in designing and creati..Read More

Connie Lange

Teaching Region: Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas & Missouri

Connie inherited her love of fabrics and textiles from her mother. When Connie was eight her mother taught her to sew. Connie ’s journey with fabrics began through learning how to construct garments for 4-H. Connie started with sewing a trick skirt and ..Read More

Donna Mather

Teaching Region: Wisconsin and beyond, willing to travel

I was only 10 when I discovered my love for sewing. I started with simple projects but it wasn’t long before I began sewing clothes for myself, then for family and friends. My first job was as close to heaven as I could imagine, working in a fabric stor..Read More

Jackie Holkum

Teaching Region: Oklahoma, Texas, surrounding states and beyond

I began my love affair with sewing at the tender age of 9 under the tutelage of my mother.  Throughout my school, college, and early professional years, I made a lot of my own clothing.  Then in 1991, at the urging (again) of my mother, I went to my fir..Read More

Jane Reents

Teaching Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, also available as a traveling CI

Jane Reents lives in Wauconda, IL.  She grew up sewing her own clothing; making the transition to quilting easy. After a shop hop, she received an email from quiltfabric.com! (A certified Judy Niemeyer shop) She saw the most beautiful quilt advertizing a..Read More

Jodie Madison

Teaching Region: Wisconsin. Minnesota, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota

I am a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor from Bloomer, Wisconsin, a small town in Western Wisconsin.  Bloomer is located approximately two hours east of St. Paul/Minneapolis.   I graduated from the U..Read More

Judy Bowers

Teaching Region: Arkansas and all surrounding states, Minnesota and surrounding states, very willing to travel as requested

Judy Bowers was introduced to stitching at 5 years old. She has a reputation for always having some stitchery in her hands. She started quilting in 1982, learning hand quilting techniques. Over the years she has developed machine piecing and machine quilt..Read More

Julie Arrowood

Teaching Region: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa

Julie Arrowood lives in the Minneapolis, MN area and has been making quilts for many year. After trying various paper piecing patterns, taking classes, and testing out new techniques, she has commented that there was a time she felt paper piecing just was..Read More

Karen Conley

Teaching Region: Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and beyond!

Karen is a country girl, who grew up on a farm in northwestern Ohio surrounded by quilters. She has her crib quilt plus many more made by her grandmother, mother and now her own. Karen graduated with a B.S. in Ed. from Ohio Northern University and taug..Read More

Kathi Carter-Sweet

Teaching Region: Utah, California, Michigan, Virginia, Louisianna, Hawaii, and willing to teach nationally and internationally

Kathi starting crocheting with her grandmother when she was 6. She would get very frustrated because her grandma would not let her make a full size afghan until she could count stitches well enough to make a square. She made a lot of A-line skirts for her..Read More

Kathryn Groves

Teaching Region: Michigan, mid-west, and south-east

I've been an educator for more than 30 years.  Schoolteacher, parent educator, an advocate for infants/children with special-needs, a court appointed special advocate, a computer software trainer and consultant, but my passion is quilt-making. I love..Read More

Kristen Bender

Teaching Region: Minnesota and Beyond

Kristen Bender has been teaching since 2011 and is thrilled to share Judy’s techniques, tips & tricks with others. She loves to see students’ eyes light up with excitement when they learn about them for the first time. Her passion for sewing began..Read More

Mary Wakeley

Teaching Region: Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana

Hi Quilters, Mary here from Ottawa, Illinois.  I am so excited to be certified to teach Quiltworx techniques and patterns, plus all things quilting!  I can even throw in Horseback Riding Lessons. Let's get cutting and bag up the facts:

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May Black

Teaching Region: Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, Arkansas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas

I was born and raised in Minnesota. Missouri has been my home for the last 20 years. I started working with color when I was very young. Growing up, I loved to do crafts of all kinds. I was teaching crocheting at 12 years old. My Grandma made quilts and I..Read More

Nancy Kloster

Teaching Region: Everywhere, loves to travel

“All accomplishments begin with a dream or plan …”

Rev. Ken Wise

Nancy has been quilting for more than 25 years.  Nancy was drawn to the efficient and organiz..Read More

Rosie Lysinger

Teaching Region: Kentucky, Indiana, Southern Ohio

Rosie began quilting in 2005, after her sister, Frankie enticed her to be a part of quilting following two years of effort.  Buying a new sewing machine, the next five years brought an educational journ..Read More

Sandra Kollath

Teaching Region: Minnesota and all over the Midwest

Sandra is a Minnesotan who fell in love with the Quiltworx Amazon Star pattern five years ago when looking for something new for her quilting.  She had been quilting for twenty  years but once she stum..Read More

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