Quiltworx University

October 20, 2017

EVENT DETAILS

Quiltworx University Logo

February 27th –  March 4th, 2018
Pricing:  $1495 includes the program fee + meals.  Lodging is extra.

Quiltworx.com and Thimble Towne are teaming up to bring you this amazing retreat experience featuring 7 Certified Instructors (AND JUDY!), one Certified Shop, and an exclusive mixer-style pattern that will allow you to mix and match blocks and fabrics to create a quilt that’s uniquely you! 

If you love Quiltworx patterns, you’ll love this opportunity to learn this EXCLUSIVE new pattern from some of the most talented quilters in the industry in a pampered environment with an atmosphere charged with excitement for quilting and teaching!  The workshop is nearing capacity but there are still spaces left if you’re interested in joining us!

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THE PROJECT!

We’re excited to present Cattails in the Meadow Mixer which can be purchased for this workshop from Thimble Towne.  

There are three options for selecting the pattern and your fabrics:

OPTION 1:  Purchase a Cattails in the Meadow ($42.50) or Frozen Fountain ($32.50) pattern, and choose your own fabrics from your stach or as desired. 

Please prepare your kit by cutting the strips up to the point where you would begin cutting with a Template Layout Sheet (you do not need to cut apart the layout sheets prior to class).  This way, you will be prepared to begin working on your project at the steps where the rest of the students will begin. We have prepared two kit options that will be available for purchase as well, from Thimble Towne if you require a kit!

OPTION 2: Select one of the Cattails in the Meadow Mixer Kits, exclusive to this event!  There are 10 options that have been created for you to choose from. You will still have a Quiltster account available to you through mid-March as part of your event, but you will not need to use it to prepare your project if you’ve chosen one of these options. 

We have not finalized all kit pricing at this time, but to give you an idea, your kit will include the following:

  • A pattern, ranging from $32.50 to $80, depending on the size and number of papers required.  If the basket option is selected, an additional $75.00 for the applique package will be included in the pattern price.  The Cattail applique pieces will also be additional, at $12.00.    
  • A kit with fabrics included, pre-cut for you to the strip size, (Small patterns will range from $130, with larger designs being over $300).  A 10% kit cutting fee will be included so shop and Quiltworx staff can prepare your kit for the workshop.

OPTION 3:  Create your own completely customized quilt, where you pick the combination of blocks for your quilt and your favorite fabric collections from the list shown below! If you haven’t received it already, any day (or upon sign-up!) you’ll receive a 6 month subscription to Quiltster, allowing you the opportunity to mix and match blocks and fabrics in 3 different quilt sizes to achieve your perfectly unique quilt!  You may use Quiltster, or contact Judel Niemeyer for an additional design fee ($25/design) to help you create your perfect quilt.

Again, we have not finalized kit pricing at this time, but the range will be similar to that noted above and depend on the selection of blocks and fabrics for your pattern!

All kits will be based on a yardage price of $12.99 per yard, regular price, however, kits purchased for this event will be discounted at 10%!  If you are interested in backing and binding, you will have the option to purchase this at the time of kit purchase.  Backing and binding purchased with the kit will be discounted 25%.  All sales will be subject to Sales Tax in the State of California (7%).  Kit orders will not be placed until after December 1st when we finalize yardage, so have fun designing in the meantime and stay tuned for more information on kit purchases.


Over 1500 unique combinations before factoring in fabrics or block rotations!


Cattails in the Meadow or Frozen Fountain Patterns

Purchase either of these patterns and choose your own fabrics.

    

Official Kits
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These are the official kits for these two patterns.  If you would like one, they will be shipped in advance of the program in order to allow you time to prepare your kits in advance.  If you would like your kit prepared for you, a 10% kit cutting fee will be applied and you can pick up your kit at the event.

10 Cattail in the Meadow Mixer Kits

If choosing blocks and fabrics seems overwhelming, we’re also offering the following exclusive fabric kits only available to event attendees.  (3 to 5 kits are estimated to be available of each, and will be considered on a first come, first served basis!)

If you select this option, we’ll cut the kit and prepare it, for the class.  We will bring the kits to the workshop for you so there is no preparation needed! 

As we work out final yardage, we will let you know the final cost of the kit that you have selected before we prepare it.*   

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76.5″ Square
Bohemian Blues by Judy & Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures


 
64.5″ Square
Bohemian Blues by Judy & Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures
 


 
76.5″ Square
Assortment of collections from –
Island Batik
 

98.5″ Square
Hoffman Batiks 885s and 1895s
Hoffman  

98.5″ Square
1895 Watercolor Batiks 
Hoffman 

76.5″ Square
Kaffe Classics

Free Spirit

98.5″ Square
Kaffe Classics
Free Spirit

  

76.5″ Square
Jungle Mini Collection –
Timeless Treasures
 

98.5″ Square
Thimble Towne Quiltworx University Exclusive Collection
Majestic Batiks
 

64.5″ Square
Fall 2017 Batiks –
Island Batik


Create your own completely customized quilt, by selecting a quilt size and blocks for each section of the quilt (Groups A, B, C, & D) shown below along with new fabrics from over 25 collections!

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Use Quiltster!  Prior to this event, you’ll receive a 6 month subscription to Quiltster (as part of the fee for attending the event), allowing you the opportunity to mix and match blocks and fabrics in 3 different quilt sizes to achieve your perfectly unique quilt!  
  2. We’ll Design it With You!  For an additional design fee you can work one on one with Judel Niemeyer as she uses Quiltster to mix and match blocks and fabrics to create your one of a kind quilt.  You’ll have final approval before your quilt is kitted.

Whether you use Quiltster on your own, or have us do it, your finalized quilt kit will be prepared for you and brought to Thimble Towne for you to complete!  No preparation on your end will be needed!


Your block options are as follows:

QUILT SIZE OPTIONS
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98.5″ Square 76.5″ Square 64.5″ Square

GROUP A OPTIONS
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GROUP B OPTIONS
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GROUP C OPTIONS

GROUP D OPTIONS
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FABRIC OPTIONS

Thimble Towne is THRILLED to offer you such a diverse selection of fabrics to work with for your Quiltworx University project (over 700 fabrics, in fact)! Choose from five of our best-selling fabric companies and favorite designers including:


Timeless Treasures

Collections:


Hoffman Fabrics

Collections:


Island Batik

Collections:


Majestic Batiks

Collection


Free Spirit – Kaffe Classics

Collections:


Only a sampling of fabrics is shown above…THERE’S MORE!  To see all available fabrics for this event, click on the link for each collection.  A subscription to Quiltster is required.  If you don’t have a subscription, when you sign up for the workshop, one will be provided for you as part of your workshop fee for 6 months.  You will be able to use this subscription when you are signed up for the class!

  

HOW TO SIGN INTO QUILTSTER

Watch for an email from Quiltster.com! If you already have an account, you can simply log in and see the Cattails Mixer project at the top of your list. Select the project and template, and begin exploring fabrics!

SUPPLY LIST

A complete list of supplies will be provided closer to the event.

WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US!


CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP!



We’ve been working hard this summer developing a brand new mixer based on our Cattails in the Meadow pattern, exclusively for Quiltworx University at Thimble Towne.

You’re going to LOVE this project, and after seeing all of the options below, we hope you’ll join us!  There are a few spots left.

THE EVENT

Quiltworx University Logo

February 27th –  March 4th, 2018
Pricing:  $1495 includes the program fee + meals.  Lodging is extra.

Quiltworx.com and Thimble Towne are teaming up to bring you this amazing retreat experience featuring 7 Certified Instructors (AND JUDY!), one Certified Shop, and an exclusive mixer-style pattern that will allow you to mix and match blocks and fabrics to create a quilt that’s uniquely you! 

If you love Quiltworx patterns, you’ll love this opportunity to learn this EXCLUSIVE new pattern from some of the most talented quilters in the industry in a pampered environment with an atmosphere charged with excitement for quilting and teaching!



CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP!

Without further ado…
THE PROJECT & OPTIONS!

We’re excited to present Cattails in the Meadow Mixer which can be purchased for this workshop from Thimble Towne.  

Prior to this event, you’ll receive a 6 month subscription to Quiltster, allowing you the opportunity to mix and match blocks and fabrics in 3 different quilt sizes to achieve your perfectly unique quilt!


Over 1500 unique combinations before factoring in fabrics or block rotations!


CATTAILS IN THE MEADOW MIXER GALLERY

The quilt samples shown are only examples as the full list of fabrics collections has not been 100% finalized.  Some examples may not be available as kitting options for the workshop.  Stay tuned for more information!  

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98.5″ Square
Antique Garage – Timeless Treasures To
nga Batiks


 
98.5″ Square
ME + YOU –
Batiks by Hoffman Fabrics


 
98.5″ Square
Autumn’s Grace Collection – 
Island Batik



76.5″ Square
Blossom Batiks – Flaurie & Finch, RJR Fabrics
98.5″ Square
Bohemian Blues Cotton Collection designed by Judy & Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures


76.5″ Square
Antique Garage Tonga Batiks – Timeless Treasures
64.5″ Square
Morning Sunshine Collection – 
Island Batik

  
64.5″ Square
Baltic Mini Collection Tonga
Batiks – 
Timeless Treasures
98.5″ Square
Kaffe Artisan Batiks –
Free Spirit
76.5″ Square
Cactus and Jungle Mini
Collections – Timeless Treasures
76.5″ Square
ME + YOU – 
Batiks by Hoffman Fabrics
76.5″ Square
Bohemian Blues Cotton Collection designed by Judy & Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures

QUILT SIZE OPTIONS
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98.5″ Square 76.5″ Square 64.5″ Square

GROUP A OPTIONS
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GROUP B OPTIONS
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GROUP C OPTIONS

GROUP D OPTIONS
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FABRIC OPTIONS

We will provide you with a variety of popular fabric collections to choose from!  Kits will be available exclusively through Thimble Towne.  Use Quiltster to mix and match the quilt blocks above and fabric from the various collections to see what your finished quilt will look like before you buy a stitch of fabric. Once you’ve designed your perfect quilt, Quiltster generates the kitting information you can then forward to Thimble Towne who will kit it for you!  You’ll end up with an exclusive heirloom quality quilt that is uniquely YOU!


Your fabric choices are as follows:
 You may choose one or more fabric lines for your quilt.  The following collections are some (but not all) of the collections that you will be able to choose from to complete your quilt!
Stay tuned for a finalized list on October 1st! 

Jungle Mini Collection from Timeless Treasures

Cactus Mini Collection from Timeless Treasures

Antique Garage Collection from Timeless Treasures

Autumn’s Grace Collection from Island Batik

City Cultures II Collection from Island Batik

Morning Sunshine Collection from Island Batik

Blue Moon from Island Batik


Baltic Mini Collection from Timeless Treasures
A brilliant set of 8 blue fabrics sorted from lights to darks.
Judy & Judel’s Fall 2017 Fabric Collection to be released October 1st.


Bohemian Blues Collection from Timeless Treasures
A 30-piece collection of blues and creams, in light, medium, and dark tones.
Judy & Judel’s Fall 2017 Fabric Collection to be released October 1st.


CLASS PREPARATION

Quiltster Activation for non-Quiltster Users will happen October 1st, and designs must be submitted to Thimble Towne and Quiltworx by December 1st. Kits will be prepared to the strip size, in advance of the event and ready for you to pick up at the workshop. If you already have a Quiltster account, a $60.00 credit will be added to your account for extending your subscription or using In-App purchase (coming soon, to purchase your kit or project!).

During this process, you can create your kits using the following 4 options:

  1. Our preference and what we hope you will gain the most experience from is using your Quiltster platform to design your own unique colorway with fabrics from the wide selection of fabrics we are providing and submitting this to Thimble Towne.
  2. We will be coordinating 7 pre-made kits for those that don’t want to use Quiltster, but no Quiltster account refund will be given.  You will still have access to Quiltster for your Quiltworx planning needs throughout the workshop timeframe.
  3. We are also happy to help you with design services.  A $25.00 design fee will be added to your kit and you will work with Judel Niemeyer on the design.
  4. A kit option will be available if you want to choose your own fabrics.  You will need to purchase the Cattails in the Meadow pattern, select your own fabrics, and prepare your own kit for the workshop.  If you choose this option, please let us know so we know not to expect a kit submittal from you.

Please consider which process you want to take!  On October 1st, another email will be sent out with a finalized fabric collection list, how to access Quiltster, and the pre-designed kit options available.  At that time, we will need a response from you has which path you intend to take!  Project submittals to Thimble Towne will be required by December 1st. 

SUPPLY LIST
You’ll need to bring the following items with you:

  • 3″ by 12″ piece of Template Plastic 
  • 3-1/2″ by 18″ piece piece of Template Plastic
  • 12″ Add-a-quarter ruler
  • 18″ Add-a-quarter ruler
  • Purple Thang (optional)
  • 6″ by 12″ ruler
  • Medium size cutting mat (18” by 24”)
  • Rotary cutter 45mm or 60 mm
  • New rotary blade
  • Size 70 needles (Microtex recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Surge protectors
  • Extension cords
  • Fabric glue UHU stic
  • Glue Pen (Fons and Porter, Sewline, or Avery recommended)
  • High quality cotton sewing thread
  • Flower pins
  • Scotch Tape
  • Large Ziploc Bags
  • Stapler
  • Binder Clips (medium and small)
  • Large Paper Clips 

WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US!


CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP!



We’re taking Quiltworx University to the
West Coast and we hope you’ll join us!

Quiltworx University Logo
February 27th –  March 4th, 2018
Pricing:  $1495 includes the program fee + meals.  Lodging is extra.

Quiltworx.com and Thimble Towne are teaming up to bring you this amazing retreat experience featuring 7 Certified Instructors (AND JUDY!), one Certified Shop, and an exclusive mixer-style pattern that will allow you to mix and match blocks and fabrics to create a quilt that’s uniquely you!  

If you love Quiltworx patterns, you’ll love this opportunity to learn from some of the most talented quilters in the industry in a pampered environment with an atmosphere charged with excitement for quilting and teaching!


 THE VENUE

Thimble Towne will be hosting this retreat at their new location which boasts a 5,500 square foot event center!  They’ll be providing each attendee with their own table and chair, and personal iron, and there will be pressing and cutting stations set up around each of three classrooms.  They’ll also be providing the use of a Babylock sewing machine FREE of charge! There will be unlimited snacks and beverages, a swag bag, lunches, dinners and the cocktail party on the first night.


THE CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

You’ve likely heard of, or even met some of the talented instructors who will be joining us including:

These ladies will be doing rotating mixer block demonstrations at least 4 times a day, and will be on hand to walk you through each technique needed to create your quilt efficiently and stress free!  


THE SCHEDULE

Check-in:

  • Tuesday, February 27th from 4pm-9pm with Cocktail Party and Trunk Show

Sewing/Teaching

  • Wednesday, February 28th through Saturday, March 3rd from 6am-Midnight.
  • Sunday, March 4th from 6am-4pm

Check-out:

  • Sunday, March 4th after 4pm OR
  • Morning of Monday, March 5th

THE PROJECT

Details of the project will be announced later, but as mentioned, it’s a mixer-style pattern.  Kits must be purchased for this workshop from Thimble Towne.  We will provide you with a variety of popular fabric collections to choose from!  Kits will be available exclusively through Thimble Towne, and as part of the program fee you’ll receive a 6 month subscription to Quiltster!  That means you’ll be able to mix and match quilt blocks planned for the Project and fabric from the various collections to see what your finished quilt will look like before you buy a stitch of fabric. Once you’ve designed your perfect quilt, Quiltster generates the kitting information you can then forward to Thimble Towne who will kit it for you!  You’ll end up with an exclusive heirloom quality quilt that is uniquely YOU!


LODGING

Off-site lodging will be provided by the Holiday Inn Express located approximately 2 miles from Thimble Towne.  They provide FREE hot breakfast daily and the pricing is as follows:

  • Double Occupancy: $223/person with an optional 6th night available at an additional $44.60/person.
  • Single Occupancy: $419.45 with an optional 6th night available at an additional $83.89/person.

HOLIDAY IN EXPRESS • 19480 Quinn Road  • Bakersfield CA 93308

WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US!


CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP!



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