What's New

What's New in July 2018

6 New Patterns Are Now Available!

These patterns are now available for purchase on our website, and the fabric lines are available in a quilt shop near you!  There will also be digitized quilting designs available in the near future.

Many of these patterns are also being prepared for the Quiltster App!  If you’ve never heard of Quiltster, it’s an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money.  Look for the Quiltster Compatible logo on the patterns below, and click the quilt images or links to learn more about each pattern, find replacement papers, see samples made by Quiltworx.com and others, find kitting information, and purchase the pattern!

Wholesale purchases are available to those approved with a wholesale account. Visit our wholesale page to order (minimum purchase of 3 and advance approval of wholesale account is required).


Solar Flares
72″ x 72″ • Fabrics: Quiltworx Prismatic Strip Set by
Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures

Solar Flares is a Quiltworx favorite now in a new colorway designed to create a scrappy look using 2-1/2″ strips from the Prismatic Strip Set, a collection of 48 fabrics sorted into 6 groups of 8 fabrics ranging from light to dark colors.


Summer Solstice
60″ x 60″ • Fabric:  Tonga Jewels – Amethyst by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures

Having run out of papers for this pattern, Summer Solstice has been revamped to a size that’s compatible with other mixer blocks currently available in Quiltster.  We’ve removed the Y-seams, and floated several points that were previously challenging to keep perfect and have also updated the technique for the lone star block to current technique standards.  Please note that this pattern is not compatible with the previous version.


Bali Wedding Star
80″ x 80″ •
Fabrics: Quiltworx Prismatic & Gypsy Strip Sets by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures

The latest version of our very popular Bali Wedding Star has been refreshed using 2 of our newest strip sets, Prismatic and Gypsy, and the instructions have been updated to offer two layout options.  The Rainbow Garden layout option is pictured on the cover sheet and quilt sample, but we’ve kept instructions for the more random layout option too!


Kaleidoscope
68″ x 68″ • 
Fabric: Tonga Jewels – Amethyst by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures

Part of the Kaleidoscope Wall Hanging Mixer, Kaleidoscope was designed using 24 diamonds including the Basket Star and Woven Star blocks.  We love these mixer patterns because their easily expandable to 80″x80″ or even 99″x99″ with compatible border mixers to suit your fancy.


Rainbow Crystal
91″ x 91″ • 
Fabrics: Quiltworx Prismatic Strip Set by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures

Rainbow Crystal is a great pattern for the beginner to intermediate quilter because there are no Y-seams or curved piecing.


Blue Lagoon
91″ x 91″ • 
Fabric:  Tonga Jewels – Jade by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures

Created from the Queen Star Mixer, Blue Lagoon is inspired by tropical waters, and bright colorful fish.  It’s created from 48 diamonds in four different layouts including: the Ribbon Star, Razor Star, the 16-Colored Diamond, and the Blank Diamond.  The diamonds are surrounded by the Spiked Ring Background which really makes a splash (pun intended).  

Have You Seen Our Mixers?

For those of you that are crazy addicted to Quiltworx patterns, have you considered the value of Mixers? With Mixers, you can DEFINITELY save money over all. Say you bought all 5 patterns in the Sunrise Mixer series (Allisyn’s Wondered Land, Shattered Ruby, Sunsations Magnolia, Lakeshore Sunrise, and Butterfly Garden) the patterns would cost a total of $290. However, if you buy all the mixers, plus one Instruction Intro that works with all of them, the cost is only $245!

That saves $45 for those of you that collect patterns, which is nearly 50% of your Quiltster account cost each year. And, your collection still includes everything you need to make ALL 5 patterns. Plus, you can mix and match and create something that no one else has, and you can see what your quilt looks like in advance. You can see where Quiltster and Mixers can really give our valued customers, like you, more flexibility and more control, and the ability to BE UNIQUE!

 

Click on the images below to see all of the available blocks. 
Some of the older Mixers have galleries of quilts made for your viewing pleasure as well.


Kaleidoscope Queen Mixer

 

Kaleidoscope Wall Hanging


 

Solstice Queen Mixer


 

Solstice Wall Mixer

Cattails Queen Mixer
GALLERY

 

Cattail Wall Mixer
GALLERY

Cattail Mixer Wall Hanging
GALLERY

 

Hosta Queen Mixer
GALLERY

Hosta Wall Mixer
 

Willow Star Mixer

Sunrise Mixer
GALLERY

Congo Star Mixer
GALLERY

  

Two NEW Digital Quilt Designs – Now Available!


Photo by Cindi Haddick

We’re pleased to present the newest additions to our digital quilting library. If you’re looking for rich, beautiful, heirloom-quality designs that fit our latest patterns perfectly, they’ve arrived!  

Most can be purchased as a complete package or in individual units, and are compatible with most commercial machines that can read quilting design files. Refer to the QUILT DESIGN web pages below for details.

Please note, spaces that are shown as blank in the design were quilted using line work following the shape of the units and pieces in the blocks.  This type of quilting approach is typically easier to accomplish and place without a digitized option.  It is up to you how you choose to quilt these open spaces!  To see how we quilted the open spaces, click on the links below labeled “QUILT DESIGN“, and hover over the “Alternate Views” images. 


Snowy River Hosta Queen
Designed and digitized by Quiltworx.com

Dimension:  100″ x 100″

PATTERN QUILT DESIGN

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Summer Solstice Queen
Designed and digitized by Quiltworx.com

Dimension:  99″ x 99″

PATTERN QUILT DESIGN

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New Award Winning Quilts!

First of all, thanks to all who submitted quilts…we really appreciate your patience!  Enjoy your gift certificates!

Without further ado, the new Award Winning Quilts Album is up on Facebook! Congratulations to the winners, including Liz Doyle and her Vintage Rose featured artistically above!

If you have an award winning quilt made from a pattern designed by Quiltworx.com, send a picture to ilyse@quiltworx.com and we will award you a $10.00 gift certificate when the publish our next newsletter!

What's New in June!

English Garden and Poinsettia Bouquet Are Now Available!

These patterns showcase an intricate and beautiful flower basket block surrounding a lone star element with a combination of border options to achieve either a wall or queen size quilt!  The patterns are now available for purchase on our website, and the fabric lines are available in a quilt shop near you!  

The English Garden design is 99” x 99” and features Kaffe Fassett Collective prints!  The Poinsettia Bouquet is 77” x 77” and uses a line of fabric by RJR called Let It Sparkle!  This pattern includes newsprint instructions, and pre-cut applique stabilizer sheets to make the quilt shown on the coversheet.  We are very excited to announce that a companion product from Vanessa Fromm at Fabric Confetti is available to add a digitized embroidery design to the flower baskets on either of these designs!  The patterns are part of the Cattails Mixer collection and there are both Queen (99” x 99”) and Wall Quilt (77” x 77”) designs available.

You can purchase the English Garden or Poinsettia Bouquet as a pattern only on our website or in your local quilt shop.  Several shop owners across the industry will have kits so ask at your local quilt shop or a Certified Shop near you! 

They are also available for you to audition your own colorways in the Quiltster App!  If you’ve never heard of Quiltster, it’s an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money.  

Click the quilt images or links below to learn more about each pattern, find replacement papers, see samples made by Quiltworx.com and others, find kitting information, and purchase the pattern!

Wholesale purchases are available to those approved with a wholesale account. Visit our wholesale page to order (minimum purchase of 3 and advance approval of wholesale account is required). These patterns are also available through Checker Distributors.


English Garden
99″ x 99″ • Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett

Part of the Cattail Mixer Queen patterns, English Garden has 4 Groups (A, B, C & D), which use the Basket Star, Flower Basket, Satin and Lace Border, and the Princess Tiara Queen Expansion Package mixer blocks.  The pattern includes instructions, cover sheet, yardage information, foundation papers, and pre-cut applique sheets for the flower baskets.

If you want to add an extra special touch to this quilt, Vanessa from Fabric Confetti has developed a digital Flower Basket Embroidery Pattern designed to fit the laser cut applique shapes.


Poinsettia Bouquet
77″ x 77″ • Fabric:  RJR – Let it Sparkle

The Poinsettia Bouquet design was created using a series of mixer blocks from the Cattail Mixer Wall Quilt series.  It includes 3 Groups (A, B, and C) and is made up of the Razor Star, Flower Basket, and the Picket Fence Border mixer blocks.

This pattern is also compatible with Fabric Confetti’s digital Flower Basket Embroidery Pattern designed by Vanessa to outline the laser cut applique shapes.

Windy Day Book
by Judy and Judel Niemeyer

The Windy Day book features six layouts, ranging from a small wall quilt to a quilt for a twin size bed. Complete these layouts using your favorite fabrics, or add paper pieced Charm Elements published by Quiltworx.com to achieve a fun quilt layout perfect for nearly every occasion!

The 12” Creative Grids Wave Ruler designed by Judy Niemeyer is a required notion for the projects in this book, but the paper piecing elements are optional!

WINDY DAY CHARM ELEMENTS

 

12″ WAVE RULERWAVE RULER VIDEO DEMONSTRATION

See the Wave Ruler in action!

2019 Montana Quiltworx Retreats are Open!

Whether you’re interested in fulfilling the retreat requirements to become a Certified Instructor, or just a fan of Quiltworx.com patterns and would love to experience a first class retreat with Judy Niemeyer and one of our awesome Certified Instructors, there’s a retreat for you at our Quiltworx Training Center.

GENERAL INFO:

  • All retreats will now be exclusively operated through the Quiltworx Training Facility
  • Retreat offerings are 4-day and 5-day events!
  • Rent the training center for your own private retreat with your closest sewing friends (whether there’s 2, or 10 of you…we have options)!  You can customize your event with options for food, teaching, and total number of days!
These retreats are open events, meaning you are free to bring any Quiltworx.com pattern to work on while attending your retreat.  

The Training Center is a state of the art retreat facility for 10 people (up to 11 with 1 off-site space available), including five bedrooms, each room with a well-appointed bathroom.  The facility is handicap accessible, all one level, and has an additional handicap accessible bathroom for your comfort, if needed! The facility has a full kitchen and dining area and a wonderful sewing studio designed by Judy with her students in mind.  Its location, immediately adjacent to the warehouse, gives retreaters full access to our entire pattern collection, notions, and whatever they need to have a wonderful week at their retreat! 

RETREAT INFO

All retreats include training center lodging and three meals a day, plus dinner on the night of check-in.  Extra nights and sewing machine rental are not included, but can be accommodated.  Some retreats (as noted) include a free sew day.  There are 10 on-site spaces and 1 off-site space available at each retreat (cost for off-site is less $175).  7% Boarding Tax (billed at time of check-out for the associated room fee for the event will be charged to all on-site attendees), and includes:

  • 4-Day EVENT + 1 Free-sew day ~ TOTAL = $1,500 + applicable tax:
    • Programs Fee: $600 per student
      • 4 days of instruction from Judy and a Certified Instructor
      • A class limit of 11 students so you have lots of one on one time and attention
      • Trunk Show with Judy Niemeyer of current and upcoming projects (Night of check-in and before workshop starts)
      • 1 Free-sew day to work on making progress or even finishing up your projects before you leave
      • Shopping at locally owned Certified Quilt Shops and take a tour of Judy’s design studio/warehouse/training center
      • Quiltster training event
      • You will be able to work on the project of your choosing from any Quiltworx pattern (unless otherwise noted)
    • All meals are provided and the retreat is fully staffed with Quiltworx employees (7:30 a.m. to about 8 p.m. daily) to assist with all of your comfort needs ($200 value).
    • Lodging Fee:  $625.00 + 7% Boarding Tax.
  • 5-Day Event ~ TOTAL = $1800
    • Programs Fee: $900 (for Judy, only) per student
      • 5 full days of instruction from Judy
      • A class limit of 11 students so you have lots of one on one time and attention
      • Trunk Show with Judy Niemeyer of current and upcoming projects (Night of check-in and before workshop starts)
      • Shopping at locally owned Certified Quilt Shops and take a tour of Judy’s design studio/warehouse/training center
      • Quiltster training event
      • You will be able to work on the project of your choosing from any Quiltworx pattern (unless otherwise noted)
    • All meals are provided and the retreat is fully staffed with Quiltworx employees (7:30 a.m. to about 8 p.m. daily) to assist with all of your comfort needs ($250 value).
    • Lodging Fee:  $625.00 + 7% Boarding Tax.

HOW TO SIGN UP:

Just click on the highlighted retreat date below for the specific retreat you’re interested in.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Katie at katie@quiltworx.com.  Thank you and enjoy!!!


2019 OPENINGS

Click on the links below for more information and to sign up.  There are a limited number of off-site spaces available, so please contact us if you’re interested in an off-site space for a particular retreat.

  • March #1: March 6 – March 12, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer
    Cost:  $1800
    Check-in: 3/6/2019 at 3:00 p.m.
    Teaching Days: 3/7/2019 to 3/11/2019 – 5 days of teaching
    Check-out: 3/12/2019 at 11:00 a.m.
  • March #2: March 27 – April 2, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor
    Cost:  $1500
    Check-in: 3/27/2019 
    at 3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 3/28/2019 to 4/1/2019 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 4/2/2019 at 11:00 a.m.
  • April #2:  April 23 – April 29, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor
    Cost:  $1500
    Check-in: 4/23/2019 at 3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 4/24/2019 to 4/28/2018 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 4/29/2019 11:00 a.m.
  • June #1:  June 5 – June 11, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor
    Cost:  $1500
    Check-in: 6/5/2019
     3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 6/6/2019 to 6/10/2019 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 6/11/2019 11:00 a.m.
  • July #1:  July 14 – July 20, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor
    Cost:  $1500
    Check-in: 7/14/2019
     3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 7/20/2019 11:00 a.m.
  • July #2:  July 28 – August 3, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor
    Cost:  $1500
    Check-in: 7/28/2019
     3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 7/29/2019 to 8/2/2019 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 8/3/2019 11:00 a.m.
  • August #1:  August 11 – August 17, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor
    Cost:  $1500
    Check-in: 8/11/2019
     3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 8/12/2019 to 8/16/2019 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 8/17/2019 11:00 a.m.
  • August #2:  August 25- August 31, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer
    Cost:  $1800
    Check-in: 8/25/2019
     3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 8/26/2019 to 8/30/2019 – 5 days of teaching
    Check-out: 8/31/2019 11:00 a.m.
  • October #1:  October 6 – October 12, 2019
    Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor
    Cost:  $1500
    Check-in: 10/6/2019
     3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 10/7/2019 to 10/11/2019 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 10/12/2019 11:00 a.m.

New Award Winning Quilts!

First of all, thanks to all who submitted quilts…we really appreciate your patience!  Enjoy your gift certificates!

Without further ado, the new Award Winning Quilts Album is up on Facebook! Congratulations to the winners, including Eileen Eggebrecht and her Stormy Seas Table Runner featured artistically above!

If you have an award winning quilt made from a pattern designed by Quiltworx.com, send a picture to ilyse@quiltworx.com and we will award you a $10.00 gift certificate when the publish our next newsletter!

10% Off All Quilt Samples

Have you ever wondered what it might cost to just purchase a quilt already made by Judy and her staff, instead of making one?  Every year in May, Judy reviews her quilt inventory and selects samples that are no longer actively marketing patterns and need to find a good home! 

We’ve offered them at Quilting Retreats throughout the year and also shared them with our Certified Shops and Instructors so they have an opportunity to showcase samples in their shop or add to their trunk shows. 

This year, we are offering a 10% sale through Memorial Day Weekend to our customers, making these samples even more affordable! We have over 25 samples available if you are looking for a special quilt to add to your collection! 

Click here for details!

See you after Spring Quilt Market!

Introducing our Newest 2018 Certified Shops!

Our Certified Shops are our lifeline to consumers.  At first glance, our quilts often seem too hard and even intimidating, but given the right instruction and support, even first-time quilters have completed our beautiful quilt tops quickly. And that’s where our Certified Shops come in…

Since 2010, Quiltworx.com has been committed to building relationships with quilt shops who are dedicated to teaching, selling, and kitting our products.  Since then, we’ve certified over 92 shops across the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe!   We are thrilled and humbled by the interest in bringing our products to cities all over the world, and are committed to supporting shops and quilters who’ve become addicted to paper-piecing the Quiltworx way.  

Please join us in welcoming our newly certified quilt shops that completed training in April. Click on the links below to view more information about each shop.

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Cathy’s Classy Quilts • Rochester, WA • 360-339-2120

Cathy’s Classy Quilts is a small shop owned and operated by Cathy Moore, located in Rochester, WA, half way between Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA, established in August 2011.  The shop started out as a quilting service and HandiQuilter Rep.  The shop added Judy Niemeyer paper piecing and fabrics in the Spring of 2016.

The shop has been collecting Judy and Judel’s collections of fabrics, Hoffman 1895 fabrics, as well as other Batiks since 2016. The shop has an inventory of Judy and Judel’s Strip Sets to go with many of the patterns.  The shop also has an inventory of many of the Quiltworx patterns to pair up with the fabric collections.  I use Quiltster to help my customers choose their fabrics whenever possible.  I also carry all notions necessary for the paper piecing process.

My commitment to provide my customers with excellent customer service and education is my first priority.  I am excited to be a Judy Niemeyer Certified Shop. Please stop by and check out the shop if you are in the area.

     

Inspire! Quilting & Sewing • Plant City, FL • 813-704-4867

Housed in the 100-year-old Strickland Building, which is on the Hillsborough County historic building registry. Inspire! has over 4,000 square feet of well-lit shop space with soaring ceilings and lots of samples to inspire you. Our 4500+ bolts of fabric include some of the most current collections from popular quilting fabric manufacturers including Moda, Northcott, Hoffman, Kaufman, Riley Blake, Dear Stella and Timeless Treasures; and hundreds of bolts of beautiful batiks from Anthology, Hoffman, Island Batiks and Timeless Treasures, just to name a few. We are also a full service embroidery supply store featuring Anita Goodesigns, and Exquisite thread and stabilizers.

We are a certified Quiltworx shop and carry a wide range of patterns and classes for Judy Niemeyer fans. As a certified Brother™ sewing machine dealer, we sell and repair all models of Brother™ sewing and embroidery machines.

Inspire! offers classes in sewing, quilting and embroidery for every skill level.

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Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique 
Ellsworth, IA • 515-836-4280
First Certified Shop in Iowa!

I am often asked about my shop’s name.  Mended Hearts came about because my daughter had a congenital heart defect.  She had open heart surgery when she was 6 days old.  When she was home and doing exceptional at 6 months, my then 2 year old son was also diagnosed with a heart defect.  My children continue to grow and thrive.  We take each day as they come knowing, good or bad, life can change in a split second. 

Quilting is my way of mending my heart and giving back.  I took my first quilt class in 2000 and started my long arm quilting business in 2011. When the opportunity arose to open my own quilt shop in 2014, I took a leap of faith.  My goal is to provide you with quality materials and classes so you can create beautiful works of art for your home, family, friends and charities that are close to your heart.

     

The Cotton Corner • Shipshewana, IN • 260.768.7393
First Certified Shop in Indiana!

The Cotton Corner has been a full service, authorized BERNINA sewing machine dealer for over 30 years. We are also an Official APQS Showroom! We specialize in BERNINA sewing machines, batik fabrics, long-arm sewing machines and custom quilting. We are proud to offer:

APQS long arm machine sales and certification classes, Long-arm machine quilting services, wide fabric for quilt backings, classes and special events, as well as sewing machine repair for all makes and models. We are also a Quilts of Valor drop site and we offer a large selection of patriotic fabric.

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The Quilt Gallery • Kalispell, MT • 406-257-5799

Established in 1984 in the beautiful Flathead Valley, we have thousands of bolts of fabric, an extensive selection of books and patterns, and the right notions and threads to get the job done. 

In early 2017, Joan Hodgeboom passed the reigns to Quilt Gallery’s new owner, Marianne Buller. Marianne is thrilled about the overwhelming support she’s received and is excited to build on Joan’s legacy as well as bring her own styles and ideas to the store. Both Marianne and Joan can often be found causing mischief at Quilt Gallery and invite you to stop in and say “Hi!”

We are proud of our knowledgeable staff who are skilled in diverse specialties. Always inspired by new ideas and innovative quilting techniques, we love sharing our passion with anyone looking to learn. We foster an environment that encourages “The Creative Experience” and offer fun and informative, hands-on classes for all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, we’d love for you to stop in so that we can outfit you with the products, inspiration, and camaraderie to make your projects a success!

 

Yoder Department Store
Shipshewana, IN 260-768-1945
First Certified Shop in Indiana!

On May 3, 1945 Ora and Grace Yoder made a decision to buy a dry goods store in Topeka Indiana, the heart of Amish country. The original operation included many goods to serve the local farming population. Bib overalls, work shoes, and of course fabric for clothing and quilts were sold.

A number of years later, in 1952, a second location was opened in a nearby town, Shipshewana, Indiana. After operating both locations for decades, a decision was made to sell the Topeka location and to move all operations to the downtown Shipshewana location.

Around the age of 60, Ora decided to move his business “out of town” to new facilities just south of downtown Shipshewana to Yoder Shopping Center, the present-day location. Just like back in 1968 when the business was moved, Yoder Shopping Center is shared with two other businesses, Yoder’s Hardware and Fireside Cafe. 

Even though Ora passed away in 1992 at the age of 85, the business has remained a family owned and managed business passing onto the 3rd generation during 2006.

Yoder Department Store celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015.

Even though quality transcends country boundaries, made in the U.S.A., which used to be the norm, has definitely become the exception. Yoder’s carries a significant amount of product still made in the U.S.A. and makes every attempt to continue to offer our guests domestically manufactured products whenever possible.

Every year, Yoder’s Department Store organizes the Shipshewana Quilt Festival.  This event attracts thousands of quilters and offers an outstanding lineup of National Instructors, presentations, and workshops throughout the week.  It is truly a bucket list destinations for Quilters everywhere. 

The shop boasts an extensive collection of Basics and Solid Fabrics in both Batiks and Cottons with over 600 hues lining a 120-ft wall of the store.  The shop is proud of their designation as a Top 10 Quilt Shop in Quilt Sampler in 2016 and, it continues to grow, support, and even surprise the Quilting Industry in the quality and quantity of fabrics and quilting supplies it offers.  Excited by his discovery of Quiltster, Andre Yoder began working with Quiltworx and Quiltster this past year to certify both Yoder’s Department Store and the Cotton Corner.  Both shops are looking forward to using the Quiltster tool to better serve customers near and far with excellent custom kit cutting services and a shop full of knowledgeable staff familiar with Quiltworx Products and paper-piecing techniques.    

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If you’re a quilter looking for a quilt shop that supports everything Quiltworx in your area, from patterns to fabrics to notions to classes…click here to find the Certified Shops nearest you!  All of our Certified Shops have online stores as well, so even if there isn’t a shop in your area, you have convenient resources for anything you need.

Stay tuned as we feature our other
Certified Shops in future newsletters!

If you’re a quilt shop and would like to bring the Quiltworx.com addiction to your location by becoming a Certified Shop, please contact Katie Malinak for more information.

What's New in April!

Five New Patterns Now Available!

These patterns are now available for purchase on our website, and the fabric lines are available in a quilt shop near you!  There will also be digitized quilting designs available in the near future.

Many of these patterns are also being prepared for the Quiltster App!  If you’ve never heard of Quiltster, it’s an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money.  Look for the Quiltster Compatible logo on the patterns below, and click the quilt images or links to learn more about each pattern, find replacement papers, see samples made by Quiltworx.com and others, find kitting information, and purchase the pattern!

Wholesale purchases are available to those approved with a wholesale account. Visit our wholesale page to order (minimum purchase of 3 and advance approval of wholesale account is required).


Cattails in the Meadow 2018
77″ x 77″ • Fabrics: Timeless Treasures – Baltic, Jungle,
& Garnet Mini Collections

Cattails in the Meadow 2018 is made out of Timeless Treasure’s Garnet, Jungle, & Baltic Mini Collections Fabrics designed by Judy & Judel Niemeyer. The pattern is an update to our original Cattails in the Meadow design. The two will not be compatible.  This new version is part of the Cattails Mixer pattern with standard sized blocks that can be mixed and matched with other blocks.

Cattails in the Meadow includes (6) laser cut Stitch-N-Peel applique stabilizer sheets for the stems and cattails.


Mooncatcher
99″ x 99″ • Fabric:  Hoffman

Mooncatcher is another queen sized version of the Cattail Mixer created using Hoffman 1895 Watercolor Batiks.  We’re only selling 500 of these patterns, so get them while they last!


Snowy River Hosta Queen Mixer
100″ x 100″ • Fabric: Island Batik

We’re so excited about this pattern!  You may recognize the Snowy River Hosta Queen (designed by Jennifer Mellow) as the winner of the Quiltster Hosta Challenge Design Contest!  This is a limited release pattern with only 500 available, so order yours while supplies last.  There will also be a coordinating Aurifil thread box available!


Water Lily
77″ x 77″ • Fabric: Timeless Treasures – Garnet Mini
Collection & Wallflower Collection

Water Lily, also a Cattail Mixer, is a Collector’s Club pattern released for a limited time to showcase the use of our eight-fabric mini collections.  The mini collections are eight fabrics sorted from lights to darks, and when combined with a few basic blenders from your favorite fabric vendors, create a new approach to color planning that we hope inspires you.


Winter Traditions
85″ x 85″ • Fabric: Timeless Treasures – Bohemian Blues

Winter Traditions, adapted from our popular Winter Wonderland pattern in 2018, it was created from a collection of three 16” mixer blocks including a Snowflake, a traditional Compass, and a Feathered Star block. All three blocks are fun and interesting to assemble and the resulting quilt sparkles!

3 SPOTS JUST OPENED UP!
Quiltworx University: Madeline Island Wisconsin
July 23-27, 2018

A sampling of kits (designed by attendees) being made for the event!

Due to a cancellation, we have three spaces available in this July 23-27, 2018 event.  If you’re able to make it to the Wisconsin area, we’d love to see you, and help you create a one of a kind quilt like the ones shown above!  This exclusive Kaleidoscope Mixer project is only available at this retreat.  There are five quilt sizes, 68″, 80″, and 90″, 99″, and 100″ square, with several block options for each of the center star,  background, and border blocks creating over 1,500 ways to make your quilt unique!

Join us July 23-27, 2018!
Get your project started now!  Click here for more information on the projects.

Hope to see you soon!

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What's New at Quiltworx.com

Three New Patterns Now Available!

These patterns are now available for purchase on our website, and the fabric lines are available in a quilt shop near you!  There will also be digitized quilting designs available in the near future.

Many of these patterns are also being prepared for the Quiltster App!  If you’ve never heard of Quiltster, it’s an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money.  Look for the Quiltster Compatible logo on the patterns below, and click the quilt images or links to learn more about each pattern, find replacement papers, see samples made by Quiltworx.com and others, find kitting information, and purchase the pattern!

Wholesale purchases are available to those approved with a wholesale account. Visit our wholesale page to order (minimum purchase of 3 and advance approval of wholesale account is required).


Frozen Fountain
65″ x 65″ • Fabric: Baltic Mini Collection

Part of our Cattail Mixer Collection, the Frozen Fountain layout was designed with a standard size and a number of interchangeable units.  It incorporates all of Quiltworx’s latest techniques, is a breeze to put together, and is easy to modify.  Use Quiltster, to try different blocks for the center or border, and test out different fabrics to arrive at the perfect unique combination before you buy any yardage.  


Summer Solstice Queen
98″ x 98″ • Fabric:  Bohemian Blues Collection

It’s finally here!  The expanded version of our popular Summer Solstice pattern!  Summer Solstice Queen incorporates updated techniques to increase yardage efficiency, time efficiency and organization.  It’s not compatible with the original pattern, so if you’re going that route, we recommend just remaking the center and New York Beauty units using the new papers.

Using the Quiltster app, there are 1,400 different combinations of blocks available for this queen sized layout!  


Chinese Lattice
75″ x 75″  • Fabric:  Bohemian Blues Collection

The Chinese Lattice pattern was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only straight-lined foundation piecing and assembly, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding and success.

Quiltworx University: Thimble Towne, Bakersfield, CA Has Openings


A sampling of kits (designed by attendees) being made for the event!

We still have some spaces available in this February 27th to March 4th, 2018 event.  If you’re able to make it to the Bakersfield, California area, we’d love to see you, and help you create a one of a kind quilt like the ones shown above!  This exclusive Cattail Mixer project is only available at this retreat.  There are three quilt sizes, 65″, 77″, and 99″ square, with several block options for each of the center star,  background, and border blocks creating over 4,500 ways to make your quilt unique!

Join us February 27th –  March 4th, 2018!
Get your project started now!  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Hope to see you soon!

  

We are so pleased to welcome the latest group of incredible quilters to our Certified Instructor Program.  They’ve worked so hard the last year training with Judy, learning the tips and tricks that make teaching Quiltworx patterns fun and rewarding.  They’re versed in the latest Technique of the Month patterns and are ready to join your shop or guild to share their knowledge, quilts, and techniques.  If they’re in your area, check out their calenders to see which classes they’re teaching.  Many are willing to travel!

Click on the links below to view more information about each instructor along with their gallery of quilts, and certifications.

Ana Blickenderfer Charles City, IA641-220-3237

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 of scrapbooking to focus on quilting.  Since 2008, Ana has made over 450 quilted items for others.  She discovered Quiltworx online in 2013, by 2014 she was looking all over for a class to learn to paper piece.

Ana’s first pattern was Winter Wonderland table runner with CI Jodie Madison.  Her second was Stormy Seas, then Weathered Windmill (2015) and another Weathered Windmill in 2016.  By the end of 2017, Ana has completed 26 “Judy” patterns.

When she isn’t teaching or quilting Ana works full time at Zoetis Inc. (Animal Health), spends time with her husband, daughter and two dogs, gardens and does woodworking.

In September 2017, Ana opened a home training center/studio in Charles City, Iowa to teach and carry Quiltworx patterns and fabric by Judy and Judel along with basic paper piecing supplies.  She travels in Iowa, mainly, but is willing to go anywhere!

     

Carol Hattan • Vancouver, WA • 360-607-3473

Carol began sewing clothing but began quilting with a flip and sewing log cabin. She was a 4H sewing leader for 10 years.  As her two children left home she found more time to quilt. First simple pieced quilts, stack-n-wack and then lots of applique. Since Carol is a mathematics major with Geometry, Algebra II and Statistics her teaching area,  the symmetry patterns in Judy’s quilts were a major attraction. In 1997 she bought her first pattern Judy pattern – The Wedding Star. Two queen size quilts later she was hooked. These wedding gifts are still her children’s favorite quilts. 

In 2016 she retired from school teaching and running a national teacher training program in Park City Utah (the Park City Mathematics Institute). She decided to attend a Judy retreat in Montana as a way to not be worried about the kids going back to school. The staff at PCMI helped with her shopping in Montana with a Quiltworx gift certificate. They appreciated the fact that they had all gotten quilts when they join the staff over the 18 years. 

Over the years Carol taught quilting at a local shop and at the guild meetings. With retirement Carol is now sewing and teaching paper piecing with Judy’s techniques. The beautiful award winning quilts are so much fun to make.

     

Brenda Anderson • Portland, OR • 503-913-7101

Brenda has lived a life full of all things crafty. She enjoys sewing, quilting, and embroidery and loves teaching these crafts to others. Throughout her life, she has taught both children and adults how to sew and quilt, quilted for others, and even owned a scrapbooking business. As a longarm quilting machine owner herself, she has made and quilted several quilts that range anywhere from placemats and beautiful appliquéd wall hangings to amazing Judy Niemeyer quilts.

Brenda lives in Portland, Oregon and has been married to her husband Randy for nearly 35 years. They have raised two sons together, with the youngest currently a senior in college.

In early 2011 she began working for HandiQuilter as an international educator where she taught on longarm quilting machines. Currently, she works for Brother International as a national educator. Although it is her job, she thoroughly enjoys teaching and training others on Brother’s awesome line of sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines. She also gets to teach quilting classes… which is a highlight of her career. She loves to share and teach Judy Niemeyer’s paper piecing process and awesome assembly techniques.

     

Prudie Taylor • Intervale, NH • 207-852-6049

Prudie Taylor remembers her grandmother teaching her the Blanket stitch on a pot holder when she was 4 years old.  Never one for idle hands, she took that lesson and has enjoyed many aspects of sewing from embroidery and needlepoint to making her own clothes.     In 1984, she took a quilting class while serving in the Navy.  This involved ripping the fabric on the grain and making all of her own templates.  After a 20 year hiatus while raising 3 active children, she returned to a quilt class and found a lot had changed. But when a friend took her to her first Judy Niemeyer/Quiltworx class, a spark ignited.  Nearly 30 quilts later, she is excited to bring her enthusiasm and skills to classes in the New England area.  Available for shops, guilds and retreats, she can guide quilters from novice to experienced,  to  gain confidence in learning new techniques and completing the beautiful patterns designed by Judy Niemeyer and her team.

 

Cindy McEntee • New Port, OR • 541-270-7610

At present I am working at Jannilou’s Quilt Shop in Philomath, Oregon. I teach a class called “Judy, Judy, Judy” , one Friday every month.  It is open to anyone working on a Judy Quilt that needs a little help or encouragement.  My day starts at 9:00am till 5:00 pm.  The attendance varies from 3 to 12, all working on different projects.  It is a super fun class where I get to actually work on many different patterns at once!!  Everyone gets a lot of exposure to other patterns, plus some help on picking out their next quilt project and fabric.  My Calendar also includes a 2 day Twinkle Star class, starting in March. Lou is filling our Calendars with more projects for myself and Shirley Scott. I will be adding more teaching in 2018, not just here in Oregon but where ever the love of making beautiful Quilts takes me.

Twice a year we host a Judy Niemeyer Mini Retreat.  Three days of solid sewing, held at our Yaquina Bay Yacht Club in Newport, Oregon.  Accommodating 22 students we have one in May and another in October. There is always a waiting list for the next Retreat. We teach all skill levels and often have 5 to 8 ‘New to Judy’ Sewers.  This is educational and all the sewers learn more than just their particular quilt nuances but good habits for all quilt making.  These Retreats have produced some beautiful work and at our 2017 “Quilts by the Sea” Quilt Show, which has AQS Judging, we had 10 beautiful Judged Entries. I am very proud of those men and woman that won Ribbons and also happy to have been a part of their success.

 

Celeste Akre • Lisle, IL • celesteakre@gmail.com

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 creating a quilt. She certainly was right about that, and I have been happily quilting ever since 2000.

I completed my first Judy Niemeyer quilt in 2011. I had experience with paper piecing before, but nothing like this. Her organization and cutting templates made a complicated project not only doable, but much easier and fun.

I have been teaching Judy Niemeyer’s methods and techniques since 2012. My greatest satisfaction is helping a student grasp Judy’s unique techniques and putting them on their way to making their own beautiful masterpiece.

Contact me at CelesteAkre@gmail.com

 

Whether you’re a quilt shop interested in bringing our addictive Quiltworx patterns to your shop, or an enthusiastic quilter interested in learning how to paper piece, our Certified Instructors bring a wealth of experience, tips, and organizational tricks that make learning and completing our quilts efficient and enjoyable.  Look for an instructor in your area here.

Stay tuned as we feature our other
Certified Instructors in future newsletters!

If you’ve already caught the Quiltworx bug, and are interested in more information on becoming a Certified Instructor, click this link for a PDF document that outlines the process and how to contact us.

Quiltworx is Going to MISA West!

Quiltworx & Madeline Island School of the Arts Team Up For Another Great Retreat in February 2019!

With our Summer Quiltworx University at Madaline Island booked, and Quiltworx University in Bakersfield right around the corner, it’s time to announce the next  Quiltworx University event in February 2019, at the Madeline Island West location in sunny Tucscon, AZ! 

The breathtaking views of the Arizona desert landscape, are complimented by fabulous sunsets and a warm winter climate. Spacious studios offer sweeping desert and mountain views to inspire quilters from morning to night. 

We’re teaming with The Quilter’s Market and a group of amazing Southern US Instructors to bring you a once in a lifetime event at a jaw dropping venue in first class accommodations!  

In the past, our MISA retreats have been so popular they’ve filled up quickly and have had long waiting lists, so sign up early to secure your spot! 

As always, there will be a new, exclusive project, just for retreat attendees!

Please join us 02/07/19 to 02/11/19!


We hope to see you there!


Looking for Something Sooner?
Join us February 27th –  March 4th, 2018!
We have some last minute spaces available in Bakersfield as well! 

Get your project started now!  Click here for more information and to sign up.

What's New in 2018!

Four New Patterns Now Available!

These patterns are now available for purchase on our website, and the fabric lines are available in a quilt shop near you!  There will also be digitized quilting designs available in the near future.

Many of these patterns are also being prepared for the Quiltster App!  If you’ve never heard of Quiltster, it’s an incredible fabric auditioning software that allows you to pick and choose fabrics before you spend money.  Look for the Quiltster Compatible logo on the patterns below, and click the quilt images or links to learn more about each pattern, find replacement papers, see samples made by Quiltworx.com and others, find kitting information, and purchase the pattern!

Wholesale purchases are available to those approved with a wholesale account. Visit our wholesale page to order (minimum purchase of 3 and advance approval of wholesale account is required).


Sea Holly
65″ x 65″ • Fabric: Bohemian Blues Collection

Part of our Hosta Mixer Collection, the Sea Holly layout includes 5 distinct groups to create a 65” x 65” quilt. The components include a Leaf Center, a Leaf Border, a Clamshell Background, a Clamshell Border, and Background. The pattern was designed by Judy and Bradley Niemeyer from Quiltworx.com.


Moroccan Courtyard
72″ x 93″ • Fabric:  Gypsy Strip Set

The Moroccan Courtyard was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only one foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success.

The cover quilt uses 2-1/2″ strip sets in packages of 48, called Quiltworx Strip Sets, manufactured by Timeless Treasures. These strips are designed, pre-selected, and pre-sorted by Judy and Judel Niemeyer into (6) color groups of (8) fabrics ranging from light to dark.

Play with this project in Quiltster to explore variations on the strip layout in each block. With the different strip layout options, there are literally hundreds of ways to create dazzling effects with this quilt!​


Licorice Rope
67″ x 67″  • Fabric:  Kaffe Fassett for Free Spirit

Licorice Rope is another pattern designed for the beginning quilter or anyone who wants a fun quick project.  It too uses only one foundation block, has simple cutting techniques, and is a very affordable way to jump into paper piecing.  It’s also easy to get extra foundation papers to expand the size of the quilt.


Tarnished Windmill 2018
60″ x 60″  • Fabric:  Jungle & Wallflower Mini Collections

The Tarnished Windmill is a Quiltworx favorite that has recently been redone so that the blocks used in this design can be used with others we’ve created using Quiltster. We also have replaced the coversheet using current Batik Collections designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer from Timeless Treasures. The new version is the same size as the original publication, but Unit names have been changed and papers have been updated so that any section of this quilt can be quickly and easily mixed and matched with units designed for many of our other publications to create unique projects.

The star was designed using 3” strips for the strip piecing. It incorporates a paper pieced 10″ windmill block and the general assembly process was designed with no Y-seams. It uses yardage very efficiently at just over 7 yards of fabric for the top!

Announcing the Hosta Challenge Viewers Choice Winners!

Over the last few weeks you voted for your favorite Hosta Challenge entries, and the results are in!  With 107 quilts receiving votes and with 614 votes cast, check out the results below!
The winner receives these fabulous prizes:  Their Hosta Challenge Pattern and a set of Fat Quarters in Judy and Judel’s latest fabric collection, Bohemian Blues, plus, a Fat Eighths package in each of the four featured fabric collections from Island Batik.  The rest of the Top 10 get “bragging rights”

 

VIEWERS CHOICE WINNER!

2ND PLACE

3RD PLACE

4TH PLACE

5TH PLACE

6TH PLACE

7TH PLACE

8TH PLACE

   

   

TIED FOR 9TH & 10TH PLACE

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!

And don’t forget participants, ALL entrants who want to kit their Hosta submissions will receive 25% off when they purchase their kits through Quiltster, by January 12th! To purchase, click on your project in Quiltster, then find the Buy Now button on the left menu bar! Simply click this, add backing and binding if desired, and purchase! Patterns will be shipped from Quiltworx in January and the fabrics will be shipped in February from Thimble Towne Quilt Shop.

2018 Retreat Openings

For all of you Quiltworx and Judy fans, there’s still time to sign up for the last few Retreat openings available in Montana.  Click on the links below for more information and to sign up.

January #1January 10 – January 14, 2018
5 Onsite Openings
Jennifer Eubank

Cost:  $810
Check-in: 1/10/2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Teaching Days: 1/11/2018 to 1/13/2018
Check-out: 1/14/2018 at 11:00 a.m.

April #1:  April 12 – April 16, 2018
8 Onsite Openings, 1 Offsite Opening
Jennifer Eubank
Cost:  $810

Check-in: 4/12/2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Teaching: 4/13/2018 to 4/15/2018
Check-out: 4/16/2018 11:00 a.m.


We hope to see you soon!

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