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Bohemian Blues Kits

Looking for any of our Bohemian Blues Kits?


The following Certified Shops carry them:

(650) 458-8580 Kits

(800) 228-4573 Kits

(817) 266-9025 Kits

(309) 444-7667 Kits


See our ad in the February edition of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine


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!

The Hosta Challenge are in!

Winners Announced!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner
and our 2 Runners Up!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

RUNNER UP

RUNNER UP

Now…Vote for the People’s Choice Award!

There were so many wonderful entries, we’d like to give out more prizes by giving you the opportunity to vote for your favorites too!  Here’s how it works:

  1. Click here to visit the contest entry page, and see all of the entries.


     

  2. Click on your favorite entries, and then click the Facebook Like button. (Pins on Pinterest don’t count).

  3. You can vote on as many or as few entries as you like, but you can only vote 1 time on each entry.
  4. The prizes AND the winner (with the most Facebook Likes) will be announced January 3rd.  

We hope you love these designs as much as we did!
NOW GO BE A JUDGE!

Congratulations to Everyone Who Entered!

Don’t forget…anyone who entered the contest receives 25% off on the purchase of their entry kit!  What a great opportunity to make the Hosta of your dreams!   Participants will be receiving a separate email from Quiltster, with more information on how to order.  Keep you eyes out for that!

What's New in December!

New Patterns Hot Off the Press!

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!

We’d also like to introduce you to a new pattern designation we’re calling “Collector’s Club Designs”.  Collector’s Club patterns are projects released for a limited time to celebrate our Mini Collection fabric lines. These mini collections are comprised of 8 fabrics ranging in color from light to dark.  These patterns are available for a limited time only, showcasing the latest mini collections to create a dazzling quilt! Combined with basics and blenders from your favorite fabric vendors, these quilts create a new approach to color planning that we hope will inspire you in your quilting endeavors!  Look for references to “Collector’s Club Design” in the pattern descriptions below.  They are limited to the stock on hand!

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).


Bali Bed Runner
30″ x 104″ • Fabric: Gypsy Strip Set

The Bali Bed Runner pattern is Judy’s original Wedding Star design downsized to a 2 ring by 8 ring layout, measuring 30” x 104”. This Bed Runner will makes a great wedding gift for any modern bride. The project is small, making it affordable and easy to complete in a limited amount of time. This design has become a classic in the quilting industry and is one that continues to sell more each year than it did the year before.

This sample is shown in the 48-piece Gypsy Strip Set designed by Judy and Judel with Timeless Treasures.


Dahlia Placemats
14″ x 17″ • Fabric:  Aged to Perfection

Dahlia Placemats pattern is a super fun small project that is perfect for introducing the technique of paper piecing and curved piecing.  These samples were featured at the Trends Show last Fall, and are made from a collection of fabrics called Aged to Perfection from Maywood Studio.


Diamonds in Bloom
100″ x 100″  • Fabric:  Bohemian Blues Collection

Diamonds in Bloom is based on the Prismatic Star (published in 2014) and Prismatic Star Queen (published in 2017). It teaches a basic strip piecing process that is used with most of our star quilts and requires 2-1/2” strips. The diamond block is used in a 100” x 100” layout that requires *48) diamonds, a background, and a border. This block can be mixed and matched and rotated with other similar sized diamond blocks using an online fabric and block auditioning applications called Quiltster.

This sample was created in the Bohemian Blues Collection designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures.


Evergreen Tree Skirt
70″ Diameter  • Fabric:  Jungle Mini Collection

Evergreen Tree Skirt a Collector’s Club Design was created by Quiltworx as a limited release project to showcase the fabulous green palette we incorporated into the Jungle Mini Collection.  

The small blue example features fabrics from our Baltic Mini Collection which is made up of 8 blue fabrics sorted from light to dark.

This pattern is only available while supplies last!


Garden Wall
70″ x 83″ • Fabric:  Gypsy Strip Set

The Garden Wall Quilt layout is one of our favorites from 2013, so we’ve updated it with our newest design standards, and gave it a face-lift using our new Gypsy Strip Set Collection.  We created this layout to use Quiltworx 2-1/2” strip sets and our new Laser-cut Stitch-N-Peel Appliqué Stabilizer product called Quiltworx Impressions. 


Ice Castles
100″ x 100″ Diameter  • Fabric:  Baltic Mini Collection

The foundation papers and strip piecing processes for Ice Castles were designed by Quiltworx based in part, on blocks original designed in 2014 for the Prismatic Star. A Queen Layout was created and published due to popular demand and manipulation of the design in Quiltster led to a very well received version of the queen quilt using a fabric collection of 8 fabrics ranging from light to dark that Judy and Judel Niemeyer design for Timeless Treasures called Mini Collections. This quilt can be quickly adapted to any range of 8 fabrics from light to dark.

This is a Collector’s Club Design showcasing an 8 fabric mini collection, and is only available while supplies last!


Ice Crystals
64″ x 84″  • Fabric:  Batik Textiles

Ice Crystals is our FIRST pattern release in a new line of pattern products that we refer to as Simple Elements.  With floating units, engulfed in a sea of background fabrics, the Ice Crystals pattern is elegant, yet simple, fast, and affordable for the size of the finished quilt.  The ample background allows us to show off fabrics with fun elements and a canvas for creative quilting.


Lakeshore Hosta Queen Mixer
100″ x 100″  • Fabric:  Bohemian Blues

A special release of Lakeshore Hosta Queen is now available in our new fabric collection, Bohemian Blues!  Fabrics are shipping soon, but the pattern is ready so you can get your kits.  Only 250 patterns using this cover sheet are available, so get yours now!


Mini Stars Table Runner
17″ x 51″  • Fabric:  Bohemian Blues & the Baltic Mini Collection

Mini Stars Tablerunner pattern was designed as a tool to teach beginner level foundation paper piecing.


Prismatic Star Queen
91″ x 91″  • Fabric:  Gypsy Strip Set

The Prismatic Star Queen foundation papers and strip piecing processes were designed by Quiltworx in 2014 as part of a wall quilt layout called the Prismatic Star. The Queen Layout was created and published due to popular demand. The Prismatic Star block teaches a basic strip piecing process that is used in most of our star quilts and required 2-1/2” strips. The block is used in a 91” x 91” layout that includes (48) diamonds and a background. The block can be mixed and matched and rotated with other similar sized diamond blocks using an online fabric and block auditioning application called Quiltster.


Scandinavian Snowflake
20″ Diameter  • Fabric:  Hoffman California Batiks

The Scandinavian Snowflake pattern includes enough papers to make (4) Table Toppers. The pattern teaches basic paper piecing techniques and introduces quilters to the Quiltworx applique technique using laser-cut Stitch-N-Peel applique stabilizers for turn-under applique. 


Starburst
87″ x 94″  • Fabric:  Batik Textiles

Thanks to the efforts of Certified Instructor, Kelly Grant, the Starburst has been recently updated in a new colorway using fabrics from Batik Textiles!  The pattern instructions include information on kitting the version shown!

The Starburst Pattern is a classic Quiltworx design that Judy and Brad completed back in 2000. It has been out of publication for around three years and is returning to you now with new borders, an updated sample, a quilting design, and new instructions!


Winter Wonderland
17″ x 49″  • Fabric:  Bohemian Blues

Originally designed in 2011, we decided to recreate the blocks of Winter Wonderland, changing the size, and loading it into Quiltster, allowing it to become part of a series of patterns where 16” blocks can be mixed and matched to create a variety of layouts.

3 Days Left to Enter the Hosta Design Challenge!

Have you guys entered the Hosta Challenge? Everyone gets one free entry so go ahead and submit your entries for a chance to win more than $4,000 in prizes as well as a trip to California!

Have you guys entered the Hosta Challenge? Everyone gets one free entry so go ahead and submit your entries for a chance to win more than $4,000 in prizes as well as a trip to California!


Also, let us know you’re submitting an entry by commenting on our Hosta Challenge Event Facebook page, and be entered in a drawing to receive a free Hosta Pattern from Quiltworx! Drawing will be held December 2nd and on the event page! 


Tutorial Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXx0-yZqJCU

Learn more: https://quiltster.com/hosta-challenge

 

Grand Prize

  • Trip for one person to Quiltworx.com University in Bakersfield, CA, February 27th through March 4th, 2018.  Includes sign up fee, room and board, your Cattails Mixer Quilt Kit including Island Batik fabric, binding, and the Quiltworx pattern (backing not included), and up to $500 towards travel expenses.
  • Receive your winning Hosta quilt kit FREE.  Includes fabric (plus backing) from Island batik, the pattern and digitized quilting design from Quiltworx.
  • Receive $250 on batting from Hobbs.
  • Receive an assortment of Schmetz Chrome Professional Grade needles.
  • Design and receive a coordinating Aurifil Thread Box with your winning quilt on the label!  Aurifil will release your thread box to consumers in the Spring of 2018!
  • Receive a one year subscription to Quiltster ($99 value).
  • See your Hosta design on a limited edition Quiltworx.com cover sheet!
  • See your quilt as a featured project int he Spring 2018 Keepsake Quilting Catalog!
  • Receive an assortment of rulers from Carolyn McCormick.

Runners Up

There will be two runners up, and each will receive:

  • The Island Batik fabric for your winning Hosta project (excluding backing)
  • The Quiltworx pattern for your winning project
  • A $50 gift certificate to Quiltworx.com
  • One free month subscription to Quiltster
  • $50 of Hobbs batting

Bonus for ALL Entrants!

Regardless of winning, ALL entrants that want to kit their Hosta submissions will receive 25% off when you purchase their kits from Thimble Towne Quilt Shop!  Orders receiving the discount may be placed after the winners have been announced (after December 15th).  To redeem, email Thimble Towne the Print Page of your Quiltster project, then contact them to receive your discount.

We Want to Know Your Favorite Designers!
(Let us know in this 2 minute survey.)

We know you all love more than just Quiltworx! Now’s your chance to share your FAVORITE designers with us and maybe soon you’ll see them in Quiltster! We are collecting this information until November 30th (yes…you only have until Thursday!), so if you want to let us know who you would love to see, click here for the quick survey!

We want your opinion! For those of you that know about Quiltster, the app that we use for Quiltworx customers to pair their Quiltworx designs with current fabric lines of your choice, we are ready to begin working with new designers! Over the next couple days, we are conducting a survey to learn more about your interests for other designer partners in the quilting industry! Quiltworx LOVES our fellow designers and admires many of them what they can do! Fill out the survey and you may see a library for your favorite designer’s patterns in Quiltster soon!

Award Winning Quilts

New Award Winning Quilts!

The new Award Winning Quilts Album is up on Facebook! Congratulations to the winners, including Cheryl Czaplinski and her Fire Island Hosta Queen 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!

We've got 2018 Retreat Openings for you!

Quilting with the Experts!
We’ve got four open retreats left in 2018!

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 Jennifer Eubank, there’s a retreat for you at our Quiltworx Training Center.

NEW THIS YEAR!

  • All retreats will now be exclusively operated through the Quiltworx Training Facility
  • We are excited to welcome Jennifer Eubank as our permanent On-Site Educator and Studio Manager, in collaboration with Judy!
  • Retreat offerings now include 3-day, 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 private 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 PRICING

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 onsite spaces and 1 off-site space available at each retreat (cost is less $175).  7% Boarding Tax (billed at time of check-out for the associated room fee for the event will be charged), and includes:

  • 3-Day event ~ TOTAL = $810+ applicable tax:
    • Programs Fee: $285 per student
      • 3 days of instruction from 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)
      • 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)
      • Shopping at local quilt shops will be on your own time
    • 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 ($150 value).
    • Lodging Fee:  $375.00 + 7% Boarding Tax.
  • 4-Day EVENT ~ TOTAL = $1,100 + applicable tax:
    • Programs Fee: $400 per student
      • 4 days of instruction from 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)
      • 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:  $500.00 + 7% Boarding Tax.
  • 5-Day Event ~ TOTAL = $1450 + applicable tax ($1500 for Judy, only):
    • Programs Fee: $575 ($625 for Judy, only) 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
      • 1 free sew day
      • 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 me at katie@quiltworx.com.  Thank you and enjoy!!!


2018 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.

  • January #1January 10 – January 14, 2018
    5 Onsite Openings, 1 Offsite Opening
    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.
  • March #1: March 8 – March 14, 2018
    1 Offsite Opening
    Judy Niemeyer
    Cost:  $1500

    Check-in: 3/8/2018 
    at 3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 3/9/2018 to 3/13/2018 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 3/14/2018 at 11:00 a.m.
  • April #1:  April 12 – April 16, 2018
    10 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.
  • June #2:  June 26 – July 2, 2018
    5 Onsite Openings, 1 Offsite Opening
    Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1100
    Check-in: 6/26/2018
     3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 6/27/2018 to 7/1/2018
    Check-out: 7/2/2018 
    11:00 a.m.

Judy's 2017 Birthday SUPER SALE!

Judy Niemeyer 2017 Birthday Super Sale

Judy Turns 60…AGAIN…Sale!   
So, 60% off for you!

In honor of Judy’s birthday on October 17th, we are offering 60% OFF of
Summer Solstice and the Redesigned in Red White & Black book

BONUS: 25% off of patterns in the book!

The sale will run 9:00 a.m. (MDT) Tuesday, October 17th,
through 9:00 a.m. (MDT) Wednesday, October 18th!

SUMMER SOLSTICE

     

The Summer Solstice is one of our best selling patterns and has been since publication over five years ago!  With the advent of Quiltster and some updates in our techniques, however, we are redesigning some of the elements and the pattern will no longer be compatible with the original publication. 

The new pattern, expected sometime next spring, will include our new strip piecing technique for the diamonds, we’ve eliminated Y-seams, and we’ll be floating the start points! 

Additionally, you’ll be able to mix and match the star with others we’ve designed to the same size and add a variety of borders to create a Queen size quilt that is unique to you!  As a result, we are closing out the remaining stock on the Summer Solstice pattern at a great price. 

The sale is limited to what we have on hand, so don’t delay!

REDESIGNED: IN RED, WHITE, & BLACK

Last fall, Judy and Judel Niemeyer released a wonderful collection of Red, White, and Black fabrics, in conjunction with their second book!  The purpose of the book is to inspire creating quilts in a simplified color palette through both photography and enhanced instructions. 

Use the book in combination with specific patterns to achieve a beautiful red and white effect!  Forever and Rosè fabrics are still available, so if you are interested in a red and white kit for any of these patterns, check with your local shop or with a Quiltworx Certified Shop!  Many of them have the collections!


25% OFF REDESIGNED: IN RED, WHITE, & BLACK PATTERNS
NOTE:  To order patterns click on the names above the quilts. 
For kitting sheets, click the quilt image.

Pepper Dish Sea Urchins Prismatic Star
Lakeshore Hosta Southern Belles Dragon Star
Raindrops Clamshell Clamshell Queen
Osprey’s Nest
at the Lake Cabin
Prickly Pinecones Tree Skirt
Weathered Windmill Wedding Star Table Topper
Into the Northwoods Broken Daisy Placemats Peppered Mint

(Same pattern as Peppered Mint)

(Same pattern as
Into the Northwoods)

Orders will ship by the end of the week.


Want to celebrate with her in person?

OK.  So we can’t make this happen ON her birthday, but in March of 2018, Judy is hosting a retreat at her training center in Montana where she is the only instructor!  This will be the only retreat of its kind all year!  There is only room for 10 people (+ 1 off-site person), and we’ve filled 3 spaces already.  Don’t delay! 

Tour her studio with her, see a trunk show of the latest designs, visit local quilt shops with Judy where she’ll help you pick fabrics for upcoming projects, shop in the warehouse, learn Quiltster, and get her one on one attention on the Quiltworx project of your choice!   She hopes you will join her for a week of Quiltworx, Quiltworx, Quiltworx!   To celebrate, we might even have a belated birthday cake.  Yummmmm!


Click here for information and to sign up

As always, thank you for your passion and support of our business.  We really appreciate you!

Join us at Trends 2017!

Calling all Quilt Shop Owners!
(Not a quilt shop owner?  Click here.)

If you’re a quilt shop owner curious about how to get started with Quiltworx paper piecing patterns, or a shop owner who already has an active following of Quiltworx enthusiasts, we hope you’ll join us at the upcoming Trends show in Portland, Oregon!  

We’ll be unveiling a new exclusive design, participating in a Take and Teach, and offering a great deal on a Shop Owner’s Starter Package.  Not to mention, Judel Niemeyer will be presenting a new quilting app called Quiltster, a fabric auditioning tool that makes it easier than ever to quickly show customers how their quilts will look in their favorite fabrics, then kit their final project based on Quiltster’s convenient yardage information.  

Quiltworx is also sponsoring some great door prizes! 

  • One lucky attendee will go home with a Shop Owner Starter Package for FREE ~ $165 Value
  • One lucky attendee will receive a FREE 1-day workshop from a regionally local Certified Instructor!  We will match your shop with the closest, and most appropriate CI for the class and the teaching is ON US! ~ $350 Value, plus travel.
  • Two lucky attendees will receive one year subscriptions to Quiltster!  ~ $99.00 Value, each subscription.

Join us for the fun, the experience, and to learn more about our company and how we can work with you!  


Click here for details and sign up to attend!
Please note: Pre-registration ends Aug 25 and online registration closes Sept 4, 2017

Want to follow Quiltworx.com news for this event, check out the Quiltworx Event post.


Introducing Wine Country Mixer, an EE Schenck Exclusive!


NOTE:  This project can be ordered at the Trends show and afterwards through EE Schenck.

Check out our exclusive new design for EE Schenck out of the Maywood Studio collection, Aged to Perfection.  The quilt is aptly named, Wine Country and is 96″ x 96″. It uses a new combination of blocks from our Congo Mixer Collection, and we think it is just a show stopper.

The quilt is currently being made by one of our Certified Instructors, Jodie Madison. We’re looking forward to getting it back! We designed it in Quiltster and the image above is the Quiltster image of the design!


Dahlia Placemats – Our Take and Teach Project
Presented by (soon to be) Quiltworx.com Certified Instructors: Brenda Anderson & Carol Hattan


NOTE:  This project can be ordered at the Trends show and afterwards through EE Schenck.
 
Making it’s debut here at Trends 2017,
Dahlia Placemats is an exciting project you can take back to your shop and begin teaching today.  A popular workshop that can be taught in one or two days, it combines paper piecing with curved piecing to create fun table decor for any occasion! The cover sheet is graced with two versions of the pattern in Aged to Perfection fabrics and is available now for your store!
Brenda and Carol will be providing demos and kits to make ONE placemat, which you can take home and test before offering workshops to your customers.

Shop Owner’s Starter Package
Are you new to Quiltworx.com patterns and don’t know where to start?  Start here!

We’re launching a special product at Trends this year, only available through EE Schenck! It’s called the Shop Owner’s Starter Pack. Get an excellent starter package at a great deal, with nine of our best selling patterns and one exclusive Wine Country pattern!

Put the the most popular patterns in your store, AND, get kitting information for over 30 projects in three colorways from Maywood Fabric Collections: Aged to Perfection, Kimberbell Basics, and Java Batik Brights!


Quiltster:  How it Works for You
Presented by Judel Niemeyer

    Discover the possibilities with Judel as she demonstrates Quiltster, a new fabric auditioning tool, and how it can help you and your customers make their quilt inspirations come true quickly and cost effectively!!!  Not only will she show how to use Quiltster to increase kit sales in your shop, she’ll provide a trunk show of quilts designed using Quiltster. You’ll marvel at how closely the Quiltster mock-ups represent the finished product allowing customers to purchase their kits with confidence and ease!  You won’t want to miss out on this exciting demonstration, and the opportunity to ask questions about how Quiltster can best work for you.

Quiltster Mock-up vs. Finished Quilt
Glacier Star planned and made by Brenda Anderson
(CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

Quiltster Mock-up Finished Quilt

Trends is going to be so much fun…
We hope to see you there!


 

RETAIL CUSTOMERS

If you’re seeing this email as a retail customer, Dahlia Placemats will be available to consumers later this month, and if you’d like the Wine Country Mixer, be sure to let your favorite quilt shop know so they can order it in from EE Schenck!

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