Certified Instructors ~ Canada



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

Our Certified Instructors are specifically trained for the following:

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

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

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

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


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

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

Judy Niemeyer

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

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

Anne Hall

Teaching Region: Canada & UK

In 2008, Anne Hall and her husband, son, and dog emigrated to beautiful Fernie, BC, from the UK.  She very quickly found the local fabric store (although it did perhaps help that it was next door to the chocolate shop).  However, it was the fabric store..Read More

Julie Faulkner

Teaching Region: Canada & UK

Since graduating, Julie has worked in Clinical Research and is currently a Senior Director, Project Management where she trains and coaches Project Managers while overseeing drug development programs in Cardiovascular Medicine. In her free time, Julie lov..Read More

Martha Penner

Teaching Region: Western Canada and beyond

Martha has been making quilts for over 25 years. Her love of this craft took a turn in 2013 when she made her first Judy Niemeyer quilt. She was hooked and she wanted to share the “Judy” method with other quilters. She soon began the training process ..Read More

Maureen Wood

Teaching Region: Canada

Maureen Wood is a Judy Niemeyer Quilting Certified Instructor from British Columbia who has been quilting since 2004, and who has developed a passion for foundation paper piecing using Judy Niemeyer Quilting designs and techniques. She has attended numero..Read More

Michele Fiolleau

Teaching Region: Saskatchewan

Michele started her career by following her desire to learn to long arm quilt. Not long after she started this business, the natural progression was to start stocking a few fabrics, notions, and batting. Within a few months, a Quilt Shop was born! Mich..Read More

Michele Rondot

Teaching Region: Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton areas, Alberta

My first experience with a Judy Niemeyer quilt was the ‘Bali Wedding Star’. Not content with a smaller layout of 3x4, I elected to jump into the very deep end with a 7x7 configuration. Without any guidance from a Certified Instructor it was a hard sl..Read More

Sherida Giddings

Teaching Region: Canada and further abroad

Sherida remembers having a serious case of 'quilt envy' at a very early age, when her cousin was given a traditional crazy quilt. While her own mother and grandmother passed on the skills for creating wonderful things by knitting, crochet and tatting, She..Read More

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