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What's New at!

Here are our Newest Publications!

We’ve been super busy updating patterns with new techniques and creating samples with our newest fabric lines designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures.

The following patterns are now available for purchase on our website, and the fabric lines are available in a quilt shop near you!  

Many of these patterns are also being prepared for the Quiltster App which was launched October 7th! Quiltster is 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 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).

Dragon Star

Made from a collection of batiks designed by Flaurie & Finch with RJR called Blossom Batiks, this Dragon Star is eye-catching!  Back by popular demand, we’ve updated the pattern modernizing the papers, templates and instructions, making this pattern come together even more easily!


This pattern is the first pattern to be published in a series of quilts called the Willow Tree Skirt Mixers. Dreamcatcher was created in 2016 as a Tree Skirt or Table Topper incorporating foundation paper piecing with four simple Group Elements.  The color concept was derived using three fabrics from two different Batik collection designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer, with Timeless Treasures, called Peacock & Copper. The pattern incorporates all of the latest techniques from Quiltworx and is assembled in a straightforward approach, breaking a kaleidoscope into a four block layout. 


Bradley and Judy Niemeyer designed the first layout and foundation pieces for Raindrops in 2005. The pattern sold out about a year ago and has been off the market for a while pending updates to bring it up to current Quiltworx design standards. We are thrilled to release Raindrops once again with a new layout for our cover quilt using a mix of several fabric collections designed by Judel and Judy Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures.

Red River Star

The Red River Star is the queen-sized version of our Tarnished Windmill measuring 99″ x 99″. The lone star was designed using 3” strips for the strip piecing, and also incorporates a series of windmill blocks.   The general assembly process was designed with no Y-Seams.  It is also an incredibly efficient quilt for 99” x 99”, using just under 19 yards of fabric.  A digitized Quilting Design is available.   

New Fabric Collections Shipping in December!

The Forever collection features 30 cotton prints including six white, six red, four red & white, four black, four grey, four black & white, and two striped fabrics. Naming this collection was such a challenge.  In the end, we selected: Forever.  Red & white (and black & white) are classic color palettes that will be sought after Forever.  Quite simply put, your quilts, made in this collection, will carry that elegance, grace, and whimsy that will leave them loved, Forever.  We are thankful to Timeless Treasures for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Judy’s quilts fabulously redesigned in red and white.

The Rosé collection includes 20 Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures, designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer in red, black, antique beige and white.  Many of the designs incorporate elements of some of Judy’s most popular designs such as Diamond Wedding Ring, the Wedding Star, the Tea Time Placemat leaves, the Feathered Snowflake, and even an adaptation of the hummingbird print that was included in Judy and Judel Niemeyer’s Wildflowers fabric collection, released in the Fall of 2015.  The collection name, Rosé, was inspired by the wonderful wine, which embodies the best of a fabulous red and fabulous white. 

Introducing our book Redesigned: In Red, White, & Black

We’re so excited to announce the release of our newest book which rethinks designs in a color palette of reds, whites, and blacks.  Featuring the two Timeless Treasures fabric collections featured above, Forever and Rosé, designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer.

Redesigned: In Red, White & Black not only teaches how to achieve show-stopping results with a paper-pieced pattern and limited color palette, but also pairs a collection of breathtaking quilts with jaw-dropping photography.  You’ll pick it up again and again not only to learn, but to appreciate the seduction of red, white, and black.

Pick up a signed copy during Quilt Festival where Judy is joining Stitchin’ Heaven’s booth #2400!

Quiltster has launched!

IT’S HERE!  We’re very pleased to announce to the friends and supporters of Quiltster that we have officially launched!

THANK YOU for your support while we trimmed the last few threads on this program.  Your loyalty means the world to us and we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We hope you enjoy this unique way of planning your next quilt!

Subscriptions are available for $9.99 per month or $99 per year, which gives you two FREE months!

Start pre-planning your quilts today with your fabrics and patterns at  New patterns are coming online weekly!

Pattern:  Fire Island Hosta • Fabrics: Island Batiks 2016 Batiks
Inspired by a roadside snapshot of a rose.

Visit us at Quilt Festival with Stitchin’ Heaven!

Stop by the Stitchin’ Heaven booth (Booth #2400) for a chance to see their exclusive Wildflowers and Windmills quilt which is a queen-sized expansion of the Tarnished Windmill design, created using the latest fabrics from Island Batik.  The original colorway was designed by Judel Niemeyer using Quiltster.

Judy will be on hand promoting our newest book Redesigned: In Red, White & Black, so stop by and get your signed copy!

We’ll also be doing Quiltster demonstrations and offering sneak peeks of our newest Technique of the Month Pattern, Vintage Rose, to be released to a Certified Shop near you in January 2017!  

Do you have an award winning quilt?

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The new Award Winning Quilts Album is up on Facebook! Congratulations to the winners! If you have an award winning quilt made from a pattern designed by, send a picture to and we will award you a $10.00 gift certificate when the publish our next newsletter!

Destination Quilting! Two amazing retreats to consider! is excited to announce two really fun classes, showcasing some of our most popular patterns, offered by two of our Certified Instructors!  Read on for details!

Madeline Island School of the Arts Tanque Verde Classes
Mariner’s Compass Technique Of The Month 
Certified Instructor:  Jackie Kunkel

We welcome you to join Certified Instructor Jackie Kunkel in Tucson, Arizona, for this five day retreat where you’ll learn everything you need to know to create a gorgeous Mariner’s Compass quilt.  The dates are December 5th-12th, 2016, and the Tanque Verde Ranch venue is spectacular.  The breathtaking views of the Arizona desert landscape, fabulous sunsets, and warm climate will provide ample inspiration as you quilt.


Quilt’n Cruise to Alaska
Prismatic Star Quilts and the Ice Crystals Quilt

Certified Instructor:  Gretchen Veteran

You’re invited to join Gretchen Veteran on a 10-day Quilt’n Cruise to Alaska aboard the Grand Princess cruising from San Francisco to Alaska, August 26th – September 5th, 2017.   You’ll learn time-saving techniques that make creating these quilts super fun and effiecient.  Enjoy being treated like royalty aboard this spectacular ship as you quilt against the breathtaking backdrop of Alaska’s grandeur.


Judy's 2016 Birthday SUPER Sale!

Judy Niemeyer 2016 Birthday Super Sale

We are celebrating Judy’s 60th birthday
with discounted patterns, and the official launch of Quiltster!

In honor of Judy’s birthday on October 17th, we are offering 60% OFF of 
Into the Northwoods, Southern Belles, & Butterfly Barnyard!

Noon TODAY until Noon TOMORROW!


The sale starts at 12pm MDT, Monday, October 17th,
and ends at 11:59pm. MDT, Tuesday, October 18th.

Orders will ship at the end of the week.

To order your patterns, please click on the highlighted words or the pattern pictures above.


Looking for the perfect colorway for your Into the Northwoods and Southern Belles quilts?  Watch for Judy’s upcoming red and white fabric collections called Forever and Rosé.  Enhancements to the pattern instructions for Into the Northwoods and Southern Belles (and many more!) are featured in her newest book available on November 1st, called Redesigned: in Red, White and Black!


Quiltster is announcing its official launch today on Judy’s birthday!  The patterns in Judy’s Birthday Sale are available for you to audition fabrics!  And, to celebrate the launch, today only, Quiltster is offering two amazing giveaways!


Sign up for an Annual Subscription on Quiltster during Judy’s Birthday Sale and receive a free Prismatic Star (Pattern & Shipping…a $35 value)!  Details on how to receive your pattern are provided at sign up on Quiltster.

*Promotion available for US sign-ups only.


Since Into the Northwoods, Southern Belles, and Butterfly Barnyard are Quiltster compatible, color one of them for Judy’s birthday with your favorite fabrics, then post it to the Gallery and share it on Facebook!  Be sure to use the #happybirthdayjudyniemeyer in the post.

On the afternoon of October 18th, we’ll do a search for the #happybirthdayjudyniemeyer and one lucky winner will be selected to receive their first year of Quiltster for FREE!  We’ll find your payment and refund your sign up fees!

Last Birthday Sale Ever!

Judy has decided at the age of 60, this will be her last birthday sale.  She can’t AFFORD to get any older!  So take advantage of this very special sale while you can!  And, watch for other promotions such as our Cyber Monday Event, by signing up for our Newsletter at!

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

Madeline Island...Here We Come!

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Are you ready for Madeline Island!?

We are!  In preparation for your trip, we’re resending the Retreat Supply List and Retreat Schedule for reference below.  We can’t wait to see you!
Retreat Supply List
You’ll need to bring the following items with you to class: 
  • 3″ by 12″ piece of Template Plastic (3″ by 12″ piece)
  • 3-1/2″ by 18″ piece piece of Template Plastic
  • 12″ Add-a-quarter ruler
  • 18″ Add-a-quarter ruler
  • Purple Thang (optional) 
  • 6″ by 12″ ruler 
  • Medium size cutting mat (18” by 24”) 
  • Rotary cutter 45mm or 60 mm 
  • New rotary blade 
  • Size 70 needles (Microtex recommended) 
  • Scissors 
  • Seam ripper 
  • Surge protectors 
  • Extension cords 
  • Fabric glue UHU stic 
  • Glue Pen (Fons and Porter, Sewline, or Avery recommended) 
  • High quality cotton sewing thread 
  • Flower pins 
  • Scotch Tape 
  • Large Ziploc Bags 
  • Stapler 
  • Binder Clips (medium and small) 
  • Large Paper Clips 

Each Room will have (4) Pressing and at least (2) Cutting Stations.  Madeline Island has done a great job assuring that power requirements are available for the machines and ironing stations, along with everything that is needed to keep us all *on the grid*.  You will be sharing the pressing and cutting stations with 32 students.  Much of the cutting you will be doing can be done at your own station and there is enough space on each 4 foot table for your machine and a cutting space.  There is also some available wattage for you to have lights and irons at your space.  But, PLEASE adhere to the following guidelines below.

OPTIONAL:  You are also able to bring a small iron (less than 40 Watts, please.  Anything greater will not be allowed), to press seams while at your seat. 

Some options might be:

The Petite Press Portable Mini Iron ~ 10 Watts
Original Mini Iron by Clover ~20 Watts
Clover Wedge Iron (Shared by Two People)
~ 80 Watts…if you share with a friend, we will allow this one!

In addition, some students like extra light.  LED Lighting Kits for Sewing Machines are allowable, but please do not bring magnifying glass combos.  Some of those shown below might give you an idea of options that seem to work well in Retreats at Quiltworx.  Since we will be providing machines however, please do not bring one that needs to permanently attach to your machine unless you plan on taking it home with you!

Slimeline Table Lamp
Portable LED Lamp

Program Schedule
We’ve changed a few details in the schedule and would like you to review this information for arrival time, special programs and events, and check-out information!
Sunday, September 25th:  
  • 10:00 a.m.  Check In.  Get situated in your cabin.
  • 6:00 p.m.  Welcome Banquet 
  • 7:30 p.m.  Set up in the sewing studio, meet your Instructor and receive a basic machine demo.
Note:  The sewing studio has (2) rooms, each with (30) students. Every station has its own 4 foot table, and, each room is outfitted with (4) ironing and pressing stations.  You will not be able to have an iron at your own personal station, but with your own personal table, you will have some space to complete much of your trimming needed during the paper piecing process in your quilt.
Don’t forget, you are invited to arrive to a station that has already been set up with a sewing machine (so there’s no need to haul your own). These complimentary machines are provided from Bernina and Quilters Quest, your exclusive Certified Shop on the island!  
Staff from Quilters Quest will be on hand throughout the week to help you learn about your machines and will provide some excellent workshop specials for those of you that may be in the market for machines!  The prices are so good, Judy is buying several of the machines for her training center and retreat house in Montana!
Daily Schedule:
  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:  Morning Workshop
  • 11:30 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.:  Afternoon Workshop
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:  Afternoon Break
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.:  Afternoon Program

    • 1/3 of the group will attend a Quiltster demonstration above the dining hall
    • 1/3 of the group will attend a demonstration session on your most sought after techniques by Judy
    • 1/3 of the group will attend a trunk show with the Certified Instructors.  Do you have your own Judy Quilt you want to show off?  Bring it!  We’ll showcase the quilts throughout the week!
    • The afternoon programs will rotate during the first three days so everyone gets to see each of the programs.  
    • On Thursday, there will be free sew and time to shop with your Certified Shop after 4:00 p.m. The Certified Shop will be available throughout the week for supplies, quilt kits, fabric, and anything else you may need to satisfy your quilting desires!   
    • On Friday, class will end at 4:00 p.m.  Students can check out early and head home, stay and sew for the evening, or attend an Open House at the local Quilt Shop in Bayfield, WI, called Orchard’s Edge Quilt Shop.  Stop by the shop for a wine and snack event!  Orchard’s Edge Quilt Shop will be featuring Quilts from the Geese Migrations book, along with Charm Elements and Cut Loose Press patterns designed by Quiltworx!  Purchase the book at the shop and get a copy of Ripples or Canadiana patterns from the book for free!  If you already have the book, get 25% off your favorite book pattern that you do not already own!  Also, see the NEWEST publication from Quiltworx, called Dragon Star!  Orchard’s Edge will be announcing a special Dragon Star class in the Spring of 2017, so be sure to sign up if you are interested and purchase your pattern! The shop always makes sure to treat the quilters from Madeline Island well, showcasing extra deals and promotions on products throughout the week and especially during the Open House!  Take the ferry over and eat in Bayfield, then head back to your lodging on the Island in the evening.  Or, head on your way out of town!  
  • 6:00 p.m.:  Dinner (except Friday, where dinner is on your own).
  • Evening: Free sew
Friday, September 30th, 4:00 p.m.:  Official Check-out

What's New at!

Here are our Newest Publications

We’ve been super busy updating patterns with new techniques and creating samples with our newest fabric lines designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures.

The following patterns are now available for purchase on our website, and the fabric lines are available in a quilt shop near you!  

Many of these patterns are also being prepared for the Quiltster App which is currently being beta tested, and is due to release later this year. Quiltster is 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 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).

Wrapped in Ribbon 

Wrapped in Ribbon was designed by in 2016 as an optional color and block layout for one of our most popular table runner patterns known as the Cactus Flower Table Runner.  A Tonga Batik collection called Copper by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures was the inspiration for the samples shown above.

Wedding Star Table Toppers


The Wedding Star Table Topper pattern is Judy’s original Wedding Star design downsized to a 2 ring by 2 ring layout. The small size makes this pattern a great teaching tool because it’s affordable to kit and students enjoy small projects that allow them to get their feet wet without the commitment to a large project.

Lily Pond

With the Lily Pond Hosta Queen Mixer, Quiltworx marks the launch of a series of patterns using new units designed to fit the original Fire Island Hosta Queen layout.  Using Quiltster, we designed the color layout for this quilt using a collection of batiks from our Peacock Collection designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures.

Lakeshore Hosta Queen Mixer

Emerald City

Lakeshore Hosta Queen Mixer, another mixer pattern that uses alternate units that fit the Fire Island Hosta Queen pattern layout.  This sample uses a collection of fabrics from our Peacock and Copper Collections.

Feathered Snowflake

This new take on our Feathered Snowflake features fabric selections from Elizabeth Phillips and Anne Hall using a special release collection of Christmas batiks from Island Batik.  The pattern now incorporates all of the latest techniques from Quiltworx and is assembled in a straightforward approach, creating (8) wedges of an octagon, then assembling those together.

Broken Daisy Placemats

One of Judy’s newest designs, the Broken Daisy Placemats pattern is a quick and fun paper piecing project that’s easy to do, and easy to kit.  

Do you have an award winning quilt?

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The new Award Winning Quilts Album is up on Facebook! Congratulations to the winners! If you have an award winning quilt made from a pattern designed by, send a picture to and we will award you a $10.00 gift certificate when the publish our next newsletter!

Last Minute Retreat Openings for August!


We have openings in one of our August Retreats!

There are two onsite spaces available in our August 21st
retreat on beautiful Flathead Lake in Somers, MT.
The information is as follows:

August #3
Judy Niemeyer and Certified Instructor Tammy Doane 
$1400 Base Price

Check-in: 08/21/16 at 3:00 p.m.
Teaching: 08/22/16 to 08/25/16 – 4 days
Free Sew: 08/26/16
Check-out: 08/27/16 at 11:00 a.m.

Click above for details and to sign up.

*Price:  Includes 6 nights at the Retreat House, 4 days of teaching by Judy and her Certified Instructors, meals, a trunk show and warehouse tour, shopping at local quilt shops, and 1 free sew or touring day.

Summertime Fun Time Sale!

Summertime Fun Time Sale!

Now through midnight on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
MDT (Mountain Daylight Time)

Please enjoy these patterns at 50% off through the weekend, and into Tuesday of next week! 

And, thank you for your support of! 

How it Works

  • If you’re having problems processing your order, please email and we will do our best to assist you in placing the order accordingly.
  • Sale prices are not valid on previous purchases.
  • No Returns – All sales are final!
  • Please note we only accept Credit Cards during checkout.
  • For shipping information, please scroll down.

How to Order

Click on the links below to be taken to the Pattern Page for each pattern. There, you will see picture galleries, related products, corrections (if there are any), technique help links (that have been completed to date), kitting information (where available), and a calendar of workshops for the pattern. 

To purchase the pattern at the sale price once the sale begins, simply click on the button on each pattern page that says “BUY NOW”.


Quantities are limited to what is currently in stock.  We believe we will have enough to cover these designs, however, once they’re gone, these patterns will no longer be coming back!  

Osprey’s Nest Log Cabin will be replaced permanently with Osprey’s Nest at the Lake Cabin.  Captain’s Wheel will be permanently discontinued, and the Feathered Star Queen will be replaced permanently with Lumina Feathered Star.  

We will also be moving forward with many of these layouts in Quiltster, making it possible for them to become mixer designs in the future. 


Regular: $62.00
Sale: $31.00
Stock: 350
Regular: $61.00
Sale: $30.50
Stock: 650

Regular: $75.00
Sale: $37.50
Stock: 300


Please note that all boxed patterns will take a larger shipping container and therefore are likely to increase your shipping charges to the next price point.

  • All U.S. orders will be shipped Priority Mail. Shipping prices will start at $7.95 and go up from there or UPS, if chosen.
  • All Canadian Postage will start at $25.45 and go up from there.
  • All other Foreign orders will start at $35.45 and go up from there.

Due to the number of orders we process during a sale, we will not be notifying everyone of their shipping charges before we process their orders.  By placing your order, you are agreeing to pay the necessary shipping charges, as outlined above.

Always Quilting Hosts Retreat in Somers, MT!

Always Quilting invites you to join them at the Quiltworx Retreat House on Flathead Lake!

Always Quilting is hosting a 5 day and 6 night retreat at the beautiful Quiltworx Retreat House on the shores of Flathead Lake in Northwestern Montana!

Enjoy a week of sewing, fun and friends! We believe you will receive an unmatched experience at our first annual Montana Retreat…simply one of the best in accommodations, food, company, sewing atmosphere, and instruction that you will find anywhere. We want to share the experience with you!

With Certified Instructor Kathi Carter Sweet’s expert instruction, we will be making the incredible Paradise in Blooms quilt, in black with bright batiks, featuring beautifully color gradated borders!  Learn the special cutting and placement tricks to get this beautiful effect.  

Kits will also be available for purchase, and you can choose from Hot Nights, which features more reds, oranges, and hot colors, or from Cool Days, which features turquoise blues, pinks and purples. Of course we are happy to customize your kit for you – just let us know what you’d like!  

Click on the images below for a larger view of each quilt.

Paradise in Blooms
Paradise in Blooms

You will be arriving on September 24th, and departing on September 30th. All meals, lodging, and instruction will be included and we’ll have lots of fun gifts and prizes! We will pamper and spoil you all week!

For more information and to register, go to our website and select Classes, September, and the date, or call Always Quilting at 650-458-8580.  

Click the button below to go directly to the class registration:


2017 Retreats Now Available!

Please join us for our 2017 Retreat Season!

We are really excited to announce our openings for our 2017 retreat season! 

Once again, some of the retreats will be teaming events with Judy and either Certified Instructor Jennifer Eubank or Certified Instructor Tammy Doane. 
These events are open events, meaning you are free to bring any pattern to work on while attending your retreat.  Please take a look at the different retreats, what we have to offer in each, and get familiar with our policies on the Retreats web page


Unless otherwise noted, all retreats are $1,425 base price (extra nights, sewing machine rental, and master suite upgrade not included) + 7% Boarding Tax (billed at time of checkout for $600 Room fee only), and includes:

  • Programs Fee: $575 per Student

    • 4 days of instruction from Judy and a Certified Instructor
    • A class limit of 12 students so you have lots of one on one time and attention
    • 1 free sew day
    • Trunk Show of current and upcoming projects (Night of check-in and before workshop starts)
    • Shopping at locally Certified Quilt Shops/and 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 patterns (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).



Just click on the highlighted retreat date below for the specific retreat you wish to attend.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at  Thank you and enjoy!!!


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 #1: January 23 – January 29, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer
    Cost:  $1425
    Check-in: 1/23/2017

    Teaching: 1/24/2017 to 1/28/2017, includes a free sew day
    Check-out: 1/29/2017
  • February #1: February 15 – February 20, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer
    Cost:  $1325
    Check-in: 2/15/2017 

    Teaching: 2/16/2017 to 2/19/2017
    Check-out: 2/20/2017
  • March #1March 27 – April 2, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer
    Cost:  $1425
    Check-in: 3/27/2017
    Teaching: 3/28/2017 to 4/1/2017, 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 4/2/2017
  • April #1April 23 – April 29, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer & Tammy Doane
    Cost:  $1425
    Check-in: 4/23/2017
    Teaching: 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017- 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day

    Check-out: 4/29/2017
  • June #1: June 11 – June 17, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer & Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1425

    Check-in: 6/11/2017 at 3:00 p.m.
    Teaching: 6/12/2017 to 6/16/2017– 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 6/17/2017 at 11:00 a.m.
  • June #2:  June 21 – June 27, 2017

    Judy Niemeyer & Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1425
    Check-in: 6/21/2017
    Teaching: 6/22/2017 to 6/26/2017 – 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day

    Check-out: 6/27/2017

  • July #1:  July 10 – July 16, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer & Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1425

    Check-in: 7/10/2017
    Teaching: 7/11/2017 to 7/15/2017– 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 7/16/2017
  • July #2:  July 24 – July 30, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer & Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1425

    Check-in: 7/24/2017
    Teaching: 7/25/2017 to 7/29/2017– 4 days of teaching and a free sew day
    Check-out: 7/30/2017
  • August #1:  August 7 – August 13, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer & Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1425

    Check-in: 8/7/2017
    Teaching: 8/8/2017 to 8/12/2017– 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 8/13/2017
  • August #2:  August 21 – August 27, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer & Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1425

    Check-in: 8/21/2017
    Teaching: 8/22/2017 to 8/26/2017– 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 8/27/2017
  • September #1:  September 11 – September 17, 2017
    Judy Niemeyer & Jennifer Eubank
    Cost:  $1425

    Check-in: 9/11/2017
    Teaching: 9/12/2017 to 9/16/2017– 4 days of teaching, 1 free sew day
    Check-out: 9/17/2017

We look forward to seeing you!

Madeline Island Retreat Attendees, Select Your Pattern & Fabrics by Friday, June 17th!

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Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) presents

2016 Quiltworx University with Judy Niemeyer

As we get closer to the big event, we’ve been working diligently to organize some exciting pattern and kitting options for you to choose from in preparation for the retreat.  With that said, we need some input from you to proceed.

We’re providing three options below for you to consider.  Once you’ve had a chance to look through them all, we need you to email us with the option you’d like to choose including your choice of pattern and fabrics if applicable.  We’ll provide you with an email template at the bottom of this post, which will consist of text you can copy and paste into an email informing us of your selections.  

Please respond by Friday, June 17th!

The Project

Lakeshore Sunrise

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

OPTION 1:  Purchase a Lakeshore Sunrise pattern.

  1. Either use your own fabrics, or
  2. Purchase one of the Lakeshore Sunrise Official Samples Kits

OPTION 2: Select one of the Madeline Island Sunrise Kits, exclusive to this event!  (3 to 5 kits are estimated to be available of each, and will be considered on a first come, first served basis!)

OPTION 3:  Work with us on a completely customized quilt, where you pick the combination of blocks for your quilt and your favorite fabric collection from the list shown below!  We’ll create something truly unique to you!

EXCITING NEWS!  Judy will be in Chicago mid-July to help Quilters Quest prepare kits for this workshop!

Continue reading below for more information including photos, pricing, and links to yardage sheets for each option below.


Option 1

Lakeshore Sunrise Pattern/Kits

Choose one of the following options:

  1. Purchase the Lakeshore Sunrise pattern and use your own fabrics. Cost of the pattern is $40.50.  OR
  2. Purchase the Lakeshore Sunrise pattern and order a kit from one of the Official Samples (pricing below).
Lakeshore Batiks Kit
Wildflowers Collection Kit
Petals (blue) Collection Kit $181
Peacock Collection Kit
Petals (black) Collection Kit

The above quilts feature colorways created by Quiltworx from our newest fabric collections.  Click on each quilt to go directly to a yardage chart for that design! 

You’ll receive 10% off the fabrics and pattern from Quilter’s Quest.

If you purchase a kit for Lakeshore Sunrise, we will cut and ship to you mid to late July, and you will need to complete the cutting instructions before bringing it to the workshop.

Madeline Island Sunrise Kits

PRICING:  $190 to $275 depending on color and block combination, including a $45 pattern and $15 kit preparation fee.  Final cost will be provided before cutting.  The costs below are based on estimated yardage calculations and may vary as final cutting templates are designed.

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

As we work out final yardage, we will let you know the final cost of the kit that you have selected before we prepare it.*   These prices are based on a 10% discount on fabrics and pattern pieces as well!

Click the images below to view a larger Quiltster quilt mockup.

$225 to $240
Lakeshore 2
$210 to $240
$250 to $275
Wildflowers 2
$210 to $230
Petals 1
$200 to $225
Petals 2
$220 to $245
Copper 1
$250 to $275
Copper 2
$220 to $245
Peacock 1
$250 to $275
Peacock 2
$220 to $245
ME & YOU 1
$240 to $260
ME & YOU 2
$220 to $245
Crystal Cove 1
$190 to $210
Crystal Cove 2
$245 to $265
Crystal Cove 3
$220 to $245


* Substitution Note:  We anticipate we will be able to cut about 3 to 5 kits of each colorway shown here and these will be available on a first come first served basis.  If we cannot provide you the colorway requested, we will contact you and verify you want to move to the second colorway you have selected.

We will do our best to accommodate the fabrics that are shown in the samples here and in the custom packages that you have selected.  In the event that we have to substitute a fabric, we will make a judgment call on whether our substitution is close enough to work in the pattern or not.  If a suitable substitute is not available, we will also move to your second choice kit and/or call and discuss.

Lakeshore Sunrise Mixer

PRICING:  Individual pricing for each design option is listed below.  Overall, we estimate between $225 to $300, depending on fabric selection and block layout.  It includes a $45 pattern fee, a $25 design fee, and a $25 kit cutting fee.  The design fee will allow you to see your quilt and request changes once the color has been laid out.  The kit cutting fee reflects the cost for staff to prepare only one kit at a time, as opposed to cutting several at once.

Customize the Lakeshore Sunrise pattern by selecting options A, B, or C for each of the 3 Sections (Center, Ring, Border).  You may also choose fabrics from 7 new fabric collections.

You will see your quilt before we finalize it, and have the chance to make changes before it is sent for kit cutting.

When you have approved your design, we will send you the final price and this will include a 10% discount on fabrics and pattern pieces.  The kit will be prepared for you and brought to Madeline Island for you to complete!  No preparation on your end will be needed!

Your Section choices are as follows (Click images to enlarge):

Section 1 – Center Options

$70 to $80
$70 to $80

Section 2 – Ring Options

$40 to $50
$35 to $45

Section 3 – Border Options

$75 to $85
$60 to $70

NOTE: Pricing above may depend on final color layout.

Your fabric choices are as follows:

You may choose one or more collections for your quilt.
(Click each image to view the entire collection)

Wildflowers Collection – Timeless Treasures

Lakeshore Batiks – Timeless Treasures

Tonga Petals Batiks – Timeless Treasures

Copper Batiks – Timeless Treasures

Peacock Batiks – Timeless Treasures

Crystal Cove Collection – Island Batiks

ME & YOU Collection – Hoffman Fabrics


Please copy and paste the text below into an email, follow the instructions to make your pattern and fabric selections, and send it to  

Don’t worry if the formatting is lost or different, so long as we get the info we need.

Please respond by Friday, June 17th!

Phone #:
Best time to call:

OPTION 1 – Lakeshore Sunrise (Pattern, or Pattern + kit).
Select #1 or #2 by deleting the choice you don’t want.

  1. Purchase the pattern only?
  2. Purchase the pattern and an Official Sample Kit?

IF #2, delete the kits below you don’t want, and type a “1”, “2”, and “3” next to your top 3 choices:

  • Lakeshore Batiks: $186 
  • Wildflowers:  $181 
  • Petals Collection (blue):  $181 
  • Peacock Collection:  $183 
  • Petals Collection (black):  $172 –

OPTION 2 – Select an exclusive Madeline Island Sunrise Kit
Delete the choice you don’t want, and type a “1”, “2”, and “3” behind your top three choices.


OPTION 3 – Create a custom Lakeshore Sunrise Mixer
Select your pattern options (Center, Ring, & Border) by noting “A”, “B”, or “C” next to each:

  • Section 1 – Center Option:
  • Section 2 – Ring Option:
  • Section 3 – Border Option:

Select your favorite fabric collections by deleting the ones you don’t want to use.  Place #s denoting your favorite to least favorite selections.

  • Wildflowers –
  • Lakeshore Batiks –
  • Tonga Petals –
  • Copper Batiks –
  • Peacock Batiks –
  • Crystal Cove –
  • ME & YOU –

PROVIDE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS – Please provide us with any additional descriptive information that would help us design your quilt.  For example, let us know if you’d like a rainbow quilt with a light background, or a red/white/black quilt, or if you prefer earth toned fabrics, etc.:

A Few Other Things to Remember


Once we have prepared all the kits for this workshop, we will be looking at the leftover fabrics and will determine how many additional kits of each colorway we can cut!  We will share this information in advance of the workshop and if you would like one, we’ll bring it with us (we will even prep it, if you want!).  We will also have some additional kits available at the workshop. 



Don’t forget, Quilters Quest will be supplying new Bernina’s at the workshop for you to try out and purchase at a workshop discount!  So, please keep this in mind if you are in the market for a new machine!  Staff will be onsite to train you on the machine as well!  What an opportunity!



Quilters Quest will have an on-site shop with notions, kits, patterns, and more!  Find not only additional kits from what we’ve shown here, but others featuring new Quiltworx patterns and collections!  Let them know if you are in the market for any kits of current projects or others!  They’d love to bring them right to you at the event!  

As a Certified Shop, they’re prepared to kit anything, including any of the Technique of the Month patterns!  And, with delivery to your workshop you can pick Judy’s brain on questions, work on your own projects in the evening, and plan your next project right at the event with Quiltworx and Quilters Quest staff, along with our Certified Instructors and Judy!  

Leave room in your suitcase, and they’ll help you fill it.  They’re excited to be your exclusive Certified Shop for this workshop and can’t wait to provide service that only a Certified Shop can give.  After spending a week in Montana with Judy learning the January 2017 Technique of the Month and working with Judel and Judy on your Madeline Island projects, they know your projects inside and out!  We are confident you will not only love the opportunity to Be Unique, but you will be headed down a path of making your future Quiltworx designs your own.  

See you at Madeline Island!

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