Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We are so pleased to announce, we are the first and only Certified Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx shop in Alaska. 
I had the pleasure of attending a week long training session with Judy in her new lovely training center for Certified Teachers and Shops in Kalispell, MT.
I was never sold on the fun of paper piecing until I met Judy. Her amazing patterns & innovative techniques sold me! I could stack the fabric, cut it, organize in zip lock bags, sew, trim & flip...into awesome quilts.
That was the beginning of our journey. I sponsored the Quilting on the Kenai quilt show and brought Judy to Alaska 3 times as a guest teacher. We did a retreat to Stillpoint Lodge, in Halibut Cove. (A new experience taking a boat load of women their stuff across Kachemack Bay). The next retreat was at the old Wards Cove Cannery on the mouth of the Kenai River. A very different experience! The girls enjoyed staying in the "Henhouse", the old dormitory for the women cannery workers. Judy always flowed graciously with the challenges and gave 100% to her students. She took the time and trained me to see fabric in a different way and how to coordinate and put together a kit expediently. 
I am very impressed with how far Judy and her family have come with this company. I am truly excited to be partnering with Quiltworx. 
Sue Wilson, one of the originally trained certified teachers, has been instructing our paper piecing classes the past four summers and introduced the first certified Glacier Star  pattern. She quickly had a following and we saw beautiful, completed quilts evolving. Next she taught the Bali Wedding Star, then a certified Mariner's CompassLast year the amazing Fire Island Hosta quilt. This summer the new certified pattern, Paradise in Blooms, which includes six quilt techniques, is scheduled as an introduction to paper piecing. One from the Leaf series and a new pattern, called Prismatic Star, will also be taught. We will be presenting (3) of her student's Fire Island Hosta quilts in our local Quilt Walk for the month of July.
To celebrate our new status we will be having a drawing for (1) Paradise in Blooms wall-hanging kit. The drawing winner will be announced at the end of May. In conjunction, all Quiltworx patterns and papers are available for 10% off the original price through April and May. 
We have a catalog on hand of all Quiltworx patterns for viewing. Our shop staff are available to demo the paper piecing process on request, to make up kits and to assist you in anyway we can.
We invite you to join us in the Celebration of this new component to our shop, to get excited about great techniques and to step into your own adventure of a beautiful paper pieced project.

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