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Beginning Intro to Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx Paper Piecing with Michael Davison - Fri & Sat, Mar 1-2, 2024

Have you ever wanted to make a Judy Niemeyer quilt but were too intimidated by the lengthy instructions and extensive paper piecing techniques? This entry level friendly approach workshop will teach you everything you need to know at a very comfortable pace and with individual attention.
You will learn how to read Quiltworx patterns, understand Judy Niemeyer’s paper-piecing techniques and organizational methods, and complete several small samples, so that basic techniques can be practiced.
You supply the fabrics, Michael will supply you with foundation papers to practice the sample cactus flower blocks while you are learning. Your sample blocks could become part of a larger project, if you would like.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic sewing skills and understanding of quilt construction required. No previous paper piecing skills necessary.
Requirements: The supply list will be emailed prior to class. The pattern and foundation papers will be available for purchase in class.

Fabric Requirements coming soon:

Supplies and Equipment to bring to class:
- Sewing Machine equipped with Microtex Sharp Needle (size 70/10 or 80/12)
- 50wt or 60wt thread
- Basic Sewing Supplies (scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.)
- Rotary Cutter (60mm is best for pattern prep - 45mm for paper piecing)
- Cutting Mat (24" x 36") for cutting out pattern pieces, foundation papers, and preparing fabric strips. A (12" x 18") is a great size after cutting out pattern pieces and fabric, to have next to your sewing area -OR- you can continue to use the big one as your only cutting mat for the entire workshop underneath and to the side of your sewing machine if you like.
- Straight Rulers (6" x 24"), (3" x 18"), and any other small straight rulers you like.
- Curved Ruler (nice to have but not required). For cutting curved pattern pieces.
- Small Iron
- Pressing Surface
- Acorn Easy Press Starch Pen with Starch
- Repositionable or Restickable Glue Sticks (Scotch/3M makes these)
- Fabric Glue Pen with Refills (Fons & Porter or Sewline brands recommended)
- Washable Glue Stick (UHU stic or Elmer's Washable School Glue stick are best)
- Add-A-Quarter Ruler (12" recommended, but you might want 18" and 6" too)
- Jumbo Paper Clips (get the regular smooth metal jumbo kind)
- Standard Size Stapler
- Large Ziploc (or any brand) Freezer Bags - Gallon Size or larger
- Pencil/Pen
- Highlighter
- 3-Ringer Binder with Sheet Protectors
- Black Sharpie
- Plastic Fold Templates - make these from Template Plastic (3-inch by 6", 12", 18")
- Clorox or any brand wipes to clean glue from tools and presser foot (nice to have)
- Small Curved Embroidery Scissors (nice to have but not required)
- Purple Thang or Stiletto (nice to have but not required)
- Scotch Tape or Nexcare Clear Flexible Tape (nice to have but not required)
- Light Table (very nice to have during certain steps, but not required)
Instructor: Michael Davison
Instructor Bio: Michael started quilting in 1999 and has been involved in all facets of the quilting industry from piecing to longarm quilting to fabric dyeing to ruler manufacturing to fabric sales repping to teaching. Known most for his own line of acrylic quilting rulers, the invention of the Longarm Line Minder, and his YouTube quilting tutorials, Michael also runs an online shop and website when he is not quilting for customers and teaching. Michael is a Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx Certified Instructor in training and spends lots of time flying back and forth to Montana to work with Judy. Visit his website for more info.
Class cost does NOT include required pattern which will be available for purchase from Michael the day of class

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.