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11/18-11/19 - Intro to Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx Paper Piecing with Michael Davison

Have you ever wanted to make a Judy Niemeyer quilt but were too intimidated by the lengthy instructions and extensive paper piecing techniques? This 2-Day entry level friendly approach workshop will teach you everything you need to know to read Quiltworx patterns, understand Judy’s paper-piecing techniques and organizational methods, as well as complete a 40” x 40” wall hanging top – The Lotus Flower.


Day 1 will introduce you to the tools and techniques used in making a Quiltworx quilt. From the basics of how to read the instructional booklets that are packaged in each Quiltworx pattern to cutting out fabric layout sheets and the paper piecing newsprint that is used for accurate sewing. We will practice on mock projects and learn everything needed to complete a Quiltworx by Judy Niemeyer pattern.


Day 2 you will work from start to finish on the LOTUS FLOWER pattern. We will work together each step of the way on the quilt top.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic sewing skills and understanding of quilt construction required. No previous paper piecing skills necessary.
Materials Included: Required Lotus Pattern
Requirements: The supply list will be emailed prior to class. Any items purchased from Fabric Fanatics for the class will be made available the first day of class unless you wish to pick them up earlier. The pattern will be provided in class.

1 Yd - Background
3/4 Yd - Outside Border and Inner Star
5/8 Yd - Inner Border and Large Petals
1/2 Yd - Large Petals
1/4 Yd - Outside Star Points
3/8 Yd - Inner Star and Outside Star Points
Note: I encourage you to shop at Fabric Fanatics for your project fabric. However, I sometimes have a fabric kit or two in batiks or in cotton prints available for purchase if you would like - look at to see availability

Sewing Machine
Microtex Sharp size 70/10 Needle
50wt or 60wt thread
Basic Sewing Supplies (scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.)
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat (24"x 36" highly recommended)
Rulers (a 6" x 24" if you can travel with it, a 6" x 12", other small rulers if you like)
Small Iron
Pressing Surface
Precision Starch Pen with Starch (available at Fabric Fanatics)
Fabric Glue Pen with Refillable Cartridge (available at Fabric Fanatics)
Add-A-Quarter Ruler (12-inch recommended available at Fabric Fanatics)
Washable Glue Stick (UHU stic recommended)
Scotch Brand Repositionable/Restickable Glue Stick
Jumbo Paper Clips (get the regular smooth metal jumbo kind)
(3) Large Ziploc (or any brand) Freezer Bags - Gallon Size
1" 3-ring binder
Standard Size Stapler
Plastic Folding Templates (Michael will provide)
Small Curved Embroidery Scissors (nice to have but not required)
Purple Thang (nice to have but not required)
Scotch Tape or Nexcare Clear Flexible Tape (nice to have 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 FEE: $70 (both days combined) + REQUIRED PATTERN $20 (discounted for this workshop usually $29.50 - includes all paper-piecing newsprint)

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