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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.

This 2-Day entry level workshop will teach you everything you need to know to read Quiltworx patterns, understand Judy Niemeyer's paper-piecing techniques and organizational methods, and complete a 31" x 31" Wall Hanging made of recognizable log cabin blocks that are combined with rings of flying geese - allowing you to practice techniques found in many Quiltworx patterns.


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.

WALL HANGING is 31" x 31" with borders (24" x 24" without)

? 4 Dark Fat Quarters ? 4 Light Fat Quarters ? 1/4 yd Inner Border (optional) ? 1/2 yd Outer Border (optional)
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 DAVISON has been involved in all facets of the quilting industry for more than twenty years. He began quilting in 1999, quickly expanding his love of textiles to producing his own line of hand-dyed fabrics he sold to local shops. From reproduction fabrics to modern, muddy and muted to bright, Michael loves them all and has made quilts of all shapes, sizes, and styles. He had a brief stint as a fabric sales rep for Northcott, which afforded him the pleasure to meet and work with shop owners across Texas and Oklahoma. Michael is perhaps best known for his Longarm Line Minder, the Fab5 Fans Set to machine quilt precise Baptist Fans, and his YouTube quilting tutorials on his channel @michael.quilts. He has been a longarm quilter for the last ten years or so ? which prompted him to design and market his own line of machine quilting rulers under the business name, Quarter Squared Quilt Co., which are distributed to quilt shops and sold in his online shop, Michael is an avid foundation paper piecer and became even more so when he started learning techniques directly from Judy Niemeyer. He is a Quiltworx Certified Instructor with a special interest in choosing unusual fabric combinations and manipulating Judy?s patterns to create unique versions of her quilts. Besides the work he does in his home-based studio, Michael teaches quilters in Dallas Ft. Worth area shops and retreat centers, as well as nationally and online. You can find out more about Michael and his teaching schedule at

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