Jackie is a certified Quiltworx instructor (Judy Niemeyer). She will be bringing a trunk show of these beautiful foundation paper pieced quilts.
"I began my love affair with sewing at the tender age of 9 under the tutelage of my mother. Throughout my school, college, and early professional years, I made a lot of my own clothing. Then in 1991, at the urging (again) of my mother, I went to my first quilt workshop . . . and the rest, as they say, is history. No more sewing garments, no more cross-stitching, and no more rubber stamping – only quilting!!
I quickly developed a reputation for precise piecing, probably due to my engineering background and somewhat OCD nature. Others wanted to know how I obtained the results I did and so in 1995 I began teaching others. At first I taught other people’s patterns. Then, over time, I began to design and teach my own patterns incorporating techniques for precision piecing traditional quilt blocks. I have found that I love teaching quilting and that moment when a student lights up as their project comes to life.
Then in 2007, I attended a 3-hour workshop with Judy Niemeyer. I was immediately hooked on the Quiltworx paper piecing methodology. As I made more Quiltworx patterns, I realized that Quiltworx was not just about paper piecing, it was also about techniques that aid quilt makers in being successful.
Becoming a Quiltworx Certified Instructor was a natural extension of my years of quilt teaching. My professional motto is “There is no greater joy than to help someone else succeed.” And I try to live this in every class, workshop, and retreat I teach."
Workshop - Fractured Paint Box
The Fractured Paint Box was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing! The project is fast, uses only one foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project! It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success!
You will need to get the pattern and fabric ahead of time at many quilt stores or by ordering at www.quiltworx.com, since there is a lot of preparation that is needed before you get to sew.
Supply List - Pattern must be purchased at the March meeting, as there is a lot of prep work involved before the workshop in April. You will be given a supply list when you purchase the pattern.