Intro to Quiltworx Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing: Lotus Flower 2-Day Workshop
A 2-Day entry level workshop to teach you everything you need to know to read Quiltworx patterns, understand Judy Niemeyer’s paper-piecing techniques and organizational methods, and complete a 40” x 40” wall hanging – The Lotus Flower.
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.
CLASS FEE: Varies per venue. Check the calendar for dates and locations. Fees will be listed there.
REQUIRED QUILTWORX PATTERN: LOTUS FLOWER (discounted for the workshop and includes all foundation papers)
Some supplies are available for purchase at michaelquilts.com/shop
Microtex Sharp size 70/10 Needle
50wt or 60wt thread
Basic Sewing Supplies (scissors, pins, seam ripper, etc.)
Rulers (a 6” x 24” if you can travel with it, a 6” x 12”, other small rulers if you like)
Precision Starch Pen with Starch
Fabric Glue Pen with Refillable Cartridge
Add-A-Quarter Ruler (12-inch recommended)
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
Standard Size Stapler
1-inch 3-Ring Binder
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)
1 Yd – Background
¾ Yd – Outside Border and Inner Star
5/8 Yd – Inner Border and Large Petals
½ Yd – Large Petals
¼ Yd – Outside Star Points
3/8 Yd – Inner Star and Outside Star Points
Note: Batiks work very well for paper piecing, but cotton prints and solids are also popular and work well. Pre-Cut Kits available in the shop michaelquilts.com/shop or email me for special requests.CHECK AVAILABILITY OF FABRIC KITS FOR THIS PATTERN CHECK FOR CLASS DATES AND LOCATIONS