Quiltworx University Montana


October 13-18, 2024 in Kalispell, Montana!

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Posted May 21, 2024

Quiltworx University - Montana 2024 - Ready, Set, Plan Your Projects!

Ready, Set, Plan Your Projects!

Hello everyone! We’re beyond excited about this upcoming retreat, and the beautiful design options Judy and Brad have created especially for you! We’re pleased to present your exclusive project, which features NEW blocks and layouts for the Congo Star Mixer series which can be purchased for this workshop through Quiltster.

Quiltworx University – Montana 2024

You can always find past correspondence and information about this event on the Quiltworx website here: https://new.quiltworx.com/quiltworx-university-montana/

Quiltworx University Montana 2024

To keep up to date on what’s happening for this retreat and to communicate with fellow attendees and our hosts, please join the Quiltworx University Montana 2024 Facebook Group.

PLAN YOUR PROJECT!

There are three options for selecting the pattern and your fabrics:

OPTION 1 – PURCHASE A PUBLISHED PATTERN AND PREPARE YOUR OWN PROJECT: Purchase the Caribbean Starfish pattern priced at $115.00 through Quiltworx or the Quiltster Event Portal (must be logged into your Quiltster account). Yardage charts are available with the pattern so you can begin sourcing your fabric as well. With this option, you will be responsible for cutting your fabrics to the strip size, labeling them, and bagging them so that you are ready for class.  

OPTION 2 – CHOOSE A PRE-DESIGNED KIT: Select one of the Congo Star Mixer kits, exclusive for this event!  There are several pre-designed kit options that have been created for you to choose from. You will have a Quiltster account for six months (from sign up) as part of your event and will need to use it to purchase your project if you choose one of these options. 

OPTION 3 – DESIGN YOUR OWN CUSTOM QUILT:  Create your own completely customized quilt, where you pick the combination of blocks for your quilt and your favorite fabric collections from the list offered by Quiltworx! If you haven’t received it already, any day (or upon sign-up!) you’ll receive a 6 month subscription to Quiltster, allowing you the opportunity to mix and match blocks and fabrics in 5 different quilt sizes to achieve your perfectly unique quilt!  You may use Quiltster, or contact Judel Niemeyer for an additional design fee to help you create your perfect quilt.

Caribbean Starfish

Caribbean Starfish Pattern| 96×96 | $115.00

This pattern and a custom kit can be ordered through Quiltworx or through the Quiltster Event Portal (must be logged into your Quiltster account). Yardage information is included so you can prepare your own kit if desired.

Congo Star Mixer Kits

If choosing blocks and fabrics seems overwhelming, we’re also offering the following exclusive fabric kits only available to event attendees.

If you select this option, we’ll cut the kit, and prepare it for the class. We’ll bring the kits to the workshop for you so there is no preparation needed! 

To order these options, you’ll need to find the one you want in Quiltster (click on Quilt Planner from your Dashboard, then scroll down to the bottom and click the blue Enter button next to Quiltworx University Montana 2024 to get started). Once you have opened the desired project (by clicking Customize) and given it a name, save it to your account.

Hang on to your projects (and endlessly tinker) until ordering is open in mid-June 2024. We’ll send out a announcement that ordering is open! At that time, you can click the Add to Cart button and it will walk you through the order submission process. All you need to do then is show up at the event!

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Jurassic Window • 68" Square Free Spirit: Tula Pink

Jurassic Window • 68″ Square

Free Spirit: Tula Pink

Streets of Dublin • 68" Square Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

Streets of Dublin • 68″ Square

Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

The Fox Theater • 68" Square Riley Blake: Cheddar at Twilight

The Fox Theater • 68″ Square

Riley Blake: Cheddar at Twilight

The Turquoise Arrowhead • 68" Square Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

The Turquoise Arrowhead • 68″ Square

Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

Tribal Quest • 68" Square Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

Tribal Quest • 68″ Square

Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

Scrapbook Christmas • 80" Square Free Spirit: Tim Holtz

Scrapbook Christmas • 80″ Square

Free Spirit: Tim Holtz

The Graceful Blossom • 80" Square Free Spirit: Grace Collection by Valori Wells

The Graceful Blossom • 80″ Square

Free Spirit:

Grace Collection by Valori Wells

The Show Must Go On • 80" Square Moda: Grunge 2024

The Show Must Go On • 80″ Square

Moda: Grunge 2024

Windmills and Wheat Fields • 80" Square Hoffman: Assorted Batik Collections

Windmills and Wheat Fields • 80″ Square

Hoffman:

Assorted Batik Collections

Caribbean Starfish • 96" Square Timeless Treasures: |Gulf Coast Mini Collection

Caribbean Starfish • 96″ Square

Timeless Treasures:

|Gulf Coast Mini Collection

Disco Ball • 96" Square Timeless Treasures: ColorStock Collection

Disco Ball • 96″ Square

Timeless Treasures:

ColorStock Collection

At the Cinema • 96" Square Timeless Treasures: ColorStock Collection

At the Cinema • 96″ Square

Timeless Treasures:

ColorStock Collection

Merry Go Round • 96" Square Timeless Treasures: ColorStock Collection

Merry Go Round • 96″ Square

Timeless Treasures:

ColorStock Collection

Merry Go Round • 96" Square Assorted Batiks

Merry Go Round • 96″ Square

Assorted Batiks

Merry Go Round • 96" Square Timeless Treasures: ColorStock Collection

Merry Go Round • 96″ Square

Timeless Treasures:

ColorStock Collection

Moonglow Cactus • 96" Square Northcott: Assorted Stonehenge Gradations Collections

Moonglow Cactus • 96″ Square

Northcott: Assorted Stonehenge Gradations Collections

Rexy's Nest • 96" Square Free Spirit: Roar! by Tula Pink

Rexy’s Nest • 96″ Square

Free Spirit: Roar! by Tula Pink

The Road to Eldorado • 96" Square Riley Blake: Expressions Batiks

The Road to Eldorado • 96″ Square

Riley Blake: Expressions Batiks

Wizard's Labyrinth • 99" Square Free Spirit: Tim Holtz

Wizard’s Labyrinth • 99″ Square

Free Spirit: Tim Holtz

Hello Summer • 99" Square Hoffman & Riley Blake Batiks

Hello Summer • 99″ Square

Hoffman & Riley Blake Batiks

The Snowflake • 99" Square Hoffman: Assorted Batiks

The Snowflake • 99″ Square

Hoffman: Assorted Batiks

Monument Valley • 99" Square Hoffman: Assorted Batiks

Monument Valley • 99″ Square

Hoffman: Assorted Batiks

Colors of October • 118" Square Free Spirit: Kaffe Fassett

Colors of October • 118″ Square

Free Spirit: Kaffe Fassett

Summer Sunset • 118" Square Free Spirit: Kaffe Fassett

Summer Sunset • 118″ Square

Free Spirit: Kaffe Fassett

King of the Jungle • 118" Square Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

King of the Jungle • 118″ Square

Timeless Treasures: Tonga Batiks

Create your own completely customized quilt, by selecting a quilt size and blocks for each section of the quilt shown below along with fabrics from over 70 collections!

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Use Quiltster!  Prior to this event, you’ll receive a 6 month subscription to Quiltster (as part of the fee for attending the event), allowing you the opportunity to mix and match blocks and fabrics in 5 different quilt sizes and 6 different layouts to achieve your perfectly unique quilt!  
  2. We’ll Design it With You!  For an additional $40 design fee, you can work one on one with Judel Niemeyer as she uses Quiltster to mix and match blocks and fabrics to create your one of a kind quilt. For this option, click on this link to pay the Design Fee, and then email judel@quiltworx.com letting her know which blocks you want and any inspirations for design and color. You’ll have final approval before your quilt is kitted.

Whether you use Quiltster on your own, or have us do it, your finalized quilt kit will be cut in Montana at Quiltworx. We will prepare the kit by cutting the yardage down to the final strip sizes, and labeling all the strips. You will be ready to lay down your templates and start cutting! Your kit will be waiting for you at your quilting station at the event! No preparation on your end will be needed!

What You Can Expect

BLOCK AND FABRIC OPTIONS

Your options for blocks and fabrics are shown below. If you have any questions about how to use Quiltster, we strongly encourage you to visit the Quiltster Youtube Channel and watch some tutorials before you get started.

Here’s a valuable video (not directly related to this project, but related to the Quiltworx University Planning process) which gives you a great walk-through of how the program works. While the video below is in an older version of Quiltster that looks slightly different than yours, once you click into the Quilt Editor, the process works the same. Click the image below to watch the tutorial.

Quiltworx University Project Planning Video

QUILT LAYOUTS

6 Layouts • 5 Sizes!

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Congo Star Mixer Layouts!

CONGO CENTER – RAINBOW COLORWAY OPTIONS

Rainbow Colorway Options

A BLOCKS

A Blocks

B BLOCKS

B BLOCKS

C BLOCKS

C BLOCKS

281-D BLOCKS

281-D BLOCKS

222-D BLOCKS

222-D BLOCKS

242-D BLOCKS

242-D Borders

E BLOCKS

Group E Blocks

F BLOCKS

Group F Border

277-H BLOCKS

Group H Border

Fabric Options

Quiltworx is offering you fabrics from the following collections.

NOTE: Click the links below to be taken to the collections in Quiltster. Please know that in some cases the whole collection may not be available to use as part of the workshop. Only the fabrics included in the event will appear when coloring your Quiltworx University Montana 2024 projects.


Posted April 24, 2024:

QU Montana 2024 Sneak Peek

Quiltworx University Montana 2024!

COME JOIN THE FUN WITH JUDY AND THE GANG!

October 13-18, 2024, in Kalispell, Montana

at the beautiful and historic Snowline Acres Event Center.

If you’re interested in being one of the first people to create a quilt using new blocks, never before released to the public, this is the retreat for you! We’ve created this exclusive retreat project from the Congo Star Mixer series, and the results are going to be FABULOUS! You’ll have 5 sizes to choose from, and lots of new block designs available to create an heirloom quilt unique to you! Whether you’re new to paper piecing or experienced with Quiltworx patterns, you’ll come away with new confidence and skills that will make our patterns even more fun and exciting!

PROJECT SNEAK PEEK!

We will be opening up the coloring phase of the workshop in mid-May, so the layouts and blocks are not quite ready for choosing fabrics in Quiltster yet, but we’re thrilled with the new block designs that are coming, and can’t wait to share them with everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the layout and design possibilities!

68×68 Congo Star Mixer Layout

80×80 Congo Star Mixer Layout

96×96 Disco Ball

96×96 Merry Go Round

96×96 Caribbean Starfish

96×96 Moonglow Cactus

96×96 Congo Star Mixer Alternate Blocks

(Blank Template – no fabrics selected yet.)

99×99 Congo Star Mixer Queen On-Point

(Blank Template – no fabrics selected yet.)

118×118 Congo Star Mixer King

(Blank Template – no fabrics selected yet.)

BEFORE THE EVENT

We’ll help you design your project one on one, or you can choose from a number of spectacular kits designed by Judel Niemeyer using Quiltster, or you can choose fabrics from your own stash. As a perk, you’ll get a 6-month subscription to Quiltster free! Whether you design your own quilt, or we help you create one, either way when you arrive on site, we’ll have a personalized box with your kit waiting for you to begin sewing. According to our past attendees, there’s nothing more thrilling than seeing your box waiting for you when you arrive!

AT THE EVENT

We will have amazing instructors along side the illustrious Judy Niemeyer, demonstrating all of the new blocks for your quilt design. You’ll know how to complete every block of your quilt before you leave! There will be laughing, creativity, trunk shows, demonstrations, people with an abundance of tips and tricks sharing techniques that help make these quilts come together like a dream!

AFTER THE EVENT

You’ll come away with lasting memories, new friends for life, a new confidence in your sewing skills, AND an amazing heirloom-quality quilt to be proud of! Maybe even Award Winning! 🤯🥇

Fun and fellowship at Quiltworx University Texas, March 2024

Completed Quilts from Quiltworx University Shipshewana 2022!

Made by Sharman Wilson Neel

Made by Linda Keeler

Made by Kathy Britton

Made by Kay Opilka

What attendees are saying!

“Had the best time and learned so much!!! This retreat was a dream come true and I hope to do it again!!! The CI’s were the best!  Made some awesome new friends that will stay in touch with for a lifetime!  The employees were amazing and so helpful.  Judy and Judel were everything I imagined!  I cannot imagine what all I will create after this but it will definitely be better after all that I learned!!! ~ Arlene Madding Meers

The retreat was super informative and fun. Loved meeting fellow quilters from all over. Judy and Judel and their CI ‘s were great and so helpful. I want to say how great it was to have precut kits available at the retreat. It was so easy to get started and to be able to start sewing on day one. The kits were labeled and arranged fabulously. Job well done as was the organization of the event. Loved traveling with my friend Carol and hope they do it again soon.” ~ Kay Opilka

“Quiltworx University in Tuscon was amazing. Thank you Judy and Judel Niemeyer for making it so amazing. Thank you 

Michele Everts and Pam for helping.  I love this mixer and really enjoyed putting it together.

I told myself this is a once in a lifetime trip well I was wrong already plan on doing another one.” ~ Vicki Bolin Brown

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