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Hello Everyone,

Sorry I have been remiss in blogging lately.  I have been super duper busy!  That is definitely a good thing! So I am going to start with yesterday and then go backwards on my next blog post to last week.  I know reverse order isn't always the best, but it is what I have for now.

Yesterday, I spent the day with a fun group of ladies in Mt. Vernon, NY, the Pelham Quilters.  I taught the Total Eclipse Class.  This classic Judy Niemeyer pattern is one of my favorite to teach.  It is a beginner paper piecing class and can be taught in one day.  The ladies had a great time and made some terrific progress.

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As many of you know in addition to being a shop owner, Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor, Teacher, Mom, and wife, I am also a Designer and Author (book is due out in October, 2105... stay tuned).   I have been designing quilts that have been published in magazines and with fabric companies over the past 6+ years.  You can see all my designs at this by clicking here.  Some of them are free downloadable patterns, just click on the links below the photos.

Anyway over the past month or so, I have been working with Quilt Dots!  I love Quilt Dots, as I know many of you do too.  We sell quite a variety of them too, just click here, they make great gifts!  Quilt Dots has now made my designs into pins, magnets, and bookmarks!

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What can I say.... we have had a GREAT time... here are just 4 fun pictures.  You will have to click on the link at the end of blog post to see all the photos.

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We are having such a great time at retreat and these ladies are just having a fabulous time sewing up a storm! Here are some more pics from the day.  The first picture is magnificent...

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We are in day 2 of teaching the Paradise in Blooms retreat and are having a blast.  The ladies have been working diligently.  They have progressed so much and I want to share some photos with you.

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Hello Everyone,

I have been very busy in Arizona.  Last week I taught two classes in Phoenix and this week I am in Flagstaff teaching the Technique of the Month retreat, Paradise In Blooms.  Because I have been so busy, I have been remiss in posting on my blog.  So I am up early and thought I would share some photos from the retreat with you.  These ladies have been fabulous and are doing so well!  Enjoy the pics...

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Hello Everyone,

I just wrapped up teaching a 3 day class in Phoenix, AZ at Quiltz.  This class is so much fun to teach as the students learn so much.  We do several fabulous techniques in this class to achieve such a classic design.  But again, one of my favorite things is to see the colors that all the students have picked out.  We were able to get accomplished the arcs, the melons, and the center star units.  Also, showed them the cool curved piecing technique that you can watch right here.  This little video was done by me!  

Let me show you just a few pics from the class.  I have tons more in an album that you can see by clicking on the link a the end of this blog post.

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Hello Everyone,

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I taught a two day class at A Quilter's Oasis in Mesa, AZ.  It was a jam packed class.  I had 19 students and they were all phenomenal.  But what I like best is that everyone's quilts are so different, but beautiful!  I had such a great time in class and I think that everyone else did too. I wanted to share some pictures with you...

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It is that time again for a giveaway!  My friend Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced and I have collaborated to offer you a wonderful chance to win a great prize.

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Yesterday, I showed you my One For All Seasons Table Runner... almost done.  Now the top is actually complete and I just have to share it with you.  I really like it, it reminds me of spring and I could use some right now.  It has been so bitter cold and more snow is on the way tomorrow... another 3-6 inches.  Someone please make it stop!!!  Well for now, I have this bright little spot...

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Hello Everyone,

I have been busily working on this great pattern, One For All Seasons.  One of my favorite things about this pattern is that it is quick, beautiful, and only requires 3 fabrics!!  If you haven't tried paper piecing or have wanted to try Judy Niemeyer paper piecing this is a good one to try.  Yes, there are curves, but don't let that turn you away.  Let's take a look...

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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I spent the day with four of my quilting friends at the studio.  We spent the day sewing the raffle quilt for the Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show 2015 together.  It was a great day to sew as it was pretty cold and snowing.  

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Yesterday, I finished my Paddlewheel!!  This little topper took no time whatsoever!  If you want a quick paper piecing project this is for you!

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On Wednesday, we had an open sew at my classroom studio and I have a little show and tell for you.  I love going to the studio.  The ladies that come area all so talented and I adore socializing with them.  Let's take a look at some of the projects that were happening on Wednesday.

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I am beyond excited my Paradise in Blooms came back from my phenomenal quilter, Margaret Solomon Gunn.  She did some fabulous work with her threads.  I asked her to stitch in the ditch on most everything and then do some beautiful fill in many of the areas and just use her creativity.  Without any further ado....

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If you haven't seen it yet, we are super excited... CVQW has it's own logo pin now!!  We love it and wanted to share it with all of you.

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So remember I said I was beginning two new projects?? Yup, I already started. The first one is the Paddlewheel.  I am loving it because it is going together very quickly.

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Have you ever finished one project and then began two NEW ones at the same time??  Since I just finished the Paradise In Blooms, I had to start a new one or two.  Let me show you my fabric selections.

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Hello Everyone,

So as you know, I sent off my Paradise in Blooms to be quilted by my friend, Margaret Solomon Gunn.  I don't have time right now to quilt and Margaret does awesome work!!! I want to share it with you.

All the photos belong to Margaret and are being used with her permission.

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Hello Everyone,

This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching the Feathered Star to a wonderful group of ladies.  Their color choices were phenomenal.  We had a great time and I believe they learned quite a bit.  Here are a few pics for you!

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Meet Jackie

Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer teacher, designer, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting for 20 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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