Hello Everyone,

All year I had been waiting to attend the retreat at Judy Niemeyer's training center in Kalispell, Montana.  This month all Certified Instructors (CI)  were heading back there to re-certify and to learn the newest Technique of the Month (TOM), the Vintage Rose.  Oh what fun I had... 5 straight days of sewing, demos, business meetings, friends, food, fun and so much more!!!

All of us goofing off in this pic!  From left to right:  Kelly Grant, Sherida Giddings, Joanne Wearing, Ginny Radloff, Julie Arrowood, Judy Niemeyer (seated), Eileen Urbanek, Me, Deborah Brezindine.  (Missing:  Kathi Carter, Kristin Bender)

One of the best parts of this retreat is seeing the different colors that all the CIs were working on.  Everyone of us had different colors that we were using and they were all outstanding!  I want to give you all a little peek of everyone's quilts!

Julie Arrowood's

Kelly Grant's

Joanne Wearing's

Sherida Giddings

Eileen Urbanek's

Jackie Kunkel's

One of Kathi Carter's


Ginny Radloff's

Kristen Bender's

Kathi Carter's Second one

I am missing Deborah Brizendine's pics, but you can watch a series of videos that I took each day and see ALL the quilts and the progress of each and every quilt!!  Just click here to take a peek.... 

If you want to take this class you can check my schedule here OR if you want me to come to your local shop have them contact me here.  I would love to teach you all how to make this beauty.  If you can't take a class the pattern will be available January, 2017 in our shop!  It will not be available until then.

Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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