Two luncheon lectures are held at the show - one on Saturday and one on Sunday - both at noon. Box lunches are available and include admission to the lecture. The boxes are comprised of a sandwich, bag of chips, cookie, fruit, and cold beverage.
Reserve your spot for one or both of these events, and choose your box lunch, using the Payment Form.
Saturday, April 28 at noon
"Ginny's Journey with Judy"
Ginny has been quilting since 1986, working as a long-arm quilter since 2001, and most recently (February 2017), owner of Appletree Fabrics in Auburn, Ma. Ginny’s passion for quilting blossomed when she began working with the quilt designer Judy Niemeyer. Judy Niemeyer produces quilt patterns based on the paper piecing technique. Ginny made her first Judy Niemeyer quilt “4th of July” in 2009 for a close friend’s birthday. In June 2011, she took a class from Judy herself and was hooked with her method of doing the quilts. Ginny found the Judy Niemeyer process to be well organized and fun. She decided to apply to the Judy Niemeyer Teacher Certification Program in October 2011 and was accepted into the program and nine months later was officially certified to teach Judy’s patterns.
Since that time, Ginny has completed over 90 of Judy’s quilts. She truly enjoys the process of quilting and teaching others. Her favorite moment is the excitement of the students when they finish their project; “They often come in to the class saying I can’t do it… and leave saying “What is the next class you are teaching?” You won’t want to miss this trunk show so mark your calendars now.
"Pre-cuts. What they are and how do I use them
You’ve seen them in quilt shops and online, maybe even bought a few. But what do you do with precuts now that you have them? Precuts are fun and a great way to get a jump start on your next project. Jessica will talk about the names and sizes of precuts, and the projects you can make with them. Maybe your next quilt will start with a precut! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Jessica VanDenburgh was born and raised in upstate New York. Her grandmother taught her at a young age how to sew and encouraged her creativity. She discovered quilting and bag making in 2005 and started making bags for friends and family in 2007. From there her company, Sew Many Creations was born. Originally the company focused solely on making custom bags, but slowly developed into a pattern company after many requests by fellow quilters. As a quilter herself, Jessica uses techniques she learned for cutting and sewing in her simple bag patterns. In 2012 she expanded her pattern company to also include simple quilts and other accessories. Her laid back approach to teaching makes students feel at ease. Her classes are full of fun facts, tips, tricks and a whole lot of laughter.