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Quiltworx University

Quiltworx University

Yoder Dept Store & Cotton Corner





Located in the heart of Amish Quilt Country!

We are extremely excited to announce the coming of Quiltworx University to Shipshewana, Indiana! Yoder Department Store and The Cotton Corner will be hosting the fall 2019 Quiltworx University September 22-27, 2019 in Shipshewana.

As you have come to expect with Quiltworx University, your week will be a quilt retreat packed with learning and fun with Judy Niemeyer and her wonderful team of teachers giving you personalized instructions on Judy’s legendary foundation paper-piecing techniques as well as traditional piecing, curved piecing, strip piecing and appliqué.

Students will have the opportunity to learn a process which simplifies and minimizes waste that has come to be associated with many common foundation paper piecing methods. In addition, you will learn how to use templates and speed-cutting techniques as well as chain-piecing and curved piecing techniques. Your time will also incorporate instruction on selecting colors, designing unique layouts of her patterns, and useful instruction regarding sewing and overall organization. Judy will be on hand to share many of her short cuts and tips when doing her own paper piecing. She will also demonstrate the use of the tools and products she has found over the years that are extremely helpful in completing her patterns.

Don’t miss this once in lifetime opportunity to combine your desire for quilting with a trip to Shipshewana, Indiana! We can’t wait to see you! ~ Sincerely, the Quiltworx University Team, Yoder Department Store & The Cotton Corner.


Registration is available on-line at  Yoder Department Store  or by phone toll free at (877) 768-1945.

Retreat cost will be $1,400 for the week. An initial deposit of $400 will be due at time of registration and will be non-refundable on March 10, 2019. Remaining retreat costs of $1,000 will be due by August 1, 2019. You may make both installments at the time of initial registration should you desire.

Double occupancy hotel accommodations are $350 and will need to be indicated at time of event registration. Private rooms are available for $700.

This event will have a unique twist. Thursday night dinner will be on your own with an opportunity for an Amish Dining Experience should you choose. Take your pick of 3 unique experiences, each offering something a little different. It would be greatly appreciated if you were to make your choice at time of registration.

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Yoder Dept Store & Cotton Corner
350 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana
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Linda Maether
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