Welcome to Friends of Judy!

 Hello and welcome! We're so glad you're here! We are a team of three quilters who love Judy Niemeyer as much as you do. We had a blast at our debut retreat in May of 2022 and we're looking forward to many more retreats in the future.

You may be wondering who we are. I'm Krista, I'll be running the blog and social media. Tina is my mother and is a Quiltworx addict. Sandra is a Certified Instructor with Quiltworx.

I've been sewing most of my life, but mostly clothing and small accessories. I love renaissance costuming and was into corsetry for a while. I started quilting about a year ago when I randomly decided to make quilts for all of the children on my husband's side of the family for Christmas. I started my first Quiltworx pattern at our first retreat in May 2022, Dining with the Stars. I'm looking forward to finishing that one and maybe taking on a quilt next!

Tina is my mom and has been sewing since she was a teenager. In high school, she made a lot of her clothes, and continued to do so in the workplace. In the 90s, she started a business designing custom horse show apparel. About 15 years ago, she started quilting when a friend was opening a quilt shop and Tina went with her to some quilt shops for inspiration. She saw her first Quiltworx pattern and that was what she started with. She's been hooked ever since.

Sandra's passion is fiber art, especailly quilting. She has been sewing since childhood and then made clothing for her entire family after she married. She learned the art of uqilting soon after moving to Alaska. Sandra started quilting in 1976 and is always open to new techniques and patterns. She began teaching in 1995 and loves to share the skills needed to pass on this beautiful tradition.

The three of us came together to form Friends of Judy Retreats and had our debut retreat in May of 2022. It was my first retreat to attend and it was one of the most fun times I've had with like-minded women.

In two weeks, we will be heading to Quitman for our second Friends of Judy Retreat and we can't wait to see old friends and make new ones!

Happy Sewing!



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