Oswego-Based, Nationally-Trained Quilter Offering Workshop, Trunk Show May 22

WATERTOWN, NY – The North Country Quilting Guild is bringing noted quilting instructor Julie Burger to Watertown to offer a workshop and trunk show on May 22.

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This red, white and blue quilt made by members of the North Country Quilting Guild will be raffled off at the June 1-3, 2018 show.

Burger is a certified Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx instructor, trained at the Quiltworx studios in Kalispell, Montana.

Burger teaches the paper-piecing techniques of the internationally-acclaimed Niermeyer.

She is also known for helping quilters develop their selection of fabrics, textures and colors to showcase chosen quilt patterns.

On May 22, Burger will teach a Niemeyer paper-piecing technique workshop on the Negative Space design created by Cindy McCracken, a Quiltworx designer.

The 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. workshop will be held at Stone Presbyterian Church, 140 Chestnut St., Watertown.

Participants will complete a block and learn the technique needed to duplicate the block to make a runner, pillow, tote bag or quilt.

Pre-registration is required; cost is $40 for Guild members, $50 for non-members. Contact Alice Draper at 13876 Bishop St., Adams, NY 13605, 315-232-4373, [email protected]

Burger will offer a trunk show presentation of her quilts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the North Country Quilting Guild meeting at Black River Elementary School, 160 Leray St., Black River, NY.

Guests may attend for a $5 visitor fee payable at the door. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.

A retired elementary school teacher and principal, Burger is the owner of Quilt With Passion in Oswego and has operated Quilts Complete!, a successful long-arm quilting business, with two colleagues for 14 years.

Burger offers low-cost, post-workshop support with PHD: Project Half Done time at her Oswego shop.

The North Country Quilting Guild Biennial Quilt Show with 300-plus quilts, vendors, mini-quilt auction to benefit local breast cancer patients, and a red, white and blue raffle quilt will be held June 1-3, at Cerow Recreation Park Arena in Clayton, NY. Find details on the show, guild workshops and activities at www.ncqg.org.