Welcome to Robin Place Fabrics! We are located in the Heart of the Kenai Peninsula in Soldotna, Alaska. We encourage you to take a look around our site, we carry several local designers and Alaskana designs give you that taste of Alaska.
We are so pleased to announce, we are the first and only Certified Judy Niemeyer shop in Alaska. I had the pleasure of attending a week long training session with Judy in her new lovely training center for Certified Teachers and Shops at Kalispell, MT.
I was never sold on the fun of paper piecing until I met Judy. Her amazing patterns & innovative techniques sold me! I could stack the fabric, cut it, organize in zip lock bags, sew, trim & flip...into awesome quilts.
That was the beginning of our journey. I sponsored the Quilting on the Kenai quilt show and brought Judy to Alaska 3 times as a guest teacher. We did a retreat to Stillpoint Lodge, in Halibut Cove. (A new experience taking a boat load of women their stuff across Kachemack Bay). The next retreat was at the old Wards Cove Cannery on the mouth of the Kenai River. A very different experience! The girls enjoyed staying in the "Henhouse", the old dormitory for the women cannery workers. Judy always flowed graciously with the challenges and gave 100% to her students. She took the time and trained me to see fabric in a different way and how to coordinate and put together a kit expediently.
I am very impressed with how far Judy and her family have come with this company. I am truly excited to be partnering with Quiltworx.
Sue Wilson, one of the originally trained certified teachers, has been instructing our paper piecing classes the past four summers and introduced the first certified Glacier Star pattern. She quickly had a following and we saw beautiful, completed quilts evolving. Next she taught the Bali Wedding Star, then a certified Mariner's Compass. Last year the amazing Fire Island Hosta quilt. This summer the new certified pattern, Paradise in Blooms, which includes six quilt techniques, is scheduled as an introduction to paper piecing. One from the Leaf series and a new pattern, called Prismatic Star, will also be taught. We will be presenting (3) of her student's Fire Island Hosta quilts in our local Quilt Walk for the month of July.
We have a catalog on hand of all Quiltworx patterns for viewing. Our shop staff are available to demo the paper piecing process on request, to make up kits and to assist you in anyway we can.
We invite you to join us in the Celebration of this new component to our shop, to get excited about great techniques and to step into your own adventure of a beautiful paper pieced project.
In the Shop!
'Snow Dance' pattern by Michelle McAnally featuring 'Eskimo Snow' by Northcott. Now available for purchase.