Judy Niemeyer is an international instructor known for her foundation paper piecing techniques and quilt patterns. Her company, Judy Niemeyer Quilting Inc., has published over 100 foundation paper pieced quilt patterns over the last 15 years. Her quilts and patterns have become well-known both nationally and internationally among quilters and quilt shop owners. The patterns include many sewing techniques commonly referred to as foundation paper piecing, traditional piecing, curved piecing, strip piecing, and appliqué.
Judy’s distinctive approach first involves the use of templates that allow the user to precut the fabric pieces intended for use in her quilts. When using the templates, she teaches her students speed-cutting techniques. She then introduces her students to using foundation papers for constructing the sections of the quilt. In addition, she incorporates instruction on selecting colors, designing unique layouts of her patterns, and provides useful instruction regarding sewing and overall organization.