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Dorie Javier – D’s Quilting Design

Dorie designed her first quilt with the encouragement of her co-workers and friends and now has quilts patterns in local quilt shops and distributors. Dorie has been designing quilt patterns for over 20 years. She stays busy vending and filling orders of patterns, notions and kits and she still makes time for new designs.

With her practical approach to quilting and her extensive experience Dorie has been instrumental in introducing many new and traditional quilters to the unlimited potential of quilt piecing and designs. “My students know me as an enthusiastic and patient teacher, one who encourages trying new techniques and expanding their repertoire of skills." In the classroom, Dories’ students are treated to the specific techniques involved in their class, and also to precision piecing tricks as well as efficient shortcuts which help to streamline the pleasures of quilt making. Dorie loves the concept of using basic geometric shapes to produce an infinite variety of designs. She also liked the idea of using her favorite Asian/oriental fabrics together with other blenders that makes her quilts exquisites and one of the kind. Fabric selection is discussed on every class as a result of her beautiful quilts and patterns. Dorie encourages quilters to enjoy the process, to gather as much knowledge as possible and to challenge themselves with new techniques and processes.

As well as teaching, her quilts are exhibited at local quilt guild shows, in Japan and at PIQF … and they win ribbons, too.

She makes her home in scenic Folsom surrounded by her much-spoiled pooch and her rose garden. She has been sewing since she was nine and has been quilting since 1984. http://doriejavier.com

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