Compass Point Quilt Shop & CPQ Studio, East Kingston, NH ~ Guiding You to Beautiful Quilts ~ Certified Instructor for Quiltworx ~ Authorized Teacher for BeColourful

More New Kits… 

Check out these beautiful new kits! Three new Timeless Treasures batik collections, Chai, Copper, & Peacock, have arrived at CPQ Studio and more collections are on their way!!  For more information on these beautiful NEW kits, follow this link:


Vintage Rose Boot-Camp Retreat ~ April 6 – 10, 2017 ~ Saco, Maine 

Quilting with Friends & Compass Point Quilts Presents:  A Vintage Rose Boot-Camp Retreat

Vintage Rose Boot-Camp Retreat
Judy Niemeyer’s Newest Technique of the Month Pattern
April 6 – 10, 2017
Ramada Inn, Saco, Maine

Boot-Camp Retreat Includes…
Four Nights Hotel (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Welcome Reception & Trunk Show Thursday Evening
Four Breakfasts ~ Four Lunches ~ Three Dinners
Four Days of Boot-Camp Style Instruction w/ Certified Instructor Lisa McCarthy
Extended Sewing Time AM & PM

Cost: $650 Double / $725 Single

To Register Contact:
Penny @ 

Please Note:  A pre-requisite to participate in the boot-camp is that you have to have some (it doesn’t have to be extensive, just some) prior Judy Niemeyer pattern experience or be a competent paper-piecer. Also, ALL fabric cutting needs to be completed BEFORE the boot-camp weekend.

BeColourful “Quilt Along with Me” 

Have you ever thought about working on one of Jacqueline de Jonge’s older BeColourful patterns that don’t include foundation papers? Well, here is your chance to “Quilt Along with Me” while working on one of two patterns (Elements of Nature or Fly Away) that Jacqueline designed for Hoffman Challenges in years past. We will be working side-by-side learning techniques to create our own foundation papers, piecing techniques, fabric organization and placement, and construction.  This will be a 3-Month series and registration for all three months is required.  A light box/light pad will be required for this series.  Additional Information:  August 20, September 24 & October 22, 2016; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; $40.00/Class

If you would like to join us, email Lisa at compasspointquilts@gmail.comThe class will be limited to ten (10) participants, so register early!!


Color Wheel Pin Cushion Class ~ July 23 ~ 9:00 AM -1:00 PM ~ $55.00 

Are these mini tuffet pin cushions just the cutest things, or what!? Make one for yourself, one for a friend, one as a gift… Learn how on Saturday, July 23 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at CPQ Studio! This class is being taught by guest teacher, Erin McMann. The cost is $55.00 and includes the class fee and a Color Wheel Pin Cushion Kit. You will need to purchase your fabric, button, and draw-pull legs separately. If you would like to join us, email Lisa at The class will be limited to ten (10) participants, so register early!!

**NEW** Timeless Treasures CHAI Batik Collection has Arrived at CPQ!! 

We have three new quilt kits available in the fabulous new CHAI batik collection from Timeless Treasures. These patterns are by a variety of designers!  Check these kits out at this link:


BeColourful in New England RETREAT ~ February & June 2017 

Designer and Master Quilter, Jacqueline de Jonge, will be joining us all the way from the Netherlands!


Jacqueline’s unique style and use of bright colors are loved by many and her classes are always in high demand.  She is the founder and owner of BeColourful Quilts and we are very honored to have her visit us here in New England!

Space is VERY limited (20 Students) for this retreat.  Please email Lisa McCarthy at or Penny Hoyt at ASAP to sign up.

4-Day Retreat – Ramada Inn, Saco, Maine

Saturday, February 11 – Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – RETREAT FULL

Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11, 2017 – RETREAT FULL

Retreat Details:

4 Glorious Days of Instruction with Jacqueline

Open-Sew Hours from 7:00 – 9:00 AM & 4:00 – 11:00 PM

Meals Included: 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners

Hotel Nights Included: Saturday, Sunday & Monday or Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights depending on which retreat you are registered for.

$850.00 per person Double – $950.00 per person Single – February Retreat

$935.00 per person Double – $1,035.00 per person Single – June Retreat

The cost difference between retreats reflects the “In Season” June Hotel Rates

A $200.00 deposit is Required at Registration

Due to the costs associated with bringing Jacqueline from the Netherlands signing up for this retreat is a non-refundable commitment.

We are still working with Jacqueline to decide what patterns will be offered at the retreat. It’s a year away, so we have some time and I know that you will want to see her newest patterns before deciding which ones to do!

These are just a few of the possibilities….

Retreat Sponsored by:

Compass Point Quilts & QUILTING with Friends

For Additional Information or to Register Contact:

Lisa at or Penny at

Judy Niemeyer’s Newest Patterns CLAMSHELL & RAINBOW HOSTA QUEEN Have Arrived!! 

Get your CLAMSHELL & RAINBOW HOSTA QUEEN Patterns today!  This is the newest pattern by Judy Niemeyer and they are flying of the shelves!!  Follow this link to order and for more information!!  Clamshell & Rainbow Hosta Patterns

Anthology BeColourful Fabrics Have Arrived! 




BlockStock 2016 

Coming Soon to Compass Point Quilts & CPQ Studio…

February 1st – April 30th


CPQ On-Line is Open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

Compass Point Quilts & CPQ Studio is Open

Monday & Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 PM or By Appointment – Call Lisa @ 973-214-6784

NEW Hoffman Sew Into It Kits! 

Hoffman’s Sew Into It! kit features the Crystal Blue kaleidoscope star project that finishes as a 90″ square quilt (queen size). The project is designed by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero, founder of Kaleidoscope Kreator software, using Hoffman Bali Watercolors(Style #1895) hand-dyes. Fabrics have been cut with a laser-guided machine. All the cutting work is done, leaving the fun part for you — no templates, no paper, no math, no Y seams, no cut-off points and no guesswork. A quilter with basic techniques will be able to master this stunning project.

**Please Note:  Crystal Blue – Sapphire is temporarily Out of Stock – If you choose to order, there will be a delay in shipping until additional kits are received from Hoffman Fabrics.  Crystal Ice is currently In Stock.

Choose Color:

Tuffet Source Tuffet Pattern 

A touch of whimsy for your home. Instructions include step-by-step directions for tuffet making with the Printed Fusible Interfacing. Highlights include: Detailed construction diagram. Color photos to make you confident during each phase of the process. Expert tips for success. Detailed supply list.

Exclusive printed fusible interfacing is a full-size panel image of cut lines and sewing lines printed on fusible interfacing, designed by Sharyn. Included are two interfacing panels each containing four foundation patterns which are required to complete one tuffet.


Be one of the first to receive your NEW BeColourful kits!! The fabrics for these six kits are all from Jacqueline de Jonge’s newest Anthology Batik fabric collection comprised of 74 bolts of fabric!! Anthology is expecting to receive these fabrics in December and Compass Point Quilts will be the first shipment out their doors, after Jacqueline’s shipment, of course!! CPQ has ordered the ENTIRE COLLECTION so we will have every fabric that is featured in these fabulous new patterns!

Follow this link and place your order today!

**Orders will be filled in the same order that they are received**

RAINBOW STARS Block of the Month – REGISTER NOW There Are a Limited Number of Spots!! 

RAINBOW STARS Block of the Month pattern designed by Chris Stiasny of Absolutely Positively Quilt Designs

12-Month BOM Program includes Pattern, Foundation Papers, and Fabric for the Top and Binding.
You will receive approximately 4 blocks or border/setting units per month.
Finished Quilt Measures: 82” x 82”
Fabrics will be Hoffman 1895’s similar to those used in original quilt in the top picture (See  pictures for exact fabrics)
Registration Fee: $15.00 (Registration only can be paid through PayPal)
When you register for any CPQ Block of the Month program, it is understood that you are registering for the entire program. CPQ will prepare a kit for you each month with the understanding that you will remain in the program for the duration.
Monthly Fee: $30.00 per month + shipping/handling (if applicable) – A valid credit card must be on file for the monthly payment of the BOM – Please contact me at (973) 214-6784 with your credit card information and mailing address.
BOM Ships: The first week of the month
In-Studio Pick-up: If you prefer to pick your monthly block up in the studio rather than having it shipped, please let me know. CPQ Studio is open regularly on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00 PM. If your monthly block is not picked up by the 20th of the Month, your credit card on file will be charged for the shipping and your block will be mailed to you.

The Scheduled Kick-off for Block #1 is February 2016! If you register after the kick-off, your first block can be picked up or will ship out the following month and will continue for 12 consecutive months.


The RAINBOW STAR Block of the Month is FULL.

But…you can get the RAINBOW STAR Complete Kit for $373.00 + s/h

New Kits Available in Judy Niemeyer & Timeless Treasure’s NEWEST Batik Collections: City Lights, Painter’s Palette, & Citrus Mint! 

For More Information Follow This Link:

BeColourful ENCHANTING STARS…See How It Grows! 

Don’t you just love seeing these pictures as my Enchanting Stars grows step by step!

Find your own Enchanting Stars pattern and fabric kit here:

New Kits Available!! 

 For more information on the above kits, follow these links:

Harvest Moon                 Woodcarver’s Star – BoP                  Woodcarver’s Star – RCW                 Weathered Windmill

Order Custom Paddlewheel Fabric Kits & Papers Here! 

You can order your custom Paddlewheel fabric kit in Firestorm & Reclaimed West and foundation papers here. You will need to purchase the April Edition of the American Patchwork and Quilting Publication for specific directions to this pattern separately. The foundation paper package included with your fabric kit does NOT have instructions. You MUST purchase the April Issue of American Patchwork and Quilting for the instructions.  If you didn’t purchase the April Issue of American Patchwork and Quilting while it was on the shelf, you can order a digital copy of the magazine by following this link: 

For More Information Follow This Link:


PARADISE IN BLOOMS – Technique of the Month 6-Month Workshop Series Starting in September 2015! 

Register NOW for Judy’s NEWEST Technique of the Month 6-Month Workshop Series


Starting in September 2015!!

Follow this link to register and for more information:

CPQ’s First Block of the Month Program ~ Arcadia Avenue 

Arcadia Avenue

This ARCADIA AVENUE Block of the Month pattern by Sassafras Lane features 12 unique and modern hexagon quilt blocks!


12-Month BOM Program includes Pattern Booklet, Fabric for the Top, and Binding.

ALL foundation papers are provided with this program!

Pattern includes full color diagrams, simple construction and no Y-seams!

Finished Quilt Measures: 72” x 90”

Fabrics will be similar to those used in original quilt in the top picture (See individual block pictures for exact fabrics.)
Background: Blue, White on White, OR Black – Participants will have the option to choose which fabric they would like for their background.
Binding: Blue, White on White, OR Black – This will be matched to specific fabric chosen for your background.

Registration Fee: $15.00 (Registration only can be paid through PayPal)

When you register for any CPQ Block of the Month program, it is understood that you are registering for the entire program. CPQ will prepare a kit for you each month with the understanding that you will remain in the program for the duration.

Monthly Fee: $25.00 per month + shipping (if applicable) – A valid credit card must be on file for the monthly payment of the BOM – Please contact me at (973) 214-6784 with your credit card information and mailing address.

BOM Ships: The first week of the month

In-Studio Pick-up: If you prefer to pick your monthly block up in the studio rather than having it shipped, please let me know. CPQ Studio is open regularly on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. If your monthly block is not picked up by the 20th of the Month, your credit card on file will be charged for the monthly fee + shipping and your block will be mailed to you.

The Scheduled Kick-off for Block #1 is February 2015!

Any registration after February 1, 2015, blocks will ship the month following registration and will continue for 12 consecutive months.  Example:  Register in February = First block will ship in March, Register in March = First block will ship in April, etc.

It is recommended that you have some paper piecing experience to complete this project.

An introduction email will be sent out confirming your registration. At that time, I will also be asking you to contact me with your background color choice and credit card information.


The Arcadia Avenue BOM is also available in a one-time complete kit for $263.00 + shipping and handling. Click below to place an order:

Choose Background Color

Reclaimed West Blog Tour 

Reclaimed West LogoWhen I was first asked by Timeless Treasures to participate in the Reclaimed West Collection Blog Tour, I wasn’t quite sure what to write, although I do have a blog on my website – Hahaha!!  I mostly use my blog to highlight classes that I’m teaching, new items available, or what’s currently happening at CPQ Studio.  So…I decided to just start at the beginning and tell my story of County Picnic and its “sister quilt” Spurs

Last Spring, Quiltworx put out a call for Certified Instructors and Shops to assist them in putting together sample quilts in their new Reclaimed West fabric line which, by the way, is fabulous!!  Now, keep in mind, that I work full-time in addition to owning Compass Point Quilts & CPQ Studio, and I have a really, really busy teaching schedule at area shops and guilds.  As I look back on my choices, I think…”what were you thinking to volunteer to sew two…not one, but two…quilt tops!!”   But…in my defense, I have to say that I just love the concept of “sister quilts”, using sections of the first quilt to create the second quilt.

I knew that there were going to be timing issues in getting both of these quilts completed, quilted, bound and shipped before Fall Market, so I contacted my fabulous long-arm quilter, Carrie Zizza of It’s A Zizza in Amesbury, MA to find out what her quilting schedule looked like and if she thought she might have room to a “quick turn-around” on these two quilts.  Of course, she said “absolutely”, she could get these done for me and she loved the idea that the quilts would be hanging at Quilt Market.

With the quilting confirmed, all I had to do was wait for the fabric to arrive…this is where the fun began…The first week of August a package of fabric and foundation papers arrived from Quiltworx.   The fabric was wonderful…Bright and colorful, tons of texture, but I have to say that my first thought was…”there’s a whole lot of cow on this background fabric for Spurs – Hahaha!!”   I reminded myself that the fabric collection was “The Reclaimed West“, and I did see the inspiration cow’s picture and she is totally adorable!!

Now that the fabric was in the studio, I figured I had five weeks to complete two quilt tops before they needed to be sent off to Carrie for quilting.  I had already cut and trimmed the template layout sheets and foundation papers saving a bit of time, so I quickly jumped into “cutting” mode for the first quilt, Country Picnic and it went great!  Sewing on Country Picnic commenced and basically for the next three weeks I worked at my “real” job, taught scheduled CPQ classes both in the studio and at local quilt shops, and I sewed…and sewed…and sewed log cabin blocks.  The blocks were then cut apart, the colors were flipped around, and 72 spike arc units were inserted into each block.  Once the curved piecing was completed, the blocks were sewn together…First quilt done and off to the quilters!!


Now, here’s the cool thing about these “sister quilts”…The arcs that were cut out of Country Picnic to insert the spiked arc units are used as the arcs for Spurs.  One good thing  that a portion of the second quilt is already sewn – yippee!!  Another cool thing is that the left over fabric from the Country Picnic quilt is used to make the spike units and the pieced border on Spurs saving quite a lot of fabric.  Additional fabric was used for the background…this is where the cows come in…and the fence rail border.  Once all of the spike units were completed and matched up to the correct color arc, I started to look at layout for Spurs.  I noticed that I had to make sure that the background templates had to be oriented and cut to keep all of the cows standing upright.  It wouldn’t be good to have the cows standing on their heads – Hahaha!!  Once I inventoried the number and direction for each background corner section I then matched up the correct spike and arc color and completed the curved piecing.   Spurs was then ready to go to Carrie for quilting and at the same time, I picked up Country Picnic which then needed to have a sleeve added, bound, and labeled.  A week later, Spurs was ready to be picked up and finished. Unfortunately, I was so focused on sewing and working on Spurs during the last couple of weeks, I completely forgot to take any pictures of Spurs in progress – oops!!  I did manage to get a couple of final pictures before sending it out to Quiltworx!

“Sister quilts” have more meaning to me than just being quilts that work together.  It’s “sisters” that work together…During this five week stretch, I couldn’t have done it without the help from my sister, Susan and my “sister from another mister” Ann Marie.  They both offered me help sewing and cutting when needed and endless encouragement throughout the entire time I was putting these quilts together.   I also have to thank my husband, Tom, who in addition to his constant support, pulled every piece of paper off the backs of both quilts.  Anyone who does paper piecing knows what a job that is!  Tom spent many, many evenings in my studio with me, even during open-studio nights with the “quilt ladies!”  All in all, these two quilts went together fabulously!!  The quilting job Carrie did on both quilts was a superb job as usual and I was very excited to see them hanging in the Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market in Houston!!  Thank you for joining me on this Blog Tour…It’s been great fun!!  ~Enjoy, Lisa

COMPASS POINT QUILTS SALE — 10% OFF — ALL RECLAIMED WEST KITS — IF ORDERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 17th & NOVEMBER 21st!!  As soon as the patterns arrive your kit will be shipped out!!  Follow this link:

ENTER THE TIMELESS TREASURES GIVEAWAY — Starting Nov 17th – The giveaway will be open for entries throughout all five days of the blog tour. THREE WINNERS will be selected on Monday, November 24th at Noon (12:00 PM) Eastern Time.  Follow this link to enter:


One (1) fat eighth bundle of the entire Reclaimed West collection (24 pcs); One (1) 52-pc charm pack of the Reclaimed West collection; One (1) Braided Table Runner pattern by Quiltworx/Judy Niemeyer; One (1) Geese in the West pattern by Cindi McCracken; One (1) Reclaimed West bookmark & bag tag set from Quilt Dots; and One (1) spool of coordinating thread from the Reclaimed West designer thread set available from Aurifil.




This blog tour is hosted by Timeless Treasures to celebrate the release of Judy & Judel Niemeyer’s first-ever fabric line, The Reclaimed West. The Timeless Treasures blog can be found at

Please be sure to checkout ALL of the Timeless Treasure Blog Hop Participants!

November 17: Carla Klop, Kits by Carla –; Catherine Wilson, Queenie Quilts –; Lisa McCarthy, Compass Point Quilts & CPQ Studio – 

November 18: Deborah Brizendine, Just Stitchin with Deborah –; Denise Green, HollyDee Quilts –; Sandy Lueth, Totes by Sandy –

November 19: Cathy McKillip, Wish Upon A Quilt –; Marcia Nagel/Megan Bohr, Pine Needles Quilt & Sew –; Stacey Day, Stacey in Stitches –

November 20: Barb Linares, Crafty Threads –; Jennifer Eubank, Archipelago Quilting –; Konda Luckau, Moose on the Porch Quilts –; Susan Nelson, Prairie Sky Quilts –

November 21: Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quilt Works –; Lauren Rogers, Backdoor Quilt Shoppe –; Osie Lebowitz, From Needle and Thread –

CPQ Studio located in East Kingston, NH 

There are many exciting things going on at CPQ Studio!
Open-Studio Nights ~ Instruction Nights ~ Quilt ’til You Wilt Fridays ~ Workshops & Classes ~ Fabric Consultations
Welcome…Have Fun…Enjoy!


Spurs in Judy Niemeyer’s Reclaimed West Fabric Collection is HERE!! 

Spurs PatternThe fabric is in the studio!!  I’m just waiting on the pattern to arrive and these fabulous kits will be out the door!!

SPURS Fabric Kit w/ Pattern ~ Follow this link:

SPURS Pattern ~ Follow this link:



Country Picnic in Judy Niemeyer’s Reclaimed West Fabric Collection is HERE!! 

Country Picnic PatternThis fabric is in the studio ready to go BEFORE Fall Market – WooHoo!!  I’m just waiting for the patterns to arrive and these kits will be out the door!!

COUNTRY PICNIC Fabric Kit w/ Pattern ~ Follow this link:

COUNTRY PICNIC Pattern ~ Follow this link:


Stormy Seas Table Runner Pattern ~ Available NOW!! 

Stormy Seas Pattern

Stormy Seas Table Runner was inspired by a past publication called A Touch of Spring, which is no longer available for purchase. The Table Runner used an updated layout of the blocks from A Touch of Spring, including only one column of the New York Beauty block and a scalloped, spikey border. The cutting instructions are designed to use with both Yardage and also with Fat Quarters. A fun, fast, scrappy, and beautiful table runner design that gives you extra length and width to our typical table runners for large family gatherings, or possibly even a bed runner to a Twin Size Bed! The newsprint papers for this pattern have been updated to include directional Template Layout Sheets and a page of templates for the background pieces to be cut from the Newsprint.

Click Here to Find Stormy Seas Pattern:

Judy Niemeyer’s VINTAGE COMPASS Has Arrived!! 

Vintage Compass pattern coverVintage Compass is a wonderful beginner pattern building off the Outside Compass unit in the Mariner’s Compass Pattern. The cutting instructions are simple, the foundation paper-piecing is fast as the pieces in this pattern are large pieces, which come together to complete an 8 pointed compass star. With a second layer of points behind the main unit, the center medallion makes a clean, vibrant impression, offset by a contrasting background and a simple curved strip-pieced border unit! We highly recommend this pattern for both beginners and instructional workshops. It can be taught in 2 days, and it does not include any difficult assembly piecing, aside from the curves in the border.   Click here to find Vintage Compass: