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Our History

Quilt with Passion began as a business in 2016 while after teaching quilt classes and holding retreats for many years. It was developed while pursuing a Certified Instructor Certificate through Judy Niemeyer and Quiltworx. After retiring as an educator and elementary principal, Julie Burger decided to combine her enthusiasm for both teaching and quilting and Quilt With Passion was born. She teaches quilt classes at local quilt shops, holds workshops, trunk shows and retreats for groups and guilds. Julie takes pride in having fun and “SEWial” sewing while learning in her classes and hopes that every class feels like special event.

Julie co-owns a successful longarm quilting business over the past 14 years called Quilts Complete! In Oswego, NY with Peg Stone and Pat Osetek. She also has a quilting studio with five dear friends: Carol, Janet, Judy, Kathy and Marybeth, where she gets to laugh, relax and social sew on a regular basis. She considers herself a very lucky woman who can take all of her training as an educator and educational leader and put them together with her passion for quilting to teach classes to both new and experienced quilters! Julie lives in Oswego, NY with her husband of 43 years, Rich and her four grown children, Laura, David, Michael and Ryan and beautiful Grandblessings/Grandchildren Marley, Leo, Valerie, Evan, Noah, and Luca.