If you haven’t seen Beth’s videos on YouTube demonstrating her cool method of making scrappy half square triangles, check them out! (Search for ‘HST Beth’.) Beth’s technique is incredibly fun and addicting but it doesn’t just make cool little accordions—once you cut them apart, your quilts are halfway done! This day-long workshop will show you the Accordion Sewn HST™ technique and up the ante just a bit as we sew all the HSTs needed for The Carpenter’s Apprentice pattern by EvaPaige Quilt Designs almost at once, keeping it all scrappy and with no waste!
Pre-class cutting homework required. Pattern required, available for purchase in class ($10).
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Author, pattern designer and national quilting instructor Beth Helfter has one rule about quilting: it's supposed to be fun. With that in mind, along with her company motto of "Inspired Designs, Relaxed Attitude," Beth brings visionary designs and techniques to her patterns and exuberance and encouragement to the classroom.
As a mostly scrappy designer, Beth prefers to dig into her stash to create designs and patterns that appeal to her senses of color and value, using as many different fabrics as possible. Keeping to just a few color families in each quilt palette is one of her best tricks to keeping scrappy quilts from getting too out of hand, but allowing them to sing with tone and movement.
As a traveling quilt teacher, Beth?s visited guilds coast to coast and taught at national and regional quilt shows, and never tires of the ah-ha moments and banter of a classroom full of quilters.