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September 24, 25 and 26, 2020
Portland Expo Center
Portland, Oregon


Now You Give it a Scrap Slap Combo

In this lecture/workshop combo, Beth will first present a lecture about her discoveries about scraps, then you’ll put her findings to the test by reworking a given block entirely in scraps. While all class members will work with the same block design, each person will be given different directions on color, value, contrast, and fabric placement to be used in their block as they sew. All fabrics are brought to the class as 3" squares and are put into a “scrap pool,” upping the scrappy fun of the completed blocks immensely! You’ll be taught the importance of value and creativity when choosing block fabrics, and in the end will be amazed by how one block can be transformed into so many different looks simply with fabric choices and placements. Shown below is the same block, with four colorations!  

Pre-class cutting homework required.

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Skill Details:
Confident beginner and up
Instructor Name:
Beth Helfter
Instructor Bio:
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.

Now You Give it a Scrap Slap Combo

$ 95.00
includes free one-day admission ticket to the show (Thursday to Saturday)