Quilt Day

21sep9:15 am11:30 amQuilt DaySpeaker (via Zoom): Beth Helfter

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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. Her lecture “Consistency in the Chaos” seeks to inspire quilters to think about scrap quilts and pull fabrics to make them shine without overwhelming the eye.

Her penchant for scraps and her need to use as many fabrics as possible in her quilts led her in 2017 to develop the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method of creating half square triangles that don’t have a match and yet waste no fabric. Her book  “Oompah! Jazz Up Your Scrap Quilts With Accordion Sewn HSTs™” was published in 2018, and “Another Round of Oompah” was published in 2020.

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Time

(Saturday) 9:15 am - 11:30 am(GMT-04:00)

Location

Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College Campus

4800 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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