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Intro to Accordion Sewn Half Square Triangles (HST's) with Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Designs

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Maryalice Beinert
Education Committee
Cheryl Czerwinski
Class Registrar
Registration is required before Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
A waiting list will be made from paid registrations after the class is filled. No refunds can be made unless there is a waiting list, or in the event of no waiting list, you find a replacement. While classes are open to non-members, VAQG members receive first preference when registering for a class. Any non-member who has registered for a class that has been filled by members may join the wait list or receive a full refund.
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"Introduction to Accordion Sewn HST's" (Half Square Triangles) with Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Quilt Designs" Zoom Class


Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Why Take the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ Workshop with Beth Helfter? And wait…Who the Heck is Beth Helfter?
To answer the second question first – that’s me right there. I’m a quilt designer, author, and instructor from Massachusetts who’s been quilting for over twenty years and has been building a business since 2005, when I had twin two year olds and a need to create to stay sane. Many years later I have three adult and almost adult daughters, and the need to create has been joined by the need to get out of the house now and then and be with quilters, inspiring, motivating, learning, and sharing my designs and seeing theirs as well!
My work has been featured in Quilters World, The Quilter, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Quilts From Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, and I was a member of the 2014 Quiltmaker “Scrap Squad.” My style tends toward the scrappy and my designs mirror my company tagline: Inspired Designs, Relaxed Attitude. I am the creator of the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method, a way to get way more bang for your scrappy buck when it comes to half square triangles, and have authored two books on the process. Quilting is supposed to be fun, and with every pattern I strive to keep you as far away from your seam ripper as possible, with every lecture I work to keep quilting light, fun, and motivating, and with every workshop I try to create a relaxed atmosphere of learning with a fun pattern or technique that doesn’t aim for perfection, but aims for a great day of quilty entertainment and learning.
Lecturing and teaching is still my very favorite part of this career and I can’t wait to be with Venice Area Quilters Guild in February!
But really, why take the Intro to Accordion Sewn HSTs™ Workshop?
The Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method came to me almost in a fever dream, and since then I’ve been on a mission to bring it to groups everywhere, showing the cool things it can do, from scrappy to ordered accordions that create a block practically in one fell swoop. In this class, you will learn the basic technique, and apply it to an ordered accordion block. We will take it one step further and learn Accordion Sewn QSTs™ too! So much fun!

Project size 14” block.

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Class registration closes at midnight on March 14, 2024.

Use the REGISTER NOW option to pay by credit card or you may print the Class Registration 23-24 and mail it with a check.  If mailing a check and class is less than two weeks away, email to let us know it's in the mail.  
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