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Carpenter's Apprentice with Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Quilt Designs -- CANCELED

Friday, March 22, 2024, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Maryalice Beinert
Education Committee
Cheryl Czerwinski
Class Registrar
Registration is not Required
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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"Carpenter's Apprentice" with Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Quilt Designs" Zoom Class

Skill Level: Confident Beginner 


Why Take the Carpenter’s Apprentice 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 and instructor from Massachusetts who’s been quilting for over 25 years and 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 teenage/young 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’ve authored two books as 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! 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 sew this design with Venice Area Quilters Guild in March! 
But really, why take the Carpenter’s Apprentice Workshop? 
If you’re going to learn a new technique, you might as well go straight to the source! Not only am I the inventor of the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method, but Carpenter’s Apprentice was the first pattern I produced that uses it! You can’t get more original than that. 
 In this workshop you’ll master the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ within the first 45 minutes – really, you WILL! – and move on to learn how they go beyond just a way to make HSTs more scrappy, but can be used to create ordered accordions that lay out blocks and borders like butter. You’ll never want to make HSTs any other way again! 

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Pattern Fee is $14.  Order PDF download or paper pattern:

Class registration closes at midnight on March 15, 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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