Venice Area Quilters Guild
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!