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Racing Fingers Quilt Guild May Meeting
May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Accordion Half Square Triangles (HST’s)” presented by Beth Helfter
Beth Helfter of Eva Paige Quilt Designs, has come up with a unique form of making Half Square Triangles. Her system allows you to quickly make different triangles without having multiple exact HST’s. This technique can be used to make any size HST you wish. The technique is very innovative and we are sure you won’t be able to wait to jump right in to try out the process and use it for many years to come.
Author, pattern designer, and national quilting instructor Beth Helfter has one rule about quilting – it’s supposed to be fun. 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. 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. Delving into the method further, she discovered “ordering” the accordions could lead to the creation of whole blocks and quilts from a single accordion. Since founding Eva Paige Quilt Designs in 2005, she has published over 50 patterns and her work has been featured in various quilting magazines and on well-known quilting websites.
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