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Thursday, August 6, 2020

What Will You Learn When You Give it a
“Scrap Slap” with Beth Helfter? 
For that Matter… Who the Heck is Beth Helfter. Anyway?

To answer the second question first – that’s her on the left. She is a quilt designer, author, and instructor from Massachusetts who’s been quilting for over twenty years. Beth has been building a business since 2005, when she had twin two-year olds and a need to create to stay sane. Many years later, she has three teenage daughters, the previously noted “need to create,” joined by the “need to get out of the house” now and then and be with fellow quilters; inspiring, motivating, learning, and sharing my designs, as well as seeing theirs!

Beth’s work has been featured in Quilters WorldThe QuilterQuiltmaker’s 100 BlocksQuilts From Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, and she was a member of the 2014 Quiltmaker “Scrap Squad.” Her style tends toward the scrappy and her designs mirror her company tagline: Inspired Designs, Relaxed Attitude. She is the creator of the Accordion Sewn HSTs™ method, which is a way to get way more bang for your scrappy buck when it comes to half-square triangles and has authored two books on the process. She believes that quilting is supposed to be fun, and with every pattern, strives to keep you as far away from your seam ripper as possible. Every lecture aims to keep quilting light, fun, and motivating. Every workshop features a relaxed atmosphere of learning with a fun pattern or technique that focuses on a great day of quilty entertainment and learning vs. perfection.

Lecturing and teaching is still her favorite part of her quilting career. Beth can’t wait to meet Quilters Guild of Dallas via Zoom!

But really, what’s the lecture all about?

Give it a Scrap Slap is a look inside Beth’s year-long stint as a member of the 2014 Quiltmaker Magazine “Scrap Squad.” The “squad” was a select group of quilters from across the continent tasked with recreating an assigned design from each issue entirely in scraps. Not only did each assignment lead to the morass of scrap hoarding in her studio, but it also inspired several new designs of her own, inspired by the patterns assigned. Beth will be sharing lots of thoughts on what makes a good scrap quilt, why scrap quilts are her favorite, and insight into how one idea morphs into so many more in the mind of a designer. 

No workshops this month.

Meeting Information for Thursday, August 6th:
Topic: QGD August 2020 Meeting

Time: August 6, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time

Our speaker, Beth, will open the meeting room at 6:30 p.m. to allow members to get settled, chat amongst yourselves, talk to Beth etc.

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If you have a something to share for Bring and Brag, please e-mail a photo and description/information to Bonnie Ambrose at by noon on Wednesday, August 5th.

Free Shipping from the Beth Helfter Pop-Up Shop!

​One of the fun parts of our "in person" meeting is always perusing the "pop-up shop" that speakers usually bring along, allowing you to purchase patterns, books, notions and other items that catch your fancy. 

Since we can't meet in person, but Beth doesn't want you to miss out on that shopping fix, she has set up a special deal for us! We can get free shipping using the code "DALLAS" anytime between Saturday, August 1st and Saturday, August 8th, 2020. 

Head to​ for your shopping fix!


Never participated in a Zoom conference call or meeting?

We think you will find this fun, interesting and easy. While it can be confusing at first, once you're "in", it's a breeze. We HIGHLY recommend looking at the information ahead of time, and ensuring you have the tools needed, rather than waiting until 6:57 p.m. that evening. Ask us how we know that...
If you are using a PC

All you have to do is click on the link provided below or the Zoom icon, then follow the prompts.

If you are using any Apple product:
  • An iPad, an iPhone, or Mac computer/laptop, you will need to install the app first. If you visit the ZOOM website, it will help you get to the appropriate place to get setup, whether that be a download to your Mac from the website to install or a link to the App Store on your mobile device.  Once the app is installed, then click on the link and follow the prompts. 
In advance of the practice meeting, you can also use this link to a YouTube video covering the basics of using Zoom.
Meeting Information for Thursday, August 6th:
Topic: QGD August 2020 Meeting
Time: August 6, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time 
(Log-in info TBA)
If you have any difficulties, please text Bonnie Ambrose at 214-435-5999. 
No workshops this month.

Endowment Grant Application available annually in spring

Do you know of an organization working to fund a quilt-related project? Since its inception, the QGD Helena Hibbs Endowment Grant has funded a wide range of quilt projects, ranging from oral history to antique quilt conservation to digitizing images of large collections. 

Click here to learn more.

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