I am so pleased to announce that Betsy Chutchian will be coming to teach for the Quilted Moose at Minglewood Lodge September 14 & 15, 2018. As well as a fabulous quilt & fabric designer, author, and teacher; Betsy is a personal friend.
Betsy Chutchian developed a passionate interest in fabric, quilts, sewing and history as a child. After graduation from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1980, Betsy received an antique quilt top made by her paternal great-grandmother and great-aunt. It was then that she taught herself to quilt.
Betsy began teaching in 1990 and she shares her passion for quiltmaking and reproducing 19th Century quilts through teaching, presentations and bed-turnings. She is the author of several books – her latest being Quilts for all Seasons published by Quiltmania Editions, and the coming-very-soon Hope’s Journey from Martingale. Her previous books include: Gone to Texas, Quilts from a Pioneer Woman’s Journal, Lizzie’s Legacy and Just Treats, No Tricks with Kansas City Star. She also co-authored History Repeated, Block Exchange Quilts by the 19th Century Patchwork Divas.
Betsy’s passion for fabric, fabric study, and antique quilts has led her to design fabric with Moda – which isn’t far from Grand Prairie, Texas, where she lives with her husband Steve and a couple of cats.
Betsy will be teaching two workshops from her co-authored book with Carol Staehle, History Repeated. Betsy and Carol founded the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas block exchange group because of their love of 19th-century quilts. This Texas based block exchange group recreates their best loved quilt treasures of the past with 1800s reproduction fabrics. We are delighted that some of the Divas will be traveling along with Betsy. We can’t wait to meet them!
The first workshop will be Friday, September 14, 2018 from 9:30am-4P at Minglewood Lodge. Betsy will be teaching “Blind Man’s Fancy”. This quilt block inspiration comes from a circa-1880 antique quilt from Conisteo, New York. The original quilt was made by Marie Boag.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:30am-4P at Minglewood Lodge; Betsy will be teaching “Wheel of Fortune”. Inspiration for this block used in the Divas Block Exchange came from a 1877 antique quilt called “Peaceful Valley Quilt”.
The workshop price for each day is $89.00; lunch is included. Betsy’s book, History Repeated, is required for each workshop. The cost of the book is $26.95.
Also, Friday evening, Betsy will be presenting a trunk show. The trunk show will include Betsy’s quilts from several of her books. The evening will begin at 6:30pm and costs $10.00.
If you have made any of Betsy’s quilt designs we would like to encourage you to bring them to the trunk show and workshop. We would love to see how you have interpreted her quilt designs!
You will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies and enthusiasm! ???Starter kits of fabric available????
Please give us a call for additional information and to reserve your spot. You will be glad you did! 402.332.4178