“From Betsy’s Basket” Club to Start September 11, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are excited to begin our second year of “From Betsy’s Basket Club” this coming Monday evening, September 11, 2017 at 6:30p.   Betsy Chutchian is the quilt artist hosting this journey and the title for club this year is “Kate’s Garden”.

Many of you are familiar with Betsy Chutchian.  She describes herself as ” a quilter, quilt designer, fabric designer, author, quilting teacher, lecturer, collector of all things old, wife and mom.” Betsy designs reproduction fabrics for MODA fabrics. You can find the following fabric lines of Betsy’s on display at the Quilted Moose:  Eliza’s Indigos, Lizzie’s Legacy and Bramblewood 1870-1890. 

We will start our journey though “Kate’s Garden” on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:30p.  Betsy is using an antique quilt from her collection as her inspiration for this mystery Block Of the Month (BOM) club.   Each month you will be provided with two patterns.  One pattern will be for a pieced block and the second pattern will be for an appliqué block.   Many of you may be cringing at the word ‘appliqué’.  This will be a chance for you to work outside of your comfort zone.   We will discuss the different options available for appliqué as well as fabric types and colors you might use for your project.  Of course, we will ‘Moose It Up’ with inspiration and additional ideas for “Kate’s Garden”  along the way.  At the end of the mystery BOM series (you will need to keep up!) you will have a completed quilt top.

This is a unique opportunity to stretch your creativity and improve your quilting skills.   Remember this is a journey.  Some of you may start your journey with a full plan for the colors and fabrics to complete your quilt.  Others of you may struggle with the idea of not having the knowledge of what the completed quilt will look like.   I watched many of last year’s club members start the first few months without a clear concept of what they were making.  Moose staff and fellow club members offered encouragement; as well as ideas and tips for each month’s blocks.  So many gorgeous quilts were the end result!   “From Betsy’s Basket” is a wonderful opportunity for ‘like minds’ to meet and engage in the quilting topics we love or want to learn more about.   We welcome all levels of experience.

“From Betsy’s Basket” Club meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30p.  Give us a call for more details.

Happy Stitching,