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Fresh Quilting Episode 106: Old and New

In this episode of Fresh Quilting, join quilt pattern designer Elizabeth Dackson for a journey into the world of "modern traditionalism": making traditional quilt blocks new again. Then, Heather Grant and Brenda Ratliff discuss the best way to book faculty for quilting events. Finally, Elizabeth Dackson reveals her top tips for creating perfect half-square triangles.

Fresh Quilting segments: Season 1, Episode 6

  
Elizabeth Dackson is a self-proclaimed fabric addict and quilter. She fell in love with quilting as her son entered the terrible twos, and found her sanity again in making quilts. Her first quilting book, Becoming a Confident Quilter, was released in the fall of 2013, chock full of tips, exercises, and skill-building quilt patterns. Her second book, The Quilter’s Paper Piecing Workbook, was released in May 2016. She designs quilt patterns found both on her blog, Don’t Call Me Betsy (www.dontcallmebetsy.com), as well as in various quilting publications, including Quilty, Modern Quilts Unlimited, Quiltmaker, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, and Fat Quarterly. She is the founding president of the Tampa Modern Quilt Guild. Elizabeth lives in Florida with her patient husband, eight year old son, baby girl and two dogs.

Brenda Ratliff is the owner of Pink Castle Fabrics, a blogger at JustaBitFrayed.com, a fabric designer for RJR Fabrics, and Sew Pro convention coordinator.