1-3 p.m. | 7-9 p.m.

September 2019 Program

Betsy Chutchian

19th Century Patchwork Divas

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 quilt making and reproducing 19th Century quilts through teaching, presentations and bed-turnings. She is the author of several books, including “Classic and Heirloom Quilts” published by Its Sew Emma, and “Treasury of Quilts” 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 is also the co-founder of the 19th Century Patchwork Divas, a block exchange group dedicated to 1800’s reproduction fabric.

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’s trunk show and lecture will feature quilts made by her block exchange group, the 19th Century Patchwork Divas, at both of our September 10 meetings.s.

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