Blast Off – Beth Helfter, EvaPaige Quilt Designs

Today’s guest blog hopper is Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs. I have known Beth for many years and I could tell you all of her deep, dark secrets but we’ll save that for another post! Beth is a fabulous quilt designer and blogger extraordinaire. She is a frequent contributor to the Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks, has been featured in numerous publications and was a 2014 Quiltmaker Scrap Squad member. Her blog, Quilting Hottie Haven, is a must stop for any quilter who likes to laugh and learn a thing or two along the way. Underneath all that fabric, aren’t we all Quilting Hotties? Yes, we are! Here is one of Beth’s newest patterns Vinnie Loves Maude which is her scrappy mash-up of vintage and modern design.

Vinnie Loves Maude

Beth’s patterns are always well thought out, have great illustrations and clear instructions. There is still only so much information we can pack into a pattern though. Being the generous person she is, Beth is currently running a quilt-along for the above pattern so she can share all the extra tips and tricks that couldn’t fit into the pattern. The results of the participants will be no less than stunning! And we can’t forget to mention her group exchange every fall that raises money for her pet charity, Ovarian Cancer. I’ve participated several times and have met some awesome quilters. If you’re not too exhausted from all that Beth accomplishes you should know she also has two teenage daughters and one preteen daughter as well as Mr. Hottie to keep her on her toes. Sigh…I need a nap…

Here’s a little throw-back Thursday (on Tuesday…) for you. We (and the rest of our New England Quilt Designers Cooperative members) were featured in the April/May 2011 issue of The Quilter Magazine. I’m seated on the left and Beth is on the right. Clearly I was having a bad hair day (which is most days…) and “gasp!!!” am I wearing a skirt? I didn’t know I owned a skirt!

NEQDC 2011

Beth’s quilting motto is “Perfection is overrated” and she will be happy to come and visit your guild and tell you how to achieve “perfection light” in your quilting life too. No really, please call and schedule her today…she needs a break from those teens/preteens! You can visit Beth’s blog to see what she has going on and leave a comment for a chance at her giveaway today. You can also find her at these social media locations:


Facebook Community –
Instagram – @evapaigequilts
Website –

Grand Prize Comment:  Before you head over to Beth’s leave a comment here to be entered for a chance at the grand prize by answering this question…

In Beth’s lectures and workshops she aims to lessen your perfectionist nature and keep you as far away from your seam ripper as possible. So…spill it…are you a perfectionist or do you go with the flow?

11 thoughts on “Blast Off – Beth Helfter, EvaPaige Quilt Designs”

  1. Most definitely NOT a perfectionist … I very much go with the flow. Perfection is most definitely over rated … I\’m right there with Beth on that one.

  2. I\’m a do my best, but, go with the flow, type of girl. I saw a few fabrics touching, in my new \’scrappy\’ quilt, but, I figured if someone else saw them that it would be ok. Life happens, lets make quilts.

  3. Joyce Jackowski

    Go with the flow unless it is real obvious, then get out the seam ripper. Life is too short to fuss over something that won\’t be seen at 20 feet on a galloping horse.

  4. I am usually a perfectionist, but depending on my mood and how the mistakes looks, I sometimes don\’t mind. Ha,Ha.

  5. I definitely lean toward a perfectionist! I sometimes give myself permission to not be perfect, but it drives me batty! I\’ve never tried any improv quilting for just this reason!

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