Welcome

Betty Alofs
Welcome

Thank you for visiting my web site!  Check out the Patterns page and see the Patterns from New Designers!  The "Italian Memories" series by Myrna Raglin is a beauty to behold and create!

Please check out my schedule to find where I will be and when!  I have a series of basic techniques classes at Cozy Quilt Shop in Rancho San Diego, CA that are being held on a once a month basis.  These are two hour classes that focus on one technique that day from 1 to 3 in the afternoon and again from 6 - 8 in the evening.  Classes include Sleeves, Y-seams, Beginning Paper Piecing, Zippers, Redwork by Machine, All About Fusibles, Labels and Prairie Points.  Come join us!

NEW! The Handi Quilter Sweet 16 Club is being formed at Cozy Quilt Shop for the purpose of learning as much as possible about free motion quilting, the tools provided by Handi Quilter Co., and exploring the art of free motion.  My aim for the group is to help each other, learn from each other, and have fun interacting with each other!  The Sweet 16 machine is a free motion only machine with a 16" space for ease of quilting.  The machine also includes a stitch regulator that you may use or not, as you wish.

If you are interested in the club, you are invited to attend the first meeting free of charge to see if you would be interested in this free motion group.  Thereafter there is a small club dues fee. The complete schedule for 2014 is available at www.Cozyquilt.com

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Please feel free to contact me for more information on classes, lectures, workshops and my availability.  I also invite shop owners to inquire about purchasing my patterns for their shop.

Academy of Quilting

Taking an online class is a great way to learn without leaving the privacy of your own home. Working on the class in the morning before work, evening after work, or just early on a stay-at-home morning still in your PJ's is great fun. Check out www.adademyofquilting.com and see what they have to offer.

My class at AQ is called Quilt Your Favorite Photos. 

This class was formerly titled Home Building and was featured on Quilt University.  Quilt University has since gone off line and this class is now featured on Academy of Quilting

Here is what one student had to say about the class at Quilt University.

Janet in Alberta wrote:

Home Building
 Enjoyable: I loved Betty's class.  Not only did she teach us how to build our home from fabric but to really look at the whole picture from different
angles, with different sun exposures and to incorporate realistic effects by using shadows and shading.  The landscaping was great too as we could make
it as it is or try our hand at making our dream landscaping come true on fabric.
 Presentation: Her material was so well presented there was little need for questions but those we did have were answered quickly and thoroughly.  She
encouraged us to use our imagination and try different techniques to get the effect we wanted. I waited a long time to take Betty's class and I'm very
glad I was able benefit from her instructions.  My brother could not believe how realistic my fabric house is--and he's fussy.

 Book!

 My book "Quilt Your Favorite Photos" is still available.  Check it out on the patterns/book page.  I have been teaching from the book at local quilt shops, and am looking forward to some travel to teach it for guilds in CA, AZ, and NV.

New Link

A new link has been added to my links page. It is called Pink Cures, and is the brain child of my niece Tara (14 yr old) in Maryland. She was moved by the cancer fight of her friend's mother, and decided to do something to help. She and her mother Kris have created their own web site where they make and sell jewelry and other items, with 100% of the profits going directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Check out her site and see what you can do to help.

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