Contemporary Quiltmaker


Betty began quilting shortly after moving from Monterey, California to Savannah, Georgia in 1993. Her very first quilt was in the traditional sampler style. In 1996, Betty participated in the Georgia Quilt Project where she was chosen to design and create a gift quilt for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, GA. Her quilt "A Log Cabin for the 1996 Olympics" was displayed for 5 months at the Atlanta History Center and was published in “the OLYMPIC GAMES QUILTS, AMERICA'S WELCOME to the World”, Oxmoor House (1996).   This quilt was also shown in the national magazine, "Quilting Today", and in the local Savannah  Morning News paper. It was chosen by the Georgia Quilt Project to be given as a goodwill gesture to representatives from a country participating in the Games;  the National Olympic Committee of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. After the 1996 Olympics, Betty progressed from her traditional quilting into intricate Foundation Paper Piecing, and Color Wash or Water Color quilting.    

Betty has always been active in the promotion of the art of QUILTING. She was a member and Past President of the Calico Stitchers Quilt Guild of Savannah, Georgia, and a member of the Georgia Quilt Council and the Palmetto Quilt Guild of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Betty taught her quilting techniques to many quilters at Colonial Quilts in Savannah.

In 2000, she moved her quilt studio to Cumberland County, North Carolina and devoted most of her time to her own artistic design whims. Even so, Betty continued to give lectures and demonstrations on her Watercolor techniques to quilters around North Carolina. In 2003, she moved her quilt studio to the Bavarian village of Hoppachshof, Germany. Here she gained more experience in different quilting techniques, along with embroidery stitching on PFAFF and BERNINA machines. In late 2005, Betty moved her studio to Corpus Christi, Texas. She continued to learn new techniques and taught at a BERNINA Sewing Center in Corpus Christi. In early 2008, she moved to Huntsville, Alabama. Her quilt studio is now located in her home a few miles north of the Tennessee River and partway up Green Mountain.   

Betty maintains heirloom quality in her Pinwheel, Interlock, Wall Hanging, and Throw Water Color quilts with the use of long fiber cotton fabrics from around the world, and is proud to have her quilts in homes across the US and EUROPE. She has a stable of sewing machines that include a 1949 and 1956 Featherweight SINGERs, a 1931 STANDARD Sewhandy, and multiple BERNINAs.

 In SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, Betty’s quilts are available for viewing and purchase at the VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN artist cooperative where she has been a member since 1996. It is located on the Savannah River walk at 223 West River Street. 

 In HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, Betty’s quilts are available for viewing and purchase at the FIREHOUSE ANTIQUES and COLLECTABLES, conveniently located on US Highway 231 South at 10095 South Memorial Parkway  (across from Lowe’s;  look for the fire trucks).    



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