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My name is Betty Briscall. I began sewing in a 9th grade Home EC class. I began making my own clothes and after becoming a mother, made most of my children’s clothes. Our county offered free adult education, so I participated in classes on sportwear, lingerie and tailoring and ended up making many wedding and special occasion dresses.
During this time, I began to teach garment construction classes at my church. In the late 1980’s, a local quilt shop offered free quilt lessons. I fell in love with quilting, at least the piecing step. I had always appreciated quilts as both my grandmothers were quilters, but we never lived close enough to them for me to learn. I soon began teaching beginning piecing at a local quilt shop. The result of this was many quilt “tops”. Paying a quilter to quilt them was not an option, so walking foot quilting was my solution.
Over the next few years, I had the opportunity to take free motion quilting from some well-known quilt teachers. I began to enjoy the quilting step more than the piecing. In 2017, a friend’s quilt shop offered a Westalee Design Sampler Set class by Donelle McAdams. By the end of the event, I was hooked.
I learned more about using the rulers watching YouTube, and then attended a class taught by Ann Moore. But the best thing, one of the few good things, that came as a result of the lockdown, was the free “Live” classes Sew Steady offered on facebook. The talented, encouraging, friendly group of teachers was something I really looked forward to, and it seemed that the ladies I watched with became my friends, even though we had never met.
I am currently teaching classes in shops in Tri-cities region of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
I am willing to travel 200 miles from Bristol, TN for teaching at guilds or shops.