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Turtle Hand Batiks Trunk Show

Friday, January 25
Lecture by Tina Hilton of Turtle Hand Batiks
10:30 until 12:00
Cost $15.00
Join Tina Hilton from Turtle Hand Batiks as she explains and shows us how these Malaysian Batiks are made and processed with ethical trade practices. You will get to see and feel these fantastic batik panels and yardage.

Tina Hilton – Founder & Curator of Turtle Hand Batik

Falling in love makes us do crazy things. For Tina Hilton, the object of her affection was batik, Malaysian batik in particular. From 1997 -2000 Tina lived in Malaysia and was smitten with the traditional batik used for traditional Malaysian clothing and collected a vast quantity. Strangely, Tina did not sew and had a deep seated loathing of sewing rooted in a junior high Home EC class taught by a domestic arts tyrant!  Luckily, a fellow expat introduced her to quilting and all the fantastic creations she made with Malaysian batik. Once back in the US, Tina embarked on a series of weekly quilting classes spanning over three years. A marriage made in heaven - batik and quilting!
Serendipity relocated Tina and her husband back to Malaysia in 2010 and the passion was rekindled. This time with a determination to seek out the best and most unique batik to share with quilters in the US and around the world. Turtle Hand Batik was born in 2012 and has been sharing the beauty of Malaysian small batch batik ever since.
When Tina’s not tending to her wooded acre Texas home, she’s traveling to quilt shows all over the country. In March 2019 she will be back in her happy place - Malaysia – working with her batik artisans on new creations and seeking out new and exciting ideas.

Instructor: Tina Hilton
Instructor Bio: Tina Hilton of Turtle Hand Batiks

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