My name is Helen Kent and I am passionate about all things patchwork and quilting.
Having sewn all my life, starting as many did with their Cindy and Barbie doll clothes. I progressed onto dressmaking, cross stitch and needlepoint, in fact any and every craft I could. Watercolour painting became a favourite for a time with my Father.
But then I discovered the wonderful world of P&Q. The colours, textures and simple pleasure of sewing – creating something new from bits and pieces – has become more than a hobby. I was lucky to have been the assistant editor to British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, a job I loved which gave me the opportunity to learn from the best. I still write and design for them on a freelance basis. Not normally a ‘competition’ quilter, I have won Silver in the theme category at Quilts UK. I am a regular blogger for UKQU (UK Quilters United) as well as on my own website. I teach patchwork and quilting at local quilt shops; The Cotton Angel in Monmouth and Black Mountain Fabric in Abergavenny, and I love to organise sew days, workshops and retreats in the land where the traditions of quilting go back centuries.