About

Helen Kent

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. 

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