Helen and her business Hugs ‘n Kisses are internationally known. Self-publishing over 200 patterns, four books and many products, Helen has been featured in countless craft, quilt and embroidery magazines – including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilters Home, Australian Quilters Companion and Quiltmania to name a few. She has also developed the Colourqué® technique – as published by AQS in the bookFaux Appliqué – and a glue stick appliqué technique shown in Simply Applique which she has taught across Australia, USA and Europe. Helen has won several awards for her exhibition quilts including Best Machine Workmanship at Paducah in 2007 in collaboration with her sister – a master quilter. In 2013, their collaboration quilt Cornelian won Best of Show Tasmania, and toured the country in the Best of Australia exhibition.

Her latest book, Simply redwork, is packed full of gift and quilt projects using her favourite go-to colour red.

Helen’s newest passion is English paper piecing using her own branded iron on, leave in papers. She has a Craftsy class which teaches you everything you need to know to perfect this addictive method.