Helen’s quilting journey began during the Bicentennial. As a self-taught quilter and overachiever, her first quilt was a queen size applique quilt – a gift for her college roommate and best friend. The recipient still treasures the quilt – warts and all.
The quilting bug returned full force after the birth of her son and Helen soon local quilt guilds. Membership presented her with opportunities to continue developing her quilting skills. An opportunity to teach a class to the guild offered Helen the chance to merge two of her passions: teaching and quilting. Helen has taught at several Maryland quilt shops, guilds and here at MAQ. Retirement from teaching special education and a move to a house with a larger quilting space have recharged her batteries and she is excited to return to MAQ this summer. Her quilts have been exhibited at local, regional and national quilt shows.
Helen is an advocate of SLOW quilting. Hand piecing, applique and quilting offer each of us the opportunity to stop, breath and live in the moment as we savor the delight of creating with our hands. While she finds something in every quilt to admire, it is quilts of the past that continue to capture her fancy.
Friday Class: Broiderie Perse Explorations
Saturday Class: Whig Rose with Dimensional Applique
Sunday Class: Love is All Around
MAQ Class Schedule