Helen has been making and exhibiting her art quilts around the world since leaving Loughborough in 1990. Initially inspired by archaeology, she has become known for her minimalist landscape based quilts. In 2002 a focus on running stitch led to an Arts Council grant to tour her solo show 'Zen and the art of hand quilting' with the Knitting and Stitching Show. She continues to explore creativity, stitch and mark making through her own work, teaching, mentoring and writing. Her work has appeared in many exhibitions and several books. Her book Mark Making in Textile Art was published in 2013.
My approach to teaching is facilitative and student centred. I aim to inspire and support individuals to explore their own creativity, ideas and visual language to create personal work.
My inspiration is landscape is all its richness, subtlety and complexity. I seek to express and share this passion through my stitched work, often drawing on English wholecloth quilting traditions.