Helen Keenan

Quilt Artist & Teacher

 Hello – let me tell you a little about myself


I have stitched all my life, a skill and pleasure introduced by my mother and grandmother, then reinforced at school.  After mastering embroidery and decorative stitching, sewing became increasingly utility and practical, with a young













family to stitch for.  My discovery of an Australian quilting book some 20 years ago was a total revelation as it introduced me to sewing for sheer fun and exuberance! It completely transformed the way I approached cloth and stitch, and introduced me to the thrill of playing with colour, texture, fabric and thread. Many fabric adventures followed, and I now design and make quilts, teach quiltmaking and exhibit regularly.