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Helen Stubbings
Quilt, Embroidery, Stitchery, Applique and fabric designer of Hugs 'n Kisses
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I was honoured to offer to contribute to ByAnnies #sewpink initiative to support Breast Cancer worldwide. As someone who has known and continues to support many close to me fighting this dreadful disease it is something dear to all of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
You may have seen our recent High Tea Stitch for Sisters event? Jo and I were very honoured to pull this event together in two short weeks and have over 75 ladies attend, stitch, share, laugh, cry and make a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
How lucky was I to get advance yardage of the beautiful new Tilda fabric line – Plum Garden? Because Jo could not contain herself when the rep showed us these lines we actually ordered the full line PLUS the accompanying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
The wonderful team at Aurifil this month have jotted their thoughts on why stitching is their therapy! Erin, creative director, Karen, master educator, Kate – Chicago office and Hilary, social media coordinator- have all spoken about their quilting journey and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
My guest blogger this month is the lovely Bev McCullough who blogs over at Flamingo Toes. She offered to write a post on what quilting and crafting means to her and how much of a profound change in her life... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
My dear friend Pat has written our article this month... I first met Pat many years ago in Houston demonstrating a sit down longarm machine - I didnt buy the machine but I never forgot who Pat was... Here's a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
This month's guest blogger is Lyn Carson Harris who contacted me with an offer to tell her story and why she creates... Here is a little more about Lyn's background Lynn lives in Michigan where she creates art, raises chickens,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
Last Sunday was our memorable annual Autumn Gathering - a little earlier than usual because of a very busy couple of months ahead - but the sun shone and we thought of everything but the impending change of season. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
Sarah De Jonge is the creator of the 1000 hearts project. She believes that kindness can change our hearts and our world. She has a psychology degree, counselling qualifications and about 15 years’ experience helping people through the tough stuff... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
We have a new toy in our shed and are slowly learning and playing with lots of new yummyness for us all.... Checkout these mini embroidery frames and brooches - just two to start with but many more to come.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
This week’s block is by Lori Kennedy and features my favourite technique – applique (ok so one of my favourites) Of course I used my applique paper method and left out the piecing part. they're starting to make a nice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
This weeks block is pieced – and is designed so you don’t have to have perfect points – hence the name ‘point taken’ and is designed by Susan Ache. Susan is Yard Girl 60 on instagram and specializes in machine... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Im on a roll here so while I running hot here is block 4! this weeks block is from Wenche Wolff Hatling and this is my little version. yes my little elephant is backwards because I lazily traced the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
How exciting is it that I was invited to be a designer in the second series of the Splendid Sampler? And I even made the cover! so yes, you get my block for free to get one step ahead before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Now- don’t get too excited- I'm starting off well but I'm liable not to last too well… I won’t be blogging for every block but the first few I thought I’d tell you how I made my versions and add... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
How exciting for me to be a part of the second series of the Splendid sampler – so I didn't make the cut for the first one – but hey, you all know about it now so are ready to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Have you been needled about what type of needle you should use in your embroidery projects? Or perhaps, choosing the right type of needle is like looking for a needle in a haystack? One of the most basic and the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
Typepad HTML Email Hi Gale, at this stage my first trip this year will be for Houston in October – I haven’t decided on teaching engagements just yet but have had several enquiries.HugsHelen
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2018 on Stitch with Helen in 2018 at Hugs from Helen
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We made it to 2018- what will it bring? So many exciting things happening in 2018, where do I start? I’m currently having just a few days off but madly trying to design, stitch and prepare some exciting programs and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Hugs from Helen
So much to tell you about my last few months, but let’s start backwards with our wonderful but busy weekend just gone.. Over 100 lovely like minded ladies joined us in a wonderful setting to share, stitch, laugh and play….... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Hugs from Helen
Apple or Yellow Greens are the colour for this months Aurifil block designer – and I’m it! I love my Aurifil threads and was chuffed when they asked me to be the October girl… This year this free BOM quilt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Hugs from Helen
Typepad HTML Email Hi Annetta, this a blog page – you’d need to order from my website at
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Hi Maureen. Yes these patterns are still available on my new website. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented May 9, 2017 on Twas the night before Christmas at Hugs from Helen
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Typepad HTML Email Hi Diane, unfortunately we have just moved all of our websites and this has broken many links in old blog posts… the new website is still at however it is a brand new platform so links and navigation it totally different. When we have time we will work back over some blog posts and correct the links but right now we are still dealing with other problems that are inevitable when everything Is moved….The link for the BOM you mention is now HugsHelen
Toggle Commented May 7, 2017 on The Leah Day Project at Hugs from Helen
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Whilst testing my blocks for my latest Block of the Month Project ‘In The Good Old Days’, I decided to use one right here to send to Leah and see what she did with it! and here are the results!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Hugs from Helen