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Helen Stubbings
Quilt, Embroidery, Stitchery, Applique and fabric designer of Hugs 'n Kisses
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I'm proud to be a part of the third annual Sew Pink blog hop run by ByAnnie – to focus on Breast cancer for the month of October. Although its important every day of the year, I've taken part in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2021 at Hugs from Helen
Time for a little maths lesson. Do you love English paper piecing but ready to move on from just hexies.. We have lots of die cut EPP Iron-on shapes being added to our inventory with our next order coming soon.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2021 at Hugs from Helen
I'm again participating in the ByAnnie #sewpink campaign for the October Breast cancer awareness month. Although I have so far escaped the 1 in 7 statistic, many of my friends have not and I have watched them battle and fight... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at Hugs from Helen
I use bias vines and stems so often in my projects and love that there are many ways you can make them very easily and accurately. However, I'm also aware from the oohs and ahhs at workshops and in classes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at Hugs from Helen
I’ve done a quick photo tutorial whilst making up a second test prototype of my Le fer Tote bag as written instructions can be tricky for some parts of this bag and we have found people struggle with the lining... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at Hugs from Helen
Do you often end up with wavy borders on your quilt? Is your quilt often not square? Here’s some hints and tips to get a perfectly flat border and quilt top - which your longarm quilter will love you for.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Hugs from Helen
So Terry Atkinson and Gudrun Erla put the call out to us to show our ‘real studios’- not perfectly cleaned, beautifully presented, out of a magazine images, but instant as they are now.. I considered that I really can’t show... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at Hugs from Helen
Yesterday saw our final event for the year (well maybe we’ll squeeze one more in online) Our annual Christmas gathering – a time to celebrate, share, inspire, stitch, learn new things and enjoy beautiful friendships and company. The tables were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at Hugs from Helen
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