Hi, I’m Helen! I’m the designer behind Cedar Quilt Co. Sewing has been a constant in my life from a young age. I love the whir of the machine, the gush of steam from the iron, and even the quiet plucks of stitches as they are un-picked. Not to mention the fabrics! Colour, print, texture - need I say more?
I’ve been a garment sewist for many years and I design garment patterns over at Helen’s Closet Patterns. It wasn’t until I decided to dip my toe into the quilting pool that I discovered a whole other world of sewing delights. Quilting combines my love of sewing and my love of graphic design in a way I never realized was possible! I have fallen head over heals for quilt design and I am so excited to share these with you here at Cedar Quilt Co.
My quilt designs are modern with a touch of tradition. I gravitate towards bold, graphic colours but love a classic block-based quilt. You’ll find themes of nature in my designs, many of which are inspired by the landscape and plants here on Vancouver Island, BC. I am also greatly inspired by textile arts such as weaving, knitting, and appliqué.
Designing patterns and teaching others to sew is a huge passion of mine. I love creating well-designed instructions that are easy to follow. Making sure your sewing experience is as smooth as possible is my goal! You can test drive our patterns by downloading our free Playful Placemats pattern.
Thanks for stopping by!