Helen Kelley Patchworks

Quiltmaker, Teacher, Lecturer, Designer, Author, Judge

My Writings

Writing allows me to share my love of quilting with so many more people.


For more than 20 years, I have shared my family, my thoughts, and my adventures with quilters everywhere through my monthly column, “Loose Threads”, in Quilters Newsletter Magazine. You can find a copy of one of my recent columns at their website, http://www.qnm.com/.


Helen Kelley’s Joy of Quilting. More of my “Loose Threads” articles. Published by Voyageur Press, 2004.

Every Quilt Tells a Story, a Quilter’s Stash of Wit and Wisdom. A collection of some of my “Loose Threads” articles. Published by Voyageur Press, 2003.

Scarlet Ribbons, An American Indian Technique. Available now In its second edition. Published by Written Heritage.

Dating Quilts, from the 1600’s to the Present. Published by C&T, 1995. Out of print, but may be found new or used. Try searching the internet.