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Helen lives with her three daughters and husband in Tasmania, Australia’s island- and southern-most state. She runs her two businesses, Hugs ’n Kisses and Wysistas––maker of Quizzles®, interactive quilt patterns––from her home studio producing patterns, books, and CDs for the textile, stitching, quilting, home decorating, and craft industries. Her projects have appeared in many Australian and U.S. magazine, and she has exhibited and been awarded many honors for her quilts worldwide. Helen has taught her Colorqué® technique throughout Australia and internationally for several years and particularly loves the gathering/retreat type setting where women come together and share in the joy of stitching. Helen also volunteers her time to several charity projects such as “Snugglybug Rugs” and runs charity friendship days in her local area.
Books by Helen Stubbings
Marie Monteith Sturmer
The work of Marie Monteith Sturmer has been published in various quilt books and magazines. Her quilts are in the permanent collections of several prestigious organizations, including the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Kentucky.
Carolyn lives in Bundanoon, a rural township two hours out of Sydney, with her husband, Ken, and her cat, Orlando. She lives on five acres of flat, plateau country surrounded by eucalypt and deciduous trees in a park like site. Its cool climate, with its many gardens, closeness to the escarpment and beautiful mists, provide lots of inspiration for her work. Her work on various committees, as president of both The Quilters’ Guild NSW and Ozquilt Network, with the Quilts 2000 project, have given her an insight into the wider picture of the Australian quilting world. Carolyn is a trained high school teacher who enjoys teaching people to find their own creativity and to produce stitched works that are meaningful to the maker. In recent years, she has gained a Diploma in Art History from Sydney University. Keeping scrapbooks of her designs and thought processes is an important part of her life. These many scrapbooks are a key source of inspiration as they reference all the things she has seen and read about and all the places she has visited for design and color for new works.