Helen Kelley Flowers from the Heart

In the December 2007 Quilters Newsletter (issue 398), we shared Helen Kelley's birthday celebration with our readers. This is the quilt her husband, Bill, had duplicated on her 80th birthday cake, plus pictures of Helen, Bill and Helen's birthday cake.

Bill and Helen Kelley celebrate her 80th birthday.

Helen's birthday cake, a detailed replica of her Flowers from the Heart quilt, 1995.


Flowers from the Heart, 90" x 90", 1995, by Helen Kelley of Minneapolis, Minnesota, shown in the December 1995 issue of QN (issue 278).

Read Helen's Loose Threads column to learn more about her surprise birthday celebration.

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cover of december 2007 issue
I am looking for the pattern on the cover of your dec. 2007 issue. It is an appliqued poinsetia quilt with stems in the border and lots of small round berries. Do I have the right issue? Thanks, Barbara Graul
Helen Kelley
What a beautiful quilt. I miss Helen Kelley. I loved reading her articles. It was always the first thing I read when I got a Quilter's Newletter Magazine.


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