Lecturer, teacher, editor, and author Helen Squire is well known for her Dear Helen, Can You Tell Me series of nine pattern books as well as her new release, 75 Quilting Patterns: The Best of Helen’s Hints. Helen’s column, “Helen’s Hints,” appears in every issue of American Quilter magazine, as it has for over 20 years. Helen began her publishing career in 1978 and published the first of her Dear Helen books in 1987. Helen’s historical one-hour lectures on quilting are often called “hysterical”. Her informative facts about quiltmaking are presented in a humorous, lighthearted manner meant to entertain as well as educate. Helen resides in Paducah, Kentucky and is a long-standing member of the American Quilter’s Society.