Helen Gregory is the editorial director for Interweave's Quilt, Paper, & Sewing Group, which includes Quilting Arts Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, Stitch, and Studios magazines. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing/ product development, Helen was a fan of Quilting Arts since the early days, and she was thrilled to join the QA/CPS team in 2007. A friend introduced Helen to quilting shortly after they graduated from college, and she was perfectly content with handwork until her parents gave her a student model sewing machine. When she received the machine, she couldn’t imagine that she’d ever use it. Now she can’t imagine life without it. When not working or creating, Helen loves spending time outdoors – hiking, biking, kayaking, x-c skiing, and relaxing at the beach. She moved home to her native Massachusetts after living in Colorado for many years.