Contemporary Quilts, Homewares and Textiles

H. Richards & Co

I am a Melbourne based textile artist who designs and handcrafts contemporary quilts and homewares. My designs are simple and stylish, made to compliment modern homes and lives.

I draw on traditional quilting and patchwork craft with the eye of a contemporary artist. Each piece is an original work using natural materials, hand-printed fabrics, patchwork appliqué and intricate quilting methods to create textiles that are at once practical, beautiful and beguiling.

From rock pools in the endless coastline to the beautiful sparse vegetation of the Top End, my work reflects the Australian landscape in its many guises. My quilts have found loving owners in beautiful homes in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth as well as in the USA, England, Malaysia and the Philippines.

My quilts are made for sensitive modern souls: to be dreamt under, to bring joy to the eyes and comfort to the body, and to become part of a beautiful life.

Please contact me for any questions or inquiries.

See my portfolio on Flickr.

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See studio snaps on Instagram

Buy cards, calendars, homewares and gifts on RedBubble.

Buy modern unique custom printed fabric on Spoonflower.


Make your own Precious Poppet.

The class is a 4-hour workshop on a single day.

  • Take home your unique ‘precious poppet’ Art Doll, and the skills & tools to make more.

  • Explore using fabric crayons & photographs printed onto fabric to create your unique textile design. With a simple body shape, your Art Doll is a great way to showcase your design and make a lovely gift or decorative item for your home. Once you know how it’s also a great boredom busting craft to share with kids during school holidays. You’ll take home your completed Poppet at the end of the class

  • Prerequisite: A willingness to be playful with colour. You must be able to machine sew on a line

  • Materials: All materials included- Please bring a photograph that you will copy to use for your dolls face.


Happy Hexagons and More.

Introduction to English Paper Piecing patchwork.


Drawing with Thread.

Introduction to improvised free-motion quilting.

The class is a 3-hour workshop on a single day.

  • In the workshop, you will explore you will explore, create and have fun with free-motion quilting in a relaxed studio environment. Prerequisite: Confidence in using your sewing machine and a willingness to experiment with this new sewing technique.

  • Materials: All materials provided.

  • Please bring your sewing machine that can free-motion quilt and a free motion quilting foot.