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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Festival of Quilts

I have had some good news during the past week! Firstly, I received an email from Twisted Thread:

I am writing to confirm that we have allocated a 5m wall for you at the Festival of Quilts from 19th to 22nd August.
Your stand number is A42 which is right at the front near the competition quilts, and opposite the V&A.

This sounds a good position and I am really looking forward to this. If you do attend, please come and say hello to me. I am really pleased to be able to show the two quilts. It might also be an opportunity to spread the good word about the Quilt Study Group and traditional quilts.

Secondly, my daughter Sophie has found a permanent job within GSK as brand manager. She had been on the graduate trainee scheme. And Tom, who has just completed his Architecture Part II at London Metropolitan, has found a temporary job, working with the building construction for the London 2012 Olympics. This will be a good learning experience for him. It is a tough job market out there at the moment. I had my first supervision with my new job with a charity, so all goes well there.

Lastly, I got the all clear with my mammogram at Ipswich Hospital. Ladies, don't forget your regular check ups, they are so important!!

Finally, I'll leave you with a photo or two - I am writing some posts on 1940's and 1950's quilts. I am interested in the survival or otherwise of quilting during and after the war. I have four quilts to show you. Snowy, my textile quality control, has been busy checking them out - before they go upstairs once more to the cat-free quilt storage zone.


  1. Excellent news on so many fronts! Look forward to seeing the quilts in their prime position at FoQ - wondering what lengths you have to go to to maintain a totally cat-free zone? Ours have a team mentality geared to overcoming the obstacles of closed doors - one overnight guest and the whole thing goes haywire!

  2. I shall look forward to meeting you and of course seeing the quilts. Well done on the mammogram results and it is good news for your young ones. It is hard out there for them. My daughter is working as a paralegal until she can get a training contract for a solicitors and her boyfriend has a degree in Marine Geography and there is nothing at all out there. Best wishes.