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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.













Saturday, 9 April 2011

First Anniversary Give Away

To celebrate one year of blogging about Welsh and Durham quilts - and what a learning curve it has been - I am having a little "give away" for fun. I have one copy of Mary and Clare's "Making Welsh Quilts" - not my signed copy, I'm afraid, just the paperback version---

Plus these duplicate copies of syndicated quilt patterns from 1933. These are from Detroit newspapers, before the Fuller family moved back to Oklahoma--The patterns are Josephs Coat of Many Colours, Lafayettes Orange Peel, and New York Beauty. They would look great in a suitable frame but would have to be kept out of the sunlight as they are so old and the newsprint is not very strong.




I also wanted to give away some vintage fabric - here is some Korean silk. My understanding is that it was part of the American redevelopment work after the Korean War, trying to get a textile industry rebuilt and going, especially silk making - these are salesman's samples and I think date from the 1960's. The silk is good to use in patchwork as long as you resist the temptation to pull at any loose threads!


There are some larger pieces as well. I will try to make up several bundles and give an assortment. The designs and colours are very 60's and do look rather Merimeko in an oriental sort of way, if that makes sense.


To enter, just leave a short comment and I'll put them all in a hat, which I will draw in about a week's time. I'll email the winners - I hope that not too many of you have "no reply" addresses! As I say, it is just for fun.....Pippa

27 comments:

  1. what a wonderful giveaway I already own the book, its Wonderful!
    again congrats on one year of blogging!
    kathie

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  2. What interesting items for a giveaway! I love them all! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  3. Your book looks so interesting; thank you for posting this giveaway!

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  4. Happy Anniversary ! The fabric is beautiful ... but I would really love to read that book -

    thanks for the chance

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  5. It's very generous of you to do a giveaway.
    I have been following your blog and learning about Welsh quilts. Sadly, growing up in England I didn't know anything about English and Welsh quilts.

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  6. Your blog is one of my favorites as I love the Welsh and Durham hand quilted wholecloths! Is it possible to obtain a copy of the article you wrote? Thank you for spotlighting these wonderful quilts of your area! Congratulations on your 1 year mark---I've learned so much from you!

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  7. I'd love to win your goodies! Thanks for sharing ... I've been meaning to buy that book but just haven't so *maybe* I won't have to. Happy Spring from a very sunny Belgium!

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  8. Those Korean fabrics look interesting and fun! I'd love a shot at all these 'pieces of history' things. THanks! and congrats on one year!

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  9. Hi Pippa -I have been really enjoying your blog and the pictures you have posted are just wonderful- should inspire all us quilters! Such a kind idea to have a "Giveaway" - fingers crossed I am lucky! All good wishes and keep those blogs coming! Best wishes from Devon on a truly glorious sunny Spring day. Angie

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  10. Congrats on your one year of blogging. I have no idea how I made it to your blog, I'm just glad I did. The hand quilting that you showcase is magnificent and the research that you share is great. Many history lessons have been stitched in cloth. I dream of doing many of these, but I'll be lucky to ever make one. I"m glad you have more to show this next year.

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  11. What a generous giveaway - the book would be a treasure & help me to get started on my own quilt!

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  12. How generous! It would be great to have the book as I haven't been able to see it in person.

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  13. What a lovely giveaway! I've only recently found you, but am very pleased I did - being half Welsh, I'm hoping to make a Welsh quilt eventually ...... one day!!! I'm pleased too to hear that you're going to be at this year's Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham, as I'm hoping to get along again this year.

    Please count me in your giveaway.

    Julia

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  14. Wow, lovely things - especially those fabrics and the syndicated quilt patterns (I know the book is lovely too, the hardback edition is in my reading pile at home). The fabrics would work beautifully with some of my Japanese silks. My dad worked in Korea in the 1980s, but didn't get me any fabric like this.

    Must organise a giveaway on my blog sometime too! :-)

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  15. Hi Pippa, just to say how much I enjoy your research into quilts and quilting patterns. I hope you'll be at FOQ again this year.

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  16. Please put me in the hat! I would love the Welsh Quilt book. I had no idea the Detroit Times had quilt patterns. Now I will have to see if I can track some down! Congratulations on your Anniversary.

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  17. Congratulations on your anniversary. Hope I win some Korean silk

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  18. Congratulations on your anniversary.....generous giveaway ....would love to be entered...x

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  19. Pippa, so very nice to meet you! Sue from "I Sew Quilts" formerly of The Pumpkin Patch Quilt Shop follows you and I just had to come and see for myself. Love the blog, Happy First Year Blogversary!!! Isn't it such fun to share your thoughts and moments that are special with everyone. I am now a follower and am sure to be spending alot of pleasurable moments with you in the weeks and months to come.
    Mitts fromhttp://bagladyfromthebay.blogspot.com/

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  20. I'd love to win some of those silk fabrics as I already have Mary and Clare's book. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your beautiful old quilts.

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  21. Thank you, Pippa, and congratulations on your anniversary. I don't care if I win or not, I just hope you continue to show us the lovely quilts.

    Janet

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  22. Hi Pippa... Bethany Garner here from Kingston, ON, Canada and a huge fan of WELSH QUILTS. My Welsh grandmother lived in downtown Detroit and pieced her beautiful handmade quilts, entering many in in Michigan State Fair and was an award winning quilter! Love this thread...Thanks for sharing and we are watching to see what is next. Many thanks.

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  23. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win your book.

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  24. Hi Pippa, thanks so much again for your help on the bell quilt. It has been lovely to read your blogs.

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  25. Hi Pippa!
    I am so excited to have just discovered Welsh style quilting. I have been a quilter for about 20 years but have just found this beautiful style. I am already planning my first Welsh quilt. The book you are giving away was recommended to me, which I plan to buy, or maybe I will win it! I think I have read your entire years worth of posts in one sitting! Thank you for all your information.

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  26. That is a great quilt book. I enjoy mine very much. I have ejoyed reading your blog and enjoy all the photos even the nonquilty ones. I love the area you live in and the areas you have shown.

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  27. I just stumbled onto your blog when looking for information on the princess feather quilt. An lo and behold you're hosting a giveaway on your one year blogiversary! Must be a match made in heaven! I haven't braved hand quilting yet. I have tied the quilts I've made, however, I'm working up my courage! Cheers! And what a wonderful giveaway! Here's to many more years to come!

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