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.
Monday, 5 August 2013
Busy Week - Pettistree, Beamish and NEC
It's been a busy time! On Sunday, we rang for Evensong at Pettistree, and in doing so rang the 800th quarter peal. Its an achievement, considering that each one lasts for about 45 minutes. You can see from the photo that it was a hot day, and not even Gill's fan seemed to help very much. I am getting ready to go to Beamish in County Durham later this week, to measure their Sanderson Star quilts. I am staying at Bushblades Farm, one of the older farms in the area. I stayed there several years ago when BQSG had their seminar at Beamish, and found it very pleasant.
Last week, I went to the Quilt Museum in York to do some quilt measurements. I will try to post some photos. The current quilt exhibition is th best yet - lovely quilts. I am also off to the Festival of Quilts on Saturday and Sunday. My Hawaiian quilt was not finished in time to send it off, so will have to wait for next year.
I live in Woodbridge Suffolk, and work as a teacher and bookkeeper. Born in Princeton New Jersey, I went to Smith College and Durham University where I studied Biology. I then went to Kings College London where I did research in Quaternary Ecology. For 17 years, I taught Environmental Science at Suffolk College. I am a member of the Quilters Guild, The British Quilt Study Group, The Traditional Quilt Group, and The Suffolk Guild of Bellringers. I also enjoy walking. I have a strong interest in nature conservation and belong to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. I am also an expert in alternative energy, on which I have written several books. I have two adult children. I have two cats.