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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.

Monday 6 June 2011

In the Post Today

A pleasant surprise today - the postman rang the doorbell with these to deliver - two trophies from Quilts UK at Malvern. Apparently I can keep them for a year and then have to return them next March.You can see that the hand quilting trophy is much larger than the hand applique one!

That's Monkey checking the object out - and my quilting frame is the white object behind.

Past winners of the Hand Quilting award include Liz Jones, Gwenfai Rees Griffiths, Sandy Lush, Jaqui Harvey and Susan Briscoe, so I am flattered to have won it.

I was pretty tired after my visit to York for the Saturday Treasurer's training session, so I had to spend yesterday resting. Back to the grindstone today! I was pleased to see the current exhibitions at the Museum - and I am of a mind to join the 100 club to sponsor the YQ officer's salary - now that the Hollesley Tower one is just about finished it will make a good replacement for that monthly £10.


  1. These trophies look very impressive, I think you can be very proud to find your name in good community with such wonderful and famous handquilters (By the way - is it Gwenfai Rees Griffiths you have mentioned?).
    A question out of curiosity: Do you know if a quilter from a foreign country has ever won the trophy?

  2. Just realised I never took a photo of the cup when I had it! Would you take one for me please? I've only got a pic of me holding it. Fluff showed no interest in it at all.

    That cup reads like a who's who of hand quilters - isn't it great to see you name on the list?

  3. Hello Pippa,
    How lovely that you got 2 trophies for your work at Malvern,(and Puss is obviously proud of you also) Well deserved. I was delighted to be able to point out your quilts to Sheila (Who is also a Q.G. Treasurer who's just been to HQ!) when I spotted them at the show, and had another look on the Saturday when I took my Granddaughter. Hope to see some more of your work at NEC in August.
    Monkey Business and Quilts

  4. Hello Pippa,
    I usually go to The Quilts UK at Malvern
    This year not in Spring too bad I have not seen your Quilt.Congratulations with your 2 TROPHIES!!!!! The Malvern Hills,Sir Edward Elgars Music and the Quilts UK my favorite visits to your country.