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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.

Friday 15 July 2011

15th July

Today is my birthday!! It is hard to believe that I am 55...I am glad to be living in such a beautiful area with people I love. And of course, I still very much enjoy the bellringing and quilting!!

Here is the catalog that I received yesterday - Jen Jones' exhibition Oh That Summer Would Last cost £5 plus P & P and has some lovely photos. Jen's husband takes the photos and they show the quilting nicely. There are 11 double page spreads of quilts, and another dozen are shown as thumbnails. A good reference for later. Looking forward to seeing the forthcoming DVDs of the previous two exhibitions, which focused on Welsh flannel quilts and red paisley quilts.

The new Jen Jones catalog...

One of the quilts that appears in the show at the Jen Jones Quilt Centre in Lampeter, Wales.

I have nearly finished the pink and white quilt and am going to start machine quilting the bell quilt - more photos of those in the next few days.


    I'm two or three years older than you but like you I find it hard to believe - quilting must keep you young! Jen Jones catalogue looks very good, must get a copy. Looking forward to seeing the bell quilt and your pink and white, is that going to be at the Festival of Quilts too?. Best wishes and enjoy your day. Liz.

  2. A Very Happy Birthday Pippa!
    I hope the sun is shining in Wales and that you have a glorious day. Ros

  3. Happy Birthday Pippa!

    Have a wonderful day.

    I am looking forward to photos!

  4. Happy Birthday Pippa!!

  5. Happy Birthday - hope you have a great day!

  6. Wishing you a Happy Birthday - celebrate and eat cake!

  7. Happy Birthday, and thanks for sharing the quilts with us.


  8. Happy Birthday Pippa!!! My twin (aside from a few years) the nicest people are born on July 15 don't you agree? Hope your birthday wishes come true.

  9. I LOVE birthdays. Happy Birthday to you. Hope your day is fabulous and that you have many many more Bdays to celebrate! Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

  10. Many happy returns Pippa. May you have a fabulous day.

  11. Happy (belated) birthday, Pippa! All the best for you, lots of creativity and all you need and wish! Andrea in Germany