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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.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

FOQ More photos 2

More photos from the Festival of Quilts...

I think this is "Fantastic Fossil Fish" a wholecloth quilt, machine quilted by Harriet Watson of Cambridge. The free machine embroidery and quilting was interesting to see, and reminded me of the marine ceramics I saw while in Greece

This was a late entry, and did not have a proper entry in the catalog. It is by Pam Holland, who will be replicating the ENTIRE Bayeaux Tapestry as a sponsored project next year. The workmanship was staggering on these - having seen the originals, I was interested to see these quilts.

More from the quilt by Pam Holland.

An interesting strppy by Judith Caroline Lynch of High Wycombe. It was a red and white strippy, over which Judith had machine written extracts from her son Nic's emails received from him during his gap year abroad, six months during 2004. A commenmorative quilt that had a lot of people reading the rather hair-raising entries...

Elizabethan Jewels by Jane Rollason. Silk dupion in curved log cabin patchowrk, hand painted, hand applique and free motion machine quilting. Very nicely done and invited further inspection of the details.

Detail of the applique and quilting on Jane's quilt.

I think this is a detail of a quilt by Robin Fahy of Drumquin. If I have gotten this wrong, please let me know! Quilted on a longarm machine, hand guided. Cotton Sateen and trapunto. The "Mactavishing" made the feathers really stand out.

A larger portion of the above quilt.

Katab Daisy Chain by Jane Davies of Rugby. Katab (cutwork) work from North West India was the inspiration for this quilt, which used a machine pieced background and hand applique. Design was cut free hand from fabric folded four times. Very colourful.


  1. Lovely lovely photos - I think it is so great that we all love this wonderful hobby, and all take different photos! Have already booked my hotel for next year!
    Love your blog!

  2. Wonderful photos!!Beautiful Quilts especiallly the Fossil Fish.The quilts of Pam Holland a major challenge!WOW!!!
    I think Birmingham next year!!Our favorite holiday usually Malvern Hills,walking Quilts UK
    Sir Elgar concerts.
    Thank you for sharing the PHOTOS!!!!
    Love your blog! Anna
    All the Quilts are great!!!!

  3. Spectacular quilts, I love the red/white one and the whole cloth, amazing quilting.

  4. How on earth was it possible for me to win a price at the FoQ amongst all these breathtaking quilts.... Thank you for posting the pictures, Pippa!

  5. Can you please help spread the word on this missing quilt. thanks.