Search This Blog

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.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

What I bought at FOQ....

Well, of course I had to buy various things at the Festival of Quilts - where else can you find such an assortment of traders?

I looked hard for repro fabric but there was not very much to be seen. Of course I wanted to try the chintz from Den Haan - rather expensive so I just bought a yellow print and a central tree of life panel to try it out - also found a small packet of "Lately Arrived from London" which will be released in October.

I didn't buy any traditional books but did buy Mary Jenkins' Little Welsh Quilts ebook, as well as Jenny Barlow's set of two DVDs on quilting and quilt patterns. I will let you know more when I have had leisure time to look at these.

Some books and magazines as well as Rosemary Muntus' book on computer graphic design - I think the user manual will be more helpful but just thought there might be some useful tips in there...

The American Museum were displaying several of their lovely antique quilts including the lovely red and white Hawaiian quilt that was used for the publicity for FOQ....a very interesting and unusual wool quilt was also shown Amish quilt - A white work quilt -a Lone Star - in all, about eight or ten quilts -no photos allowed there...

More thread to replace that used on the sawtooth quilt - some thumb thimbles - a new pair of scissors. I have misplaced my Ginghers and cannot find them - I fully expect them to pop up, now that I have replaced them. I also measured Jenny Barlow's Sanderson Star quilt - had to buy a measuring tape to do so....


  1. Those fabrics are beautiful. Can't wait to see what you make next!

    Sft x

  2. Your fabric choices are gorgeous. I'm sure you will find your scissors now that you replaced them, I have several "twosies" of things in my sewing room!

  3. I use those thumb thimbles too. They are great. That gold fabric you bought is very intriguing. I'm curious how you will use. it.

  4. It was lovely to see you on friday Pippa. Your fabrics are gorgeous, I also bought Mary's ebook and can't wait to start one of her projects. Like you, I enjoyed The American Museum stand and have just sent off for the book having resisted it at the show! Best wishes

  5. Know how you feel about the gingher scissors. I would be lost without mine. Best scissors ever. Looks like some lovely shopping there Pippa.