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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 10 September 2012

Heavy Metal - FoQ

Heavy Metal was the inspiration for this exhibition  by the North East group It Happens. Ideas drawn from a variety of industrial sources - iron smelting, ship building, manufacturing and social events. Experimentation with materials and techniques is at the core of the work.

The famous sanctuary door knocker at Durham Cathedral - in place on the cathedral doors when I was a student there but now removed to the safety of the museum, with a replica in its place!

Weardale Chores by Gillian Arkley

"Honouring Tyneside" by Chris Dixon. Ships, cranes and chains dominated Tyneside when shipbuilding was the life blood of  many families - a tribute to an era now long gone.


Electricity Kills - Don't Touch" by Anne Tuck. Inspiration - a circuit board in a magazine and high voltage electricity.

I found this interesting as Durham and Newcastle featured prominantly - I spent my first year in the UK as a student in Durham.


  1. Beautiful quilts. I love the stories that go with them. Amazing how people can come up with the ideas and transform them.

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