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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 October 2012

BQSG Seminar in Burnley

I am back in Suffolk after a very busy weekend in Burnley, Lancashire. Fortunately the weather was good and the seminar arrangements worked out splendidly. More information to follow in a day or two about all our activities...

We stayed in the Rosehill Hotel, a former mill owner's house. It was very comfortable and the interiors and ceilings had to be seen to be believed. Our group meals were very pleasant.

 On Friday we went to Late Tudor/early Jacobean Gawthorpe Hall - very impressive even if heavily refurbished in Victorian times. We had a tour of the house and also looked at the textile collection - specifically, some quilts new and old.

Susan, David and I also fitted in a flying visit to the Queen Street Mills, a museum in an old cotton mill. I thought this was the most evocative part of the weekend.

And our seminars were held at Townley Hall, another large house owned by the local government. The theatre was ideal for the presentation of the papers (all very interesting) and we were able to visit the house during the lunch hour. The caterers provided excellent food. A real success!!

More posts later....

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Pippa. What a setting to have a seminar! Enjoyed seeing your red signature quilt that you took along. Red and white is always so pleasing and the signatures make it so interesting.
    best, nadia