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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.

Thursday 21 February 2013

Stamped quilt on Ebay

I spotted this Durham quilt for sale on Ebay not long ago - it looked somehow rather familiar...
Does this remind you of anything? I featured a quilt find of mine in November 2011 which I was able to link to the Mary Potts quilt at Beamish (with Lilian Headley's help)....similar templates and borders had been used - and this quilt is very similar to my quilt, and must have been marked out by the same quilt "stamper".

Its difficult to tell from the photos what the border is like - it may be a hammock but it is difficult to see. I put in a bid but it was bettered by another bidder. Just as well - I don't need two quilts the same! However, I was surprised to see it surfacing a few days later, at the Antique Textiles Company in Hampstead - I wonder what the markup will be? The winning price was £155....

 Here is my red quilt - you can see that the centre is the same----

 ...and the little hemispherical feathers are the same...
the feathers are the same templates...

but it didn't look as if the borders were the same.....

I have been asked to step in as a speaker for a Quilters Guild Area Day at Copdock (near Ipswich) Village Hall on the 20th April 2013. I will be showing some of the quilts that went to Minerva, Llanidloes last summer. So if you didn't get to Wales, here is your chance to see them!

And - good news. I was worried as Tom lost his job soon after the wedding in January - due to immigration laws, we thought Lily might have to return to Japan until things were more certain (there being strict immigration laws on being able to support your spouse). It now seems that Lily will have been in the UK for ten years, and will be able to gain a new visa that way - and the best news, Tom has a new job which he starts on Monday! Things sometime do work out for the best....and I can stop worrying...


  1. Hi Pippa, I missed this one - had probably just bought another! Yes, I've seen several on ebay as well (some of which I was bidding on and lost) that have turned up in the Antique Textiles Company. It would be very interesting to see the prices there.
    I would have loved to have come to your talk but unfortunately can't make it - another time perhaps.
    Best wishes, Liz

  2. Both those quilts are very lively - something about the spirals and feathers, which gives them a lot of charm. Wonder if you'll ever find out who the stamper was?

    Thank goodness things worked out OK for Tom and Lily!