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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.

Saturday 4 October 2014

Charity Shop Find

I went into Woodbridge the other day to bank a my surprise, the local Oxfam bookstore had a display of quilting books in the window. I was able to buy a hardback copy of the older edition of Quilts and Coverlets by Rosemary Allen of Beamish Museum. I only have the softback version so was happy to find this, especially as the price was only £4. There is an address label for a lady who lives/lived? a short distance from my house...did not recognise the name however, so do not know if she was actually a quilter. I also found a little book on the Arts and Crafts movement.

Here is the softcover version, which was already in my collection, together with the later edition, which is much expanded....probably my favourite book on Durham quilts...excellent illustrations!


  1. What a find, Pippa! Quilts and Coverlets is also one of my favourite books and I would love to thumb through the older edition.

  2. What a lovely find! It's amazing what treasures are to be got from charity shops these days isn't it? I expect quilting books are like fabric stashes - the pile can never be too big! xCathy