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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, 3 August 2015

Cot Quilts at NEC - Festival of Quilts

This year at the BQSG stand, we are having a display of cot quilts, to fit in with the Quilt Museum display (which is always adjacent to our stand). Liz Nally suggested this, and is showing several of her Durham cot quilts. In addition, Liz has prepared patterns for two of the cot quilts to sell as a fundraiser for BQSG. So I have also sent four of my cot quilts for display.....and included a pattern for my purple Welsh cot quilt, which is based on a 1930's pattern for a nightdress case...

The little Saltburn cot quilt, made with all manner of scraps, all hand sewn...

A much used cot quilt from Cardigan, quilted in the Welsh manner...


And the purple cot quilt with Welsh designs.

I could not lay my hands on the little Hywel I have included an applique cot quilt with a central tree and two animals that look like dragons?

I hope to see familiar faces at the FOQ, I will be there on the Saturday and the Sunday. Staying at the usual place in Solihull.....


  1. Hello, I'm not going to the NEC this year. Is there any way I can purchase one of the patterns online or by mail? Thank you.

  2. Hi Beatrice, I don't yet know what Liz's patterns look like, but next week after the show I will post photos.....I will also tell what arrangements have been made for selling these to others that might not attend. The price will not be high, as Liz and I are donating our efforts to BQSG....but there of course would be postage....Thanks for your interest!