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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 20 May 2019

Blackthorpe Barns May 2019

Region 8 of the Quilters Guild had its Quilt show at Blackthorpe Barns, near Rougham, Suffolk over the early May Bank Holiday. The previous show at this venue had been a great success. But there is a very lot of work arranging such a show...thanks to all those who put in so much work.
I drove across on Sunday, to demonstrate hand applique with my Hawaiian top. I saw so many familiar faces!
I also had four of my quilts on display:

Piilani, one of my Hawaiian quilts, in purple and cream.

Spiral Quilt - a Crafty Quilter pattern. This was supposed to be an "easy" project over Christmas, to use up a Kona cotton jelly roll and some FOQ buys. Of course, it was not as simple as it looked, and needed a fair bit of precision. I changed the background colour (black in the original pattern) and I think that this looks better! I also did something I thought that I would never do, I took this to our local longarm quilter to be pantograph quilted. It is just too big to get under a domestic machine - and also it was finished!! Thank you Daisy May - I already have another very big top with her to be quilted.

An antique Welsh quilt - from the Cardigan area - this is the quilt that went to Australia and then came back.

A strippy in pink and white poplin, made as a marriage quilt, much more finely quilted than most strippies.

And this is the top that I was working on,  "Carnation" in light and dark pinks. The applique is finished now, but I have to complete hand quilting on my other red and white Hawaiian, if it is to be ready for the Festival of Quilts in August.

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