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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, 27 November 2021

Gallery Festival of Quilts - Hawaiian Quilts by Pippa Moss

Oh, I just noticed that I am mentioned in this months Todays Quilter - I'd better post this now!
I was very pleased to have my own gallery of Hawaiian quilts at FOQ 21, having applied several months before. I had been working for months, finishing the hand quilting of several quilts. As the quilts are very large, I had to request changes to the gallery layout to accommodate these. I also folded four unquilted tops into meter widths and sewed these, to fit into the leftover spaces.

The end of August finally arrived - laborious packing of five suitcases, and hauling these to the hotel and then the NEC! When I arrived, the exhibition space was not as I had planned - it was smaller! A quick rethink, and three of the older quilts were culled, leaving ten large quilts and the four folded tops. Luckily, the hanging crew made quick work putting the quilts up on the walls.


The next four days were very pleasant, talking to many people (most masked, as I was). I was also interviewed by Katie from Arnold’s Attic, and you can see this on YouTube, “Meet the Maker  -Pippa Moss”.


A corner of the gallery.


Two tops, folded into meter widths, to fill the odd spaces...Sunflower and Kuuipo


                                               String of Pearls- Lei Momi


                         
                                                  Molokama



                                                                Ipu Kukui


                                                Umeke O Kamehameha


                                                        Kiku Nut


                                            Elizabethe Akana - Ulu or Breadfruit


A very large pattern by Elizabeth Akana - Silversword


Carnation


Millennium Quilt - 2000


Molokama


Piilani



                                                                 Masked up!
I was so pleased when, on the final day, the lady from the nearby coffee stand came to have a closer look at the lovely quilt that she had been admiring from afar for four days.
The quilts came down in record time, and I was able to load up and drive home. I enjoyed my gallery and would encourage others to apply.

5 comments:

  1. amazing labor of talent and skill They are all Beautiful from Iowa

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  2. Your quilts are lovely! Well deserving of a show.

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  3. STUNNING How exciting to share this collection with other quilters. Well done.
    Are these all original patterns of yours? Just curious.

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