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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.

Pippa's Quilts - Early quilts

The first quilt - Storm at Sea; the pattern was from Marguerite Ickis' book. Made in 1972, this quilt was pieced by hand and hand quilted on a big frame. A  joint effort between twin sister Carol, myself and my mother.

The second quilt, a Whig Rose. Again from the Standard Book of Quiltmaking - it was hard to guess the colours in the greyish illustrations, so green leaves were interpreted as pink petals! Carol decided she did not like applique, so after she completed one block, Mother finished the rest of the quilt.

Well, I just knew that I would get back into quilting when I saw Trudy Hughes' book Template Free Quilting in 1989. Cot quilt - my only pink and blue quilt ever.

First bed sized quilt - Around the Twist, again from the Trudy Hughes book. Machine pieced and hand quilted. I was thrilled when this quilt won a second prize at Nostell Priory (the first prize winner also won the Best in show)- it just shows how the standards have improved since then.

And, the quilt that sparked my interest in Welsh quilts - seen in a rented holiday cottage in Stoke Fleming in Devon. I loved the quilting designs. The cottage had been owned by a family member who had been born in Wales.

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