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 Moss - Hawaiian quilts
My first large Hawaiian Quilt, Lei Neriali or Silversword. Photo taken at a past Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham. The Silversword is an plant endemic to Hawaii, where it grows on the slopes of volcano craters. Blue grey background with navy appliqué, all hand sewn and echo quilted. Poakalain patterns.
Molokama (2010) another traditional pattern from Poakalani of Honolulu. FOQ 2010, and Malvern 2011 where it won cups for best hand appliqué and best hand quilting. Red and white quilt.
Piilani (2012) - hard to see in the lighting at FOQ 2012, but this is mid purple on a cream background. A traditional pattern from Poakalani. All hand sewn with echo quilting. Went to Malvern where it won the cup for Hand Applique.
Molokama (2013), in Blue and Navy. Wool wadding. Shown here at Nadelwelt, Karlsruhe in my exhibition of Hawaiian quilts in June 2016
Lei Momi or String of Pearls (2016). This photo was taken at Karlsruhe June 2016. It was not entirely quilted at that point, but everyone seemed interested to see the process.
Quilt exhibited at FOQ August 2019- Ipu Kukui
Also featured in the 2021 Quilters Guild Calendar.
Kikui O Hale Ali'i
Ulu by Elizabeth Akana - I posterised this pattern and amended slightly to get it to the desired size.
I live in Woodbridge Suffolk, and work as a teacher and bookkeeper. Born in Princeton New Jersey, I went to Smith College and Durham University where I studied Biology. I then went to Kings College London where I did research in Quaternary Ecology. For 17 years, I taught Environmental Science at Suffolk College. I am a member of the Quilters Guild, The British Quilt Study Group, The Traditional Quilt Group, and The Suffolk Guild of Bellringers. I also enjoy walking. I have a strong interest in nature conservation and belong to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. I am also an expert in alternative energy, on which I have written several books. I have two adult children. I have two cats.