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Mary Jenkins
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Admiring Australia!
In my last post on British patchwork traditions, I mentioned that exciting work is going on in Australia at the moment and here I must mention someone who I have never met, but whose work and quilting philosophy I find refreshingly different.  She is Marg S...

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British Traditions
British traditions and what we stand for are very much in our minds here in the UK at the moment, so perhaps this is a good time to think aloud about the traditions of patchwork and quilting in this country? I am a traditional quilter, though I don't belong...

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British Traditions
British traditions and what we stand for are very much in our minds here in the UK at the moment, so perhaps this is a good time to think aloud about the traditions of patchwork and quilting in this country? I am a traditional quilter, though I don't belong...

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Mary Lloyd - the quilting
As promised in my last post, this one is going into a bit more detail re the quilting methods and motifs.  I am sorry it has taken so long and do hope you haven't forgotten this wonderful quilt. The quilt is large and almost square, measuring 261 x 264 cms....

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Visting Mary Lloyd
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of examining this wonderful Welsh quilt which is in the collection of the Welsh National History Museum at St. Fagans near Cardiff.  It isn't on display so I viewed it in the storage area and here I must thank Elen Philips,...

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What have I been doing?
It's been a long time and though I do drop in and look at blogs now and again, I seem to have no urge to write!  Blame it on Facebook and Instagram, as they seem to have completely taken over my online life.  As you all know, though patchwork and quilting w...

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Here I am again!
Well it's been quite a time since I last posted, so what have I been up to?  Not much sewing that's for sure!  I suppose I'm having a bit of a creative block?  It's never happened to me before and I am quite worried about it.  Being creative in one way or a...

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A lovely day out!
Continuing my obsession with Emma Bridgewater, I had another lovely visit to the factory in Stoke on Trent last Wednesday.  It involved an early start - I was up at 5 am which isn't much fun at the time, but totally worth it!  This time is was for a Samples...

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St David's Day Greetings
St. David's Day! It is a beautiful day here in Wales, sunny but with rather a cool breeze.  The earth is responding and I have snowdrops, crocus and the tiny Tête-á-Tête daffodils blooming in my garden and my Purple Prunus tree is in bud and read to pop!  I...
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