Tuesday, 16 July 2019


we went to  the Spalding exhibition and enjoyed it very much. Some of the quilts we had seen before but some are worth that second look anyway. Like Sandown, it is small enough to enjoy in the day, even with the added attraction of an outlet village just down the road in walking distance plus a lovely watery park to walk in. Purses were rather empty on the way home. But I have discovered a lovely shop called Weird Fish which actually sold dresses that fitted me and I hope didn’t make me too much of a mutton lady dressed as a lamb!

Sunday, 21 April 2019


My website is down at the moment as I am going to have a new one made for me, one that I can update myself, but I shall still be known as rosemaryrabbitquilts.
Our groups is looking forward to going up to Spalding to see the exhibition there at the end of May, as we haven’t been before.
One of my teaching groups has made a star quilt for the Macmillan  coffee morning in September.

We are selling tickets and hope to make a nice amount for them.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Traditional Quilters group retreat

36 of us met up at Grantham for a weekend retreat, with three wonderful tutors: Lynne Edwards teaching perspective, Shirley Bloomfield on needleturned Appliqué, and Carolyn Gibbs in working with stripes. They were all well attended and we were very happy with their results. Join the Guild and for an extra £10 you can join us as well!

Friday, 22 June 2018

Success at Sandown

What a thrill. Three of us have won first prize for a group quilt at this exhibition. It is our Boxing Hares quilt which I shall photo when I visit next Sunday. We are so chuffed.

Friday, 9 March 2018

In Gran Canaria

On our holidays here, but sadly I have spent two days in hospital having my appendix out! The good thing is the lovely sun, which beats the cold and snow in UK, although I believe most of it round our way in Herts has disappeared.
Before the shock, we were in the capital and just by sheer chance I found a lovely patchwork shop, called Ell@‘s. Weird name but a delightful place. Had to buy some fabric didn’t I! There was a workshop going in and some nice quilts around the place.

Friday, 4 August 2017


Every year in July, three of us go to Suffolk originally for workshops run by Lynne Edwards, now on our own in a hall to die for quilting-wise, for four UFO days of bliss. Lynne came in to see us and brought some beautiful quilts to show us. One by Gisela Thwaites who died some years ago is being looked after by Lynne for posterity. It will be on show at the FoQ this year on the traditional group of the Quilters Guild stands. It is a priceless crazy quilt with lots of embroidery and decoration, wonderful. I am showing it at the moment when I give my talk in the History of Appllique.


A bit late in posting this but we had a great trip to Sandown this year, going by mini bus from Baldock, which is a new service offered to locals. Driven by husband, who enjoyed himself at Kingston u Thames, and bought me some fat quarters at a local shop while he was about it!
The nine quilts looked great hanging up, still except andy's which turned out to be a problem with the sleeve. I asked a lady to take a photo of me standing by my quilt but sadly as I was passing my camera over to her I dropped the camera and broke it! Still managed to get the other quilts pictures off the camera when I got home. So I have a full set, and eight more now being made in my next class. I really find it interesting how the girls think about the imagery and come up with fabulous blocks.
I am very grateful to Grosvenor who let us have the space at Sandown, a great exhibition. FoQ this month!