Sunday, 5 August 2012

Mrs Billings on Show!

At last... a post featuring the fantastic quilts created by friends and family of Somerset Patchwork. The girls have worked very hard over the past few months and with a little prodding from me, met their deadlines and created the most amazing display of their very own Mrs Billings quilts. There were close replicas to my block of the month quilt, variations with individual designs and quilts inspired by the original 1790's English quilt. There were traditional colour choices, soft feminine hues and bold dramatic fabrics.
The combined result was a feast for the eyes!

If you were unable to attend and see them for yourself, please sit back and enjoy the following photos...

'Mrs Billings Revisited' by Lois Bell (aka my MUM!)

'This One's For You Mr Billings' by Lynne Windross

'My Mrs Billings' by Shirley Lodington
(runner up Best of Show)

'Beguiling Billings' by Meredithe Clark
(First prize Traditional Professional Two Person... I got a ribbon too for quilting this one!)

'(In) Sanity' by Glenys Nash

'Felicity Billings' by Susan James

'Gypsy Billings at Midnight' by Roslyn Littlejohn

'Baby Billings' by Nancy Flowers

'Jubilee Billings' by Leigh Edwards

'Colour Blind' by Mary Asker

'Wendy's Cover' by Wendy Gleeson

'Contraception' by Julie Meago

'Mrs Brown's Ordeal' by Wendy Blyth

'A Visit with Mrs Billings' by Jenny Hancock

'Mrs Billings' by Kaye Balchin

and ... '42' by Susan Ambrose

I would like to thank each and everyone of these wonderful ladies (and many more from our Friday Morning sewing group) for their patience and persistence over the past 12-18 months. The journey together has been filled with learning, friendship and lots and lots of laughs. Without their encouragement my original version would not have been completed! Thanks also to Linda Collins for photographing of each of these quilts.

I hope you enjoyed this post! 



  1. They are all gorgeous!!!!!!!!
    They are really beauties!!!!!!

  2. Gorgeous! Sure wish I could get the pattern here in the US.

  3. it's wonderful to see all these quilts..........thanks for sharing.........

  4. Sooo inspiring and tempting. But I'm just not game.

  5. Karen you should be so proud of all the beautiful quilts that were made from your beautiful pattern. I cannot wait until the day I can send you an email to show you my Mrs. Billings coverlet. I only hope it is half as beautiful as the ones pictured here. Congratulations and I'm looking forward to more of your patterns.

  6. Each one of these quilts is stunning! Congratulations to each of the ladies that have had the determination to complete their quilt.

  7. beautiful quilts, loved seeing them all hanging at Showcase.