We’ve been fortunate to be able to share the lovely work of Kay Bell with our readers on several occasions. As it turns out, she’s had articles in the magazine in March 2014, 2015, and 2016!
Kay lives with her husband on a hill farm in Scotland on the Scottish side of the border with England. They farm sheep and cows and breed one or two foals each year. Between her farming duties, longarming for hire, and making her own award winning quilts she is quite a busy lady! Her family is heavily involved in the local tradition of the Hawick Common- Riding, a border festival which celebrates both the capture of an English Flag in 1514 by the youth of Hawick and the ancient custom of riding the boundaries of the common land.The rich history of the Scottish Borders area that she lives in clearly influences her work.
Her attention to detail is simply amazing.
Through careful design and workmanship this is also a reversible quilt.
Kay has won awards for both her own work and quilting she’s done for hire. Here she and Coriene De Hass receive a prestigious award for a quilt that Coriene made and Kay quilted.
This time of year is particularly busy for her family as they support family members during the Common Riding. This year they are part of the support crew for their grandson, Kyle.
Kay’s one of a kind quilts are always a delight, and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next!