Welcome to Carolyn Gibbs Quilts

Patchwork in the shape of a zig-zag lightning flash made from many yellow, black and white triangles
“Thunderstorm” – one of my original designs

I love traditional style patchwork and quilting – designing and making things myself, as well as enjoying antique quilts made by others.

Red and white antique patchwork quilt with baskets design made of triangles
Antique “baskets” quilt made in Cumbria

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Catherine Wheel pattern
Catherine Wheel title page



The online Shop is now live, where you can purchase downloads of my detailed patterns, such as the eleven pages for Catherine Wheel – a small wallhanging.

Double Cat
To have a taster of the tips and guidance in my patterns, try the free pattern download for “Double Cat”
Or, if you struggle with Rotary Cutting accurately, why not have a look at the guidance, which is also available as a free download?

Latest News:

Christmas Card Hanger, my most popular pattern which has sold hundreds of copies at previous Festivals of Quilts is now available as a download from my Shop.

More details on its own page Christmas Card Hanger

This new video shows how it is made:

Brown and cream quilt with appliqued hearts
Cardio Classic

I love hand quilting, particularly traditional designs.
This lap quilt uses a heart motif which I designed to go with the applique:

Arched fan motif on hand-quilted Welsh quilt
Section of church window border on Q. L. Jones quilt
Corner of quilt
Border and corner of Green & Gold Welsh wholecloth


I love antique wholecloth quilts, and have recently added pages with details of two Welsh quilts from my collection

For a jaw-dropping piece of antique patchwork, click to look at the Silk Ribbon Patchwork.

There are now over 30 pages of quilts and techniques on this website, so keep exploring. More are still being developed, so come back soon for even more content. Sign up to my newsletter to be notified when new content is added.