Hubby and I went away for a couple of days and our journey took us quite close to Lampeter where the Welsh Quilt Centre just happens to be 😉
So while hubby tested out a local coffee shop I spent a very enjoyable hour (or so) looking around at all the wonderful old Welsh quilts on display. I was shown around by the owner, Jen Jones, who was generous with her knowledge and then left me to my own devices to potter round.
These are a few of the quilts I saw…
At the back of my mind I have an idea to make a Welsh wholecloth quilt one day so I was carefully studying all the wonderful traditional patterns and thinking about how I could use them in a quilt.
Included in the main exhibition of quilts was the work of an incredibly talented embroiderer – Eirian Short. This lady produces the most beautiful work.
I thought this description of her working day was interesting especially bearing in mind that she is 91!
There were a few photos of quilters from years gone by which I found fascinating. Cardboard templates, chalk and a simple quilting frame were their tools of trade.
There were a couple of other textile artists’ work on display too which I also enjoyed looking at. This lady uses reclaimed materials for her work and I thought this piece was really interesting.
Afterwards we travelled to Stratford and stayed in a Youth Hostel where this was stencilled on the wall of our room.
Until next time,
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