Wednesday 4 August 2010

Quilting Holiday in Wales

Hello everyone - I'm back after our 10 day holiday in the Cotswolds and Wales. We started with the Classic Camper National Rally in Alcester, then to Bristol and Bath and then on to Wales.
We visited the American Museum in Bath which has a special quilt exhibit this summer which was very interesting but I was not allowed to take photos. So I will concentrate on the other two quilt exhibitions we visited - the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt centre in Lampeter and the Minerva Gallery in Llandiloes.
The first one we visited was the Jen Jones Centre in Lampeter - it is housed in the old Town Hall building (sorry I mamaged to cut off the lovely clock tower in this photo) which also included a lovely deli/cafe.
The exhibition is excellent - very professional and the standard of the quilts on display is excellent. Lampeter is a lovely small town with lots of shops including a quilt shop next door to the town hall!

I have lots of photos to show so will start with the distinctive turkey red paisley shawls which were often made into quilts by welsh women. These are not my favourite welsh quilts - I prefer the pieced medallion quilts and the wholecloths.

Lots more photos to come!
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Susan Briscoe said...

Enjoyed reading your post. I'm taking my Japanese quilting friends to Lampeter in September - Llanidloes first, then Lampeter, just about doable as a day trip from here. I think they are going to have a great time!

I find those shawl to quilt conversions rather interesting, as it would be fun to achieve something similar with a kaleidoscope pattern.

Kathleen said...

What a terrific post, great photographs and commentary. Just wonderful. Don't you just want take all those quilts and what not home with you? Better yet just move in there? Great article.

Unknown said...

I love your photos! It looks great. And the entire blog is interesting. Looking forward for more. I am planning to have my wales holiday soon.