I continue with photos taken at the Welsh Quilt Centre's Exhibition "A Quilted Bridge - the Amish Welsh Connection"
I notice that Dorothy Olser will be giving two lectures on this subject at the Festival of Quilts later this month - well worth attending!
The Ogof quilt - made 2nd half of the 19th C by Benjamin Jones of Ogof Mill. The photo in the catalogue gives a lighter cast to the fabrics, but in the Town Hall, the colours looked very rich.
A detail of the corner of the quilt, showing the quilting stitches and the woollen fabrics.
Sign that accompanied this quilt, showing an old photo and the weaving shed where some of the fabrics were woven. This quilt made me wonder about the quilt found in the attic in Llannelli - very worn - but perhaps a similar age as this quilt?
One of my favourite quilts, with fantastic quilting - Bold Blue and Beige Patchwork from Heidrim Carmarthenshire. A mix of hand and machine piecing.Generally, Welsh quilting disregards the patchwork boundaries and treats the quilt as a wholecloth. This quilts breaks all the rules, except at the corners. c 1890. Made of fine wool.
Detail of the centre of the quilt...
And the bottom of the quilt- beautiful!!
Primitive Welsh Flannel patchwork. Drefach near Lampeter. Flannel and wool, blanket inside. around 1800 - an early quilt.
The exhibition at the Welsh Quilt Centre runs through to 3 November, Tuesday through Saturdays 11 - 4:30. Admission £5. Call 01570 - 422088 for details of opening times on public holidays, as these do vary; also if you are coming a long way. Jens email is : firstname.lastname@example.org