More photos from the Exhibition "A Quilted Bridge - The Amish Welsh Connection", at the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, Wales. This exhibition runs through to 3 November 2012 and is well worth seeing if you are planning a visit to Wales.
The Butterfly Quilt, so named for the unusual shape in the centre of the quilt. Wool, cotton, paisley shawl and silk, cotton wadding. C 1880. This photo is very dark, the quilt is more vividly purple and green in real life.
Amish floating Bars Quilt, Ohio. Wool and cotton, with a thin cotton batting. Machine sewn and hand quilted. About 1900. On loan from the American Museum in Britain.
Not in the catalogue - a Welsh flannel quilt.
Another geometric Welsh flannel quilt from Jen's collection.
The quilt that is on the catalogue cover - Lledrod Bow Tie Quilt - Satin cotton patchwork with strippy reverse. Piecing is by machine and the quilting is entirely by hand. The filling is an old blanket. C 1900. the strippy reverse is irregular, with the strips punctuated with rectangles. Stitching patterns are random, adding up to a mad, random pattern.
Treorchy Quilt - Flannel, pyjama fabric and cotton. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Late 19th or early 20th c. One of a pair of quilts found by Jen in the South Wales valleys in the 1980's.
The same quilt in its setting in the exhibition - I liked the use of the old iron bedsteads to show the quilts.
Cot quilt in a cradle.
Red Crosses Quilt - Rhayader, Powys. Wool, flannel and velvet. Machine stitched. Higgledy-piggledy placement makes this quilt charmingly quaint. About 1890.
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