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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.













Monday, 6 August 2012

Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter - 4

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.

As I have said before,  an attractive catalogue is available for£5.00 plus postage and  packing. Email quilts@jen-jones.com for a quote.

More information at www.jen-jones.com or www.welshquilts.com. Please telephone 01570-422088 for opening times on public holidays or if coming a long way, as opening times do vary.

3 comments:

  1. These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. These make my Welsh heart sing. Love the purple and your new banner quilt. The Treorchy quilts look like freeform house quilts.

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  2. Thanks again for showing us all these super photos. I'm looking forward to seeing some more of Jen's Welsh quilts 'in the flesh' at the Festival of Quilts next week - just received my catalogue!

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