2016 Welsh Quilt Centre Exhibition

Yesterday I visited the 2016 Welsh Quilt Centre exhibition which as ever, was a delight. It is wonderful to see the old quilts beautifully cared for to preserve the Welsh heritage.

My favourite was a Victorian sofa throw which was made in Horeb, Carmarthenshire in 1888 by a Miss Lloyd whose family bred champion Welsh cobs. It is made mainly from furnishings which are neatky pleated with small red tufts at almost every corner.

log canin quilt

Another quilt that caught my eye was the flying geese quilt made of flannel and wool.

flying geese quilt

The exhibition also included a display of Welsh hats, one of which had been taken apart to discover how they had been made. And, there was also a deconstructed bedgown. Interestingly, the bedgown was worn almost everywhere except in bed.

deconstructed

Other items of clothing exhibited included a skirt trimmed at the bottom with velvet and knitted socks.

welsh skirt

There was also an exhibition of Sandie Lush whole cloth baby quilts to peruse.

An interesting day finished of with a visit to Calico Kate fabric shop just down the road. What better way to spend a wet and miserable day.

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