The Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter, Wales, United Kingdom
Following ten years of showcasing the very best Welsh Quilts through the ages, this year’s must see retrospective Nos da Goodnight! at The Welsh Quilt Centre Lampeter features Historic Welsh Quilts across the entire spectrum from the early 19th century right through to the early 20th century. The main Courtroom Gallery is the dramatic setting for the finest quilts from the Jen Jones Collection including a number that have never before been on public display. Nos da Goodnight! A Panoply of Historic Welsh Quilts is a marvellous exhibition showing off the very best of Wales’ rich textile heritage.
Visitors are in for a treat especially when they see the juxtaposition of Historic Welsh Quilts alongside the vibrant quilts of world famous textile artist/designer/author Kaffe Fassett and the exquisite embroidery work of Eirian Short.
The second exhibition in Gallery Two, Welsh Samplers– ‘Folk Art of Wales?’ is a rare and intriguing glimpse into the craft work of Welsh Samplers. Many of these intricate pieces were made by very young girls and date from the 19th century.
Gallery 3 will welcome a diverse range of artists throughout the year starting with the delightful artwork of Valeriane Leblond inspired by Welsh landscapes and its people; if you look closely you’ll also spot Welsh Quilts in her paintings!
Nos da Goodnight! A Panoply of Historic Welsh Quilts opens on the 10th of March and will run until the 10th of November
Open Tuesday through to Saturday from 11am – 4.30pm. Groups, small and large are very welcome but please book in advance on 01570 422088 or 480610 (Please note admission charges apply).