Lampeter’s Town Hall has been loving, sympathetically and aesthetically restored to its former glory by Jen Jones and her family and is now the fitting home of The Welsh Quilt Centre.
Jen Jones officially opened the centre in 2009 having collected and sold Welsh Quilts for many years from her Quilt Shop in Llanybydder just outside Lampeter. Jen not only uses The Quilt Centre to share her own stunning collection of Welsh Quilts but also to promote a greater understanding of the importance of the welsh quilt not only in terms of social history but also as an art form to be recognised in its own right.
In addition to the gallery, showcasing the latest exhibition, the centre also houses two smaller galleries displaying local artists work, runs quilt related courses and is home to The Gallery Shop.
The Quilt Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4.30pm until 2nd November 2013. When the exhibition closes, the Gallery Shop is still open limited hours and the Quilt Shop in Llanybydder remains open. Check website or telephone +44 (0) 1570 480 610 if travelling a distance during winter months.
The 2014 Exhibition will be “Early To Bed” – a showcase of Early Welsh Quilts.
All photographs by kind permission Jen Jones 2013.