A few days ago I took a trip to see some old Welsh quilts. They are part of Jen Jones’ vast and amazing collection of antique quilts and were on show in the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, Wales.
The ones that took my breath away were the wholecloth quilts.
This one above was one of my favourites. You can clearly see how borders were very important in these Welsh quilts, and most traditional designs had some form of medallion in the middle. I love the geometric heart – it looks very modern. It’s possibly 1930s but we don’t know who made it.
The names of the women who made these may be lost to history but they continue to inspire. Diolch ferched!
It’s full to the brim of vintage and antique quilts and Welsh woolen blankets, four rooms of them for sale.