Visit to the Jen Jones Shop at the Welsh Quilt Centre

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Visit to the Jen Jones Shop at the Welsh Quilt Centre

In our wander round we get to enjoy old welsh quilts and blankets and see some recycled patchwork too.

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Housed on the ground floor of what was the Old Courthouse in Lampeter, Wales,  Jen has managed to retain some of the antique fittings which she puts to good use – including a bed from one of the jails!

Jen is well known for her love of antique Welsh Quilts and while most of them are stored in her other shop (which we will be visiting at another time) she shows us a small selection that she has on sale here.   There are also some wonderful (old) Welsh blankets which look new, the colours are so bright.

To purchase any of these items you could visit their online shop at

https://www.welshquilts.com/shop

where you can contact them and describe what you are looking for.

and of course until 2nd November 2013 there is the Kaffe Fassett Exhibition on the floors above (if you able to go  and visit) – but you can wander round here on the site too:

More About the Welsh Quilt Centre:

The Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre opened in Lampeter Town Hall in 2009 to celebrate the Welsh Quilt and to promote a wider understanding of the importance of this regional art form.

Here you can enjoy stunning exhibitions of Welsh Quilts in the gallery, attend quilt-related courses or just browse the intriguing Welsh Quilt Centre Gallery Shop. The original cottage shop in Llanybydder also remains open.

We hope that we can bring the attention of the world to this wonderful craft and to put the Welsh quilt into the context of the farms, valleys and towns where they were made. The centre also provides a focus for a historical archive of Welsh Quilting in Wales and the wider world.

The Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre is a private venture. The Welsh Assembly provided a business development grant to cover part of the initial funding and Cadw grant aided the historic building repairs. The Centre is actively seeking more funding for ongoing development of the project.

 

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