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Friday, 09 November 2012 15:26

Cookies Policy

Welsh Quilt Centre - Cookies Policy

WE ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO PROVIDE YOU INFORMATION ABOUT THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH OUR COOKIES ARE STORED AND ACCESSED AND TO OBTAIN YOUR CONSENT TO USE COOKIES; STORE AND RETRIEVE USAGE INFORMATION FROM VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE OR USERS COMPUTERS OR MOBILE DEVICES. SUCH CONSENT WILL BE OBTAINED BY YOU POSITIVELY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE USE OF COOKIES WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR A SERVICE AND/OR BY YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS AND/OR BY YOU TICKING THE RELEVANT BOX CONFIRMING THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE USE OF COOKIES.

Information about our use of Cookies

  • Our Website uses 'cookies' to distinguish you from other users of our website.
  • This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our service. On revisiting our website, we will therefore be able to obtain information about your previous visits and about your computer including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer.
  • Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
    • Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
    • Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
    • Speed up your searches and to recognise you when you return to our site.
    • Generally provide a more convenient browsing experience for you.
  • You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.
  • A cookie is a small amount of data or parcels of text that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive if you agree. Generally, such a 'cookie' being a file in your web browser will enable the Website to recognise your computer when you visit the site.
  • These cookies contain information about you and your preferences. Generally, we use cookies to record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart.
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Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:55

Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GOODS FROM THE WELSH QUILT CENTRE

1. THE CONTRACT BETWEEN US

We must receive payment of the whole of the price for the goods that you order be-fore your order can be accepted. Once payment has been received by us we will confirm that your order has been accepted by sending an email to you at the email address you provide in your order form. Our acceptance of your order brings into existence a legally binding contract between us.

2. PRICE

The prices payable for goods that you order are as set out in our website.

You will be required to pay extra for delivery and it might not be possible for us to deliver to some locations. As delivery weights and local charges cary frequently, they are subject to variation without notice. Delivery charges are always set out at the time of purchase.

International delivery charges are subject to variation without notice. We reserve the right to vary the charge should this be the case. You will be advised accordingly.

3. RIGHT FOR YOU TO CANCEL YOUR CONTRACT

You may cancel your contract with us for the goods you order at any time up to the end of the seventh working day from the date you receive the ordered goods. You do not need to give us any reason for cancelling your contract nor will you have to pay any penalty.

You cannot cancel your contract if the goods you have ordered are magazines or if you have taken any audio or video recording or computer software out of the sealed package in which it was delivered to you.

To cancel your contract you must notify us in writing either by posting to our address or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have received the goods before you cancel your contract then [unless, under clause 3.2, you do not have a right to cancel] you must send the goods back to our contact address at your own cost and risk. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the goods for delivery you must not unpack the goods when they are received by you and you must send the goods back to us at our contact address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible.

Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, any sum debited to us from your credit card will be re-credited to your account as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your order PROVIDED THAT the goods in question are returned by you and received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you. If you do not return the goods delivered to you or do not pay the costs of de-livery, we will be entitled to deduct the direct costs of recovering the goods from the amount to be re-credited to you.

4. CANCELLATION BY US

We reserve the right to cancel the contract between us if:

  • We have insufficient stock to deliver the goods you have ordered;
  • We do not deliver to your area; or
  • One or more of the goods you ordered was listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error or an error in the pricing information received by us from our suppliers.

If we do cancel your contract we will notify you by e-mail and will re-credit to your account any sum deducted by us from your credit card as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of your order. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation for disappointment suffered.

5. DELIVERY OF GOODS TO YOU

We will deliver the goods ordered by you to the address you give us for delivery at the time you make your order.

Delivery will be made as soon as possible after your order is accepted and in any event within 30 days of your order.

You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when they have been delivered to you. Once goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.

6. LIABILITY

If the goods we deliver are not what you ordered or are damaged or defective or the delivery is of an incorrect quantity, we will have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 10 working days of the delivery of the goods in question.

If you do not receive goods ordered by you within 30 days of the date on which you ordered them, we will have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 40 days of the date on which you ordered the goods.

If you notify a problem to us under this condition, our only obligation will be, at your option:

  • to make good any shortage or non-delivery;
  • to replace or repair any goods that are damaged or defective; or
  • to refund you the amount paid by you for the goods in question in whatever way we choose.

Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howso-ever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we will have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to re-fund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question under the clause above.

You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase goods from our site. The importation or exportation of certain of our goods to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you might have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our lia-bility to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

7. NOTICES

Unless otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, all notices from you to us must be in writing and sent to our contact address at The Welsh Quilt Centre, The Town Hall, High Street, Lampeter, Ceredigion. Wales. UK. SA48 7BB and all notices from us to you will be displayed on our website from to time.

8. EVENTS BEYOND OUR CONTROL

We will have no liability to you for any failure to deliver goods you have ordered or any delay in doing so or for any damage or defect to goods delivered that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limi-tation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident.

9. INVALIDITY

If any part of these terms and conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.

10. PRIVACY

You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy.

11. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS

Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to this agreement has no right under the UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available apart from that Act.

12. GOVERNING LAW

The contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:37

Cambrian Mountain Initiative

The Cambrian Mountains Initiative is, in its own words, "a wide-ranging project that aims to help promote rural enterprise, protect the environment and add value to products and services in Mid Wales." 

In its own way, nothing can be more rural than the market town of Lampeter. Set deep in the Welsh countryside, it conjours up images of sheep and dairy farming, Welsh Tourism and Welsh cottages nestling in the woodlands and valleys of the Cambrian hills.

From the point of view of the Welsh Quilt Centre, it is all of this and more. Part of what the centre demonstrates is that there a history of home and factory industry in West Wales where beautiful quilts and blankets were made, first for home consumption and then for the wider world. It would, of course, be perfectly possible for Welsh Quilts to end up in the museums of Cardiff, but it always seemed important that the tradition should be shown where it grew and flourished.

The Welsh Quilt Centre, then, is proud to be a part of the Cambrian Mountain initiative, an unapologetic attempt to draw the crowds' attention away from the attractions of the coastal resorts and to build on the traditions of Welsh food and industry in the region.

The Cambrian Mountains Initiative was inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales who as the Cambrian Mountains Initiative President wishes to help sustain traditional upland farms and rural communities. If you want to read more about the project and what it has to offer, why not visit their website by following this link.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:47

Welsh Quilt Centre Membership

Welsh Quilt Centre Members enjoy a wealth of benefits, including free entry to exhibitions, previews and exciting events. In addition, you will be supporting the vital work of the Welsh Quilt Centre as it works to secure the heritage of Welsh Quilting.

You can join as a Standard, Concessionary, Under-26 or Contributing Member.

Membership categories

Member - £22

  • One adult

Member plus - £44

  • One member plus one adult on each visit (cardholder must accompany the member)

Joint - £38

  • Two adults living at the same address

Joint plus - £70

  • Two adults living at the same address plus two guests on each visit (cardholder to accompany guests)

Patron of the Quilt Centre - £160

  • Includes free admission for up to 4 guests and special recognition in the Quiilt Centre roll of honour and catalogues for the year.

 

Member benefits:

  • Invitations to private views - Accompanied by Jen, these will cover the details and background of the exhibitions.
  • Members preview days -As a member, you'll enjoy previews of new galleries and exhibitions.
  • Exhibition brochures and videos - Exhibition catalogues, magazines and videos delivered direct to your door
  • Discounts on centre trips throughout the year.
  • Shop discounts of 10%
  • Welcome Tours - As a member you will enjoy welcome tours with special commentaries and details from the centre staff.

For full details of our membership structure including concessionary and junior membership details, or if you are interested in becoming one of the centre volunteers, call us today on +44 (0) 1570 422 088, or use our contact form to express your interest

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:46

Ceredigion Museum

ceredigion museum logoCeredigion Museum is a vibrant, welcoming institution which through well thought out displays and exhibitions attempts to deepen the understanding of the history and culture of the county to the people of Ceredigion and its visitors.

We make accessible our collections and information about them, which we hold in trust for the community we serve. This is achieved by collecting, documenting, preserving and interpreting material evidence of Ceredigion's past for the public benefit.

The museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions in the Coliseum auditorium and the gallery. We apologise if these are being changed during your visit.

The Gallery may sometimes be closed at short notice: if you are travelling specifically to see an exhibition, please phone in advance.

Ceredigion museum has a large collection of fabrics including quilts, blankets, rag rugs and costumes, including Welsh costume. Most were made or used in Ceredigion and date between 1880 and 1970 but a few are earlier. Only a few examples are on permanent display, but examples from the stores may be seen by appointment.

The Museum is run by Ceredigion County Council.

Distance from The Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre: Aberystwyth is 27 miles / 50 minutes.

Location: The museum is next to the Aberystwyth Tourist Information Office in Terrace Road: 100 metres from the sea front.

Postcode SY23 2AQ

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:40

Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry

Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The Huddersfield of Wales'.

Shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks were all made here, and sold in the surrounding countryside - and to the rest of the world.

Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the National Wool Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell. Re-opened in 2004 following major re-development, this flagship museum is a new and exciting place to visit with something for everyone to enjoy.

Follow the process from fleece to fabric and visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings. There you can see historic machinery and brand new features such as the glass roofed courtyard.

The Textile Gallery displays aspects of the National Flat Textile Collection for the first time.

A selection of outfits from the Celtic Couture (by Dr Sheila Harri) collection created during the 1960 and 1970s are on display. Made from flannel purchased here at Cambrian Mills, this is a collection borne from a passion for Welsh flannel. It stemmed from fond childhood memories of a close family and desire to retain a Welsh identity when far from home. These outfits put a twist on traditional Welsh cloth. The collection includes outfits typical of the times, but with a difference – flannel hot pants and mini dresses, to a ‘sporty’ look and a Mabinogi inspired collection.

The Museum's friendly staff are always on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:34

Venue Hire

The Town Hall has workshop rooms and spaces which make it one of West Wales' most unique venues for corporate and private meetings and entertaining.

Rooms are available to hire for a range of events, from meetings to canapé receptions, private views and receptions. The Centre also provides a stunning backdrop for filming and photo shoots.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:24

Disability Access

Access help for people with disabilities visiting the Welsh Quilt Centre

The Welsh Quilt Centre offers a range of facilities to make your visit more enjoyable. If you have any enquiries regarding facilities and services for disabled people, please contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1570 422 088

In general:

The Town Hall was built in 1872 and is not easily adapted to modern standards of access. However, we are doing what is practical within the funds available. We intend to improve accessibility over time.

Arrival:

There is a disabled parking bay across the road directly opposite the front of the Town Hall. Lampeter’s main car park is about two hundred yards away and from it, you can see the Town Hall’s prominent bell-cote over the houses. Sainsburys has a smaller car park just to the rear of the Town Hall. The bus stops are on either side of the road in front of the Town Hall.

Entering the building:

The pavement in front of the Town Hall is wide and the entrances to both the Welsh Quilt Centre and the Café-Deli are level.

Inside the building:

The main gallery is on the first floor; 27 easy steps with some winders and two intermediate landings.

The second gallery is at an intermediate level, off the main staircase.

The staircase has a chair lift and our staff is trained to help those that need to use it.

There is a toilet near the bottom of the stairs and an accessible toilet on the first floor.

To preserve the textiles, illumination levels are not high but we have tried to use contrasting strips where necessary; for instance changes of direction on the staircase In the main gallery, descriptive and interpretive text is in 14 or 16 point. Text in larger print is available in the gallery.

All assistance dogs are welcome.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:17

Gallery Closures

We aim to open the galleries at all times during their opening periods. Occasionally, galleries need to be closed at short notice due to conservation, maintenance works or events. If you are coming to the Museum to see something in a specific gallery, you are advised to call the following number in advance to check before you travel:

+44 (0) 1570 422 088, 09.00-17.30, Monday to Friday.

You can also check the News section of this website for up to date information about all our workshops and exhibitions.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 15:48

Bookings and Tickets

Exhibition tickets

Advance telephone and online booking

To book online visit individual exhibitions for details.

Advance telephone booking is available on +44(0) 1570 422 088

We recommend advance booking for exhibitions to guarantee entry. A booking fee is payable on all pre-booked tickets. Advance telephone and online tickets can only be booked up to 24 hours prior to visit.book tickets for the centre

In person at the Welsh Quilt Centre - in advance or on day of visit

Tickets are available from the Ticket Desk in the Gallery Shop. Tickets are subject to availability, and no booking fee applies.

Concessions are available for senior citizens*, full-time students** and ES40 holders and disabled visitors.

Tickets are free for Welsh Quilt Centre Members and Patrons, under 12s, up to two carers accompanying a disabled visitor.

Group bookings

+44(0) 1570 422 088, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays) to book. The Bookings Office will be closed 24-28 December.

Special talks and tours are available to complement the exhibitions, see What's On or call +44(0) 1570 422 088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Educational groups (10+ visitors)

Students and teachers enjoy a special discount to all charged Welsh Quilt Centre exhibitions. This include all school, UK & European State Funded college and university groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44(0) 1570 422 088 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Community Groups (10+ visitors)

Admission to all charged Welsh Quilt Centre visitors is available at a reduced price to community groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44(0) 1570 422 088 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

 

Tickets for activities and events

Advance telephone and online booking

Activities and events can be booked in advance by telephoning the Booking office on +44(0) 1570 422 088, 9.00-17.30, Monday - Friday (closed Bank Holidays). The Bookings Office will be closed 24-28 December.

You can also book online 24 hours a day through What's On, although a handling charge per transaction applies.

Advance booking by post

Send cheques (made payable to The Welsh Quilt Centre), or credit/debit card details (card number, expiry date, and issue number if appropriate), with a covering letter, to:

Bookings Office,

The Welsh Quilt Centre

The Town Hall

High Street

Lampeter

Ceredigion

SA48 7BB

In person at the Welsh Quilt Centre - in advance or on day of the event

Tickets are available from The Gallery Shop. Tickets are subject to availability and no booking fee applies.

Concessions are available for senior citizens*, full-time students**, ES40 holders and disabled visitors.

*The senior concession is available to over 60s.

**The student concession applies to full- or part-time UK students taking state funded or private courses accredited by nationally approved agencies. A current institutional student card or NUS card is acceptable as proof of status. Overseas students with an EC student card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC) also qualify for the student rate.

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