Welsh Quilt Centre Opening Hours*
Exhibition and Shop Opening Hours:
Monday: closed - Open Bank Holiday Mondays
Tuesday: 11.00 - 4.30 pm
Wednesday: 11.00 - 4.30 pm
Thursday: 11.00 - 4.30 pm
Friday: 11.00 - 4.30 pm
Saturday: 11.00 - 4.30 pm
Opening Hours for the Café-Deli:
Monday: 9.00 - 4.00 pm
Tuesday: 9.00 - 4.00 pm
Wednesday: 9.00 - 4.00 pm
Thursday: 9.00 - 4.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 - 4.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 - 4.00 pm
The café-deli is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Other times are available by arrangement
*Our opening times on public holidays and during the winter may vary, so please contact us about specific dates. Special visiting times for groups are available by arrangement. Please contact the Welsh Quilt Centre on +44 (0) 1570 422 088 for more details.
We opened the Welsh Quilt Centre in July 2009 with the inaugural exhibition featuring the bold geometric flannel patchworks. The reaction was overwhelming and heartening for us. These fabulous flannel artefacts are now internationally recognised and current research is exploring their importance in relation to, and influence upon, the acclaimed Pennsylvania Amish quilts.
This first exhibition, featuring quilts from the Jen Jones Collection, was designed by Gwenllian Ashley.
Our second exhibition, showing more quilts from the Jen Jones Collection in a stunning display designed by Gwenllian Ashley, demonstrated further aspects within the wide and wondrous spectrum of Welsh quilting. We focused on “Paisley” and “Turkey Red”. Included were the rich textured paisley shawl quilts, paisley panel quilts, patchworks & wholecloths incorporating paisley and red.
Strategically placed was the magnificent “Tree of Life” painted in India before 1800 and quilted in Pembrokeshire in 1810. A feast for the eyes!
O NA BYDDAI’N HÂF O HYD
OH THAT SUMMER WOULD LAST FOREVER
In 2009 our inaugural exhibition featured the bold, dramatic geometric patchworks of Wales. That was followed in 2010 by an exploration of Turkey Red and Paisley within the Welsh quilting tradition. Then for our 2011 exhibition, Jen Jones and designer Gwenlian Ashley created a mood that was light, bright and beautiful. Included were examples of exquisite stitching and inspired patchwork.