Welsh Quilt Centre
Welsh Quilt Centre
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The Welsh Quilt Centre's main gallery will be re-opening for a brand new quilt exhibition in March 2022 The new exhibition THE MAGICAL QUILTS OF WALES will run through the Autumn . ( please contact us for more details ) The Welsh Quilt Centre's shop is currently open along with a mini Quilt Exhibition in Gallery Three . Open Tues , Wed, Thurs 11- 3.00 The 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. Jen Jones original cottage shop in Llanybydder also remains open.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mike D
Birmingham, UK19 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is an excellent place to visit. As my wife is learning the art of quilting we took the opportunity to travel to Lampeter despite the long drive. It was well worth the trip. As it was our first visit we were treated to a guided tour by Jen Jones whose passion for Welsh quilts is self evident. The exhibition space is divided up into several rooms over two floors. The quilts are simply displayed with excellent notes on separate sheets. We have been to several exhibitions in both large and small buildings such as the NEC and the Malvern show but none are were effective , imho , in showing the beauty of the quilts as the displays at this centre. It was also very refreshing to see bed quilts actually shown on beds! It provides a great context. In addition to the main quilts there was a lovely display of work by Viviene Finch showing miniature cot quilts. The continuous loop video about the collection and the making of a felt quilt lasted an hour and was very informative. It was good to see plenty of seating in the rooms to allow deeper contemplation!. Finally there is a great shop with high quality gifts , books and craft kits.

I would suggest you allow at least two and ideally three hours to fully appreciate the displays. It is possible to leave and return to the centre having refreshed one’s self at one of the many tea rooms , cafes and restaurants along the high street.

All in all a great and enjoyable day out that we will be repeating later in the year as the exhibitions change.
Written 31 August 2023
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Susan R
19 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
I loved it, and could have stayed longer. AND I'm not a quilter! And don't miss the craft shop next door...
Written 18 July 2023
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Pam A
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Excellent exhibition even if you aren’t into crafts - colourful and vibrant - very helpful and knowledgable staff.

A lot bigger on the inside- setting is amazing and displays the quilts beautifully
Written 23 September 2022
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Lib572
Worcester, UK213 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Not just for sewers ! Nice shop with blankets and house items … exhibition at the back and a paid for display of quilts upstairs in quirky ex town hall
A feast for the eyes
The staff were friendly and helpful and so worth stopping by
Great cafe next door
Written 23 August 2022
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Jenny C
West Midlands, UK32 contributions
Aug 2022
Our craft group visited this wonderful exhibition of Welsh quilts. The quilts were beautifully displayed with a full description of each quilt. The second exhibition of
Sandie Lush’s whole cloth cot quilts was inspirational. The staff are very friendly and helpful
Written 2 August 2022
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Mijet
Welwyn Garden City21 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
This little gem is hidden away in a beautiful old town hall in the quaint village of Lampeter, which also houses a lovely little cafe. I was lucky enough to attend with the owner of Calico Kate, the amazing fabric shop just along from the museum.

Make no mistake this exhibition is not just for quilters, especially as they house smaller exhibits of other crafts such as paintings from local artists.

The main quilt collection itself has been beautifully curated with information on each piece taking you through the story of the quilt. There is also currently a second exhibit from Sandy Lush displaying her breathtaking wholecloth creations.

If your knowledge of the hand quilting process is lacking, do not concern yourself because as you wend your way through the walls covered in exquisite hanging pieces and admire the bed sets with quilts of all colours and designs draped over them, you can be in no doubt that you are experiencing a true piece of Welsh heritage. I defy anyone not to stand in front of some of these creations and not to be taken aback by the sheer accuracy and quality of the designs, especially knowing that this had been completed painstakingly by hand.

On our visit we broke up the session by having some lunch in the cafe before returning to listen to the video presentation on the centre, quilts and other exhibits. We were then able to watch some nice design software to show how the wholecloth pieces had been designed by Sandy Lush before our visit was done.
There is a little shop at the front, run by volunteers, where there are many blankets, quilt sets and other small curiosities to remind yourself of the visit and often Jen Jones herself, who owns many of the quilts, can be found around the Centre and was happy to answer our questions.

So whether you are a quilter or not a visit to the Welsh Quilt Centre is a must to not only appreciate some true Welsh craft but also to understand a very important part of Welsh heritage.
Written 20 April 2022
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angelajane2016
London, UK61 contributions
Apr 2022
Amazing experience, fantastic exhibition on at the moment , well worth a visit and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Had a great afternoon and learnt a lot about the art of quilting, highly recommend.
Written 3 April 2022
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Noss1s
Leicestershire, UK147 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Visited Thursday 12th August as it was open it has such an array of beautiful Welsh blankets and some quilted items too.
The detail within the pieces on display are beautiful to see and as for the 2 ladies within the shop. So helpful and lovely to speak to.
I did come away with a lovely large blanket, which will always remind me of our holiday to Wales.
Worth a visit
Written 17 August 2021
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MrRaconteur
London48 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Slightly confused as reviews say this is closed so we were surprised when having a coffee in the cafe next door to see The Welsh Quilt Centre open! Shop at the front and a wonderful display of historic quilts and blankets with a little about their history at the back. We bought a sample pack of blanket pieces that we will use in our creative work.
Written 28 July 2019
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Barracus
16 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Bank holiday weekend - waste of an hours round trip !??! Rest of town pretty dead apart from a Greggs
Written 5 May 2019
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