The Cottage Orné Quilt

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Teaching Little Welsh Quilts in Lampeter

I have just returned from teaching at The Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter and enjoyed it all immensely.

It was a two day course piecing a little Welsh quilt and planning its quilting design and it seemed to go very well with everyone making their version of my Cariad III design.  I was really cheered that, though some were complete beginners, they made a quilt that was very much their own and that every one's quilt was different.

The picture above shows the workroom with some of my little quilts lining the walls.  They will be there for a few weeks, so if anyone is visiting Jen's latest exhibition I hope they pop in the room for a look.

I, together with some on the course, stayed in Jen and Roger's guest accommodation in the most lovely farmhouse set in the beautiful countryside of Ceridgion.

The above picture shows the house and one of its surrounding barns and the contraption that looks like a high diving board is where Roger photographs quilts.  He stand aloft and shoots down at the quilt which is laid out on the tilted platform below.

I have stayed in many lovely holiday cottages all over the UK but I must say that this old Welsh farmhouse would be extremely hard to beat.  Its atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing, as well as being extremely comfortable with delightful things to look at, indeed it was difficult to leave.  Altogether an out-of-this-stressful -world experience! 


Jan said...

Oh, I wish I could have taken your class! Your students look very intent on their work :)

artymess said...

oh I was in Lampeter last week ...we took our caravan and stayed just outside Llandovery wish I had known about this course .....there are some pics of us on my blog beautiful campsite..x

MARCIE said...

Your class models are charming! I love that style quilt. And the old stone building is wonderful--love the satellite dish on the side.

Quilt Station said...

Oh I have to show my husband the photography platform... there's a very loud sigh (and it's getting louder) every time I need a new quilt photographed. That is perfect...and unlike me he's not afraid of heights.

Maureen said...

Your quilts are stunning! Would love to take a class with you. Yes, I thought the same thing about the photography platform - to show it to my DH.

Lynda said...

would love to have been in this class ;0)