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Amongst the perks of organising a Literature Festival are the people you meet and the subjects you get to learn about. Alerted to the huge popularity of Jen Jones and her Welsh Quilt Centre I contacted her publisher Seren and arranged a meeting with Jen at her home.
While speaking about the practicalities of displaying quilts in the Horeb Chapel we soon drifted off topic and spoke about how she got involved in the quilt ‘industry’ and how she went about collecting and promoting them, to make them more than a ‘poor cousin’ of other quilt families.
Jen Jones is a woman with a great story and many equally great minor stories to tell. I could have spent a day in her company and I begin to worry that the slot won’t be enough.
I was amazed at the enthusiasm and knowledge Jen and her assistant demonstrated and time just flew by.
We then went on to see the production of their upcoming exhibition in Lampeter. I had to remind myself that I was here to look at the hanging requirements for the quilts and not the quilts themselves.
I left Lampeter reassured that the event with Jen at the Llandeilo LitFest will be hugely entertaining and informative.
Jen Jones: Talk about her book “Welsh Quilts” with an exhibition of some of her fine quilt collection
Saturday April 29th
in the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel.
Jen is a leading expert on Welsh quilts and blankets and travels the world giving talks on the subject.
Basing her collection in Llandybydder, Ceredigion, Jen has written a definitive book on the subject, Welsh Quilts, and will discuss both quilts and her book at Llandeilo Lit Fest. This will be fine opportunity to hear about this most fascinating aspect of Welsh social and cultural history.
Jen Jones yn son am ei llyfr, Welsh Quilts I gydfynd â’r arddangosfa gwiltiau
Dydd Sadwrn, Ebrill 29ain am 11 yng nghapel Horeb, y Cawdor
Jen yw arbenigwraig mwyaf Cymru ar y traddodiad cwiltio ac mae’n teithio y byd yn darlitho ar y pwnc, tra bod pobl o bob cwr o’r byd yn dod I Lanbed I ymweld â’r Oriel Gwiltiau sefydlodd gyda’i diweddar gŵr, Roger.