This is a striking pink medallion quilt with Art Nouveau influences. It was made as a wedding quilt for Margaret Lallie Williams by her mother Lizzie Jane Williams. Margaret married John Roberts on 4 June 1929 at Ebenezer Chapel, Llansadarn.
Lizzie lived at Llansadarn near Llandovery in south west Wales where the quilt was made. Her son-in-law, John Roberts, ran the Gentlemen’s Outfitters at Cambrian House in Llanidloes during the mid 20th century, and the quilt was eventually donated to The Quilt Association by family members.
The quilt measures 2140 x 1693mm, and is made of glazed cotton sateen in two shades of pink and also a floral printed fabric. The wadding is of wool. Hearts, leaves and circles have been hand quilted in pink thread.
The quilt is a popular piece in exhibitions, and has travelled to Anglesey and Ludlow for shows, as well as being exhibited at The Minerva Art Centre.