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Quilt Association News Archive

13 July 2021

We are back!

17 May 2020

An update from the trustees on the organisation's changed plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

5 August 2017

This year's summer show opened on 4 August with a well-attended preview evening. We look at what's on show this year.

10 August 2016

Minerva 16 has been open for a couple of weeks now. We look back at the preview photos to see some glorious quilts, an exciting mix of antique and contemporary pieces, in this 22nd summer quilt exhibition in Llanidloes.

2 December 2015

Paul Martin from the Flog It team meets Quilt Association trustees and the Welsh Heritage Quilters for a day of filming.

11 November 2015

Our quilts feature in a stunning Welsh supplement with Today's Quilter magazine.

16 September 2015

Jeni Morrison, Quilt Association trustee and one of the first graduates, tells us more about the course.

12 July 2015

Minerva 15 opened on Sunday 12 July and welcomed guests to the 21st summer quilt exhibition in Llanidloes to see an exciting mix of antique and contemporary quilts.

14 July 2014

Minerva 14 opened on Sunday 13 July and welcomed guests to the 20th summer quilt exhibition in Llanidloes to see an exciting mix of antique and contemporary quilts.

4 May 2014

The Welsh Heritage Quilters donate their special quilt to a special charity this week.

9 April 2014

The world comes to Llanidloes for one day in mid March - always an absolute delight!

16 October 2013

Quilt Association trustee Jeni Morrison tries out the new Janome sewing machine donated by Sewing Machines Direct.

10 August 2013

Last week Anna Mansi of the Canadian Red Cross Quilt Research Group gave a talk about the group's work - and told some intriguing stories.

7 July 2013

The 2013 summer show opened today at The Minerva Arts Centre. Alongside a wonderful new exhibition, the team presented a new look to the exterior of the building, plus a new Chair and Vice Chair.

18 April 2013

Another packed day last month for the popular World Textile Day at The Minerva Art Centre.

26 January 2013

Start the new year by brushing up on your patchwork and quilting skills in Llanidloes.

28 September 2012

The Quilt Association is pleased to introduce Georgina Newson as its new Education Project Officer.

18 August 2012

This week a group of enthusiastic Japanese quilters called in at the Minerva Centre to view the summer exhibition.

8 July 2012

Never mind the tennis, this year's summer show preview drew in enthusiastic visitors to see a winning show.

12 April 2012

Stunning - the best word to sum up the latest exhibition by local quilters and stitchers at the Minerva Arts Centre for the Easter holidays 2012.

30 March 2012

This year's World Textile Day, held at The Minerva Arts Centre earlier in March, was the busiest yet.

17 February 2012

Award winning quilter Ferret visited Minerva for 2 days this week, to run a day-long workshop and a talk the following day, for the Welsh Heritage Quilters' local group.

23 October 2011

October 21 - 23 2011 saw the British Quilt Study Group's annual seminar located in Mid Wales for the first time. The group of over forty enthusiastic quilt historians called at Minerva to view some of the Association's collection on Friday.

7 September 2011

Three of the trustees joined the Welsh Heritage Quilters for a trip to Ceredigion Museum on 7 September 2011. Museum staff had arranged a special "show and tell" of quilts from the collection, focussing on some beautiful Welsh quilts.

17 July 2011

The Quilt Association 2011 summer show preview saw many guests arriving to enjoy a stunning exhibition.

4 May 2011

Quilts Around the World by Spike Gilllespie. The story of quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe

20 April 2011

Visit Llanidloes this extended holiday break and drop in at The Minerva Arts Centre.

8 March 2011

Yale College welcomed quilt making specialists and Welsh Assembly Government representatives in early March 2011 to share the opening of their “Quilt-Making Project”.

11 February 2011

The Quilt Association is pleased to be supporting Yale College, Wrexham, by loaning quilts from its Heritage Collection for use by the students.

7 November 2010

Trustees Susan Levett and Jackie Newey attended the annual seminar of the British Quilt Study Group on 29 - 31 October at Macclesfield in Cheshire.

20 October 2010

Quilt Association trustee Doreen Gough demonstates dyeing in a jam jar to the local quilt group - Welsh Heritage Quilters.

21 August 2010

Quilt Association member Dorian Walton is a prize-winner at this year's Festival of Quilts.

28 July 2010

Quilt Association trustee, Millie Thomas, demonstrates her patchwork and quilting skills to visitors at this year's summer show.

14 April 2010

The Quilt Association has been awarded £5,000 from Potters Waste Management under the Landfill Communities Fund.

26 December 2009

Research Associate Dr Philip Sykas, from Manchester Metropolitan University, ran a two day workshop at The Minerva Arts Centre in early October 2009.

26 December 2009

The Quilt Association has received a grant of £5000 from the lottery-fund grants programme ‘Awards for All Wales’ for a research project focussing on quilts from its Heritage Quilt collection.

26 December 2009

The Quilt Association’s successful project is called “Warming Minerva”. The organisation plans to extend the central heating system in the Centre, which currently only serves Gallery 1 at the front of the building, into Gallery 2.

26 December 2009

Volunteers welcomed textile conservator Alison Lister to The Quilt Association’s base at The Minerva Art Centre in Llanidloes in October 2008.

23 December 2009

Four of the Association’s trustees attended the BQSG weekend in late October 2009.