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2007-6-A flannel quilt

2007-6-A flannel quilt
2007-6-A flannel quilt 1 2007-6-A flannel quilt 2

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This flannel quilt (2206 x 1709mm) belonged to spinster Megan Jones who lived in Church Lane, Llanidloes until she died. Megan worked in the local leather factory. Her father worked in one of the flannel mills locally. The quilt was found during a house clearance – she had continued to live in her mother and father’s house as she never married.

The flannel in the quilt was made locally in one of the Llanidloes flannel mills (there were 8 flannel mills in the town). This flannel was made for shirts and sent to south Wales for making miners’ shirts. There are beiges, whites with brown, green, grey, mauve, and blue stripes. The quilt has been machine pieced in a simple style with a central medallion and borders. It is bound with a strip of cotton shirting at the sides, and the top and bottom have the back taken to the front. The reverse is made of cotton shirting in pinks, blues, mauves, grey, white, beige – pastels.

A flannel cot quilt (2007-6-B), in similar flannel fabrics, was acquired for the collection at the same time, also from Megan Jones’ house.