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2005-1-A pale brown wholecloth

2005-1-A pale brown wholecloth
2005-1-A pale brown wholecloth 1 2005-1-A pale brown wholecloth 2

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This is one of two quilts donated by the Pinion-Jones family. It belonged to Mrs Pinion-Jones’s family, and was made by her mother or grandmother. The family came from Carmarthenshire originally. Mrs Pinion-Jones was the wife of Reverend John Pinion-Jones, previously the minister of the Presbyterian Chapel in China Street, Llanidloes. The couple retired to Aberaeron circa 2006. The quilt was probably made in the 1930s, during the time of the quilting revival in south Wales, as promoted by the Rural Industries Bureau.

This beautifully hand quilted wholecloth quilt (2070 x 1660mm), now faded to pale brown, was probably originally mauve. The thread is still purple. It is made of cotton sateen, with wool wadding, and a floral pattern on the cotton sateen on the reverse. The quilting symbols are typically Welsh - there are spirals around the border, a central medallion, and fans. It has been finished with butted edges.

2001-5-B, a pink wholecloth quilt, was donated by the Pinion-Jones family at the same time.

The quilt was exhibited at the Minerva Arts Centre during the 2006 summer exhibition, Double Running.