Victorian tailor, James Williams made a quilt in 1842 which is housed at St Fagans in Cardiff. It is known as the Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt and took over 10 years to make from 4,500 pieces of wool cloth, possibly from military uniforms. It has geometric styles with spirals, leaves hearts and motifs and more which give some wonderful imagery of the world as James Williams saw it.
The Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt is coming to Wrexham County Borough Museum between May and November 2017 and Region 13 quilters were invited to have work on display along with the quilt.
The CHALLENGE at Quiltfest this year was......
To create an A4 sized piece, portrait or landscape, minimum of three layers with a hanging sleeve of 4”.
Open to QG members of Region 13 on 31st December 2016
The title is 'The World Around Me'….. inspired by the Wrexham Tailor's Quilt
Inspiration was to be taken, just as James Williams did, from aspects of member's world, people they have met, places they have been, events that have happened, things that matter in their world.
Rosettes were given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.
Region 13 has a reputation for excellence, so we asked that all members make one piece to ensure our Challenge exhibition would be fabulous. Last year in 2016 there were over 1500 visitors to Quiltfest and visitors always look forward to the displays of members’ work.
After the Quiltfest exhibition, the entries will go to Wrexham Museum to be displayed throughout the time of the Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt exhibition, May – November 2017. There will be activity days and links with Coleg Cambria and they hope members would help promote the skill of patchwork and quilting.
For more information about this quilt,contact Merrill Tanton
07720 440 890 email@example.com
For general information see the Quiltfest web site: www.quiltfest.org.uk