I decided at about 9pm on Monday night to ring my favourite hotel in Lampeter to see if they had a room for a couple of nights. They did, so on Tuesday morning I packed my bag and the dog and i took off . I love that I can take my girlie along for the ride its a very dog friendly hotel with fabulous walks around the grounds.
Isn't this just fantastic. I love the jester border, the points were so sharp.
Another interesting border.
Folk Art quilt
Kaffes Mariners Compass.
On my way back home I did a little detour to Lananfan Fawr. My cousin has been doing a bit of genealogy research and found our ancestors came from this area back in the 1700's.
it's an absolutely stunningly beautiful area of Powys but back in the 1700's it was part of
Breckonshire. Why am I waffling and telling you this you may well ask!!!
Well when I stopped by I went into the church and had a poke around the graveyard to see if I could see any headstones with family names on . No names but what was interesting was these carved stones in the porch wall.
Recognise any of these designs. I gotta feeling that's where some of those welsh ladies may have got some inspiration for their quilting designs.
Yes I think we can see the resemblance and the scalloped edge one has a similar design.
I believe these stones are dating back to the 7th century.
It's a great mixture of old and new quilts in the exhibition and the wholecloth quilts the finest I have ever seen.
All in all another great little trip to beautiful Wales.