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A Quilted Bridge,The Amish-Welsh Connection

27th February 2012

The Welsh Quilt Centre's 2012 Exhibition open from 10 March until 3 November 2012

Here is a fantastic opportunity to see and compare these two historic quilting traditions. Side by side are hung stunning antique American Amish quilts and the fabulous, strong early geometric flannel patchworks from Wales. Two communities, Welsh and Amish, both independent, non-conformist, plain living people, arrived in America on the immigrant ships at much the same time. They settled and, in Pennsylvania and Ohio, became neighbours. Were the similarities in their quilt designs due to influence or just coincidence? Come and decide for yourself.

We are really looking forward to visiting this exhibition this year, if only to ascert the superiotity of the Welsh Quilt.

he Welsh Quilt Centre in the Heartland of Welsh Quilts & Quilting

The Town Hall  High Street  Lampeter  Ceredigion  SA48  7BB  Wales  UK      Phone: +44 (0) 1570 422 088


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