The collection of quilting and patchwork at Amgueddfa Cymru contains examples of bedcovers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, together with smaller items such as cushion covers, linings from christening baskets, eighteenth-century petticoats and a christening gown worn by Peter Morgan of Golden Grove in 1722. The quilt collection at the Museum dates back to the 1930s. Although a few examples of quilts had been donated to the Museum in 1914, no systematic collecting had been undertaken prior to the establishment of the Department of Folk Culture and Industries in 1932.

The collection is available to view by appointment. If you would like further information, please contact the curator using our Email Form.

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Comments(18)

Joel Levinson
27 December 2019, 13:58

Greetings from Philadelphia in the United States,

My interest in quilts arises from my study of the Phenomenon of Diagonality, which emerged worldwide at the end of the 19th century and continues today. It is a little-understood and grossly underestimated artistic phenomenon that I have been studying for 50 years. I came upon the idea of diagonality when I was a student of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (1957-63). I didn't realize the important relationship of quilts to my theme until I stumbled upon the crazy quilts motif that I am now investigating. If you are interested in knowing more about the Phenomenon of Diagonality, please check out my website devoted to that subject: www:centerfordiagonality.org When you get to the site, don't click one of the images (it will take you nowhere); go to the menu in the upper lefthand corner. You may also enjoy seeing my professional website - www:joellevinson.info
 

Elen Phillips - Principal Curator Contemporary & Community History Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
19 September 2017, 10:31

Hi Karen

The quilt collection remains in storage as we continue to work on our new gallery spaces. If you would like to make an appointment to access the collection, please contact me through this Contact Page.

Thanks, Elen

Karen Beeson
15 September 2017, 14:35
Good afternoon, could you tell me if the quilts are now available to view please? If they are, could you also provide me with an address?
Many thanks,
Karen
Elen Phillips
6 April 2017, 10:14
Dear Gail

Thank you for your enquiry. The quilt collection remains in storage as we continue to work on our new gallery spaces. We promise it will be worth the wait! In the meantime, you will spot one or two on display in the historic buildings and you are most welcome to make an appointment to view examples in storage. However, I’m afraid we cannot fit you in the week after Easter – my diary is already full. If you would like to make an appointment over the summer, please do get in touch with me directly.

Best wishes

Elen [elen.phillips@museumwales.ac.uk]
Gail Souppouris
5 April 2017, 16:41
I was hoping to be able to visit and see the Quilt collection the week after Easter, when we are on our way to Kilgetty. Are the quilts still in storage as per your September response, or are they now out on display again? Many thanks.
Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
3 January 2017, 13:01

Sumai Tudor,

Thank you for your enquiry - I will pass it on to the curator, who will either respond here or follow up with you via email.

All the best,

Sara
Digital Team

Tudor Davies
3 January 2017, 11:59

You have a wonderful collection of quilts.

My mother's family hail from Rhosllanerchrugog near Wrexham and we believe that you may have a quilt in your collection that has been made by a member of our family.

My mother's maiden name was Edwards and the family lived at Bryn Celyn, Princess St.

Would you be kind enough to look into this, and let me know if this is the case.

Hwyl fawr

Tudor Davies



Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
1 September 2016, 16:14

Hi Carmel,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Unfortunately, the quilting collection is currently in storage as we are currently redeveloping our indoor galleries.

However, the collection is available to view by appointment. If you would like further information, please contact the curator using our Email Form

I hope you have a great visit and thanks again for your enquiry.

Sara
Digital Team

Carmel
31 August 2016, 13:31
I enjoyed looking at the quilts on line. I plan a visit in October and was wondering how many of these lovely quilts will I be able to see when I visit.
Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
31 May 2016, 09:33

Hi there Judith,

I have passed your enquiry on to our curator, who will follow up with you by email.

Thanks for getting in touch.

Sara
Digital Team

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