Review of the exhibition (was in 2015), which and brings together a range of objects that commemorate family milestones. As well as featuring historic quilts from major collections, the exhibition also showcases superb costumes – christening, wedding and funeral.
For Hatched we have christening gowns and babies bonnets. There is also a wonderful and interesting selection of gifts that mark the event.
For Matched we can enjoy a selection of wedding gowns, quilts and furniture.
In Despatched we get to see the artistry of burial clothes. You will see what the best dressed widow would be expected to wear, as well as several quilts.
For Patched of course we get to enjoy a selection of quilts.
All the items are really old and it is amazing to see the beauty that remains and the quality of work that was achieved bearing in mind that the maker would have had, by today’s standards, poor lighting and poor implements to work with.
Our thanks to Kate Hebert, Chief Curator, for sharing so much information and so many interesting stories that are linked to these items.
We also visited the Jen Jones museum and you can enjoy the various films that we have made about her, the Welsh Centre, and her exhibitions in our website.
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Click here to watch the full length version of this Taster