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Exhibition:Thrifty Quilters at Minerva Arts Centre

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Exhibition, Sat 24 Jul - Mon 30 Aug 2021, free entry

Minerva Arts Centre

Minerva Arts Centre

Welsh Quilts


Thrifty Quilters, the Quilt Association’s annual summer exhibition, showcases some of its collection of antique and vintage quilts that have been made using recycled fabrics - from old clothes to flour sacks, drapers’ sample books to ‘cigarette silks’. All are represented.

Making quilts was often something that grew out of the necessity to keep warm. They were often worked on at the end of a long day, by candlelight, in a cold room – we haven’t always had central heating!

The quilts in the collection are mostly donated by families who can’t bear to throw them away because they are a precious link with family members now gone. Many were made in Wales with connections to local families.

There will also be an exhibition of work by Gwyneth Rose, a textile artist based in Rhayader, entitled Curious Creatures.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Jul - Mon 30 Aug 2021 10:30 to 16:30
Please note: Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only plus Bank Holiday Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 Jul - Mon 30 Aug Thrifty Quilters


2 High Street,
SY18 6BY


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Map reference: SN 956844  Lat: 52.44755 Long: -3.53753

Located on the High Street in Llanidloes.
Please note - on street parking or pay and display in town.

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Caersws station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system