This event runs from 10:00am on the 24th March 2018, to 4:30pm on the 7th April 2018 and will take place at Minerva Arts Centre Llanidloes SY18 6BY. It is a Affiliated Group event being organised by Chris Shercliff Welsh Heritage Group, 01686 430780 .
The symbolism of colours used as inspiration for new work
Open 10.00-4.30 (except Sundays) Admission Free
The biennial exhibition by Welsh Heritage Quilters, True Colours, showcases the work of members, a diverse group of both experienced and talented quilters and those just beginning their journeys in patchwork and quilting. Exhibits include a wide variety of quilts plus a range of smaller items, many made in response to one of the themes and challenges set by the group every two years to encourage creativity.
This year brings an opportunity for our members to reflect on the symbolism of colours and to use them as inspiration for new pieces of work.
True Colours was chosen as the title of this exhibition not only because the group has tried to use colours in a thoughtful and meaningful way but also because the word true, as well as meaning that which is correct, can also be used to indicate loyalty, to a country or to a cause, just as all soldiers throughout time have carried their colours, or flag, on to the battlefield.
The centenary of the 1918 Armistice allows us to look at the symbolism of the colour red.
One hundred and ten years ago, in 1908, the Suffragettes of the Women's Social and Political Union or WSPU, adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green.
Welsh Heritage Quilters have recently adopted a new logo which features a daffodil, the national flower of Wales, on a green background. Along with the red of the Welsh Dragon these represent the colours of Wales, another of our themes for this year in which we celebrate our Welsh Heritage. The group, which meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4pm in The Minerva Arts Centre, have also been hard at work making small items to sell in aid of Tenovus which is their chosen charity for this year. Information about Tenovus can be found on their website: tenovuscancercare.org.uk