Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery
Work by award-winning quilter Anja Townrow can now be seen at the Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, Aberdare.
Dutch-born Anja, whose patterns for quilts regularly feature in magazines, started making quilts from scraps of old clothes in 1977 after she was inspired by a picture of a patchwork cushion in a magazine.
Since the late Eighties, she has developed her skills by experimenting with different methods of patchwork. During the early 90s, she made many bed quilts to commission, which enabled her to learn her craft through practice and experience. In 1993, she set up ‘Dutch Quilts’, which features workshops, free patterns information on her books and a fabulous gallery.
Anja now travels extensively to give lectures and workshops throughout the UK and Europe. Her colourful and inspiring exhibition at Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery can be viewed until September 7, 2013.
Cllr Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure and Tourism, said: "I hope many people will come along and enjoy this exhibition, hosted in the contemporary Art Gallery. People of all ages can enjoy a great day out at Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery, which has static exhibitions of life in the area during the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods; a gift shop and café, and special events all year round."
Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery is at Depot Road, Gadlys, Aberdare. For more information about what’s on throughout the year, call 01685 886729.