Monday, 31 January 2011

Quiltfest - don't believe what you read in the papers!

... Or more precicely, what The Guardian managed to write in its listings.

All of Quiltfest is very firmly in LLANGOLLEN, which is on the A5 in Denbighshire. None of it is at the 'other' Plas Newydd on Anglesey.

A monumental mess up by the paper or the press agency that was dealing with all the listings. Val Shields, the organiser, posted the info about the mistake on the web today.

I will be demonstrating at the Museum gallery on the first two Saturdays in February and at Y Caban, the gallery at Plas Newydd, Llangollen, on the third Saturday. Trading Day is back at the Pavilion on Sunday 13th February.

Val wrote:

I opened my Guide (comes with lots of other sections on a Saturday) and could not believe what I was reading. The two displays at Y Caban, Plas Newydd, Llangollen had been re-located by some sub-editor in London to Plas Newydd, Llanfair, Anglesey which some of you will know is the residence of the Marquess of Anglesey and now in the care of The National Trust. People might go there looking for Miniatures by Sandra Goldsbrough and hangings on the theme of 'Passage Defined' , the work of the By Design Group.

'Trees' and 'Carved in Wood' by the Scottish Group Turning Point have thankfully been left in the Museum in Llangollen. The Guardian made no mention of 'Made in Wales' with DeAnne and others at the Pavilion - but S4C knows all about that!

I tried to pass the news of the faux pas to The National Trust and the Press Association but telephones had recorded messages and I resorted to emails. Please pass the news on that everything will happen in Llangollen - the Trading Day is back in the Pavilion on the 13th and the Ario Workshop is in the church hall next to the church and doctor's surgery on Monday 14th - access off the A5 on the Shrewsbury side of the T-junction where you turn to cross the river.

All information is on our website!

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