Helen Llewelyn in the Spotlight

Quilt To Thrill

Inspired by a wide variety of subjects from landscape, historic buildings, abstract forms, stories and even a song, Helen Llewelyn has been exploring the huge possibilities of textile art for over twenty years and is still experimenting with colour, form and display, earning a first class honours degree and winning a national award along the way.

The general perception of quilts as being something a bit staid still prevails, with the image of a patterned covering on grandma’s bed coming to mind. But quilt art is anything but sedate, formal, sober or unadventurous. The spotlight therefore is on quashing the myth with a great splash of colour; with shapes that conjure rhythmic movements; and with textures that entice that impetus to touch.

And quilt art does not stop there, for there is huge flexibility to be tapped with regard to arranging exhibits. The pieces are hung so to act as one body yet nebuolous and indefinite, with the disarray stimulating the eye.

Each piece in the exhibition has a different source of inspiration and notwithstanding the disorder of the presentation one can still glimpse the crooked church spire at Chesterfield, the flowers at Aberglasne, and the lighthouse at Whitford. Combining quilting, weaving and tapestry her byword is ‘hwyl’.  

Featured Artist Helen Elliott


Helen is a well established painter based in West Wales and has exhibited widely. Helen joined the gallery in 2019.

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