Archive | February, 2014

Welsh Quilt Group

14 Feb

On 13 February GQ member Sonia Fox welcomed quilters who were interested in joining a Welsh Quilt Group. The meeting took place at the Bonvilston Reading Rooms and those who visited enjoyed coffee and cake whilst Sonia explained the purpose of the group.

cushion hand quilt

She brought along a variety of quilts, books, patterns and tools so that people could think about what they wanted to achieve.


For more information about the group email

A Great Result for the Philippines Appeal

2 Feb

Hilary would like to thank everyone at GQ who supported her efforts to raise money for the those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. Thanks to your generosity £170.00 was raised!


Hilary visited one of the areas affected when she was in the Philippines over Christmas last year.

Hilary Phillippines

Click here to read an article about Hilary’s trip that was recently published in the Gem newspaper

Selling Stash and Sewing – Bliss!

1 Feb

During the last month some of the GQ members have been busy having a fabric clear out and for those who hadn’t been so industrious they were in the fortunate position that they could buy even more fabric to add to the existing mountains that they have at home!

Once the sales had been exhausted everyone settled down to work – or to chat – as the case maybe.


There are some wonderful projects in progress. The original plan for this piece of work was that it would be a rug – but realising that it was far too good to be tramped on it will now hang on the wall when it is finished.

wall hanging rug

Fran is continuing to make her book – and as ever it is beautiful.

Frans book

And, what a jolly children’s quilt!

children's quilt

Helen, who was standing in for the Lynne, who is abroad on holiday, kept everyone up to date with the latest news, which can be found in the February newsletter

In addition there is news that workshops will be taking place at Peterston Super Ely Village Hall on 25 January and every third Saturday throughout the year (10.00am -12 noon) Workshops are focused on how to make a sampler quilt. For more information email

And, Fran Barrett is planning a coach trip to the Malvern Quilt Festival on Friday 16 May. There will be two pick up points – Porthcawl and Cowbridge. The bus will leave Porthcawl at 8.30am and Cowbridge around 8.50-9.00. Cost is Seniors £16.00; Non seniors £17.00. These prices are provided the bus can be filled. For more information or to book a place email