Archive | November, 2015

GQ Tree at the Holy Cross Christmas Tree Festival

23 Nov

Today, we decorated the GQ tree for the Holy Cross Church Christmas Tree Festival. It is adorned with 64 beautiful hand made felt baubles lovingly made by our members. Well done and THANK YOU!!!

2015 Christmas Tree

2015 Christmas Tree

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The Patchwork Quilt – Poem

23 Nov

The Patchwork Quilter

A Feast for the Eyes!

1 Nov

The GQ meeting today was, as always busy, busy, busy!

Today was the day that we distributed the packs for making the Signature Quilt to mark 35 years of Glamorgan Quilters. And, we were thrilled at the enthusiasm to get involved. 50 packs were distributed and there will be more available at the Christmas meal and the January meeting. We plan to capture the current and past membership that has helped to make Glamorgan Quilters the thriving group that it is today.

We are most grateful to Ann Lewis who provided the templates and instructions for the construction of the squares. And, to Hilary Carney who helped ease the making with her design of templates for the text needed on the squares.

Hilary ans Marj

It was wonderful to see the group efforts to take the task in hand…. even if they did destroy the master template in the process!!! All in the name of good fun!

group square

As well as all this entertainment we had show and tell – a wonderful opportunity to admire some beautiful works of art and we were not disappointed, there was lots to see – from small quilts….

20Catherine's sewing quilt

Catherines quilts

Julias 1

pink quilt

stained glass window

….to large

Sainders quilt

Trudas quilt

Sandra showed a photo of a wonderful quilt that she had made – and which had a matching headboard!

Sandras bed cover

There were a number of gifts for grandchildren

childs quilt

Pam childs bag

pink quilt grandaughter

welsh quilts

Helens house quilt

New member Karen was like Mary Poppins bringing one after another out of her bag!

Karen collage

Glynis was like the Blue Peter presenters showing a lovely heart wreath that she had made earlier in the day!

Glynis hearts

Monica continued the theme of vintage showing pieces of work that had been made with recycled vintage table cloths and pillow cases

colage MD

And there was nostalgia, with members bringing along pieces of work that they had made long ago but still enjoyed.

star hanging

Xmas tree

Star attractions were this beautiful quilt that had been made to celebrate a friends special birthday

birthday quilt with story

And, this beautiful table runner won first prize at the Royal Welsh show!

tabel runner won welsh show

New member Pat showed her beautiful Christmas stocking bunting….

Pam stockings

And, to round things off Julia entertained members with a photo album she had from past workshops that she had run!

Julias photos

A huge thank you to everyone who took time to bring ome of their work along. We look forward to more in the future!