Archive | July, 2016

Happy days at the Exhibition!

29 Jul

Well, what a day – around 300 people through the doors and heaps of wonderful comments about the exquisite work on show – something to be ver proud of all you Glamorgan Quilters!

Lots of ooh’s and aah’s round the main exhibition space in the church….

Chapel area

Group looking at quiltsweb
and lots of chatter in the tea room where friends had the chnace to catch up…

tEAROOM web

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As well as welcoming locals, including Barry Stitch ‘n Bitch, Cowbridge Stitch ‘n Bitch and Cutting Edge Textile group members we welcomed guests from West Wales, Bristol and as far afield as tel Aviv – how wonderful is social media!

And, not forgetting that this showcase of wonderful work could not have been achieved without the help of many of the Glamorgan Quilters members who rallied round to support the event in various ways. For example, making crafts and cakes, offering their quilts and crafts for exhibition, and/or volunteering their time to organise and run the event. What an amazing crew you all are – THANK YOU!!!!

Here are a few of the crew involved but there were many more….

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And, tomorrow we have the opportunty to welcome lots more people through the doors – we are so…… looking forward to it!

Setting up the Exhibition

28 Jul

After what seemed a long wait today was the day that we set up our 35th Anniversary Exhibition. and, tomorrow and Saturday we look forward to welcoming many guests to enjoy the sight – which is truly memorable!

But to wet your appetite take a look at these photos of work in progress…….

Keris and Catherine

Keris and Catherine

Pat and Corinne

Pat and Corinne

Helen and Salinder

Helen and Salinder

Hilary and Salinder setting up the crafts stall

Hilary and Salinder setting up the crafts stall

Wendy Surridge challenge quilts

Wendy Surridge challenge quilts

Sonia with Signature quilt

Sonia with Signature quilt

Many thanks to all those who gave their time today to help get the quilt show off to a flying start – what stars you all are!!

The exhibition is at:
United Free Church, Cowbridge CF71 7AQ
11am-4pm
29-30 July 2016

There are more quilts in Cowbridge ty Hafan shop window along with crafts that Ty Hafan volunteers have made to raise funds for the charity

And WW1 Quilts being exhibited in the Old Hall – smae dates and times as GQ exhibition

GQ 2016 AGM

10 Jul

On 9 July GQ held its AGM which gave the opportunity to reflect on the past years activity which included the making of the signature quilt (which was on display), participating in an enjoyable workshop to learn the art of Japanese folded patchwork and hearing a number of interesting speakers which included the Mother of Africa charity work, Textile traders, Batik’nBeads and how to take good photos of your quilts, to name but a few.

members viewing the signature quilt

members viewing the signature quilt

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AGM lunch

Business over and it was time to enjoy lunch, find out who had won the Wendy Surridge Challenge and hear our guest speaker Christine Porter.

Corinne Roberts was the lucky winner of the Wendy Surridge challenge with her lovely collage quilt

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Hilary Carney took 2nd prize and there were joint 3rd prize winners Helen Hughes and Wendy Floyd.

The day was rounded off with a talk from Christine Porter….. and not only were members entertained with a lively and enjoyable account of her travels they were able to enjoy viewing a wide range of Christine’s beautiful work.

colage cp

CP collage

A full and enjoyable day and more to come in September!

Email from Christine Porter in response to our thank you note:

Thank you for inviting me to speak at your meeting on Saturday. Your hospitality was amazing! I have been trailing around the UK for years, talking to and teaching groups, and I can honestly say, I have never sat down to such a delicious spread as you provided. The welcome I received was very warm and friendly and I was so well looked after. It was a great pleasure meeting your members. Happy Quilting in the future”.
Best wishes
Chris
http://www.christineporterquilts.com

Showcasing Work at Cowbridge Library

4 Jul

Ahead of the GQ quilt exhibition and in an effort to help promote it we have put a display up in the foyer of Cowbridge Library.

library showcase collageweb

It consists of some members work and examples of items that will be for sale on the GQ craft stall at the exhibition. There have been many stunning craft items donated to support our nominated charity Ty Hafan.

We will also be putting a display in the window of Ty Hafan Emporium in a couple of weeks time

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition which is being held on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July in the United Free Church, Cowbridge CF71 7AQ between 11am and 4pm