Archive | October, 2016

Presentation time!

20 Oct

At our meeting on Saturday 8th October we had a visit from representatives of Ty Hafan, Julie Williams and Emma Sankey. Sully the Bear came too, he likes to get into all the photos! GQ Chair Caroline Leonard, presented a check to Ty Hafan for £3000, monies raised at the 35th Anniversary Exhibition in July.

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Julie also brought a beautiful quilt with her to show members that had been made by Mary Edwards, her Nan’s Grandmother, who was a professional quilt maker over a hundred years ago.

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Christmas Show and Tell.

Members were invited to bring in their favourite homemade Christmas decorations,  old or new, for a Show and Tell session. There were some beautiful examples with such a variety of different things from tree skirts and baubles, to wall hangings and table runners. Lots of ideas to take away and get started on!

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Then to continue the Christmas theme, work started on making decorations for the Christmas Tree Festival in Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge. More to come on this next month!

To round off a very busy day Heulwen showed a gorgeous Lynne Edwards quilt as you go sampler she has worked hard to complete. Started in September 2015 and completed September 2016. Truly amazing!

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A Great Start to the New Year

6 Oct

Hello all,

I am Corinne Roberts and I will continue to update the Blog going forward. A huge thank you to Monica Dennis for setting up this blog and making it so successful. Please keep your comments coming, I will be interested to know what you think.

Everyone came back refreshed and ready to start on a variety of projects after the summer break, from cushions and hexagons to working on a Welsh tea towel. We’re looking forward to the Show and Tell sessions!

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Wendy Floyd demonstrated the last block in a series of nine folded squares to her enthusistic group. Thank you Wendy for your patient instruction, for writing them out and including the paper patterns! We are hoping to see lots of finished cushions in the not too distant future.

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It was a busy meeting with members rejoining, filling in the usual forms, paying subscriptions and keeping the committe on their toes.  The programme for the coming year is a full one with some interesting workshops, speakers and events ahead. “Strippy Briads” with Judi Mendelssohn, a “Quilt Suitcase”, what could they be? Mmmmm!

An interesting year ahead and I for one can’t wait! See you all at the next meeting.