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Celebrating Christmas in Style

10 Dec

On Saturday 6 December GQ members enjoyed Christmas lunch at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge along with a special raffle organised by Salinder. Congrtaulations to all the lucky winners and a big thank you to Salinder and Enid for organising the event.


Jayne and Caroline

Caroline and Karen

Isobelle and Enid


Not sure whether Hilary won a prize but she did find a ‘slimming mirror’ which amused her!

Hilary and Caroline

For those of you who just can’t stop sewing – even at Christmas – here is a Christmas Quilt pattern that you might like to have a go at

And here is an amusing Christmas poem for quilters

The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
The only one sleeping was a Quilter’s dear spouse.
The Log Cabin stockings were almost completed,
“Just a few stitches left,” our sweet quilter repeated.

“Then I can hang them and head off to
finish the pillows I’m making, fulfilling Mom’s wish
For something quilted to put on her couch”,
as she pricked her poor finger,our quilter said,”Ouch!”

When from out in the kitchen there arose such a crashing,
she sprang from her work, and she dropped all her sashing.
Away to the doorway she flew like a plane,
wondering just what was happening and who she would blame.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
but Old Mrs. Claus and her bag of quilt-gear…
With her elves bearing gifts, through the kitchen she came,
she directed and pointed and called them by name.

“Now Elna, now Pfaff, now Bernina and VIking,
the Hoffman and Mumm should be just to her liking.
To the sewing room – there, it’s just back of the hall, now dash
away, dash away, dash away all!”

“My Dear,” said The Claus (as she liked to be called),
“There really is no need to worry at all.
Your projects will all be completed this night,
I’m terribly sorry we gave you a fright.”

“Sit down. Have some tea. It’s relaxing, you’ll see.
My friends and I’ve come a long way to help Thee.”
She thought she was dreaming, our dear Quilter did,
In fact she quite feared that she near flipped her lid!

But the flash of the needles and twist of the thread soon gave her to know
she had nothing to dread.
They spoke no more words, but went straight to their sewing.
How the work went so quickly she had no way way of knowing.

The stitches, how fine! The corners, how straight!
This Claus-woman’s talent was awfully great.
They finished the pillows, then started to quilt.
Before they all knew it, the whole thing was built!
Now old Mrs. Claus, she knew quilters real well,
and she knew they’d need help on this night most of all
So she said to our quilter, “Just move over dear,
I’ve brought my own needle. We’ll get done, never fear.

I told dear old Santa about what quilters do.
How they plan all these projects but have other work too.
So he taught me his magic for doing things fast.
There, that pillows done. Now this is the last.

They tidied their thread snips, and picked up the scraps
and chased our dear quilter’s six cats from their laps.
As they scurried away with their thimbles still gleaming
dear Mrs. Claus paused, her cap ribbons streaming.

“Merry Christmas, my dear, now just have a ball!”

Author Unknown


Annual General Meeting

4 Jul

Today (4 July 2015) Glamorgan Quilters held its AGM.


There was a flurry of activity from early morning to prepare the hall and get the food laid out ready for lunch. Great thanks must go to Caroline Leonard who made a delicious lunch and many thanks to those members who contributed with fab desserts. A feast to be proud of!

Three members contributed to the Wendy Surridge Quilt Challenge and after members voted the shield was awarded to Catherine Macey – well done Catherine.

We were delighted that Wendy Surridge could join us to award the prize.

Wendy surridge winner

And, to round the day of we were joined by Jen Jones from the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter who gave took us through a fascinating tour of her quilts with her talk and presentation slides.

Jen Jones

An enjoyable day all round and more to look forward to in September.

Click here to view next years programme

Click here to view details of the new committee

Click here to download details of forthcoming workshops.

Malvern Trip

19 Feb

A coach has been booked to go to the Quilt Show at Malvern on Saturday 16 May.
The bus will leave Cowbridge at 8.30a.m. and return from Malvern at 4p.m.
The cost is £19 (to include coach and ticket) or £18 for seniors.

If you would like to book a place email

Members Summer Lunch

27 May

The members summer lunch is on Saturday 6 July 2013 at Cowbridge Comprehensive School. Lunch will take place after the AGM and the the presentation of the award for the Wendy Surridge Challenge.Guest speaker will be Lesley Brankin.