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Remember November?

14 Nov

We were all so busy this month with such a collection of wonderful quilting things it’s difficult to remember exactly what we included in this meeting!

Julia organised some of us to make book covers and another group to make Christmas bunting ready for our December meeting. It was without doubt, a busy Sewing Bee!

Betty brought fabric for a stash sale to raise money for Y Bont.

There was so much variety shown in members individual projects too! Christmas themes, baby quilts and an array of gorgeous things.

Corinne’s Christmas tree and Sashiko work.
Sandra’s silk wrap and quilt.

Francis had been on a month long quilt fest with her sister brought along just a “few” of the quilts she had completed.

Caroline was making journal covers for friends.

Hilary made a wedding memory quilt!
Helen’s work of art.
Wendy’s redwork!
Pam’s baby quilt is nearly finished!
This is amazing Jane!
Jeannie’s whole cloth quilt is stunning.
Salinder’s celebration of Geraint Thomas’ win!

Another busy month finishing with tea and cakes!

Inspired Quilting, Delicious Cake!

14 Oct

What an amazing “Show and Tell” we had this month with such a diverse range of work and talent on show! Who could fail to admire and be inspired by it all.

Stunning!

Glynis was on a production line!

Ann’s vintage 1920’s blocks.

Hexies galore girls!

Anne’s wonderful Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Jill’s quilt in progress for her first grandchild.

Kath’s patchwork jacket!

Chris is converting these gorgeous book characters that she made into puppets, and there are more to come!

Gill has appliqued all these lovely blocks by hand!

Pam’s baby quilt, pattern purchased from “Cottage Patchwork”

Then if that wasn’t enough quilting delight, after lunch, Jo Riou arrived from Monmouth to talk about her LongArm Quilting business,

“Lou Lou Rioux”.

Jo brought along a wooden cutout example of her Gammill Statler Stitcher longarm quilting machine to demonstrate the size and range it has, which expained it beautifully. She has thousands of different patterns and gives advice on these and a range of threads suitable for your quilt. Take a look at her website to see the many varied designs.

Another inspiring day with such an interesting speaker. Jo gave so many hints and tips that most of us hadn’t heard before! We thoroughly enjoyed it all. To end a lovely day there was tea and cake, how delicious!

Yummm!

All Change!

19 Sep

It was a great start to the Quilting year with new Chair Julia in place and starting the meeting with some interesting changes to keep us all on our toes!

The tables were rearranged and we played a fun pairs game with named cards handed out randomly, then coming back in pairs to introduce everyone. We all learnt things we didn’t know about each other. It was lovely way to get together again after the Summer break!

It will soon be Glamorgan Quilters 40th Anniversary and we will be raising money for Tenovus over the coming months. Members proposed 4 charities and the votes were as follows:

Tenovus 19

Alzheimers 10

City Hospice 3

Pyjama Fairies 7

Truda Theodore is only remaining founder member of the group and has been made an Honorary Founder Member. Julia presented her with a certificate. See https://glamorganquilters.wordpress.com/truda-theodore/ for more information about Truda and Glamorgan Quilters.

Roger Stead, Pam’s husband came to the meeting with fabric to sell to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. A really good way to remember Pam!

The next meeting is on Saturday 12th October and the speaker is Jo Riou, Long Arm Quilter.

Jan Hassard and Strips Galore

31 Jul

In July Jan Hassard, who has been a quilter and embroiderer for many years and is a member of both the Quilters’ and Embroiderers’ Guilds, came to teach a workshop for some of the group. We had a fascinating day and were taught an interesting technique using strata strips to make colourful blocks with a variety of designs.  We had a wonderful time with some fabulous results!

Jan returned the following day to our AGM, to bring some stunning quilts and to talk about her successful journey through design and colour!

We learnt a tremendous amount and thoroughly enjoyed the two days with Jan!

Kaffe Fassett at the American Museum

29 Jul

On our Summer trip to the American Museum in Bath we were treated to stunning quilts, beautiful gardens and a delicious lunch in a gorgeous setting. What a treat it was! Kaffe Fasset’s return to the museum for the special exhibition 2019 showcases 20 brand new quilts that he has designed, inspired by the museums own collection of antique American quilts. This exhibition is on until October so if you get the chance to go it is not to be missed. I enjoyed the whole thing so much that I went round twice! The redeveloped gardens are just a pleasure to stroll around and the views over the Limpley Stoke Valley are breathtaking. https://americanmuseum.org/

The floor in this area had been painted with tumbling blocks!

The gardens are spectacular!http://americanmuseum.org/whats-on/new-american-garden/

A Riot of Colour!

21 May

I was unable to attend Katherine Guerrier’s talk this month and how I wish I could have been there. Looking back through the photographs taken by Keris the colours are stunning. It just shows that we can put anything together to make a vibrant quilt and these days we have so many fabrics to chose from. Katherine’s technique of using fabrics left over from other projects and mixing the patterns and colours is a great success and an inspiration!

Katherine reuses leftover blocks on the back, made in excess for other quilts on some of her quilts. What a good idea! I’m off to put some bright colours together and make a quilt!

Ystradowen Opens New Hall Annex!

29 Apr

It was a very stormy start to the day on Saturday. Would anyone come to the new Annex opening? Cakes, scones and cookies, would they all go to the birds? Well the wind died down a little, a watery sun came out and by mid afternoon…..the people arrived!

Community Councillor Ann Jarvis admiring the work of Glamorgan Quilters and the Goldwork Group who both hire the village hall.

Julie Taylor from the Goldwork group came with some gorgeous work to display!

A huge thank you to everyone who gave me items to display. It was much admired and I had a lot of enquiries about Glamorgan Quilters. It all helped to make it a very successful day!