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February Fabric Fun!

15 Feb

Red House Quilting came from Mumbles to bring their fabric shop to us this month. Members and visitors enjoyed browsing the array of haberdashery and fabrics on offer.

There was also help on offer to choose matching fabrics for some of Vanessa’s blocks!

Show and Tell!

What a talented group we are and such a lot of variety.

Marie’s Block of the Month on the left from Pretty Fabrics and Trims.
Chris and Kath have been busy with their group.
Chris made this amazing bag complete with ironing mat!
Pat had been very busy making bags and iPad cases for a sale of work.
Catherine has been prolific as usual! How does she do it?
Jeannie’s quilt is made with fat quarters.
Salinder user 1930’s fabric on the left and a jelly roll on the right.
Salinder Keris and Corinne were inspired by a visit from Maryke Phillips of Batiks and Beads in April 2016. They spoke to Maryke and she was happy for them to make a wall hanging in her style so after quite a lot of planning, nearly 3 years later, here are the results!
Jane made these wonderful Halloween Quilts.

Anne had worked on the bag kit from Monkey Buttons and then made a quilt using the same block pattern.
Julia is on a mission to use up stash. What a good idea!

Elaine’s stunning Sunflower cushion cover made at a workshop.
And Myra made this very pretty cot Quilt!
And last but not least Marie showed this beautiful tablet case,

Next month we meet in Bonvilston Reading Rooms with speaker Joan Weston of the Ad Hoc Art Company.

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New Year Chatter

14 Jan

We returned after the Christmas break with a stash sale and 3 members demonstrations showing a handbag, an iPad case and a valentine cushion. We had catching up to do and news to share so there was a lot of chatter to hear all the seasonal news. We welcomed new members Francis and Pam to the group and they were soon joining in the fun too.

Stash Sale!

The next meeting is on the 9th February at Ystradowen Village Hall and Red House Quilting will be trading.

A Half Tidy Christmas Celebration!

7 Jan

Half Tidy entertained members at the Christmas Lunch this year and it was very well received! A delicious lunch, singing, dancing and of course that fabulous cushion in the raffle which Anne looks delighted with. Glamorgan Quilters has excelled again!

Half Tidy Singers!
Party Party!
The best raffle prize! The cushion was donated by Anja Townrow at her summer workshop, http://www.anjatownrow.com/

November meeting with Mal Murray!

20 Nov

Mal Murray came to demonstrate Blocloc rulers, quiltbloc and brought two of her sisters (there are 5 of them) to help with showing her quilts. These wonderful quilts were all made using a variety of the Blocloc rulers and all in very seasonal colours. Now I have to admit that I thought a talk about rulers wouldn’t be my first choice but the variations are endless and stunning and I really enjoyed seeing what you can do with these clever combinations. Take a look at these photos and you will see what I mean.

 

Glamorgan Quilters Christmas tree is up in Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge ready for the Christmas Tree Festival starting on Friday 23rd November. Members have excelled themselves again with these wonderful decorations!
Do go and have a look, there are many lovely trees to enjoy!

Sallieann Harrison’s Quilting Journey

16 Oct

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon with Sallieann Harrison, talking about her beautiful quilts and favourite techniques! Christmas Goose Stiches Sallieann learnt to quilt while living in the USA in the early 2000’s.
She uses traditional quilting techniques and has won several quilt show awards in the UK and USA.
Sallieann specialises in felted wool appliqué on a sewing machine using speciality threads.  She makes Civil War and 30’s reproduction quilts and also enjoys small piecing.

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Members brought in two wonderful quilts they have made to add to our enjoyment! One made from Janet Clare fabrics and the other made for her grandson who lives on a farm!

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A Buzzing Start to the Year!

10 Sep

Well we had a very busy start to the year, welcoming four new members and traders Little L’s and Finstall Fabrics.  It was a feast for the eyes with all the brightly coloured threads and fabrics to delight the senses. Thank you for coming and thank you to everyone who popped in to visit!

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Show and Tell of the work we have been completing in the past and over the summer!

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Pat has worked hard creating 2 gorgeous pieces!

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Lesley Anne made this lovely blue work sampler for her friends wedding!

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Keris has completed this stunning seahorse wallhanging embroidered onto a piece of fabric she dyed using salt.

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Norma completed this fabulous purple quilt! What a lot of talent we have amonst our members.

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And Christmas is coming everyone! Some ideas to get our christmas decorations underway ready for the Holy Cross Christmas Tree Festival. What a great start to the new  quilting year. See you all in October!

Pot Holder fun and Member Quilts at the Festival!

29 Aug

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Salinder and Hilary selling Tombola tickets for the Quilters Guild Region 12 fundraiser at the Festival of Quilts. Thank you to everyone who made a pot holder! Some were even made star prizes, well done!

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Members Jeannie Duncan Farr and Pat Hixon had this joint wonder on display!

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Jeannie’s quilt above will feature in the Guild calendar for 2019! Congratulations!