GQ Signature Quilt

This year – 2016 – Glamorgan Quilters celebrates its 35th anniversary of patchwork and quilting – and to mark the occasion members have been busy making a signature quilt.

Each member has made and personalised a Japanese folded patchwork square and in some cases made one for a past member as well. As a result, we currently have 112 squares with a few more expected – which is fantastic!

On Monday 7 March Hilary Carney and Monica Dennis met to lay out the squares in readiness for the great sewing session on Tuesday 15 March in Ystradowen Village hall when the quilt will be completed.

This is the quilt so far…..

2016 GQ Signature Quilt

2016 GQ Signature Quilt

Watch this space – we will be posting the completed quilt soon!!

Tuesday 15 March 2016 – the day we sewed up the quilt!!

Today, members of GQ gathered together in Ystardowen Village Hall to sew up the quilt.

First the pieces were laid out on the table in the order they were to be sewn together and a few last minute squares were added.

quilt ready to sew web

Then, after a well deserved coffee and a piece of cake members of the group were off….

stop for coffee web

group sewing web

stopping every now and again to eat cake – well, it just has to be done to keep the energy levels up!

group sewing2 cake web

And before we knew it – it was lunchtime…

group sewing3 web

Coffee, cake and lunch was well deserved as by the end of the day the quilt was almost complete, and some even had time to do some of their own crafts as well. Love the chicks for Ty Hafan Glynis. Hope you enjoyed the banana!

Glynis web

A few more stitches and the completed quilt will be on show. Hopefully, we will have it ready for the next GQ meeting

Well done, everyone who was involved …. and THANK YOU!

“Just to say how much I enjoyed the day and thank you for providing us with a lovely lunch. The quilt is looking very good and if  you need any help finishing it off I am only to happy to give a hand”. Ann Lewis

20 March 2016

Today, we are pleased to report that after a final push Hilary and Monica have finished the quilt – it’s complete!

Monica and Hilary doing the final stitch

Monica and Hilary adding the final stitch

finished quilt web

It will be at a Glamorgan Quilters meeting near you soon!

“Another good day in the Hall sewing the Signature Quilt. The finished Quilt looks brilliant and I know that many contributed, but well done to you, Hilary & Ann for having the ideas and ensuring that the project was completed and looks so wonderful. Thank you“. Keris

 

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