Holy Cross Christmas Tree Festival

7 Dec

Catherine and Corinne went to Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge to put up the Christmas Tree in time for the Festival. Most of the trees will be there all through the Christmas period so if you are in Cowbridge go along and have a look. There are some gorgeous trees and ours looks pretty good too! Thank you to everyone who made one of the folded decorations.

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Travelling Trunks

5 Dec

At the November meeting we were able to take a look at one of the Travelling Trunks that are available to hire from the Quilters Guild. Members enjoyed going back in time to the 1950’s, 1920’s and even back as far as the 1800’s to compare some exquisite work with the work that we do today!

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Whole cloth Quilts.

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Unfinished Paper Pieced Hexagons.

Christmas Decorations.

Everyone worked hard during the meeting to finish the decorations for the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge. Many members had worked at home, too so we had a gorgeous selection ready to go on the tree. Watch this space to see your tree on display!

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Even though Helen Morgan was unable to come to this meeting, she sent along a lovely example of Noel Bunting she had made from a Lynne Edwards pattern for members to see. Decorate your home this Christmas or give it away as a gift? I’d be delighted to find it in my stocking!

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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.

 

Happy days at the Exhibition!

29 Jul

Well, what a day – around 300 people through the doors and heaps of wonderful comments about the exquisite work on show – something to be ver proud of all you Glamorgan Quilters!

Lots of ooh’s and aah’s round the main exhibition space in the church….

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and lots of chatter in the tea room where friends had the chnace to catch up…

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As well as welcoming locals, including Barry Stitch ‘n Bitch, Cowbridge Stitch ‘n Bitch and Cutting Edge Textile group members we welcomed guests from West Wales, Bristol and as far afield as tel Aviv – how wonderful is social media!

And, not forgetting that this showcase of wonderful work could not have been achieved without the help of many of the Glamorgan Quilters members who rallied round to support the event in various ways. For example, making crafts and cakes, offering their quilts and crafts for exhibition, and/or volunteering their time to organise and run the event. What an amazing crew you all are – THANK YOU!!!!

Here are a few of the crew involved but there were many more….

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And, tomorrow we have the opportunty to welcome lots more people through the doors – we are so…… looking forward to it!

Setting up the Exhibition

28 Jul

After what seemed a long wait today was the day that we set up our 35th Anniversary Exhibition. and, tomorrow and Saturday we look forward to welcoming many guests to enjoy the sight – which is truly memorable!

But to wet your appetite take a look at these photos of work in progress…….

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Helen and Salinder

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Hilary and Salinder setting up the crafts stall

Hilary and Salinder setting up the crafts stall

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Wendy Surridge challenge quilts

Sonia with Signature quilt

Sonia with Signature quilt

Many thanks to all those who gave their time today to help get the quilt show off to a flying start – what stars you all are!!

The exhibition is at:
United Free Church, Cowbridge CF71 7AQ
11am-4pm
29-30 July 2016

There are more quilts in Cowbridge ty Hafan shop window along with crafts that Ty Hafan volunteers have made to raise funds for the charity

And WW1 Quilts being exhibited in the Old Hall – smae dates and times as GQ exhibition