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Christmas is Coming!

4 Oct

At our October meeting a number of members were busy preparing for Christmas! Many visited the activity table to help make Christmas decorations for the GQ tree which will be on display during the Holy Cross Christmas tree festival between 27-29 November 2015. Many thanks to those who gave their time …. and, we look forward to receiving more next month!

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There were also a number of other members who were busy preparing Christmas goodies for themselves…

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Apm Hitchcock box

After canvassing for workshop ideas Jackie Pugh offered to run a workshop to make this beautiful table runner which can either be made for Christmas or anytime of the year – we will keep you posted.

Jackie Pugh quilt for workshop

And, Ann Williams brought some small quilts that a friend (from an English quilt group) had made. They were made to represent a book title, film etc. For example, the first one below is the film Free Willy. Can you guess the rest?

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We also welcomed new member Pat Wallace – great addition to the group as she immediately got stuck in with the Christmas decorations!

Pat Wallace

And. we said hello to guest Karen, a friend of Salinders who also gave her time to make decorations – very much appreciated!

And, last but not least, a big thank you to Hilary who stood in at short notice to give a talk. Continuing the vintage theme from Caroline’s talk last month she took us through a journey of her sewing career with a memories journal that she had made for her sister Jocelyn. And, to support that journey she showed many pieces of haberdashery and embroidery memorabilia.

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Hilarys haberdashery

A great day and looking forward to the next already!

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A Lively Start to the New Quilting Year

14 Sep

On Saturday 12 September Glamorgan Quilters returned front their summer break full of enthusiasm and eager to get on with various projects.

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An early start was made on the Christmas decorations for the GQ tree which will be displayed at the Holy Cross Church Christmas Tree Festival in November.

Betty Hilary and Slainder

Some beautiful decorations were created and we look forward to more in the coming weeks.

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Jackie showed the group a quilt that she had made to mark Sonia’s special birthday. Sonia’s friends were asked to make a blue and white square which Jackie them turned into this fabulous quilt.

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And after lunch GQ member Caroline Leonard entertained everyone with an interesting talk about Victorian clothes and haberdashery that she has acquired over the years from friends and family.

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A great start to the new year with much more to look forward to in the coming months.

A Busy Autumn Day

6 Oct

Last Saturday was a busy day for Glamorgan Quilters. As well an eagerness to get on with all things quilting members were asked to make a decoration for the Christmas tree that will be on display in the Holy Cross Church in Cowbridge.

Monica and Isobelle were busy completing decorations made from cotton bobbins.

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Around 26 of the little men have now been completed.

Cotton bobbin Christmas

Enid was busy trying to work out how to make a Christmas star from the pack she had been given – though she looks a little bewildered!

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There was a lot of work in progress, and hexagons seem to be the flavour of the month.

Dilys is working on a sunny hexagon design.

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Jeannie is blending greens splendidly!

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And there is a lovely pastel quilt in the making.

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A number of new members were welcomed to the group and Catherine brought along a very pretty sunny flower that she has been working on.

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And, there was even Japanese folded patchwork to admire.

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Jeannie, who is prolific at making quilts, showed the group two that she has recently completed.

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Next month the group wil be able to sit back and enjoy a talk on Laura Ashley by Ann Rippon.

A New Year And A New Home

4 Jan

Today Glamorgan Quilters met for the first time this year in their new home – Ystradowen Village Hall.

It was a busy day with a fabric and book sale to raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease, a raffle with lovely calendars as prizes and news of various forthcoming workshops.

There was also time for a show and tell session to showcase the amazing talent of the group. A few of the quilts that were shown are pictured below.

This is one of the many that Jeannie has recently completed – as ever beautiful vibrant colours and backed with Minky. (Google Minky to find out more)

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Pam showed the group a memory quilt that she had made when her mother in law celebrated her 90th birthday

Pams quilt

Ann showed a few quilts that she had made from scraps of fabric. She is busy trying to reduce her stash of fabric so that she can go out and buy more – what a sensible idea! This is the back of one of her quilts – quite amazing!

Anns quilt

Jeannie was also busy using up fabric that she had bought for making her Christmas decorations.

Jeannie handsewing

And Fran was busy hand sewing a beautiful oriental looking piece of work.

Frans notan

Next month members can sell items they no longer want in their stash -so it’s time to get busy sorting folks!