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GQ Tree at the Holy Cross Christmas Tree Festival

23 Nov

Today, we decorated the GQ tree for the Holy Cross Church Christmas Tree Festival. It is adorned with 64 beautiful hand made felt baubles lovingly made by our members. Well done and THANK YOU!!!

2015 Christmas Tree

2015 Christmas Tree

A Feast for the Eyes!

1 Nov

The GQ meeting today was, as always busy, busy, busy!

Today was the day that we distributed the packs for making the Signature Quilt to mark 35 years of Glamorgan Quilters. And, we were thrilled at the enthusiasm to get involved. 50 packs were distributed and there will be more available at the Christmas meal and the January meeting. We plan to capture the current and past membership that has helped to make Glamorgan Quilters the thriving group that it is today.

We are most grateful to Ann Lewis who provided the templates and instructions for the construction of the squares. And, to Hilary Carney who helped ease the making with her design of templates for the text needed on the squares.

Hilary ans Marj

It was wonderful to see the group efforts to take the task in hand…. even if they did destroy the master template in the process!!! All in the name of good fun!

group square

As well as all this entertainment we had show and tell – a wonderful opportunity to admire some beautiful works of art and we were not disappointed, there was lots to see – from small quilts….

20Catherine's sewing quilt

Catherines quilts

Julias 1

pink quilt

stained glass window

….to large

Sainders quilt

Trudas quilt

Sandra showed a photo of a wonderful quilt that she had made – and which had a matching headboard!

Sandras bed cover

There were a number of gifts for grandchildren

childs quilt

Pam childs bag

pink quilt grandaughter

welsh quilts

Helens house quilt

New member Karen was like Mary Poppins bringing one after another out of her bag!

Karen collage

Glynis was like the Blue Peter presenters showing a lovely heart wreath that she had made earlier in the day!

Glynis hearts

Monica continued the theme of vintage showing pieces of work that had been made with recycled vintage table cloths and pillow cases

colage MD

And there was nostalgia, with members bringing along pieces of work that they had made long ago but still enjoyed.

star hanging

Xmas tree

Star attractions were this beautiful quilt that had been made to celebrate a friends special birthday

birthday quilt with story

And, this beautiful table runner won first prize at the Royal Welsh show!

tabel runner won welsh show

New member Pat showed her beautiful Christmas stocking bunting….

Pam stockings

And, to round things off Julia entertained members with a photo album she had from past workshops that she had run!

Julias photos

A huge thank you to everyone who took time to bring ome of their work along. We look forward to more in the future!

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!

Xmas decs

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

xmas is coming

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?

ann williams 3

ann williams2

Ann williams quilts1

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.


Hilarys haberdashery

A great day and looking forward to the next already!

Christmas Celebrations

6 Dec

Today members of Glamorgan Quilters enjoyed their December meeting in the Quentin Suite of the the Bear Hotel where they met for the annual Christmas lunch; turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pud – though there weere also some lovely looking alternatives!

table 2

After having looked at who they were sharing a table with Table 1 decided that theirs must be the naughty table. ‘Ello ‘Ello there was Renee sporting a new moustache courtesy of a Christmas cracker…


Plus, Glynis and Fran with their very expensive festive head gear!

Glynis and Fran

All in all a most enjoyable afternoon providing a good opportunity to raise a glass to celebrate a very festive time of year!

Naughty Table

Hexagon’s Are In!

6 Nov

This month’s meeting seems to suggest that hexagon’s are back in fashion as a number of members were busy creating with them.

there were pink ones….



…..green ones


multicoloured ones


plus a ring of them!


And, whilst some were busy on these others were getting ready for Christmas!





After a busy morning sewing members sat back and enjoyed a colourful talk from Ann Rippin.


She gave a very interesting talk on Laura Ashley fabrics but she used her interviews with other people and their memories connected with them as her theme. She had examples of early quilts and articles in Laura Ashley patchwork pieces and dresses which were largely hers. She had been given many pieces of Laura Ashely fabric and items which she used to create modern pieces often on the theme of people’s memories. She was very knowlegeable, lively and interesting.


Another wonderful day in the world of Glamorgan Quilters!

Sew Crazy Saturday

3 May

Today, Glamorgan Quilters enjoyed another happy, relaxed and enjoyable day sewing. There was also plenty of chatter!

As ever there was a wide variety of quilts and crafts to show off.

Jeannie and Jane were beavering away in the corner. Jeannie was sewing tiny hexagons made from some delightful printed fabrics.

Jeanie AND jANE

Isobelle was using some fabric she recently painted to make a desert landscape.

Isobell's gilda barron

Hilary was busy making brooches with her daisy loom.

Daisy loom flower

And Monica was making Scottie dogs for Christmas! You can never start too soon with the festive activities apparently.

scottie dogs
Florence Rose Fabrics were also trading – there were some lovely Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics to buy!

Florence Rose Fabrics

And in the little room there was a small group being tutored by Sonia Fox, which looked fascinating, if not a little complicated to the uninitiated!

Sonia and Lynne

There’s never a dull moment at GQ!

A Great Result for the Philippines Appeal

2 Feb

Hilary would like to thank everyone at GQ who supported her efforts to raise money for the those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. Thanks to your generosity £170.00 was raised!


Hilary visited one of the areas affected when she was in the Philippines over Christmas last year.

Hilary Phillippines

Click here to read an article about Hilary’s trip that was recently published in the Gem newspaper