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GQ 2016 AGM

10 Jul

On 9 July GQ held its AGM which gave the opportunity to reflect on the past years activity which included the making of the signature quilt (which was on display), participating in an enjoyable workshop to learn the art of Japanese folded patchwork and hearing a number of interesting speakers which included the Mother of Africa charity work, Textile traders, Batik’nBeads and how to take good photos of your quilts, to name but a few.

members viewing the signature quilt

members viewing the signature quilt

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AGM lunch

Business over and it was time to enjoy lunch, find out who had won the Wendy Surridge Challenge and hear our guest speaker Christine Porter.

Corinne Roberts was the lucky winner of the Wendy Surridge challenge with her lovely collage quilt

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Hilary Carney took 2nd prize and there were joint 3rd prize winners Helen Hughes and Wendy Floyd.

The day was rounded off with a talk from Christine Porter….. and not only were members entertained with a lively and enjoyable account of her travels they were able to enjoy viewing a wide range of Christine’s beautiful work.

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CP collage

A full and enjoyable day and more to come in September!

Email from Christine Porter in response to our thank you note:

Thank you for inviting me to speak at your meeting on Saturday. Your hospitality was amazing! I have been trailing around the UK for years, talking to and teaching groups, and I can honestly say, I have never sat down to such a delicious spread as you provided. The welcome I received was very warm and friendly and I was so well looked after. It was a great pleasure meeting your members. Happy Quilting in the future”.
Best wishes
Chris
http://www.christineporterquilts.com

A Busy Day at GQ HQ!

12 Mar

There was no shortage of energy at Glamorgan Quilters today.

There was much to do on the activites table with a number of Japanese folded patchwork squares needing to be completed ready for the sewing up day on Tuesday. Many thanks to those who put their own sewing aside to help with the task. Your support was very much appreciated.

Caroline sewing up a signature quilt square

Caroline sewing up a signature quilt square

Also, a big thank you to Wendy Floyd who demonstrated how to make a pleated square. Sadly, we didn’t manage to capture the moment with photos but hopefully there will be an opportunity next month.

We were thrilled at the response to our call for craft items. At today’s meeting we received a wonderful array of items for which we are eternally grateful ….and look forward to receiving more in the coming months.

craft collage

Hilary Carney is coordinating the craft stall and is looking for volunteers to make crafts and help sell them so if you are able to help in any way please see her at meetings. Or, you can email her hilarymcarney@googlemail.com

Following notices members were shown a number of quilts that have been made to raffle to raise funds for the RNLI. There will be raffle tickets available at the April meeting.

rnli quilt collage

After lunch we welcomed Kathy Williams, Chair of the Glamorgan Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers who gave a talk about her work. But, before starting her talk she set members up with a short exercise on how to make a braid – which engaged them for the whole hour of her talk!

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group braiding collage

Kathy showed some wonderful examples of her work….

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Kathy williams rug collage

… including pieces from a collaborative exhibition with Judi Mendelssohn

Trouser project collage

As always,an interesting and varied day and already looking forward to more in the future.

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.