Tag Archives: Quilters Guild

Hearts for the Festival of Quilts Tombola

29 Apr

GQ member Rhona Boudier has responded to the Quilter’s Guild (QG) request for hearts for this years Tombola at the Festival of Quilts.

She refers to it as her rude response. The lettering on the ribbon says ‘I hate’ in a trapunto/kantha mix. The hearts underneath indicate what she hates and the others say ‘especially’ in stem stich quilting and ‘pink’ ‘ones’ in felt appliqué. The printed heart commiserates with the winner but points out that they can at least use the beads.

rhonas hearts

I think she has got the message across but it does look rather nice!

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A Sunny Day Sewing

1 Mar

The sun was out, the daffodils in bloom and it was St David’s Day – what more could you want? …. a day of sewing of course!

GQ members met on 1 March with the same enthusiasm as always for a bit of sewing and a good gossip! Plus, once more they had the opportunity to purchase some much needed fabrics from Sue Bowers, the owner of Patchwork House in Llantrisant. And, what a wonderful choice there was too – Llantrisant mus be the place to visit for fab fabrics!

As ever, members were busy on a variety of projects. Celina showed off a quilt that she has just made from a Moda scrap bag – under the instruction of Jeannie Hainsworth Lamb!

Celinas quilt

And this is one of Jeannie’s in progress

JHL quilt

Rhona was decorating coat hangers with hearts – her contribution to the Quilter’s Guild Tombola for the Festival of Quilts in August.

Rhona's heart coathangers

She did mention she hated hearts!

Fran is still working on her book – with is amazing.

Fran's book

Frans book 3

Fran's book 2

And, for some reason, though it was only March, Christmas was on the agenda. Helen was asking people to collect cotton bobbins to make decorations the tree festival in Holy Cross in December.

Sonia showed a Christmas table runner quilt and mentioned that she is planning to run a workshop in October.

Xmas table runners

And Kate was quietly completing a Christmas quilt

Kates quilt

Kate's quilt2

The day was rounded off with an interesting talk from Pat Nicholls who has been patchwork and quilting for over 25 years. As well as lecturing in Britain she has been the guest speaker at several events in the United States, and taught workshops in France and Spain. She was one of the Founder members of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, finishing her ten year’s service on the Executive Council as President.

Below are some examples of Pat’s quilts.

pat nicholls quilts

Pat Nicholls 3

Pat nicholls6

Members Work Exhibited in Cynon Valley Museum

18 Mar

Helen Morgan currently has a piece of work exhibited in the Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare. It is part of an exhibition which has been organised by Region 12 of the Quilters Guild. The exhibition runs from 2 March – 13 April 2013.Helen's quilt