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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…….

Keris and Catherine

Keris and Catherine

Pat and Corinne

Pat and Corinne

Helen and Salinder

Helen and Salinder

Hilary and Salinder setting up the crafts stall

Hilary and Salinder setting up the crafts stall

Wendy Surridge challenge quilts

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

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

AGM lunch1

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

WS winnerweb

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.

colage cp

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!

Kathy left some braiding instuctions for anyone who might be interested src=”https://glamorganquilters.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/braid-pattern.jpg” alt=”Braid pattern” width=”490″ height=”675″ class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-897″ />ded here

group braiding collage

Kathy showed some wonderful examples of her work….

Kathy williams collage2

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 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.

Hilary

Hilarys haberdashery

A great day and looking forward to the next already!