Wendy Surridge Challenge

2019 Challenge

Chris Morfett won the Challenge this year with her Party Penguins!

Marie Austin came second with Kath Ewins and Keris Howard joint third. There were some wonderful entries this year. Huge thanks to everyone who entered.

2018 Challenge.

Marie Austin won the challenge this year with her fabulous work of art.

2017 Miniature Quilt Challenge.

The theme for this year was a 12″x12″ Miniature Quilt and the challenge plate was won by Wendy Floyd for her quilt called Ken. The shoes belong to Barbie’s friend Ken!


Second place went to Kath Ewins for her landscape.


3rd place went to Ann Lewis.

2016 Challenge

The theme for this years challenge was Wales and we were thrilled to recieve 11 beautiful quilts which reflected the unique heritage and culture of Wales.

At the GQ AGM on Saturday 9 July presentations were made to the 2016 Wendy Surridge Challenge winners. Winner of the 1st prize was Corinne Roberts

WS winnerweb

2nd prize went to Hilary Carney

Ws 2nd prizeweb

And we had joint 3rd prize winners Wendy Floyd and Helen Hughes

WS 3rd prizeweb

Other entries were received from:

Catherine Macey
Lesley Anne Bealey
Salinder Gammage
Monica Dennis
Glynis Senter
Madeleine Lock
Jayne Evans

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to those who took part and gave so much pleasure to fellow members. The winning quilts will be exhibited at GQs 35th anniversary quilt exhibition which is being held at the United Free Church, Westgate Cowbridge on 29-30 July 2016.

2015 Winner

As 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, members were tasked with producing a quilt on this theme.

Wendy returned to Glamorgan Quilters on Saturday 4 July 2015 to award the challenge plate to Catherine Macey who won this years challenge. Wendy is pictured on the right

Wendy surridge winner

And, here is the winning quilt.


Previous winners of the Challenge

2014 Jackie Pugh
2013 Frances Barrett
2012 Helen Hughes
2011 Salinder Gammage
2010 Jeannie Hainsworth Lamb
2009 Brenda Miller

Background to the Wendy Surridge Challenge

Wendy Surridge was one of the early members of Glamorgan Quilters along with Judy Mendelssohn, Truda Theodore, Jill Meredith, Jean Davies and others. She joined after visiting an exhibition at Atlantic College in Llantwit Major, where a notice had been put up asking people to leave their contact details if they were interested in joining a new group that was being established.

She recalls that those who expressed an interest in joining were asked to take something to the meeting that they had made. Wendy took a nursing chair that was given to her husband’s family when he was born. She had recovered it with Laura Ashley needlcord. She also took along a cushion that was made in the Bear Paw pattern.

Wendy recalled that her grandmother used to make quilts in log cabin design and being fascinated with the design soon worked out how to do it herself.

After joining Glamorgan Quilters she signed up to an evening class to learn more.

She enjoyed her time with Glamorgan Quilters and even after moving to Devices continued to drive back for the monthly meetings. However, when it became too much she left the group and left behind the challenge plate as a legacy and in appreciation of the good times that she had enjoyed. She particularly valued the wealth of knowledge and skills that more experienced members willingly shared and the lasting friendships that she made.

As a result the GQ committee issue a challenge each year for members to make a quilt on a particular theme.

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