2019 She Sews Sea Shells Exhibition

Today ( 16 September 2019) we set up our exhibition in the Old Hall Pop Up Shop and we are thrilled to be part of the Vale Makers Festival

A huge vote of thanks must go to Liz, Monica, Corinne and Isobelle who spent the day hanging the exhibition – which looks absolutely stunning!

And we were lucky to be able to use some of the main corridor in the Old Hall and a cabinet to display CE members work. It certainly showcased the incredible talent of the group. Below is a small snapshot of the work on show

Hillary Hill’s Quilt

Postcards made by group members

Kerry Dean’s mermaid

And there was also a lovely table of goodies for sale – to raise money for Project Linus

Project Linus table

Definitely an exhibition to be proud of!


Good luck and best wishes to everyone for a successful exhibition from Nova Scotia!! Janet Green CE member

Well done to you all, it looks wonderful and is a reflection of the hard work you all put into it. And thank you so much for enabling us to sell the Linus stuff there as well. I’m really pleased we’re able to support such a great charity. Lesley-Anne Bealey CE member

Enjoyed my visit today and so nice to meet like-minded people Visitor, Carol Jones

Cutting Edge work looked fab as always Karen Teal, Visitor Resolven

It was such fun being there & chatting to the visitors. It was fab to see that a love of textile & stitching & creativity really brought everyone together to explore the exhibition. Just a triumph! Mary Hopkins CE member

Thank you for organising us all and giving us goals to work towards and push ourselves to achieve more. Amanda Randall CE member

I feel very fortunate to be part of such a lovely and talented group. Jaci McQuillan CE member

Wonderful work. Such skilled “sewers” Display of work excellent. Makes me inspired! Pamela Jones, Visitor

The exhibition was amazing, everyone is so talented. Jackie Roberts CE Founder Member

Great to see the beautiful work, such artistic friends. Jenny Fulford Brown, Visitor

The beautiful designs, colours and space make this space most interesting I’ve ever seen it. I live in Cowbridge so I pass by often

What a wonderful exhibition and we received a very warm welcome….. I’ve been back again today with another friend, who also loved seeing the amazing work you all do Judith Lucas, Maesteg Visitor

Beautiful work. Thanks so much. Sarah Philips, Toronto, Canada.

Just beautiful, Well done. Trish Heatley, Victoria, Australia

It was a lovely afternoon, and great to see so much interest shown in the group. Thank you both too for all your constant hard work, I’m sure I speak for everyone saying that I really appreciate all you do. Marie Austin CE member

What a wonderful fantastical craft! Wish I could buy the postcards they are bloomin’ awesome. Siobhan Davies, Visitor

We traveled from Amsterdam this morning for the event today, and itwas so worth it! Walking around all of the works was like being transported to a magical seaside. We will be back!

Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition this afternoon. Beautiful selection of work….what a talented group you are! Lucy Sallis Visitor

I saw your group’s exhibition and thought it was amazing ,very well put together and displayed.It made a real impact..There was a great deal of inspiration and talent.The 2 ladies I spoke to were very friendly and welcoming. Carol Kinson, Llantwit Major Art & Craft Group

Really enjoyed being there. Proud to talk to like-minded people about the talented members of our group and their lovely pieces of work. So many compliments. Keris Howard CE member

Absolutely gorgeous work. Thank you! Tamsin Rose, Visitor

We had a super morning and met some lovely people! There was so much enthusiasm and many compliments about the quality of the beautiful work! It was a pleasure to be there! Corinne Roberts. CE member

And all this lady could say when she arrived was “Wow!”

We were delighted that Christine Cave, Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan dropped in to admire our work

We had a busy and enjoyable week welcoming visitors who came from the local area and further afield – Newport, Abergavenny, Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. And it was lovely to have a visitor from Australia who was visiting the area.

And finally, we received a visit from quilter Hopkin Rees. I am sure that he wouldn’t mind me telling you that he is 79 years young and a prolific quilter who had a number of his quilts exhibited at the 2018 Swansea Festival of Stitch Quilt Expo.

When he visited on Saturday he brought these two new quilts to show us – which are stunning