Category: Meeting

A Sunny Day Sewing

It was another glorious day outside today and a glorious day inside with many members of the group getting together to work on various sewing projects whilst having a chat.

There was work completed and handed in the the Tapestri cafe exhibition and work in progress in an effort to have it ready in time

And Liz and Pat were busy preparing the fish bunting for the exhibition.

Some were busy progressing the crazy patchwork projects they started in Robi Thomas’ workshop and Corinne and Sally had brought their completed pieces of work to show

Glynis showed a cut little mug bag that she had made

Brenda was working on her hexagon quilt

And Carol was working on a table runner that she started a little while ago

Janet was busy making lovely little panels which were going to be made into cards.

Jeannie brought along an unusual piece of work that she made a long while ago which was stunning. She had manipulated a photograph, printed it onto fabric and then stitched into it.

And Marie had two beautiful pieces of work that she had completed

Truda showed the group a cute sheep that she had made for her daughter

And Monica showed a fabric collage that she had made to celebrate 100 years of the women’s vote

There is no doubt about it we have some very talented ladies in our group! Well done everyone

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Paint, Stencil & Print!

There was much variety at today’s Dyeing to Paint session. We started with an ice dyeing session which is always great fun – apart from having to wait such a long time to see the results – i.e. waiting for the ice to melt!

Whilst waiting for the fabric to soak in the soda and for the ice making machine to make the ice there was much activity creating some wonderful pieces of fabric with the paint rollers……

print blocks…….

stencils….

Thermofax screens……

and not forgetting a bit of procion fabric dyeing thrown in…..

And the prize for not wasting any paints and dyes goes to Fiona this month who created this fantastic piece of fabric by mopping up the excess of the tablecloth. So much potential for a fabulous piece of work which we look forward to seeing soon!

As always a great day and lovely that Rosie and Janet were able to join us – we hope that you enjoyed your day

Variety is the Spice of Life

Today, as is usual with our group, there was a wide variety of work in progress and completed….

a colourful array of letters waiting to be appliqued in place

cross stitch and embroidery

And, quilts in the making and completed

Brenda made this beautiful quilt from scraps – all hand sewn and quilted

Jeannie was making a triangle quilt and showed the group a quilt that she had made to take to the States – colourful is Jeannie’s trademark!

Kerry showed a quilt that she was making – beautifully constructed both back and front

Corinne was busy making the label for this sweet little baby quilt

And Salinder had brought in an antique whole cloth quilt – oer 100 years old and in beautiful condition

Chris Dobson is away at the moment celebrating a special birthday at every opportunity! She was thrilled when she received this awesome cake from a friend in Tenby which came complete with a postcard

We hope that our guests Mary and Maggie enjoyed their first visit to the group and we look forward to seeing them again in the future

She Sews Sea Shells!

Today’s Cutting Edge meeting was as busy as ever with members busy working on current projects and eager to show work that they had recently completed.

And we were pleased to welcome three visitors to the group today – Alison, Kerry and Janet. It is lovely to greet new people and see some of the lovely work that they are producing.

Work for the groups exhibition in Tapestri cafe is coming on well.

Monica is embellishing a wall hanging made from panels that are entitled She sews Sea Shells – it seems very apt for our sea themed exhibition

Fiona showed some pieces of work that she will be entering. The porthole is so inventive – made with painted vilene and painted bondaweb! And she created the beautiful fish wall hanging at a Hilary Beattie workshop.

Having now exhausted the sea she has moved onto a textured landscape inspired by Wendy Dolan – fabulous!

Sally is busy working on a piece for the exhibition which also features portholes….

Following our recent workshop we have a wonderful collection of fabric postcards – around 40 – so today we laid out the background fabric to decide how best to show them

Visitor Kerry showed a beautiful quilt that she has recently completed – an excellent finish on both sides!

Truda showed a quilt that she has made from scraps – and pointed out that her scrap bucket looks no different now to when she started!

Jan was busy basting a quilt together which she hopes to have finished for the Swansea Festival of Stitch Quilt Expo

Jan and Sally were also busy deconstructing pieces of work at one point!

Amanda has finished her fabric journal – and there was a request to have another workshop. But we decided that in September anyone who is interested can join a group at monthly meetings to make them. This way people can work at their own pace and share stash and ideas

And finally, Lesley Anne showed the group a lovely little cushion that she has made

And in addition to all of the above we had a stash of fabric, haberdashery and books for members to wade through. We are thrilled to report that we raied £120 for Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death) charity!

Rather an industrious and very enjoyable day. Thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm and support of our various activities – which is always very much appreciated!

Wish You Were Here!

The sun was shining, the temperature rising and we were all on a mission to sew – postcards! Though there was a flurry of activity on lots of other projects…

Jan had been making bags to put all her sewing tools in

Corinnne had been busy making a baby bag with changing mat for a relative

Glynis had been making dolls for Ty Hafan – well done eveyone!

And, at show and tell there was a wealth of lovely work to enjoy viewing

The Project Linus quilt has now been completed along with a bag to keep it in

Jeannie showed a beautiful quilt that she has recently completed – made from silk and shot cotton. She is sending it to be exhibitied at the 2018 Festival of Stitch at NEC

She also showed a small hanging of a fish that will be exhibited in our exhibition in the Tapestri cafe in August. This quilt has also been exhibited at the NEC Festival of Quilts

Truda brought a quilt along to show which will be included in our exhibition at Tapestri cafe

And Pat handed in 2 lovely pieces for the exhibition

Sally showed a lovely quilt that she is completing

Monica showed a quilt that she had made from scraps

Corinne and Salinder had also been busy making small wall hangings

And Rosie and Janet handed it two lovely pieces of work for the Swansea Festival of Stitch silent auction which will take place on 21 April

Last, but certainly not least are the beautiful array of postcards some of which were created at last weeks workshop and others that have emerged since.

A huge thank you to everyone who has given their support to our various projects and we look forward to seeing much wonderful work at next month’s show and tell

A Flying Start to the New Year!

The first CE session got off to a flying start today with great enthusiasm to be involved in various projects that are on the go.

In the far corner of the room a small group worked hard during the day to prepare the Project Linus blocks for quilt as you go and were extremely grateful to those who offered to take a strip home to sew them together.

And there was great enthusiasm to make the fabric windmills for the Swansea Festival of Stitch exhibition which takes place in August. What wonderful a splash of colour they are going to make. Many thanks to Sally for bringing her fabric stash along for us to use and many thanks to those who bought some of the fabric. £87 was raised which Sally plans to donate to a breast cancer charity.

Others were busy on various project – many of which are sea themed – I wonder why!!!

Hillary was making cushions to go with a quilt that she has recently made

Chris was embellishing some images that she created at last weeks Dyeing to Paint

Sally was sewing a fish which some lovely fabric that she said used to be her sister’s curtains!

Our guest Janet was busy making fabric windmills in a quilt as you go technique – what a coincidence!

Fiona showed everyone a beautiful bag she had made – it looks as though it is quilted but but the panels are painted!

And Jane showed a quilt that she has recently completed. Love the colours

A busy and productive day. Many thanks to everyone for their support which, as always, is very much appreciated!

A Jolly Christmas Lunch

Today’s CE session was mainly focused on yuletide festivities with a yummy Christmas lunch provided by group members. As usual there was a wonderful variety of delicious dishes to enjoy.

We also has delicious mulled wine prior to lunch which was lovingly prepared by our domestic goddess Sandra.

Before lunch however, there was lots of chatter and some even managed to catch up on a bit of sewing.

And we also had some show and tell projects to enjoy

Amanda brought a Christmas sack and stocking that she had recently made at a Sew Lovely workshop in Penarth and a lovely stitched piece of work that she had completed.

Jane showed a pretty quilt top that she had made

The day finished with a surprise package from Secret Santa with lots of good wishes

Thank you to everyone who contributed to lunch and helped make the day so enjoyable

Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!