June 2019

Hi Folks

Today we welcomed Ruth Thomas to the group for the first time. We hope that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again – and check out Ruth’s crewel work on the blog which is beautiful.

First and foremost there is news to share about the possible development of a branch of the Embroiderers Guild in Cardiff. An initial expression of interest is being sought to see whether it is worth pursuing. If you are interested email

It has been a busy few weeks and you will be able to catch up by reading the blog which has a report on today’s session. It also contains a report of last week’s Dyeing to Paint session, the denim bag workshop that we held on 17 May and the sanitary pad for India project which has now finished.

A huge thank you to everyone who has submitted their work for our exhibition in the Pop Up Shop at the Old Hall between 17-21 September 2019. It is going to be a wonderful event with some new additions to the collection which is great. Poster and flyers will be circulated soon. Lesley Anne and Marie will be selling crafts at the exhibition to raise money for Project Linus and we will have cards and a few items for sale which will help to pay for the hire of the pop up shop.

A reminder that the July meeting is ear marked for a stash sale. If you would like to sell anything please let us know in advance. A table will be provided in the side room. You will need to price your items, look after you table on the day and take home anything that you have not sold

A new workshop that fits into the theme of Make Do and Mend has been organised for Tuesday 15 October 2019. Participants will be able to make coiled baskets or coasters from fabric scraps. A booking form for the workshop is attached.

And the sanitary pad project for India – which also fits into Make Do & Mend has now finished. A HUGE THANK YOU is extended to all who have beavered away over the past few weeks to support the project. Caroline’s daughter will be taking the items back to Hyderabad this month along with the packs that WI’s in Hampshire (facilitated by Caroline’s sister in law) made

The embroidery of the tablecloth is going well – Julie is doing a great job embroidering the Welsh ladies – a photo is on the blog

We will carry on the Make Do & Mend project until Christmas and then have a Show and tell session in January to bring everything together

Ystradowen Village Hall has been booked form 5 November for Members Day – more to follow soon!

And, a visit to St Fagan’s Museum has been booked for 16 January 2020 to see and hear about some of the beautiful embroideries that are housed there.

All CE events and meeting dates are posted on the programme page of the blog


We meet again on Thursday 4 July 2019 – same time, same place.


Gwent Quilters Summer Lunch with Frances Meredith 22 June 2019 12 midday – 4pm Trinity Methodist Church, Glasllwch Lane, Newport NP20 3JU. To book contact

Dyffryn Quilters Biennial Quilting Exhibition Friday and Saturday 28/29 June 2019 Providence Baptist Church, Union Street, Mountain Ash CF45 3NY

Kaffe Fassets Quilts in America exhibition 16 March – 3 November 2019 American Museum, Bath

Vale of Glamorgan Modern Quilters Guild Exhibition – 22 June 2019 Murchfield Community Centre, Dinas Powys CF64 4QQ 10am-3pm

Textile Traces Exhibition 25 May 2019 – 20 July 2019 Llantarnam Grange

Quilter’s Guild Region 12 Celebration Exhibitions
6-26 July 2019 the exhibition will be at Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Rd, Aberdare CF44 8DL
2-28 August 2019 it will be shown Swansea Central Library Civic Centre, Oystermouth Rd, Swansea SA1 3SN
30 September – 19 October 2019 CARAD Museum and Gallery East Street, Rhayader LL6 5ER

Naturally Sew Textile Group CRIC Studio, Beaufort St, Crickhowell – Saturday 25 – Monday 27 May 2019 10am – 5pm

Silver Threads – The Quilt Association 25th Anniversary Exhibition Minerva Arts Centre 3 August – 14 September 2019

Cutting Edge She Sews Sea Shells Exhibition – Old Hall Pop Up Shop Cowbridge 17-21 September 2019 10am -4pm

If you have any news to share email

That’s all for now folks

Please let us know if you have any news/information to share

Best wishes

Monica & Liz