January 2020

Hi Folks

Happy New Year!

The blog has been updated with a report from today along with one from the last DtP session. Do take a peek when you have a moment as it shows an amazing selection of work, particularly around our theme of Make Do & Mend that showcases the talent and creativity we have within the group – and also shows what an amazing bunch of individuals you all are! Thank you so much for your support.

Needless to say we will have to have an exhibition again this year to show your lovely work to the world! The pop up shop at the Old Hall has been booked from Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th so we have plenty of time to plan!

The embroidery of the tablecloth is not far from being completed. Many thanks to Keris who now has it. It was suggested that the names of those who have been involved are embroidered on the edge of the cloth for posterity, which is a lovely idea. So if you are one of those people please let us know – we wouldn’t want to miss anyone out!

A number of people have made the Boro bag from the V&A pattern. A great way to use up some of those fabric scraps that are loitering in your sewing room

Many thanks to Truda who very kindly helped a couple of people develop their embroidery skills today. It was very much appreciated

….and next month Dawn is going to bring in some willow to show how to make a simple tray for cakes. If anyone else would like to share their skills please et us know

We received a number of bookings yesterday for the two workshops that we are running this year……

Becky Adams workshop 31 March 2020

Anne Kelly workshop 16 October 2020. There has been considerable interest in this workshop from members and individuals from outside the group. So, we have decided to offer places to members first and foremost and then offer out to people from outside the group.

Forms can also be download from the programme page of the blog


We are meeting on Thursday 6 February 2020 – St Hilary Village Hall 10am-2pm.


Discovery – Textile Art Exhibition, 10 January – 24 February 2020 National Waterfront Museum, Swansea SA1 3RD

Carol Bartlett Exhibition – Penarth Pier Pavilion. Open evening 20 March 2020

Magical Quilts of Wales Exhibition. Welsh Quilt Centre – 1May – 24 December 2020. For more information contact Jen Jones (01570) 422088/480610

Malvern Quit Show 14-17 May 2020

Festival of Quilts 1-4 August 2020

Swansea Festival of Stitch 14-28 August 2020. Booking is now open for Masterclasses

CE Make Do & Mend Exhibition, Old Hall, Cowbridge. Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 September 2020

If you have any news that you would like to share email

That’s all for now

Best wishes

Monica & Liz