March Update

Hi Folks

First of all a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended last week’s workshop to make fabric postcards. It was a fun and industrious day with, as always, some beautiful pieces of work being produced – and we have received even more since, which is great. Take a look at the updated blog to view all the postcards that have been made plus all the other lovely work that emerged at show and tell.

Book Journal workshop

For those busy making a fabric journal I have sent an email out with details of the second workshop which takes place on Tuesday 20 March, 10am – 4pm at Ystradowen village hall. Looking forward to seeing some lovely creative pages from you all – no pressure!

Crazy Patchwork workshop – Tuesday 15 May 2018

We have a couple of places left on the Robi Thomas Crazy Patchwork workshop. It is an excellent day – Robi is an brilliant tutor who has a wealth of expertise to share, and brings along lots of yummy fabric scraps to help you realise your crazy patchwork dream. Not to missed!

Project Linus

We are pleased to report that the Project Linus quilt has been completed along with a bag to keep it in. Once again many thanks to all of you have contributed your time and expertise to make it happen!

The area Project Linus group of which Chris Morfett, Lesley Anne Bealey and Marie Austin are members, have put out a call to members for donations of fabric and craft items for a fundraising sale that they are planning to hold later in the year. So…. if you have anything to offer please pass it on at meetings.

Tapestri Café exhibition

At last month’s meeting we circulated entry forms for our tapestry café exhibition (see attached). If you are planning to submit work we need the forms completed and returned to Isobelle by 8 May at the latest. This is so that we can plan hanging the work to best effect in the space that we have available. And, we need your lovely pieces of work to be handed in by 12 June (Cutting Edge meeting). Please note that all quilts, large or small, will need a 4” hanging sleeve on the back and you must put your name on the back of your work.

Swansea Festival of Stitch 2018 Quilt Expo @ LC2 (Swansea Leisure Centre) on 18th & 19th August 2018

A Quilt Expo has been introduced into this year’s festival and individuals and groups are invited to submit their work. There is no specific theme so all quilts are welcome and we hope that some of you will consider taking part. Quilt Expo entry form we handed out at last month’s meeting to people who were interested in participating and the entry form and terms and conditions are attached for anyone else who would like to participate. It would be very helpful in terms of planning if you could return competed forms asap . Quilts need to be handed in at the June meeting at the latest. Again they need a 4” hanging sleeve on the back along with your details

Annoyingly snow stopped play this month but I am sure you all found ways of amusing yourselves whilst snowed in – anyone try snow dyeing?

The next session will be on Thursday 5 April: 10am – 3pm St Hilary Village Hall


Needle Felt Exhibition – Loren Thorne – the Singing Crafter at Giles Gallery
2 – 31 March

Welsh Quilt Centre Exhibition opens 10 March – 4 November 2018

Mothers of Africa exhibition of photographs, paintings, textiles and culture
5-26 March 9.00am – 8.00pm Hearth Gallery, Ground Floor, University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Penarth CF64 2XX
The exhibition features quilts from the Mothers of Africa project including one made during Freshers’ week last September. Students from all levels across the university, from foundation degree through to Masters and PhD contributed to this quilt. As one of most famous alumni, David Emanuel kindly produced an impromptu illustration too.

White Gecko Lounge Fabric Swap & Quilting Frame Demo Evening – 15 March 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Come along to the evening with any fabric you no longer want, whether its 6 fat quarters or 8 half metres, all is welcome.
As you arrive let us know what you have brought with you and receive a ticket for that amount – add your fabrics to the pile and choose new ones for your stash! So if you brought 6 fat ¼’s with you, swap with other guests or from the pile of yumminess and take away 6 fat ¼‘s! We will also have the quilt frame up & running for you to all have a play with! It’s easier than it looks I promise! And to top off the evening we will have 20% off everything in store as well!!

Swansea Festival of Stitch fundraising event , Saturday 21 April 2018 – 10am – 1pm. Gorseinon Institute, Lime Street SA4 4AD. Silent Auction of Textile Art and stalls of vintage goods, textiles glass and more

Glamorgan Quilters are running a coach trip to Malvern Quilt Show on 17 May 2018. Contact Salinder Gammage for details

Swansea Festival of Stitch takes place between 10-24 August 2018. There is an amazing programme being planned – exhibitions, workshops, craft demonstrations as well as crafts for sale. You can keep up to date by visiting

Quilts at Cae Hir Gardens 25-27 August 2018

The Facebook page @cuttingedgetextilegroup is used to share details of sales and events that are run by local fabric shops so if you use Facebook it is useful to join the group to receive those postings

If you have any news to share email

Happy Sewing!

Monica & Liz