June 2018 Newsletter

Hi Folks

First off it was lovely to see Janet, Maggie and Mary again today. We hope you had an enjoyable day.

The blog has been updated with a report from yesterday’s session and there is also a report from last week’s Dyeing to Paint group. I have also updated the programme page and incorporated dates of CE sessions

Tapestri café exhibition
Thank you to everyone who has submitted work for the exhibition and many thanks for Liz and Pat who gave their time today to prepare the fish bunting. I am confident that it is going to be an exhibition to be proud of! Next month we should have small flyers with all the information on it about the venue.

And, if you haven’t handed your work in yet we need it by the next CE meeting which is on Tuesday 10 July – the last meeting before the summer break

Swansea Festival of Stitch 2018 Quilt Expo @ LC2 (Swansea Leisure Centre) – 18th & 19th August 2018
We have already received entry forms and pieces of work for this exhibition – which is excellent. All Quilts need to be handed in at the July meeting at the latest if you would like us to take them for you. Again your quilt will need a 4” hanging sleeve on the back along with your name and contact details.

    Volunteers needed

If you are planning to visit the festival on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th August and would be willing to volunteer as a steward for a couple of hours at the Quilt Expo we would love to hear from you. Corinne Roberts is drawing up a rota so please email her if you are able to help

Coach Trip to Swansea Festival of Stitch
Salinder has kindly agreed to look into the cost of a coach to Swansea Festival of Stitch on Saturday 18 August. The coach will leave Cowbridge at 8.30am and pick up at Sarn on the way (exact spot to be confirmed). The cost is £10.00. If you would like to book a place email or phone 07796 697158. Please share this information with anyone that you think might be interested

Dates for your Diary

19 October – Sissix Day – making Christmas cards/tags etc. ready for Christmas

6 November – members day – set aside to make something wonderful for Christmas

11 December – Christmas Lunch

22 January – visit to St Fagans

We had a lovely day on 7 June ice dyeing fabric and experimenting with print blocks, rollers and stencils. – you can read all about it on the blog.
We meet again on Thursday 5 July – same time, same place!


    St Fagans Project

At the last meeting we mentioned a new project that is evolving in St Fagans Museum to create a wallhanging and volunteers are being sought to help. The next workshop is being held on Saturday 16 June, 10am – 3pm. For further information email or Cutting Edge member Jaci McQuillan

Carol Bartlett – Sew Lovely Penarth has an exhibition of her work 1-3 Washington Buildings, Stanwell Rd, Penarth CF64 2AD – between 5 June – 2 July 2018

Penarth & District Quilters Annual Exhibition 11.00am 12 July 2018. Paget Rooms, Penarth

Swan Street Stitchers are hosting Charity Sewing Day on Sat 14 July from 9.30 until 5.00pm in Llantrisant Church Hall.
The aim is to make Driver bags, Linus Quilts and other items that can be donated.
Tea and biscuits supplied and there will be a lunch menu to order from. For more information email

Maldwyn Quilters Annual Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition 27 -29 July 2018 (10am – 4.30pm)
Carno Community Centre, Carno, Powys, SY17 5LH

Festival of Quilts NEC 9-12 August 2018

Swansea Festival of Stitch takes place between 10-24 August 2018.

Quilts at Cae Hir Gardens 25-27 August 2018

West Country Quilt & Textile Show 30 August – 1 September 2018 Exhibiton Centre, UWE Bristol

Cariad Quilters Biennial exhibition 23-24 September 2018 (10am- 4pm)
The Masonic Hall, Cliff Road, Blackwood, Gwent NP12 0NT.

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