October 2017 Newsletter

Hi Folks

First and foremost this month we would like to welcome the following new members to the group.

Jaci McQuillan
Caroline Leonard
Amanda Randall

We also welcomed Julie Taylor and Gilly’s friend Jane as guests today. We hope that they enjoyed their visit

Since we last met there has been the Ystradowen Village hall 30th anniversary celebrations where we had a display of work from Cutting Edge and Dyeing to Paint members. And what a wonderful display it was too! Thank you to those of you who contributed. There was much admiration of your work from the people visiting and from a lot of the children who were keen to have a go. I have posted a photo of the display on the blog so do take a peek.

We have also had our Angie Hughes workshop which, as expected, was a great success. A report is available on the blog

And a report from today’s meeting has been uploaded

Project Linus Quilt
Thank you to those of you who have taken packs to make a block for the Project Linus quilt. There were a lot of completed blocks returned today which look wonderful. Any remaining ones that are out there need to be returned by the November meeting at the latest and then we will arrange a date and time in the new year to complete the quilt.

WW1 Quilts
Don’t forget the WW1 quilts are being exhibited at the Malvern quilt show between 20-22 October 2017 and then at the Senedd Oriel in Cardiff Bay between 6 and 16 November 2017. Click here to visit the WW1 blog page.

The Senedd exhibition is the final one which brings our WW1 project to a close. The quilts will be available for their owners to reclaim at the December meeting. It has been an amazing journey since October 2015 and we are pleased that we have been able to showcase the group’s talent widely. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those members who took part.

Members Day
It is great to see that a good number of you have booked into the members day on Tuesday 7 November 10am – 3pm to make a table decoration. The requirements list and preparation instructions have been emailed around.

Christmas Lunch
The Christmas lunch will be held on Tuesday 12 December – the last CE session before Christmas. It will be the usual bring and share with Secret Santa (Handmade or bought £5 max- what a challenge but we know that you will rise to it!) . Liz will be drawing up a food list at the November meeting

We have Robi Thomas running a 2 day fabric journal workshop in the new year. It is being put out early as Robi suggests that you will need plenty of time to collect things for your chosen theme. The requirements list will be provided once booking is confirmed.

You can keep up to date with forthcoming events on the programme page of the blog and the newsletter is also posted on the blog each month


There is a Craft Group that meets on the third Monday of the month in Ystradowen Village Hall between 10am and 3pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact Mary Turner 01446 793778

As you may be aware a project is being developed to create a Community War Quilt to commemorate men from Cowbridge and Llanblethian who died in conflict from 1914 to the present day. This is NOT a Cutting Edge project but it is being led by some members from Cutting Edge who plan to invite members of the local community to help by sewing the names of the soldiers on small panels which will then form the main body of the quilt. Sewing sessions are being held in the Lesser Hall, Cowbridge Town Hall on Friday 13 and Thursday 26 October between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Please share this information with anyone that you think might be interested in attending the events.

Swansea Festival of Stitch Coffee Morning Saturday 28 October 2017 – 10am – 1pm. Gorseinon Institute, Lime St, Gorseinon SA4 4EH

There is a fundraising event for Velindre Cancer Centre in the Lesser Hall, Town Hall, Cowbridge on Saturday 18 November 2017 between 11am and 2pm

Inspired by Rust’ an exhibition of quilts and wall hangings by Gwyneth Rose
16th September 2017- 18th November 2017 Rhayader Museum and Gallery, East Street, Rhayader, Powys LD65ER. Tuesdays to Fridays 10am till 4pm and Saturdays 10am till 1pm

If you have any information to share email

Best wishes

Monica & Liz