May/June 2017

Hi Folks

What a wonderful day today – the sun was shining and you were all inspired to create! I suspect that none of you ever gets bored!!!!

Do have a look at the blog which has been updated with all your wonderful work. I, for one, am so looking forward to our next meeting already! – Tuesday 13 June – get the date in your diary!

Below are details of forthcoming events that might be of interest to you…..

On 16 September we are supporting Ystradowen Village Hall’s 30th anniversary event. We will be having a display showcasing what we get up to at our sessions and selling craft items. Any suggestions, offers of craft items or help would be much appreciated.

Angie Hughes is running a workshop on Tuesday 19 September 2017. A booking form can be downloaded from the programme page of the blog.

We have booked Ystradowen village hall for a members day on 7 November. The plan for this day if to have a Christmas theme of sewing and crafting. There will be a Christmas sewing project and the Sissix machine will be available for card making – always good fun. More details to in the coming months.

Following discussion today I have booked Robi Thomas to run book workshops and a crazy patchwork workshop – you will have to be patient though I am afraid as they are not until next year! Dates are as follows:

Book workshops – there are two a few weeks apart – Tuesdays 16 January and 20 March 2018. You will need to book into both dates.
Crazy patchworkTuesday 15 May 2018.

And finally, as you know, the WW1 quilts will be exhibited at the Autumn Malvern Quilt Show. We have also been invited to write an article for a quilting magazine which will be published around the same time as the show- a great way to get publicity!

Don’t forget you can check out planned activities on the Programme page of the blog


We are working with the British Legion and other stakeholders in Cowbridge to make a Community War quilt. The quilt will commemorate all those from Cowbridge, Llanblethian and Aberthin who have died in wars over the last 100 years. It is in the planning stages at the moment but in the coming months we will be inviting people to help embroider panels for the quilt. Anyone is welcome to take part and we will be inviting local sewing groups/WI’s/U3A’s etc. to participate. The project will be promoted the project through the Gem newspaper

Glamorgan Quilters are running a trip to the Malvern Quilt Show on Sunday 21 May 2017. Tickets £20. Contact Salinder Gammage for more information and to book a place
Tel: 01443 224550 or 07996 697158. Email

Bristol Quilters Quiltfest 1-3 June 2017.

Cardiff Craft & Hobby Show, Cardiff City Stadium 16-17 June 2017

Gwent Quilters exhibition 16-17 June 2017 Lysaght Institute, Orb Drive, Newport, South Wales.

Drawing with your Sewing Machine Swansea, 17 June 2017 . Contact:

Gail Lowther workshop Friday 7 July 2017. Ystradowen Village Hall. Contact for more information and a booking form

Llandeilo Patchwork and Quilters Show 20-22 July, at Ebenezer Chapel Cresent Road Llandeilo SA19 6BG

Bath Textile Summer School 21-26 August 2017

On 7 July 2017 between 10am and 12 noon there is a Ty Hafan Coffee Morning and Craft Sale in the Lesser Hall Cowbridge. As well as home – made crafts there will be fabrics and haberdashery (buttons, threads etc. for sale that has been donated to Ty Hafan. Any craft items or homemade cakes will be gratefully received.

That’s all for now folks – Happy Sewing!

Best wishes

Monica & Liz