October 2019

Hi Folks

Another wonderful day of sewing and socialising. How lucky we are to have such a lovely group!

And a warm welcome to Dawn Bowers, who was inspired to join our group after visiting our exhibition!

Membership Renewal
There are still one or two membership payments outstanding. It would be helpful if members who haven’t yet paid could either send payment or let us know if they do not wish to renew their membership

Payment (£32.00) can either be made by:

Bank transfer using these details
Cutting Edge, HSBC Bridgend. Account no: 02353431 sort code: 40-13-23
N.B. If paying by bank transfer please put a reference against it when making the transfer so that it can easily be identified when coming into the CE account

Cheque made out to Cutting Edge Textile Group and sent to Liz Price

The blog has been updated with a report from today and there is also news on the recent DtP sessions

Well…. what can we say. it was certainly an exhibition to be proud of. Well done to everyone for the time and effort put in to make it such a resounding success. We were busy from the day we opened to the day we closed and everyone who visited were extremely complimentary about your work and the warm welcome that they received. There is a page on the blog with a report of the exhibition along with some of the comments that we received.

And you will be pleased to know that sales of craft items at the exhibition amounted to £330. £125 was raised from the sale of crafts on the Project Linus table and the rest was from the sale of CE craft items, which has covered the cost of overheads to mount the exhibition and we have a little surplus.

Make Do & Mend
The embroidery of the tablecloth is progressing well – Jaci has done a grand job and has now handed it over to Caroline L who very kindly offered to do some.

Jan has made a lovely boro bag – which is featured in this month’s blog. And Jaci has been experimenting and creating using old tights – again featured on the blog

We will continue the project until the end of the year and have a grand show and tell in January to see all the lovely items that have been made from recycled garments or from using fabric scraps. We are confident that we won’t be disappointed!

Members Day is being held on 5 November 10am – 3pm in Ystradowen Village Hall. Patterns were distributed yesterday to those booked to attend.

A visit to St Fagan’s Museum has been booked for 16 January 2020 to see and hear about some of the beautiful embroideries that are housed there.

And some new dates for your diary. The following people have been booked to run a workshop for the group in 2020
Anne Kelly on Friday 16 October 2020
Becky Adams on Tuesday 31 March 2020
All CE events and meeting dates are posted on the programme page of the blog


We are meeting on Thursday 7 November – St Hilary Village Hall 10am-2pm.


CE Member Julie Taylor, who has recently established her own business has an open day at Pentre Town Hall – 2pm-9pm Friday 18th and 11am-5pm on Saturday 19 October

Quilter’s Guild Region 12 Celebration Exhibition
30 September – 19 October 2019 CARAD Museum and Gallery East Street, Rhayader LL6 5ER

Cas Holmes Exhibition ‘Painting with cloth’ – 5 October – 2 November 2019, 10am-4pm Queen St Gallery, 33 Queen St, Neath SA11 1DN

Swansea Festival of Stitch
We have been invited to exhibit at the 2020 SFS Quilt Expo (22-23 August) – the Festival will run from 14-28 August 2020. Quilts can be submitted by individuals or as a group.
They can be any size, a traditional or a contemporary work of quilt art, on any topic, and not previously exhibited in the 2018 Quilt Expo. For further information email We will discuss in more detail in the New Year

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

That’s all for now

Best wishes

Monica & Liz