October 2018

Hi Folks

Another wonderful day yesterday with lots of beautiful projects on the go, or finished – the blog has been updated – do take a peek

Thank you to Frances, who sold some of her unwanted books at yesterday’s session and donated the money (£87) to the SANDS (stillbirth and neonatal death charity). We have been collecting throughout the year for SANDS and will let you know the final total raised at the end of the year.

Lesley Halliwell is looking for fabric that has ivy printed on it – it seems to be a rare commodity? If anyone has any that they would be willing to share please let Lesley know

At next month’s meeting Karen is going to show some Chinese silk embroideries that she collected whilst living in China and Julie is going to bring some embroidery samples that she worked on whilst involved in research into the Langorse Lake Textile

The fabric book journal group is now underway with Lesley – Anne coordinating the group. It is an ongoing project which has only just taken off so if you would like any information, or to join the group email . And, Lesley – Anne has set up a fabric journal page on Pinterest to help you on your way

At last month’s meeting we started to take names for the Members day which is being held on 6 November. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like to take part email and we will send you images of the patterns so that you can choose which one you would like to make.

Liz has also started to circulate a list for the bring and share Christmas lunch which will take place at the December session. It will be available again at the next meeting for those of you who haven’t yet had chance to sign up.

The Project Linus Quilt has now been handed over. A huge thank you to those of you who took part in creating the quilt – which is truly stunning. Lesley Anne, who is the local Project Linus coordinator is planning a fundraising sale for charity so … if anyone would like to donate a hand – made craft item for the sale please see Lesley Anne at a CE session, or email for further information.

For those of you attending Festive Sissix Day on19 October please note that the venue has been changed to Ystradowen Village Hall – 10am – 3pm. The fee will be £5.00. If you haven’t booked and would like to join in email

As you know some CE members have been coordinating the making of a Commemorative War Quilt for Cowbridge, which has finally been completed. It will be on show in the Lesser Hall, Cowbridge Town Hall on 30 October 2018 between 2pm and 4pm. We hope that many of you, particularly those of you who kindly stitched a panel, will drop in to have a peek and enjoy a cuppa with us. Following this event the quilt will be hung in Ty Hafan shop window from 31 October – 15 November.

Building work and Parking at the Ystradowen Village Hall

A reminder that there is currently building work underway at Ystradowen Village Hall and as a result parking is limited. You might therefore have to find somewhere nearby to park.

We appreciate that this might be frustrating but do bear in mind that in the long term we will be able to enjoy improved facilities – so, well worth the inconvenience

And, it is important to acknowledge that the disruption is likely to be equally frustrating and inconvenient for local residents.

So…. in order to keep good karma

• do not park in the pub car park without first asking permission
• consider car sharing
do not park across people’s driveways

If you do have to bring your car, please park up blocking each other in – this will save a lot of spaces
And, you will also need to park during the day so as to not get in the way of any contractors vehicles entering or leaving

We realise that there are one or two people who are unable to carry machines and equipment very far. If this is the case and you need help please park your car and come to the hall to ask for help

Dates for your Diary

19 October – Festive Sissix Day

6 November – members day

11 December – Christmas Lunch.

22 January – visit to St Fagans.


We meet again on Thursday 1 November– same time, same place.


Poppies for Remembrance, National Museum, Cardiff 21 July – 3 March 2019

Art in the Mansion, ContextArt 5-18 October 2018, Aberglasny Gardens

Crafternoon Tea, City Hospice, Grounds of Whitchurch Hospital, CF14 7BF 14 October 2018 at 2pm. Contact Sandra Ajax 07918 0526 83

Tea and biscuits at the Lesser Hall, Cowbridge Town Hall to view the Cowbridge Community Commemorative Quilt. Friday 30 October 2pm-4pm. All welcome
The quilt will be on display in the window of Ty Hafan Emporium, Cowbridge from 31 October – 15 November 2018

Craft4Crafters Show Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallett 18 – 20 October 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