March/April 2017

Hi Folks

An early newsletter as I am going to be away now until 6 April!

The next CE meeting is on Tuesday 11 April 2017 and Dyeing to Paint is on Thursday 13 April 2017.

It was lovely to see so many of you today and the beautiful pieces of work being created or completed – such a buzz of enthusiasm and enjoyment!!!

The blog has been updated with photos of your work and there is also a report on the recent DtP session. Do take a peek and feel free to leave a comment.

It was a pleasure today to welcome guests Denise Toms, Caroline Leonard and Jan Webster’s sister Cherry– we do hope that you enjoyed your day –it was certainly a pleasure to have your company.

Many thanks to all those involved with the WW1 quilts for submitting the information that we needed so promptly. It is such a help and much appreciated. We will keep you updated on up and coming exhibitions.

A couple of weeks ago I attended a crazy patchwork workshop in Swansea facilitated by Robi Thomas. As well as being a whizz at crazy patchwork she runs workshops to makes fabric books .I have therefore invited her to visit our session in April to show her books with a view to planning a workshop in 2018 if members are interested. Robi is also heavily involved in the planning of the 2018 Swansea Festival of Stitch and in the run up during 2017 there are a number of workshops planned


The Alison Moger workshop on Wednesday 26 April 2017 is now fully booked. We look forward to a fun and informative day and will send out final details to participants nearer the time

Angie Hughes workshop – Tuesday 19 September 2017. Information and a booking form is available to download from the programme page of the blog for those eager beavers who would like to book an early place.

We will keep you informed of other activities as they develop throughout the year and details will also be posted on the Programme page of the blog


Jen Jones Quilt Centre 2017 exhibition 10 March – 4 November. 11am – 4.30pm. Town Hall, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7BB

Dorothy Russell Exhibition – Y Senedd Assembly Building, Cardiff from 27 March to 20 April 2017

Wye Knots Quilters exhibition, Shire Hall NP25 3DY 20-22 April 2017

Wonderwool Wales 22 -23 April 2017

Swansea Festival of Stitch Vintage Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale. 29 April 2017 – 10 – 1pm. The Institute, Lime Street, Gorseinon. Contact:

Ystrad Mynach Quilters biennial exhibition at Lllancaiach Fawr Manor House, CF46 6ER – Friday 28 – 1 May 2017

Sashiko Cushion Workshop, Swansea 6 May 2017 Contact:

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

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

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

Bath Textile Summer School – 21-26 August 2017

That’s all for now – Happy Sewing!

Best wishes

Monica & Liz