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A Stunning Start to the New Term

Well….. what a busy and energetic start to the new term today. A great turnout of members with lots of chatter to catch up on after the summer break, new projects and some fine examples of work to share with the group!

First of all we welcomed some new visitors – Ella, Vanessa, Karen and Gillian who made themselves at home and appeared to enjoy their day as much as we enjoyed having their company. Vanessa later emailed to say:

‘thank you everyone for the lovely welcome today, I was made to feel at ease. As we all know it’s hard to start something new when you don’t know anyone, but I really enjoyed the few hours I spent with you all today. I’m starting my collection for the book today and Am looking forward to next time’

We also welcome Mary, Maggie and Kerry as new members of the group.

After ‘morning prayers’ were over there were a variety of wonderful items popped up at ‘show and tell’

Jan’s nag and a beautiful wall hanging

Julia’s fab little dress

Kerry’s i pad bag

Lesley – Anne’s whole cloth work and lovley little wall hanging made for a wedding present

Jaci’s fabric book that she had completed and which, quite rightly, she was very proud of!

Julie’s embroidery

Fiona’s two small pieces of work

Corinne’s Christmas decorations

And Monica’s Christmas fabric postcards

Plus, a selection of Christmas cards – to give inspiration to those who had booked on to the Festive Sissix workshop

After ‘show and tell’ Isobelle explained (with a little help from her friends) to some members of the group how to start making their very own fabric journal and Lesley – Anne is very kindly taking over facilitatig the group.

In addition to the above members were encouraged to choose which pattern they would like for the members day event and names were taken for the bag workshop that Jan is going to run in the New Year

And, not forgetting that in the midst of all this Liz was busy collecting membership fees and Isobelle and Corinne were busy making sure that quilts were safely returned!

Well done and thank you to everyone – and we look forward to seeing you next month


Christmas is Coming!

It was a busy day at Cutting Edge today not only sewing wise but welcoming guests who dropped in to see what we get up to. And the great news is that we have welcomed four of them as new members! They are:

-Pat Earing
-Rosie Savage
-Janet Green and
-Frances Folley who has previosuly been a regular member of Dyeing to Paint. It is great that she is back now she has retired.

Whilst there were various projects on the go there was a distinct feeling that Christmas was in the air.

Dilys and Liz had their heads down most of the day making a Christmas table decoration as they weren’t able to get to the members day last week.

Whilst others showed off ones they had completed

Hillary showed everyone a beautiful little Christmas quilt that she had made

Corinne had made a beautiful Christmas tree out of Suffolk puffs

And Jane had been busy making some lovely little Christmas decorations

Other work that attracted attention was Pat’s bargello quilt which is near completion

Lesley’s autumn leaves quilt and fabric dog collar

Salinder’s completed pink quilt

Monica’s wrap which she forgot to model during morning prayers!

And Stephanie brought some of her coastal quilts to show – which will be fab for our exhibition next year

These two quilts won an award at a quilt show

And as if this was not enough we have received all the Project linus blocks back – THANK YOU so much everyone for generously giving your time. All that's left to do now is to sew it up!

Another busy day with lots of chatter and sharing of knowledge and skills – well done folks!

Run up to Christmas

As usual Cutting Edge was a hive of activity today with members busy sewing and crafting ready for Christmas. And, after morning prayers there were some lovely pieces of work that members were eager to show.

Fran brought a quilt that she has recently completed

Frans quilt

Lesley Anne showed a beautiful small quilt that she had made at a strippy landscape workshop – Lesley is somewhere behind her work!

Lesley Ann Bealey

And Catherine was finishing off a quilt that she had made with Japanese fabric

Catherines quilt

Hilary showed a cushion that she has completed ready for the Christmas fundraising sale on 28 November in Cowbridge

Hilarys cushion

liz Price had also been busy making some beautiful decorations for the sale

Liz dolls

Monica showed cards that she had made with fabric that had been printed at last weeks Dyeing to Paint session and which will be on sale at the November fundraising event

md cards

Guest Salinder brought along a large and small quilt that she has recently completed

Salinders big quilt

Salinders small quilt

It was also good to know that when CE members go away they are thinking about us. Lesley Halliwell has gone to visit relatives in New Zealand and emailed earlier today to let us know that she was thinking about us. She told us that she had been to a quilt exhibtion which seemed to be deserted!

NZ quilt show nov 2015

And she sent a photo of a beautiful war quilt that she came across and seemed to have won a prize – don’t worry folks we aren’t awarding rosettes for our quilts unless someone wants to offer to make some!

NZ war quilt

Lesley also informed us it was hot, hot, hot over there – thanks Lesley!!!!!

As usual, lots of fun and a great reminde ro fthe wealth of talent in the group – well done folks!

Bring and Share Christmas Lunch

Today, Cutting Edge held its very first Christmas Lunch – which was a bring and share affair! And what a super spread it was thanks to everyone involved!

Before tucking into the lovely lunch Jeannie showed us some of her new pieces of work. There was a quilt that she is making for a friend

Jeannie's quilt

The other was the quilt that she has made uses the loose fabric collage technique – it is awesome.

Jeannie's challenge

After this breathtaking display we moved onto lunch – yummy!


And after that everyone delved into the secret Santa. The remit was for everyone to bring something crafty – either handmade or items that were purchased. It was wonderful to see the delight on people’s faces as they opened their gifts.

Liz especially, as she guessed that her gift had probably come from the USA!


Sandra was delighted with her little angel kit


As ever Jeannie was a busy bee, managing to make some exquisite little decorations from buttons, fabric and beads.

Jeannie's decorations

And, she was very lucky to have some of Santa’s little helpers to help her untangle them when they got in a bit of a tangle.


Finally, it was noted that there were some very elegant ladies in attendance – sparkling ready for Christmas!

Pam Sandr and Hilary

Pam, Hilary and Monica would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year and we look forward to may happy meeting in 2014.