Tagged: Cowbridge

Dyeing to Paint Again!

A whole month has gone by in a flash and time to paint again today – what fun!

It was great to see a few of the group taking up the challenge to paint their new aprons – and there were some stunning results as you can see here…

Alongside the apron embellishment Keris was busy getting on with Christmas

Liz was busy working on some fabric that she had dyed last month and she was also having a go with the stencils

Jan was getting her head round a little screen kit she had bought at a recent quilt show

Sally was trying out some stamps that she had made….

Rosie, along with a few others, was on a card making mission

And Fiona was experimenting with Inktense blocks

Amidst the frenzy of activity there were a few took a break to view the St Hilary telephone box which has been decorated to commemorate the end of the First World War and it features felt poppies that were amde by CE memebrs for the WW1 quilt project!

Click here to read about the CE contribution to the 2018 Cowbridge Commemorations

As always, a great day with lots of creativity and good humour. Looking forward to next month already!

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A Colourful Day at Cutting Edge

There was the usual buzz about the room at today’s meeting and some fabulous and colourful work displayed.

There was a lovely collection of quilts to view. Kerry’s was not only colourful but the quilting was amazing!

Caroline produced a lovely baby quilt to show and cushion covers that had recently been finished

And Carol’s quilt had an eyecatching design and colour combination

Frances’ quilt demonstrated a wondeful skill in crazy patchwork with dazzling colours and design

Marie Showed a fabulous cushion using quilt as you go

Hillary was busy on cross stitch

And Julie – embroidery. She had been experimenting embroidering on paper that she had made

Maggie was busy making a fabric book using linen and vintage fabrics with beautiful embroidered work

And Jan had completed a piece of work that she had created at last weeks Dyeing to Paint – a wall hanging for a small window – beautifully crafted using a variety of techniques

Corinne’s carrier for her red work had been made from a sample she made at a quilt show – encased in a beautiful contrasting batik fabric.

In addition to all this lovely wok the Project Linus quilt was finished off with a label attacjed to the back and Liz and Chris put the finishing touches to the Cowbridge Commemorative quilt which will go on display on 30 October

As always a fun day with lots of chatter and good humour!

A Sew Happy Sewing Day!

Today’s session was, as usual busy, with members paying subscriptions and booking into workshops. And there was no shortage of nimble fingers busy creating alongside lots of chatter.

First off it was lovely to be able to welcome Jaci McQuillan, Amanda Randall and Caroline Leonard as new members to the group. We also welcomed Julie and Jane as guests for the day. We hope they enjoyed their visit.

It was great to see so many Project Linus blocks either being sewn together or handed in as they were completed. Many thanks to those who have given their time and skill.

And whilst on the topic of Project Linus Jeannie showed two beautiful quilts that she had made for the charity.

Liz was busy preparing for Friday’s community sewing session in the Lesser Hall, Cowbridge. And, Truda was a great fount of knowledge and wisdom to call upon.

Chris was busy adding the finishing touches to a daisy bookwrap that she recently made at Dyeing to Paint

and others brought their book completed wraps along to show. Apologies to those of you who were missed off the photo call!

Truda showed a lovely little book cover that she made earlier – twenty years earlier in fact!

Caroline showed a quilt a ‘pink themed’ quilt that she had made

and this is Jane’s first attmept at a quilt – wonderful colours Jane!

Amanda had made a lovely advent calendar

Fran shared a picture she had made at a recemt Hilary Beattie workshop

and Helen had been busy making baby clothes which will soon be winging their way to Australia. Such talent in the group – it is incredible!

Last but not least we said our farewells to Gilly who is moving to Cambridgeshire which she assures us is sadly lacking in sewing groups! We will all miss her cheery outlook and incredible sewing skills and wish her well in her new life.

Jan most of all will miss Gilly but Gilly assures us that Jan is on the way to being a whizz at skyping!

Another great day, with many more to come!

Variety is the Spice of Life

Cutting Edge sessions are always a busy affair and today was no exception.

Those around the table were busy working on various projects and catching up for a chat with friends. Brenda, Bridget and Carol were busy quilting..

Carol

Bridget

Brenda

Others were busy discussing a planned community war quilt. What colour fabrics, threads etc. How can we make the poppies? Liz seemed to have a plan…

And the Scan ‘n Cut and Sissix machines were available to play with!

Monica cut out some letters..

… and a seahorse which will be turned into a stamp block for an up and coming Dyeing to Paint workshop

She also showed the group a cushion that she had made using a Sissix machine die cut

Caroline was on a mission to finish some cushions that she plans to give to her Russian visitors who are coming next week

At Show and Tell Jan showed the group a denim bag that she had made for her sister. She embellished it with the most beautiful machine embroidery

Jeannie showed a stunningl quilt that she was completing

Brenda showed a stunning cross stitch that she had done of her grandchildren.

And Corrine showed a stitched picture that she had made at the recent Alison Moger workshop.

More photos of the work that was created at Alison Moger’s workshop can be viewed here

How lucky we are to have such a talented and friendly group to share our passion of sewing with!

Sew Happy Sewing!

Nights are drawing in and the group are busily creating the most beautiful pieces of work – which was very evident at todays CE meeting.

But before we oohed and aahed at the beautiful works of art that were on show we welcomed Yvonne Randall who brought along some lovely bits of haberdashery and fabric to tempt us. She also demonstrated her Accucut machine and die cuts which was great fun.

Yvonne Randall

Yvonne Randall

And we welcomed Chris Morfett as a new member to the group. She is known to many in the group already for the lovely miniature teddies that she makes. For example, at today’s show and tell she showed the group a beautiful quilt that she has just completed.

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Chris D brought in a cross stitch of her grandfather which was absolutley stunning. She had taken it to St Fagan’s to show them.

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She had also been busy making underwear travel bags for grandchildren and adult family members which looked like fun items to have in your suitcase

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Gilly had made a cute little knitting bag for a friend

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Keris and Corinne reported that they had recently been to the Kirsty Allsop handmade fair at Hampton Court. They showed tea towels that they had printed

Corinne's towel

Corinne’s towel

Isobelle’s piece was work in progress. She had painted the fabric for her wall hanging with transfer art paints and is now busy stitching into it. Looking lovely Isobelle!

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Hilary showed a piece that she recently completed at a textile workshop

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Fiona showed a beautiful bag, needle case and pin cushion that she had made. She has offered to run a workshop to show how to make the bags so watch this space!

fionas-bag

Sylvana was busy basting a quilt together to give as a gift to a family member.

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And Salider had two beautiful quilts to show

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Sone were busy focusing on Christmas. As well as making this beautiful bag Marie was busy making Christmas wall hangings.

marie-bag

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And Caroline was on a mission to get stuck into her Chrsitmas tree wall hanging. Caroline was the focus of attention as many of the group will be making one at the November session

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Finally, Monica thanked Hilary for her contribution to CE over the last 5 years as she has now stepped down from running the group.

And then Monica gave an update on the recent WW1 quilt exhibitions in Old hall Cowbridge and Giles Gallery Pontyclun and announced that the quilts would once again be displayed in Cowbridge shops to support the British Legion appeal. They will be in the shop windows between 31 October and 14 November 2016. Shops that have generously offered window space include ty Hafan Emporium, David Barnes Dry Cleaners, Costa Coffee, Beauty Within and Jon Ian shoes. Hilary also gave an update on her initiative to make Big Poppies to complement the WW1 quilts and Poppy Appeal

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All Poppied Out!!

It was all hands on deck yesterday at Cutting Edge to make poppies for the forthcoming display of the WW1 challenge quilts in Cowbridge shop windows (Beauty Within, The Barbers Cowbridge, Costa Coffee, Ty Hafan Emporium, David Barnes Dry Cleaners). A BIG thank you to all those who gave their time – your support was very much appreciated and you will be pleased to know we have loads of felt poppies!

Poppy group

Yesterday was also the day that the completed WW1 challenge quilts were handed in – a wonderful collection – those involved have done us proud!

Below are a small selection of the quilts that have been submitted. Photos of all the quilts that have been completed so far (and we look forward to more) are posted on our dedicated WW1 page.

quilt collage

Now that it is evident that members are up for a challenge Monica wondered whether they would like to take up the challenge of making something out of a bag of 1 inch squares – a bit of a bridge too far maybe???

challenge squares

In addition to the above we had lots of news to share and many pieces of work to show.

Jeannie Duncan Farr brought in a beautiful whole cloth quilt that she has recently completed.

JDF collage

Some members had brought in the denim bags they had started to make at a workshop on Saturday and Jan Webster had finished hers – beautiful embroidery – what a stunnng pair of jeans they must have been.

jans bag

Dianne showed some amazing knitted articles that she had made.

Jolow collage

Fiona had made a lovely purse and fabric basket. The purse was made with hand printed fabric

Fionas box and purse

And, Gilly and Jan showed pieces of work that they had done at Deborah O’Hare‘s moongazing hare workshop.

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Gilly had also finished a small quilt made with Janet Clare fabric

Gillys quilt

Hilary invited memebrs to take a look at a memory book that she made for her sister

Hilarys book

And Monica brought along a landscape picture that she had completed

MD landscape

A busy but enjoyable day – looking forward to next month already!

WW1 Challenge Quilts

Great news … we will definitely be exhibiting our quilts in Cowbridge shops between 2nd and 16th November 2015.

The following shops have kindly agreed to display quilts in their shop windows…

The Barbers, Cowbridge

Beauty Within

Costa Coffee

David Barnes Dry Cleaners

Ty Hafan Charity Shop

And, there could be more – watch this space.

To view quilts that have been completed to date click here