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..
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!
Tuesday’s Cutting Edge meeting was, as always, a busy affair with lots of beautiful completed pieces of work on show and plenty of work in progress. In addition members welcomed Robi Thomas from Swansea Festival Stitch.
Robi brought along her crazy patchwork and textile books that she makes from recycled fabrics – and which are truly works of art….
Members had also brought along work that they had completed to share with the group – and there was a lot of work in progress. It as all very colourul and beautifully made – what a talented lot we are!
As well as quilts there were cushions….
hand stitched samples….
a pin cushion..
and Glynis was knitting!
A memorable day and there is sure to be more next month!
Well done everyone and a Happy Easter
Many thanks to Lesley Halliwell and Liz Price for taking the photos
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.
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.
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.
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
Gilly had made a cute little knitting bag for a friend
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
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!
Hilary showed a piece that she recently completed at a textile workshop
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!
Sylvana was busy basting a quilt together to give as a gift to a family member.
And Salider had two beautiful quilts to show
Sone were busy focusing on Christmas. As well as making this beautiful bag Marie was busy making Christmas wall hangings.
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
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
Well, whilst the summer break was designed for a bit of R&R in the sun it seems that some just couldn’t resist getting on with their various projects, which was evident at our first meeting on 13 September.
There were some beautiful quilts…..
Catherines quilts above reminded me of a recent enjoyable talk by Christine Porter
There was cross stitch…..
And wonderful bags. Stephanie’s is very apt as this year celelbrates of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday
Well done everyone – you have set the bar high indeed for this year!
Today was our last day before the summer break and everyone seemed as eager as ever to get to work on their various projects.
And, as ever there were a lot of completed projects that were shared at show and tell.
Catherine had been busy making fabric flowers – 17 in total!
She also showed two quilts that she had recently completed
Keris brought in a quilt that she has just completed. She started making it for when her daughter went to university but got delayed completing it – her daughter has been working 3 years since university!
She also showed a beautiful knitted blanket wih a teddy on it…
Julia had made an owl needle case from a kit and was searching for a specific thread to finish a kimono wall hanging that she started to make in a Judi Mendelssohn workshop
Jan brought along two antique quilts that she had acquired
Hilary brought along an embroidery case that she had made for a friend
Hillary H reported that she had been on a retreat to France and showed a number of items she had completed including a quilt bag
a Japanese folded patchwork bag
and a cross stitch
Well done Hillary!
Corinne showed off her prize from Glamorgan Quilters. She had won first prize in the 2016 Wendy Surridge challenge and Hilary C came 2nd. And then we found out that CE member Brenda Miller was the very first winner of the challange in 2009.
And at the end of the day Glynis proudly announced that she had finished her quilt.
Time for a break now folks. CE will resume on Tuesday 13 September. Happy holidays!
There was certainly a great variety of things going on today at Cutting Edge
Liz was busy cross stitching beach huts
Chris showed her progress on the textured landscape that she is making. She was quite pleased that she is now getting the hang of free machine embroidery.
Corinne was busy completing her table runner
Monica’s friend Jean, who had dropped in to say hello, was busy sewing Monica’s Kiwi quilt….
Sylvana was basting a quilt together.
Jan showed a mouse pin cushion that she was making
And Fiona had arrived early to complete a baby quilt.
Others were eager to show pieces of work that they had recently completed.
Jeannie shared an exquisite quilt that she had made.
Lesley and Jan showed postcards that they had completed following the recent postcard workshop.
Lesley had also completed a wall hanging that she started at a Gail Lowther workshop.
Gilly modelled a bag that Jan had recently completed
Hilary modelled a scarf that she had made….
and showed a fabric picture that she had completed using Kantha stitch
plus some scrappy book covers that she had made
At today’s meeting we welcomed two new guests – Chris and Marie. Chris showed some lovely tiny teddies that she had made – so cute!!!
As ever, a very enjoyable day amongst friends!
And to finish – something that Chris Dobson thought the group would enjoy….
Following a call for Easter eggs from Llamau – the homeless charity that we supported last year – we have delivered 28 eggs to them today.
Many thanks to those who donated eggs. Staff at Llamau were very grateful and will be distributing the eggs to their clients very soon.
Hilary put out a call at the last CE meeting for people to cross stitch a square to support Syrian and Lebanese refugees.
She has had a number returned. They need to be sent to London by the end of March so if anyone else is making one could you please let Hilary have them by 25 March at the latest.
A huge thank you to everyone who has given their support – either with an Easter egg and/or a cross stitch square. You have made someone, somewhere, very happy!