It was a quiet day at Cutting Edge today with a number of people on holiday but there was still a wonderful array of work to be admired.
Gilly and Sally spent the day together creating and chatting to their hearts content. And by the end of the day Sally had made two bags.
Corinne was proud of a tea cosy she had knitted – and rightly so!
She showed the group a small wall hanging that she had completed. She painted and stamped the fabric at Dyeing to Paint and then finished it off with hand and machine embroidery.
And Stephanie was working on a piece that she started at Dyeing to Paint
Jaci was on a mission making spec holders – great idea and so practical!
Marie showed a lovely wall hanging and two bibs that she had recently completed.
And Keris was busy doing a red work picture for one of her grand children
Steph, a new visitor to the group showed a beautiful bead bracelet that she had made.
Amanda was busy finishing a hexagon quilt – lovely colours!
And Chric M. seems to have moved on from teddies to bunnies – beautiful!
As well as group members we welcomed 4 visitors to the group. Jaci McQuillan, Caroline Leonard and Amanda Randall made a return visit and we welcomed Steph Smith for the first time. We hope they had an enjoyable day and we look forward to seeing them again soon
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
Yet another lovely day at Cutting Edge this month.
As ever there were lots of projects underway which we look forward to seeing completed in the coming months.
Brenda showed the group a hexagon quilt that she is making
And then showed a whole cloth quilt that she had recently completed
Pat was also busy getting her whole cloth quilt completed
and was interested in the quilt that Jeannie was putting together – which seemed very intricate. Knowing how quickly Jeannie works it probably won’t be too long before we see the finished quilt!
Liz had made a cover for her sewing machine – very smart!
Carol was busy making blocks – apparently she has to make 25! Love the Janet Clare fabric.
Kira was busy experimenting with fabric landscapes
Hexagons are obviously popular because Sue was also busy making a hexagon quilt
We had some fabric flowers on the table that Hilary had made. Following the interest from group members to make similar ones we have booked the hall for Tuesday 7 June.
Monica was very grateful to Liz, Corinne and Keris for helping baste her New Zealand quilt together. No excuse now for not getting on with the quilting!
Whilst there was lots of concentration and focus on various pieces of works it is always lovley to see that there is time for chatter amongst friends
Sadly this month we said our farewells to Catherine Pritchard who has moved to Malvern. She will be missed by many of us but Malvern isn’t that far away and we have invited ourselves for afetrnoon tea at her house already! Wishing you all the very best Catherine and good luck at Malvern Quilters
And finally, Keris sent a photo of an Australian quilt that was sent to her as a relative. very amusing!
What a great day on Tuesday, many thanks.
“I am now inspired to sew again, following the encouragement of many of the members. Your enthusiasm for cutting Edge and Glamorgan Quilters keeps many of us going”. Pat