Today we welcomed Alison Moger to lead us through a workshop to create pictures with scraps of fabric and machine stitch. And inspiration from seeing Alison’s work inspired those attending to produce some wonderful pieces of work which are showcased below….
A very enjoyable day which produced pieces of work to be proud of – well done everyone!
The second Tuesday of the month is always a day to look forward to, and today was no exception. Everyone there seemed to be on a mission – or so it seemed- to get things started or finished.
There were some wonderful pieces of work to view.
Sue and Jeannie had recently been to Judy Mendelssohn’s workshop at Glamorgan Quilters and they brought their kimono quilts to finish off – beautiful.
This is Sue’s
And, this is Jeannie’s
Brenda showed everyone a quilt she was just completing. Lots of lovely applique work.
Linda showed everyone a stunning shadow quilt that she had made
Hilary had just completed a cross stitch destined to be a present for friends.
Pat had completed her Scottie Dog quilt.
And, Bridget showed everyone a dress that her daughter had made – delightful!
There were also various other pieces of work under construction.
And, Monica was making a book cover to send to India.
What a talented group we are.
Looking forward to more of the same next month!
Escaping the storms and floods Cutting Edge members met today to enjoy yet another day of sewing and to welcome Hillary, Gilly and Yvonne who visited for the first, and we hope, not the last time!
As ever there was lots of news to share about forthcoming exhibitions and workshops and once this was over some members shared some lovely pieces of work that they had produced.
Gilly, new to patchwork and quilting, showed everyone the very first quilt she had made, which was stunning – she certainly has an eye for colour
Linda had been busy – she had two quilts to show – a lovely black and cream one
And, a red work quilt
Monica showed a wall hanging that she had made from a book that Chris gave her last month
In addition to all of this there was plenty of work in progress.
Pat was busy making a Scottie Dog quilt with a little help from friends.
And, Dilys was also on a mission to make Scottie dogs – love the tartans!
Jan and Gilly were having a good chat whilst they beavered away.
As well as being extremely talented the Cutting Edge members are also very generous, and today was no exception. Hilary raised £123.00 for the victims of the Philippines typhoon. In total, since her return for the Philippines, Hilary has raised £550 from her fundraising efforts!
Finally, Monica wasn’t allowed to forget that she has a very special birthday soon. She was thrilled to receive a birthday card and cake to celebrate the occasion! And, the card seemed to inspire her to make a wall hanging – one day in the future!
Next month members will be able to have a go at using shaving foam to create a work of fabric art!
We had another productive day in Ystradowen on Tuesday 8 October. Everyone was fully occupied in their projects and it was interesting to see so many different things going on. Here are a few.
This is a great ladybird quilt in progress by Chris for her grand-daughter.
a lovely Japanese wall-hanging by Dilys
Here’s Hilary making gingerbread men.
Monica was quilting her Scottie dog quilt – she has an addiction to Scottie dogs! But judging by the sighs, I don’t think machine quilting is quite Monica’s favourite thing – not that you could tell because it looks great!
The girls are going well!
We had a record turn-out this time, with lots of people now back from their holidays – the weather was rainy and it made a perfect sewing day!
I did notice how quickly the chocolate biscuits went…you need energy for all this sewing!
There is the UFO day at Ystradowen village hall on Saturday 12 October, so I hope next month brings a crop of finished items at the Show and Tell.
Our next meeting is Tuesday 12 November, so we look forward to seeing you all then.