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Strata Florida Quilting Group established!

I am very happy to announce that Ceredigion now has a new quilting group serving the inland area behind Aberystwyth and based in Pontrydfendigaid and Ystrad Meurig.  The group meets once a month at the moment on Sunday mornings from 10 -1pm and we are currently working on a series of quilts for the Fostering Network of Wales which will be distributed by Dr. Banardo's.  Please contact me if you would like to join the group and help us in the making of these quilts. 

'Paint Yourself Calm' workshops

The 'Paint Yourself Calm' Watercolour workshops have proved both popular and rewarding for all the participants; my thanks to all those attending in Calne, Wiltshire, Aberystwyth, Pontrhydfendigaid and Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, it has been a real pleasure to work with you!

Details of January Workshop and Coffee Morning

Thanks to the wonderful ladies who have braved the horrendous weather during the past few months to come to
Bont for the Coffee Morning and the workshops in November and December.  A cosy and friendly afternoon
resulted in some fine sewing and individual ideas being explored on each of the Saturdays, so I have great
hopes and expectations for the experimental painting and printing workshop on 16th January 2016.  Do contact
me to reserve your place as it has been advertised in 'The Quilter' this month, so I am hoping for a good

Helping Men's Health, and having a great afternoon too!

See my opening page for info on my next workshop on Saturday 14th November 1 - 5.30pm featuring
Experimental Log Cabin - no previous experience required, just a sewing machine, cutting mat and roller blade!
£17.50 with proceeds going to 'Movember' Prostate Cancer research and treatment, a VERY worthy cause!

New Paintings on website home page!

Just returned from the south of France with some new paintings, inspired by the fabulous exhibition of Fauve
art at the gallery in St. Tropez!
Also had a great weekend painting with Lucy in the Elan valley here in Wales.

Feline Fancies Workshop in Wales

Thanks to all the ladies who attended the sewing workshop on 10th March - a great way to raise funds for the
Cats Protection League!  Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces at the C.P.L. fete which is being organised
for sometime after Easter.

jGreat time with the Thanet Quilters!

Lovely welcome and very positive comments from the Thanet ladies and gent after my talk this week, and a very productive and creative workshop day!  Thank you all! 

Patchwork and Painting Workshops begin in September!

Hi to all who regularly check my blogs - I am very pleased to say that I will be holding my first patchwork workshops in my new home onSaturday 30th August, 1pm - 4pmandSaturday 6th September, 1pm - 4pm
I will begin with the hexagon pin cushion design (which can alternatively be left flat and form the centre piece for a cushion), and there will be several different fabric themes to choose from:  Canadian; Australian; seaside; flowers and birds.  The finished piece can then be embellished with any beads or sequins which I have, or you might like to bring with you.

A new beginning in Wales

Well, we have arrived - to sunny weather, which was a lovely surprise, though it is pouring down at the moment!  It's been great to unpack boxes where things have been stored since November 2011 - it's almost like Christmas discovering pictures or ornaments I had totally forgotten!

Soon work will begin on the studio rooms at the top of the house, and my planning workshops can begin - I hope that fellow artists and crafts people will join me here to enjoy the beautiful setting, the gorgeous countryside nearby and the warm fellowship that develops during the workshop sessions.

Moving to Wales!

Hi to all those who view the website pages, and a warm welcome to you!
We are moving house from St. Margaret's to Ponthrhydfendigaid, a small village about 15 miles inland from Aberystwyth in Wales on 18th March, and will be surrounded by the most glorious countryside, with  a nearby abbey, bird sanctuary and of course, the beautiful Elan Valley.  I am so looking forward to getting out to paint and using these new surroundings to inspire both art and textiles as well as my photography!  Lots to do before we go, but I am hoping that friends old and new will find time to come to visit us, and take part in the events and workshops I am planning for the summer! 
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Strata Florida Quilting Group established!
'Paint Yourself Calm' workshops
Details of January Workshop and Coffee Morning
Helping Men's Health, and having a great afternoon too!
New Paintings on website home page!

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