CIBI Quilters Support Abergavenny Arts Festival

Members of CIBI Quilters provided a large number of quilts and exhibits in support of the Quilt Exhibition held at the Melville Centre as part of the Abergavenny Arts Festival. A selection of their exhibits are shown below:



Sue Reeves completed the  machine appliqued and quilted  “flower wall hanging”

Sue is kindly donating the quilt on the left to Project Linus. Size 40″ x 54″


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Val Taylor exhibited  a Maple Leaf Table runner size 13″ x 20″ and a smaller table centre entitled “Japanese Folded Table Mat” with hand stitching in the style of Sashiko . Size 17″ x 17 ”





Carol Harrison “The Running Hare” is one of the Modern Quilters in our group . She called this the “Thunderbolt” and you can certainly see why!

Apologies for the quality of the photography  which does not do  full justice to the standard of workmanship.It was heavily machine quilted.


Mariners Compass


Pat Morris exhibited a Mariners Compass quilt entitled “Greenwich”

It was designed by Janet Clare, pieced and quilted by Pat , made with “Weather Permitting ” fabric from Moda purchased from Black Mountain Fabrics , Abergavenny.

Size 44″ x 44″



Gayle Evans              gayle

Gail Evans -who is also a member of Gwent Quilters exhibited the two table centres above.  The one on the left  “Any colour you like -Dark side of the moon”  was machine pieced and quilted  for the Modern Quilt Group Challenge 2015. The one on the right was machine pieced and hand quilted. Both were 20″ x 20″.




This is a close up of a large  log cabin quilt , made by Gwen Jones , showing some detail of the workmanship. Unfortunately due to the limited exhibition space and the close proximity of the quilt stands it was not possible to obtain a   photograph showing the whole of the quilt.



CIBI Open House

  • Grand Display of our work – open to other groups and the public
  • Free entry
  • Free parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Black Mountain Fabrics will be there to meet all your sewing needs


Everyone Welcome

Tuesday 16th July 10.30am until 3.30pm

Llanellen Village Hall, NP7 9HT – Near Abergavenny



May meeting: Janet’s Organiser

The Cibi Quilters’ next meeting will take place in the Llanellen Village Hall, on Tuesday the 21st of May. In addition to a general sit and sew, those who wish can make Janet’s Organiser – a very useful (and attractive) piece of equipment for any quilter who wants to be able to keep (and find) smaller items quickly and easily.

Janet organiser outside
The outside of the organiser, with handy clips and handles.

Those who want to make the organiser need to bring two fat quarters of material, one fat quarter of wadding, fabric for bias binding, ribbon or tape for handles and fastening strap/band and zips if you want your own colour co-ordinated ones. (A selection of basic colours will be available on the day.)

Also available will be the mesh and the metalwork for the handles and straps (but not the material to make them out of as this will need to be co-ordinated with the main material).

Janet organiser inside
The inside, with plenty of compartments and mesh for easy viewing.

Janet will also provide written instructions, and there will be a small cost of £5.00 to cover her expenses.


Sit and sew with the Cibi challenge

January’s meeting of the Cibi Quilters, to be held on Tuesday the 15th, is a sit and sew with the first “Cibi Challenge” – Circles and curves with Pat Morris.  

February’s meeting (Tuesday the 19th) will feature a talk and workshop on the small log cabin with Joy Savage. The cost of the workshop will be a subsidised £15.00 for members and £18.00 for non members. Watch this space for more information and a list of requirements but in the meantime you can see some lovely examples of Joy’s work here.

Bags and byes at Cibi’s November meeting

The current chairperson, Pat, bids farewell to former chairperson, Janice (left)

The November Cibi Quilters meeting went well with plenty of lovely makes, though touched with a bit of sadness as members bid farewell to former chairperson Janice who is leaving the area.

November’s meeting revolved around the production of various Christmas present makes, with items from needle cases to mug rugs.

Members also brought along some beautiful examples of their bags from the previous month’s workshop with Trease Lane.

Next month’s meeting, on Tuesday 18th December, will be held at the Llanellen Village hall as usual. Attendees will bring along a small plate of ‘Christmas Fayre’ for a buffet lunch, with the opportunity to sit and sew, or play board games, if anyone would like to bring some along.

Rudolph the red-nosed mug rug

reindeerAnother ‘make’ for the November meeting (Tuesday 20 November) is this cute reindeer mug rug.

Requirements are as follows (measurements are in inches):

Backing: 9×7
Wadding: 9×7
Front: 9×7 – this will be the background for the reindeer
Face: 6×6 brown
Scraps of contrast brown for ears and body
Mouth: 2×2 red
Scraps of green for 3 small holly leaves
Contrast binding
8×8 piece of Bondaweb or similar fusible
2 small black buttons for eyes*
3 small red beads for holly berries*

There will be some beads and buttons available in class if you do not have them.

‘Nos da’ at the Welsh Quilt Centre

IMG_8443I was lucky enough to make it to Lampeter recently to see the ‘Nos da’ (Good night) exhibition at the Welsh Quilt Centre. The centre will be closing on the 17th of November (it has been extended from the 10th) and the shop extension will be open until Christmas. For more information, visit

The quilts, laid out like bedrooms with bed and wall quilts through various years, speak for themselves, and there is a selection of photos below.

There was a strict ‘no touching’ policy, but for those who just couldn’t help themselves, there was a basket of bits to be fondled.

It is well worth a visit – my friend and I thought we had done well to make the two hour journey there just to look at the quilts, but we were informed that there had been some visitors from New Zealand, so they won the long-distance award. The visit to Lampeter wouldn’t have been complete without a wander through the Aladdin’s Cave that is Calico Kate – a shop full of lush fabric, haberdashery, knitting and crochet supples, and endless items for inspiration.