On 30 October 2018 we held an afternoon in Lesser Hall, Cowbridge and invited members of the public to view the finished quilt before it went on show in the Cowbridge Ty Hafan shop window.
We welcomed over 50 people throughout the afternoon and we were thrilled that members of the community who had helped to sew the panels took time to drop by to admire their work.
We were grateful to the Mayor Terry Williams and his wife Jane, who joined us for the whole afternoon.
….and grateful to the following organisations for their sponsorship:
-Cowbridge Branch of British Legion
-Llantwit Major and Cowbridge Lions
=Cowbridge and Llanblethian Town Council
And, not forgetting Julie Williams for the use of the Ty Hafan shop window! The quilt will be there until 15 November.
“The quilt is exquisitely made, and deserves to be shown for ever”. Ros Morgan, Port Talbot Quilters
“I was very impressed with the quilt which is absolutely stunning. I was, and am proud to be involved in my small way. I think the Quilt is truly beautiful and couldn’t be more perfect or fitting” Jackie Griffin, Llanfair Community Council
“I am so pleased that the (telephone) project has been so well received within and beyond the village. I hope the remembrance day commemorations go well too, with the new quilt proudly in place. You have helped create local heirlooms“. Caroline Neudegg
“We had a lovely day and your quilt was one of the highlights. The amount of work involved both in the planning and execution is a credit to the names on there. Look forward to seeing what you are planning next“. Judith Dursley Port Talbot Quilters
“It has been a very touching few days with loads of visitors. One of the elderly poppy sellers stopped and told us about all the people on the quilt that he knew. He was so moved by it and said how proud he was to sell poppies this year as we have made it so special with the quilt. It means so much to people. We have been told by a member of the Lotteries that they can’t believe that we did it with no funding from them. They have funded loads this year but said that yours was the best they had seen. Be very proud and pass on the compliments to them” Julie Williams, Ty Hafan Emporium
“I feel very proud to be part of the team. The quilt is certainly very striking and a poignant portrayal of the effects of war whether 100 or less years ago. Rob was moved just looking at the ages of those who died. It serves as a reminder which is what is intended”. Liz Price, Quilt Project Member
“I overhead nice comments when I was passing on Wednesday, great to have been part of it“. Chris Dobson, Quilt Project Member
“So pleasing to be part of it. Another plan comes together. Well done everyone!” Corinne Roberts, Quilt Project Member
A moving display and a testament to the people of Cowbridge Andrew Mason
How wonderful. Well done and many thanks for your work. May they all RIP
A memorable display – Cowbridge celebrates and remembers in style. C Gibbs
A beautiful tribute to our very brave men who gave their all for our freedom. God bless
Super idea – excellent work. Well done Graham Ager, Western Front Association
The quilt reminds us of the horror of war and of the sacriifices individuals, families and communities made. From the youngest, David Myles at 17 years of age to william David Owen, who died within a month of the war ending. Lest we forget, Alun Cairns, MP
I lost my brother David Morgan John age 19. All too young. Elizabeth Austin
Absolutely beautiful, a lovely tribute. My grandfather served 1915-16, was injured and sent home. He was lucky, our family carries on. Lynne Walsh
I lost my uncle…. a heartfelt thank youfor this tapesty. Elizabeth Elliott