Quilting at its finest was illustrated at this month’s gathering of Wellington Women’s Institute. Quilter Penny Armitage presented her techniques learned over the last 12 years but which began as just a time-filling exercise when her husband’s posting took her to Kuwait. She now lives on the edge of Exmoor.
She brought along some of her award-winning, mainly pictorial pieces but which include other subjects – such as one featuring figure-skaters Torvill and Dean.
Next month’s meeting on Tuesday 20 November at the Beambridge Hotel should appeal to animal lovers: Naomi Stannard of Spring Grove Alpacas in Milverton will present a talk about her life with these exotic creatures. She will also show her work as an artist specializing in bespoke needle felted commissions created from alpaca and rare-breed sheep fibre which featured on Channel 4‘s ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Britain’.
Before then, WI members have the chance to try Segway, join quizzers at the World’s End and discuss this month’s good read in the Book Group.
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