Penny Peters is staging a Quirky Quilts exhibition at the Allen Gallery in Alton from March 2 to 30.

In October 2021 Penny and her partner moved to Bentworth and she was pleased to discover there was so much going on in and around Alton.

Penny joined Hartley Wintney quilting group Log Cabin Quilters, which meets twice a month, and is still in a group in Guildford, where she lived for 37 years.

She started quilting in the 1980s after attending Guildford School of Art, where she studied printed textiles. Using her art and design experience she developed her own twist on traditional quilting. She is a member of the National Quilters Guild, has attended many courses and workshops, and goes to an annual quilting retreat in Devon.

Penny has made quilts for the Project Linus charity, which collects quilts for children and teenagers in need, and volunteers at the Alton Repair Café.

She said: “Following my exhibition at the Allen Gallery in 2022, I am pleased to be showing some of my cushions, wall hangings and quilted clothing. Some of the designs use folded fabric to give a 3D impression. It may surprise people to know how versatile patchwork and quilting can be.”