AM praises pupils' quilting tribute

Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay has praised local schoolchildren for their work in creating a moving quilting tribute to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Pupils from King Henry VIII and Cantref Primary schools in Abergavenny and Usk Church in Wales schools took part in the artist-led workshops, patching together 140 quilts, covering themes ranging from WW1 poets to the role which animals played during WW1.

The quilts are now on display in the prestigious Welsh Senedd’s Pierhead Futures Gallery until February 5th 2018.

Launching the exhibition last Friday, Nick said: “I was delighted to be invited to sponsor and launch the event and congratulate all those who worked so hard to piece together such a poignant and beautiful piece of artwork.  Many of the 130 pupils involved had to learn a whole new set of skills, ranging from applique, screen and hand printing to felting and making couture poppies but they should be very proud of their achievements. The final result is truly inspiring, a fitting legacy from their generation to the next.

“This exhibition is well worth a visit if you get the chance .” 

Caption: Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay pictured at the launch of the exhibition with the Mayor of Abergavenny, Cllr David Simcock and Karen Couchman who came up with the idea for the project