Christmas is nearly here and readers might like to be reminded that the Quaker Tapestry Calendar can be purchased on line via the website, by mail order, or by visiting the gift shop at the Exhibition Centre in Kendal, priced £5.95 plus p&p.

Jill Greenway, member of Sidcot Local Meeting, suggested four years ago that the Quaker Tapestry Calendar might one day have an animal theme and her idea was accepted for the 2013 calendar.

Topics chosen for the twelve months include the work of U A Fanthorpe, lately our patron, of Kathleen Jannaway, Anna Sewell, farming, testing on animals and whaling.

Bridget Guest, General Manager of the Exhibition in Kendal writes:

“Our calendar makes the perfect gift which will last all year and has 12 tear-off postcards and an informative text.

Each year we have a different theme and our calendar writers volunteer their time and expertise freely. We are very grateful to Jill for suggesting the fascinating subject of the animals depicted in several of the panels, and then for agreeing to research and write the information shown on the reverse of each month.

I am sure that the 2013 Animal Welfare calendar will be of great interest to your members.”

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate,Kendal,CumbriaLA9 4BH      Tel: 01539 722975