AN Andover quilter has been recognised for her achievements in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Jenny Rundle, of Goodworth Clatford, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to quilting.

The 62-year-old said: “I was absolutely amazed.

“I am delighted to receive it as it’s quite an honour.”

Mother-of-two Mrs Rundle has been involved in patchwork and quilting for more than 30 years, being a member of local groups and of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles.

She learned the craft when she moved to Goodworth Clatford in 1981 and started patchwork lessons.

Mrs Rundle, who runs workshops and does talks about quilting, said: “I have really enjoyed it and have taken it quite a long way.”

In 2012, Mrs Rundle was presented with the Amy Emms Award for services to quilting.