MEMBERS of a quilling group in Oxford were 'over the moon' after their display won first pace at a national competition.

The Oxford Area Quillers' exhibit named “Lest We Forget” was crowned Best Regional Display at the Quilling Guild Competition earlier this month.

Quilling, or paper filigree, is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

The group, which meet in Botley once a month, decided to enter a design which marked the centenary of the First World War.

Dilly Asplend, of the Oxford Area Quillers , said: "We were over the moon when we won.

"We just felt the theme was appropriate because some of the ladies had relations who fought and so it was a nice gesture."

The design features three wreaths and 11 poppies which represent November 11, when hostilities ended in 1918.

Mrs Asplend added: "There was a lot of work went into it and we were very pleased with how it came out."

The group meet at the Women's Institute Hall in North Hinksey Lane, North Hinksey once a month and are always open to new members.

Mrs Asplend said: "If anyone wants to come along to our next meeting they can come down, they don;t have to pay anything and they watch to see what it's all about or even have a go.

"it's quite easy once you get the hang of it."

The next meeting of the Oxford Area Quillers will be on the morning of October 6.

Oxford Area Quillers gather again at the WI Buiding in North Hinksey, after winning the regional quilling competition with thier “Lest We Forget” display.

Jenny Green and Dilly Asplend with groups winning award.