Stunning quilt created by Peer Support craft group

Our Peer Support craft group – under the guidance of staff at A la Ronde, National Trust in Exmouth – have recently used their artistic talents to create a fantastic handmade quilt! 

Carers from the group, together with their cared-for persons, friends, and relatives enjoyed an afternoon at A la Ronde recently for the private unveiling of the finished artwork. It was a lovely event, with National Trust staff on hand to conduct tours of the house for everyone attending.  

A member of the craft group, Karen, commented: “Getting out of the house and meeting up with like-minded people is not always possible as unpaid carers, so being part of the Peer Support Craft Group for this exciting project and sharing ideas, resources, and advice, face-to-face, was just amazing. To try out new skills and make new friends whilst talking about the difficulties we face daily, was so uplifting.” 

Karen, Senior Programming and Partnerships Officer at A la Ronde commented “We are so pleased to be involved in running these craft workshops for members of the Peer Support project, creating a quilt to be displayed at the house. Keeping alive a tradition of crafting that’s part of the spirit of A la Ronde, the workshops are an opportunity for carers to connect.” 

We will be adding a video to this page all about this lovely project, so be sure to check back for any updates!

The quilt will be displayed at A la Ronde, between the 15th of April until August. During Carers Week (10th June – 16th June), carers and the person they care for can get free entry when you show your Carers ID card or Carers Passport. Please check A la Ronde’s website for opening times.

If you are interested in joining a peer support group, you can click here, ring us on 03456 434 435 or send us an email to

We would like to thank the wonderful A la Ronde team for providing refreshments, hosting our group and for all their hard work and expertise during this project. We would also like to thank our brilliant Peer Support Officers that make every session fun, friendly and inviting.