The Quilters' Guild Collection

The Quilters' Guild Collection sits at the heart of The Quilt Museum and Gallery which was Britain's first museum dedicated to quilt-making and textile arts. Sadly, the Quilt Museum and Gallery closed on 31st October 2015 as it was not financially viable to remain open. You can read more about that decision here.

The Quilters’ Guild Collection continues to be held byThe Quilters' Guild of the British Isles, an educational charity founded in 1979. Our aim is to promote the crafts of patchwork, appliqué and quilting through lending to exhibitions of historic and contemporary textiles as well as creating our own touring exhibitions and offering public access to the Collection by appointment.

For more information about borrowing from the Collection or to arrange an appointment to see items from the Collection please contact the Curator by email at

From April 2016 appointments to view the Collection for groups of between 10 and 16 people, will be available on two days per month. These must be pre-booked and will cost £12 per head (£6 for QGBI members). Groups will be offered one of a range of talks featuring items from the Collection. Groups wishing to request a bespoke selection of items should discuss this with the Curator and use the Collection Search facility to identify the items which are of interest to them. Please note that for conservation reasons and because of loan commitments, certain items may not be available for viewing.

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