Friends of the Collection!

Published: Tuesday, 12th September 2017 12:14 PM

Friends of the Collection!

The Quilters’ Guild Collection is an important resource for studying the history and practise of patchwork and quilting. Consisting of over 800 objects dating from the early eighteenth century to the present day, the Collection is a must see for crafting enthusiasts - and starting from October 2017, there are more opportunities to see these fascinating textiles by becoming a Friend of the Collection.

Joining Friends of the Collection is a way to support the exhibitions and maintenance of the historic and contemporary quilts in our care. The Collection is owned by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, a membership organisation and educational charity, which aims to preserve our quilting heritage, and bring current practising members together in a spirit of learning , friendship and fun.
Become a friend of the collection for just £15 a year, or £10 only if you are already a Quilters' Guild Member!

Friends can gain exclusive access to intimate and informative mini-exhibitions featuring a selection of pieces from the collection, displayed at The Quilters’ Guild HQ where the collection is housed.
Friends will also receive a quarterly email newsletter, updating you on all the latest acquisitions and interesting research and stories relating to collection items.

Exhibitions will take place at four times a year - keep an eye on our exhibitions page to find out the next exhibition.

For those not able to commit to an annual friends membership, a one-off exhibition fee of £3 can be paid. These entrances are available online only in advance by booking through Eventbrite.

If you would like join Friends of the Collection, then please get in touch with us by email or telephone: or 01904 613242.