Quilt Museum and Gallery
|Type||Museum and Gallery|
|Collection size||600+ objects|
The Quilt Museum and Gallery, which opened in St Anthony's Hall, York on 7 June 2008, was Britain's first museum dedicated to the history of British quilt making and textile arts. The museum was founded and operated by The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. The Guild was formed in 1979 and is the national organisation representing quilt makers throughout the country. Traditional and contemporary work is of equal importance within the Guild, and membership is open to anyone who works in patchwork, appliqué, and quilting, or has an interest in quilts.
The Quilt Museum and Gallery closed on 31 October 2015 as it was not financially viable to remain open.
The Quilters’ Guild will continue to care for its Collection of historic and contemporary quilts and are concentrating their efforts on finding a location where the public can gain access to quilts by pre-organised visits. They are also exploring a wide range of opportunities for items from the Collection to be exhibited in other locations.
- "York Quilt Museum to close due to lack of funds". BC News. BBC. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- Lewis, Caroline (6 June 2008). "Quilts Through Time - Quilt Museum Opens In Guildhall In York". Culture24. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- Bagshaw, Mike (2010). Slow North Yorkshire Moors, Dales & Coast, Including York (1st ed.). Chalfont St. Peter: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 268. ISBN 9781841623238. Retrieved 7 July 2012.