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This section provides some lists of links and addresses that might be useful.They are based on those that first appeared in ‘Quilts on view’ by Katherine James on pages 28–29 in the Winter 2011 issue of The Quilter, the quarterly membership publication of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. As well as listing venues, the article offers suggestions on how to track down textiles in your local area.


The American Quilt Study

Australian Quilt Study Groups

International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska–Lincoln –

National Needlework Archive –

National Trust –

The Textile Society –

The Costume Society –

The Museum Textile Service –

The Costume and Textile Association -

Museums/Textiles on display

The Quilters' Guild Museum Collection, (By appointment only for study purposes) St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW
HQ The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles.
Tel: 01904 613242
The American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD
Tel: 01225 460503
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, Co Durham DH9 0RG
Tel: 0191 370 4000
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 8NP
Tel: 01833 690606
Costume and Textile Study Centre, Norwich
The Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, The Town Hall, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7BB - Now closed but information and photos still on website
Tel: 01570 422088
The Manor,Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 9BN
(Lucy Boston patchworks; viewing by arrangement)
Tel: 01480 463134
Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Tel: 020 7001 9844
The Quilt Association, The Minerva Arts Centre, High Street, Llanidloes SY18 6BY
Tel: 01686 413467
St Fagans: National History Museum, Cardiff CF5 6XB
Tel: 029 2057 3500
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood, County Down BT18 0EU
Tel: 028 9042 8428
Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL
Tel: 020 7942 2000
Worthing Museum, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HP
Tel: 01903 221448
York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York YO1 9RY
The Museum’s costume and textiles collection, including quilts, may be in store, contact for further details.
Tel:01904 687687
The Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree, Essex CM7 3GB
Tel: 01376 557741

Other useful websites

Festival of Quilts at  Birmingham (Annual quilt show in August)

The Knitting and Stitching Show -

Harris Museum & Art

The Textile Manufactures of India

University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA) – ULITA in Leeds is no longer a free-standing organisation and has been absorbed into the University of Leeds.  The web site is now part of the University of Leeds Special Collections web site at