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Honours Award for Rachel

Rachel Nichols

BQSG would like to add their congatulations to Rachel Nichols who has been awarded the BEM in the 2021 New Year's Honours List.

The following appeared on the Guild's members update email on 30th January 2021-

"We congratulate Quilters' Guild member Rachel Nichols who was awarded the BEM in the New Year Honours List for services to Topsham Museum. Rachel has looked after the collections at this volunteer run museum in Devon for  eighteen years. As well as caring for and displaying the collection, she has also, until recently, led the team putting together the temporary exhibitions. A former trustee of the museum she is now a vice president and part of the strategy team.

A Guild member since 1983, Rachel was a trustee of the Guild (1986-1997) and a former chair of BQSG. She coordinated the team displaying the exhibition at Festival of Quilts marking 20 years of BQSG in 2018."

Many thanks to Rachel for allowing us to add this to the blog.