77 panels, 15 years, 4,000 people, 15 countries - come on in!

Journey through the Quaker influence on the modern world: explore the industrial revolution, developments in science and medicine, astronomy, the abolition of slavery, social reform, and ecology; and delight in the detail of the stunning needlework and the craftsmanship involved in its creation.

The 77 vibrant embroidered panels were made by 4,000 men, women and children from 15 countries between 1981 and 1996 (over 40 panels are on display at Kendal).

If you have the chance to visit our Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal you can also admire the Georgian Meeting House, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016.

Quaker Business – Money, Shoes, Chocolate and all that

20th February 2017 – 9th December 2017

With interactive displays, films, guides and children’s activities there’s something for all ages.

The Barrett Friendship Quilt Display

20th February 2017 – 9th December 2017

This 19th Century friendship quilt is a major work of art with connections to the Victorian Art World, William Morris and Queen Victoria herself! Come…

Visit the Quaker Tapestry Museum

20th February 2017 – 9th December 2017

The visual impact and beauty of the award winning Quaker Tapestry is inspirational. Often compared with the 11th  century Bayeux Tapestry, this modern masterpiece of…

Winter Wonderland – Half Day Taster Workshop

28th October 2017

It may be cold outside but what better way to spend a winters morning. Get cosy and crafty at our Winter Wonderland workshop, creating a…

Quaker Tapestry at Kendal Wool Gathering

28th October 2017 – 29th October 2017

Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built.

Alternative Stitching, in Ipswich, with Bridget Guest

8th November 2017

Discover the secrets and stories behind the Quaker Tapestry with Bridget Guest Bridget is passionate about the Quaker Tapestry, embroidery and community art. Manager at…

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“We were entranced not only by the Tapestry panels and the social history on display but also by the ambience of the Meeting House, the interpretation and information made available to us. It is a very good memory for us.”

Sutton Coldfield Ladies’ Gardening Club