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 Tapestry Roadshow coming to your town?

12th December 2018 – 31st December 2019

We are busy planning our next Quaker Tapestry Roadshow or Touring Exhibition for 2019 and beyond, publishing these events when we have all the information…

The Barrett Friendship Quilt Display

4th March 2019 – 28th November 2019

Included in your admission This 19th Century friendship quilt is a major work of art with connections to the Victorian Art World, William Morris and…

Quaker Business – Money, Shoes, Chocolate and all that

4th March 2019 – 28th November 2019

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

Peacock Feather Embroidery Workshop

3rd April 2019

Peacock Feather Embroidery One-day Workshop, 10am-3pm Wednesday 3 April. £60 Create a beautiful, vibrant coloured embroidery, inspired by the jeweled tones of the ‘eye’ like peacock feather. Believed…

Butterfly Embroidery Workshop

21st May 2019

Butterfly One Day Embroidery Workshop, Tuesday 21st May, 10am-3pm, £60 Butterflies conjure up images of sunshine, the warmth and colour of flowery meadows and summer…

Thistle Embroidery Workshop (Two Day)

26th July 2019 – 27th July 2019

Thistle Embroidery Two-day Workshop, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July, 10am-3pm, £110 Growing here in Cumbria, the Plume Thistle is a thing of beauty to…

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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