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?

1st January 2019 – 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…

Silver Jubilee Quaker Tapestry Museum

1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019

This year the Quaker Tapestry Museum celebrates it’s 25th year. To mark this special occasion there will be a series of Silver Jubilee 25 events…

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.

Quaker Tapestry Illustrated Talk and Tea Fundraiser- Elizabeth Fry

15th June 2019

Starts at 4pm and lasts for one hour including Q&A and refreshments. Join Gil Skidmore, an experienced speaker and writer on 18th century Quaker history…

Embroidery Mounting and Framing Techniques Workshop

20th June 2019

Embroidery Mounting and Framing Techniques One-day Workshop, 10am-3pm Thursday 20 June. £60 Bring along your completed embroidery to prepare it professionally to a conservation standard,…

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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