Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This year’s Annual General Meeting weekend welcomed members, volunteers, staff, trustees and local Quakers to get together from near and far to celebrate the Quaker Tapestry, by taking part in three days of activities and events.

Meeting here on the evening of Friday 9th June, attendees spent after hours time in the exhibition shop, (making good use of the 10% members discount) stocking up on goodies and gifts. A splendid spread was provided by our Courtyard Café topped off by Trustee Chris Bullard’s brilliant game ‘Quaker Tapestry Jigsaw’, thanks Chris.

The following day attendees explored the Bowes Museum, at Barnard Castle, which celebrated its 125th anniversary on the same day. Everyone enjoyed the exhibits, tours and talks. Thanks to Paddy for driving the minibus in such soggy weather.

During the AGM itself Bridget Guest reported back on the success of our latest roadshow, which you can read about in this newsletter. Full copy of the annual report and minutes of the AGM is available.

On Sunday, Kendal Meeting offered a shared lunch and trip to Firbank Fell (where in 1652 George Fox spoke to a large crowd, now widely seen as the start of the Quaker movement) for the Annual Meeting for Worship on the Fell.

Become a member today to get your invitation to next year’s AGM weekend (in the planning stage already) you can even bring a guest to share in the fun!

“Our tutor was excellent, explained the techniques clearly with slow demonstrations and very patient with participants.”

Lovely to do something creative