Have you used our Library yet?


Did you know The Quilters’ Guild has a book collection available to members? The Quilters’ Guild has collected books on patchwork and quilting almost since it was formed, and now has a large and diverse collection. Books are being added to The Collection all the time. The books are either purchased by The Guild or donated by Guild members and publishing companies.

As space at The Guild in York is limited since the close of the museum, some of the books are housed at Bolton University Library as a separate distinct Collection, but the remainder remain in York on the Library shelves.

Any UK member of The Guild can borrow these books.

To borrow a book from Bolton University Library you simply visit in person with evidence of your membership.

To borrow a book from York, come along to one of the Library open days which are the last Friday of each month between 10 am and 1 pm (not open July and December) . You will be made most welcome and can browse The Library Collection or admire some items from The Guild’s better known Collection of quilt, patchwork and appliqué objects, which will be displayed on the tables.


So, you live too far away and were not thinking of visiting York?

You can still borrow a book from the York Library by post. Information about how to do this is on The Quilters’ Guild website. The Library pages can be found under ‘Learn’ in the top menu or in the A-Z under L, or you can follow the link above.


Each book has been assigned to a specific category, for example Appliqué, Historical UK, Embellishment, and so on. You can download a pdf of the individual categories and browse through it to find the book you are interested in.

However, not all the latest books will be listed on the website yet. I have just received a new batch from some publishers. At the bottom of this article is a list of these books published in 2018 to whet your appetite.

I know it’s so easy to search for a technique on YouTube and watch a video, but does it really take the place of a good book which goes into more depth on a subject? So, look into The Quilters’ Guild library and see if we can help!

And if you need more information please feel free to email me at library@quiltersguild.org.uk

Lis Tate (Library Officer)


Title Author publisher  shelfmark
A Drove of Hares in Stitches Angela Daymond Self published PRO/DAY
Jelly Roll Bargello Quilts Karin Hellaby Landauer PS/HEL
Hot Textiles Kim Thittichai Batsford TD/THI
Button Box Quilts Vicki Hodge Quiltmania PB/HOD
Pieces of my Life Shizuko Kuroha Quiltmania PRO/KUR
Stitched Textiles – Nature Stephanie Redfern Search Press D/RED
Floralies Cecile Franconie Quiltmania GE/FRA
Quilts and Friends Ruth Lazarus Self published PRO/LAZ
WOWbook: Book Three Maggie Grey d4daisy QM/GRE
Fabric of Scotland Janet Rae Johnstons of Elgin HUK/RAE
HER story Quilts Susanne Miller Jones Schiffer QM/JON
Garlands Gail Lawther Teamwork Craft Books PRO/LAW
Seaside Samplers Gail Lawther Teamwork Craft Books PRO/LAW
Doodlebugs Gail Lawther Teamwork Craft Books PRO/LAW
Cottage Gardens Gail Lawther Teamwork Craft Books PRO/LAW
Stitch and Pattern Jean Draper Batsford D/DRA
Art Quilts Unfolding Studio Art Quilt Associates Schiffer HF/SAQA

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