The Quilters' Guild Library

Volunteers in the Guild Library

Borrowing from the Library

Quilters’ Guild Library

The Guild library remains open with limited access for anyone to visit and Guild members to be able to borrow books. It is open the last Friday of each month from 10.00 - 13.00, apart from in December. If you last visited us when the Museum and Gallery were open, you will not find as many books available now as previously, but hopefully the ones kept in York are a good selection. The books housed in the reference section remain in York.

Those books not retained in York are housed as a distinct collection within the library of the University of Bolton and are still available to members for loan - but you have to visit in person to make the loan.

Please come along and visit us – bring a friend if they have not been before. We are open for anyone to visit, not just Guild members. We look forward to seeing you.

Members can still borrow books even if they cannot visit the library in person. Please refer to the section on postal loans below.

Below is a list of the library catalogue arranged by category.

The list shows the name of the book, the author, whether it is housed in York or Bolton and its shelf mark which identifies each individual book. These can be downloaded as pdf documents for reference. Once downloaded the pdf document can be searched for a particular book, topic or author.

LIB 01    Members' Loan Service Postal Request Form
LIB 03   General Information on the Library

Amish and Menonite      Appliqué     Catalogues, exhibitions  Christmas  

Design  Embellishment   General  General, Embroidery  Historical, foreign

Historical, general    Historical, textiles   Historical, UK 

Japanese Miniature   Patchwork, Block   Patchwork, Foundation Piecing 

Patchwork, General Quilting  Social    Wearables & Costume