Quilters' Guild Staff
Guild staff, apart from Vicky Martin, are based in the office in York. A list of staff members, their roles and contact details can be found below. All members of staff may be reached on the office phone number: 01904 613242.
Chief Executive - Chris Gatman
Having had a varied career in both business consultancy and post 16 education, Chris is thrilled to be able to utilise these skills in an organisation that combines her love of history and sewing. She is looking forward to working with the trustees, staff and members to ensure that The Guild and its collection continues to grow and thrive during this important stage in the organisations development. She is sure it will be both an interesting and challenging opportunity and is looking forward to meeting everyone as she attends events around the UK. Chris can be contacted about any matter relating to The Quilters' Guild.
Membership Officer - Chris Mackins
Our Membership Officer is Chris(topher) Mackins who administers our membership database and can be contacted during office hours on any matters connected to membership.
Membership Officer - Carol Bowden
Carol works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week
Administrator - Lindsey Park
Lindsey covers Guild administration every day
from 9.00 to 14.00.
The Guild's financial records are updated weekly.. If you have a query with regard to finance, please contact Christine Morton, who will try to respond to your query as soon as possible.
Business Manager - Christine Morton
Christine is responsible for finance, contracts and the safe and efficient operation of the Guild offices. In addition Chris works to develop opportunities and partnerships which will bring benefit to Guild members and/or additional funds to The Guild.
Young Quilters Project Leader - Sarah Illing
Through the Young Quilters Project Sarah works to support our voluntary Young Quilter Representatives across the UK and develop the work The Guild does with young people. Sarah works 2 days per week.
Curator of The Quilters' Guild Collection - Heather Audin
Heather cares for the Collection and works with the Collections Committee to create exhibitions and other opportunities to view items in The Quilters' Guild Collection.
Talking Quilts, Project Manager - Vicky Martin
Vicky manages the Talking Quilts project from her home base in the West Midlands. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Talking Quilts works with volunteers across the UK to collect the stories of quilters, providing an oral history archive of the craft in the present day.
Retail Manager - Catherine Candlin
Catherine manages the Quilters' Guild on-line shop, selecting and developing new stock. Catherine is also responsible for arranging advertising in The Quilter. Catherine works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.