Quilters' Guild Chief Executive, Chris Gatman

Quilters' Guild Staff 

Guild staff 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 - Part Time

Works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week


Administrator - Alice Futers

Alice covers Guild administration Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 5.00.



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 usually works Monday and Thursday.


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.


Brand Manager - Catherine Candlin

Catherine ensures that Guild branding, marketing and retailing reflects our values and ethos.  She is also available to support Regions and Specialist Groups to develop their marketing upon request. Catherine works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


Communications Support - Gilly Storey

Gilly is the Editor of The Guild e-newsletter and QShop newsletters, and contributes to The Guild’s social media presence. She is available to support Regions and Specialist Groups in developing electronic contact (e.g. regional e-newsletters or updates) with their members through The Guild’s central mailing platform. Gilly usually works Wednesday & Thursday.


QGBI Enterprises

Retailer - Cathy Hook

Cathy runs the Quilters' Guild online shop, replenishing, packing and sending stock to customers.  Cathy is also responsible for arranging advertising in The Quilter.  Cathy usually works Monday and Tuesday.


Business Support - Lindsey Park

Lindsey provides admin support to the Business Team and works Monday to Friday, 8.30 to 1.30.