Your Guild needs you – exciting national roles for volunteers

The Quilters’ Guild relies on volunteers to deliver Guild activities both nationally and locally. We currently have vacancies for volunteers to take up national roles.


Trustees are first and foremost members of The Guild and their collective knowledge and expertise of patchwork and quilting, regions and different aspects of business is invaluable.  This is a strategic role which is interesting, stimulating and rewarding and is your opportunity to represent the members that we serve.  This is an exciting and challenging time for The Guild and if you are at all interested in learning more about how The Guild functions and influencing The Guild’s direction there are three vacancies in 2019. 

We would particularly welcome people with the following skills but if this does not apply to you and you are interested in playing a role please apply: 

Audit (needed 2019), 

Current Digital/IT systems expertise, 

Quality Assurance, 

Human Resource, 

Business Development, 


General Strategic level business experience.

Trustee meetings (six times each year) usually take place in York apart from a short meeting held at the AGM – see meeting dates for 2019 in The Quilter magazine. Trustees are also asked to give as much of their time as possible to attend the AGM/Conference and our activities at FOQ.  Normal Guild expenses apply to this role.

To apply for the position of Trustee you will need 10 nominations from current Guild members – please download and circulate the nomination form below.  You can download the Trustee role description and the two related application documents - biography and nomination form from this page.  Once completed please send the nomination form and the completed biography form to:

Administrator, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green. York YO1 7PW

Completed nomination and biography forms for 2019 Trustee vacancies must be received by 7 January 2019 to start in May 2019.

FOQ Ltd Director Vacancy

There is a vacancy for an Events Director of FOQ Ltd (Conference & AGM), the Guild’s commercial arm: We would be particularly interested in hearing from members who have expertise in regard to managing budgets and/or experience in large scale event management.

There are five or six FOQ Ltd meetings annually, the meetings usually take place in York (apart from at the AGM) and usually last two to three hours.

Download Directors role description and an application form using the links. Please send your completed application form to

Applications for this vacancy should be received by 7 January 2019

National Officers

If you wish to put yourself forward for one of the National Officer positions below please review the necessary role descriptions and complete the relevant application forms provided under the relevant headings below. 

Applications should be sent to

If you have any questions or concerns in regard to the application process please contact: or telephone 01904 613242.

Fundraising Officer Role Description 

Heritage Officer Role Description 

Education Officer Role Description 

National Website Officer Role Description 

Festival of Quilts Officer Role Description 

Application Form to Stand as a National Officer