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Quaker tapestry

The Quaker Tapestry consists of 77 panels illustrating the history of Quakerism from the 17th century up to the present day. It was the idea of Anne Wynn-Wilson, a Quakers. It has a permanent home at the Friends Meeting House at Kendal, Cumbria, England.

4000 men, women and children from 15 countries worked on the panels between 1981 and 1996 The Tapestry is worked in crewel embroidery, and a special Quaker stitch was invented for it.

List of panels:

  1. George Fox's convincement (A1)
  2. James Nayler's call to ministry (A2)
  3. James Parnell: Meetings for Sufferers (A3)
  4. Richard Sellar (A4)
  5. The good ship 'Woodhouse' (A5)
  6. John Woolman (A6)
  7. Conscientious objection (A7)
  8. Oaths (A9)
  9. George Fox travels to Sedbergh (B1)
  10. Mary Fisher, Elizabeth Hooton (B2)
  11. John Bright (B3)
  12. Publishers of Truth (B4)
  13. Stephen Grellet (B5)
  14. Woodbrooke, Selly Oak, Birmingham (B6)
  15. Quaker Peace Action caravan (B8)
  16. Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston (C1)
  17. Margaret Fell, Mother of Quakerism (C2)
  18. Keep your meetings (C3)
  19. Meeting Houses (C4)
  20. Meeting houses overseas (C5)
  21. Quaker Schools (C7)
  22. Marriage (C8)
  23. Quaker Pilgrimages (C9)
  24. The Leaveners (C11)
  25. George Fox at Lichfield (D1)
  26. Quaker Simplicity (D2)
  27. Personal Devotion (D3)
  28. Coalbrookdale (D4)
  29. Innocent Trades (D5)
  30. Quaker merchants (D6)
  31. Railways (D7)
  32. Quaker botanists (D8)
  33. Quaker Doctors (D9)
  34. Quaker scientists (D10)
  35. Industrial Welfare (D11)
  36. Query 19 (D12)
  37. Fox at Ulverston
  38. John Bellers (E2)
  39. Bankering (E3)
  40. Elizabeth Fry (E5)
  41. Elizabeth Fry and the Patchwork Quilts (E6)
  42. First-day schools (E7)
  43. The Great Hunger (E8)
  44. Mary Hughes (E9)
  45. Unemployment (E10)
  46. Friends' Provident Institution (E11)
  47. William Allen (E12)
  48. Derby Gaol (F1)
  49. Trial of Penn and Meade (F2)
  50. Early Friends and slavery (F3)
  51. Daniel Wheeler (F4)
  52. Delegation to the Czar (F5)
  53. Relief Work: British Isles (F6)
  54. Relief of suffering (F7)
  55. Friends Ambulance Unit (F8)
  56. Reconciliation (F9)
  57. Underground Railway (F10)
  58. William Penn and Pennsylvania (F11)
  59. America and Milford Haven meeting (F12)
  60. Quakers in Dolgellau (F13)
  61. Quakerism in New Zealand (F14)
  62. Workcamps (F15)
  63. Building the institutions of Peace (F16)
  64. Vigils for Peace(F17)
  65. Friends and the Boer War (F19)
  66. Tasmania (F20)
  67. Friends in Canada (F21)
  68. World Family and Friends (Final Panel)

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