Places to visit

In normal times, EYES has a full programme of visits to exhibitions and shows. We have suspended these activities due to covid, as there are so many complications in organising travel for groups, even over a short distance.

Until it is safe to get back to normal, our team will keep an eye open for events you might like to go to under your own steam:

Hull and East Riding Broderers are holding their exhibition Now we are One-and-Twenty at The Carriage House Gallery at Burton Constable Hall from 20th July till 5th September 2021. Contact Bishop Constable Hall for details and tickets or email

The Festival of Quilts, 29th July- 1st August 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham:

The Great Northern Quilt Show/The Great Northern Needlecraft Show, 10th – 12th September 2021 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate:

Yarndale, 25th and 26th September 2021, Skipton Auction Mart:

The Knitting and Stitching Show, 18th – 21st November 2021 at the Harrogate Convention Centre –   Acklams Coaches are running a trip to the show on Saturday, 20th November, £26 including entrance:

The Bowes Museum, until 9th January 2022, Barnard castle – North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions:

Bankfield Museum, The Fashion Gallery, until 24th December 2023, Halifax. Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to the modern day:

We are always keen to hear of other textile-related events and exhibitions, so please keep your ears to the ground and let us know of anything you think might be of interest to EYES members.

Deborah and Jayne