Latest news from Janice Gunner

Janice Gunner Wins City & Guilds Medal for Excellence

Janice is delighted to announce that she's been awarded this prestigious medal for her work as a lecturer in Patchwork & Quilting at Missenden Abbey.

Although courses are no longer run there through Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, it was whilst still employed by them that she was nominated for the award.

Her nomination was supported by many letters from current and past City & Guilds students.

A real morale booster

Janice heard this amazing news whilst recovering from a very serious illness so it was a welcome boost to her morale!

Her illness meant that she was unable to accompany a group of textile enthusiasts on the itinerary she had worked hard on to Japan. Instead they were accompanied by Mandy Shaw - thanks, Mandy!

Janice planning new tour for 2019

Janice has been busy working on a new itinerary for September 2019, with some very special visits included.

This promises to be the most amazing trip. For more details, contact: Arena Travel

This is the virtual medal sent to Janice to inform her of her award. The actual engraved medal will be sent to her soon.

New Horizons Textile Group
Festival of Quilts Exhibition

9 - 12, NEC, Birmingham

New Horizons Textile Group - of which Janice has been a member since it's second year of inception - has a gallery at Festival of Quilts this year. All fifteen members will each exhibit three new pieces of work, all linked by a theme of the artists choice.

Janice's pieces will all reflect different aspects of her recent life threatening illness, using techniques which are a departure from her usual design and style.

Do come and visit our diverse and exciting exhibition.

Festival of Quilts link: New Horizons Gallery at Festival of Quilts

More about: New Horizons Textiles Group

Her Eyes Are Closed, She's Sleeping © Janice Gunner, 2018

Japanese Textile Traditions
with Janice Gunner

3 September 2019 : 13 nights

The trip of a lifetime!

Come and see the amazing textile delights of Japan together with visits to some iconic tourist attactions.

Janice's brand new itinerary for Arena Travel includes:

  • Visits to textile museums in and around Tokyo
  • Arimatsu - very special Shibori town
  • Stunning Kyoto and Kinkakuji
  • Ancient preserved village of Matsue


  • Award winning quilter Noriko Endo
  • Shibori master Hirose Murase
  • Indigo dyer Hiroyuki Shindo
  • Quilt teacher Reiko Nakazawa

From £5,145 per person

View and print PDF: Japanese Textile Traditions with Janice Gunner

Join Janice on this fantastic tour of Japan

Textile Treasures
of Thailand & Laos
with Janice Gunner

14 February 2019 : 14 nights

Enjoy the company and expertise of Janice Gunner as you discover the textile wealth of Thailand and Laos.

Janice's brand new itinerary for Arena Travel includes:

  • Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang
  • Extraordinary temples
  • Lively local markets
  • Local weaving and dyeing - try it yourself!

From £4,345 per person

View and print PDF: Textile Treasures of Thailand & Laos with Janice Gunner

Join Janice on this fantastic tour of Thailand and Laos

Mediterranean Quilt Cruise 2019

12 Days : June 12-24, 2019

Is a Mediterranean cruise on your bucket list?

What could more inspirational than a cruise on the beautiful azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea?

How about a quilting cruise to support the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska?

With Janice Gunner (UK), Liza Prior Lucy (USA), Gillian Travis (UK) and Sue Spargo (USA)

Ports of call and highlights include:

  • Civitavecchia for Rome
  • Cartagena
  • Gibralter
  • Cadiz for Seville
  • Malaga
  • Barcelona
  • Marseille for Provence
  • Monte Carlo
  • Livorno for Florence and Pisa
  • Two creative quilting days at sea with your host tutors!

From USD2,299.

More about the cruise:

Join Janice on this fantastic Mediterranean Quilt Cruise