Thanks to the huge level of support from quilters nationwide The Quilters’ Guild project ‘Unfolding the Quilts’ has become one of the three projects to reach the final of the National Lottery Awards in the ‘Best Heritage Project’ section.

The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has worked since 2008 with volunteers and education and outreach at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York. Funding has helped train up to 80 volunteers at any one time, who support the Museum and Gallery by stewarding the exhibitions, helping with conservation and many administrative tasks.

The education and outreach programme has reached over 7,000 people including children and young people, young mothers, people in hospital and elderly people in care homes.

Voting for the overall winner will begin on 2 September. The winner will be announced in a special programme on BBC 1 TV in the autumn. Thank you to everyone who voted – and get ready to vote again in September!

Hanging Quilts