Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Love our quilt heritage? Vote for it!

The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles announced some exciting news re funding - Click the image above to enlarge and read.

The Quilters' Guild Needs Your Help!

Our project "Unfolding the Quilts", based at the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, has reached the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards for `Best Heritage Project'. Vote for our project now and help us reach the televised finals!

Go to or phone 0844 836 9716 to cast your vote from 31 May. Ask your friends and family to vote too!

You don't have to be a Guild member to support this project. Winning it would be a fantastic boost for the Quilt Museum but just getting through to the next round would help publicise the museum's collection and conservation projects.

Incidentally, the quilt in the previous post was inspired by an antique coverlet in the Museum's collection...

EDIT - since there has been quite a lot of chat about this today online, I phoned the lottery awards people to check re who is eligible to vote. The good news - you don't have to be a UK resident! You can vote from anywhere in the world. Voting starts on 31st May 2011 and finishes on June 20th.

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