Quilts4London wins Epic Award

Irene Heathcote accepting the Epic Award for England

We are delighted to announce that Quilts4London,  one of our Inspire projects, has just been awarded the Voluntary Arts Epic award for England.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

This is what Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, UK Government had to say about the project.


“Quilts 4 London is an amazing story about people responding to the inspiration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with creativity, ambition and determination. The scale of their achievement is incredible – all the more so when you realise the project was developed and run entirely by volunteers. Thousands of people across the country were inspired to create a total of 17,000 pennants as gifts for the Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Many of these people were trying textile arts for the first time. Their story is a superb example of the ingenuity, resilience and excellence of voluntary arts activity. I congratulate Quilts 4 London on their well-deserved Epic Award.”