School and residents of Barton Court, as well as at her HQ at Mess Room Medway to create these monumental pieces. And from this huge, community participation, there are also individual creations in the shape of mini art quilts, or Middlings that can be found in the Lady Chapel.
The scale of The 70273 Project outgrew the cathedral, and it is also on display in the Guildhall Museum in Rochester. Quilts made by Waldegrave School Twickenham, Connaught School Leytonstone and Girl Guiding and Brownies UK from Rainham, Chatham and Gillingham can be found on display in the Civic Room from Tuesdays to Friday in a joint exhibition with artwork commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day made by local schools.
If you have contributed to The 70273 Project, you can find an alphabetical list of names at the visitor’s desk in Rochester Cathedral that shows where your block/s will be located, and there are also books of photographs and some of the stories and personal histories that arose in the making of the Rochester Cathedral exhibit.
January 2018 also saw displays in Durham Cathedral and in Jersey, and the plan for the Rochester Cathedral display when it comes down in March is for it to carry on spreading the love in different countries. Eventually, the whole of The 70273 Project will come together … estimated to be over 1,000 quilts. But The Project isn’t complete yet, with more sewing needed, so if you would like to get involved in commemorating the 70,273 then please visit www.the70273project.org for more details.