Quilters Unite for Boston

Boston holds a special place in my heart - it's where I went to college, met my best friends, fell in love, got engaged, and really learned all about myself. I could easily write an entire post about how great of a city Boston is, but suffice it so say Boston rocks.

Whenever crises or tragedies hit, the crafting community is always there to lend a hand of support and remind the people affected that they are not alone. And the tragedy in Boston is no different. I know of two ways that we can help.

1. to Boston with Love

This is organized by the Vancouver modern quilt guild. The idea behind "To Boston with Love" is for makers to bring a message of peace and love from all over the world to Boston. These flags will be strung into banners and displayed in Boston, hopefully by June 2013. 

This is a super easy project and can be made in an afternoon. 

For all the design details and information check out: http://vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca/blog/2013/04/to-boston-with-love/

2. Quilts for Boston

This is organized by the Boston Modern Quilt Guild. They are planning to distribute quilts to those who would benefit from a show of support. As such, they are requesting that people send in blocks that feature blue, yellow, gray, and white. They need to be 12.5" wide and can be any design you want. 

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at a new block design, this is the time. 

Boston Strong!


Anonymous said...

so glad to see quilters coming together for a cause again

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

I love this post. I too love Boston. I did not grow up in MA, but my children have, and Boston is "our town" for sure. I have had Sweet Caroline running through my head all week.