Just a little more than one week ago, we all watched the terrible and shocking tragedy that took place at the 117th Boston marathon. With sadness and disbelief, all we can do is take this feeling of helplessness that comes after such incomprehensible tragedy, and do our best to do good in whatever ways we can. In response to what took place that day, the Boston Modern Quilt Guild has been working on a way to help those in their community that have been directly affected by the bombing and subsequent events.
They are asking ALL quilters around the globe to send quilt blocks using the colors of the Boston Marathon - - blue, yellow, gray and white, which will be turned into quilts. As a guild they plan to make and distribute these quilts to those who would benefit from a show of support, and they need OUR help! Their hope is that these quilts can bring that sense of comfort that we know a quilt can bring!!
Here's an example stack of fabrics Natalie put together for us to use as inspiration!
In Natalie's words, "All blocks should be 12½” tall x the width of your choice. That could mean 12½” x 7”, 12½” x 12½”, or anything wider, more narrow, or in between. Please machine piece your blocks in any style you would like. Please use only “quilt shop quality” 100% cotton or cotton/linen fabrics. Both print and solid fabrics are welcome. Our preference is white or light gray 100% cotton thread, but any coordinating thread of good quality will do."
They ask for us to consider adding photos of the blocks we create to their flickr group. This is not required, but it will be wonderful to share the blocks as we are making them and to see what people are working on!
Please mail all blocks and fabric donations to:
Quilts for Boston
P. O. Box 79225
Belmont, MA 02479
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can grab the button above for your own blog or website over on the BMQG website.
Let me know if you plan to join in!! And please help spread the word!! I'm off to post this on my Facebook page, if you want to share it over there for your sewing friends to see! ♥, Maureen