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Sewing for Boston

To Boston With Love and Quilts for Boston

I spent most of last week, like the rest of America, watching the news and thinking what.the.heck. The bombings at the Boston Marathon were just, well, unbelievable. I think when bad things happen, many of us are left wondering what we can do to help. I know I personally feel pretty small and insignificant in such moments.

Boston Quilting Donations

I was really grateful when I saw the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild organizing To Boston with Love ~ a call for flag bunting that will fly somewhere in Boston this summer (location to be determined).

Applique pattern from the book Scandinavian Stitches

Amy from During Quilt Time is working on flag collecting – so individuals and guilds in the USA won’t have to worry about shipping to Canada. Shipping details are here.

B is for Boston

I made 3 flags today. It was fun and therapeutic.

Liberated Heart

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is also working on giving comfort to those who truly need it after the bombings through Quilts for Boston. They are making quilts and need us to send them blocks. You can find all those details on their blog. I also made a block for this initiative, and hope to make a few more before mailing them off.

Improvisational Log Cabin

A little summary if you want to help out:
Flag Bunting organized by Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild
(Mailing address is in the USA)
Flickr Group:
Due Date: May 31st, 2013 Changed to May 21st

Quilt Blocks for Quilts for Boston organized by Boston Modern Quilt Guild
Flickr Group:
Due Date: May 24th, 2013

I’ve made a little PDF file if you’d like to print some out and hand them out at your next guild meetings. The more people we can get to help, the bigger the impact. Thanks everyone!

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12 Responses to “Sewing for Boston”

  1. 1
    Dotty says:

    Thanks for giving us an opportunity to do something positive.

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    I think I can safely speak on behalf of all Bostonians and members of the Boston MQG when I say thank you for your support. We have been joyfully overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and love in the quilting community. Thank you!

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    Kathy G says:

    Thank you for the inspiration and the great idea for something so therapeutic.

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    Paula Mc says:

    City Craft in Dallas has asked for fabric donations for both Boston and West, Texas. There are volunteers who will make quilts from the fabric and will be distributed in both places. West has about 200 families that are displaced. I am not sure of the total families that have experience a total loss of homes but it is great as well. Nothing more comforting than a quilt.

  5. 5

    Beautiful work, Faith! I’m going to borrow your PDF to forward to our guild here in St. Louis via e-mail, and I’m definitely using your banners and blocks as inspiration! Thanks. :)

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    Marianne says:

    Thank you for this post, Faith. It eases our sense of helplessness as we watch the horrid events in Boston unfold to be able to do something for the people there.

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    Sondra says:

    Great post, Faith, very thorough information. So important. Much appreciated. Will continue to spread the word!

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    Diane says:

    Thanks for the info! I’m home sick so this is a great project to occupy me:)))

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    Felicity says:

    Thanks so much for spreading the word, Faith!

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    Jen B says:

    I moved to Boston when I eleven yrs old from Chicago and lived there for 19 yrs, it’s my home, even though I’m back in Chicago now. Thank you for all the information and the beautiful donations you made, now I need to get to work on mine. Paula Mc thanks mentioning Texas too, they also need our help.

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    Natalie says:

    Faith, thank you so much for this!! Your block is gorgeous, as are your flags, and I’m so happy you are helping us spread this info :) And the PDF is GENIUS! It’s so great to have the support of friends in these quilty ventures!

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    Holly says:

    I really love your flags, Faith! Those birds are lovely and evoke such a feeling of hope. Did you hear that the flags will be displayed at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston? It’s very exciting!

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