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.
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
B is for Boston
I made 3 flags today. It was fun and therapeutic.
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: http://www.flickr.com/groups/tobostonwithlove/
May 31st, 2013 Changed to May 21st
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!
April 25, 2013 12 Comments
One of the best things about the quilting community is the charity that many quilters take part in. Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt is leading up a great effort to see how many quilts we can donate to children in need.
100 Quilts for Kids is an initiative that runs from September 15 thru October 14. The goal is to make a crib or toddler sized quilt and donate it to the charity of your choice. During this month, you will have the opportunity to link to a photo of your donation on Katie’s blog and Aunt Spicy’s blog and be entered to win some fabulous prizes! (Including a few copies of my Off Centered Squares quilt pattern).
I’m not affiliated with any of the following, but some ideas of places to donate quilts…Project Linus, central Texas wildfire quilt collection organized by Modern Day Quilts, Wrap Them in Love Foundation, Newborns in Need, your local women’s shelter or your local hospital. If you are still stumped, check with your local quilt shop and I am sure they know of organizations in your area that need donations.
I plan on donating a quilt and hope you will join me!
September 8, 2011 6 Comments