The community of Boston has been changed by recent acts of violence. There are hundreds of people who are not only suffering from bodily harm and physical loss, but also invisible wounds from witnessing and hearing what occurred. Quilters are always quick to respond in situations where comfort is needed and in this difficult time, naturally we want to respond.
The Boston Modern Quilt Guild has put a call out for blocks.
From their blog:
“As a guild we plan to make and distribute quilts to those who would benefit from a show of support, and we need your help. We are asking the modern quilt community to support our efforts by sending us blocks for these quilts. Additionally, we will accept donations of fabric to be used for binding, sashing, and quilt backs. We would like to have the quilts ready to deliver to those in need as soon as possible, so we ask that you send your blocks to us within a month, by May 24th, 2013.
Blocks sent to the Boston Modern Quilt Guild should be blue, yellow, gray, and white. 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.”
Do you have an hour or so to make a block for our sister guild? Show your support and dive into your scraps and your stash and send a block off to Boston!!
From their blog:
“Our goal is to make bright and modern quilts that will bring cheer to those who need it most! We chose this color scheme as these are the colors of the Boston Marathon, and have become the colors representing the One Fund, an organization formed to accept monetary donations for the victims, as well as the tribute tees sold to benefit the One Fund. Be creative with your blocks, and make any pattern or design that inspires you!”
Please mail all blocks and fabric to:
Quilts for Boston
P. O. Box 79225
Belmont, MA 02479