Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our Boston Blocks and Flags

... are off in the mail this morning! Everything our group made was so great that I couldn't resist taking some extra pictures before sending them away. It's so inspiring to be part of huge collaborations of the Modern Quilt Guild like this!

First the flags- Ellen's adorable XOXO set, and Gillian's paper crane. 

Had to get a close up of that one. Teach me your paper piecing ways Gillian!

And these are the blocks that will be turned into lots of quilts by the BostonMQG. Janie's cute polka dots on top, and Christine's lovely pinwheel on the bottom. 

These fun blocks by Sheila are all made from HSTs.

Cuteness overload here. Amazing ship block by Teresa and happy flowers from Carol. 

And these are my improv/ D9P blocks I started at Saturday's sew in with some of Sheila's fabrics. A collaboration within the collaboration!

Even though we have sent our group packages out, there is still some time if you want to contribute individually. Find instructions and address for the Boston quilts here, and for the flag project here.

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sewing to Show Boston Love

In the wake of events like last week's, we often feel so much pain, but wonder what we can do to show help and support. Two other modern quilt guilds have come up with great projects to do just that.

The Vancouver MQG is getting together a beautiful display of love for the city in the form of handmade flags. They will form banners all over the Boston in June. I can't even imagine what an encouraging sight this will be! It's very simple sewing- just a rectangle about 8" by 6" with a length of binding on top. 

Please go to their site for complete details and sewing instructions. 

The second opportunity comes from the Boston MQG. They are collecting blocks from all over to make quilts for those effected by the marathon explosions. They must be 12.5" tall by the width of your choice and they must be in these colors, taken from the Boston Marathon logo:

Find the complete details for this project here

Any pieces you can sew for either of these projects by our May meeting on the 8th or our sew-in on May 11th, will be shipped together by our guild. I'm excited to see what beautiful things we can make to show the city great comfort in this time.