Boston Modern Quilt Guild began collecting blocks in blue, yellow, gray & white, to assemble into quilts that would benefit those most directly by the blast. They hope to begin distributing these by summer. At last count they had an astounding 1,267 blocks. I sent a couple that I posted earlier & having been watching their blog to see their progress. It looks like they have an amazing group of members. Here are some photos from their blog, you can follow link above to view more.
|Boston Modern Quilt Guild|
I was fascinated with the "To Boston With Love" flag exhibit . Boston Museum of Fine Arts is open to the public over the Memorial Holiday with no admission charge. The complete story of an online friendship culminating with this exhibit is on this link and certainly expands our idea of community. 1500 flags,a one mile-long outpouring of love & support from the world---all continents sent additions, except Antarctica.
|Spoonflower.com photo of the tying process|
|Photo from During Quiet Time blogspot|
|Photo from Fresh Lemons blogspot|
|Amy Friend's photo, co-organizer of exhibit|
The important thing about this is that whenever we 'gift' quilt blocks, or a quilt, is not that we are giving just fabric, a quilt, a cover or blanket. We are gifting a part of ourselves, giving our love, our comfort. We may also be covering you with warmth in a practical way, but we are also covering you with the warmth of our hearts, hands & love. It is important to me, that others understand what it is that we are giving. If someone were to think, oh, so-and-so just gave me this quilt, not a crystal vase or a necklace, it would be such a shame. Not to mention that buying something would be SO much easier. Quilting is a gift of the heart & soul, the ultimate in sharing for us Quilters.