Southwest Sunset Bundle (top) from Pink Castle Fabrics
It has been just two weeks since the tragic events at the Boston Marathon injured and changed the lives of so many. And while these horrific events threatened to cause us to question so many facets of human nature, they have in actuality, reminded us of the very best of the human spirit. The will to help others is alive and well weeks and days later, as it was in the moments following those blasts. In our own sewing community, there are several efforts getting underway just now. I wanted to bring them to this space as well.
The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is looking for sewists to make quilt blocks that they will sew together, making quilts for victims and families. Blocks should be yellow, grey, blue and white, the colors of the Boston Marathon. Natalie of Greenleaf Goods put together the most lovely stack as inspiration for those who are interested in making some blocks. I just love this idea and will be making some blocks today.
Quilt guilds from around the globe, including The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild have also organized a beautiful campaign, "To Boston With Love". Sewists from around the world can create flags to be sent to Boston. The Flickr Group has more details (including mailing instructions).
I'm in, who's with me? Happy weekend everyone!