Wednesday, April 24, 2013

To Boston With Love

We all know how terrible last week was for many.

As quilters, as creative people, as nurturers, as humans, we feel when others are hurt or hurting.  

We want to find a way to comfort, to say "we are thinking about you" "we are praying for you" or "we care".  We want to find a way to bring peace.

The Vancouver MQG initiated a project to do just that - To Boston With Love



"To Boston With Love is a collaborative effort of makers to bring peace and love from far and wide.  What we're planning is a public exhibition of flags strung onto banners that will be displayed in Boston - hopefully by early June 2013.  Details are still being ironed out... In the meantime, we need to get going on flag making!" 

Kelly Spear is coordinating this for us.  We will collect flags during our May 11th Meeting and Sew Day.  Please leave a comment here, or respond to the EMail, if you'd like to participate.  Additionally, please let us know how many flag(s) you'll be contributing.  

Need inspiration?  Take a peek a these tutorials from other generous quilters and creators.  Thank you to all who share so the rest of us can play.

Tutorials for the first two flags can be found here.  They are from Happy Sew Lucky Patterns & Kits.
Strippy Heart from Happy SEW Lucky Patterns & Kits

LOVE Flag Quilt from Happy SEW Lucky Patterns & Kits

Sarah, from house of krom, has a tutorial for this improv pieced heart here.

No tutorial for this appliqued beauty, but it was too pretty to pass up as inspiration.  It's from the blog izzyinspired.blogspot.com.

Jodi, of Pleasant Home, created this improve pieced heart.  Her tutorial can be found here.

Here is another version of an improv pieced heart which CrochetnQuilt posted via 15 Minutes of Play.

And of course, there is the wonky LOVe tutorial from KelbySews via Sew, Mama, Sew!

Plus there's the flickr group that already has tons of BEAUTIFUL flags.

Won't you join us?

Cindy
ECMQG Secretary

2 comments:

  1. Love the peace sign, I just might copy that one!! I plan on making at least two this weekend.

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  2. Hello Emerald Coast MQG! Just wanted to say thanks so much for participating in this project. Hope you have fun making your flags. Please post pics of your flags for all to see in the Flickr Group (To Boston with Love) or on Instagram #tobostonwithlove. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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