Friday, April 26, 2013

First Responder

It was just a week ago that the Boston Police Department shared the news that ended one of the worst weeks in Boston history.   
"CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."  
It's been even less since we reached out to the modern quilting community to help us make quilts for those affected by these terrible events.  The response we have received since then has been absolutely incredible!  I can't begin to thank everyone who has re-posted, Facebooked, tweeted, commented and helped spread the word about our efforts. 

Our flickr group is filling up and today we received our very first block.  We are busy scheduling sew-ins to assemble tops, lining up quilters, and making miles of binding.  I can't wait to share our first finished quilt!!!

There's still time to participate.  Blocks must be postmarked by May 24th so we can turn them in to quilts and start distributing them as soon as possible.  You can get all the details on our quilts for Boston page or in this post.  We have also added a Frequently Asked Questions page.  If you're wondering about something chances are someone else has also.

Thank you so much for your support!!!


  1. I have 2 blocks done, then just as I finished the second block I was rushed to the ER and have been in the hospital since then. Not sure yet why but I may have just passed a gallstone. I should be back home soon and will get them to you asap.

    1. Janis, please just focus on getting well... the blocks will wait, the deadline isn't even until May 24th:-) We all hope you are feeling better soon!!!

  2. I was just checking the flickr group and the blocks are amazing.
    Biits N Pieces Quilt shop in Pleham,NH is hosting a sew-in to make blocks for "Quilts for Boston" on May 5th. Details can be found here if anyone is interested:

    I am planning to sign up soon.

    See some of you there.
    Happy Quilting!

  3. My name is Mercè and I am from Barcelona (Spain), and my family and me were in Boston visiting a friend just a few days before the attempt. When I saw what happened... it was unbelievable... we could have been there! When I knew about Quilts for BOSTON, I decided send a block to support the initiative.
    I told about it to my quilting group, and they decided post the link in his blog to spread the word among Spanish quilters and also contribute making and sending you some blocks from Barcelona.
    Thanks for the invitation to be involved!

  4. Thanks for doing this! I loved making blocks and had been thinking and thinking about how great it would be to be able to make quilts for those affected! I know you all are putting a lot of ime and work in to this so again thanks!