Be Kind Bee

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild's Be Kind Bee provides comfort and warmth to the community through quilt donations. These quilts are made both collaboratively and individuallyIn a typical year, at least two guild sponsored quilts are made for charity, one during our annual retreat and the second as part of the Modern Quilt Guild's QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge Our current recipient for these quilts is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. 

We also collect finished quilts of any size, but prefer crib to twin size as those are best suited for MassGeneral. We'll even take your orphan quilt tops and finish them up to donate!

Our current collaborative effort is collecting blocks for boys' quilts in blue/yellow/green colors (block instructions found here). Blocks will be collected at the November and December 2018 meetings. Fabric for or pieced quilt backs (~70" x 80") are also welcome.


See more at #bmqgbekindbee!

2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge
The theme for 2019 was tiny piecing. Alexis was the master mind for the block design, and the blocks were created by individual guild members. We are currently seeking a title for this quilt. BMQG members should check their email for the form to submit your ideas. It will be shown in February 2019 at QuiltCon in Nashville, TN.




2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge
The Boston Modern Quilt Guild made two quilts for the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Challenge. The theme for this year's challenge was modern traditionalism. We made two quilts for the challenge this year, one to send to Pasadena for QuiltCon 2018 then donate, and a second to raffle. Ideas were generated at our July 2017 meeting, and log cabin and Irish Chain blocks were chosen.

Packets with precut strips were handed out and sewn, then the quilts were assembled at a sew-in in October. The Log Cabin Spill will travel to QuiltCon, and the Broken Irish Chain will be raffled off later in the year to raise funds for the guild.


Log Cabin Log Jam

Broken Irish Chain

WONKY WORLD, March 2017
Wonky World was constructed at our annual retreat in March 2017 and displayed at the 2017 Boston Modern Quilt Guild annual show, April-May 2017 in the Fabric Place Basement. This quilt was donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center in Jamaica Plain.



BOSTON COMMON, 2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt
Boston Common was designed during a group brainstorming session in July 2016, then pieced at a group sewing session in the Fabric Place Basement during November 2016. It was displayed at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, GA. This quilt was donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center in Jamaica Plain.



November 2016, Boston Common comes to Life

CHURN DASH SURPRISE, March 2017
Churn Dash Surprise was constructed at our annual retreat in March 2016 and displayed at  the 2016 Boston Modern Quilt Guild annual show. In May 2017, this quilt was raffled off with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center in Jamaica Plain.


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