quilts for Boston

Boston Quilt Fabric

Quilts for Boston is a relief effort by the Boston Modern Quilt guild to make quilts for those that have been directly affected by the bombing and subsequent events.

Our goal is to make bright and modern quilts that will bring cheer to those who need it most!  This summer we hope to distribute at least 50 quilts to those who could benefit from a token of our love and support.  To achieve this goal we are asking the modern quilt community to support our efforts by sending us blocks for these quilts.

We would like to have the quilts ready to deliver to those in need as soon as possible, so we ask that you send your blocks to us by May 24, 2013.  Be creative with your blocks, and make any pattern or design that inspires you!

Thank you all so much for your support!

Please follow these guidelines when constructing and submitting your blocks:
  • To give these quilts a cohesive look we chose the colors of the Boston Marathon: blue, yellow, gray and white.  Both print and solid fabrics are welcome.
  • All blocks should be 12½” tall x the width of your choice. That could mean 12½” x 7”, 12½” x 12½”, or anything wider, more narrow, or in between. 
  • Please machine piece your blocks in any style you would like.
  • Please use only “quilt shop quality” 100% cotton or cotton/linen fabrics. 
  • Our preference is white or light gray 100% cotton thread, but any coordinating thread of good quality will do.
Please mail all blocks by May 24th, 2013 to:
Quilts for Boston
P.O. Box 79225
Belmont, MA 02479

Boston Quilt Fabric
Please consider adding photos of the blocks to our flickr group. This is not required, but it will be wonderful to share the blocks as we are making them and to see what people are working on.

Questions?  Check out our FAQ or contact us at bostonmqg@gmail.com.

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  1. We're sending 17 blocks on monday. We hope it helps :)

  2. The Las Vegas modern quilt guild is having a sew-in next weekend to make blocks! :)

  3. How was the response for blocks? Are you continuing this or are you not accepting any more??

  4. How many blocks did you receive? Do you need any more? Sure looking forward to seeing your creations. Good luck.

  5. I have blocks that my guild turned in at our last meeting, do you still want them even though its after the deadline or should we forward them on to Quilts for Oklahoma?

  6. Hi there! My name is Amanda McCormick. I'm a 24 year old, beginner sewer who would like your help. With the recent flooding in New Mexico and Colorado, I would really like to work on a similar collection. But I am one inexperienced sewer and I'm looking for some help. I've been working on some ideas and trying to talk to fellow sewers for help and suggestions. I'd be very interested in hearing what your opinions are and if any of your members would like to help. I've started a post on my blog with my thoughts and ideas. Please take a look and share it.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    Amanda McCormick
    Coventry, RI

  7. I plan to look over your blog while I am snowed in in Newport News VA. Thanks for the inspiration. Jan from Sew and Sow says Hi!