Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Quilted for Boston

With blocks pouring in from around the world we've been busy putting together quilts for Boston.  I just love seeing these amazing quilts come together!!!  BMQG member Janis started this one at our Mother's Day sew-in at the totally awesome gather here.

Each block is quilted with a different FMQ pattern to emphasize the block.

And the result is just fabulous!!!  The wonderful gang at Quilter's Way will be hosting us again tonight from 6-9 so come join us to make more of these special quilts.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Quilts for Boston Sew-in at Quilter's Way

A huge thank you to Quilter's Way for hosting our Quilts for Boston sew-in last night.  We had an amazingly productive night!  Several more tops were assembled...

and many more are in progress.

The fabulous Val manned the longarm and got 2 of our quilts quilted...

While the totally awesome Natalie logged the days delivery.  To date we have received an astounding 1,267 blocks from 40 states, Canada, Germany, Spain, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.  Thank you again to everyone who has participated.  There's still time to mail your blocks, the deadline for mailing is Friday, May 24th.  Stay tuned here and in our flickr group to see these amazing quilts come together.

Quilts for Boston

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May Meeting Recap

I know I always say this but we had another fabulous meeting this weekend!  A huge thank you to Rebecca & Noah for letting us use their awesome space... it was just so totally modern:-)

Thank you also to the incredibly talented Tina for sharing her tips on printing your own fabric with Spoonflower and sharing a few of her amazing designs.

Natalie shared some of the Quilts for Boston tops that have been assembled.  As of the meeting we have received an unbelievable 664 blocks from around the world.  Even more amazing, all of the packets of blocks she had to distribute were taken by guild members to assemble.  There's still time to send us your blocks.  Please send them by this Friday, May 24th.  Also, don't forget that  Quilter's Way will be hosting Quilts for Boston sew-ins Wednesday nights from 6-9.

We also collected more than 60 flags for To Boston with Love including a bunch from the Northampton MQG.  The flags will be on display at the Museum of Fine Art from May 23 - June 16th.  We hope to have a meet up at the MFA so watch our events tab for details.

Last but not least, Naomi has arranged a group discount on Built by Briick products.  We will be taking orders at the June meeting.  Due to scheduling conflicts, our June meeting will be held Saturday, June 22nd from 1-5 in Billerica.  We will be working on Quilts for Boston so join us as we try to reach our goal of 50 quilts.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gathering to Make Quilts for Boston

We all know quilters are amazing but I don't think any of us anticipated the incredible response we received to our call for blocks to make quilts for Boston.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed!!!  Our mailbox is literally overflowing with blocks from around the world.  Over 200 blocks have already arrived so it is definitely time to start turning them in to quilts!

A huge thank you to the fabulously awesome folks at gather here who invited us to a sew-in at their annex this weekend.  They hosted us in style and even pitched in to help with the sewing.  We love you guys!!!

In just a few hours we were able to assemble 4 quilt tops with several more close to completion.  It's so wonderful to see different blocks come together to make these stunning quilts.  Check out more gorgeous  blocks in our flickr group.

There's still time to participate.  You can send us your blocks until May 24th, details available on our quilts for Boston page.  If you're local, watch the upcoming events tab for many more opportunities to help with turning all these beautiful blocks in to quilts.

Quilts for Boston

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Much To Do in May

Quilts for Boston
The response to our quilts for Boston block drive has been unbelievable!!!  We are so grateful to everyone who has sent blocks, donated supplies, and offered to help assemble and quilt these quilts.  We have already received an amazing 53 blocks...  the quilting community is just awesome:-)

Blocks for Quilts for Boston
Happy Quilting
We've got a full schedule of events planned for this month.  In addition to our regular meeting and sew-in we'll be having several bonus events.  Check the events tab for more details and new additions.

quilts for boston blocks
s.o.t.a.k. handmade
We're kicking it off next week with our regular monthly sew-in.  Tuesday, May 7th at 7 pm at Janelle's home in Somerville.  Janelle has plenty of space for sewing so feel free to bring your machine.  Her address is available on Big Tent.  Please RSVP if you are planning to come so she has enough seating for everyone.  She has several parking passes available and there is a metered lot around the corner.

QFB Windmill block
Simple Sewendipity
Sunday, May 12th the fabulously fun gather here will host a sew-in from 4-6:30.  Make blocks to donate or help us assemble tops, make backings and bindings.

Our May meeting will be Saturday, May 18th from 3-5 at Lift Throttle Automotive  in Waltham.  The fabulously talented Tina of Boston Sewer will share her tips on producing fabric on Spoonflower.  We will also be collecting flags for to Boston with Love.  The amazing Amy of During Quiet Time has secured a location where these will be hung Memorial Day weekend.  Stay tuned for more details.  

Returning to port
The incredible Quilter's Way will also be hosting us for more sewing to assemble quilt tops, make backings and bindings on Wednesday nights, May 22nd and 29th from 6-9.

It's going to be a fun month, we hope you'll join us!