My contribution to the To Boston with Love project will be winging its way to Massachusetts today. Have you read about it? Organized by Berene Campbell of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, this idea grew from a desire to support the city after the recent events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing. Quilters from around the world are sending their flags to contribute to a public display of support.
Through the efforts of Amy Friend, a Boston quilter, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts will host an exhibit of the flags for several weeks, starting on a free Memorial Day Community Weekend and continuing to June 16. You can read all about her efforts and more details in this post she has written on her blog, During Quiet Time.
Although the deadline's getting close, it's not too late to make a flag. The more, the better! If you click the above link to the Vancouver MQG's design guidelines and project instructions ~ very simple! ~ you can still contribute to this wonderful project. However, the flags must be received by next Tuesday, May 21, to ensure inclusion in the exhibit. Use the Boston mailing address: Amy Friend, PO Box 774, West Newbury, MA 01985. It only takes an hour or two to make a flag. Very doable, even on short notice!
Being a Massachusetts girl myself, I wish I could attend the exhibit but I'm hoping to see some photos eventually. In the meantime, I'm enjoying watching the contributions accumulate on this To Boston with Love Flickr group. It looks like it will be another wonderful outpouring from the quilting community.