I’ve been meaning to post these photos from our sew-in for the last week, but life is just flying by this summer!
I met up with some of the dedicated members of the BMQG in downtown Boston so that we could work on binding and
labeling quilts together.
It was a hot and sunny day on the common, and we we so lucky to have Taz come to take some photos for us! She does such lovely work, and you can check out more of here photos here.
Our pile of finished quilts is growing, and we’re gearing up to make a few big deliveries soon. We still have many quilts in progress, too. This has become such a larger project than I could have imagined, and I’m so grateful for all of the help and support that our guild has received!
There are more quilt photos being added to our flickr group all the time, so keep checking back to see the finished quilts!
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Posted in Boston, Boston Modern Quilt Guild, Quilting, Sewing, tagged Boston, boston marathon bombing, boston modern quilt guild, do. Good Stitches, HST/LC, pow wow quilt, quilt tops, quilting, quilts for boston, sewing on April 21, 2013|
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This past Friday was one of the craziest I’ve ever experienced. Friday morning we woke up to the news that the suspects in the bombing had engaged in a shoot out with the police about a mile away from our house, and one suspect was on the loose in our neighborhood. Our town was in lockdown, and we were instructed to stay indoors and not to open the door except for a uniformed officer.
So–if you’re trapped indoors all day with a bunch of nervous energy, what can you do? I decided that THIS was why I buy so much fabric! I had plenty to work on, and managed to finish 3 quilt tops in one day.
When we were finally allowed outdoors, we took Simon to the park to stretch our legs, and while we were there we heard a round of gunfire and rushed home. We learned that the suspect had been cornered and was quickly captured. What relief! People lined the streets of Watertown and cheered for the police as they slowly filed out of town. We are all so happy to have a bit of normalcy restored.
The next day I attended the Boston Modern Quilt Guild meeting. I was so happy to be amongst friends, and we needed to brainstorm about what we can do as a guild to respond to the crazy events of the past week.
We’re cooking up an idea and will reveal the details soon, so stay tuned!
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