A while back, I posted a response
to the Boston Marathon bombings. One of the reasons I am most excited about quilting has been the community I have found with other quilters. I look forward to seeing not only how they inspire me through their work, but I have found this community to be incredibly giving and comforting. Since I am a newbie, this quilt drive for Boston was my first chance to “join in” on the giving. I really wanted to contribute blocks to the Boston Modern Quilt Guild and their efforts to make quilts
for those affected by the bombing. Since I couldn’t go to my own guilds meeting last night due to a performance by my students from last year, I took the night to make two blocks. While my contributions are small, I hope that they bring comfort to whoever gets my blocks. I’ve been so inspired by others who have made quilt blocks and the update I read from Stephanie on Wednesday
. So far, the quilts look beautiful!
I don’t know which block I like better, and I’m happy that the color scheme is not one I would normally work with. (On another note, this makes me want to jump head first into the scrappy trip along madness that I missed since I was a newbie. That block was so much fun! Don’t be surprised if you see a quilt start in a few days….) So, to the quilters in Boston who are putting this together – thank you for your hard work to bring this together and I know these quilts will bring comfort.
A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul. ~Author Unknown