I know I've been away for a ridiculous amount of time, and I will catch up with a full report soon.
For now I need take a minute to tell you about a project called Quilts for Boston. Like everyone else I was heartbroken to hear the news of the bombings last month, and waited with baited breath to hear that the one person who I knew was running was safe back at his hotel. I also followed the news closely to hear that the bombers were no long a threat.
Then, like most quilters I began to wonder if there was something I could do. Quilters are like that. When something bad happens we want to wrap everyone up in a warm and lovingly made quilt. Not that a quilt will make everything better, but that the thought and caring that goes into the making can help; Help for those injured by the tragedy, and for those who are witnesses.
Fortunately I belong to a guild - the West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild - and one of our members has close ties to Boston. In no time she had us on track to help the Boston Modern Quilt Guild with their project. Now nearly a month later I am sending off two blocks - one orderly and one not so much - in some of the colors they requested. Just in the nick of time since blocks need to be in Boston by the end of the week.
I hope that those assembling these quilts feel the same sense of community that I felt making them, and that the gift - wherever the quilts finally make a home - bring peace to those who enjoy them.