Many of you may have seen the e-newsletter from the museum about the To Boston With Love project being spearheaded by the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.
In time for Memorial Day, quilters worldwide are creating hundreds of banner flags to show support for Boston in wake of the Marathon bombings. The banner flags will be on display Memorial Day weekend at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Several volunteers at the museum worked together on banner flags this week. Working with wonderful batiks of blue and yellow, the group decided to spell out Boston Strong across 6 flags with silhouettes of runners anchoring either side. Bright pink hearts are featured on the back of the flags.
It was a great project for the group to collaborate, design, and learn new techniques. In a small way it allowed us to show our support for those affected by the tragedy. If our string of flags is any indication, the display at the MFA will be a touching tribute.
~ Donna Hopkins