To Boston With Love


The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is organizing a display of homemade flags (size 6 x 8″) in Boston on Memorial Day to help show the city how much people from all over the world care about the people affected by the bombing during the Boston Marathon last month. Actually, who wasn’t affected? Most of us do not expect this sort of thing to happen here in the US. To realize how vulnerable we are, and how unexpectedly our lives could change, does affect us all. I think that is why there has been such an outpouring of love for Boston.

On the VMQG button above, it reads:  “A collaborative effort of makers to bring peace and love from far and wide.”

Here are my flags –


Peace . . .

and Love!

. . . and Love!

Back of "Love" flag.

We were asked to put our name and city on the back of the flag.

Click here or on the button at the top or side of this page to find out all the details if you want to make a flag. There is a certain color palette and the deadline for the flags to be in Boston is May 21st so there is still time. If you want to see more pictures of the flags that have already been made, click here to go to the Flickr group. I had a little sew “date” yesterday with my friend to help us get started.

Sewing together got us started on our flags.

Sewing together got us started on our flags and, as always, was so much fun.


We each made a paper pieced LOVE flag.

We each made a paper pieced LOVE flag.

The flags are going to be hung at some “Boston institution” on Memorial Day. An announcement has not been made yet as to where it will be but the organizers are really excited about having gotten permission for it.  I’ve been wondering where would be the best place? I’m going to be in Boston for my (35th – yikes!) college reunion the following week and hope that I get to see them.  Faneuil Hall? City Hall? Mass. General Hospital? Boston Public Library?  Harvard or MIT? I don’t know! I hope they announce it soon.

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is coordinating a quilt block collection for the bombing victims which I blogged about yesterday. If you would like to read that, please click here. Or for more information from the Boston MQG site, click on the Quilts for Boston button on my sidebar.

Addendum (5/7/2013) – The flags will hang at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from May 23 to June 16, 2013. The museum will keep the flags and display them again next year on the anniversary of the bombing.

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  1. Sharon Hankins

    Linda, your creativity and sensitivity show in these adorable flags. Good job. Wonder where they will be hung and how many will be made in total?

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