I thought I’d pop in with a quick update on “To Boston With Love” as so many people are following along with this story and eagerly awaiting a chance to see the flags hanging in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. On Monday, May 20th, the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild met and we collected all 92 flags made by VMQG members. Berene Campbell (seated in the middle, wearing a pink top and jeans), who came up with this idea, gathered up the flags and quickly headed home to pack them into her carry-on for a flight from Vancouver to Boston the next day.
May 21st was the deadline to have flags arrive in Boston and Amy Friend received 150 flags that day. She was able to check her mail again on May 22nd and the last I heard from Berene, the grand total was 1428 and counting!
Today is installation day and Berene and Amy have been posting photos to Instagram. It’s fantastic to see the buntings strung across the gorgeous, airy space of the Shapiro Family Courtyard.
If you’d like to follow along, you can see the photos here:
If you’re in Boston this weekend, the Museum of Fine Arts will be open for free and in addition to the display of flags, they have other special exhibits for their Memorial Day Community Weekend. If you can’t make it this weekend, we’re happy to announce that the dates have been extended for the flag installation and you’ll be able to view them until Sunday, July 7th.
Thanks to the hundreds of quilters and non-quilters from all continents (excepting Antarctica!) and nearly every US State who contributed to this project!