Deep breath. Okay. I've mentioned before that sometimes I feel paralyzed by situations to large for me to fix. But then I make something and sew some extra love in. It's corny as hell and I don't care. This week, I've been sewing some extra love into these...
Montréal Modern Quilt Guild (the other MMQG) has made a call to action. "Nous sommes avec vous. Vous êtes chez vous... We are with you. You are at home" as said the Premier of Québec last Sunday. That said, we're making homes. House blocks to be made into quilts for each of the six families who lost someone at the mosque. And if there are enough, for each person injured.
My blocks are paper pieced Heart of the Home blocks from Ellison Lane Handmade. They're not the 12 inch called for, but I'll add another border to bring them up to size.
Maritime Modern Quilt Guild meeting this week. We're gathering a bunch up and sending them en masse to Montréal.
So there you have it. A heart of Islamic green sheltered by a home of Québeçois blue with extra love sewn in. And a quilter who feels like she's at least done something.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Or good quilters. Not today... not in my country... not if I can sew extra love in. If you'd like to get involved, check out this blog post for more details. Thank you so much, Montréal Modern Quilt Guild, for your leadership on this important project!