Once upon a time I wanted to be a runner, and on a whim I signed up to train for a marathon with Team in Training. What started that Saturday afternoon in a library meeting room brought me years of fun and some great friendships (along with lots of early morning runs, sore legs, and a few blisters.)
I've run some pretty amazing races, but running the Boston Marathon was never in my future... to run in Boston you need a 'qualifying' time, and I was always lucky to finish a race before the whole thing was shut down, never mind ever being fast enough to qualify for anything. But it still broke my heart to see the aftermath of the bombs that went off at the Boston finish line. The finish line is such a magical place... all the hard work you've put into training... all the Saturday mornings you've been up at 4am just to get a long run in... and to cross over that finish line and see your friends, family (and total strangers) cheering you on is amazing!
So when I saw that Vancouver MQG was putting together a banner of hand-crafted flags for the city of Boston, I knew I had to be a part of it. And last weekend, somewhere along I-10, driving back from Disney World, I emailed Berene to let her know Houston MQG was in!
All of the specifics for the flag size and how to make the fabric ties can be found in this post at the Vancouver MQG blog.
All flags need to be in Boston by May 21st in order to be included in the initial display (more to be announced on that soon... keep an eye on VMQG's blog). You are welcome to send flags on your own, but if you would like to send your flags as part of the Houston set (all tied together), please have your flags to me no later than May 13th.
To Boston, With Love... Houston Modern Quilt Guild