Calling All Boston Sports Fans - Part 1

This fall I worked on one of the most fun quilts I have ever quilted on. And the best part is that you can donate to a good cause, while entering a raffle to win the quilt. All proceeds collected are going to Samaritans, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention. Boston Strong Quilt

This Boston Strong quilt was made after the Marathon Bombings last spring. It depicts famous Boston Landmarks such as the John Hancock Building and Trinity Church,

Boston19the Citgo Sign outside of Fenway Park,

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Boston25The really fun part of the quilt is that each of the light colored diamonds is a real, honest-to-goodness autograph of current and former Red Sox,

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Bruins,

Boston17Patriots,

Boston5Celtics,

Boston 29and former Boston Marathon Winners.

Boston 28Also included are politicians,

Boston10and Bostonian artists.

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There are over 175 autographs, each written with a fabric pen directly onto the fabric. It took me much longer than it should have to quilt this quilt because I had to keep looking everyone up on Wikipedia!

When I showed my husband the list of autographs he said, "NO WAY!" "NO WAY!" "They got so-and-so?!?" "NO WAY", so I know my family will be buying several raffle tickets.

Tomorrow I will post more photos and autographs for your pleasure.