For Part 1 of the Boston Strong quilt, click here.
This quilt came together because three industrious sports fans put their talents to work after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Tricia is running the 2014 marathon and using the quilt to raise money for a donation. Tricia's sister, Lissa, is the quilter who did the amazing appliqué work. Their mother is the de facto art director. I believe all three women were involved in collecting the autographs - a time intensive project on it's own!
In Tricia's words, she is running the marathon "in memory of a dear friend's brother. If you have lost someone to suicide, I would be honored to complete the marathon in their memory as well." If you would like to buy a raffle ticket to win this quilt, please visit the Tricia Pierson's Marathon donation page here.
You can see more photos of the individual autographs on the quilt's Facebook page, where you can also learn some sports trivia!
Below are a few more photos I took of the quilt while I was working on it.
Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick's signatures
The Hatch Bandshell in the Esplanade