Beloved Quilts for the Homeless

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Getting back into it on a month basis

Hi All,
Soon we will be reinstating our monthly gatherings. Stay tuned!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Marina's Lovely Square

So much fun at Belmont UU Volunteer Fair!

Thank you to Anistasia for inviting us to the Volunteer Fair at The First Church of Belmont on March 7, 2015. A couple pictures will be posted soon. :)

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Possibilities Factory Inspiring Youth-Led Community Change

The Possibilities Factory Inspiring Youth-Led Community Change

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Valentine's Weekend Sew-In

I'm excited for our Valentine's Day Weekend sew-in this coming weekend!
We'll be meeting in the basement room, also called the MPR (Multi Purpose Room) of the Greater Boston Vineyard on Saturday, 2/11 from 11am-5pm.

Bring your sewing machine if you have one! If you don't know how to sew, that's OK, come to learn by helping or joining a team of sewers.

Please bring a snack or drinks to share!
Looking forward to sewing and celebrating with you all this weekend! If you have blankets that you wish to get rid of, we use them as backs, so please bring them along.

For those who like to keep track, our most recent give away was an offering of 7 baby quilts to the babies of New Life Home. New Life Home is a place where pregnant women, and women with young children can go WITH THEIR CHILDREN to enter recovery from addiction. I recently heard two of the women going through the program give presentations about their recover process, and I was blown away with their humility, gratitude and strength. I am delighted to bless these babies with "Beloved Baby Quilts." If you'd like to learn more about the home, here's their website:

See you this weekend!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

How Quilting for Peace has Helped Beloved Quilts

Due to Katherine Bell including us in her book, I've been so encourage to receive quilts in the mail from an amazing quilter in California. I've gotten emails from quilters all over the country asking how to do a Beloved Quilt! Thank you Katherine Bell!!!
This book has really blessed The Beloved Quilts Project! Thank you, Katherine Bell!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Up Coming Quilting Schedule (with some of my thoughts first)!

Thank you to all of the people who've been contacting me through Katherine Bell's Book Quilting For Peace! Go Katherine! Your book ROCKS! Personally, I want to try to do every project in the book!

Yesterday I was honored to be on a guest speaker's panel for youth interested in Social Justice. I got to share the panel with two other amazing activists (and friends): Mark Allston-Follansbee who is the E.D. of the Somerville Homeless Coaltion, and Laura Openshaw who is a Harvard Law student who advocates for victims of domestic violence and also speaks about the importance of Fair Trade. I got to speak about Love146 and about the Beloved Quilts Project and how we're making quilts for people displaced by violence or poverty and for children being rescued from the sex trade. Afterwards, I got to be in a discussion group with some of the students, and I was so touched by their vulnerability, hope, and willingness to be the change. Go SOCIAL JUSTICE YOUTH!!

One of the kids asked me what I thought the root of all of the problems were. It took me a moment, and some processing, but what I narrowed it down to was this:
1. poverty. 2. Seeing people as "the other" and not seeing all other human beings as ourselves (which might be part of the reasons for #1, and 3. A lack of forgiveness in the world.

Now to the schedule:

Saturday, February 6th, 2010 10:30am-5:30pm

Saturday, March 13th 12:00-4:30 Sew-In with 10:00-12:00 for a Girls Group from Belmont to Make Center Squares

Saturday, April 10th, 12-4:30 Sew-In with 10:00-12:00 for a Women's Artists Group from Belmont to make Center Squares

We're hoping to gather more fleece and other materials for backing the quilts. If you have some, please bring it along with you to back a quilt!

Looking forward to seeing you at the sew-ins!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Back in the S(e)wing of Things

I'm so happy to announce that the Boston Area Beloved Quilts Group will be meeting again on Saturday, December 12th from 10am-4pm in the Chapel of the Greater Boston Vineyard. Bring your sewing machines & scissors and join us to make quilts for local displaced individuals as well as for children being rescued from human trafficking. Can't wait to see you there!
For Directions:
Also, many thanks to Katherine Bell for including us in her book, Quilting For Peace. I'm getting it for all my quilting family for the holidays. You might want to as well!