The quilts are on display at City Hall through the month of December. City Hall is open 9-5, Monday to Friday. From the entrance at City Hall Plaza, the atrium is straight ahead, quilts hanging above. The Scollay Square Gallery is to the left from the entrance.

According to the Press Release: 


BOSTON - Monday, December 4, 2017 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture today announced the Proper Bostonian Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is now on display at Boston City Hall. ... 

"Having these quilts hung throughout City Hall is a great way to celebrate the holidays and recognize a few of the generous people who make the holiday season so special in the City of Boston," said Mayor Walsh. "I encourage everyone to stop by City Hall this month to see the quilts in person."

See the whole story HERE.

              Large Quilts

             Small and Medium

             Gallery View

PBQ Hexagon Quilt Show

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Hexagons Traditional and Modern Quilts

PBQ 2016 Hexagonal Summer Challenge


First place:  P. Bailey

Second place:  M. Sheehan

Third place: A. Connor

There were 25 quilts in all. 

Part 1 of 3

L. Foley.    Linear Kaffe with gray and white 

M. Kennedy.  Diagonal rainbow

M. Willis.  Blue and red One Block Wonder

G. King.  Blue and Green Kaleidoscope 

J. Tucker Hexagon Strings Log Cabin

J. Nagy Beach Block of the Month June 2016

L. Scollins. Moon and Stars

Part 2 of 3

S. Eusebi.  Tree of Life

D. Washburn.  Gray free motion w/ hexagons

J. Cunniffe.  Sewing kit bag

L. Lober.  Folded flowers in pot

G. Minasian.  Blocks from June workshop 

G. Minasian.  Row by Row animals 

K. Wilson.  Color wheel

Part 3 of 3

J. Kilgore.  Red orange and black one block wonder

M. Harrell.  Kaffe hexagons 

M. Harrell.  Floral hexagons

M. Berman.  Kaffe/purple tote & solid colors necklace

B. Winrich.   Pineapple

A. Niederkorn.   One and Done hexagon 

2015 PBQ Quilt Show News: Winning Quilts and Raffle Quilt Winner

This year's quilt show had so many beautiful quilts!  Guild Members and Visitors voted for their favorite quilt.  Both the first place quilts were hand quilted!  Amazing work! Congratulations to all the Winners!! Your quilts are all fabulous!!

Here are the winners:

Quild Members' Choice

  1. "Applique My Way" Cynthia MacDougall
  2. "Grecian Pots" Mary L. Sheehan
  3. "Snails' Trails on the Move"  Pauline Charpentier


Viewers' Choice Awards

  1. "Grecian Pots" Mary L. Sheehan (YES! Mary placed in both votes)!
  2. "Double Irish Chain"  Anne O'Connell
  3. "Impractical Cats" Patricia Bailey

And the lucky, and very thrilled, winner of the king size Raffle Quilt is one of our Members...Yvette Kelliher!  

WINDHARP, Poems of Ireland since 1916, Edited by Niall MacMonagle and Published by Penguin Ireland

This is the Quilt of the Book cover for a book that was just launched in Dublin.

The book is WINDHARP, Poems of Ireland since 1916. Published by Penguin Ireland.

It is an anthology, edited by my dear friend, Niall MacMonagle, who is described as Ireland's most trusted poetry commentator. It is a lovely book, capturing the history of Ireland throughout the past 100 years.

When I saw the cover in June, I told him it would make a great quilt... and thus began my summer adventure! It was at the launch in Dublin, in early September, at the National Library, and is currently in the window at Hodges and Figgis, a bookstore on Dawson Street, Dublin.

It will be traveling to London in late October for a launch at the Irish Embassy! I hope to see it there....! Who knew....  thanks for "showing it off...

 Marguerite Gallagher

Franklin Pierce University - PBQ Quilt Camp

Proper Bostonian Quilters head northwest to Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire for their annual June quilt getaway.  In the shadow of Mt. Monadnock and atop the hill overlooking the shores of Pearly Pond, Franklin Pierce (approximately 60 miles northwest of Boston) is the perfect setting.  Quilters set up in the Lakeside Conference Center located adjacent to Pearly Pond.  Quilters have individual work stations and share design boards, layout/cutting tables and ironing stations.  For four days, participants concentrate on creating new or completing unfinished quilts while enjoying various campus attractions away from the quilting center.  They can swim, sail, kayak and fish or just take a walk around the campus.  The campus athletic center is a short hike up the hill to the main campus.  Double-room accommodations are just across the street in Lakeview townhouses that overlook Pearly Pond.  Two quilters per room share a private bath. Meals include dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and brunch and box lunches on Sunday.  

PBQ paid members only (deposit required tba)

Limit 16 quilters