Airing of the Quilts

Hey all…Today I am going to share a little about an event Ray and his church put together called “The Airing of the Quilts”.  It’s an event they do annually to raise money for the mission work the church does or sponsors.  Many of you who have donated tops that Ray has finished, have had your quilts featured here so Ray and I wanted to give you chance to see them.

They do both a raffle where tickets can be purchased and put into the bucket of one of the three quilts designated as raffle quilts.

The first three quilts shown in the pictures here are the three raffle quilts.



Clothesline is strung and other quilts can be purchased with all of the proceeds going toward the community programs the church supports.

Isn’t it fun to see all… the quilts on clotheslines?

Other fun activities are planned in conjunction with the quilt sale.

Here are a few more pictures of the quilts…

Please keep in mind, the pictures you see are not the only quilts there.


Ray is the quilt contributor so all of you who made tops, many thanks to you.


You were part of what helped this all happen.


There were some quilts that didn’t sell.  You might remember that Ray took those and donated them to the Quilted Twins’ quilt drive to get quilts for Ukraine.


What a fun bunch of quilts.


Many thanks to Ray for the hard work that went into this project.

Ray also sent a video.  I am not sure how to get it embedded in this post.  I tried and the best I could figure out was to leave this button that says video.  You can press it and see if the video will pop up.  Sorry I’m not better at that.
Video

The event has their own website.  I see from the information that the next Airing of the Quilts will be Saturday, March 18th, 2023.  You can bet that many of the quilts you see Ray finish in the time between now and then will be featured there.

You can find the event’s website HERE.  There is more information there and many more pictures.  It was fun to check it out.

I loved sharing this with you today.  Maybe your organization would like to host a similar event.  Ray is such a great guy, I’m sure if you contact him, he’d give you more information.

Many-Many thanks to the many of you who hard a part in the making of the quilts for this worthwhile event.

10 thoughts on “Airing of the Quilts

  1. Judith M Fairchild

    Wow thanks Jo for sharing Ray’s text. The video came through just fine. The quilts were all lovely. I hope they raised all the needed money to fund their missions project.

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  2. Donna

    Every quilt looked wonderful. Thanks for all that hard work Ray and ladies and gents who made it possible. A great cause.
    Love and prayers

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  3. Gail L Piper

    Thanks for sharing – I too wondered how the “airing” was handled. What a great event!

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  4. Paulette

    Thanks for sharing the video and pictures, and for all you and Ray and other quilters do in this community effort. It’s wonderful to see the outpouring of resources, generosity, hope, and goodwill lovingly contained in each of these beauties!

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  5. Ray LaGrange

    FYI – Airing of the Quilts was a spring chore many, many years ago. Ladies did not have washing mashines to wash the quilts when they came off the beds in the spring. Quilts were hung on a clothesline to air and to freshen before being stored for the summer.

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  6. Janet Rice

    Winterset, Iowa has Airing of the Quilts next week as a fund raiser for the Iowa Quilt Museum. They hang quilts in some of the Covered Bridges, the Courthouse, and various other locations around town. There are other events happening, as well. Classes, a retreat, wine tasting. If you’re in the area or want a good road trip, it’s a fun event. Iowa Shop Hop will be in swing, too.

    https://www.iowaquiltmuseum.org/events/2021-madison-county-airing-of-the-quilts/

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