When quilt finishers finish quilts it is up to the finisher to find a good cause to donate the quilts to. I have a treat for you today. I got an email from Ray filled with pictures showing where a few of the quilts that he’s finished have gone.
“Saint Hilary’s Episcopal Church is where I donate a lot of quilts for them to donate as a part of their community outreach program. Yesterday (a few weeks ago now) they had several quilts that they sold at their Airing of the Quilts to generate funds to serve some of the projects that needed cash more than quilts. It was a beautiful day here and the quilts blowing in the breeze was awesome.”
Ray explained that the quilts are hung out on clotheslines. Each quilt has… a tag with information about the quilt on it.
I think this is so fun to see all of the quilts hanging out ready to find new owners.
Ray didn’t explain to me if the quilts are bought by bid or if the quilts all have a price on them.
Isn’t it such a great way to display the quilts that are part of the fundraiser. I bet Ray must have been pretty proud to see all of his work displayed in one place.
A HUGE shout out to all the wonderful quilt top makers. Without all of your donations this event would not have nearly as successful.
Whether you donated a top, sent postage money, or sent backing fabric, you were a part of this! Thank you!!
So many quilts!!
The next time they do this, I’ll have to tell Ray to let me know so I can tell you all about it. Maybe if you live in the area you could stop by.
This quilt was very popular. Someone didn’t get it and wanted one so Ray is going to make one.
He’s a man of many talents. The quilt below was also a popular quilt…the twister quilt in the middle.
I remember seeing many of these as many were donated by the Cresco Lady Quilters.
I so enjoyed this virtual quilt show.
It was nice that people could walk around and see the backs of the quilts too.
What an awesome benefit.
Ray wasn’t sure of the final tally that the quilts the sold brought in. All I know is that he was pleased with the money that the “Airing of the Quilts” brought in. I’m pleased too. It makes my heart happy to see so many people helped. I seriously never dreamed the community quilt project would grow like it has. Thanks to the many of you who cheer the project on! It means so much to me and many others.