Community Quilts from Ray

I sat down at the computer and checked my email and I had several from Ray. That means it’s time for me to share the latest from Ray with you.

Ray writes:
The mail lady has been busy this week dropping off mail and wanted to share the goodies I received.

The first was a package from Denice R in TX. She had started piecing a quilt and lost interest in it. That happens. She checked to make sure I was still accepting UFOs, of course, I said yes. She had all 30 blocks for the Brightly quilt by Cluck, Cluck Sew pieced. All I need to do is sit down and complete the quilt. The fabrics are beautiful. The pattern says it is layer cake and fat-quarter friendly. I may have to make one from the stash someday.

The next package was from Nancy G. in CA. She also had started piecing a quilt with a dear friend but her friend passed and she did not want to continue the project. This pattern is called Parallel Universe by Cozy Quilt Designs. She included oriental-style fabrics. It should be a very pretty quilt as well. Nancy also included some large cuts of fabric that will make great backings.

Sherry G. in NY sent 2 more packages of 10″ QOV blocks. The ladies that do QOV quilts at the guild were excited to get a couple of packages at last month’s meeting. These will go to them as well. As soon as I get the patriotic quilts complete for this year. I am going to be using them for quilts for next year.

Sherry G. has been making these blocks and sending them to Quilts for Vets in TX. They are moving and could not accept any more for a year. In her search to find an organization to send blocks to, she found Jo’s Country Junction and subsequently me. Sherry has health issues and can no longer make a quilt top but can make blocks. As you can see she has several different patterns as well as a nice variety of fabrics. The picture is the first package she sent me of 150 blocks. She says she makes around 500 blocks in a month. There is no way I can use 500 blocks a month. I have another package coming to me with 300 blocks that I am taking to a guild meeting for the QOV team to use. I checked with Sherry and she would welcome anyone wanting blocks to contact her as this is all she has the strength to do and desperately wants and needs to stay busy. Her email address is: Sherry would love to hear from you and to have someone to share these blocks with. In turn there are a great number of vets that would love to receive a QOV.

Then there was a package from Arlyn P in MA. She made another patriotic quilt for this year’s veterans day dinner. Love the round the world version she made. She thinks she has most of her red, white, and blue stash under control. This quilt measures 64 x 80. It just so happens that the blue yardage from Nancy will be the perfect backing for this quilt from Arlyn.

Thank you one and all.

It’s so fun to see all the mail you guys are sending Ray’s way. I can’t believe Sherry’s generosity in making all of those patriotic quilt blocks. If you are interested, please remember to contact her. Tell her Jo and Ray sent you!! It’s so wonderful to have people like Sherry and others who do so much good!! Thanks for being the good in the world.

5 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. The fabrics in the Brightly quilt are really pretty. And what an amazing person Sherry is, to make 500 blocks a month, despite having health problems.
    I love Ray’s emails!

  2. Wow so many good things included in Ray’s message. The generosity of so many wonderful quilters. It is hard for me to imagine anyone making 500 blocks in a month – what a wonderful talent she has in spite of her health issues.

  3. WOW! Sherry is a busy lady. I can’t imagine 500 blocks sewn in one month. I’m glad she found your blog Jo and eventually Ray. Technology is so amazing!

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