Community Quilts from Ray

I have quilts from Ray to share with you today!!

Ray writes:
I am enjoying a break in customer quilts and jumping into finishing a bunch of Quilts of Valor for a presentation on Veteran’s Day at a church function. These veterans have given SO MUCH!! It is the least that I can do.

Linda F. in AZ saw on the blog how many QOV’s I did last year and sent me several tops to keep the process moving forward. This is one of them.

I love all the various fabrics incorporated in the quilt. Such a fun pattern with blue blocks alternated with red and white HSTs. There was so much activity in the quilt that I went with the stipple stitch and white thread.

I think the red star backing really sets it off.

Thanks to you and Linda for making this QOV a reality.

Marge F from NJ made a trip to FL and met me and handed off some quilt tops for me to finish and to donate. In the stack was this beautiful star quilt.

I am fascinated by all the different star designs that she incorporated into the quilt. The red sashing gave it that extra to use as a QOV.

I decided to go with the stipple motif and red, white, and blue variegated thread.
Yes, more of that beautiful red star fabric for the backing.

My thanks to you and Marge for the pieces to put the QOV puzzle together for another veteran.

I am on a roll for now finishing QOVs. Today’s quilt top came from Linda F in AZ. I have no idea what the name of the pattern is but it is GORGEOUS!! There are LARGE stars and HSTs and nine patches and 36 patches. All are arranged to capture your attention. I know it did mine.

I decided to go with the Suzy loops motif to add a bit more fun to the quilt. Of course, I used more red, white, and blue thread.

I do not recall where the backing came from but it just seemed to be the perfect complement.

My thanks to you, Linda, and the backing provider for the tools to make this beautiful quilt.

Sandy B in CA emailed me and said that she had come to the conclusion that she had more fabric than she would ever be able to use. She wanted to know if I could use some more red, white, and blue fabric along with some UFOs. Of course, I said yes and I received 2 boxes in the mail from her. WOW!! What a great assortment of patriotic fabrics!! There were also some string blocks which I can add to some I have from Maureen. How timely as I am in the midst of finishing a bunch of QOVs for a Veteran’s Day event.

What a great haul and what amazing quilt finishes.  These are perfect to honor veterans.  Many thanks to the top makers.   Gannon, my grandson, was here when I was writing this.  Everything to him that is red, white, and blue is “America”.  His comment was, “You make America quilts Grandma Joey?”  So cute!!  I can’t wait to see what other tops Ray finds in his stack of tops to finish.  It’s always a treat to get email from Ray.

15 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. Great quilts! I always like the QOV red, white and blue quilts. Thanks Ray and the others who made such beautiful quilts and donated them. They will certainly bless one of our veterans.

  2. Good morning from southwest Florida. Yesterday was not a pretty day here but we survived. No real damage here. Lots of wind and rain. Luckily we have power but no water from the tap. Plenty of bottled water. Need to work on uprighting some shrubs this morning. Can’t wait for some sunshine this afternoon. We were lucky. Many down here are much less fortunate. Thanks for your prayers and continued support.

    1. Susan the Farm Quilter

      Glad to hear you are all right! Seeing the damage from Fort Myers…the Tampa Bay area really dodged a bullet when Ian turned and went south. So much destruction. Prayers for all that the losses are only material – hard, but survivable. Such beautiful quilts!

    2. So glad to hear you are OK, Ray. I was concerned for your safety> Wishing for all of you folks in the path of Ian, safety and protection.

    3. I was wondering if Ray was doing ok. That storm was pretty wild. We used to live in Sebastian Fl. My mil still does. East coast was spared until it passed through. Prayers for all of you in the Sunshine state.

  3. Yes so glad you are ok, Ray. We still have power but the rain and wind is terrible. Gusts up to 68-70 mph right now. It’s not over yet. Stay safe. Love all the quilts.

  4. Margaret in North Texas

    So good to hear that you had minimal damage from the storm and are safe. As usual beautiful finishes for QOV . Thanks for everyone’s contributions!

  5. A small request- Tis the season and Christmas fabric is hard to come by. Went to local Walmart -hr drive – and so few choices… I’ve been making stockings to go with Meals on Wheels for another blogger here- Sarah- and would love to keep making stockings for the local area in Llano. I also make little gifts that go with these- I appreciate all that your readers have done to help me a long with creating items. So if anyone has scraps they can part with – it would be so appreciated ( Amazon is $12 a fat quarter and $21. – a yd – ouch…. Thank you and Blessings
    J. Tibbetts
    205 Rio Llano Dr East
    Llano Tx 78643

  6. I don’t know what has happened to you but I can’t get your blog anymore. I can find you through Bloglovin only. Any help would be wonderful. I miss you!!!

  7. I don’t know what has happened to you but I can’t get your blog anymore. I can find you through Bloglovin only. Any help would be wonderful. I miss you!!!

  8. I love what you do for the veterans I am now retired as of last month I sent eight lab quotes or should I say wheelchair quotes to my sister in South Dakota and she took them to the veterans out there in rapid City I would love to know how to start something like this here in Phoenix Arizona thank you

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