Community Quilts from Ray and the Cresco Ladies

Ray has been super busy finishing quilts right and left. This blog installment of finished quilts features three quilts that he finished…all of the tops were made by the Cresco Ladies.

Ray writes:
This one of those fun quilts from the Cresco Ladies in IA.

From time to time they send me a top to finish and to donate. I met a couple of them last summer and they are wonderful quilters and really enjoy life. They never cease to amaze me with the wonderful tops they fashion from whatever is at hand. I love these fish and they are so Florida.

I went with the circle meander motif to make it look like bubbles.

My thanks to you, the Cresco Ladies, and the backing donor for the pieces to make this adorable quilt.

I had a chance to longarm another quilt from the Cresco Ladies and did it. I think of the quilt as monkey business and from what I know of those wonderful ladies, they are often working on some monkey business.

This fabric is absolutely adorable with the monkeys and the verbiage on it. Great quilt.

I used the stipple motif with a bone colored thread to longarm it.

My thanks to you and the Cresco Ladies and the backing donor for the support to finish this quilt. Oh…. it will be swinging in the trees in a couple of weeks at the Airing on March 16.

This quilt is from the Cresco Ladies. Absolutely love it as I have always loved teddy bears.

These bears are having the time of their life. Just look at them running and playing. Oh, for those carefree childhood days!

I went with the stipple motif for longarming with white thread.

My thanks to you, the Cresco Ladies and the backing provider for making this quilt a reality for the Airing of the Quilts on March 16.

The wonderful Cresco Ladies sent me this wonderful quilt.

The pattern is a variation of a Friendship Star. Of course, there are often multiple names for the same pattern. So it may also go by another name.

The colors in this quilt are so vibrant.

I selected the star meander motif for the longarming with white thread to blend on the front and pop on the back against the blue backing.

My thanks to you, the Cresco Ladies, and the backing provider. Another great quilt is ready for the Airing of the Quilts.

Wasn’t that a lovely parade of quilts? Ray and the Cresco Ladies all did a great job. Isn’t the backing on the last quilt so neat? I love it when the thread from the longarm work makes wonderful designs that are seen in the backing fabric. SO FUN!! Thanks everyone!!

8 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray and the Cresco Ladies”

  1. These are so pretty – I’m sure who ever receives them will treasure them. Thanks to Ray and the Cresco ladies!
    Love and prayers

  2. Such pretty quilts. I like the teddy bear one too. I also like the vibrant colored one, but all these quilts are quite lovely. Thank you, Ray, and the Cresco ladies!

  3. this was new to me so the disappointment of the garbled one is diminished somewaht. It is always nice to receive even the garbled ones as it means Jo is sending an update on her health even if i cannot read it. what is there sounds like she is being positive.

  4. Hi Jo, unable to access your cancer update. sorry to be a nuisance, several of your blogs recently have caught the same disease of not wanting to let me in on your blogs. Usually can go back and catch up, but not lately.
    Cheers Elissa. Australia.

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