Community Quilts from Ray…the rest of the story

You all might remember the great Veteran’s Day event that Ray and his group hosted. You can read that all HERE if you missed it.

What you don’t know is that Ray truly went above and beyond.

Ray writes:
I really don’t know why but for some odd reason, I always remember Paul Harvey coming back from a commercial break and saying, “And now for the rest of the story.” Well, I can now tell you the rest of the story from veterans dinner.

This summer I learned that two of the parishioners are British RAF (Royal Air Force) veterans. After some research, I learned that the RAF flew Spitfires. I then went on a search for Spitfire fabric and located some in the UK. I purchased it and had it sent to me. I then made each of the gentlemen a quilt and presented it to them last night.

Total surprise!! Very well received. So here are pics of those two identical quilts. And now you know the rest of the story. 

Thank you one and all for your generous, unending support.”

If you didn’t know how much of a stand-up guy Ray was before, you surely know now. What a great job to go above and beyond to include everyone in the special event. You’re simply the best Ray!!

13 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray…the rest of the story”

  1. Ray is one of my heros. Ray does such a beautiful job with all of the quilts especially the veteran quilts. I promised myself to send him at least 2 veteran type quilt tops for next year to honor my dad who fought at Iwo Jima. I am always a little anxious about my piecing and mistakes, but I think we all are hard on ourselves.

  2. Such a very nice gesture and the quilts are very nice. I really like the fabric. Thank you Ray for making these special quilts and also for telling the “rest of the story.”

  3. Ray ROCKS! What a Wonderful thing to do for these men! You’re the BEST!
    Thank You Ray for all the work you put into making these quilts and all the ones you have done and will continue to do!

  4. Where we used to live there was a spitfire that regularly flew around – the thrill of the sound of that engine made me rush out to look. I wasn’t even born when they were made but I can only imagine the thrill of those gentlemen that received their quilts. That was a wonderful thought and wonderful quilts. You did a terrific thing there Ray.
    Thank you all for sharing.

  5. What a Great Gift. I hope to send to send a top to Ray next year. I will keep this story in mind when making it. God Bless.

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