SW FL Airing of the Quilts from Ray

Ray blessed my email inbox with a bunch of wonderful pictures from the SW FL Guilds Airing of the Quilts. I thought I would share them with you here today. Ray and I don’t know the designers or patterns so if something strikes your fancy you’re on your own to hunt down the designer and pattern names. You can always leave a comment if you’re wondering. Another blog reader might know.

Here goes with photo bomb of pictures…Just for fun maybe we should pick out best of show and leave that in the comments!!

Wasn’t that a great showing of quilts? All the different styles, sizes, and genres were so fun to see!!

Okay, readers…pick your best of show and leave a comment in the comment section.

35 thoughts on “SW FL Airing of the Quilts from Ray”

  1. How do you choose one? I liked the red one in picture one, and the multicolored one in picture 3. There were others that I could admire for hours but these will do for a while. Thanks for sharing the eye candy.

  2. They are all so beautiful! So much talent and such wonderful colors. Thanks for sending these pictures, Ray. It’s so hard to pick a favorite quilt. I loved the floral one on the blue background in photo #6. I’d love to know what pattern was used. I’ve been looking for something similar to this.

  3. Wow, wow & wow. I couldn’t pick a favorite if my very life depended in it. Each picture was chick full of gorgeous quilts – so much beauty! So much talent! Thank you, Jo & Ray for sharing this with us!

  4. I couldn’t pick a favorite from the pictures – I guess I’m a visual person, but there was a lot of talent and love that went into them all.
    They were all wonderful and anyone would be lucky to have one.

  5. So many beautiful quilts! I thought it was hard to pick a favorite, but I did and my pick is the bargello quilt. It is always fun to see so many bright colored quilts on a line in the outdoor sunshine.

  6. Well…this was fun! Love the variety of quilts, each beautiful in its own way. I like the tree of life quilt… one I f my favorite patterns and very well done.

  7. I think I’m partial to the pink floral quilt at the far left in photo 7. The appliquéd floral border certainly sets it off! Honestly, I could vote for all of them!

  8. Not able to pick one! They are all so beautiful. SO I will vote for the bright blue sky that sets all of them off so nicely!

  9. Love the blue/purple and gold/yellow/orange one in picture 2. They look like S’s or C’s. I think it may be a Judy Neimeyer pattern, it would be my guess for BOS. But really all of them are gorgeous.

  10. If I have to pick just one, especially with no quilting close-ups, it would be the second photo with the yellow/orange on navy background.

  11. Hello! There are so many beautiful quilts – what a wonderful group of talented folks! If I had to pick only one it would be the flag quilt in the seventh picture. Thank you, Ray and Jo for sharing these with us!!

  12. Thanks for sharing this! We lived in Fort Myers for 15 years before we retired and moved to VA to be near grandchildren; I tried to go to the Airing of the Quilts at the Edison Ford Estate annually. My mom would have loved this; she told us how their IN farm family aired their quilts each spring. My favorite is in the 6th picture–the colorful flowers and leaves on the blue background. I’ll be looking for the pattern for this one.
    Ruth in VA

    1. Hi Ruth,

      I am very intrigued by your geography. I grew up in SW Indiana and now live in Fort Myers. I definitely know how to hang clothes out to dry. I grew up between top load washers and dryers. Still miss the smell of clothes as they came in off the line.

  13. so many beautiful quilts, it’s hard to pick just one. I am drawn to the flower quilt on page 6. It’s a bright, happy quilt.

  14. Oh, so beautiful! So many lovely works of art! My favorite is the red, white and black quilt in the first picture. It is a new pattern to me so it caught my eye. The real star of the show is the person that does all the finishing and displaying of these creations, destine to make others feel loved. Kudos to Ray for making all of us successful givers.

  15. What fun!! Difficult for me to picture a need for snuggling in with a warm and cozy quilt in Florida, when the people in the photographs are all wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts, but what do I know. :-)
    The bargello in the last image is the most striking, for me. Rusts, greens and taupes? Amazing control of the design.

    1. Here is the rest of the story…. On October 7 when these pics were taken the high was in the 90’s. Yes, TOO, TOO hot for quilts. On October 17 and 18 we woke up to 56 degrees with a high in the low 70’s. After 5+ months of 90+ degree days, your blood “thins out”. Also referred to as “gator blood”. Those sudden changes in temperature are difficult to get used to. Also there is nothinh better than wrapping up in a quilt, grabbing a big, hot cup of coffee and watching the sun come up.

  16. I liked the one in the second picture with a royal blue background and yellow flowers that reminded me of sunflowers. Very many pretty ones but that one stood out for me.

  17. I’m more of a traditionalist so my vote is for the basket type quilt to the left of the ‘bargello’ quilt in the last picture. All the quilts were beautiful.

  18. I finally get to see the quilts! It was coded the day it posted. They are all so beautiful! I had to choose two the bargello in the last photo and in the eighth photo the light blue with the kind of olive green that looked like waves in a diamond shape. I don’t know pattern names, sorry. I just thought the blue and green were odd colors together but very interesting. I wonder if the airing is always the first part of October.

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