Red Pine Quilt Shop ran a large pair of red panties up the flag pole to garner attention for Pantie Raid 2016

Red Pine Quilt Shop ran a large pair of red panties up the flag pole to garner attention for Pantie Raid 2016.

Over 200 Quilt Shops across the US and Canada participated in Pantie Raid 2016! The shops were overwhelmed by the generosity of quilters donating underwear, socks, PJs, and more for local women’s shelters.

Red Pine Quilt Shop, was excited to be a part of this year’s collection drive. “It was a great opportunity for us to give back to our community,” said owner Joy Fetting. “We, along with the other participating quilt shops, offered a gift to our customers who donated items as a thank you for their generosity. As primarily women-owned businesses with a high percentage of female customers, quilt shop owners are in a unique position to help. It was amazing to see the generosity of my customers and their friends, many of whom were not quilters. The outpouring of support for the crisis shelter in our community was heartwarming.”

Theresa Ayers owner of Mountain Creek Quilt Shop hands off over 140 items collected in her shop in Greenback, Tennessee, to the director of the local womens shelter.

Theresa Ayers (left) owner of Mountain Creek Quilt Shop hands off over 140 items collected in her shop in Greenback, Tennessee to the director of the local women’s shelter.

The quilt shops participating in the 2016 Pantie Raid collected over 100,000 items. Amazing! All of the donations went to women’s shelters within the community near the quilt shops. Pantie Raid 2017 is sure to be even bigger and better!

Businesses in Warrentown, VA, joined the local quilt shop, Kelly Ann’s Quilting, and together collected and donated over 1400 items

Businesses in Warrentown, VA, joined the local quilt shop, Kelly Ann’s Quilting, and together collected and donated over 1400 items.