Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Quilts for our furry friends

During February we Island Batik Ambassadors, had a second challenge. That was to create some
Kennel Quilts for furry friends somewhere, either local, or to send to Louisiana as they are in need after the storms that have rolled through there.  That is where my two will go.

 In 2016, Island Batik joined forces with an existing group of industry partners and supporters of the Petfinder Foundation to create the Piece for Shelter Pets (PFSP) initiative.  The initative supports the Petfinder Foundation, a "Public Charity" that works to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets by assisting animal shelters and rescue groups across North America through financial contributions made possible by the sale of fabric, thread, and other quilting related products.  PFSP sponsors include "The Quilt Magazine, Island Batik, Aurfifil Threads, QuiltyBox, Benartex, and Hancocks' of Paducah."

The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization sponsored by "The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) that springs into action(or should we say "Stitches" into action?) when disasters strike, sewing small kennel quilts for animals in need while they are separated from their humans and possibly injured.  Creating kennel quilts is a way for quilters to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love.  TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team supplies kennel quilts to shelters across the United States. 

There are guidelines to follow HERE if you would care to make some also.  I picked out 3 strips from my Island Batik stash builder packs and got busy making a couple of Kennel quilts that measure 12"x18".

 They both have the same backing with cute little kitties romping all over.
I hope these two little quilts will bring a couple pets some comfort while they are going through a tough time. It sure made me remember good times with our Cocker Spaniel.  I also hope this post makes sense, you see I have been sick with some awful crud since last Thursday. My DH had it first, it literally was the worse we remember as we felt so horrible for 3-4 days straight. All you could do was stay in bed.  I am still not over it, the sinus's are still under attack which affected my ear and so I am a little light headed yet.

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  1. looks great! I used to have that kitty fabric on the back too

  2. They are wonderful Vicki and some little dog or cat will really enjoy it. I hope you start feeling better soon!

  3. Such a great cause, thanks for sharing. Been looking for something not too time consuming to do for the furbabies, this is it. Thanks again Vicki. That kitty fabric is so cute.

  4. Oh bummer that you got the crud with the sinus junk. Hope you are past it soon; I still have a ittle residual stuff. I like the kennel quilts, especially that kitty backing!

  5. Bless you for all the kind things you do for others, Vicki. So sorry to hear you've been sick. Sounds like the flu to me!! Take it easy so you don't have a relapse like my sister did!

  6. What cute little quilts. I hope you get feeling better. Your post is understandable to me. 😀

  7. I hope you feel better soon! The kennel quilts are really cute and such a good charitable cause.

  8. Those are cute! Hope you feel better soon !

  9. Hope you get over that nasty thing! Hubby & I were both down with it. Your kennel quilts are adorable!


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