Saturday, February 18, 2017

Quilts for a Cause!

Besides the Galentine Project, this month's Island Batik Ambassadors primary challenge was in support of a wonderful cause.  We were challenged to create at least one Kennel quilt that we could donate to an animal shelter.  

A Little Background !

In 2016, Island Batiks joined forces along with The Quilt Pattern Magazine, Aurifil Thread, QuiltBox, Benartex, and Hancock's of Paducah to sponsor the Pieces for Shelter Pets (PFSP). The initiative was created by the Petfinder Foundation and 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”. This is accomplished through financial contributions made possible by the sale of fabric, thread, and other quilting related products. 

The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team, is a volunteer organization sponsored by the The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM).  This team works with the Petfinder Foundation to find a shelter in need for assistance. The Quilt team makes small kennel quilts for animals in need.  The need comes very high especially after disaster strikes.  If you would like more information, you can learn more HERE.

My Project

I took up the challenge and dug into my left over scraps from the last Blog hop that used the Island Batik "Happy Hound" Collection. I decided to use the "Rail" pattern by Nan Baker.  I love this pattern, it is so easy to make and can be made for a cat or dog. You can find more patterns HERE.

In one day, I prepared 7 kennel quilts, along with batting and backings. These projects are great for using up your scraps of fabric and batting for a great cause.  

With Anna and Lucy seal of approval, I will be mailing these 7 kennel quilts off to Petfinder Louisiana SPCA, a New Orleans shelter that helps find homes for pets and has requested assistance due to recent tornado's. 

Now, to get back to designing, for March's challenge "Mini Madness" 

Happy Sewing,


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1 comment:

  1. Your quilts turned out great..look like they could be lovely placemats as well!