October is national Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and some quilt industry professionals are partnering with the Petfinder Foundation to create awareness of Shelter Dogs (and Cats) that need “ furrever” homes. It is an unusual combination but one that is working beautifully to help our furry friends.
|Armando from Missouri|
So join us in the October Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and see how we are helping and how you can help.
We invite you to
“Piece for Shelter Pets”.
“Piece for Shelter Pets”.
Our little “SpokesKitty” Pretty Girl is an HSPPR (The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region) adoptee photographed on her Kennel Quilt during the 2013 Colorado fires! Who could resist that sweet face?
There are so many stories about Kennel Quilts and I wish I could share them all but you would be reading forever. The Kennel Quilts bring joy not only to the furry friends, but to the shelter staff and the volunteers. They see warm comfy bright “spots” all around during traumatic times. It also lets the shelter staff know that they are not the forgotten victims as sometimes animals are. Making the Kennel Quilts brings joy to the quilters as they are joining a larger effort to help their animal friends in times of need by doing what they love.
|Toby from Colorado|
They say pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are some that show Kennel Quilts and the happy recipients from shelters all over the United States. These are just a few of many.
|Eunice from New York|
|Onyx from Missouri|
|Ori and Ziggy from Louisiana|
|Puppy from Pennsylvania|
To help with this endeavor, Aurifil Theads became the first partner and offered a Small Kennel Quilt Thread Kit with Pretty Girl on the cover. The threads are all pet colors which are neutrals.
They will be introducing two more Thread Collections at the International Quilt Market in Houston this month. A portion of sales goes to the Petfinder Foundation.
|Holly from Canada|
Bernina of America was the next partner and created a special edition Best Friends sewing machine featuring paw prints on the face plate. They have donated $30,000 to the Petfinder Foundation from the sales of the machine.
Island Batik has joined in the partnership and is introducing two new animal fabric lines at International Quilt Market. A portion of their sales will go to the Petfinder Foundation.
Fifi and Fido Kennel Quilt
Happy Hounds Kennel Quilt
Quilty Box is making up special TQPM Kennel Quilt boxes and the Petfinder Foundation will be the recipient of a portion of their sales.
Benartex has jumped onboard and will introduce new fabrics at International Quilt Market which will benefit the Petfinder Foundation.
The Joey Collection
All these companies are sending the same message that Shelter Animals need our help and we can “Piece for Shelter Pets” to bring them some peace during a tough time in their life.
There are so many shelter animals that want a home. This is a great time to check with your local shelter for your “furrever” friend or you can check out Petfinder.com. However if you can’t adopt at this time, there are numerous other ways to help as you can see by our blogs Please join us in this effort and Remember to Adopt –don’t shop!
We hope you will read all the stories from the different companies.
The schedule is below:
Blog Hop Schedule:
10/5 – The Quilt Pattern Magazine/Nan Baker of Purrfect Spots
10/7 – Aurifil
10/12 – Island Batik
10/14 – Quilty Box (instagram)
10/19 – Benartex
10/21 – Petfinder Foundation
We are offering some great giveways, so don’t miss a single one. Thank you for stopping by and please support "Piece for Shelter Pets"!