Friday, March 17, 2017

Another Furry Friday

It is Furry Friday and today our sponsor is The Quilt Pattern Magazine or (TQPM). We know that quilters love animals and quilters know that quilts are pet magnets! We would like to share a few of our furry friends that are looking for their "Furever" homes.

Along with The Quilt Pattern Magazine, there is a group of quilting industry professionals who partnered together with the Petfinder Foundation as we are all animal lovers and want to help them.

This is our second Furry Friday. Each Friday for the next six weeks, we will share pictures of shelter pets that need a home. Now they may not be in your area, however, if you are looking for a pet, you can go to the page, put in your area code plus what type of pet you want and you will find a listing of all the pets needing homes in or near your area. 

Here are our two pets today:

Sweet 6-year-old Tigress was born at Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission in Conway, S.C., and has been waiting literally her entire life for a forever home. She loves attention and can't wait to meet you!

This beautiful 8-year-old shepherd mix can be a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly. Crysta is a calm, friendly girl who likes to go for walks and to be petted and loved on. Meet her at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis!

We are hoping that by spreading the word, these two will find their new homes. Please share as they just might be the "purrfect" cat or dog for someone you know.

Tigress is at Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission in Conway, SC and Crysta is at The Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis, MO.  These two shelters have received Kennel Quilts from the TQPM Kennel Quilt Team. Have you heard of the team? Well if not, find out here

I have talked about the shelter pets, now let me introduce you to the wonderful  Quilting Industry Professionals who are animal lovers and started an initiative last fall called "Piece for Shelter Pets".

The Quilt Pattern Magazine partnered with the Petfinder Foundation after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to help animal shelters affected by the hurricane by making Kennel Quilts. The Kennel Quilts give the rescued or displaced pets a warm soft place to nap. They were a big hit so The TQPM Kennel Quilt Team was started and today there are over a thousand members on the team. We hope you will join. Over 10,200 Kennel Quilts have been distributed to shelters in the USA and Canada.
 Aurifil Threads made a Small Kennel Quilt Thread Kit and a portion of the sales goes to the Petfinder Foundation. The kitty on the cover is "Pretty Girl" who is the SpokesKitty of the TQPM Kennel Quilt Team. She was a former resident at The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region during the fires in 2013. Look at that sweet Kitty face!

Aurifil has added two more thread collections - Fifi and Fido and Happy Hounds to match the lovely Island Batik Fabrics. Again a portion of the sales is donated to the Petfinder Foundation.  On the cover of the Fifi and Fido collection is Gary, a rescue dog for one of the Aurifil staff and on the Happy Hounds cover is Holly, a rescue dog who belongs to one of the Island Batik staff!

Island Batik Fabrics designed two wonderful fabric collections as previously mentioned with a portion of the fabric sales donated to the Petfinder Foundation.
Quilty Box  made a "Special Edition" Kennel Quilt Quilty Box with 100% of the proceeds going to the Petfinder Foundation.

Benartex Fabrics designed "The Joey Collection" in honor of a shopowner's rescue dog. Joey is blind in one eye.  A potion of the fabric sales is donated to the Petfinder Foundation.
 Hancock's of Paducah is helping to spread the word about Furry Fridays as they are animal lovers and want to increase awareness about shelter pets. I hope after reading this, you want to help too. 
It is so nice that many Industry professionals who are animal lovers have come together to help these animals in need and to help the Petfinder Foundation with their generous donations. 
Please thank them when you have a chance and help in the effort to "Piece for Shelter Pets" by making Kennel Quilts

Thank you for stopping by.

Until next time,


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