Piece for Shelter Pets

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!

These quilt industry professionals are animal lovers and have partnered together to help shelter animals in ways that are new and unique. Join us in the Piece for Shelter Pets Blog Hop and see how we are helping and how you can help, too! Be sure to enter the hop giveaway before you leave – we’ve got lots of goodies up for grabs!

Sponsors

The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) – an international online only publication – partnered with the Petfinder Foundation to form the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team after Hurricane Sandy. The two organizations help animal shelters affected by disasters by sending Kennel Quilts for the displaced animals.

Kennel Quilts

Sewing essentials are needed for Kennel Quilts and Aurifil Threads, Bernina USA, Island Batik Fabrics, Quilty Box and Benartex Fabrics have joined the TQPM Kennel Quilt effort to help the Petfinder Foundation.

Aurifil Threads created a Small Kennel Quilt Thread Kit last year and will be introducing two more Thread Collections, Happy Hounds and Fifi and Fido, at the International Quilt Market in Houston this month. A portion of sales goes to the Petfinder Foundation.

Small Kennel Quilt Thread Collection

Happy Hounds Threads

Fifi and Fido Threads

Bernina of America created a special edition Best Friends sewing machine this year featuring paw prints. They donated $30,000 to the Petfinder Foundation from the sales of the machine.

Best Friends

Island Batik is introducing two new animal fabric collections at International Quilt Market – Fifi and Fido and Happy Hounds! These collections are dedicated to the shelter pets adopted by members of the Island Batik family. Meet just a few of them below! A portion of sales goes to the Petfinder Foundation.

Fifi-Fido-Happy-Hounds

Pups

Quilty Box will offer special TQPM Kennel Quilt boxes and the Petfinder Foundation will be the recipient of a portion of their sales.

quiltybox

Benartex will introduce new fabrics at International Quilt Market which will benefit the Petfinder Foundation.

Joey

Island Batik and all of the other sponsors came together to join a larger effort to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. We are reaching out to our quilting friends to ask for support and help for our furry friends.

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. However if you can’t adopt at this time, there are numerous other ways to help and that will be shared on all our blogs. Please join us in this effort and Remember to Adopt –don’t shop!

Holly’s Adoption Story

Holly-Elizabeth'sRescueHound

“This is Holly, a four year old bloodhound. Holly came to us at 15 months old from a kill shelter in Alabama. Her back leg had been broken and mended without treatment so she walks kinda funny. She has had a skull fracture above her left eye so her eye is a bit wonky. She was completely emaciated and almost hairless from skin infection and mange. She has gained 50 pounds since and is doing very well. We think she’s absolutely beautiful! She is now our big, happy, 95 pound baby!” — Elizabeth Phillips, Island Batik

Blog Hop Schedule


10/5 – The Quilt Pattern Magazine/Nan Baker of Purrfect Spots
10/7 – Aurifil
10/12 – Island Batik (you are here!)
10/14 – Quilty Box (Instagram)
10/19 – Benartex
10/21 – Petfinder Foundation

Petfinder 20th Anniversary Celebration

For the past 20 years, Petfinder has helped 25 million pets find their families through adoption. They wanted to use this moment to celebrate their incredible legacy with their shelter and rescue members while inspiring a new generation of pet lovers, just like you. They created a video and pledged to donate $200,000 to the Petfinder Foundation if the video reached 1 million views by October 24, 2016. Thanks to dedication and inspired help of the masses, they have already reached their goal! The donated funds will reward 20 shelter and rescue members with $10,000 grants, allowing them to keep doing the amazing work that they do!

Giveaways!


The Piece for Shelter Pets sponsors have put together two awesome prize packages for you to win! Check them out and enter below!

PieceforShelterPets-FifiFido
PieceforShelterPets-HappyHounds

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  • Maryellen McAuliffe October 11, 2016, 7:53 pm

    This is wonderful! My adopted dog, Hazel, and I are really proud of this effort, and I’ll be making a kennel quilt soon. Thanks for designing really fun batiks, too.

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  • Diane B October 12, 2016, 6:26 am

    A feisty cat for my home…she’s 10 now and the best rescue pet ever.
    My son’s family also adopted a rescue pet, pit mix dog, sweet as apple pie she is. Almost 11 yoa now.

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  • Donna October 12, 2016, 8:42 am

    I have 4 Pittys and 2 sweet kittens. We are going to make some kennel quilts and get them sent out within a couple days.

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  • Janie October 12, 2016, 9:41 am

    My daughter adopted a beautiful dog his name is Otto. He loves his grandmother (me)! When I visit them he becomes my dog. When I leave he stays in my room for weeks. Poor thing, I am thinking he needs to come home with me. 🙂 Thank you for all you are doing to make people aware.

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  • Melody Lutz October 16, 2016, 11:19 am

    I rescued my cat, Mary Alyce, 11 years ago…she always makes me laugh EVERY Single Day! I’m not quilting right now, because her tail is on my cutting board. Thank you Sponsors for supporting our fur babies.

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  • Connie Kresin Campbell October 19, 2016, 7:04 am

    We recently rescued little Sadie who was covered in fleas, had worms and needed surgery and teeth removed. She is about 10 years old and we are having so much fun with her! I hope to show my quilt projects with her sitting on or by them! I’m off to make some kennel quilts!

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  • Barbara Kelton October 19, 2016, 8:20 pm

    Love the idea that a dog will have a quilt to keep with him/her in his kennel.

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  • Kristine Clay October 20, 2016, 1:31 pm

    I haven’t done adoption but I’ve long supported shelters and love the work they do.

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  • Natalie October 21, 2016, 8:23 am

    We rescued our beloved cat. Our dog passed away this week and she was a rescue as well.

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  • rebecca October 21, 2016, 10:45 am

    I have not adopted an animal, but my heart goes out to them. My daughter has adopted several dogs though.

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  • Karen October 21, 2016, 7:43 pm

    I have two cats that are both adopted from a pet shelter. One was very sick when found, the other had an intestinal parasite I had to deal with but now, a year later, both are healthy and happy.

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  • Claire Sutherland October 23, 2016, 1:53 am

    We don’t have any rescue pets. Just the one very spoiled house rabbit 🙂

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  • Nancy Hilderbrand October 23, 2016, 12:01 pm

    OUR FIRST SHELTER PET WAS A FEMALE LAB MIX . WE WENT TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY TO GET OUR 5 YEAR OLD SON HIS FIRST DOG.. WE WERE CHECKING OUT PUPPIES WHEN MY SON SAW THIS DOG AND AS THEY EXCHANGED LOOKS KENNY SAID MOM I WANT HER. I TOLD HIM NO TO PICK A PUPPY. THE ATTENDANT SAID THAT WAS TO BAD BECAUSE IT WAS HER LAST DAY. I TOLD HIM TO WRAP BEAR UP AND PICKED OUT 2 PUPPIES GIN AND JANE TO GIVE HER COMPANIONS.WE HAD HER FOR 18 YEARS AND HER SISTERS FOR A TOTAL OF 25 YEARS SHE AND THE OTHERS ARE BURIED IN OUR BACK YARD.

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