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. So join us throughout the month of October and see how we are helping and how you can help, too!
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. 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 at the International Quilt Market in Houston this month. A portion of sales goes to the Petfinder Foundation.
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.
ISLAND BATIK is introducing two new animal fabric collections at International Quilt Market. A portion of sales will go to the Petfinder Foundation.
QUILTY BOX will offer special TQPM Kennel Quilt boxes and the Petfinder Foundation will be the recipient of a portion of their sales.
BENARTEX will introduce new fabrics at International Quilt Market which will benefit the Petfinder Foundation.
These quilt industry professionals are animal lovers, many with rescue stories of their own, and have partnered together to help shelter animals in ways that are new and unique. It is a way 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.
Holly, Gary, and Pretty Girl are all rescue pets that belong to partners of this initiative!
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 and that will be shared on all our blogs. Please join us in this effort and Remember to Adopt –don’t shop!
Do you want to become a member of the TQPM Kennel Quilt club? Sign up here!