Monday, February 20, 2017

Kennel Quilts

Island Batik Ambassadors had another goal this month and that was to make a Kennel Quilt.

Here is the information that was sent to us about kennel quilts:
 " In 2016, Island Batik joined forces with an existing group of industry partners and supporters of the Petfinder Foundation to create the Piece for Shelter Pets (PFSP) initiative.  The initative 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 through financial contributions made possible by the sale of fabric, thread, and other quilting related products.  PFSP sponsors include "The Quilt Magazine, Island Batik, Aurfifil Threads, QuiltyBox, Benartex, and Hancocks' of Paducah."

The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization sponsored by "The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) that springs into action(or should we say "Stitches" into action?) when disasters strike, sewing small kennel quilts for animals in need while they are separated from their humans and possibly injured.  Creating kennel quilts is a way for quilters to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love.  TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team supplies kennel quilts to shelters across the United States.  Want to  

There is a list of requirements as to size, washing the fabrics, etc.  These little quilts only measure 12" x 18".   They are a fun and quick little project to make.

II designed a dog bone to go in the center of my quilts.  They only require two different fabrics and were quick to make.  I donated these to the Marshall County Humane Society.

If you are interested in supporting this cause by making some of these cuties- go to the link above to find out more specifics on how to make them and where they can be donated.