Monday, April 11, 2016

Kennel Quilts

Today is National Pet Day! I just read the following in my latest The Quilt Show emailed newsletter:

"The "TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team," a volunteer organization, was formed after Hurricane Sandy to help animal shelters affected by disasters. It was started by TQPM ("The Quilt Pattern Magazine" - an international, digital-only publication). When disasters strike, TQPM checks with the Petfinder Foundation to see if there are shelters in need of assistance. Then they spring into action to make small kennel quilts."

I went to the site to get more information and decided I might have to make some of these. I don't know about you all, but I have TONS of scraps I need to use. I also need to practice my machine quilting on my mid-arm machine. This looks like a win, win, win to me. I'll benefit by using up some of my scraps and practicing my machine quilting, and the pets will win by receiving some new kennel quilts.

Here is the website for more information--kennel quilts website. There are free patterns, instructional videos, blogs, and information about where the quilts are going. Of course if you decide to participate and want your quilts to stay local, you could check with your local shelter to see if there is a need for kennel quilts.

I think Libby would approve!



Lisa Greenbow said...

What a fabulous idea. The animals won't be offended if they aren't perfect. It is a win win situation as you say.

Robbie said...

Our Quilt guild makes these for our local shelter and also make the covers for premie's in incubators. Great use of scraps (premie's have black on one side which face in to the baby but otherwise, scraps are perfect!). thanks for posting!