Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Love those animals

I loved the many animal quilts in the Houston quilt show this year.

And in case you didn't know, Pokey Bolton, new Chief Creative Officer at Quilts Inc. Houston, set up a booth inside the quilt show selling post cards for $20 made by quilters to raise money for the local pet shelter. I made one of George and of course bought one too. She received over 800 – WOW. Over 800 post cards were sold. What a great idea. What a great charity.
This is what she posted before the show.

Pet Project to benefit Houston-based animal shelters. I am pledging to make (minimally) 50 fabric postcards and I am asking as many quilt artists as possible to create and donate fabric postcards for this cause.

To recap from my last post, we will be featuring a special pet exhibit at International Quilt Festival this fall with a charitable component, a booth of “Critter Cards,” which are fabric postcards donated by quilters from around the world that will sell for $20 each to benefit Houston-based animal shelters. I am hopeful we will raise at least $10,000!
This is the little quilt I bought.



I don’t know if Fan Soong is the quilter who made these(she made several) or not. If you know please email me.

Here is the one I made of my buddy George. I also don't know who bought this and would love to know.


Isn’t he cute.

This is the one I made for myself in silk. And because I love green I made my buddy my favorite 
shades of green.


Now because this post is really about George, here are a few other portrait quilts of my friend and sewing buddy George.

Georgie Porgie Puddin n Pie


Daily Walks from my book Fabric to Dye For. Made with over dyed cotton fabrics.
George and I love our daily walks, I hope you do too.


Diane said...

I love dog quilts! And yes, George is cute. One day I'll gather up the courage to try one of my Mika.

Dolores said...

Cute, cute, cute. Thank you for sharing the photos.

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