Thursday, February 9, 2017



 " In 2016, Island BAtik joined forces with an existing group of industry partners and supporters of the Pedfinder 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 rescure 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 know more go here."

I took that directly off the email that was sent to the ambassadors for Island Batik, didn't want to leave anything out.  So our challenge this month is to make kennel quilts.  I am sending mine to (as soon as I finish washing them:

Bark and Roll Rescue Companions
310 Shadows Lake Drive
Batton Rouge, LA  70816

Wonderful Island Batik Fabrics.  I was just lucky enough to have enough of this cute fun fabric in my stash to make five
little Kennel Quilts.

As soon as they are finished washing and they will go.

There are two other blogs that have posted so far, 


beaquilter said...

did you turn them inside out like a pillow? no quilting?

QuiltShopGal said...

Definitely adorable Kennel Quilts. I'm sure they'll help provide comfort to many living in shelters and hopefully they'll soon be adopted. Bless you.


Missy Shay said...

I did not know there was an organization like this! How great.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Thee are so neat Barb and for such a great cause!

Snoodles said...

Pawesome organization and thank you so much for helping the furry friends! Love those batiks!

FunThreads Designs said...

Aren't you the speedy one! So bright and cheerful!!!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea and lovely too.

KaHolly said...

Such a grand gesture! XO