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Sunday, August 11, 2013

my Pets on Quilts entry

Voting is now open at Lilypadquilting web site.

We hope you like our pets on quilts and vote for us... we are entry Number 4  the one with puppies Beep and Bop..  /Voting is now closed, winners have been chosen... we didn't win, but the quilts that did were so cute... my all time fave was the Scotties decorating  the Christmas tree...  great job to all the Pets on Quilts quilters... I think they are all winners..after all they have the quilts and pets and what better prize..
Every year I entered the Pets on Quilts event when SewCalGal hosted  it, but last year the event was taken on my Lily Pad Quilting and somehow I missed getting a entry in on time, This year I had the date saved ..
There are many categories to enter in,
  • Cat on Quilt
  • Dog on Quilt
  • Other pet on Quilt
  • Pet-themed quilt
  • EQ designed quilt
  • Art quilt

  • I think I hit every category with my post..  all my quilts are designed on EQ 7 software, most are cut out using Accuquilt GO fabric cutter..

     so with out further ado here is my entry. 

    I had to choose just one photo as my entry and this year it is Beep and Bop two of our puppies.. They are seen posing on Dad's quilt.. we call them the twins as they look so much alike.
    After you see the two little ones, take a further look on this post to see the animal themed quilts that I make with my charity group WOCS and some of our other dogs on quilts..  At the bottom of this post you will find the link to visit the rest of the entries for the event..

    The rest of the story
    As many of my regular readers know I belong to a on line charity group called The World of Charity Stitching Group..  they come up with themes each month for ill children, seniors in nursing homes, abused women and children, and cancer patients.  Many times these themes are animal themes.. so here are just a few of my charity quilts both finished and delivered and some still in the works..
    Here are some of my animal themed charity quilts
    birds of prey



    silly cows


    down on the farm

    farm 2


    long legged birds

    French Country



    Teddy and ABC

    Cats for Kids House on a quilt

    under the sea

    Tropical fish

    Chickens by request

    This is my 100th quilt for WOCS charity group
    Silly Ladybugs.. Guess bugs can be pets..
    My Family Quilts
    As for my family quilts, well we raise Pomeranians and they think the family quilts are where the puppies and dogs should be..
    try to take a picture of a quilt for my Mother in law and Mist  is there posing so pretty

    newborn babies on their quilt

    a chocolate cutie

    a little Merle playing on dads quilt

    the big boys posing for their ad..

    last is Beep and Bop again on dads quilt posing for their puppy ad.
    YEP we have a few puppies on quilts and many pet or animal themed quilts that I make for WOCS group.
    As for pet shelter beds and quilts..
    I make mini quilts for each puppy to take to their new homes, I make sure to get the litter mates and their mom's scent on the quilts so it will calm the pups when they get to their new home.
    I don't make beds for our local shelter as they have a man who makes PVC pipe and canvas beds and they use old towels.. so we donate our old towels and we try to take a 50 lb bag of food in each month to our shelter and many times we stop at the Dollar Tree store and pick up doggie toys for the shelter animals.
    Taking food and toys to the shelter is so appreciated by the shelters as most work on a very limited budget... oh and don't forget the treats...
    If you like seeing  my Pets on Quilts post there are more to see at
    Pets on Quilts event at Lily Pad Quilting site.
    Here's the link...
    Voting will start on Sunday August 18,
    If my blog post has the most votes I can win a prize
    I almost forgot, the best news for my readers... If you go to the above link for the pets on quilt show at lily pad quilting and vote for your favorite quilts  you will be entered into a drawing for prizes too//

    Saturday, August 10, 2013

    100 quilts for charity

    This has been a busy sewing week for me... I finished a fish quilt for a young man who is in the hospital in Washington State getting Chemo.
    Mitch's Quilt
    I love the fabric I choose for the background as it looked like water and what better for the little fishes

    This is another request Charity quilt for a 22 year old girl with MS. she saw one of the chicken quilts that was made for the nursing home while visiting her grandmother, she loves chicken as she use to help her grandpa take care of his chickens.  WOCS members stitched the chickens for her quilt, love the chicken fabric I found for this quilt

    Another quilt made for WOCS using donated 4 season squares and members stitched the other squares for the quilt.
    This quilt I am so proud of, Members had stitched ladybugs and we got enough for three quilts, this quilt uses all the silly ladybugs.. This is my 100th quilt that I have sewn, assembled, quilted and finished for The World of Charity Group that I belong to..  Being that it marks a special number I decided that it needed to be a special quilt.. so I thought funny ladybugs on a ladybug, how cute it that.. This quilt will go to a child either at Ronald McDonald house or the Abuse shelter when finished.

    This quilt is a twin size for my grandson Jack... he requested Star of David as the embroidery design and wanted shades of blue.. I just need to quilt it and deliver to him..  This will finish the quilts for daughter # 2s family.. The other five quilts for the kids were delivered weeks ago, Jack didn't make up his mind till he saw those quilts.  Next will be quilts for my Son's daughters.. Just taking them one family at a time..

    and Last is a texture quilt kit that I bought last weekend and put together for my niece in Ohio, she is expecting her second daughter.  I try to make two quilts for the babies.. one is a texture quilt like this one or a flannel rag quilt and then the Mom's get to choose a theme for the second baby quilt,
     this time she choose Mickey Mouse as her theme..
    Check back later this week for the PUPPY DRAMA and grandchildren