Soon after Hurricane Harvey left the city of Houston, many fundraisers popped up to raise money for the ‘human’ victims of the storm. However truth be told, our furry friends and felines also suffered too.
Houston’s Friends for Life Animal Rescue stepped in and was able to provide vet care and services to many of the animals who were lost, suffering or hurt in the hurricane and subsequent floods. Approximately 3,000 animals were saved. But all of that extraordinary care and effort comes with a price and the organization is now in need of money.
So when Quilting Arts founder and Craft Napa owner, Pokey Bolton, announced the Stay Pawsitive Fundraiser, I knew I was in…. She asked for 6″ quilt blocks to be made and plans to auction them off to raise funds for Friends for Life . Each 6″ piece of artwork will be offered for $30 online sometime after January 5th at the Craft Napa 2018 website where 100% of all proceeds will go to Friends for Life Animal Rescue.
I dug deep into the Linderella archives to find some fun, whimsical patterns of dogs, cats or any other silly animals that I could easily reduce and adapt to the 6″ x 6″ block size.
Ta-da!!! Here are the completed blocks – I think they came out pretty cute if I do say so myself. And I do hope they sell well for Pokey and the Friends for Life Animal Rescue.
Barney Gets a Bone
Pokey will be accepting blocks up to January 5, 2018. So if you feel the urge to contribute or just want to find out more information about the campaign, check out the Stay Pawsitive blog post or Craft Napa for more details. In the meantime, I’m wishing Pokey mucho success and hope that she raises lots and lots of money for the Friends for Life Animal Rescue.
And the big bonus of doing this project (especially for you guys) – I also ‘unearthed” many patterns I had designed in the Linderella ‘hey day’ that I had completely forgotten about….. I now plan on reformatting them and offering as PDF’s just for you – so stay tuned. 🙂
Until your next colour fix~ Linda & Carl