Another book, The Rescue Quilt, Book #7 in The Quilting Cozy series by Carol Dean Jones will be released by C&T Publishing on December 5th. The Rescue Quilt, currently available for pre-order, will be available at C&T Publishing, on Amazon (print and Kindle format), and in bookstores and fabric shops nationwide. This second edition includes directions for making the wall hanging that appears on the cover.
During the writing of The Rescue Quilt, Sarah (in the book) and I (in my sewing room) created the full quilt described in this book. My quilt was made in memory of my little Shih Tzu, Mollye, and was donated to the Robeson County Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in Lumberton, North Carolina, to be used as a fundraiser.
It is my hope that members of quilt guilds and clubs, or simply quilters who want to get together with their friends for an old-fashioned sewing bee, will consider making a quilt to benefit their local animal rescue organizations.
Most of these organizations are staffed predominantly by volunteers, and we’ve all seen their heart-wrenching pleas for donations. They need our help. We may not be able to drive a Pup Mobile like Sophie or act as midwife for pregnant dogs like Bernice, but by donating a raffle quilt, each of us can make a difference.
Quilters are always searching for worthwhile charity projects. Who better to help than the creatures who offer us their unconditional love?
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