The quilt measures 64" x 71"


Artist:  Linda Hobbet
Block Maker:  Rose Knowles
Front of Block
Back of Block
Rose Knowles wrote: I live in Victoria, BC, Canada. My husband and I owned a very special Airedale named Pepper. She came into our lives at 14 weeks when her previous owners were unable to keep her. For 13 years, Pepper went everywhere with us with no questions asked and always ready for fun. I chose this block as dashing off with objects was one of Pepper’s favorite tricks. She never managed to steal sausages from a butcher shop, but her first Christmas she did dash off with the leg of our turkey!
As we were not able to have another large dog, we chose a female Welsh Terrier. We have found that Megan has many Airedale characteristics packed into a much smaller body. We are often asked, “Is this a miniature Airedale?”

Rose. Megan and friend

Here is the artist’s rendition of Rose’s inspiration:

And here are some progress photos as the block was being made:


Finished sign in the machine embroidery hoop

*Remember Incentive #6 ends tonight, 
August 28th at 8 PM EDT.*

If you donate during this time, you may have an opportunity to win either the Airedale Counted Cross Stitch Kit or the Embroidered  "Tuck Butt Scoot" Bag! You are also eligible to win the main quilt and/or one of the bonus quilts.

There is also an incentive for the person whose donation pushes the thermometer to $5,000.


  1. We love this block! You did a beautiful job, Rose, and Linda is a fabulous artist!

  2. great job Rose! Megan is cute and I'm glad she has Airedale traits..that makes her all the more special!
    I love this block!!