The quilt measures 64" x 71"




Welcome to the 2013 Airedale Rescue Quilt Blog! 

The yearly Airedale Quilt is a MAJOR fundraiser that supports National Airedale Rescue, so I hope you will read daily and through your donations ($5 donation entitles you to 1 Quilt ticket, $25 donation entitles you to 5 Quilt tickets and 1 Bonus quilt ticket) accumulate lots and lots of tickets towards the opportunity to win this year’s BEAUTIFUL, museum-quality quilt titled “Airedales Around Town”.  The more you donate, the more chances to win the main quilt or one of the 4 bonus quilts/wall hangings.  The Airedale Quilting Bee had a lot of fun making this year’s quilt.  

There is even a hidden message somewhere around the quilt.  Look very closely and see if you can find it!

Besides this year's main quilt, there are also 4 bonus quilts being offered - a Redwork lap-size quilt by Carolyn Finlayson and Sharon DeBoer; "Airedale in Texas Bluebonnets" by Joyce Miller; "Andy in the Berry Patch" by Susann Trandem; and last but not least, "Bitches in Season", a 4-block wall hanging designed by Christie Williams and made by me, Candy Kramlich.

I’ll be showcasing each of the 4 Bonus Quilts, all of the blocks (starting at the Top and going clockwise around the quilt) and alternate with heartwarming Airedale Rescue stories each week and from time to time there will be incentive prizes so you’ll want to check every day to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to win one of those!  You can find the information to donate and get your tickets at the Paypal link on the sidebar of this blog and there is also a link for the snail mail form and address.

Please help us reach our goal this year.  Last year the 2012 Airedale Rescue Quilt made approx. $20,000.  I hope we can reach that amount this year.  Please send the link for this blog to your Facebook page if you have one and share with others to spread the word.
Fo the next 2 months, my assistant blogger, Pinky, and I will be writing every day or so either about a featured block of the day or an Airedale Rescue story.  This is my maiden voyage into the land of blogging so I’ll appreciate reading your comments.  Please be kind.  I wish Pinky was more technologically proficient than I am, but alas she prefers the supervisory or snooze-ervisory role in this whole process. I do all the work, she checks on me every so often…looking at me as if to say “are you done yet, can we go to sleep now?  It’s 1 AM for heaven’s sake!

Snooze-ervisor Pinky
    (Candy says:  I honestly don’t know how “Kitty” landed on Pinky’s head!”)


  1. Oh no! This is going to be a long couple of months for you, Pinky! You were smart to put kitty on your head and block out the light!
    The quilt is absolutely stunning as usual! We can't decide which is our favorite block! They all are!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  2. The quilt is beautiful. I am looking forward to updates from Pinky and of course Candy. Thank you for all you do for rescue!

  3. Fantastic!! The Bees have come up with another masterpiece. Love the blog, Candy. I look forward to more updates.

  4. another awesome quilt! and a great blog--I love the blog to follow along. I'll be making my donations soon! Great work everyone!

  5. It's adorable...we love it. A real work of art featuring our favorite subjects!

    Wyatt, Stanzie and family

  6. I love the photo of Pinky :-). Airedales sleep in such odd positions.

  7. Nicole and I found the hidden message! Looking forward to the updates, hope we win this year.

  8. Oh wow, Mommy has been looking for a quilt for the big bed. Your quilt is very pretty. Mommy can't seem to find a nice one.

  9. Found the message but only with my husbands help because he see's all things where I miss much. Love the message and it's true in all walks of life.

  10. I too am a quilter and would love to become involved in the making/quilting of one of your quilts. Your work is amazing.