The quilt measures 64" x 71"


Incentive #14 starts on Thursday, September 26th at 12:01 AM PST and ends on Monday, September 30th at 8 PM EDT.


Portrait of the Winner’s Dog
Donated by artist Sandra Merwin

Earlier this year Sandra conducted a “Draw a Dog a Day for Charity” campaign. She invited Facebook friends to submit photos of their dogs. Every day for 60 days she drew a name from the hat and did a quick drawing or painting from the person’s photo. The dog’s owner was offered first chance to buy the resulting artwork. If the owner declined, it was offered for sale on her site with all proceeds going to charity, raising more than $2500 for Rescues. Happily for us, Sandra has offered to do a portrait for one of the donors to the Airedale Quilt. The winner of this Early Dale drawing will have his or her dog’s portrait drawn or painted by Sandra.

Sandra is known for her dramatic motion and bold confident strokes that convey movement, spirit and energy. She uses line, color, texture and light to translate motion and the feeling of fluidity in a style that is uniquely her own. She usually creates alla prima without an under drawing, giving an emotional spontaneity that can't be duplicated.

Here are some examples of the portraits she created during “Draw a Dog a Day for Charity.”


Porcelain Pendant
Created and donated by Terry Stevens

Porcelain ceramic neckpiece designed and created by clay artist, Terry Stevens, at the Blackheath Animal Art Studio exclusively for the 2013 Airedale Rescue Quilt Project. Glazed in metallic antique silver - it will be a conversation starter wherever it is worn.

Terry has been showing and breeding Airedale Terriers under the "Blackheath" prefix since 1974. All of her clay sculptures are of Terriers, and her gang of Airedales are her models. See more of Terry's one-of-a kind artwork at, or watch for items offered on eBay.


Front View
Stoneware Sleepy Airedale
7 in. long x 4 in. wide x 1.5 in. tall
Made and donated by Linda Hobbet

I joined the Airedale Quilting Bee in 2004 and have done drawing for blocks on most quilts since then, as well as other tasks.

Side View
Last year I have started making ceramic sculptures – mostly of animals – mostly of dogs – and, of course, especially Airedales. I’m happy to offer some of my creations to help Airedales in need. 

SEE THE 3RD BONUS WALL HANGING - "BITCHES IN SEASON" BELOW THIS POST.  There is also a 4th bonus quilt that is exquisite and we hope to have a photo very soon.

1 comment :

  1. Fabulous incentives! Grab mom's plastic card, Molly!