The quilt measures 64" x 71"

MAE & JR - TENNESSE TRIO'S MOM AND DAD RESCUED

NCAR Rescue Volunteer Angela writes about Mae and JR:

My husband and I were in the process of rescuing the Tennessee Trio (see 8/29 post).  While there, luckily, the old man offered up the mom and dad as well.  We did not have room for these two that day, but we made plans to return to get them as well in two weeks.  Before we left, mom gave me the most hopeful, pitiful look like “please come back for us”.  I promised her we would return for them.


Mae and JR
Mae

JR
Two weeks later, we left our house in a monsoon to go get them and literally drove through creeks out of their banks to pick up mom and dad.  Of course, they were matted and dirty.  They were standing in mud in the pouring rain and were very willing to go with us.  They traveled much better than the Trio.  When we got home, we had a dry place with crates fixed for them.  They were so very loving from the beginning.  Little did they know, this was the beginning of a wonderful life for them. 

I met another rescue volunteer with dad, but we fostered mom.  I took her to the vet for shots and a check-up one day.  The next day I took her to be groomed and then back to the vet to be spayed.  The groomer was amazed at how good she was and the vet staff didn’t recognize her.  Of course, they were very complimentary of her and she was a hit from the beginning.

After fostering her, I can truly say she is one of the very sweetest dogs I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.  She is a love sponge. The very first night she claimed our 15 year old son as “her boy.” She lay on the pet bed at his feet for hours.  If any of us were sitting, she was right there begging for love.  I knew she was going to be fine when a couple of days into her foster at our house she rolled over for me to scratch her belly.  Then a couple of days later, she would get on the couch to sleep.  I was awake in the middle of the night and looked over and she was flopped on her back in the typical terrier sleeping flop.  I knew then she trusted us and was going to be just fine. 
Happy Girl!

Mae - all prettied up
Raring to Go!
It's wonderful to hear that all 5 dogs were able to be rescued from such deplorable conditions.  Great job, NCAR!

Update - Angelea reports that:  "Mae is doing great in her new home with a family in Pittsboro, NC. They think she hung the moon!  JR is great as well.  he is living in Pennsylvania with his new mom and they love each other.  Apparently he is a very good hunter and has brought in 2 skunks to his mom - hilarious!"

*Remember Incentive #7 ends on September 2nd at 8 PM EDT.*
If you donate during this time, you may have an opportunity to win one of the 3 incentive prizes.  You are also eligible to win the main quilt and/or one of the bonus quilts.

INCENTIVE #7

INCENTIVE #7 BEGINS TODAY
Incentive #7 starts today, Friday, August 30th at  12:01 AM PST and ends on Monday, September 2nd at 8 PM EDT.

INCENTIVE #7 IS THREE SEPARATE PRIZE PACKAGES.

INCENTIVE #7A

 AVANTI AIREDALE PUPPY
circa 1986
Donated by Candy Kramlich

This exquisite Airedale Terrier Puppy was hand-made in Italy using the original patterns and models created in the late 1970s and early 1980s by Jockline, an Italian firm that came to be known the world over for its stunningly realistic, often life-size plush renditions of dogs, cats, and other animals. In the 1980s, many of the Jockline animals were marketed in the United States under the Avanti trade name, and even today the Avanti animals from this era are sought after and highly prized by collectors.

From a small town in Italy, the same family has been creating these legendary plush animals since 1978, originally for Jockline and since 1993 under the Piutràname.  An artist is responsible for each animal and personally sees each one from the tiniest mouse to life-size polar bears through all the exacting details of PiutrÃ's production process.  Only when he or she is completely satisfied that a Piutrà animal has been superbly executed is it tagged and packaged.  The tag, individually signed by the artist, is your hallmark of the uncompromising artistry and craftsmanship that goes into the making of each Piutrà animal.  "Mad Only by Hand...Made Only in Italy."


Hangin' With the Monkeys
By Graham Storrs, 2010, online download in various e-book formats
Donor: Graham Storrs
Links: http://grahamstorrs.cantalibre.com/
and http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Storrs/e/B001KE3I04/

Hanging with the monkeys - the humans that is - is always loads of fun. I'm a dog that needs lots of fun in my life. And food. I'm not sure what this was all about. Monkey Girl started it. But it involved everyone getting wet, me saving the day, and me being fed. Now that's my kind of story!

Hangin' With the Monkeys is a children's book, suitable for 6- to 8-year-olds and their parents.



INCENTIVE #7B

Hangin' With the Monkeys
By Graham Storrs, 2010, online download in various e-book formats
Donor: Graham Storrs
Links: http://grahamstorrs.cantalibre.com/
and http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Storrs/e/B001KE3I04/

Hanging with the monkeys - the humans that is - is always loads of fun. I'm a dog that needs lots of fun in my life. And food. I'm not sure what this was all about. Monkey Girl started it. But it involved everyone getting wet, me saving the day, and me being fed. Now that's my kind of story!

Hangin' With the Monkeys is a children's book, suitable for 6- to 8-year-olds and their parents.

INCENTIVE #7C

Hangin' With the Monkeys
By Graham Storrs, 2010, online download in various e-book formats
Donor: Graham Storrs
Links: http://grahamstorrs.cantalibre.com/
and http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Storrs/e/B001KE3I04/

Hanging with the monkeys - the humans that is - is always loads of fun. I'm a dog that needs lots of fun in my life. And food. I'm not sure what this was all about. Monkey Girl started it. But it involved everyone getting wet, me saving the day, and me being fed. Now that's my kind of story!

Hangin' With the Monkeys is a children's book, suitable for 6- to 8-year-olds and their parents.



TENNESSEE TRIO - NCAR

Debbie Butler of North Carolina Airedale Rescue (NCAR) wrote: On a cold rainy day in April, NCAR volunteers began a 3-hour one-way drive to rural TN to rescue a group of 9-month old puppies. They were the last of a litter that a breeder had been unable to sell. We’ve been familiar with this breeder for some time, but until now he had been unwilling to let us rehome any of his dogs. It seems that his interest has recently changed or he has realized that there isn’t very good money in selling dogs in this economy.

Upon our volunteers’ arrival, they are directed to “The Airedale Lot”. They had to pass several dilapidated outbuildings, old cars and multiple other dogs who were allowed to run free. In the lot they saw five Airedales. The breeding pair was there with their three puppies. One of the pups was tethered. The man explained that the tethered puppy was the most skittish of the three. Apparently at some point the breeder decided to put a goat in the lot with the dogs. As you can imagine that didn’t go very well and the owner decided to use some type of a stick or a rod to beat the dogs off of the goat. The tethered dog, later named Freedom, is suspected to have taken the brunt of that beating obvious by the scars on his head and face. When the owner of the dogs walked into the lot for us to visit the puppies, Freedom immediately cowered and got as low to the ground as he could get. When asked the names of the dogs, the man replied that he had never named them. What a sad existence for these puppies - no one to love them, not enough food and no names on top of that. As a rescue we like to get as much information as we can so we asked about what food they were eating (Old Roy), how often they were fed and how much per feeding. It was explained to us that the family traveled extensively so a 50 LB bag of food was dumped onto the bare earth and the dogs ate when they wanted.

We had leashes and collars for all of them and slipped martingales over their heads very gently, hooked up their leashes and thought we would be off. That would have been great except that these three puppies turned to concrete. They had no idea what sort of torture devices had just been placed on them and they wouldn’t budge. It was wet and muddy. Thank goodness one of our volunteers is a big strong guy who scooped up those puppies one at a time into his arms and carried them to the safety of his suburban.

Our volunteer was heartbroken to leave mom and dad behind and tried to talk the man into at least letting her have the mama do, but he just wouldn’t do it that day. (More on Mom and Dad in a different story)

All three puppies were vetted, spayed and neutered and brought current on their preventatives. They all had their very first spa day where their nails were dealt with. They had soothing medicated baths and received beautiful haircuts.

Thanks to the generosity of people who support Airedale Rescue we were able to see Barley, Gracie and Freedom get the homes they deserved.

AND HERE THEY ARE!






The winners of Incentive #6 are:
Delia Hardie, New Orleans, LA won the Counted Cross Stitch Kit and Kah Lin Wormell of Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia won the Embroidered Tote Bag. Congratulations! Thank you for supporting Airedale Rescue with your donations.

BLOCK - K-9 MEATS


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.

FINISHING THE QUILT

There was a Surprise Drawing tonight and Tarry Faries of McLean, VA won a Hol-ee Roller ball for her dog.  Pinky says to have fun with it.  Pinky's has a giggle ball inside it and the waffle texture of the Hol-ee Roller allows her to pick it up and fling it about!
Surprise Drawing #6



Carol Ellsworth wrote: "I collected all the blocks and thoroughly enjoyed seeing them and touching them! We have members who are truly artists!"

Carolyn Finlayson, who assembled the quilt top, wrote: "In terms of piecing the quilt together. First you remove the stabilizer. I did not wash the blocks, I gently removed it. Some of the blocks had so many small pieces so I did not want to wash them. Depending on how the block is made, sometimes there is a lot of fabric that has to be trimmed from the back so they will not be too bulky. You also have to square each block, and repair any stitches that come lose when you trim them. As this quilt had a center motif, I had to take care to trim the blocks so they would fit together. You definitely measure two or three times before you cut!!!

"Each time I have pieced the top, I have trimmed the squares and then put them on my design wall. I spend a few days moving them around for placement. The squares are all so unique and each one needs to stand out as much as possible. Originally we had planned for some type of brick or stone fabric to go around each block for sashing. I quickly realized that was not going to work, so I auditioned all types of fabrics attempting to find something that would look good with all of the blocks. I finally decided to emulate a walking path around the park and town square, and finish it with the black border. The real magic happens when the quilter makes it come alive."

I asked Sharon DeBoer, who finished the quilt with her mother, Lavonne's help, if she would write something about how the quilt is finished. When I first heard her refer to "tying off the threads" in one of the Bee emails, I had no clue what she was talking about. I thought you might be interested to learn about how the quilt is finished once it is quilted. Being new to the world of quilting, a lot of this information was astonishing to me. I don't know what I thought, but I never realized how much work making a quilt from start to finish entails.

Sharon DeBoer wrote: "As part of the team that created the 2013 Airedales Around Town quilt, my job was to "finish" the quilt. Prior to starting the machine sewing that stitches the top, batting, and backing into one finished piece, a decision has to be made about how to start and stop the stitching during the quilting process. Each time you start sewing, the threads need to be tied off so they don't unravel. How should this be done? It is easiest to use the sewing machine to tie off those threads, either by stitching forward and back over top of the thread, or by starting the sewing with a very tiny stitch that is very difficult to pull out, and then stopping in the same manor.

"However, for high quality quilts, and especially for quilts that will be judged in competitions, the preferred method is to start and stop your stitching so that no one can see where you've started and stopped. When the quilter and I looked at all the detail that would be required in the quilting, we quickly decided that this was a quilt that demanded the thread start-and-stops be hidden from view.

"The first photo shows the Frame Shop block right after the quilting was finished, but before the threads were tied off. Look at the mass of threads lying on the surface of the quilt. It is really easy to underestimate the amount of quilting on the surface until you see how many times the quilter has to start and stop the stitching in order to complete the process! 



Block with threads
                                                                   
"Now the finish work begins. In most cases, the quilter has pulled the bobbin thread up to the surface of the quilt when she started the stitching. Those two threads are delicately straightened out, hand tied together using a square knot, and threaded through the eye of a hand sewing needle. Making sure the point of the needle is right at the hole where the machine stitching started, the needle is pushed down through the surface, moved up and down through the batting inside the quilt, and then pushed up through the fabric about a needle's distance from that first hole. By giving a gentle but quick tug on the needle, the square knot "pops" (you can actually hear it pop!) down through the hole, and is buried under the surface of the quilt. Because the needle was used to weave the threads through the batting, they'll also spend the rest of their life hidden inside the quilt.

"Now look at the finished block, front and back. The threads are hidden, and what you see is the texture created by the stitching. When you focus on the stitching itself, you don't see any differences in the stitch length where the quilter stopped and changed locations or changed thread colors. The goal was achieved!

Finished Front
Finished Back

"My mother and I worked together to tie off all the threads on the quilt. We estimate that it took us about 50 - 55 hours, start to finish."

Worth the effort, don't you think? YES!!


Binding the quilt and a view at the back
Photographer Stephen Jamieson

Can you imagine how long it took to tie off all those threads?!

*Remember Incentive #6 ends on 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.

And don't forget, there is also an incentive for the person whose donation puts the thermometer at $5,000 or over.


WILL YOU BE THE ONE TO PUSH US OVER $5,000?

$5,000 DONATION PACKAGE
This incentive package will go to the person whose donation pushes the thermometer to $5,000.


AIREDALE XMAS STOCKING
Donor: Sadie Moore
website: www.terriertattletails.com

A charming Christmas stocking donated by Sadie Moore. It’s a big 16 inches tall and I’m sure your Airedale will love to find it full of treats and toys on Christmas morning.

Sadie is always supportive of Airedale Rescue. Be sure to check out her website at http://www.terriertattletails.com. It’s full of Airedale gifts and fun stuff.



FELT CANDLE MAT
Made & Donated by: Sue Senerchia
Website:http://northfordmaggie.blogspot.com/

Sue writes that she has been having fun making these felt penny candle mats. She is delighted to share one with an Airedale lover who donates to the Quilt.



DOGS & DEVOTION
By The, Monks Of New Skete, hardcover, 2009
Donor: Anonymous

Perhaps one of the reasons we are so devoted to our dogs is that they help us become who we're supposed to be.

"How easy to get lost in a dog's eyes!" write the Monks of New Skete in this new book celebrating our lives with our dogs. Far from getting lost, though, you might very well find what really matters most to you as you read through these soul-stirring meditations and enjoy the heartwarming photographs of dogs doing what they do best--being themselves. In “Dogs & Devotion” they invite us once again to examine the depth and breadth of our relationships with these wonderful companions and, in the process, become more fully ourselves.


 Hangin' With the Monkeys
By Graham Storrs, 2010, online download in various e-book formats
Donated by Graham Storrs
Links: http://grahamstorrs.cantalibre.com/
and http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Storrs/e/B001KE3I04/

Hanging with the monkeys - the humans that is - is always loads of fun. I'm a dog that needs lots of fun in my life. And food. I'm not sure what this was all about. Monkey Girl started it. But it involved everyone getting wet, me saving the day, and me being fed. Now that's my kind of story!

Hangin' With the Monkeys is a children's book, suitable for 6- to 8-year-olds and their parents.

Please read about Bentley in today's blog below this one.

BENTLEY- TEXAS - TART

Joyce Miller wrote about the joys of fostering an Airedale.

Bentley - A Rescue We Will Never Forget

Bentley was large but within the standard, and he was as sweet an Airedale as you could wish for. Unfortunately, the young couple who had him had to move and the only apartment they could find would not allow them to have a dog. So they turned to rescue, and they were told to bring him to me. Rescue had a family in the Dallas area who was looking for an adult male, so while he was here, we took him in for his shots and a checkup so he would be ready to go to his new home.

His crate was huge, and he happily stayed in it, our two Airedales lying beside his crate, keeping him company, day and night. They didn’t leave his side; they stayed with him all the time he was here. He ate well, played well with our ‘Dales when he went outside with them, and quickly won our hearts. When his new people came to get him, I knew he would be very happy with them. They were perfect: long time Airedale lovers who also had an older female Airedale. They immediately fell in love with him. And they were perfect for this 'Dale: Not only would he have wonderful people; he would have an Airedale to teach him the ways of his new home and a companion to play with him.

With both happiness and sadness, we watched him accept his new people and soon, he was leaving with them, ears perked, tail up, and I swear he was grinning!

Becky Preston wrote: Bentley was an"easy" Rescue - he was surrendered by his owners because they had a job change, needed to move and couldn't take him with them. Fortunately, we had an approved family ready and waiting for him.


Candy speaking now: Having fostered many, many Airedales since the 1980's, I can attest to the joys of fostering.  Yes, it can often be hard work, but more often it's easy like Bentley. Yes, it is also usually hard to let them go; however, you always know they are going to a wonderful home where they will be loved and treasured. They all leave their paw prints on your heart and believe me, they remember who helped them.  And you know what, they help us and give back so much more than we give them. Why don't you consider helping your local or regional Airedale Rescue group today by volunteering to foster an Airedale. Foster homes are sorely needed and usually the hardest thing for rescue groups to find.

*Remember Incentive #6 ends on 
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.

INCENTIVE #6

INCENTIVE #6 BEGINS TODAY
This incentive starts Sunday, August 25th at 12:01 AM PST and ends Wednesday, August 28th at 8 PM EDT.



INCENTIVE #6 IS TWO SEPARATE PRIZE PACKAGES.

INCENTIVE #6A



Airedale Counted Cross-Stitch Kit
Donor: Sallie Moore
Link:  http://www.swairedalerescue.org/

This kit contains everything you need to make a beautiful Airedale portrait. It was donated by Sallie Moore, who writes:

“SWAT (SouthWest Airedale Terrier Rescue) has provided me with two WONDERFUL Airedale companions.  I also helped to transport another Airedale from Idaho to Sacramento, CA.  Rusty and Sidney have been such great supporters.  When Maggie first arrived in my house and we were experiencing speed bumps, the excellent advice to take her to doggie day care was formative.  She learned that I would always pick her up and grew to look forward to her experience with all the other dogs.  I believe that she is my smartest ADT so far.  I love her unconditionally.”


INCENTIVE #6B

 
Embroidered Totebag
Donor: Dianna Fielder of Kyna’s Airedales

Dianna Fielder embroiders funny canine caricatures drawn by her daughter Meg onto various items. We can all recognize this Airedale behavior, embroidered onto a luxuriously soft organic cotton tote bag with handles made from the same fabric. 

The open compartment is 12.5 inches wide, 14.5 inches tall, with a 7 inch wide gusset, making it perfect for groceries.


The Winners of Incentive #5 are:  5A, Vintage Metal Airedale Figurine– BARBARA FRUCHTMAN, Huntington, NY and 5B, Stoneware Caricature Airedale – JOYCE FAZEKAS, Glendale, AZ. 

Congratulations, Barbara and Joyce!  Thank you for supporting Airedale Rescue.  All the Rescue Airedales thank you!  And so do all the Airedale Rescue volunteers because your donation makes it possible for them to continue to do what they do best – rescue Airedales in need.



BLOCK - QUILTS 'N DALES

Artist:  Patty Eisenbraun      
Block Maker:  Joyce Miller
  

Front of Block
Back of Block
         


















Joyce Miller wrote: My second block this year, the fabric store, reminds me of two special places in my life. First, when I lived in Concord, Mass, and then here in Dallas TX. I learned to sew and knit when I was a child, but I had let that all go when I went to college and grad school. When my daughter was born, I started knitting again, and soon I was sewing dresses and play clothes for her. The fabric store in Concord was much like the quilting shop I use here in Dallas. I can go and sit and work on my own projects, learning new techniques and improving old techniques thanks to the many different people who are working on their projects at the same time.

































Here is the artist's rendition of Joyce's inspiration


*INCENTIVE # 5 DRAWING ENDS TODAY @ 8 PM EST*
Your donation makes you eligible to win one of these two incentive packages, as well as the main quilt and/or one of the bonus quilts.


The Winners of Incentive #5 are:  5A, Vintage Metal Airedale Figurine– BARBARA FRUCHTMAN, Huntington, NY and 5B, Stoneware Caricature Airedale – JOYCE FAZEKAS, Glendale, AZ.   Congratulations, Barbara and Joyce!  Thank you for supporting Airedale Rescue.  All the Rescue Airedales thank you!  And so do all the Airedale Rescue volunteers because your donation makes it possible for them to continue to do what they do best – rescue Airedales in need.


Have you found the hidden message somewhere around the quilt yet?




ROSIE - NY - ATCMNY AIREDALE RESCUE & ADOPTION

Last night (8/22) there was a random Surprise drawing and Jan Wiles of Oklahoma City, OK won 2 Airedale votive candle holders shown below.  Enjoy, Jan!

Surprise Drawing #5 – Two white votive candle holders, approx. 1 ¾ in. h x 2 in. across, with 3 stylized Airedales prancing around the holder. Decorated by Lynne Jensen, Donor - Anonymous


Rosie came into Rescue at the age of 7 months old back in 2007. She was in a “shelter” that took unsold puppies from pet stores and warehoused them.  She was in a crate so small that she could not turn around.  She was malnourished, skeletal, had bad ear infections in both ears, flea ridden, had no muscle mass in her rear legs and could barely walk more than a couple of steps.  She was “adopted” to a Airedale Rescue volunteer, who had her initially vetted, then I picked her up and drove her to a foster home in northern New Jersey a few weeks later.Little Rosie, the special needs girl, was fostered for almost 2 months by Nicole and Dean in Waldwick, NJ. She could barely walk when she arrived, but after being in foster care for a month and a half, she was able to not just walk, but she could RUN.  What a joy to watch her zip around the yard!  She put on weight (up to 50# from 30#), developed muscle and became quite agile.  She especially enjoyed doing the agility course at the shelter where Nicole worked.  I went over and groomed her about 2 weeks before she went to her new home and she was so good on the table.  It took about an hour and she barely moved.  And oh, how pretty she looked when all the puppy fuzz was gone.  She grew up right before our eyes.  She had a tendency to fly her ears, but when she was relaxed but observing, she had a lovely ear set.  When she was spayed, we had her hips xrayed, and we discovered that she had NO hip sockets at all.  The orthopedic vet felt that the muscle will act as hip sockets and if her weight was kept at around 50#, she could live for many years, without needing surgery.  

She went to her new home with Linda and Annie, their 3 dogs (12 ½ yr old Maggie, the Airedale; 2 yr. old Russell, the Schnauzer; and 9 mo. old Ollie, the Basset Hound), a HUGE cat called Piggy, and 3 large birds.  It was instant love when Nicole and I delivered her to them in Hopewell Junction, and we had so much fun watching all 4 dogs interact. Rosie and Russell were wrestling and Ollie was doing the play bow and looking at them like, “Hey guys, don’t forget about me!” Rosie tried to entice Piggy, the cat to play, but Piggy was too smart to fall for that ploy. She knew if she did, she’d have the whole pack chasing her. Rosie’s name was changed to Olivia because one of the parrots was also named Rosie and always got into trouble. They did not want Rosie/Olivia to feel like she was the one being yelled at.  The vet recommended agility as a good way to exercise Olivia because it is a lot of start and stop action, which builds the muscles.

Olivia is still doing well as of a few months ago.  I believe she has some minor health issues, but I don't think they are related to her lack of hip sockets.


Pals - Rosie & Ollie



Why should you support the Quilting Bee?

The Airedale Rescue Quilting Bee -- and the wonderful works of art it creates annually -- is the primary fundraiser for National Airedale Rescue, the official treasury of the Airedale Terrier Club of America Rescue & Adoption Committee.

Donations to the fundraiser -- which could bring the quilt into your home -- account for almost half of the annual funds of the committee, which then distributes funds as needed to regional rescue groups to help pay boarding and vet bills for Airedales brought into rescue.

This quilt is a vital part of the rescue net.

So please dig deep and donate today.  
www.airedalerescue.net/2013quilt


*INCENTIVE #5 ENDS AUGUST 24TH AT 8 PM EDT*

Your donation makes you eligible to win one of these two incentive prizes,  as well as the main quilt or one of the bonus quilts.

KATIE - ATCMW RESCUE - VIRGINIA

Katie was the inspiration for Jeanne's block, Telefix (see 8/21 blog)

Jeanne Esmond wrote: Katie was a pip! She came into rescue when she was about 5 years old. There was no one who was interested in an older dog, so Lou Swafford, our then rescue coordinator, decided he would keep her for himself. When Lou moved to assisted living, Katie happily went with him. She loved all men, women not so much.

Katie came to stay with us early in 2007 at 8 1/2 years of age. Her owner, Lou Swafford, had fallen and broken a hip. Our rescue coordinator thought that Katie would be happier in a home rather then at the vets. I found out that Katie had eaten her way out of a metal crate! She first went to stay with my son, Chris. She ate socks, rooted in the garbage and recycling and lost him 3 sets of roommates. Finally he asked if I would keep Katie until he found suitable living arrangements.

She came to live with me and Sandy and the party began!





Lou Crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2008 to be with Vee, his wife, and all the Airedales he had owned in his life, and Katie stayed with me.

Katie lived to be almost 14 years old getting into trouble and wreaking havoc 'til the end. She is missed terribly.


***INCENTIVE #5 ENDS AUGUST 24TH at 8 PM EDT***
Your donation makes you eligible to win one of these two incentive packages,  as well as the main quilt and/or one of the bonus quilts.

BLOCK - TELEFIX

Artist:  Patty Eisenbraun    
Block Maker:  Jeanne Esmond

Back of Block
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Jeanne Esmond wrote: I lost my old girl, Katie, last year just shy of 14 years old. She was very ill the last year of her life and the only place she would walk was down the street to Telefix. Jay and Pat kept a huge box of dog biscuits for whatever dog should happen in. Jay fed Katie 12+ biscuits every time we came in. Poor Sandy was starting to look like a stuffed Airedale when I cut him off of whole biscuits. He only got half biscuits from then on. 

Telefix has closed since the quilt was completed a victim of cheap TVs. The Town misses their generous spirits and good humor! This block is made to honor them and my Katie whose wicked sense of humor and exuberant ways personify all that is good about Airedales.



This is the artist's rendition of Jeanne's inspiration

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***INCENTIVE #5 ENDS SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 8 PM EDT***
Your donation makes you eligible to win one of these two incentive packages,  as well as the main quilt and/or one of the bonus quilts.

INCENTIVE #5

INCENTIVE #5 BEGINS TODAY
This 5-Day Incentive starts Tuesday, August 20th at 12:01 AM PST and ends Saturday, August 24th at 8 PM EDT.

INCENTIVE #5 IS TWO SEPARATE PACKAGES.

INCENTIVE 5A


Vintage Metal Airedale Figurine
4.5” tall
Donor: Linda Hobbet


This is a vintage metal figurine of an Airedale, or possibly a reproduction, though I haven’t been able to find a photo online of another exactly like it. It is made of some kind of metal, possibly iron or brass, and about 4.5 inches tall. Faintly visible on the underside are the words “Made in Japan” and “No.446.” It will make a great addition to anyone’s Airedale collection.



INCENTIVE 5B


Stoneware Airedale Caricature
About 6” tall
Made and donated by Linda Hobbet


I’ve been fascinated by dogs my whole life and lived with several different breeds. I got my first Airedale in 1990 and never looked back. I joined the Airedale Quilting Bee in 2004 and have enjoyed designing squares for most of the quilts since then. 

In the last year I have started making ceramic sculptures. When I was a child one of my major toys was plasticine clay. I made little animals and acted out stories. I even made dogs and held dog shows, corralling an adult to act as judge. So sculpting feels like returning to my roots. Of course, my Airedales are my favorite subjects. 




The Winners of Incentive #4 are:  4A - ANN JACKSON OF TUCSON, AZ and 4B - KENNETH ALLENDOERFER OF COLLINGSWOOD, NJ.  Congratulations, Ann and Kenneth!  Thank you for supporting Airedale Rescue.  All the Rescue Airedales thank you!  And so do all the Airedale Rescue volunteers because your donation makes it possible for them to continue to do what they do best – rescue Airedales in need.