The quilt measures 64" x 71"

END OF ONLINE SALES TODAY AT 8 PM EDT

*INCENTIVE #14 DRAWING ENDS TONIGHT AT 8 PM EDT*
I will post the Incentive #14 winners this evening when I get the results.

***All online ticket donations end at 
8 PM EDT tonight as well.***

Lori Taylor of The Quilting Bee will be at the Hospitality Room of the headquarters hotel (Hyatt House, Plymouth Meeting, PA) on Thursday, October 3rd, starting at 5 pm. You may make your donation in person and get your tickets at that time and again on Sunday, October 6th at the Montgomery Kennel Club Show in Blue Bell, PA. Lori Taylor will be at the Quilt Display Tent near the Airedale Ring and will accept donations up until the time of the drawing.


Your donations will make a difference in the lives of so many Airedales in need!

Helping Airedales, it is the right thing to do.

On behalf of all the rescued Airedales and those to come, 

A HUGE THANK YOU!


We appreciate your continued support of the Airedale Quilt Fundraiser.




The Airedale Rescue Quilting Bee



There will be a few more follow-up blogs after Montgomery so you can find out who won the quilt and the bonus quilts.  Perhaps this year's winner will do a photo story of receiving the quilt like last year's winner.  You never know...I hope you have enjoyed reading all the stories about the quilt blocks, bonus quilts and the Rescue dogs.

I will be working as Cashier at the Airedale Rescue Bazaar located near the Airedale ring on Sunday, Oct. 6th so please stop by and say "Hello".  I will post the winners of the quilt and bonus quilts/wall hangings later, much later, that evening when I return home.

The Airedale Quilting Bee wants to thank everyone who donated for quilt tickets, donated incentive prizes, and/or spread the word about the quilt fundraiser on their lists, Facebook pages or other social media outlets.  We so very much appreciate your support.  National Airedale Rescue depends on this yearly fundraiser.  If you haven't found the hidden message located on the right side of the quilt, it says "It takes a Village to raise an Airedale".  It certainly takes a Village and then some to help the Airedales in need.  Your monetary support makes it possible for the Rescue volunteers to devote their time and energies to the Airedales and not have to worry about how they will pay that vet bill for the dog that needs special attention.  Sometimes we get dogs that require very little medically aside from the basic checkup and shots, but then there are those special cases that need much more than that.  Your donations make it possible to get those Airedales the best possible medical care needed so that they can go on to live a happy, healthy life in their new homes.  We all love this breed or we wouldn't be doing what we do.  We give a lot to the rescue dogs, but the very special secret is that these dogs give us back so much more than we give them

Please consider helping next year with the Quilting Bee.  I hope after following this blog, you will realize how many talents go into making a quilt and those talents are not just limited to sewing!  And I can attest to the fact that you don't have to have any prior training.  Quilters are very generous people who are willing to share what they know.  I started not knowing how to even do an applique, and I ended up making a complete 4-block wall hanging from start to finish. It was another way to help Rescue now that I'm not a "hands on" rescue volunteer.  So everyone has something to contribute and we could use your help as can the local and regional Airedale Rescue groups.

MAC - NY - ATCMNY AIREDALE RESCUE & ADOPTION/NEAR

A dreadlocked, emaciated stray was found dodging traffic along the busy Palisades Parkway in New Jersey.  Taken in by ATCMNY Rescue, Macabee was vetted, groomed, neutered and examined by a veterinary opthamolgist.  Progressive Retinal Atrophy had left him totally, irreversibly blind in both eyes.  The vet estimated he was at least 7 years old.

Surviving along that busy road would have been miracle enough for any Airedale, but that he was blind, made it even more miraculous.  But now Mac would  need another miracle...an adopter who would take on an older dog with his handicap.


And just then the phone rang.  It was an adoption applicant and I mentioned this sightless old dog to them.  Joe and Bette lived on the 3rd floor of an apartment building in the East Village and were retired.  They would like to meet Mac.


I brought him for a visit and they fell in love with the beautiful dog out on the sidewalk.  Mac had trouble, of course, the first time going up and down the stairs, but after several trips while we were there, he quickly learned to use the back of Joe's leg as a guide and to go slowly instead of of leaping 2 or 3 stairs at a time. By the time I left that day, he was going up and down the stairs like he'd been doing it for years.  A short leash kept him close as he ambled down the sidewalks, where he visited his favorite hydrants.


Mac was a handsome Airedale and visiting him in this small apartment you would never guess he couldn't see.  He was a happy, upbeat dog, who loved his walks, including sitting on the bench with Joe and Bette outside the French cafe where he greeted his admirers, both human and canine.



Betty, Joe and Mac sitting outside the local French cafe
Please excuse the poor quality of the photo, but it is a picture of a photo in one of my old articles for the ATCMNY newsletter.  That was before I had digital capability and when I moved to Maryland, I didn't keep the old photos.

About 2 years later, I got a call from Bette.  Joe had died suddenly and Bette was moving in with her daughter.  She could not take Mac with her and could I help.  It was at a time when my cousin, whom I lived with, was dying and I couldn't keep him with me.  But after a quick call to Barbara Curtiss of NEAR in Connecticut explaining the situation, she said she'd foster him and find him a home.  I went to NYC and picked up Mac and delivered him to Barbara's.  He was eventually adopted.  Despite his handicap, he had a winning personality and it was hard to believe that he couldn't see.


An angel was watching over Mac the day a motorist stopped and picked him up on the side of the parkway, and I believe that God sends the right home for the hard to place dogs just when you need it.


And Barbara Curtiss wrote:  Mac came here as a foster, and I figured, yeah, right, a 9 year old blind dog, he's not going anywhere...but being a sucker for the oldsters, I welcomed him.  I was nervous about having a blind dog come into a house he didn't know already, and to be with the other Airedales already living here (what if he stumbles over a sleeping dog??).  We have stairs, and small rooms, and wood floors.  We tried to figure how to pad the sharp angles, and bought a book about living with a blind dog (put a certain scent on door frames or furniture to help him know where he is, and outside make a trail of scent for him to mosey around on, which will lead him around the yard and back to the door).  Well, Mac taught us more than the book did.  He was amazing.  When he walked straight into a wall, he'd back up, move a bit to a different direction, and simply try again to get where he wanted to go.  It was such an Airedale attitude, if a wall gets in your way, figure out how to get around it!

Walking him on a leash was great.  He walked right along as nimble as the others.  Once I saw a rabbit cross our path in the far distance.  When Mac and I got to that spot, he suddenly pulled off in the direction the rabbit had gone.  That's when I really understood how dogs have another sense that we can't begin to know, he didn't need sight to "see."  I think of that experience often, every time I walk a dog and s/he jerks around sniffing here and there, I know that they are "seeing" things that are invisible to me and how frustrating it must be for them to have to keep going in my straight line.

But I did find an adopter for Mac after only a month.  A repeat adopter, drove 3 hours here to come for him, and Mac went off to be the 5th and most beloved Airedale the Donnellys had ever owned.  How John loved to go for walks with Mac, people stopping to admire the handsome Airedale, John not telling them until they were about to part that Mac was sightless. No one ever realized that (one good thing about the Airedale coat is that if the dog's eyes are clearly milky blind, or even removed, you can leave the eyebrows so long that they cover the eyes like a sheepdog's).  And John was adamant...Mac was not blind, he was sightless.  John wanted everyone to understand the difference, that the inability to see images had nothing to do with Mac's vision of the world and its people, he was not blind, he just couldn't see the trees or humans.

The Donnellys had one adjective to describe Mac..."inspirational."  Indeed he was, his drive to live life to the fullest, undeterred by a handicap, truly inspired everyone who met him.  He could happy dance with the best of them, he loved meeting new people and sniffing other dogs, if a wall got in his way, he just stepped back and figured out another way to move forward. 

All online ticket donations end at 8 PM EDT on Monday, Sept. 30th at 8 PM EDT.  After that, you can get your quilt and bonus tickets in person on Thurs., Oct. 3rd at 5 PM at the Hospitality Room of the headquarters hotel or on Sunday, Oct. 6th from the Quilt Display Tent located in the vicinity of the Airedale ring at the show site up until just before the drawing.

**Remember Incentive #14 ends on Monday, 
Sept. 30th at 8 PM EDT.**

There is also $15,000 Milestone Incentive for the person who puts us at the $15,000 mark before the end of online ticket donations on Sept. 30th.

PREVIEW OF PARTS OF THE LAST BONUS QUILT - HARMONY IN RED



Close up of 1 quilted section
Carolyn Finlayson and Sharon DeBoer have collaborated on making this BEAUTIFUL, large lap or wall redwork quilt titled "Harmony in Red". It is a triple Irish Chain pattern made from three shades of red fabric and a soft, creamy white accent fabric, featuring a variety of 7 embroidered Airedale squares in the white non-chain blocks enhanced with beautifully pieced blocks. The embroidered Airedale squares are outlined with a small border, maybe a quarter inch wide or so, of a red print fabric and it really makes the Airedales POP!  It measures approximately 54 inches wide by 72 inches long. Sharon did the pieced blocks, and Carolyn did the redwork and embroidered Airedales, as well as the quilting, binding and finishing. 

Here are closeups of the finished blocks as well as the progress photos.

A broader view
Progress Print - Laying out the blocks
Progress Print - Laying out more blocks
7 Embroidered Airedale Squares
Trying out block placement
One of the Embroidered Airedale
Squares with the red printed border
Quilt under construction

What do you think of this preview? Make you want to buy more tickets so you can get more bonus tickets? For every 5 regular tickets you make a donation for, you get 1 bonus ticket.  I WANT this quilt so I plan on buying more tickets when I am at Montgomery so I can get more bonus tickets!


Remember that Incentive #14 ends on Monday, Sept. 30th at 8 PM EDT.  And there is also $15,000 Milestone Incentive that ends Sept. 30th as well. Please help us reach that milestone before we go to Montgomery.

WANT ANOTHER PEAK?

Here's another block that is in the bonus full-size redwork quilt.  I wonder how all these blocks fit together???  The quilt measures approximately 54 inches wide by 72 inches long.  Wow, now you could have a chance to win one of two large quilts plus the 3 other bonus wall hangings! That's a pretty good deal.  



Here's the rescue slideshow video for those of you who have not seen it before or want to watch it again.  It was put together by Michael Elsden of Elsden Images using the Rescue photos featured on this year's blog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es_n3kDn71I

Don't forget that Incentive #14 has 3 separate prizes to be won by 3 different people.  Here's a recap of what they are:

#14A is a portrait of the winner's dog by Sandra Merwin.







#14B is a Porcelain Pendant made and donated by Terry Stevens.




#14C is a Stoneware Sleepy Airedale Statue made and donated by Linda Hobbet.






AND if you are the lucky person who puts us at the $15,000 mark before Sept. 30th when online ticket donations end, you will win this Beswick Airedale Figurine.



Lots of very, very nice incentives offered during these last 3 days.  Remember for every 5 regular quilt tickets you make a donation for, you will receive 1 bonus ticket.  The more quilt tickets you donate for, the more bonus tickets you get.  But the BIG winners will be the Rescue Airedales who need your support.  After all, it's all about the AIREDALES.

SNEAK PEAK AT LAST BONUS QUILT...

Here's a sneak peak at one of the blocks from the last bonus quilt being offered this year.  Can you picture the other blocks?  Stay tuned and we might share another sneak peak before the big reveal...






TWO SURPRISE INCENTIVE WINNERS TONIGHT

The winner of Surprise #13a, handmade stoneware Playbow Airedale statue, made and donated by Linda Hobbet, is Andrea Shafran of Irwin, PA.

And the winner of Surprise #13b, eight handmade 3-D paper Airedale ornaments, made and donated by Candy Kramlich, is Katherine Appleton of Mertztown, PA.


Congratulations to both of you and thank you for supporting the 2013 Airedale Rescue Quilt Fundraiser and National Airedale Rescue!

Be sure to check the posts below for the last bonus quilt teasers.  It is BEAUTIFUL.

And we still have the Incentive #14A, 14B and 14C prizes coming up on Sept. 30th at 8 PM EDT.  And there is a $15,000 milestone incentive for the person who puts us at $15,000 before the end of online sales on Sept. 30th.

ANOTHER SNEAK PEAK...

Here's another block...is it whetting your appetite to buy as many multiples of 5 tickets to get as many bonus tickets as you can and have lots and lots of chances to win not only the main quilt, but any of the 4 bonus quilts/wall hanging, including this last bonus offering?  I think I'm going to buy some more tickets myself right now!  I want this one!!  



Don't forget that besides the 3 separate prizes offered for Incentive #14 (that means 3 winners) which ends at 8 PM EDT on Sept. 30th, there is also a $15,000 milestone incentive, Beswick Airedale figurine, offered to the person who puts us at the  $15,000 mark.  This milestone incentive has to be met before the end of online sales on Sept. 30th.

And there are two little surprise incentives tonight.

HERE'S A SNEAK PEAK AT WHAT IS COMING TO THE BLOG SOON...

One little block with a red Airedale…..can only lead to something bigger and better, right?….. come back soon to find out what.


WILL YOUR DONATION PUSH US TO THE $15,000 MARK?

There was no $15,000 Incentive winner this year.  Sorry, maybe there will be one next year.

THE PERSON WHOSE DONATION PUTS  THE QUILT FUNDRAISING THERMOMETER AT 
$15,000 
WILL RECEIVE THIS 
BESWICK AIREDALE FIGURINE
"Ch. Cast Iron Monarch"
Donated by Candy Kramlich


Measures approximately 6 1/2 inches wide x 5 1/2 inches high



Bought in 1986 at an Antique Fair, this porcelain figurine is stamped "Beswick England" on the bottom of one foot and on the underbelly is stamped "Ch. Cast Iron Monarch".

Please be sure to read about the $10,000 Milestone winner and Maggie May's rescue story below this post.  Hint - there will be two Surprise Incentive drawings tonight.

 Don't forget that Incentive #14, which is 3 separate prizes, will be drawn on Monday, September 30th at 8 PM EDT

Your donations support National Airedale Rescue so they can help Rescue Airedales in need around the country.

THE $10,000 MILESTONE INCENTIVE WINNER IS

HOORAY!  Pinky and I are doing the Airedale Happy Dance this morning!!

We've reached the $10,000 mark!  I am very happy to announce that the $10,000 milestone incentive winner is Patty Eisenbraun of Bloomfield Hills, MI. Congratulations, Patty, and thank you for supporting the 2013 Airedale Quilt fundraiser and National Airedale Rescue! Your donation was the one to put us over the $10,000 mark!

Patty is one of the artists for the 2013 Quilt.  She drew the blocks for the Town Park as well as the Library, Pink's Bakery, Telefix, Quilt 'n Dales, and the Empty Frame Shop. 

MAGGIE MAY - NEW YORK - ATCMNY AIREDALE RESCUE

Virginia Slowik, ATCMNY Rescue Coordinator writes: Just around Christmas 2012, Maggie was to be given to rescue. Her Mom had another big Airedale and Maggie. Maggie was a sweet girl with adult people but she hated other female dogs and was unpredictable around little children. (This fact was disclosed long after her surrender.)

Maggie May with her original owner
Rescue visited her and walked her with her Mom. She was a handful but was fine as long as she did not encounter another female. When she reacted, it was a strong and aggressive, but with a strong correction, she would behave. She was insecure for sure. She loved her Aire brother and she loved her Mom. Her Mom was an artist who did not have a lot of money and she said she could not afford to keep paying for trainers who “could not fix her.”

In the spring of 2013, when it was time for surrender, there were many tears and it was then disclosed she might have a bladder leakage issue. The medication she was on “should control the minor problem.” I assured her we would keep in close touch with the new Mom and/or Dad and she will find a forever home. Her Mom called me almost every day for weeks and that was a challenge.


Where Am I Going?
Rescue had a few regional applicants, but only one was a fully experienced person who did not work and did not have little children at home. This woman tried to get dogs from other groups outside our region; as it turned out, it is a good thing that she did not get one from another region. She wanted to take Maggie in. When we met with Maggie for the home visit, it did not seem to click. Maggie was fine, it was the woman. But she wanted to keep her and I said you may foster her and we can see how it goes.

When I was leaving I had my little voice say "it is not going to work." Twenty-four hours later, I got a call and she had decided she did not like Maggie. Maggie was not like her last Airedale and she had too many issues. So Maggie came to live with us for awhile. She was thriving in our foster care. She was gaining confidence, and listened very well to correction. She was still female dog aggressive plus we have a day care next door, and we were concerned about the little ones who kept sticking their fingers under the fence.  
She also scratched the heck out of my door when left alone. So now we add separation anxiety into the mix, along with female dog aggression and the dreaded bladder leak and the fact that she cannot be placed with anyone who has or gets visits from kids.
Maggie May with foster pal. Basil,
who shared his home, bed & toys

After about 6 weeks, we were advised of a possible situation a few hundred miles away. A retired man  had a big, beautiful Aireboy, who wanted a sister. He had ADT experience and over an acre, fully fenced. We shared many videos, pictures and conversations and about two weeks later we decided to drive down and give it a try.  Fortunately there was an ATCMNY member who lived in the area and knew John and did a home visit. Since she lived not too far away, she also volunteered to work with him if there were any issues.

We arrived with Maggie and we introduced the two dogs. There was a little tension, but it dissipated quickly. After a while, we let them loose. She was nervous and Beau was thrilled to have a visitor. She let him follow her around and was tolerant. After about an hour, I went inside to get some paperwork to review with the adopter. I came back outside on the landing and the dogs were there and then everything that was right, went out the window.

Maggie was going after Beau and she nailed his ear and he was bleeding profusely. The puncture was very deep. I thought to myself “we will be bringing her home to try to find a new place for her”, but that turned out not to be the case. It seems that the confined area with the two dogs trying to get in the doorway at the same time, created the problem. After that flare up, all seemed well.  We got them separated and the two dogs were tolerating each other. We discussed best scenarios to make it work, and John said he wanted to foster her for 30 days and decide as long as it was clear we would take her back if there was any problem.

Every day got better and she became Maggie May after the first week. She fit right in with her new dad by stealing the cold cuts out of the bag on the ride home from the store. Beau gave her a wide berth and now they are side by side like two peas in a pod. Beau is a digger. He has a hole that is about 2 feet deep and 4 feet wide. He has a second one about 10 feet away that is smaller. Maggie May has been working on that one and it sounds like the 2 holes will become one soon.

So this rescue tale turned out well. Maggie goes to the fence next door and does not get aggressive with the pugs next door, (1 is a female.) She does not have to be on the bladder medicine. She is not attacking Beau. She and Beau go EVERYWHERE with John.

1st Week
Today Maggie &  Beau
"waiting for cookies"!
                                                

INCENTIVE #14

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


INCENTIVE #14 IS THREE SEPARATE PRIZES.


INCENTIVE #14A
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.”













INCENTIVE #14B

Porcelain Pendant
Created and donated by Terry Stevens
www.blackheathfarms.com

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 www.blackheathfarms.com, or watch for items offered on eBay.

INCENTIVE #14C


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.

BONUS WALL HANGING - BITCHES IN SEASON

Artist:  Christie Williams                                        
Quilter:  Candy Kramlich

28 1/4 inches wide x 27 1/2 inches long 
"Bitches in Season" features a caricature Airedale head.  The fabric color choices and the decorative button embellishments mimic the 4 seasons.  Starting in the right top corner and working your way around to the top left - Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. The first block I ever appliqu├ęd was the “Summer” block for this wall hanging – that was 3 years ago under the tutelage of my quilting mentor, Marianne Perry.  After completing that block, I put the project aside as I volunteered to do blocks for the 2012 and 2013 Quilts.  This year I thought I’d offer the wall hanging as a bonus quilt because it would force me to finish it.  I’d have a deadline, which unfortunately kept getting extended as I was over-extended in other areas plus I was nervous I'd make a mistake I couldn't correct.  This is the first time I’ve done any quilting from start to finish – from appliquing the blocks, to assembling the “sandwich” (top, batting & backing), doing the quilting, binding, and adding a sleeve for hanging.  I must say it was a challenge and I have a hard time following directions.  My old 1960's Singer broke and I had to get a new one.  While the new machine has some really nice features, it handles differently from the old, heavier machine so I've been a bit tentative in my sewing. This wall hanging doesn’t come near to the quality of the lovely other bonus quilts offered this year, but it’s a gift from a first time would-be quilter to benefit National Airedale Rescue.  It's whimsical and fun.  It won't win first prize or even an honorable mention in a quilt show, but it was made with lots of love (and some muttering not such nice words) to help benefit a breed that has touched my heart in so many ways from my own Airedales to the rescue Airedales I've fostered over the years.

Sashing is finally on
Starting to quilt!  Not as easy as it
looks.  I didn't  know it, but I was
"stitching in the ditch" around the
figures.
Sashing is quilted.  Looks pretty even!

Pinky's putting in her two cents to try and move the process along...
Now what stitch did she say
to use? Did you thread the
machine correctly?
How do I get the fabric to move?!
Mom, where's the instruction manual?

*Remember Incentive #14 ends Monday, 

September 30th at 8 PM EDT.*


If you donate during this time, you may have an opportunity to win one of the 3 wonderful incentive prizes.  You are also eligible to win the main quilt and/or one of the 4 bonus quilts. 

Don't forget that there is a $10,000 milestone incentive and there may be a couple more surprise incentives between now and the weekend.


All the donations go to benefit National Airedale Rescue which in turn helps the local and regional Airedale rescue groups that need financial support.

BLOCK - CLOSED FRAME SHOP/INCENTIVE #13 WINNER

The winner of Incentive #13 is Joanne Hartfield of Noblesville, IN.  Congratulations, Joanne, and thank you for supporting the Quilt fundraiser and National Airedale Rescue!

Artist: Christie Williams Correction: Patty Eisenbraun is the artist of this block.  My apologies.
Block Maker: Nancy Messier

Front of Block
Back of Block
                          
Finished shop sign ready to be
shipped off to the block maker
Nancy’s original inspiration: “I originally thought it would be cute to have a 'dale looking through an empty frame, but the concept didn’t work out as planned.” Instead the drawing became a closed frame shop with a lonely Airedale looking in."

This block probably epitomizes what is happening in small towns all around the country today. The economy has hit many people hard. High rent or mortgages that are not affordable can force a person to make the decision to close a business. They may have had a foreclosure on their home. As a result, the small business is often lost. These decisions are hard on the family and the pets. Often when this happens, the dog is left to a rescue group like Airedale Rescue. This Airedale is down on its luck, just like the closed store, waiting for a home.


Won't you support National Airedale Rescue by your donation and have an opportunity to win the main quilt or one of 4 unique quilts/wallhangings.

**INCENTIVE #13 ENDS TONIGHT AT 8 PM EDT**


Last night's Surprise Incentive winner is Pam Vandergrift, who won a pair of Airedale earrings made and donated by Jeanne Esmond.

Don't forget that there is the $10,000 milestone incentive for the person whose donation puts us at the $10,000 mark. It's a set of 3 beautiful Airedale ornaments designed by Ann Curran of Ragtail Airedales and made by Jan Williams of ArcticAire.

INCENTIVE #13

INCENTIVE #13 BEGINS TODAY
Incentive #13 runs from Tuesday, September 24th at 12:01 AM PST until Wednesday, September 25th at 8:00 PM EDT.  This is one complete package.
The winner of Incentive #13 is Joanne Hartfield of Noblesville, IN.  Congratulations, Joanne, and thank you for supporting the Quilt fundraiser and National Airedale Rescue!

Front
Doggerel
By Martha Paulos, hardcover, 1990
Donor: Anonymous

Doggerel is a delightful little book with a collection of engaging poems about dogs and charming artwork. Here’s a sample poem.


Back       
The Woodman’s Dog, by William Cowper


Shaggy, and lean, and shrewd, with pointed ears
And tail cropped short, half lurcher and half cur –
His dog attends him. Close behind his heel

Now creeps he slow; now and with many a frisk
Wide-scampering, snatches up the drifted snow
With ivory teeth. Or plows it with his snout;
Then shakes his powdered coat and barks for joy.


Dog Music: Poetry About Dogs
Joseph Duemer and Jim Simmerman, Editors, Paperback, 1996
Donor: Anonymous

A fine collection of poems about dogs. From the elegiac, to the contemplative, to the comic, more than 160 poems of “Dog Music” pay eloquent and heartfelt tribute to man's best friend.



Airedale Records Print
12” x 12” unframed print, signed and numbered by the artist
Donor: Nancy and Brian Hislip





This charming print shows the logo for a fictional company named Airedale Records (don’t you wish it was real). It was designed by Stephen Fowler, http://www.geministudioart.com/ who has done a series of cool dog-inspired graphics. Nancy and Brian ended up with an extra one after the post office lost and then found the original one they ordered. The artist told them to keep the spare rather than shipping it back, and was pleased to hear it would be donated in support of Airedale Rescue.


Remember that there is still a $10,000 milestone incentive prize being offered.  It is a set of 3 Airedale ornaments designed by Ann Curran of Ragatail and made by Jan Williams of ArticAire.  It is a beautiful incentive.