The quilt measures 64" x 71"

COMMENTS FROM "HARMONY IN RED" WINNER

Just sharing what Lesli Weber emailed back to Lydia Ross when Lydia notified her that she was the winner of Harmony in Red.

We have one rescue at this time. His name is Gizmo and he's 9. I believe we are his 4th home. He has some issues so we joke about which personality he may wake up with---so it's as if we have multiples.

We volunteer with ATRA. Have done so for. Oh... I think 17 years? Time flies.

We are active with our annual Wisconsin fundraiser event. John is the auctioneer any my job is to help donate, set up and spend money. We also seek to help with transport and foster when we can.

We have your organization join us with a display and raffle tickets. And I'm tickled I won.

"Harmony in Red"

FINAL QUILT RAFFLE TALLY!

I'm very pleased and happy to report that after receiving the quilt ticket updates from Lori Taylor for Hospitality and Sunday's show, this year's quilt fundraiser raised $16,646 for National Airedale Rescue!

Thank you to everyone who helped with this year's quilt fundraiser. What a great job!  The rescued Airedales to come will be the biggest winners.

A huge thank you to Lori Taylor and Cindy Johnstonbaugh for setting up and manning the quilt displays at both the Hospitality Room on Thursday and the show site yesterday.  That was a HUGE amount of work and brought in $2,385 more to add to the online ticket donations total.

ANNOUNCING THE QUILT AND BONUS WINNERS!!

The lucky winner of today's drawing for "HATtitude" is Maxine Shear.  This whimsical quilt measures approximately 65 inches by 90 inches.  It is the product of Bee artists and block makers using the "hat" theme and collaborating to bring it to completion as this delightful quilt.









The winner of the bonus quilt "Harmony in Red" by Carolyn Finlayson and Sharon DeBoer is Lesli Weber.  This quilt measures 52 inches by 72 inches and was a surprise addition to the bonus quilts last year.  It was donated back to the Bee by last year's winner, a non-Airedale person.  It was highly coveted last year when viewed at Montgomery and is a wonderful example of marrying a traditional quilting style with an Airedale theme.




The winner of the bonus wall hanging "Come Play With Me" by Linda Bell is
 Lou Ann Woodall
This playful wall hanging measures 24 inches by 29 inches and features an Airedale in a favorite position - the play bow.





The winner of the bonus wall hanging, "The Mischief Makers"  is Frances Murphy. This darling wall hanging was designed by Linda Hobbet and made by Marianne Perry. Three of the main quilt blocks were chosen and creatively embellished to form this wall hanging.  It  measures 19 inches wide by 61 inches long.  We were thrilled to have Marianne Perry come back and make this darling wall hanging.  It was fun to see it in person and see how innovative Marianne was in embellishing each block and bringing them to life!













The winner of this bonus wall hanging, "Saxon Among the Black Eyed Susans" is Suzanne Rodarte.  It measures approximately 23 1/4 inches by 18 inches and was adapted from a photo taken by Virginia Slowik of her beloved Rescue Boy, Saxon, now at the Rainbow Bridge.  So this wall hanging was made in memory of Saxon, whose adoption created a strong bond of friendship between Rescuer and Adopters.

3 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE DRAWING ON SUNDAY, OCT. 5TH!

Your last chance to get quilt tickets is Sunday, October 5th, at the Quilt Display Tent in the vicinity of the Airedale ring.  Lori Taylor will have her wonderful display of the HATtitude plus the 4 bonus quilts/wall hangings.  How fun to be able to see them in person.  And she has made packets of cards featuring the HATtitude and individual quilt blocks for sale to benefit National Airedale Rescue. If you can't be there in person and want quilt tickets or cards, see if a friend is going to be there and will pick them up for you!

I can't wait to see the quilt(s) in person on Sunday and to buy some of Lori's cards.  I still like to send handwritten notes to friends.  Pinky is almost all groomed.  I just have to work on her face furnishings tonight.  Sheepie coats have voluminous furnishings and no matter how much you rake and pluck, it never seems to diminish!!  The only thing keeping her happy on the grooming table are the little DogChewz treats I bribe her with for being such a good girl. :>)


THURSDAY EVNING AT THE HOSPITALITY ROOM OF THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

Here's a photo taken of Lori's quilt display at tonight's Hospitality Room.  The quilts and bonus wall hangings were very well received.  Ticket sales were very, very good.  We surpassed our $15,000 goal tonight and who knows what Sunday's ticket sales will bring!! And Lori also has wonderful quilt cards for sale for the benefit of National Airedale Rescue.  I hope she still has some left for me to buy on Sunday!!


For those of you who haven't yet gotten your quilt tickets and if you are in the vicinity on Thursday evening, October 2nd, you can meet Lori Taylor and this year's quilt display in the Hospitality Room of the Headquarters Hotel after 5 PM.  She will have not only "HATitude", but the 4 Bonus quilts/wall hangings as well.  How much fun to see them all in person!  Pinky and I will be driving up on Saturday afternoon and manning the Cashier's station at the Rescue Booth on Sunday.  Lori will be nearby in the Quilt Display tent.  See you there!


"HATtitude" Front and Back





"Harmony in Red"

 










"Come Play With Me"

 








"The Mischief Makers"

 


"Saxon Among the Black Eyed Susans"
















THANK YOU TO 2014 QUILT VOLUNTEERS & DONORS

ONLINE DONATIONS ARE CLOSED

You may also get quilt entries in person at the Headquarters Hotel Hospitality Room on Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 5 PM .

Also on Sunday, Oct. 5th, Montgomery Show, in Bluebell, Pennsylvania, at the Quilt Display Tent located in the vicinity of the Airedale ring up until the time of the drawings.


I just wanted to take the time to thank The Bee members who worked so hard to make the 2014 Airedale Rescue Quilt come to fruition and those folks who generously donated items to be used for the Early 'Dale Drawings. And I can't foget the adopters and regional rescue groups that shared the Rescue stories and photos. They contributed to making the 2014 Airedale Rescue Quilt Fundraiser a success!

Artists: Patty Eisenbraun, Linda Hobbet, Jane Miller and Mary Blood
Block Makers: Linda Bell, Karen Brown, Rebecca Eash, Jeanne Esmond, Carolyn Finlayson, Jeannette Grantner, Rose Knowles, Candy Kramlich, Jeri Langman, Joyce Miller, Becky Preston, Sue Senerchia, Eileen Tedesco
Bonus Quilt Makers: Linda Bell, Sharon DeBoer & Carolyn Finlayson, Marianne Perry, Candy Kramlich
Quilt Layout: Patty Eisenbraun
Pieced Background Assembly & Instructions: Sharon DeBoer
Top Assembly: Karen Brown
Machine Quilting: Karin Rainier
Quilt Label: Rebecca Eash
Final Assembly: Lydia Ross
Donation Processing: Sidney Hardie, Jeri Langman (August) and Eileen Tedesco (September)
Blog: Candy Kramlich with the help of Sidney Hardie, Lydia Ross and Sue Senerchia
Blog Incentives Coordination: Virginia Slowik, who did a FABULOUS job gathering a wonderful variety of incentives
Marketing: Lori Taylor
Finances/Logistics: Lydia Ross, whose guidance kept us on track and got things accomplished in a timely manner

Website: Elaine Hu
Photographer: Cheryl Caesar
Slide Show Video: Jean Seibert, for stepping up and taking on the challenge or there would not have been a Rescue slideshow/video this year
Steering Committee: Sharon DeBoer, Rebecca Eash, Patty Eisenbraun, Carolyn Finlayson, Candy Kramlich, Lydia Ross, Lori Taylor, who all helped to move the process along

Early 'Dale Donors (in alphabetical order):
ATCMNY Airedale Rescue & Adoption/Virginia Slowik
Ann Curran, Ragtail
Sharon DeBoer
Doctors Foster & Smith
Carol Domeracki, Anything Airedale
Jeanne Esmond
Maryellen Estes
Diana Fielder
Jennifer Fier
Linda Hobbet
Wendy Hodgson, Mudpups
Judy Howell, Montana Earth Pottery

Candy Kramlich
Kreativebyerika
Denise Lucas
Jane Miller
Sadie Moore
New England Airedale Rescue/Barbara Curtiss
Kathy Patterson
Lydia Ross
Sue Senerchia
Virginia Slowik
Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue/Sidney Hardie
Lori Taylor
Connie Versagi,The Wool Dog Studio
Jan Williams/Arctic Aire


THANK YOU!!!
ONLINE DONATIONS ARE CLOSED


You may also get quilt entries in person at the Headquarters Hotel Hospitality Room on Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 5 PM .

Also on Sunday, Oct. 5th, Montgomery Show, in Bluebell, Pennsylvania,  at the Quilt Display Tent located in the vicinity of the Airedale ring up until the time of the drawings.


EARLY 'DALE NO. 16 WINNERS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT & ONLINE DONATIONS FINAL TOTAL!

Congratulations to the winners of the Early 'Dale No. 16 Drawing last night.  They are:


16A - "A is for Airedale" Pillow or Wall Hanging in winner's choice of color (red, blue, green or yellow) made and donated by Jeanne Esmond.

Winner: Delia Hardie
New Orleans, LA 








16B - Sit Up Airedale Statue made and donated by Linda Hobbet

Winner:  Tarry Faries
McLean, VA




























16C - Framed Originial Airedale Watercolor by Canadian Artist, Catherine McMillan, donated by Maryellen Estes

Winner:  Karla Richardson
Kirkland, WA


The Final Total at the 
End of Online Ticket Processing is
$14,137!
Going into Montgomery, we are $2,989 ahead of online quilt ticket donations from last year's figures.  Thank you everyone for your support.  Montgomery ticket donations should put us at or over our projected goal of $15,000!

TODAY IS THE END OF ONLINE TICKET DONATIONS & TONIGHT IS THE EARLY 'DALE NO. 16 DRAWING

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, IS THE LAST DAY FOR ONLINE ENTRY DONATIONS AS OF 8 PM EDT.

You may also get quilt entries in person at the Headquarters Hotel Hospitality Room on Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 5 PM and again on Sunday, Oct. 5th at the Quilt Display Tent located in the vicinity of the Airedale ring up until the time of the drawings.

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. 5th so please stop by and say "Hello".  Lori Taylor will be manning the Quilt Display Tent, where the quilt and bonus quilt and wall hangings will be displayed. She'd love to meet you too!

I will post the winners of the quilt and bonus quilt/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.  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 very much more than we ever 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 block for the last 3 quilts, and have made 2 bonus wall hangings from start to finish. And I've done the quilt blog for the past 2 years, another new skill I learned since joining The Bee.  It has all been 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.  Not just your money, but your time and physical help are needed.  Go to the National Airedale Rescue website, look at the list of regional volunteers and if you can lend a hand, offer your assistance in some way to the regional coordinator.

Early 'Dale Drawing No. 16 ends TONIGHT at 8 PM EDT.  You have an opportunity to own one of the following incentives tonight:


16A - "A is for Airedale" Pillow in your choice of color (red, blue, green or yellow) made and donated by Jeanne Esmond






16B - "Sit Up" Airedale Statue made and donated by Linda Hobbet









16C - Framed Original Airedale Watercolor by Canadian Artist, Catherine McMillan, 6" x 7"; framed 12" x 12".  Donated by Maryellen Estes





Winners will be posted Sunday morning.

FIONNA OF KENTUCKY



Fionna - Then
This is Lady Fiona - Audra & her family adopted Lady Fiona, one of the Kentucky mill Airedales. Fiona is estimated to be between 6 and 8 years of age. Fiona was sick with bacterial infections, emaciated, and had worms when she came into rescue. Her front leg is 1.25" shorter than the other from a fracture that was never set. And she is partially deaf. She always had a beautiful soul, but now she looks the part. She is adored by her family which consists of a Mom, Dad, 3 boys, and an Airedale brother.

It is heart-breaking to see a dog, or any animal for that matter, in this condition. What a difference Airedale Rescue has made in their lives.

Below is an update from Audra, Fionna's adopter with lots of wonderful photos of Fionna and her new family.

Audra writes: Well let's see, when she first came home she liked to sleep under our Christmas tree. Security I guess. Though she is not a snuggler, she must have me in her sight line before she settles down. We had to work through some tummy troubles for a while; I think she was fighting worm. However, after several treatments of dewormers and antibiotics with a bland die, I think we knocked it out. She has finally warmed up to hugs from the boys, loves to sleep on the couch and ride in the car. Being mostly deaf and I think she has lost some eyesight, things don't bother her at all. She has begun to trust others in the family when I'm not around but still prefers my company. She gets along with every animal she meets, justs chills out. Girl loves her food! Can smell a french fry a mile away! ;) We don't kennel the dogs unless necessary and are planning an RV trip in a week and are bringing everyone with us.  

Fionna Now
Looking pretty relaxed on the sofa -
she didn't have one or even a bed in
that horrid puppy mill she came from





Darwin & Fionna

Fionna and her human, Audra
Look at that look of adoration on Fionna's face.
I love this photo!


1st Christmas in new home

                                                                                           
Fionna and her new family!

Don't forget that Early 'Dale Drawing No. 16 ends tomorrow, Saturday, 9/27 at 8 PM EDT.  It is also the end of online ticket donations.  After that, you can only get  your quilt tickets at Montgomery either at the Hospitality Room on Thurs., 10/2 at 5 PM or on Sunday, 10/5 at the Quilt Display Tent in the vicinity of the Airedale Ring.
  


16A - "A" is for Airedale Pillow or Wall Hanging (winner's choice of type and color) made and donated by Jeanne Esmond




16B - "Sit Up" Airedale Statue made and donated by Linda Hobbet








16C - Framed Original Airedale Watercolor by Canadian Artist, Catherine McMillan, 6" x 7"; bamboo frame 12" x 12" donated by Maryellen Estes



EARLY 'DALE DRAWING NO. 16

EARLY ‘DALE DRAWING NO. 16 BEGINS TODAY!
THERE ARE THREE SEPARATE PRIZES.

Anyone who makes a donation between Thursday, September 25th at 12:01 AM PST and Saturday, September 27th at 8 EDT is eligible to participate in this drawing.

NO. 16A - “A IS FOR AIREDALE” PILLOW OR WALL HANGING
WINNER:  DELIA HARDIE, NEW ORLEANS, WA
Made and donated by Jeanne Esmond



 


 



"A is for Airedale" 14 in. x 14 in. pillow or wall hanging made by Quilting Bee member and prolific and wonderful quilter, Jeanne Esmond. The lucky winner will have their choice of a red, blue, green or yellow color scheme as shown by the sample photos above.

NO. 16B - SIT UP AIREDALE
WINNER:  TARRY FARIES, MCLEAN, VA
Made and donated by Linda Hobbet

Right Side View
Left Side View


















Linda Hobbet sculpted this engaging Airedale. Linda writes:

"Of the four Airedales who have shared my life, two of them couldn't get the hang of sitting up no matter how I tried to teach them, while two of them did it without being taught. When Punch was a puppy he sat up even before he learned to do a normal sit. In fact, his brothers and sisters all did the same thing. It took some effort to teach him to put h
is front feet on the floor! Do you think dogs know how cute it is?"

Linda's Punch
This stoneware ceramic was inspired by Punch. He sits almost 7" tall, begging you to make a donation to Airedale Rescue and give him a new home.

NO. 16C - FRAMED AIREDALE WATERCOLOR 
WINNER:  KARLA RICHARDSON, KIRKLAND, WA
Donated by Maryellen Estes


Closeup
An original watercolor by Canadian artist Catherine McMillan.  It measures 6 x 7 inches and is in a bamboo frame. The frame size is 12 x 12 inches.

 Maryellen Estes wrote:  "I live in Michigan and have a 5-year old Airedale named Rufus Alexander. He is my 7th Airedale. Rufus goes to Lil Nell’s Doggie Daycare in Walled Lake 2 or 3 days a week to burn off some energy while I’m at work.  He regularly steals the staff’s lunches as he figures out how to open any doors or gates that they put in place.  His arrival is announced by “Rufus is in the house!” and they immediately go into lockdown mode to secure all doors and food.  Still, he is one of their favorites and he loves to go there."

REMEMBER THERE ARE JUST 3 MORE DAYS LEFT FOR ONLINE TICKET DONATIONS.  ONLINE TICKET DONATIONS ENDS ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 27TH.  AFTER SATURDAY, YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO GET YOUR QUILT TICKETS AT MONTGOMERY, EITHER ON THURSDAY EVENING, OCT. 2ND, AT THE HOSPITALITY ROOM OR ON SUNDAY, OCT. 5TH, AT THE QUILT DISPLAY TENT IN THE VICINITY OF THE AIREDALE RING.

BLOCK - PURPLE HAT SENIOR

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE EARLY 'DALE NO. 16 DRAWING!

#15A - JESTER EMBROIDERED DUFFEL BAG
WINNER:  MARTHA CALLIGAN, CINCINNATI, OH

#15B - CLINKER PROOF PAGE & 2013 NAR ORNAMENT
WINNER:  KARI RADOJEVIC, CHANDLER, AZ

#15C - SET OF TWO MUDPUPS BLACK & TAN GIFT TAGS
WINNER:  KRISTINE THOMASON, HOUSTON, TX

THANK YOU TO BOTH THE WINNERS AND INCENTIVE DONORS FOR SUPPORTING THE 2014 AIREDALE QUILT FUNDRAISER.

BLOCK MAKER: JEANNE ESMOND
ARTIST: JANE MILLER

Original Drawing
Quilted Block


Jeanne wrote: “The Purple hat is Katiedo, my old girl I lost last year. I call her block “When I'm old, I will wear purple”. When I got her, she was already 8.5 years old and her fur had faded to tan. By the time she crossed the RB, she was almost white.”

Ready to go to assembler
Closeup of hat

There is something very special about people who adopt the senior rescues.  They are willing to love them and care for them for as long as God let's us have them.  I know from experience the joys a person receives from opening their home and heart to an old dog. The dog just wants to be loved and it gives us back so much more than we give it.  I call these adopters "Aire Angels".

Katie's Story by Jeanne Esmond
Katie Swafford Esmond
June, 1998 – March, 2012 




Katie came into rescue around 2003 when she was 5 years old. There were no foster or adoptive homes for her, so our then rescue coordinator, Lou Swafford said, that he would keep her for himself. Lou spoiled her shamelessly and Katie ruled the roost and adored Lou.

Early in 2007 Lou fell and broke his hip while walking Katie. Lou was taken to the hospital and Katie was returned to his apartment to await his return. She was alone for 28 hours without an accident awaiting Lou. Finally, someone came and took Katie to a kennel for boarding while Lou recuperated. Katie was not a happy girl and attempted to chew her way out of her jail …I mean crate!

Pam McKusick called and asked me if my son Chris would foster Katie until Lou came out of the hospital. Chris had been without a dog for several years and longed to have an Airedale. He agreed to take Katie, just until Lou recuperated.

Chris LOVED Katie and Katie LOVED Chris! However, Chris’ roommates did not. Chris went through 3 sets of roommates. Katie got into the trash and recycling. No food was safe in the house w/Katie around; she was a champion countersurfer. She loved to chew socks! And to top it all off, she would bite you if you did something she didn’t like, like brushing her or trimming her toenails. He asked me if I would keep her until he found suitable living arrangements w/more understanding fellows! I agreed. I thought that these people just did not understand Airedales and it would be a snap for me to keep her until Chris was ready to take her back.

And so, Katie came to live with me.

Sandy and Katie got along from the start. Katie taught him to be a real Airedale. She taught him to bark at c*ts, the mailman and to keep his tail up. Katie was attitude on four legs. When Lou crossed the Rainbow Bridge to be with Vee Katie stayed with us.

Katie was full of Airedale Attitude and knew how to get her way. She adored men and I swear she batted her eyelashes, and pranced when she went to see Dr Hinn.

In 2010 she was diagnosed w/severe heart murmur. In 2011, she lost 20 pounds and the vet said she had Lymphoma and didn’t give her long to live. Nobody told Katie, however, that she was ill. She kept up her antics until the end.

Katie always had a smile on her face and enjoyed her life. In spite of all her antics or perhaps because of her antics, Katie is very missed around here by me, Chris and Sandy.


Don't forget that the Early 'Dale No. 15 Drawing takes place tonight at 8 PM EDT.

15A is the Jester Embroidered Duffel Bag

15B is the unframed Clinker Proof Page from Ann Curran's book, CLINKER THE COALMAN'S DOG, and the 2013 NAR Christmas Ornament.
15C is a Set of 2 Mudpups Black & Tan Gift Tags

Just a $5 donation makes you eligible for this drawing!