The quilt measures 64" x 71"

THURSDAY, 10/1, 6-8 PM,HOSPITALITY ROOM, HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

Just a reminder if you are attending the events at Montgomery Weekend this year, you can get your quilt tickets in person on Thursday evening, Oct. 1st between 6 and 8 PM at the Hospitality Room of the Headquarters Hotel.

And you will have last opportunity on Sunday, Oct. 4th to get your quilt tickets at the Quilt Display Tent located in the vicinity of the Airedale Ring and the Rescue Bazaar Tent.  Tickets will be sold up until just before the drawing, which is at the judge's discretion.

THANK YOU!

I just wanted to take the time to thank the Bee members who worked so hard to make the 2015 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 2015 Airedale Rescue Quilt Fundraiser a success!

Artists: Patty Eisenbraun,  Jane Miller, Rose Knowles, Sue Ingold  and Mary Burns Blood
Block Makers: Linda Bell, Karen Brown, Rebecca Eash, Jeanne Esmond, Carolyn Finlayson, Jeannette Grantner, Rose Knowles, Candy Kramlich, Jeri Langman, Sue Senerchia, Lori Taylor, Eileen Tedesco
Bonus Wall Hangings:  
Linda Bell, Jeanne Esmond, Carolyn Finlayson and Candy Kramlich
Top Assembly: Carolyn Finlayson
Machine Quilting: Grace Anderson
Quilt Label: Rebecca Eash
Final Assembly: Sharon DeBoer
Donation Processing: Eileen Tedesco & Sidney Hardie
Blog: Candy Kramlich with the help of Sidney Hardie, Lydia Ross and Sue Senerchia
Marketing: Lori Taylor

Internal Bee Website:  Holly Coes Harris
Slide Show Video: Jean Seibert
Steering Committee: Sharon DeBoer, Rebecca Eash, Candy Kramlich, Lori Taylor, Jeri Langman - all helped to move the process along

Snail Mail Ticket Master:  Sidney Hardie
Ticket Master (Online Sales)::  Eileen Tedesco
Candy's Technical Consultant:  Sidney Hardie

Early 'Dale Donors (in alphabetical order):

Linda Bell
Karen Brown
Henry Curtis
Jeanne Esmond
Barbara Fruchtman
Candy Kramlich
Jeri Langman
Stephanie Lingelbach
Donette Loehr/Christine Sheffer
Sandra J. Merwin
Lydia Ross
Sue Senerchia
Terry Stevens
Lori Taylor



THANK YOU!!!

EARLY 'DALE NO. 9 DRAWING AND END OF ONLINE TICKET DONATIONS ENDS TONIGHT

EARLY 'DALE NO. 9 DRAWING ENDS 
TONIGHT AT 8 PM EDT 


***ONLINE TICKET DONATIONS ENDED TONIGHT AT 8 PM EDT***
YOU CAN GET YOUR QUILT TICKETS FROM THIS POINT FORWARD IN PERSON ON THURSDAY, OCT. 1ST AT THE HOSPITALITY ROOM OF THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL BETWEEN 6 AND 8 PM AND ON SUNDAY, OCT. 4TH AT THE QUILT DISPLAY TENT IN THE VICINITY OF THE AIREDALE RING,

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF TONIGHT'S DRAWING.

NO. 9-1  WOOLIE DALE "OLD WOMAN IN SHOE"
Winner:  Nancy Wagner-Hislip, Collingswood, NJ

NO. 9-2 LINDA RONSTADT ALBUM COVER AND SHEET MUSIC
Winner:  Sallie Moore, Reno, NV




NO. 9-3  AIREDALE FAIRY DOG MOTHER QUILTER'S KITCHEN WITCH
Winner:  Karl Broom, Great Falls, VA




NO. 9-4 STAR QUILT (50" x 50")
Winner:  Ann Harlow, Walpole, MA




AFTER 8 PM EDT, YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO GET YOUR QUILT TICKETS EITHER AT THE HOSPITALITY ROOM OF THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL ON THURSDAY, OCT. 1ST BETWEEN 6 AND 8 PM OR AT THE SHOW SITE AT THE QUILTING BEE DISPLAY TENT IN THE VICINITY OF THE AIREDALE RING ON SUNDAY, OCT. 4TH UP UNTIL THE TIME OF THE DRAWING.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THIS AIREDALE RESCUE QUILTING BEE FUNDRAISER FOR THE BENEFIT OF NATIONAL AIREDALE RESCUE, INC.


The members of the Airedale Rescue Quilting Bee, National Airedale Rescue, Inc., Regional Rescue Volunteers and especially the Rescued Airedales helped by these funds thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We sincerely appreciate you generosity.




RECAP - CalendAIRE and Bonus Wall Hangings

Here's a photo recap of what you have an opportunity to win in this year's Airedale Rescue Quilt Fundraiser. A $5 donation entitles you to CalendAIRE ticket; donations in increments of $25 entitle you to 5 CalendAIRE tickets and 1 Bonus ticket.

CalendAIRE - approximately 59" x 59"


Bonus Wall Hanging #1 - "What, You Mean Me?"



Bonus Wall Hanging #2 - "Faithful Friend


Bonus Wall Hanging #3 - "Airedale Attitudes"


Bonus Wall Hanging #4 - "A Day at the Races"

And here's a link to the slideshow/video showcasing the Airedales that were helped by your donations over the past year.  This is what it's all about - the Airedales who need your help.



MAGIC & GUS (VA) - ATRVA


Magic
MAGIC - Melinda Costa of ATRVA wrote: Eleven year old Magic came into rescue with ATRVA in December 2014. His owner sadly had to find a new home for his beloved Airedale. His daughter and grandson had moved in with them, but his grandson had developed severe allergies to the dog. Magic's owner had even moved to an apartment with Magic to help his grandson and still keep his dog. But he knew this wasn't a long term solution and contacted ATRVA. Magic had been loved and cared for, but he did need extensive dental surgery upon entering rescue. After his successful surgery, he was back to acting like a very playful male Airedale! He looks and acts much younger than his 11 years. He was adopted by a previous adopter and now lives with her two other dogs and a cat.


Magic sporting a new coat
Sweet Boy Magic
GUS - Melinda writes: "Nine year old Gus entered rescue with ATRVA in June 2014 after being relinquished by his owners to the local shelter for running away. That truly was the best thing for him as he needed love and medical attention! He had had no vaccinations for about five years; no HW testing or HW preventative (thankfully, he was HW negative). He tested positive for Lyme and was found to have broken, rotted, infected or loose teeth. The dental disease was so bad, it caused him to have a bloody nose for almost two weeks. After two successful surgeries, he ended up with no teeth, but instead has bone grafts and tissue flaps. Gus is now happy, eating and playing bitey face (more like gummy face). He was adopted by a family who adores him!!"

Gus
Reminder, the Early 'Dale No. 9 Drawing  ends tomorrow night, Saturday, 9/26 at 8 PM EDT. This is also the end of online quilt ticket sales.

#9-1 Woolie Dale "Old Woman in Shoe"

#9-2 The Linda Ronstadt Album and Sheet Music
#9-3 Airedale Fairy Dog Mother Quilter's Kitchen Witch
#9-4 Star Quilt


EARLY 'DALE DRAWING NO. 9

STARTS TODAY, THURSDAY,
SEPTMEBER 24TH AT 12 AM PDT
ENDS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH
AT 8 PM EDT
THERE ARE 4 SEPARATE ITEMS OFFERED



*****THIS IS ALSO YOUR LAST CHANCE 
TO GET ONLINE QUILT TICKETS.  
ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 8 PM EDT ON SATURDAY, 9/26.*****

NO. 9-1 WOOLIE DALE "OLD WOMAN IN SHOE"
Donated by Sue Senerchia
Made by Carol Usher of Woolie Dales


   

The tag says "Old Woman in Shoe" is # 407 and was made in 2005. The black boot is 10" high and 11" long. It's a real work boot. The woman stands 10" high if you remove her from the work boot. This is truly a "one of a kind" piece made by the wonderful and innovative fiber artist, Carol Usher. Carol passed away several years ago so those of us who have one of her creations treasure them even more.


NO. 9-2 THE LINDA RONSTADT ALBUM AND SHEET MUSIC
Donated byJeri Langman

   
The album cover features Linda Ronstadt and her two Airedales. It is highly collectible and hard to find both.



















NO. 9-3 AIREDALE FAIRY DOG MOTHER QUILTER'S KITCHEN WITCH
Made and donated by Terry Stevens
www.blackheathfars.com
Facebook: Terry Stevens



Legend says that a Kitchen Witch will keep roasts from burning, pots from boiling over, and the hearth stones toasty warm. This Witch makes sure a quilter need never rip another seam!! Measures 7" long.



NO. 9-4 STAR QUILT
Donated by Donette Loehr



This lovely non-Airedale quilt is machine quilted and measures approximately 50 inches by 50 inches. Christine Sheffer wrote: A dear friend has given me a quilt to help the Airedale Rescue quilters. She thinks your work is terrific. She doesn't have a dog. This isn't an Airedale quilt, but she hopes it can help as an incentive.

She tagged it with her name and National Airedale Rescue on the back. Donette Loehr doesn't own an Airedale, but she is a friend to them. When she heard me rave about the marvelous ladies of the Airedale Rescue Quilting Bee, Donette immediately offered a quilt to support the efforts.  She described this one as a happy favorite, but also a bit stubbon and challenging when she was creating it.  Hmm, happy and challenging - just like the Airedales we know and love.  The quilting on this lively piece resembles dragon flies buzzing around. The star and edging are made of pieces that include themes of fresh vegetables, happy insects and gardening suppies along with beautiful flowers.
















EARLY 'DALE NO. 8 (SENIOR FUND) DRAWING ENDS TONIGHT

EARLY 'DALE NO. 8 (SENIOR FUND) DRAWING ENDS TONIGHT AT 8 PM EDT
Congratulations to the winners and thank you for supporting National Airedale Rescue and the Airedale Rescue Quilting Bee fundraiser!

NO. 8-1  LOMONOSOV AIREDALE FIGURINE
Winner:  Cindy Berner, La Mirada, CA




NO. 8-2  ROYAL DALTO K-5 AIREDALE FIGURINE
Winner:  Pam McKusick, Columbia, MD




NO. 8-3  BESWICK CH. CAST IRON MONARCH AIREDALE FIGURINE
Winner:  Pam McKusick, Columbia, MD




NO. 8-4  GOEBEL AIREDALE FIGURINE
Winner:  Sue Senerchia, Northford, CT




NO. 8-5  ROYAL DALTON #1023 AIREDALE FIGURINE
Winner:  Gun Penhoat, Ada, MI





BOOTS - (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

BOOTS (S. Calif)  Boots was an older boy in very bad shape, that was dumped at a shelter. He had cancer on his tail and bad teeth; Becky Stull agreed to foster him and ended up adopting him ... here is her story:

"Two days before Christmas 2014, I rescued a 110 lb, 8 year old Airedale Terror named Boots. His previous owner was 86 with dementia, and she was forced to hand him over to animal control. He bit two people and was quarantined with only 5 days left before he would be euthanized. The Airedale Terrier Rescue contacted me and I decided to take on the challenge and rescue Boots. I have always had Airedales and am very familiar with the breed. He was a mess with numerous medical conditions. He had to be sedated just for an exam, as he tried to bite anyone that touched him. Both of his ears and skin were infected, his thyroid levels were low, and he had a large tumor on his tail. After a few months of medications, daily baths, tail amputation, and teeth removals, he was feeling much better. He finally started to trust me a little by allowing me to massage his ears during baths, so that I could clean them. The next step was house training and he is a very mischievous 8 year old. He was obviously allowed to do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. I attempted to correct him, by yelling No, after he grabbed a candy wrapper. Once he dropped it, I mistakenly thought that I could then pick the piece of paper up, and he bit me. It was so hard that I thought that he broke my hand. I was stunned as I have never experienced being bit before. A week later, I had a similar incident and he tore a hole in my pants.

I'm retired Navy and consider myself to be a leader or alpha, and felt that I have definitely met my match. I also noticed that he was always on guard outside during our walks. He would lunge at people trying to walk past us. I did have control of him, but that made me very nervous. He doesn't have any strikes left, and I didn't want animal control to knock on my door.

I walked into the vet's office (Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital) and saw a brochure from Lorenzo's Dog Training Team. and it had two Airedales on the front of it. My vet, Barbara, asked me who was going to train Boots. I replied and said that I am training him. She offered me a free consultation with Lorenzo's Dog Training Team and at first I declined. Just a few minutes later, the vet tech came in to take him for his blood work. All I could hear was a bunch of growling and barking from Boots. I swallowed my pride and when Barbara walked back into the room, I asked her for the free consultation.


A week later, Leanna and Emilio arrived at my home to meet Boots. I was amazed at how well behaved their dogs were and wanted the same for Boots. Their recommendation was to take Boots for several weeks for training. That was really hard for me, but it was the absolute best decision that I have ever done for my dog and for myself. We also went through several training sessions together and Boots was amazing. He still tried to test me, but I was given the tools that I needed to make the corrections. It is a lot of hard work and it has definitely paid off!! A few things that I remembered Leanna and Emilio stating is that you should never have to yell at your dog and just because your dog does things for treats doesn't mean that the dog respects you. Boots will now do whatever I ask of him and I don't need to give him a treat to do it. He lies down and is relaxed and is no longer on guard all of the time. I get compliments about how well behaved he is and I am such a proud momma!

Lorenzo's Dog Training Team is amazing and I am so thankful for their honesty and integrity! Leanna and Emilio are wonderful teachers. I will be able to use these dog training techniques forever and am so grateful for the education and experience!"





Reminder, Early 'Dale No. 8 Drawing that benefits the Joey Fineran Memorial Senior Fund of National Airedale Rescue ends tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/23, at 8 PM EDT.

#8-1 Lomonosov Airedale Figurine

#8-2 Royal Dalton #K-5 Airedale Figurine
#8-3 Beswick Ch. Cast Iron Monarch Airedale Figurine
#8-4 Goebel Airedale Figurine
#8-5 Royal Dalton #1023 Airedale Figurine


AND WE HAVE MORE SPECIAL SENIORS

All of our seniors are put through full health checks and blood panels to insure that they are starting out on the best foot possible ...even though they are older.  Rusty LaFrance shared some of her senior stories.


Marcus
MARCUS  (NV-SWAT)  Marcus was an owner surrender because of a divorce. He was a sweet boy but older ...one of my adopters had recently lost their Airedale that they had adopted from me years back. Because they themselves were getting older, they thought that an older Airedale would be best. Marcus had found his new home with them.


Ace
ACE  (NM- SWAT) Ace got stuck at a boarding facility when his human went to the hospital. When she couldn't return to her home, Ace was turned over to the boarding facility to find him a new home.
As an older boy, that was not easy. I (Rusty) had to go to New Mexico and agreed to go and get Ace from the boarding facility and bring him back with me to be placed in a home that was willing to take in an older boy, Ace turned out to be a bit of a challenge as he had gotten used to having his own way with his former human ... doing what he wanted to do when he wanted to do it,  He was also an accomplished escape artist!



Colin Before covered in foxtails
COLIN  (S. Calif. )  Colin was dumped at the shelter. He was covered in fox tails ...everywhere!  It took months to get all the foxtails out of him.  The best we could tell was he was used as a Junk yard dog .  He was 8 or 9 years old, bad teeth and bad infections from all the fox tails, and he had been biten by a snake ! He was in such bad shape that I was sure he was not going to make it, but, tough as nails ... he did. He is being fostered by one of my foster humans that is willing to take care of an older dog that has health issues.  We discovered he had a persistent ear infection and finally got it under control with a special, no grain diet.  He is hell bent on trying to get the snakes so he gets his vaccination every year ... some things you just can't change!
Colin After


Bernie
BERNIE (NV - SWAT) I received a call from a lady saying that she and her husband were in St. George Utah .... on their way to Glacier Montana where they were going to live in an assisted living facility that didn't allow dogs. They were from Ohio .  They wanted to know what to do with their 12 year old Airedale so I said I said "Bring him to me!"  Bernie is now 15; the best Airedale you could ask for.. even though he is now deaf and can't see as well.  He loves life and is quite the specimen.  I love having the old man around!


Reminder, Early 'Dale No. 8 Drawing that benefits the Joey Fineran Memorial Senior Fund of National Airedale Rescue ends Wednesday, 9/23, at 8 PM EDT.

#8-1 Lomonosov Airedale Figurine

#8-2 Royal Dalton #K-5 Airedale Figurine
#8-3 Beswick Ch. Cast Iron Monarch Airedale Figurine
#8-4 Goebel Airedale Figurine
#8-5 Royal Dalton #1023 Airedale Figurine


THE JOYS OF THE SENIOR AIREDALES

National Airedale Rescue, Inc. has a Senior Fund created because there are donors who wish to earmark their donation to help defray the costs of caring for the Senior Airedales that come into Rescue and for one reason or another, they aren't able to be placed because of their age and perhaps chronic health issues.  This fund allows these Senior Airedales to be fostered and cared for and loved for whatever time they have left.  The Seniors are very special.  I know firsthand from fostering Nina, who was unadoptable because of her advanced age and several health issues. She brought so much joy to every day and that's the special secret about the Seniors.

Here are the stories of several Seniors helped by National Airedale Rescue in the past year or so.  Rusty LaFrance wrote: As you know, I take in the older Airedales ... ones that are having a hard time finding a foster or a home to live in for the later years.


Allie - SWAT - 10 yrs old
ALLIE (S. Calif.) Rusty LaFrance wrote this about Allie.  "Allie was placed in a home in southern California when she was just two years old.  At the age of 10, her humans found themselves unable to take care of her and she was returned to Rescue (per the Rescue contract).  One of my wonderful foster humans had just lost the last senior she was fostering for me, and Allie was the perfect fit for her home.  Allie is very much loved and is traveling between Arizona and Idaho, where it is cooler in the summer months.  It is as though she has always lived with Sheri and Sheri could not be happier.  Sheri is the perfect human as a foster for a senior Airedale, and our Senior program makes it possible for her to take these seniors into her home."


Jax - SWAT- 10 yrs old
JAX - (S. Calif.)  Jax was an owner surrender due to a major life change for his humans.He is an escape artist, who just wants to be with his humans so leaves if there is no one at home ... after being picked up by Animal Control the second time, they decided he had to go to Rescue.  We arranged a transport from So. Cal. to my place and what should arrive but an EXTREMELY skinny and tall Airedale boy ... who is a bit of a grouch :-)  We ran all the tests on him to see what was going on to make him so skinny ... lack of groceries was what the vet said (we love our vet and he loves Airedales).  So we have Jax on a really good diet now ... with no grain to try to clear up the hot spots.  We have finally got some fat over his ribs !! My husband thinks he is part StagHound with his tall/long legs !! Jax is 11 now.



Amber - SWAT -12 yrs old
AMBER (NV-SWAT)   Amber came to me with another Airedale boy. The humans had to surrender them because of their home owners insurance. Amber was 6. She was protecting her little girl by barking at a human that was jogging by. The human maced Amber and she bit the human in the butt. When I picked her up I didn't know what to expect ... and here came the happiest, most loving Airedale girl you could ever ask for. Give me a million Ambers!  With her bite history, I could not place her in another home so she became the great dame of the ranch ... teaching all the other Airedales that came in what was acceptable.  Sneaking into our bed the minute it got made up; settling in for the afternoon long nap. She was the best anyone could ever ask for and lived until she was almost 15 . She never complained and never had a bad day.. until 3 days before she passed.  She didn't want to get up and she didn't want to eat; not like our sweet girl at all so in to the vet we went thinking she was just having a problem with her kidneys or something.  She had a cancerous mass that was pressing on her stomach and her lungs had filled with tumors. We did not want her to suffer one minute as she had been such a good Ambassador for all the Airedales that had come to us while she was here.We let her go that evening after learning about the cancer. She was a tough one to let go of and will always be remembered ... much like a couple of the others that we have seen through to the end of their lives.


Reminder, Early 'Dale No. 8 Drawing that benefits the Joey Fineran Memorial Senior Fund of National Airedale Rescue ends on Wednesday, 9/23 at 8 PM EDT.

#8-1 Lomonosov Airedale Figurine

#8-2 Royal Dalton #K-5 Airedale Figurine
#8-3 Beswick Ch. Cast Iron Monarch Airedale Figurine
#8-4 Goebel Airedale Figurine
#8-5 Royal Dalton #1023 Airedale Figurine


BONUS WALL HANGING NO. 4

"A DAY AT THE RACES"
Made by Jeanne Esmond
Designed by Linda Hobbet




Jeanne's wall hanging is the oval in the center of this photograph and it measures 18 inches x 24 inches. Here is what she had to say about her inspiration for making this lovely and unique wall hanging. I was showing photos of our Hatitude quilt around the office, when my boss stopped me to tell me about The Kentucky Dreby. She spent many years there and was was enchanted by Linda Hobbet's artwork and the entire concept of Airedales in hats. She said that everyone had their own engraved cup for mint julips at the race, and I thought of making this block with a proper silver cup with "NAR" engraved on it for National Airedale Rescue.


Progress Photo


Reminder, Early 'Dale No. 8 Drawing that benefits the Joey Fineran Memorial Senior Fund of National Airedale Rescue ends on Wednesday, 9/23 at 8 PM EDT.

#8-1 Lomonosov Airedale Figurine

#8-2 Royal Dalton #K-5 Airedale Figurine
#8-3 Beswick Ch. Cast Iron Monarch Airedale Figurine
#8-4 Goebel Airedale Figurine
#8-5 Royal Dalton #1023 Airedale Figurine



EARLY 'DALE NO. 8 SENIOR DRAWING TO BENEFIT NATIONAL AIREDALE RESCUE SENIOR FUND

STARTS TODAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH AT 12 AM PDT
ENDS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD AT 8 PM EDT
THERE ARE FIVE (5) SEPARATE DRAWING ITEMS


The donations received during this incentive period will be alloted to the National Airedale Rescue, Inc. Senior Fund. Stephanie Lingelbach of Omaha, Nebraska has made the following incentive donations with the stipulation that any donations received during this drawing period go to benefit the Senior Fund. 

National Airedale Rescue has changed the name of the Senior Fund to the Joey Fineran Memorial Senior Fund in memory of Airedale rescue icon, Joey Fineran. The seniors held a special place in Joey's heart and she would often take them in herself to care for them. Monies will be used to provide care, housing, and other necessary services to the senior Airedales who find themselves homeless and in need of our help.

The Joey Fineran Memorial Senior Airedale Fund is supported solely by donations. It is used to help pay for necessary medical care of Airedales aged ten and over in Rescue. With National Airedale Rescue committee approval, medical expenses can be funded so that senior Airedales may remain in loving homes that lack the means to pay for necessary medical procedures.

NO. 8-1 LOMONSOV AIREDALE FIGURINE
This a USSR pre-1975 figurine that measures 6.5" tall.


NO. 8-2  ROYAL DALTON K-5
This figurine is 1.5" tall and 3" wide.




NO. 8-3 BESWICK CH. CAST IRON MONARCH FROM ENGLAND
This figurine measures 5.5" x 4.5"


 



NO. 8-4 GOEBEL FIGURINE

This figurine is 3.5" x 4"

                                                                                                            

NO. 8-5 ROYAL DALTON #1023
This figurine measures 5.5" x 6.5"