The quilt measures 64" x 71"

EARLY 'DALE NO. 5 INCENTIVES

STARTS TODAY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 12 AM PDT
ENDS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 8 PM EDT
THERE ARE 5 SEPARATE ITEMS BEING OFFERED

NO. 5-1  AIREDALE THROW
Donated by Denise Lucas


This 100% cotton, washable throw measures 50" x 70".  It would look great draped over a sofa or it could be hung on the wall as art.


NO. 5-2 BARREL BAG WITH AIREDALE GRAPHIC
Embroidered and Donated by Dianna Fielder


Barrel bag is made by HYP and is 14.0 oz., 100% cotton jersey canvas, has self fabric adjustable straps; Cinch top closure; Interior lining and PVC bottom insert; Size: 16" x 11 1/4".  Dianna used the Dive  Bombing Swallows block from the quilt.


NO. 5-3  BOOK - THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF HUNTING HENRY
Donated by Henry Curtis
Facebook:  Hunting Henry
www.huntinghenry.com



Henry is a very well traveled, some might say magical, Airedale.  He sends photos home from his travels, but he's hard to find!  Look for him on Facebook and see if you can find him!

NO. 5-4  AIREDALE FRAME
Donated by Delia Hardie



This darling Airedale frame holds a photo that measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  Just the right size for a photo of your dear fuzzy face!

NO. 5-5 "STRAW HAT GIRL" T-SHIRT
Donated by Sharon DeBoer


T-shirt with "Airedale Rescue - Where Airedales Bloom Again" slogan on the front.  Short Sleeve Black Ultra Cotton (100% cotton) Gilden T-shirt, Size MEDIUM

BONUS - "TABLE RUNN-AIRE"

Fiber Artist:  Carolyn Finlayson



This lovely table runner was made and designed by Carolyn Finlayson.  The table runner is 19.5 x 51inches finished.

Larger View



Label on back
The quilted table runner features 6 embroidered Airedale squares and six striped blocks. For the star points and border, I used a black/brown watercolor fabric. Cream color fairy frost fabric and a batik, with shades of brown and faded green, were used for the embroidered and striped blocks.  A neutral color was used for the backing.

Here are some progress photos of this lovely table runner


Auditioning Fabric






     


Adding the binding

LEAPING FOR THE FROG

Fiber Artist:  Eileen Tedesco
Artist:  Patty Eisenbraun


Quilted Block

Eileen Tedesco wrote:  My Airedale, Merlin, like all Airedales, had a mischievous streak.  He would go after anything that moved.  In the spring, he could hear the frogs in the pond out back, but never got to chase one.  He probably had dreams of dashing over lily pads after a leaping frog.

Original Drawing
Unquilted Block

Here are some progress photos:









RESCUE - HOPE AND CODY - OKLAHOMA

Hope all groomed
HOPE was caught by a kind mail carrier after being seen roaming in the same neighborhood for a couple of weeks. She came into rescue very neglected and underweight at 42 lbs. After several weeks of care, Hope has blossomed into a delightful girl. She is adopted and waiting on transport to her new home.
Hope's mouth showing missing teeth


CODY was an owner release. He was bought from a breeder as a puppy. However, the owner had several small children and Cody was too much.  He was adopted by previous adopters who had just lost their beloved Airedale. Cody is very loved and living the life!


Cody and his new family!



RESCUE SLIDESHOW VIDEO!

Please see tonight's Early 'Dale No. 4 Incentive Winners in the page below this one.

Here is this year's slideshow video showcasing the Quilt Blocks and the Rescue Airedales helped this past year by National Airedale Rescue funds - your donations at work.  Their stories are featured on the quilt blog.

A HUGE thank you to Jean Seibert for once again making a WONDERFUL slideshow video for the Airedale Rescue Quilting Bee this year. 






Rescue Airedales helped from October 2015 until the present are:

ARIZONA                                             OKLAHOMA
Curly (2)                                                  Elvis (6)
Sweetie Bird (8)                                       Lisa (6)
Daisy (10)                                                Katie (2)
Pancho and Polly (6)                               Clark (8)
LOUSIANA                                            Moose (3)
Marley (4)                                                Charli (1)
Stanley Purvis (2)                                    Duke (1)
NEVADA/S. CALIFORNIA                 Hope (5)
Odie (5)                                                   Cody
Jessie (9)                                                 Teddy(7 mos.)
Griffie (12)                                              Jasper (8 mos.)
Bernie (15)                                               Eloise (5)
Allie  (11)                                                Cooper (9)
Colin (9)                                                  NEW MEXICO
Jax (12)                                                    Barley (2)
NEW MEXICO                                     UTAH
Barley(2)                                                 Sassy (1)
 SO. CALIFORNIA                               VIRGINIA
 Rusty 6)                                                  Griffen (5)
 Charlie (10)                                             Hazel Belle (5)
 Pamona (9)                                              William (
TEXAS                                                     Olivia (8)
 Max (3)
Faith (9)
Leia (2)
Autumn (1)

TONIGHT EARLY 'DALE DRAWING NO. 4 ENDS!

EARLY 'DALE NO. 4 DRAWING ENDS TONIGHT AT 8 PM EDT
Congratulations to the winners of tonight's Early 'Dale Drawing!  Thank you so much for your support. NO. 4-1  AGILITY MUG
WINNER: Susan Winnett, Victoria, Australia








NO. 4-2  HANDMADE THROW OR "LAP" SWEATER
WINNER: Pam Vandergrift








NO. 4-3  "CHAIR-DALES"
WINNER: Wendy Hodgson, Queensland, Australia




NO. 4-4  POSTER - AIREDALENNIUM - AIREDALE TERRIER RESCUE QUILT 2000
WINNER: Christine Votel Sheffer, Rush, NY




$10,000 MILESTONE WINNER!

Congratulations to Paul Pistell of Fallston, MD whose donation but the blog thermometer over the $10,000 mark! Paul won the "Leapin' Airedales" Teapot made and donated by Carol Domeracki of Anything Airedale.



Don't forget that the Early 'Dale No. 4 Incentive drawing is tomorrow night, Sat., 8/27 at 8 PM EDT.  You can still win one of the 4 items donated for this Incentive Drawing.


#4-1  AGILITY MUG donated by Ann Curran of Ragtail Airedales













#4-2 AIREDALE THROW OR "LAP SWEATER" donated by New England Airedale Rescue









#4-3 "CHAIR-DALES" WALL ART made and donated by Carol Domeracki of Anything Airedale





#4-4 2000 QUILT POSTER donated by Candy Kramlich




RESCUE - MAX (TEXAS)

In January 2016, a man took his young adult Airedale into an emergency clinic north of Houston and asked that the dog be euthanized. The dog had not been feeling well, the information we received was rather non-specific--but initially the staff of the clinic felt the issue was rather simple--possibly a urinary tract infection. They could not help but notice the delightful temperament and charm exhibited by the Airedale--"Max." A vet tech at the clinic asked the owner if it was OK to contact Texas Airedale Rescue about helping the dog and if he would sign the dog over to the clinic and he agreed to both. Everyone noticed that this Airedale was delightful with the other dogs coming and going and even with the cats! After spending time with him, one of the veterinarians thought he would be a possible companion for her mother.

Rescue was contacted and we said we would accept him into our program so his medical costs could be covered. It rapidly became clear that the condition was more complex than imagined at first blush. Blood work was shocking - thrombocyte count which should have been at least 200,000 units was closer to zero!! A complex cocktail of medications was started and the impact was monitored. Throughout all the treatment, he remained a delight.

After a few days of medication, the count climbed to 4,000 units. At least he was making thrombocytes! Time would tell. Oh, he had a diagnosis of immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, a condition that may be inherited but can also be caused by a number of factors. It is a tricky condition and medications must be closely calibrated so his meds had to be custom made out of state because of their nature.

Amazingly, two days after he first was brought to the clinic, TART got an application from a family that wanted to be a foster home and they lived just a couple of miles from the clinic. The mom stayed at home with the children and their cats and they were willing to foster Max. Max got to the home and fit in beautifully. It took months for his blood count to inch its way up, but that is what it did. At long last, Max's levels reached healthy levels but he will be on his meds for a long time to come. Fortunately, his foster family decided they wanted to make him a permanent member of the family so he is "home at last."

LEAPING FOR THE FEATHERS

Fiber Artist:  Sue Senerchia
Artist:  Jane Miller


Quilted Block

Sue Senerchia wrote this about her block:  My Mitch LOVED feathers.  George, my husband, has a drawer in his workshop full of feathers and Mitch would lay right in front of it for a good hour "willing" it to open!  We have lots of waterfowl on our property so feathers are really easy to come by.  If Mitch would be fenced into his play yard and a feather was on the outside of the fence, he'd bark and bark and bark until someone would take pity on him and retrieve the feather and give it to him.  He never ate them - just gnawed on them.

Original Drawing
Unquilted Block

Mitch passed away on April 17th at the age of 9.5.  Not a day goes by that we don't think of him.  Mitch was buried with tons of feathers and to this day, we have bouquets of feathers on his burial spot. Here are a few photos of Mitch and his feathers.


Mitch's Feather Bouquet

Here are some progress photos of Sue's block:

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