Sunday, July 27, 2014
TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team
My mom got me started on a new charity sewing project. No, I'm not abandoning Quilts Beyond Borders - far from it! I am adding in a new one - TQPM Small Kennel Quilts. The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization that is available when disasters strike. It is a way to join a larger effort to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. They supply kennel quilts to shelters in times of need.
With the recent Carlton Complex fires here in the Methow Valley in Washington State, over 300 homes were lost in the firestorm. Families, pets and livestock were displaced. My community has been severely impacted and was the impetus for me to give back to those in need.
These are small little quilts that don't take much material or time to make. I have been able to use scraps from my QBB quilts and one I made for my son.
Our local quilt shop is getting in on the action, too. At our Open Sew this coming Tuesday, we are going to crank out some more.
These are the first six kennel quilts I have completed. They have already been delivered to the shelter in Okanogan.