Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - A Day in the Life

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!A few days ago was the unveiling of the Airedale quilting bee's 2008 quilt that gets raffled off at the dog show in Montgomery, Pennsylvania in October! The bee has been working for a whole year on this quilt - from deciding on a theme to choosing a block that depicts what your dog is doing in a twenty-four hour day, to assembling the quilt and quilting the quilt and then finally marketing the quilt and hoping that it makes TONS of money for Airedale rescue! This years' quilt is "A Day in the Life"! Isn't it a beauty?!Mom contributed two blocks this year. The first block was planned! Maggie and Mitch both love to bark their heads off to let mom know that the mailman has arrived! We don't have a mail slot - we have a mailbox down by the road! Poor mom would never be able to read her mail in one piece if we had the slot!This block was a last minute - beat-the-deadline block. One of the other quilters had personal problems and mom stepped up to the plate! It's a therapy dog bringing joy to a lady! Just so you know, mom does not draw her own patterns! Our quilting bee has artists that draw for us! It makes it a whole lot stressful for those of us who can't even draw a simple stick figure! A lady named, Linda did the patterns for mom!

Isn't this block adorable? It's called Cat Dreams !
This Dale is helping his mom wash the dishes!
This guys is getting his teeth brushed!
This Dale found the inside of his daddy's shoe and he's returning it to him! haha

Each block is a work of art and is part of an Airedale's day! If you'd like to see each block up close and personal and read about each artist, click on this link and keep clicking "next" at the bottom of the page -- http://www.airedalerescue.net/a_day_in_the_life/index.htm

Our Queen bee, Jeri, will also be running contests and doing fun things to promote the quilt. Mom has donated one of her hand knit felted purses as one of the incentive gifts to help sell raffle tickets.


Mom will be buying her raffle tickets soon and hoping to win this beauty!! Thank you in advance for supporting Airedale Rescue!

See you next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn

57 comments:

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Hi Autumn! What a gorgeous quilt AND purse! Your mom (and all the other contributors) are VERY talented! We hope they raise a TON of cash for Airedale Rescue!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

parlance said...

Those quilt pieces are lovely! I'm going to show them to my sister, who is a quilter.
What a beautiful piece of art for a wonderful cause.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow...what a LOVELY quilt! The doggies inside the blocks look so cute! Mom said they look life-like with the fur texture...=) Hope it will raise loads of money for Airedale Rescue!

Scottie

Gus said...

what a talented group those ladies are...I gotta go check my paypal account to see if I can buy some tickies.

gussie

Charlie Daniels said...

Your Mom is very talented. Someone will be very proud to own that quilt. (I hope it is your Mom!)

Cheers

Charlie

Finni said...

That is a very beautiful quilt. My mum would love a quilt like that. All the things the blocks depict are really what I do! LOL. I hope it makes loads of money for the ATCA.
Love
Finni xx

Simba said...

What a wonderful quilt. My mummy wishes she could make something like that.

Simba x

Gaia the Airedale said...

The quilt is sooo pretty! And it looks like fun to snuggle in hehe. The patterns and all the different dale scenes are spot on! I especially love the cat dream one!

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Peanut said...

that is beautiful

Petra said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

My grandma quilts, so I know how much work it is to complete a project like this.

I hope the fundraiser is a great success.

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

What a great quilt -- it's beautiful and a wonderful fundraising idea. We hope you raise lots of money for Airedale Rescue. Will you be taking bids online?

jaffeboy said...

Oh Maggie, I can't believe I missed your birthday by whole 2 weeks!!!

Happy Belated Burpday to you!!! My secretary (aka MaMa) is not doing her job very well. I'll have a word with her.

Hope you had a fantastic time!

xoxoxo Jaffe...

Nevis said...

Coolest quilt ever! Except, of course, if it was of pugs! :P

Deetz said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I would love to lay on it
Alot of heart and soul went into that quilt for sure
Deetzy

Clover said...

What a beautiful quilt! I can't get over how nice it is!
Love Clover xo

Asta said...

Autumn
This has to be the most gowgeous quilt yet..what a bootiful wowk of awt..I hope you get tons of money fow the aiwedale wescooe..it's such a wondewful way to waise awaweness and help .
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Melissa and Emmitt said...

Oh My Godness!
Your blocks are AMAZING! Wow! That quilt is gorgeous! I absolutely adore it.
If you would like, I would be honored to donate my airedale signed print to the raffle to help raise funds.
just email me where i should send the print to pugnotes (at) aol.com .
xo
melissa

Mack said...

Autumn,
That is the most beautiful quilt Mom & I have seen. EVER!
Boy - talk about talent!
I hope you get mucho mucho bucks for it because to me it looks priceless!

Lady Kaos said...

That is a gorgeous quilt!! I hope your Mom wins it! I love the purse, too! Your Mom sure is talented!!
Kaos

Moco said...

That is a lot of work and done beautifully. Grammie wants to buy raffle tickets. Email her @ mcadernc@comcast.net and tell her what to do. She really needs all the help she can get.

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Autumn...

That is one beautiful quilt and yer Mom is pretty talented ta be able ta sew such lovely squares fer it. The whole quilt must be breathtaking ta see 'n is sure ta make ya a ton of money fer airedale rescue....I guess we ferget that airedales are terriers (how could ya ferget that one?)'n so will be at the Montgomery dog show...some day Gram wants ta go there 'n see it fer herself.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Momo & Pinot said...

Wow, this quilt is so boofitul and pawsome!! We love the theme..what dog is doing 24/7!! Each block looks so nice! We hope this will rescue many airedale pals. :)

Momo & Pinot

ps: You've been awarded! Please come and pick it up! :)

Saint Lover said...

This quilt gives me chills of excitement. It is so beautiful and you can really tell how much time and love was put into making it. I hope it makes LOTS of money!

Chef said...

That is a brilliant work of art. We so enjoyed seeing the quilt. And we hope it brings in bundles for the rescue. Your mommy is so talented.

xox
Chef

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Autumn...we had already seen the quilt...we had no idea that ur mom had done two of the squares!!! It's absolutely bootiful! Does ur mom sell any of her work? We adore the bandanas she's made...we wondered if she does other work?? Let us know! Gilbert was supposed to do a Wheelie post today, but it didn't happen...so it might be delayed a tad due to his procrastination....Strong reportin' on the quilt, Autumn...we have to buy tickets!

Lotsa love, Laciegirl

Lacy said...

w00f's Maggie and Mitch, dat iz the mostest bute ti ful quilt...those ladies really nos how to do pawsome work...me will git sum tickets too..

b safe,
~rocky~

T-man said...

Hee hee, I like the way your mom immortalized you in that quilt! Quilting looks hard to do..you mom is very talented!! My mom can barely sew on buttons.

Lacy said...

w00f's Autumn, oopsies me furgot to tell u hi tooo...me sorrwy...

b safe,
~rocky~

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

That is one pawtastic quilt. Who someone has the touch.

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

The colors and block patterns are absolutely beautiful and so well designed! You are a group of very talented ladies. I do some quilting myself so I really appreciate all the work that went into this project. Excellent!!!!!

Levi's mom

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I just printed off the form to send in with a check for tickets but I can't find anything that tells whether or not they will mail that quilt or you have to be present. Do you know how they plan to handle an out of town winner? Not that I expect to be THAT lucky but you never know.

Levi's mom

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
OMD! The quilt is pawesome! And the purse too! Your mom is soooooo talented!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful work!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Joe Stains said...

What a great quilt, we love it!! I hope you guys win it!!

Huskee Boy said...

I love love love the Cat Dreams one.. SO cute!! Actually that's a beautiful quilt.. Your mom is soooo talented.. the wood carvings, now quilting... (*huskee's mom hanging head in shame*)

happy said...

What a beautiful quilt! Everyone is so talented! Love the blocks done by your mom! Really impressed!

BWTH Dog House said...

Thats bootiful!!! We like it.


BenBen

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Those quilt blocks are so pretty.... Great job.

~ Girl girl

Niamh said...

Your Airedale folks are so creative. What a beautiful quilt! Hope it raise lots of money for rescue as one of my Airedale friends on the Drill Team came from rescue.

Your friend,
Niamh

Moco said...

We see how to order the tickets. We will be getting some in the next day or two.

oorvi said...

That quilt is so...Dale-xquisite! It is a work of art for sure. And to think of how much work must've gone in to make those patterns so beautiful...is simply very very tough!

All the best for the Dog Show!

Licks n Wags,
Oorvi

PS: What are Wheelie Wednesdays?
(I am sure that every dog out there knows what they are (blush!))

Petey said...

That quilt is gorgeous. Was the Dale doing the dishes inspired by Baby Stan's attack on their dishwasher last month? Hee!

Your pal,

Petey

Tuffy said...

Hi
I'm Tuffy the chihuahua. Nice to meet you. My mom said those quilt squares are so adorable.

Rachel said...

Hi Mitch and Maggie - this is Winston and Clementine the pugs' mommy. I found you through Sophie and Dixie's blog and wanted to let you know that with their help we have come up with a new contest to follow up SNPM - check out our latest blog entry for all the details and let us know if you'd like to participate - your humans look pretty crafty and I think they'd be perfect for this!

Jessie and Jake said...

Those are gorgeous - the talent, time and detail that goes into that is unbelievable. Our mom says she is suddenly feeling useless - it is ok we gave her a hug.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

wat a great collection of airedale quilt.... awesome

Rachel said...

Yay - we're so glad you guys are participating in the contest!! You won't be the only non-pugs - there are two Boston Terriers who have signed up so far and a rat terrier and JRT - so it's pugs and terriers, I guess!

Kodak the Eskie said...

Wow, unbelievable work on the quilt! You're mom is very talented. That quilt is very beautiful! I'm so impressed.

Hugs, Kodak

Fenway said...

That is the most pawsome quilt in creation. Ms. Alpha LOVES quilting and was so impressed with the creativity and skill in each of the squares.

Glad your Mom liked The Ten Commandments list. After reading them, the owners will love us even more (if possible!).

Your pal,
Fenway

Nanette said...

WOW that is amazing!!! you should try raffling it on Ebay, I bet you would raise a gazillion dollars!

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Maggie and Mitch

That quilt is pretty pawsome. Mom says to tell your Mom that she just loves it.
And as far as Toby hearing Scuba's speech, he gets to be a little punk puppy sometimes and she's got to put him in his place.

Desert Pups

The Army of Four said...

Woo! Stunning quilt! Simply stunning! And a VERY nice project that your mom is involved in!
Luv,
Dave

Snowball said...

Those quilt blocks are beautiful! I hope that your mum will get that lucky raffle ticket to win her the quilt!

Luv

Snowball

kingsley said...

This is one of the most beautiful thing i have ever seen and the stories behind each block is just so wonderful. The person/dog who gets it is going to be so lucky!!!

i love it so much!

Eric said...

Autumn. The quilt is really stunning. I love it, Mommi too. What a lovely idea to raise money. I hope you get $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!. Your Moms block with the letters was the absolute best.. she's VERY clever.

Wags, Eric x

Miss Barbara said...

I sure love that skateboard with the pumpkin wheels... what a great image and so appropriate for pumpkin luvin' Airedales!!

Jackson said...

Oooo, that quilt is so lovely! Let's hope it raises lots of cash for Airedale Rescue! J x

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

That quilt is gorgeous. Your Mom is very talented. Mama does embroidery.

We are sure the quilt will help rescue a lot of Airedales. Have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci