Friday, May 7, 2010

StAireway to Heaven Quilt

A few weeks back, mom learned of a quilt that TART was raffling off. TART stands for Texas Airedale Rescue Team. Mom fell head over heals in love with it and couldn't wait to send in money for tickets in hopes that she would win it and even if she didn't, it's for a good cause - Airedales in need!A lady named Miss Becky wrote to mom and sent her the raffle numbers and asked her for our email addy just in case we win. On May 1st, we got on our computer very early as we always do and we found an email from Miss Becky telling us that we won the StAireway To Heaven quilt! Mom couldn't believe her eyes! And she kept pinching herself the whole day through to make sure she wasn't dreaming.

The quilt was made by Kathy Patterson and mom has received a few emails from her so it's for real - mom wasn't dreaming! whooooooooohooooooooooo
We also found out that the quilt has raised $1230.00 and that's just awesome!

Would you guys like to see Kathy's Dales?
Meet Ruby and Sam! Aren't they cuties?!
The quilt has arrived at our house and we can't decide if it looks better on mom and dad's bed~Or on the bed in the guestroom.
What do you guys think? Which bed should get it?
Of course Mitch thinks the quilt looks the best on him!We can't tell you how many times mom has run up and down the stairs just to stand in the doorway and stare at this beautiful Airedale quilt and smile! It truly is a work of art!
Thank you so very much, Kathy! You are one awesome Airedale quilter!

So until next time................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

45 comments:

Penny and Patches said...

Oh my doGness! The quilt is absolutely fabulous! You are such lucky pups! Our mom has no luck when it comes to stuffs like that. She's a perpetual loser! It looks great on both beds!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Winterdark said...

That's beautiful!

Bolo's Mom

Mango said...

That quilt was meant for your estate. I know what you mean about mom just admiring it. Mine does the same thing with our guestroom quilt sometimes. Just stands there looking at it.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mack said...

That quilt is beautiful!
Maybe your mom should go buy a lottery ticket!!

Ruby and Penny said...

That is so beautiful. You guys are so lucky. We agree with Mack, go buy a lottery ticket.
Love Ruby & Penny

Putter said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Maggie! It is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! HOW NEATO! Maggie! Hee Hee! Is that MY MOM's guestie room that I SEEEEEEE????!!!!!! HEE HEE!

Love,

Putter

Gus said...

Congratulations! It is wonderful. And we don't know where we like it best, but we think we kind of like it best on Mitchie. but only if he shares with you, miss Maggie.

gussie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a very beautiful quilt! If I had one, I'd be staring at it too and admiring it!! It looks good on either bed! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Sam said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt! Your Mom sure was lucky to have won it! We can't decide which room it looks best in!

Sam

Remington said...

That is beautiful!

Jake of Florida said...

We are so thrilled that your mom won this beautiful quilt!!! We know she's contributed to other airedale quilts -- so her winning this one makes pawfect sense.

We think the quilt looks beautiful in either room; but here are our thoughts. If it's in the bedroom, then it will be folded back some of the time when the bed isn't made (what, an unmade bed??? never happens, right?). If it's in the guest rom, then it will most always be fully visible to run and take a peek!!

But it's beautiful no matter where it is.

Wirey love and hoorays!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD Maggie...that is just the most bootiful thing ever! I think it should be on your Mom and Dad's bed so they can snuggle with it!

I'm so happy she won!!!

Lots of licks, Ruby

MAXMOM said...

Hey there M&M!
That quilt is exquisite! What a thrill to win it! Im busy with a 'Grandmothers Flower Quilt" at the moment. It's going to take me years to finish as its all done by hand.
My vote: The guest bedroom! It is really beautiful.
Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Samantha said...

What talent! That is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen! I can't possibly vote here, cause no matter where that work of art was, it would make any bed look amazing - sorry I'm no help!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie

Sue said...

Well, aren't you the good luck Dales? That is a wonderful quilt and looks great on either bed. We're green with envy around here.

Scout said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm still pretty new at it and hope to become better at regular updates. Also glad to hear you know my friend Bogie--he's a cool dude! We live in the same city too.

Look forward to reading about your adventures!

xoxo, Scout

mayziegal said...

OMD! That is one Most Beautiful quilt! Yippee! I'm glad you won it.

And my vote is for it to be on your mom and dad's bed. That way she can admire it even when she wakes up first thing in the morning.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

This is just beautiful and if our Mom won it, she be checking it out every few minutes. We heard mutterings that she'd like to make a Scottie one like it. ARRROOO!!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

I never put two and two together and realized it was you that won. This is wonderful! And it looks great wherever you end up putting it- especially with a real live 'Dale beside it. Congratulations!

Bocci said...

Oh my goodness and dogness! congrats to you, Maggie and Mitch's Mom! What a great story and a beautiful quilt. So glad it went to a great home!
P.S. Both Parental Unit and I vote for the guest bedroom, although we don't know exactly why?:-)
Please let us know what you decide!
Your buddy,
Bocci

The Army of Four said...

Woo! That is so beautiful!!! It looks best EVERYWHERE! It's so cool that you won! Uh... I mean "your mom", of course!!!
Congratulations - and what a great way to support Aire Rescue!!!!
Luv,
Dave

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is just pawesome woo won!!!

It looks inkhredible evFURRYwhere!

We are sooooo furry happy for all of WOO!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh congratulations, we are so happy for you!
The quilt is beautiful and we think it should be in mom and dad's room cos we know your mom will want to keep on looking at it.
Enjoy
love
Martha and Bailey xxxx

scotsmad said...

It looks great everywhere. And to think of all the airedales who will benefit!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Noah the Airedale said...

Our Auntie Sue from Victoria told us you'd won the quilt. Its awesome!!
Now we may be a little bias but we think it should go in the guest bedroom whaaa haaa haa haaa haaa haaa....hehe.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Eric said...

Wooohoo!! I'm doing my happy jig for your Mom Maggie and Mitch, that's the bestest news. Looks beautiful on either bed. Maybe on one bed for summer then the other for winter? You can enhance it in either that way too!

Wiry love Eric xx

BRUTUS said...

How wonderful! What a work of art, AND it's good for cuddling too! We vote for the guest bedroom, but only because we liked the airedale stuffy sitting on top of it :)

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Benny and Lily said...

What a purrty blanket. We could get some good snoozes under that beauty
Benny & Lily

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Sue and the dales,
Sue that is a work of art and you want to care for it. If no sun comes in the guest room it should live there. Don't let sun on it where ever it ends up!! You are so lucky to have won a quilt!! It is worth a lot of money!!!! If you want to keep it for your grandchild don't put it on your bed b/c then you would have to wash it from time to time. Washing is the quilt's enemy. That will really shorten it's life!!!!
I am glad to help on the care of quilts.
XXOO, Fern

Wyatt said...

That quilt found just the right home! We love it!
Wyatt

A. said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I wish we could have one with little bulldogs on it!

Nelly said...

Congratulations you guys! That is a beautiful quilt! Your mummy could keep swapping it from one bed to the other because it looks great on either bed.
What a clever lady Kathy is but then she has very sweet models ;)

Nibbles
Nelly

Sally said...

Looks veeeery khomfy. ;)

Nice woooh
Sally

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Awesome quilt, guys!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Ya Mom it is just beautiful.. You probably should keep it in your room then you can enjoy it everyday...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie Mae said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!

Nice to meet you! That quilt is just bootiful! Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hi! Come back soon!


Woofs and Licks,
Your new friend
Maggie Mae

Clive said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch

That is such a wonderful quilt! Huge congrats to your Mom on winning it! It is absolutely beautiful.

take care
Clive and the NLSM

Lorenza said...

Congratulations!
The quilt is beautiful!
It looks great in all those places!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Puggle Preston said...

Congrats!! we are SO glad that you win. The quilt is soooo beautiful and truely special. We are glad it goes to a desesrving family!

wags,
Preston

Ina in Alaska said...

That quilt is gorgeous. I like how the Airedales are climbing the stairway to Heaven... so glad it got a great home!! I like it on your bed. Even better if you had a wall to display it... so pretty and for such a worthy cause.

Happy Mother's Day!!! xoxo

Inky and Molly said...

That's quite the quilt you guys have earned yourselves there. Enjoy!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Oh wow, that quilt is really beautiful. Congrats on winning it. :)

We think it looks equally as lovely on both beds.... and with Mitch of course...hehe

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a beautiful quilt and how wonderful that you won it!!! We like it best in the guest room, but it would also make a great sofa throw for M and M:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh!
congratulations!

that quilt is beyond amazing!

we are so excited for you.
we are just getting caught up on your bloggie.
we missed you while we were away.

thank you for coming to emmitt's party!

xoxoxo
m & e

Hollie and Janie said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt!! It's just perfect!!
And what a great cause, too!!
Love,
Janie