Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Home At Last Quilt

It's here, it's here!
 It's a note from Lori telling us how happy she is that we won the Home at Last quilt!
Thank you, Lori.   We are absolutely thrilled and mom is shaking all over again.  The first time was when she got the call from Jeri telling her that she won! She couldn't believe it! She thought it just had to be a mistake!
 This is the back of the quilt with all of the quilter's names.  It's embroidered right into the backing and it's there forever and ever!
 This is one of mom's blocks!  Back in those days, the quilters drew there own patterns. Now we have pattern artists who do awesome work!

I was 3 years old when mom made this block for this quilt.
 This is the other block that mom made.  Who knew then how important ice cream was going to become to us!
 This is mom's first quilt with the Airedale Quilting bee.  Do you know how fabulous it feels to be beneath it?
 Pictures don't do this masterpiece justice at all.  Those Easter eggs are buttons. They are just adorable!
 Mitch is remembering the time he rolled Mrs. Turtle down the hill in our back yard!
 The butterfly is a symbol of transplant.    Dad loves this block!
 The center medallion is even more gorgeous to see in person!
 What a beautiful work of art and we still can't believe that we own it!
This quilt raised over $15,500 for Airedale rescue this year.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated!
True, we are winners but the true winners are the Dales in need!

We have lost a very dear friend  - Miss Claudette.  She was Rocky's mom and angel LacyLulu's mom and she was one of the sweetest and most compassionate and loving people ever.  We are going to miss her so very much.  Godspeed, Claudette. We will never forget you.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Unknown said...

OMD, the quilt is SO beautiful. It's gorgeous!!!

We're so sorry about the passing of your friend, Miss Claudette. Her family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ruby said...

What a great quilt and a wonderful fundraiser. How good that you won!
Ruby and Gracie

Clive said...

That is just the most amazing quilt - it is truly fabulous.

We loved looking at each and every block.

Huge congrats on winning it!

We are very sorry to hear about Miss Claudette.

take care
Clive and Murray

Princess Patches said...

Thanks for showing us the gorgeous quilt! My mom hopes that she can win one someday!

We are really going to miss Claudette! We prayed really hard for her and now, we know that she is pain-free and playing with Lacy Lulu.


Sally said...

Oh wow what a beautiful quilt. I like it.
Happy weekend.

Nice woooh

Dexter said...

The quilt is amazing! So glad that you won it and that lots of dollars were raised for the orphan airedales.


Gus said...

So much love in that quilt. Being under it must feel like getting lots of hugs all at once.


Stardust said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What blessing to own this hard work! And look at the size!

I love all amazing blocks but my favorite is probably your dad's.

Congrats on the win and I'm sure your family is cherising it.

Niamh said...

That quilt is beyond gorgeous and it is great to see all the fun things that you Airedales do. We are so glad that it raised so much money for a good cause and that your mom won.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Mom of Hooligans said...

Condolences from Hooligan House on the passing of your friend. Won't she be happy to find out there are Airedales in Heaven?

If the quilt is even half as gorgeous in real life as it is in the photos, it is indeed a work of art. How incredible to have raised so much money for our very favorite charity! GRRReat job!

tula monstah said...

Your new quilt is a like storybook. How cute! and fur such a grrrreat cause!

:( sad news about claudette. she'll be missed by the DWB family.

Eat pumpkin ice cream or apple or maple or... it's saturday!

The Army of Four said...

That quilt is JUST incredible!!! We're so happy you guys won it!!!

bbes tribe said...

WOW! What an incredibly gorgeous quilt. Like a storybook. Congratulation on the win AND for raising so many $$$$$ for Airedale Rescue. Awesome idea.
Sorry to hear about your friend Miss Claudette.

The Thuglets said...

Congratulations on winning the quilt. It is absolutely fabulous a true work of art. We couldn't think of any one more deserving of it than you two and your mom.

We were so very sorry to learn the sad news about Claudette. We will never forget her.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Teddy Bear said...

Oh my...we are in awe. That is a beautiful quilt!!!

We are so sorry to hear about CLaudette.:(

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Kari in Alaska said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Stop on by for a visit

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Oh my goodness gracious... that is about the most beautifullest quilt we ever did see. Now Mom wants one in golden retrievers!!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

violett said...

I've never seen such a beautiful quilt. It is a book of fairy tales and fantastic pictures
Congratulations on winning and the wonderful result for Airedales in distress
Violett with Mischka and Hoover

SissySees said...

What a beautiful quilt! We're so happy you won it, but we're sad about your friend. However, it gives Mama some peace... she introduces her friends to us as "Miss Janie", "Miss Jess", etc. We happen to know those two ladies are married, so the "Miss" is curious...

The Life of Riley said...

That is such an amazing quilt, and a wonderful way to raise money for a good cause.

I'm sorry to read about the loss of your friend. Perhaps you could add a special square on the back of the quilt (or on another quilt) in her memory.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder you're Mum was shaking to find she'd won it!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

We know you'll miss your friend, but she'll never be forgotten.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh boy, love it!
Benny & Lily

dave and lydia said... looks terrific on the bed and of course with the cute Aireheads admiring it.. and getting to TOUCH it! omg..I almost fainted. haha
I'm glad you won the quilt.
Now I want to come and eat with you guys--YUM on the Lenny and Joe's food. and Happy belated birthday to your dad!

Sherry said...

The quilt is bigger than I realized. What a gorgeous thing, congratulations!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We think that quilt made its way to the most perfect home. Handmade quilts are always so beautiful, but this one is extra special because of all the personal meanings it has for you and your family. We are so happy you won it.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Cowspotdog said...

that is a totally pawsome quilt nd what a wonderful amount of green papers it raised to help all the dales!

Nancy said...

Huge congratulations on winning the quilt. We think it's wonderful that this quilt has the first blocks your mom made for the quilting bee. Enjoy!

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

What an amazing quilt - every block is a work of art on its own - wow wow wowwwwww !! We have never seen anything that lovely.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie and her mum.

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch - the quilt is absolutely beautiful and we're glad that it found a loving and appreciative home.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and amazing quilt!


Hamish said...

Lucky you! That looks like an awesome quilt! We are so jealous!

Thor and Jack said...

That's a beautiful quilt.

We are so sorry to hear about Miss Claudette :(

Roan said...

Congratulations! The quilt is beautiful!

Mack said...

Oh my dog - that quilt is amazing!
Congrats on your wonderful win M&M Mom!!
And we were so sad to hear about Miss Claudette. Rest in peace sweet lady.


The Musketeers said...

Wow that is one hack of a quilt! haha, Simply amazing!!!! How I wish to have one in Goldens?

We sure miss Claudette, but she will always be in our heart fur sure.


Wyatt said...

That is the prettiest quilt we have ever seen! It is so perfect for your home. Congrats :D

Wyatt and Stanzie

morikomidori said...

how lovely it is to take a peek into your magical world :)
the quilt is wonderful! and so beautiful!!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

What a beYootiful quilt! Congratulations to your sweet momma fur winnin' it AND fur raisin' so many green papers for Airedale rescue.

julee said...

Thank you so much for showing us the quilt. I hope you have the opportunity to show all the blocks. Mom is learning to sew so she's inspired by this quilt.

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. We hope you find relief in good memories of Claudette.
Violet and Mom

Oskar said...

My grandmother makes quilts & we just love them. This one is spectacular! Congratulations.

Nubbin wiggles,

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

Oh Maggie and Mitch...that quilt is incredible...and your colonial style bed does it complete justice...we love the squares your mom did especially the ice cream. You kids love your ice cream trips!!

We are so saddened by the loss of Claudette....she had a true heart of gold. Courage and grace....we're glad her suffering is over....

Barks and kisses,

Scruffy, Lacia and Stanny

Anonymous said...

That is the BEST looking quilt I've ever seen!

Arooo! Stuart

Unknown said...

That quilt is beautiful, wow so amazing and what a memory to treasure.

im so sorry for the loss of your dear friend Claudette. May she rest in peace.

Bocci said...

Oh my dog, this quilt is gorgeous! We love the clever, whimsical blocks-what fun!
And we're so glad you won, Maggie and Mitch's Mom (no wonder you're shaking-we embarassed to say that we have tears in our eyes as we're typing this).

We're forwarding this to our good friend who does Airedale Rescue-she'll love it!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Sue I so wanted to see your quilt!! My dial up has been on for a hour and still will not load any of the pictures.
I have tried refresh and still no pics. I guess you will have to send me one at a time if I get to see the pictures before HS and no telling how long that will take!!
xx, Fern

Remington said...

AWESOME quilt! It is beautiful!

Declan said...

Hi Guys... That is a wonderful quilt, I bet you are really proud of your mom for raising so much money for such a good cause!

Deccy x

bichonpawz said...

Oh my goodness! This is a magnificent quilt! It is truly a work of art!!! And it is wonderful that so much was raised for rescue! We can understand why your mom was shaking! The memories from each and every square...just amazing! Congratulations!!!

We are very sorry to hear about Claudette..may she RIP. Our prayers are with her family and friends.
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Marianne in MD said...

The quilt couldn't have found a better home than with all of you!
Maggie and Mitch, you look beautiful under it!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!

oh you look so perdect with the new quilt!
we agree ~ the quilt is so lucky to have you! :)
it is in the perfect home!

Jack and Friends said...

You guys look so comfortable under that nice warm quilt! I loooove blankets myself -- sometimes I have one on in my bed and when I get up to walk around I just leave it on my back like a cape. Mom thinks it's soo funny!


George The Lad said...

Oh congratulations that quilt is so beauitful and even more precious because your moms patches are in it to.
Sorry to hear about your friend Miss Claudette please pass on my reguards
Have a good week
See yea George xxx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so happy for you. The quilt is beautiful

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Well, once again we didn't win, but are SOOOooooo happy that you did!! It is a most excellent quilt for sure. So much meaning in each square.
Smooches from pooches,
BRD & HOotie

Sue said...

What a fantastic quilt. Our Mom is jealous. She's really happy for your Mom, but she's still jealous. Maybe someday we'll have a Portie quilt to snuggle with.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

hanna said...

Hi, ich schaue mir gerade ein paar nette Blogs an um mir neue Ideen zu holen. Ich nähe derzeit viel Kinderstoffe und
Patchworkstoffe, macht mir echt viel Spass. Dein Blog gefällt mir sehr gut. Lieben Gruss

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

The quilt is really pretty. We just read about Claudette and Mama is so sad. So are we since we are Rocky's girlfriends. RIP Claudette.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci