Announcing Pet Postcards 2016!


I got an email a few months ago from another quilter asking me to resurrect the Pet Postcards fundraiser that the multi-talented Pokey Bolton organized several years ago at International Quilt Festival Houston. I contacted Quilts, Inc., who manages Quilt Festival in Chicago and asked if they would consider it. They agreed. Some of you may know that after the passing of our beloved cat of 17 years Mies, who was found in a community garden plot along with his littermates, we began fostering cats and dogs of all ages for PAWS Chicago.

PAWS Chicago has been ranked by Charity Navigator as the #1 animal welfare organization in the US. They find forever families for  over 6,000 homeless animals annually and offer low-cost or free spaying and neutering to over 18,000 animals each year in an effort to curb the homeless animal population. Working with them has been inspiring, fun and empowering so it’s easy to want to raise money for them. We’re asking quilters and craftspeople from all over the world to donate a pet-themed fabric postcard that will be exhibited and sold at International Quilt Festival Chicago from April 7-9, 2016. All of the proceeds from the sale of the postcards will be donated to PAWS Chicago.

So we’ve set up a website with all of the specifics including tutorials so click here for the link. Please share the link so we can raise as much as we can for the largest no-kill humane organization in the Midwest. We’ll be posting cards as they come in on the PetPostcard site and Facebook and all of the postcards will be exhibited at International Quilt Festival Chicago from April 7-9. Thanks in advance for your generosity.


3 thoughts on “Announcing Pet Postcards 2016!

  1. I would like the grab bag pattern and was advised to say ‘ Weeks’ sent me. The link for free pattern did not work.
    Thanks in advance

    1. That post was written 7 years ago. The owner of the pattern removed it so that’s not something I can fix I’m afraid. By the way, my name is Weeks and I didn’t “send you.”

    2. I was disappointed as I was interested in making the grab bag only to find the pattern is not available

      Sent from my iPad

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