Gardening nourishes the soul as well as the body. Many of us find that whenever we're in our gardens, we're accompanied by our hairy helpers, our Havanese. The 2007 HRI quilt was created with this theme in mind. "The Garden Helpers Quilt" is pictured below. From the picket fence surrounding the beautifully creative blocks, this quilt was a favorite of many.
The 2006 Quilt, affectionately called "The Doo-Dad Quilt" is pictured below. This quilt project brought out each quilter's imagination with fabrics and embellisments that are normally off limits. Embellishments of all sorts were used including buttons, ribbons, charms, and even a small wooden window frame. This was the first quilt created to be a wall hanging.
Beautifully created by Dottie Sartin, the center medallion of the 2006 quilt depicts the logo of the original Havanese Rescue Group. Cyndi Rust pieced the top of this quilt as well as creating the flying geese border surrounding the center medallion. The same pattern is repeated once more on the top and bottom of the quilt.
A color theme was introduced in the 2005 quilt. Our participants included representatives from each of the local Havanese clubs.
Funds from this quilt benefitted Havanese Rescue Inc, the Havanese Club of America Placement and Rescue Services and Canadian Fanciers Havanese Rescue.
The 2004 quilt was inspired by the joy our Havanese bring us throughout the year. Large center blocks depict Havanese enjoying the four seasons of the year, Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter. Each of the smaller blocks were created with the same theme.
Whimsical, joyous and beautiful, just like our dogs, the 2004 quilt was another winner.
In 2003, a group of four rescue volunteers conceived the idea of creating a quilt in support of Havanese Rescue. The committee consisited of Lu Wyland, Michelle Burke, Charlene Cain and Cheryl Grant. Cheryl was the most experienced quilter in the group, and generously agreed to assemble the quilt top.
Many of our volunteers that year had very little knowledge of quilting and scrambled to read books and web sites to learn how to do a quilt square.
Created with love and inspired by our Havanese, our efforts were successful and the first quilt remains one of the most beautiful quilts produced by the quilt project. Please enjoy the images of it below.
Changing lives ... one Havanese at a time.