Our beautiful wall hanging was made for HRI by Pat Limburg, a supporter of Havanese Rescue. The wall hanging, also based on the Carousel Havanese Theme, is called Havanese Delight.
The quilting on this wall hanging is a special technique that repeats the outline of the Havanese in each block. The ripple effect of this work reminds us of the ripple effect we have on the lives of the dogs that come to us in rescue. A loving touch, patience to help a dog learn how to become part of a family or discover the joy in life and the comfort of laps can do much to change the world, one Havanese at a time. This quilt is dedicated to Rosalie Leone, one of our volunteers who touched the lives of numerous Havanese in foster care. She is very much missed, but the love she shared with others continues to ripple in the world.
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.
Changing lives ... one Havanese at a time.