Prior Year Quilts

Cheers! Our quilt this year is to commemorate 10 years of The Havanese Quilters group. We are pretending to all gather together for a daytime cocktail, say cheers to all of those who have joined us over the years and shared their talents. Cheers to those who have supported our group through time, talent, organization, advertising, ticket sales and financial support!


The 2016 Havanese Rescue Quilt Project quilt is called “ The Dog Days of Summer” quilt. The quilt was inspired by the fact that the HCA Specialty Show is to be held in Orlando Florida. We decided to go with a fun summer beach theme for this year’s quilt.

Fabrics were chosen from Moda’s collection called “For You by Zen Chic”. The quilt colors and design are bold and lively as well as dynamic and classy. The quilt measures 60 inches by 78 inches.

Enjoy our summertime beach theme. Be Happy and enjoy our quilt and video that is made for you!

View the squares set to music here!







This gorgeous quilt proudly proclaims, "Forever Home" in a banner across the top of a home, happily inhabited by 32 Havanese! The whimsical depiction of these Havanese is sure to bring a smile to your face.

This is HRI's 10 year anniversary. Since we were founded in 2004, more than 875 Havanese have found forever homes thanks to the hard work of our volunteers. Forever Home is a tribute to all that rescue stands for. The person who wins this gorgeous quilt will be very lucky indeed!

Forever Home was designed by Michelle Burke with the idea that Havanese would be depicted throughout the house making home! Cheryl Grant was instrumental in choosing fabrics and creating the garden background for the house. She evaluated the blocks and created a house that would logically flow and look like an actual house right down to the garden and driveway.

The Forever Home quilt is 53" wide by 57" tall. You may bid on the quilt during the Annual Auction beginning Saturday, November 8, 2014.







Butterfly Kisses Quilt

This beautiful quilt, lovingly created by the Havanese Quilters Group, depicts beautiful Havanese enjoying the company of butterflies. The wonderful idea came from Leeann Karlson. It was put up to vote within the group and was the winner this time! It was nicknamed “Butterfly Kisses” and it stuck! The group loved the idea of the freedom the butterfly represents and they loved the outdoor/flowery type theme/colors this motif would generate. A video of the quilt, set to music, can be seen here.
This quilt is a very happy quilt with 3D butterflies adorning the sashing. The quilt measures 50 1/2" x 62"







Monochrome Splash was the theme voted in this year. With a monochromatic color scheme, we used black and white photographs for inspiration and each added a splash of color... Red! It is a stunning quilt. The quilt measures 70” by 71”.

View the squares set to music here!

The 2014 Havanese Rescue Quilt Project quilt is titled “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”.  The quilt was inspired by the song lyrics of the Stevie Wonder song, You Are the Sunshine of My Life.  The group felt that the lyrics of this song expressed all that it means to have a Havanese in our lives.  The song also relates to the special bond between a rescue Havanese and the forever home they find, thanks to our  volunteers and supporters of Havanese rescue.

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around
You are the apple of my eye
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning
Though I've loved you for a million years
And if I thought our love was ending
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears


You must have known that I was lonely
Because you came to my rescue
And I know that this must be Heaven
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always stay around
You are the apple of my eye
Forever you'll stay in my soul

To view a slideshow with music click here.


The 2015 Havanese Rescue Quilt is called “These are a Few of My Favorite Things” or “Favorite Things.” The quilt was inspired by the song from “The Sound of Music,” and the quilters decided to depict favorite things in each of the quilt squares. Fabric colors were chosen from Moda’s color wave called “Bobbins and Bits” which includes fun turquoises and corals. Bobbins and bits of fabric are favorite items found in every sewing room, so the collection suited our theme. Each square includes a dog bone, and the dog bone theme is again carried throughout the finishing of the quilt, tying each square together by one of our Hav’s favorite things…dog bones!

The quilt is five feet wide by six feet long and has a quilt sleeve for hanging.

You can see the squares set to the theme song here!







Changing lives ... one Havanese at a time.