Prior Year Quilts

Close-Ups Quilt

We voted this theme in, based on a suggestion years ago by a forum member. It is a more contemporary quilt then we have ever done before. With this theme we did not want any scenes,but rather just have the focus be on the havanese.
So many times when trying to photograph a hav, they move or come running for kisses and you end up with a photo that was unexpected. This is what our quilt was about this year. Our quilt measures approx. 68” x 70”







Hav'n a Ball Quilt

This year's theme was a result of the idiom Have a Ball, which seemed perfect for our quilt, as it means to enjoy oneself or have a good time. Everyone who owns a Hav knows that these little sweeties know how to have a good time and also know how to insure that their owners enjoy their time with their pups. Hav'n a Ball, was created and to tie in with its literal meaning we added a ball to each square for continuity.  The quilt dimensions are approximately 67" long and 57" wide.







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"







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 2011 Quilts are in a new area. Please click here to view them!

The 2010 Havanese Forum quilt, measuring 67" x 81" is titled "Hats off to Havanese."







The 2010 Havanese Rescue Inc quilt is titled "Havanese & Friends. The center panel with the beautiful embroidery was done by Paula McClain.







Changing lives ... one Havanese at a time.