I want to thank everyone so much who stitched and/or purchased fabric postcards for our Quilt Festival Pet Project to benefit Friends For Life, Houston’s premier no-kill animal rescue and shelter program! Our initial hope was to reach $10,000 with the sale of these fabric postcards, and before the show, I was a little worried that this amount was a lofty and unrealistic goal. Well, guess what: my worrying was a waste of energy.
The postcard wall was dog-gone busy the entire show!
And by Sunday morning, the guesstimate of nearly 900 fabric postcards had dwindled to just 20…
…until all were adopted.
And my concern of not reaching $10,000 was for naught. When I discovered the final amount raised between the sale of the postcards and monetary donations, I wanted to leap like Lassie, bound about like Benji, and gambol like Garfield. Are you ready?
We raised $20,251.62!
To break this amount down, the money will:
• Vaccinate 4,000 cats
• Vaccinate 5263 dogs
• Neuter 363 tomcats
• Provide heartworm treatment for 49 dogs
• Provide 1000 Project WARM feral cat shelters for distribution to colonies all over Houston.
I want to thank everyone so, so much for helping us raise this money–for making postcards, for buying them, for blogging about the project, for telling your guild members and friends, for helping in the booth, the list goes on.
Great news for future years at International Quilt Festival/Houston!
For those who did not have a chance to make fabric postcards or attend the show to purchase any, we will be doing this fabric postcard benefit again in Houston for the next two years! So go ahead and start making fabric postcards because we want to raise twice as much next year as we did this year!
We will also have news on our accompanying Pet Project juried animal quilt exhibit to debut next year, so if you want to make a quilted animal portrait, we invite you to start stitching.