pokey's ponderings

Thoughts on Crafting a Life

Guess what got delivered recently? The $40,000 (+) is twice the amount of funds raised from last year’s edition of Quilt Festival’s Pet Project, so if I do my math correctly based on last year’s amounts, it means that the money will approximately: • Vaccinate 8,000 cats • Vaccinate 10,500 dogs • Neuter about 700 […]

  I admit…when I set a goal of $40,000 in our second year to raise funds for Festival’s Pet Project where 100% of the proceeds go to Friends For Life, Houston’s only no-kill animal shelter and rescue organization, I was rather anxious (and a little dubious) that we might hit this goal.   But thanks […]

Update: Winners for these books are: Pauline Salzman Debbie Williams Laurie Russman Please email me your address and you will each get one of these books!   Quilt Market and Quilt Festival are now over, and yes, I had every intention of blogging during the shows, but I was constantly on the go, running all […]

Quilters and crafters, the receive-by deadline for pet postcards is just two weeks away and you would make me happy as a clam if you would engage in some (quilting) monkey business, let your (crafty) cat out of the bag, and stitch up some postcards!  And if you tell me you don’t have time, you […]

Take our Pet Postcard Pledge! Want to make a pet postcard for a worthy cause to save animals’ lives at the upcoming Quilt Festival to benefit Friends For Life? Pet postcards are a snap to make and as varied as art quilts in terms of styles, techniques, and materials;  the only guidelines are they are […]

Just about every day now I get a package of pet postcards for our Festival Pet Project to benefit Friends for Life, Houston’s premiere no-kill animal shelter, and I thought I would show you some of the latest (you know…to get you creating and sending some in)!   x x       x   […]

I’m having a ball opening my mail at Quilts lately as the postcards for our second year of our Festival’s Pet Project to benefit Friends For Life, Houston’s premier no-kill animal shelter are starting to arrive. Last year we raised more than $20,000 to save animals’ lives, but I am aiming to double that amount […]

x We are thrilled to announce the second annual edition of Quilt Festival’s Pet Postcard Project!  Friends for Life, Houston’s fastest growing No-Kill animal adoption and rescue organization, will again be the beneficiary shelter! x Several of us at Quilts have adopted animals from Friends For Life, an organization I admire very much for the […]

I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! I took advantage of being home, and spent my time grilling, stitching, and catching up on much needed sleep. However, once at the office this morning, I realized that some quilt deadlines and opportunities are quickly approaching: 1. Fall Quilt Festival Deadline for Visuals: Festival Awareness […]

Believe it or not,  amidst getting ready for Spring Quilt Market next week and planning for both upcoming Chicago and Long Beach Quilt Festivals, we are already gearing up for our our Fall Festival in Houston, and aiming to break records in raising funds for our Festival Pet Project to benefit Friends for Life, Houston’s […]


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