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TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization sponsored by The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) that is available when disasters strike. It is a way to join a larger effort to help our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team supplies kennel quilts to shelters.

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Make one for your pet and then make another to donate to a local animal shelter in your area. Visit the PetfinderFoundation.com for a list of animal shelters needing Kennel Quilt donations in your area. Click here to find animal welfare organizations near you.

If you are designing your own, be sure to check out the Guidelines for Small Kennel Quilts: to create a safe quilt for pets.

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Media
Kennel Quilts for a Good Cause (2012 - Generations Quilt Patterns)
Kennel Quilt Guest Tutorial from Nan at Purrfect Spots (Jan 4, 2013 - Timeless Treasures)
Help our Animal Friends in Times of Need by Doing What We Love! (Jun 13, 2015 - Bernina)
Exciting News from Bernina – A Special Edition Coming! (Jul 9, 2015 - Maria's Quilt Scraps)
Ask me about my Kennel Quilt! (Jul 31, 2014 - The Petfinder Foundation)
BERNINA of America Donates More Than 100 Kennel Quilts to the Animal Care Centers of NYC (Jul, 2015 - Bernina)

BERNINA of America Donates More Than 100 Kennel Quilts to the Animal Care Centers of NYC (Aug 4, 2015 - Bernina)

Join TQPM’s Kennel Quilt Program! (Jan 13, 2016 - Maria's Quilt Scraps)
BERNINA Introduces the Quilts for Furry Friends Facebook Contest to Help Support the Kennel Quilt Initiative (Feb 15, 2016 - Yahoo! Finance)
BERNINA Introduces the 2016 BERNINA 350 Special Edition Best Friend and Will Donate $30,000 to the Petfinder Foundation (Feb 10, 2016 - Market Wired)
BERNINA Introduces the 2016 BERNINA 350 Special Edition Best Friend and Will Donate $30,000 to the Petfinder Foundation (Feb 16, 2016 - Chicago Tribune)
Cool quilt articles and posts in the news (Feb 18, 2016 - Quilting Sewing Creating)
Bernina Dealer The Presser Foot to Host a Best Friend Sewing Event In Longmont Colorado (Feb 27, 2016 - Bernina)
More Kennel Quilts (Mar 13, 2016 - Scstephquilts)
My Quilt Guild Sisters Are The Best (Mar 15, 2016 - Scstephquilts)
Kennel Quilts Event at Redlands Sewing Center (Mar 15, 2016 - Tabetha Wittenmyer)
Make a kennel quilt in Portland for the Newberg Animal Shelter (Mar 16, 2016 - Oregonlive)
Redlands Sewing Center to host quiltmaking for animal shelter (Mar 17, 2016 - Redlands Daily Facts)
Bernina Dealer Host Best Friend Sewing Event in Beaverton Patch Portland (Mar 19, 2016 - Beaverton Patch)
Bernina Dealer Host Best Friend Sewing Event in Lake Oswego Patch Portland (Mar 19, 2016 - Oswego Patch)
Bernina Dealer Host Best Friend Sewing Event in Portland Patch Portland (Mar 19, 2016 - Portland Patch)
Local sewing shop donates more than 100 kennel quilts to RISPCA (Mar 23. 2016 - Warwick Beacon)
Local sewing shop donates more than 100 kennel quilts to RISPCA (Mar 23. 2016 - Cranston Herald)
Animal shelter support opportunities abound (Mar 23, 2016 - Pamplin Media)
Sewing Quilts For Dogs at the Shelter (Mar, 2016 - WCNC news)
Sewing Quilts For Dogs at the Shelter (Mar, 2016 - WCNC news)
KENNEL QUILTS - Comforting Our Four-legged Friends (May issue of American Quilter)
Who Takes Care of the Animals When Disaster Strikes? (Apr 11 - The Quilt Show)

Postage

8 Kennel Quilts
+
One Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope
9-1/2" x 12-1/2"
=

$6.80


18 Kennel Quilts
+
One Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box
11-7/8" x 3-3/8" x 13-5/8"
=

$13.45


Current Needs

Help Maryland Pets
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Help Louisiana Pets
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Over 6100 quilts sent

TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team response efforts have included:

  • Hurricane Sandy (2012-11) (109+ quilts)
  • West Texas Explosion (2013-4) (19+ quilts)
  • Oklahoma Tornado (2013-5) (151+ quilts)
  • Colorado Fires (2013-6) (136+ quilts)
  • Idaho Fires (2013-8) (88+ quilts)
  • California Fires (2013-08) (72+ quilts)
  • Colorado Floods (2013-09) (152+ quilts)
  • Indiana Tornado (2013-11) (100+ quilts)
  • Missouri Hoarding (2013-11) (102+ quilts)
  • Washington Mudslides (2014-03) (43+ quilts)
  • Arkansas Tornado (2014-05) (89+ quilts)
  • Washington Fires (2014-07) (97+ quilts)
  • Texas Shelter With No Heat (2014-11) (55+ quilts)
  • New York Snow (2014-11) (61+ quilts)
  • New York Extreme Cold (2015-02) (95+ quilts)
  • Texas Floods (2015-05) (256+ quilts)
  • Oklahoma Floods (2015-5) (75+ quilts)
  • California Fires (2015-08) (279+ quilts)
  • South Carolina Floods (2015-10) (433+ quilts)
  • Missouri Floods (2016-01) (254+ quilts)
  • Louisiana Floods (2016-03)(256+ quilts)
  • Maryland pets (2016-04)(210+ quilts)
  • Other Shelters (3326+ quilts)

Meet the Team Members

Pictures may not show all of each quilter's kennel quilts. Displayed are quilter's names and the number of quilts each has made.

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Sonia G - 15

Stephanie A - 755

Susan E - 20

Thelma B - 13

Dottie M - 14

Peggy G - 4

Brenda H - 20

Wendy B - 12

Linda M - 14

Diane B - 4

Roseann S - 6

Dorothy S - 7

Sheila G and Chris - 18

Michelle R - 60
Western Wayne County Quilt Guild

Sandy F - 48 ~

Jen H - 18

Pat T - 6

Judy W - 3

Teri S - 8

Joan H - 6

Sue H - 8

Lore H - 7

Pamela B- 71

Pat D - 8

Susan D - 168

Barbara W - 5

Elsie W - 1

Linda F - 3

Jean F - 71

Conne B - 54

Linda F - 7

Colleen F - 4

Nia L - 16

Anna B - 2

Tanya L - 12

Ann H - 12

Connie B - 6

Flower Valley Quilt Guild - 490

Sally S - 38

Anne L - 11

Joyce S and Doris M - 19

Kathy H - 10

Sally G - 6

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Shop - 150

Stephanie B - 7

Terry C - 90

Jan C - 49

Pat M - 7

Beryl R - 13

Ingrid Y - 8

Nancy C - 29

Suzette S - 29

Gina R - 73

Wilma M - 14

Tracy B - 35

Cheryl H - 35

Kathy P - 11

Nan B - 88

Ruth N - 97

Ginger H - 5

Janet P - 8

Maria H - 6

Susie W - 5

Wendy H - 17

Brandy M - 8

Doris B - 113

Susan S - 4

Bernina- 237

Mary J - 10

Chris B - 10

Andrea V - 67


Beth & Jen F - 28


Peace Makers - 10

Heather H - 51

Susan T - 4

Jo M - 18

DerrelsSewingCenter - 23

Carol D - 7

Janis T - 11

Ventana Medical Systems - 68

Lillian N - 7

Lois G - 18

Trinda T - 31

Shelley E - 3

Sheri S - 12

Barbara C - 22

Kathleen V - 28

Linda W - 12

Lynn C - 15

Connie B - 10

Cyndi C - 6

Beth S - 29
   
 

Click here for information on becoming a team member.


Guidelines for Small Kennel Quilts:

  • Materials used should be 100% cotton (biodegradable).

  • Pre-wash fabrics (pets can have allergies just like humans).

  • Finished size should be 12" x 18". This fits the most commonly used small kennel used at shelters.

  • When piecing, use a small stitch length (e.g. 14 stitches/inch).

  • Do not use binding as it can be hazardous to pets if it becomes loose. Layer, sew around the edge using a small stitch length, and turn quilts pillow-cover style. Whipstitch the opening with small, tight stitches.

  • Use only simple appliques that are secured with tight stitches along the edges. Avoid using fusibles.

  • Keep the quilting simple and use small tight quilting stitches that won’t catch on pet claws. Do not tie quilts as the ends can get caught in claws or chewed off.

  • Do not use any metallic threads or other embellishments (e.g. beads, charms, buttons, ribbons, lace, trims, etc.) of any kind. Do not add handles or loops to the quilt.


Free Patterns
Click here for a Kennel Quilt tutorial on Timeless Treasures blog.

Barbara Chojnacki brings you Instant Charm, a quick and easy project sure to please any pet. All the fabric you need for this one is a pack of charm squares and a coordinating fabric.

Click here for the pattern (300 kb PDF).

Cindy Mccoy’s Orphan Block Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all! For the center, check out your orphan block pile.

Click here for the pattern (720 kb PDF).

Nan’s Duck and Ducklings Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash!

Click here for the pattern (152kb PDF).

Maria's One Block Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is quick and easy with no piecing involved.

Click here for the pattern (415 kb PDF).

Nan’s Rails Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a cat or small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all!

Click here for the pattern (421 kb PDF).

Cindy’s Go Fish! Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small cat kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all and is sure to make you smile!

Click here for the pattern (469 kb PDF).

Cindy’s Bow Wow Kennel Quilt is designed to fit perfectly into a small dog kennel (12" x 18"). This little quilt is easily made from your stash in no time at all and is sure to make you smile!

Click here for the pattern (492 kb PDF).

 

 

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