We recently wrote about The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team - see more information below.
TQPM has put out two calls for kennel quilts:
The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team has received a request for kennel quilts from the St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. They would appreciate having more kennel quilts as they have rescued over 250 puppies from a bad situation.
Their address is:
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Road
Madison, NJ 07940
And, they just received a request from the Fort McMurray SPCA in Canada, for kennel quilts due to the fires.
They know the cost of shipping kennel quilts to Canada is not cheap, so they are asking their Canadian TQPM Kennel Quilt Team members to help them. Of course anyone can send quilts.
The address is:
Fort McMurray SPCA Shelter
155 MacAlpine Cres.
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4A5
Contact Information: Nan Baker at TQPM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Address: TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team
PO Box 1055
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
TQPM Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TQPMKennelQuilts
The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team was formed after Hurricane Sandy to help animal shelters affected by disasters. Started by TQPM (The Quilt Pattern Magazine - an international, digital-only publication), it is partnered with the Petfinder Foundation.
The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team is a volunteer organization available whenever disasters strike - a way to join a larger effort helping our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. There are over 500 members.
How It Works:
When disasters strike, TQPM checks with the Petfinder Foundation to see if there are shelters in need of assistance.
Whenever Petfinder receives a request, the shelter's information is immediately sent to TQPM, which responds with a call requesting the correct mailing information - a necessity in case shelters have been severely damaged, and alternate housing has been set up. TQPM then sends an email to the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team with the shelter's information and posts the request to their Facebook page.
The TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team springs into action making Kennel Quilts and sending them to the shelter along with a form explaining the Kennel Quilt program and naming the partners. Members also send TQPM a picture and the number of Kennel Quilts made, which is then posted on both the website and the Facebook page. To date over 5,500 Kennel Quilts have been sent to shelters all over the US.
is a partner and is offering a Small Kennel Quilt Thread Kit with proceeds from the sales going to help the Petfinder Foundation. The thread kit contains colors which are all “pet” colors.
USA is also a partner and introduced a 350 SPECIAL EDITION BEST FRIEND in January 2016 complete with a paw print faceplate. BERNINA has donated $30,000 to the Petfinder Foundation. BERNINA shops all over the US are holding Kennel Quilt Workshops through the Best Friend Initiative.
Island Batik Fabrics
is introducing new fabric lines at Fall Market 2016 that will be paired with the Aurifil Kennel Quilt Thread Collections.
Join The Team:
There are almost 500 members on TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team. On the team page is all the necessary information regarding how you can join the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team.
There are: FREE Kennel Quilt Patterns, guidelines for making the quilts with animal safety in mind, current needs, the TQPM mailing form, mailing costs, videos, our partners, and pictures of Kennel Quilts that have been sent. There is a sign-up button to join the team, as well as a link to the Facebook page. Team members receive all the latest information regarding Kennel Quilt requests. TQPM sends an email whenever there is a request and posts to their Facebook.