Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Block of the day--I'll Help

winner of the potholder, cutters and dog cookies is Sharyn Sexton.
congrats to her!

*special notice*
this lovely wall hanging, A is for Airedale, will go to the person that puts us at $10,000.
handmade and donated by Jeanne Esmond.

One Day Incentive
Donate by 8PM EDT  Sept 19, 2012
see info at bottom

Block of the day:  I'll Help

Quilter: Lori Taylor
Artists: Lori Taylor and Christie Williams

Text by Lori Taylor--
When we decided to do the Garden Party theme, I immediately thought of
how Reese, my 5-year-old Airedale, would want to "help" me in the
garden. I pictured her at the outside faucet with me when I was
filling up the watering can, eagerly waiting to slurp some water
from the can. Then, how she would walk with me to the flower beds to
water the plants.

This was the inspiration for my block for the Garden Party Quilt.  I called the block "Reese: "I'll help!", with Reese holding the watering can, dripping water into the bed of purple flowers.  

On March 5, 2012, my Reese was euthanized after the discovery of a massive, inoperable brainstem tumor that gradually left her totally incapacitated.  

My block, "Reese: I'll help!", is dedicated to the memory of my
sweet little Airegrrrl who did not live to see her sixth birthday on May 25, 2012, but whose love for life and sweet warm smile live forever in my heart.
The initial sketch

Beginning to add fabric ideas

Fabric and pinning underway

Ready to be added to the quilt
The completed block

Incentive Prize
one day only
ends at 8pm EDT Sept. 19

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The NEW Complete Airedale Terrier
Third Edition
this is a donated item, and is not brand new.
Helping Airedales, it's the right thing to do.
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  1. Such a beautiful block in memory of a gorgeous girl. You live on forever, Reese.

  2. What a great way to honor Reese, and how helpful she was!! it's a darling block.

  3. What a great block. You did a great job, Lori, and it is a beautiful permanent memorial to your beautiful girl. AireHugs from Tucson

  4. It's so cool to see how each block came to be. Special Reese <3 Thanks for posting!!

    Love nibbles,
    Miss Sunshade


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