MAKERS HOME fabrics by Natalie Barnes from WINDHAM FABRICS

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I am pleased to be participating in the

and the quilt I have chosen to tell you about
was designed for
Robert Kaufman

Well, actually, they asked for one quilt, and we ended up with three quilts
and a pattern book
"Moondoggie & Gidget"

There was "Moondoggie's Quilt", "Gidget's Quilt" and
"A Day at the Beach"
I agreed to do the project, my good dog of 7 years became ill,
and took his last breaths
all within the same week.

But I had a fabric line in front of me
and a project to complete.

So I did what any quilter in the history of quilting would do.
I made quilts to honor Moondoggie.

And while the fabrics are all but gone, and the quilts have been passed on
to others that loved Moondoggie too,

the legacy of making quilts
out of love
and out of sorrow
still remain.

Thank you for letting me share these quilts one last time.




angela said...

thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts in honor of such a good friend. I imagine he would have loved a good snuggle in them :)

Dresden Quilter said...

These are beautiful quilts and Moondoggie's memory does live on.

Jan said...

Lovely post. Great way to honor Moondoggie.

Kristen said...

I have memories attached to quilts like that too. Thanks for sharing your two wonderful quilts and story behind them.

Dolly said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts and your doggy.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing.

SarahB said...

So sorry for the loss of your treasured dog. These quilts are a beautiful reminder of how special his life was.

sewtakeahike said...

aww Natalie! you're making me cry and that's sooooo not fair.
thanks for sharing about Moondoggie and the quilts that were inspired by him!

Bennett and Graves said...

I am so glad you entered your Moondoggie quilt! I love that design and the story that goes with it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts and your story :).

MomBrose said...

Beautiful quilts and I love what you said about how a quilt can honor someone. It's so true. Even a moondoggie. :D

Rose Hughes said...

thanks for sharing Moondoggie and his quilts -- Buddy should know he is in a family that truly will honor him... love him, like Moondoggie

Christine said...

Very touching! Beautiful quilts.

SewCalGal said...

Thanks for sharing.


Michelle said...

Such lovely cheerful quilts to honor Moondoggie's memory.

Michele said...

sometimes it makes these difficult moments easier to deal with when your mind is focused on a project. lovely quilts and a touching story.

Heather said...

What lovely tributes.

Vicki said...

so sorry about your dog. The quilts are sooo lovely.

QuiltSue said...

Thanks for the story. I'm sure he would have loved the quilts.

Sandra said...

What a touching post, thanks for sharing your story and your quilts.
Come see my antique quilt entries

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Gorgeous quilts and a fitting tribute to your beloved pet.

Blessings & Aloha!
(I finally have some free time so am trying to get to more amazing Quilt Festival posts!... so happy to see yours. I would love to have you pop over to my place. And if you get a chance, please let me know by leaving a comment on my post. :o)

Eileen said...

such vibrant fun quilts. the fabrics are fantastic. love anything to do with sand and shore. thanks for sharing