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2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt Challenge to StopPDD

LATEST NEWS!!

QUILT DRAWING TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Ticket Sales close October 15th!

HURRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winning Ticket will be drawn October 25, 2008.

BUY YOURS TODAY!


 

Feb 2008- THE QUILT IS DONE...

We are so excited to unveil the quilt.

Mary did an amazing jog of hand-quilting it. It is breathtaking!

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Photography by Bei Ma, Annapolis, MD Bei.Ma@mt.com

Dr. Branson Ritchie had the opportunity to see quilt last month...



January 21, 2008

We are thrilled to report that the quilt is with our quilter and she is busily hand-quilting our quilt.  Every block will be hand-quilted  to match the personality of the block itself.

 

We will keep you posted of the progress and will post pictures as quickly as we can.

Tickets are on sale now!

 


October 2007

We will be showing the front of the quilt on...October 27, 2007 at the York Expo and Fair Grounds "Horticulture Building" 344 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404 during Birdie Bingo, hosted by Castle Enterprises.

After that event, the quilt will be sent to Mary and it will be quilted by the end of the year.
We promise to keep you all posted on production and pictures.

Tickets are on sale NOW!


September 4, 2007
We are very excited to announce that we have received the 25 blocks needed to complete the quilt! Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who sent in their beautiful work. The blocks are once again stunning and take your breath away. We have purchased the fabric to now add the sashing between the blocks and add a border. Production has all ready started on this phase.

We are even more excited to share the news that the quilt will be hand quilted to finish it! Our Quilter is Mary Hettmansperger. Mary has been sewing about 35 yrs and quilting about 10 years. She is a grandmother of 11 and a great grandma of 1. She loves quilting and a last year quilted 17 quilts for her family. We are so excited to have Mary taking this on and we know it will be beautiful when it is complete.

We will be showing the front of the quilt on October 27, 2007 at the York Expo and Fair Grounds "Horticulture Building" 344 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404 during Birdie Bingo, hosted by Castle Enterprises. After that event, the quilt will be sent to Mary and it will be quilted by the end of the year. We promise to keep you all posted on production and pictures. Tickets will soon go on sale!

Thank you once again for everyone's help!

Becky McKirahan

Check out the 2008 Individual Quilt Blocks


March 1, 2007
Greetings and welcome to our webpage dedicated to the 2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt Project. We have rolled out our
specifications and are trying to spread the word about the blocks. We have just received our first blocks this week and are very excited to share them with you. We will continue to post pictures of the blocks as we receive them. Check out the 2008 Quilt Squares.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Becky McKirahan
Quilt Project Coordinator for AHN



Dear Friends of Avian Health Network:

The StopPDD Campaign is challenging you to help build the networked avian communitys third annual Quilt to Stop PDD! We are pleased to announce Avian Health Networks 2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt Challenge to StopPDD is now under construction!

This summer, quilters everywhere will be stitching quilt blocks to donate to this third annual charity event sponsored by Avian Health Network, Inc. Proceeds from the 2008 drawing will again benefit PDD research by Dr. Branson Ritchie and the Emerging Diseases Research Group (EDRG) at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine.

We are now planning the new quilt and need your sewing skills. Try your hand at making your own block according to the attached Quilt Guidelines. Please reply soon so the campaign planners can keep this fundraising event developing smoothly; the deadline for blocks is August 1, 2007. We will be unveiling the 2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt in October 2007 and will hold the drawing in mid-summer of 2008. We are finalizing the details of the drawing and will share with you as soon as they are set.

Quilters (and other volunteers!) are encouraged to join AHNs QuiltingBirds, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Quiltingbirds_06/, an online group and message board serving as a home base for this collaborative effort of the networked community.

Please do not hesitate to contact the QuiltingBirds team if you have any questions or need any additional information. I had never quilted a block before I heard of this fundraiser and am so thrilled I was able to help with the other quilts. I am now pleased to be organizing the 2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt and look forward to hearing from all of you. It is going to take all of us pulling together to help keep PDD research funded and to Stop PDD. Please cross post this information to any other newsgroups and bird clubs you think may be interested. Feel free to contact me with any questions at Becky@stopPDD.org. Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for your continuing support,

Becky McKirahan
2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt Challenge to StopPDD

Attachments:
          Quilt Specification and Block Guidelines
          2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt Block Pledge Form

    • deadline for quilt blocks is August 1, 2007
    • the unveiling of the 2008 "Birds of a Feather" Quilt is in October 2007
    • the drawing for the quilt is in mid-summer of 2008

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