My sister and her friends won a big prize for their dog quilt at a national quilt contest in Paducah Kentucky.
It wasn't just their excellent stitching that persuaded judges to award them the $1,000 second prize in Group Quilts. It had to be the absolute cuteness of their dogs.
Each stitcher photographed her dog. Then they blew up the pictures and traced them to make a line drawing pattern which they appliqued in bright colored prints.The original intent was to make a quilt to donate to the local Humane Society's annual auction but the dogs looked so good they decided to first enter it into the contest. Now that it's famous they have to decide a way to use it to make the most money for the cause.
It's a great way to raise money for a good cause.
My sister explains how they made the quilt on her blog, Barbara Brackman's Material Culture. And she features more photos too.