What is it about Kitties & Quilts? Why do they love them so? This is not something that just happens in my house, my state, and my country. I see pictures of kitties on quilts from almost everywhere in the world. There must be some secret communication going on where they share favorite things. Could it be the Meow Express?
Let’s face it. You will find a kitty sitting on a floor, a chair, a couch, even a table. When you add a quilt to any of those things, it is like a cat magnet. It has to be checked out and sat on. Why do they like them so much? Could it be because of the texture, the smell, the color? Somehow I don’t think the color makes a big difference, but then we will never know because hummingbirds do like red things!
So why fight it? Just accept it and let your kitty enjoy that quilt. When he or she does, grab your camera and start snapping away because the second annual TQPM Quilt Kitties Photo Contest just started on September 1. It was a huge hit last year and Gracie was the winner. Wouldn’t you like your cat to be a winner?
This year there is something very special about the contest. Petfinder.com Foundation is going to be a sponsor. Petfinder.com Foundation helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make shelters across the country more sustainable. They have been very busy helping animals affected by Hurricane Isaac. Their mission is to help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a good home. They exist soley to support the 13, 500+ organizations that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.
In addition to the Petfinder.com Foundation, Olfa, YLI, Electric Quilt, Kona Bay Fabrics, The Quilted Kitty, ChristaQuilts.com and Fort Worth Fabric Studio are also helping sponsor this event with their generous donations. We even have a sponsor kitty as Miss Piggy of Kona Bay Fabrics has agreed to help again this year. She wants all her kitty friends in shelters to find forever homes.
After the dog days of August, the months of September and October are for the cats at The Quilt Pattern Magazine. In fact we even have directions in the September issue for an embroidery pillow that features – what else – a cat!
Now what does this mean for you? Well all we ask is that as a subscriber, please submit a picture of your kitty on a quilt or in a quilt-related surrounding. The voting starts in November and everyone can vote. And guess what – your kitty could be a star and appear on the front cover of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. And you the owner will receive lots of great prizes!
But there is more! We will have free patterns on our website to make Kitty Kennel Quilts. You can make one for your special feline and make an extra for the shelter in your area. You can also get a group together to help with this project and make lots of quilts for your shelter.
Please join us in making this a special event for your “Quilt Kitty” and all those kitties in shelters waiting for their forever homes. For more information go to http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/program/QuiltKitties/