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2012 BMDCV Rescue Fundraiser
"The Guardian Angel Quilt"
SBBQ Raffle

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Victoria (BMDCV) has recently rescued 7 Bernese from a puppy farm in Victoria. One (maybe two) have had medical issues which were unable to be rectified and they were assisted over the Rainbow Bridge. However the future for others is promising. They have had medical checks and are currently in their new forever homes or are in foster homes learning that there is a wonderful life to be had as a Berner. As a result, there has been a significant drain on the Club Rescue Funds assisting these unfortunates.

There were pictures of some of the dogs on display at the Specialty on May 7th. These photos were taken in their first days away from the puppy farm. The fear in their expression was palpable. I felt somewhat helpless but then the idea emerged, a cunning plan evolved and the time is about right. Whilst this project cannot add to BMDCV Rescue funds immediately, it seems to be a good idea. I put my idea forward to the BMDCV Committee and have their blessing to go ahead.

The bottom line: A Bernese Mountain Dog Club Rescue needs another quilt. This time it is Victoria.

The quilt's working title is

'The Guardian Angel Quilt'.

The rough timeline is as follows:

June/July: call for expressions of interest in participating

September: send out the common fabrics with the size requirements and postage instructions.

December: quilt blocks to be returned.

January: top complete and sent to the quilters

March: quilt complete and valued.

June - winner drawn at the 2012 Specialty.

Joye will be collecting the US checks, because you know that she can't stay out of helping a fundraiser!

Annie Bell will be managing the tickets, so this is truly an international effort!

The tickets will be....


Make the checks payable to Joye M. Neff.
Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Mail your checks to:

Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
PA 15243-18

Joye Neff can convert foreign checks/cheques with no charge from her bank.
Make foreign checks/cheques payable to "Joye M. Neff" and follow the above instructions.

Thank you to all who help support us!

You can watch the quilt as it develops on this website, see below:

Annie Bell,
from the Land Down Under

First Prize - The Quilt

For the Full Story behind this Quilt and to see the development as all the blocks come together
Watch this space!

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