For pictures of this quilt in the making and for details of the fundraiser
See Below




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2012 BMDCV Rescue Fundraiser
"The Guardian Angel Quilt"

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Victoria (BMDCV) has recently rescued 8 Bernese from a puppy farm in Victoria. A couple have had medical issues which were unable to be rectified and they were assisted over the Rainbow Bridge. However the future for the 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.

Felicity our Rescue coordinator wrote this: Warning there will be tears as you read this

Click here for more about these dogs' stories.

There were pictures of some of the dogs on display at the BMDCV Specialty at KCC Park in Melbourne 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 help and another quilt to raffle.

The rough timeline is as follows:

June/July 2011: call for expressions of interest in participating

June 2011: send out the common fabrics with the size requirements and postage instructions.

December 2011: quilt blocks to be returned.

January 2012: top complete and sent to the quilters and tickets go on sale. Price: TBA

March 2012: quilt complete and valued.

June 2012- the Winners will be drawn at the 2012 BMDCV Specialty in Melbourne on the 9th of June.

Spectacular results!

34 people including 5 from the USA and 2 quilting groups have made 161 patchwork blocks.

For more on the wonderful work that has gone into the making of these items

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The raffle will now be for not just one quilt but five gorgeous items!

They will be valued and have a story to go with them for their governance.

Here are the latest pics!

1st Prize
a king sized quilt called
'Berners are Diamonds'

2nd Prize
a queen sized quilt called
'Berners Watch over Me'

3rd Prize
a double bed quilt called
'Berners Guard my Angel'

4th Prize
a single bed quilt called
'The Little One'.

(I've yet to put this one together but hope to this weekend and add a pic of the finished item to the website) 5th Prize
a Cushion cover
(big enough to fit a European Pillow)


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

The tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. ....

Overseas raffle tickets are being coordinated by Joye Neff.

The same price as in Australia since our currencies are at parity (pretty much).

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

Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
PA 15243-1881

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