The quilts on this page all have animal themes, and they were made
for people of all ages. Proceeds from these Animal Quilts support a variety of well-known national organizations that work to protect wild, domestic, farm, and entertainment animals from neglect, abuse, cruelty, habitat loss, and extinction. These organizations include the Ocean Conservancy (www.oceanconservancy.org), Environmental Defense Fund (www.edf.org), Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org), Sierra Club Foundation (www.sierraclubfoundation.org), Rainforest Alliance (www.rainforestalliance.org), National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org), National Audubon Society (www.audubon.org), and Humane Society of the United States (www.humanesociety.org). In addition, proceeds from these quilts support Pets Lifeline and Lyon Ranch in Sonoma, CA, the former a shelter and clinic for cats and dogs, and the latter a rescue and rehabilitation center for wild animals.
A note about my Animal Quilts:
Quilts featuring animals are very popular, even as awareness grows about the abuse and exploitation of animals around the globe. I try to use my quilts educationally, and I include information about the animals in my quilts when I complete customer orders. A circus quilt, for example, will support an organization that provides sanctuary for circus animals, and my information to the customer will include resources for educating future generations about the exploitation of animals used for entertainment. In time, circuses will be a dim memory, and even now, I try to choose fabrics that portray the circus as an old-fashioned, "vintage" experience.
As with most of my quilts, these can be reproduced or made similarly to the pictures, customized in different colors, styles, and layouts according to your specifications.
Enjoy viewing my Animal Quilts!
The quilt below is entitled "Bee Happy" and was made as a retirement gift for an amateur beekeeper. It measures 52 X 60 and is intended to be a lap quilt.
The quilt below is entitled "Giraffes!" and was made as a retirement gift for an individual who had been on an African safari and adores giraffes. It features panels of giraffe fabric with french braid panels in between and a jungle-like border fabric. It measures 50 X 60 and is intended to be a lap quilt.
The quilt below is entitled "Marine Medley" and was made for someone dedicated to marine mammal protection. It was made as a large lap quilt or bed topper (50 X 50). It is made of printed marine mammal panels surrounded by patterns of jewel-tone batik fabrics with a cozy flannel turquoise backing.
The quilt below, entitled "Sea Turtles" was made as a baby/crib/nursery quilt. The fabrics are bright pastel batiks with sea turtle motifs, with a batik backing. It measures 40 X 50.
The quilt below is entitled "Cats and Sunshine" and was made to celebrate the marriage of a cat-adoring couple. It features a variety of cat prints in black, white, and yellow, with a coordinating backing. It was made as a large lap quilt or bed topper and measures 56 X 78.
The quilt below is entitled "Musical Cats" and is a bed quilt made in black, white, and red fsbrics, with motifs of cats and music. The quilt has a piano key print border and a red print backing. It is a King-size quilt at 108 X 108.
The quilt below is entitled "Under the Big Top" and features a beautiful vintage-style circus print, interspersed with polka dot patchwork and border, and a green print backing. It was made as a crib/baby/nursery quilt at 42 X 52, but could be made bigger as a child's quilt or a bed topper.