One of the fun things we’ll be doing at the Functional Art Show on October 8th and 9th is raffling off a quilt made by Gretchen Pinkel . It’s titled “Black Lab Star Quilt” and measures 68″x68″. The money from the raffle will benefit LABMED the non-profit organization which helps provide funds toward the medical expenses of Labradors that have been rescued.
Gretchen (Lenore’s Breeder) has been breeding Labs for many years and she’s also a quilter. Every year she and a bunch of other quilters and Lab lovers design and create a panel for the official LABMED Quilt, which is then raffled off.
This year, along with creating a panel and designing the official LABMED quilt, Gretchen decided to make her own quilt to be raffled at the Pig Barn Galleries first Functional Art Show.
Gretchen feels that supporting LABMED is ” a great way to give back to the breed I love. To paraphrase my Labrador mentor she’s always said that if you are active in labradors it is always important to ask yourself “what am I giving back to the breed?” This is my way of being able to give support to those labs in rescues that are in need and at the same time combining it with something I love doing (quilting).”
The raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 or $25. You can buy tickets at the show or you can send a check or money order (No Cash Please) made out to LABMED , along with your name address, email and phone # to:
2284 Coach Road
Argyle NY 12809
Watch Gretchen and Lenore reunited at Bedlam Farm: