September 10, 2013 until October 4, 2013
recently instrumental in assisting the Greater Seattle and Oregon
clubs with a number of Berners in need of assistance. In addition,
the auction held on September 7th in the Midwest had 16 Berners up
for auction. BARC was able to get most of them, but needs funds in
order to provide vet care and assistance prior to placement. This
is your opportunity to help make a new life for these rescued
(Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition, Inc.) is a non-profit
corporation dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating Bernese
Mountain Dogs from dog brokers, dog auctions, puppy mills, pet
shops and any other dangerous, exploitative or abusive situations.
BARC, Inc. places its rescues in loving pet homes as spayed or
neutered companions. BARC is a 501(c)3 organization. so part of
your donations may be tax deductible - check with your tax
consultant to see how to handle your donations.
You can visit
their website at: www.barcinc.net!
Now let's see how
much money we can collect. Everyone can participate!! Show your
support for BARC by sending in your check today!!
6 for $20
30 for $50
Send your U.S. check, payable to "BARC" to
the address below.
Please include the following:
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1881
(Please note, Joye has a
NEW ZIP CODE!!)
** I can accept foreign
cheques with no additional fees to convert the funds to US
**All foreign cheques should be
made payable to: Joye M. Neff and sent to me at the above
year there will be the Grand Prize
The "Velvet ears
and squishy noses" Quilt
Made and Donated by Michaela Simmons-Lackner and her friend,
"The quilt, if we may say so
ourselves, is really lovely. I have this fetish for Berner ears and
noses and the quilt pays homage to it. To their ears for their
velvety expressiveness and the latter....nah, can't explain it. But
they are cute, shiny and huge. Ali, the quilt's co-creator, did all
the tricky bits and I did all the fun, easy bits :-) To capture the
velvet ears and teddy bear noses we used fleece for those. And to
humour the kid in all of us we put squeakers in 3 of the noses. So
it is a squeaky quilt. Front, back and batting are cotton.
Dimensions are 82 inches x 56 inches
PS Live model may or may not be included
depending on his level of naughtiness at the time of raffle draw and
how his mum, Allison, feels on the day. Answers to the name of "Murphy"
and likes Vanilla Pound cake, chasing butterflies and sitting in any
chair you intended to sit on. Like the quilt, he also has velvety
ears and a cute nose. Unfortunately, his nose doesn't squeak. Yet! "
I just did the drawing of the very lucky winner of the
wonderful Berner quilt made by Michaela Simmons-Lackner and Allison
Parnham from the UK and the winner of the quilt is........Kerry
Batting from New Jersey.
The lucky winner of the instructions to make the quilt
is......Cindy Smith from Ontario.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE GENEROUS DONATIONS TO BARC.
We were able to raise $5,083.91 for BARC with this fundraiser.
Alternate prize, the
"Velvet ears and squishy noses" Berner quilt pattern
Do you like the quilt but think,
"Hmph. I would choose different
colours/make it bigger/make it smaller/do it much better/want to
make it myself."
Excellent! Go for it ! We will send you the pattern, with
detailed cutting and assembly instructions, diagrams and photos. And
if you ever hit a snag, we will be there to help solve it. It is
immense fun and easy to make ( especially when teaming up with a
friend, like we did).
It would be brilliant if you would make one, keep one....and
then perhaps donate one. To a cherished Berner loving friend in need
of cheering up, to your breeder for saying 'thank you", or to a
Whatever you want to do with it, we hope you love making it. We
hope you love donating it. And we know any recipient will love
The only thing we ask for it that you don't sell it. Be that
the pattern, nor the finished quilt. It just wasn't designed for it.
It was designed to be a gift to Berners. And it should only be used
as such. Thank you!"