Mendelssohn Goes to IQF

I’m thrilled to share the news that Mendelssohn has been selected for inclusion in the special exhibit Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs which opens October 31 in Houston and will be on view through November 3.

Franki Kohler, Mendelssohn, 36" x 48", 2010, Not For Sale

This is the second year of a three-year IQF project intended to throw the spot light on the plight of homeless cats and dogs. Last year a hand full of art quilts depicting animals was hung in Houston and fabric postcards were sold to raise money for local animal shelters. This year’s exhibit of 30 art quilts will travel through 2014 to various IQF-sponsored shows.

I’ll miss having this quilt in my home but the cause is worthy and I’m excited to help bring awareness to it. And, after all, the real Mendelssohn will be here to keep me company. He’s 13 now!

If you’d like to learn about the inspiration for and construction of this art quilt, click here.

31 replies
    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      Thanks Sue. I couldn’t agree more about the honor and the worthiness of the cause. I think he’ll be humble and represent the West Coast with aplumb.

  1. Jennifer Cook
    Jennifer Cook says:

    Oh Wow, how exciting, this is terrific! I’ll bet your beautiful and unique Mendelssohn will be very much one of a kind and a real traffic stopper. See you Monday, Jen

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      I think that Mendelssohn is going to be part of a very special ‘pack’ of traffic-stopping beloved pets. I can’t wait to see the other 29 that he will hang out with.

  2. Dale
    Dale says:

    I recently ran across pictures of Hollywood when she was tiny, romping with Mendelssohn in your front yard. She still gets excited when we see a Bichon, though I explain “It’s not Mendelssohn (or Taylor).” So glad this quilt will be seen by lots of people – and that you have the real deal keeping your feet warm!

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      I give full credit to my sister Christy who took the picture which inspired this quilt. She was walking down stairs that are right next to the lawn he was in. Lucky timing!

  3. Joan Cannelli
    Joan Cannelli says:

    Congratulations – what a beautiful quilt and, of course, since Mendelssohn is my Godson, I couldn’t be more proud. Also, it is a wonderful cause. My best wishes and thanks to all who participate in giving a voice to homeless and abused animals.

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