Prior Year Quilts

This gorgeous quilt proudly proclaims, "Forever Home" in a banner across the top of a home, happily inhabited by 32 Havanese! The whimsical depiction of these Havanese is sure to bring a smile to your face.

This is HRI's 10 year anniversary. Since we were founded in 2004, more than 875 Havanese have found forever homes thanks to the hard work of our volunteers. Forever Home is a tribute to all that rescue stands for. The person who wins this gorgeous quilt will be very lucky indeed!

Forever Home was designed by Michelle Burke with the idea that Havanese would be depicted throughout the house making home! Cheryl Grant was instrumental in choosing fabrics and creating the garden background for the house. She evaluated the blocks and created a house that would logically flow and look like an actual house right down to the garden and driveway.

The Forever Home quilt is 53" wide by 57" tall. You may bid on the quilt during the Annual Auction beginning Saturday, November 8, 2014.







Butterfly Kisses Quilt

This beautiful quilt, lovingly created by the Havanese Quilters Group, depicts beautiful Havanese enjoying the company of butterflies. The wonderful idea came from Leeann Karlson. It was put up to vote within the group and was the winner this time! It was nicknamed “Butterfly Kisses” and it stuck! The group loved the idea of the freedom the butterfly represents and they loved the outdoor/flowery type theme/colors this motif would generate. A video of the quilt, set to music, can be seen here.
This quilt is a very happy quilt with 3D butterflies adorning the sashing. The quilt measures 50 1/2" x 62"







Monochrome Splash was the theme voted in this year. With a monochromatic color scheme, we used black and white photographs for inspiration and each added a splash of color... Red! It is a stunning quilt. The quilt measures 70” by 71”.

View the squares set to music here!

The 2014 Havanese Rescue Quilt Project quilt is titled “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”.  The quilt was inspired by the song lyrics of the Stevie Wonder song, You Are the Sunshine of My Life.  The group felt that the lyrics of this song expressed all that it means to have a Havanese in our lives.  The song also relates to the special bond between a rescue Havanese and the forever home they find, thanks to our  volunteers and supporters of Havanese rescue.

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around
You are the apple of my eye
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning
Though I've loved you for a million years
And if I thought our love was ending
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears


You must have known that I was lonely
Because you came to my rescue
And I know that this must be Heaven
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always stay around
You are the apple of my eye
Forever you'll stay in my soul

To view a slideshow with music click here.


The 2015 Havanese Rescue Quilt is called “These are a Few of My Favorite Things” or “Favorite Things.” The quilt was inspired by the song from “The Sound of Music,” and the quilters decided to depict favorite things in each of the quilt squares. Fabric colors were chosen from Moda’s color wave called “Bobbins and Bits” which includes fun turquoises and corals. Bobbins and bits of fabric are favorite items found in every sewing room, so the collection suited our theme. Each square includes a dog bone, and the dog bone theme is again carried throughout the finishing of the quilt, tying each square together by one of our Hav’s favorite things…dog bones!

The quilt is five feet wide by six feet long and has a quilt sleeve for hanging.

You can see the squares set to the theme song here!







The 2015 Star of the Show Quilt is our 10th group quilt. Julie chose this theme this year in hopes that it would appeal to show breeders as well as those who love Havanese.  Every one of them are "stars" in their own way.

The quilt is 56” X 68” and has a quilt sleeve attached to the back.

View the squares set to music here!







Close-Ups Quilt

We voted this theme in, based on a suggestion years ago by a forum member. It is a more contemporary quilt then we have ever done before. With this theme we did not want any scenes,but rather just have the focus be on the havanese.
So many times when trying to photograph a hav, they move or come running for kisses and you end up with a photo that was unexpected. This is what our quilt was about this year. Our quilt measures approx. 68” x 70”







Changing lives ... one Havanese at a time.