Quilt benefits FUR and STAR Ranch

Jan 27, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo KRAZY KATZ — Pictured is the quilt made by the Shady Ladies Quilt Group to benefit STAR Ranch and FUR.

A hand-made quilt named “Krazy Katz” helped STAR Ranch and the newly formed cat rescue, FUR, raise $1,000 for their animals.

Making the quilt was the idea of Chris Regina, who then persuaded some of her friends from the Shady Ladies Quilt Group — Maggie Hickle, Lynne Rose, Wendy Bowen and Jane Cole — to lend a hand. The intricate detail of the quilt includes rick rack braid for whiskers and buttons and gemstones for eyes.

Lorraine Conoley, of Orlando, Florida, was named the winner Dec. 1 at STAR Ranch.

“I’m so excited and can’t believe I won such a gorgeous quilt,” said Conoley. “I particularly like all the bright colors and plan to hang it in my home so my friends can see and enjoy it as well.”

This quilt is Chris Regina’s legacy to FUR, who passed away Jan.7, 2014.

“The Shady Ladies Quilt Group has been a blessing to the animals in Haywood County,” said Jamie Powell, of FUR. “Many animals were helped because of their time, dedication and love, and we are very thankful.”

The newly formed group, Feline Urgent Rescue (FUR), acts as ‘guardians of displaced felines’ filling a gap in the rescue community as a last-resort cat sanctuary.

The mission of STAR (Save The Animals Rescue) Ranch is to save neglected and abused horses in Haywood County. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

To learn more about STAR Ranch and FUR, visit their websites:

www.star-ranch-rescue.com and www.FURofWNC.org or call 421-1290.

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